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April 26, 2020

Third 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. 



Last week we learned that Wisconsin’s “Safer at Home” order has been extended to May 26, 2020.  When I first heard this news, it was very discouraging!  I thought about how long it has been since we have all been together as a church family.  I try to keep things in perspective, knowing that there are many parts of the world where the faithful can only attend Mass only 1-2 times a year.  Maybe too, we have taken it for granted that there will always be a Sunday Mass for us to attend and receive Holy Communion.  Still, we believe that the practice of actually attending Sunday Mass will return someday soon.   In the meantime, I like the hopeful Responsorial Psalm that we are using for this Sunday, the 3rd Sunday of Easter.  The response is, “Lord, you will show us the path of life,” and later in the psalm itself we hear, “with Him at my right hand, I shall not be disturbed.”  In the midst of all the challenges of these socially isolated days, God will show us a path forward.  He will help us each day and if we truly believe that God is near, we will not be disturbed by useless anxiety and worry.  In fact, the path of life is like the gospel image today of the two disciples traveling with the Risen Christ to Emmaus.  Being with Jesus moved these disciples from remaining depressed; to instead, having the presence of Jesus transform their downcast hearts to having burning hearts of love and joy. God will not abandon us. May Jesus continue to walk with us these challenging days and may our hearts burn with love for him and for others!

Upon Further Reflection:

A couple had two little boys, ages 8 and 10, who were excessively mischievous. They were always getting into trouble and their parents knew that if any mischief occurred in their neighborhood, their sons were probably involved. The boys’ mother heard that a priest in the downtown parish had been successful in disciplining children, so she asked if he would speak with her boys. The pastor agreed but asked to see them individually. So, the mother sent her 8-year-old first, in the morning, and fixed the appointment of the older boy with the priest in the afternoon. The priest, a huge man with a booming voice, sat the younger boy down and asked him sternly, “Where is God?” The boy’s mouth dropped open and he made no response. So, the priest repeated the question in an even sterner tone, “Where is God!!?” Again, the boy made no attempt to answer. So, the clergyman raised his voice even more and shook his finger in the boy’s face and bellowed, “WHERE IS GOD!?” The boy screamed and ran directly home and dove into his closet, slamming the door behind him. When his older brother found him in the closet, he asked, “What happened?” The younger brother, gasping for breath, replied, “We are in BIG trouble this time, Dave. God is missing – and they think WE did it!”

In His Mercy,


Deacon Mark



The Mass: A Slice at a time

If there is scarcity of priests, the local Ordinary (Bishop) may allow priests, for a good reason, to celebrate twice on one day or even, if pastoral need requires it, three times on Sundays or holydays of obligation.

Now, the celebration by a priest of two Masses in one day, on any day of the week, in the following circumstances: a) Scarcity of priests that is not absolute, but relative to the pastoral requirement at the time (that no other priest is able to celebrate at that time or in that place, or even that he does not wish to do so and he cannot be obliged to celebrate).


b) Just cause: neither serious nor public; the satisfaction of the devotion of a group of faithful or the celebration of a ritual Mass or funeral is sufficient. To be continued….


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.   


Classes are cancelled until September, 2020. 



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 contact: 

Office of Safe Environment

Catholic Diocese of Green Bay

P.O. Box 23825

Green Bay, WI 54305-3825

Telephone: 1-877-270-8174 or 920-272-8174

Email the Office of Safe Environment

We always encourage you to report the incident to local civil authorities.



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 





April 26, 2020

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

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

…and St. Francis Solanus

      05/02………………………………………….Martin Wittman

                      05/03…………Paul Wilber, Pam, Joe, Mark and Dave Sr. 

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


 Financial Blessings April 19


$    1,700.00


$       350.00  

Bishop Appeal To Date

$    5,730.00

Bishop Appeal Goal $6,551.00

Food Pantry

$     1,100.00

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  




CoVantage Credit Union Cares Grant 

St. Michael’s Food Pantry was the recipient of $1,000 grant from CoVantage Credit Union Cares Grant. This grant will enable our Food Pantry to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables and dairy products. Thank You CoVantage! 


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



Let us remember in prayer Marvin Wittman, father of Patty Fuller, RE teacher and father-in-law of our Deacon, Mark Fuller, who has been called by God to eternal life. We also remember his family and friends, and pray that God will give them consolation and peace.


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,  May 5th and May 19th,  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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