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St Denis Parish is coordinating a Faith study group for Catholic Men. A purpose of our Men’s Group is to enrich the lives of men by providing opportunities to enjoy a sense of brotherhood and spiritual growth. Although we may have been raised in the Catholic Faith, many of us do not have a full understanding of our faith and are searching for more. The programs we undertake dive deeper into our faith, leading each of us to a personal level of spiritual growth. This growth should help us see our faith in a new way and provide additional guidance to help us live our Christian values in these challenging times. Our goal is to Pursue the Way, the Truth, the Life, based upon John 14:6, “Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me’.”  Our study focuses on Jesus’ words and example in the Gospel, as well as trusting in the gifts of the Holy Spirit to help us through our journey in this life, pursuing the “way” to our Father in Heaven.  Our first meeting of the Fall is on September 28th.  Our Fall program is Metanoia, a program of WildGoose.TV filmed on site in the Holy Land, with a goal to turn us more toward Jesus.  No experience in bible study is necessary, as our programs involve a short video at home, plus our group meeting at 6pm in St Denis School on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month.  All of us have busy schedules, so it’s not a big deal if you miss some meetings; just join us for the next one.  We invite you to join us for a meeting to hear what we’re all about.  For more information, including how to access Metanoia, contact the St Denis rectory at 732 223-0287. 

This fall and spring we will be having discussions based on the video series “The Chosen”.   This fall, we will be focusing on the first four episodes of Season 1, and for Advent we will talk about the Christmas special.  Then in the spring, we will discuss the remaining 4 episodes of Season 1.  The videos are available from “The Chosen” app and you can also view them on YouTube.  We are asking everyone who is interested to view the videos before they come to the discussion. We are also asking that as you are watching the videos you have notebook and pen by your side to jot down your notes about impressions and questions that arise.  Especially, we ask you to note: What drew your attention in that episode and why?  What was something new you encountered in this drama?  What “rang true” and what did not from your experience of reading/hearing of the Gospels? Also note anything else that might spring to mind.  On the days we will gather, we will meet at 11am and again at 7 pm, so you can pick which time works best for you.  All of the morning meetings, at 11am, will be held at Holy Trinity Church Hall.  All of the evening meetings, at 7 pm, will be held in the St. Denis cafeteria.  Pastor Mary and Father Bill will take lead on alternating weeks and “co-host” the discussion. We will meet on Wednesday Oct. 6, Oct. 20, Nov 3, and Nov 17. So, watch the videos and get ready to have a great conversation that will inspire us as the chosen disciples of Christ in our day and age as we reflect on those chosen by Christ, as seen in this intriguing series.


Join us Wednesday, September 22, 2021 for a Caregiver Support group Meet and Greet in the St. Denis School Building at 10 am or 7pm. The Support Group is a group of parish members who have experienced caregiving through every stage and for many illnesses. The group supports individuals who are caregiving through illness of a spouse, parent, child or another loved one. You will be able to share your caregiver story if you’d like, or if you’re not ready to talk, you can simply listen to what others have to say. You will soon realize that there are other people going through the same situation. You will receive from this group useful tips and resources as helpful professionals present topics to assist you in caring for your loved one. This group is perfect for individuals who don’t have family and friends nearby for support and are looking for connections. The group will meet once a month. Consider joining us to find out more and let us help! Please contact Eileen Ziesmer (732) 223-0287  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Group to be run by: Kat Verdi MAT, CADDCT, CDP, HTM Senior Living Healthcare Transitioning Advocate & Dementia Consultant  Certified Alzheimer's & Dementia Disease Care Trainer    



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 Saturday, October 2nd at 12:30 pm on the front steps of the church. Parishioners and friends are invited to attend with their pets.



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