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!
FUN & FAITH “CAVE QUEST” IS HERE!
The long awaited “Cave Quest will begin Monday morning for children ages 4½ to 11 at St. James Church. Kids will learn about the rock-solid foundation of God’s love, a love that takes us through life’s dark times. On this courageous, captivating quest, kids experience Jesus - the light of the world. They will have one important Bible point each day, and it's reinforced through songs, crafts, games and snacks. On Friday there will be a family picnic to conclude the week, and children are invited to participate in the 8:00 Mass next Sunday at St. James. There will also be a float built for the Denmark Lions Parade next Sunday.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES COLLECTION - STARTS NEXT WEEKEND
Again this summer our Circle churches are collecting school supplies for our local Community Cupboard families who are in need. However, instead of asking for specific supplies that students need, we will have a general collection of school needs for students at primary, middle, and high school levels. The collection will run for 3 weeks from July 24 through August 7. The school sales are starting, so we hope you will be able to pick up a necessary item for another child whose family needs help. Collection boxes will be placed in the entrances of our churches.
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.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Registration
Now is the time to enroll your children for Religious Education classes at each of our Circles of Faith Parishes. Students in Religious Education programs receive sacrament instruction, as well as integrated Youth Ministry programming at the Middle and High School levels. Early enrollment allows us time to find catechists and order books and other materials during the summer months. Please contact your parish RE Coordinator for registration information and materials. (Contact information is on Page 6 of this week's bulletin.)
2016 BISHOP’S APPEAL
The Circles of Faith promotion for the Bishop’s Appeal will conclude at the end of the fiscal year, on June 30. However, the diocese is still accepting both new contributions and payments on pledges. Thank you to everyone who has contributed this year in making this campaign so successful.
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.
Father Kevin's Pilgrimage
If you are interested in Father Kevin's 2016 Pilgrimage to Rome, Florence, Venice, Assisi, Lourdes and Fatima, HERE is a link to a summary written by Karen, one of the pilgrims. Sounds like they had a wonderful and blessed "trip of a lifetime"!
PARISH HOLY HOUR SCHEDULE
July 21 Thu. 6:00-7:00pm St. James
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.
The story of Martha and Mary reminds us that good Stewardship of our time includes both adequate time for our daily tasks, and also spending some time with the Lord.
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.