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                       St. Michael's Parish 

February 14, 2021

Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time


 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.


Anamehawikamek Welcome 



                                                ST MICHAEL’S                                                   

                                                                         P.O. Box 610  

                                                                    Keshena, WI 54135  

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Pastoral Staff:

Fr. Nonito Barra

Parish Administrator (715) 799-3811

Rectory (715) 994-1337

Mark Fuller

Deacon (715)201-2961

Vicki Hermsen

Parish Secretary (715) 799-3811

Kathy King-Tucker

Religious Education (715) 799-3927

Parish Trustees:

Kitty Gilane

Alicia Wilke 

Pastoral Council Chair:

Tony Waupochick

Finance Council Chair:

Pete Maczuzak

Thrift N Gift Coordinator:

Cookie Vigue

Food Pantry Coordinator:

Pat Gwidt

      Mass Schedule:  Saturday: 5:00 pm Sunday:  9:00 am

Reconciliation: Saturday 4:30 – 4:45 pm

Daily Mass Chapel:  8:00 am Tuesday, Wednesday,

      Thursday, Friday

Kateri Prayer Circle:  After 8:00 am Mass Thursday morning

      After 8:00 am Mass Thursday morning

SATURDAY MASS:    5:00 pm  

SUNDAY MASS:  9:00 am

CONFESSION:   Saturday 4:30 - 4:45pm

   PARISH OFFICE HOURSMonday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 am-2 pm

             Wednesday Closed, Friday 9 am -1 pm 

HOLY HOUR:  1st Thursday of the Month from 6-7 pm

 KATERI PRAYER CIRCLE:  Suspended due to COVID. 

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.


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 & the holy sacraments of the Catholic Church by integrating sacred symbols and spiritual practices of the Menominee. 

A Note From Your Pastor

Lepers, because of their sickness, are marginalized. In fact, in the olden times, as a Jew approaches a person afflicted with leprosy, the leper has to shout out a warning to him that he is approaching a leper.

In the gospel reading this Sunday, Jesus encountered a leper, and was asked if he would help him. Without hesitation, Jesus touched the man with leprosy, and said to him, “I do will it. Be made clean.” The man was healed. Afterwards, the healed man proclaimed to many about the good thing Jesus did to him.

What should we do if an unwanted individual, like the leper mentioned in the gospel, in our society approaches us for help? Easy question, isn’t it? But if we look at our surrounding today, in places where we live, work, worship, or wherever, could we honestly say, all are welcome?  I hope we do not tell anyone, “You are not welcome here.” Follow the example of Jesus and say instead, “I do will it. Feel welcome.” What an inexpensive and effective therapy indeed

Fr. Nonito

Holy Hour will be changed to the second Thursday of each month starting on February 11, 2021 following 8:00 am Mass.

Mass will be Live Streamed on Sunday at 9 am. Please go to St. Michael’s Facebook page:  St. Michael’s Church to watch this live Mass. 




Religious Education Update 


Due to the current COVID situation, St. Michael’s Faith Formation classes will not be meeting.   If you wish to have packets sent to your home, please call the parish office or pick up a form in the entrance to church.


We Are Called 

Join our faith community—and more than 12,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl from church exits on February 13 & 14. During the 40 days of Lent, we will reflect on how hunger and malnutrition affect our human family, and on the need to take action to end this global injustice. Visit to learn more. 


Distribution of Ashes, Fasting, Abstinence

As we approach the Season of Lent we enter this Season with distribution of ashes on Wednesday, February 17.  Because we would like to reduce the opportunity for potential contamination, the distribution of Ashes will be on the top of the head rather than distributed in the accustomed way.

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.

For members of the Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding upon members of the Catholic Church from age 14 onwards.

A summary of current practice: On Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all Fridays of Lent: Everyone of age 14 and up must abstain from consuming meat.

On Ash Wednesday and Good Friday: Everyone of age 18 to 59 must fast, unless exempt due to usually a medical reason.

The USCCB also states that: Those that are excused from fast and abstinence outside the age limits include the physically or mentally ill including individuals suffering from chronic illnesses such as diabetes. Also excluded are pregnant or nursing women. In all cases, common sense should prevail, and ill persons should not further jeopardize their health by fasting.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be said on Friday evenings at 6 pm starting Feb. 19th in church. 




St. Michael Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.  May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.  Amen 



Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Free virtual educational class on February 17 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. The topic for this class is Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia. To register, contact Mary Jo at 715-526-4712.



FEBRUARY 14, 2021

The Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time



02/13……….…………………………………Elaine Lamers

02/14...Lyle & Velma Tucker & Children Lesley Guy & Mary

02/15…………………………………………...No Mass

02/16………………………………………......No Mass

02/17..…………………………………Missing Children

02/18………….............................................No Mass

02/19..........................................................No Mass

     02/20 ....................David Wilber Sr, Paul, Pam, Joe, & Mark

02/21……………………………Joseph Otradovec 

No Mass/Ash Wednesday

There will be no Mass, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday, Feb. 15, 16, 18 & 19. There will be Mass on Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 8:00 am with distribution of ashes.  St. Anthony will have a service at 5:30 pm.


