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January 19, 2020

 Baptism of the Lord


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

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:

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

Last week, I asked the question of when the Christmas season ended.   With the ending of the Christmas season last Sunday, we are now back to Ordinary Time, the longest of the Church Seasons. Christmas Time and Easter Time highlight the central mysteries of our faith namely, the birth of Jesus, death on the cross, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, and the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.  The Sundays and weeks of Ordinary Time, on the other hand, take us through the life of Christ, his preaching, parables, miracles, and his day-to-day struggles and successes.  In today’s gospel, John the Baptist introduces Jesus as the “Lamb of God,” and with this title, we start our learning about the life of Christ.  This might be the most meaningful title given to Jesus in the Bible.  “Lamb of God” is used 29 times in the book of Revelation.  It sums up the love, the sacrifice and the triumph of Christ. Christ as “Lamb of God” is a title familiar to us.  In the Eucharist, at “the breaking of the bread” we proclaim in word or song what the Baptist said.  Together we pray, the Agnus Dei – “Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world, have mercy on us/grant us peace.”  In this prayer we give expression to our deepest understanding of the identity and purpose of Jesus Christ as our Lamb and Lord.  By His life of love and sacrifice, we believe and affirm that He is the One Who came, and continues to come, into this broken world to take our sins upon Himself.   Ultimately, it is Christ who will be our true and lasting peace! 

Upon Further Reflection: A father was reading Bible stories to his young son. He read, “The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out of the city, but his wife looked back and was turned into a pillar of salt.” His son asked, “What happened to the flea?”   

In His Mercy,

Deacon Mark

9 Days for Life

Join thousands of Catholics nationwide in the annual Respect Life novena, 9 Days for Life, Tuesday, Jan. 21st through Wednesday, Jan. 29. Get daily intentions, brief reflections and more. Sign up at


The Mass: A Slice at a time

The Mass is, moreover, a sacred banquet or paschal meal. The banquet aspect of the Mass is the reception of Holy Communion by the celebrant and the people, when the same Christ who offers himself to the Father as a sacrifice then gives himself to the faithful as their heavenly food. It was this fact that inspired the Holy See, after the Second Vatican Council, to restore the practice of receiving Communion under both kinds for all the faithful: "The entire tradition of the Church teaches that the faithful participate more perfectly in the Eucharistic celebration through sacramental Communion. By Communion, in fact, the faithful share more fully in the Eucharistic Sacrifice. In this way they are not limited to sharing in the sacrifice by faith and prayer, nor to merely spiritual communion with Christ offered on the altar, but receive Christ himself sacramentally, so as to receive more fully the fruits of this most holy sacrifice. In order that the fullness of the sign in the Eucharistic banquet may be seen more clearly by the faithful, the Second Vatican Council prescribed that in certain cases, to be decided by the Holy See, the faithful could receive Holy Communion under both species" (Sacramentali Communione, June 29, 1970).





 Religious Education Update: 


On Wednesday January 15, 2020 we as a group prayed together in Church as is our normal start to class and everyone who wished mentioned someone they wanted to pray for.  Some of our students entered the church without the proper reverence, so we all went back into the hall and reentered in the proper manner. The students then enjoyed a snack and went downstairs to the classrooms to discuss this Sundays Gospel about John the Baptist and Jesus as the Lamb of God.  A special thank you to church staff for having the hall ready for Religious Education so quickly after a funeral. 


Church Time Class

I am sorry to report that we are suspending the Church Time class we attempted to start on Sundays, due to lack of participation.  


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 


March for Life

To remember the millions of unborn babies who have died since the 1973 Roe V Wade decision, there will be a March for Life in Shawano on Sunday, January 19th at 1:00 pm. Marchers meet at the City of Shawano Community Center and will march to the County Courthouse.  Those not wishing to march may gather at the center at 1:30 pm for refreshments and a short program 






January 19, 2020

 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 

01/18….….Antoine & Virginia Waupochick & Family, L&D

01/19………………………………….Tom & Dawn Whitney

01/20...……………………..………………………..No Mass

01/21………Rev William Swichtenberg, Rev Milton Suess

01/22……..Deacon Kevin DeCleene, Deacon Robert Ellis

01/23……............................................Kateri Prayer Circle

01/24…………….Our Parish Priests, Fr. Nonito & Fr. Joel

01/25………………..Josephine Dodge & Arthur Chapman


01/26…………………………………………Nancy Bauman





Financial Blessings   

January 11 & 12


$   697.00


$   306.79

Building & Grounds Col

$   146.10

Thrift N Gift

$   117.00




Liturgical Ministers  

Saturday January 25, 5 pm

Lector         Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Karen Millett Metzler

Jean Thibodeau

Sunday, January 26,  9 am 

Lector          Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Justin Lepscier

Vicki Hermsen

Saturday February 1, 5 pm

Lector           Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Dan & Sophie Hanauer

Deacon Mark

Sunday, February 2, 9 am 

Lector          Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Jim & Ellie Sokoly

Deacon Mark


We welcome all volunteers to help at any Mass. If you see that there is a need in help due to larger crowds or lack of volunteers, please consider coming forward to help.  Thank you.  

