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-Thursday 8:30am-12:30pm - 1:30pm-3:00pm Closing on Friday's at 12:30pm. The hours will return to normal on Friday September 5th 2014.
Saturday:10:00am - 2:00pm
845-226-6818 Parish Cemetery Office
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 September 5th. Adoration begins after the 9:00 am Mass at 9:30
and ends with Benediction and Evening Prayer starting at 4:30pm. Please come spend time with our Lord.










 
News and Events

We need You!

We are in need of Ministers of the Altar. Perhaps you have thought about serving in one of the different ministries at Mass and were just waiting for someone to ask you. Maybe you never even thought about being a Minister of the Altar at Mass. Perhaps now God is gently inviting you to share those talents the Lord has given us all. We are inviting you to come forward and share your time and talent at Saint Denis. These special ministries are important for our continued spiritual growth and we are blessed to have parishioners who volunteer their time for our parish family. At the conclusion of every Mass we are called to "Go in peace to love and serve the Lord." Please consider becoming a Greeter, Eucharistic Minister or an Altar Server, we provide the training all we need from you is a little bit of you time and talent. Please contact Peter at litugicalministries@stdenischurch.org, or any of the Clergy at 845-227-8382.



Blessing

St. Denis' Annual Blessing of the Backpacks will be on Sunday, September 9th during the 9:00 am and 10:30 am Masses. We hope to see you there. Please bring your backpack.

Liturgy

The Children's Liturgy will begin again on September 14th.
Welcoming all children ages 4 through 5th grade to join our clergy at each 9 and 10:30 Sunday Mass, to celebrate the Liturgy of the Word in a child friendly style in the Lower Room, then return to their parents for Communion. Parents are welcome to join their younger children to help them get started. Children's liturgy also explores the Christmas and Easter Feasts with plays and a Family Advent Event, Good Friday with Children's Stations of the Cross, and our traditional Crowning of Mary on Mother's Day. If the spirit moves you to become more involved in this ministry as a grown-up, please call Eileen at 724-4501 or Celeste at 226-5464

St. Denis Parish Picnic - Sunday, September 14, 2014

The day begins at 1:30 p.m. on the grounds of St. Denis (in and around Parish Center)
Events throughout the day to include:
Games & Activities, Volleyball, BBQ, and Cupcake Contest!!
Please bring your own beverages.
Parish will provide complimentary hamburgers and hot dogs from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Please contribute your favorite cakes, pies or cookies to our dessert table.
50/50 Raffle
Bring lawn chairs & blankets
Enjoy a relaxing day with family and make new friends!
Parking is limited - please consider carpooling!
Please assist our committee in providing enough food and entertainment for all by submitting the form in the buletin to the Parish Rectory by September 10, 2014






    Singers

    St Denis Music Ministry Rehearsals will begin soon.
    Our rehearsals are on WEDNESDAYS in the Church.
    "The St. Denis Sprinkles" @ 6- 7 pm. (2nd grade & up/ must read words) Starts 9/24/14. Mixed Choir (all others) @ 7:30- 9pm. Starts 10/1/14. New and Returning members are welcome to bring a friend. Families with teenagers are welcome to sing together in the Mixed Choir No experience needed to serve the LORD in Song! Call/ text Pat Barniak Atkinson 845-453-7873 with questions. Stop by the Music Tent at the parish picnic for games, songs and prizes.



    Saturday, Oct. 11 - 8 AM TO 3 PM at the Parish Center
    Got stuff? Need to get it out of your house? Here's a solution. Vendor tables are $30 each for 5 x 10 space. All vendors welcome. Call Joan at (845) 297-9589 for an application, or if there are any questions. First-come, first-served-so don't delay calling. (Space sold out quickly last year.) Don't want to sell? Donations of gently used items will be gladly accepted for the St. Denis Parish Table. To make donations, or for questions about donations, call Annette at (845) 221-8256. If you need to leave a message for Joan or Annette, please be sure to clearly leave your name and contact number so that a return call can be made.