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!
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK BEGINS TODAY
Today marks the beginning of Catholic Schools Week and All Saints Parish is proud to have had a Catholic School associated with our parish for over 55 years! The theme for this year’s celebration is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” Parishioners and community members are encouraged to visit us this week and see what makes us great! As part of our celebration, All Saints School graduate and community member, Tom Wall, Jr. will share with students, staff and community members what inspired him to create his children’s book, Aquinas Kids: A Collection of Catholic Prayers. This will take place on Friday, January 30 at 10:30am in the Activity Center in school.
SECOND COLLECTION TO SUPPORT ALL SAINTS SCHOOL
All parishes in the Circles of Faith will be taking a second collection this weekend for All Saints Catholic Grade School. We are fortunate to have this Catholic educa-tion option available within our linkages.
EMCEE ANNOUNCED FOR FUN NIGHT
We are excited to welcome back Bill Jartz, news anchor for WBAY-TV 2, to emcee the Fun Night live auction on Saturday, February 7. His lively personality and wit will bring plenty of entertainment for the evening. An open invitation to the “Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight” is extended to everyone in the Circle of Faith and beyond. The evening begins at 5pm with an all you can eat grilled pork chop dinner, serving until 7:30. Following is a silent auction, multiple games of chance, a raffle and refreshments. Admission to the Fun Night is by advance ticket purchase only, and only a limited number are sold. Get yours this weekend after Mass in the church entrance for $15 each, or call the parish office at 863-2585.
YEAR OF PRAYER HOLY HOURS
All parishes in the Diocese of Green Bay are conducting monthly Holy Hours of Prayer in 2015. These Eucharistic Holy Hours carry out the expectations of Bishop Ricken from his pastoral letter, “Teach My People to Pray.” The hour consists of Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, guided prayer, readings, reflection time, intercessions and song. The theme for January is the Holy Family, and for February is Perseverance. Young and old alike are encouraged to attend either their parish holy hour, or one in a neighboring parish that better fits their schedule.
PARISH HOLY HOUR SCHEDULE
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION SCHEDULE
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place from 1:00pm until 7:00pm each month on the following days:
ANNUAL FISH FRY AT ST. JOSEPH
Mark your calendar for St Joseph Annual Fish Fry on Friday, February 27. Look for more information in future bulletins.
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 2015 schedule for the Denmark Community Ecumenical Lenten lunches has been posted HERE. Add it to your calendar!
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.
There is a certain urgency in today's Gospel as Jesus calls His first disciples—Andrew and Simon, James and John. Each one follows Jesus immediately, unhesitatingly abandoning nets and boats. To what is Jesus calling me—at this moment, in these circumstances? What will I need to abandon in order to follow Him?
“Not how much of my money will I give to God, but how much of God’s money will I keep for myself.” ~John Wesley
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 10:00 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.