St. Patrick's ChurchSt. Patrick Church

 A Parish in the Diocese of Rockford 

612 Highland Ave.
Dixon, IL 61021

815-284-7719 phone
815-284-4758 fax

St. Patrick Church email

Breastplate of St. Patrick

St Pat iconChrist to shield me today
Against poison, against burning,
Against drowning, against wounding,
So that there may come to me abundance of reward.
Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit down,
Christ when I arise,
Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me

Attributed to St. Patrick from a hymn called Patrick's "Lorica" or Spiritual Breastplate. It is contained in the ancient Book of Armagh from the early ninth century, along with Patrick's authentic "Confession." It is also known as "Deer's Cry." In the hymn, Patrick extols God's strength, wisdom and protection as he prepares to confront and convert Loegaire, High King of Ireland.

                                                             MISSION STATEMENT

We are committed through Eucharist and Sacred Scripture to be united as a Catholic community, loving one another as Christ loves us.


Fish Fry Dinners

Fridays, February 12th & March 11th
Thank you to all who have signed up to either work the Fish Fries or to make a dessert!
Because of you we are now able to offer two Fish Fries on Feb. 12th & March 11th in our Parish this Lent!
We can always use more help and more desserts.
If you can help please either call Molly in the office or sign up in the narthex.
Thanks again! This parish is awesome!
Sm Yr of Mercy

Night of Prayer for Mercy
on the incarcerated.

"Merciful Like the Father"

Those in prison need strong prayers at a time when they are often incapable of praying for themselves. 

Pope Francis urges us to“rediscover the richness encompassed by the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.” Please join us!

      Thurs, Feb. 18
        6pm in the church


Upcoming Events

Mon. Feb. 8:

  Loaves & Fishes 5-6pm

Tues. Feb. 9:
 Women’s Group 9:15am
 SVDP Mtg 3pm
Wed. Feb. 10 Ash Wednesday
  Masses 8:15am
  R.E. 5:30pm
  No  R.C.I.A.
Fri. Feb. 12:
  Fish Fry 5-7
Sun. Feb. 14:
  Food Pantry Sunday
  We Believe in Marriage    Celebration 11:30am
Mon. Feb 15: President’s Day
 No School
 Diocesan Holiday
 Loaves & Fishes 5-6pm

Mass Times

  4:30 p.m.  
    8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 6 p.m.     
8:15 a.m. (Tues)  
7:30 a.m. (Wed, Thur, Fri.) 
 For changes to this schedule see calendar  

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Stations of the Cross will be held
in the church at 5:30 pm on Friday

 evenings during Lent.

Divine Mercy Family Pilgrimage2