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While we are still laying low and unable to meet with our friends in person this summer, it is a good time to draw closer to Our Lady through a beautiful study/retreat.  33 Days to Morning Glory, written and directed by Fr. Michael Gaitley is simple,  yet profound and life changing. The retreat  will be offered totally online through– Formed (videos) and Zoom (weekly discussion).  The study begins Tuesday, August 4th at 7:30 pm and ends on the Feast of the Nativity of Our Blessed Mother on September 8th.  Each day there is a short reading from the book (33 Days to Morning Glory) which you can download on Formed or purchase on Amazon.  If you miss a day of reading or our weekly discussion, you can always catch up.  The retreat is open to anyone, so invite a friend or family member to join you!  Sign up by emailing Debbie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


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


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 Thursdays, 10-11am at the St Denis Parish Office   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!

BLAZE is the Walking With Purpose program developed for middle-school-age girls. Our mission in Blaze is to speak truth into the hearts of girls who are bombarded by lies about their true worth and beauty. Every week they are introduced to a lie in our culture which is then countered with a biblical truth. The Bible becomes relevant, and girls begin to recognize the difference between the loving, affirming voice of their heavenly Father and the voices that tell them they aren’t good enough. Teaching these young girls how to use the Bible as a tool for spiritual growth encourages daily prayer and strengthens their bond with God and family. (From Blaze: Middle School Girl’s Curriculum Leader’s Guide). Meetings will be held Fridays, 6:30-7:30 pm and will continue 2-3 times per month until May. Email Jennifer Mahoney if you have any questions- This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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