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April 14th 2019


Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord


St. Michael’s Christian Community, located on the Menominee Indian Reservation, is a diverse Christian community reaching out to all residents, learning, loving, sharing, and communicating with one another through the teachings and practices celebrated in the Mass and the holy sacraments of the Catholic Church by integrating sacred symbols and spiritual practices of the Menominee.



Anamehawikamek Welcome 



                          ST MICHAEL’S                                                   

                                                                         P.O. Box 610  

                                                                    Keshena, WI 54135  

 Pastoral Staff:

Fr. Nonito Barra

Parish Administrator (715) 799-3811

Rectory (715) 994-1337

Fr. Joel Jores

Parochial Vicar (715) 787-3377

Mark Fuller

Deacon (715) 201-2961

Vicki Hermsen

Parish Secretary (715) 799-3811

Kathy King-Tucker

Religious Education (715) 799-3927

Parish Trustees:

Kathy Kaquatosh

Kitty Gilane

Pastoral Council Chair:

Sylvia Wilber

Finance Council Chair:

Andy Sulskis

Thrift N Gift Coordinator:

Cookie Vigue

Food Pantry Coordinator:

Pat Gwidt

Mass Schedule:

Saturday:  5:00 pm

Sunday:  9:00 am

Reconciliation: Saturday 4:30 – 4:45 pm

Daily Mass Chapel:  8:00 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Kateri Prayer Circle:

After 8:00 am Mass Thursday morning

SATURDAY MASS:    5:00 pm  

SUNDAY MASS:   9:00 am

CONFESSION:        Saturday 4:30 - 4:45pm

ROSARY:  Saturday 3:40 pm     Sunday  8:35 am

DAILY MASS:      Chapel Southside of Church


           Mission Statement: St. Michael’s Christian Community, located on the Menominee Indian Reservation, is a diverse Christian community reaching out to all residents, learning, loving, sharing and communicating with one another through the teachings and practices celebrated in the Mass & the holy sacraments of the Catholic Church by integrating sacred symbols and spiritual practices of the Menominee. 


SATURDAY MASS:    5:00 pm     SUNDAY MASS:  9:00 am

CONFESSION:     Saturday 3:30 - 3:45pm     ROSARY:  Saturday 3:40 pm     Sunday  8:40 am

DAILY MASS:    Chapel Southside of Church Tuesday, Wednesday. Thursday, Friday 8:00 am    

HOLY HOUR:  1st Thursday of the Month from 6-7 pm

ANNOINTING OF THE SICK: Individual arrangements can be made through the Parish Office

BAPTISM:  Preparation program required. Please contact the Parish Office. 

MARRIAGE:  Make arrangements with the pastor six months prior to desired date.

CONFIRMATION:   Wednesdays  6-7:30 September-May


 A Note from Deacon Mark

Today, with the celebration of Palm Sunday, we start Holy Week, the most important week in the Church year! It is a time when we celebrate in a special way the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. We remember his actions, reflect on his messages, and recommit to living as his disciples in the world today. I would like to share with you some thoughts on Holy Week from Sr. Thea Bowman, a dynamic African American nun who died in 1990 from cancer. I was made

aware of these beautiful reflections by my wife, Patty, who is preparing a presentation about Sr. Thea Bowman’s life. Here are some of Sr. Thea Bowman’s thoughts on Holy Week which seem worth sharing. She writes: “Let us resolve to make to make this week holy by reading and meditating on Holy Scriptures. So often, we get caught up in the hurry of daily living.” “Let us resolve to make this week holy by sharing holy peace and joy within our families, sharing family prayer on a regular basis, making every meal a holy meal where loving conversations bond family members in unity, sharing family work without grumbling, asking forgiveness for past hurts and forgiving one another from the heart, seeking to go all the way for love as Jesus went all the way for love.” “Let us resolve to make this week holy by sharing holy peace and joy with the needy, the alienated, the lonely, the sick and afflicted. Let us unite our sufferings, inconveniences, and annoyances with the suffering of Jesus. Let us stretch ourselves, going beyond our comfort zones to unite ourselves with Christ’s redemptive work.” 

I invite you to attend all the services of the Triduum-Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. During the Triduum we celebrate the core mystery of our Christian faith: we ritualize Jesus transition from life to death to risen life, and our own participation in that timeless mystery.

