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.


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On Palm Sunday, we received palms to remind us of Christ’s entrance in Jerusalem. What do we do with the palms we took home last year? They are Blessed, and therefore, must not be simply thrown away. To be properly disposed of, they must be burned. Consider making this part of your family’s tradition and prayer during lent.

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.

Liturgical Schedule

Upcoming Events

Mon. Apr. 24:
 Loaves & Fishes 5-6pm
Tues. Apr. 25:
 SVDP Mtg. 3pm
Wed. Apr. 26:
 RE Closing Mass 5:30pm
Sat. Apr. 29:
Sun. Apr. 30:
 Cinnamon Rolls after Masses
Mon. May 1:
 Loaves & Fishes 5-6pm

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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Spring Bazaar

St. Patrick CWC is once more asking for your support for our annual fundraiser. Our SUCCESS Depends on You.  

Saturday, April 29th, 9am-2pm  Freshly Baked Cinnamon Rolls 9-10am, Lunch Served 11-1pm, Bazaar open after the 4:30 pm Mass

Sunday, April 30th  Freshly Baked Cinnamon Rolls & Coffee, Bazaar open after Masses

             Items needed:  

CRAFT ITEMS: Crocheted or Knitted Items, Christmas Decorations,  Quilted Items, Handmade Items 

WHITE ELEPHANT ITEMS:  New or Gently Used Items  

BAKERY-- HOMEMADE ITEMS:  Cakes, Pies, Cookies, Candy or any specialty item

We will be in the Holloway Center Thursday, April 27th & Friday the 28th from 8am to 5pm to receive donated items. 
Bakery items should be brought in on Friday.  

We thank you in advance for your contributions and your support.

If you have any questions, please call Doris Freed 815-284-2517 or Josie Whaley 815-440-5374

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.