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 Closing on Friday's at 12:30pm. The hours will return to normal on Friday September 5th 2014.
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 October 3rd. 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

We need You!

As you know we have suspended offering communion from the cup since the beginning of August. The number of people that are involved as Eucharistic Ministers, as well as Greeters and Altar Servers, has diminished to the point where it is difficult to fill the schedules each week. We are certainly very grateful to those who have given their time to serve in these ministries in the past and continue to do so, but we need more people to get involved. Please prayerfully consider committing to one (or more) of these 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 fill in the information in the bulletin and place it in the collection basket by October 5th. Please contact Peter at litugicalministries@stdenischurch.org, or any of the Clergy at 845-227-8382. Thank you for your consideration.



Singers

St Denis Music Ministry Rehearsals will begin soon.
Our rehearsals are on WEDNESDAYS in the Church.
"The St. Denis Sprinkles" @ 6- 7 pm. (2nd grade & up/ must read words) Starts 9/24/14. Mixed Choir (all others) @ 7:30- 9pm. Starts 10/1/14. New and Returning members are welcome to bring a friend. Families with teenagers are welcome to sing together in the Mixed Choir No experience needed to serve the LORD in Song! Call/ text Pat Barniak Atkinson 845-453-7873 with questions. Stop by the Music Tent at the parish picnic for games, songs and prizes.







    St. Denis Youth Ministry

    youth ministry Attention: All 6-12 graders! You are invited to our opening get together on Sunday, October 5, 6-8pm in the Parish Center. There will be Hot Dogs, Ice cream, Chips etc. Come and find out what we are all about. (Weather permitting, we'll also be making smores !!!) Don't miss the Fun!




    Saturday, Oct. 11 - 8 AM TO 3 PM at the Parish Center
    Got stuff? Need to get it out of your house? Here's a solution. Vendor tables are $30 each for 5 x 10 space. All vendors welcome. Call Joan at (845) 297-9589 for an application, or if there are any questions. First-come, first-served-so don't delay calling. (Space sold out quickly last year.) Don't want to sell? Donations of gently used items will be gladly accepted for the St. Denis Parish Table. To make donations, or for questions about donations, call Annette at (845) 221-8256. If you need to leave a message for Joan or Annette, please be sure to clearly leave your name and contact number so that a return call can be made.