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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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Jan
30
Mon
3:45 pm 3:45 pm Faith Formation K-8 Class @ Saint Dennis
3:45 pm Faith Formation K-8 Class @ Saint Dennis
Jan 30 @ 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.
Feb
2
Thu
12:00 pm 12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
Feb 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.
Feb
6
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 6 @ 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.
Feb
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
Feb 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.
Feb
18
Sat
3:45 pm 3:45 pm Scrip Cards Available fo... @ Fellowship Hall
3:45 pm Scrip Cards Available fo... @ Fellowship Hall
Feb 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.
Feb
19
Sun
8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Feb 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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

Memorial of Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

Reading 1 Heb 10:1-10

Brothers and sisters:
Since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come,
and not the very image of them, it can never make perfect
those who come to worship by the same sacrifices
that they offer continually each year.
Otherwise, would not the sacrifices have ceased to be offered,
since the worshipers, once cleansed, would no longer
have had any consciousness of sins?
But in those sacrifices there is only a yearly remembrance of sins,
for it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats
take away sins.
For this reason, when he came into the world, he said:

Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,
but a body you prepared for me;
in burnt offerings and sin offerings you took no delight.
Then I said, As is written of me in the scroll,
Behold, I come to do your will, O God.


First he says, Sacrifices and offerings,
burnt offerings and sin offerings,
you neither desired nor delighted in.

These are offered according to the law.
Then he says, Behold, I come to do your will.
He takes away the first to establish the second.
By this "will," we have been consecrated
through the offering of the Body of Jesus Christ once for all.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 40:2 and 4ab, 7-8a, 10, 11

R. (8a and 9a) Here am I Lord; I come to do your will.
I have waited, waited for the LORD,
and he stooped toward me.
And he put a new song into my mouth,
a hymn to our God.
R. Here am I 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 am I 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 am I Lord; I come to do your will.
Your justice I kept not hid within my heart;
your faithfulness and your salvation I have spoken of;
I have made no secret of your kindness and your truth
in the vast assembly.
R. Here am I Lord; I come to do your will.

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 Mk 3:31-35

The mother of Jesus and his brothers arrived at the house.
Standing outside, they sent word to Jesus and called him.
A crowd seated around him told him,
"Your mother and your brothers and your sisters
are outside asking for you."
But he said to them in reply,
"Who are my mother and my brothers?"
And looking around at those seated in the circle he said,
"Here are my mother and my brothers.
For whoever does the will of God
is my brother and sister and mother."
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