Welcome to Good Shepherd Catholic Parish in Madison, Wisconsin.

Thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to welcoming you in person at one of our two church locations St. James and St. Joseph where we know you will experience faith-filled sacraments with many opportunities for service, education and fellowship. May God bless you.

Mass Times

5:15 pm June-November - St. Joseph
5:15 pm December-May - St. James

8:30 am - St. James
10:45 am - St. Joseph
1:30 pm - St. Joseph (español)
7:00 pm - St. Joseph (español)

Monday: 7:00 pm - St. Joseph (español)
Tuesday: 8:00 am - St. Joseph
Wednesday: 8:30 am - St. James
Wednesday: 7:00 pm - St. Joseph (español)
Thursday: 8:00 am - St. Joseph
Friday: 7:15 am - St. James
Friday: 7:00 pm - St. Joseph (español)

Holy Days of Obligation:
Please refer to bulletin.

Saturday: 9:00-9:45 am - St. James
Saturday: 4:30-5:00 pm - St. Joseph Jun-Nov
Saturday: 4:30-5:00 pm - St. James Dec-May
Sunday: 7:45-8:15 am - St. James
Sunday: 6:00-6:45 pm - St. Joseph
Thursday: 6:00-6:45 - St. Joseph

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

Office Hours

St. James Office
1128 St. James Ct.
Mon-Thu 9 am - 3 pm
Fri. 9 am -12 pm

St. Joseph Office
1905 W. Beltline Highway
Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Parish Main Phone number:
FAX 608-268-9929

St. James Catholic Church - 1128 St. James Ct

Lent & Holy Week

Click here for Lenten Holy Hour & Confession times at Good Shepherd as well as Confession times for nearby parishes. 


St. Joseph Catholic Church - 1905 W Beltline Hwy


St. James School

St. James School  Grades K-8 and Early Care Program 
Our Early Care in Education (ECE) program at St. James School 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.

Our St. James School includes classes from Kindergarten-Grade 8.

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

St. James School Website

Fr. Dave's Homilies Podcast

From Bishop Hying: Into the Deep

Young Adult Ministry

We want to invite everyone in our parish ages 18-35 to join us each week to build community, dive into our faith, and commit ourselves to service.
We meet almost every Thursday at 7 pm, usually in the basement here at St. James, and usually with some sort of snack. There’s no obligation to attend each week, but we would love to see you there!

Upcoming January Events:

Jan. 12     Theology

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Hidden Treasures







We are not accepting donations for Hidden Treasures at this time.  We will resume accepting items the weekend of May 6 and 7. 

RaiseRight Gift Cards

Good Shepherd Parish RaiseRight Program

Finally, BP RaiseRight (formerly Scrip) gift cards are available again.  They are $50.00 cards.   Scrip gift cards are available for purchase before and after the weekend Masses on Saturday at 5:15 pm and Sunday at 8:30 am and 10:45 am. See below a link to view all of the cards available for immediate purchase.  If you any questions, please contact the RaiseRight Email.

Click on THIS LINK for the Summary of RaiseRight Sales for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year.  It includes information about sales and earnings for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year.

Click Here For a Listing of the RaiseRight Inventory
Available for Immediate Purchase

Hearing Loop

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.