We welcome our new pastor, Fr. David Carrano.   

on 7-24-20 From Fr. Carrano

Schedule for Live Streaming of Masses

8:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 16 
                                 8:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays continues as usual
                                8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays continues as usual

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Churches are now able to have 50% of capacity attend at each mass.  You do not need to call to attend any weekday Masses.  We welcome everyone to come to Mass.    Click Here for All of the Guidelines to Attend Mass This Weekend.

Diocesan Listing of Live Streamed Masses in Area Churches

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.
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Permission to podcast/stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License A-703711.  All rights reserved.

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 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

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

St. James Catholic Church 1128 St. James Ct

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Job Posting for Good Shepherd ParishText

Good Shepherd Parish is Hiring for the Following Position

          With Sr. Zita Simon's retirement, Father Carrano has formed a hiring committee to help identify the needs of our parish and to help define the qualifications for this position.
          This committee has been meeting over the last 3 weeks.  The committee members include Janell Morehead, Brad Klingele, Cecilia Klingele, Manuel Flores, Chris Ethen, Joyce Gnewuch and Bonnie Moschkau.  With their input, Father Carrano has written the following job description.
          If you are interested in this position and believe you would be a good fit for this ministry to our Good Shepherd Parish or if you know of someone who you believe would be a good candidate for this position, please read and share the job description.
          You can read and download the job description by clicking on the link below.

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. 

In Christ,

Fr. Dave


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

Click on the picture to see regular You Tube Messages from Bishop Donald J. Hying.

Sr. Zita is Retiring
     Sunday, August 9th, is the day to celebrate with Sr. Zita and say thank you for her incredible contributions to all of us at Good Shepherd Parish.
     On August 9, the 10:45 Mass will be a special mass after which we will honor Sr. Zita.  A reception will follow in the St. Joseph Activity Room immediately after the 10:45 Mass until 2:30p.m. 
     Please note the following information to ensure the safety of everyone during the Covid virus pandemic.  People should wear masks.  We will have hand sanitizer both at Church and in the Activity Room for everyone.  We request that you honor social distancing. After you have spoken to Sr. Zita, we will have food for you to pick up and take with you on your way out.  There is a limit of people that can be in the Activity Room at one time.   We hope that the early guests will move on to allow other guests to arrive.  We cannot have seating for people to remain after they have spoken with Sister.


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.







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.


ible Book Sale-Thousands of Books-The sale will take place each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday June 16th to July 30th

To be safe at this time, we are restricting attendance to 10 people at a a time. 

Click Here for all of the Details of The Sale

Click Here for Sign Up Link to Come to the Sale

Or check the Details of the Sale for other ways to reserve a time.

Congratulations to our 8th Grade Graduates
We want to congratulate our St. James School 8th Grade Graduates.  We wish them well as they progress on to high school. We share in your joy as together, we celebrate what God has done in your life.
Congratulations to 
First Row (l to r):  Sofia de la Brena, Lilly Moschkau, Tobias Scott, George Stattleman-Scanlan
Second Row (l to r):  Elizabeth Lozano, Sam Moschkau, Eliza Makwinja, Carli Hughes, Jack Mogensen.

Donate Scrip Cards to Help Parishioners in Need!
COVID-19 has brought great hardship to many families and individuals in our parish: unemployment, work furloughs, closed schools, and more.
In response, our parish has set up a Good Shepherd Relief Fund, using our scrip program.
Please consider donating a scrip card so that no parishioner goes without essential groceries, cleaning supplies, and gas.
We have $25 and $50 gift cards to Walmart, Woodman's, Pick 'n Save, Kwik Trip, and Speedway available. Once you donate, parish staff will distribute the cards to those in need.
To donate, please call or email Bonnie Moschkau:


Have You Done A lot of Spring Cleaning?
Good News:  Hidden Treasures Is Collecting Again!
Hidden Treasures Sales Collecting has begun.  If you have the time and the energy to do your Spring Cleaning or if you’ve been saving things for our sale, please bring them to the buckets/totes at St. Joseph Hallway or St. James School inside the front glass doors.
Reminder:  No clothing please for us. 

But there is a Children’s Clothing Drive sponsored by the St. James School Student Council through the end of May:  Children clothing only.
We greatly appreciate your generosity.
Last year your donations raised over $14,000 by our sales at the Fall Festival and online at our eBay Store.
Check out our eBay Store at


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.

Click to view Sr. Kathleen’s Obituary.

 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.

Click Here for Streaming of Sr. Kathleen's Remembrance and her Funeral Mass.

Then click the “On Demand” tab to view Sr. Kathleen’s Remembrance and/or Funeral. 

Check our our New Hidden Treasures online sales:  https://www.ebay.com/str/gshiddentreasures

 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.




Imprtant Update from Hidden Treasures

Good and Sad News from Hidden Treasures - Due to the Covid-19 we have decided NOT to have an in person sale this year.  HOWEVER, we will continue to sell to you via email, Facebook Marketplace, and eBay.  So, please stay active with us.  As school will be opening at the end of August we need to catch up on the giving we have received to-date.  So, we would like to slow down on our intake for a month.  However, you've all given to us some great things.  So if you could just keep your items a bit longer for us we will be taking them again in September onward.   Thanks you for your generosity

If you would like to email the staff of Hidden Treasures, click on the link below.

Hidden Treasures Email

Click Here for our Hidden Treasures eBay Site 

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

Check our our New Hidden Treasures online sales:  https://www.ebay.com/str/gshiddentreasures

Hearing Loop System

Now available at our St. James Church.
You can pick up one of the transistor units along with head phones from the box on the counter in the vestibule of the church.
This system has an immediate improvement for the user.
Transistors and ear plugs are available for anyone to use.
You can ask any usher for help.

Kremer Foundation and The Two Eagles Foundation

In August, 2018, St. James School applied for the Grant Proposal from the Kremer Foundation of Naples, FL. This foundation helps support Catholic schools by giving $10,000 annually to the schools that they select for their program.

In March of 2019, we were told that St. James School will be one of the schools they will support.  Now for the 2020-21 School Year, St. James School will again receive $10,000 to support students in need.

Additionally, The Two Eagles Foundation has renewed their commitment to St. James School.  Due to the economic concerns surrounding the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Two Eagles Foundation has reduced the amount of money they will be giving us to support students in need.  In 2019-20, St. James School received $20,000.  In 2020-20, the school will receive $16,000 for scholarship assistance.

We are very grateful to the Kremer Foundation and The Two Eagles Foundation for their generous support of our school.

For more information about the Kremer Foundation, you can look online at