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!
Our Lord is Coming!
DAY OF REFLECTION
Next Saturday, December 3, All Saints will host a Day of Reflection, beginning at 8am with continental breakfast and ending with the 4pm Mass. The keynote speakers are Joe Tremblay from the Green Bay Diocese and Fr. Dan Schuster. Lunch will be served at 11:30am. Cost for the day is $15 and the first 100 to register will get Matthew Kelly’s book, Rediscover Jesus. Everyone is welcome. Registration forms can be found at the church entrances, or click HERE for the online copy.
LITTLE BLUE BOOKS FOR ADVENT
All Circles of Faith churches have daily meditation booklets available to help you pray during the busy Advent season that begins this Sunday. The “Little Blue Books” are compact and fit easily in a purse, pocket, or backpack. A donation of $1.00 is asked for to help defray the cost.
BISHOP’S APPEAL DISTRIBUTIONS
The 2016 Bishop’s Appeal was a tremendous success with over 30,500 families making contributions to support the work of the diocese in Northeastern Wisconsin. We are truly thankful for your generosity. Here are the main beneficiaries of the Appeal funds:
FINAL RESTING PLACE
The Catholic Church put out instruction on Catholic burial including cremation in 1963. Twenty years later, in 1983, they were put into Canon Law. The teaching presents directives about the care of the ashes. Placing them in a sacred place prevents the deceased person from being forgotten or their remains from being shown a lack of respect. Labeling an urn or tomb in a public place is an expression of belief in the “communion of saints,” the unending unity in Christ of all the baptized, living and dead. Other believers have a right to pray at the tomb and to remember the deceased. Cremation does not deny belief in the immortality of the soul and the resurrection of the body. Our faith upholds that it is God who raises up the dead body to new life. More information about cremation can be found in the November 3, 2016 edition of The Compass.
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.
SCHEDULING 2017 MASSES
All parishes in the Circles of Faith are taking requests for Masses for next year. If you would like to have a Mass said for your family or any intention, please call the office for dates that are open in your parish. There is a $10 stipend per Mass.
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
Dec. 2 Fri. 5:00-6:00pm St. Mary-S
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.
The Son of Man will come at an hour you do not expect.
Good stewards know that they are accountable to God for all they have, and they strive to live in readiness for His coming.
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.