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-Friday 9AM - 3PM
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 6th.
Come visit Jesus here at St. Denis Church on the first Friday of every month beginning after morning Mass with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at 9:30 am and ending with Evening Prayer and Benediction at 4:30 pm. Sign-up sheets are at the rear of the church. Please, come and spend time with our Lord.








 
Parish Events


Silver Tea and Craft Fair
Saturday, Dec. 3rd -10am -4pm (Snow date: Dec. 10)
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 of coffee or tea.

Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Thursday, December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday evening at 7:30 and on Thursday at 9am and 7:30pm.

Breakfast with Santa
At our monthly Fellowship of Coffee and Bagels in December we will have a special guest for the children. After the 9:00 and 10:30 Masses Santa will join us in the parish center to read a story to the children and give them a gift. Please save the date and join us on Dec. 11, for a bite to eat and a chance to socialize with your fellow parishioners.

Lessons and Carols
Please join us on Friday, December 16th at 7:30pm in the church for our annual Lessons and Carols, an evening of wonderful music presented by our Children's Choir. Amidst all of the rushing around you'll be doing, take some time for yourself and come enjoy their beautiful presentation. The theme this year is "Let it Go!" After the concert, please join us for food, games, face painting & prizes! Win Marist Basketball tickets, Vera Bradley merchandise and more! All are welcome, the fun is free! SAVE THE DATE!!!

Annual Wreaths Across America
Please join us on December 17th at 10 am in the cemetery for the Annual Wreaths Across America ceremony sponsored by the Cadets and Senior members of the Dutchess County Civil Air Patrol Squadron NY-159. They will honor the Veterans buried in our cemetery by placing a wreath at their graves. All are invited to attend, especially those who have a beloved Veteran buried here.

Advent Reconcilliation Monday
On Monday, December 19th all of the churches in the Archdiocese of NY will offer the opportunity for confession from 4-8 pm. Taking part in this beautiful and powerful Sacrament is a wonderful way for each of us to help in our personal preparation for the celebration of the Birth of Christ this Christmas. Come and receive the gift of God's love and forgiveness, especially if it may have been some time since you last went to confession and bring a friend.




    Men's Retreat
    St. Denis' annual Men's Retreat will be held at Mt. Alvernia Retreat Center in Wappingers Falls on the weekend of Jan 13-15. The program for the weekend will include Mass, time for self-reflection, several focused discussion topics and the sacrament of Reconciliation. You are invited to join with other men to strengthen your relationship with God. (A retreat makes a great gift for the "man who is hard to shop for!") The retreat begins Friday evening with an informal Pizza get-together and concludes with Mass and Lunch on Sunday. To reserve a spot now, contact Al at al.ohara@ieee.org or 845-227-5504. Cost for the retreat is $175 which includes all meals and is payable when you arrive. We will ask for a $25 deposit in advance which you can leave at the Rectory. Please include your name, address and phone number.

    Electronic Giving Enroll Today
    St. Denis offers Electronic Giving. This is an EASY and CONVENIENT way to make your offerings to the church. It provides a reliable and consistent way for the church to receive offerings so that more time can be spent on ministry. Please consider enrolling today! Contact St. Denis Rectory office for more information or pick up your enrollment form in the Rectory office or Click the link above.