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Welcome!

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!

 

MIDDLE EAST CRISIS COLLECTION

Bishop David Ricken has asked parishes to participate in a special collection for humanitarian needs for Christians and other victims of violence in the Middle East. Funds from the collection will be used by Catholic Relief Services working in partnership with the local church to meet the most urgent humanitarian needs. All Saints/Holy Trinity/St. Mary Parishes will take up a second collection this weekend. St. James/St. Joseph parishioners are asked to place their contribution in a clearly marked envelope in the regular collection basket next weekend.


R.C.I.A. TO BEGIN SOON FOR ALL PARISHES

The Rite of Catholic Initiation for Adults prepares people for Baptism, Communion, Reconciliation and Confirmation. We invite all those who are interested in becoming full members of the Catholic Church to inquire now. The program will walk the journey of inquiry and understanding of the Catholic Faith with team members, the candidates, and their sponsors. Through a series of classes, individuals come to understand and learn what the Catholic Faith teaches and what Jesus asks of us. If you sense that the Holy Spirit is nudging you to look further into reception of these Sacraments, to help as a sponsor or a team member, please contact us:

  • All Saints/Holy Trinity/St. Mary: Call Jessica Phillips at (920) 883-7357 or either All Saints Parish Office at 863-5256, or St. Mary Parish Office at 864-7641.
  • St. James/St. Joseph: Call Sister Gerri at (920) 676-0693. A meeting will be held Sunday, Sept. 21 at 9:00am at St. James Parish Center for potential sponsors and team members. RCIA classes will start on September 28.

HAM DINNER & POLKA MASS

St. Joseph will hold their Annual Ham Dinner and Raffle on Sunday, Sept. 28 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. We will begin the festivities with a Polka Mass featuring “The Sugarbush Boys” at 10:00am. The Ham Dinner will follow along with a Craft Raffle in the social hall. Winners of the Cash Raffle which is underway now will be announced at 3:30pm. We invite you to join us for Mass, a delicious meal, and who knows, you may be the lucky winner of the top raffle prize of $500. Tickets are being sold in back of church and at each of the Circle Parishes.

Cost is $1 or 6/$5. Cost of the meal is $9 adults; $5 kids 4-12; and under 3 free, and includes drink & dessert.


One Degree Youth Ministry

EVENING FOR YOUNG ADULTS

A listening session with an opportunity to meet others is on the calendar for Thursday, September 25 at 7:00 pm at All Saints Church. Phil Lawson, Young Adult Ministry Coordinator for the diocese will be with us. All young people from the Circles of Faith are welcome.


 CIRCLES OF FAITH PARISH MISSION

God loves you. Look in your heart. Look around you. Look to Jesus. Our Circles of Faith Linked Parish Mission is coming in March, 2015. Plan on attending!


VIRTUS TRAINING SCHEDULED

There will be a VIRTUS class on Sunday, October 5 at 6:30pm at St. James Parish Hall. The VIRTUS class is required for everyone who wishes to work with or volunteer with children, youth or vulnerable adults. Anyone needing the VIRTUS class from our linkages is invited to attend, especially new catechists. Pre-registration is required by going to the VIRTUS web-site at www.virtusonline.org, under the Registration tab. If you do not have Internet access, please call your parish office to sign up.


Bereavement Ministry

The next Grief Support Group will be November 16th with the topic of "Coping with the Loss of a Loved One Over the Holidays" at St James Parish Center. Anyone who is grieving the death of a loved one is invited to attend. The facilitator is Tom Bekkers, a licensed Psychotherapist/Advanced Practice Social Worker with over 20 years experience in professional grief and loss counseling. For more information, you may call Tom at (920) 660-8066.

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

The Cross – the sign of the ultimate sacrifice, should prompt us to ask ourselves what do we sacrifice on behalf of the Kingdom?


Save the Date!!!

The All Saints Parish Annual Fall Silent/Oral Auction will take place on Saturday, November 8th at Whipp's Dining Hall.  Plenty of opportunities to win great items, be the highest bidder on unique auction baskets and packages, and enjoy the fellowship of family and friends.  Plan on attending! More information will be coming soon.


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


 Welcome Visitors

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.

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 - 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.


SACRAMENTS

  • 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.

 
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The Our Father

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen

Hail Mary

Hail, Mary! Full of grace, The Lord is with thee, Blessed are thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and at the hour of our death. Amen

Glory Be

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen