Sunday Mass is live-streamed at 10:45 am
from St. Joseph Church. See link below.
Schedule for Live Streaming of Masses
10:45 a.m. on Sundays
7:30 p.m. on Sundays in Spanish
CLICK HERE for Streaming of our Spanish Mass Videos
Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License A-703711. All rights reserved.
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.
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 Español)
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
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
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)
Saturday 4:30-5:0 0pm at St. Joe's
Sunday 7:45-8:15 am at St. James
Business Manager Position
GOOD SHEPHERD CATHOLIC PARISH, Madison, WI
Good Shepherd Parish of Madison, WI is looking for a full-time Business Manager to oversee its financial operations and assist in human resources and project management related to our capital campaign. The ideal candidate is a person of strong faith who sees their work as furthering the mission of the Parish. Leadership, management, organizational skills are essential. Job duties include financial management, accounting, record-keeping, problem solving, and supervision of other administrative staff. Requires knowledge of QuickBooks, spreadsheets and databases. Undergraduate degree or equivalent professional experience plus minimum of two years in an accounting or finance role required.
Please email resume, cover letter, and list of references to Fr. Dave Carrano.
Beginning: Adoration at St. James Church
Beginning September 9th, each Wednesday and Friday from 7:15-8:15am we will have Eucharistic Adoration at St. James Church concluding with Benediction. Eucharistic Adoration (also known as Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament), is a prayer opportunity where Jesus is taken out of the Tabernacle and placed on the Altar in an ornate display called a Monstrance. It is a time of silent Adoration of Jesus, truly present to us, who wishes to speak in the silence of our hearts. We hope this will prove a benefit for some of the students living in our neighborhood and for parents to spend a few moments with Our Lord when they drop their children off for school. May this opportunity help you find more peace in the midst of the troubles that surround us.
From the Pastor's Desk
Christ’s Presence in the Liturgy – Vatican II
In one of the most well-known passages from the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, the Second Vatican Council explains the different ways in which Christ is present in the Liturgy of the Church. He is present in the word, in the assembled people, “in the person of His minister”, and “especially under the Eucharistic species” (Sacrosanctum Concilium, no.7).
It is clear that the Council seeks to set apart one way in which Christ is present as more substantial: The Eucharist. Another of the Vatican II documents, Lumen Gentium, describes “the Eucharist as the source and summit of the Christian life” (Lumen Gentium, no. 11). The Eucharist is the “source” from which our life flows as Christians because it truly is the Body and Blood of Jesus, our Savior, who is the source of our life (see John 7:37-39). It is the “summit,” the high point of our Christian life, because when we are united to him, “all things are possible” (Mt 19:26, see also Phil 4:13).
This is why one of the greatest priorities in the Mass is to show due reverence and honor to Jesus, truly present in the Eucharist. Many people have asked me about the way that I celebrate Mass. Everything that I do when presiding at Mass is aimed at the goal of keeping our focus on the Eucharist. (**Note: Some of the changes you’ve seen are also related to COVID-19 protocols suggested by the Diocese of Madison**).
The Mass has many instructions on what to do and not do. There are also places where there are more than one legitimate option of what a priest can do. For example, the ancient practice of ringing the bells at the consecration is meant to call our attention to the mystery of faith that Jesus has truly become present to us. Ringing the bells is not a requirement for Mass, nor is it forbidden. The Congregation for Divine Worship said that “attention and awareness” of the “central part of the Mass” is necessary and that it is to be “presumed in a parish” that the bell is needed to help call us to that awareness. (“Is a bell to be rung at Mass?”, 1972). Hence I hope that ringing the bell does help us. Another example: There may now be extra time after the Communion procession while I purify the sacred vessels on the Altar. This is an opportunity for you, the faithful, to commune in silent prayer with the Lord whom you have just received in the Eucharist.
I’m available to discuss the Liturgy and any other question or concern you may have. Thank you for your patience with me. “Change” is hard, but I pray that both you and I can be blessed in this time of new beginnings.
