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  DECEMBER 31, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Advent                          

               ST. MICHAEL'S PARISH MISSION STATEMENT 

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

Parish Secretary St. Anthony, Mary Harte – 715-756-2361 – stanthony@livingwaterslivingfaith.org 

Religious Education Kathy King-Tucker - 715-799-3927 – ltucker@frontiernet.net  

 

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.

       CONFIRMATION:   

  

Today we celebrate with joy and honor with devotion, The Holy Family.

What is family? A man and a woman united in marriage, together with their children, form a family. This institution is prior to any recognition by public authority, which has an obligation to recognize it. It should be considered the normal reference point by which the different forms of family relationship are to be evaluated. (CCC, no. 2202).

What are the basic elements of filial love? - Children owe their parents respect, gratitude, just obedience, and assistance. Filial respect fortress harmony in all of family life. (CCC, no. 2251)

What is expected of parental love? - Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children in the faith, prayer, and all the virtues. They have the duty to provide as far as possible for the physical and spiritual needs of their children. (CCC, no. 2252)

In here I’m quoting the precious book: Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC). And I intend to call our attention on the importance of this book, source of wisdom on what we Catholic believe, what we celebrate, how we should live and how we should pray.

So, as we celebrate this Holy Family Sunday, honoring Mama Mary, the just St. Joseph, and baby Jesus our Lord, may we all reflect on the loving harmony among these three holy persons. I don't think we need to elaborate the holiness of each one of them, we know them all very well. What is needed now is to point our fingers towards ourselves and ask questions like, how do I live in my own family? What do I do that I should not be doing?  What I missed to do that I should be doing constantly to make my family like closer to that of Jesus, Mary and Joseph? Let’s turn to the Holy Family and thank them for giving us the example of a holy, simple, humble and obedient to God’s Will way of life. 

Wishing you all a not so cold New Year.

Co-Traveler, Fr. Joel 

 

 

The Mass: A slice at a Time - The Liturgical Year

 


Liturgical colors: 

Colors have long been associated with different feasts or seasons within the Church calendar year. The color scheme has varied over time and from place to place. This is the current list of official colors in the United States and their associations. You will see these colors in the vestments worn by the priest and deacon and perhaps in other liturgical elements around the Church, such as the altar cloth or the banners. So we have:  White, Green, Red, Violet, Rose, Black and Gold. We will know for what season each is used to symbolize in the next bulletin. 

 

 FAITH FORMATION

At the Christmas Eve Mass, the Faith Formation students presented the Nativity play.  All the children did a wonderful job.  Thank you to all the parents and family for attending. Catechists Vicky Minch and Mary Mault created new halos and wings for the angels and Patty Fuller fashioned costumes for the sheep.  A special thank you to Lois Roberts who created new costumes for Mary, Joseph and the 3 wise men.  Lois also donated and clothed the doll of Baby Jesus.  The costumes looked great! Next class will be Wednesday, January 10th at 5:30 pm. We will be going to Mass at 6 pm.  Parents/Guardians are encouraged to attend. 


Confirmation Candidates News   

Christmas Break will be 12/27/2017 and 1/3/2018. Classes resume 01/10/18 at 5:30 pm.

 

FAITH FORMATION CLASSES AT ST. ANTHONY’S

We are working very hard to reestablish religious education here at St. Anthony’s.  Classes will start at 6:00 and meet in the community center.   Please pass the word.  Classes offered include Baptism and First Communion preparation.  If you have any questions or need additional information please call Mary Harte at 715-756-2361.  Thank you.

 

BAPTISM, RECONCILIATION, FIRST EUCHARIST

Classes for Baptism, Reconciliation and Eucharist are being made available at St. Anthony’s in the community center.  

