St. Patrick's
St. Patrick's 

231 W Atkinson St
PO Box 514
Sheffield, Illinois 61361

Phone: (815) 454-8062


Parish Devotional Prayers

St. Patrick - Patron Saint

A short biography on St. Patrick is available in the following document. 

Biography of St. Patrick
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Beginning March 8th its encouraged to offer prayers to our patron, Saint Patrick, whose Feast is March 17th.Here is a link to a novena and a copy of the Lorica (or Breastplate prayer).

Novena to St Patrick.pdf
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St. Michael prayer for religious freedom

Since January of 2012, Bishop Jenky has asked every Catholic in the Diocese of Peoria to join him in reciting the Prayer to St Michael the Archangel, in response to the attack on our religious freedom resulting from some regulations contained in the Affordable Healthcare Act. While some of the the HHS (US Dept of Health & Human Services) mandates have been lifted through a Presidential Executive Act, our bishop has asked us to continue praying for religious freedom in our diocese due to ongoing threats to our basic rights. 

Letter from Bp Jenky calling all Catholics to pray the St Michael Prayer
LTR 1-24-12 re Prayer to St Michael the [...]
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HHS Mandate Lifted 10-4-17.pdf
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A Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel.[...]
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Other prayers & devotions

The devotion to the child Jesus, really goes back to the beginning of the Church, with the visit of the Three Magi from the East. It has taken on various forms, in different countries, ever since. The Infant of Prague devotion began in the 17th Century.One of the fruits of this devotion is seeking financial assistance for a parish. And so, since Lent of 2014 we've turned back to this devotion for our parish.

Infant of prague.pdf
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The Solemnity of St Joseph, husband of Mary and foster-father of Jesus is March 19th.Here is a link to a novena which begins March 10th

Novena to St Joseph.pdf
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On March 25th we celebrate the Solemnity of the Annunciation. Various devotions surround our Blessed Mother, including Angelus and the Novena of the Annunciation

Here is a link to the Angelus prayer, a common devotion to be said at noon daily,or anytime of the day, traditionally at the ringing of the Angelus Bell. 

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Here is a link to a Novena: EWTN Annunciation Novena