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!
REACHING OUT TO THE LONELY
Do you know someone who feels forgotten or lonely? Most everyone encounters times of emptiness in their lives, at different times for different reasons. Did you know our Circle of Faith has people who reach out to fellow parishioners in times of need? They respond to the spiritual and emotional needs of the bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, unemployed, or those facing some personal crisis.
One of biggest blessings a person can receive is knowing they are able to help someone through a troubling time in their life. God has called Father Ron and Sister Gerri, our deacons and a few other people in our parishes to serve and care for his people. Each year, the diocese provides training for them and others to be able to reach out and be the face of Christ to others. If you are having a tough time, please let Father or Sister know so they can help you.
When you give to the Bishop’s Appeal, you help fund training for more people to serve individuals who are struggling. What you give is less important than the spirit in which you give. To make a gift use the letter and pledge card you received in the mail, or pick one up from the back of church. You can also visit the Bishop’s Appeal website at www.catholicfoundationgb.org/give.
PRAYER FOR A SUCCESSFUL BISHOP’S APPEAL
Father, I know how wonderful and mighty you are. I also know that if I follow you, and have the faith of a mustard seed, that you will pour out your blessings upon me.
MARCH 5, 2014 - ASH WEDNESDAY SCHEDULE
Ecumenical Lenten Lunches are scheduled on the following Wednesdays at noon:
THE JESUS OF SCRIPTURE
A six part Lenten series is being offered in our Circle of Faith linkage, both in the morning and then repeated in the evening:
Date: Thursdays, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10
Time: After the 8:15am Mass and again at 7:00pm
Place: All Saints Parish Hall
The sessions will feature a DVD titled, “The Jesus of Scripture” with Father Donald Senior, C.P., followed by discussion, questions, and sharing. Deacon Cal is the facilitator for these one hour sessions. Please call your parish office to sign up for the series.
LITTLE BLACK BOOKS FOR LENT
The Little Black Lenten booklets will be available in the back of all Circle of Faith parishes beginning this weekend. The reflections this year are based on the Passion Narrative according to Matthew. We are asking a $1.75 donation to cover the cost of each book.
GRIEF SUPPORT GATHERING (Time Correction)
A Grief Support Group will meet this Sunday, March 9 at 6:00pm (not 6:30) at St. James Parish Center. All those who have experienced the loss of a loved one are invited to come. Tom Bekkers is the facilitator, and the topic is “Suicide and Grief.”
WOMEN’S CEW NEXT WEEKEND
CEW is an adult renewal for those 18 years or older that includes talks, discussion, prayer, and Mass. Please keep the women from our Circle of Faith and all those who are taking part in the CEW Retreat in your prayers.
The women’s CEW weekend will be held March 14-16. Brochures are at the entrances of our Circle of Faith Churches, or for more info, go to our CEW page, or call Deacon Dave Scheuer at 606- 7440.
A PARISH MISSION IS IN THE WORKS!
Let us grow in our faith together with a Parish Mission!
“The Circle of Faith Parish Mission Committee will work toward planning a parish mission to cultivate and grow our relationship between Jesus, church and faith. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we will strive to offer opportunities that will embrace our Catholic faith.”
Committee members are Cal Naidl, Abe Allen, Arlene Anderson, Jean Bachmann, and Cathie & Roger Lodel. More details will follow in the future!
ONE Degree Youth Ministry
BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT - RESCHEDULED!
Due to the scheduling of W.I.A.A. Girls basketball Tournament on the evening of Saturday March 8, the One Degree Youth Ministry 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament at the All Saints School Gym has been rescheduled to Saturday, March 29, beginning at 5:30 PM. Put together a team and come out and join in the fun. For more information, contact Deacon Dave at 606-7440.
Save the following dates for the Wisconsin Catholic Youth Rally held at Mount Mary College in Milwaukee. Our One Degree
Youth Ministry will be participating in both of these events. For more information contact Deacon Dave at 606-7440, or go to www.wyreministries.org.
Check out the opportunities on the Youth Ministry page.
The Circle of Faith "Website" team has been working on an update to this website to update the "core" operating system software. The update is complete and we WENT LIVE on Monday, February 17th! If you are reading this now, you will see the website will has a slightly different look and feel, but for the most part the content is the same.
DO YOU HAVE A FAITH QUESTION?
Who are we?
The Circle of Faith is a linkage of Catholic parishes in Southern Brown County and Northern Manitowoc County in Northeastern Wisconsin.
The Parishes include:
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 - St. Mary - Stark
Saturday 7:30 PM - St. James - Cooperstown
Sunday 8:00 AM - St. James - Cooperstown
Sunday 8:00 AM - St. Joseph - Kellnersville
Sunday 10:00 AM - All Saints - Denmark
Sunday 10:00 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.