Parish News/Events

The feast day of St. Francis of Assisi is October 4th. Because of his love of animals, we will have the annual Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 12:30 pm on the front steps of the church. Parishioners and friends are invited to attend with their pets. Please remember to remain socially distanced while attending this event.

The Catholic Daughters, Court St. Denis is supporting a precursor to “The Giving Tree” for the needy children assisted by the Tutwiler Clinic in Tutwiler, Mississippi, where Santa comes early, so to speak.  The first week in December there is a great celebration where children from 70+ families receive gifts, all donated by those who can.  We are collecting the following gifts: dolls, board games, basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, infant and preschool toys, children’s and infants’ clothing: lightweight jackets, hoodies, for adults: gently used clothing in large sizes.  We will collect through Sunday, October 25th.  Look for collection boxes in the gathering space of the church and also at the chapel.  For more regarding this very worthwhile endeavor visit:


If you are experiencing the loss of someone in your life we welcome you to join with others who are bereaved to share in your loss. Through mutual sharing with guidance, this series will offer support, prayer and work on answering questions about loss, grief, coping and potential for renewal of self and hope.  Join us on: Thursday    Starting: October 1, 2020    Morning Sessions: 10am-11 am at the St. Denis School  Multi Purpose room.  Contact Eileen Ziesmer at (732) 223-0287/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to let us know you plan to attend or with any questions! We will be gathering with all social distancing safety precautions.


Pastor Mary of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Fr. Bill and Dr. Barbara Rosoff will co-lead a virtual series on Psalms 8, 86 and 118 on Oct. 6, 13 and 20 (10-11 a.m. and 7-8 p.m.).  As with the Psalm 23 series, participants may join via Google Hangouts Meet or dial in for audio only.  Dr. Rosoff is a friend of Pastor Mary's who has presented previously at Holy Trinity.  Among her other academic credentials, Dr. Rosoff has an undergraduate degree in Near Eastern and Judaic Studies from Brandeis as well as 2 doctorates, one of which is in education.  Barbara is a woman of faith with a full knowledge of Hebrew and many spiritual insights to share.  We look forward to this joint Catholic/Lutheran/Jewish ecumenical and interfaith Bible study.


Ladies, life, as we know it, has certainly changed.  As we experience a gradual emergence from sheltering in place, we may feel discontent, worry and anxiety about the present and the future. Rest assured, you’re not the only one feeling this—and God, in His Divine Providence, has given us the solutions needed to ease our uncertainties. For some, life before COVID-19 was often frazzled and out of control—work, school demands, family obligations, and extra-curricular activities kept us always on-the-go. And now we are hoping not to go back to that hectic lifestyle. So, where does that leave us? Starting in October 2020, St. Denis Church is offering 2 bible study opportunities from Walking with Purpose (WWP).  Our WWP community is comprised of women, just like you.  We strive to learn more about our faith and understand how the teachings of Jesus Christ can strengthen us to be the women, wives, friends, mothers, grandmothers, we are meant to be. Together we create an authentic community that laughs, learns, grows, and loves one another. Opening Your Heart (OYH), our foundational study, is designed for women new to Walking with Purpose. Whether or not you have any Bible study experience, we welcome you to learn how the Scriptures apply to our everyday lives. For those women who have completed OYH, our next study is Keeping in Balance (KIB). This Bible study will take us on a journey throughout Scripture to discover the relevance of Old and New Testament wisdom in relation to our current life challenges. God wants to support and help us so that we can be our best in every season of our life. We don’t actually exercise—we “walk” on a faith journey together. Walking with Purpose leads hearts to Christ. For more info, visit



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