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.

 

Upcoming Events

Mon. May 22:
 Fr. Sehr's Birthday
 Loaves & Fishes 5-6pm
 
Tues. May 23:
 SMS Graduation Lunch
 SVDP Mtg. 3pm
 SMS Graduation Mass 5:15pm
 
Wed. May 24:
 NAIM 12:30pm
 
Mon. May 29: Memorial Day
 Diocesan Holiday
 Mass @ Oakwood 8am
 NO LOAVES & FISHES

Mass Times

Saturday:
  4:30 p.m.  
 Sunday:
    8 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 6 p.m.     
 Weekday:
5:15 p.m. (Tues)  
8:15 a.m. (Wed,)
7:30 a.m. (Thur, Fri.) 
 

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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.

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.