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 April 2, 2017

 

Fifith Sunday of Lent 

 

Anamehawikamek Welcome 

 

PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

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. 

ST MICHAEL’S 

P.O. Box 610

Keshena, WI 54135

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, Vicki Hermsen  - 715-799-3811 - vicki@livingwaterslivingfaith.org

Religious Education Lois Maczuzak  - 715-851-2947 - maczuzak@frontiernet.net

Find us on Facebook:  stmichael Keshena 

                     

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 

 

 

                                      

 

 

  A note from your Deacon by Mark Fuller 

In last weekend’s homily, I mentioned briefly how the sacrament of reconciliation was one practice I highly recommended for all of us, as we strive to finish Lent strong. 

It is a wonderful sacrament of healing and forgiveness! Our theme for the 5th Sunday of Lent is TRIUMPH, and it is in this sacrament that we can truly triumph, with God’s grace and mercy, over our sins.  

In this Sacrament of Reconciliation, also called confession, we meet the Lord, who wants to grant forgiveness and the grace to live a renewed life in him. In this sacrament, he prepares us to receive him free from serious sin, with a lively faith, earnest hope, and sacrificial love in the Eucharist. The Church sees confession as so important that she requires that every Catholic go at least once a year.  The Church also encourages frequent confession in order to grow closer to Christ Jesus and his Body, the Church. By the grace of the Holy Spirit, we seek forgiveness and repentance, let go of patterns of sin, grow in the life of virtue, and witness to a joyful conversion.

Our parish communities will have the opportunity for confession on Tuesday, April 4th, at St. Francis Solanus Church in Gresham, starting at 6:00 PM. 

“Let us ask Christ to help us to rediscover the full beauty of this sacrament…to abandon ourselves to the mercy of God….and with his grace set out again on our journey to holiness” (St. John Paul II).  I humbly add… “Be not afraid.”

Upon Further Reflection

A deacon, known for his lengthy homilies, noticed a man get up and leave during the middle of his message.  The man came back just before the end of Mass.  Afterward, the deacon asked the man where he had gone.

“I went to get a haircut,” was the reply.

“But,” said the deacon, “why didn’t you do that before Mass?”  “Because,” the man said, “I didn’t need one then.”

 

(From-Sheridan, Deacon Tom. The Book of Catholic Jokes. Chicago: ACTA Publications. 2010.)

In His Mercy,   Deacon Mark

                  

 

FAITH FORMATION UPDATE

The children this week participated in the Stations of the Cross.  One of the children, Derek Minch, led us in this beautiful service.  This coming Wednesday the children will be learning about Holy Week and what each day of that week means.  There will be no Faith Formation class held during Holy Week.  There are four classes left for this session.

The First Communion Celebration will be different this year.  Each family of the First Communicates will be contacting Father Joel and setting up a time after the Easter Celebration for their child/ren to receive their First Communion.  We are doing it this way due to the small number of children participating in the celebration of their First Communion. Please, keep these young people in your prayers.

MEETING YOUR NEEDS: Our Faith Formation Program needs your input.  We want to meet your needs.  If you have any suggestions on how to improve our program for the children of our parish, please be sure to let us know.  You can connect either by phone 715-799-4826 e-mail at maczuzak@frontiernet.net, subject line My Suggestion.  Thank you.

God bless, 

 

Lois Maczuzak 

                                                                                          

 

Helping Christians in the Holy Land:

Franciscan priests and brothers are the custodians of the Christian sites in the Holy Land and they are counting on our financial help to assist them in providing presence, care and service on that holy ground.  These dedicated servants of God work tirelessly to preserve the sanctuaries and shrines from the life of Jesus and the prophets. Funds collected last year on Good Friday helped to preserve 74 Christian sites and supported over 100 men preparing to be priests or brothers. Your contribution to the Good Friday Collection this year will help this most worthy cause. Can we count on you?


