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 Welcome!

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! 


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ALPHA IS BACK!

The Circle of Faith Parishes will be offering an Alpha course again this fall. Alpha is a series of sessions exploring our Christian faith, consisting of 3 parts: a meal, a video and discussion. Embrace your faith and prepare yourself to be better equipped at sharing your faith, welcoming, and serving others.

This fall's Alpha course will be held on Sunday evenings at St. Joseph’s in Kellnersville, starting September 15, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. EVERYONE from the Circle of Faith is invited and ENCOURAGED to attend! Join us for dinner and a little time with God! To sign up or for more information, contact any of the parish offices or call/text Curt Nelson at 920-217-8271 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Hoedown in Cooperstown - BREAKING NEWS!!!

We’ve just confirmed that Bill Jartz, famous TV News Personality, will join the festivities of the Hoedown at St. James Church in Cooperstown on September 8 at 1:00 for a Live Auction. So, dust off your cowboy hat, find that checkered shirt and polish up your boots.

The Hoedown in Cooperstown kicks off with a country lunch at 11 AM, followed by the silent auction, bucket raffles, music, live auction, and other games. We invite families and friends from near and far for an afternoon of old fashioned enjoyment. Yee Haw!


ANNUAL SEMINARIAN COLLECTION

Our Seminarians Need Your Help! Recently our diocese has seen incredible growth in all vocations including the priesthood. Let’s keep that going and support our future spiritual fathers! Please be generous with our Annual Seminarian Collection: Hope for the Future, Help them Today. An important letter will arrive in your mail this week asking for your help. Your donation provides tuition, room and board, insurance, a small stipend for our seminarians, and will support the Vocation Office’s efforts to call forth more candidates. The annual cost for our 14 seminarians is around $1,000,000. As friends and followers of Jesus, we support each other. To make a gift today, visit www.catholicfoundationgb.org/give.


You Are Invited to
“Be My Witness”

Join the staff of All Saints School from 8:30-10:30 AM on Tuesday, August 20th, as we welcome guest speaker Rachel Van Handel from the Mount Tabor Center. With Be My Witness as her theme, we will learn how to recognize and share our experiences of God with others. Parishioners of all Circle of Faith churches are invited to attend. A light continental breakfast will be served. RSVP to Jean Vander Heiden at 920-863-2449 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


NEEDED HELP AT ALL SAINTS SCHOOL

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of our youth? All Saints School is looking for volunteer supervisors for both outdoor recess and hot lunch. Training is provided. Recess supervision is needed for Monday, Wednesday, and/or Friday from 12:15-12:35pm and hot lunch supervision on Tuesday and/or Thursday from 11:30-1:00pm.
Lunch supervision includes helping set up the serving line, serving meals, supervising students during lunch and clean up, and then carpet vacuuming. Contact Jean at 863-2449 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The next Grief Support Group will be Sunday, September 8, at St. James Parish Hall. The time will be from 6:00-8:00pm after the Hoedown festivities that day.


ST. JOSEPH FALL FISH FRY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

Dear Parishioners, we are planning the fall fish fry and are looking for your help. Please consider donating needed food items or give your gift of time by helping work the event. We're also looking for donations for the bucket raffle. Monetary donations will gladly be accepted to help offset the cost of the fish. Send to the church office or place in the collection box in back of church. Sign-up sheets will be out soon. Your donations will help make this a success.


2019 School Supplies Drive

Circle of Faith
Stweardship Project
August 4-18

Every kid deserves to go back to school with a backpack filled with all the supplies that are needed in order to succeed. Imagine the frustration, even embarrassment of not having the right tools to complete assignments.

The Circle of Faith Parishes will be collecting school supplies from now until August 18. On the link below are items that are needed. There will be boxes in the entrances of our churches for you to drop off. We also encourage and appreciate cash donations or gift cards to purchase items that we do not receive. Thank you! The Facebook group, “Denmark Helping Denmark” will be the central link for distribution, but other options may be worked out. To request assistance, send a private message to Sandy Little, leader of Denmark Helping Denmark, or for other arrangements, call Diane Taddy at (920) 713-6622.

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Click HERE for a list of needed supplies!

Bring donations to your parish by August 18 for timely distribution.


HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE

Fr. Paul Demuth and Sheila De Luca are leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land from Monday, March 16 to Tuesday, March 31, 2020. This 16 day pilgrimage is designed to give ample time to explore the Holy Land in a relaxed, reflective and prayerful manner. This Franciscan sponsored tour will be led by a Christian Palestinian guide. If interested, contact Fr. Paul at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Sheila at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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.


RECONCILIATION TIMES

St. James/St. Joseph: Father Dennis Ryan will be available to hear Confessions before Mass at St. James on the second and fourth Saturday of each month, starting at 6:30pm.

At St. Joseph, Confessions may be arranged around the 8:15am Wednesday morning Mass.

At All Saints, Father Paul Demuth will hear Confessions every Saturday afternoon from 3:15 - 3:45pm, prior to 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.

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

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


Safe Environment

Each person has an inherent dignity as a beloved child of God.  The Diocese of Green Bay is committed to providing a safe environment in our parishes, in our schools, in our Faith Formation programs, and in all of our ministries, especially those that serve children, youth and individuals at risk.  If you want to learn more about the programs and resources available through the Diocese of Green Bay to live out this commitment, please click on the following link: http://www.gbdioc.org/ministry-formation-portal/safe-environment.html


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 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 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.

 
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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