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April  28st 2019

Divine Mercy Sunday


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

A Note From Your Deacon: 

This weekend, 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.”  He lived this mercy in his own life.  The TIME Magazine January 9, 1984 cover showed a prison cell where two men sat on metal folding chairs. The young man wore a blue turtleneck sweater, blue jeans and white running shoes. The older man was dressed in a white robe and had a white skullcap on his head. They sat facing one another, up-close and personal. They spoke quietly so as to keep others from hearing the conversation. The young man was Mehmet Ali Agca, the pope’s would-be assassin (he shot and wounded the Pope on May 13, 1981); the other man was Pope St. John Paul II, the intended victim. The Pope held the hand that had held the gun whose bullet had torn into the Pope’s body. This was a living icon of mercy. John Paul’s forgiveness was deeply Christian. His deed with Ali Agca spoke a thousand words. He embraced his enemy and pardoned him. At the end of their 20-minute meeting, Ali Agca raised the Pope’s hand to his forehead as a sign of respect. John Paul shook Ali Agca’s hand tenderly. When the Pope left the cell he said, “What we talked about must remain a secret between us. I spoke to him as a brother whom I have pardoned and who has my complete trust.”  May we too, all welcome God’s mercy in our lives and share it with others.

Upon Further Reflection:

A deacon was forced by a police officer to pull over for speeding.  As the officer was about to write the ticket, the deacon said to him, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” The police officer handed the deacon the ticket, and said, “Go, and sin no more.”

In His Mercy,



Deacon Mark


The Mass – A slice at a time

On The Liturgy of the Eucharist

At the beginning of the Liturgy of the Eucharist the gifts which will become Christ’s Body and Blood are brought to the altar. First of all, the altar or Lord’s table, which is the center of the whole Liturgy of the Eucharist, is made ready when on it are placed the corporal, purificator, Missal, and chalice. The offerings are then brought forward. It is a praiseworthy practice for the bread and wine to be presented by the faithful as we are doing all the time with hope that it will be the family for whom the mass is being offered to bring them to the minister.  


On Wednesday April 24th Faith Formation had our last class.  The children were able to take home their crosses they made that were hung in the church for Easter.  We prayed together and watched a video on the Easter season.  The children and catechists were treated to ice cream sundaes. Thank you to the parents, students and especially the catechists for a great year.  Please continue to pray for our three students as they continue to prepare for receiving the First Communion.   




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 

Our church changed lives this Lent, and CRS Rice Bowl wants to say THANK YOU!  Don’t forget to turn in your CRS Rice Bowl to the collection basket or the Parish Office.

Effective May 1st through August, 2019, the Parish Office will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 am – 1 pm.  Please contact the Rectory if there is an urgent matter at 715-994-1337.


                                                                                                       April 28, 2019

                                                           Second Sunday of Easter



4/29....…..…....……..……….…………….……..…No Mass    

4/30…….Rev Charles Hoffmann, Rev Richard Klingelsen

5/01........….Deacon Richard Miech, Deacon Robert Miller

5/02....…..…....……..…………………..Kateri Prayer Circle

5/03……………...…...…………………Religious Vocations

5/04……………….Paul Wilber, Pam, Joe, Mark, Dave Sr. 

5/05…………….…Carl & Norma Witkowski, Emilio Jores 



Financial Blessings


April 13 & 14






Bishops   Appeal 



BA Received


Thrift & Gift


Good Friday


Liturgical Ministers  


 Saturday, May 4, 5 pm

 Lector        Servers      Eucharistic Ministe 

Fay Waupochick

Isabella Waupochick

Tony Waupochick


Sunday, May 11th, 9 am                                                         

 Lector         Servers      Eucharistic Minister 

Kathy Tucker

Donna Smith

Saturday, May 11th, 5 pm                                                         

Lector                Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Lela & Matt Scwitzer

Pat Gwidt


Sunday,  May 12th , 9 am                                                            

 Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Justin Lepscier

Rayna Tucker


Lifelong Catechesis Grant

St. Michael has received $9,000 from the Green Bay Diocese Lifelong Catechesis Grant. The grant will be used to purchase computers for our Faith Formation Program and to offset the tuition paid to Sacred Heart.   



Pastoral Council

We will be taking nominations for our Pastoral Council and Treasurer Trustee.  Please think about who you would like to see in these roles.  Nomination papers will be in the pews April 27th & 28th and May 4th & 5th. Elections will be May 11th and 12th. 


Special Notice! 

Effective May 1st through August, 2019, the Parish Office will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 am – 1 pm.  Please contact the Rectory if there is an urgent matter at 715-994-1337. 


    Wedding Banns

Tyler Kevin Paholke & Kristen Marie Wilke - I 


Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets will be for sale before and after Mass today in the main entrance. If you would like to sign up to sell tickets, please stop by and fill out the sign-up sheet.  Tickets are $5 each or three for $10.   

Diocesan Wide Diaper Drive

There is a huge need within our parish for diapers, particularly larger ones, sizes 3-6.  There will be a diaper drive from May 1  - May 31.  Diapers can be brought to the parish office or left in the entrances to church. 

Thank You

Lectors, servers, smudgers and those who take up the collection.  Thank you for stepping up when needed and doing your part to make Mass run smoothly at St. Michael. 



Vigue, Planz & Tucker Families David Corn

Dr. Steve & Signe Chojnacki Connie Kolbeck

Robert & Mary Geimer        Chris Grave

Wilson Meurett Family         Edwin Wilber

Fenlon & Hoffman Families Diane Patrick

Pawelczyk & Gwidt Families, L&D Special Intention

Jack & Pat Hermsen Robert Gengler

Kreidler & Gilane Families Ray & Elaine Pelky

Golke & Shomberg Families Holden Vigue 

John & Irene Nowakowski Onie Besaw

Thibodeau & Wright Families Roger Grignon Jr.

Rodger Dodge & Barbara Dixon Roger Grignon Sr.

George & Marcella Wilber Cecil Grignon

Josephine & Henry Dodge Dennis Grignon

Paulette & Bob Gear Lester Grignon

Elina & Walter Sulskis

The LaRock & Mott Family Members

Louis & Esther (Tucker) Vigue

Clara (Waupoose) Ponfil

Deceased Family Members of Nancy & Rip Hundt  


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.



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. 


Holy Hour

Holy Hour will be Thursday, May 2nd at 6:00 pm 


Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open Tuesday, May 7th & 21st,  1-3 pm. We are in need of volunteers for a few hours on a Tuesday once a month.  


St. Michael’s Thrift N Gift 

Thrift & Gift will be open Tuesday, May 7th & 21st, Noon to 3 pm.    If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at the Parish Office or Thrift N Gift.   


Book Share 

Book share is open the second Sunday of the month, May 12th, in conjunction with Fellowship Sunday following 9 am Mass.  Remember we have books for all ages, 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 

        05/05/2019 First Communion Retreat

05/07/2019 Thrift N Gift Noon – 3 pm

05/07/2019 Food Pantry 1-3 pm

05/11/2019 Building & Grounds Collection

05/12/2019 Building & Grounds Collection

05/12/2019 Fellowship Sunday/Book Share   Following 9 am Mass

05/21/2019 Finance Council   11 am

05/21/2019 Thrift N Gift Noon – 3 pm

05/21/2019 Food Pantry 1-3 pm

05/25/2019 Food Pantry Collection

05/26/2019 Food Pantry Collection

05/28/2019 Pastoral Council   6 pm






                           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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