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 Welcome!

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! 

EasterVigil 

Holy Week 2019

Holy Saturday - April 20
7:30 PM St. James
8:00 PM All Saints

Easter Sunday - April 21
8:00 AM St. James
8:30 AM St. Mary-Glenmore
8:30 AM St. Mary-Stark
10:00 AM St. Joseph
10:30 AM All Saints
10:30 AM Holy Trinity


SUNDAY MASS TIME CHANGE

Please note that for next Sunday, April 28, the Mass times for All Saints and St. MaryGlenmore are changed because of First Communion. The change is for this Sunday only, and does not affect other Circle of Faith Sunday Mass times.

  • All Saints 9:00am
  • St. Mary-G 11:00am

OLD PALM BRANCHES

Please return any old palm branches to your church and place them in the containers provided. These palms were blessed and should not be disposed of like ordinary garbage. Instead, they will be charred to ashes for Ash Wednesday next year.


SCHOOL SECRETARY POSITION

Do you have room to expand your family? All Saints School has an immediate opening for an organized, self-starter interested in working closely with staff in helping end the school year. The hours would be 7:30am-3:30pm, Monday through Friday. We are looking for someone who could help us either a few days or partial days a week or better yet, the full week. We are hoping to fill this position without delay. Call 863-2449 and ask for Ms. Vander Heiden.


Youth Ministry

MISSION TRIPS

MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION TRIP

  • When: Sunday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 3
  • Who: Middle School students currently in grades 6- 8
  • Host Parish: St. Joseph Parish Green Bay (we stay overnight at the host parish)
  • Cost: $100 per student / adult chaperones free
  • To Register: Go to https://www.gbresources.org/love-begins-here.html. When registering a student click on the "Register Student" tab under the Middle School/Green Bay site information. If you have questions please call Jessica Phillips at 883-7357 or Patty Bekkers at 863-5247. Registration is open now and ends May 1.

HIGH SCHOOL/YOUNG ADULT MISSION TRIP

  • When: July 8 – 13, 2019 (With travel time July 6–July 15)
  • Where: Dulce, New Mexico, SHINE Catholic Missions -
  • Who: Any student currently in 8th grade this year through young adults age 21
  • Cost: A deposit of $150.00 for each spot reserved (student and chaperones) with the full cost of the trip being $375. Then everyone will participate in fundraising together to pay for the balance. To Register: Contact Jessica Phillips at 883-7357 or Patty Bekkers at 863-5247. Registration is open on a first come first serve basis, so don't wait.

2019 BISHOP’S APPEAL

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Diocesan Goal - $5,400,000
All Saints - Goal $28,724 - Current $19,090
Holy Trinity - Goal $4,000 - Current $6,560
St. James - Goal $30,827 - Current $20,409
St. Joseph - Goal $13,604 - Current $8,530
St. Mary - Goal $17,997 - Current $9,395

2018 BISHOP’S APPEAL NEWS

We have just lived the sacred Triduum and are now celebrating the Lord’s Resurrection. During this time, we were reminded that Jesus calls us all to be His disciples. Through the good works of the Bishop’s Appeal, we become Missionaries of Faith to many others in northeastern Wisconsin.

Giving a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal during the six weeks of this Easter Season would be a wonderful way to continue to follow in the footsteps of our Risen Christ. If you have not yet made your gift to the Appeal, please consider the joy you could bring to the lives of others now and throughout the year.

Pledge cards and envelopes have been sent to all households to facilitate a donation. Thank you for your support of the Bishop’s Appeal and the Circle of Faith Parishes. Or, visit the Bishop’s Appeal website at www.catholicfoundationgb.org/give to learn more about the ways your contribution supports the ministries and services of the diocese. Thank you for your support of the Bishop’s Appeal and the Circle of faith Parishes.


DEACON JIM'S TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE CATHOLIC EVANGELIZATION

  1. Witness of life. Show signs of a faith that is alive, of a conviction that is real, of a love for God that is attractive.
  2. Become a person of welcome. Practice becoming increasingly welcoming toward others, making every effort to avoid critical or judgmental thoughts, attitudes and words, a sure deterrent for anyone considering Christ and His Church.
  3. Establish a common interest. As an instrument in God’s hands, work patiently to establish mutual interests with others, beginning first where their interests lie, so as to prepare the ground for profitable discussion together on spiritual matters.
  4. Share your faith story. Take some time to prayerfully put into writing or think about what Christ has done for you and what He means to you, and how participation in the life of His Church has changed your life. When the time is right, share this testimony or story of faith with the family member, friend, neighbor, or co-worker.
  5. Extend an invitation. Invite your listener to attend an appropriate Church event or service, such as a daily, Sunday or special Mass, a presentation aimed at adult formation in the faith, an RCIA class, or another suitable means of furthering the work of conversion that has begun.
  6. Know when to stop. Oftentimes, as soon as we perceive even the slightest sign of interest from someone who needs further evangelization, many of us want to rush right in and rattle off the whole Gospel message.

