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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.

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Jul
19
Thu
5:00 pm 5:00 pm Flea Market and Book Ten...
5:00 pm Flea Market and Book Ten...
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Drop-off dates will be Thursday evenings from 5:00- 8:00 pm June 14, 21, 28, and July 5, 12, 19. Items can be dropped off at the north end of the school. The Flea Market items include gently-used household items such as small appliances, furniture, tools, lawn and garden utensils, sports equipment, toys, games, knick knacks, cooking wares, jewelry, etc. The Flea Market cannot take computers or accessories, clothing, paint/petroleum products, large appliances, TVs, sinks, toilets, fluorescent lighting, swing sets or broken items. Due to storage limitations, all large items/furniture should be delivered on Friday, July 27. The Book Tent accepts both hardbacks and paperbacks in all subject areas (cookbooks, mysteries, sci-fi, comics, children’s books, history, romance, etc. ) Unfortunately, we are not able to accept textbooks, encyclopedias and pre-recorded videotapes. Thank you.
Jul
27
Fri
5:00 pm 5:00 pm St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
5:00 pm St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm
The 62nd Annual Festival celebrates faith, family, food and fun from Friday evening, July 27, 5:00 pm through Sunday, July 29, 6:00 pm.
Jul
28
Sat
8:00 am 8:00 am St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
8:00 am St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – 11:59 pm
Our 62nd annual Festival celebrates faith, family, food and fun through Sunday, July 29 at 6:00 pm. Start your Saturday by running or walking in the Festival 5K Run/Walk or purchase items at the Book Tent and Flea Market.
Jul
29
Sun
8:00 am 11:00 am St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
11:00 am St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
Jul 29 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
This Sunday concludes our 62nd 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 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
On Festival weekend, our Masses are Saturday, July 28 at 4:00 pm and Sunday, July290 at 7:30 am and 10:00 am (outdoor). There are no 9:00 am and 10:45 am Masses on this weekend.
Aug
18
Sat
5:00 pm 5:00 pm Scrip Cards for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
5:00 pm Scrip Cards for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
Aug 18 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Scrip cards may be purchased after the 4:00 pm Mass on the third Saturday of the month. Cards are also sold after the Sunday Masses on the third Sunday of the month.
Aug
19
Sun
8:30 am 8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Aug 19 @ 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 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.  The rebate amounts will generate revenue for the school and parish. Please see the Scrip page for more information.
Aug
30
Thu
6:30 pm 6:30 pm Baptism Preparation Program @ Parish Center
6:30 pm Baptism Preparation Program @ Parish Center
Aug 30 @ 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. Baptisms are immediately following the 10:45 am Mass.
Sep
16
Sun
8:30 am 8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Sep 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 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.  The rebate amounts will generate revenue for the school and parish. Please see the Scrip page for more information.
Sep
17
Mon
3:45 pm K-8 Faith Formation Parent/Stude... @ TBD
K-8 Faith Formation Parent/Stude... @ TBD
Sep 17 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
This is a required parent/student meeting. Location will be announced.
6:15 pm K-8 Faith Formation Parent/Stude... @ TBD
K-8 Faith Formation Parent/Stude... @ TBD
Sep 17 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
This is a required parent/student meeting. Location will be announced.
Sep
23
Sun
9:00 am 9:00 am Confirmation Preparation... @ Church and Parish Center
9:00 am Confirmation Preparation... @ Church and Parish Center
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Confirmation students and their parents attend the 9:00 am Mass followed by the first class with parents and students.

Daily Readings

Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Is 10:5-7, 13b-16

Thus says the LORD:
Woe to Assyria! My rod in anger,
my staff in wrath.
Against an impious nation I send him,
and against a people under my wrath I order him
To seize plunder, carry off loot,
and tread them down like the mud of the streets.
But this is not what he intends,
nor does he have this in mind;
Rather, it is in his heart to destroy,
to make an end of nations not a few.

For he says:
“By my own power I have done it,
and by my wisdom, for I am shrewd.
I have moved the boundaries of peoples,
their treasures I have pillaged,
and, like a giant, I have put down the enthroned.
My hand has seized like a nest
the riches of nations;
As one takes eggs left alone,
so I took in all the earth;
No one fluttered a wing,
or opened a mouth, or chirped!”

Will the axe boast against him who hews with it?
Will the saw exalt itself above him who wields it?
As if a rod could sway him who lifts it,
or a staff him who is not wood!
Therefore the Lord, the LORD of hosts,
will send among his fat ones leanness,
And instead of his glory there will be kindling
like the kindling of fire.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 94:5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 14-15

R. (14a) The Lord will not abandon his people.
Your people, O LORD, they trample down,
your inheritance they afflict.
Widow and stranger they slay,
the fatherless they murder.
R. The Lord will not abandon his people.
And they say, “The LORD sees not;
the God of Jacob perceives not.”
Understand, you senseless ones among the people;
and, you fools, when will you be wise?
R. The Lord will not abandon his people.
Shall he who shaped the ear not hear?
or he who formed the eye not see?
Shall he who instructs nations not chastise,
he who teaches men knowledge?
R. The Lord will not abandon his people.
For the LORD will not cast off his people,
nor abandon his inheritance;
But judgment shall again be with justice,
and all the upright of heart shall follow it.
R. The Lord will not abandon his people

Alleluia Mt 11:25

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
you have revealed to little ones the mysteries of the Kingdom.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mt 11:25-27

At that time Jesus exclaimed:
“I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
for although you have hidden these things
from the wise and the learned
you have revealed them to the childlike.
Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.
All things have been handed over to me by my Father.
No one knows the Son except the Father,
and no one knows the Father except the Son
and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.”
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