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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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Sep
25
Mon
3:45 pm 3:45 pm Faith Formation Grs. K-8... @ Church, School, Parish Center
3:45 pm Faith Formation Grs. K-8... @ Church, School, Parish Center
Sep 25 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Faith Formation classes for grades K-8 meet on Mondays from 3:45-5:00 pm.
6:15 pm 6:15 pm Faith Formation Grades K... @ Church, School, Parish Center
6:15 pm Faith Formation Grades K... @ Church, School, Parish Center
Sep 25 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Faith Formation classes for grades K-8 meet on Mondays from 6:15-7:30 pm.
Sep
26
Tue
9:30 am 9:30 am MOMS Group @ Fellowship Hall
9:30 am MOMS Group @ Fellowship Hall
Sep 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Moms’ Group meets each Tuesday in Fellowship Hall during the school year. Moms with children of all ages are welcome. Childcare for children one year and older is provided. Lap babies are welcome, too.
Sep
28
Thu
6:30 pm 6:30 pm Baptism Preparation Program @ Parish Center
6:30 pm Baptism Preparation Program @ Parish Center
Sep 28 @ 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.
Sep
29
Fri
9:15 am 9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Parish Center
9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Parish Center
Sep 29 @ 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!
Sep
30
Sat
5:00 pm Fellowship Weekend @ Fellowship Hall
Fellowship Weekend @ Fellowship Hall
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join fellow parishioners for refreshments and conversation after the 4:00 pm Mass in Fellowship Hall. Thanks to our parish groups, Women of Saint Dennis, Knights of Columbus, Stewardship Commission and Boy Scouts-Troop 149, who host the fellowships on a rotating schedule.
Oct
1
Sun
8:30 am Fellowship Weekend @ Fellowship Hall
Fellowship Weekend @ Fellowship Hall
Oct 1 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Join fellow parishioners for refreshments and conversation after the Sunday morning Masses in Fellowship Hall. Thanks to our parish groups, Women of Saint Dennis, Knights of Columbus, Stewardship Commission and Boy Scouts-Troop 149, who host the fellowships on a rotating schedule.
Oct
2
Mon
3:45 pm 3:45 pm Faith Formation Grs. K-8... @ Church, School, Parish Center
3:45 pm Faith Formation Grs. K-8... @ Church, School, Parish Center
Oct 2 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Faith Formation classes for grades K-8 meet on Mondays from 3:45-5:00 pm.
6:15 pm 6:15 pm Faith Formation Grades K... @ Church, School, Parish Center
6:15 pm Faith Formation Grades K... @ Church, School, Parish Center
Oct 2 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Faith Formation classes for grades K-8 meet on Mondays from 6:15-7:30 pm.
Oct
3
Tue
9:30 am 9:30 am MOMS Group @ Fellowship Hall
9:30 am MOMS Group @ Fellowship Hall
Oct 3 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Moms’ Group meets each Tuesday in Fellowship Hall during the school year. Moms with children of all ages are welcome. Childcare for children one year and older is provided. Lap babies are welcome, too.
Oct
6
Fri
9:15 am 9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Parish Center
9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Parish Center
Oct 6 @ 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!
Oct
7
Sat
9:30 am 9:30 am Pet Blessing @ Circle drive of the church
9:30 am Pet Blessing @ Circle drive of the church
Oct 7 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
You are invited to a pet blessing on Saturday, October 7 at 9:30 am. Rain or shine. Join us on the Saturday after the Feast of Saint Francis. Meet at the circle drive behind the church. There will be a prayer service and pets will be blessed individually. All pets are welcome. Coffee, juice and cookies served too!

Daily Readings

Monday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 EzR 1:1-6

In the first year of Cyrus, king of Persia,
in order to fulfill the word of the LORD spoken by Jeremiah,
the LORD inspired King Cyrus of Persia
to issue this proclamation throughout his kingdom,
both by word of mouth and in writing:
"Thus says Cyrus, king of Persia:
'All the kingdoms of the earth
the LORD, the God of heaven, has given to me,
and he has also charged me to build him a house in Jerusalem,
which is in Judah.
Therefore, whoever among you belongs to any part of his people,
let him go up, and may his God be with him!
Let everyone who has survived, in whatever place he may have dwelt,
be assisted by the people of that place
with silver, gold, goods, and cattle,
together with free-will offerings
for the house of God in Jerusalem.'"

Then the family heads of Judah and Benjamin
and the priests and Levites–
everyone, that is, whom God had inspired to do so–
prepared to go up to build the house of the LORD in Jerusalem.
All their neighbors gave them help in every way,
with silver, gold, goods, and cattle,
and with many precious gifts
besides all their free-will offerings.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 126:1b-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6

R. (3) The Lord has done marvels for us.
When the LORD brought back the captives of Zion,
we were like men dreaming.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
and our tongue with rejoicing.
R. The Lord has done marvels for us.
Then they said among the nations,
"The LORD has done great things for them."
The LORD has done great things for us;
we are glad indeed.
R. The Lord has done marvels for us.
Restore our fortunes, O LORD,
like the torrents in the southern desert.
Those that sow in tears
shall reap rejoicing.
R. The Lord has done marvels for us.
Although they go forth weeping,
carrying the seed to be sown,
They shall come back rejoicing,
carrying their sheaves.
R. The Lord has done marvels for us.

Alleluia Mt 5:16

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Let your light shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 8:16-18

Jesus said to the crowd:
"No one who lights a lamp conceals it with a vessel
or sets it under a bed;
rather, he places it on a lampstand
so that those who enter may see the light.
For there is nothing hidden that will not become visible,
and nothing secret that will not be known and come to light.
Take care, then, how you hear.
To anyone who has, more will be given,
and from the one who has not,
even what he seems to have will be taken away."


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