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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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Mar
25
Sat
5:00 pm 5:00 pm Annual Ladies Night Out ... @ Parish Center
5:00 pm Annual Ladies Night Out ... @ Parish Center
Mar 25 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ladies Night Out “Spring Gala” sponsored by the Women of Saint Dennis will take place in the Parish Center following the Saturday, March 25, 4:00 pm Mass. We welcome guests, Heidi from Segous, a local company that assists folks downsizing, de-cluttering, moving and settling in to a new home and Tracie from Agrace Thrift Store East. Dinner will be served and, of course, bingo will be played! Cost is $14. Registration form will be in the March 12 bulletin or send your name/check made payable to Women of Saint Dennis to Mary Joyce, 4901 Gordon Avenue, Apt. B, Monona WI 53716. Deadline is March 19.  
Mar
26
Sun
8:00 am Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by KCs @ Saint Dennis School gym
Pancake Breakfast Sponsored by KCs @ Saint Dennis School gym
Mar 26 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Knights of Columbus are hosting this pancake breakfast as a fundraiser for our mission efforts in Belize. All are welcome!
Mar
31
Fri
6:30 pm 6:30 pm Friday Evening Mass @ Chapel
6:30 pm Friday Evening Mass @ Chapel
Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
A 6:30 pm Mass will be offered before 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent.
7:00 pm 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross @ Chapel
7:00 pm Stations of the Cross @ Chapel
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Stations of the Cross are offered at 7:00 pm in the chapel each Friday during Lent (not on Good Friday). You are welcome to attend the 6:30 pm Mass before Stations.
Apr
1
Sat
9:00 am 9:00 am Passion & Purpose for Ma... @ Saint Dennis Church
9:00 am Passion & Purpose for Ma... @ Saint Dennis Church
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
Dynamic Catholic presents Passion & Purpose for Marriage featuring author and speaker Dr. Allen Hunt and musical guest George Lower on April 1 from 9:00 am-1:30 pm. Discover key ingredients to a healthy and happy marriage. Tickets are $25 and available in the Parish Office.
Apr
6
Thu
12:00 pm 12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
Apr 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.
Apr
7
Fri
6:30 pm 6:30 pm Friday Evening Mass @ Chapel
6:30 pm Friday Evening Mass @ Chapel
Apr 7 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
A 6:30 pm Mass will be offered before 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent.
7:00 pm 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross @ Chapel
7:00 pm Stations of the Cross @ Chapel
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Stations of the Cross are offered at 7:00 pm in the chapel each Friday during Lent (not on Good Friday). You are welcome to attend the 6:30 pm Mass before Stations.
Apr
8
Sat
5:00 pm 5:00 pm Scrip Cards for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
5:00 pm Scrip Cards for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
Apr 8 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Scrip cards may be purchased after the 4:00 pm Mass. Cards are also sold after the Sunday Masses on April 9.
Apr
9
Sun
8:15 am 8:00 am Scrips Cards for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
8:00 am Scrips Cards for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
Apr 9 @ 8:15 am – 12:00 pm
Purchase your scrip cards after one of the morning Masses.
Apr
14
Fri
1:00 pm 1:00 pm Good Friday Service @ Church
1:00 pm Good Friday Service @ Church
Apr 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Good Friday service with adoration of the cross begins at 1:00 pm.

Daily Readings

Friday of the Third Week of Lent

Reading 1 Hos 14:2-10

Thus says the LORD:
Return, O Israel, to the LORD, your God;
you have collapsed through your guilt.
Take with you words,
and return to the LORD;
Say to him, "Forgive all iniquity,
and receive what is good, that we may render
as offerings the bullocks from our stalls.
Assyria will not save us,
nor shall we have horses to mount;
We shall say no more, 'Our god,'
to the work of our hands;
for in you the orphan finds compassion."

I will heal their defection, says the LORD,
I will love them freely;
for my wrath is turned away from them.
I will be like the dew for Israel:
he shall blossom like the lily;
He shall strike root like the Lebanon cedar,
and put forth his shoots.
His splendor shall be like the olive tree
and his fragrance like the Lebanon cedar.
Again they shall dwell in his shade
and raise grain;
They shall blossom like the vine,
and his fame shall be like the wine of Lebanon.

Ephraim! What more has he to do with idols?
I have humbled him, but I will prosper him.
"I am like a verdant cypress tree"–
Because of me you bear fruit!

Let him who is wise understand these things;
let him who is prudent know them.
Straight are the paths of the LORD,
in them the just walk,
but sinners stumble in them.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 81:6c-8a, 8bc-9, 10-11ab, 14 and 17

R. (see 11 and 9a) I am the Lord your God: hear my voice.
An unfamiliar speech I hear:
"I relieved his shoulder of the burden;
his hands were freed from the basket.
In distress you called, and I rescued you."
R. I am the Lord your God: hear my voice.
"Unseen, I answered you in thunder;
I tested you at the waters of Meribah.
Hear, my people, and I will admonish you;
O Israel, will you not hear me?"
R. I am the Lord your God: hear my voice.
"There shall be no strange god among you
nor shall you worship any alien god.
I, the LORD, am your God
who led you forth from the land of Egypt."
R. I am the Lord your God: hear my voice.
"If only my people would hear me,
and Israel walk in my ways,
I would feed them with the best of wheat,
and with honey from the rock I would fill them."
R. I am the Lord your God: hear my voice.

Verse Before the Gospel Mt 4:17

Repent, says the Lord;
the Kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Gospel Mk 12:28-34

One of the scribes came to Jesus and asked him,
"Which is the first of all the commandments?"
Jesus replied, "The first is this:
Hear, O Israel!
The Lord our God is Lord alone!
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
with all your soul,
with all your mind,
and with all your strength.

The second is this:
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
There is no other commandment greater than these."
The scribe said to him, "Well said, teacher.
You are right in saying,
He is One and there is no other than he.
And to love him with all your heart,
with all your understanding,
with all your strength,
and to love your neighbor as yourself
is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices."
And when Jesus saw that he answered with understanding,
he said to him,
"You are not far from the Kingdom of God."
And no one dared to ask him any more questions.


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