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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.

Announcements

Announcements

Upcoming Events

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Feb
22
Thu
6:30 pm 6:30 pm Baptism Preparation Program @ Parish Center
6:30 pm Baptism Preparation Program @ Parish Center
Feb 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We encourage you to attend the Baptismal Preparation Program before the birth of your child. To make arrangements or to register for the program, call the Parish Office at (608) 246-5124.
Feb
23
Fri
9:15 am 9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Parish Center
9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Parish Center
Feb 23 @ 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!
6:30 pm 6:30 pm Mass before Stations of ... @ Chapel
6:30 pm Mass before Stations of ... @ Chapel
Feb 23 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
During Lent Mass will be celebrated at 6:30 pm before Stations of the Cross.
7:00 pm 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross @ Chapel
7:00 pm Stations of the Cross @ Chapel
Feb 23 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
On Friday evenings in Lent, Stations of the Cross will be offered at 7:00 pm. after the 6:30 pm Mass. On Friday, March 23 Benediction with Father Allam will be held after Stations.
Feb
25
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
Feb 25 @ 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
Feb
27
Tue
9:30 am 9:30 am MOMS Group @ Fellowship Hall
9:30 am MOMS Group @ Fellowship Hall
Feb 27 @ 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.
Mar
2
Fri
9:15 am 9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Parish Center
9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Parish Center
Mar 2 @ 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!
6:30 pm 6:30 pm Mass before Stations of ... @ Chapel
6:30 pm Mass before Stations of ... @ Chapel
Mar 2 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
During Lent Mass will be celebrated at 6:30 pm before Stations of the Cross.
7:00 pm 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross @ Chapel
7:00 pm Stations of the Cross @ Chapel
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
On Friday evenings in Lent, Stations of the Cross will be offered at 7:00 pm. after the 6:30 pm Mass. On Friday, March 23 Benediction with Father Allam will be held after Stations.
Mar
3
Sat
4:00 pm Annual Catholic Appeal Weekend @ Church
Annual Catholic Appeal Weekend @ Church
Mar 3 @ 4:00 pm – Mar 4 @ 8:49 am
The Diocese of Madison will be holding its Annual Catholic Appeal on the weekend of March 3-4, 2018.
Mar
4
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
Mar 4 @ 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
Mar
5
Mon
3:45 pm 3:45 pm Faith Formation Grs. K-8... @ Church, School, Parish Center
3:45 pm Faith Formation Grs. K-8... @ Church, School, Parish Center
Mar 5 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Faith Formation classes for grades K-8 meet on Mondays from 3:45-5:00 pm.

Daily Readings

Wednesday of the First Week in Lent

Reading 1 Jon 3:1-10

The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time:
"Set out for the great city of Nineveh,
and announce to it the message that I will tell you."
So Jonah made ready and went to Nineveh,
according to the LORD's bidding.
Now Nineveh was an enormously large city;
it took three days to go through it.
Jonah began his journey through the city,
and had gone but a single day's walk announcing,
"Forty days more and Nineveh shall be destroyed,"
when the people of Nineveh believed God;
they proclaimed a fast
and all of them, great and small, put on sackcloth.

When the news reached the king of Nineveh,
he rose from his throne, laid aside his robe,
covered himself with sackcloth, and sat in the ashes.
Then he had this proclaimed throughout Nineveh,
by decree of the king and his nobles:
"Neither man nor beast, neither cattle nor sheep,
shall taste anything;
they shall not eat, nor shall they drink water.
Man and beast shall be covered with sackcloth and call loudly to God;
every man shall turn from his evil way
and from the violence he has in hand.
Who knows, God may relent and forgive, and withhold his blazing wrath,
so that we shall not perish."
When God saw by their actions how they turned from their evil way,
he repented of the evil that he had threatened to do to them;
he did not carry it out.
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