.There will be no weekday Masses on
September 20-22.
Weekend liturgies will follow the usual schedule.
The regular schedule will resume on Thursday, September 23 with
weekday Mass at St. James Church.

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.

St. James School 115th Anniversary-1980s

Photo Gallery Interviews History

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
1:30 pm - St. Joseph (Misa en Español)
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 4:30-5:00pm at St. Joseph/St. James per Mass schedule
Sunday 7:45-8:15 am at St. James

Adoration of Eucharist
Tuesdays-St. Joseph-following 8:00 a.m. Mass
Wednesdays-St. James 7:15-8:15 a.m.
Thursdays-St. Joseph-7:00 p.m.
Fridays-St. James 7:15-8:15 a.m.

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 (Denice Jimenez)
8:30 - 2:30, Mon
8:30 - 4:30, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri12:00-4:30 Mon-Thur
ESPAÑOL (Denice Jimenez):
8:30 - 2:30, Mon
8:30 - 4:30, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
FAX 608-268-9929

Pfeffernuesse Rolling Has Begun


Please note the changes in times on the days
       Mondays and Wednesdays 2:00- 5:00 pm
       Tuesdays: 6:00 - 9:00 pm 

Hope to see many of you there. No experience necessary. This is a great fund raiser for the parish and also a lot of fun! A great way to meet new people!

Face Masks are required.

Cookie Bag count is as of 9-19-21.  We're shooting for 3,000 bags.  We can do it!  Come and join.  
Cookie dough rollers are seated 2 at a long table.  Good spacing to enjoy everyone stays healthy.


The Search Hospitality Team

The Search Hospitality Team

"The Search": a seven-week investigation of the deepest questions of the human heart has begun and continues through September 30.

We are inviting young adults and university students to explore the meaning and purpose of life through a beautiful video series with small group facilitators, after a tasty dinner!

Would you consider joining us as part of the hospitality team? We need casseroles, drinks, set up and clean up after the session. This will run on Thursdays 6:30 - 8:15 p.m. from August 19 through September 30.

Click on this link to participate in the evangelization mission of our parish!


Current Events and Activities

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

St. James School  Grades K-8 and Early Care Program 
Our Early Care in Education (ECE) program at St. James School is meeting with students in person.  The program 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 by calling @608-609-3586 or  call the school at 608-268-9935.

Click on the email below to make email contact.
Email contact for St. James School

St. James School Website

Adoration of Eucharist

Tuesdays-St. Joseph-following 8:00 a.m. Mass
Wednesdays-St. James 7:15-8:15 a.m.
Thursdays-St. Joseph-7:00 p.m.
Fridays-St. James 7:15-8:15 a.m.



Open Wide Our Hearts

Open Wide Our Hearts:  An Evening Reflection on the
US Bishops' Document on Racism

--Thank you to Bishop Donald Hying for his personal reflections on the US Bishop's Document on Racism:  Open Wide Our Hearts.  Bishop Hying's words can guide us individually and in our parish to act, pray and speak to provide an inclusive culture and community for all to be comfortable, safe and valued. 
--Thank you to Fr. Dave for his homily this past weekend on Open Wide our Hearts and his leadership and guidance for all of us.
--Many thanks to our Parish's Open Wide Our Hearts Committee for their good work in organizing the evening and helping all of us look within ourselves to open wide our hearts to all.

The Year of St. Joseph

What is the Year of Saint Joseph

     With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde” (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. The mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from December 8, 2020 to December 8, 2021.
     We invite you to pray with us throughout the Year of Saint Joseph. We are providing a prayer booklet that can use and that will allow Saint Joseph to lead you into deeper devotion and greater love for Our Lord Jesus and his Blessed Mother Mary.
     You can reserve a Saint Joseph figure (see photo) to be in your home for a week to help increase your devotion. We will also have a Book of Intentions that you can pray through and also add your intentions so that others can join you in prayer.

Click Here to Sign Up for a week.

¿Qué es el Año de San José?

      Con la carta apostólica "Patris corde" ("Con corazón de padre"), el Papa Francisco recuerda el 150 aniversario de la declaración de San José como Patrón de la Iglesia Universal. Con motivo de la ocasión, el Santo Padre ha proclamado un “Año de San José” del 8 de diciembre de 2020 al 8 de diciembre de 2021.
     Te invitamos a rezar con nosotros durante todo el Año de San José. Estamos proporcionando un folleto de oración que puede usar y que le permitirá a San José llevarlo a una devoción más profunda y un mayor amor por Nuestro Señor Jesús y su Santísima Madre María.
     Puedes reservar una figura de San José (ver la foto) para que esté en tu casa durante una semana para ayudar a aumentar tu devoción. También tendremos un Libro de Intenciones por el cual puedes orar y también agregar tus intenciones para que otros puedan unirse a ti en oración.

Haga “clic” aquí para reservar la estatua de San José

Important Information

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 Evangelization Intiative:  "Go Make Disciples".

Click Here to Read the Bishop's Letter
Click Here for Update on Baptism and Confirmation

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.

Hidden Treasures Is Open For Collections

Spring is here and we're ready to accept your unneeded offerings for the Hidden Treasures online and in-person sales.  If you need items picked up, call Paul 608-235-2116.  Otherwise drop your items at St. Joseph's right hallway in the tote or St. James school between school doors in the tote.

You can find previously listed items on www.ebay.com/str/gshiddentreasures.

Hidden Treasures Email

SCRIP Program Update

HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR SCRIP CARDS?  K and A Greenhouse now available for a short time.

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.