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!
This Wednesday, February 10 marks the beginning of Lent, a season of penance, reflection, and fasting to prepare us for Christ’s Resurrection on Easter. Our foreheads are marked with ashes to humble our hearts and remind us that life passes away on earth.
ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES
2016 BISHOP’S APPEAL BEGINS
This is kickoff weekend for our diocesan Bishop’s Appeal campaign. The Appeal is an opportunity for us to unite with all Catholics in the diocese by sharing our blessings and by showing concern for one another. The Bishop’s Appeal supports the programs and services that no single individual or parish can offer by itself. Together, let us learn about how our contributions are used, and then, offer a generous pledge to continue this vital work in northeastern Wisconsin.
A series of four Lenten Lunches is planned for the Wednesdays of Lent, hosted by the Circles of Faith Catholic Churches, Zion United Methodist Church, and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Lunches begin at noon and conclude at 1pm. All are invited! A freewill offering will be collected for the Denmark Community Cupboard.
The Little Black Lenten booklets are now available in the back of all Circle parishes. The booklets contain reflections based on the daily readings and begin this Sunday, Feb. 7 . A $1.00 donation is suggested. Please help yourself.
CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE WEEKENDS
Our Circles of Faith Men’s and Women's Christian Experience Weekends are fast approaching. The retreats are held at All Saints Parish. The men’s weekend is February 26-28, and the women’s weekend is March 4-6. The overnight retreat begins at 7:00pm Friday and continues through 4:30pm Sunday. CEW is an adult renewal for those 18 years or older that includes talks, discussion, prayer, and Mass. Brochures are at the entrances of our Circle Churches. For more info, go to www.denmarkareacew.com, or call Patrick Phillips at (920) 819-6677, or Gloria Koeppel at (920) 755-4590.
MEN FOR ALL SEASONS
The 2016 Green Bay Men’s Conference meets ordinary guys where they’re at and connects them with great speakers. Hear Mike McCarthy and Jim VandeHey among others speak on March 5 at the KI Center in Green Bay. Ages 12 and up are welcome. For more info and to register go to www.gbmensconference.com.
FATHER KEVIN TO LEAD PILGRIMAGE
You are invited to join Fr. Kevin Ori on a Pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi, Florence, Tuscany, Venice, Lourdes and Fatima from April 16-29, 2016. Cost is $4,700.00/person and includes airfare, 5 star accommodations, taxes, tips, fees, transportation, breakfast, and dinners. This all-inclusive trip is being arranged by Pro Catholic Tours. Please register at their website, www.procatholictours.com or call 769-233-6515.
One Degree Youth Ministry North Presents:
Right on Target
It is good to set our sights on a target in every area of our life. But for men who love to hike, fish, hunt, or play sports setting our sights on a target is often what determines our success. Respected outdoorsman and sportsman Jim VandeHey will share his years of experience and successes in the world of hunting and outdoor life as a man of God.
This is an evening for all men high school and up to get together to discuss their love of the outdoors, particularly hiking, hunting, and fishing in the light of faith.
Location: All Saints Church Hall
PLEASE REGISTER YOU OR A GROUP BY CALLING ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
Check out our brochure HERE!
STEUBENVILLE CONFERENCE TRIP: So far it looks like we will have a group of 7, including the chaperones making the trip to St. Paul, MN. for the Steubenville Conference July 29th to July 31st. There will be a meeting for chaperones, students and parents Saturday, February 13th in the conference room of All Saint’s Parish office at 4 pm.
A Fundraiser is Coming Your Way!!!
MASS OR EVENT CANCELLATIONS
In the unlikely circumstance that Mass would be cancelled at any of our Circle of Faith Catholic parishes, please look to WFRV TV, Channel 5, the WFRV website, or listen to the radio, WCUB 980 AM or WLTU 92.1 FM for information. St. James and All Saints Religious Education cancellations are announced at Denmark Public Schools whenever possible, and St. Joseph Religious Education cancellations are announced at Reedsville Public Schools.
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
Feb. 18 Thu. 6:30-7:30pm 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.
In today’s readings, both Isaiah and Peter hear the call of God and feel themselves unworthy. But, reassured by the Lord, both answer and follow. Do I hear the Lord asking, “Whom shall I send?” Am I prepared to answer, “Here I am. Send me!”
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.