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

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

Enjoy Singing?

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

Upcoming Events

Monday, Nov. 24:
   5pm-6pm Loaves &  Fishes
Tuesday, Nov. 25:
   6:30pm Choir
Wendesday, Nov. 26:
   No School
   Parish Office Closes at Noon
   No Religious Ed
   No RCIA
Thursday, Nov 27: Thanksgiving Day
  Diocesan Holiday - Parish Office Closed
  9am - Mass
 Friday, Nov. 28:
  Diocesan Holiday - Parish Office Closed

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