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


The Sacrament of Baptism is a beautiful once-in-a-lifetime event in which the Lord Jesus encounters us through the sign of water to assure us of his life, love, forgiveness and strength. He incorporates us into His People, the Church. Therefore, the Sacrament of Baptism is a community event to which not only the infant but also the parents, godparents, and the whole Christian community are called to be involved.

Expectant parents and parents of newborn children are required by diocesan regulation to attend a baptismal preparation session. This can be done through our Baptismal Preparation Program which is scheduled four times a year on Saturdays. Baptisms are celebrated after the Saturday, 4:30 p.m. Mass, and after the Sunday 10:30 a.m. Mass.

The ordinary steps to prepare for Baptism include:

  • Parents who wish to have their child baptized must be registered practicing members of St. Patrick Church.
  • Contact the parish office to make arrangements to attend the next baptism preparation class. The parents must attend the class (Godparents are welcome, but not mandatory).
  • The ordinary reception of the Sacrament of Baptism will be administered by the Pastor or Deacon.

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.

Parish Office Summer Hours

The Parish Office summer hours will begin Friday, June 1st.

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

We will be closed each Friday starting June 1st.

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

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.