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    April 15th, Third Sunday of Easter              

               ST. MICHAEL'S PARISH 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 and the holy sacraments of the Catholic Church by integrating sacred symbols and spiritual practices of the Menominee.

                                      

                                                                

 

 

                           ST. ANTHONY'S PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

St Anthony Church is a community of people where a 

sense of belonging welcomes one and all;

where tradition and culture offer deeper

faith,hope and love;

Where religious education becomes pathway to our identity.

            St. Anthony Church is a community of people

Where you belong forever.

 

Anamehawikamek Welcome 

 

                                                                                                                                        

ST MICHAEL’S                          and                                     St. Anthony's

                         P.O. Box 610        P.O. Box241

                     Keshena, WI 54135                             Neopit, WI 54150                                     www.stmichaelkeshena.org  

                                                                        

      Parish Administrator, Fr. Joel Jores - 715-799-3811 - pastor@livingwaterslivingfaith.org                           Associate Priest: Fr. Francis Zurbano-715-799-3811 - pastor@livingwaterslivingfaith.org 

                    Deacon Mark Fuller - 715-201-2961 deaconmark@livingwaterslivingfaith.org 

      Parish Secretary St. Michael, Vicki Hermsen  - 715-799-3811 - vicki@livingwaterslivingfaith.org

Parish Secretary St. Anthony, Mary Harte – 715-756-2361 – stanthony@livingwaterslivingfaith.org 

Religious Education Kathy King-Tucker - 715-799-3927 – ltucker@frontiernet.net  

 

Find us on Facebook:  stmichael Keshena and stanthony Neopit

                     

       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:   

 

 

 

 

A Note from Your Deacon

Several weeks ago my daughter Maria participated in her first trail half-marathon.  She did not run at all while in high school but while attending college, she has come to appreciate the benefits of such exercise.   On March 24, just before the start of Holy Week, she participated in the inaugural Via Delarosa Trail Marathon.  This course had its own 14 Stations that runners could stop at and pray.  The course began at the Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary, and took runners on their own "Way of Suffering" on a very difficult up and down trail with somewhat challenging footing at times.  Afterward, runners were able to get a bite to eat and pray at the Shrine, giving thanks to God that they survived.  I had thoughts of joining my daughter for her 13 challenging miles, as my spirit was willing, but my body was not quite up to the task.  With the support of friends, she successfully and proudly finished, the first in the family to complete such an endeavor.

I share this story as inspiration and encouragement for next month, there will be another opportunity for endurance involving a Shrine of Mary.  On May 5, 2018, there will be a pilgrimage walk called Walk to Mary, which will begins from the Shrine of St. Joseph at St. Norbert’s College and will end at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion WI, a distance of 21 miles.  Why is there such a walk? First, it is to raise money for the promotion of Catholic Education, which is what Holy Mary asked Sister Adele Bries to accomplish in Wisconsin in 1859.  As is shared on its website, “We walk also because life is a journey of discovery and revelation, not a destination.  Along the way, we tire, toil and triumph.  We empty ourselves out, making room for the Holy Spirit to expand within us.  When we arrive, tired and exhausted, we encounter the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help as a refreshing oasis along life's journey, offering respite for all who are weary and thirsty.”  Walk and prayer.  Prayer and walking.  I think this would be a wonderful time to pray for our young people, who will be confirmed on May 6th by Bishop Ricken, at St. Anthony’s in Neopit.  It would also be an opportune time to pray for our four parishes, during these times of change and renewal.

If anyone is interested in walking on this pilgrimage, please let me know.  Perhaps we can get a group to go and carpool.  Please be aware there is a cost for the event, as it is a fundraiser for Catholic Education in the diocese; it is a well-supported walk, which includes lunch.  You can find out more information on the website, www.walktomary.com.  I share this information a few weeks early so that you might have some time to physically prepare, if interested.  

I end this note with a quote by Doug Larson, British Olympic gold medalist- “Some of the world’s greatest feasts are accomplished by people not smart enough to know that they were impossible.”  Happy walking!


