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!
Circle of Faith RCIA Programs
ALL SAINTS/HOLY TRINITY/ST. MARY RCIA
The All Saints, Holy Trinity and St. Mary RCIA Team would like to invite anyone who wants to know more about the Catholic Faith and/or is thinking about becoming a member of the Catholic family to inquire about the RCIA process. By meeting with our friendly team we will provide an overview and resources on Catholic beliefs, share information and explore questions and answers concerning Catholicism. If you or anyone you know would like to participate in or discuss participating in the RCIA process please call either of the parish offices or Jessica Phillips at 920-883-7357
RCIA stands for Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. It is a learning and loving process in which people are welcomed into the Catholic Faith. It enables one to either receive the Sacrament of Baptism, or it helps those baptized as Catholics to complete their faith formation. Those participating have the opportunity to ask questions about the Church and to hear about the message of Jesus Christ and how it is lived out in the Catholic Church. All are welcome, and there is no obligation to make a commitment to become Catholic. The first gathering of RCIA is typically in September each year. It is for information and inquiry, not commitment. If you have any questions, or need further information, please call Sister Gerri at (920) 676-0693.veryone is cordially invited to a celebration with St. Joseph’s parishioners Sunday, August 16, from 10:00am to 5:00pm in honor of the 100-year anniversary of St. Joseph’s church building. A special memorial mass will be offered at 10:00am. Booyah, hamburgers, brats, hot dogs and bakery will be available immediately following Mass at the KBA Park. An afternoon of memories will give you time to reminisce with friends and family and enjoy a Miles of Smiles tournament. Entertainment along with adult and kid’s games will be provided throughout the afternoon. We hope everyone will join us!
RECALCULATING YOUR FAITH: MISSION FOLLOW UP
There were many of you who indicated an interest in learning more about the Bible at the Parish Mission last March. Sister Gerri is offering a great opportunity for you to study sacred scripture and deepen your spiritual life this fall. Eight sessions are planned for Monday evenings at 6:30pm at St. James, with a repeat on Wednesday mornings at St. Joseph’s following the morning Mass. Please contact Sister Gerri at (920) 676-0693 if you plan to attend.
ANNUAL SEMINARIAN COLLECTION
This school year, the diocese expects to spend $1,000,000 for tuition, room and board, health insurance, summer language, spiritual and pastoral programs, and support for the Office of Vocations to encourage new vocations. There is still time to make a gift if you have not done so yet. To donate, mail in the pledge card you received in the mail or visit: http://www.catholicfoundationgb.org/seminarian-collection/.
VIRTUS CLASSES SCHEDULED
St. Mary Glenmore/Stark will host a Virtus session this week Thursday September 3 at 6:00pm in the Parish Hall. To register for this class you may sign up online at www.gbdioc.org. Go to the left hand Quick Links to complete the background check and Virtus registration. Individuals who wish to be catechists this year are required to attend a Virtus class. If you have any questions please contact Jessica Phillips at 883-7357.
Another local Virtus class is scheduled for Sunday, October 25 at St. James Parish Hall. To register for this class go to www.virtusonline.org and click on the Registration tab on the left. If you do not have Internet access, please call your parish office.
The next Circle of Faith Grief Support Group is Sunday, September 13 at 6:00pm at St. James Parish. The topic is “Children Grieve Too...Helping Children Cope with Grief.” The facilitator is Tom Bekkers, (920) 660-8066.
HISTORIC 2015 NATIONAL 54 DAY ROSARY NOVENA
Join hundreds of thousands of people of all ages in prayer across America from August 15 through October 7 this year. The Rosary Novena is a message of hope in response to the spiritual crisis in our culture and nation. The novena is prayed for the family & marriage including for peace, human life and religious freedom.
You may pray the rosary individually or as a family in your home, or as part of your parish community. Visit the website for more information www.54days.org
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
A PARENT’S PRAYER FOR A CHILD GOING TO COLLEGE
God of life and love, you have given me this child to care for this little while. My heart is welled with joy and thanksgiving, anticipation and anxiety, amidst a longing to be together as we have been till now. These years of growing up have moved so quickly, so many things left undone, so much left unsaid, so much I still hope to give to my child who is taking this new step in the journey of life. Help us as we reshape our lives to reflect this new reality of college. Show us new ways to be present to each other in love and in trust. Give me patience and help me to remember that my child is establishing new routines in freedom, routines different from my routines. Calm my fears. Strengthen and protect my child in the midst of the challenges and temptations which surround all students. Provide good friends and worthy confidants for my child during these college years. Help me to give support and confidence, to discern how I am needed now, and to pass on, in my love, a measure of the strength and courage you have given me in the gift of parenting. Amen.
Prayer for the Year of Consecrated Life
O God, throughout the ages you have called women and men to pursue lives of perfect charity through the evangelical counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience. During this Year of Consecrated Life, we give you thanks for these courageous witnesses of Faith and models of inspiration. Their pursuit of holy lives teaches us to make a more perfect offering of ourselves to you. Continue to enrich your Church by calling forth sons and daughters who, having found the pearl of great price, treasure the Kingdom of Heaven above all things. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Our Catholic Faith - Important Links
Pope Francis has released his encyclical, The Care for Our Common Home. The link below will take you directly to the Vatican document:
On Friday June 26th, the US Supreme Court released its ruling on same-sex marirage. The Catholic Bishop’s Conference (USCCB) is below:
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATIONS
All parishes in the Circles of Faith are accepting student registrations for the 2015-16 school year. Families are encouraged to register now so that staffing and materials may be procured during the summer months. You may call your parish office, or the Religious Education Coordinator from your parish for more information. Phone numbers are listed on page 6 of the bulletin.
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
Sept. 6 Wed. 6:00-7:00pm 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.
“Every worthwhile gift, every genuine benefit, comes from above,” says St. James in the second reading. But, he reminds us, true worship of God involves using those gifts to benefit the less fortunate. Good stewardship is not optional; it is the hallmark of our faith!
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.