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.


Youth Group

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First Meeting October 11 at 7pm in the Holloway Center

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.

Religious Education & RCIA

Religious Ed. & R.C.I.A. has begun!

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

Download and fill out the Religious Education paperwork here.

Upcoming Events

Mon. Sept 28:  
 Loaves & Fishes 5-6
Wed. Sept. 30:
  Relig. Ed. 5:30pm
Thurs. Oct. 1:
 Exodus Bible Study 6:30-8pm
Fri. Oct. 2: First Friday
Adoration 8am-7pm
Confessions 6-7pm
Sat. Oct. 3:
LOTW Sign-up
Sun. Oct 4:
Fellowship Sunday
LOTW Sign-up

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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First Friday Adoration

First Friday Adoration

Begins after the morning Mass on

Friday, October 2, 2015

The Chaplet of Divine Mercy is prayed at 3:00pm, concluding 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.
“Children’s Adoration”
will be held from 11:00 am –11:30 am Parents are encouraged to bring their children of any age.
Join us in the Church for simple prayers and devotional children’s songs during this grace filled time for parents and children.