Vision, passion and leadership are welcome at Saint Dennis! We have a multitude of areas where you can make a difference for our parish and the greater community. From orchestrating outreach ministries to directing focus toward parish improvements to planning our major raisers of fun and funds, our leadership opportunities welcome people of all interests and skill sets.
Art & Environment Committee
The Art and Environment Committee provides an appropriate environment of prayer and celebration, consistent with the liturgical calendar and appealing to all senses, to promote parishioner understanding of and participation in the Liturgy. This committee also coordinates the brick orders and maintenance of the Saint Dennis Celebration of Life Garden. An inscribed brick memorial or living tribute gift for a loved one, family member, friend, or self is a permanent gift that celebrates life. Contact: Ruth Gabriel-Benesh at (608) 445-0603
Care for Creation Team
In response to Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Care for Our Common Home, this group develops parish-based prayer, education and direct actions that reduce the parish’s impact on the environment. The group also encourages and assists individual parishioners in conservation and protection of our natural resources. Contact: Steve Coleman at (608) 287-8271 Catholic Response to Global Warming (English) Catholic Response to Global Warming (Spanish)
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
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
Members of Saint Dennis donate food as well as serve and share a community meal at Luke House the fourth Thursday of every month. Contact: DeWayne Kennedy-Parker at (608) 241-8732
Saint Vincent de Paul Conference
Members of the Conference assess the needs of families and individuals and provide food, clothing, home furnishings and other assistance. Saint Vincent de Paul also collects clothing and other small items in the spring and fall, picks up donated furniture, collects blankets in January, conducts food drives in March and September, and solicits contributions in November to aid with partial rent and utility assistance and other services of the program. Contact: Saint Vincent at (608) 561-1853
St. Dennis Festival
Annual parish event that takes place the last full weekend of July. Many parish volunteers work before, during and after the event to make this largest fundraiser for the parish a community-builder and success.
Contact: Parish Office at (608) 246-5124
The Stewardship Commission seeks to foster community and participation in the parish through promoting ministries, communicating parish news and welcoming new parishioners. Contact: Kathy Markeland at (608) 576-9607