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 July 30 AND 31 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 -

            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 



                 FATHER JOEL WRITES


Gratia et gaudium in fide!- Grace and joy in faith!

In calling for the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis said: “At times we are called to gaze even more attentively on mercy so that we become a more effective sign of the Father’s action in our lives.” The Pope has remarked over and over again how critical mercy is to the Church. Each of us exists as an act of God’s mercy, which is pure unmerited gift.

The Pope’s words express hope and expectation that by gazing attentively on mercy, we will in turn be merciful like our Father. A glimpse of the Father’s mercifulness is in today’s readings shown in intimate and personal ways. 

In Gen.18, God, having received claims against Sodom and Gomorrah, is in the process of verifying these allegations. Abraham entreats him to consider the innocent as well as the guilty. With each number proposed by Abraham, God demonstrates his mercy by agreeing to save the wicked for the sake of as few as ten innocent people. In the Gospel Jesus, when asked how to pray, tells us to call God, Father, or Abba. He goes on to say: And I tell you, ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be open to you. For everyone who asks, receives; and who seeks, finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

What more can we possibly need than to know and receive the Father’s mercy? According to Pope Francis, “God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy.” God’s mercy is freely and abundantly given. Like those the first reading, God has saved us. No claim of our unworthiness, rendered by ourselves or others, can have the final say in our lives. God extends his mercy. All we need to do is ACCEPT IT. We acknowledge this in the last response we make together at Mass before receiving the Eucharist: “Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.”

This prepares us to receive the perfect and living embodiment of God’s love and mercy- JESUS- who freely chose to die upon the cross to win our salvation. Jesus, who gives himself to us in the Eucharist so we might continue to grow in our love for him, and have the grace and strength needed to be founts of his love and mercy in the world we live.

This Eucharistic celebration resounds with God’s mercy, and so we fittingly end with great gratitude by saying, “Thanks be to God”

A blessed weekend to you!

Co- Traveler,


Fr. Joel





 Seven weeks until Faith Formation Classes start!  Classes begin on Wednesday, September 14th at 6:00 pm.  Registration forms are available in the front of the church. You can turn the completed form at the parish office or put it in the box next to the registration forms in the front of the church.  It is very helpful to have the registrations forms in prior to classes beginning so we can better plan for classes this year. If you have any questions be sure to call me at 715-851-2947.  This year part of our program has a parent/guardian component.  Throughout the Faith Formation year we will have a few sessions about our Catholic faith.  

   Keeping in mind the success of the Faith Formation Classes are the volunteer catechist! It is not hard to become a catechist.  First, you have to have the desire to grow our Catholic faith.  Secondly, you have to be willing to give up some of your time to put your faith into action.  Thirdly, you need to take a session on Protecting God’s Children.  You are provided with all of the lessons and supplies that you need to help the children to enhance their faith.  As you can see it is as easy as one, two, three!  I am asking all of you to pray about this and listen to hear is God calling you to help.  

Summer Fun 

  Have fun with homemade modeling clay using bread!  That’s right bread!  Here is a simple recipe.


6 slices white bread, crusts removed

6 tablespoons white glue

1/2 teaspoon detergent 

Food coloring


Equal parts white glue and water

Acrylic paint or spray or clear nail polish


1 Knead bread with glue plus detergent until the mixture is no longer sticky.

2 Separate into portions and tint with food coloring.

3 Let your child shape the clay.

4 Brush the sculpture with equal parts glue and water for a smooth appearance.

5 Let dry overnight.

6 Use acrylic paints or spray or clear nail polish to seal and preserve.

czuzak, 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



17TH Sunday in Ordinary Time


July 24, 2016

 07/25……………...…………….…..…….…No Mass    

07/26………………………………Victims in Purgatory

07/27…………………………..……Victims of Abortion 

                                                                    07/28……………………………….Kateri Prayer Circle 

07/29…..Living & Deceased members of St. Michael 

07/30…………….Popes, Priests & Religious & Dying

07/31………………………………………Fran Whelan




                                                             Liturgical Ministers

                   Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 4:00 pm

         Lector:   Paula Wilber     Servers: Ella & Chaire  Eucharistic Minister :  Jean Thibodeau
     Sunday, June 31, 2016 - 8:30 am 
                              Lector:  Joe Michel   Servers: Alfonzo & Athena Cruz   Eucharistic Minister :  Nancy Michel
                   Saturday, August 7, 2016 - 4:00 am 
                                Lector:  Don and Jack   Servers: Sophia Hanauer   Eucharistic Minister :  Jim Gilane
      Sunday, August 8,2016 - 8:30 am 
                                Lector:  Ann Sardina  Servers: McKenzie &  Demtruis Eucharistic Minister :  Vicki Hermsen  


             Weekly Giving  

                         July 16 & 17, 2016

       Envelopes                      $  1,075.00

          Loose                             $     531.55








It has been a long and patient wait. Good things come to those who wait.  We would like to welcome Fr. Francis Zurbano from the Philippines to St. Michael, St. Anthony, St. Francis Solanus and St. Mary.

On June 27th through July 1st, members from Young Neighbors in Action worked on four houses on the Menominee Reservation; Anna Lee Tucker and Evelyn Nacotee in Keshena, Myrna Caldwell and Davey Jean Peters in Neopit. We would like to thank John Newton and Bill Penass for their maintenance work, the cooks, Mickey Lynos, Tina Waupoose, Leah Waubanscum, Brittney Hawpetoss, Chantel Alveshire and Wayne Pecore, and the coordinator for Neopit Mary Haack.     We would also like to thank Dearco Paint in Shawano for their generous donation of 15 gallons paint, Wendy Crawford for helping to find donations, Menominee Police (Mark Waukau) for their service in helping keep the children safe, Joan Delabreau, Tribe Chairwoman, Tracy Minish from St. John’s in Antigo, who was the Antigo Coordinator. Young Neighbors in Action is a faith-based organization that provides a Catholic approach to community service that balances scriptures and Catholic social teachings and community service.   



Please remember to make entries in St. Michael’s Book of Intentions located in the back of church. When someone you know needs special prayers of healing, a speedy recovery from an illness, comfort in times of distress or any special purpose, their need will be remembered and prayed for during the mass.  Thank you. 


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


Hope for the Future, Help them Today:   Our discipleship efforts are successfully calling forth more seminarians. Now they need your help!  In about two weeks, our future priests through the annual Seminarian Collection: Hope for the Future, Help them Today. Watch your mailboxes for more details.  The money donated will be used to benefit the education and formation of our own seminarians and to support priestly vocations.  Please be generous 




We are currently looking for donations of pasta, meat sauce, shampoo, canned fruit and mac & cheese. Distribution dates are

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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