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 April 22-23, 2017

 

Second Sunday of Easter Sunday 

 

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:  5:00 pm  SUNDAY MASS:  9:00 am

CONFESSION:    Saturday 4:30 - 4:45pm 

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:

     Each year we celebrate Divide Mercy Sunday on the Second Sunday of Easter.  This was established almost 20 years ago by St. John Paul II in 2000.   In our celebration of this day, we recall the great love and mercy that God has for each one of us.  Mercy can be defined as- compassion or forgiveness shown toward someone, whom it is within one's power to punish or harm.  It is our sins that warrant punishment but God’s mercy is greater than our sins.  We can call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others.  

     Divine Mercy Sunday is based on the private revelations of St. Faustina Kowalska, which recommended to us a devotion to the Divine Mercy. The Divine Mercy message is one we can call to mind simply by remembering ABC:

     A - Ask for His Mercy. God wants us to approach Him in prayer constantly, repenting of our sins and asking Him to pour His mercy out upon us and upon the whole world. 
     B - Be merciful. God wants us to receive His mercy and let it flow through us to others. He wants us to extend love and forgiveness to others just as He does to us. 
     C - Completely trust in Jesus. God wants us to know that the graces of His mercy are dependent upon our trust. The more we trust in Jesus, the more we will receive. 

     Divine Mercy devotion is not limited to one Sunday of the year.  There is a Divine Mercy Chaplet that is prayed daily in many churches and there is a Divine Mercy image that is hanging in many churches as well.  This image shows Jesus with blue and red rays of light coming from his heart.  Underneath the image are the words, “Jesus, I trust in you.”

     I cannot tell you how many times I have prayed this simple prayer in moments of doubt, fear, and anxiety and it has strengthened me.  I hope, too, to have the grace to pray this prayer with my final breath on this earth.   

     There are many celebrations for us during this Easter Season.  On this Divine Mercy Sunday, may we come to know how wide, long, high, and deep is God’s mercy and love for us. 


Upon Further Reflection:

     Three men died and were at the Pearly Gates of Heaven.  St. Peter tells them they can enter the gates if they answer one simple question: “What is Easter?”

     The first man replies, “Oh, that’s easy, it’s the holiday in November when everybody gets together, eats turkey, and is thankful…”

     “Wrong!” says St. Peter sternly, and he turns to ask the second man the same question.

     He replies, “No, Easter is the holiday in December when we put up a nice tree, exchange presents and celebrate the birth of Jesus.”

     St. Peter shakes his head in disgust, looks at the third man and asks, “What is Easter?”

     The third man smiles and looks St. Peter in the eye.  “Of course I know what Easter is,” he says, “Easter is the Christian holiday that coincides with the Jewish celebration of Passover.  Jesus and his disciples were eating at the Last Supper and he was later deceived and turned over to the Romans by one of his disciples.  The Romans made him wear a crown of thorns and he was hung on a cross and died.  He was buried in a cave that was sealed by a large boulder.  Every year the boulder is moved aside so that Jesus can come out. And if he sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter.”


In His Mercy, 

Deacon Mark 

FAITH FORMATION UPDATE

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS:

Faith Formation News

Wow, can you believe we only have two classes left for the 2016-2017 classes.  We are planning for next year and need your help.  How do you want this program to progress?  We are here to help families instill our Catholic faith in our children.  How can we better serve YOU?  Let us know by filling out the form in the front of church or e-mail me at lmaczuzak@icloud.com.  


Families of First Communicants 

Just a reminder that this year each family will be celebrating their child’s First Communion individually. Each family needs to contact Father and set up a date for their children to receive their First Communion. Call the rectory at 715-799-3811 and talk with Father Joel about what Saturday or Sunday mass you wish to celebrate this wonderful sacrament! If you have any questions about this please, be sure to call be at 715-851-2947. 

God bless, 

Lois Maczuzak  

                                                                                          

VIRTUS SESSION 

A Virtus Session will be held here at St. Michael’s on Thursday, April 27th starting at 5:30 in Barrett Hall. Anyone who  volunteers and employees at a parish are required to attend a “Protecting God’s Children/Elderly” session, called Virtus.  There is no cost to this session.  This is the only local session being offered until fall.  Please, call me at 715-851-2947 if you wish to attend.   

