PLEASE NOTE:  There will be no daily masses or Saturday confessions May 7 through May 20, due to  Msgr. Tom's vacation.

Welcome to Good Shepherd Catholic Parish in Madison, Wisconsin.  We hope you will come and experience the joy of the Risen Christ with us. You can learn much about us through this site and we encourage you to view it often, as it updates frequently to reflect our many opportunities for faith filled sacraments, service, education and fellowship.

Good Shepherd Catholic Parish comprises over 800 family units with two church sites and a school.  In 2012, Saint Joseph Parish and Saint James Parish were merged to become Good Shepherd Parish. Saint Joseph Parish first began in 1916 on Park Street near Regent in the old Greenbush neighborhood - a neighborhood with a strong Italian Catholic heritage.  Saint James Parish began in 1904 at its current site in order to accommodate the growing German Catholic population of Madison.  Today, in addition to those two former congregations, Good Shepherd also has a large Spanish-speaking community which meets at the Saint Joseph site.

Our Saint James School is the oldest private or parochial school in Madison and was established in 1905.  We are blessed to have a three- and four-year-old program as well as kindergarten through eighth grade.

Come!  Join us at one of our liturgies and special events.

Mass Times

Saturday at 5:15 pm
December-May - St. James
June-November - St. Joseph

8:30 am - St. James
10:45 am - St. Joseph
7:00 pm - St. Joseph (Misa en Espanol)

Tuesday: 8:00 am - St. Joseph
Wednesday: 8:30 am - St. James
Thursday: 8:00 am - St. Joseph
Friday: 8:30 am - St. James

Holy Days of Obligation:
Vigil: 5:15 pm - St. Joseph
Holyday: 8:30 am - St. James, and
5:15 pm - St. James

Saturdays at 9:15 am
St. Joseph: odd months
(Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov)
St. James: even months
(Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec)

St. James Catholic Church 1128 St. James Ct

St. Joseph Catholic Church


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Office Hours

Rectory Office
1128 St. James Ct.
8:30 - 4:00, Mon-Fri
FAX 608-268-9929

St. Joseph Site
1905 W. Beltline Highway
ENGLISH (Sr. Zita):
8:30 - 4:00 pm, Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
ESPAÑOL (Denice Jimenez):
8:30 - 2:30, Mon
8:30 - 4:30, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
FAX 608-268-9929

Current Events and Activities


IT IS TIME AGAIN for your generous donations to the

2018 Fall Festival 

Trash ‘N Treasure Sale -

Reminder, NO Computer Equipment and NO Clothing, please give these items to St. Vincent DePaul. Please, only working electronics, it costs us too to dispose of them. Items can be dropped off at the St. Joseph Church Site or St. James School in the designated bins.





There are no upcoming scheduled events.

Mrs. Sharon Barry, Secretary of St. James School, Is Retiring.

Please join us on Friday, May 25th at the 8:30 am Mass as we honor Sharon for her dedicated 50 years of service. We will have a reception following Mass in the Church Hall. We will also have an open house gathering on Saturday, June 16 from 2 to 4 pm in our St. James Hall, if you are not able to make it in May. Please come and share your memories and thank Sharon for all she has given over the many years.     



New Business Manager for Good Shepherd Parish

 My name is Lisa Harrington. I was raised in Oregon and was a member of Holy Mother of Consolation Catholic Church. I joined St James Church, married the love of my life Bill Harrington, and we raised two wonderful children who graduated from St James School and Edgewood High School. Zach lives and works in Chicago, and Samantha lives in Madison and is attending Edgewood College. I earned my degree in business management from Grand Canyon University. I worked for Monroe Clinic the past 7-1/3 years and was Director of the Revenue Cycle over patient financial services, insurance, and coding operations. I am honored to join the staff of Good Shepherd Catholic Parish as your business manager.

St. James School Has a New Principal


We would like to introduce our new principal, Randy Enders. He is from Madison, where he graduated from LaFollette and was confirmed at  St. Dennis Parish. He brings 13 years of educational experience in a wide     variety of rolls. Randy has teaching   experience at both the 4th grade and 6th grade, in multiple subjects. Along with his teaching experience, he was an   elementary summer school principal and currently works as the Associate Principal at Patrick Marsh Middle School in Sun Prairie.  His wife, Erica, is a middle school teacher in Sun Prairie where they reside. With two sons, Edward (4) and William (2), dogs Gracie and Gizmo, their house is full of energy as they love spending their free time together.

St. James School Seeking School Secretary

St. James School is seeking a school secretary to assume all executive assistant leadership duties and to manage the front desk operations. The candidate of choice must be able to make all people through the school doors feel welcomed into our Catholic school, must be able to handle multiple large-scale projects, must be competent with preparing memos, managing data systems, and must be a kid-focused servant leader. The hiring team will review applicants on an ongoing basis and plans to hold interviews to fill this important position when multiple qualified candidates are presented. The position begins July 1.