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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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Apr
29
Sat
3:30 pm 3:30 pm St. Vincent de Paul Spri... @ Church parking lot
3:30 pm St. Vincent de Paul Spri... @ Church parking lot
Apr 29 @ 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
The Saint Dennis Conference of Saint Vincent de Paul will be holding its Spring Bundle Sunday on April 29 and 30 before all the Masses. They will be handing out plastic bags for your donations on the weekend of April 22 and 23. Fill your bags and return them to the truck in the back parking lot of church on April 29 and 30 when you come to Mass. Volunteers will help load your bags. Thank you all for your generosity!
Apr
30
Sun
7:00 am Spring Bundle Sunday @ Church parking lot
Spring Bundle Sunday @ Church parking lot
Apr 30 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am
The Saint Dennis Conference of Saint Vincent de Paul will be holding its Spring Bundle Sunday on April 29 and 30 before all the Masses. They will be handing out plastic bags for your donations on the weekend of April 22 and 23. Fill your bags and return them to the truck in the back parking lot of church on April 29 and 30 when you come to Mass. Volunteers will help load your bags. Thank you all for your generosity!
10:00 am 10:00 am Breakfast for New Paris... @ Parish Center
10:00 am Breakfast for New Paris... @ Parish Center
Apr 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Plan to join the Stewardship Commission for a Welcoming Breakfast for New Parishioners on Sunday, April 30 immediately following the 9:00 am Mass. Whether you have been at Saint Dennis for a week, a year (or longer), we hope you and your family make plans to gather with us for a casual breakfast and an opportunity to learn a little bit more about the Saint Dennis community and one another. To make sure we have breakfast for all, please email Kathy Markeland or call the parish office by Monday, April 24 to let us know that you plan to join us.
May
3
Wed
6:30 pm 6:30 pm Bishop Barron’s “Euchari... @ Parish Center
6:30 pm Bishop Barron’s “Euchari... @ Parish Center
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This video presentation and discussion will be presented on April 19, May 3, and May 10 from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Parish Center. Registration not necessary. Questions: contact Sister Mary Therese at (608) 246-5124.
May
4
Thu
12:00 pm 12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
May 4 @ 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.
May
6
Sat
9:30 am 9:30 am Practice for First Commu... @ Church
9:30 am Practice for First Commu... @ Church
May 6 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Children participating in the liturgy for the Sacrament of First Eucharist on Sunday, May 7 at 12:30 pm are to attend practice at 9:30 am on May 6.
5:00 pm 5:00 pm America’s Best Flowers G... @ Fellowship Hall
5:00 pm America’s Best Flowers G... @ Fellowship Hall
May 6 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Saint Dennis Athletics will be selling America’s Best Flowers gift cards after Masses on the weekends of April 1 and 2 and May 6 and 7, just in time for Easter and Mother’s Day. Saint Dennis Athletics profits 25% on each card purchased. Athletic equipment, uniforms and field maintenance equipment will be purchased.
6:00 pm 6:00 pm Date Night Candlelight D... @ Parish Center
6:00 pm Date Night Candlelight D... @ Parish Center
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
You and your spouse are invited to a candlelight dinner on Saturday, May 6 at Saint Dennis at 6:00 pm. Madison’s Worldwide Marriage Encounter Community wishes to give this as a gift to enrich your marriage, so the cost is free. However, donations are welcome. Babysitting is available. For reservations, contact Jo and Jamie Browning at (262) 271-6794 or justjo481@gmail.com.
May
7
Sun
8:30 am After Masses – America’s Best Fl... @ Fellowship Hall
After Masses – America’s Best Fl... @ Fellowship Hall
May 7 @ 8:30 am – 12:15 pm
Saint Dennis Athletics will be selling America’s Best Flowers gift cards after Masses on the weekends of April 1 and 2 and May 6 and 7, just in time for Easter and Mother’s Day. Saint Dennis Athletics profits 25% on each card purchased. Athletic equipment, uniforms and field maintenance equipment will be purchased.
12:30 pm 12:30 pm Mass for First Communic... @ Church
12:30 pm Mass for First Communic... @ Church
May 7 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Children of the parish will be receiving their First Eucharist at the group celebration Mass of First Communion today, May 7 at 12:30 pm.
May
10
Wed
6:30 pm 6:30 pm Bishop Barron’s “Euchari... @ Parish Center
6:30 pm Bishop Barron’s “Euchari... @ Parish Center
May 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
This video presentation and discussion will be presented on April 19, May 3, and May 10 from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Parish Center. Registration not necessary. Questions: contact Sister Mary Therese at (608) 246-5124.
May
20
Sat
3:45 pm 3:45 pm Scrip Cards Available fo... @ Fellowship Hall
3:45 pm Scrip Cards Available fo... @ Fellowship Hall
May 20 @ 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.

Daily Readings

Monday of the Second Week of Easter

Reading 1 Acts 4:23-31

After their release Peter and John went back to their own people
and reported what the chief priests and elders had told them.
And when they heard it,
they raised their voices to God with one accord
and said, "Sovereign Lord, maker of heaven and earth
and the sea and all that is in them,
you said by the Holy Spirit
through the mouth of our father David, your servant:

Why did the Gentiles rage
and the peoples entertain folly?
The kings of the earth took their stand
and the princes gathered together
against the Lord and against his anointed.


Indeed they gathered in this city
against your holy servant Jesus whom you anointed,
Herod and Pontius Pilate,
together with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel,
to do what your hand and your will
had long ago planned to take place.
And now, Lord, take note of their threats,
and enable your servants to speak your word
with all boldness, as you stretch forth your hand to heal,
and signs and wonders are done
through the name of your holy servant Jesus."
As they prayed, the place where they were gathered shook,
and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
and continued to speak the word of God with boldness.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 2:1-3, 4-7a, 7b-9

R. (see 11d) Blessed are all who take refuge in the Lord.
or:
R. Alleluia.
Why do the nations rage
and the peoples utter folly?
The kings of the earth rise up,
and the princes conspire together
against the LORD and against his anointed:
"Let us break their fetters
and cast their bonds from us!"
R. Blessed are all who take refuge in the Lord.
or:
R. Alleluia.
He who is throned in heaven laughs;
the LORD derides them.
Then in anger he speaks to them;
he terrifies them in his wrath:
"I myself have set up my king
on Zion, my holy mountain."
I will proclaim the decree of the LORD.
R. Blessed are all who take refuge in the Lord.
or:
R. Alleluia.
The LORD said to me, "You are my Son;
this day I have begotten you.
Ask of me and I will give you
the nations for an inheritance
and the ends of the earth for your possession.
You shall rule them with an iron rod;
you shall shatter them like an earthen dish."
R. Blessed are all who take refuge in the Lord.
or:
R. Alleluia.

Alleluia Col 3:1

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
If then you were raised with Christ,
seek what is above,
where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Jn 3:1-8

There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews.
He came to Jesus at night and said to him,
"Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God,
for no one can do these signs that you are doing
unless God is with him."
Jesus answered and said to him,
"Amen, amen, I say to you,
unless one is born from above, he cannot see the Kingdom of God."
Nicodemus said to him,
"How can a man once grown old be born again?
Surely he cannot reenter his mother's womb and be born again, can he?"
Jesus answered,
"Amen, amen, I say to you,
unless one is born of water and Spirit
he cannot enter the Kingdom of God.
What is born of flesh is flesh
and what is born of spirit is spirit.
Do not be amazed that I told you,
'You must be born from above.'
The wind blows where it wills,
and you can hear the sound it makes,
but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes;
so it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit."


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