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 January 2nd. 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

Advent Reconciliation Monday

On Monday, December 15th, all of the Catholic churches of the Archdiocese of New York will be open for confessions from 4-8pm. There are many things that we'll all be doing to get ready to celebrate the birt h of our Lord Jesus. Let's not forget to prepare ourselves, our souls. Give yourself an early Christmas present by giving up the burden or your sins and receiving the beautiful gift of God's love and forgiveness in this powerful sacrament especially if it may have been a long time since the last time that you went to confession. Leave all of your excuses at home and maybe bring a friend with you.

St. Denis Christmas Schedule:

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Reconciliation Monday: Monday, December 15: 4 pm - 8 pm
Saturday, December 20: 8-8:45 am, 3:30-4:30 pm
Masses: Christmas Eve:
4:00 pm (Children's Choir)
4:15 pm (Parish Center)
6:00 pm
12 Midnight (Adult Choir)

Christmas Day:
9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12 Noon (there is no 7:30 am Mass)

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (Holy Day of Obligation)
December 31 (Vigil): 5:30 pm
January 1: 9:00 am; 11:00 am


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!!!!

Help if you can.

Dear Parish members: Once again there is a need for hard candy for the men at Greenhaven Correctional Facility. Any hard Christmas candy would be greatly appreciated. Please do not purchase any chocolate candy as the men cannot receive any chocolate as it interferes with their medical tests. I will be collecting the candy until December 28th at the Rectory or you may leave hard candy in the sacristy after Mass marked: Greenhaven Correctional Facility.
Thank you in advance for all your support and prayers for the imprisoned.
God Bless you, Deacon Enrico






    Adult Wine & Cheese Social

    Please join us for an Adult Wine & Cheese Social Date: Saturday, January 10, 2015 (Snow date: Saturday, January 17, 2015) Time: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Come sing along to the sounds of Sinatra and your favorite oldies, with Bob D'Angelo (St. Denis Parishioner)
    [Bob has sung at Gavi's Restaurant in Armonk, N.Y., Green Haven Italian Bistro in Poughquag, N.Y., Stephano's Restaurant in Wappinger Falls, N.Y., just to name a few.]
    RSVP : Monday, January 5, 2015 Cost: $5 per person or $8 per couple. Which Includes: Light Hors d'oeuvres, Cheese & Crackers, & Wine
    Full table reservations will be accepted (8 per table).
    Questions: contact Sonja (454-3850), Jo Ann (223-5317), or Linda (221-1492)

    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.

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