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Bulletin July 30, 2017

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   July 30th, 2017   17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME







Anamehawikamek Welcome 




ST MICHAEL’S                          and                                     St. Anthony's

                         P.O. Box 610        P.O. Box241

                     Keshena, WI 54135                             Neopit, WI 54150                             

                                                                        PARISH MISSION STATEMENTS

      Parish Administrator, Fr. Joel Jores - 715-799-3811 -                           Associate Priest: Fr. Francis Zurbano-715-799-3811 - 

                    Deacon Mark Fuller - 715-201-2961 

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

Parish Secretary St. Anthony, Mary Harte – 715-756-2361 – 

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


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:   Next class 2018.



Did you ever wish that you were wiser in this life?  I know for sure I wished I was. Today’s first reading speaks about wisdom.  We see that when God invites Solomon to ask something of Him, Solomon did not request a long life, riches, or victory over enemies.  Instead, Solomon humbly asks for wisdom.  This pleased God and God in turn gave Solomon a wise and understanding heart.  Later in the Bible, we are given examples of Solomon’s wisdom put to practical use. 

If we want to be wise like Solomon, then we should ask God for wisdom too.  We can turn to the Holy Spirit and pray for wisdom.  As Pope Francis once shared, “The Holy Spirit also makes the Christian "wise". This is, however, not in the sense that he or she has an answer for everything, or knows everything, but in the sense that he or she "knows" of God, how God acts, they know when something is of God and when it is not…. we must ask the Lord to gift us the Holy Spirit and the gift of wisdom that teaches us to see with God's eyes, to feel with God's heart to speak with God's words!”   

As Fr. Dan Felton shared at St. Anthony’s last week, in the many difficult and demanding situations that he found himself in, he would close his eyes and pray to the Holy Spirit to give him the right words to share.  He was praying for the gift of wisdom.  The gift of wisdom is useful in the many ordinary circumstances of our own lives.  It is wisdom which affirms and encourages someone instead of being overly harsh and critical.  It is wisdom to seek solutions for our disagreements with others instead letting anger and resentment build.  All of us can ask the Holy Spirit for this gift and we should.   In addition, we can also know the wisdom of God the more we are able to pray and study scripture. In the end, how do we know if someone is truly wise?  Scripture tells us that  “wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere (James 3:17).  Come, Holy Spirit, with your gift of wisdom!

Upon Further Reflection:

Dear Lord, so far today I’ve done alright: I haven’t gossiped; lost my temper; been greedy; grumpy; nasty; selfish or overindulgent.  I’m very thankful for the kind of day You have given me.  But in a few minutes, Lord, I’m going to get out of bed, and from then on I’m going to need a lot more help.  Amen.


In His Mercy,   Deacon Mark


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

 Why does the Mass hold such an esteemed place in Catholic life?

It is because the Mass brings together in a single ritual all the important elements of the Catholic faith. In it we recall what God has revealed to us through history in the Liturgy of the Word. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we remember and make present the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord. We actually receive Jesus Christ physically and spiritually when we receive the consecrated elements, which are the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. In our celebration of the Mass, we are united across time and space with the Communion of Saints, who are praising God on earth and in Heaven, all celebrating the same divine liturgy.

Another Beautiful Day at St. Anthony’s

A person could not have asked for a finer day than last Sunday for St. Anthony’s.  It was the church blessing by Father Dan Felton, the Mass was wonderful and the church was filled with over 100 people.  The church was adorned by several large plants and several beautiful summer bouquets of wild flowers.   The Mass was especially poignant because all the service positions were filled with community young people.  

The Tucker girls, from St. Michael’s, also known as the “Singing Angels” graced the Mass with their lovely voices as they led everyone in song.  Lloyd Reivis and Isiah Moss smudged the crowd with dignity and reverence.  Marina Frechette was the lector and did a very nice job, as she always does.  The Mass was served in the most competent way by Sydney and Bode. The altar was very crowded with Frs. Felton and Joel, and Deacon Mark.  Our servers very smoothly negotiated all that traffic. For the offertory, Kallie Penass gracefully led the procession.  She was beautifully dressed in her Menominee regalia to carry a gift basket for Father Dan.  The basket contained wild rice, maple syrup and cedar. 

It was heartening and uplifting to see all the young people in church.  They served the church community with poise, maturity, and enthusiasm.

The morning ended with a delicious hearty breakfast prepared and served by the Knights of Columbus.  We were also treated to delicious dessert goodies from some of the best bakers in the county.  Everyone enjoyed themselves.  

A big thank you to the Knights, the bakers, the youth, the worship committee and everyone else who helped to make the day a successful celebration. 




Youth Talk

  Our first youth night is in the books!  Youth from all four parishes gathered together.  We ate, sang, played games, prayed, and made new friends.  Our next youth night will be in August.  Stay tuned for date, time and location.  Look forward to seeing you then.

Journeying with you all,

 Fr. Joel and Fr. Francis, Missionaries of Faith 


July 30, 2017 -17 Sunday in Ordinary Time


St. Michael

07/31………………………………………….………………….…No Mass

       08/01……………………………………………………..Deacon Robert Ellis

        08/02 …………..……Rev Harry Hafeman, Rev Arul Arudamoney

       08/03 ………………….…………………………………Kateri Prayer Circle

      08/04……………………………….Anthony George Kenote-Eckstein

       08/05 ………………….Joe Wilber, Mark, Paul, Pam and Dave Sr.

