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!
CIRCLES OF FAITH EVENING OF PRAYER
The Pastoral Leaders from our Circles of Faith invite everyone to get acquainted with them through prayer. Father Kevin, Sister Gerri, Father Tom Reynebeau, Father Maurice, Deacon Cal and Deacon Dave will be sharing their prayer styles on Thursday evening, August 14 from 6:30-8:30pm at St. James Parish. Not only will you hear about different prayer methods, but there will also be an opportunity to pray together. This evening is offered instead of our usual summer retreat. Please mark your calendar and plan to join us.
FUN & FAITH 2014—ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS
This past week 80 children plus about 30 youth and 20 adults from our linkage of Circles had an amazing time learning about God’s love for us. The five day morning program with its’ island theme fit perfectly with the hot weather! This Sunday the children are participating at the 8am Mass at St. James, sharing some of the songs they learned. Following that, you will be able to see the spectacular parade float created by teen participants at the Denmark Lions Parade. Children who wish to walk or ride on the float should meet at McDonalds at 10:30. If you want to, bring your own candy for throwing, and don’t forget the sunscreen.
We would like to sincerely thank everyone who had a part in this weeks program, especially Patty Bekkers who did a marvelous job coordinating everything. The parish hall was decorated elaborately, festive foods, creative crafts, and active games complemented the bible stories ranging from Jesus’ birth throughout his life. Watch for photos that will be posted on our website soon.
School Supply Drive Underway
The Circle of Faith Stewardship Team is spearheading a school supplies collection for families served by the Denmark Area Community Cupboard. Based on individual student school supply lists, a comprehensive list has been put together. It would be a wonderful act of stewardship if you could help by donating one or two items. The list with additional information can be found by clicking here. The collection drive will run through August 3, and there are collection boxes at each Circle of Faith church entrance to place your contribution. Thank you and God bless you!
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.
One Degree Youth Ministry
Catholic Youth Expeditions is NOT a camp, nor are you a camper at these weekends. CYE offers a new genre of outdoor ministry for teens. If you are interested in becoming an "expeditioner" in Door County this summer, check out the website below. Expeditioners can expect love, mercy, forgiveness, prayer, and lots of time outdoors…including hiking, wakeboarding and water skiing! Dates remaining are July 27-30, and August 10-13 at Kangaroo Lake near Bailey’s Harbor. Cost is $65 and includes bus transportation. For more info on these events, contact Deacon Dave at 606-7440, or check out the CYE website at http://cyexpeditions.org/so-you-whanna-be-an-expeditioner.
NEW CONFESSION TIME - All Saints
Father Kevin will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation at a regular time starting July 26. Confessions will be heard prior to the Saturday afternoon Mass at All Saints from 3:00 - 3:45pm or anytime by appointment.
LITURGY OF THE HOURS
Father Kevin will lead the Liturgy of the Hours at 7:30am each Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday morning at All Saints Parish beginning this week Tuesday, July 29. Please call the parish office if you have any questions.
PRAYER FOR REFUGEES
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 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.
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.