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

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December 31, 2017

Dear Parish Family,

We are right on the cusp of having another year gone by with another one ready to start.  We have once again reached this point where even those who aren’t seeking to grow closer to God seem to want to grow, to improve themselves, and to become better people.  Hopefully this will go well for them.  But what about those of us who are committed to living for God?  Well, we have two big things going for us.  First, that we aren’t on our own to fulfill whatever we discover needs to be worked on.  We have the help of the Holy Spirit and the aid of God’s Grace in everything that we do so long as we ask for it!  Secondly, if we are doing things right, then we aren’t left wondering what a good resolution might be.  You see, God already knows exactly what He wants for you to work on, because He knows what you are capable of and who He is calling you to be!  If you want for this year to be better than the last, or for this year to be the best year of your life, it all starts with letting God plan it out for you, which requires letting go and letting Him show you what steps to take.  We all need to give God just a little more control (actually a lot more, but we’ll start small so as not to overwhelm anyone!) of our day to day lives so that He can maximize our potential for a great year.  So what are you waiting for?  This new adventure starts tomorrow, so get praying!

God Bless,

Fr. Romke

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February 9 - 12, 2018

Please join us on this extraordinary retreat offered right here at St. Patrick's. 

This is your one opportunity to attend this retreat in 2018.

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It is truly a joy to be the administrator of St. Patrick parish here in Dixon!  From the time that I joined the diocese as a seminarian in 2003, as an 18 year-old who had just graduated from High school in Elgin, up until the day before I arrived here and began calling St. Patrick’s my home, I heard people speak about how loving, caring, and vibrant this parish is.  As I made my way through 4 years of Philosophical Studies at St. Gregory the Great Seminary in Nebraska, followed by 4 years of studying Theology in Rome, I wondered with great anticipation what parishes I would serve as an associate priest after my ordination in 2011, and ultimately what my first parish as administrator would be.  I served as an associate at Holy Cross Parish in Batavia and St. Bridget Parish in Loves Park along with being the Diocesan Director of Vocations since 2013.  When the time came that the bishop entrusted me with shepherding my own parish, and I was told I’d be coming to St. Patrick Parish in Dixon, I was thrilled and humbled to be asked to minister to the people of such a great community and parish.  Know that I am ready and willing to help everyone and anyone however I can so that we can all continue to grow in our love and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

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