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Sister Gerri Krautkramer






Geraldine Krautkramer was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy. She received her bachelor’s degree in Theology/Education from Marquette University in Milwaukee, and from there attended the University of St. Thomas in Houston/Galveston, Texas, where she received a Masters degree. She was adjunct faculty with Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wisconsin for eight years. Sister professed her vows as a Sister of St. Francis of the Holy Cross with the Bay Settlement Franciscan Community. She has continued her education by obtaining a certificate as a Spiritual Director in 1998.

Prior to coming to our parish linkage, Sister Gerri held positions ranging from Catholic elementary school teacher, to Parish Coordinator of Liturgy and Religious Education, to Director of Pastoral Care in a hospital setting. In addition to serving as the Pastoral Associate for our linked parishes, Sister Gerri is a certified Supervisor/Director of the Clinical Pastoral Education Ministry Program in the Green Bay/Fox Valley area.

In her free time, Sister Gerri enjoys hiking, bicycling, and cross-country skiing.

Father Dennis Ryan

Fr Dennis Ryan  Reverend Dennis Ryan has been appointed Priest Moderator and Priest Celebrant of St. Joseph Parish, Kellnersville, and St. James Parish, Cooperstown, effective July 2, 2018.

Deacon Cal Naidl - St. James and St. Joseph Cluster

Deacon Clarence Naidl  Deacon Cal Naidl was born in Manitowoc and worked as an electrician for 34 years before his retirement.  He was ordained into the Diaconate in 2000 after 5 years of training at the Diocese of Green Bay through Silver Lake College.

As part of his ministries, Deacon Cal assists Fr. Ron with pastoral and sacramental needs of the linked parishes. On Mondays he leads a Liturgy of the Word with Communion service at St. Mary Glenmore.  He assists Sr. Gerri with the RCIA program, and helps out with other services as needed.  As a deacon he can perform baptisms and marriages giving great assistance to our Circle of Faith Community.

Deacon Cal has been married to Karen for 45 years and has 4 children and 4 grandchildren.  He is a true Wisconsin fan and follows the Packers, Brewers, and Milwaukee Bucks.  He enjoys reading as well as music and song writing in his free time.

Deacon Cal has been granted Senior Permanent Deacon Status as of June 17, 2018.


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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