Have a blessed Holy Week!


Deacon Mark

Holy Land Collection

There will be a second collection on Good Friday for the Holy Land. Envelopes are in the pews.


The Mass – A slice at a time

On The Liturgy of the Eucharist

In the ancient world, the Greeks added water to wine because it was often thick, gritty and too strong.

It was simply good taste to add water to wine before drinking it. The Romans loved all things Greek, so they adopted Greek manners and spread them to the lands they conquered. And even though it was not originally a Jewish custom to add water to wine, it soon became part of the Passover or meal itself and, hence, part our Mass. We continue in the next bulletin… 


Faith Formation 

On Wednesday April 10th, the Faith Formation children assisted with changing the Missals in the Church for the Easter Season.  We then watched a series of five short videos chronicling the Miracle of Easter (Palm Sunday entrance into Jerusalem, the Last Supper, Crucifixion, Resurrection and Ascension).  The children then completed decorating their crosses which are hanging in our Church.  The children were given some treat bags and stuffed animals for Easter.  Thanks for the animals Thrift ‘N Gift.  No classes next week in observation of Holy Week.   Last class April 24, 2019. Have a joyous and Blessed Easter  



The Faith Formation students decorated wooden crosses. They are in the windows and on the doors in church. Please check these out.  The kids did a great job decorating them. They can take them home on Easter after Mass. 




Kateri Prayer Circle

Never underestimate the power of prayer. Just one small prayer can change your life. If you or your family members need prayers for any reason, please call one of our Kateri Prayer Circle members, who will in turn call members of their group.  Soon, many prayers will be offered for your specific prayer request.  Please call: 

Fay Waupochick 715-799-3437

Leatha Grinhaug 715-994-1098

You can also call the parish office with your Prayer request 715-799-3811. 


CRS Encounter Lent 

Encounter Our Neighbors 

We encounter Jesus this week in Jerusalem, a community he knew well. We prayerfully enter our own communities too, encountering those who are hungry and thirsty, and those who need our help. How does our Lenten journey motivate us to serve those we meet in our daily lives? Visit for more.

Care Ministers Reach Out to Those in Need


There are more than 1,400 Care Ministers serving our parishes in the Diocese of Green Bay.  A Care Minister is a volunteer who is trained to go out and listen, understand, support and pray with people in need of support during times of transition in their lives.  These volunteers respond to the spiritual and emotional needs of the bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, unemployed or those facing some personal crisis. Becoming a Care Minister is not a simple undertaking.  It requires training, leadership and continuing education.  Your support of the Bishop’s Appeal enables members in your parish to be trained as Care Ministers and allows those hurting in your parish to receive pastoral care. Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal allows you to reach out and care for the hurting people across our 16-county diocese.  To make a gift today contact your parish, visit the Bishop’s Appeal website at, or call Tammy toll-free at 877-500-3580, ext. 8123.


                                                                                                       April 14, 2019

                                                                        Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord



4/15....…..…....……..……….…………….……..…No Mass     

4/16……………………………………Rev William Hoffman

4/17........….Deacon Richard Meidl, Deacon Craig Merrick

4/18....…..…....……..……….…………….……..…No Mass

4/19....…..…....……..……………………..Missing Children

4/20……...…....……..……….…………….……..…No Mass

4/21……………..Mark Wilber, Paul, Pam, Joe & Dave Sr.  




Financial Blessings


March 30 & 31






Bishops   Appeal 



BA Received


Thrift N Gift 

$    176.00


Liturgical Ministers  


 Saturday, April20th,  5pm

 Lector        Servers      Eucharistic Ministe 



Sunday, April 21st, 9:00am                                                         

 Lector         Servers      Eucharistic Minister 

Dan & Sophie Hanauer

Pecore Children

Vicki Hermsen

Saturday, April 27th, 5 pm                                                         

Lector                Servers      Eucharistic Minister


 Bryan Lepscier

Jean Thibodeau

Sunday, April 28th, 9 am                                                            

 Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Jim & Ellie Sokoly

Rayna Tucker


 Fish Fry Thank You

Thank you to all who attended our Lenten Fish Fries this year. We showed a profit of $1,500.00.  A huge thank you to all the people who donated items, made dessert, gave monetary donations or volunteered in any way. We are successful because of all of your help.  Thank you again!

