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
845-227-3951 Fax
Parish Office Summer Hours:  Monday-Thursday 8:30am-12:30pm - 1:30pm-3:00pm
Friday 9 am to 12 noon. 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

"...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...."


Our Monthly Adoration will take place on September 4th. 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

National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

Bishop Byrne Saturday, September 12th is the "National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children". On that day, 1-hour prayer vigils will be conducted at "Unborn Memorials" throughout the United States to honor the gravesites of our unborn brothers and sisters. The day begins with a 9:00 am Mass at St. Denis celebrated by the Most Reverend Bishop Peter Byrne, which will be offered for aborted children. Immediately after Mass, Bishop Byrne will lead us to our cemetery's "Unborn Memorial" to conduct the prayer vigil. For more information, call Ed Haege at 223-8228.

Parish Picnic


Our annual Parish Picnic will be held on September 27th beginning at 1pm. Please mark your calendars and hold the date. This is a great way for us to get together in an informal setting to renew old friendships and make new ones. Hope to see you there.

Come to the Ark!

The Ark and The Dove Preschool of St. Denis Church has limited openings in our Preschool classes. We offer a variety of Preschool programs for 2, 3, and 4 year-olds. Please call The Ark and The Dove at (845) 227-5232 for more information or to register your child. Our Office staff is on summer hours, so please leave a message and your call will be returned.

    The Children's Liturgy will begin again on September 13th

    Welcoming all children ages 4 through 5th grade to join our clergy at each 9 and 10:30 Sunday Mass,and celebrate the Liturgy of the Word in a child friendly style in the Lower Room, then return to their parents for Communion. Parents are welcome to join their younger children to help them get started. Children's liturgy also explores the Christmas and Easter Feasts with plays and a Family Advent Event, Good Friday with Children's Stations of the Cross and our traditional Crowning of Mary on Mother's Day. Please call Eileen at 724-4501 or Celeste at 226-5464 if you are a grown-up who would like to help with this ministry.


    If you (or someone you know) has not completed all of their Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Communion and Confirmation), or might have been raised in another faith, and is either interested in becoming Catholic or just wants some more information about doing so, please consider joining or looking into our RCIA program for next year. Classes will begin in the Fall and are held once a week. It is a very informal setting of presentation and discussion. To join or for more information please call our RCIA Coordinator, Sue Ellen DeForest at 489-2624 or the Rectory at 227-8382.