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.


 Lenten Communal Penances

Marian Antiphon ImageMarian Antiphon

The “Ave Regina Caelorum” is sung from the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord (Feb 2) through Good Friday.

Copies of the music can be found in the narthex.

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This year we are going to support Hope for Haitians during Lent in order to help build a new village in Haiti.

Please help this worthy cause that is providing the works of mercy to families most in need in the northern part of Haiti.

Thanks for your generous hearts to help the poorest of the poor.

             Save the Date….

Saturday, April 29th–Catholic Womens Club
                            Spring Bazaar

Liturgical Schedule

Fish Fry LogoFriday March 3rd, 17th & 31st
Serving 5-7pm
Cod Hand Breaded & Fried, Baked Cod,
Grilled Cheese, Baked Potato, French Fries,
Baked Beans, Cole Slaw, Rolls
Lemonade, ice tea & coffee
Assorted desserts to choose from
Adults $8, Seniors $7 & Children $5
Carry out orders available
Please sign up in the narthex
if you are available to bake a dessert
and bring it in for the Fish Fries and/or
volunteer to work one, two or three
of the dinners.
It’s a lot of fun!

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Amazon will donate a percentage of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to   St. Patrick's Church whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.


Stations of the Cross will be held
in the church at 5:30 pm on Friday

 evenings during Lent.


Upcoming Events

Mon. Mar. 20:
 Loaves & Fishes 5-6pm
 St. Joseph Table @ School
Tues. Mar. 21:
 Adult Choir 6:30pm
Wed. Mar. 22:
Thurs. Mar. 23:
Fri. Mar. 24:
 Stations 5:30pm
Mon. Mar 27:
 SMS Spring Break
 Loaves & Fishes 5-6pm
Tues. Mar. 28:
 SVDP Mtg. 3pm
Wed. Mar. 29:
 No RE/R.C.I.A.
Fri. Mar. 31:
 Fish Fry 5-7pm
 Stations 5:30pm

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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   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.