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 January 22, 2017 


Anamehawikamek Welcome 



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. 


P.O. Box 610

Keshena, WI 54135

Parish Administrator, Fr. Joel Jores - 715-799-3811 -

           Associate Priest: Fr. Francis Zurbano-715-799-3811 - 

              Deacon Mark Fuller - 715-201-2961 

Parish Secretary, Vicki Hermsen  - 715-799-3811 -

Religious Education Lois Maczuzak  - 715-851-2947 -


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 




During this week of January, we sadly remember January 22nd, the anniversary of the infamous 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion in this country. Forty-four years later, over 57 million children's lives have been ended, and their parents, grandparents, siblings and many others suffer in the aftermath.  Of course, the unborn are not the only ones whose lives we should petition God to protect. We should pray regularly for the hungry, those without shelter, persons with disabilities, and all who are vulnerable.

In addition, as bills legalizing doctor-assisted suicide are being introduced in a growing number of states, we should also pray that all those nearing the end of their lives may receive care that respects the sanctity of their lives. The Church recognizes and joyfully proclaims that each person's life has value—from conception to natural death.  During his most recent visit to the United States, Pope Francis asked us all to “stand up for life.”

It is with these intentions for the respect and protection of human life that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops invites all Catholics to make a 9 day digital pilgrimage called "9 Days for Life."  During these “9 Days for Life”, we can join thousands of Catholics nationwide for 9 days of prayer and action focused on cherishing the gift of every person’s life.  There will be made available a digital novena and other suggested activities for January 21-29 (the nine days surrounding the anniversary of Roe v. Wade).  To participate, visit and sign up for daily alerts (accessible via email, text message, or an app) or download and print the novena.

For those who would like a more physical activity and direct fellowship with others, please consider joining the annual local “March for Life” on Sunday, Jan. 22nd, meeting at the City of Shawano Community Center, adjacent to the Police Department, 125 S. Sawyer St., for the march to the County Courthouse. (Program note: This pro-life event will not take the whole afternoon so the Packers/Falcons game can still be watched.)  On a personal note, I will traveling out of town this weekend due to a funeral in the family and will not be able to march but will be participating in the novena.  Please join me in praying this novena prayer for life these coming nine days! 

In His mercy,

Deacon Mark                                                                  



On Wednesday, January 11th, we had 8 students come for classes. This past Wednesday, January 18th we had 14 students come for classes.  These numbers are very discouraging.   Where are all of the other children whose families have sign them up for classes?  We are starting the instructions for Reconciliation Wednesday, January 25th.  Attendance is mandatory if the children are going to be participating in their first Reconciliation and First Communion this year.  Attendance will be taken each week and those who are not present starting this coming Wednesday, will not be able to celebrate their first Reconciliation and their First Communion come this May.  If you have any questions about this, please, call me at 715-799-4826.  


The Parent Meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, January 25th is canceled due to lack of participation.  The topic was on “Understanding and Celebrating the Catholic Mass “.  The video that can be found on YouTube was going to be shown.  If you are interested the title of the video is “Teaching the Mass” (with narration) for Diocese of Wichita. (>>





  January 22, 2017

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time



1/23.............................................No Mass    

                           1/24........…Fr. Richard Kosterman, Fr. Richard Lesniak,         

                                                   Fr. Paul Koszarek                                           

              1/25..........Living &Deceased Members of St. Michael

                 1/26.........................................Kateri Prayer Circle                                                               1/27........................Those struggling with addictions 

           1/28.................................Father Joel and his Family

                 1/29.....Jack & Patricia Hermsen & Family L&D



 Financial Blessings

Jan. 14 & 15

 Envelopes      $891.00      

 Loose           $ 422.05




Liturgical Ministers:


Saturday, January 28-4:00 

                                   Lector:  Lisa Peters     Servers: Ashley Moses  Eucharistic Minister: Jill, Gilane


Sunday, January 29 – 8:30 am    


                      Lector: Kathy Tucker    Servers: Sasawn  Eucharistic Minister:  Deacon Mark



                     Saturday, February 4-4:00 


Lector: Paula Wilber   Servers: Isabella     Eucharistic Minister:  Pat Gwit



SUNDAY, February 5-8:30               


            Lector:  Gryphon Braun    Severs: Sasaneheah Shawanokasic   Eucharistic Minister:  Barb Nebauer

Andre Kakwitch


Praying for Father Joel

Father Joel will be traveling to his home in the Philippines due to his father’s critical health. Please keep Father Joel and his family in your prayers. He will return on February 16th. If you have any questions or concerns contact Father Francis or Parish Office  


What is the Bishop's Appeal?

