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    August 2, 2020

Eighthteenth 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 patiently attends to the needs of everyone, easing their pain and restoring them to health. And he wants also others to be involved. So, he asks his disciples to feed the hungry crowds. He is not willing to send them away hungry; they have listened to him; he has cured their sick. Now it is the disciples’ turn to do something for the crowds. They, too, must show compassion to them. However, the disciples argue that they have only meager resources, only five loaves of bread and a couple of fish.

Jesus ask for the bread and fish, prays over them, says the blessing, and breaks the bread. Then he gives the bread to his disciples for distribution. We cannot imagine how the bread is multiplied. We do not know what happens to the fish. But the disciples are able to give food to the crowds. They, too, show compassion for the people. They are not just Jesus’ disciples or his companions to protect him. They are empowered to do more.

Discipleship is not a matter of just being with and listening to Jesus. It is also sharing the graces and blessings from Jesus to others. 

In Jesus, 

Fr. Nonito


Seminarian Collection Kickoff:

A spiritual family needs spiritual fathers. That is why the 15th Annual Seminarian Collection: Hope for the Future, Help them Today is so important. By now you most likely received a letter from Bishop Ricken requesting your help in supporting our local seminarians. Please return your generous contribution to this collection, using the pledge card and return envelope you received in the mail. A gift of $15, $150, $515 or more will help our seminarians move forward in their work of becoming missionary disciples. Every gift makes a difference. Our seminarians are our Hope for the Future, Let us Help them Today! As a Diocese, we anticipate costs of $1,000,000 this year for tuition, room and board, health insurance, support of the Office of Vocations and the work of Fr. Mark Mleziva and Fr. Adam Bradley.  Friends and followers of Jesus support one another! To make a gift today, visit


The Mass: A Slice at a time

It is most strongly recommended that the faithful receive holy communion in the course of a eucharistic celebration. If, however, for good reason they ask for it apart from the Mass, it is to be administered to them, observing the liturgical rites. (Canon 918). This just cause is simply satisfaction of the devotion of receiving communion daily, so strongly recommended by the Church, for any person who has been unable to attend Mass or who was unable to receive communion at Mass. When requested in a suitable place and at a suitable time-according to the law- the minister is under the obligation to provide it. However, it is a basic principle of sacramental theology that the normal context for receiving communion is within a Mass. From that sound perspective, apart from the Viaticum and communion to the sick, receiving communion extra Missam is an exceptional case.










Religious Education Update 


 Classes are cancelled until September, 2020 


St. Francis Solanus & St. Mary Religious Education Coordinator

St. Francis Solanus, Gresham and St. Mary, Leopolis has an opening for a Religious Education Coordinator for our K-11 program.  The coordinator will be responsible for the development and implementation of the catechesis for the parish program including Sacramental Preparation.  This responsibility includes: recruitment of catechists, preparing lesson plans, evaluate and order teaching materials and resources, train volunteers, ensure that all catechists are certified.  Qualified candidates will have Religious Education experience and be certified through the Diocesan Emmaus Program at a minimum.  Please send your resume with cover letter by August 9, 2020 to: 

St. Francis Solanus

Attention: Search Committee

PO Box 177

Gresham, WI 54128-0177

Or Email:

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 2, 2020

08/01………………………………………..……..Don Smith

08/02………….Joe Wilber, Dave Sr, Mark, Paul and Pam

08/03………………………………………………...No Mass

08/04…..…………………………………………….No Mass

08/05…..…...………………………………………..No Mass

08/06…………………………………………………No Mass

08/07…………………………………………………No Mass

08/08………………………………….…………Harold Price

08/09………………...Planz, Vigue & Tucker Families L&D



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.  July schedule is below:

August 3-7 No Mass

August 11-14 Mass St. Michael

August 18-21 No Mass

August 25-28 Mass St. Michael


 Financial Blessings July 26 & 27


   $   866.00


   $   111.00

Food Pantry Collection

   $   110.00

US Conference of Bishops Food Pantry


Thrift N Gift/Garage

   $   252.00

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 8, 5 pm

 Lector     Temp Taker    Usher

Lisa Peters

Karen Metzler

Karen Lynch


Sunday, August 9, 9 am 

Lector          Temp Taker    Usher 

Dan & Sophie Hanauer

Kitty Gilane

Jim Gilane


Saturday, August 15, 5 pm

 Lector       Temp Taker     Usher 

Karen Millett Metzler

Jean Thibodeau

Dave Thibodeau


Sunday, August 16, 9 am 

Lector         Temp Taker     Usher  

Jim & Ellie Sokoly

Mary Lewellin

Anne Sulskis


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.      


2020 FUNDRAISERS $7,655.00 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. Thank you for your continued support of our Parish during this time.



Mark Your Calendar – Thrift N Gift/Garage Inside - Outside Sale

On Saturday, August 8th from 10 am – 1 pm, Thrift N Gift & Garage will be selling items inside and in the parking lot at St. Michael’s. Social distancing will be enforced.  We have a lot of household goods, coolers, glassware, dishes, Tupperware, clothing for children & adults, toys, puzzles, backpacks, luggage, table & chair sets, lamps, ironing boards, pictures, two rolltop desks, organ, baby items, cribs, garden items and many more.  Join us for this big sale.


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, , August 6th  at 6-7pm. 

Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, August 4 and August 18 from 1-3 pm.  There will be drive up service only. Please do not get out of your vehicle and have the back passenger seat empty.

St.  Michael’s Thrift N Gift

Thrift N Gift will be open Tuesday, August 4 and August 18, 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, August 4 and August 18 from 1-3 pm with social distancing enforced. Two may come into the Book Share at a time. Masks required.  


Bike the Barn Quilts

10K Walk/Run or 40mile bike! Wherever, whenever, however you’d like to custom fit to your need. This will be a remote event sponsored by ThedaCare.  Information on bulletin board. 

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 an News

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.


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



Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michael      

         August 1, 2020 Seminarian Collection

         August 2, 2020 Seminarian Collection

 August 4, 2020        Finance Council  11am-Noon

 August 6, 2020 Holy Hour    6-7 pm

 August 8, 2020 Thrift N Gift/Garage Open 10 am – 1 pm

 August 18, 2020 Food Pantry 1-3 pm

 August 18, 2020 Thrift N Gift/Garage Noon – 3  


St. Michael – 9:00 am Sunday and Livestreamed   


                                                                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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