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!
FUN & FAITH STARTS MONDAY
The parish hall at St. James Church has been transformed into a tropical island where 80 Circle of Faith children will learn that God’s love is for everyone. SonTreasure Island will be held Monday through Friday, July 21—25 from 8:30am until 11:30am. Children will have a great time singing, watching skits, creating crafts, eating snacks, making new friends, and playing games. Each child will have a souvenir photo taken on Monday, and there will be a friendly competition during the week with a Penny War to raise funds for children at St. Vincent Hospital’s pediatric unit. On Friday there will be a Luau picnic at noon for participants and their families, helpers and volunteers. Then, next Sunday children will participate at the 8am Mass at St. James, sharing some of the songs they learned. Following that, you will be able to see the spectacular parade float created by teen participants at the Denmark Lions Parade.
You are invited downstairs after Masses at St. James this weekend to take a peek at the island set-up. Patty Bekkers will be available to answer questions, or you can phone her at 863-5247 with any last minute concerns.
School Supply Drive Underway
The Circle of Faith Stewardship Team is spearheading a school supplies collection for families served by the Denmark Area Community Cupboard. Based on individual student school supply lists, a comprehensive list has been put together. It would be a wonderful act of stewardship if you could help by donating one or two items. The list with additional information can be found by clicking here. The collection drive will run through August 3, and there are collection boxes at each Circle of Faith church entrance to place your contribution. Thank you and God bless you!
RCIA TRAINING OFFERED
Our Circles of Faith need more team members and a leader for RCIA classes that begin in fall. The diocese is offering classes to prepare people for this ministry. Dates are Aug. 19, Nov. 18, Feb. 3, and Mar. 24, with both morning and evening options. Please call Sister Gerri at (920) 676-0693 for more info. Classes are made possible through the Bishop’s Appeal.
One Degree Youth Ministry
Catholic Youth Expeditions is NOT a camp, nor are you a camper at these weekends. CYE offers a new genre of outdoor ministry for teens. If you are interested in becoming an "expeditioner" in Door County this summer, check out the website below. Expeditioners can expect love, mercy, forgiveness, prayer, and lots of time outdoors…including hiking, wakeboarding and water skiing! Dates remaining are July 27-30, and August 10-13 at Kangaroo Lake near Bailey’s Harbor. Cost is $65 and includes bus transportation. For more info on these events, contact Deacon Dave at 606-7440, or check out the CYE website at http://cyexpeditions.org/so-you-whanna-be-an-expeditioner.
NEW CONFESSION TIME - All Saints
Father Kevin will be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation at a regular time starting July 26. Confessions will be heard prior to the Saturday afternoon Mass at All Saints from 3:00 - 3:45pm or anytime by appointment.
“The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field… He who sows good seed is the Son of Man, the field is the world, the good seed the children of the kingdom.” - Matthew 13:24, 37-38
As children of God, we are all “good seeds,” blessed by God with the potential to accomplish much good in the world. We fulfill God’s plan when we share our talents and our financial gifts to help build God’s kingdom on earth. Through our stewardship we sow “good seeds” on earth to ultimately help each other get to Heaven!
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 10:30 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.