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Saint Dennis is an active parish on Madison’s East Side with more than 2,300 families, a 285-student school and a Dominican convent. Saint Dennis Parish is a Catholic community that invites and encourages all to live a faith-filled journey with Jesus Christ. Join us at one of our weekend Masses or look to this website for areas of interest to you and your family.

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Jun
25
Sat
4:45 pm Festival Worker Sign-up @ Fellowship Hall
Festival Worker Sign-up @ Fellowship Hall
Jun 25 @ 4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Sign-up this weekend after all Masses. Volunteer for the best Festival on the East Side of Madison. Be generous with your time.  We thank you. For more Festival information, http://www.stdennisparish.org/community/festival  
Jun
26
Sun
7:15 am Festival Worker Sign-up @ Fellowship Hall
Festival Worker Sign-up @ Fellowship Hall
Jun 26 @ 7:15 am – 12:15 pm
Sign-up this weekend after all Masses. Volunteer for the best Festival on the East Side of Madison. Be generous with your time.  We thank you.
Jun
30
Thu
5:00 pm 5:00 pm Festival Flea Market and... @ School - north end doors
5:00 pm Festival Flea Market and... @ School - north end doors
Jun 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Drop-off dates at the north end of the school are from 5:00-8:00 pm on June 30, July 7 and July 21. All large items and furniture should be dropped off only on Friday, July 29 so they can be put directly into the tent. We do not accept – Flea Market: computer or computer components, clothing, paint/petroleum products, washers/dryers, large kitchen appliances, TVs, sinks, toilets, fluorescent lighting/tubes or broken items.  Book Tent:  encyclopedias, textbooks or old computer books.
Jul
7
Thu
12:00 pm 12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Our Day of Prayer for Vocations to the priesthood and religious life continues on the first Thursday of each month. There will be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 12:00 p.m -7:00 p.m. Schoenstatt’s Marian Devotions will follow after which there will be Benediction. All are invited to take part during these hours.
5:00 pm 5:00 pm Festival Flea Market and... @ School - north end doors
5:00 pm Festival Flea Market and... @ School - north end doors
Jul 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Drop-off dates at the north end of the school are from 5:00-8:00 pm on June 30, July 7 and July 21. All large items and furniture should be dropped off only on Friday, July 29 so they can be put directly into the tent. We do not accept – Flea Market: computer or computer components, clothing, paint/petroleum products, washers/dryers, large kitchen appliances, TVs, sinks, toilets, fluorescent lighting/tubes or broken items.  Book Tent:  encyclopedias, textbooks or old computer books.
Jul
9
Sat
4:15 pm 4:15 pm Community of the Good Sh... @ Parish Center & Gym
4:15 pm Community of the Good Sh... @ Parish Center & Gym
Jul 9 @ 4:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Community of the Good Shepherd celebrates “Strong Faith, Strong Families”. The group meets for praise and worship music, testimonies, and potluck. Family focused – bring the kids! Gather in the Parish Center to begin the evening.
Jul
14
Thu
7:00 pm 7:00 pm Community Action Commiss... @ Parish Center
7:00 pm Community Action Commiss... @ Parish Center
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Community Action Commission includes representatives from SHARE Ministry, external community ministries, Parish Council, Stewardship Commission and a staff representative.
Jul
16
Sat
3:45 pm Scrip Cards Available for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
Scrip Cards Available for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
Jul 16 @ 3:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Scrip is sold in Fellowship Hall before and after the 4:00 pm Mass on the third Saturday of the month (and on the third Sunday after Masses). Scrip is also available in the parish office on Wednesdays from 8:45 am-4:00 pm and in the school office on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday when school is in session. The rebate amounts will generate revenue for the school and parish. Please see the Scrip page for more information.
5:00 pm Fellowship Saturdays @ Fellowship Hall
Fellowship Saturdays @ Fellowship Hall
Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Join fellow parishioners after Saturday Masses for light snacks, beverage and conversation. Sponsored by parish organizations: Women of Saint Dennis, Knights of Columbus, Stewardship Commission and the Boy Scouts.
Jul
17
Sun
8:15 am Fellowship Sundays @ Fellowship Hall
Fellowship Sundays @ Fellowship Hall
Jul 17 @ 8:15 am – 12:00 pm
Join fellow parishioners after Sunday Masses for donuts, beverage and conversation. Sponsored by parish organizations: Women of Saint Dennis, Knights of Columbus, Stewardship Commission and the Boy Scouts.
8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Jul 17 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Scrip is sold in Fellowship Hall on the third Sunday of each month after the 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Masses.  Scrip is also available for purchase in the Parish Office on Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  The rebate amounts will generate revenue for the school and parish. Please see the Scrip page for more information.
Jul
21
Thu
5:00 pm 5:00 pm Festival Flea Market and... @ School - north end doors
5:00 pm Festival Flea Market and... @ School - north end doors
Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Drop-off dates at the north end of the school are from 5:00-8:00 pm on June 30, July 7 and July 21. All large items and furniture should be dropped off only on Friday, July 29 so they can be put directly into the tent. We do not accept – Flea Market: computer or computer components, clothing, paint/petroleum products, washers/dryers, large kitchen appliances, TVs, sinks, toilets, fluorescent lighting/tubes or broken items.  Book Tent:  encyclopedias, textbooks or old computer books.

