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Bulletin Feb. 3-4, 2018

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February 4, 2018,  The Presentation 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.





                           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                             


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

                    Deacon Mark Fuller - 715-201-2961 

      Parish Secretary St. Michael, Vicki Hermsen  - 715-799-3811 -

Parish Secretary St. Anthony, Mary Harte – 715-756-2361 – 

Religious Education Kathy King-Tucker - 715-799-3927 –  


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.





My Co-disciples on the way, greetings of Peace!

After a year and a half of my pastoral service in the parishes of St. Michael’s, St. Francis, St. Anthony and St. Mary’s, I can only remember saying Mass for a wedding anniversary and another wedding anniversary blessing. In my 9 years in the priesthood back in the Philippines, I hardly remember how many wedding Masses I have done especially when I was assigned in the parish, almost every week there were couples attending pre-cana seminars and those receiving the Sacrament of Matrimony. My question then is not to compare, but to be enlightened more of the culture about Marriage; “Is the Sacrament of Matrimony important to us?”

I’m doing this bulletin basically about the Sacrament of Matrimony, not much of encouraging engaged couple to get married (though we may be getting there) but to remind us of the very essence about the Sacrament on what the Church teaches us.

Starting it up with how the Sacrament of Matrimony is being defined;   “What is the Sacrament of Matrimony?

“The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a Sacrament.” Catechism of the Catholic Church 1601 

Moreover, “The Sacrament of Matrimony signifies the union of Christ and the Church. It gives spouses the grace to love each other with the love with which Christ has loved his Church; the grace of the Sacrament thus perfects the human love of the spouses, strengthens their indissoluble unity and sanctifies them on the way to eternal life DS 1799

We may reflect on this definition while we allow our minds open to understand the meaning of this teaching in the light of our faith - we can see then the very essence of the Sacrament. For next week’s article we’ll see its Biblical basis of the Sacrament. 

Fr. Francis, m.f.

The Mass: A slice at a Time - The Liturgical Year

Continuing the sharing on the making the sign of the cross: This guy discovered 6 perspectives on Sign of the cross that opens us to life- transforming graces.  Mini Creed: The Sign of the Cross is a profession of faith in God as he revealed himself. It serves as an abbreviated form of the Apostles’ Creed. Touching our forehead, breast and shoulders, we declare our belief in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We are announcing our faith in what God has done — the creation of all things, the redemption of humanity from sin and death, and the establishment of the Church, which offers new life to all. When we sign ourselves we are making ourselves aware of God’s presence and opening ourselves to his action in our lives. That would be enough, wouldn’t it? But there is much, much more.  The first boy says, “My dad is a poet.  He scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, calls it a poem, and they give him $50.  The second boy says, “That’s nothing.  My dad is in advertising.  He scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, calls it a song, and they give him $100.  The third boy says, “I’ve got you both beat.  My dad is a deacon.  He scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, calls it a homily, and it takes eight people to collect all the money!”

In His mercy,          

The Mass: A slice at a Time - The Liturgical Year

The Introductory Rites: The Christian community, united by the Holy Spirit, gathers for worship in response to God’s call. Jesus, our High Priest, is the principal agent of our celebration. The bishop or priest acts in the person of Christ, the Head of the Church. All the worshipers participate actively with interior devout attention and with external reverence shown by singing the hymns and giving the responses and, when appropriate, observing silence.


This week, the Faith Formation students had a discussion about Ash Wednesday, Lent and Easter and three practices of Lent:  Almsgiving, Prayer and Fasting. Next week, Feb 7th, the students will have Mass and a pizza potluck. Please arrive at 5:30 pm as we will have a couple of brief videos discussing Ash Wednesday and Lent.  Families are encouraged to attend.  


Caroline Janz has re-established religious education here at St. Anthony’s.  Classes will start at 5:30 and meet in the community center on Thursdays for ages 7 – 17.   We need students to register and they can do that before class starts.  Classes offered include Baptism, Reconciliation and First Communion preparation.  If you have any questions or need additional information please call Mary Harte at 715-756-2361.  Thank you.  Sacraments for these classes will be administered as during the spring. 


Classes for Baptism, Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation for adults, 18 years and older, will also be held at St. Anthony’s in the Community Center.  Classes will start Thursday, Jan. 18 and meet at various times to accommodate work schedules.  Class times will be 300-400pm, 400-500pm and 630-730pm.  The sacraments for these classes will be received at the Easter Vigil on Mar 31st at St. Michael’s.  Please call Mary in the office with any questions.  Thank you.


The Holy Rosary is now being said before Mass each Sunday starting at 10:10am.  For those who wish to say the Rosary please sit in the upper left hand corner pews by the Mother Mother and St. Kateri niches near Brenda Gauthier and Barb Warrington.


