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!
Our Lord is Coming!
HOLY DAY THIS WEEK
This Thursday, December 8 is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. On this day, we celebrate the conception of the Mary in the womb of her mother, Saint Anne. This conception is called immaculate because Mary was conceived without Original Sin. Masses within the Circles of Faith are as follows:
Wed. December 7 - 7:00pm St. James
SHARE IN THE CARE COLLECTION
Next weekend, a second collection will be taken in all of our Circle parishes to benefit two groups of people who have served us faithfully:
You may donate to both of these groups or just to one .Please use the envelope provided for you, and thank you for your generosity towards these spiritual leaders who are now in their retirement years.
2017 CHURCH CALENDARS
Each of our Circle churches has new liturgical calendars available this weekend. We are grateful to Cotter Funeral Homes & Crematory, and the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Services for donating them again this year. Please help yourself.
DECEMBER EARLY BULLETIN DEADLINES
To avoid the Christmas rush, our bulletin publisher has asked that our bulletins be submitted early:
Please submit articles to your parish office by email.
DENMARK AREA CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE WEEKEND
“A life-changing experience” and “the best weekend of my life” is how many participants have described Christian Experience Weekend. A weekend filled with laughter, great food, community, inspiration and motivation. CEW is a structured 48 hour experience that is designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christians 18 years of age and older. Weekends are held at All Saints and begin at 7pm on Friday and are continuous thru approximately 5pm Sunday.
Brochures are at church entrances and on their website. Men’s CEW is Feb. 10-12, 2017 and Women’s CEW is Feb. 24-26, 2017
PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND
MAY 17-27, 2017 - Join Father Kevin on an elite tour of the Holy Land in 2017. This all inclusive trip includes airfare, 4/5 star accommodations, taxes, tips, fees, transportation, breakfast, and dinners. Cost is $3,900. Stops include Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Jordan River, a cruise across the Sea of Galilee from Tiberius to Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Galilee, Cana, Nazareth and more! This trip is arranged by Pro Catholic Tours. Please register online at www.procatholictours.com or by calling Kami at 769-220-2702.
SCHEDULING 2017 MASSES
All parishes in the Circles of Faith are taking requests for Masses for next year. If you would like to have a Mass said for your family or any intention, please call the office for dates that are open in your parish. There is a $10 stipend per Mass.
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
Dec. 7 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.
What if some morning you woke up with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?
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.