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 October 7th.
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


Altar Server Practice
We will begin practice for new Altar Servers on Tuesday, September 27th at 5pm in the church. Any students in 4th grade and above can join. We are in need of Servers, so please consider serving St. Denis in this way. If you're not sure whether or not you would like to serve and would like to attend the practice before making a decision, please do so. Call the rectory and leave your name and phone number if you are interested.

Liturgical Ministers Training
We are in need of Liturgical Ministers for all of our Masses (Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, & Greeters). If you are interested in serving in one or more of these capacities please call the office and leave your name and phone number. Please note that, if married, Eucharistic Ministers must be validly married in the Church. Training dates will be as follows:
Greeters: Thursday, October 6th at 7pm
Eucharistic Ministers: Thurs Oct. 13th 6:30pm
Lectors: Saturday, October 29th, 9:30am
All sessions will be held in the church. If you would like more information on any of these please speak to any of our priests or deacons.

Day of Recollection for Ministers of the Altar
On Saturday, October 22 we will have a Day of Recollection in the parish center for our Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Greeters and Cantors. These are important ministries to our parish and our worship and we'd like to help you in your service to the people of St. Denis by helping to strengthen your faith life. More details will follow soon. Please try to attend.

Women of Grace

You are invited to the Women of Grace monthly meeting, where women gather to praise God and share their lives in Christ. September 27 at 7:00 pm in the rectory meeting room. Come, join us in praise and worship and sharing!






    Parish Picnic
    Sunday, October 2, 2016
    The day begins at 1:15 p.m. at the Parish Center
    Good Food, Games & Activities and a Chance to Relax and Socialize.
    The Parish will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and corn on the cob. Please bring your favorite dessert and/or side dish/salad to share.
    50/50 Raffle
    Bring lawn chairs & blankets if you wish
    Enjoy a great day with family and make some new friends!
    Fill out and submit the form in the bulletin. (If you would like to help please call theoffice 227-8382)

    Blessing for Expectant Families
    On the weekend of October 8th and 9th we will offer a special blessing at all Masses to those who are expecting a child either by birth or adoption. If you would like to participate please call the office to let us know. 845-227-8382

    World's Finest Chocolate
    The Sisters of St. Aloysius will have their annual Fund Raiser selling $1.00 bars of World's Finest Chocolate after all Masses the weekend of October 8 & 9. Please help the Sisters by buying some chocolate bars on your way home.

    Family Fall Festival
    We will have an evening for families to come together for games, music and snacks on Friday, Nov. 4th in the Parish Center. Save the date. More details to follow in the coming weeks.

    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.