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.


All day preschool



Night of Prayer and Praise
Join Father Romke for a
night of adoration,
praise and worship music,
and spiritual reflections

Monday, September 18

           7pm in the church     

Religious Education & RCIA

Religious Education & R.C.I.A. will be starting soon!
Check out our 2017-2018 Religious Education and RCIA schedules!
Download and fill out the Religious Education paperwork here.

Upcoming Events

Wed Aug. 16:
 Altar Server Training 8:45am-10am
Fri. Aug. 18
 Parish Office Open 
Sat. Aug. 19:
 Altar Server Training 8:45am-10am
 Confessions 3pm
Mon. Aug.21: 
  Loaves & Fishes 5-6pm
 SMS Meet the Teachers 6pm

Mass Times

  8:05 am & 4:30 pm  
    8:00 am, 10:30 am, 6 pm 
7:00 am & 8:05 am (Mon.)
8:05 am & 5:15 pm (Tues.)  
7:00 am & 8:05 am (Wed.)
7:00 am & 8:05 am (Thurs.)
7:00 am & 8:05 am (Fri.) 

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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 CURRENT servers 
on Tuesday, Aug. 15th at 8:45am in the church
NEW Server Training will be
on Wednesday, Aug. 16th & Saturday, Aug. 19 at 8:45am in the church
Training will last about 1.5 hours.

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.