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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
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.
Aug
18
Sat
5:00 pm 5:00 pm Scrip Cards for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
5:00 pm Scrip Cards for Purchase @ Fellowship Hall
Aug 18 @ 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.

Daily Readings

Saturday of the Eleventh Week in Ordinary Time

Reading 1 2 Chr 24:17-25

After the death of Jehoiada,
the princes of Judah came and paid homage to King Joash,
and the king then listened to them.
They forsook the temple of the LORD, the God of their fathers,
and began to serve the sacred poles and the idols;
and because of this crime of theirs,
wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem.
Although prophets were sent to them to convert them to the LORD,
the people would not listen to their warnings.
Then the Spirit of God possessed Zechariah,
son of Jehoiada the priest.
He took his stand above the people and said to them:
"God says, 'Why are you transgressing the LORD's commands,
so that you cannot prosper?
Because you have abandoned the LORD, he has abandoned you.'"
But they conspired against him,
and at the king's order they stoned him to death
in the court of the LORD's temple.
Thus King Joash was unmindful of the devotion shown him
by Jehoiada, Zechariah's father, and slew his son.
And as Zechariah was dying, he said, "May the LORD see and avenge."

At the turn of the year a force of Arameans came up against Joash.
They invaded Judah and Jerusalem,
did away with all the princes of the people,
and sent all their spoil to the king of Damascus.
Though the Aramean force came with few men,
the LORD surrendered a very large force into their power,
because Judah had abandoned the LORD, the God of their fathers.
So punishment was meted out to Joash.
After the Arameans had departed from him,
leaving him in grievous suffering,
his servants conspired against him
because of the murder of the son of Jehoiada the priest.
He was buried in the City of David,
but not in the tombs of the kings.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 89:4-5, 29-30, 31-32, 33-34

R. (29a) For ever I will maintain my love for my servant.
"I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
I have sworn to David my servant:
Forever will I confirm your posterity
and establish your throne for all generations."
R. For ever I will maintain my love for my servant.
"Forever I will maintain my kindness toward him,
and my covenant with him stands firm.
I will make his posterity endure forever
and his throne as the days of heaven."
R. For ever I will maintain my love for my servant.
"If his sons forsake my law
and walk not according to my ordinances,
If they violate my statutes
and keep not my commands."
R. For ever I will maintain my love for my servant.
"I will punish their crime with a rod
and their guilt with stripes.
Yet my mercy I will not take from him,
nor will I belie my faithfulness."
R. For ever I will maintain my love for my servant.

Alleluia 2 Cor 8:9

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Jesus Christ became poor although he was rich,
so that by his poverty you might become rich.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mt 6:24-34

Jesus said to his disciples:
"No one can serve two masters.
He will either hate one and love the other,
or be devoted to one and despise the other.
You cannot serve God and mammon.

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life,
what you will eat or drink,
or about your body, what you will wear.
Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing?
Look at the birds in the sky;
they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns,
yet your heavenly Father feeds them.
Are not you more important than they?
Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your life-span?
Why are you anxious about clothes?
Learn from the way the wild flowers grow.
They do not work or spin.
But I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor
was clothed like one of them.
If God so clothes the grass of the field,
which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow,
will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?
So do not worry and say, 'What are we to eat?'
or 'What are we to drink?' or 'What are we to wear?'
All these things the pagans seek.
Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.
But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness,
and all these things will be given you besides.
Do not worry about tomorrow; tomorrow will take care of itself.
Sufficient for a day is its own evil."
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