Daily Readings

Saturday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Lam 2:2, 10-14, 18-19

The Lord has consumed without pity
all the dwellings of Jacob;
He has torn down in his anger
the fortresses of daughter Judah;
He has brought to the ground in dishonor
her king and her princes.

On the ground in silence sit
the old men of daughter Zion;
They strew dust on their heads
and gird themselves with sackcloth;
The maidens of Jerusalem
bow their heads to the ground.

Worn out from weeping are my eyes,
within me all is in ferment;
My gall is poured out on the ground
because of the downfall of the daughter of my people,
As child and infant faint away
in the open spaces of the town.

In vain they ask their mothers,
“Where is the grain?”
As they faint away like the wounded
in the streets of the city,
And breathe their last
in their mothers’ arms.

To what can I liken or compare you,
O daughter Jerusalem?
What example can I show you for your comfort,
virgin daughter Zion?
For great as the sea is your downfall;
who can heal you?

Your prophets had for you
false and specious visions;
They did not lay bare your guilt,
to avert your fate;
They beheld for you in vision
false and misleading portents.

Cry out to the Lord;
moan, O daughter Zion!
Let your tears flow like a torrent
day and night;
Let there be no respite for you,
no repose for your eyes.

Rise up, shrill in the night,
at the beginning of every watch;
Pour out your heart like water
in the presence of the Lord;
Lift up your hands to him
for the lives of your little ones
Who faint from hunger
at the corner of every street.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 74:1b-2, 3-5, 6-7, 20-21

R. (19b) Lord, forget not the souls of your poor ones.
Why, O God, have you cast us off forever?
Why does your anger smolder against the sheep of your pasture?
Remember your flock which you built up of old,
the tribe you redeemed as your inheritance,
Mount Zion, where you took up your abode.
R. Lord, forget not the souls of your poor ones.
Turn your steps toward the utter ruins;
toward all the damage the enemy has done in the sanctuary.
Your foes roar triumphantly in your shrine;
they have set up their tokens of victory.
They are like men coming up with axes to a clump of trees.
R. Lord, forget not the souls of your poor ones.
With chisel and hammer they hack at all the paneling of the sanctuary.
They set your sanctuary on fire;
the place where your name abides they have razed and profaned.
R. Lord, forget not the souls of your poor ones.
Look to your covenant,
for the hiding places in the land and the plains are full of violence.
May the humble not retire in confusion;
may the afflicted and the poor praise your name.
R. Lord, forget not the souls of your poor ones.

ALLELUIA Mt 8:17

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Christ took away our infirmities
and bore our diseases.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mt 8:5-17

When Jesus entered Capernaum,
a centurion approached him and appealed to him, saying,
“Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, suffering dreadfully.”
He said to him, “I will come and cure him.”
The centurion said in reply,
“Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof;
only say the word and my servant will be healed.
For I too am a man subject to authority,
with soldiers subject to me.
And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes;
and to another, ‘Come here,’ and he comes;
and to my slave, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him,
“Amen, I say to you, in no one in Israel have I found such faith.
I say to you, many will come from the east and the west,
and will recline with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob
at the banquet in the Kingdom of heaven,
but the children of the Kingdom
will be driven out into the outer darkness,
where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.”
And Jesus said to the centurion,
“You may go; as you have believed, let it be done for you.”
And at that very hour his servant was healed.

Jesus entered the house of Peter,
and saw his mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever.
He touched her hand, the fever left her,
and she rose and waited on him.

When it was evening, they brought him many
who were possessed by demons,
and he drove out the spirits by a word and cured all the sick,
to fulfill what had been said by Isaiah the prophet:

He took away our infirmities and bore our diseases.
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