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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!

 

SEMINARIAN COLLECTION

The annual Seminarian Collection is underway in our diocese until the end of August. Our efforts to support priestly vocations is working - we anticipate having 25 men in seminaries this fall. The expense of school, room and board, insurance etc. will be nearly $1,000,000 this year. Please help our future priests with a gift today that you can send directly to the diocese, or contribute online by visiting www.catholicfoundationgb.org/give. Thank you!


HOLY TRINITY 150TH ANNIVERSARY

Holy Trinity is celebrating their parish's 150th Anniversary, September 11, 2016, starting with Mass with Bishop Ricken at 10:30 a.m. (Note Mass time change)

Mass celebration with food and music by CRS to follow. Watch for more information here and in the bulletin!


All Saints School - Open House!

August 25th - 4-6PM

Meet our staff, visit classrooms, play on the playground with friends and enjoy an ice cream surprise!

Current students can drop off their school supplies.

Lamers will have a school on-site for the kids to check out!


MOTHER TERESA CANONIZATION DATE ANNOUNCED

The Holy Father has announced the upcoming canonization of five new saints, including Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata, whose work among the “poorest of the poor” won her worldwide acclaim. The date is set for Sept. 4, 2016.


SCHOOL SUPPLIES COLLECTION

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.


SCHEDULING MASSES

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.


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.


Bereavement Ministry

Our next get together will take place on September 11th from 6:00-8:00 at St James Parish Hall. Dr. Illene Cupit will be with us to present information on "Social Media’s Impact on the Way We Grieve".  Please see our FLYER for more information.


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

Aug. 24 Wed. 6:30-7:30pm St. Mary-G
Aug. 28 Sun. 8:30-9:30am St. Joseph
Sept. 7 Wed. 6:00-7:00pm All Saints
Sept. 15 Thu. 6:00-7:00pm St. James

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION SCHEDULE

All Saints 1st Wednesday, 1pm-6pm
St. Joseph 2nd Tuesday, 1pm-7pm
St. James 3rd Thursday, 1pm-6pm


RECONCILIATION

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. 


STEWARDSHIP MESSAGE

Have you given thought lately to how good God has been to you?

Do you give in proportion to what God has given you?


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


 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 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.


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