The Bishop's Appeal is a stewardship opportunity for each of us to reach out to thousands of people in search of Jesus' love.  Each gift given supports the ministries of the Diocese of Green Bay which serve our parishes, Catholic schools and communities.  Your gift truly helps bring the heart and hands of Christ to our children, young adults, families and neighbors here in northeastern Wisconsin.

To make a gift today contact your parish, visit the Bishop’s Appeal website at, or call Debbie toll-free at 877-500-3580, ext. 8184.                                               

Why Give to the Bishop’s Appeal?

And the king will say to them in reply, “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”   Matthew 25:40

Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal will help in countless ways.  Care ministers are trained to go out and share the Gospel with the homebound and sick.  Children and families are able to attend lively, interactive education programs learning the Word of God.  A young woman in an abusive relationship is able, through counseling with Catholic Charities, to stand on her own feet.  Families seeking to adopt are connected with newborn babies.  Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal makes happy endings possible.

91% of every dollar raised goes to Diocesan ministries and services right here in northeastern Wisconsin.

Make a tremendous difference, and give to the Bishop’s Appeal. How much you give is less important than the spirit in which you give. Even small donations add up to large donations.  To make a gift today contact your parish, visit the Bishop’s Appeal website at, or call Debbie toll-free at 877-500-3580, ext. 8184.


Calling all Youth

Play an instrument? Sing? Dance? Act? Experience with sound & lights? Good communication skills? Computer graphics experience? Artistic?

Father Francis and Father Joel are looking for you! Middle School through college aged who want to be a part of youth ministry. Please call or email Parish Office with your contact information.




                                                         FUTURE EVENTS



Ann Sulskis has volunteered to coordinate Book Share.  It will remain in the Barrett Hall and will be reduced in size, with no shelves in the hall.   There is a large table and chairs and this room can STILL BE USED as a meeting room.   If you have any questions, please call Ann at 715-851-0160.


Food Pantry open February 2nd and February 21st from 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm  

Thank you for volunteering and donating food to St Michael's Food Pantry.



Open Tuesday, February 2nd and February 21st from 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.


National Catholic Schools Week is celebrated from Jan 29 through February 4 in 2017. The theme is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” Through Catholic education, children benefit from the religious guidance, prayer, and the support the parishes provide to build a strong faith-based community. By focusing on faith, knowledge, and service, the children learn the importance of family, community, and serving others. 

 FEBRUARY 2nd PRESENTATION OF THE LORD: There will be a mass at St. Mary, Leopolis at 7:00 pm. Adoration will be cancelled that day. 


St. Francis “Souper” Bowl Saturday is coming up on Saturday, February 4 from 10:00-2:00.  




Mark Your Calendars

January 24th St. Francis

6:30 – 7:30 Adoration

January 29th St. Michael

Baptism 8:30 mass

February 1st  St. Michael 

6:00 – 7:15pm     Faith Formation 


February 2nd St. Mary

7:00 – 8 pm Mass “Presentation of the Lord”.

February 2nd St. Mary

7:00 – 8 pm Mass “Presentation of the Lord”. 

February 4th St. Michael’s

11 – 3:00 pm Thrift & Gift Open

February 4th St Francis

10:00 am-2:00 pm “Souper” Bowl Saturday 



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 Thursday, Feb. 23rd from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at St. Rose Catholic Church in Clintonville. This will run for seven weeks.  Information available at the entrances to church.



Orphan Grain Train volunteers at St. James Lutheran Church in Shawano are excited to announce a special project to help the people of Haiti recover after Hurricane Matthew. They will be collecting new or slightly used five (5) gallon pails to be shipped to the people of Haiti. Kick off will be January 1st and run for 30 days. The pails are used by Haitian people to bring clean drinking water from the mountain area into the villages.  Clean drinking water is crucial for Haiti with the spread of cholera.    Pails can be dropped off at St. James Lutheran Church, 324 S. Andrews Street or brought to St. Michaels (designated place in back of church) and we will bring them to St. James.   The goal is to collect 5000 pails. Any questions, please contact the parish office or Jim/Judy Oberstein at 715-201-0283.  Thank you in advance for your donations. 


























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