   


 

 

  April 22-23, 2017

Second Week of Easter 

                                                                 

                                                                                                                                                                        

 04/24…………..………………………………No Mass

04/25………Rev Daniel Viertel, Rev Donald Zuleger,

 Rev Richard Allen

04/26 …………………………………………..No Mass 

04/27 ……………………………...Kateri Prayer Circle

04/28…………………...…Parishioners of St. Michael

       04/29...Dick & Sylvia Dodge, Roger Dodge, Barbie Dixon

04/30…………………………..Clara Waupoose Ponfil

 

 Financial Blessings

April 15-16, 2017

 Envelopes      $1,872.00      

 Loose          $663.00  

Bishop Appeal Goal   $6,102.00 

Bishop Appeal to Date   $4510.00

HOLY LAND   $259.00 

  THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION 

 THANK YOU FOR DONATION

 

Liturgical Ministers                           

 

  Saturday, , April 29, 5:00 pm

 Lector          Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Lela & Matthew Schwitzer

Ella & Claire Chevalier

Pat Gwidt


Sunday, April 30, 9:00 am                                 

 Lector        Servers        Eucharistic Minister

Kris Going

Sasawn Shawnokasic

Rayna Tucker


Saturday, May 6, 5:00 pm

 Lector        Servers         Eucharistic Minister

Lisa Peters

Isabella Waupochick

Tony Waupochick


     Sunday, May 7, 9:00 am                                 

 Lector        Server       Eucharistic Minister

Gryphon Braun

 

Deacon Mark

 

 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

 

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! 

 

NO DAILY MASS:

There will be no daily Mass next week, Monday, April 17th, Tuesday, April 18th and Wednesday, April 19th.   
NO MASS:  

There will be no morning Mass on Wednesday, April 26th


REUNION:

There will be a reunion for all individuals who attended St. Joseph Indian School, boarding school, day school and high school on Sunday, April 30th  from 11 – 3 pm in Barrett Hall.  If you know of anyone who attended this school, please pass this information along. All are Welcome. 


From the Office of Safe Environment of the Diocese of Green Bay – Did you know?  There is no statute of limitations for removing a cleric (deacon, priest or bishop) who has sexually abused a minor from public ministry in the Catholic Church. A cleric against whom there is an established or admitted act of child sexual abuse is permanently removed from public ministry, regardless of when the abuse occurred. Anyone who has information about potential sexual abuse within the Church may call the Office of Safe Environment toll free 1-877-270-8174.


Rice Bowls 

Our community changed lives this Lent, and CRS Rice Bowl wants to say thank you! Don’t forget to turn in your CRS Rice Bowl to the Parish Office or the collection basket by May 7th.

 

 
 

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. 

 

Rice Bowls taken for Lent can be returned to the collection by April 23rd or the Parish office.  Thank you.

 

                                         

                                                         FUTURE EVENTS

 


REUNION:

There will be a reunion for all individuals who attended St. Joseph Indian School, boarding school, day school and high school on Sunday, April 30 from 11 – 3 pm in Barrett Hall.  If you know of anyone who attended this school, please pass this information along. All are welcome. 

 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. 


THRIFT & GIFT:

Open Tuesday May 2nd and 16th from noon until 3 pm.  If you would like to drop off a donation, please bring to the Parish Office if no one is at Thrift & Gift. 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 May 2nd and May 16th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.


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


Book Share:   

First Sunday of the month after 9:00 Mass and during Food Panty once a month. 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.

BULLETIN NEWS/ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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


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

 

 

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:                                           

                                  Mark Your Calendars

04/25/2017 Pastoral Council St. Michael

        4:30 – 6:30 pm 

04/26/2017 Faith Formation St. Michael

        6 – 7:15 pm

04/27/2017 Virtus Session St. Michael

        5:30 - 8:30 pm

04/30/2017 St. Joseph Reunion St. Michael

          11 am – 3 pm

05/02/2017 Food Pantry St. Michael

        1 – 3 pm

       Thrift & Gift

       Noon – 3 pm.

       Book Share

       1-3 pm

05/03/2017 Faith Formation St. Michael

        6 – 7:15 pm

05/04/2017 Adoration St. Michael  

        6 – 7 pm

05/06/2017 Thrift & Gift St. Michael

       11 am- 2 pm

05/07/2017 Book Share St. Michael

         10 am


Bishop David Ricken invites you to: PRAYER SERVICE FOR HEALING    Please join us as we pray for all who are in need of healing from the Church, especially those affected by sexual abuse. 

Monday, April 24 | 6:30pm St. James Church, White Lake  (235 Bissell St.) 

Tuesday, April 25 | 6:30pm St. Therese Church, Appleton  (213 E. Wisconsin Ave.)     

www.gbdioc.org/healing 


 

 

                                             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

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