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Bulletin June 11-12

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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 


(except on St. Michael's Picninc Sunday, July 10th Sunday Mass-9:00 am) 

CONFESSION:        Saturday 3:30-3:45

ROSARY:  Saturday 5:30 pm     Sunday  10:00 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:  2016 May 8th at Gresham. 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!

Congratulations to the graduates and their families!!!

In the Gospel today, our Lord Jesus illustrates for us the power of forgiveness. We all know it is very difficult to ask to be forgiven. In fact, it is easier for us to boast when we have done something good, at times to the point that we lose sight of the bad things we sometimes do. 

I want to admit that sometimes in my ways of delivering my ideas and sharing my thoughts, I may have hurt listeners and others feelings, can you please forgive me? I will do try change and be sensitive, I’ll give a try and so thank you for your kind forgiveness. I do this as a public apology.

This month, the term of some members of our Parish Pastoral Council came to an end and new nominated parishioners who accepted the invitation came on board. I therefore personally thank Patricia Gwidt, Cookie Vigue, Tim Lohmiller, Karen Lynch and Victoria Minch. All of them served our parish Church and community with a very committed heart and dedication. Their service is priceless and so it is my hope that though they are done with their term in the council, they continue to serve along with the rest of the volunteers in other areas of concern. May God continue to shower his abundant blessings on each and every one of them.  And so we welcome the new members of our Parish Pastoral Council: Sylvia Wilber, Wendy Crawford, Tony Waupochick, Jackie Braun and Kathy Tucker.

“The harvest is plenty, but the laborers are few, says the Lord, pray to the owner of the harvest to send more laborers.” It means that there’s a lot of job-ministry in our parish community and so we need volunteers. Please allow God to touch your heart and heed his call.

I’m trying now to share what I’ve somehow learned in the past with hope that this can help us give direction in our journey following the direction of our very own bishop’s pastoral program in this diocese. I believe we need to update our mission statement and along with it formulate our Vision-Mission and Goals statements starting with Reality assessment to truly and clearly identify the causes of some difficulties we are facing and hopefully pin point the root problem and move forward to have clear direction with the light of the Diocesan guidelines towards the implementation of our Vision - Mission Statement. This process will surely involve not limited to the members of the various councils and committees members existing in our parish community but to all co-travelers. Your in-put is very important to us.

For now we thank God for his ocean of mercy for each and every one of us, sinners. Have a blessed weekend everyone!



Your Co-Traveler,       

 Father Joel




With summer vacation just starting, I realize that not many are thinking about Faith Formation Classes, but I am! The planning for the next session has started. Registration forms are available in the church entrance. WE NEED CATECHISTS. PLEASE continue reading and consider volunteering. God bless you.

CALLING CATECHISTS: I was asked recently why I became a Catholic School teacher, principal, then catechist, and now Director of Religious Education. My answer is simple - it is what I was called to do. I know that sounds a little crazy but it is my only explanation. Why do I continue to do this is the same reason I want you to consider becoming a catechist. Listed below our 10 top reasons to be a catechist.


You will grow in your own faith, learn the teachings of the Church, and deepen your relationship with Jesus.

1.  You will grow in your own faith, learn the teachings of the Church, and depen your relationship with Jesus. 

2.  Your Baptism calls you to share in Jesus' ministry. 

3.  Children, teens, and adults in today’s world, more than ever, need to hear the Good News of Jesus.

4.  Children, teens, and adults in today’s world, more than ever, need to encounter good role models of faith.

5. You have much to share with those you’ll teach, and you’ll have opportunities to share faith with other catechists.

6. Today’s catechetical textbooks/resources offer outstanding support.

7.  You’ll be challenged, you’ll have fun, and you’ll make new friends.

8.  You will be helping people deepen their relationship with Jesus. (You’ll be evangelizing!)

9.  You will be handing on a 2000-year-old tradition that changes lives.

   10. It’s our job: Jesus sent us to “go and teach all nations.”

Activity for the Summer-Putting Faith in Action

Artistic expression is a way to open the hearts and minds of children in service to others. Using paint and patterns, have children decorate flower pots. Fill them with soil and plant some flowers to give to others who could use cheering up.


CALLING ALL YOUNG ADULTS OF ST. MICHAEL’S PARISH!!!! If you are in  high school from St. Michael’s, mark your calendar NOW! We need for you to step forward and volunteer to help out at your parish Picnic on Sunday, July10th after the 9:00 mass. Your help is needed with the games and fun activities we are planning. Please, set a good example for our young ones and volunteer! Put your faith into action! More information as we get closer to the date! Mark your calendar, NOW!  



