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Bulletin June 3, 2018

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                 June 3rd, Corpus Christi




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. 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 -


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.







In my country, we use to say: “Ang buhay ay weather  weather lang” - Life is just about weather.

Welcome to my warm/hot weather, enjoy your lakes, folks!

In this first weekend of June, as the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Corpus Christi - The Body and Blood of Christ, we also welcome a missionary priest for the Diocese of Issele-Uku, Nigeria, Fr. Callistus Elue, Parish Administrator of St. Joseph Parish, Crandon. He will celebrate Mass in Keshena on Saturday, in Gresham and Neopit on Sunday. So may I simply invite you to please be generous to his appeal. 

Fr. Francis together with Fr. Dennis, one of our brother priests, are going to Crivitz to do the same Mission Appeal this weekend with the same cause, to support seminary of our religious community down the Philippines. Please include them in your prayers for a safe travels. Thanks a lot.

The celebration of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ is supremely valued by Christians globally. In some parishes a solemn procession famously known Corpus Christi is being held. I believe this procession was also done in here some few years ago. We now just say: We use to do that here too? But now those days are gone…yap truly: Ang buhay ay weather weather lang.- Winter, spring, summer and fall, each has its own beauty and challenges. But whatever is the weather in life, Corpus Christi can speak for all what we can say about our faith. The Eucharist relates to our birth, life, journey, sufferings, sins, struggles, death and salvation. The perennial challenge is to prepare ourselves for participating more meaningfully at each Mass. And may I ask you all to consider also having celebrate Mass for your intention, THE MASS INTENTION. My experience here is that there are many masses without Mass Intention. Please consider this matter. Let us, priests, celebrate daily masses with your intentions. Just give a call to our parish secretary.

God bless America!


Fr. Joel


The Mass – A slice at a time

The Importance of Singing - The Christian faithful who come together as one in expectation of the Lord’s coming are instructed by the Apostle Paul to sing together Psalms, hymns, and spiritual canticles (cf. Col 3:16). Singing is the sign of the heart’s joy (cf. Acts 2:46). Thus St. Augustine says rightly, “Singing is for one who loves” and there is also an ancient proverb: “Whoever sings well prays twice over.”

Faith Formation Update

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 and will be available at the St. Michael’s Family Picnic on June 24th..  Remember to keep God with you this SUMMER! If any students are looking for volunteer hours, we can use you at our Picnic.

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.

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

 Let us remember in prayer Santos Castro who has been called by God to eternal life. We also remember his family and friends, and pray that God will give them consolation and peace.

Catholic Indian Missions Grant

The parish has received a Catholic Indian Missions Grant for the religious education program.  You can visit the website address:  To learn of the benefits that our parish is receiving from the Collection.



Corpus Christi


June 3, 2018  



6/04……..………....………………..…………….…No Mass     

6/05…..……............Rev John Katamba, Rev Omer Kelley 

6/06…Deacon Paul Umentum, Deacon David VanEperen

6/07…….……………………………..…Kateri Prayer Circle

6/08……………………………….Nursing Home Residents

6/09….…………………………Joleen Kaquatosh & Kinsey  


6/10………….Chantel & Mitchel Otradovec & Family L&D



Financial Blessings

May 12 & 13, 2018





Bishop Appeal Goal


Bishop Appeal Received


Building & Grounds


Bishop Appeal

 St. Michael's has reached the Bishop Appeal Goal

Thank you for your contributions.