1128 St. James Ct.
8:30 - 4:00, Mon-Fri
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
Current Events and Activities
Click on the picture to see regular You Tube Messages from Bishop Donald J. Hying.
Sr. Zita Has Retired.
If you would like to send an email to Sr. Zita or send a card, her contact information is
Sr. Zita Simon O.P.
585 County Road Z
Sinsinawa, WI 53824
Our New Pastor is Here-Fr. David Carrano.
Fr. Carrano most recently was the pastor of Sacred Heart in Reedsburg: a good size parish with a Catholic School. He had been pastor there since July, 2014.
He graduated from the UW-Madison in 2004. In the Fall of 2004, he entered the seminary and studied philosophy for 2 years at St. John Vianney Seminary on the campus of St. Thomas University in St. Paul, MN. In 2006, he continued his seminary studies in Theology at North American College in Rome. He was then ordained in 2010.
He served two brief stints as associate pastor at both St. Maria Goretti and St. John’s in Waunakee with the link of St. Mary’s in Westport.
In February, 2012, he was made pastor of St. John’s in Montello with the mission at Westfield until July, 2014 when he became the pastor at Sacred Heart in Reedsburg.
Father is a seasoned pastor having served at small parishes in Montello and Westfield and at a large parish In Reedsburg.
He is a man of deep spirituality. He is a good liturgist and homilist. He works well with people of all age groups.
Father is a product of Catholic schools having attended school at his home parish at St. Anne’s in Stoughton. He also has experience in dealing with Catholic Schools and has shown leadership and strong support for Catholic Schools.
Father speaks Spanish and enjoys shepherding diverse peoples
Father sees it important to provide all Catholics with good Catholic education and very much values the need for Evangelization.
Father Tom is extremely happy with the appointment of Fr. Carrano and believes that Father will be well received and work well with the fine people of Good Shepherd Parish.
UN ANUNCIO IMPORTANTE
Padre David Carrano es el nuevo párroco de nuestra Parroquia El Buen Pastor comenzando el 11 de julio, 2020.
El Padre David fue el actual párroco de la Parroquia El Sagrado Corazón en Reedsburg, WI: una parroquia de buen tamaño con una escuela católica. Ha sido párroco allí desde julio de 2014. Se graduó de la UW-Madison en 2004. En el otoño de 2004, ingresó al seminario y estudió filosofía durante 2 años en el Seminario St. John Vianney en el campus de la Universidad St. Thomas en St. Paul, MN. En 2006, continuó sus estudios de seminario en Teología en el North American College de Roma. Luego fue ordenado en 2010.ó dos breves períodos como párroco asociado en St. Maria Goretti y en St. John's en Waunakee enlazado con la parroquia de St. Mary's en Westport. En febrero de 2012, fue nombrado párroco de St. John's en Montello con la misión en Westfield hasta julio de 2014, cuando se convirtió en párroco de la Parroquia El Sagrado Corazón en Reedsburg.
El Padre David es un sacerdote experimentado que ha servido en pequeñas parroquias en Montello y Westfield y en una gran parroquia en Reedsburg. Es un hombre de profunda espiritualidad. Es un buen liturgista y homilista y trabaja muy bien con personas de todas las edades. El padre recibió su educación básica en la escuela católica St. Anne en Stoughton. Ésta es la parroquia que él y su familia han asistido por muchos años. Actualmente, también tiene experiencia en el manejo de escuelas católicas y ha demostrado liderazgo y un fuerte apoyo a ellas.
El Padre David habla español y le gusta pastorear a personas de diversidad cultural. Además, considera importante proporcionar a todos los católicos una buena educación católica y valora mucho la necesidad de evangelizar.
St. James School Grades K-8 and Early Care Program
Our Early Care in Education (ECE) program at St. James School reopened as of June 1. The program is opens at 7:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and closes at 5:30 p.m.
For more information about either our Early Care Program or our K-8 School program, you can contact Liz Stattelman-Scanlan @608-609-3586 or call the school at 608-268-9935. You can also click on the email below.
