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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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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.
6:00 pm 6:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass @ Church
6:00 pm Christmas Eve Mass @ Church
Dec 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Masses on Christmas Eve are at 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, 8:00 pm and midnight. Christmas Day Masses are 8:00 am and 10:00 am.

Daily Readings

Tuesday of the Twenty-fifth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Prv 21:1-6, 10-13

Like a stream is the king's heart in the hand of the LORD;
wherever it pleases him, he directs it.

All the ways of a man may be right in his own eyes,
but it is the LORD who proves hearts.

To do what is right and just
is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.

Haughty eyes and a proud heart–
the tillage of the wicked is sin.

The plans of the diligent are sure of profit,
but all rash haste leads certainly to poverty.

Whoever makes a fortune by a lying tongue
is chasing a bubble over deadly snares.

The soul of the wicked man desires evil;
his neighbor finds no pity in his eyes.

When the arrogant man is punished, the simple are the wiser;
when the wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge.

The just man appraises the house of the wicked:
there is one who brings down the wicked to ruin.

He who shuts his ear to the cry of the poor
will himself also call and not be heard.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 119:1, 27, 30, 34, 35, 44

R. (35) Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.
Blessed are they whose way is blameless,
who walk in the law of the LORD.
R. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.
Make me understand the way of your precepts,
and I will meditate on your wondrous deeds.
R. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.
The way of truth I have chosen;
I have set your ordinances before me.
R. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.
Give me discernment, that I may observe your law
and keep it with all my heart.
R. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.
Lead me in the path of your commands,
for in it I delight.
R. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.
And I will keep your law continually,
forever and ever.
R. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.

Alleluia Lk 11:28

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Blessed are those who hear the word of God
and observe it.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Lk 8:19-21

The mother of Jesus and his brothers came to him
but were unable to join him because of the crowd.
He was told, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside
and they wish to see you."
He said to them in reply, "My mother and my brothers
are those who hear the word of God and act on it."
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