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 December 24-25

MERRY, BLESSED CHRSITMAS 

 

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

                     

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 

 

              Fr. Francis                                           

May this joyful day of our Savior’s birth resounds with hope and peace on earth…”

MERRY CHRISTMAS my dear brothers and sisters!

This last article for this month speaks about Christmas… if asked what Christmas means, we would always think about its theological perspective or we remember the teaching in our catechesis, so we may say; the first Christmas took place in Bethlehem some centuries ago (and all we have from that day until now is a commemoration of that first Christmas) we were taught in faith that it was the Birth of Jesus. Christmas is the initial realization of the salvific love of God, manifested in his Only Begotten Son – the Word made Flesh has come to earth to save us from our sins. The Son of God has to be born of man to show historical evidence that He has come into the world so that whatever told about Him (Jesus) from off old may be proven exactly at how they happened and ultimately to satisfy God’s plan of salvation.

Now, if we will be asked what Christmas is all about based from these theological insights but at the same time with our very experience of it every year as we celebrate it since we were born, what is Christmas all about then for you?: Is it all about gifts/presents…? Is it about parties...and food? Is it about shopping (madness) discounts…? Is it about snow…or winter wonderland…? Is it about Christmas tree…? Is it about exchanging greeting cards…or Christmas carols…or colorful lights? Is it about making snow man or snow balls or snow angels…? Is it about going on ice fishing…or skiing…? Is it about being good for goodness sake…? Is it about Santa Claus’ coming to town with his sleigh and reindeers? Is it about ‘moving-on’…? Is it about being alone away from home…or is it a family moment of gathering…? Is it about mom and dad…or is it about our children, or husband or wife…? Is it about friendship…? Is it about concern…or consolation? Is it about generosity…? Is it about acceptance…? Is it about humility…? Is it about resolutions…? Is it about grief…and loneliness? Is it about peace…or serenity? Is it about feeling of rejection…? Is it really happiness and laughter…? Is it about hope…? Is it about our anxieties of many things…or being paranoid in some instances? Is it all about security…? Is it about a much better life style…or prosperity? Is it about respect…? Is it about people around us…? Is it about relationship with one another…? Is it about miracle…? Is it about thanksgiving…? Is it about blessings and grace…? Is it about a promise…? Is it about justice…? Is it about honor…or privilege? Is it about forgiveness…or repentance/“change of heart”…? Is it about holiday…or Holy day…? Is it about your Faith…? Is it all about Love…?                                                Is it all about the child JESUS in the manger…and in our hearts?   

Fr. Francis m.f.


                                                                                                       

 


                                                                                                         

 

 

 

 

                                                                        

 

 Merry, Blessed Christmas from all of us at the Religious Education Program!


As the New Year approaches, this last call for any of our young children to come and receive their instructions for the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion for this session. Attendance for these sacraments is imperative and instructions begin January 11th!  Call me or come to Barrett Hall to sign up your child.  Continuous attendance is essential!   If you have any questions about our program, please call me at 715-799-4826.  (Please note that phone number has been changed!)  If you have any suggestions on how to improve our program, e-mail me at maczuzak@frontiernet.net and title the e-mail improving the program.  Your ideas and suggestions are welcome!



Religious Education Up Coming Dates


Wednesday December 28th No Class

Wednesday January 4th No Class

Wednesday, January 11 Classes resume

 

God bless, 

 

Lois 


                                                                        


 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                       

                       THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD 
                              December 25th, 206
       12/26……………....………………..……….…No Mass    

      12/27…….…Fr. Robert Karuhn, Fr. John Katamba,

                                   Fr. Norman Kruzik                                             

                                      12/28 .............……......….....Parish Members f St. Michael                     

     12/29...............................................Kateri Prayer Circle                                     12/30.............................................Triblal Elders

     12/31  ………….................Maury & Jane Griebach

    01/01................Matt & Genevieve Otradoves & Family, L&D 

 


 

 Financial Blessings

December 17 & 18

 

Envelopes      $1133.00

  Loose           $ 1128.00

  THANK YOU FOR YOUR DONATION 

 

 

Liturgical Ministers:

                                                

 

Saturday, December 31-4:00 

                         Lector:  Lisa Peters      Servers: Isabella Waupochick  Eucharistic Minister:  Pat Gwidt

                                

                   

Sunday, January 1 – 8:30 am    

 

Lector: Gryphon Braun   Servers: Mylee Sanapaw  Eucharistic Minister:  Barb Neubaue

                                                                     Andre Kakwitch                       

 

 

    Saturday, January 7-4:00 

 

Lector: Lisa & Matthew Schwiter   Servers: Ashley Moses   Eucharistic Minister:  Kitty Gilane

 

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 8-8:30               

 

Lector:  Lois Maczuzak    Severs:  Derek Minch  Eucharistic Minister:  Vicki Hermsen

 

 


 MERRY CHRISTMAS:    Fr. Joel, Fr. Francis, Deacon Mark and the parish staff would like to wish all parishioners a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.          

   

 

 POINSETTIA FLOWERS 2016 IN MEMORY OF:

Joyce Lightner

Anonymous

Roger McPherson Sr. & Roger McPherson, Jr.

Steve Reichel

Dennis McPherson

Patricia Hermsen

Barbara Waupochick-Wilber

David Wilber Sr.

Pam Wilber

Paul Wilber

Joe Wilber

Mark Wilber

Onie Besaw

Wayne “Butch” Keshena

Abraham, Olivia, Richard Katchenago

Donald Noel

Robert, Donna & Todd Tucker

Mitchell & Charlette Nacotee

Agnes & Peter Gauthier

Rip & Nancy Hundt’s Parents

The Fenlon Family

Lorraine, Glenn, Mike, Dan, & Rick Harmon

Adam, Ione, Dennis, Mary Lynn Gwidt

Jerry Pawelczyk

Ann Bruski

Mott & LaRock Loved Ones

Taylor Waupochick

Special Intention

Joe & Dorothy Sokoly

Orlowski Family

George & Marcella Wilber

The Hoffman Family

 

 

 

 

 2017 CALENDARS 

St. Michael’s 2017 Calendars are available at the entrances to the church.   Please take one per family.


 

                                                        

                                                         FUTURE EVENTS

 

 

 

The following Mass schedule has been updated

 


New Years  Eve Mass Schedule:

St. Michael Keshena - 4:00 pm

St. Mary Leopolis - 4:00 pm


New Years Day Mass Schedule:

St. Michael Keshena -  8:30 am

St. Francis Gresham – 8:30 am

St. Anthony Gresham – 10:30

 

PARISH OFFICE HOLIDAY HOURS

                   December 26th CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

December 30th 8 am – 3 pm

      January 2nd CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY 


FOOD PANTRY:

Thank you for volunteering and donating food to St Michael's Food Pantry.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Food Pantry open January 3rd and 17th from 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm  God Bless.  Pat Gwidt, St Michael's Food Pantry Coordinator.


THRIFT & GIFT:

 

Open Tuesday, January 3rd and 17th from noon until 3 pm.  Contact Cookie Vigue if you have any questions 920-216-9240. If you would like to drop off a donation, please bring it to the Parish Office if no one is at Thrift & Gift.  Office is open 9 am to 2 pm Monday – Friday.

 

CHURCH DECORATING HUGE SUCCESS!

 

 

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!  A lot of volunteers showed up to decorate the church for Christmas.  It is beautiful!  We could not have done it without you. Potluck was great too! 

                                   

                           

 

                                

                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

 

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