EXCEL Ministry: Okolona, Mississippi

EXCEL of Mississippi is a nonprofit community service corporation that offers educational and community programs. Visits are made yearly by a group of Saint Dennis parishioners in June. The volunteers assist with special classes and field trips for children; help in the resale store and perform construction and repairs as needed.
Contact: Mary McCool at (608) 222-8564 or raymccool@ameritech.net

Luke House

Members of Saint Dennis donate food as well as serve and share a community meal at Luke House the fourth Thursday of every month.
Contact: DeWayne Kennedy-Parker at (608) 241-8732 or dewayne.kennedyparker@slh.wisc.edu

Right to Life and Mother’s Day Rose Sale

Focus on life issues education and charitable support. Includes coordinating volunteers to sell roses on Mother’s Day weekend with donations going to Dane County Right to Life.
Contact: Linda Huttenhoff at 249-7793 or lhuttenhoff@charter.net.

Saint Vincent de Paul Conference

Members of the Conference assess the needs and provide food, clothing, home furnishings and other assistance to individuals and families. Saint Vincent de Paul also collects clothing and other small items in spring and fall, picks up donated furniture, collects blankets in January, conducts food drives in March and September, and solicits contributions in November to aid with partial rent and utility assistance and other services of the program.
Contact: Bill Bessler at (608) 301-0263 or besslerfamily4@juno.com

Women of Saint Dennis

This group promotes religious, educational and charitable activities for the benefit of women, families, church, school, religious education and community.
Pat Kmoch at (608) 271-0121 or PatriciaKmoch@gmail.com.
Linda Stolzenburg at (608) 886-3877