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August 19,2018

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     August 19th   20th 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                                                                                


           Parish Administrator, Fr. Nonito Barra  - 715-799-3811 -     

             Parochial Vicar: Fr. Joel-715-799-3811 -

     Deacon Mark Fuller - 715-201-2961 

      Parish Secretary St. Michael, Vicki Hermsen  - 715-799-3811 -

          Religious Education Kathy King-Tucker - 715-799-3927 –  


Find us on Facebook:  stmichael Keshena


       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.




A note from Fr. Nonito

Jesus makes very bold and provocative statements. Let us consider this Sunday's gospel reading wherein he said, "The bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world." The crowd immediately reacted, "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" Jesus knows very well that many of those listening will not understand. But he still insists that to have eternal life one must eat his flesh and drink his blood. Jesus is speaking, of course, of the Eucharist.

It is erroneous to think that the Eucharist is merely of a symbolic value, a kind of remembrance of what Jesus did at the Last Supper. No. the truth is that when we partake of the bread and wine in the Eucharist, we are partaking of the body and blood of Jesus. How is it possible? Humanly speaking, we do not know. But if Jesus could use his power to feed 5,000 people with only five loaves of bread and two fish, so he could use it also to change the bread and wine into his body and blood to feed thousands spiritually throughout the ages. What we need is to have faith, to put our trust in Jesus even though we cannot understand how it all can happen. It is like when our doctor prescribes a medicine and tells us it cures, invigorates or revitalizes, we take his word as true. We do not know exactly how it works, nevertheless we believe him.


St. Pope John Paul II reminds us that the Eucharist is the perfect fulfillment of Jesus' promise to remain with us until the end of the world. Thus, receiving his body and blood in the Eucharist would bring us into communion with Jesus, the source of our inner life and strength.


Father Nonito


The Mass – A slice at a time

The Individual Parts of the Mass


The rites that priced the Liturgy of the Word, namely, the Entrance, the Greeting, the Penitential Act, the Kyrie, the Gloria in excelsis, and the Collect, have the character of a beginning, an introduction and a preparation. The purpose is to ensure that the faithful, who come together as one, establish communion and dispose themselves properly to listen to the Word of God and to celebrate the Eucharist worthily. In certain celebrations that are combined with Mass according to the norms of the liturgical books, the Introductory Rites are omitted or take place in particular way.


Faith Formation

We will be starting Faith Formation again in September, 2018.   Registration forms for the 2018-2019 session are available in the main entrance of church or the Parish Office. Remember to keep God with you this SUMMER – be safe! 

Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers Needed

Come help celebrate the Mass by joining us as a lector or Eucharistic minister on Saturday or Sundays.  

Preparation is minimal and the rewards of this service are enriching and fulfilling. Please contact the Parish Office at St. Michaels if interested. (715) 799-3811.


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. 


Parish Envelopes

If you would like to become a registered member of St. Michael and receive envelopes to record your contributions to your parish and receive a statement of annual contributions for your taxes, all you need to do is contact the parish office. Call 715-799-3811 or stop in during office hours. 


Prayer for Persistence

Lord, teach us to pray without ceasing, throughout the highs and lows of life. Show us how to bring our cares to you each day, seeking fresh answers in your presence. Remind us that just as Canaanite woman we need great faith not just for a moment, but continually. Teach us that the miracles in our life happen when we follow you, even if we feel your silence more than your words.  Make us persistent in prayer and faith Lord, that your power may be felt in our lives and our world today.


20th Sunday in Ordinary Time


August 19th, 2018  


8/20….....………....………………..…………….….No Mass     

8/21…….....Rev Thomas Reynebeau, Rev Robert Rhyner

8/22……..Deacon Paul Zenefski, Deacon Steven Zimmer

8/23 ……...………………………………Kateri Prayer Circle

8/24….……………………………Nursing Home Residents

8/25…...………………………Kinsey Washington & Joleen

8/26……….…David Corn & Family, Living and Deceased




Financial Blessings

   August 11 & 12 


  $ 702.00   



Thrift & Gift


Building & Grounds




Liturgical Ministers  

Saturday, August 25, 5:00pm
Lector          Servers      Eucharistic Minister 

Sophie & Dan Hanauer


Pat Gwidt


Sunday, August 26, 9 am 

Bryan Lepscier


Rayna Tucker


Saturday, September 1,  9 am

Lisa Peters


Jean Thibodeau


Sunday, September 2, 9 am 

Jim & Ellie Sokoly


Sharon Hoffman



Holy Hour will be the First Thursday of the month at St. Michael at 6 pm.  Please join us on September 6th. 


Seminarian Collection Kickoff:  


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 $831.00.  Last year, we raised a total of $1,479.00.  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 


Thrift & Gift Furniture Garage:


We are looking for some strong individuals to help with pick up of furniture and miscellaneous household items.  The current volunteers doing this job are in their 70’s and 80’s.   It is getting very difficult for these volunteers to load/unload furniture.  This would not be a great time commitment.  When we get a call for a large pick up, a time would be set up. If you are interested in helping, please call the Parish Office at 715-799-3811

Parish Envelopes

If you would like to become a registered member of St. Michael and receive envelopes to record your contributions to your parish and receive a statement of annual contributions for your taxes, all you need to do is contact the parish office. Call 715-799-3811 or stop in during office hours.

From Fear to Faith

Wouldn’t it be great if every time a storm came up in our lives, our Lord would just say “Peace, be still” to calm everything down? But He doesn’t always choose to solve our problems that way. Many times, He calls us (like Peter) to walk on the water in the midst of the waves on faith only. And it is our choice to trust or live controlled by the fear of drowning. We must keep our eyes focused on His power, or we’ll see the waves and go under. In the darker times of life, we must find the faith to climb out of the boat like Peter, knowing our Eternal Life Preserver is always there with us, protecting and guiding us. Is your boat rocking this week? Step out and find your way from Fear to Faith.  


Maintenance Position

We are looking for a part-time maintenance person, approximately 19 hours a week.  Responsible for light maintenance, grounds upkeep, cleaning the church, hall set-up, take down, etc. Contact the parish office 715-799-3811 for an application.


St. Michael’s Thrift & Gift

Thrift & Gift is opening on Saturday August 21st from 10 am to 2 pm. Thrift & Gift will be open August 21st from noon to 3 pm.  If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at Parish Office or Thrift & Gift if open.  We need silverware.   Thank you. 


Food Pantry 

St. Michael’s Food Pantry will be open  August 21st from 1-3 pm.  We are in need of brown paper bags, personal hygiene items, and meat sauce. 


Book Share 

Book share is open the first Sunday of the month following 9 am Mass, which will be August 5th.  Will you consider hosting one of the Sundays left this year?  It would be greatly appreciated!  Remember we have books for all ages, lots of 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.



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






Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michael    

          8/21/2018 Thrift & Gift Noon – 3 pm

  8/21/2018 Food Pantry    1 – 3 pm

  8/22/2018 Pastoral Council

  8/28/2018 Finance Council    6 pm 

  9/02/2018 Book Share    10 am

            9/06/2018 Holy Hour    6-7 pm 



                        MASS TIMES:

                               St. Michael – 5:00 pm Saturday/ 9:00 am Sundays

      St. Anthony – 10:30 am Sundays

               St. Francis Solanus – 8:30 am Sundays

St. Mary – 10:30 am Sunday














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