CATHOLIC RADIO NETWORK

Relevant Radio!

Relevant Radio and Immaculate Heart Radio recently joined forces to create a single Catholic radio network that includes 130 stations reaching millions from coast to coast and worldwide via live streaming. Relevant Radio provides programming that helps bridge the gap between faith and everyday life by producing a variety of popular programs that strengthen the family, solve problems and raise the heart and mind to God. Harley Roffers is a Relevant Radio Parish Ambassador and wants you to help spread the good news and give hope! You can reach him at 863-6601 or check out www.relevantradio.com.


RECONCILIATION TIMES

St. James/St. Joseph: Father Dennis Ryan will be available to hear Confessions before Mass at St. James on the second and fourth Saturday of each month, starting at 6:30pm.

At St. Joseph, Confessions may be arranged around the 8:15am Wednesday morning Mass.

At All Saints, Father Paul Demuth will hear Confessions every Saturday afternoon from 3:15 - 3:45pm, prior to Mass.


COMMUNION FOR THE HOMEBOUND

The strength and graces that come from the Eucharist are available to those who are unable to attend Mass due to illness, old age, or recuperation from surgery. Please call your parish office to make arrangements to have the Eucharist brought to you or a family member.

TV MASS FOR THE HOMEBOUND

If someone you know is unable to join us at Sunday Mass, it is aired on TV regularly on Sunday mornings:

  • 5:30 am on WBAY TV Channel 2
  • 8:00 am on WACY TV Channel 32

For those who can get to church, the TV liturgy does not fulfill the Sunday Mass obligation.


WINTER WEATHER CANCELLATIONS

In the event of wintry weather that Mass, Religious Education, meetings, or other events would be cancelled at any of our Circle of Faith Churches, please check Channel 5, WFRV TV, for information. Additionally, for these parishes:

  • St. James: RE cancellations are also posted to WBAY TV Channel 2; Parents are emailed notification; and the parish hall phone answering machine will relay this message. (863-2383)
  • St. Joseph: Parents receive an email for RE cancellations.
  • St. Mary: RE cancellations are announced at Denmark and DePere public schools

BISHOP RICKEN STATEMENT

Bishop Ricken has issued a letter to the people of the Green Bay Diocese expressing his thoughts about the accusations of sexual abuse and harassment caused by clergy in Pennsylvania. You can read the full text of his letter here, or go to www.thecompassnews.org for more Catholic news about this.


PARISH HOLY HOUR SCHEDULE

St. James and St. Joseph Parishes are suspending the Holy Hour during the winter months effective immediately.

Please watch the bulletin for an announcement about when they will resume.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION SCHEDULE

All Saints 1st Wednesday, 1pm-6pm
St. Joseph 2nd Tuesday, 1pm-7pm
St. James 3rd Thursday, 1pm-6pm

All Saints - Every Wednesday, 5am-6am - Followed by 1 hour faith sharing


Safe Environment

Each person has an inherent dignity as a beloved child of God.  The Diocese of Green Bay is committed to providing a safe environment in our parishes, in our schools, in our Faith Formation programs, and in all of our ministries, especially those that serve children, youth and individuals at risk.  If you want to learn more about the programs and resources available through the Diocese of Green Bay to live out this commitment, please click on the following link: http://www.gbdioc.org/ministry-formation-portal/safe-environment.html


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 7:30 PM - St. James - Cooperstown
  • Sunday 8:00 AM - St. James - Cooperstown
  • Sunday 8:30 AM
    • St. Mary - Stark - 1st Sunday of the Month
    • St. Mary - Glenmore - 2nd through 5th Sunday of the Month
  • Sunday 10:00 AM - St. Joseph - Kellnersville
  • Sunday 10:30 AM
    • Holy Trinity - New Denmark - 1st Sunday of the Month
    • All Saints - Denmark - 2nd through 5th Sunday of the Month

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