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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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

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 910-13-21.  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.


Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures
Collection Has Ended on October 10

THANK YOU so very much for getting your items in for our sale. We look forward to seeing you on 11/14 at the Festival. Continue to look for our weekly email with items for sale online until the Festival and maybe a bit afterwards. We will start collecting items again in May 2022.  We truly appreciate all the generosity of this parish family, our school parents and friends. 
 The Hidden Treasures Team


Women's Evening of Reflection

Women's Evening
of Reflection

Our 7th Annual Women’s Evening of Reflection – “Journey to the Light” will be Dec. 3 beginning at 6:30 pm at St. Joseph’s Church. Please contact Anne at (608- 268-9930 or at [email protected] ), or Mary Witte (608-233-5026 or ), or Denice Jimenez (608-268-9932 or via Facebook) by Nov. 1st to reserve your spot! This evening is a lovely respite from the hustle and bustle of the season filled with inspiring moments of reflection and beautiful music. Come, join us!

St. James School

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 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

40 Days for Life Fall Campaign

40 Days for Life Fall Campaign


Our next 40 Days for Life Fall 2021 campaign is fast approaching! It runs from next Wednesday, September 22nd through Sunday October 31st.

Please donate your time and commitment by contacting Charlotte Wiley (646-209-8713 or Charlotte's Email) to pray the Rosary together on the sidewalk of Planned Parenthood.

This is a commitment for one day a week during these 40 Days for Life.

40 Days for Life Kick-off Event
Wednesday, September 22
7:00 P.M.

Come out to hear from Bishop Hying
Mary Mead of Rachel's Vineyard in our Diocese
Father Richard Heilman

3706 Orin Road Madison, WI 53706

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

Hearing Loop at St. James Church


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.


Letter from Bishop Hying

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