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.
From Bishop Donald Hying:  Due to the Coronavirus, there will be no public Mass celebrated for the immediate future.   
All Parish meetings are also cancelled.

Dear Parishioners and Friends,
In this time, we are all looking for ways to connect with one another, our faith community and our God.  Good Shepherd Parish is now streaming daily Mass and Sunday Mass.  We invite you to join the celebration of the Liturgy at the following times.  If you are not able to join at the time of the service, you can still view the Mass at your convenience by clicking on the same link.  

Times For English Masses
Monsignor Baxter will be saying Mass at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday thru Friday.
Monsignor Baxter will be saying Mass on Sundays at 8:30 a.m.

To watch the live streaming or the recording of these masses at a later time,
click on this   
CLICK HERE for English Mass Videos

CLICK HERE for Spanish Mass Videos

We are Hosting Drive-Thru Offertory and Scrip Card Delivery
Click Here for More Information 

Click Here to Read Bishop's Letter

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

Holy Week Services
All Holy Week Services will be available on our Facebook Link
Click Here to View Holy Week Services Live or At Your Convenience

Palm Sunday - 8:30 a.m.
Palms available for pick up 10:30 a.m.-noon
at both sites on Palm Sunday
Holy Thursday - 7:00 p.m.
Good Friday - 1:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday - 8:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday - 8:30 a.m.
Weekday masses during Holy Week are at
Tuesday - 8:30 a.m.
Wednesday - 8:30 a.m.

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

ONLINE CLASS:  The Passion of Our Lord

Looking for some spiritual nourishment while you are in quarantine?  Good news! Good Shepherd's spring class exploring the Passion of Jesus Christ is moving to an online format! It is now being offered through Google Classroom. This is a great way to connect with fellow parishioners as we explore together the central story of our faith. The online class will combine scripture study, discussion boards, music, and video clips and will continue to be updated through the second week of Easter.

To register for class you will need a google account.  If you presently have a gmail account through a school, i.e. UW, St. James, Edgewood, you will need a new/separate account to access this class on Google Classroom.
If you don't have a Google Account yet, it is very easy to get one.  Go to the following link to open a free Google Account.
Once you have a Google Account, then use the link below 
On the screen that opens, you will then need to click on the "+" on the top right to add a class and enter the code. 
From the little dialog box that opens, select "Join Class" and type in or copy and paste the password below.
The first two modules exploring Christ's Agony in the Garden and Judas's Betrayal and Peter's Denial are now live.  More will be added soon.
 If you have any questions you can email Shawn by clicking on the link below.



Our Kindergarten Roundup (a chance for interested families to meet Mrs. Haack, our Kindergarten teacher, was Friday, March 6th.  If you missed this day, you can still check out our Kindergarten classroom and meet with Mrs. Haack. 

Where: St. James School

How:  Contact Mary Corcoran @ [email protected] or 608-268-9935.



Lent has begun.
Hopefully, you have picked up the special Lenten Calendar/Resource Sheet.  It is a wonderful guide for all to help use the Lenten Season to prepare for Holy Week and a Joyous Easter.
If you were not able to get a copy of this Lenten Calendar at Church, click on the link below to download and print.
Lenten Calendar and Resource

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. 

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 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.




2019 Fall Festival Financial Report



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.

The Two Eagles Foundation of Punta Gorda, Florida

Our St. James School has received $20,000 from the Two Eagles Foundation of Punta Gorda, Florida.  This money is given to the school to help provide support for students in need of financial aid to attend our school.  This grant will be provided annually to St. James School.  We are most grateful to The Two Eagles Foundation for their generous support of our school.

St. James 8th Graders Retreat

Reflections of 8th Grade Retreat by Students... Elizabeth: We played really challenging games that were meant for us to include others and to be respectful and not talk over people while others were trying to speak. I realized that sometimes we think that we don’t need help even though were struggling and trying to get things done independently. Sofia: We realized that the key to success was to listen to others, and everybody must be included. From that I took away that listening is the key to communication. You won’t be able to help each other without being able to listen to the needs of a person. Sam: The trip to Camp Gray was the most exciting part of the school year so far. Some of the activities were so challenging we had to step away and thinking through the situation until we acquired the solution. Tobias: Camp Gray helped me grow closer to God, my peers, and my parents. George: At Camp Gray, our class became closer as a community and closer to God.

Kremer 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.

Their goal is to fund at least one school in every diocese in the nation. They presently found 475 schools throughout the nation.

In March of this year, we were told that St. James School will be one of the schools they will support. They ask that the money be used to help give partial scholarship to at least 4 students.

Our Principal, Randall Enders; our Business Manager, Lisa Harrington; and our Finance Committee Chair, Michael Schultz have selected 4 students to receive the Kremer Foundation monies. Each student will receive $ 2,500 to support his or her tuition costs of $3,900.

This $10,000 will be available to our school annually to support students attending our school.

We are very grateful to the Kremer Foundation for this generous support of our school.

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