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Let’s Serve Others


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


Grief Ministry

This ministry has provided outreach to those experiencing the loss of a loved one through death. Two 4-week sessions, with a reunion one month later, are provided by the Grief Team each year. A “Moving through Grief” series is held in the spring and the video series “No One Cries the Wrong Way” is held in the fall. Members of the Saint Dennis Circle of Friends provide additional support to families with phone calls, visits and notes/cards for one year.

Contact: Kathy Saunders at (608) 222-9558


Ministries of Respite/Care

Volunteers provide non-medical care and temporary relief (respite) to family members who are caring for a loved one at home and provide reassurance phone calls and/or visits to those who live alone. Confidentiality is upheld for all concerned. Anyone needing these services or wishing to provide them may contact us! If you are comfortable sitting with a person who is ill, just being a kind and trusted presence, or if you wish to call and/or visit those who live alone, these ministries may be for you. Catholic Charities will provide appropriate training to those who provide respite care.

Contact: Lucy Altwegg at (608) 445-8694 or Nancy Onken at (608) 244-7480


Prayer Ministry

This spiritual ministry invites parishioners to pray daily for the needs of the parish, the world and for individuals who are experiencing problems as well as to pray in thanksgiving for prayers answered. They receive, by mail, a list of prayer intentions monthly. Members receive a certificate, cross and book of prayers when they are commissioned.

Contact: Saint Dennis Prayers or Colleen Martine at (608) 800-2051