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    August 16, 2020

Twentyth 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 

A Canaanite woman recognizes Jesus, and she pleads healing for her daughter who is tormented by a demon. "Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David." Three times she is rebuffed by Jesus: first, by his silence; second, by insisting that his mission is only for the lost sheep of the house of Israel; and third, by harshly referring to her as belonging to the "dogs" - the Gentiles.

Jesus, we may say, puts the faith of the Canaanite woman to test. But she refuses to give up. She shows what her being a pagan entails. She does not demand justice or human rights. She simply begs and pleads with Jesus and admits that before him, she is truly nobody and that the recovery of her sick daughter depends on the mercy of God alone. And she wins Jesus over by her persistence and humility. Jesus praises her great faith and heals her daughter.

Throughout our own life, again and again God tests our faith. We are put into situations whereby we are called upon to rely on God for help. The help does not always come when we want it to come. What then? If we do not give up but continue to call upon God for help, certainly he will reward us and give us what we ask for.

In Jesus,

Fr. Nonito


Seminarian Collection 

Our 15th 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? 

Last year, we raised a total of $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.  Make your gift today by mailing in your pledge card or visit  

The Mass: A Slice at a time

About abstaining from food and drink before holy communion: The norm refers to the following groups of people: The sick even if not confined to bed (it is not necessary that they be housebound); The elderly in the same circumstances; Priests, for the same reasons (for both the celebration of Mass and for communion) and also when the celebration of two Masses in one day requires taking no nourishment for a long space of time; The people who accompany or take care of these sick or old persons, provided that they are unable to abstain from food and drink for at least one hour prior to receiving communion without extreme inconvenience.

In acknowledgement of the dignity of the sacrament, and in order to provide adequate preparation for receiving the Lord, it is recommended that the sick prepare themselves by a suitable period of silence and meditation; to this end, they must be notified sufficiently well in advance of the time when the sacrament will be administered to them. 











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. 



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 16th, 2020

08/15………..………….….…..Kinsey & Joleen Kaquatosh

08/16……….….....The people of St. Michael, St. Anthony,

St. Mary and St. Francis-Solanus

08/17………………………………………..……….No Mas

08/18…………………………………………………No Mass

08/19………………………………………………...No Mass

08/20…..…………………………………………….No Mass

08/21…..…...………………………………………..No Mass

08/22……..………………………………Joseph Otradovec

08/23………………………………………….George Wilber 




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 18-21 No Mass

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 8 & 9


   $   936.00


   $   132.00

Building & Grounds

   $   169.00

Food Pantry

   $     30.00

Fund Raising Donation

   $   100.00

Thrift N Gift/Garage

   $   626.00

Aug 8th Special T N G


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 22, 5 pm

 Lector     Temp Taker    Usher

 Fay Waupochick

Anne Sulskis

Tony Waupochick


Sunday, August 23, 9 am 

Lector          Temp Taker    Usher 

Ruth Lewis

Cookie Vigue

Bob Vigue


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


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.      

Thank You

Thank you to all who volunteered at the Thrift N Gift/Garage sale on 8/8/2020.  Thanks also to everyone who came and supported this sale.  We made $1,544.00 which will go towards the Food Pantry.  We could not have done this without all of our volunteers!



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 $2,245 to reach our goal. Thank you for your continued support of our Parish during this time.



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.



 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, August 18 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,  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 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.


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          

 August 18, 2020 Food Pantry 1-3 pm

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

August 18, 2020 Knights of Columbus 7 pm



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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