Email contact for St. James School
Father Tom's Retirement Celebration
There were many warm wishes extended to our Fr. Tom at his retirement Mass and Celebration on Sunday, June 28. Mass was at 1:30 p.m. at St. James Church with the Bishop attending. Following the Mass, Fr. Tom was honored by Bishop Hying, his brother, Bill Baxter, and by Michael Schultz, parishioner. Fr. Tom received several gifts thanks to the generosity of our parishioners.
Following the Mass, there was a reception at Vilas Park. With face masks and social distancing, we were able to express our deep appreciation for over 30 years of Fr. Tom's service and ministry to all of us.
We are so grateful to our Fr. Tom. We are so thankful for his guidance and support through our times of joy and happiness and through our struggles and losses. Father Tom has been such an important part of our lives. We will miss him dearly. We wish him a well-earned retirement with freedom to enjoy whatever comes his way.
Bishop Donald Hying Visits St. James School
"Just imagine what the world would be like if everyone was nice to each other. Wouldn't that be great? What if we treated everyone we met like we were meeting Jesus...think about that for a moment...how much more kind and gentle the 🌎world would be." -Bishop Donald J. Hying
Our All-School Mass on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, marked the beginning of a beautiful new friendship with Bishop Donald J. Hying! There was so much 🌼WONDERFUL🌼 in Bishop Hying's inaugural visit to St. James School 💒 where he con-celebrated mass with our very own Monsignor Tom Baxter.
We are so grateful and feel so blessed! 🙏🏾💛💙
Hospital Awareness -“STAY IN TOUCH”
When you are admitted to the hospital, please let the admitting staff know that you are from Good Shepherd Catholic Parish. We would like to visit and pray for you at this time of need. If you are admitted to VA hospital, UW hospital or a nursing home, please call the rectory and let us know where you are so we can continue to visit.
If you know you are scheduled for any surgery, you can call the rectory and arrange ahead of time for the sacrament of the sick.
If you or someone you know is homebound and would like to receive communion or receive the bulletin, please call the rectory at 268-9930.
Our Dear Sr. Kathleen.
We mourn the loss of our dear Sr. Kathleen Loughrin-teacher, principal and heart of St. James School.
On Wednesday, May 15, at 8:30 a.m., St. James School will host an all-school Memorial Mass in honor of Sr. Kathleen Loughrin. Following the mass there will be an Ice Cream Sandwich (one of her favorites) reception. All family, friends, alumni, and parishioners are invited to share in this mass and come to the celebration to share stories and fellowship, in memory of amazing impact Sr. Kathleen had on our community.
Sr. Kathleen’s Wake (Remembrance Service) was on Sunday evening, May 5, at the Sinsinawa Mound. Her funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, May 6, at Sinsinawa. Both events are available for streaming.
Then click the “On Demand” tab to view Sr. Kathleen’s Remembrance and/or Funeral.
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SCRIP Program Update
HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR SCRIP CARDS?
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.
Imprtant Update from Hidden Treasures
UPDATE From The Hidden Treasure Team 9-1-2020
Hidden Treasure is again ready to receive your treasures! The totes are back in the school entryway at St James and hallway at St. Joseph as of 9/1. Again, we will NOT be holding an in-person sale this year but will be selling online so watch for items though the emails we send out, on Facebook Marketplace and our eBay store. Please encourage your family and friends to use our websites as well. Thanks, from your Good Shepherd Hidden Treasures Team for your generosity to our parish and school
Special Letter from Bishop Donald Hying-Please Read.
On Pentecost Sunday, a bold new Evangelization Initiative called “Go Make Disciples” in the Diocese of Madison was launched. Bishop Donald Hying has sent a letter to all our pastors and parishes with an introduction to this initiative. Our Diocesan Herald Citizen is an important tool for us to learn about the Evangalization Intiative: "Go Make Disciples".
Click Here to Read the Bishop's Letter
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