Live Streaming of Masses will return to its regular schedule.
8:30 a.m. on Sundays
8:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
8:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays

You do not need to call Sr. Zita in you are coming to any of the weekend Masses.

Masses have resumed at our Good Shepherd churches with our regular schedule.  Churches are now able to have 50% of capacity attend at each mass.  You do not need to call to attend any weekday Masses.

Parishioners are reminded:  Dispensation from the Sunday Obligation - The current dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass will remain in effect until further notice.

Click Here for All of the Guidelines to Attend Mass This Weekend.

The 8:20 Mass on Sundays will still be streamed.

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

Diocesan Listing of Live Streamed Masses in Area Churches

Sacrament of Reconciliation continues and follows the regular schedule.

Don't forget about Scrip. 
Click Here for the list of cards available.
We can purchase Scrip after each Weekend Mass or order ahead of time by contacting Bonnie Moschkau (Bonnie's email) Bonnie's phone (608-628-0339). Pick up will be available at the END of weekend masses.
You can order online at  

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.
CLICK HERE for English Mass Videos

CLICK HERE for Spanish Mass Videos 
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 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

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

Summer Adult Education Series
"The Missions in the Movies"
Need to Register.
Begins this week.
Click Here to View or Print Series Description

Just a reminder, our summer adult education film series begins this week (July 6/7)! Due to the latest safety guidelines that have been issues by Dane county, in addition to requiring masks and social distancing we are requesting those interested to preregister for the Monday night or Tuesday morning sessions for each week you are attending by emailing Shawn at Shawn's email (see link below) so that we can ensure there will be 10 or less people in attendance.  Thank you.

Click Here for Shawn's Email Link

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.

St. James School Early Care Program 
Our Early Care in Education (ECE) program at St. James School has reopened.  The program is opens at 7:30 a.m.  Monday through Friday and closes at 5:30 p.m.  
Openings available.  For more information call the school at 608-268-9935 or click the email below.
Email contact for Early Care Program


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:

Bishop Hying Appoints Fr. David Carrano To Be The New Pastor of Good Shepherd Parish on July 11.

     Fr. Tom is happy to share with you some particulars about
Fr. Carrano to help you meet him.

    Fr. Carrano is now the pastor of Sacred Heart in Reedsburg:  a good size parish with a Catholic School.  He has 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.


Primero, nuestro párroco, el Monseñor Thomas Baxter se jubilará en julio de este año.
Él ha servido anuestra parroquia por dos periodos diferentes durante más de 30 años. El Monseñor Tom trabajó un primer periodo con el Padre DeBock como pastor asociado. Actualmente, es el párroco de Nuestra Parroquia El Buen Pastor y trabaja en conjunto con el Padre Manuel Mendez.

Estamos muy agradecidos por su guía espiritual y liderazgo parroquial durante todos estos años. Lo vamos a extrañar mucho y le deseamos muchas bendiciones en esta nueva etapa. Esperamos celebrar su jubilación el próximo 28 de junio. Más información sobre la celebración estará disponible pronto.


Segundo, el Obispo Hying ha nombrado al Padre David Carrano como el nuevo párroco de nuestra  Parroquia El Buen Pastor comenzando el 11 de julio, 2020. El Monseñor Tom se complace en compartir con ustedes algunos detalles sobre el Padre David para ayudarle a conocerlo.

El Padre David es 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.

El Monseñor Tom está extremadamente contento con el nombramiento del Padre David Carrano y cree será bien recibido y trabajará bien con las buenas personas de la Parroquia El Buen Pastor.

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


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 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:

 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.




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:

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