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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
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.
Jul
21
Sat
5:00 pm 5:00 pm Scrip Cards for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
5:00 pm Scrip Cards for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
Jul 21 @ 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.
Aug
18
Sat
5:00 pm 5:00 pm Scrip Cards for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
5:00 pm Scrip Cards for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
Aug 18 @ 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.

Daily Readings

Monday of the Eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 1 Pt 1:3-9

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading,
kept in heaven for you
who by the power of God are safeguarded through faith,
to a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the final time.
In this you rejoice, although now for a little while
you may have to suffer through various trials,
so that the genuineness of your faith,
more precious than gold that is perishable even though tested by fire,
may prove to be for praise, glory, and honor
at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
Although you have not seen him you love him;
even though you do not see him now yet you believe in him,
you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy,
as you attain the goal of faith, the salvation of your souls.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 111:1-2, 5-6, 9 and 10c

R. (5) The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.
or:
R. Alleluia.
I will give thanks to the LORD with all my heart
in the company and assembly of the just.
Great are the works of the LORD,
exquisite in all their delights.
R. The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.
or:
R. Alleluia.
He has given food to those who fear him;
he will forever be mindful of his covenant.
He has made known to his people the power of his works,
giving them the inheritance of the nations.
R. The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.
or:
R. Alleluia.
He has sent deliverance to his people;
he has ratified his covenant forever;
holy and awesome is his name.
His praise endures forever.
R. The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.
or:
R. Alleluia.

Alleluia 2 Cor 8:9

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Jesus Christ became poor although he was rich,
so that by his poverty you might become rich.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mk 10:17-27

As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up,
knelt down before him, and asked him,
"Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?"
Jesus answered him, "Why do you call me good?
No one is good but God alone.
You know the commandments: You shall not kill;
you shall not commit adultery;
you shall not steal;
you shall not bear false witness;
you shall not defraud;
honor your father and your mother."

He replied and said to him,
"Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth."
Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him,
"You are lacking in one thing.
Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor
and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me."
At that statement, his face fell,
and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.

Jesus looked around and said to his disciples,
"How hard it is for those who have wealth
to enter the Kingdom of God!"
The disciples were amazed at his words.
So Jesus again said to them in reply,
"Children, how hard it is to enter the Kingdom of God!
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle
than for one who is rich to enter the Kingdom of God."
They were exceedingly astonished and said among themselves,
"Then who can be saved?"
Jesus looked at them and said,
"For men it is impossible, but not for God.
All things are possible for God."
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