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 August 5th.
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


Special Holy Hour of Prayer
We will have a special Holy Hour of Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament on Tuesday, July 26th at 7pm. We will pray for the senseless loss of life that has been happening across our country and for change. We will pray that all people will be touched by God's grace and respond to it by seeing all people as their "neighbor", as we heard in last week's reading of the parable of the Good Samaritan. The hour will include recitation of the Rosary as well as the Divine Mercy Prayer along with quiet time for us to listen to God and how we can respond. Please join us and invite your family and friends to do so, as well.

Come to the Ark
The Ark and The Dove Preschool of Saint Denis Church has limited openings in our preschool classes. We offer a variety of preschool programs for 2-, 3-, and 4-year-old children. Our Catholic preschool program provides a wonderful faith foundation in a nurturing and stimulating early-childhood environment. Our curriculum is literature-based and teacher-created, following the NY State Pre-Kindergarten Learning Standards and the Common Core. For more information or to register your child, please call The Ark and The Dove at 845-227-5232. We are on summer hours, so please leave a message and your call will be returned.

RCIA
RCIA (The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) sessions will begin in the Fall. If you (or someone you know) has not completed 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 us. Classes will begin in late September 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.
Also, anyone who wants to learn more about our Catholic Faith is also welcome to attend.

Altar Servers, Childrens Choir, Sacrastans and Families
We have reserved tickets for the Renegades Baseball Game on Tuesday, August 23rd, a 7:05 pm game (gates open at 5:30pm) against the Connecticut Tigers. It will be held in the right field picnic area and all children who attend in our group will receive a Renegades cap. There will be a barbeque for us with unlimited food and soda, from 6:00 pm until approximately 8PM. To sign up for this outing, please complete a Permission Slip (copies available in the Sacristy) and return it as soon as possible to the Rectory Office (227-8382). Of course, there is no cost for Altar Servers, Children's Choir, or Sacristans for their service to the Lord. The cost for any additional people, such as Moms, Dads, Brothers, Sisters, or Guests, will be $26 per person. As of July 18th, any remaining tickets will be offered to the parish.






    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.

    Liturgical Ministers Needed
    We are in need of additional Liturgical Ministers for all of our Masses (Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Greeters and Altar Servers). If you are interested in serving in one or more of these capacities please call the office 845-227-8382 and leave your name and phone number. If you would like more information on any of them please speak to any of our priests or deacons. Please note: New Altar Servers need to currently be in 3rd grade or older.

    Parish Picnic
    Our Parish Picnic will be held on October 2nd outside the parish center. Please set the date aside so you can join us. More details to follow.