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Bulletin AUGUST 13-14

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 August 13-14, 2016



We are a Christian community called together to grow in faith and to celebrate God’s love for us in the Mass and Sacraments of the Catholic Church.  Through the gospel message and our common worship we are challenged to give Christian witness by our lives and service to others. 


P.O. Box 610

Keshena, WI 54135

Parish Administrator, Fr. Joel Jores - 715-799-3811 -

           Associate Priest: Fr. Francis Zurbano-715-799-3811 - 

              Deacon Mark Fuller - 715-201-2961 

Parish Secretary, Vicki Hermsen  - 715-799-3811 -

Religious Education Lois Maczuzak  - 715-851-2947 -


SATURDAY MASS:  4:00 pm  SUNDAY MASS:  8:30 am

CONFESSION:    Saturday 3:30 - 3:45pm 

CONFESSION:        Sunday 8:00-8:15

ROSARY:  Saturday 3:30 pm     Sunday  8:30 am 

DAILY MASS: Chapel Southside of Church

Tuesday/Thursday   8:00 am  and Wednesday/Friday  10:00 am

KATERI PRAYER CIRCLE:  After 8 am mass on Thursday morning    

ADORATION:  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:  Next class 2018.


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Third Tuesday of the month – 7 pm,

Grand Knight Paul Marroquin 715-799-3765 














Gratia et gaudium in fide!

A friend of mine works as a consultant, helping companies that are going thru major changes, such as mergers or re-organizations. Employees in these companies are usually comfortable with the way things are, and experience high levels of stress and anxiety when forced to change. My friend explains this reaction in terms of predictability: We are comfortable when our lives have basic patterns that help us predict what will happen to us. 

This is true in relationships as well. We get to know spouse or friend so well that we can predict how that person will behave, or what he or she will say. When they act “out of character”, we find it uncomfortable because it calls into question our expectations of who this person is. Do we really know them as well as we thought? The words of Jesus in today’s Gospel may make us uncomfortable for the same reason. They don't seem to fit with our expectations of Jesus as the Prince of Peace, the teacher who said Blessed are the peacemakers- the gentle and kind Jesus who healed the sick and gathered the little children to him. But perhaps it is healthy to have our expectations of Jesus challenged. We can become too comfortable in thinking that we know all there is to know about him, and so we put Jesus into a well-defined box as if our human minds could fully understand the Son of God. So what is Jesus telling us today? His words are meant to shake us up, to challenge any notion we might have that following him is comfortable and predictable. Instead, we may find ourselves at odds with those who are closest to us. The life Jesus calls us to live- to believe in him and to love one another- leads us along a narrow path.

In the letter to the Hebrews, we are reminded that Christ himself had to suffer, enduring even the shame of the cross. We are urged to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus as we run our own race, and to let go of sin which weighs us down. Jesus endured opposition from those who did not believe in him. We can expect the same. But why does belief in Jesus cause us to be divided from the world? Because the difference between a life in the world and a life in Christ strikes at the heart of who we are. The world tells us that we should be the center of our own lives. Faith tells us that Christ is the center of all things, and calls us to center our lives in him. 

How will we answer this call to be one of those who might no longer live for themselves but for Him? There is no comfortable compromise. We must choose to be on one side of the divide or the other. Our response will determine whether we lock ourselves in a cold, little world of our own making, or stand with Jesus to set the earth on fire. 

May Mama Mary accompany you with her maternal protection. Wishing you all a very nice weekend. God bless.

Co-Traveler, Fr. Joel 





   PARENTS/GUARDIANS: If you are considering having your children attend Faith Formation classes this year, we NEED you to SIGN UP NOW! In order for us to have all of the materials needed and enough teachers available, we NEED TO KNOW how many children are going to attend this years’ Faith Formation Classes! Your cooperation is essential for us to have a successful year!



God bless,  Lois Maczuzak


In six weeks, Faith Formation classes will begin. One way we are looking to improve our program is to have parent/guardian component that will help to enhance our Catholic faith and help them to pass on the Catholic faith to their children. These sessions will be open to all of our parishioner who want to learn more about their faith. Some of the topics to be discussed are: “Sacraments, what are they and why?”,“The Mass - what’s going on?”. More topics are being developed. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS! It is easy and very rewarding to become to become a catechist! Call me and find out how easy it is!  Registration forms are available in the front of church and also on line on the St. Michael’s web site, If you have any questions, call me, and I will answer your questions about our program. Thank you and God bless! 715-851-2947.

