When we think of community at Saint Dennis, we think of getting involved in the world – both inside and outside the parish. From mission trips to Belize to getting involved in the Boy Scouts, the community-building at Saint Dennis is broad and wide. Find something that appeals to your interest in reaching out to help the wider community.


Belize (Lighthouse Ministries)

In early 2017, an ambitious project was unveiled – the building of a brand new primary school in Duck Run 2, Belize. The old 4-room building was falling apart and couldn’t support it’s 200 plus students. By the summer of 2019, the new building was completed, and we are proud to say, it’s the best school hands down in the Cayo District! Saint Dennis has been a big help in the successful completion of the school. Through many fund raising events to cash donations, Saint Dennis has been involved from the start. We continue to visit St. Joseph a couple of times each year and hold a Vacation Bible School each summer.

Contact: Deacon David Hendrickson


Community Action Commission

The Community Action Commission — composed of SHARE and Community Outreach ministries — establishes hospitality, fellowship and goodwill in serving the needs of both our parishioners and community, and provides opportunities for parish members to serve by meeting the needs of the infirm, aged, disadvantaged or underprivileged of the parish and the community at large.

Contact: Kathy Saunders at (608) 222-9558 or the Parish Office at (608) 246-5124


Girl Scouts

An informal, educational organization in which girls are encouraged to build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with trained and dedicated leaders, girls develop qualities which will serve them all of their lives, such as strong values, a social conscience and the conviction of their own potential and self-worth.

Contact: Erin Rosinski


Hospital Visitation Ministry

Volunteers visit and offer support to hospitalized parishioners at Madison hospitals. Spiritual support with prayer and/or Eucharist is a part of the visit. The parish SHARE Ministry is explained and patient needs for the Ministry’s services upon discharge are determined during the visit. Please let us know if you are going to be hospitalized, know a parishioner who is hospitalized or would like to be part of the Hospital Visitation team.

Contact: Jacque Childs at (608) 235-5452


Knights of Columbus

An organization for Catholic men ages eighteen and older committed to exemplifying charity, fraternity, patriotism, and the support of religious vocations. A Knights of Columbus council can work wonders; in fact, with its many programs, it can help change the community, town, city or neighborhood in which you live.

Contact: Rick Raulin at (608) 628-0973
Field Agent: Steven Rammer, FIC at (608) 219-7461

Knightly News | May 2024