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!
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION STARTING SOON
We are looking forward to beginning a new year of Religious Education classes in our parishes. We ask that everyone pray for our students and teachers who are generously offering themselves in order to help our parents educate their children in the ways and teachings of Jesus. Together, may we be able to celebrate the presence of Jesus in our midst.
Each parish has two members who are the official legal representatives of their church. These people attend Pastoral and/or Finance Council meetings, and are the parish corporation’s Secretary and Treasurer. As of July 1, 2014, these are the trustee representatives from each church:
One Youth Ministry
EVENING FOR YOUNG ADULTS
A listening session with an opportunity to meet others is on the calendar for Thursday, September 25 at 7:00 pm at All Saints Church. Phil Lawson, Young Adult Ministry Coordinator for the diocese will be with us. All young people from the Circles of Faith are invited.
PASTORAL COUNCIL AND TRANSITION TEAM MEETING
This Tuesday, August 26 we will have an inter-parish council/transition team meeting at St. James at 6:30pm. Then at 7:00 the two clusters will meet separately, then followed by indi-vidual parish council meetings. Please note that all council members should be present for the 7:00 meeting.
ST. JOSEPH HAM DINNER NEWS
Parishioners, we need your help for this event! Please consider volunteering to work, bring in food items and/or contribute financially. This is a perfect stewardship opportunity to help your church. The time you give is essential to a successful fundraiser. The proceeds are used to pay the day to day operation costs of the parish, so we’d like to have everyone contribute in some way. Here are a few ways you can help make this year’s Ham Dinner on September 28 a success:
CIRCLES OF FAITH PARISH MISSION
“The experience of faith is intertwined with the experience of the spirit who always sends the believer on a journey.” - Pope Francis
Plan to come with us on a journey of faith during the Circles of Faith Linked Parish Mission, beginning March 22, 2015.
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.
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.
““Or who has given the Lord anything that he may be repaid?” - Romans 11:35
St. Paul in his letter to the Romans reminds us of a central fact of stewardship. We cannot give the Lord anything, because God already owns it all. God made everything. All that we can do is return a portion of God’s many gifts back to Him. Sincere gratitude for our gifts opens our hearts to joyful generosity!
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.