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 September 27, 2020

Twenty-sixth 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 Deacon   

A famous scripture scholar once described today’s gospel parable as “The Better of Two Bad Sons.”  One was disrespectful and disobedient but later changed his mind and did what the father wanted.  The other son was dishonest and deceiving and never did what the father had asked.  What grief was brought to the father from the behavior of these two sons. (I hope you have not had this experience…) Of course, the first son was the better of the two because he had a change of mind and eventually did what he was told, but what pain he caused the father by his first refusal.   I also wonder what it emotionally cost the first son, in the painful process of conversion and learning to obey his father.  The second son betrayed his father and it does not sound like he ever had a change of mind or heart.  However, an ideal son in this parable would be one who accepted the father’s orders with grace and respect and would unquestioningly and fully carry them out -as Jesus obeyed his Father’s orders.   The one who listens to God and acts promptly is the model for us. As Jesus says elsewhere in the gospel, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it! (Luke 11:28)”

Upon Further Reflection:  

A Non-Catholic Minister recently quit the ministry after more than 20 years of faithful, dedicated service and became a funeral director. When asked why he had changed vocations, he said: “I spent 10 years trying to straighten out John and he’s still an alcoholic. Then I spent three and one-half years trying to straighten out Harold and Susan’s marriage problems and they ended up getting a divorce. Later I tried for two years to help Bob kick his drug habit and he is still an addict. Now, at the funeral home, when I straighten them out, they stay straight! Perfect obedience!” 


In His Mercy, 

Deacon Mark  



The Mass: A Slice at a time

The wine must be natural, made from grapes of the vine, and not corrupt. (Canon 924.3)

In the case of the wine, the same provisions must be observed regarding its purity (pure and natural from the vine) and state of preservation. Although it does not affect the validity of the sacrament, a precept of the Church prescribes the addition of several drops of water to the wine.





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. 


Special Collection Disaster 10/04/2020, 10/04/2020

Our prayers go out to families who have lost loved ones, homes and businesses due to the devastating impact of Hurricane Laura and the wildfires in the West. The funds collected in this special collection will be used to support humanitarian, long-term recovery and Church needs arising from these calamities. Parishioners should make their checks payable to your parish and memo for Bishops Disaster fund.  Credit Card donations can be made by calling the Catholic Foundation at 1-920-272-8121 or online at


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 



September 27, 2020

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time  

    09/26…………………………………………...Henry Dodge 

09/27……...Mark Wilber, Pamela, Joe, Paul and Dave Sr.

09/28………………………………………………...No Mass

09/29……………………………………………Holden Vigue

09/30……………Rev Robert Stegmann, Rev Ryan Starks

10/01……...…………………………….Kateri Prayer Circle

10/02………Deacon David Kowalski, Deacon Mark Knipp

10/03..…………………………………………...Harold Price 

10/04…...........................................………….…Earl Planz


Financial Blessings Sept 20

(No Mass)


   $         .00


   $         .00

Thrift N Gift

   $   570.00

Seminarian Collection


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, October 3, 5 pm

 Lector     Temp Taker    Usher

Lisa Peters

Kitty Gilane

Jim Gilane


Sunday,October 4, 9 am 

Lector          Temp Taker    Usher 

Dan & Sophie Hanauer

Cookie Vigue

Bob Vigue


Saturday, October 10, 5 pm

 Lector       Temp Taker     Usher 

Karen Millett-Metzler

Judy Fields

Don Fields


Sunday, October 11, 9 am 

Lector         Temp Taker     Usher  

Kathy Tucker

Mary Lewellin

Anne Sulskis

Daily Mass Temperature Takers 

Sept 29

Mary Lewellin

Sept 30

Pat Gwidt

Oct 1

Anne Sulskis

Oct 2

Kitty Gilane


Oct 6

Vicki Hermsen

Oct 7

Pat Gwidt

Oct 8

Vicki Hermsen

Oct 9

Kitty GIlane


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! 

Parish Office Limited Hours

The office will be open limited hours on September 28th, 29th and October 1st. The office will be closed on September 30th and October 2nd.  


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. We would be grateful for monetary donations to offset the loss of this source of revenue ($10,000) 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.


Community Events 

October 6 – Free fall prevention class at the Shawano Middle School from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Contact 715-526-2192 ext. 3202 to register.

October 13  – Free virtual class regarding recognizing the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s Disease beginning at 10 am.  To register please go to: 


October 15  – Free virtual class regarding recognizing the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s Disease beginning at 10 am.  To register please go to: 



 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. The next scheduled Holy Hour is October 1st6-7pm. 

Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, October 6th and 20th  There will be drive up service only. Please do not get out of your vehicle and have the rear passenger seat empty.


Thrift N Gift/Garage Yard Sale      


Thrift N Gift will be open Tuesday, October 6th and 20th noon to 3 pm. We will also be having a special sale on Friday, October 9th from 3-6 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. We will once again be accepting donations. Call the Parish Office for drop off times.   

Mark your calendar for Friday, October 9th, 3-6 pm Thrift N Gift and Garage Sale.  We will be selling items inside the store and out in the parking lot at St. Michaels.  Social distancing will be enforced.

There is a lot of merchandise to be sold at very reasonable prices.  




Book Share, October 6th and 20th  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

10/02/2020 Holy Hour   6-7 pm

10/03/2020 Disaster collection

10/04/2020 Disaster collection

10/04/2020 Mass Livestreamed   9:00 am 


                                                                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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