In His mercy,

 

Deacon Mark

 

The Mass – A slice at a time

The nature of the “presidential parts requires that they be spoken in a loud and clear voice and that everyone listen to them attentively. Therefore, while the Priest is pronouncing them, there should be no other prayers or singing, and the organ or other musical instruments should be silent. 

 


Faith Formation Update

 

Faith Formation discussed this Sunday’s gospel story of Jesus returning to his disciples.  The 4th, 5th and 6th grade class discussed how they can remained disciples with many of the children interested in become Altar Servers.  Next week we will be doing a brief mandatory lesson on Protecting our Children.  We handed out Opt out forms for any parent or guardian that doesn’t want their child to participate.  We will be planning a cook out potluck for our last class April 25th.  We will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs.  Families are invited to attend with their students.  A First Communion Retreat is planned for April 28th 8:30am to 10:30am to prepare for the Holy Eucharist which we will celebrated on Mother’s Day May 13th, 2018 at our 9am mass.

 

Comfort Enough 

A terminally ill man turned to his doctor, as he was preparing to leave the examination room and said, “Doctor, I am afraid to die. Tell me what lies on the other side.”   Quietly, the doctor said, “I don’t know.” 

“You don’t know?  What comfort is that?” demanded the patient. 

The doctor was holding the handle of the door; on the other side came a sound of scratching and whining. He opened the door, and a dog sprang into the room, leaped on him with an eager show of gladness. 

Turning to the patient, the doctor said, “Did you notice my dog?  He’s never been in this room before. He didn’t know what was inside. He knew nothing except that his master was here, and when the door opened, he sprang in without fear. I know little of what is on the other side of death, but I do know one thing . . . I know my Master is there and that is enough.” 

 


Divine Mercy Sunday – Praising His Mercy

From all that dwell below the skies, let the Creator’s praise arise: Alleluia. Let the Redeemer’s name be sung through every land, by every tongue: Alleluia. Eternal are your mercies, Lord; external truth attends your word: Alleluia. Your praise shall sound from shore to shore, till suns shall rise and set no more. Alleluia. 

 

 Third Sunday of Easter

April15th, 2018  

 

 

 

St.Michael 

       4/16……..………....………………..…………….…No Mass     

4/17…..……....Rev Kenneth Frozena, Rev Leonard Evers

4/18…….Deacon Cyril Klister, Deacon Thomas Mahoney

4/19…….……………………………..…Kateri Prayer Circle

4/20……….………………………………….…Parish Elders

4/21……….………………Josephine Dodge & Family L&D

4/22…………..Paul Wilber, Pam, Joe, Mark and Dave Sr. 

 



  

Financial Blessings

April 7 & 8, 2018

Envelopes

    $864.00   

Loose

    $345.00  

Bishop Appeal Goal

   $6,754.00

Bishop Appeal Received

   $2,040.00

 

THANK YOU FOR DONATION

 

Liturgical Ministers  

Saturday, April 21, 4:00pm
Lector          Servers      Eucharistic Minister 

 

Fay Waupochick

Isabella Waupochick

Tony Waupochick

 

Sunday, April 22, 9 am 

Sue King

           -

Rayna Tucker

  


Saturday, April 28, 4 pm

Lisa Peters

Swede Corn

Deacon Mark

 

Sunday, April 29, 9 am

Joe Michel

-

Sharon Hoffman

 

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 Joel or Father Francis or call the Parish Office at 715-787-3250. 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! 


Building & Grounds

There will be a second collection today for Building & Grounds.  Please be generous.  


St. Anthony Secretary/Center Coordinator

St. Anthony is looking for a Secretary/Center Coordinator, 32 hours per week.  If interested, please pick up an application and job description at St. Michael’s Parish Office. 


Thrift & Gift Volunteers

We are looking for a couple volunteers to train for the front desk and to work in Thrift & Gift two Mondays a month from 11 am to 3 pm.  If you can help, please call Cookie at (920) 216-9240 or the parish office at (715) 799-3811.


