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 a Church of disciples who worship together, listen to the voice of God, and strengthened by the grace we receive in the sacraments, strive to become saints by saying "Yes" to God's Will in all things.


                     Holy Week Events
Sun.- March 25    Palm Sunday
Mon.- March 26  Loaves & Fishes 5 - 6pm
                           LOTW Group 6:30pm

- March 27   The 4th Cup-Eucharistic Spirituality 7pm
                           St. Vincent DePaul Meeting 3pm
                           Adult Choir Practice 6:00pm

March 28  No Religious Ed or RCIA
Holy Thursday-   Parish Office Closed
   March 29         Chrism Mass at Cathedral 11am
Holy Thursday Server Practice 3pm
                           Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7pm

Good Friday
-      Parish Office Closed
    March 30        Good Friday Server Practice 9am
                       Lord’s Passion & Veneration of the Cross 1pm

Holy Saturday
-   RCIA-Easter Vigil Practice
    March 31        Server Practice for Easter Vigil 10am
                            Easter Vigil Mass 7:00 pm
Easter Sunday -   Masses at 8:00 am Adult choir
    April 1             
10:30 am

- April 2 -   Parish Office Closed
   Palms image

On Palm Sunday, we will be receiving 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.

Lenten Talks 2018

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Adult Choir

Fish Fry LogoFriday March 23rd
Serving 5-7pm
St. Patrick's Holloway Center
Choice of Baked or Fried Cod,
Choice of Baked Potato or French Fries,
Grilled cheese sandwiches also available
All Dinners include
vegetable, salad, roll, dessert & beverage

Adult Meals $10, Seniors $9 
Children under 12 $6

Carry out orders are welcomed & available

Be Reconciled Day 2018


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 Lenten Communal Penances

Liturgical Schedule

Upcoming Events

Tues. Mar 20:
 Election Day
 Lenten Parish Mission 7pm

Wed. Mar. 21:
 Be Reconciled Day 9am-7pm
 Lenten Parish Mission 7pm

Thurs. Mar. 22:
 LOTW Group 6pm
 Adult Choir 6pm

Fri. Mar. 23:
 Fish Fry 5-7pm
 Stations 5:15pm

Sat. Mar. 24:
 Mobile Food Pantry
 Youth Choir 9am

Mon. Mar. 26:
 Loaves & Fishes 5pm
 LOTW Group 6:30pm

Tues. Mar. 27:
 SVDP Mtg. 3pm
 Adult Choir 6pm
 Lent Talk 7pm

Wed. Mar. 28:

Thurs. Mar. 29: Holy Thursday
 Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7pm

Fri. Mar. 30: Good Friday
 Passion Service 1pm

Sat. Mar. 31: Holy Saturday
 Easter Vigil 7pm

Sun. April 1: Easter Sunday
 Masses 8am & 10:30am

Mon. April 2:
 Parish Office Closed
 Loaves & Fishes 5-6pm

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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Stations of the Cross will be held
in the church at 5:15 pm on Friday

evenings during Lent.

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.