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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.

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Feb
20
Mon
3:45 pm 3:45 pm Faith Formation K-8 Class @ Saint Dennis
3:45 pm Faith Formation K-8 Class @ Saint Dennis
Feb 20 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Faith Formation classes are held on Mondays. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1. Families are invited to a soup supper and the service. There is no class on March 6 due to the Lenten Mission. Fifth and eighth grade students only have class on Monday, March 20 for the ACRE testing and pizza.
6:15 pm 6:15 pm Faith Formation K-8 Class @ Saint Dennis
6:15 pm Faith Formation K-8 Class @ Saint Dennis
Feb 20 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Faith Formation classes are held on Mondays. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1. Families are invited to a soup supper and the service. There is no class on March 6 due to the Lenten Mission. Fifth and eighth grade students only have class on Monday, March 20 for the ACRE testing and pizza.
Feb
27
Mon
3:45 pm 3:45 pm Faith Formation K-8 Class @ Saint Dennis
3:45 pm Faith Formation K-8 Class @ Saint Dennis
Feb 27 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Faith Formation classes are held on Mondays. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1. Families are invited to a soup supper and the service. There is no class on March 6 due to the Lenten Mission. Fifth and eighth grade students only have class on Monday, March 20 for the ACRE testing and pizza.
6:15 pm 6:15 pm Faith Formation K-8 Class @ Saint Dennis
6:15 pm Faith Formation K-8 Class @ Saint Dennis
Feb 27 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Faith Formation classes are held on Mondays. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1. Families are invited to a soup supper and the service. There is no class on March 6 due to the Lenten Mission. Fifth and eighth grade students only have class on Monday, March 20 for the ACRE testing and pizza.
Mar
2
Thu
12:00 pm 12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
Mar 2 @ 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.
Mar
4
Sat
6:00 pm 6:00 pm Saint Dennis Trivia Knight @ Saint Dennis School Gym
6:00 pm Saint Dennis Trivia Knight @ Saint Dennis School Gym
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Join the fun and excitement of one of Madison’s biggest events of the year! Doors open at 6:00 pm and the game starts at 7:00 pm. For info and to register go to: https://www.facebook.com/St.Dennis.Trivia.Knight/
Mar
5
Sun
6:30 pm 6:30 pm Lenten Parish Mission @ Church
6:30 pm Lenten Parish Mission @ Church
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
We invite everyone to come one or two evenings. These mission evenings will help us slow down as we enter the Lenten season and help us re-focus our priorities for Lent’s forty days. More details to come.
Mar
6
Mon
6:30 pm 6:30 pm Lenten Parish Mission @ Church
6:30 pm Lenten Parish Mission @ Church
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
We invite everyone to come one or two evenings. These mission evenings will help us slow down as we enter the Lenten season and help us re-focus our priorities for Lent’s forty days. More details to come.
Mar
13
Mon
3:45 pm 3:45 pm Faith Formation K-8 Class @ Saint Dennis
3:45 pm Faith Formation K-8 Class @ Saint Dennis
Mar 13 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Faith Formation classes are held on Mondays. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1. Families are invited to a soup supper and the service. There is no class on March 6 due to the Lenten Mission. Fifth and eighth grade students only have class on Monday, March 20 for the ACRE testing and pizza.
6:15 pm 6:15 pm Faith Formation K-8 Class @ Saint Dennis
6:15 pm Faith Formation K-8 Class @ Saint Dennis
Mar 13 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Faith Formation classes are held on Mondays. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1. Families are invited to a soup supper and the service. There is no class on March 6 due to the Lenten Mission. Fifth and eighth grade students only have class on Monday, March 20 for the ACRE testing and pizza.
Mar
18
Sat
3:45 pm 3:45 pm Scrip Cards Available fo... @ Fellowship Hall
3:45 pm Scrip Cards Available fo... @ Fellowship Hall
Mar 18 @ 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.
Mar
19
Sun
8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Mar 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 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 Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Sir 1:1-10

All wisdom comes from the LORD
and with him it remains forever, and is before all time
The sand of the seashore, the drops of rain,
the days of eternity: who can number these?
Heaven's height, earth's breadth,
the depths of the abyss: who can explore these?
Before all things else wisdom was created;
and prudent understanding, from eternity.
The word of God on high is the fountain of wisdom
and her ways are everlasting.
To whom has wisdom's root been revealed?
Who knows her subtleties?
To whom has the discipline of wisdom been revealed?
And who has understood the multiplicity of her ways?
There is but one, wise and truly awe-inspiring,
seated upon his throne:
There is but one, Most High
all-powerful creator-king and truly awe-inspiring one,
seated upon his throne and he is the God of dominion.
It is the LORD; he created her through the Holy Spirit,
has seen her and taken note of her.
He has poured her forth upon all his works,
upon every living thing according to his bounty;
he has lavished her upon his friends.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 93:1ab, 1cd-2, 5

R. (1a) The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty.
The LORD is king, in splendor robed;
robed is the LORD and girt about with strength.
R. The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty.
And he has made the world firm,
not to be moved.
Your throne stands firm from of old;
from everlasting you are, O LORD.
R. The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty.
Your decrees are worthy of trust indeed:
holiness befits your house,
O LORD, for length of days.
R. The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty.

Alleluia 2 Tm 1:10

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Our Savior Jesus Christ has destroyed death
and brought life to light through the Gospel.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mk 9:14-29

As Jesus came down from the mountain with Peter, James, John
and approached the other disciples,
they saw a large crowd around them and scribes arguing with them.
Immediately on seeing him,
the whole crowd was utterly amazed.
They ran up to him and greeted him.
He asked them, "What are you arguing about with them?"
Someone from the crowd answered him,
"Teacher, I have brought to you my son possessed by a mute spirit.
Wherever it seizes him, it throws him down;
he foams at the mouth, grinds his teeth, and becomes rigid.
I asked your disciples to drive it out, but they were unable to do so."
He said to them in reply,
"O faithless generation, how long will I be with you?
How long will I endure you? Bring him to me."
They brought the boy to him.
And when he saw him,
the spirit immediately threw the boy into convulsions.
As he fell to the ground, he began to roll around
and foam at the mouth.
Then he questioned his father,
"How long has this been happening to him?"
He replied, "Since childhood.
It has often thrown him into fire and into water to kill him.
But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us."
Jesus said to him,
"'If you can!' Everything is possible to one who has faith."
Then the boy's father cried out, "I do believe, help my unbelief!"
Jesus, on seeing a crowd rapidly gathering,
rebuked the unclean spirit and said to it,
"Mute and deaf spirit, I command you:
come out of him and never enter him again!"
Shouting and throwing the boy into convulsions, it came out.
He became like a corpse, which caused many to say, "He is dead!"
But Jesus took him by the hand, raised him, and he stood up.
When he entered the house, his disciples asked him in private,
"Why could we not drive the spirit out?"
He said to them, "This kind can only come out through prayer."


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