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!
WORLD MISSION SUNDAY APPEAL
Next weekend we observe World Mission Sunday, as we extend the mercy of God to our neighbors in distant countries. In our diocese a second collection is taken to benefit three causes:
CAN WE “MAKE A DIFFERENCE?”
This coming Saturday, Oct. 22, our youth want to help area residents with raking, cleaning windows, clearing flower beds or other fall yard work. If you need some help with any fall work, please let us know by calling your parish office to add your residence to our day’s schedule. We want to “Make a Difference!”
ALL SAINTS 20TH ANNUAL SILENT AUCTION
Bill Jartz is back again to help with our 20th Annual All Saints Oral & Silent Auction elegantly themed, “Simply Black & White.” Join us on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Beverly Gardens for family-style chicken dinner, oral auction following dinner, various raffles and silent auction tables open throughout the night. Here’s a sneak peek: 2 Eric Church tickets, signed Packers jerseys, a booyah party, a gorgeous ring and a Coach purse.
Dinner tickets can be purchased at the school or parish office for $20 each or reserve a table of 8. See our parish Facebook page for more info on this event.
OCTOBER -- THE MONTH OF MARY
The Rosary will be recited 20 minutes before the start of weekend Masses at All Saints and at St. James’ Sunday Mass in October to honor Mary. Please join in!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
The Father Platta #4735 is conducting membership drive at All Saints and St. James Churches. KC members are asking all Catholic men to learn more about the Knights of Columbus, and to complete an informational card from them. A meeting for the Knights is set for Oct. 17 at 7pm at All Saints.
RESPECT LIFE PRAYER
Help us to realize the sacredness of human life and to respect it from the moment of conception until the last moment at death. Give us courage to speak with truth, love and conviction in defense of life.
Help us to extend the gentle hand of mercy and forgiveness to those who do not reverence your gift of life. To all, grant pardon for the times we have failed to be grateful for your precious gift of life or to respect it in others. We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.
PRAYER BEFORE THE ELECTION
Lord God, as the election approaches, we seek to better understand the issues and concerns that confront our city/state/country, and how the Gospel compels us to respond as faithful citizens in our community.
We ask for eyes that are free from blindness so that we might see each other as brothers and sisters, one and equal in dignity,
We ask for ears that will hear the cries of unborn children and those abandoned, men and women oppressed because of race, creed, religion or gender.
We ask for minds and hearts that are open to hearing the voice of leaders who will bring us closer to your Kingdom.
We pray for discernment to choose leaders who hear your word, live your love, and keep in the ways of your truth as they follow in the steps of Jesus and His apostles and guide us to your Kingdom of justice and peace.
We ask this in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ, and through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
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.
PUMPKIN DECORATING AT ST. JAMES
Youth in Grades 6 - 12 are invited to participate in a Pumpkin Decorating Contest. Decorate (no carving) a pumpkin in your creative style on Saturday, Oct. 15 starting at 6pm in the parish hall. The pumpkins and some decorating supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own decorations. Pizza will be served. The decorated pumpkins will be set out for display on Oct. 22 -23 and 29-30 after masses. Parishioners will be the judges, voting for their favorite pumpkin with a monetary donation. The one with the most money wins! Proceeds will be used to purchase socks/undergarments and snow pants for the Denmark area community. Winning pumpkin designers will receive a prize. Please RSVP to Patty Bekkers at 863-5247 by Oct. 12 so we have enough pumpkins and pizza to go around!
Saturday, October 22 is National Make a Difference Day and we are looking to do just that! All middle and high school students (maybe their family and friends too) are invited to come and make a difference in and around the Denmark, Glenmore, Cooperstown, Maribel and Kellnersville areas. There will be many options again this year with one or two being stationary and the others mobile with lunch for the workers after we are finished. If you can help on the day of or are someone who would like some help, please call the parish offices at All Saints, St. Mary Glenmore/Stark, or St. James, or you can call or text Jessica Phillips at (920) 883-7357 or call Patty Bekkers at (920) 863-5247.
VIRTUS CLASS SCHEDULED
All adults who volunteer with children or vulnerable adults in our parishes are required to attend a class on Protecting God’s Children, called VIRTUS. A class is scheduled for Sunday, October 23 at St. James Parish Hall at 6:30pm. There is no cost, but registration is required by going online to www.virtusonline.org and clicking on the Registration tab on the left. If you do not have Internet access, please call your parish office.
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 being able to have an intention for the Masses that they celebrate. 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.
PARISH HOLY HOUR SCHEDULE
Oct. 20 Thu. 6:00-7:00pm St. James
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.
Today’s Gospel calls all of us -- not just the apostles -- to go and make disciples.
If we cannot actually go to the missions, we can answer Jesus’ call by giving generously of our prayers and financial resources to support those who can and do.
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.