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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! 

PalmSunday

Palm Sunday

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Holy Week

St. James and St. Joseph
Live streamed from Facebook on St. James Parish Cooperstown
Holy Thursday April 9 7:00 pm
Good Friday April 10 1:00 pm
Holy Saturday April 11 8:15 pm
Easter Sunday April 12 8:00 am

All Saints/Holy Trinity and St. Mary
Live streamed from Facebook on Deacon Jim Trzinski
Holy Thursday April 9 7:00 pm
Good Friday April 10 12:00 pm
Holy Saturday April 11 8:00 pm
Easter Sunday April 12 8:30 am


Coat of Arms

GREEN BAY, Wis. (March 17, 2020) – Bishop David L. Ricken of the Diocese of Green Bay announced today that effective Friday, March 20, 2020, ALL PUBLIC ATTENDANCE AT ALL MASSES (this includes daily and weekend Masses) in the Diocese of Green Bay is suspended indefinitely to be reviewed in mid-April.

“I have been working closely with the bishops of the state of Wisconsin and diocesan staff, as well as professionals from Catholic health care over the last week,” says Bishop Ricken. “Based on their advice, the latest directive from the CDC regarding limiting public gatherings to no more than 50 people (Fed. Gov. recommends 10 people), and after much prayer and discernment, I made the difficult decision to suspend public attendance at all Masses indefinitely to be reviewed mid-April.”

Bishop will celebrate a 30 minute Mass each Sunday during the suspension of public attendance and it will be broadcast over the local CBS affiliate, WFRV Local 5 at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass is also available diocesan-wide via broadcast television on ABC affiliate WBAY at 5:30 a.m. Sunday morning, and on CW14 at 8:00 am. Radio Mass is available on Relevant Radio, 1050 AM at 9 a.m. Parishes throughout the diocese are also livestreaming Mass. Check your parish website for details. As additional resources are made available, we will keep the public informed.

Daily Mass is livestreamed Monday through Friday from the campus of Relevant Radio here in Green Bay. You can access the Mass at the Relevant Radio app, or at this link https://relevantradio.com/faith/daily-mass-video/.

The diocese is also compiling resources to provide the faithful with spiritual support during the COVID-19 emergency. You can find resources online at www.gbdioc.org/covid19.

We need prayer now more than ever as we traverse the unknown and make the best decisions for ourselves and our families. “Be strong and steadfast; have no fear or dread of them, for it is the LORD, your God, who marches with you; he will never fail you or forsake you.”  Deuteronomy 31:6.  May God watch over us and bless us during this national emergency.

Link to the Diocese: https://www.gbdioc.org/front-page/covid19response

Cancellations / Notices

Due to ongoing concerns of safety, all events have been cancelled at our parishes including Masses, Communion Services, religious education classes, small group events, Adoration, and any meetings.


A prayer composed by St. Alphonsus Liguori in the 18th century for a Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there, and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

St. Thomas Aquinas once defined a Spiritual Communion as “an ardent desire to receive Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament [in Communion at Mass] and in lovingly embracing Him as if we had actually received Him.”


Facebook Live Opportunities

ALL SAINTS/HOLY TRINITY AND ST. MARY
All of the meetings, devotions, and Masses listed below will be live streamed on Deacon Jim’s Facebook page except for the Eucharistic Adoration on Wednesday, which will be live streamed on Deacon Dave’s Facebook page.

Tues. April 7 3:00 pm Holy Rosary
Wed. April 8 5:00 am Eucharistic Adoration
Wed. April 8 3:00 pm Divine Mercy Chaplet
Wed. April 8 6:30 pm Faith Formation Q & A
Thu. April 9 7:00 pm Holy Thursday from St. Mary–G
Fri. April 10 12 noon Good Friday from All Saints
Sat. April 11 8:00 pm Holy Saturday from All Saints
Sun. April 12 8:30 am Easter Sunday from All Saints

ST. JAMES AND ST. JOSEPH
All of the scheduled services and Masses for Holy Week and Easter (see cover page) will be live streamed from the St. James Parish Cooperstown Facebook page. Be sure to Like our page and Follow us so that you can participate from home.

St. James also has a YouTube channel where you can find the Sunday Masses and other church devotions including Stations of the Cross and sacred music to listen to while you pray privately. Look for Saint James Catholic Church Cooperstown.


