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Saint Dennis is an active parish on Madison’s East Side with more than 2,300 families, a 285-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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May
26
Thu
6:30 pm 6:30 pm All-Chair Festival Meeting @ Parish Center
6:30 pm All-Chair Festival Meeting @ Parish Center
May 26 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
There will be an all-chair meeting at 6:30 pm on Thursday, May 26 in the Parish center. All activity chairs are encouraged to attend this informational evening. If anyone is interested in becoming an activity chair or co-chair with a friend, in charge of one activity, feel free to contact Jeanne Schommer or attend the all-chair meeting.
May
27
Fri
9:15 am 9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Fellowship Hall
9:15 am Scripture Study with Fat... @ Fellowship Hall
May 27 @ 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 Mass. Join us this Friday. Bring your Bibles.
May
28
Sat
5:00 pm Fellowship Saturdays @ Fellowship Halll
Fellowship Saturdays @ Fellowship Halll
May 28 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The parish invites you for snacks and beverages after Saturday evening Masses. Thanks to our parish groups who host the fellowships: Women of Saint Dennis, Knights of Columbus, Stewardship Commission and the Boy Scouts.
May
29
Sun
8:15 am Fellowship Sundays @ Fellowship Hall
Fellowship Sundays @ Fellowship Hall
May 29 @ 8:15 am – 12:15 pm
Join fellow parishioners after Sunday Masses for donuts, beverage and conversation. Sponsored by parish organizations: Women of Saint Dennis, Knights of Columbus, Stewardship Commission and the Boy Scouts.
Jun
1
Wed
8:00 am Faith Formation Registration begins
Faith Formation Registration begins
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 11:45 pm
Registration begins on Wednesday, June 1 for the 2016-2017 calendar year for Faith Formation grades K through High School. Registration deadline is Sunday, August 28.
Jun
2
Thu
12:00 pm 12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Our Day of Prayer for Vocations to the priesthood and religious life continues on the first Thursday of each month. There will be adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 12:00 p.m -7:00 p.m. Schoenstatt’s Marian Devotions will follow after which there will be Benediction. All are invited to take part during these hours.
6:30 pm 6:30 pm Baptism Preparation Program @ Parish Center
6:30 pm Baptism Preparation Program @ Parish Center
Jun 2 @ 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.
Jun
4
Sat
5:00 pm Fellowship Saturdays @ Fellowship Halll
Fellowship Saturdays @ Fellowship Halll
Jun 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The parish invites you for snacks and beverages after Saturday evening Masses. Thanks to our parish groups who host the fellowships: Women of Saint Dennis, Knights of Columbus, Stewardship Commission and the Boy Scouts.
Jun
11
Sat
4:15 pm 4:15 pm Community of the Good Sh... @ Parish Center & Gym
4:15 pm Community of the Good Sh... @ Parish Center & Gym
Jun 11 @ 4:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Community of the Good Shepherd celebrates “Strong Faith, Strong Families”. The group meets for praise and worship music, testimonies, and potluck. Family focused – bring the kids! Gather in the Parish Center to begin the evening.
5:00 pm Fellowship Saturdays @ Fellowship Hall
Fellowship Saturdays @ Fellowship Hall
Jun 11 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Join fellow parishioners after Saturday Masses for light snacks, beverage and conversation. Sponsored by parish organizations: Women of Saint Dennis, Knights of Columbus, Stewardship Commission and the Boy Scouts.
Jun
12
Sun
8:15 am Fellowship Sundays @ Fellowship Hall
Fellowship Sundays @ Fellowship Hall
Jun 12 @ 8:15 am – 12:00 pm
Join fellow parishioners after Sunday Masses for donuts, beverage and conversation. Sponsored by parish organizations: Women of Saint Dennis, Knights of Columbus, Stewardship Commission and the Boy Scouts.
Jun
19
Sun
8:30 am Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Scrip Cards for Sale @ Fellowship Hall
Jun 19 @ 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 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  The rebate amounts will generate revenue for the school and parish. Please see the Scrip page for more information.

Daily Readings

Memorial of Saint Philip Neri, Priest

Reading 1 1 Pt 2:2-5, 9-12

Beloved:
Like newborn infants, long for pure spiritual milk
so that through it you may grow into salvation,
for you have tasted that the Lord is good.
Come to him, a living stone, rejected by human beings
but chosen and precious in the sight of God,
and, like living stones,
let yourselves be built into a spiritual house
to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices
acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood,
a holy nation, a people of his own,
so that you may announce the praises
of him
who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

Once you were no people
but now you are God’s people;
you had not received mercy
but now you have received mercy.

Beloved, I urge you as aliens and sojourners
to keep away from worldly desires that wage war against the soul.
Maintain good conduct among the Gentiles,
so that if they speak of you as evildoers,
they may observe your good works
and glorify God on the day of visitation.

Responsorial Psalm PS 100:2, 3, 4, 5

R. (2c) Come with joy into the presence of the Lord.
Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
serve the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful song.
R. Come with joy into the presence of the Lord.
Know that the LORD is God;
he made us, his we are;
his people, the flock he tends.
R. Come with joy into the presence of the Lord.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
his courts with praise;
Give thanks to him;
bless his name.
R. Come with joy into the presence of the Lord.
The LORD is good:
his kindness endures forever,
and his faithfulness, to all generations.
R. Come with joy into the presence of the Lord.

Alleluia Jn 8:12

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
I am the light of the world, says the Lord;
whoever follows me will have the light of life.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mk 10:46-52

As Jesus was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a sizable crowd,
Bartimaeus, a blind man, the son of Timaeus,
sat by the roadside begging.
On hearing that it was Jesus of Nazareth,
he began to cry out and say,
“Jesus, son of David, have pity on me.”
And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent.
But he kept calling out all the more, “Son of David, have pity on me.”
Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.”
So they called the blind man, saying to him,
“Take courage; get up, Jesus is calling you.”
He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus.
Jesus said to him in reply, “What do you want me to do for you?”
The blind man replied to him, “Master, I want to see.”
Jesus told him, “Go your way; your faith has saved you.”
Immediately he received his sight
and followed him on the way.
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