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 July 16 AND 17, 2016



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 -

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

Religious Education Lois Maczuzak  - 715-851-2947 -

SATURDAY MASS:    6:00 pm    SUNDAY MASS:  10:30 am

CONFESSION:        Saturday 5:30 - 5:45pm 

CONFESSION:        Saturday 3:30-3:45

ROSARY:  Saturday 4:00 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 




Gratia et gaudium in fide!

Last July 14, Thursday, The Catholic Church in the United States of America, celebrated and honored St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the Patron Saint of the Native Americans. I am very sure she intercedes for all our parishioners here at St. Michael’s Church in the land of the Menominee Nation. St. Kateri Tekakwitha, pray for us.

About the word of God today. It seems terribly unfair, doesn't it? Even a child can see that it is not right to sit making pleasant conversation with a guest while your sister works all alone in the kitchen. How can we make sense of the story?

We can never make sense of it if we read it as a lesson in the duties of hospitality. It immediately follows Jesus’ parable of the Good Samaritan, which we heard last Sunday. In that story, Jesus contrasts the behavior of two members of the Jewish clergy, a priest and a Levite, with the behavior of a despised outsider, the Samaritan. Though he lacked the knowledge of God’s law available to the priest and the Levite, the Samaritan fulfilled the law’s spirit better than the legal experts. The parable shows the futility of a religion which has no application to daily life.

Today’s story of Mary and Martha turns that lesson around. It shows the futility of active service which, because it is not based on attentive listening to God’s word and nourished by such listening, becomes mere busyness. When Jesus says to Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things, he is not criticizing her for performing the duties of hospitality, but for doing so without first attending to his word. Martha, we might say, is the kind of person who likes to go about doing good, especially the kind of good that requires a lot of going about.

The story in today’s Gospel does not ask us to choose between being a Mary or a Martha. The true disciple of Jesus must be both. Mark’s Gospel tells us that when Jesus called his Twelve Apostles, he called them for a dual purpose: to be with him and to be sent out to proclaim the message. Which is more important? To be with Jesus or to proclaim his message to others? Our relationship with the Lord must come first. Being with the Lord and listening to his word must be the basis of all we do for him.

When we act without listening, we are guilty of a subtle kind of pride. We are assuming that we already know what must be done, and need no guidance. Acting without first attending to God’s word can mean doing what we want to do, not what God, or the situation, requires of us. The remedy is to sit at the Lord’s feet, like Mary of Bethany in today’s Gospel, and listen to his word. How can we do this? We can spend time praying and reflecting upon Sacred Scripture. We can set aside a part of our daily prayer time for listening to the Lord, who speaks in the silence of our hearts. And we can listen attentively to the word of God preached and proclaimed here at Mass. When we co these things, we are like Mary or Bethany choosing the better part, as Jesus calls it in today’s Gospel, which will not be taken from us.

In short, opening our hearts and minds to Jesus and his words leads us to choose the better part, and helps us in the fruitful work of sharing the Gospel message with others and helping to build up God’s kingdom on earth. It is also one of the primary ways to grow in our faith and love for Jesus, and come to experience the blessings of peace, joy and fulfillment that God wishes to give us.

Wishing you all a blessed weekend.




Fr. Joel 





What a great time we all had at the St. Michael’s Family Picnic.  A huge thank you to all of those who helped to make this wonderful, fun event a big success!  A special thank you goes out to Kathy and Time Lohmiller


2016-2017 Faith Formation Session

The countdown is starting, eight weeks until Faith Formation Classes start for the 2016-2017 season.  The program is being set up to assist families to enhance their Catholic faith and assist parents/guardians to instill the Catholic faith to their children.  We are looking for volunteers to help us in this very rewarding endeavor.  Lesson plans and all supplies are provided!  The rewards are great!  If you have any questions about volunteering, be sure to call me or talk with me after the Sunday Mass.  


Summer Fun

With the Summer Olympics coming soon, why not set up your own Summer Olympics in your backyard.  Each child could make their own flag to represent them.  Or each child can pick a country to represent and do some research on their chosen country. Then set up events, like a relay races using a paper towel roll to pass off, or set up a discus throw using a Frisbee, see who can throw the disc the farthest, the longest rope jumper, the best long jumper. I am sure the children can think of even more events.  Finally you could end the event with your own ending ceremony and hand out medals.  The medals could be made out of cardboard and construction paper using aluminum and glitter.  I am sure the children can come up with their own ideas to make this a fun event.  Have a good time!! 


