Served By:


Rev. Robert Porpora, Pastor
Rev. Patrick Dunne, Parochial Vicar

Permanent Deacons:
Deacon Walter Dauerer
Deacon Stanley Aviles
Deacon Enrico Messina
Deacon Robert Pelech
Deacon Frank Munoz

602 Beekman Road
P.O.Box 10
Hopewell Junction, New York 12533
845-227-8382
845-227-3951 Fax
e-mail:rectory@stdenischurch.org
Parish Office Hours:  Monday-Friday 9AM - 3PM
845-227-3949 Religious Education Office
845-227-5232 The Ark & Dove Pre-School Office




Mission Statement

We are an open Church in the Roman Catholic tradition: Opening our hearts in worship, opening our minds for discipleship, opening our eyes, ears, and hands in service and fellowship, and reaching out to all.








    St. Denis Vision Statement


Fulfilling the Great
Commission:

"...Go, make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to carry out everything I have commanded you...."

By living the Great Commandment:

"...Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself...."
















ADORATION




Our Monthly Adoration will take place on March 3rd.
Come visit Jesus here at St. Denis Church on the first Friday of every month beginning after morning Mass with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 9:30 am and ending with Evening Prayer and Benediction at 4:30 pm. Sign-up sheets are at the rear of the church. Please, come and spend time with our Lord.







Lent begins on March 1st, with the celebration of Ash Wednesday. Ashes will be distributed during Mass at 6:30 am, 9:00 am, & 7:30 pm and at a Service of the Word at 4:45 pm.

ST. DENIS LENTEN ACTIVITIES:

Soup to Stations: Join us for our Lenten tradition, a sharing table pot luck meal of soup (no meat soups please) with salad and breads at 6 pm in the Parish Center, then to St. Denis Church to pray the Stations of the Cross at 7:30. We will meet every Friday in Lent including Good Friday. For more information call Eileen Gruszecki 724-4501 or Cathi Deleon 471-1433. Children are very welcome!

Stations of the Cross: Friday evenings beginning March 3rd in the church- 7:30pm.

Evening Prayer: Before Saturday evening Mass beginning at 4:30 pm.






 
Parish Events


Women of Grace Mornings of Prayer
Inviting all women to come together on Monday Mornings during the month of February for an informal hour of prayer. This is taking place in the parish center immediately following the 9:00 Mass on Monday Feb 27. You are invited to the Women of Grace monthly meeting, where women gather to praise God and share their lives in Christ. February 28th at 7:00 pm in the rectory meeting room. Come, join us to discuss "Resisting Happiness" and our spiritual plans for Lent. Come and see what the Lord is doing in a new way through and for the women of St. Denis.
Isaiah 43:19 "See, I am doing something new! Now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?"

Men's Ministry
Our Men's Ministry consists of two groups. One meets every Saturday morning in the church beginning at 7am. The Rosary is prayed and then other forms of prayer, worship and song are offered before our Lord, present to us in the tabernacle. At 8am we go downstairs for refreshments and a presentation/discussion.
The second group meets on the first Thurs. of the month in the rectory from 7-9pm. We have a discussion on the upcoming Sunday's readings and then have a discussion on a variety of topics. Both groups are open to all men. Please jpin us and bring a friend. Men of other faiths and parishes are also welcome.




Tastes of Heaven
Please contact the Religious Education office at 227-3949 if you are interested in becoming an advertising sponsor for our Tastes of Heaven event or if you wish to donate an item for our raffle table. The Tastes of Heaven event will be held at St. Denis on April 26, 6:30-8:30pm. Tickets will be on sale soon.




    Steubenville Youth Conference
    Any teen graduating 8th grade this Spring or currently in High School is invited to attend the Steubenville Youth Conference July 21-23 at St John's University, Queens, NY. The cost is $270 per teen (we fundraise to cover most of the cost). A $50 deposit required to register The Theme is Elevate: Revelation 21:5 says, "Behold, I make all things new." Join us in this conference as we experience God's love in a new way, as he continually tries to elevate our lives, to overcome fear, anxiety, and doubt. Let Him do this for you. The weekend includes talks by Catholic speakers, prayer, music and the sacraments. Check out the Steubenville Youth Conference website to see what it's all about. Please call the rectory if interested or contact Nancy Ciccone 206-8818 or Larry Ryan 724-4285 lawrence.ryan@avnet.com for more information. Please reply as soon as possible so we can reserve you a spot. We will register our group by late February.

    Electronic Giving Enroll Today
    St. Denis offers Electronic Giving. This is an EASY and CONVENIENT way to make your offerings to the church. It provides a reliable and consistent way for the church to receive offerings so that more time can be spent on ministry. Please consider enrolling today! Contact St. Denis Rectory office for more information or pick up your enrollment form in the Rectory office or Click the link above.