Adoration of the Eucharist
7:15-8:15 am on 
Wednesdays and Fridays
at our St. James Church

Rosary led during Sundays in October
at 8:00 am at St. James Church

Schedule for Live Streaming of Masses
10:45 a.m. on Sundays

7:30 p.m. on Sundays in Spanish

CLICK HERE for Streaming of our English Mass Videos

             CLICK HERE for Streaming  of our Spanish Mass Videos 
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

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.

October-The Month of the RosaryText

In honor of the month of the Rosary, we will recite the rosary at 8:00 a.m. on October 11, 18 and 25 at 8 am at our St. James Site. Please join us!

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 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 4:30-5:0 0pm at St. Joe's
Sunday 7:45-8:15 am at St. James

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

Pfefferneusse Cookie Salesales

Pfefferneusse Cookie Sales
Saturdays, October 17/24 & Sundays, October 18/25

Pfefferneusse cookies sales will take place the next two weekends after all of the Masses.  Sales will be at the following times and places

  • After 5:15 pm Masses on Saturdays at St. Joseph Church on October 17/24
  • After 8:30 am Masses on Sundays at St. James Church on October 18/25
  • After 10:45 am Masses on Sundays at St. Joseph Church on October 18/25
  • After 7:00 pm Masses on Sundays at St. Joseph Church on October 18/25

Because of the COVID virus, we have not done any hand rolling of cookies.  We purchased a cookie rolling machine.  The cookie making crew now has consisted of 7 people all masked and gloved in the process of making, baking and bagging the cookies.

We hope to have maybe 2000 bags of Pfefferneusse cookies to sell on the times listed above.  

The cookies cost $5.00/bag.  Parishioners are asked to pay in cash or check.  Parishioners will be limited to purchase 20 bags at these times.


Fall Festival-New Dated Info

Fall Festival-November 8, 2020

Fall Festival Carry-Out Dinner & Food Sale

Sunday, November 8th, 12-3 pm
Meal: Chicken DinnerCost: $12.00
Children 5 and under:  $5.00
Famous Haas sauerkraut:  $ 3.00
Cinnamon Bread from Sinsinawa Mound:  $9.00
12 Caramel Rolls from Sinsinawa Mound :  $10.00
6 Dinner Rolls from Sinsinawa Mound :  $7.00

All items must be pre-ordered to ensure delivery.
Pre-ordering will end at on Sunday, Oct. 25.

Two ways to order
1.  You can register at
See the Fall Festival Information Sheet
for info about registering.
Click on ITEMS tab on the screen.
Select your food items and quantity.
On pick-up, you can pay with cash or check--This will avoid 3.5% fee
or you can choose to have the charge processed on your credit card.

2.  You can fill out a paper Order Form 
 You can find this Order Form inserted in the bulletin or 
by clicking on the link below.

Fall Festival Food Order Form


Click on the ITEMS page.
You will need to be registered on GiveSmart.
Preview now; bid often.
The on-line Silent Auction will start
at 8am on Saturday, Oct.24
and will end promptly
at 9 pm on Sunday, Nov. 8.
If you win, pick up ITEMS onTuesday, Nov. 10,
at St. James School from 3-6 pm.

Business Manager Position

Business Manager 


Good Shepherd Parish of Madison, WI is looking for a full-time Business Manager to oversee its financial operations and assist in human resources and project management related to our capital campaign.  The ideal candidate is a person of strong faith who sees their work as furthering the mission of the Parish.  Leadership, management, organizational skills are essential.  Job duties include financial management, accounting, record-keeping, problem solving, and supervision of other administrative staff.  Requires knowledge of QuickBooks, spreadsheets and databases.  Undergraduate degree or equivalent professional experience plus minimum of two years in an accounting or finance role required. 

Please email resume, cover letter, and list of references to Fr. Dave Carrano.

