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April 19, 2020

Second Sunday of Easter 



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  

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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:

Tony Waupochick

Finance Council Chair:

Pete Maczuzak

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

      After 8:00 am Mass Thursday morning

SATURDAY MASS:    5:00 pm  

SUNDAY MASS:  9:00 am

CONFESSION:   Saturday 4:30 - 4:45pm

   PARISH OFFICE HOURSMonday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 am-2 pm

             Wednesday, Friday 9 am -1 pm 

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

 KATERI PRAYER CIRCLE:  After 8:00 am Mass Thursday morning 

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.


           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. 



I love the season of Easter! Easter cannot be remembered only for a day.  It is so important that there are 50 days in the Easter season, ending with the feast of Pentecost.  We first celebrate the Octave of Easter, eight days of special celebration of the resurrection of Christ.  Each day of the Octave is ranked as a Solemnity in the Church’s liturgical calendar, the highest ranking of liturgical feasts. At Masses during the Octave of Easter, as on Sundays, the Gloria, is recited or sung. And at the end of each Mass of the Octave, the double Alleluia is sung at the dismissal.  The Gospel readings at Masses during the Octave of Easter include passages from the Gospels that relate various appearances of the Risen Jesus. Reflecting on these Gospel texts is a wonderful way to prolong the celebration of Easter.  

On the eight day of the Octave of Easter, we celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday.  In 2000, St. John Paul II declared that from then on throughout the Church the Second Sunday of Easter would also be called the Sunday of Divine Mercy. This is entirely appropriate since, as St. John Paul II reminded us, “Divine Mercy is the Easter gift that the Church receives from the risen Christ and offers to humanity…..”.  He reminds us too that “mercy is an indispensable dimension of love.”  St. John Paul II would refer to mercy as “love’s second name.”  

On this Divine Mercy Sunday, let us recall the message from St. Faustina, who first promoted this devotion.  The Divine Mercy message is one we can call to mind simply by remembering ABC:

A - Ask for His Mercy. God wants us to approach Him in prayer constantly, repenting of our sins and asking Him to pour His mercy out upon us and upon the whole world. 

B - Be merciful. God wants us to receive His mercy and let it flow through us to others. He wants us to extend love and forgiveness to others just as He does to us. 

C - Completely trust in Jesus. God wants us to know that the graces of His mercy are dependent upon our trust. 

 There is a Divine Mercy Chaplet that is prayed daily in many churches and there is a Divine Mercy image that is hanging in many churches as well.  This image shows Jesus with pale and red rays of light coming from his heart.  The red rays represent Christ’s blood and the mystery of the Eucharist. The pale rays represent the water of Baptism and the Gift of the Holy Spirit. From the Sacred Heart of Jesus, God’s merciful love shines forth and illumines the world.  


During this time of the COVID-19 virus, I invite you to pray this Chaplet each day for an end to the virus and all those affected.  To learn how to pray the Chaplet go to: >>

May we put our total trust In His Mercy!


Deacon Mark



The Mass: A Slice at a time

Christ’s faithful are to hold the blessed Eucharist in the highest honour. They should take an active part in the celebration of the most august Sacrifice; they should receive the sacrament with great devotion and frequently, and should reverence it with the greatest adoration. In explaining the doctrine of this sacrament, pastors of souls are assiduously to instruct the faithful about their obligation in this regard. (Canon 898)


Religious Education Update 




The religious education students made rosaries the last week we were able to have class.  These are displayed in the windows in church.  If you stop to pray, please check them out.   

Religious Education classes will be cancelled until further notice.  The children preparing for First Reconciliation and First Communion will be contacted by Kathy King-Tucker. 


***SPECIAL NOTICE:  The Religious Education classes are cancelled until further notice. *** 





Dear Parishioners,

As we begin our Easter journey and are still unable to gather for Mass and other parish activities, please know I miss you and am keeping you in my daily prayers.  These are challenging times for all of us.  

Amid so much confusion and uncertainty, many people are in need of support — including, in a special way, our parish.  Even though public Masses are currently suspended, we continue to operate and serve our community. As all of us turn to Christ for comfort, our parish is working hard to find innovative ways to meet your spiritual needs, such as by livestreaming Masses on Sunday at 9 AM on our Facebook page – St. Michael’s Church. Our Church will also be open daily from 8-10 AM. 

