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!
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July 4th Stewardship
This weekend we celebrate the independence of our country. We would do well to echo the psalmist saying, “Our eyes are fixed on the Lord, pleading for His mercy.” May we always recognize and use wisely the gifts of freedom and abundance He has showered upon us.
ST. JAMES CHURCH REDEDICATION
It was 100 years ago in 1915 that people gathered in Cooperstown to offer a Mass dedicating the newly constructed St. James Church. Still standing 100 years later, parishioners plan to rededicate the structure to St. James next Saturday, July 11 at a 4:00pm Mass followed by a picnic on the parish grounds.
ST. JAMES MASS TIME CHANGE
Please note that there will not be a 7:30 pm Mass next Saturday, July 11th due to the Church Centennial at St. James. A Rededication Mass will be offered at 4:00pm instead. This is a one-time variation, and does not affect any other Circle of Faith weekend Mass time.
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
SUMMER 2015 EVENTS
FUN & FAITH 2015 EVEREST EXPEDITION
Kids ages 4 1/2 through 11 are invited along on an icy expedition during the hottest days of summer. Kids will learn to overcome obstacles with God's awesome power. At Everest Fun & Faith kids will experience God's Word in surprising and unforgettable ways! Each day, leaders reinforce one simple Bible truth—which makes it easy for kids to remember and apply to real life! In addition to the Bible stories, there will be crafts, music, snacks and games. The weeklong program is at St. James Church from 8:30am until 1130am each day from July 20-24. Sign up now by downloading the registration form available HERE on the website.
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:
The next Grief Support gathering will be Sunday, July 12 at St. James Parish Center from 6:00-8:00pm. The topic will be “Overcoming Loneliness after Loss.” It is no surprise that given the variety of emotions that one experiences after the death of a loved one, that the emotion of loneliness is often times the most difficult and most commonly felt. This session will explore common strategies aimed at easing the emotional pain one endures while attempting to face the future with a sense of hopefulness beyond loneliness.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATIONS
All parishes in the Circles of Faith are accepting student registrations for the 2015-16 school year. Families are encouraged to register now so that staffing and materials may be procured during the summer months. You may call your parish office, or the Religious Education Coordinator from your parish for more information. Phone numbers are listed on page 6 of the bulletin.
PARISH HOLY HOUR SCHEDULE
July 16 Thu. 6:30-7:30pm St. James
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.
MASS OR EVENT CANCELLATIONS
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.
“…as a matter of equality, your abundance at the present time should supply their want, so that their abundance may supply your want, that there may be equality.” - 2 CORINTHIANS 8:14
Not only are we responsible for our own lives, but also for the lives of those around use. It is important that we grow, nurture and share our gifts, but we should also teach our children about Stewardship and encourage others to do the same.
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.