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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!

 

LENT 2015


Stations of the Cross and Rosary Devotions

  • St. Mary-Stark: On Saturdays March 7 and March 21 the rosary will be prayed before the 6pm Mass, and the Way of the Cross will be prayed following Mass.
  • St. Mary-Glenmore: Rosary will be prayed at 6:45pm on Wednesday evening.
  • Holy Trinity: On Saturdays March 14 and March 28 the rosary will be prayed before the 6pm Mass, and the Way of the Cross will be prayed after Mass.
  • St. James: Stations of the Cross next Sunday, March 8 following the 8am Mass, and on Thursday, March 19 at 7:00 pm following the parish holy hour.
  • All Saints: Stations of the Cross every Friday at 6:00pm, and on Saturdays at 3:30pm.
  • St. Joseph: Stations of the Cross every Sunday following the 10:00 Mass.

LENTEN REGULATIONS

  1. Catholics who have celebrated their 14th birthday are to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all Fridays in Lent and Good Friday.
  2. In addition to abstaining from meat, Catholics who have celebrated their 18th birthday, until they celebrate their 59th birthday, are to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Those who are bound to this regulation may only eat one full meal. Two smaller meals are permitted if necessary to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but eating solid foods between meals is not permitted.
  3. These minimal penitential practices should not be lightly excused.

WOMEN’S CEW RETREAT

Our Circles of Faith Women’s Christian Experience Weekend will be March 13, 14, and 15 at All Saints Parish. The retreat begins at 7pm Friday and continues through 4:30pm Sunday. CEW is an adult renewal for those 18 years or older that includes talks, discussion, prayer, and Mass. Brochures are at the entrances of our churches, or go to www.denmarkareacew.com, or call Joyce Cisler at(920) 905-1912.


ECUMENICAL LENTEN LUNCHES

A series of four Lenten Lunches are set for this year on consecutive Wednesdays during Lent. They are hosted by the Circles of Faith Churches, Zion United Methodist, and Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. There is no charge, but a freewill offering is collected for the Denmark Community Cupboard. The presentations this year focus on discovering the strengths of rural communities, and signs we should look for that may suggest our neighbors need help. Lunches begin at 12:00 noon and conclude at 1:00pm.

  • March 4 All Saints Church (lunch provided by All Saints, St. Mary, Holy Trinity)
  • March 11 Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (lunch provided by Our Savior’s)
  • March 18 Zion United Methodist Church (lunch provided by St. James and St. Joseph)

Help is needed to prepare the soup and side dishes. Please call your parish office to volunteer.

The Press Release for the Denmark Community Ecumenical Lenten lunches has been posted HERE. Add it to your calendar!


Bereavement Ministry

The next Grief Support Group will be on Sunday, March 8 at 6pm in St. James Parish Hall. (not the parish center) We will have a presenter, Fr. John Van Deuren, who is Priest Celebrant and Priest Moderator at St Louis Parish, Dyckesville. His topic is “Journeys of Faith in Times of Grief.”

Experiencing the death of a loved one can result in a variety of reactions related to one's faith, such as struggles and questioning one's faith, or finding much comfort in one's faith. Fr. John will present an introduction to the role of faith in one's individual grief experience. Participants will have an opportunity to share their own grief journey and ask ques-tions about the positive and/or sometimes confusing role of faith as one attempts to make sense of their situation.


  GPScross Circle of Faith Mission  2015

COMING SOON!!!

Our Linked Parishes are having a Mission that begins March 22, Sunday evening at 6:30pm at St. James Church. It continues through Thursday. Make an effort to attend all 5 sessions. Two are offered during the day for those who don't like to drive at night. Child care is provided so parents can attend together. If you can't get to church, ask a neighbor or relative to bring you and stay for the Mission. Invite a co-worker if you don't wish to come alone. Color brochures with more details are available in the back of all churches.

Recalculating Our Faith, March 22-26, 2015  

Check out these YouTube video clips with our mission director Fr. Bill Cieslak :

Homily 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Homily 3rd Sunday of Advent

Click HERE for the Online Version of the Mission Brochure!

Like us on Facebook at Circle of Faith Mission 2015


BISHOP’S APPEAL 2015

Lenten Sacrifice

As part of your Lenten sacrifice, we ask that all parishioners participate in the 2015 Bishop’s Appeal with a generous donation. This annual appeal funds the various minis-tries and services of the Green Bay Diocese. Please make your gift today…  Contact your parish office, use the pledge card you received in the mail, or visit www.catholicfoundationgb.org/give. Thank you for your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal, and for supporting your parish.


YOUTH MINISTRY

Youth in Grades 6-12 and their friends are invited to join in these upcoming events:

  • March 21: Movie Night at All Saints
  • March 28: 3 on 3 Basketball event in the activity center at All Saints.

For more info on these events, call or text Jessica Phillips at (920)883-7357, or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


RECONCILIATION

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. 


THINKING ABOUT SEPARATION OR DIVORCE?

Is your marriage or that of a relative or friend headed for divorce? Do you know how to save that marriage? Retrou-vaille is designed to help troubled marriages. It helps un-cover the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together. The program is highly successful in saving hurting marriages, even bringing reconciliation to couples. For confidential information about the upcoming weekend at St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere March 6-8 visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com or call 800-470-2230.


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.


STEWARDSHIP MESSAGE

“’Here I am!’ he answered.”
– Genesis 22:11
It is easy to say, “Here I am, Lord,” just as Abraham did in the first reading today while we are at church. But do we just as easily answer, “Here I am, Lord,” when we go home, when a neighbor needs our help, when a fellow parishioner asks us to join a committee, or when a letter asks for our financial help? These are often exactly the places where Jesus calls us to be.


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 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.


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