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!
DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE LEGAL PROTECTION OF UNBORN CHILDREN
January 22 is a noteworthy day of prayer and penance in observance of the Roe v. Wade decision when abortion became legal in our country. So many lives have been lost, and so many women and men have been left wounded. Let us remember to pray for all unborn children, especially for the babies of unmarried mothers, that God might protect them and bring them life in all its fullness.
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins this Wednesday, January 18 and continues through next Wednesday January 25th. Let us join other Christian churches as we focus on the 2017 theme, “Reconciliation – The Love of Christ Compels Us.” (2 Corinthians 5:14-20)
Let us pray: God of all, we pray as one that we may be one just as the Lord Jesus prayed we may be one in Him. Your Son Jesus compels us to be reconciled to one another. May our spirit be joined to your Holy Spirit that we may witness to the visible unity of your Church. May we all recognize that we are truly one with You, Father, Son and Holy Spirit and grow together in peace. We ask this in the name of Jesus our Lord. Amen.
SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND
In support of All Saints School as they begin their celebration of Catholic Schools Week, there will be a second collection at all of our Circle Churches next weekend. All Saints School has been educating students since 1958. Its’ student body consists of 4K through 8th grade. They provide a balanced curriculum through a personalized approach, allowing students to grow academically, musically, spiritually, socially, emotionally, and physically. For more information, or to request an enrollment application, contact the school at 920-863-2449.
CHILI LUNCH INVITATION - St. Joseph Kellnersville
All are welcome to enjoy a Chili Lunch immediately following the 10:00am Mass at St. Joseph Church on Sunday, January 29. The meal includes all you can eat chili, beverage and dessert. You can either eat in and enjoy some fellowship with others and perhaps play some games, or enjoy your chili at home. Adults are $5.00, ages 6-12 are $2.00, and younger kids are free. Bringing your own containers for carry out is appreciated, but we do have some available. Hope to see you there!
St. Joseph Parishioners: We are asking for food donations, help making and serving the chili and help distributing posters. The chili will be made Friday night, January 27, so we will need your food donations before then. There are sign-up sheets in the back of church.
Bereavement Ministry - Note Time Change
TIME CHANGE!!! - After the weather cancellation, we will reschedule the Grief Support meeting for Monday, January 30th, from 6-8pm!
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
All Saints School students and faculty will be celebrating National Catholic Schools Week from Sunday, January 29 through Friday, February 3. The week will kick off with a student led Mass at 10:15 am on Sunday, January 29 at All Saints. After Mass there will be a coffee and donut social in the school activity center, and anyone who would like to learn about the school can take a tour and meet the teachers. A book fair will be held in the school Resource Room during the social. Additional events during the week include Happy Camper Day with a campfire and s’mores, Roncalli High School singers, a school trip to the movies, teacher and staff appreciations, and a Special Friend social. As a service project, students will collect books for a neighborhood outdoor lending library.
DENMARK AREA CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE WEEKEND
Give yourself or someone you love new "life" in your faith this year!
“A life-changing experience” and “the best weekend of my life” is how many participants have described Christian Experience Weekend. A weekend filled with laughter, great food, community, inspiration and motivation. CEW is a structured 48 hour experience that is designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christians 18 years of age and older. Weekends are held at All Saints and begin at 7pm on Friday and are continuous thru approximately 5pm Sunday.
Brochures are at church entrances and on their website. Men’s CEW is Feb. 10-12, 2017 and Women’s CEW is Feb. 24-26, 2017
YEAR END GIVING STATEMENTS
All Circle of Faith parishes will be mailing financial statements listing all your 2016 church donations in January. Please notify us if you have an address change.
REQUIRED MINIMUM DISTRIBUTION -- A FINANCIAL OPPORTUNITY TO HELP YOUR PARISH
If you are 70 years old or older, the government may require you to withdraw a minimum amount each year from your IRA. A new law lets you allocate a charitable gift up to $100,000 to any charity without having to pay federal income tax on that amount. Please consider a gift to your parish, the Bishop’s Appeal, or the Catholic Foundation to take advantage of this tax break. For more information please contact your IRA administrator or Cindi Brawner at the Catholic Foundation at (920) 272-8173.
MASS OR EVENT CANCELLATIONS
In the unlikely circumstance that Mass or other events would be cancelled at any of our Circle of Faith Churches, please look to WFRV TV, Channel 5, the WFRV website, or listen to the radio, WCUB 980 AM or WLTU 92.1 FM for information. St. James and All Saints Religious Ed. cancellations are announced at Denmark Public Schools whenever possible, and St. Joseph Religious Ed. cancellations are announced at Reedsville Public Schools. St. Mary Religious Ed. cancellations are announced at Denmark and DePere Public Schools.
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.
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 having an intention for the Masses they celebrate daily. 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.
MONTHLY ADORATION CHANGES
PARISH HOLY HOUR SCHEDULE
Jan. 22 Sun. 8:30-9:30am St. Joseph
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 key word today is “immediately.” Peter, Andrew, James and John all respond immediately to the call of Christ. May I be as open to God’s call and as ready to use my talents in His service as those first disciples were.
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.