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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Did you know that our Holloway Center is available to rent for family gatherings, class reunions, graduation parties, wedding receptions, and more?

Simply call the parish office to check the availability and to hear more information.

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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

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 ADULT CHOIR PRACTICE  FOR CHRISTMAS
Tuesday, November 29th at 6:30pm
 
YOUTH CHOIR PRACTICE FOR CHRISTMAS
Saturday, December 10th at 9am
Sunday, December 11th at 11:30am
 

Upcoming Events

Mon. Nov. 28:
 Loaves & Fishes 5-6pm
 
Tues. Nov. 29:
 Adult Choir 6:30pm
 
Thurs. Dec. 1:
 Ladies Night
 
Fri. Dec 2: 
 First Friday Adoration
 Confessions
 
Sat. Dec. 3:
 Youth Choir 9am
 
Sun. Dec 4:
 Fellowship Sunday

Mass Times

Saturday:
  4:30 p.m.  
 Sunday:
    8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 6 p.m.     
 Weekday:
5:15 p.m. (Tues)  
8:15 a.m. (Wed,)
7:30 a.m. (Thur, Fri.) 
 

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AdorationFirst Friday Adoration
Begins after the morning Mass on
 
  Friday, December 2nd
 
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is prayed
 at 3:00pm, concluded by Benediction at 7:00pm.
All are encouraged to spend some time in prayer before the Blessed Sacrament.
 
If you are unable to commit to a whole hour, perhaps you could pray for one half hour or even 15 minutes.

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Please remember our parish family when considering a year end gift. Thank you!
Your generosity has been a blessing to St. Patrick Church throughout this past year.
As the end of the year approaches, we begin to reflect upon the many blessings bestowed upon us.
The end of the year also provides a great opportunity to thank God for these blessings by gifting to St. Patrick Church.
The benefits of income tax deductions, capital gains savings and other financial benefits are significant advantages that provide an incentive to make a gift at the year-end.

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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.