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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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May
25
Fri
all-day No School @ School
No School @ School
May 25 all-day
 
9:15 am 9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Parish Center
9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Parish Center
May 25 @ 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!
May
28
Mon
all-day Memorial Day
Memorial Day
May 28 – May 29 all-day
Saint Dennis will have an 8:00 am Mass in the chapel. Bishop Robert Morlino will celebrate the annual Memorial Day Mass at Resurrection Cemetery at 10:00 am. Refreshments will be served following Mass. In case of rain, Mass will be at Our Lady Queen of Peace, 405 South Owen Drive.
all-day No School @ School
No School @ School
May 28 all-day
 
May
29
Tue
6:00 pm 6:00 pm Eighth Grade Graduation ... @ Church
6:00 pm Eighth Grade Graduation ... @ Church
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
We will celebrate our Saint Dennis School eighth grade graduates at a 6:00 pm Mass. A reception for family members will follow.
Jun
3
Sun
12:00 pm 12:00pm Move Sanctuary and Fello... @ Church and Fellowship Hall
12:00pm Move Sanctuary and Fello... @ Church and Fellowship Hall
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Volunteers are needed on June 3, at noon (after Fellowship coffee and donuts) to help move the sanctuary furnishings, keyboard, music stands and sound equipment to the school gym. Parenting and ushers’ rooms and additional sound equipment need to be moved to the sixth grade classroom for summer storage. Fellowship Hall tables need to be stored in the custodian’s closet. Fellowship Hall tables need to be stored in the custodian’s closet. Fellowship Hall chairs need to be moved to the gym. Additional folding chairs need to be set up in the gym. Church hymnals need to be collected and boxed. Please bring your spare boxes. Some items will be moved using the school hallway and carts. Other items will be loaded on a trailer and driven to the school main entrance doors. Call or email Paul Stoffel. There is also a sign-up sheet in the ushers’ room.
Jun
4
Mon
8:00 am Construction in the church start... @ Church
Construction in the church start... @ Church
Jun 4 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Daily masses will be celebrated in the chapel during construction. Weekend masses will be held in the school gym.
6:30 pm 6:30 pm Caring for Alzheimer’s a... @ Parish Center
6:30 pm Caring for Alzheimer’s a... @ Parish Center
Jun 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Saint Dennis Respite Care team is offering a two-part film presentation, Caring for Someone who Has Early to Mid-Stage Alzheimer’s Disease and Caring for Someone who Has Mid to Late Stage Alzheimer’s Disease. The films define the disease and its effects. Join us for one or both films. Handouts/resources will be available and refreshments will be served.
Jun
16
Sat
5:00 pm 5:00 pm Scrip Cards for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
5:00 pm Scrip Cards for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
Jun 16 @ 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Scrip cards may be purchased after the 4:00 pm Mass on the third Saturday of the month. Cards are also sold after the Sunday Masses on the third Sunday of the month.
Jun
17
Sun
8:30 am 8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Jun 17 @ 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 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.  The rebate amounts will generate revenue for the school and parish. Please see the Scrip page for more information.
Jul
12
Thu
6:30 pm 6:30 pm Baptism Preparation Program @ Parish Center
6:30 pm Baptism Preparation Program @ Parish Center
Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We encourage you to attend the Baptismal Preparation Program before the birth of your child. To make arrangements or to register for the program, call the Parish Office at (608) 246-5124. Baptisms are immediately following the 10:45 am Mass.
Jul
15
Sun
8:30 am 8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Jul 15 @ 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 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m.  The rebate amounts will generate revenue for the school and parish. Please see the Scrip page for more information.

Daily Readings

Friday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Jas 5:9-12

Do not complain, brothers and sisters, about one another,
that you may not be judged.
Behold, the Judge is standing before the gates.
Take as an example of hardship and patience, brothers and sisters,
the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord.
Indeed we call blessed those who have persevered.
You have heard of the perseverance of Job,
and you have seen the purpose of the Lord,
because the Lord is compassionate and merciful.

But above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear,
either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath,
but let your "Yes" mean "Yes" and your "No" mean "No,"
that you may not incur condemnation.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 8-9, 11-12

R. (8a) The Lord is kind and merciful.
Bless the LORD, O my soul;
and all my being, bless his holy name.
Bless the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits.
R. The Lord is kind and merciful.
He pardons all your iniquities,
he heals all your ills.
He redeems your life from destruction,
he crowns you with kindness and compassion.
R. The Lord is kind and merciful.
Merciful and gracious is the LORD,
slow to anger and abounding in kindness.
He will not always chide,
nor does he keep his wrath forever.
R. The Lord is kind and merciful.
For as the heavens are high above the earth,
so surpassing is his kindness toward those who fear him.
As far as the east is from the west,
so far has he put our transgressions from us.
R. The Lord is kind and merciful.

Alleluia See Jn 17:17b, 17a

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Your word, O Lord, is truth;
consecrate us in the truth.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mk 10:1-12

Jesus came into the district of Judea and across the Jordan.
Again crowds gathered around him and, as was his custom,
he again taught them.
The Pharisees approached him and asked,
"Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?"
They were testing him.
He said to them in reply, "What did Moses command you?"
They replied,
"Moses permitted a husband to write a bill of divorce
and dismiss her."
But Jesus told them,
"Because of the hardness of your hearts
he wrote you this commandment.
But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother
and be joined to his wife,
and the two shall become one flesh.

So they are no longer two but one flesh.
Therefore what God has joined together,
no human being must separate."
In the house the disciples again questioned Jesus about this.
He said to them,
"Whoever divorces his wife and marries another
commits adultery against her;
and if she divorces her husband and marries another,
she commits adultery."
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Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.