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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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Jun
21
Thu
5:00 pm 5:00 pm Flea Market and Book Ten...
5:00 pm Flea Market and Book Ten...
Jun 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Drop-off dates will be Thursday evenings from 5:00- 8:00 pm June 14, 21, 28, and July 5, 12, 19. Items can be dropped off at the north end of the school. The Flea Market items include gently-used household items such as small appliances, furniture, tools, lawn and garden utensils, sports equipment, toys, games, knick knacks, cooking wares, jewelry, etc. The Flea Market cannot take computers or accessories, clothing, paint/petroleum products, large appliances, TVs, sinks, toilets, fluorescent lighting,  or broken items. Due to storage limitations, all large items/furniture should be delivered on Friday, July 27. The Book Tent accepts both hardbacks and paperbacks in all subject areas (cookbooks, mysteries, sci-fi, comics, children’s books, history, romance, etc. ) Unfortunately, we are not able to accept textbooks, encyclopedias and pre-recorded videotapes. Thank you.
Jun
28
Thu
5:00 pm 5:00 pm Flea Market and Book Ten...
5:00 pm Flea Market and Book Ten...
Jun 28 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Drop-off dates will be Thursday evenings from 5:00- 8:00 pm June 14, 21, 28, and July 5, 12, 19. Items can be dropped off at the north end of the school. The Flea Market items include gently-used household items such as small appliances, furniture, tools, lawn and garden utensils, sports equipment, toys, games, knick knacks, cooking wares, jewelry, etc. The Flea Market cannot take computers or accessories, clothing, paint/petroleum products, large appliances, TVs, sinks, toilets, fluorescent lighting,  or broken items. Due to storage limitations, all large items/furniture should be delivered on Friday, July 27. The Book Tent accepts both hardbacks and paperbacks in all subject areas (cookbooks, mysteries, sci-fi, comics, children’s books, history, romance, etc. ) Unfortunately, we are not able to accept textbooks, encyclopedias and pre-recorded videotapes. Thank you.
Jul
5
Thu
5:00 pm 5:00 pm Flea Market and Book Ten...
5:00 pm Flea Market and Book Ten...
Jul 5 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Drop-off dates will be Thursday evenings from 5:00- 8:00 pm June 14, 21, 28, and July 5, 12, 19. Items can be dropped off at the north end of the school. The Flea Market items include gently-used household items such as small appliances, furniture, tools, lawn and garden utensils, sports equipment, toys, games, knick knacks, cooking wares, jewelry, etc. The Flea Market cannot take computers or accessories, clothing, paint/petroleum products, large appliances, TVs, sinks, toilets, fluorescent lighting,  or broken items. Due to storage limitations, all large items/furniture should be delivered on Friday, July 27. The Book Tent accepts both hardbacks and paperbacks in all subject areas (cookbooks, mysteries, sci-fi, comics, children’s books, history, romance, etc. ) Unfortunately, we are not able to accept textbooks, encyclopedias and pre-recorded videotapes. Thank you.
Jul
12
Thu
5:00 pm 5:00 pm Flea Market and Book Ten...
5:00 pm Flea Market and Book Ten...
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Drop-off dates will be Thursday evenings from 5:00- 8:00 pm June 14, 21, 28, and July 5, 12, 19. Items can be dropped off at the north end of the school. The Flea Market items include gently-used household items such as small appliances, furniture, tools, lawn and garden utensils, sports equipment, toys, games, knick knacks, cooking wares, jewelry, etc. The Flea Market cannot take computers or accessories, clothing, paint/petroleum products, large appliances, TVs, sinks, toilets, fluorescent lighting,  or broken items. Due to storage limitations, all large items/furniture should be delivered on Friday, July 27. The Book Tent accepts both hardbacks and paperbacks in all subject areas (cookbooks, mysteries, sci-fi, comics, children’s books, history, romance, etc. ) Unfortunately, we are not able to accept textbooks, encyclopedias and pre-recorded videotapes. Thank you.
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
19
Thu
5:00 pm 5:00 pm Flea Market and Book Ten...
5:00 pm Flea Market and Book Ten...
Jul 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Drop-off dates will be Thursday evenings from 5:00- 8:00 pm June 14, 21, 28, and July 5, 12, 19. Items can be dropped off at the north end of the school. The Flea Market items include gently-used household items such as small appliances, furniture, tools, lawn and garden utensils, sports equipment, toys, games, knick knacks, cooking wares, jewelry, etc. The Flea Market cannot take computers or accessories, clothing, paint/petroleum products, large appliances, TVs, sinks, toilets, fluorescent lighting,  or broken items. Due to storage limitations, all large items/furniture should be delivered on Friday, July 27. The Book Tent accepts both hardbacks and paperbacks in all subject areas (cookbooks, mysteries, sci-fi, comics, children’s books, history, romance, etc. ) Unfortunately, we are not able to accept textbooks, encyclopedias and pre-recorded videotapes. Thank you.
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.
Jul
27
Fri
5:00 pm 5:00 pm St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
5:00 pm St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
Jul 27 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm
The 62nd Annual Festival celebrates faith, family, food and fun from Friday evening, July 27, 5:00 pm through Sunday, July 29, 6:00 pm.
Jul
28
Sat
8:00 am 8:00 am St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
8:00 am St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – 11:59 pm
Our 62nd annual Festival celebrates faith, family, food and fun through Sunday, July 29 at 6:00 pm. Start your Saturday by running or walking in the Festival 5K Run/Walk or purchase items at the Book Tent and Flea Market.
Jul
29
Sun
8:00 am 11:00 am St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
11:00 am St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
Jul 29 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
This Sunday concludes our 62nd annual Festival. Masses for today are at 7:30 am in the church and 10:00 am outdoors, weather permitting. Today the games will close at 4:00 pm and the Festival will end at 6:00 pm. Enjoy the many activities on our church grounds.
10:00 am 10:00 am Outdoor Festival Mass @ Church Grounds
10:00 am Outdoor Festival Mass @ Church Grounds
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
On Festival weekend, our Masses are Saturday, July 28 at 4:00 pm and Sunday, July290 at 7:30 am and 10:00 am (outdoor). There are no 9:00 am and 10:45 am Masses on this weekend.

