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!
ADVENT WREATH LIGHTING PRAYER
Lord God, your Church joyfully awaits the coming of its Savior, who enlightens our hearts and dispels the darkness of ignorance and sin. Pour forth your blessings on us as we light the candles of this wreath. May their light reflect the splendor of Christ Jesus, who is Lord forever and ever. Amen.
RETIREMENT COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND
Today, through the Retirement Collection, we are able to Share in the Care of our retired sisters, brothers and religious order priests through the National Retirement Fund for Religious, as well as of the senior priests of our own diocese. Please be generous in helping those who have given so much over the years.
Christmas Mass Schedule
CHRISTMAS MASS ON TELEVISION
Christmas Mass on TV will bring the joyful celebration of our Lord's Nativity into homes, healthcare settings, and other places. Here are two options to view a Christmas Mass if you are unable to come in person.
2015—YEAR OF PRAYER
Pope Francis and Bishop Ricken have asked us to increase our prayer time with a monthly Holy Hour in 2015. We invite you to participate at any of these times:
If you are mourning the loss of a loved one this holiday season, you may wish to look at an article on our Bereavement Page, “Strategies to Get Through the Holidays After the Death of a Loved One.”
The next Grief Support group will be Sunday, January 18 at 6:00pm at St. James Parish Center. The topic will be “The Ten Biggest Myths about Grief.”
EARLY BULLETIN DEADLINES
In anticipation of Christmas, please note these deadlines:
YEAR END CHURCH CONTRIBUTIONS
Church donations received on Wednesday, December 31 are deductible for 2014. How-ever, all parish offices within the linkage will be closed that day, so please plan to have your contributions in the weekend collection for Dec. 27/28, or by Tuesday, December 30. Office hours in the linkage vary and not all offices will be open on Friday, December 26. Donations received on Thursday, January 1, 2015 will not qualify as charitable deductions for 2014 even if the check was written in 2014 or back-dated to 2014, per IRS rulings. Donations post-marked in 2014 are deductible in 2014 even if they are received in 2015. Please call your parish office if you have questions about this ruling. As always, your parish support is very much appreciated!
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.
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.
Sunday Stewardship Message
John’s ministry and mission was to point to “one more powerful.” How do we, as good stewards, allow our lives to point to this same One?
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.