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.


youth group2
Next Meeting May 1st at 7pm in the Holloway Center

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.

Parents please save the dates on your calendar.

Registration forms will be going out soon

Upcoming Events

Mon. April 25:
  Loaves & Fishes 5-6pm
Tues. April 26:
  SVDP Mtg 3pm
Wed. April 27:
  NAIM 12:30pm
  SMS ½ Day
  R.E. Closing Mass 5:30pm
Sat. April 30:
  1st Communion 10am
Sun. May 1: Fellowship Sunday
  May Crowning after 10:30am Mass

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  

Donate Now


Divine Mercy Family Pilgrimage2

Assisted Hearing Logo

   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.