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June 23 , 2019

The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ 


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 3:30 - 3:45pm     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 Fr. Joel

The four weekends of this month of June are all huge liturgical celebrations of the Church and for the Church; ASCENSION, PENTECOST, HOLY TRINITY and this weekend we celebrate CORPUS CHRISTI.

Yes liturgically speaking these celebrations are huge landmarks of our faith journey. But maybe practically speaking, most of us are more focused on our summer activities that are more enjoyable, right or left? hehehe. Well, enjoy then because all the things, warm weather, lakes, woods, food and drinks, accommodations, family gatherings, kids, grandchildren, time, space, air, etc. etc, and what we do during summer are all gifts of the Holy Trinity and they are all tools and opportunities for us to realize how abundantly loving and forgiving our God is. Let’s be thankful by coming to Church together regularly. And yes, today as we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, we are reminded by the liturgy of the importance of this truth that we absolutely need all the time as very essential food for our journey. 

In the Gospel, having healed the sick people the whole day, Jesus has compassion for the people and asks the Twelve to give them something to eat but it was impossible for the apostles to provide what was needed. We also experience this desperation of being able to provide for our love ones due to lack of resources, our jar is dried up. But Jesus took their very meager resources, looked up to heaven, blessed them and gave them to the disciples to set before the crowd. They all ate and satisfied, with 12 baskets of leftovers gathered.

From our humbly generosity of the little that we got, when given to Jesus out of love and faith, trust, can benefit thousands of hungry people around the community we belong, around the globe whenever and wherever needed.

Generously and abundantly He gives us Himself in the Holy Eucharist and so generously we have to do the same to one another with humble and penitent heart.

A blessed Corpus Christ Sunday to all! 


Co-Traveler, Fr. Joel, mf


The Mass – A slice at a time

On the Eucharistic Prayer 


c) The Epiclesis, in which by means of particular invocations, the Church implores the power of the Holy Spirit that the gifts offered by human hands be consecrated, that is, become Christ’s Body and Blood, and that the unblemished sacrificial Victim to be consumed in Communion may be for the salvation of those who will partake of it.


Feast of Corpus Christi

While they were eating, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, gave it to them, and said, "Take it; this is my body." Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, and they all drank from it. He said to them, "This is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed for many."

The Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for "Body of Christ") is a Catholic liturgical solemnity celebrating the real presence of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, in the elements of the Eucharist—known as transubstantiation. Two months earlier, the Eucharist is observed on Maundy Thursday in a sombre atmosphere leading to Good Friday. The liturgy on that day also commemorates Christ's washing of the disciples' feet, the institution of the priesthood and the agony in the Garden of Gethsemane. The feast of Corpus Christi was established to create a feast focused solely on the Holy Eucharist emphasizing the joy of the Eucharist being the body and blood of Jesus Christ.


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. 


Save the Date for Praise Fest 2019

Praise Fest 2019 is a community event open to the public and includes live Christian based music, provided by local church praise bands, music groups and choirs, games for adults and children, crafts, food and plenty of fellowship. Featured groups are: St. James Praise Team, Paul Speigel, Bethlehem, Messengers of the Way, Goldeen Uelmen, Faith Hope & Harmony, Thurmont Ridge Revised Edition, Oneida Hymn Singers, Hope Community Church, Westerfeld Trio, Christian Dance Company, Morgan Siding-Assembly of God, Twin Praise, and First Presbyterian Church. This FREE event will be held on Saturday, August 3 rd and begins at 11:00 am at the Shawano Memorial Park on Main Street.

Shades tents and some seating will be available, feel free to bring your lawn chair. Parking will be available around the park and at the public parking lot on Elizabeth Street. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at St. James Lutheran Church, 324 S Andrews St.Shawano. Proceeds from the event will be donated to SAM25 and Northeast Wisconsin Old Glory Honor Flight. Please join us as our community will be “Praising as One”.


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.


Baptism Prep Class

Our next Baptism class is on Saturday July 13th at  9am in Father Barrett Hall. Please contact Parish Office to register for class and to complete paperwork. 




