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 December 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

Flocknote



There is 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.
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We need You!

Please prayerfully consider committing to one (or more) of our 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 contact Peter at litugicalministries@stdenischurch.org, or any of the Clergy at 845-227-8382. Thank you for your consideration.

(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.

Baby Bottle Collection

November 2nd to November 30th - Your spare change could change a life!
A Baby Bottle Collection is an opportunity for the body of Christ to pray for and financially support the ministry of Emmanuel House International, a local crisis pregnancy center. Bottles will be distributed after Masses on the weekend of November 1st & 2nd. Individuals and families are invited to take home a baby bottle and set it in a prominent location. The bottle will serve as a reminder to pray for Emmanuel House International and can be filled with coins, dollar bills, or checks, to support the ministry.
(Write checks to Good Counsel, with EHI in the memo.) Please bring back your bottle (filled or not) to church on the weekend of November 29/30, when we will collect bottles after all the Masses. Thank you in advance for your support in this important work.






    Wreaths Across America

    Wreaths Across America On November 22nd and 23rd, before and after all Masses, Cadets and their parents and Senior Members from the Dutchess County Civil Air Patrol Squadron NY-159 will be selling wreath sponsorships for the Wreaths Across America campaign this year, honoring our Veterans. There will be a table outside the church where you may purchase a wreath sponsorship for $15.00 each. The wreaths are made of real evergreens with a red bow. The Civil Air Patrol Cadets will lay each wreath on the grave of a Veteran at St. Denis Cemetery during the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony on Dec. 13. All are invited to attend, especially those who have loved ones buried at the cemetery.

    Blood Drive

    Give thanks, give the gift of life! St. Denis Blood Drive Sunday, Nov. 23 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Please sign-up today or call Sally 227-5504 Cards will be available to dedicate your gift of life to a loved one, and will be placed by the tabernacle for the Thanksgiving Masses

    Join Us!

    HOME from College and in the Holiday Spirit ? Save these Dates NOW ! Our Collegiate "Alumni" are always welcome to join us for Christmas Celebrations! Rehearsals for Midnight Mass are in the church on Wed.12/17 and Mon. 12/22 7-9pm for ALL Vocalists and Instrumentalists. Cantor Rehearsal is 7:30pm 12/23. Call/text Pat 845-453-7873 to let us know you are interested so music can be prepared and ready for you!
    It's not Christmas w/o U!!!!

    St. Denis Silver Tea & Craft Fair

    Saturday, December 6, 10:00am to 4:00pm (Snow date: Dec. 13)
    Help support the Religious Education program - browse our crafters' wares, take a chance at our raffle table, stop in for a bite to eat or enjoy a cup or coffee or tea. We are in need of soups, sandwiches, chili, quiche or baked goods to sell at the Craft Fair. Your food donations and purchase of raffle tickets contribute to our program. If you are able to donate one of these items, please contact the office at 227-3949.