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.



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Corpus Christi: The Body and Blood of Christ

The feast of Corpus Christi is one time when our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament is exposed not just to faithful Catholics but to all the world. This is a time when Catholics can show their love for Christ in the Real Presence by honoring Him in a very public way. It is also a wonderful way in which we can show our love for our neighbors by bringing Our Lord and Savior closer to them. So many conversions are a result of Eucharistic Adoration experienced from inside the Church. How many more would there be if we could reach those who only drive by the church in worldly pursuits?

Please join us for this most holy, grace-filled tradition.

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Change in Weekday Mass Schedule
 Beginning Tuesday, May 31st the Tuesday Mass time will move to 5:15pm and the Wednesday Mass time will move to 8:15am. This means next school year the School Mass will be on Wednesdays.

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Communion to the Homebound

Are you or a loved one unable to attend Mass?
Our Ministers of Compassion would love to bring you the Eucharist on Sunday morning.
If you would be interested in us providing you with this service please contact the parish office 815-284-7719 x 0

St. Patrick's Parish & St. Anne's Church present......

Vacation Bible School
at St. Anne Church June 13 - 17


It’s A Mystery~ The Secret Garden
Growing in love and understanding
of our Blessed Mother

This summer’s program will be for all those entering kindergarten through 5th grade next school year.

Registration form


Upcoming Events

Mon. May 23:
 Loaves & Fishes 5-6pm

Tues. May 24:
 SVDP Mtg. 3pm
Wed. May 25:
 NAIM 12:30pm
 SMS Picnic
Thurs. May 26:
 Mass 8:15am
 SMS Last Day
Sun. May 29:
 Corpus Chrisit
 Parish Picnic
Mon. May 30: Memorial Day 
 Diocesan Holiday
 8am Mass at Oakwood Cemetery  
 NO Loaves & Fishes

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.) 

Change In Weekday Mass Schedule 

Beginning Tuesday, May 31st the Tuesday Mass time will move to 5:15 pm and the Wednesday Mass time will move to 8:15am

This means next school year the School Mass will be on Wednesdays.


Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 30th.
Mass will be celebrated at Oakwood Cemetery at 8am
(In case of rain, Mass will be held in the church)

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   We have Assistive hearing devices available in a basket on the usher’s table in the narthex.
There are four and there is a sign out sheet. They must be returned at the conclusion of Mass for the next user.
Need help? Just ask an usher.