World Day of Prayer

In observance of World Day of Prayer for Vocations on Saturday, April 21, 2018, the Vocation Office of the Green Bay Diocese will host an Evening of Prayer with Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Agnes Parish in Green Bay. The evening will begin on Saturday, April 21, with the 4:15 P.M. Mass celebrated by Fr. Schuster, Vocation Director, and conclude with Benediction at 7:00 PM. Please come and offer a prayer! St. Agnes Parish is located at 1484 9th Street in Green Bay.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: 

 

At Shipwrecked VBS, kids discover how Jesus rescues us through life's storms.  This program is for kids that are preschool 3 to 5 years old and K-5th grade. Shipwrecked is filled with incredible Bible learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste! Plus, we'll help kids discover how to see evidence of God in everyday life. June 18-22 1:30 – 4:30 pm. Please sign up online at vbspro.events/p/sacredheart. If you sign up, please fill out the form for medical and emergency contact information. Please turn in this form and money to Sacred Heart Parish by May 1st and make checks to Sacred Heart Parish Vacation Bible School. Cost is $20. There are forms in back of St. Michael’s church.

Thrift & Gift Volunteers

We are looking for a couple volunteers to train for the front desk and to work in Thrift & Gift two Mondays a month from 11am to 3 pm.  If you can help, please call Cookie at (920) 216-9240 or the parish office at (715) 799-3811. 

 

St. Michael’s Thrift & Gift

Thrift & Gift will be open April 17th 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 April 17th from 1-3 pm.  We are in need of brown paper bags, personal hygiene items, meat sauce, and soup. 

 

Food Pantry Volunteers Needed

Men and women volunteers are needed for our Food Pantry. The first and third Monday of the month is food pick-up. A few hours are needed to help sort food. The first and third Tuesday of the month is food pantry distribution. We need help from noon to 3 pm.   Can you please volunteer a few hours a month.  Call the Parish Office for more information (715) 799-3811.

 


Book Share

 

Won't 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!

 

 

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.

 

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. 

 

Parish Cemetery - Monuments & Markers

Monuments and markers belong to lot owners, though the cemetery does have an obligation to observe reasonable care while working around the stones. If damage to markers or monuments is due to vandalism or acts of God, the homeowner’s insurance policy of the lot owner should cover repair or replacement costs, subject to the policy deductible. If damage to markers or monuments is due to actions of cemetery employees or contractors working on behalf of the cemetery, the parish insurance policy should cover repair or replacement costs, subject to policy deductibl 

 

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.


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.

 

BULLETIN NEWS/ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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


St.Michael's Parish Office Hours:

Office hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 am to 3 pm., Wednesday and Friday 9 am to 1 pm. If you have an urgent matter, please contact Fr. Joel or Fr. Francis.

 

St. Anthony's Parish Office Hours: 

Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm.

 


Fr. Joel will have office hours as follows:

Tuesday – St. Michael’s

Wednesday – St. Francis

Thursday – St. Anthony

 

     

Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michael

            4/17/2018 Thrift & Gift      12 – 3 pm

            4/17/2018 Food Pantry     1 – 3 pm 

            4/17/2018   Knights of Columbus 7 pm

            4/29/2018 Adult Confirmation Retreat  4-7 pm

            5/1/2018 Finance Council 11 – 12:30 pm

            5/1/2018 Thrift & Gift         12 – 3 pm

            5/1/2018 Food Pantry 1 – 3 pm

            5/2/2018 Confirmation Practice Neopit

            5/6/2018 Confirmation Neopit 10:30 am

            5/8/2018 Pastoral Council 6 – 7:30 pm

            5/8/2018 Secretary Meeting Keshena   11:45



                        MASS TIMES:

                               St. Michael – 4:00 pm Saturday/ 9:00 am Sundays

      St. Anthony – 10:30 am Sundays

               St. Francis Solanus – 8:30 am Sundays

St. Mary10:30 am Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

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