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


April 8, 2018

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Happy Easter! Perhaps you're confused why I'm saying this when Easter was celebrated last Sunday, but the truth of the matter is that Easter is such a huge and momentous occasion and celebration that the church asks us to celebrate Easter for 8 straight days! So, no matter what cross may be present in your life, keep your focus on the resurrection!

The Sunday after Easter Sunday is also Divine Mercy Sunday, an incredible feast and celebration that was inaugurated by Saint John Paul II. He instituted this day because it is what Jesus asked for when he appeared to Saint Maria Faustina in Poland in the early 1900s. Jesus said that his Mercy is such an incredible gift and it is something that he wants to pour out upon each of us without measure! Sometimes we may be tempted either to think that we have done some pretty bad stuff or that the little things that we do add up and we just can't seem to stop them. No matter what we have done, Jesus says "The greater ones sins are, the greater right they have to my Mercy!" This of course is great news, the best news you will here today (regardless of who wins The Masters!)

So let us rejoice to know that Jesus is Alive, that He is risen from the dead, and that through His Incredible Gift of Mercy even though we may be weighed down with the death of sin, that He can take it all away in an instant. So trust in His Mercy, trust in the power of the sacrament of confession, and enjoy your life in Christ!

God Bless you,
Fr. Romke

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From the Desk of Father Romke

                                                                  Welcome!RomkeKeith
 
 
 
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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