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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!

 

THANKSGIVING MASSES

Nov. 26 Wednesday 7:00pm St. Joseph

Nov. 26 Wednesday 7:00pm St. Mary-G

Nov. 27 Thursday 8:15am All Saints


COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING MEAL

It’s not too late to make plans to come for the Community Thanksgiving Meal this Thursday, November 27. The meal will be served from 11:30am until 1:30pm at the Denmark High School cafetorium. It is free to those from our area who are alone, those who are unable to prepare a meal themselves, and those who are away from family. There is also a home delivery option for those who are unable to come. There is extra space at this table...no one should go hungry or be alone on Thanksgiving.


CIRCLES OF FAITH ADVENT PARTY—DECEMBER 7

Don’t forget to sign-up for our annual Advent Party by next Sunday, Nov. 30. The party is at St. Mary, Glenmore on Sunday, Dec. 7 starting at 6pm. Cost is $5; bring a dish to pass.


PARISH FOOD DRIVES

St. Mary: We will have our Annual Non-Perishable Food/Item collection at the 7pm Thanksgiving Eve Mass. These items are usually brought forward at the Offertory during Mass. If you would like to drop off your items before Thanksgiving please put them in the church entrance.

All Saints: Help us to restock our Food Pantry at All Saints Parish. Bags will be distributed after Masses next weekend and the Food Drive takes place from Nov. 23 through Nov. 30. We accept UNEXPIRED non-perishable food items, paper products, and personal hygiene needs Thank you in advance for your support of this ministry

St. Joseph: Our Annual Food Drive for the less fortunate will continue through Dec. 14. Needed are non-perishable foods, paper products and cleaning supplies. Thanks from the Environmental Committee for your support!

St. James: Decorated grocery bags are available at the church entrances for you to fill with non-perishable foods for our local Community Cupboard. Our Social Concerns committee, with the help of Religious Education students are sponsoring this project. Please return bags by Nov. 30.


RESPITE CARE PROGRAM VOLUNTEERS

Presently, we have respite care volunteers visiting a client once a week. If we want the program to grow and continue, we need more men and women to volunteer approximately 2–4 hours when a need arises. Desired volunteer qualities are compassion, caring and understanding. Respite volunteers must complete the Diocesan Virtus Program, six hours of basic health care training and have a background check. Training is provided at no cost to the individual. This is a Circle of Faith Program. If you have an interest in helping your neighbor in their time of need, please see our Respite Care page on the website, or contact Arlene Anderson at 863-6291 or by email 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.


CIRCLES OF FAITH PARISH MISSION

When a shepherd in Scotland was asked if his sheep would follow the voice of a stranger, he replied: ‘Yes, when they are sick, but never when they are well. A sick sheep will follow anybody. 

Need help in following the Good Shepherd? Plan on attending the Circle of Faith Parish Mission, March 22-26, 2015.


Sunday Stewardship Message

For Christian stewards, Thanksgiving Day has special meaning, for we know that gratitude lies at the very heart of stewardship. A grateful heart is the beginning of discipleship and opens the way to our response, a desire to make a return to God for the bounty in our lives.


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 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.


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