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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.

Faith and Learning

Faith & Learning

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May
29
Mon
all-day No School
No School
May 29 all-day
No school due to the Memorial Day holiday. Have a safe and fun time with family.
all-day Parish Office Closed @ Parish Office
Parish Office Closed @ Parish Office
May 29 all-day
The Parish Office will be closed on Memorial Day, May 29.
May
30
Tue
6:00 pm 6:00 pm Eighth Grade Mass and Gr... @ Church
6:00 pm Eighth Grade Mass and Gr... @ Church
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Our Saint Dennis School’s eighth grade class graduates this evening.
Jun
1
Thu
12:00 pm 12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
Jun 1 @ 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.
Jun
17
Sat
3:45 pm 3:45 pm Scrip Cards Available fo... @ Fellowship Hall
3:45 pm Scrip Cards Available fo... @ Fellowship Hall
Jun 17 @ 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 before and 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.
Jun
18
Sun
8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Jun 18 @ 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
6
Thu
12:00 pm 12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
Jul 6 @ 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.
Jul
16
Sun
8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Jul 16 @ 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
28
Fri
5:00 pm 5:00 pm St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
5:00 pm St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
Jul 28 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm
The 61st Annual Festival celebrates faith, family, food and fun from Friday evening, July 28, 5:00 pm through Sunday, July 30, 6:00 pm.
Jul
29
Sat
8:00 am 8:00 am St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
8:00 am St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
Jul 29 @ 8:00 am – 11:59 pm
Our 61st annual Festival celebrates faith, family, food and fun through Sunday, July 30 at 6:00 pm. Start your Saturday day off by running or walking in the Festival 5K Run/Walk or purchase items at the Book Tent and Flea Market.
Jul
30
Sun
8:00 am 11:00 am St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
11:00 am St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
Jul 30 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
This Sunday concludes our 61st annual Festival. Masses for today are at 7:30 am in the church and 10:00 am outdoors, weather permitting. Today the games will close at 4:00 pm and the Festival will end at 6:00 pm. Enjoy the many activities on our church grounds.
10:00 am 10:00 am Outdoor Festival Mass @ Church Grounds
10:00 am Outdoor Festival Mass @ Church Grounds
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
On Festival weekend, our Masses are Saturday, July 29 at 4:00 pm and Sunday, July 30 at 7:30 am and 10:00 am. There is no 9:00 am and 10:45 am Masses on this weekend.

Daily Readings

Seventh Sunday of Easter

Reading 1 Acts 1:12-14

After Jesus had been taken up to heaven the apostles
returned to Jerusalem
from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem,
a sabbath day's journey away.

When they entered the city
they went to the upper room where they were staying,
Peter and John and James and Andrew,
Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew,
James son of Alphaeus, Simon the Zealot,
and Judas son of James.
All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer,
together with some women,
and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 27:1, 4, 7-8

R. (13) I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.
or:
R. Alleluia.
The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom should I fear?
The LORD is my life's refuge;
of whom should I be afraid?
R. I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.
or:
R. Alleluia.
One thing I ask of the LORD; this I seek:
to dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
That I may gaze on the loveliness of the LORD
and contemplate his temple.
R. I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.
or:
R. Alleluia.
Hear, O Lord, the sound of my call;
have pity on me, and answer me.
Of you my heart speaks; you my glance seeks.
R. I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.
or:
R. Alleluia.

Reading 2 1 Pt 4:13-16

Beloved:
Rejoice to the extent that you share in the sufferings of Christ,
so that when his glory is revealed
you may also rejoice exultantly.
If you are insulted for the name of Christ, blessed are you,
for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.
But let no one among you be made to suffer
as a murderer, a thief, an evildoer, or as an intriguer.
But whoever is made to suffer as a Christian should not be ashamed
but glorify God because of the name.

Alleluia Cf. Jn 14:18

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
I will not leave you orphans, says the Lord.
I will come back to you, and your hearts will rejoice.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Jn 17:1-11a

Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said,
"Father, the hour has come.
Give glory to your son, so that your son may glorify you,
just as you gave him authority over all people,
so that your son may give eternal life to all you gave him.
Now this is eternal life,
that they should know you, the only true God,
and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.
I glorified you on earth
by accomplishing the work that you gave me to do.
Now glorify me, Father, with you,
with the glory that I had with you before the world began.

"I revealed your name to those whom you gave me out of the world.
They belonged to you, and you gave them to me,
and they have kept your word.
Now they know that everything you gave me is from you,
because the words you gave to me I have given to them,
and they accepted them and truly understood that I came from you,
and they have believed that you sent me.
I pray for them.
I do not pray for the world but for the ones you have given me,
because they are yours, and everything of mine is yours
and everything of yours is mine,
and I have been glorified in them.
And now I will no longer be in the world,
but they are in the world, while I am coming to you."


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