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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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Jul
26
Tue
6:00 pm 6:00 pm Festival Construction Se... @ Playground area behind the school
6:00 pm Festival Construction Se... @ Playground area behind the school
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Festival construction set-up will begin Tuesday, July 26 at 6:00 pm.
Jul
27
Wed
6:00 pm 6:00 pm Festival Construction Se... @ Playground area behind the school
6:00 pm Festival Construction Se... @ Playground area behind the school
Jul 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Festival construction set-up will begin Tuesday, July 26 at 6:00 pm.
Jul
28
Thu
6:00 pm 6:00 pm Festival Construction Se... @ Playground area behind the school
6:00 pm Festival Construction Se... @ Playground area behind the school
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Festival construction set-up will begin Tuesday, July 26 at 6:00 pm.
Jul
29
Fri
5:00 pm St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm – 11:59 pm
The 60th Annual Festival celebrates faith, family, food and fun from Friday evening, July 29, 5:00 pm through Sunday, July 31, 7:00 pm.
Jul
30
Sat
8:00 am St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
Jul 30 @ 8:00 am – 11:59 pm
Our 60th annual Festival celebrates faith, family, food and fun from Friday evening through Sunday, July 31 at 7:00 pm.
Jul
31
Sun
8:00 am St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
St. Dennis Festival @ Parish grounds
Jul 31 @ 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
This Sunday concludes our 60th annual Festival.
Aug
1
Mon
9:00 am 9:00 am Festival Clean-up @ Parish Grounds
9:00 am Festival Clean-up @ Parish Grounds
Aug 1 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
While pre-Festival planning requires much work, clean-up on Monday, August 1, is in great need as well.  Call Dave Dwyer at 222-8133 if you can help or just show up on Monday, August 1, if you have a few hours to help us.
Aug
4
Thu
12:00 pm 12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
12:00 pm Prayer for Vocations @ Chapel
Aug 4 @ 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.
Aug
13
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
Aug 13 @ 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.
Aug
20
Sat
3:45 pm Scrip Cards Available for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
Scrip Cards Available for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
Aug 20 @ 3:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Scrip is sold in Fellowship Hall before and after the 4:00 pm Mass on the third Saturday of the month (and on the third Sunday after Masses). Scrip is also available in the parish office on Wednesdays from 8:45 am-4:00 pm and in the school office on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday when school is in session. The rebate amounts will generate revenue for the school and parish. Please see the Scrip page for more information.
5:00 pm Fellowship Saturdays @ Fellowship Hall
Fellowship Saturdays @ Fellowship Hall
Aug 20 @ 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.
Aug
21
Sun
8:15 am Fellowship Sundays @ Fellowship Hall
Fellowship Sundays @ Fellowship Hall
Aug 21 @ 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.

Daily Readings

Feast of Saint James, Apostle

Reading 1 2 Cor 4:7-15

Brothers and sisters:
We hold this treasure in earthen vessels,
that the surpassing power may be of God and not from us.
We are afflicted in every way, but not constrained;
perplexed, but not driven to despair;
persecuted, but not abandoned;
struck down, but not destroyed;
always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus,
so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our body.
For we who live are constantly being given up to death
for the sake of Jesus,
so that the life of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.

So death is at work in us, but life in you.
Since, then, we have the same spirit of faith,
according to what is written, I believed, therefore I spoke,
we too believe and therefore speak,
knowing that the one who raised the Lord Jesus
will raise us also with Jesus
and place us with you in his presence.
Everything indeed is for you,
so that the grace bestowed in abundance on more and more people
may cause the thanksgiving to overflow for the glory of God.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 126:1bc-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6

R. (5) Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing.
When the LORD brought back the captives of Zion,
we were like men dreaming.
Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
and our tongue with rejoicing.
R. Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing.
Then they said among the nations,
“The LORD has done great things for them.”
The LORD has done great things for us;
we are glad indeed.
R. Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing.
Restore our fortunes, O LORD,
like the torrents in the southern desert.
Those that sow in tears
shall reap rejoicing.
R. Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing.
Although they go forth weeping,
carrying the seed to be sown,
They shall come back rejoicing,
carrying their sheaves.
R. Those who sow in tears shall reap rejoicing.

Alleluia See Jn 15:16

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
I chose you from the world,
to go and bear fruit that will last, says the Lord.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mt 20:20-28

The mother of the sons of Zebedee approached Jesus with her sons
and did him homage, wishing to ask him for something.
He said to her,
“What do you wish?”
She answered him,
“Command that these two sons of mine sit,
one at your right and the other at your left, in your Kingdom.”
Jesus said in reply,
“You do not know what you are asking.
Can you drink the chalice that I am going to drink?”
They said to him, “We can.”
He replied,
“My chalice you will indeed drink,
but to sit at my right and at my left, this is not mine to give
but is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.”
When the ten heard this,
they became indignant at the two brothers.
But Jesus summoned them and said,
“You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them,
and the great ones make their authority over them felt.
But it shall not be so among you.
Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant;
whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave.
Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served
but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
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