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Bulletin July 29,2018

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 July 29nd, 17th 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                                                                                


           Parish Administrator, Fr. Nonito Barra  - 715-799-3811 -     

             Parochial Vicar: Fr. Joel-715-799-3811 -

     Deacon Mark Fuller - 715-201-2961 

      Parish Secretary St. Michael, Vicki Hermsen  - 715-799-3811 -

          Religious Education Kathy King-Tucker - 715-799-3927 –  


Find us on Facebook:  stmichael Keshena


       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.






A Note From Your Deacon (July 29, 2018)

One of the rites of summer for our family is to head north to Threes Lakes, WI and spend some time relaxing on a beautiful Wisconsin lake.  One of the things I enjoy besides kayaking these lovely waters is fishing.  I have shared at different times that my fishing skills leave much to be desired.  When some friends and I went out one evening, I was excited because I felt sure to catch something this time. As time passed, others in the boat were doing well and would land crappies, bluegills, and an occasion small walleye but I was having no such luck.  My competitive nature kicked in and I told myself that I had to try harder.  I couldn’t let these guys out fish me once again. My trying harder, however, only produced a horrible tangled mess of my line.   At this point, someone in the boat had mercy on me and let me use their pole and bait. At the end of the night, I did manage to catch one small crappie, compared to the dozens others caught. I thought of these recent fishing woes as I read today’s gospel, where Jesus uses five barley loaves and two fish, offered by a young boy, to feed thousands.  I got to thinking that if I was in the gospel story, all I could offer our Lord would be one really small fish and not even match the two.  Fortunately, there is a lesson we can all take from this gospel.  We have to put everything at our Lord’s disposal, even when it does not seem to amount to much at all.  Our Lord will put it to use, even if it is only one fish.  Jesus relied not on someone’s boatload of extra fish and bread to feed the multitude but Jesus relied instead on a young boy’s generosity in offering the little that he had.  I think this lesson is still true today.  If we offer to God all that we have, no matter how small, with a truly generous heart, we will still see miracles happen today!

For Further Reflection:


The deacon had another terrible day fishing on the lake, sitting in the blazing sun all day without catching a single one.  On his way home, he stopped at the fish market and ordered four rainbow trout.  He told the salesman, “Pick four large ones out and throw them at me, will you?” 'Why do you want me to throw them at you?’ asked the salesman.  “So that I am able to tell my wife, in all honesty, that I caught them.” said the deacon.  'Okay, but I suggest that you take the salmon.'  The deacon asked, “Why's that?”  'Because your wife came in earlier today and said that if you came by, I should tell you to take salmon.  That's what she'd like for supper tonight', replied the salesman with a grin.

In His Mercy,

Deacon Mark

The Mass – A slice at a time

Gestures and Bodily Posture


For the sake of uniformity in gestures and bodily postures during one and the same celebration, the faithful should follow the instructions which the Deacon, a lay minister, or the Priest gives, according to what is laid down in the Missal.

Faith Formation

We will be starting Faith Formation again in September, 2018.   Registration forms for the 2018-2019 session are available in the main entrance of church or the Parish Office. Remember to keep God with you this SUMMER – be safe! 

Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers Needed

Come help celebrate the Mass by joining us as a lector or Eucharistic minister on Saturday or Sundays.  

Preparation is minimal and the rewards of this service are enriching and fulfilling. Please contact the Parish Office at St. Michaels if interested. (715) 799-3811.

St. Michael’s Cleaning Ministry 

Scrubbing floors. Mopping and sweeping. It may not be glamorous work, but it’s a wonderful way to serve the Lord and give back for all of His blessings. Indeed, we are often told that “cleanliness is next to Godliness.”

Father Joel is asking a group of parishioners to Volunteer to clean the sacristy, altar, and chapel twice a month as part of the Church Cleaning Ministry. We would like to get two groups of volunteers so you would only clean once a month for two hours. We will meet the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10 am. If you have any questions, please call the Parish Office.  Please join us!      


Kateri Prayer Circle

Never underestimate the power of prayer. Just one small prayer can change your life. If you or your family 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 715-994-1098

You can also call the parish office with your Prayer request 715-799-3811. 


Parish Envelopes

If you would like to become a registered member of St. Michael and receive envelopes to record your contributions to your parish and receive a statement of annual contributions for your taxes, all you need to do is contact the parish office. Call 715-799-3811 or stop in during office hours. 



17th Sunday in Ordinary Time


July 29th, 2018  



        7/30….....………....………………..…………….….No Mass     

7/31……..………….Rev James Massart, Rev Felix Martin

8/01………….Deacon Paul Vidmar, Deacon John Vincent

8/02 ……...………………………………Kateri Prayer Circle

8/03….…………………………..……….Those with Cancer

8/04……………Joe Wilber, Mark, Paul, Pam and Dave Sr

    8/05………………………………...Bernie & Hazel Stuewer 


Financial Blessings




  $ 663.00   



Thrift & Gift






Liturgical Ministers  

Saturday, August 4, 5:00pm
Lector          Servers      Eucharistic Minister 


Lisa Peters


Jean Thibodeau


Sunday, August 5, 9 am 

Jim & Ellie Sokoly


Deacon Mark



Saturday, August 11,  9 am

Sophie & Dan Hanauer


Deacon Mark


Sunday, August 12, 9 am 

Bryan Lepscier


Rayna Tucker


Change in daily Mass schedule

Starting in August, daily Mass time will be at 8 am Tuesday through Friday.   

