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!
World Mission Sunday
Second Collection this weekend
This Sunday is World Mission Sunday. We are invited to reach out and help build the church in the most remote areas of our world. This special collection aids The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Eastern Europe, and Latin America to support the tireless work of many priests, religious and lay lead-ers around the world. Please keep the Missions in your daily prayers and offer your generosity in the second collection today.
WELCOME HOME FATHER KEVIN
The parishioners of All Saints/Holy Trinity and St. Mary Glenmore/Stark would like to welcome home Father Kevin Ori. We are glad God returned you safe and sound and look forward to hearing about your experiences in your homeland!
MASS TIME CHANGE NEXT SUNDAY AT ST. MARY-GLENMORE
Effective Sunday October 26 the Mass at St. Mary will revert to 10:00am. In addition, there will be morning prayers at 7:30am and morning Mass at 8:15am on Tuesdays beginning October 21st. You are all invited to participate actively.
RETREAT DAY NEXT SATURDAY
Exploration Ministries is sponsoring a day retreat titled “Coming to Meet Christ” next Saturday, Oct. 25 at All Saints. Father Dan Felton and Sister Jackie Spaniola will be the keynote speakers and there will be various breakout sessions during the day. Registrations are still being accepted this week. Please pick up a brochure at any of our church entrances with more details and registration information.
CIRCLES OF FAITH APPRECIATION RECEPTION
Everyone is invited to a reception on Thursday, November 6 in appreciation for your gifts to the 2014 Bishop’s Appeal. We have invited Josh Diedrich, Diocesan Director of the Bishop’s Appeal and Father Dan Felton, Vicar General for the diocese to come and tell us about the ways our contributions were used this year. In addition, there will be two lay speakers, Dennis Schmitt from St. James, and Gerry Paul from St. Joseph, who will share with us why they support the Bishop’s Appeal. Please join us at St. James Parish Hall at 6:30pm on November 6 for hot and cold hors d'oeurvres, beverages, and some new insights about why this Appeal is so important.
Information Regarding Ebola & Fr. Kevin’s Return to the Parish
Fr. Kevin Ori will be returning to All Saints, St. Mary, and Holy Trinity this week (10/18-19) from his home visit to Nigeria. This information is being provided in regards to concerns about Ebola and our desire for safety as we welcome him back.
Travelers will undergo screening measures to include:
Given the current circumstances, we believe that upon Father Kevin’s return to the diocese there is no need to ask him to be quarantined or to not serve the people of the parish.
For the first 21 days that Fr Kevin is back, he will be the only one to consume from the main chalice at Mass and he will not distribute Holy Communion during Mass.
ANNUAL MEETINGS SCHEDULED
WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE WEEKEND
Lakeshore CEW is hosting a Women’s CEW retreat on Nov. 7, 8, and 9 at the Waldo Blvd. Site of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Manitowoc. The retreat begins on Friday at 7pm, and ends at approximately 5:30pm on Sunday afternoon. CEW is an adult renewal weekend for people 18 years of age or older, and is intended for those wishing to live life more fully as a Christian. The cost of the weekend is $40.00. For more information, or a brochure/registration form, go to www.lakeshorecew.org, or call Deacon Dave at 606-7440.
Please remember all the Christians and especially the children and mission teams working in northern Iraq in your prayers as they deal with the terrible advancement of ISIS and the systematic beheading of children who will not renounce Jesus. May Jesus give them courage and strength to stand firm in their faith. Please pray sincerely for the deliverance of the Iraqi people from the terrible advancement of ISIS and its extreme Islamic goals for mass conversion or death of Christians across this region.
CIRCLES OF FAITH PARISH MISSION
“You must live with people to know their problems, and live with God in order to solve them.” ~ Peter T. Forsyth
Attend the Circles of Faith Parish Mission to learn how to live with God.
The next Circles of Faith Grief Support Group will be Sunday, November 16, at 6pm at St. James Parish Center. The topic is coping with grief over the holidays.
What Grieving People Want You to Know
Ask me more than once to join you at a movie for lunch or to do anything together. I may say no at first or even for awhile, but please don’t give up on me.
Somewhere down the line, I will be ready, and if you’ve given up on me, then I really will be alone.
Feel free to check out an article entitled "Death and Grief in the Family: Tips for Parents" under the Bereavement tab in Linked Ministries on website. It has information for parents about ways to understand and take care of children who are grieving.
Sunday Stewardship Message
Imagine, trying to entrap Jesus with a riddle. How laughable, we might think to ourselves. And yet, don’t we often do the same kinds of things? A faithful steward knows only too well that absolutely everything belongs to God, and that the steward’s task is to take care of those things God has given to their charge.
Save the Date!!!
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 8:30 AM - All Saints - Denmark
Sunday 10:00 AM - St. Joseph - Kellnersville
Sunday 10:30 AM - St. Mary - Glenmore
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.