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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! 

Ash Wednesday cross

WORLD’S POOR COLLECTION

This weekend, the Fourth Sunday of Lent, a special collection will be taken for the World’s Poor. It combines an appeal for three agencies that serve the poor and those living on the edges of society all over the world. This includes the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services, and Peter’s Pence. You may contribute to any one or all of the three beneficiaries.


ST. JOSEPH’S FISH FRY

FRIDAY, MARCH 31

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Fried Cod, Pike or Smelt (hand breaded or Baked Cod (mock lobster)
All plates served with fries or homemade potato salad, coleslaw, bread, beverage and dessert.
Grilled cheese of child’s plate available for children
Refreshments ~ Raffle
Elevator to Dining Hall Available
For carry-outs call (920) 732-3770


LAST LENTEN LUNCH

All are welcome to attend the annual Lenten Lunches on the Wednesdays of Lent. The lunches begin at noon and last one hour. They are an ecumenical effort of our local churches. The menu will consist of soup, salad and fruit. A spiritual message will be shared by a member of the clergy.

  • March 29 All Saints

STATIONS OF THE CROSS

  • All Saints: Fridays during Lent at 6:00pm
  • Holy Trinity - After Mass and Prayer Services
  • St. James: After Sunday Masses
  • St. Joseph: After Sunday Masses

Lenten Fasting and Abstinence

  • Everyone 14 years of age or older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, all the Fridays of Lent* and Good Friday.
  • Everyone 18 or older, and under 59 years of age, is bound to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
  • On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, only one full meatless meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to each one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. Eating between meals is not permitted. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige.
  • Catholics should not lightly excuse themselves from these prescribed minimal penitential practices. 

OLD PALM BRANCHES

Please return your old palm branches from last year to church and place them in the containers provided. These palms were blessed and should not be disposed of like ordinary garbage. Instead, they will be charred to ashes for Ash Wednesday next year.


ONE DEGREE YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS!!!

THANK YOU!!

One Degree Youth Ministry and Lakeside Youth Ministry would like to give a standing ovation and huge thank you to Catholic Financial and the role they took at the Lenten Renewal event at Prince of Peace. They were present to students and parents in every way, from items to give away, being open to answering questions, serving dinner and staying for clean up. Thank you so much for all you did, God bless you all!

One Degree Youth Ministry Fundraiser!

Starting this week we will be selling Poppin’n Z’s Gourmet popcorn. This is the same delightfully delicious popcorn at extremely affordable prices that we sold last year. So if you did get a chance to purchase some last year we would appreciate your return patronage but if you did not get a chance to purchase some please give it a try. We receive 50% of all sales and the proceeds will go to pay for our students that are going on the summer trips this year to St. Paul, MN (pilgrimage) and Columbus, OH (mission trip). You can order through a student, call Jessica Phillips @ 920-883-7357 or call Patty Bekkers @ 920-863-5247.

3 ON 3 BASKETBALL EVENT

This year’s middle and high school 3 on 3 basketball event will be Saturday, April 1st at All Saints activity center/gym. The doors will open at 5:15 pm with games to start at approximately 6:00 pm. No matter your skill level all are welcome to participate in friendly competition and fun and we also love all spectators and cheerleaders of any age. One Degree Youth Ministry will again provide food and refreshments for all players, spectators and cheerleaders. See you on or around the court!

ONE DEGREE’S YOUTH MISSION TRIP & WE ARE HEADED TO:

COLUMBUS, OHIO
JULY 17 – 22, 2017
One Degree Youth Ministry is hitting the road again this summer on a mission trip and we are headed to Columbus, Ohio. 

For more info check out our Mission Trip Brochure HERE

ONE DEGREE’S YOUTH STEUBENVILLE PILGRIMAGE TO:

St. Paul, Minnesota (@ St. Thomas University campus)

JULY 28TH – 30TH

One Degree Youth Ministry will be hitting the road again this summer on a pilgrimage! This will be organized through the Diocese of Green Bay.