Summer Fun

Here is a fun game to play that helps children to be grateful to God for all the gifts He has given to us. Invite the kids to stand in a large circle, and begin throwing colorful beach balls from one to another at random. When a child catches a ball, have him or her call out a gift of God found in the created world. Remind children to always hold the gifts of God in gratitude and pass along your gifts to others.







20TH Sunday in Ordinary Time 

August 14, 2016

correction to Bulletin from 08/07/2016 

08/13.................................Joline Kaquatosh & Kinsey

   08/14.Joe Wilber, Pam. Paul, Mark and Dave Wilber Jr 

   08/15….....…………………….…..…….….....No Mass    

08/16……………..........Those sick and in the hospital

08/17 ..…......................…All nursing home resdients

                                          08/18..…………………………….Kateri Prayer Circle 

 08/19........................................…Victims of Abortions

      08/20..Special intentions for Jacob & Nicholas Schwitzer

   08/21.……………..........................………Ben Kleeman




                                                             Liturgical Ministers

                   Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 4:00 pm

                   Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 4:00 am 
                         Lector:  Lela &Matthew  Servers: Ella &Clair   Eucharistic Minister :  Pat Gwidt               Schwitzer Chevalier

           Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 8:30 am 
               Lector:  Lois Maczuzak  Servers: To be named    Eucharistic Minister :  Beth Neubauer

                                                             Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 4:00 am 

             Lector:  Lisa Peters  Servers: Ashley Moses   Eucharistic Minister :  Jean Thibodeau          

           Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 8:30 am 
               Lector:  Jim & Ella  Servers: McKenzie &    Eucharistic Minister :  Judy Jansen

                                        Sokoly        Demetrius Kaquatosh

                  Weekly Giving                  

                         July 30 & 31, 2016

       Envelopes   $  1,340.00

          Loose          $     922.50           


                            THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION




Fr. Joel (#216) and Fr. Francis (#218) completed their first 5K run at the Menominee Nation Pow Wow on Saturday, August 6th.   Sorry Father, there is no trophy for last place!  Great Job!!! We are proud of you!




 Seminarian Collection:  Our annual Seminarian Collection is underway. By now, you have received a letter from Bishop Ricken inviting you to take part in the vocation mission.  Please return the pledge card through the mail, or donate online at Our total received last year was $1,010.00.  Let’s try and raise that amount or more this year.



The Food Pantry will be open Tuesday, August 16thNo food distribution on Tuesday, September 6th due to Labor Day Holiday and unavailability for food pick up on that date.  September 20th will also be a distribution day.   We are currently looking for donations of canned fruit, applesauce, toothpaste, meat sauce, tuna or canned chicken. Thank you for your prior donations. Pat Gwidt. 


We are open the first and third Tuesday of the month from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm. We are open August 16th, regular hours in September with the addition of  September 13th.  Contact Cookie Vigue if you have any questions 920-216-9240.
We are always looking for donations of gently used furniture and clothing.  

Reporting Sexual Abuse 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: Jayne Stefanic Diocesan Assistance Coordinator Diocese of Green Bay 920-272-8174 or 1-877-270-8174 (toll free). We always encourage you to report the incident to civil authorities. YOU MATTER TO US – THERE IS HOPE!

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.











                                                                     FUTURE EVENTS




The corn roast/cookout will be held on Saturday, August 27th from Noon to 5 pm. The Angels singing group will be running this event. Thrift & Gift, Furniture Garage and Book Share will be open that day also.   If you would like to work or help with a donation, please call the parish office at 715-799-3811. 

The JOY Choir is looking to recruit more members.  Since Mass times have changed, there might be someone that goes to Mass on Saturday at 4:00 that would like to join the choir. If you know anyone interested, please pass this along.  Please see Ellyn after mass or contact the Parish Office at 715-799-3811 for more information.




Office Assistant

16 hours per week. Miscellaneous office duties, answer  phones, etc. Pick up application or contact Parish Office for more information.   Applications will be accepted until August 19th.

Temporary Cemetery Coordinator

Duties will be organization of the cemetery files and Cryptkeepper.  Pick up application or contact Parish Office for more information.    Applications will be accepted until August 19th.





Monday, August 8th, 2016

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Prospective families who attend this event and register will have their $50 registration fee waived and be entered into a drawing to receive $100 Tuition Credit for the 2016-2017 school year.  BRING a friend and if they register, you will receive $100 Referral Incentive Credit.  











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