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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!

 EasterDawn

Easter is not a day, it is a season.

We are an Easter People!

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS

Today the Church throughout the world prays for vocations. Will you make a special effort to ask the Lord for more vocations to priesthood and religious life?

  • Pray for priests who have ministered to you throughout your life.
  • Keep our parish priests in your prayers throughout the week.
  • Encourage your children, grandchildren, or other young people to consider a vocation as a priest or religious brother or sister.
  • Pray a rosary for more young men and women in our diocese to respond to God’s call.

PRAYER FOR FIRST COMMUNICANTS

Dear Jesus, You have loved us with such great love that yougave us the precious gift of the Holy Eucharist. Give your blessings to these, our young children who are about to approach Thy holy table for the first time. Protect them from every evil, strengthen their faith, increase their love and endow them with all the virtues that will make them worthy to receive Thee. Amen 


FUN & FAITH 2015 EVEREST EXPEDITION

Kids ages 4 1/2 through 11 are invited along on an icy expedition during the hottest days of summer. Kids will learn to overcome obstacles with God's awesome power. At Everest Fun & Faith kids will experience God's Word in surprising and unforgettable ways! Each day, leaders reinforce one simple Bible truth—which makes it easy for kids to remember and apply to real life! In addition to the Bible stories, there will be crafts, music, snacks and games. The weeklong program is at St. James Church from 8:30am until 1130am each day from July 20-24. Sign up now by downloading the registration form available HERE on the website.


BISHOP’S APPEAL 2015

BISHOP’S APPEAL PROGRESS

Our parishes are making progress toward meeting their 2015 goals. Success will come when every parishioner gives a donation toward the ministries and services that the diocese provides. Your contribution—large or small will make the difference. To learn more about the good work of the Bishop’s Appeal, go to www.catholicfoundationgb.org/give. Then, prayerfully consider a generous donation to support this Appeal. Contributions may be mailed to the diocese (preferably) or placed in the collection basket at Mass

   YTD   Goal  
All Saints    $19,555  $27,142  
Holy Trinity  $3,960   $3,500  
 St. James   $21,151    $27,826  
St. Joseph  $8,365   $13,250  
 St. Mary   $8,310    $17,536  

Bereavement Ministry

The next Grief Support Group will be May 17 from 6-8pm at St. James Parish Center. The topic will be “Grief after an unexpected death vs. a lengthy illness.”


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. 


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

When you pray, do you only ask God for things that you want? Do you ever ask Him what He wants you to do? How do you listen for the response? The answer is usually in “quiet whispers”. Take time in silent, daily prayer to hear His answer.


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