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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.

115th Anniversary of St. James School-Chapter 2-Sisters and Priests

Interviews Photo Gallery History Religious

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

Adoration of Eucharist
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 (Shawn Willox)
12:00-4:30 Mon-Thur
ESPAÑOL (Denice Jimenez):
8:30 - 2:30, Mon
8:30 - 4:30, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
FAX 608-268-9929

Lenten Worship Opportunities

Lenten Sacramental and Devotional Opportunities at Good Shepherd Parish

Fasting and Abstinence

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting and abstinence. 
All other Fridays in Lent are days of abstinence.
Fasting means that Catholics aged 18-59 are to eat only one full meal and (if necessary due to other obligations) up to two smaller meals that combined do not total the size of one full meal. 
Abstinence means refraining from eating meat. 
We undertake these practices as a sign of our penitence, as a way to unite ourselves as one, and as a way to be in solidarity with the poor. 


Tuesday Nights at St. James

Every Tuesday night at St. James there will be a special time of prayer from 5:30-7:00PM
~5:30PM - Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament

Followed by Stations of the Cross
~ 6-6:45PM - Confessions available after the

~6:45PM - Benediction

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross is a way to unite our suffering with those of Christ as we remember His Passion.  The Stations will be prayed:

Tuesday nights at 5:30pm at St. James
Thursday mornings after the 8am Mass at St. Joseph
Friday afternoons (Feb 26, Mar 12, 19, and 26) led by our school children at St. James
Thursday, March 4 at 6:30PM the Stations of the Cross will be prayed with the intention of overcoming racism

Sacrament of Reconciliation

In addition to normal Confession times, Confession will be available at St. James on Tuesday evenings from 6-6:45pm.  One of the Precepts of the Church is to receive Holy Communion once a year during Easter Time.  The Sacrament of Reconciliation is how we properly prepare to receive the Holy Eucharist.

Devotions to St. Joseph

During Lent in this Year of St. Joseph, devotions to St. Joseph will be prayed at 8:15am on Wednesdays and Fridays at St. James, between the morning Holy Hour and Mass. 


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 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 can contact Liz Stattelman-Scanlan @608-609-3586 or  call the school at 608-268-9935.

Our K-8 students are meeting in person following the Christmas Holiday.  Students, staff and families are being very diligent to stay healthy and safe during the time of the Pandemic

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

St. James School Website

Adoration of Eucharist

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.



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

Sr. Zita

Our Hearts Are Broken
Our "practically perfect" Sr. Zita is now resting in the arms of Our Savior.  
We mourn the loss of our dear Sr. Zita who passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 4.
She was a very special lady who welcomed us all.  She shared her faith with many young parents as they prepared their children for Baptism; she nurtured and guided so many adults as they prepared for the sacraments in our RCIA program; she consoled and grieved with families as they buried their loved ones.  How she loved the little ones.  The young students in our school have already missed the time Sr. Zita would spend with them.  And, how we laughed and enjoyed her special sense of humor.
Sr. Zita's Wake and Remembering was onThursday, January 14, at 6:30 p.m.  Sr. Zita's Funeral was Friday, January 15, at 10:30 a.m.  Both broadcasts have been archived at the web addresses below.
We will always love and remember you, Sr. Zita.  Your spirit lives on forever in our hearts. 

Important Information

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
Click Here for Update on Baptism and Confirmation

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.

Hidden Treasure Update

The Hidden Treasures Team will NOT be working at school until April.  At that time we will return to receive your generous donations.  We make anywhere between $1000 to $3000 each month for the church due to you giving us your unwanted and unneeded items.  We cannot tell you how much we appreciate these gifts.  So we are asking you to hold onto things a bit longer and we will be putting our totes out for you to fill up.  We are planning to have an in-person book sale in the summer and an all item sale isn the fall this year as well.  You can find previously listed items on

Hidden Treasures Email

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.

From the Pastor's Desk



Relocation of the Tabernacle at St. James Church
As you may know, the majority of the Catholic Churches in our Diocese have moved the Tabernacle into the center of the Sanctuary in recent years as a united effort to highlight the central role of the Eucharist in our lives as Catholics. Moving the Tabernacle at St. James was one of the projects listed on our Capital Campaign. After inquiry, I discovered that there is virtually no cost associated with the move that was planned. We have some very dedicated and skilled individuals who have volunteered to carry out the work necessary to make this move successfully. Hence I have asked for them to proceed with the relocation of the Tabernacle as soon as is reasonably possible.
The result of this move will not drastically change the aesthetics of our sanctuary, but is intended to change our focus so that Jesus, truly present in the Eucharist, more clearly remains at the center of our lives and worship. The role of the Priest/presider at Mass is never to be the center of our attention, and instead is at the service of our Eucharistic Lord and the People of God. Hence the Presider's Chair will be relocated to the side of the Sanctuary. The relief of the Last Supper will remain in its place, as the Tabernacle fits just below it on the High Altar.
Some may find that they preferred the current location of the Tabernacle, as it was a bit more accessible and approachable for personal prayer. I understand that feeling entirely, but believe that the Church asks us to subjugate our preferences in regards to personal devotion for the sake of what is most fitting for the Sacred Liturgy, which is the public worship of the Church. I also trust that the current space where the Tabernacle is located can be used for other devotions to enrich us.
Let us pray together that Jesus, truly present in the Blessed Sacrament, would always be at the center of all that we do as a Parish.
God bless you all! Fr. Dave