Building & Grounds Collection

There will be a second collection today for Building & Grounds.  Please be generous. 

Fellowship Sunday

There will be doughnuts in the hall immediately following Mass today. Book share will also be open.  Please join us for fellowship.

Easter Flowers

Parishioners are invited to make donations toward the purchase of Easter flowers in honor or memory of loved ones. Envelopes are in the pews. Please drop in the collection basket or bring to the Parish Office.  A list of donors will be published Easter.  

Lenten Penance Service

Join us for the healing of the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Monday, April 15th at 6:00 pm at our Lenten Penance Service at St. Anthony. 


Mass Intentions

There are a lot of days open to have Masses said for your loved ones in 2019. Please stop in the Parish Office. The Mass stipend is $10.


Lenten Penance Service

Join us for the healing of the Sacrament of Reconciliation on April 10th at 6:00pm at our Lenten Penance Service at St. Francis Solanus and Monday, April 15 at St. Anthony.   


2019 Holy Week Schedule
Spy Wednesday-April 17th
5:30pm Stations of the Cross at St. Francis Solanus, Gresham
Holy Thursday-April 18th
5:30 pm at St. Anthony, Neopit & St. Mary, Leopolis
Good Friday-April 19th
1:00pm St. Francis Solanus, Gresham & St. Michael's, Keshena
3:00pm St. Mary, Leopolis & St. Anthony, Neopit 

 Easter Vigil-April 20th
5:30pm St. Anthony, Neopit

8:15pm St. Francis Solanus, Gresham

Easter Sunday-April 21st
8:30am St. Francis Solanus, Gresham
9:00am St. Michael's, Keshena
10:30am St. Mary's Leopolis & St. Anthony, Neopit

12:00pm South Branch 




The Community Resource Center in Keshena offers an array of classes including computer skills, preparing for employment, and much more. Classes are open to the general public. Call 715-799-5137 for more information. 


Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open Tuesday, April 16thfrom 1-3 pm. We are in need of brown paper bags, pork and beans, pasta, canned fruit and Mac & Cheese.  


St. Michael’s Thrift N Gift

Thrift & Gift will be open, April 16th from Noon to 3 pm.  If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at the Parish Office or Thrift N Gift. We are currently looking for silverware and we are in need of towels. 


Book Share

Book share is open the second Sunday of the month following 9 am Mass in conjunction with Fellowship Sunday. Will you consider hosting one of the Sundays left this year?  It would be greatly appreciated!  Remember we have books for all ages, lots of cookbooks, resource books and religious too!  You are always welcome to drop books off either at the entrance to church before Mass or at the church office when they are open.. Questions, please call Anne Sulskis at 715-851-0160.  Thank you!


Estate Planning

When doing your estate planning, please remember St. Michael Parish.  If you have questions, please contact the parish office at 715-799-3811. 


Mass for the homebound: 

 Mass services for the Homebound are offered by the following TV stations: WACY-TV- channel 32 at 8:00 am Sundays, WBAY-TV-channel 2 at 5:30 am on Sundays. Mass offered online at Check the website for times and dates. 


 Parish Office Hours St. Michael 

The Parish office will be open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.




Deadline for new information is 9:00 pm Monday evenings. Contact parish office to Submit.  






                  Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michae 

                              04/13/2019 Building & Grounds Collection

             04/14/2019 Fellowship Sunday/Book Share 10 am

     04/14/2019 Building & Grounds Collection

     04/15/2019 Penance Service St. Anthony 6:00 pm

     04/16/2019 Thrift N Gift Noon-3 pm

     04/16/2019 Food Pantry 1-3 pm

     04/18/2019 Holy Thursday St. Anthony 5:30 pm

             04/19/2019 Good Friday 1:00 pm

     04/20/2019 NO MASS ST MICHAEL 5:30 St. Anthony

                04/21/2019 Easter Mass 9:00 am

04/27/2019 Food Pantry Collection

04/28/2019 Food Pantry Collection 






                           St. Michael – 5:00 pm Saturday; 9:00 am Sunday

St. Anthony – 10:30 am Sunday

           St. Francis Solanus – 8:30 am Sunday

                                           St. Mary - 4:00 pm Saturday                                                 











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