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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!

 

PRAYER FOR JOYFUL PRIESTS

Heavenly Father, give the Church today many, holy, prayerful and joyful priests. May their enthusiasm and good humor inspire the faithful, transform our parishes, extend your Kingdom, and bring You glory. We pray this through Jesus Christ, your Son. Amen.


ALL SAINTS AUCTION DINNER TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

Dinner Tickets for All Saints Parish Oral and Silent Auction will be available for sale after Masses in the side church entrance through Nov. 2. Reserved tables of 8 can be purchased for $150. Tickets are also available in the school or parish offices. LIMITED SEATING AVAILABLE for the 6:00pm family-style chicken dinner on Saturday, Nov. 8 at Whipp’s Dining Hall on Hwy 29.


COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING MEAL

Our Circles of Faith Parishes are working collaboratively with Our Savior Lutheran Church and Zion United Methodist Churches in Denmark to host a Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Thanksgiving Day, November 27. The meal will be served from 11:30am until 1:30pm at the Denmark High School cafetorium. It is free to those from our area who are alone, those who are unable to prepare a meal themselves, and those who are away from family. There will also be home delivery. Volunteers from all parishes are needed to help with the food preparation, set-up, serving, and clean-up. Anyone who is interested in helping is asked to call Rita Collins at (920)655-8027, Suzanne Zellner at 863-2688, or Jean Schleis at 863-3965. Organizers are also seeking financial support from individuals, organizations and businesses for this outreach. Donations to “Community Thanksgiving Meal” can be made at any Denmark State Bank location, or the BMO Harris Bank in Denmark. Those who wish to come for the dinner, or have a meal delivered are asked to make res-ervations by calling 863-6291, 732-3243, or 864-7775. 


CIRCLES OF FAITH APPRECIATION RECEPTION

Everyone is invited to a reception on Thursday, November 6 in appreciation for your gifts to the 2014 Bishop’s Appeal. We have invited Josh Diedrich, Diocesan Director of the Bishop’s Appeal and Father Dan Felton, Vicar General for the diocese to come and tell us about the ways our contributions were used this year. In addition, there will be two lay speakers, Dennis Schmitt from St. James, and Gerry Paul from St. Joseph, who will share with us why they support the Bishop’s Appeal. Please join us at St. James Parish Hall at 6:30pm on November 6 for hot and cold hors d'oeurvres, beverages, and some new insights about why this Appeal is so important.


ANNUAL MEETING SCHEDULED

  • St. Mary: Annual Meeting will be Sunday, November 2 after Mass. Watch the bulletin for more details.

WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE WEEKEND

Lakeshore CEW is hosting a Women’s CEW retreat on Nov. 7, 8, and 9 at the Waldo Blvd. Site of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Manitowoc. The retreat begins on Friday at 7pm, and ends at approximately 5:30pm on Sunday afternoon. CEW is an adult renewal weekend for people 18 years of age or older, and is intended for those wishing to live life more fully as a Christian. The cost of the weekend is $40.00. For more information, or a brochure/registration form, go to www.lakeshorecew.org, or call Deacon Dave at 606-7440.


CIRCLES OF FAITH PARISH MISSION

“What we make in our minds we call God, but in reality He dwells in our hearts.” ~ Winston Churchill

Attend the Circles of Faith Parish Mission to learn how to live with God.
Mission is coming in March of 2015


Bereavement Ministry

The next Circles of Faith Grief Support Group will be Sunday, November 16, at 6pm at St. James Parish Center. The topic is coping with grief over the holidays.

What Grieving People Want You to Know

Ask me more than once to join you at a movie for lunch or to do anything together. I may say no at first or even for awhile, but please don’t give up on me.

Somewhere down the line, I will be ready, and if you’ve given up on me, then I really will be alone.

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.


Sunday Stewardship Message

We fulfill the commandment to love our neighbor when we exercise good stewardship – sharing our abilities, resources and time to meet our neighbor’s need.


Save the Date!!!

The All Saints Parish Annual Fall Silent/Oral Auction will take place on Saturday, November 8th at Whipp's Dining Hall.  Plenty of opportunities to win great items, be the highest bidder on unique auction baskets and packages, and enjoy the fellowship of family and friends.  Plan on attending! More information will be coming soon.


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 10:00 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