For more info check out our Stuebenville Brochure HERE


VIRTUS TRAINING SCHEDULED

VIRTUS class will take place on Sunday, April 2 at 10:30am at St. Mary Parish Hall (Glenmore Site). The VIRTUS class is required for everyone who wishes to work with or volunteer with children, youth or vulnerable adults. Anyone needing the VIRTUS class from our area is invited to attend. Preregistration is required by going to the VIRTUS website at www.virtusonline.org under the Registration tab. If you do not have Internet access, please call your parish office to sign up.


BISHOP’S APPEAL 2017

Are you willing to share your blessings and show concern for your neighbors? The Bishop’s Appeal supports programs and services that our parishes alone cannot provide. If you have not yet made your contribution this year, we ask that you do so soon. Thank you to everyone who has already donated.

You can help inspire and support our ministers and their efforts to bring us closer to God by giving to the Bishop’s Appeal. Gifts may be mailed to the Catholic Foundation with the envelope that you received in the mail, or you can contribute online at:

www.catholicfoundationgb.org/give

YTD Goal
All Saints  $12,362 $27,032
Holy Trinity  $4,840 $4,000
St. James  $13,895  $29,337
St. Joseph  $6,040 $13,616
St. Mary  $4,300 $17,716

LITTLE BLACK BOOKS FOR LENT

The Little Black Lenten booklets are now available in the back of all Circle parishes. The booklets contain reflections based on the daily readings that begin next Sunday, Feb. 26. A $1.00 donation is suggested. Please help yourself.


MASS OR EVENT CANCELLATIONS

In the unlikely circumstance that Mass or other events would be cancelled at any of our Circle of Faith Churches, 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 and All Saints Religious Ed. cancellations are announced at Denmark Public Schools whenever possible, and St. Joseph Religious Ed. cancellations are announced at Reedsville Public Schools. St. Mary Religious Ed. cancellations are announced at Denmark and DePere Public Schools.


PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND

MAY 17-27, 2017 - Join Father Kevin on an elite tour of the Holy Land in 2017. This all inclusive trip includes airfare, 4/5 star accommodations, taxes, tips, fees, transportation, breakfast, and dinners. Cost is $3,900. Stops include Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Jordan River, a cruise across the Sea of Galilee from Tiberius to Capernaum, Mount of Beatitudes, Galilee, Cana, Nazareth and more! This trip is arranged by Pro Catholic Tours. Please register online at www.procatholictours.com or by calling Kami at 769-220-2702.


SCHEDULING MASSES

Each parish in our Circles of Faith accepts Mass requests for your intentions. The stipend/offering is $10 whether on a weekend or weekday. To schedule, please call the church office where you would like the Mass said. As an alternative, and especially if you want to have many Masses said, the retired priests of our diocese appreciate having an intention for the Masses they celebrate daily. The stipends are also a source of help for them in their retirement. Mass intentions for retired priests may be arranged by calling your parish office.


COMMUNION FOR THE HOMEBOUND

The strength and graces that come from the Eucharist are available to those who are unable to attend Mass due to illness, old age, or recuperation from surgery. Please call your parish office to make arrangements to have the Eucharist brought to you or a family member.


MONTHLY ADORATION CHANGES

  • St. Mary: The Holy Hour at the Stark site has been cancelled for February and March due to the cold weather. It will resume on April. 7
  • St. James: During the winter months, both Adoration and the Holy Hour will be held in the Parish Center. Please enter through the back door by the kitchen.
  • St. Joseph: Adoration will be held in the old rectory/altar room (10th Grade Religious Ed. room) until further notice.

PARISH HOLY HOUR SCHEDULE

Mar. 26 Sun. 8:30-9:30am St. Joseph
April 5 Wed. 6:00-7:00pm All Saints
April 7 Fri. 5:00-6:00pm St. Mary-S
April 20 Thu. 6:00-7:00pm St. James

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION SCHEDULE

All Saints 1st Wednesday, 1pm-6pm
St. Joseph 2nd Tuesday, 1pm-7pm
St. James 3rd Thursday, 1pm-6pm


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. 


STEWARDSHIP MESSAGE

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”


DID YOU KNOW?

The Green Bay Diocese through its Catholic Charities Office offers teen parent services when a pregnancy occurs. They provide help to frightened and confused, sometimes angry young adults in making decisions about their situation and the choice to be parents. It’s just one of the ways that your gifts to the Bishop’s Appeal help people in northeastern Wisconsin. Thank you for your support.


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