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Saint Dennis is an active parish on Madison’s East Side with more than 2,200 families, a 260-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.

Faith and Learning

Faith & Learning

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Announcements

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Apr
22
Sun
9:00 am 9:00 am – First Holy Communion F... @ Church and Parish Center
9:00 am – First Holy Communion F... @ Church and Parish Center
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:45 am
Children in second grade (or when child has reached the age of 7), along with parent(s) must attend the retreat in order to better prepare for this sacrament.
9:00 am 9:00 am RCIA-Rite of Christian I... @ Church and Library
9:00 am RCIA-Rite of Christian I... @ Church and Library
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Are you interested in knowing about the Catholic faith? Never been confirmed? Baptized in another faith but want to become Catholic? Plan to attend the 9:00 am liturgy on Sunday morning and the following RCIA group sessions immediately after the liturgy. Contact Sister Mary Therese at (608) 246-5124 or mdolan@stdennisparish.org
5:45 pm 6:00 pm – Courage Through Faith ... @ Church
6:00 pm – Courage Through Faith ... @ Church
Apr 22 @ 5:45 pm – 7:30 pm
A post-Easter celebration of the life that comes from faith and the courage to do God’s will – Saint Dennis will have a special presentation at 6:00 pm as the editor of the Wisconsin State Journal, John Smalley introduces stories of Courage Through Faith in our work on earth as told by several panelists, including emergency nurse Sheryl Krause; mother, wife, daughter and entrepreneur Sarah Hurley with her son, Jay; Madison Police Chief Mike Koval; jail ministry advocate Roberta Felker.
Apr
24
Tue
9:30 am 9:30 am MOMS Group @ Fellowship Hall
9:30 am MOMS Group @ Fellowship Hall
Apr 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Moms’ Group meets each Tuesday in Fellowship Hall during the school year. Moms with children of all ages are welcome. Childcare for children one year and older is provided. Lap babies are welcome, too.
Apr
27
Fri
9:15 am 9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Parish Center
9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Parish Center
Apr 27 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
What better way to fall more in love with Jesus than by studying his Gospel teachings in preparation for the Sunday liturgy.  Join us and bring your Bibles!
Apr
28
Sat
5:00 pm 5:00 pm Care for Creation Earth ... @ Fellowship Hall
5:00 pm Care for Creation Earth ... @ Fellowship Hall
Apr 28 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Come join the Care for Creation Team to find out what each of us can do to help change our world. Earth friendly information and demonstrations will be available in Fellowship Hall for parishioners. Check the church bulletin for more information.
Apr
29
Sun
8:30 am Care for Creation Earth Day/Arbo... @ Fellowship Hall
Care for Creation Earth Day/Arbo... @ Fellowship Hall
Apr 29 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Come join the Care for Creation Team to find out what each of us can do to help change our world. Earth friendly information and demonstrations will be available in Fellowship Hall for parishioners. Check the church bulletin for more information.
May
1
Tue
9:30 am 9:30 am MOMS Group @ Fellowship Hall
9:30 am MOMS Group @ Fellowship Hall
May 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Moms’ Group meets each Tuesday in Fellowship Hall during the school year. Moms with children of all ages are welcome. Childcare for children one year and older is provided. Lap babies are welcome, too.
May
4
Fri
9:15 am 9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Parish Center
9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Parish Center
May 4 @ 9:15 am – 10:30 am
What better way to fall more in love with Jesus than by studying his Gospel teachings in preparation for the Sunday liturgy.  Join us and bring your Bibles!
May
6
Sun
9:00 am 9:00 am RCIA-Rite of Christian I... @ Church and Library
9:00 am RCIA-Rite of Christian I... @ Church and Library
May 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Are you interested in knowing about the Catholic faith? Never been confirmed? Baptized in another faith but want to become Catholic? Plan to attend the 9:00 am liturgy on Sunday morning and the following RCIA group sessions immediately after the liturgy. Contact Sister Mary Therese at (608) 246-5124 or mdolan@stdennisparish.org
12:15 pm 12:15 pm Celebration of First Eu... @ church
12:15 pm Celebration of First Eu... @ church
May 6 @ 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
The children who have been preparing for their First Holy Communion will receive the sacrament at this special Mass on May 6 at 12:15 pm
2:00 pm 2:00 pm – Sacrament of Confirmat... @ Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
2:00 pm – Sacrament of Confirmat... @ Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Our high school students, along with students from other East Side parishes and outlining areas, will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at this Mass with Bishop Robert C. Morlino. Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 5101 Schofield Street, Monona will host the celebration.

Daily Readings

Friday of the Third Week of Easter

Reading 1 Acts 9:1-20

Saul, still breathing murderous threats against the disciples of the Lord,
went to the high priest and asked him
for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, that,
if he should find any men or women who belonged to the Way,
he might bring them back to Jerusalem in chains.
On his journey, as he was nearing Damascus,
a light from the sky suddenly flashed around him.
He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him,
"Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?"
He said, "Who are you, sir?"
The reply came, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.
Now get up and go into the city and you will be told what you must do."
The men who were traveling with him stood speechless,
for they heard the voice but could see no one.
Saul got up from the ground,
but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing;
so they led him by the hand and brought him to Damascus.
For three days he was unable to see, and he neither ate nor drank.

There was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias,
and the Lord said to him in a vision, "Ananias."
He answered, "Here I am, Lord."
The Lord said to him, "Get up and go to the street called Straight
and ask at the house of Judas for a man from Tarsus named Saul.
He is there praying,
and in a vision he has seen a man named Ananias
come in and lay his hands on him,
that he may regain his sight."
But Ananias replied,
"Lord, I have heard from many sources about this man,
what evil things he has done to your holy ones in Jerusalem.
And here he has authority from the chief priests
to imprison all who call upon your name."
But the Lord said to him,
"Go, for this man is a chosen instrument of mine
to carry my name before Gentiles, kings, and children of Israel,
and I will show him what he will have to suffer for my name."
So Ananias went and entered the house;
laying his hands on him, he said,
"Saul, my brother, the Lord has sent me,
Jesus who appeared to you on the way by which you came,
that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit."
Immediately things like scales fell from his eyes
and he regained his sight.
He got up and was baptized,
and when he had eaten, he recovered his strength.

He stayed some days with the disciples in Damascus,
and he began at once to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues,
that he is the Son of God.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 117:1bc, 2

R. (Mark 16:15) Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.
or:
R. Alleluia.
Praise the LORD, all you nations;
glorify him, all you peoples!
R. Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.
or:
R. Alleluia.
For steadfast is his kindness toward us,
and the fidelity of the LORD endures forever.
R. Go out to all the world and tell the Good News.
or:
R. Alleluia.

Alleluia Jn 6:56

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Whoever eats my Flesh and drinks my Blood,
remains in me and I in him, says the Lord.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Jn 6:52-59

The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying,
"How can this man give us his Flesh to eat?"
Jesus said to them,
"Amen, amen, I say to you,
unless you eat the Flesh of the Son of Man and drink his Blood,
you do not have life within you.
Whoever eats my Flesh and drinks my Blood
has eternal life,
and I will raise him on the last day.
For my Flesh is true food,
and my Blood is true drink.
Whoever eats my Flesh and drinks my Blood
remains in me and I in him.
Just as the living Father sent me
and I have life because of the Father,
so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me.
This is the bread that came down from heaven.
Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died,
whoever eats this bread will live forever."
These things he said while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum.
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