Father Dave's Email

Beginning: Adoration at St. James Church

Beginning September 9th, each Wednesday and Friday from 7:15-8:15am we will have Eucharistic Adoration at St. James Church concluding with Benediction.  Eucharistic Adoration (also known as Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament), is a prayer opportunity where Jesus is taken out of the Tabernacle and placed on the Altar in an ornate display called a Monstrance.  It is a time of silent Adoration of Jesus, truly present to us, who wishes to speak in the silence of our hearts.  We hope this will prove a benefit for some of the students living in our neighborhood and for parents to spend a few moments with Our Lord when they drop their children off for school.  May this opportunity help you find more peace in the midst of the troubles that surround us. 

From the Pastor's Desk



Christ’s Presence in the Liturgy – Vatican II

In one of the most well-known passages from the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, the Second Vatican Council explains the different ways in which Christ is present in the Liturgy of the Church.  He is present in the word, in the assembled people, “in the person of His minister”, and “especially under the Eucharistic species” (Sacrosanctum Concilium, no.7).

It is clear that the Council seeks to set apart one way in which Christ is present as more substantial:  The Eucharist.  Another of the Vatican II documents, Lumen Gentium, describes “the Eucharist as the source and summit of the Christian life” (Lumen Gentium, no. 11).  The Eucharist is the “source” from which our life flows as Christians because it truly is the Body and Blood of Jesus, our Savior, who is the source of our life (see John 7:37-39).  It is the “summit,” the high point of our Christian life, because when we are united to him, “all things are possible” (Mt 19:26, see also Phil 4:13). 

This is why one of the greatest priorities in the Mass is to show due reverence and honor to Jesus, truly present in the Eucharist.  Many people have asked me about the way that I celebrate Mass.  Everything that I do when presiding at Mass is aimed at the goal of keeping our focus on the Eucharist.  (**Note:  Some of the changes you’ve seen are also related to COVID-19 protocols suggested by the Diocese of Madison**). 

The Mass has many instructions on what to do and not do.  There are also places where there are more than one legitimate option of what a priest can do.  For example, the ancient practice of ringing the bells at the consecration is meant to call our attention to the mystery of faith that Jesus has truly become present to us.  Ringing the bells is not a requirement for Mass, nor is it forbidden.  The Congregation for Divine Worship said that “attention and awareness” of the “central part of the Mass” is necessary and that it is to be “presumed in a parish” that the bell is needed to help call us to that awareness.  (“Is a bell to be rung at Mass?”, 1972).  Hence I hope that ringing the bell does help us.  Another example:  There may now be extra time after the Communion procession while I purify the sacred vessels on the Altar.  This is an opportunity for you, the faithful, to commune in silent prayer with the Lord whom you have just received in the Eucharist.

I’m available to discuss the Liturgy and any other question or concern you may have.  Thank you for your patience with me.  “Change” is hard, but I pray that both you and I can be blessed in this time of new beginnings. 

In Christ,

Fr. Dave



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 reopened as of June 1.  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 Liz Stattelman-Scanlan @608-609-3586 or  call the school at 608-268-9935.  You can also click on the email below.
Email contact for St. James School

Sr. Zita Has Retired.

If you would like to send an email to Sr. Zita or send a card, her contact information is

Sr. Zita Simon O.P.
585 County Road Z
Sinsinawa, WI 53824

Click Here for Sr. Zita's Email. 

Our New Pastor is Here-Fr. David Carrano.





Fr. Carrano most recently was the pastor of Sacred Heart in Reedsburg:  a good size parish with a Catholic School.  He had 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.







Padre David Carrano es el nuevo párroco de nuestra  Parroquia El Buen Pastor comenzando el 11 de julio, 2020. 

El Padre David fue 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.





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.

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.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.



Imprtant Update from Hidden Treasures

UPDATE From The Hidden Treasure Team 10-13-2020

Ending SOON - as of NOVEMBER 1, 2020 - we will no longer be collecting your generous donations for hidden treasures. We appreciate all you have given and will continue to send our emails until we are caught up with the donations. Through the winter our eBay store is open, and we ship our sold items to buyers, so you are welcome to buy there too. Please show our eBay store to friends and family over the holidays if you meet or zoom with them. Next year we hope to have a LARGE in-person sale as we’ve saved a lot of your generous items too. So do keep things for us over the winter. We will be back in 2021.

Hidden Treasures Email

Click Here for our Hidden Treasures eBay Site 

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