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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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Oct
1
Sat
9:30 am 9:30 am Pet Blessing for Feast o... @ Outside church grounds or Fellowship Hall
9:30 am Pet Blessing for Feast o... @ Outside church grounds or Fellowship Hall
Oct 1 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Bring your pets – small or large – to the circle drive behind the church. Pets will be blessed individually by Father. Coffee, juice and  cookies will follow the blessings.
Oct
3
Mon
3:45 pm Faith Formation K-8 Afternoon Cl... @ All campus
Faith Formation K-8 Afternoon Cl... @ All campus
Oct 3 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Faith Formation classes for grades K-8
6:15 pm Faith Formation K-8 Evening Classes @ All campus
Faith Formation K-8 Evening Classes @ All campus
Oct 3 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Faith Formation classes for grades K-8
Oct
5
Wed
7:29 pm 7:00 pm No One Cries the Wrong W... @ Gathering space, Fellowship Hall
7:00 pm No One Cries the Wrong W... @ Gathering space, Fellowship Hall
Oct 5 @ 7:29 pm – 8:29 pm
You are invited to attend a four-week video series entitled “No One Cries the Wrong Way” on Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 and a group reunion on November 2 from 7:00-9:00 pm. These sessions will be facilitated by members of the Saint Dennis Grief Ministry Team and will include a series of videos narrated by Father Joe Kempf, a prayer service, group discussion and refreshments. There is no fee, but attendance is limited. To register contact the Saint Dennis Parish Office at (608) 246-5124 by Monday, September 26.
Oct
6
Thu
12:00 pm 12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
Oct 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.
Oct
8
Sat
4:15 pm 4:15 pm Community of the Good Sh... @ Parish Center & Gym
4:15 pm Community of the Good Sh... @ Parish Center & Gym
Oct 8 @ 4:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Community of the Good Shepherd celebrates “Strong Faith, Strong Families”. The group meets for praise and worship music, testimonies, and potluck. Family focused – bring the kids! Gather in the Parish Center to begin the evening.
Oct
10
Mon
3:45 pm Faith Formation K-8 Afternoon Cl... @ All campus
Faith Formation K-8 Afternoon Cl... @ All campus
Oct 10 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Faith Formation classes for grades K-8
6:15 pm Faith Formation K-8 Evening Classes @ All campus
Faith Formation K-8 Evening Classes @ All campus
Oct 10 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Faith Formation classes for grades K-8
Oct
12
Wed
7:29 pm 7:00 pm No One Cries the Wrong W... @ Gathering space, Fellowship Hall
7:00 pm No One Cries the Wrong W... @ Gathering space, Fellowship Hall
Oct 12 @ 7:29 pm – 8:29 pm
You are invited to attend a four-week video series entitled “No One Cries the Wrong Way” on Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 and a group reunion on November 2 from 7:00-9:00 pm. These sessions will be facilitated by members of the Saint Dennis Grief Ministry Team and will include a series of videos narrated by Father Joe Kempf, a prayer service, group discussion and refreshments. There is no fee, but attendance is limited. To register contact the Saint Dennis Parish Office at (608) 246-5124 by Monday, September 26.
Oct
13
Thu
7:00 pm 7:00 pm Community Action Commiss... @ Parish Center
7:00 pm Community Action Commiss... @ Parish Center
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
The Community Action Commission includes representatives from SHARE Ministry, external community ministries, Parish Council, Stewardship Commission and a staff representative.
Oct
15
Sat
3:45 pm Scrip Cards Available for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
Scrip Cards Available for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
Oct 15 @ 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 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.
Oct
16
Sun
8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Oct 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.

Daily Readings

Monday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Jb 1:6-22

One day, when the angels of God came to present themselves before the LORD,
Satan also came among them.
And the LORD said to Satan, “Whence do you come?”
Then Satan answered the LORD and said,
“From roaming the earth and patrolling it.”
And the LORD said to Satan, “Have you noticed my servant Job,
and that there is no one on earth like him,
blameless and upright, fearing God and avoiding evil?”
But Satan answered the LORD and said,
“Is it for nothing that Job is God-fearing?
Have you not surrounded him and his family
and all that he has with your protection?
You have blessed the work of his hands,
and his livestock are spread over the land.
But now put forth your hand and touch anything that he has,
and surely he will blaspheme you to your face.”
And the LORD said to Satan,
“Behold, all that he has is in your power;
only do not lay a hand upon his person.”
So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.

And so one day, while his sons and his daughters
were eating and drinking wine
in the house of their eldest brother,
a messenger came to Job and said,
“The oxen were ploughing and the asses grazing beside them,
and the Sabeans carried them off in a raid.
They put the herdsmen to the sword,
and I alone have escaped to tell you.”
While he was yet speaking, another came and said,
“Lightning has fallen from heaven
and struck the sheep and their shepherds and consumed them;
and I alone have escaped to tell you.”
While he was yet speaking, another messenger came and said,
“The Chaldeans formed three columns,
seized the camels, carried them off,
and put those tending them to the sword,
and I alone have escaped to tell you.”
While he was yet speaking, another came and said,
“Your sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine
in the house of their eldest brother,
when suddenly a great wind came across the desert
and smote the four corners of the house.
It fell upon the young people and they are dead;
and I alone have escaped to tell you.”
Then Job began to tear his cloak and cut off his hair.
He cast himself prostrate upon the ground, and said,

“Naked I came forth from my mother’s womb,
and naked shall I go back again.
The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away;
blessed be the name of the LORD!”

In all this Job did not sin,
nor did he say anything disrespectful of God.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 17:1bcd, 2-3, 6-7

R. (6) Incline your ear to me and hear my word.
Hear, O LORD, a just suit;
attend to my outcry;
hearken to my prayer from lips without deceit.
R. Incline your ear to me and hear my word.
From you let my judgment come;
your eyes behold what is right.
Though you test my heart, searching it in the night,
though you try me with fire, you shall find no malice in me.
R. Incline your ear to me and hear my word.
I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God;
incline your ear to me; hear my word.
Show your wondrous mercies,
O savior of those who flee
from their foes to refuge at your right hand.
R. Incline your ear to me and hear my word.

Alleluia Mk 10:45

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
The Son of Man came to serve
and to give his life as a ransom for many.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 9:46-50

An argument arose among the disciples
about which of them was the greatest.
Jesus realized the intention of their hearts and took a child
and placed it by his side and said to them,
“Whoever receives this child in my name receives me,
and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.
For the one who is least among all of you
is the one who is the greatest.”

Then John said in reply,
“Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name
and we tried to prevent him
because he does not follow in our company.”
Jesus said to him,
“Do not prevent him, for whoever is not against you is for you.”
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