Lois Maczuzak, Religious Education Coordinator 715-851-2947




  Calling young people of St. Michael’s to volunteer to become acolytes, servers at the altar. Once you have received your First Communion you can become a server. It is easy and very rewarding. Call me or the rectory for more information or talk to me after Sunday’s mass!   God bless,    Lois Maczuzak



16TH Sunday in Ordinary Time


July 17, 2016



              07/18……...…..............………..………..No Mass    

           07/19….…..........................Brother David Haack 

                                                                    07/20…………........................Allen Baumgartner

                                                                    07/21……..…..……………….Kateri Prayer Circle 

                                                                    07/22...............………............Victims of Abortion 

                                                                    07/23.........................Popes, Priests & Religious

                                                                                         07/24.Dave Wilber Sr, Pam, Paul, Mark & Joe Wilber


                                                             Liturgical Ministers

                   Saturday, July 23, 2016 - 4:00 pm

         Lector:   Lela Schweitzer     Servers: Matthew Schweitzwe  Eucharistic Minister :  Deacon Mark
     Sunday, June 24, 2016 - 8:30 am 
                                Lector:  Kathy Tucker   Servers: Sasan Shawonkasic   Eucharistic Minister :  Deacon Mark
                   Saturday, June 30, 2016 - 4:00 am 
                                Lector:  Paula Wilber   Servers: Ella & Claire Chevalier   Eucharistic Min  ster :  Jean Thibodeau
      Sunday, June 31, 2016 - 8:30 am 
                                Lector:  Joe Michel   Servers: Alfonzo & Athena Cruz   Eucharistic Minister :  Nancy Michel  


             Weekly Giving  

                         July 9 & 10, 2016

       Envelopes                      $  1,053.00

          Loose                             $     893.70







World Youth Day - Stateside July 30-31st in Chicago. Join other young adults from around the Diocese of Green Bay as we pilgrimage to World Youth Day - Stateside. We will be traveling on Saturday, July 30th, stopping at Holy Hill, and then camping overnight in Chicago for praise and worship, workshop(s), THE live stream of Mass from Poland and return in the evening on Sunday, July 31st. CALLING ALL YOUNG ADULTS! Cost is $50, registration is required by July 15th, and young adults 18-39 are welcome on this pilgrimage.


Walk for Vocations


Meet our Seminarians! Join the Esto Vir men’s apostolate of Green Bay as they sponsor the first-ever Walk for Vocations. This family friendly walk will take place on Saturday, August 6, 2016 on the University of Wisconsin Green Bay Campus. This is a great way to walk as disciples, foster vocations, pray, and witness to each other. Many of our seminarians will be present to walk with you. For just a small donation, you will receive a t-shirt and refreshments along the way. Register your family or yourself at


THANK YOU to all the volunteers that helped plan, work and clean-up at our St. Michael's Family Picnic and make this event a success. It was truly a community event from the committee planning it to the people working it. Your contribution of hard work, time and talent ensures the continued success in fulfilling the mission, vision and goals of our parish.

A special thank you to Father Joel who braved the dunk tank, the Kateri Prayer Circle and also to the Menominee Tribal Police, Fire & Rescue, Conservation Department and the Menominee Logging and Cultural Museum who participated in our community event. 

Tim & Kathy Lohmiller

Raffle Ticket Winners:

1st Prize - Pair of Packers/Bears Game Package - Indoor Club Seats ($1000 value) – Lyle Tucker,  Keshena


2nd Prize - Pair of Packers/Bears Game Tickets – End Zone Seating ($500 Value)Joe Michel  - Gillett

Carrie Waukau - Keshena

3rd Prize - $250 Gift Certificate - Green Bay Packers Pro Shop

zone Seating ($500 value)

rd Prize - $250 Gift Certificate - Green Bay Packers Pro Shop 

Bob Vigue - Keshena

4th Prize - Pair of Certificates for Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame - Lambeau Field Stadium Tour  & 

$75 Gift Certificate to 1919 Kitchen & Tap  ($150 value)

Christmas in July Money Tree: Tim Peters 




We are currently looking for donations of pasta, meat sauce, shampoo, canned fruit and mac & cheese. Distribution dates are July 19, August 2, August 16, September 13 and September 20. Please recycle your magazines to be used at St. Michael’s Food Pantry.  Thank you for your prior donations. Pat Gwidt.


We will be open at 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm July 19, August 2, August 16, September 5, September 13 and September 20., Contact Cookie Vigue if you have any questions 920-216-9240.

All members of St. Michael’s Parish were contacted in the past few months to confirm their membership.  Our contribution envelopes are in back of church in alphabetical order. If you do not see your envelope, please contact the Parish Office.  







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