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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!

 

World Mission Sunday

Second Collection this weekend

This Sunday is World Mission Sunday. We are invited to reach out and help build the church in the most remote areas of our world. This special collection aids The Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Eastern Europe, and Latin America to support the tireless work of many priests, religious and lay lead-ers around the world. Please keep the Missions in your daily prayers and offer your generosity in the second collection today.


WELCOME HOME FATHER KEVIN

The parishioners of All Saints/Holy Trinity and St. Mary Glenmore/Stark would like to welcome home Father Kevin Ori. We are glad God returned you safe and sound and look forward to hearing about your experiences in your homeland!


MASS TIME CHANGE NEXT SUNDAY AT ST. MARY-GLENMORE

Effective Sunday October 26 the Mass at St. Mary will revert to 10:00am. In addition, there will be morning prayers at 7:30am and morning Mass at 8:15am on Tuesdays beginning October 21st. You are all invited to participate actively.


RETREAT DAY NEXT SATURDAY

Exploration Ministries is sponsoring a day retreat titled “Coming to Meet Christ” next Saturday, Oct. 25 at All Saints. Father Dan Felton and Sister Jackie Spaniola will be the keynote speakers and there will be various breakout sessions during the day. Registrations are still being accepted this week. Please pick up a brochure at any of our church entrances with more details and registration information.


CIRCLES OF FAITH APPRECIATION RECEPTION

Everyone is invited to a reception on Thursday, November 6 in appreciation for your gifts to the 2014 Bishop’s Appeal. We have invited Josh Diedrich, Diocesan Director of the Bishop’s Appeal and Father Dan Felton, Vicar General for the diocese to come and tell us about the ways our contributions were used this year. In addition, there will be two lay speakers, Dennis Schmitt from St. James, and Gerry Paul from St. Joseph, who will share with us why they support the Bishop’s Appeal. Please join us at St. James Parish Hall at 6:30pm on November 6 for hot and cold hors d'oeurvres, beverages, and some new insights about why this Appeal is so important.


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Information Regarding Ebola & Fr. Kevin’s Return to the Parish

Fr. Kevin Ori will be returning to All Saints, St. Mary, and Holy Trinity this week (10/18-19) from his home visit to Nigeria.  This information is being provided in regards to concerns about Ebola and our desire for safety as we welcome him back.

Facts:

  • Ebola is transmitted through blood and bodily fluids
  • There have only been (20) reported cases of Ebola in Nigeria
  • On October 7, 2014 the Center for Disease Control (CDC) downgraded Nigeria from a Level 2 to a Level 1.  This change means that Nigeria is NO longer at an ‘Alert’ status but rather simply on a ‘Watch’ status.
  • As of September 26, 2014 all of the people being monitored by the Nigerian government completed their 21-day monitoring period and are no longer at risk for getting sick from Ebola.  This makes Nigeria Ebola-free.The US government has established a screening of passengers at airports traveling from the countries affected by the outbreak and are taking the following steps as listed on the CDC website:

Travelers will undergo screening measures to include:

      • Answer questions to determine potential risk
      • Have their temperature taken
      • Be observed for other symptoms of Ebola

Our Response:

Given the current circumstances, we believe that upon Father Kevin’s return to the diocese there is no need to ask him to be quarantined or to not serve the people of the parish.

For the first 21 days that Fr Kevin is back, he will be the only one to consume from the main chalice at Mass and he will not distribute Holy Communion during Mass. 

We understand the concern and want to make sure we are taking the appropriate steps to ensure that there is no outbreak here in our diocese.   If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact Deacon Peter Gard, International Priest Coordinator, at (920) 373-7554 or by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


ANNUAL MEETINGS SCHEDULED

  • St. James: Annual meeting will be next Saturday, Oct.18 following the 7:30pm Mass. Snacks and refreshments will be served. Annual Reports are available in the church entrances this weekend.
  • St. Joseph: Annual Meeting will be next Sunday, Oct. 19 following the 10am Mass. Food and drinks will be avail-able. Pick up an Annual Report from the back of church this weekend, or call the parish office for a copy.
  • St. Mary: Annual Meeting will be Sunday, November 2 after Mass. Watch the bulletin for more details.

WOMEN’S CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE WEEKEND

Lakeshore CEW is hosting a Women’s CEW retreat on Nov. 7, 8, and 9 at the Waldo Blvd. Site of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Manitowoc. The retreat begins on Friday at 7pm, and ends at approximately 5:30pm on Sunday afternoon. CEW is an adult renewal weekend for people 18 years of age or older, and is intended for those wishing to live life more fully as a Christian. The cost of the weekend is $40.00. For more information, or a brochure/registration form, go to www.lakeshorecew.org, or call Deacon Dave at 606-7440.


PRAYERS NEEDED

Please remember all the Christians and especially the children and mission teams working in northern Iraq in your prayers as they deal with the terrible advancement of ISIS and the systematic beheading of children who will not renounce Jesus. May Jesus give them courage and strength to stand firm in their faith. Please pray sincerely for the deliverance of the Iraqi people from the terrible advancement of ISIS and its extreme Islamic goals for mass conversion or death of Christians across this region.


CIRCLES OF FAITH PARISH MISSION

“You must live with people to know their problems, and live with God in order to solve them.” ~ Peter T. Forsyth

Attend the Circles of Faith Parish Mission to learn how to live with God.
Mission is coming in March of 2015


Bereavement Ministry

The next Circles of Faith Grief Support Group will be Sunday, November 16, at 6pm at St. James Parish Center. The topic is coping with grief over the holidays. 

What Grieving People Want You to Know

Ask me more than once to join you at a movie for lunch or to do anything together. I may say no at first or even for awhile, but please don’t give up on me.

Somewhere down the line, I will be ready, and if you’ve given up on me, then I really will be alone.

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.


Sunday Stewardship Message

Imagine, trying to entrap Jesus with a riddle. How laughable, we might think to ourselves. And yet, don’t we often do the same kinds of things? A faithful steward knows only too well that absolutely everything belongs to God, and that the steward’s task is to take care of those things God has given to their charge.


Save the Date!!!

The All Saints Parish Annual Fall Silent/Oral Auction will take place on Saturday, November 8th at Whipp's Dining Hall.  Plenty of opportunities to win great items, be the highest bidder on unique auction baskets and packages, and enjoy the fellowship of family and friends.  Plan on attending! More information will be coming soon.


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 10:30 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