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    August 23, 2020

Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time


 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

Mark Fuller

Deacon (715)201-2961

Vicki Hermsen

Parish Secretary (715) 799-3811

Kathy King-Tucker

Religious Education (715) 799-3927

Parish Trustees:

Kitty Gilane

Alicia Wilke 

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. 


A Note from Your Pastor 

Jesus asks the disciples what the people are saying about him. Who do people say that the Son of Man is? The disciples readily name three prophets: John the Baptist, Elijah and Jeremiah. Jesus probes further, who do you say that I am?  This time it is Peter who replies, saying that Jesus is the Christ and the Son of the Living God. Jesus commends Peter and reveals in turn, his plans and our part in it.

It is on Peter’s confession that Jesus says he will build his Church. Note how clearly he lays claim to the Church and to the task of building it. He is the owner of the Church and its master builder. We belong to his Church but we should not act as we own it. We work for the builder and follow the plan of salvation that he lays out for us.

What are we doing for God the Master Builder? Do we participate in the task of building the Church, the community of the faithful? Things to ponder...

In Jesus,

Fr. Nonito


Seminarian Collection 

Thank you to those who have participated in the 15th Annual Seminarian Collection: Hope for the Future: Help them Today. There is still time to respond to the great need we have to support our local seminarians. Have you made your gift? So far this year our parish has raised $553.00 Last year we raised $1,868.27. Let us see if we can increase our support of this important part of the mission of the Diocese of Green Bay. Disciples need to support one another. You’re your gift today by mailing in your pledge card or visit


The Mass: A Slice at a time

Once admitted to the blessed Eucharist, each of the faithful is obliged to receive holy communion at least once a year. This precept must be fulfilled during paschal time, unless for good reason it is fulfilled at another time during the year. (Canon 920). This canon- in the case of children- presumes that canon 913 is observed strictly and carefully in that the paschal precept is to be fulfilled only by those who have received first communion. It is presumed that all those who have attained the use of reason have already received communion for the first time after the required preparation. In view of this, we consider that the precept indirectly affects parents or guardians and the parish priest.





Religious Education Update 


Due to the current COVID situation, St. Michael’s Faith Formation classes will not be starting this September.  It is our believe that “Parents/guardians are their children’s primary and principal educators”, this guideline and philosophy of the Bishops’ of the United States is our motivation.   

We will send packets to help teach children about God’s love and our Catholic faith.  Every month we will send out a month’s worth of weekly lessons that go along with the Gospel reading of the week with other teaching materials about the traditions of our Catholic faith.  

If you wish to have the packets sent to your home, please call the parish office or pick up a form in the entrance to church. 


  Thank you to Lyle Tucker for donating materials and making a sign for St. Michael’s Office.


Face Masks

Menominee Tribal Legislature requires all residents and visitors to the Menominee Reservation age 10 and older to wear a face mask covering any time they are in contact with other people who are not household members. 



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 






August 21st, 2020

08/22……..………………………………Joseph Otradovec

08/23………………………………………….George Wilber 

08/24………..………….….………………………...No Mass

08/25……...…Rev Jerome Pastors, Rev Felix Penetrante

08/26……Deacon Kurt Grube, Deacon Michael Grzeca             08/27…………………………………….Kateri Prayer Circle

08/28………………………………………Parish Volunteers

        08/29…..…………………………..…Fred & Marie Zalaznik

        08/30…..…...……………………………...........Harold Price



Daily 8 am Mass

Daily Mass will be scheduled every other week so Fr. Nonito can go to our sister parishes on our off week. The schedule is listed below: 

August 25-28 Mass St. Michael

Sept 1 – Sept 4 No Mass

Sept 8-11 Mass St. Michael

Sept 15 – 18 No Mass

Sept 23 – 26 Mass St. Michael

Sept 29-Oct 2 No Mass


 Financial Blessings August 15 & 16


   $   930.00


   $   132.00



Seminarian Appeal to date

   $   553.00

Thank for your generous donations!  


Church Envelopes

Our envelopes for the fiscal year 2020-2021 are in the main entrance. Please pick these up.  Thank you. 


Liturgical Ministers

Saturday, August 29, 5 pm

 Lector     Temp Taker    Usher

Pat Gwidt

Judy Fields

Don Fields


Sunday, August 30, 9 am 

Lector          Temp Taker    Usher 

Justin Lepscier

Ellie Sokoly

Jim Sokoly


Saturday, September 5, 5 pm

 Lector       Temp Taker     Usher 

Lisa Peters

Judy Fields

Don Fields


Sunday, September 6, 9 am 

Lector         Temp Taker     Usher  

Dan & Sophie Hanauer

Cookie Vigue

Bob Vigue


Handicap Entrance

The side entrance will be open for our parishioners with walkers and other challenges.  The temperature taker will come to you, just sanitize your hands and sit near the front.      
 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 Fr. Nonito 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! 



2020 FUNDRAISERS $7,655 of $10,000

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 fundraisers at St. Michael’s have been suspended until it is safe to resume. The Festival scheduled for June 27th has been our biggest fundraising event raising on average $10,000. We are suggesting a non-fundraiser fundraiser in lieu of this big event. You do not need to sell or buy raffle tickets, cook anything, bake anything, volunteer your time, work in the heat, set up, clean up or do dishes! We would be grateful for monetary donations to offset the loss of this source of revenue to keep our Parish solvent. Please mail or drop off donations at the Parish office or drop in the collection basket indicating it is for fundraising. We need $2,145 to reach our goal. Thank you for your continued support of our Parish during this time.


 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  


 Universal Giving Page

The Catholic Foundation is excited to share with us that they have created a Universal Giving Page at  This is a great resource for our parish as we do not have an on line giving program. It makes giving to our parish simple and easy!  The Catholic Foundation will be cutting a check weekly to our parish along with a report of what families gave to the parish and the amount of each gift.   


 Holy Hour

Holy Hour will be the first Thursday of the month, 6-7pm. 

Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, September 1st and 15th from 1-3 pm.  There will be drive up service only. Please do not get out of your vehicle and have the rear passenger seat empty.

St.  Michael’s Thrift N Gift

Thrift N Gift will be open Tuesday,  September 1st and 15th noon to 3 pm.  Only eight people can be in the store at one time and everyone must have on a mask. No children will be allowed. Social Distancing of 6 feet is required also.  If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at the Parish Office Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, or at Thrift N Gift when they are working.  Please call to make sure someone is available. (715) 799-3811.

Book Share

Book share will be open on Food Pantry day, Tuesday, September 1st and 15th 1-3 pm with social distancing enforced. Two may come into the Book Share at a time. Masks required.  


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.  


New Parish Office Hours 

The Parish Office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8-2 pm, Friday 9 am – 1 pm and closed on Wednesday.   Please contact Fr. Nonito at the Rectory for urgent matters (715) 994-1337.



Deadline for new information is 9:00 pm Monday evening. Contact Parish Office to submit



Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michael

08/23/2020 Mass Livestreamed      9:00 am

08/30/2020 Mass Livestreamed 9:00 am 

09/01/2020 Food Pantry, Book Share 1-3 pm

09/01/2020 Thrift N Gift/Garage Noon – 3 pm



                                                                MASS TIMES

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 Sunday  












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