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.


Mass Times

  4:30 p.m.  
    8:00.a.m. 10:30 a.m. 6:00 p.m.     
8:15 a.m. (Tues)  
7:30 a.m. (Wed, Thur, Fri.)
 For changes to this schedule see calendar

Liturgical Schedule

Light of the World

Altar Server Training

       St. Patrick Parish invites boys and girls, 4th-12th grade to consider a role as altar server.
We ask the you prayerfully consider this ministry.
The altar server is an important part of our Eucharistic Celebration.
             August 18, 9am-10:30 am
        August 19, 3pm-4pm


Upcoming Events

Mon. July 27:
 Loaves & Fishes 5-6pm
 33 Days to Morning Glory 6:30pm
Tues. July 28:
 SVDP Meeting 3pm
Fri. July 31:
 Parish Office Closed

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Religious Education & RCIA

Check out our 2015-2016 Religious Education and RCIA schedules!

You can also download and fill out the Religious Education paperwork here or wait for it to be mailed to your home.

Watch the bulletin and your mailboxes for more information soon!

Enjoy Singing?

The St. Patrick Choirs have openings just for you! Be part of a prayerful & joyous ministry!
All talents are welcome. None is too small!!
Please contact the parish office for more information.