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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.

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Sep
23
Sun
9:00 am 9:00 am Confirmation Preparation... @ Church and Parish Center
9:00 am Confirmation Preparation... @ Church and Parish Center
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Confirmation students and their parents attend the 9:00 am Mass followed by the first class with parents and students.
Oct
11
Thu
6:30 pm 6:30 pm Baptism Preparation Program @ Parish Center
6:30 pm Baptism Preparation Program @ Parish Center
Oct 11 @ 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.
Oct
21
Sun
8:30 am 8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Oct 21 @ 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.
Nov
1
Thu
8:45 am 8:45 am Mass for All Saints Day @ Church
8:45 am Mass for All Saints Day @ Church
Nov 1 @ 8:45 am – 9:45 am
Holy Day of Obligation morning Mass celebrated with the school children. All are welcome! Evening Mass is at 7:00 pm.
7:00 pm 7:00 pm All Saints Day Evening Mass @ Church
7:00 pm All Saints Day Evening Mass @ Church
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The evening Mass for the holy day of obligation is celebrated at 7:00 pm.
Nov
18
Sun
8:30 am 8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Nov 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 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.
Nov
22
Thu
9:00 am 9:00 am Mass for Thanksgiving @ Church
9:00 am Mass for Thanksgiving @ Church
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
We celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday by giving thanks for the many blessing we have received. Mass is celebrated at 9:00 am.
Nov
29
Thu
6:30 pm 6:30 pm Baptism Preparation Program @ Parish Center
6:30 pm Baptism Preparation Program @ Parish Center
Nov 29 @ 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.
Dec
7
Fri
5:00 pm 5:00 pm Mass for Immaculate Conc... @ Church
5:00 pm Mass for Immaculate Conc... @ Church
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
December 7 is a holy day of obligation, Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Saint Dennis Mass times are Friday at 5:00 pm and Saturday at 8:00 am.
Dec
8
Sat
8:00 am 8:00 am Mass for Immaculate Conc... @ Church
8:00 am Mass for Immaculate Conc... @ Church
Dec 8 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am
December 8 is a holy day of obligation, Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Saint Dennis Mass times are Friday at 5:00 pm and Saturday at 8:00 am.
Dec
16
Sun
8:30 am 8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Dec 16 @ 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.
Dec
24
Mon
4:00 pm 4:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass @ Church
4:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass @ Church
Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The 4:00 pm Mass is with children. All are welcome. Additional Christmas Eve Mass times are: 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm and midnight. Christmas Day Masses are 8:00 am and 10:00 am.

Daily Readings

Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Wis 2:12, 17-20

The wicked say:
Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us;
he sets himself against our doings,
reproaches us for transgressions of the law
and charges us with violations of our training.
Let us see whether his words be true;
let us find out what will happen to him.
For if the just one be the son of God, God will defend him
and deliver him from the hand of his foes.
With revilement and torture let us put the just one to the test
that we may have proof of his gentleness
and try his patience.
Let us condemn him to a shameful death;
for according to his own words, God will take care of him.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 54:3-4, 5, 6 and 8

R. (6b) The Lord upholds my life.
O God, by your name save me,
and by your might defend my cause.
O God, hear my prayer;
hearken to the words of my mouth.
R. The Lord upholds my life.
For the haughty men have risen up against me,
the ruthless seek my life;
they set not God before their eyes.
R. The Lord upholds my life.
Behold, God is my helper;
the Lord sustains my life.
Freely will I offer you sacrifice;
I will praise your name, O LORD, for its goodness.
R. The Lord upholds my life.

Reading 2 Jas 3:16—4:3

Beloved:
Where jealousy and selfish ambition exist,
there is disorder and every foul practice.
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure,
then peaceable, gentle, compliant,
full of mercy and good fruits,
without inconstancy or insincerity.
And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace
for those who cultivate peace.

Where do the wars
and where do the conflicts among you come from?
Is it not from your passions
that make war within your members?
You covet but do not possess.
You kill and envy but you cannot obtain;
you fight and wage war.
You do not possess because you do not ask.
You ask but do not receive,
because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.

Alleluia Cf. 2 Thes 2:14

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
God has called us through the Gospel
to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mk 9:30-37

Jesus and his disciples left from there and began a journey through Galilee,
but he did not wish anyone to know about it.
He was teaching his disciples and telling them,
“The Son of Man is to be handed over to men
and they will kill him,
and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise.”
But they did not understand the saying,
and they were afraid to question him.

They came to Capernaum and, once inside the house,
he began to ask them,
“What were you arguing about on the way?”
But they remained silent.
They had been discussing among themselves on the way
who was the greatest.
Then he sat down, called the Twelve, and said to them,
“If anyone wishes to be first,
he shall be the last of all and the servant of all.”
Taking a child, he placed it in their midst,
and putting his arms around it, he said to them,
“Whoever receives one child such as this in my name, receives me;
and whoever receives me,
receives not me but the One who sent me.”
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