We welcome all new members to our parish family. Please register
at the parish office during the week. We want to know and serve
you and hope you become an active part of our parish community. For further information
call us at 845.227.8382.
St. Denis-St. Columba School provides a Catholic, Christian
education for children in grades 1-8. The 16 classroom facility
is the largest parochial school in Dutchess County. It is staffed
by the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt and by dedicated lay persons.
The schools' educational philosophy recognizes that parents are the
primary educators of their child. A school is not just a place for
academic pursuits, but is also a place where one is presented with a
set of values that are to be actively lived. Rooted in the mandate to
teach as Jesus taught, this call of Jesus challenges both teachers
and students to seek a better world by building a community of service
dedicated to the ideals expressed in the message of Jesus.
Under the supervision of a full-time Director of Religious Education, classes are held for 1st through 8th grade. Children are prepared for the Sacraments of First Penance and First Holy Communion in Grade 2 and Confirmation in Grade 8. The religious education program also includes a one week Summer Vacation Bible School program. The Church of St. Denis Religious Education Page
This program serves our young children between the ages of two and five.
The program introduces children to Religious Education within an Early Childhood Curriculum.
The Curriculum focuses on the "whole child"...in body, mind, and spirit.
To inquire, call 227-5232. Ark and Dove Preschool
and Kindergarten Homepage
The process of becoming a Catholic is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
(usually called RCIA). This is usually a year long process that will begin the third
week in September and ends by Pentecost. It means a minimum of faithfull commitment
to worship with us at the weekly Sunday Eucharist, as well as instruction each Wednesday
evening lasting 90 minutes. If you know someone, or you yourself might be interested
just make a call to one of the Clergy at 845-227-8382. The first step would mean that you are
inquiring about becoming a catholic. There is no cost or obligation on your part
right away, only an openess to hearing God speak to your heart. Our obligation to YOU is
to LISTEN to what God is saying to you and to tell you of the great riches that God has
revealed to the Church for almost 2,000 years.
Christian Counseling is about healing the subtle and not so subtle traumas that impact our lives and influence what we are doing and how we are living today. Christian Counseling addresses pragmatic issues and problems such as those related to individual growth and development.
The atmosphere of the Center for Christian Counseling is one of safety and acceptance where one is free to explore emotional issues with the gentile guidence of the counselor withtin a framework of God's unconditional love. The results can represent tremendous growth for the individual. Choices become clear. A sense of relief and freedom may contribute to a fresh outlokk as one feels a deeper connection to oneself. It is a positive step in ones growth and development.
If your life lacks purpouse, feels empty and meaningless and you cannot satisfy the inner hunger for knowledge and truth; and if you are considering couseling for any reason, you can contact the Center for Christian Counseling at 914-621-6427 to answer any questions you may have and for appointment information. Counseling and or Spiritual Direction is available at the Saint Denis Rectory or other locations convenient to you.
Services offered are on a professional basis, however, the center has a reduced and flexible fee of the
Saint Denis and neighboring parishes, Our ultimate goal for you is one of wholeness and peace of mind, body and spirit