The Circle of Faith
A warm and blessed welcome to the Circle of Faith Catholic Community website! Here you'll find information about our linkage, our parishes, our history, our schedules, and our ministries... Even the bulletins and newsletters, but there's so much more! We want this website to help us share our faith with each other in many ways. May God bless you! Please visit us often!
Easter is not a day, it is a season.
We are an Easter People!
The coming of the Spirit transformed the early church!
Locked doors were opened.
Fear was replaced by courage.
Peace was proclaimed.
The power to forgive sins was present.
Those who were afraid spoke bloldly.
Thousands heard the message in their own language.
HOME MISSIONS - OUR OWN NEEDS COLLECTION
Next weekend, May 23-24 all parishes will be taking a second collection for evangelization, religious education, ministry training, and support of poor parishes across the United States. This collection impacts the lives of nearly nine million Catholics. By using the collection envelope, you may designate your donation for any or all of the four beneficiaries that are represented:
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES -- MONDAY, MAY 25
SUMMER SOLSTICE LITURGY
Celebrate the first day of summer with prayer and friends on Thursday, June 18 at St. James Church. Liturgy will be offered at 8:00pm at the altar in the Cemetery, followed by a bonfire on parish grounds and fellowship. Bring a chair to enjoy the longest day of the year.
FUN & FAITH 2015 EVEREST EXPEDITION
Kids ages 4 1/2 through 11 are invited along on an icy expedition during the hottest days of summer. Kids will learn to overcome obstacles with God's awesome power. At Everest Fun & Faith kids will experience God's Word in surprising and unforgettable ways! Each day, leaders reinforce one simple Bible truth—which makes it easy for kids to remember and apply to real life! In addition to the Bible stories, there will be crafts, music, snacks and games. The weeklong program is at St. James Church from 8:30am until 1130am each day from July 20-24. Sign up now by downloading the registration form available HERE on the website.
VIRTUS CLASS SCHEDULED
There will be a VIRTUS training session on Sunday, June 14 at 6:30pm at St. James Parish Hall. The VIRTUS class is required for everyone who works with or volunteers with children, youth, or vulnerable adults. The class is open to everyone, but especially those from our linked parishes including new catechists, Fun & Faith volunteers, and youth who have turned 18. Attendees should pre-register at the VIRTUS website: www.virtusonline.org under the registration tab, or if you do not have internet access, please call your parish office
BISHOP’S APPEAL 2015
BISHOP’S APPEAL PROGRESS
NEARLY AT 500!!
The 2015 Bishop's Appeal continues to grow with gifts from 484 families in our Circles of Faith. Help us surpass that 500 mark with your gift this week. The money will be used to help thousands of people in northeastern Wisconsin. Your gift, no matter the amount, will make a difference!
Donations or pledges may be mailed to: The Catholic Foundation, P.O. Box 22128, Green Bay, WI 54305, or placed in a clearly marked envelope in the collection basket at Mass. Our Circles of Faith campaign will end on June 30.
To learn more about the good work of the Bishop’s Appeal, go to www.catholicfoundationgb.org/give. Then, prayerfully consider a generous donation to support this Appeal. Contributions may be mailed to the diocese (preferably) or placed in the collection basket at Mass
PARISH HOLY HOUR SCHEDULE
May 6 Wed. 6:00-7:00 pm All Saints
The Sacrament of Penance is offered on Saturday afternoons from 3:00 until 3:45pm at All Saints Church, and on the second and fourth Saturday evening from 6:30 until 7:00pm at St. James Church. We hope you will come and take advantage of the special graces from this sacrament.
MASS OR EVENT CANCELLATIONS
If a weekend Mass at any of our Circle of Faith churches is cancelled because of hazardous winter weather, please look to WFRV TV, Channel 5, the WFRV website, or listen to the radio, WCUB 980 AM or WLTU 92.1 FM for information. St. James, All Saints, and St. Mary Religious Educa-tion cancellations are announced at Den-mark Public schools whenever possible, and St. Joseph Religious Education cancel-lations are announced at Reedsville Public Schools.
St. Paul reminds us today that all of our gifts have their source in the Holy Spirit and that those gifts are given “for the common good.”
What gifts are mine to share?
REPORTING SEXUAL ABUSE
If you know of an incident of sexual abuse of a person who is now under the age of 18 by a priest, deacon, employee or volunteer, please immediately call the civil authorities and then the diocese. If the person was abused as a minor but is now an adult, please call Jayne Stefanic, Diocesan Assistance Coordinator, at 920-272-8174, or toll free at 1-877-270-8184.
We always encourage you to report the incident to civil authorities.
YOU MATTER TO US — THERE IS HOPE
We sincerely hope that you feel at home in our Circle Churches and that you are among friends.
Please let us know if we can serve you in any way.
Who are we?
The Circle of Faith is a linkage of Catholic parishes in Southern Brown County and Northern Manitowoc County in Northeastern Wisconsin.
All Saint Parish and School - Denmark
Holy Trinity - New Denmark
St. James - Cooperstown
St. Joseph - Kellnersville
St. Mary's - Glenmore and Stark
Weekend Mass Schedule
- Saturday 4:00 PM - All Saints - Denmark
Saturday 6:00 PM - Alternating
- St. Mary - Stark - 1st, 3rd, and 5th Saturday of the month
- Holy Trinity - 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month
Saturday 7:30 PM - St. James - Cooperstown
Sunday 8:00 AM - St. James - Cooperstown
- Sunday 9:00 AM - St. Mary - Glenmore
- Sunday 10:00 AM - St. Joseph - Kellnersville
- Sunday 10:15 AM - All Saints - Denmark
Please click HERE for weekday services.
Baptism: Expectant parents baptizing their first child should contact their parish office three (3) months before the child is due to be born.
Confession: Every Saturday, from 9am-10am at All Saints, Denmark. Anytime by appointment.
Marriage: Contact the parish office at least one year before your planned wedding date.
Anointing of the Sick: Communal services are held annually in the fall. If you are anticipating serious surgery, please call your parish office to request this sacrament at any other time.