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

May 6, 2018

Dear Parish Family,

                Over the past few months, in this column, I’ve been talking about more and more opportunities that I hope to bring to our parish to increase the LIFE and opportunities to belong and be fed by our Church.  One of the big things that is coming is our youth group for our High Schoolers which will be starting up later this summer.  I cannot tell you how excited I am to be able to work with these incredible young men and women who are at the perfect age to make their faith their own. From past experience, I can tell you that there is something very special and rewarding to see teenagers “get-it” and welcome the Lord into their hearts and lives in such a deep, deep way.

                Of course, when we start up a Youth Ministry Program we in turn need a youth minister!  So I am very pleased to announce that Jen Sagel will be joining the staff at St. Pat’s in this role!  She’ll also be taking over coordinating our RCIA program, planning and leading retreats, and helping run a plethora of other events that will help our parish grow in our relationship with Christ.  So I ask you to please pray for Jen as she takes up her role as our new Coordinator of Parish Evangelization.

                As I look around our parish I see so many incredible people whom the Lord has blessed in so many ways (I’M TALKING ABOUT YOU!).  I know that the Lord has planted so many seeds deep in our hearts, and in this springtime of the year it’s time to tend our garden and make sure that we are blooming!  I want to invite all of you to set aside 10 minutes of time each day this week to pray and to let God’s graces water these seeds in your heart!  You can even schedule it in and put it on your calendar if you think that will help.  Let’s make sure that we flower and bloom to the best of our ability.

God Bless,

Fr. Romke

All day preschool

Religious Education & RCIA

Religious Education is about to begin!!
Check out our 2018-2019 Religious Education schedule!
Download and fill out the Religious Education paperwork here.

From the Desk of Father Romke

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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