The vitality of our faith community depends on regular offertory collections to maintain our ministries.  In times like this we are finding creative ways to continue educating our children in the faith, preparing young couples for marriage and walking with grieving families.  During these times your weekly or monthly support of the parish makes this and so much more possible.

Many of you who regularly give at Mass have begun to mail your checks to us. Please know how grateful I am for you and your abundant support of our parish. 

I look forward to the day when we can once again gather together, in person, for the celebration of Mass.  Until then, if you have any needs, please call or email me. Thank you and may God bless you and your loved ones abundantly this Easter season! 

Yours in Christ,

Fr. Nonito Barra


St. Michael Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.  May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.  Amen 


Easter Flowers

There are envelopes in the pews for you to make a donation in honor of someone for Easter Flowers. We will be buying flowers to decorate the altar but will not be doing the whole church since there is no Mass.  The money collected will remain in the Flower Fund.


Parish Support

There is a basket by the lectern for you to drop off your parish support envelopes. This will be checked daily.




April 19, 2020


04/18……………………………………..Joseph Otradovec

04/19…………Mark Wilber, Paul, Pam, Joe and Dave Sr.

04/25…..…..………………………………Josephine Dodge

                                      04/26…..The people of St. Michael, St. Anthony, St. Mary

                                                     and St. Francis Solanus 

Our daily Mass intentions will be prayed privately by our Priests each day.


 Financial Blessings 


$  1,410.00


$   1,500.00   

Bishop Appeal To Date

$    5,730.00

Bishop Appeal Goal $6,551.00

Food Pantry

$       700.00

Loose Collection

$       272.75

Bishop Appeal

We are $821 away from reaching our Bishop’s Appeal goal.  If you have not given and would like to, please contact the parish office or you can pay on line at   We need to get to our goal or the Parish will be assessed  




Liturgical Ministers   All Masses Cancelled 


Mass will be live streamed on Sunday morning at 9 am. Please go to St. Michael’s Facebook page St. Michael’s church to watch this live Mass.

St. Michael will open church daily from 8 -10 am. Keep social distancing – 6 feet apart from another person. Use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving church.  Thank you. 




WELCOME! The Lord has called all of us to a new way of living under His wonderful grace as our Savior. May joy and peace be yours as we praise our Lord and grow close to God and one another.  It is a pleasure to have you worshipping with us. If you are considering joining our parish, please talk with Father Nonito or Father Joel or call the Parish Office at 715-799-3811. Anyone who has not officially signed up and would like to be a registered member, please stop in the office and fill out a form. It is that easy



Easter Flowers in Memory of:

Gwidt & Pawelczyk Families      Jack Romenesko

Steve & Signe Chojnacki       Ron DeBruin

Franklin Rabideaux Jr.              Jack & Pat Hermsen 

Dennis, Roger, Lester McPherson       David Corn

Uncle Cecil Grignon, Aunt Jeanette     Mike Flea

Kreidler & Gilane Families      Pam DeBruin

Dave Thibodeau Family         Mitch Otradovec

Bob, Mary & Janice Geimer Ray & Elaine Pelky

George & Marcella Wilber Bryce Schell

Adelbert & Chantel Otradovec

Fenlon & Hoffman Families

Antoine & Virginia Waupochick



Kateri Prayer Circle        

Never underestimate the power of prayer. Just one small prayer can change your life. If you or your amily 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 715-851-6838 

You can also call the Parish Office to leave requests.


Holy Hour

Holy Hour is cancelled


Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday,  April 21st, 1-3 pm.  There will be drive up service only.  


St. Michael’s Thrift N Gift

Thrift N Gift will be closed until further notice.  If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at the Parish Office.


Book Share 

Book Share will be closed until further notice.


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. 



The Community Resource Center in Keshena classes Cancelled.   


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 and St. John Nepomucene YouTube Live Stream (St. John Nepomucene, Little Chute YouTube) at 10 am on Sundays.  Mass is also offered online at Check the website for times and dates.


Parish Office Hours

The Parish Office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8-2 pm, closed on Wednesday and Friday.  Please contact Fr. Nonito at the Rectory for urgent matters (715) 994-1337 or Fr. Joel at the Leopolis Rectory (715) 584-1023.



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




Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michael

                         April 21  Food Pantry           1-3 pm


  MASS TIMES:    CANCELLED TILL FURTHER NOTICE                        

                           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 - 10:00 am Saturday                                                 










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