Last we mass! It would be wonderful if this would happen every week.  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




11TH Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 12, 2016


     06/13…………...………………..……….…  No Mass     

 06/14…......................Members of St. Michael Parish

   06/15.........Victims of Abortion and Souls in Purgatory

    06/16.....….....................................Kateri Prayer Circle

06/17.........….for the Sick and Those in the Hospital

06/18......Service members stationed in Afghanistan

06/19...........................Popes, Priests, and Religious


There will be no masses on June 20, 21, and 22 as Fr. Joel will be at a Priest Retreat 



                                                              Liturgical Ministers

                   Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 6:00 pm

Lector:   Lisa Peters     Servers:  Ella & Clair    Eucharistic Minister : Jean Thibodeau
     Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 10:30 am 
                        Lector:  Joe Mitchel   Servers: Derek Minch  Eucharistic Minister :  Nancy Mitchel


             Weekly Giving  

                         June4 & 5

       Envelopes                      $  1220.00

          Loose                             $    645.00





Wedding Banns:  Douglas Pientok & Loree Frechette 




COMMITTEE INFORMATION   (Continued from last week)   



  1. Chairperson. The chairperson chairs meetings and works closely with the pastor in preparing agendas. 
  2. Vice Chairperson. The vice chairperson serves in the absence of the chairperson and may chair the nominations committee for the selection of new at large council members. 
  3. Secretary. The secretary is responsible for taking and distributing minutes for all meetings prior to the next meeting of the council. The secretary is also responsible for insuring the archiving of pastoral council minutes at the parish office. 
  4. Offer Selection and Vacancies.  At the beginning of a new program year or when a vacancy occurs, the council selects officers with the guidance of the Holy Spirit and in consultation with the pastor. 
  5. Officer Terms.  Within the maximum term of six years of service on the council, terms for the chairperson, vice chairperson and secretary may be for one or two years, renewable for a maximum of four years. Renewal is based on the willingness of the candidate, consultation with the pastor and agreement of the members of the council.  Following one year of absence from a specific office, within their terms, council members may run again for that same office. 

Committees and Organizations


  1. Basic Relationship.  The relationship between the pastoral council and parish committees should be one of interdependence, trust, collaboration and subsidiarity. The council should provide clear directions to the committees in light of the parish mission statement, goals and priorities. The pastoral council works in close consultation with the pastor to determine significant parish policies and parish initiatives. Working with their liaison or representative, committees may recommend to the pastor and council, policies or parish initiatives. However, their focus should be on the development and execution of specific action plans for implementation of parish priorities and policies  




This new schedule will be effective July 2, 2016.

     St. Michael, Keshena Saturday, 4:00 pm

               Sunday, 8:30 am

St. Francis, Gresham             Sunday, 8:30 am


   St. Anthony, Neopit           Sunday, 10:30 am


 FOOD PANTRY: We will be open the first and third Tuesday of the month. St Michael's Food Pantry will be open Tuesday June 7th & June 21st from 1:00-3:00 pm.  We are in need of toothpaste, meat sauce, canned fruit, tuna and pasta.  We still need one man for Tuesday Food Pantry Day.  Thank You Pat Gwidt 715-799-452

***Food pantry will be changing dates in July and September due to Fourth of July Holiday and Labor Day.  The dates are as follows:  July 12.

Gift and Thrift:  We are open the first and third Tuesday of the month from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm., June 7th & June 21st   Contact Cookie Vigue if you have any questions ☎ 920-216-9240. 


 Book Share is getting close to reopening in our new location in the Fr. Barrett Hall. Grand Opening will be sometime in June.







July 10th after 9:00 mass. (Note change in mass time that day).  If you would like to volunteer your time or talent, please contact Tim or Kathryn Lohmiller Co-Chairs 715-526-9385.  



Silent Auction - Donations needed!

The Silent Auction committee is looking for donated items for this year's Parish Picnic. You can donate any Creative items, Gift Certificates, Store Gift Cards, Sporting Event Tickets or sponsor a donation for purchasing items for the auction. Items may be dropped off at the Parish office or contact Nancy & Joe Michel 715-799-5044, Judy & Dennis Jansen 715-799-4586 or Kathy & Tim Lohmiller 715-526-938



Trustee Elections June 11th & 12th, June 18th & 19th 

Trustee Election Days during 6:00 and 10:30 Mass at St. Michaels.  Please attend one of these two Masses if you would like to cast your vote for our new Trustees. 

Here are the names of the nominees who have been approved for their names to be put on the ballot for Treasure Trustee.  

Treasurer Trustee:       

Pete Maczuzak

Tony Waupochick


St.  Anthony Spaghetti Dinner/Social  

Spaghetti dinner was changed to Sunday July 3rd after 10:30 Mass at the Neopit Community Center. We are celebrating Feast of St. Anthony, which is June 13th. Our menu is: Salad, spaghetti, garlic bread and desserts.


Looking for a great Father’s Day Gift?   

Green Bay Packers vs Chicago Bears game ticket raffle.  Tickets $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00.  Available in back of church or at the Parish Office. 

Sacred Heart Catholic School is currently looking to hire a new Preschool Teacher and/or Extended Care Provider. Job posting is posted on our bulletin boards. 




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