Daily Readings

Monday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 1 Kgs 21:1-16

Naboth the Jezreelite had a vineyard in Jezreel
next to the palace of Ahab, king of Samaria.
Ahab said to Naboth, “Give me your vineyard to be my vegetable garden,
since it is close by, next to my house.
I will give you a better vineyard in exchange, or,
if you prefer, I will give you its value in money.”
Naboth answered him, “The LORD forbid
that I should give you my ancestral heritage.”
Ahab went home disturbed and angry at the answer
Naboth the Jezreelite had made to him:
“I will not give you my ancestral heritage.”
Lying down on his bed, he turned away from food and would not eat.

His wife Jezebel came to him and said to him,
“Why are you so angry that you will not eat?”
He answered her, “Because I spoke to Naboth the Jezreelite
and said to him, ‘Sell me your vineyard, or,
if you prefer, I will give you a vineyard in exchange.’
But he refused to let me have his vineyard.”
His wife Jezebel said to him,
“A fine ruler over Israel you are indeed!
Get up.
Eat and be cheerful.
I will obtain the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite for you.”

So she wrote letters in Ahab’s name and,
having sealed them with his seal,
sent them to the elders and to the nobles
who lived in the same city with Naboth.
This is what she wrote in the letters:
“Proclaim a fast and set Naboth at the head of the people.
Next, get two scoundrels to face him
and accuse him of having cursed God and king.
Then take him out and stone him to death.”
His fellow citizens—the elders and nobles who dwelt in his city—
did as Jezebel had ordered them in writing,
through the letters she had sent them.
They proclaimed a fast and placed Naboth at the head of the people.
Two scoundrels came in and confronted him with the accusation,
“Naboth has cursed God and king.”
And they led him out of the city and stoned him to death.
Then they sent the information to Jezebel
that Naboth had been stoned to death.

When Jezebel learned that Naboth had been stoned to death,
she said to Ahab,
“Go on, take possession of the vineyard
of Naboth the Jezreelite that he refused to sell you,
because Naboth is not alive, but dead.”
On hearing that Naboth was dead, Ahab started off on his way
down to the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite,
to take possession of it.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 5:2-3ab, 4b-6a, 6b-7

R. (2b) Lord, listen to my groaning.
Hearken to my words, O LORD,
attend to my sighing.
Heed my call for help,
my king and my God!
R. Lord, listen to my groaning.
At dawn I bring my plea expectantly before you.
For you, O God, delight not in wickedness;
no evil man remains with you;
the arrogant may not stand in your sight.
R. Lord, listen to my groaning.
You hate all evildoers.
You destroy all who speak falsehood;
The bloodthirsty and the deceitful
the LORD abhors.
R. Lord, listen to my groaning.

Alleluia Ps 119:105

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
A lamp to my feet is your word,
a light to my path.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mt 5:38-42

Jesus said to his disciples:
"You have heard that it was said,
An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
But I say to you, offer no resistance to one who is evil.
When someone strikes you on your right cheek,
turn the other one to him as well.
If anyone wants to go to law with you over your tunic,
hand him your cloak as well.
Should anyone press you into service for one mile,
go with him for two miles.
Give to the one who asks of you,
and do not turn your back on one who wants to borrow."
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