Religious Education News
Students in the Confirmation class are collecting new socks for both men and women to be donated to the Resorts at Chester River Manor nursing home. Please support them in their effort to serve the elderly by placing packages of new socks in the collection boxes located in the church vestibule and the hall. The collection will run until Sunday, December 1st. The students will deliver the socks to the nursing home themselves and will visit the residents as their class Confirmation service project. Please pray for them as they serve the elderly in our community!
Christmas Sharing Tree
The sharing Tree has been a tradition for many years at St. Dennis. Each gift goes to a family in need. For those who wish to participate, please select a star from the tree. Each star will have 3 gifts listed and the child sizes. You do not need to buy all gifts listed or buy clothes. This is set up this way because some people want to buy more than one gift and some would like to buy a toy and clothes. Children’s ages will be from newborn to 14 years old. Please take a star…when you buy a gift attach the star securely to the package or gift bag. Please have all gifts under the tree by Dec 8th All gifts will be given out on Dec. 14th We will need a few volunteers to help put gifts in the pews at 10am. Gifts will be picked up at 10:30am. Please let the parish office know that you can help. Thank you for always being generous to the poor of the community.
eGiving with Faith Direct
There is a new and exciting way for you to support our parish offertory and second collections: Faith Direct enables parishioners to make your Church contribution through either direct debit from your checking/savings account or through your credit/debit card. No more writing checks or searching for envelopes on the way out the door. Now you can apply the convenience of direct debit to your parish offerings in much the same way you as your may now use it to make your mortgage, car or tuition payments.
Please join me in enrolling by the responding the mailing you will receive or visit www.faithdirect.net to enroll securely online. Our parish code is MD916
Finance Council News
- Finance Council is working to boost enrollment in Faith Direct e-giving through quarterly email notices and sign up instructions. The Finance Council is working to boost enrollment in Faith Direct e-giving through quarterly email notices and weekly bulletin
- Dennis pledges have exceeded its Annual Catholic Appeal target. Pending payment of all pledge amounts, St. Dennis Church will receive 50% of the overage funds.
- There will be an "Annual Report to Parishioners" prepared by both Pastoral and Finance Council in the upcoming months.
- We are looking for new members, if you are Interested please talk to Fr. Jim. Meetings are held on the First Thursday of each month, 6:30pm in the Parish Office
Our parish is in dire need of Sacristans.
Sacristans open up our church for Mass and other services, set up the necessary items for use for the Mass, stand ready to assist the priest as needed and lock the church afterwards. Experienced Sacristans can train you and provide assistance to you as you learn.
Our parish needs you to consider coming forward to become a Sacristan.
Please contact the parish office if you are interested and want to learn more. Thank you.