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!
ANNUAL MEETINGS SCHEDULED
40 DAYS FOR LIFE
ONE DEGREE YOUTH MINISTRY SOUTH
What’s on Your Mind?
Youth in middle school and high school are encouraged to gather this Monday, Oct. 5 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in St. James Parish Center. Our discussion will focus on "Make a Difference Day" (Saturday, Oct. 24) including who is dedicated to helping out with this so we can plan to offer our services. Also on our agenda will be the Salvation Army "Coats for Kids" collection, fund raising options, ringing bells for the Salvation Army Red Kettles and whatever YOU have on your mind regarding Youth Ministry! Please call Patty Bekkers at 863-5247 with any questions.
VIRTUS CLASS SCHEDULED
All adults who volunteer with children or vulnerable adults in our parishes are required to attend a class on Protecting God’s Children, called VIRTUS. A class is scheduled for Sunday, October 25 at St. James Parish Hall at 6:30pm. There is no cost, but registration is
Our Catholic Faith - Important Links
Pope Francis has released his encyclical, The Care for Our Common Home. The link below will take you directly to the Vatican document:
On Friday June 26th, the US Supreme Court released its ruling on same-sex marirage. The Catholic Bishop’s Conference (USCCB) is below:
ANNULMENT PROCESS CHANGING
On September 8, our Holy Father Pope Francis issued new procedures for the marriage annulment process. The changes will take effect at the start of the new “Year of Mercy,” on December 8, 2015. The Holy Father’s main concern is to make the annulment process more available, and for processing to take place in a timely matter. Please understand that the Church’s teaching on the permanence of marriage remains unchanged. Pope Francis has declared that once a judge reaches moral certitude in the diocese, that the decision is final, unless it is appealed formally by one of the parties or the defender of the bond. This means that if an affirmative decision is reached, the person may then enter another marriage, provided that any restrictions have been fulfilled. Previously, the annulment decision had to be brought to a second court. (In our diocese, cases were sent to the Milwaukee Archdiocese.) With the exception of the above changes and a few other procedural matters, everything else will remain the same. The cost of an annulment in the past was estimated to be around $1,000, however the Green Bay Diocese has kept the cost at $350 for many years. The inability to pay the fee does not hinder the processing of an annulment.
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
Oct. 14 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.
The creation story reminds us of two important points. First, since the start, God has put the entire world into our care. Second, Stewardship has been around since the beginning of mankind, it isn’t something recently invented by the Church. Just as past generations built our Church, it is now our responsibility to continue to nurture and develop these gifts for future generations.
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.