Good Shepherd Fall Festival-Sunday, November 11, 2018

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
June-November - St. Joseph
December-May - St. James

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

Good Shepherd Parish 
Fall Festival News….
Sunday, November 11th!

Start the day off by joining us for Mass at 8:30 am

Pfefferneusse Sales Begin after 8:30 Mass

 Chicken Dinner Served from 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Adults (12 and over): $12, children (4 to 11 years) $6.00, under 4 are free

Hidden Treasure sale, bake sale, book sale, crafts, kids games, silent auction and raffle, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.

There will also be a Packer Games Viewing Party!

Hidden Treasure Sale
Presale Saturday, Nov 10, 2018
9:30 am - Noon **$5.00 entrance donation**
Sunday, Nov 11, 2018 9:30 - 4:00
1/2 price 1:00; $5 bag sale 3:00 - 4:00



On Friday, November 30, a special evening for women and lady friends of our parish is planned.  The evening includes music, readings and time to socialize and enjoy some good food and drink.  Table leaders provide the setting and food, the program offers readings and music that provide a wonderful time for tranquil reflection.  Yet, there is plenty of chatter, laughter and smiles. All before the busy days before Christmas.  
The evening is on Friday, November 30 beginning at 6:30 and ends before 9:00.
Join us by contacting Sr. Zita by phone or email.
608-268-9935 or 
Click Here for Sr. Zita's email.


SCRIP Program Update
They are a big help to our parish.

Click Here For a Listing of the Scrip Inventory Available for Immediate Purchase
Click Here to See A Summary of the Success of our Scrip Program for the last Fiscal Year.





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Angel Trees: It is that time of year when our thoughts go to the Christmas holidays. We can help to make this Christmas a happier one for many children and babies in our city, and for older adults in our Parish. At both sites, we will have an Angel Tree for parishioners to share their generous spirit at Christmas time. For the children, there will be cards that specify the sex and age of a child.

Please take one or two of these cards. Buy a gift appropriate for a child of that description and then bring the unwrapped gift to the church. Tape the card to the gift and remember --DO NOT WRAP. You will find these cards on the Angel trees set up at the entrances to both churches. SCRIP GIFT CARD ideas for older children are available on the back side of the Suggestion List Insert. These gifts are all collected by St. Vincent de Paul to be used in their annual toy room, where parents can come to pick out gifts that their children will love. DO NOT WRAP THE GIFTS, AND ALL GIFTS MUST BE IN BY SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2nd FOR THE GIFTS TO BE USED THIS YEAR.

For our older adults and the babies at Elizabeth House, you will find a list of suggestions in this weekends bulletin and some at the back of the church after that. The list of Scrip gift cards is also useful for our older adults. Keep the list handy as both a reminder and for the suggestions when you go shopping. The items for the older adults and the babies can also be placed under the Angel Tree at either site and are also due by Sunday, December 2nd. Please, do not wrap these gifts, also.