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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!



LENT 2015

Holy Week

April 2 Holy Thursday

7:00pm St. Mary-G
7:00pm St. Joseph

April 3 Good Friday

12:00pm All Saints
1:00pm St. Joseph
1:30pm St. Mary-G
4:00pm St. Mary-S
6:00pm St. James
7:00pm Holy Trinity

April 4 Holy Saturday

7:30pm St. James
8:00pm All Saints

April 5 Easter Sunday

7:30am St. Mary-S
8:00am St. James
9:00am St. Mary-G
10:00am St. Joseph
10:00am Holy Trinity
10:15am All Saints

Stations of the Cross and Rosary Devotions

  • Holy Trinity Rosary before 6:00 Mass Saturday, March 28 and Stations of the Cross after Mass
  • St. James Stations of the Cross after 8:00 Mass Sunday, March 29
  • St. Mary-G Stations of the Cross after 9:00 Mass Sunday, March 29
  • St. Joseph Stations of the Cross after 10:00 Mass Sunday, March 29
  • All Saints Stations of the Cross Friday, April 3 at 6:00pm


Christians around the world are united in a special way during Lent, Holy Week and Easter. Our hearts, minds and prayers are especially aware of the Holy Land. On Good Friday this week, a collection will be taken to support Christians in the Holy Land and preserve the holy sites that are located there.


  GPScross Circle of Faith Mission  2015

Holy Toot!

What a GREAT success!!!

A truly special Thank You goes to our Mission Committee who with super dedication and with the gifts of the Holy Spirit brought forward the invitation for us to recalculate and renew our lives on this Lenten journey in preparation for the Easter journey and for our life time!

Members of our Mission Committee are as follows:

Chair - Deacon Cal Naidl

Secretary - Arlene Anderson (All Saints)

Jean Bachmann - (St. James)

Cathie and Roger Lodel - (St. Joseph)

Cindy Thomson and Sarah Wanek - (Holy Trinity)

Patrick Phillips and Abe Allen - (St. Marys)

Thank You!  Thank You!   Thank You!

Check out these YouTube video clips with our mission director Fr. Bill Cieslak :

Homily 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily 3rd Sunday of Advent

Click HERE for the Online Version of the Mission Brochure!

Like us on Facebook at Circle of Faith Mission 2015



Thank you to everyone who has already donated to the 2015 Appeal! We are seeing an increase in pledges this year—Great! Everyone is asked to make a contribution to this appeal to help the diocese carry out its mission. Holy Week is a good time to do so, and hopefully the campaign will be completed by June 30, and all Circles of Faith parishes will have reached their goal!

   YTD   Goal  
All Saints    $13,255   $27,142  
Holy Trinity  $2,885   $3,500  
 St. James   $15,524    $27,826  
St. Joseph  $5,545   $13,250  
 St. Mary   $6,160    $17,536  

Bereavement Ministry

The next Grief Support Group will be May 17 from 6-8pm at St. James Parish Center. The topic will be “Grief after an unexpected death vs. a lengthy illness.”


Registration forms for the summer Fun & Faith program have been sent home with students and are also available HERE on the website. The first volunteer meeting will be Wed., April 15, at 6:30 pm in St. James Parish Hall. Please join us to learn about this year's program and to express your ideas so we can brainstorm about decorating and activities. Please call Patty Bekkers at 863-5247 with any questions.


There are two early deadlines for bulletin information this week because of Easter. Articles for the March 29 bulletin are due at 9am tomorrow, Monday March 23. Articles for the April 5 (Easter) bulletin are due at 9am on Friday, March 27.


  1. Catholics who have celebrated their 14th birthday are to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all Fridays in Lent and Good Friday.
  2. In addition to abstaining from meat, Catholics who have celebrated their 18th birthday, until they celebrate their 59th birthday, are to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Those who are bound to this regulation may only eat one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.
  3. These minimal penitential practices should not be lightly excused.


Youth in Grades 6-12 and their friends are invited to participate in a “3 on 3” basketball game this Saturday, March 28 at the Activity Center at All Saints School. For more info please call or text Jessica Phillips at (920)883-7357, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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. 


If a weekend Mass at any of our Circle of Faith churches is cancelled because of hazardous winter weather, 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, All Saints, and St. Mary Religious Educa-tion cancellations are announced at Den-mark Public schools whenever possible, and St. Joseph Religious Education cancel-lations are announced at Reedsville Public Schools.


Jesus told us “Whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me.” Every day we are presented opportunities to help someone. Every day we have the opportunity to see the face of Jesus in others and be the face of Jesus to them. Pray for the courage to stand up for those in need of our help.


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.


 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.


  • 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