February 4, 2018 – The Presentation of the Lord





 02/05……….……………………………………………………………….No Mass

  02/06….……….Rev Nonito Jesus Sirios Barra, Rev David Barrett

  02/07. 6 pm Mass.…….……………………Faith Formation Students

  02/08…..……….………………………….…………….…Kateri Prayer Circle

  02/09 ……..Deacon Anthony DeBroux, Deacon Kevin DeCleene 

  02/10 ………………………………………………………Victims of Abortion 

  02/11……………………………………….St. Michael Parish Volunteers 

St. Anthony

  02/04……………………………………………………….………Bernard Smith 

  02/11………………………………………………………Our Lady of Lourdes



  St. Michael Financial Blessings Jan. 20 & 21








St. Anthony Financial Blessings Jan. 21





 St. Anthony Financial Blessings Jan. 28





Liturgical Ministers  


Saturday, February, 10 4:00 pm

 Lector       Servers        Eucharistic

Fay Waupochick 



 Tony Waupochick

Sunday, Febrbruary 11, 9:00 am 

Jim & Ellie Sokoly


Rayna Tucker



Sunday, February 17, 9 am                                                             

 Lector       Servers    Eucharistic Minister


Gryphon Braun


Deacon Mark


Sunday, February 18, 9 am                                                            

Joe Michel


Sharon Hoffman



St. Anthony Liturgical Ministers                           

Sunday, February 4, 2018

 Lector       Servers    Eucharistic Minister

Lynnette Miller 

 Sylvester Kitchenakow

Sister Stephanie 

Sunday, February 11       








Wednesday, February 14     








 You Can Understand the Bible!

If you want a better understanding of our faith, and a deeper relationship with God, then you should join us for “A Quick Journey Through the Bible”, beginning Monday,  February 19, at St. Michael’s Fr. Barrett Hall; we will meet from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM for 8 sessions.

By being a part of this bible study, you will not only benefit personally, but you will also help to bring about a profound renewal in our parish as we all grow closer to Christ.  The study will include a series of eight, half-hour videos presented by Jeff Cavins. Each video will be followed by a lively group discussion.  This would be a good Lenten practice!

For more information, please contact Tony Waupochick, 715-799-3437, or Deacon Mark Fuller, 715-524-5094.



Sunday, February 11, is the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes.  Her holy day will be observed by the celebration of a Healing Mass.  Anyone who needs a special healing for any physical, emotional, mental or spiritual ailment is welcome to attend Mass and receive a special blessing from Father.


We are looking for someone to help with sorting clothing and miscellaneous items on the first and third Monday of the month for about 2-3 hours.  If you can help, please call Cookie at (920) 216-9240 or the parish office at (715) 799-3811.



Adults 18 and over are invited to a Koinonia (Community) retreat in Antigo MARCH 2ND -4th at St. Hyacinth-St. Mary Church.  This retreat is a relaxing Spiritual weekend surrounded by God's love with His people.  It features inspiring talks with Scripture, and personal witness, prayer, good food and fellowship, and beautiful spiritual surprises.  Individuals and/or couples are welcome to attend and may stay overnight if they wish but are not required to do so.  Fr. Zach Weber will be the Spiritual Director.

To register please contact:  Michelle Cochrane at 715-623-3148 or e-mail her at .  


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


Please return your Palms from last year so they may be burned for Ash Wednesday, which is Wednesday, Feb 14h, 2018.   Baskets are in all entrances to church. 







The secretary of the cemetery committee assists the pastor in the tracking and reviewing of the cemetery recordkeeping. This is to include maps, burial records, and all historical materials relating to the cemetery operation. Many parishes have paid staff who maintain the records in the parish office. The committee secretary is also responsible for ensuring that the minutes from committee meetings are captured, dispersed to parish cemetery committee and maintained for later review as needed. 


Special Ash Wednesday services will be offered Wed., Feb 14, at 5:15pm, for those wishing to attend Mass, receive Holy Communion and receive ashes.  While Ash Wednesday is not a Holy Day of Obligation, it is a meaningful day to observe our faith.



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 see Mary Harte at St. Anthony’s or contact the Parish Office at St. Michaels if interested.



It’s fish fry time of the year. St. Anthony’s fish fries will take place on Fridays – Feb 23, March 9, and March 23.  We are looking for monetary donations to defray the cost of the fish.  Any amount will be helpful and can be given to Jacci Pubanz.  Thank you




Thrift & Gift will be open February 6th and 20th  from noon – 3 pm.   If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at Parish Office or Thrift & Gift if open.  We need towels.  Thank you. We are looking for someone to help with sorting clothing and miscellaneous items on the first and third Monday of the month for about 2-3 hours.  If you can help, please call Cookie at (920) 216-9240 or the parish office at (715) 799-3811. 



St. Michael’s and St. Anthony’s Food Pantry will be open February 6th and 20th from 1-3 pm. St Michaels is in need of brown paper bags, meat sauce, cereal and soup. 


Thanks to all who hosted and brought books in this past year!  The new sign-up sheet for hosting one of the Sundays in 2018 is up.  Please sign up to host one of the 12 Sundays next year, it will be greatly appreciated!  Book share is open the first Sunday of the month,  and the first Tuesday of the Month with Food Pantry.



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 Calendarsr.


 02/06/2018 Finance Council   St. Michael  11 – 12:30 pm

 02/06/2018 Thrift & Gift St. Michael Noon – 3 pm

 02/06/2018 Food Pantry St. Michael and St. Anthonymm1 – 3 pm

 02/08/2018 Worship Committee St. Michael 4:45 – 6:30 pm 

 02/13/2018 Pastoral Council St. Michael 6 – 7:30 pm

 02/13/2018 Secretary Meeting St. Anthony  11:45 – 1:30 pm

 02/15/2018 Discipleship Meeting St. Francis    5:30 (meal) – 8 pm 

 02/20/2018 Thrift & Gift St. Michael Noon – 3 pm

 02/20/2018 Food Pantry St. Michael/St. Anthony  1 – 3 pm  

 02/20/2018 Knights of Columbus St. Michael 7 pm - ?

         2/23/2018 Fish Fry                 St. Anthony 5:00 -


                        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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