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Bulletin April 22,2018

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      April 22nd, Fourth Sunday of Easter            


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.






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,  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

For the Priest, as the one who presides, expresses prayers in the name of the Church and of the assembled community; but at times he prays only in his own name, asking that he may exercise his ministry with greater attention and devotion. Prayers of this kind, which occur before the reading of the Gospel, at the Preparation of the Gifts, and also before and after the Communion of the Priest, are said quietly.


Faith Formation Update

The Faith Formation class discussed and watched a video on Jesus the Good Shepard. Most of the students attended the Safe Environment training required by our Diocese.  Next Wednesday April 25th is our last class and we will be having a potluck cookout.  Thanks to the students, families and catechists for a great year!  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.



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: 

Office of Safe Environment

Catholic Diocese of Green Bay

P.O. Box 23825

Green Bay, WI 54305-3825

Telephone: 1-877-270-8174 or 920-272-8174 

We always encourage you to report the incident to local civil authorities.  YOU MATTER TO US – THERE IS HOPE! 


Bishop Appeal

To date, we have received $2,555 for our Bishop’s Appeal.  Our parish was given the goal of $6,754.00. We are currently $4,199 short of our goal. If this goal is not reached, we will be assessed for the balance.  If you have not given to the Bishop Appeal yet, please prayerfully consider doing so at this time.  Thank you. 


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 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.


Trustee/Pastoral Council

We will be taking nominations for our new Secretary Trustee and one member of our Pastoral Council.  Please think about who you would like to see in these roles. Nomination papers will be in the pews April 28th & 29th and May 5th and 6th. Elections will be May 12th & 13th.

 Fourth Sunday of Easter

April 22nd,, 2018  





       4/23……..………....………………..…………….…No Mass     

   4/24…..……........Rev John Gallagher, Rev Donald Everts

   4/25…...Deacon Bernard Knier, Deacon Dennis Majewski  

   4/26…….……………………………..…Kateri Prayer Circle

   4/27……….………………………..St. Michael Benefactors

           4/28……….……………………………………….David Corn 

           4/29…Members of St. Michael Parish, Living & Deceased 


Financial Blessings

April 7 & 8, 2018





Bishop Appeal Goal


Bishop Appeal Received





Liturgical Ministers  

Saturday, April 28, 4:00pm
Lector          Servers      Eucharistic Minister 


Lisa Peters

Swede Corn

Deacon Mark


Sunday, April 29, 9 am 


Joe Michel


Sharon Hoffman


Saturday, May 5, 4 pm

Lela & Matthew Schwitzer


Deacon Mark


Sunday, May 6,  9 am


Kathy Tucker


Rayna Tucker


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.  


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.



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 May 1st and May 15th  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 May 1st and May 15th  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

Setting of memorials is done in accordance with cemetery rules. Placing all upright monuments on foundations of concrete (slabs) larger than the monuments is encouraged, as this will facilitate grass trimming and enhance the appearance of the lots. Flush (flat/grass) markers may be set with or without concrete foundations.  


Each parish cemetery committee establishes its own rules on natural and artificial flowers and dates for placement and removal. These are to be posted in the parish and should also be posted at the cemetery for clear communication to lot owners and visitors. 

The cemetery committee or parish building and grounds committee may permit the addition of trees, shrubs and decorations (statuary, shepherd’s hooks and similar items) on lots, but it is suggested to review and alter policies as needed, keeping in mind cemetery aesthetics, grounds maintenance and the safety of all who enter the cemetery. 


While cemetery policy may permit vigil lighting or solar lighting, caution is recommended, as these items are subject to vandalism and entice people to be in the cemetery after sundown. 

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.



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


            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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