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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.

Faith and Learning

Faith & Learning

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Oct
24
Tue
9:30 am 9:30 am MOMS Group @ Fellowship Hall
9:30 am MOMS Group @ Fellowship Hall
Oct 24 @ 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.
Oct
27
Fri
9:15 am 9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Parish Center
9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Parish Center
Oct 27 @ 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!
Oct
28
Sat
5:00 pm Fellowship Weekend @ Fellowship Hall
Fellowship Weekend @ Fellowship Hall
Oct 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join fellow parishioners for refreshments and conversation after the 4:00 pm Mass in Fellowship Hall. Thanks to our parish groups, Women of Saint Dennis, Knights of Columbus, Stewardship Commission and Boy Scouts-Troop 149, who host the fellowships on a rotating schedule.
Oct
29
Sun
8:30 am Fellowship Weekend @ Fellowship Hall
Fellowship Weekend @ Fellowship Hall
Oct 29 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join fellow parishioners for refreshments and conversation after the Sunday morning Masses in Fellowship Hall. Thanks to our parish groups, Women of Saint Dennis, Knights of Columbus, Stewardship Commission and Boy Scouts-Troop 149, who host the fellowships on a rotating schedule.
9:00 am 9:00 am Confirmation Preparation... @ Church and Parish Center
9:00 am Confirmation Preparation... @ Church and Parish Center
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Faith Formation High School/Confirmation students attend the 9:00 am mass followed by class in the Parish Center. In addition: two sponsor meetings outside of class using the Sponsor Book. Seven hours of service at Saint Dennis. All service hours must be approved and completed at Saint Dennis Parish.
Oct
30
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
Oct 30 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Faith Formation classes for grades K-8 meet on Mondays from 3:45-5:00 pm.
Oct
31
Tue
9:30 am 9:30 am MOMS Group @ Fellowship Hall
9:30 am MOMS Group @ Fellowship Hall
Oct 31 @ 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.
Nov
3
Fri
9:15 am 9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Parish Center
9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Parish Center
Nov 3 @ 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!
Nov
4
Sat
5:00 pm Fellowship Weekend @ Fellowship Hall
Fellowship Weekend @ Fellowship Hall
Nov 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join fellow parishioners for refreshments and conversation after the 4:00 pm Mass in Fellowship Hall. Thanks to our parish groups, Women of Saint Dennis, Knights of Columbus, Stewardship Commission and Boy Scouts-Troop 149, who host the fellowships on a rotating schedule.
Nov
5
Sun
8:30 am Fellowship Weekend @ Fellowship Hall
Fellowship Weekend @ Fellowship Hall
Nov 5 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join fellow parishioners for refreshments and conversation after the Sunday morning Masses in Fellowship Hall. Thanks to our parish groups, Women of Saint Dennis, Knights of Columbus, Stewardship Commission and Boy Scouts-Troop 149, who host the fellowships on a rotating schedule.
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
Nov 5 @ 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
6:00 pm 6:00 pm Parish Mission: The Chur... @ Church
6:00 pm Parish Mission: The Chur... @ Church
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
On Sunday, November 5 from 6:00-8:00 pm we welcome Dr. Robert Enright of the UW-Madison and founder of the Forgiveness Institute. Time magazine has referred to Dr. Enright and his research as “the trailblazer of forgiveness.” Check out his website at www.internationalforgiveness.com . Child care will be available. Call the parish office, (608) 246-5124, to let us know how many children. Refreshments will round out the evening.

Daily Readings

Tuesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Rom 5:12, 15b, 17-19, 20b-21

Brothers and sisters:
Through one man sin entered the world,
and through sin, death,
and thus death came to all men, inasmuch as all sinned.

If by that one person's transgression the many died,
how much more did the grace of God
and the gracious gift of the one man Jesus Christ
overflow for the many.
For if, by the transgression of the one,
death came to reign through that one,
how much more will those who receive the abundance of grace
and the gift of justification
come to reign in life through the one Jesus Christ.
In conclusion, just as through one transgression
condemnation came upon all,
so, through one righteous act
acquittal and life came to all.
For just as through the disobedience of one man
the many were made sinners,
so, through the obedience of the one
the many will be made righteous.
Where sin increased, grace overflowed all the more,
so that, as sin reigned in death,
grace also might reign through justification
for eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 40:7-8a, 8b-9, 10, 17

R. (8a and 9a) Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.
Sacrifice or oblation you wished not,
but ears open to obedience you gave me.
Burnt offerings or sin offerings you sought not;
then said I, "Behold I come."
R. Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.
"In the written scroll it is prescribed for me,
To do your will, O my God, is my delight,
and your law is within my heart!"
R. Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.
I announced your justice in the vast assembly;
I did not restrain my lips, as you, O LORD, know.
R. Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.
May all who seek you
exult and be glad in you,
And may those who love your salvation
say ever, "The LORD be glorified."
R. Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.

Alleluia Lk 21:36

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Be vigilant at all times and pray
that you may have the strength to stand before the Son of Man.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 12:35-38

Jesus said to his disciples:
"Gird your loins and light your lamps
and be like servants who await their master's return from a wedding,
ready to open immediately when he comes and knocks.
Blessed are those servants
whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival.
Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself,
have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them.
And should he come in the second or third watch
and find them prepared in this way,
blessed are those servants."
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