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!
ST. MARY STARK PICNIC
We invite you to join the parishioners of St. Mary for their annual picnic at the Stark site this Sunday. There is an outdoor Mass at 11:30 am, followed by booyah, burgers, brats and refreshments. There will be live music by The Sugarbush Boys, along with a silent auction and games for the children. All are welcome!
YOUNG ADULT VISIONING JUNE 29
Are you a young adult, 19-39 years old? Whether married, single, or divorced, we as a Church are concerned about you! Our Circles of Faith parishes would like to give you the opportunity to sit down with us and have an honest and frank discussion about the things taking place in your busy lives. We need to better understand how we can serve you and help you grow in your faith.
FISCAL YEAR ENDS THIS WEEK
All parishioners are reminded that financial contributions for the 2015-16 fiscal year must be in the parish office by June 30 to be included in the annual report. Thank you to everyone who financially supports the parishes in our clusters. Now may be a good time for you to break away from the weekly or monthly check writing for church support. Contributions for Sacrificial Giving may be electronically transferred from any bank to the parish account at either All Saints, St. James or St. Mary parishes. You choose the amount, and you can adjust that at any time. Your donations are always on time with this safe, convenient, and budget friendly method. For more information or answers to your questions about ACH transactions, please call your parish office.
Circles of Faith church offices may have relaxed hours during the summer. Please call ahead if you have business to take care of.
SHIPPING CONTAINER PROJECT
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC and HAITI
The needs are many in the missions of the Dominican Republic and Haiti. For over 50 years, the Green Bay Diocese has provided financial support and priests to aid these two very poor countries. Now, we are giving you an opportunity to help them by joining with other churches in our diocese to fill a shipping container of supplies for them.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Registration
Now is the time to enroll your children for Religious Education classes at each of our Circles of Faith Parishes. Students in Religious Education programs receive sacrament instruction, as well as integrated Youth Ministry programming at the Middle and High School levels. Early enrollment allows us time to find catechists and order books and other materials during the summer months. Please contact your parish RE Coordinator for registration information and materials. (Contact information is on Page 6 of this week's bulletin.)
Father Kevin's Pilgrimage
If you are interested in Father Kevin's 2016 Pilgrimage to Rome, Florence, Venice, Assisi, Lourdes and Fatima, HERE is a link to a summary written by Karen, one of the pilgrims. Sounds like they had a wonderful and blessed "trip of a lifetime"!
“CAVE QUEST” 2016 FUN & FAITH
Your kids will not want to miss the 2016 Fun & Faith experience-- an over-the-top underground adventure! Join us July 18 – 22 for an amazing adventure at St. James Church exploring who Jesus is- The Light Of The World! Kids will spend each morning from 8:30am until 11:30am spelunking through activity stations with their Cave Crew and leaders. Each station (Bible story, music,crafts, games, snacks) is designed to reinforce a daily bible truth in a hands-on, interactive way that keeps everyone engaged. Registration for Fun & Faith is open to children ages 4½ to 11 (or entering 5th grade) Cost is $15/child until June 30, and $20/child after that until July 10. An optional music CD is $5.00.
2016 BISHOP’S APPEAL
The Circles of Faith promotion for the Bishop’s Appeal will conclude at the end of the fiscal year, on June 30. However, the diocese is still accepting both new contributions and payments on pledges. Thank you to everyone who has contributed this year in making this campaign so successful.
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.
PARISH HOLY HOUR SCHEDULE
July 6 Wed. 6:00-7:00pm All Saints
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION SCHEDULE
All Saints 1st Wednesday, 1pm-6pm
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.
What if some morning you woke up with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?
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
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 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.
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.