 MUSICIAN

Looking for someone to play the guitar or piano to accompany the cantor at 4:00 Mass on Saturdays. If interested, please contact the parish office 715.799.3811


 

 

  April 2 2017

Fifth Sunday in Lent

                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                              

  4/03..............................No Mass               

                                                                  4/04....................Living & Deceased of St. Michael's                                                         

                                         4/05........Rev. Frederick  Sserugga, Rev. Peter Taylor,                   

             Rev. Richard Thomas             

                                                 4/06.....................Kateri Prfayer Circle            

                                            4/07.............Those struggling with addiction

                                                             04/08...........Victims of Abortion & Souls in Purgatory

                                                           04/09............Popes, Priests and Religious Life

 

 

 Financial Blessings

March 18th & 19th 

 Envelopes      $832.00      

 Loose          $460.10  

Bishop Appeal Goal   $6,102.00 

Bishop Appeal to Date   $3,610.00

  THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION 

 

 

Liturgical Ministers:

 

Saturday, April 8-4:00 pm

 

Lector: Lela & Matthew Schwitzer   Servers: Ashley Moses    Eucharistic Minister:  Tony Waupochick

                             

 

             Sunday, April 9-8:30 am               

 

                                                            Lector:  Jim & Ellie Sokoly    Severs: Derek Minch   Eucharistic Minister:  Nancy Mitchel

 

 

Holy Thursday, April 13 - 6:00 pm

 

Lector: Lisa Peters    Servers: Ella & Claire Chevalier  Eucharistic Minister: Jean Thibodeau

                   

 

             Good Friday, April 14-3:30 pm               

 

                                                                             Lector:  Kathy & Ruth Tucker  Severs: Sasawan Shawankasic     Eucharistic Minister: Rayna Tucker

 

 Holy Saturday, April 15, 8:15 pm

   Lector:  Lisa Peters, Kathy & Ruth Tucker  Severs: Isabella Waupochick     Eucharistic Minister: Deacon Mark 

 

Easter Sunday, April 15, 8:30 pm

   Lector:  Joe Michel  Severs: Derek Minch     Eucharistic Minister: Vicki Hermsen 

Lenten Prayer

One of the simplest, yet most profound ways to encounter Christ is through the Jesus Prayer. It is an ancient prayer that helps us to focus our hearts and minds as we repeat the words, “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.”

       

LENTEN TREE:

There is a tree on the Altar with purple sheets for you to write Lenten intentions on. These will be removed and burned for Holy Saturday fire.  

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS:

St. Michaels will be saying Stations of the Cross during Lent, one-half hour before Mass starts on Saturday at 3:30 pm and Sunday at 8:00 am.  

 

The Compass Fuels Faith

More than 42,000 fellow Catholics fuel their faith by reading the Diocese’s official weekly newspaper, The Compass. They’re reading the publication because it helps guide them on their faith journey.  Inspirational stories from The Compass bring Christ right into their hearts and minds.  

“With help from the Bishop’s Appeal, The Compass provides readers with reliable news, information and inspiration,” says Sam Lucero, Compass editor.  “Each week, stories and columns help reveal our Catholic faith.  And they deliver more than just news.  They challenge readers to explore and absorb Christian values in the world today.” 

The Compass is made possible by the Bishop’s Appeal; please prayerfully consider a gift today.  Visit the Bishop’s Appeal website at www.catholicfoundationgb.org/give, or call Debbie toll-free at 877-500-3580, ext. 8184.

 

 

ENCOUNTER COMMUNITY

We encounter Dita in Ethiopia, and see how her newfound entrepreneurial skills are providing three meals a day for her children – even during a devastating drought. What skills have you discovered this Lent that can be put to good use in building God’s kingdom?  Visit crsricebowl.org for more.

 

Menominee County - The Community Resource Center in Keshena offers an array of classes including budgeting, reading/writing workshops, preparing for employment, math skills and much more. Classes are open to the general public. Call 715-799-5137 for more information.

