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


St. Joseph Catholic Church - 1905 W Beltline Hwy

School Recognized by Channel 3

St. James School Composting Program Receives Recognition

This year, SJS students have initiated a composting program to eliminate waste from the school lunch program. The Science Classes have recently made and filled raised beds with our compost and are working to integrate this composting into experimenting and working to use that compost to efficiently grow food and engage in small-scale farming for our school.  

Because of the efforts of Ms. Fahey, the Junior High Science teacher, and our students, St. James School was recently recognized by Channel 3.  Channel 3 donated a tree that has been planted in the playground for the Early Care students behind the rectory at St. James.

We have also recently made and filled raised beds with our compost. 

Click Here to view video of recognition.


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

Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures is BACK and accepting your donations beginning this weekend, May 6th and 7th. Place donations in the front space of St. James School or at St. Joseph's in the hallway across from the dining hall. Please bring us your gently used items including books, but remember we can't accept clothing.  Blessed Easter Season and Happy Spring to all!

Questions? Email Hidden Treasures.

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 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!

Find more news and announcements here

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.