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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!

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION STARTING SOON

We are looking forward to beginning a new year of Religious Education classes in our parishes. We ask that everyone pray for our students and teachers who are generously offering themselves in order to help our parents educate their children in the ways and teachings of Jesus. Together, may we be able to celebrate the presence of Jesus in our midst.


PARISH TRUSTEES

Each parish has two members who are the official legal representatives of their church. These people attend Pastoral and/or Finance Council meetings, and are the parish corporation’s Secretary and Treasurer. As of July 1, 2014, these are the trustee representatives from each church:

  • All Saints - Amy Perrault and Darlene Jandrin
  • Holy Trinity - Larry Kozlovsky and Marlene Wenzlaff
  • St. James - Bill Enz and Leroy Verkuilen
  • St. Joseph - Jim Antonissen and Milton Blazer
  • St. Mary - Connie Van Oss and Gene Kennedy

One 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 invited.


PASTORAL COUNCIL AND TRANSITION TEAM MEETING

This Tuesday, August 26 we will have an inter-parish council/transition team meeting at St. James at 6:30pm. Then at 7:00 the two clusters will meet separately, then followed by indi-vidual parish council meetings. Please note that all council members should be present for the 7:00 meeting.


ST. JOSEPH HAM DINNER NEWS

Parishioners, we need your help for this event! Please consider volunteering to work, bring in food items and/or contribute financially. This is a perfect stewardship opportunity to help your church. The time you give is essential to a successful fundraiser. The proceeds are used to pay the day to day operation costs of the parish, so we’d like to have everyone contribute in some way. Here are a few ways you can help make this year’s Ham Dinner on September 28 a success:

  • Spread the news – tell your family and friends, and maybe take a poster from the back of church to help advertise by displaying at your business, your workplace or any area businesses that would be willing to post.
  • Donations – We are in need of garden produce such as tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, potatoes, onions and cabbage for the dinner. All vegetables must be at church by Friday, September 26th to be used.
  • Sign up – There are signup sheets in the back of church for items needed as well as shifts for help on Saturday and Sunday. We need your help!
  • Raffle – Keep selling those raffle tickets over the next few weeks. This also contributes to a successful fundraiser. Top prize is $500.

 CIRCLES OF FAITH PARISH MISSION

The experience of faith is intertwined with the experience of the spirit who always sends the believer on a journey.” - Pope Francis

Plan to come with us on a journey of faith during the Circles of Faith Linked Parish Mission, beginning March 22, 2015.


RCIA TRAINING OFFERED

Our Circles of Faith need more team members and a leader for RCIA classes that begin in fall. The diocese is offering classes to prepare people for this ministry. Dates are Aug. 19, Nov. 18, Feb. 3, and Mar. 24, with both morning and evening options. Please call Sister Gerri at (920) 676-0693 for more info. Classes are made possible through the Bishop’s Appeal.


Bereavement Ministry

The Grief Support group will continue to meet every other month, with the next group scheduled for September 7 from 6-8pm at St James Parish Center. Feel free to contact Tom Bekkers at 920-660-8066 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or for support. The group is open to everyone, regardless if you are a member of the Circles of Faith parishes or not.

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.


Stewardship Message

““Or who has given the Lord anything that he may be repaid?” - Romans 11:35

St. Paul in his letter to the Romans reminds us of a central fact of stewardship. We cannot give the Lord anything, because God already owns it all. God made everything. All that we can do is return a portion of God’s many gifts back to Him. Sincere gratitude for our gifts opens our hearts to joyful generosity!


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