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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

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Jan
19
Fri
9:15 am 9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Parish Center
9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Parish Center
Jan 19 @ 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!
Jan
20
Sat
5:00 pm 5:00 pm Scrip Cards for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
5:00 pm Scrip Cards for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
Jan 20 @ 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.
Jan
21
Sun
8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Jan 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.
9:00 am 9:00 am RCIA-Rite of Christian I... @ Church and Library
9:00 am RCIA-Rite of Christian I... @ Church and Library
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Are you interested in knowing about the Catholic faith? Never been confirmed? Baptized in another faith but want to become Catholic? Plan to attend the 9:00 am liturgy on Sunday morning and the following RCIA group sessions immediately after the liturgy. Contact Sister Mary Therese at (608) 246-5124 or mdolan@stdennisparish.org
Jan
22
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
Jan 22 @ 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
Jan 22 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Faith Formation classes for grades K-8 meet on Mondays from 6:15-7:30 pm.
Jan
23
Tue
9:30 am 9:30 am MOMS Group @ Fellowship Hall
9:30 am MOMS Group @ Fellowship Hall
Jan 23 @ 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.
Jan
26
Fri
9:15 am 9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Parish Center
9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Parish Center
Jan 26 @ 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!
Jan
28
Sun
9:00 am 9:00 am High School Confirmation... @ Church and Parish Center
9:00 am High School Confirmation... @ Church and Parish Center
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Faith Formation High School/Confirmation students attend the 9:00 am mass followed by class in the Parish Center. In addition: two sponsor meetings outside of class using the Sponsor Book. Seven hours of service at Saint Dennis. All service hours must be approved and completed at Saint Dennis Parish.
9:00 am 9:00 am RCIA-Rite of Christian I... @ Church and Library
9:00 am RCIA-Rite of Christian I... @ Church and Library
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Are you interested in knowing about the Catholic faith? Never been confirmed? Baptized in another faith but want to become Catholic? Plan to attend the 9:00 am liturgy on Sunday morning and the following RCIA group sessions immediately after the liturgy. Contact Sister Mary Therese at (608) 246-5124 or mdolan@stdennisparish.org
Jan
29
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
Jan 29 @ 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
Jan 29 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Faith Formation classes for grades K-8 meet on Mondays from 6:15-7:30 pm.

Daily Readings

Thursday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 1 Sm 18:6-9; 19:1-7

When David and Saul approached
(on David's return after slaying the Philistine),
women came out from each of the cities of Israel to meet King Saul,
singing and dancing, with tambourines, joyful songs, and sistrums.
The women played and sang:

"Saul has slain his thousands,
and David his ten thousands."

Saul was very angry and resentful of the song, for he thought:
"They give David ten thousands, but only thousands to me.
All that remains for him is the kingship."
And from that day on, Saul was jealous of David.

Saul discussed his intention of killing David
with his son Jonathan and with all his servants.
But Saul's son Jonathan, who was very fond of David, told him:
"My father Saul is trying to kill you.
Therefore, please be on your guard tomorrow morning;
get out of sight and remain in hiding.
I, however, will go out and stand beside my father
in the countryside where you are, and will speak to him about you.
If I learn anything, I will let you know."

Jonathan then spoke well of David to his father Saul, saying to him:
"Let not your majesty sin against his servant David,
for he has committed no offense against you,
but has helped you very much by his deeds.
When he took his life in his hands and slew the Philistine,
and the LORD brought about a great victory
for all Israel through him,
you were glad to see it.
Why, then, should you become guilty of shedding innocent blood
by killing David without cause?"
Saul heeded Jonathan's plea and swore,
"As the LORD lives, he shall not be killed."
So Jonathan summoned David and repeated the whole conversation to him.
Jonathan then brought David to Saul, and David served him as before.

Responsorial Psalm ps 56:2-3, 9-10a, 10b-11, 12-13

R. (5b) In God I trust; I shall not fear.
Have mercy on me, O God, for men trample upon me;
all the day they press their attack against me.
My adversaries trample upon me all the day;
yes, many fight against me.
R. In God I trust; I shall not fear.
My wanderings you have counted;
my tears are stored in your flask;
are they not recorded in your book?
Then do my enemies turn back,
when I call upon you.
R. In God I trust; I shall not fear.
Now I know that God is with me.
In God, in whose promise I glory,
in God I trust without fear;
what can flesh do against me?
R. In God I trust; I shall not fear.
I am bound, O God, by vows to you;
your thank offerings I will fulfill.
For you have rescued me from death,
my feet, too, from stumbling;
that I may walk before God in the light of the living.
R. In God I trust; I shall not fear.

Alleluia See 2 Tm 1:10

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Our Savior Jesus Christ has destroyed death
and brought life to light through the Gospel.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mk 3:7-12

Jesus withdrew toward the sea with his disciples.
A large number of people followed from Galilee and from Judea.
Hearing what he was doing,
a large number of people came to him also from Jerusalem,
from Idumea, from beyond the Jordan,
and from the neighborhood of Tyre and Sidon.
He told his disciples to have a boat ready for him because of the crowd,
so that they would not crush him.
He had cured many and, as a result, those who had diseases
were pressing upon him to touch him.
And whenever unclean spirits saw him they would fall down before him
and shout, "You are the Son of God."
He warned them sternly not to make him known.

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