Lent Prayer

As we look ahead to our Lenten journey, may our fasting be a hunger for justice, our alms an offering of peace, and our prayers a reflection of humble and grateful hearts. We ask the Holy Spirit to accompany us as we spend these 40 days reflecting on our responsibility to share what we have with our global human family. How may our Lenten reflection inspire us to reach out to those most in need? How may our prayers, fasting and almsgiving support people worldwide, especially those who are hungry and lack proper nutrition? We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. Amen



Financial Blessings  Feb. 6 & 7



Loose Collection 

    $    138.00

Food Pantry

    $    125.00

Thrift & Gift

    $   487.00

Thank for your generous donations!  


Grant Received

St. Michael received a $500 grant from the Linda M. Raymonds Charitable Foundation Fund at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.  This will be used for Altar bread for one year. Thank you!



Liturgical Ministers


Lector           Usher      Temp Taker


Saturday, February 20, 5 pm       


Pat Gwidt

Don Fields

Judy Fields


 Sunday, February 21, 9 am

Ruth Lewis

Jim Sokoly

Ellie Sololy

Saturday, February 27, 5 pm 

Lisa Peters

Jean Thibodeau

Dave Thibodeau


Sunday, February 28, 9 am

Kathy Tucker

Anne Sulskis

Karen Millett Metzler


            Return Palms              

There will be baskets at the entrance and exit of church next weekend to return your palms from last year.  We will burn these for Ash Wednesday.  Thank you
Fish Fry 
St. Michael’s will be having two fish fries this year. They will be pick up only. Mark your calendars for March 5 and 19.  More information to follow. There will be a planning meeting on Friday, February 5 at 11:00 am in the Parish Hall.  



Alpha Online coming early February 2021!  Watch for details! 



 Kateri Prayer Circle        

Never underestimate the power of prayer. Just one small prayer can change your life. If you or your amily members need prayers for any reason, please call one of our Kateri Prayer Circle members, who will in turn call members of their group.  Soon, many prayers will be offered for your specific prayer request.  Please call:

Fay Waupochick 715-799-3437

Leatha Grinhaug 715-851-6838 

You can also call the Parish Office to leave requests  


Bishop Appeal Kick-Off

We Rise Again is the theme for this year’s Bishop’s Appeal. Soon you will receive a letter from Bishop David Ricken asking for your support of the Appeal. By contributing, you help our parish and the Diocese share in the important work of reaching out to those in need. Your generous pledge or gift will help our parish meet its goal for the Appeal. Please read the materials that are enclosed with the letter and return your completed pledge card to the Catholic Foundation. If you did not receive a letter in the mail, please contact our parish office. 


Fund Raising

We received another donation for $200 for fundraising which puts our total to $8,956.00. We are $1,044.00 short of our $10,000.00 goal.  Thank you to all who have donated. 


 Universal Giving Page

The Catholic Foundation is excited to share with us that they have created a Universal Giving Page at  This is a great resource for our parish as we do not have an on line giving program. It makes giving to our parish simple and easy!  The Catholic Foundation will be cutting a check weekly to our parish along with a report of what families gave to the parish and the amount of each gift.   


 Holy Hour

Holy Hour will be the SECOND Thursday, of the month, February 11th  8:30 am in Church.

Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, February 16th, 1-3 pm. . There will be drive up service only. Please do not get out of your vehicle and have the rear passenger seat empty.


Thrift N Gift/Garage     

Thrift N Gift will be open Tuesday, February 16th,  noon to 3 pm. Only eight people can be in the store at one time and everyone must have on a mask. No children will be allowed. Social Distancing of 6 feet is required also.


Book Share

While Book Share has no set times/ days to be open, it is still available to visit for finding books.  Just let the office know or email Anne at, or send a message through the St. Michael’s Facebook page to set up a convenient time to visit.  We are over loaded and have all sorts of books for all ages!  Thanksgiving children’s books will be out and soon a lot of Christmas books, both for kids and adults as well as crafts and food.  Lots and lots of cookbooks, both newer and old ones!


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.  


New Parish Office Hours 

The Parish Office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8-2 pm, Friday 9 am – 1 pm and closed on Wednesday.   Please contact Fr. Nonito at the Rectory for urgent matters (715) 994-1337.



Deadline for new information is 9:00 pm Monday evening. Contact Parish Office to submit


St. Michael’s Calendar

02/11/2021 Holy Hour 8:30 am – 9:30 am

02/16/2021 Food Pantry 1-3 pm

02/16/2021 Thrift N Gift     Noon – 3 pm

02/17/2021 Ash Wednesday   8 am

02/19/2021 Stations of the Cross   6 pm

02/26/2021 Stations of the Cross 6 pm 



                                                                MASS TIMES

St. Michael – 5:00 pm Saturday; 9:00 am Sunday

                                            St. Anthony – 10:30 am Sunday

    St. Francis Solanus – 8:30 am Sunday

    St. Mary – 10:00 am Sunday  












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