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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.

Faith and Learning

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Sep
1
Thu
12:00 pm 12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
Sep 1 @ 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.
Sep
9
Fri
5:45 pm Family Movie Night @ School gym
Family Movie Night @ School gym
Sep 9 @ 5:45 pm – 9:00 pm
Family Movie Night is sponsored by Faith Formation K-3 and the Knights of Columbus.
Sep
10
Sat
4:15 pm 4:15 pm Community of the Good Sh... @ Parish Center & Gym
4:15 pm Community of the Good Sh... @ Parish Center & Gym
Sep 10 @ 4:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Community of the Good Shepherd celebrates “Strong Faith, Strong Families”. The group meets for praise and worship music, testimonies, and potluck. Family focused – bring the kids! Gather in the Parish Center to begin the evening.
Sep
12
Mon
3:45 pm Faith Formation K-8 Parent Meeting @ Church, Fellowship Hall
Faith Formation K-8 Parent Meeting @ Church, Fellowship Hall
Sep 12 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
K-8 parent meeting before classes start on September 19. Social to follow.
6:15 pm Faith Formation K-8 Parent Meeting @ Church, Fellowship Hall
Faith Formation K-8 Parent Meeting @ Church, Fellowship Hall
Sep 12 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Faith Formation K-8 parent meeting before classes begin on Monday, September 19.
Sep
17
Sat
3:45 pm Scrip Cards Available for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
Scrip Cards Available for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
Sep 17 @ 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 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.
Sep
18
Sun
8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Sep 18 @ 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.
Sep
19
Mon
3:45 pm Faith Formation K-8 Afternoon Cl... @ All campus
Faith Formation K-8 Afternoon Cl... @ All campus
Sep 19 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Faith Formation classes for grades K-8
6:15 pm Faith Formation K-8 Evening Classes @ All campus
Faith Formation K-8 Evening Classes @ All campus
Sep 19 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Faith Formation classes for grades K-8
Sep
26
Mon
3:45 pm Faith Formation K-8 Afternoon Cl... @ All campus
Faith Formation K-8 Afternoon Cl... @ All campus
Sep 26 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Faith Formation classes for grades K-8
6:15 pm Faith Formation K-8 Evening Classes @ All campus
Faith Formation K-8 Evening Classes @ All campus
Sep 26 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Faith Formation classes for grades K-8
Oct
3
Mon
3:45 pm Faith Formation K-8 Afternoon Cl... @ All campus
Faith Formation K-8 Afternoon Cl... @ All campus
Oct 3 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Faith Formation classes for grades K-8

Daily Readings

Memorial of the Passion of Saint John the Baptist

Reading 1 1 Cor 2:1-5

When I came to you, brothers and sisters,
proclaiming the mystery of God,
I did not come with sublimity of words or of wisdom.
For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you
except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
I came to you in weakness and fear and much trembling,
and my message and my proclamation
were not with persuasive words of wisdom,
but with a demonstration of spirit and power,
so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom
but on the power of God.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 119:97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102

R. (97) Lord, I love your commands.
How I love your law, O LORD!
It is my meditation all the day.
R. Lord, I love your commands.
Your command has made me wiser than my enemies,
for it is ever with me.
R. Lord, I love your commands.
I have more understanding than all my teachers
when your decrees are my meditation.
R. Lord, I love your commands.
I have more discernment than the elders,
because I observe your precepts.
R. Lord, I love your commands.
From every evil way I withhold my feet,
that I may keep your words.
R. Lord, I love your commands.
From your ordinances I turn not away,
for you have instructed me.
R. Lord, I love your commands.

Alleluia Mt 5:10

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness,
for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mk 6:17-29

Herod was the one who had John the Baptist arrested and bound in prison
on account of Herodias,
the wife of his brother Philip, whom he had married.
John had said to Herod,
“It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.”
Herodias harbored a grudge against him
and wanted to kill him but was unable to do so.
Herod feared John, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man,
and kept him in custody.
When he heard him speak he was very much perplexed,
yet he liked to listen to him.
She had an opportunity one day when Herod, on his birthday,
gave a banquet for his courtiers,
his military officers, and the leading men of Galilee.
Herodias’ own daughter came in
and performed a dance that delighted Herod and his guests.
The king said to the girl,
“Ask of me whatever you wish and I will grant it to you.”
He even swore many things to her,
“I will grant you whatever you ask of me,
even to half of my kingdom.”
She went out and said to her mother,
“What shall I ask for?”
She replied, “The head of John the Baptist.”
The girl hurried back to the king’s presence and made her request,
“I want you to give me at once
on a platter the head of John the Baptist.”
The king was deeply distressed,
but because of his oaths and the guests
he did not wish to break his word to her.
So he promptly dispatched an executioner with orders
to bring back his head.
He went off and beheaded him in the prison.
He brought in the head on a platter and gave it to the girl.
The girl in turn gave it to her mother.
When his disciples heard about it,
they came and took his body and laid it in a tomb.
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