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August 25, 2019

21st 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  

 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 4:30 - 4:45pm     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 Father Nonito

Though not necessarily spoken, the question about salvation is asked by ever human heart, “Will I be saved?” This question is not about safety and preservation of physical life but about what happens beyond life on earth. 

Religious groups ultimately deal with this question. Some offer the surety of salvation to those who embrace their teaching that they claim as gospel truth, as well as the certainty of condemnation for those who do not belong to them.

Someone asks Jesus the question, “Lord, will only a few people be saved?“ If this question is directed to a Pharisee, most probably he will say that only Jews who are descendants of Abraham and who observe the Law of Moses will be saved. Jesus does not give a numerical answer but tells the Jewish crowd to enter the narrow gate. Narrow entails something difficult to accept, and in their case Jesus tells them not to grow complacent in the fact that they are children of Abraham or the fact that Jesus teaches and does wonders in their midst. Why? Because they may be surprised to see that people from all over, who are Gentiles, will be ahead of them in the Kingdom. 


The only assurance of salvation is to be listener and doer of God’s word.

In Jesus Christ,


Fr. Nonito

The Mass – A slice at a time

The Fraction of the Bread 

The Priest breaks the bread and puts a piece of the host into the chalice to signify the unity of the Body and Blood of the Lord in the work of salvation, namely, of the Body of Jesus Christ, living and glorious. The supplication Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) is usually sung by the choir or cantor with the congregation replying, or at least recited aloud. This invocation accompanies the fraction of the bread and, for this reason, may be repeated as many times as necessary until the rite has been completed. The final time it concludes with the words grant us peace. 


Music Ministry

Our parish is in need of choir members, accompanists and cantors. Please prayerfully considering sharing your time and talents with our church family.  Contact the parish office if you are interest – 715-799-3811. 


Mass Intentions

There are quite a few open weekends to have Masses said for loved ones this summer. Stop by Parish office to see what is available.  There is a $10 Mass Stipend.


We Are Not Alone

Living the full life of a Christian calls for sacrifice and determination.  But we need to remember that we are not alone. “Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith” (Hebrews 12:1-2). We can find the reassurance and encouragement that we need by focusing on Christ. He gave everything for our sake, so that sin and death would be crushed by His cross.

Suggested missionary action:  Let us resolve to make a daily examination of conscience and to go to confession on a regular basis. In contemplating our sins and making an effort to avoid them in the future, we draw ever nearer to our beloved Lord and Redeemer. 


 Marriage Encounter Weekend

COLOR your LOVE this FALL by attending a Marriage Encounter weekend.  Spend some "couple time" together focusing on your marriage.  Discover how your good marriage can be even better or how to get your marriage back on track.   Join Green Bay Marriage Encounter for a fall colors weekend of discovery at Northland Camp & Conference Center in Dunbar WI on October 4-6, 2019.  Call 920-544-5166 or visit for more information or to register.


Administrative Assistant St. Francis and St. Mary

St. Francis Solanus & St. Mary’s is hiring a 19 hour per week administrative assistant.

The parish center administrative assistant is responsible for overseeing the smooth running of the parish office functions and volunteers in addition to providing administrative services for the pastor. The Administrative assistant is expected to perform a wide variety of moderately difficult and complex tasks. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to the parish office. This position ultimately reports to the Parish Administrator.  