Liturgical Ministers  

Saturday, June 9, 5:00pm
Lector          Servers      Eucharistic Minister 


Lisa Peters

Claire Chevalier, Ashley Moses

Jean Thibodeau 


Sunday, June 10, 9 am 


Jim & Ellie Sokoly


Deacon Mark

Saturday, June 16, 5 pm


Fay Waupochick

Isabella Waupochick

Tony Waupochick


Sunday, June 17,  9 am


Justin Lepscier


Donna Smith


The Diocese was established on July 5, 1973.  Located in Delta State, Nigeria, West Africa, it covers a total area of about 1,871 square miles. Through the special blessing and grace of God, missionary work through grassroots evangelization continues to bear abundant fruit.  Currently, the Diocese has 92 parishes with a total population of over 2,191,648, of which 884,589 are Catholics. Diocesan priests number 230, while women in religious vocations number about 99. We currently have 51 Major Seminarians.
The material resources and necessary infrastructure required for the work of evangelization are enormous.  The Diocesan School of Evangelization (Emmaus School) and our Minor Seminary continue to struggle. After thirty years of Government takeover, formerly Catholic schools were returned to the Diocese in October 2011. The Diocese continues to manage and resolve the challenges of rehabilitating the schools’ structural neglect and moral decadence. In light of the scope of income generated from Missionary Cooperation, our priority for the Appeal is the Seminarians; the cost of training future priests continues to rise.  We do not want to turn away those who have genuine vocations for lack of funds. The Seminarians themselves engage in work normally outsourced to employees and manual work such as subsistence farming at the Seminary in order to subsidize the entire cost.
Please prayerfully consider donating towards the training of the Seminarians of the Diocese of Issele-Uku; anything you give to support our efforts is deeply appreciated. Thank you, and God bless you for your generosity.

Father Callistus Elue, Administrator, St. Joseph’s Parish
Crandon, WI  54520


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.

Parish Picnic

Our Parish Picnic is June 24th.  We are now selling Raffle tickets for this event.  We are looking for volunteers to sell after Mass each weekend.  If you are interested in helping to sell tickets, please sign up on the sheet in back of church. If you would like to take some tickets to sell, please stop by the Parish Office and pick them up. 

Also, we need volunteers for the Family Picnic. Please sign up on papers that have been placed in the pews.  Place your volunteer papers in the collection basket.   Thank you in advance for helping make this Picnic a success. 


 St. Joseph’s School Reunion

The Social Concerns Committee thanks the volunteers that worked on the St. Joseph’s School Reunion.  Joyce Ninham, Liz Arnold, and Willie Peters worked very hard organizing and planning the event.  Joe Otradovec drove around Keshena and Neopit putting up flyers.  Many people helped set up the Hall on Friday, and clean up on Saturday.  Many helping hands made the task easier.

Signed, Tony Waupochick    .  


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 Thrift & Gift

Thrift & Gift will be open  June 5th and 19th  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 June 5th and 19th  from 1-3 pm.  We are in need of brown paper bags, personal hygiene items, meat sauce, and soup. 



Thrift & Gift Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to work two Mondays a month sorting clothing and miscellaneous household items. We are also looking for two volunteers to work the front desk from 11 am to 3 pm. two Tuesday’s a month. If you can help, please call Cookie at (920) 216-9240 or the parish office at (715) 799-3811.

Book Share

Book share will be open the first Sunday of the month.   Won't 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!


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.


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.

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.



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



If you know of an incident of sexual abuse of a person who is now under the age of 18 by a priest, deacon, employee or volunteer, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CALL THE CIVIL AUTHORITIES AND THEN THE DIOCESE.  

If the person was abused as a minor but is now an adult, please contact: 

Office of Safe Environment

Catholic Diocese of Green Bay

P.O. Box 23825

Green Bay, WI 54305-3825

Telephone: 1-877-270-8174 or 920-272-8174

Email the Office of Safe Environment

We always encourage you to report the incident to local civil authorities.


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.


Fr. Joel will have office hours as follows:

Tuesday – St. Michael’s

Wednesday – St. Francis

Thursday – St. Anthony



Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michael



     6/02/2018 Thrift & Gift 11 – 2:00 pm

     6/05/2018 Thrift & Gift        12 – 3 pm

     6/05/2018 Food Pantry    1 – 3 pm

     6/19/2018 Catholic Knights 7:00 pm -

     6/19/2018 Thrift & Gift         12 – 3 pm

     6/19/2018 Food Pantry    1 – 3 pm

     6/24/2018 Parish Festival 10 am – 3 pm 

     6/26/2018 Pastoral Council

     6/26/2018 Finance Council

                        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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