    08/06……………………………………………….Karen Mary Leonhardt

St. Anthony

07/30………………………………………………..…………Edmund Pocan

08/06……………………………………………………….…Lloyd Gannegan

08/13 ……………………………………………………………….Roberta Cox


 St. Michael Financial Blessings July 22 & 23


$ 1,332.00


$  595.56




 St. Anthony Financial Blessings July23


$ 269.90   


$  357.63

Liturgical Ministers   


Saturday, August 5, 5:00 pm 

Lela & Matthew Schwitzer

Ella & Claire Chevalier

Cathy Wilber

 Sunday, August 6 30, 9:00 am


Joe Michel

S. Shawanokasic

Nancy Michel


 Saturday, Aug. 12, 5:00 pm

Fay Waupochick

Isabella Waupochick

Tony Waupochick

Sunday, Aug. 13, 9:00 am


Dennis Jansen


Deacon Mark

St. Anthony Liturgical Ministers                           

Sunday, August 6, 10:30 am  




Doxtator Fowler




Our Seminarians Need Your Help: Our Diocese has witnessed incredible growth in all vocations including the priesthood.  Let’s keep that growth going and support our future spiritual fathers!  Please be 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 seminarians is around $1,000,000.  As friends and followers of Jesus, we support each other.  In order to make your gift today,  visit  On August 19 & 20, Kevin Ripley, seminarian, will speak at our Masses so we can hear about his calling and how we can help.





St. Michael’s Corn Roast, August 12th, 10 am – 3 pm.

St. Mary’s  Autumn  Fest  September 10, 2017.  Together we celebrate in thanksgiving with the blessings of the Lord. 

Welcome Visitors”

 We are happy you have chosen to attend Mass at St. Anthony’s and St. Michael’s. We hope you feel that you are among friends. If you are considering joining our parish, please talk with Fr. Joel or call the Parish Office. Welcome and God Bless



Starting on Sunday, August 6, 2017 Mass will be at 10:30 am. No Saturday Mass.



It’s time to “GROW A ROW” AND “SHARE THE BOUNTY”!  These programs are hunger prevention programs which allow gardeners to bring their excess produce to drop off sites where it is distributed to families and individuals who can use it. There is no paper work for the recipient. It is a “win-win” situation because recipients get healthy food and gardeners know their produce will not be wasted.  Drop off is 1st & 3rd Monday – 11 am to 1 pm and 1st & 3rd Tuesday 11 am – 2 pm. Pick up is 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month, 1-3 pm. This is for St. Michael’s Food Pantry.




Thrift & Gift will be open August 1st and 15th from noon until 3 pm.  If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at Parish Office or Thrift & Gift if open. 




Open August 6th after 9:00 am Mass, August 12th during Corn Roast and on August 15th during Food Pantry.  We are looking for Volunteers to host a Sunday.  Sign up is in back of church. If you have any questions, please call Ann at 715-851-0160.


We will be open Wednesday, from noon until 3 pm Aug. 1 and 15If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at Parish Office or Thrift & Gift if open 


St. Anthony and St. Michael’s Food Pantries will be open Tuesday, Aug. 1 and 15  from 1-3 pm. St. Michael’s is in need of soap, diapers and personal care items.



The Finance Council needs volunteers to serve on a fundraising committee.  In order to meet our expenses, we will need to increase our efforts at fundraising.  We are looking for people who have ideas, and are willing to help organize some more fundraisers.  If you can help in any way, please contact the office at 715-856-2361. 



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.



After a long hiatus due to church construction, we welcome back the grief group to the community center.  The next meeting is Tuesday, August 8th at 5:30pm.  We start the evening with a light potluck dinner.  Anyone and everyone who is dealing with any kind of loss, regardless of how long ago it happened is welcome.

Fr. Joel will have office hours as follows:

Tuesday – St. Michael’s

Wednesday – St. Francis

Thursday – St. Anthony



Mark Your Calendars

               08/02/2017 Pastoral Council St. Anthony  Finance Council 

       08/08/2017 Pastoral Council St. Michael 6 – 7:30 pm

       08/08/2017 Grief Group             St. Anthony 5:30 pm

       08/09/2017 Eucharistic Holy Hour St. Anthony 6 – 7 pm

       08/10/2017  Worship Committee         St. Anthony 5:15 pm

                       08/12/2017 Corn Roast        St. Michael 10 am – 3 pm

                  08/15/2017 Assumption Of Blessed Virgin Mary (Holy Day of Obligation

8 am St. Michael

6:30 pm St. Francis

7:00 pm St. Mary

       08/15/2017 Knights of Columbus St. Michael  7 pm 


                        St. Michael – 5:00 pm Saturday/ 9:00 am Sundays

St. Anthony – 10:30 am Sundays

         St. Francis Solanus – 8:30 am Sundays

                      St. Mary – 4:00 pm Saturdays  - Starting August 6, 2017 Mass will be a 10:30 am                  


















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