21st  August 25, 2019

 Sunday in Ordinary Time

8/24……………………………St. Michael Parish Members

8/25…………...…Victims of Abortion & Souls in Purgator 

8/26…………………………………………………..No Mass

8/27…Rev Paul VandenHogen, Rev William VanderHeyden

8/28…Deacon Richard Hocking, Deacon Jeffrey Hofacker 

8/29……………………………………...Kateri Prayer Circle

8/30…………………..Safety of all Travelers this Weekend




 Financial Blessings Aug. 17 & 18





Missionary Collection

$ 500.00

Assumption Holy Day


Building & Grounds

$  418.00



Liturgical Ministers  


Saturday, Augaust 315 pm                                                         

Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Dan & Sophie Hanauer


Pat Gwit

Sunday, September 1, 9 am                                                          

 Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Justin Lepscier

Donna Smith


Saturday, September 25 pm                                                         

Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Lisa Peters


Jean Thibodeau


 Sunday, September 8, 9 am                                                          

 Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Jim & Ellie Sokoly

Rayna Tucker


Central Air Donations Being Accepted

Our Food Pantry is in need of central air. This will help keep the refrigerators, freezers and food at the proper temperature. If you are able to make a donation, please place your donation in an envelope and label it Central Air Food Pantry. Thank you for your generosity.  


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! 

Building & Grounds Collection

There will be a second collection today for Building & Grounds. Please be generous.

Lectors, Communion Distributors

We are looking for volunteers to lector or distribute communion at weekend Masses. Training will be provided. If you are interested in helping out our parish, please contact the parish office @715-799-3811.



Seminarian Collection

Our annual Seminarian collection is working. By now, you have received a letter from Bishop Ricken asking that you participate in Hope for the Future; Help them Today. Have you made your gift? So far this year, our parish has raised $837.00. Last year we raised a total of $770.00. Let’s see if we can increase our support of this important part of the mission of the Diocese of Green Bay. Make your gift today by mailing in your pledge card or visit


Do you like to volunteer?

Would you like to help out at St. Michael Parish or Faith Development? If so, all volunteers must complete a background check and a VIRTUS training session. Sacred Heart will be holding a VIRTUS training session on Wednesday, August 20 and Monday, August 26 in the School Gym. You may sign up online for VIRTUS at >> Then under Protecting Our Children go to VIRTUS training to register for the session.  If you have any questions, please contact the parish office (715) 799-3811. 


Food Pantry  

There will be a second collection today for Food Pantry after communion.  Please be generous.


Mug Club

The Mug Club support group is for all caregivers. We will meet the first Tuesday of the Month from 5pm – 7pm at the Fellman Center – 607 E Elizabeth Street Shawano. Call Heidi Russell, Director of Aging at 715-526-4686 for more information 



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. 


Reboot! A life-changing event!

Christ Stefanick is coming to Green Bay! Wednesday, September 18th 7-9:30pm at Notre Dame de la Baie Academy. Join us to hear one of the most sought after voices of our time. Offering practical insight into living the life God has created for you! We have reserved tickets. If you would like to attend and haven’t already purchased tickets, contact the parish office to reserve and pay for your ticket. Tickets cost is $25.00. We will carpool. 


Holy Hour

Holy Hour will be  first Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm


Food Pantry

The food pantry will be not be open on September   3rd  as September 2nd  is a holiday and we cannot pick up food.  We will be open on Tuesday, September 10th and 17th, 1-3 pm. We are still looking for volunteers. Call the Parish Office for more information. If you have extra fruit or vegetables, please drop off on September 9th or 16th.

St. Michael’s Thrift N Gift

Thrift & Gift   be open Tuesday, September 10 th & 17th 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, following 9 am Mass in conjunction with Fellowship Sunday.  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


The Parish Office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to Noon, Wednesday and Friday 9 am – 1 pm.  Please contact Fr. Nonito at the Rectory for urgent matters (715) 994-1337 or Fr. Joel at the Leopolis Rectory (715) 787-3377.



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






                  Mark Your Calendars/Events St. M      

 8/27/2019 Finance Council 11 am 

 8/27/2019 Pastoral Council 6 pm                                                                                9/5/2019       Holy Hour   6 – 7 pm        9/8/2019 Fellowship Sunday/Book Share 10 am

      9/9/2019 – 9/25/2019  Fr. Nonito Vacation

 9/10/2019 Food Pantry 1-3 pm

 9/10/2019 Thrift N Gift Noon – 3 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 - 10:00 am Saturday                                                 










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