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.


         LOTW LogoWhat better way to kick off Lent 2017 than to attend the LOTW Retreat.

March 3-6

         Start with the Fish Fry on Friday and end on Monday with a deeper relationship with Jesus and becoming fishers of men.

Please join us on this extraordinary retreat offered right here at St. Patrick's. 

This is your one opportunity to attend this retreat in 2017.

More info can be found at WWW.LOTWEM.ORG

 Sign-up now in the Narthex!

             Save the Date….

Saturday, April 29th–Catholic Womens Club
                            Spring Bazaar
Music  Cross

  Cantors and Adult

  choir will meet

 Feb 21 at 6:30pm

Marian Antiphon ImageMarian Antiphon

The “Ave Regina Caelorum” is sung from the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord (Feb 2) through Good Friday.

Copies of the music can be found in the narthex.

Liturgical Schedule

Fish Fry LogoFriday March 3rd, 17th & 31st
Serving 5-7pm
Cod Hand Breaded & Fried, Baked Cod,
Grilled Cheese, Baked Potato, French Fries,
Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Rolls
Lemonade, ice tea & coffee
Assorted desserts to choose from
Adults $8, Seniors $7 & Children $5
Carry out orders available
Please sign up in the narthex
if you are available to bake a dessert
and bring it in for the Fish Fries and/or
volunteer to work one, two or three
of the dinners.
It’s a lot of fun!

Happy Saint Patricks Day

St. Mary's School
Extravaganza Raffle
Sat. March 11, 2017
Knights of Columbus Hall
1st Prize: $5000
2nd Prize: $2000
3rd-5th Prize: $1000
6th-15th Prize: $500
For tickets call 815.218.3420 or 815.690.3473
Tickets also available at St. Mary School 

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Amazon will donate a percentage of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to   St. Patrick's Church whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.


Upcoming Events

Tues. Feb 21:
 Cantor/Adult Choir Mtg 6:30pm
Wed. Feb 22:
 RE 5:30pm/RCIA 7:15pm
Sat. Feb. 25:
 1st Holy Communion
Mon. Feb 27:
 Loaves & Fishes 5-6pm
Tues. Feb. 28:
 SVDP Mtg. 3pm

Mass Times

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

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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.

Picture1 The St. Patrick altar servers are young people who assist the priests and deacons at the Mass. It is open to girls and boys who are in the 5th grade and up, and who have received Eucharist. This ministry involves a regular commitment to a scheduled Mass. It is one of the most helpful services that young people can perform in the parish and is an opportunity to learn more about the church and our worship of God.
There will be training for new servers & a refresher for 5th graders
on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 2:45 in the church
Training will last about an hour.

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.