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.


Safe Environment Training For All Volunteers

Even though July 1st has come and gone, everyone still has the opportunity to complete all Safe Environment paperwork and the Protecting God’s Children training.  

You may begin volunteering again as soon as you have your completed paperwork handed into the Parish Office.

If you are not sure what you need to do,
please call the office 815-284-7719 x 0

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you To the 300 parishioners who did complete the necessary paperwork & training.

Our parish greatly needs you!!

All day preschool

New Confession Times!
We will still be distributing God’s Mercy on Saturdays from 3-4 p.m.,
and in addition we’ll be absolving sins on Wednesday from 7:30-7:45 a.m.,
on Sunday from 9:00-9:30 a.m. and on First Fridays from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Parish Office Summer Hours

The Parish Office summer hours will begin Friday, June 2nd.

We will be open regular hours 8-12 & 12:30-3:30pm Monday - Thursday.

We will be closed each Friday starting June 2nd.

Bulletin information is needed by 10:00 am on Mondays.

Upcoming Events

Mon. July 17: 
Loaves & Fishes 5-6pm
Tues. July 18: 
 VBS 9am-11:15am
Wed. July 19: 
 VBS 9am-11:15am
Thurs. July 20: 
 VBS 9am-11:15am
Fri. July 21: 
 VBS 9am-11:15am
 Parish Office Closed
    (Summer Hours)
Sat. July 22:
 Confessions 3pm
Mon. July 24: 
  Loaves & Fishes 5-6pm
Tues. July 25: 
 SVDP Mtg. 3pm
Wed. July 26: 
 NAIM 12pm
Fri. July 28: 
  Parish Office Closed
    (Summer Hours)
Sat. July 29:
 Confessions 3pm

Mass Times

Beginning July 1st, 2017
  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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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.