  

 

December 31, 2017 – Fourth Sunday of Advent

 

 St. Michael

01/01……………………………………………………………………….No Mass

01/02……….………Rev Frederick Sserugga, Rev Richard Thomas

01/03..…………..Deacon Timothy Reilly, Deacon Steven Rocchi

01/04………….………………………….…………….…Kateri Prayer Circle

01/05 ……..…………………………………Those Suffering with Cancer

01/06 ……….…………..Popes, Priests and Those in Religious Life

01/07……………St. Michael Parish Members Living & Deceased


St. Anthony

12/31…………………………………..…………………………… 


 

  St. Michael Financial Blessings Dec 23rd & 24th

  

Envelopes

$1925.00

Loose

$953.19

Thrift &Gift

$186.75 

St. Anthony Financial Blessings Dec 24th  

Envelopes

$

Loose

$

 


 
Liturgical Ministers  

 

Saturday, January 6, 4:00 pm

 Lector       Servers        Eucharistic

Lisa Peters

Claire Chevalier

Ashly Moses 

Cathy Wilber


Sunday, January 7, 9:00 am 

Kathy Tucker


Vicki Hermsen

 

 Sunday,  January 13,  9:00 am    

Delberta Pethke

Isabella Waupochick

Jean Thibodeau

 

Sunday, January 14, 9 am                                                             

 Lector                   Servers               Eucharistic Minister

 

Joe Michel

Derek Minch

Nancy Michel

 

 

St. Anthony Liturgical Ministers                           


Sunday, December 31, 2017

 

 

 

 

  

PACKER AUTOGRAPHED FOOTBALL   

 

Faith Formation raffled off an autographed Packer football on Christmas Eve after Mass. Derek Minch was the lucky winner.

                 

 

 CALENDARS AND BOOKS:

There are 2018 calendars and books available at each entrance. Please take one per family.  


THE HISTORY OF THE DIOCESE OF GREEN BAY:

Discover the history of the Diocese of Green Bay in a richly illustrated book.  These books sell for $30 and are available in the back entrance of the church. Please pay at the Parish Office. There are also soft cover magazines.  There is no charge for these. Please take one per family.  

 

LIFE IN THE SPIRIT SEMINAR:

The Life in the Spirit Seminar provides seven weekly sessions of teaching, guidance, sharing, and prayer that lead to a new or deeper relationship with the Lord.  It is an invitation to make or renew a deep personal commitment to Jesus Christ in openness to the Holy Spirit and His gifts.  The Seminar will begin on Monday, February 5th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Gresham.  Informational pamphlets are at the back church entrance. Pick one up and register to attend. For more information, please call Judy Westphal (715-853-6088), Theresa Voelz (715-787-4658) or Holly Schmidt (715-851-1208).  Sponsored by Divine Mercy Prayer Group (Gresham) and in cooperation with the Green Bay Diocesan Charismatic Renewal. 

 

 

THRIFT & GIFT MORE

Thrift & Gift will be open January 2nd, January 9th and January 16th from noon – 3 pm.   If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at Parish Office or Thrift & Gift if open.  We need towels.  Thank you. We are looking for someone to help with sorting clothing and miscellaneous items on the first and third Monday of the month for about 2-3 hours.  If you can help, please call Cookie at (920) 216-9240 or the parish office at (715) 799-3811. 

 

 

ST. MICHAEL AND ST. ANTHONY FOOD PANTRIES: 

 St. Michael’s Food Pantry WILL NOT be open January 2nd due to New Year Holiday and inability to get food that day.  We will be open January 9th and January  16thfrom 1-3 pm.   St. Anthony’s will be open on January 2nd and 16th.


ST. MICHAEL’S BOOK SHARE:

Thanks to all who hosted and brought books in this past year!  The new sign-up sheet for hosting one of the Sundays in 2018 is up.  Please sign up to host one of the 12 Sundays next year, it will be greatly appreciated!  Book share is open the first Sunday of the month, which will be, January 7th, 2018 and the first Tuesday of the Month with Food Pantry. 

Giving Tree

Thank you to all who gave to the Giving Tree. Menominee County Reservation CBRF and Maehnowesekiyah Domestic Violence Program appreciated all the gifts that were given. 

 

 

BULLETIN NEWS/ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

01/09/2018 Secretary Meeting St. Francis   11:00 am

01/09/2018 Pastoral Council St. Michael    6 pm

01/18/2018 Worship Committee St. Michael   4:45 pm 

 

  

                        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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