Baptism

Baptisms are celebrated on Sundays after 10:45 am Mass, except Festival weekend, Christmas or Easter. We encourage you to attend the Baptismal Preparation Program before the birth of your child. This program is offered one Thursday evening each month, with some exceptions. Call the parish office to register for the class or to register your child for the sacrament. The following are the dates of upcoming Baptismal Preparation Programs which take place in the Parish Center at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm.

  • July 6, 2017
  • September 28, 2017
  • November 16, 2017
  • January 4, 2018
  • February 22, 2018
  • April 12, 2018
  • May 24, 2018
  • July 12, 2018

Reconciliation

Saturdays 8:30 – 9:00 am, or a half hour before the Saturday 4:00 pm, Sunday 9:00 am and 10:45 am Masses, or by appointment. Communal celebrations are scheduled several times during the seasons of Advent and Lent. First Reconciliation takes place in Second Grade (or when child has reached the age of 7).  Students are prepared and encouraged to receive their First Reconciliation during a Family Reconciliation Prayer Service.

First Holy Communion

Students in Second Grade (or when child has reached the age of 7) are prepared and encouraged to receive their First Holy Communion during a class celebration liturgy in May. Children, along with a parent/guardian, must also attend a parent/child retreat in order to better prepare for this sacrament.

Confirmation

Confirmation preparation begins in 8th grade and continues through 9th grade.  Students who complete the preparation process may be Confirmed in the Spring of their Freshman year.

Marriage

The common policy of the Catholic Dioceses of Wisconsin requires a six month minimum notice before the date of marriage. We strongly recommend scheduling a wedding at least six months in advance. Call the parish office to do so.

Marriage at St. Dennis Information

Anointing of the Sick

Communal celebrations of Anointing of the Sick are scheduled twice a year at a Sunday Liturgy. Individual celebrations can be arranged by calling the parish office.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)

A process for adults who are seeking to be baptized and join the Catholic Church. It is also for baptized adults who are interested in completing their full membership into the Catholic Church through the reception of Holy Eucharist and/or Confirmation. This process helps adults grow in their relationship with God, become familiar with Catholic teachings and practices and experience community of faith through friendships and service.

RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children)

A process for children from first grade through high school who desire to be baptized. It is also for children older than the second grade who are baptized and desire to be prepared to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. This process requires the involvement and participation of the parents of these children.