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
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 November 7th. 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

Flocknote



At all masses this past weekend we explained an exciting new tool called Flocknote from the Archdiocese and St. Denis to communicate with our Parishioners. Click the link below to read all about it and sign up.
Click here for Flocknote





We need You!

As you know we have suspended offering communion from the cup since the beginning of August. The number of people that are involved as Eucharistic Ministers, as well as Greeters and Altar Servers, has diminished to the point where it is difficult to fill the schedules each week. We are certainly very grateful to those who have given their time to serve in these ministries in the past and continue to do so, but we need more people to get involved. Please prayerfully consider committing to one (or more) of these liturgical ministries.
Eucharistic Ministers must be at least 18 years old. If married they must be validly married according to the laws of the Church. Greeters should be at least 16 years of age. Altar Servers should currently be in the 6th grade or older.
We will have training sessions for these three ministries in the near future. If you are interested or just want more information about them please call the office or fill in the information in the bulletin and place it in the collection basket by October 5th. Please contact Peter at litugicalministries@stdenischurch.org, or any of the Clergy at 845-227-8382. Thank you for your consideration.



A Word From Deacon Enrico

DeaconCross The Office of Vocations has prepared a brochure "The Vocation Prayer Apostolate" explaining how the homebound, the sick, and the suffering can offer up their suffering for an increase in priestly Vocations. If you are interested in participating please pick up a brochure in the entrance of the church or contact Deacon Enrico at the rectory to get a copy of the brochure mailed to you.

God Bless You,
Deacon Enrico

All Souls Day Mass And Ceremony of Remembrance

November is the special time of the year when we pay extra prayerful attention to the memories of our friends and family members who are deceased. We would like to invite all who have experienced the loss of a loved one to join us for a special Mass of Remembrance on Thursday, November 6th at 7:30 p.m. in St. Denis Church. The Mass will include a special Ceremony of Remembrance. For additional info call Deacon Stan at 226-661






    Desert Social

    Please join us for our first, annual DESSERT SOCIAL for adults Saturday, November 1 -- 7:00pm - 10:00pm Come enjoy an evening of elegant desserts by candlelight while listening to music by our very own SPIRIT FIRE. Please RSVP by October 25 to assist with our planning. Send your name and the number attending to the Rectory marked "Hospitality".

    (24) Hour Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

    15th YEAR CELEBRATION - COME BEFORE OUR LORD
    Please sign up at the entrance to the Church and bring your family before The Lord Jesus in "Thanksgiving". Each hour is covered by one or more guardians whose dedication ensures that this form of Eucharistic worship is available to all. Come and spend one hour with the Lord! You may also stop in for short spontaneous prayer time away from your busy schedules. For the fifteenth consecutive year we will have a twenty-four (24) hour Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
    This will start immediately after the 9:00 am Mass on Tuesday (about 9:30 am), November 25th and be in continuous adoration of the most Blessed Sacrament through the day until the Tuesday Evening, Thanksgiving Mass, around 7:15 pm. It will be reposed in the tabernacle during Mass. Exposition will continue after Mass until Wednesday, Nov. 26th with morning prayer starting at 8:20 am.