Altar Servers and Adult Servers assist the presiding priest during the four weekend Liturgies and on holy days and special feast days. Adult servers also help lead the altar servers, who are students in fifth grade and above.
Saint Dennis has over 30 thriving faith-sharing groups that meet periodically, using videos on religious topics and other materials to guide their discussion. Some groups have been meeting since 1998, but all groups are open to new members. Groups meet at night and on weekdays to accommodate various schedules. Previous topics have included: Vatican II, the miracles and parables of Jesus, the Eucharist and Mary. Join a faith-sharing group today!
Join Father Randy and many others on Friday mornings from 9:15-10:30 in the upper parish center. Each week we look at the upcoming Sunday readings and strive to grow in our awareness of the living call of the Holy Spirit on our lives today. It is a great opportunity to strengthen the interior life of faith, meet others and learn a little about the scriptures. You might wish to bring a Bible and a friend. “When faith is shared, faith is strengthened.”
Lectors have the privilege of reading God’s Word publicly in the assembly at weekend Masses. Readers proclaim the first or second readings, or both. A workbook with the readings and reflections and other guidance is provided to each lector.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a process for adults who are seeking to be baptized and join the Catholic Church. It is also for baptized adults who are interested in completing their full membership into the Catholic Church through the reception of Holy Eucharist and/or Confirmation. This process helps adults grow in their relationship with God, become familiar with Catholic teachings and practices, and experience community of faith through friendships and service.
Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) is a process for children from first grade through high school who desire to be baptized. It is also for children older than the second grade who are baptized and desire to be prepared to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. This process requires the involvement and participation of the parents of these children.