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    July 12, 2020

Fifteenth 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

Today’s gospel is the familiar parable of the sower, who sows many seeds in various soil conditions, but the only seeds that grow and bear fruit are those that have been planted in rich soil.  At our home, my job is to cut the grass and it is my wife who seeds and plants, experiencing the joys and challenges of growing flowers and vegetables.  She does pretty well for the soil conditions that we have.  One day, even though my thumb is not green, I told myself that I should try to plant something too.  So, I added soil to the bare spots in the yard and sowed some grass seed.   However, the composted soil I used from the local landfill was too much like clay and only a few seeds would grow.  I definitely did not have the rich, nurturing soil that I needed.  However, the weeds did not seem to mind and they were thriving.  Though I am not a gardener or landscaper, I know there are ways to make soil richer. 


In the same way, we need to nurture in our lives, soil good for the soul. One suggestion is to make sure one is reading, watching, and listening to those things that are grounded in beauty goodness and truth.  In past bulletins, I have suggested various enriching books for a Catholic to read.  This summer, I would like to suggest watching a unique video series about the life of Christ.  It is a special project that was made outside of the normal Hollywood system.  An online, crowdfunding project was created and millions dollars was raised from those that believed in this Christian media endeavor.  The video project is called, “The Chosen.”  This video series is described as “designed to live in perfect balance between faithful biblical storytelling and imaginative exploration. The show contains incredible historical, biblical and theological accuracy while still maintaining a sense of wonder and creativity.”  It is really well done and offers much to reflect on regarding the life of Christ.  I think it would be well worth your time this summer.  If you want to watch “The Chosen”, you can download The Chosen app.  You can also watch Season One on YouTube, as the series was made available for free for individuals and families to watch during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Check it out and let me know what you think.  It sure beats watching weeds grow!

In His Mercy, 

Deacon Mark


The Mass: A Slice at a time

Participation in the Blessed Eucharist


Any baptized person who is not forbidden by law may and must be admitted to holy communion. (Canon 912). This canon considers the external conditions necessary to have the right to receive the sacraments. The internal dispositions are a different matter. By virtue of baptism, any member of Christ’s faithful has a fundamental right (of divine origin) to receive the Eucharist. This gives rise to the corresponding obligation of the ministers of the sacrament to distribute it whenever the faithful request it at a suitable moment and in a suitable place, unless the existence of some impediment is evident in the external forum.

                            Fr. Joel made it to California 


Fr. Joel made it safely to California. Pictured in China Town in San Francisco.







Religious Education Update 


 Classes are cancelled until September, 2020 



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 





July 12, 2020

07/11………………………………Robert & Janice Geimer

07/12……………Joe Wilber, Mark, Paul, Pam & Dave Sr.

07/13……………………………….........................No Mass

07/14………….Rev Norman Krutzik, Rev Edward Looney

07/15……..….................................Florence Kowalkowski

07/16…….Deacon Paul Gleichner, Deacon Ernesto Gonzalez

07/17…..………………………………..Anna Donnermeyer

07/18…..…...………Rodger Dodge & Sandra Dodge King

07/19…………The people of St. Michael, St. Anthony, St. Francis-Solanus & St. Mary


Daily 8 am Mass

With Fr. Joel leaving, 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:

July14 – 17 Mass at St. Michael

July 21 – 24 No Mass 

July 28 – 31 Mass at St. Michael 


 Financial Blessings July 4 & 5


$  886.00


$   297.00

Fund Raising Donation


Thank for your generous donations!  


Bishop’s Appeal

We have met our Bishop’s Appeal goal of $6,551. To date we have received $6,886. Thank you to all who have given to date. If you have not given and would like to, please contact the parish office or you can pay on line at

Church Envelopes

Our envelopes for the fiscal year 2020-2021 are in the main entrance. Please pick these up.  Thank you. 


Liturgical Ministers

Saturday, July 18, 5 pm 

    Lector         Temp Taker  Usher

Lela Schwitzer

Karen Lynch

Tony Waupochick


Sunday, July 19, 9 am  

    Lector         Temp Taker  Usher

Justin Lepscier

Ellie Sokoly

Jim Sokoly


Saturday, July 25, 5 pm

  Lector         Temp Taker  Usher

Pat Gwidt

Karen Metzler

Karen Lynch

Sunday, July 26, 9 am 

  Lector                Temp Taker       Usher

Jim & Ellie Sokoly

Anne Sulskis

Mary Lewellin


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.      



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.

Food Pantry Carry Out

The Food Pantry is looking for a gentleman to carry food out to recipients on the first and/or third Tuesday of the month.  Please contact the parish office for more information.               


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 at 6-7pm. 

Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, July 7th  and July 21st, 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, July 7th and 21st, 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, July 7th and 21st, 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. 



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                         

                           July 11, 2020 Building & Ground Collection

    July 12, 2020  Building & Ground Collection

       July 21, 2020          Food Pantry      1-3 pm

 July 21, 2020          Thrift N Gift/Garage   Noon – 3 pm 

                                        July 21, 2020          Finance Council  11am-Noon 

         July 25, 2020  Food Pantry Collection

 July 26, 2020  Food Pantry Collection 

         August 8th               Thrift N Gift/Garage    10 am – 1 pm 


St. Michael – 9:00 am Sunday and Livestreamed   



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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