Holy Hour

Holy Hour will be the First Thursday of the month at St. Michael at 6 pm.  Please join us on August 2nd. 




We are looking for a part-time maintenance person, approximately 19 hours a week.  Responsible for light maintenance, grounds upkeep, cleaning the church, etc. Contact the parish office 715-799-3811 for an application.


Our Seminarians Need Your Help  

The Gospel this weekend reveals Jesus’ desire to feed his people and perform a miracle of multiplication.  We can each partake in his work by being generous with our Annual Seminarian Collection: Hope for the Future, Help them Today.  An important letter will arrive in your mailbox this week asking for your help.  Next weekend is the kick off of this annual collection.  Your donation provides tuition, room and board, insurance, a small stipend for our seminarians and will support the Vocation Office’s efforts to call forth more candidates. The total annual cost for our seminarian programs is around $1,000,000.  As friends and followers of Jesus, we support each other.  In order to make your gift today, visit  Last year St. Michael raised $1,479.00.

Catholic Doctors Needed

Mission Doctors Association will offer the 2018 Fall Retreat/Seminar, Sept. 28 - 30, 2018 for Catholic Doctors, Dentists, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants considering Short-term mission service. 

This will be held at Loyola Stritch Medical School in Chicago.  Working in partnership with Loyola Stritch Medical School, medical professionals will also have the opportunity to obtain CME for attending the weekend.

Visit the or call the office for more information (213) 368-1872.


Since 1959, Mission Doctors Association has trained, sent and supported Catholic doctors and their families who come from across the United States to serve people of all faiths in some of the most under-served areas of the world. This mission of healing provides direct patient care and training for local professionals striving toward the goal of sustainable health care.

The weekend provides the opportunity to reflect on the call to serve in light of faith, hear about the specific locations currently seeking medical professionals, hear from doctors and their spouses who have served at these locations, and includes presentations on the Theology of Mission, common medical issues faced, and the practical aspects of service related to visas and licensing.


Those interested are invited to visit the web site to learn more, complete an application, and register for the weekend.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact or 213-368-1875.

Visit the website: or call the office for more information (213) 368-1872. 



Due to our Secretary’s medical leave of absence, the office will be open sporadically Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Please leave a message on the answering machine and someone will return your call as they are able. Office open Wednesday and Friday 9 am - 1 pm 


St. Michael’s Thrift & Gift

Thrift & Gift is opening on Saturday August 4th from 10 am to 2 pm. Thrift & Gift will be open August 7th  and August 21st from noon to 3 pm.  If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at Parish Office or Thrift & Gift if open.  We need silverware.   Thank you. 


Food Pantry 

St. Michael’s Food Pantry will be open  August 7th  and August 21st from 1-3 pm.  We are in need of brown paper bags, personal hygiene items, and meat sauce. 


Book Share 

Book share is open the first Sunday of the month following 9 am Mass, which will be August 5th.  Will you consider hosting one of the Sundays left this year?  It would be greatly appreciated!  Remember we have books for all ages, lots of cookbooks, resource books and religious too!  You are always welcome to drop books off either at the entrance to church before mass or at the church office when they are open.  Questions, please call Anne Sulskis at 715-851-0160.  Thank you! 


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. 


Mass for the homebound: 

 Mass services for the Homebound are offered by the following TV stations: WACY-TV- channel 32 at 8:00 am Sundays, WBAY-TV-channel 2 at 5:30 am on Sundays. Mass offered online at Check the website for times and dates.


Catholic Family Day at Great America

Six Flags Great America presents Catholic Family Day event on Saturday, August 4. Come with your parish group or just your family for an entire day to celebrate Catholic Family Day. The event will include Mass at 11 am. Tickets are $39.00 per person and are available on line at:  Enter promo code CATHOLIC.  



Deadline for new information is 9:00 pm Tuesday evenings. Contact parish office to Submit.  


St.Michael's Parish Office Hours:***********

************PARISH OFFICE HOURS ST. MICHAEL: *********************************

Due to our Secretary’s medical leave of absence, the office will be open sporadically Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Please leave a message on the answering machine and someone will return your call as they are able. Office open Wednesday and Friday 9 am - 1 pm. 





Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michael


  8/2/2018 Adoration/Holy Hour       6 pm

  8/7/2018 Thrift & Gift   Noon – 3 pm

          8/7/2018 Food Pantry 1 – 3 pm

          8/21/2018 Thrift & Gift Noon – 3 pm

  8/21/2018 Food Pantry    1 – 3 pm

  8/22/2018 Pastoral Council

  8/28/2018 Finance Council    6 pm 



                        MASS TIMES:

                               St. Michael – 5:00 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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