We would like to serve the precious blood at Mass but we do not have enough communion distributors. We welcome all volunteers to help at any Mass. If you see that there is a need for help due to larger crowds or lack of volunteers, please consider coming forward to help.  Thank you.  


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 Father Nonito or Father Joel 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!


Lectors, Communion Distributors

We are looking for volunteers to lector or distribute communion at weekend Masses. Training will be provided. If you are interested in helping out our parish, please contact the parish office @715-799-3811.  


Life in the Spirt Seminar

Mark your calendars for February 10 – March 23rd for Life in the Spirit Seminar at St. Rose Catholic Church in Clintonville. Will meet Monday nights from 7-8:30 pm. More information to follow.


 Religious Education Green Bay Packer 

Autographed Football Raffle! This Autographed football is in honor of the great Bart Starr, #15


One ticket for $1.00 or Six tickets for $5.00

Tickets available in the front of church before the Saturday and Sunday’s Masses, now until the drawing on Super Bowl Sunday, February 2.  Drawing after the 9:00 am Mass in Barrett Hall.   Fill out the tickets and clip your money to the tickets and place in the Green Bay Packer Raffle ticket box.  Only those ticket with the money clipped to them will be put into the drawing. Good luck and Go Packers!

Support St. Michael’s Faith Formation Programs!

Souper Bowl Saturday

February 1, 10:00-2:00, St. Francis Parish Hall, Gresham. Soups, sandwiches, desserts, bake sale, basket raffles, books, puzzles, board games.  Soup and sandwich special $6.00.

March for Life

To remember the millions of unborn babies who have died since the 1973 Roe V Wade decision, there will be a March for Life in Shawano on Sunday, January 19th at 1:00 pm. Marchers meet at the City of Shawano Community Center and will march to the County Courthouse.  Those not wishing to march may gather at the center at 1:30 pm for refreshments and a short program. 


What is Alpha?

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Typically run over eleven weeks, each session looks at a different question that people can have

about faith and is designed to create conversation. It’s just an open, informal and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation. An Alpha group will be starting soon for the parishes of St. Michael’s and St. Anthony’s. It is for parish members and also for those family and friends who may be questioning and searching for answers to life’s questions. It is for those who regularly come to church and for those especially who don’t. Alpha is for everyone; all backgrounds, all contexts and all ages. Alpha Sessions will take begin on Tuesdays, Feb. 4th, 6:00 -7:30 PM, at St. Michael’s.

To sign up, please call the parish office or text Deacon Mark @ 715-201-2961.

First Presbyterian Church Meal, January 28

St Michael will be sponsoring the meal in Shawano on 1/28/2020. We are looking for volunteers to help set up, serve and clean up.  Contact Parish Office for more information. (715-799-3811). Donations welcome. 


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.


IF: SHAWANO, Feb 7 & 8, 2020 – Hope Community Church

IF exists to equip women with gospel-centered resources, events and community so they learn more about who God is and disciple other women right where they are. It is a nondenominational women’s ministry event. Registration begins December 15th and the cost is $25.00. Please check the bulletin boards or call the parish office for information on sign up. 



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  



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 – 7:00 pm.  Join us for an hour of prayer


Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, January  21st, 1-3 pm. We are still looking for volunteers. Call the Parish Office for more information. 


St. Michael’s Thrift N Gift

Thrift & Gift   be open  Tuesday, January  21st 1 to 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 on the second Sunday of the month immediately following 9 am Mass in conjunction with Fellowship Sunday, January 12th. We are also open when the Food Pantry is open the first and third Tuesday of the month.  We have a lot of new 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


The Parish Office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to Noon, Wednesday and Friday 9 am – 1 pm.  Please contact Fr. Nonito at the Rectory for urgent matters (715) 994-1337 or Fr. Joel at the 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. Michael

     01/21/2020 Thrift N Gift Noon – 3 pm

       01/21/2020 Food Pantry & Book Share 1 – 3 pm

   01/25/2020 Food Pantry Collection 5 pm Mass

         01/26/2020 Food Pantry Collection 9 am Mass

   01/28/2020 First Presbyterian Church Meal 

                                                Sponsored by St. Michael 4 – 7 pm 





  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 Saturday                                                 










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