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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Night of Prayer and Praise
Join Father Romke for a
night of adoration,
praise and worship music,
and spiritual reflections
Monday, October 9
      7pm in the church     

Religious Education & RCIA

Religious Education & R.C.I.A. has begun!!
Check out our 2017-2018 Religious Education and RCIA schedules!
Download and fill out the Religious Education paperwork here.


Bishop Malloy’s Special Mass for the 100th Anniversary of the final apparition at Fatima is October 12th at 7 pm at the Cathedral in Rockford. If you need a ride or would be willing to drive other parishioners please contact the parish office, and we can try to help coordinate transportation.

Upcoming Events

Mon. Sept. 25:  
 Loaves & Fishes 5-6pm
Tues. Sept. 26:
SVDP Mtg. 3pm
Wed. Sept. 27:
NAIM 12:30pm @ Flynnies
 R.E. 5:30pm
 R.C.I.A. 7:15pm
Thurs. Sept 28:
  CWC 12pm 
Sun. Oct 1: Fellowship Sunday
Confessions 9am
Life Chain 2-3pm
Mon. Oct. 2:  
 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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Contact Information

emailFr. Romke & Fr. Easton
schedule their own appointments
so you may contact them directly at ...
Fr. Romke ~ 815-284-7719 x 2
Fr. Easton ~ 815-284-7719 x 7
CWC Mary

    St. Patrick Catholic Womens Club will meet Thursday, September 28th, at Noon in the Holloway Center.

    We will have a Chinese Auction, so please bring items to place in the Auction. Tickets will be 5 for $1.00

Bring a salad or dessert to share. Main dish and place setting will be provided. All Ladies of the Parish are welcome

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   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.