 

 -          The College of Menominee Nation will be having the Memory Café meeting at their library beginning at 1:30 pm. This is a great social event for those with Alzheimer’s Disease and their caregivers/families. Contact 715-799-5270 for more information.

 

All Are Welcome

“Welcome visitors” to St. Michaels Catholic Family. We are happy you have chosen to attend Mass at our Church. We hope you feel that you are among friends. If you are considering joining our parish, please talk with Father or call the Parish Office at 715-799-3811.  Welcome & God Bless! 


 

HOUSE SMUDGING: If anyone would like their house smudged, please contact Parish Office (715) 799-3811

 

 

From the Office of Safe Environment of the Diocese of Green Bay – Did you know?  The Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People was established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCBB) in June, 2002. It is a comprehensive blueprint for addressing allegations of abuse of minors. The Charter includes guidelines for reconciliation, healing, accountability and prevention of future acts of abuse. Our own Bishop Ricken has been very supportive and personally involved in meeting with abuse victims, offering prayer services of healing, and overseeing all efforts in our Diocese to ensure that the Charter has been fully implemented in the Diocese of Green Bay. 

                                         

                                                         FUTURE EVENTS

 

Book Share Book Share today after 8:30 Mass. We are looking for volunteers to host a Sunday.  Sign up is in back of church. If you have any questions, please call Ann at 715-851-0160.

THRIFT & GIFT:

Open Tuesday April 4th and April 18th noon until 3 pm. WE WILL ALSO BE OPEN SATURDAY, APRIL 8TH from 11 – 2 pm.  If you would like to drop off a donation, please bring to the Parish Office if no one is at Thrift & Gift.  Office is open 9 am to 2 pm Monday – Friday. Contact Cookie Vigue if you have any questions 920-216-9240.


FOOD PANTRY:

Thank you for volunteering and donating food to St Michael's Food Pantry. We are in need of large brown paper bags, soap, diapers and personal care items.  Food Pantry open Tuesday April 4th and April 18th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.


PRAYER CHAIN

If you know anyone who is in need of our prayers, please contact one of the following in our Kateri Prayer Circle:  Fay 715-799-3437, Evy 715-799-6031 or Leatha 715-994-1098


SAVE THE DATE

St. Michael’s Parish Picnic Sunday, July 9th.   Items needed for silent auction, baskets and raffle.  If anyone interested in sponsoring a basket please contact the parish office 715-799-3811 or Joe /Nancy Michel (715) 799-5044. More information to follow. 

 

HOUSE SMUDGING: If anyone would like their house smudged, please contact Parish Office (715) 799-3811. 

 

BULLETIN NEWS/ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

 

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. MICHAEL UPCOMING LENT ACTIVITIES:                                          

           04/04/2017   11:00 -12:00 pm St. Michael Finance Council    

                                                                                                              1-3:00 pm Thrift and Gift and Food Pantry             

                                                                                                              6:00 pm Reconciliation Service at St. Francis

   04/05/2017   6:00-7:15 pm St. Michael Faith Formation 

                                                                                         04/06/2017   6-7:00 pm St. Michael Adoration   

         04/07/17       4:30-7:00 pm Fish Fry St. Anthon

 04/012/2017  FAITH FORMATION NO CLASSES

 04/13/17       6 pm  Mass   Holy Thursday (No am Mass) 

           04/14/17 3:00 pm Good Friday 3:00 pm  (No am Mass)

            04/15/17    8:15 pm Easter Vigil 8:15 pm(no 4 pm Mass)   

 

04/16/17 Easter Sunday Masses    

           

  8:30 am St. Michael                  

 8:30 am St. Francis                         

                     10:30 am St. Anthony

                10:30 am South Branch

           04/19/2017 6-7:15 pm St. Michael Faith Formation 

                         

                           BULLETIN NEWS/ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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


 

                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

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