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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Holiday Choir

The St. Patrick Choirs have begun practices for the upcoming holiday season!
Be part of a prayerful & joyous ministry!
All talents are welcome. None is too small!!


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Upcoming Events

Mon. Nov. 23:
 Loaves & Fishes 5-6pm
 LOTW 6:30pm
Tues. Nov. 24:
 SVDP Mtg 3pm
 Choir 6:30pm
Wed. Nov. 25:
 Parish Office closes at Noon
 No School
 No Relig. Ed
 No R.C.I.A.
Thurs. Nov. 26: Thanksgiving
 Diocesan Holiday
 Mass 9am
Fri. Nov. 27:
 Diocesan Holiday
Mon. Nov. 30:
 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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