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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.

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Feb
27
Mon
3:45 pm 3:45 pm Faith Formation K-8 Class @ Saint Dennis
3:45 pm Faith Formation K-8 Class @ Saint Dennis
Feb 27 @ 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Faith Formation classes are held on Mondays. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1. Families are invited to a soup supper and the service. There is no class on March 6 due to the Lenten Mission. Fifth and eighth grade students only have class on Monday, March 20 for the ACRE testing and pizza.
6:15 pm 6:15 pm Faith Formation K-8 Class @ Saint Dennis
6:15 pm Faith Formation K-8 Class @ Saint Dennis
Feb 27 @ 6:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Faith Formation classes are held on Mondays. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1. Families are invited to a soup supper and the service. There is no class on March 6 due to the Lenten Mission. Fifth and eighth grade students only have class on Monday, March 20 for the ACRE testing and pizza.
Mar
1
Wed
8:45 am 8:45 am Ash Wednesday Mass @ Church
8:45 am Ash Wednesday Mass @ Church
Mar 1 @ 8:45 am – 9:45 am
Ash Wednesday Mass is celebrated at 8:45 am with the school children. All are welcome. Ashes will also be distributed as part of the liturgy. There is also an evening Mass at 7:00 pm.
7:00 pm 7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Evening Mass @ Church
7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Evening Mass @ Church
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Ash Wednesday evening Mass will be celebrated at 7:00 pm. Ashes will be distributed as part of this liturgy.
Mar
2
Thu
12:00 pm 12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
Mar 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.
Mar
3
Fri
6:30 pm 6:30 pm Friday Evening Mass @ Chapel
6:30 pm Friday Evening Mass @ Chapel
Mar 3 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
A 6:30 pm Mass will be offered before 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent.
7:00 pm 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross @ Chapel
7:00 pm Stations of the Cross @ Chapel
Mar 3 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Stations of the Cross are offered at 7:00 pm in the chapel each Friday during Lent (not on Good Friday). You are welcome to attend the 6:30 pm Mass before Stations.
Mar
4
Sat
6:00 pm 6:00 pm Saint Dennis Trivia Knight @ Saint Dennis School Gym
6:00 pm Saint Dennis Trivia Knight @ Saint Dennis School Gym
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Join the fun and excitement of one of Madison’s biggest events of the year! Doors open at 6:00 pm and the game starts at 7:00 pm. For info and to register go to: https://www.facebook.com/St.Dennis.Trivia.Knight/
Mar
5
Sun
6:30 pm 6:30 pm Parish Lenten Mission @ Church
6:30 pm Parish Lenten Mission @ Church
Mar 5 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us on Sunday, March 5 and/or Monday, March 6 from 6:30-7:30 pm for our annual Lenten Mission. Our evenings will be filled with prayer, reflection, music, and of course, refreshments. Enter more fully into Lent with our parish community as we explore the topics of self-care, prayer, community, sharing the faith and letting go, letting God. Come one or both evenings. Childcare is available. Contact Christi Stutz at: extendedcare@st-dennisschool.org ahead of time.
Mar
6
Mon
6:30 pm 6:30 pm Parish Lenten Mission @ Church
6:30 pm Parish Lenten Mission @ Church
Mar 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us on Sunday, March 5 and/or Monday, March 6 from 6:30-7:30 pm for our annual Lenten Mission. Our evenings will be filled with prayer, reflection, music, and of course, refreshments. Enter more fully into Lent with our parish community as we explore the topics of self-care, prayer, community, sharing the faith and letting go, letting God. Come one or both evenings. Childcare is available. Contact Christi Stutz at: extendedcare@st-dennisschool.org ahead of time.
Mar
10
Fri
6:30 pm 6:30 pm Friday Evening Mass @ Chapel
6:30 pm Friday Evening Mass @ Chapel
Mar 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
A 6:30 pm Mass will be offered before 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross on Fridays during Lent.
7:00 pm 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross @ Chapel
7:00 pm Stations of the Cross @ Chapel
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 7:45 pm
Stations of the Cross are offered at 7:00 pm in the chapel each Friday during Lent (not on Good Friday). You are welcome to attend the 6:30 pm Mass before Stations.

Daily Readings

Friday of the Seventh Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 Sir 6:5-17

A kind mouth multiplies friends and appeases enemies,
and gracious lips prompt friendly greetings.
Let your acquaintances be many,
but one in a thousand your confidant.
When you gain a friend, first test him,
and be not too ready to trust him.
For one sort is a friend when it suits him,
but he will not be with you in time of distress.
Another is a friend who becomes an enemy,
and tells of the quarrel to your shame.
Another is a friend, a boon companion,
who will not be with you when sorrow comes.
When things go well, he is your other self,
and lords it over your servants;
But if you are brought low, he turns against you
and avoids meeting you.
Keep away from your enemies;
be on your guard with your friends.
A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter;
he who finds one finds a treasure.
A faithful friend is beyond price,
no sum can balance his worth.
A faithful friend is a life-saving remedy,
such as he who fears God finds;
For he who fears God behaves accordingly,
and his friend will be like himself.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 119:12, 16, 18, 27, 34, 35

R. (35a) Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.
Blessed are you, O LORD;
teach me your statutes.
R. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.
In your statutes I will delight;
I will not forget your words.
R. Guide me, Lord, in the way of your commands.
Open my eyes, that I may consider
the wonders of your law.
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.
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.

Alleluia Jn 17:17b, 17a

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Your word, O Lord, is truth;
consecrate us in the truth.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mk 10:1-12

Jesus came into the district of Judea and across the Jordan.
Again crowds gathered around him and, as was his custom,
he again taught them.
The Pharisees approached him and asked,
"Is it lawful for a husband to divorce his wife?"
They were testing him.
He said to them in reply, "What did Moses command you?"
They replied,
"Moses permitted a husband to write a bill of divorce
and dismiss her."
But Jesus told them,
"Because of the hardness of your hearts
he wrote you this commandment.
But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female.
For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother
and be joined to his wife,
and the two shall become one flesh.
So they are no longer two but one flesh.
Therefore what God has joined together,
no human being must separate."
In the house the disciples again questioned Jesus about this.
He said to them,
"Whoever divorces his wife and marries another
commits adultery against her;
and if she divorces her husband and marries another,
she commits adultery."
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