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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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Nov
1
Thu
8:45 am 8:45 am Mass for All Saints Day @ Church
8:45 am Mass for All Saints Day @ Church
Nov 1 @ 8:45 am – 9:45 am
Holy Day of Obligation morning Mass celebrated with the school children. All are welcome! Evening Mass is at 7:00 pm.
7:00 pm 7:00 pm All Saints Day Evening Mass @ Church
7:00 pm All Saints Day Evening Mass @ Church
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The evening Mass for the holy day of obligation is celebrated at 7:00 pm.
Nov
18
Sun
8:30 am 8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Nov 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 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.
Nov
22
Thu
9:00 am 9:00 am Mass for Thanksgiving @ Church
9:00 am Mass for Thanksgiving @ Church
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
We celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday by giving thanks for the many blessing we have received. Mass is celebrated at 9:00 am.
Nov
29
Thu
6:30 pm 6:30 pm Baptism Preparation Program @ Parish Center
6:30 pm Baptism Preparation Program @ Parish Center
Nov 29 @ 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.
Dec
7
Fri
5:00 pm 5:00 pm Mass for Immaculate Conc... @ Church
5:00 pm Mass for Immaculate Conc... @ Church
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
December 7 is a holy day of obligation, Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Saint Dennis Mass times are Friday at 5:00 pm and Saturday at 8:00 am.
Dec
8
Sat
8:00 am 8:00 am Mass for Immaculate Conc... @ Church
8:00 am Mass for Immaculate Conc... @ Church
Dec 8 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
December 8 is a holy day of obligation, Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Saint Dennis Mass times are Friday at 5:00 pm and Saturday at 8:00 am.
Dec
16
Sun
8:30 am 8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Dec 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.
Dec
24
Mon
4:00 pm 4:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass @ Church
4:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass @ Church
Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The 4:00 pm Mass is with children. All are welcome. Additional Christmas Eve Mass times are: 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm and midnight. Christmas Day Masses are 8:00 am and 10:00 am.
6:00 pm 6:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass @ Church
6:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass @ Church
Dec 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Masses on Christmas Eve are at 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm and midnight. Christmas Day Masses are 8:00 am and 10:00 am.
8:00 pm 8:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass @ Church
8:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass @ Church
Dec 24 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Masses on Christmas Eve are at 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm and midnight. Christmas Day Masses are 8:00 am and 10:00 am.
Dec
25
Tue
12:00 am 12 Midnight Christmas Mass @ Church
12 Midnight Christmas Mass @ Church
Dec 25 @ 12:00 am – 1:00 am
Masses on Christmas Eve are at 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm and midnight. Christmas Day Masses are 8:00 am and 10:00 am.

Daily Readings

Monday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Eph 2:1-10

Brothers and sisters:
You were dead in your transgressions and sins
in which you once lived following the age of this world,
following the ruler of the power of the air,
the spirit that is now at work in the disobedient.
All of us once lived among them in the desires of our flesh,
following the wishes of the flesh and the impulses,
and we were by nature children of wrath, like the rest.
But God, who is rich in mercy,
because of the great love he had for us,
even when we were dead in our transgressions,
brought us to life with Christ (by grace you have been saved),
raised us up with him,
and seated us with him in the heavens in Christ Jesus,
that in the ages to come
he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace
in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
For by grace you have been saved through faith,
and this is not from you; it is the gift of God;
it is not from works, so no one may boast.
For we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works
that God has prepared in advance,
that we should live in them.

Responsorial Psalm PS 100:1b-2, 3, 4ab, 4c-5

R. (3b) The Lord made us, we belong to him.
Sing joyfully to the LORD all you lands;
serve the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful song.
R. The Lord made us, we belong to him.
Know that the LORD is God;
he made us, his we are;
his people, the flock he tends.
R. The Lord made us, we belong to him.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
his courts with praise.
R. The Lord made us, we belong to him.
Give thanks to him; bless his name, for he is good:
the LORD, whose kindness endures forever,
and his faithfulness, to all generations.
R. The Lord made us, we belong to him.

Alleluia Mt 5:3

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Blessed are the poor in spirit;
for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel LK 12:13-21

Someone in the crowd said to Jesus,
“Teacher, tell my brother to share the inheritance with me.”
He replied to him,
“Friend, who appointed me as your judge and arbitrator?”
Then he said to the crowd,
“Take care to guard against all greed,
for though one may be rich,
one’s life does not consist of possessions.”

Then he told them a parable.
“There was a rich man whose land produced a bountiful harvest.
He asked himself, ‘What shall I do,
for I do not have space to store my harvest?’
And he said, ‘This is what I shall do:
I shall tear down my barns and build larger ones.
There I shall store all my grain and other goods
and I shall say to myself, “Now as for you,
you have so many good things stored up for many years,
rest, eat, drink, be merry!”’
But God said to him,
‘You fool, this night your life will be demanded of you;
and the things you have prepared, to whom will they belong?’
Thus will it be for the one who stores up treasure for himself
but is not rich in what matters to God.”

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