June 23, 2019 - Corpus Christi


The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

     6/24....…..…....……..……….…………….……..…No Mass    

 6/25....…..…....……..……….…………….……..…No Mass

          6/26....…..…....……..……….………….….……..…No Mass

           6/27....…..…....……..……….…………….……..…No Mass

                 6/28....…..…....……..……….…………….……..…No Mass

                 6/29…..……….…Dave Wilber Sr. Pam, Paul, Mark, & Joe

           6/30………………………………………...…Genevieve Hein



 Financial Blessings June 15 & 16





     Building &               Grounds


Liturgical Ministers  


 Saturday, June 29, 5 pm

 Lector        Servers      Eucharistic Ministe 

Fay Waupochick

Isabella Waupochick

Tony Waupochick

Sunday, June 30,  9 am                                                         

 Lector         Servers      Eucharistic Minister 

Justin Lepscier

Donna Smith


Saturday, July 6, 5 pm                                                         

Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Lisa Peters

Pat Gwidt


Sunday, July  7, 9 am                                                          

 Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Kathy Tucker

Rayna Tucker


Fr. Nonito Vacation

Fr. Nonito will be on vacation from May 29 – June 27. Weekday Mass will be when Fr. Joel is available.  Please watch the bulletin for changes to this schedule. Thank you.



 Bake Sale Indian Tacos   Burgers, Cash Raffle, Bike Raffle, Basket Raffle 


St. Michael’s Festival

Our Festival is here Saturday! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We are in need of volunteers.  Please call the parish office if you can volunteer your time or talent.  You can also sign up on the clipboards at the main church entrance. 

Raffle tickets will be for sale before and after Mass today in the main entrance. 1st Prize $1,000, 2nd Prize $300, 3rd Prize $200, 4th Prize $100, 5th, 6th, 7th Prizes $50.  Tickets are $5 each or three for $10.   


Parish Members - Please pick up your contribution envelopes in the main entrance of church.  If you would like to be a registered member of St. Michael, contact the Parish Office. 


Food Pantry Collection Next Weekend

Next weekend, June 29 & 30, we will be taking up a second collection for our Food Pantry.  We serve many people in our local community and your donations are appreciated. 


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

St. Francis Solanus, Gresham Parish Picnic

Please save the date. Sunday July 14th will be our annual Polka Mass followed by parish picnic. Everyone is invited to attend. 

Parish Office Hours

May 1st through August, 2019, the Parish Office will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 am – 1 pm.  Please contact Fr. Joel for urgent matters at Leopolis Rectory (715) 787-3377.



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. 



Mass Intentions

There are a lot of days open to have Masses said for your loved ones in 2019. Please stop in the Parish Office. The Mass stipend is $10.



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. 


Holy Hour

Holy Hour will be  first Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm, which will be July 4th at 6:00 pm. 


Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open Tuesday, July 2nd and July 16th.  We are in need of volunteers for a few hours on a Tuesday once a month.  


St. Michael’s Thrift N Gift 

Thrift & Gift will be open Tuesday, July 2nd and July 16th,  Noon-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


May 1st through August, 2019, the Parish Office will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 am – 1 pm.  Please contact Fr. Joel for urgent matters at 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      


6/29/2019 Parish Festival  10am-3pm

6/29-6/30         Food Pantry Collection

7/2/2019         Thrift N Gift Noon – 3 pm

7/2/2019          Food Pantry 1-3 pm

7/4/2019 Holy Hour    6-7 pm

7/13/2019 Baptism Prep Class   9-11 am Barrett Hall

7/13-7/14         Building & Grounds Collection

        7/14/2019 Fellowship Sunday, Book Share  10 am

7/16/2019 Thrift N Gift   Noon – 3 pm

7/16/2019 Food Pantry  1-3 pm

7/16/2019 Knights of Columbus  7 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 - 4:00 pm Saturday                                                 

 (Changing to Sunday 10 am July 7th)










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