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!
PRIESTHOOD SUNDAY OCTOBER 30
Today marks the yearly observance and affirmation of priests who serve throughout the United States. We express appreciation and offer prayers for all our devoted priests, especially those in our Circle Parishes, Father Kevin Ori, Father Maurice Mmegbuadimma, and Father Tom Reynebeau. May God bless you and uphold you always in His service.
ALL SAINTS 20TH ANNUAL SILENT AUCTION - THIS SATURDAY!!!
Bill Jartz is back again to help with our 20th Annual All Saints Oral & Silent Auction elegantly themed, “Simply Black & White.” Join us this Saturday, Nov. 5 at Beverly Gardens for family-style chicken dinner, oral auction following dinner, various raffles and silent auction tables open throughout the night. Here’s a sneak peek: 2 Eric Church tickets, signed Packers jerseys, a booyah party, a gorgeous ring and a Coach purse.
Dinner tickets can be purchased at the school or parish office for $20 each or reserve a table of 8. See our parish Facebook page for more info on this event.
FEAST OF ALL SAINTS - HOLY DAY THIS WEEK
Tuesday, November 1 is the Feast of All Saints, celebrating all the saints, both those we know and those who are unknown. Four Masses will be celebrated within our Circles of Faith:
ALL SOULS DAY MASS
Parishioners in the Triangle of Faith, including All Saints, Holy Trinity and St. Mary Glenmore/Stark who have passed away in the last year will be memorialized at an All Souls Day Mass on Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 6pm at All Saints Parish. In addition, the Knights of Columbus will be remembering their deceased members at this same Mass. A social will follow in the church hall.
St. James and St. Joseph Parishes will have a special remembrance of the deceased members of their congregations at Masses next Sunday, Nov. 6.
HOLY TRINITY NEWS
No Prayer Service this Tuesday, Nov. 1 at Holy Trinity Church because of the Holy Day Mass at St. Mary-Glenmore.
OCTOBER - THE MONTH OF MARY
The Rosary will be recited 20 minutes before the start of weekend Masses at All Saints and at St. James’ Sunday Mass in October to honor Mary. Please join in!
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING MEAL
There will be a free Thanksgiving Day Dinner for people in Denmark and the surrounding communities on November 24 at the Denmark High School cafetorium between 11:30am and 1:30pm on Thanksgiving Day. An event of this magnitude calls for time, talent and treasure from many people. To prepare for the guests, we are seeking volunteers who could help prepare foods, and helpers to set-up, serve, and clean-up on Thanksgiving Day. Our goal is to create a sense of family togetherness and community hospitality. Here are the contact people to find out how you can help, or to RSVP for the meal:
RESPECT LIFE PRAYER
Help us to realize the sacredness of human life and to respect it from the moment of conception until the last moment at death. Give us courage to speak with truth, love and conviction in defense of life.
Help us to extend the gentle hand of mercy and forgiveness to those who do not reverence your gift of life. To all, grant pardon for the times we have failed to be grateful for your precious gift of life or to respect it in others. We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.
PRAYER BEFORE THE ELECTION
Lord God, as the election approaches, we seek to better understand the issues and concerns that confront our city/state/country, and how the Gospel compels us to respond as faithful citizens in our community.
We ask for eyes that are free from blindness so that we might see each other as brothers and sisters, one and equal in dignity,
We ask for ears that will hear the cries of unborn children and those abandoned, men and women oppressed because of race, creed, religion or gender.
We ask for minds and hearts that are open to hearing the voice of leaders who will bring us closer to your Kingdom.
We pray for discernment to choose leaders who hear your word, live your love, and keep in the ways of your truth as they follow in the steps of Jesus and His apostles and guide us to your Kingdom of justice and peace.
We ask this in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, and through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND
MAY 17-27, 2017 - Join Father Kevin on an elite tour of the Holy Land in 2017. This all inclusive trip includes airfare, 4/5 star accommodations, taxes, tips, fees, transportation, breakfast, and dinners. Cost is $3,900. Stops include Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Jordan River, a cruise across the Sea of Galilee from Tiberius to Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Galilee, Cana, Nazareth and more! This trip is arranged by Pro Catholic Tours. Please register online at www.procatholictours.com or by calling Kami at 769-220-2702.
Each parish in our Circles of Faith accepts Mass requests for your intentions. The stipend/offering is $10 whether on a weekend or weekday. To schedule, please call the church office where you would like the Mass said. As an alternative, and especially if you want to have many Masses said, the retired priests of our diocese appreciate being able to have an intention for the Masses that they celebrate. The stipends are also a source of help for them in their retirement. Mass intentions for retired priests may be arranged by calling your parish office.
COMMUNION FOR THE HOMEBOUND
The strength and graces that come from the Eucharist are available to those who are unable to attend Mass due to illness, old age, or recuperation from surgery. Please call your parish office to make arrangements to have the Eucharist brought to you or a family member.
PARISH HOLY HOUR SCHEDULE
Nov. 2 Wed. No Holy Hour at All Saints
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION SCHEDULE
All Saints 1st Wednesday, 1pm-6pm
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.
“But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, ‘Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor, and if I extorted anything from anyone I shall repay it four times over.’”
We are all called to give back to the Lord in proportion to the blessings we have been given. This doesn’t mean that everyone is called to give the same amount, but that everyone is called to give equal sacrifice.
No amount is insignificant for good Stewardship.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Green Bay Diocese through its Catholic Charities Office offers teen parent services when a pregnancy occurs. They provide help to frightened and confused, sometimes angry young adults in making decisions about their situation and the choice to be parents. It’s just one of the ways that your gifts to the Bishop’s Appeal help people in northeastern Wisconsin. Thank you for your support.
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.