MASS INTENTIONS

If a Mass intention was canceled recently, please contact the parish office to reschedule. We will be reaching out as well as soon as possible.


EARLY BULLETIN DEADLINE

Due to the upcoming Easter holiday, we have two early deadlines:

  • Friday, April 3 at 9:00am is the deadline for April 12

All Saints School Enrollment

We are currently enrolling Lil’ Saints through eighth grade, and the electronic portal is open! https://registration.powerschool.com/family/gosnap.aspx?action=21654&culture=en. Tuition contracts will be available soon. Contact Jean Vander Heiden at 863-2449 for a school tour or shadow day for your child.

Choice

Yes, free tuition to All Saints School is possible if you qualify. The application portal can be found at https://dpi.wi.gov/sms/choice-programs/student-applications.  Additional information such as qualification information can also be found there. This is not a low income program. Check it out. For more information email Jean Vander Heiden at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Bishop’s Appeal

As Catholics we are called to actively live out our faith, rise to the challenge of the Gospel and share the love of Jesus with all people. Gifts raised through the Bishop’s Appeal support the mission and ministries of the Diocese of Green Bay.

These ministries help young people learn about Jesus in our parishes and Catholic schools. Those in need of counseling are helped at Catholic Charities. Men receive training and formation to become deacons. Pastoral care is provided to church members.

Please prayerfully consider a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal. Your gift today, helps us share the Good News and provide hope and healing to thousands of families throughout northeastern Wisconsin. The average gift to the Bishop’s Appeal in 2019 was $211.00. Through prayerful consideration, we encourage everyone to consider what they can contribute this year. To make a gift , you can contact your parish, visit the Bishop’s Appeal website at www.catholicfoundationgb.org/give, or call Tammy toll-free at 877-500-3580 ext. 8123.

Diocese Goal = $5,400,000

  Parish   Goal   Actual Donors
All Saints  $29,067   $17,885 89
Holy Trinity    $4,500     $5,995 20
St. James  $31,485   $21,340 109
St. Joseph  $13,096     $7,220 58
St. Mary  $18,265     $8,765 46

CATHOLIC RADIO NETWORK

Relevant Radio!

Relevant Radio and Immaculate Heart Radio recently joined forces to create a single Catholic radio network that includes 130 stations reaching millions from coast to coast and worldwide via live streaming. Relevant Radio provides programming that helps bridge the gap between faith and everyday life by producing a variety of popular programs that strengthen the family, solve problems and raise the heart and mind to God. Harley Roffers is a Relevant Radio Parish Ambassador and wants you to help spread the good news and give hope! You can reach him at 863-6601 or check out www.relevantradio.com.


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.

TV MASS FOR THE HOMEBOUND

If someone you know is unable to join us at Sunday Mass, it is aired on TV regularly on Sunday mornings:

  • 5:30 am on WBAY TV Channel 2
  • 8:00 am on WACY TV Channel 32

For those who can get to church, the TV liturgy does not fulfill the Sunday Mass obligation.


BISHOP RICKEN STATEMENT

Bishop Ricken has issued a letter to the people of the Green Bay Diocese expressing his thoughts about the accusations of sexual abuse and harassment caused by clergy in Pennsylvania. You can read the full text of his letter here, or go to www.thecompassnews.org for more Catholic news about this.


PARISH HOLY HOUR SCHEDULE

Please watch the bulletin for an announcement about Holy Hours

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION SCHEDULE

Cancelled

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

All Saints - Every Wednesday, 5am-6am - Followed by 1 hour faith sharing


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 4:00 PM - St. Joseph - Kellnersville
  • Saturday 7:30 PM - St. James - Cooperstown
  • Sunday 8:00 AM - St. James - Cooperstown
  • Sunday 8:30 AM
    • St. Mary - Stark - 1st Sunday of the Month
    • St. Mary - Glenmore - 2nd through 5th Sunday of the Month
  • Sunday 10:00 AM - St. Joseph - Kellnersville
  • Sunday 10:30 AM
    • Holy Trinity - New Denmark - 1st Sunday of the Month
    • All Saints - Denmark - 2nd through 5th Sunday of the Month

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 3pm-3:45pm at All Saints, Denmark. 30 minutes before all weekend Masses at both St. James and St. Joseph Parishes. 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