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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May 13, 2018

Dear Parish Family,


HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Today is a day to rejoice and to be grateful to God for the women that He has placed in each of our lives. In fact, I’d like to wish a happy Mother’s Day to all women, no matter what particular vocations they are called to, precisely because all women are called to embrace the role of motherhood in one way or another. I think we can truly say that a mother is a woman who brings forth, cares for, and nurtures life. This of course applies to the women whom we each call “mom,” but it also applies to many other women as well. Throughout my life, I of course have been infinitely indebted to my own mother, after all, I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for her (thanks mom!), and yet at the same time there have been countless other women who have made an impact on me and have aided me with their care as well as their prayers. This day is a celebration for them as well! God gave a beautiful gift to the world when he created Eve. In doing so, He gave the world its first woman and its first mother as well. Today let us be grateful for all women and all mothers, whether they be physical mothers or spiritual mothers. Women, thank you for what you provide for the world and thank you for your never-ending love, care, and nurturing. Thank you for responding to God’s call for you to be who you are. Know of my prayers for you that you might continue to thrive and to spread God’s love to the world.

God Bless,
Fr. Romke

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From the Desk of Father Romke

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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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