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Bulletin MARCH 25-26, 2017

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 March 26, 2017


Fourth Sunday of Lent 


Anamehawikamek Welcome 



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 -

Find us on Facebook:  stmichael Keshena 


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 





We meet in the Gospel two protagonists who are searching for Christ.

   The first is the man born blind who is not certain about what lies ahead if he puts his trust in Jesus. Due to the current interpretation and understanding of their Laws, this man was transgressed and disregarded and totally abandoned to his fate as born sinner and to die as such. Nevertheless, he gamely sticks in a toe into Christ’s pool of light. Then when he describes his healer as a prophet and a man “from God”, he sticks his whole foot in the pool. Finally, he plunges into Christ’s pool when he recognizes him as his Lord and the “Son of Man”.

   The second protagonists are the Pharisees who are also neophytes in swimming. They happen to live near the sea (the laws), however, and they find it difficult to accept that someone who lives far from the sea can learn to swim in the light of this so-called Messiah. They try to stop the blind man from plunging into Christ’s pool of light. Although they, too, are given the chance to plunge into the light, their pride and sense of self-importance prevent them from doing so.


   Within ourselves we find these two protagonists. Like the man born blind, transgressed, we long to see the light, because fate has no final say but faith. We wish to plunge into Christ’s pool, but the Pharisees in us prevent us from accepting and revealing our need for sticking in a toe as we somehow, somewhat study and try to understand the Bible; then we can return to ourselves and realize that we need to be forgiven in the sacrament of Reconciliation and then get in up to our waist by worshipping in Church and participating in the rituals; and finally, we can plunge right in by seeing Christ in our less fortunate brothers and sisters.


Fr. Joel, Mf  


Helping Christians in the Holy Land:


In this season of almsgiving, why not consider helping the Christians in the Holy Land by donating to the Good Friday Collection?   Through our generosity last year, Catholics across our country helped make an incredible difference in many lives by helping to create more than 1,5000 jobs and rehabilitate over 100 homes for Christian families in the Holy Land. Will you help make a difference again this year with your donation to the Good Friday Collection?





FUN LENTEN FACT: This past Wednesday the RE children learned about the origin of pretzels. Did you know that pretzels were first made in 610 A.D. when an Italian monk rewarded his students with twisted dough resembling arms folded to pray. He called them ‘pretiola',“little rewards.”  Another story is the three holes within the pretzel represent the three persons of the Holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.   During the 12th Century during Lent the pretzels were made with a simple recipe using only flour and water during a time when Christians were forbidden to eat eggs, lard, or dairy products such as milk and butter. As time passed, pretzels became associated with both Lent and Easter. Pretzels were hidden on Easter morning just as eggs are hidden today, and are particularly associated with Lent, fasting, and prayers before Easter.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: This coming Wednesday the RE children will be learning about the Stations of the Cross.  One of our students, Derek Minch, will be leading the Stations in church at 6:15 p.m.  All are welcome to join us, enter in through Barrett Hall. 

MEETING YOUR NEEDS: Our Faith Formation Program needs your input.  We want to meet your needs.  If you have any suggestions on how to improve our program for the children of our parish, please be sure to let us know.  You can connect either by phone 715-799-4826 e-mail at, subject line My Suggestion.  Thank you. God bless, Lois Maczuzak



VOLUNTEER Neede: Looking for people to clean the church. If interested, contact Parish Office 


St. Michael Catholic Parish in Keshena is seeking a part-time maintenance person.   Responsible for light maintenance, cleaning the church, etc. Contact parish office 715.799.3811 for an application and job description.


Looking for someone to play the guitar or piano to accompany the cantor at 4:00 Mass on Saturdays. If interested, please contact the parish office 715.799.3811 



  March 25-26 2017

Fourth Sunday in Lent



  3/27..............................No Mass               

                                           3/28........................Parish volunteers                                                         

                                3/29........Rev. Matthew Settle, Rev. Miltn Suess,                   

             Rev. Matthew Simonar            

                     3/30.....................Kateri Prfayer Circle            

                3/31.............Tribal Elders of Menominee

                 04/01...........Members of St. Michael's Parish

                               04/02............Souls in Purgatory



 Financial Blessings

March 18th & 19th 

 Envelopes      $1,110.oo      

 Loose          $662.56   

Bishop Appeal Goal   $6,102.00 

Bishop Appeal to Date   $3,340.00




Liturgical Ministers:


Saturday, April 1-4:00 


Lector: Bryan Lepscier   Servers: Isabella Waupochick    Eucharistic Minister:  Cathy Wilber



             Sunday, April 2-8:30               


                 Lector:  Grton Braun    Severs: Sasawn   Eucharistic Minister:  Deacon Mark



Saturday, April 8 -4:00 


Lector: Lela & Matthew    Servers: Ashley Moses  Eucharistic Minister: Tony Waupochick



             Sunday, April 9-8:30               


                Lector:  Jim & Ellie Sokoly  Severs: Derek Minch     Eucharistic Minister: Nancy Michel


Lenten Prayer

One of the simplest, yet most profound ways to encounter Christ is through the Jesus Prayer. It is an ancient prayer that helps us to focus our hearts and minds as we repeat the words, “Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.”



There is a tree on the Altar with purple sheets for you to write Lenten intentions on. These will be removed and burned for Holy Saturday fire.  



St. Michaels will be saying Stations of the Cross during Lent, one-half hour before Mass starts on Saturday at 3:30 pm and Sunday at 8:00 am.  


World’s Poor Collection – March 25-26

This collection provides each of us with an opportunity to change lives for over 1.4 billion people living in poverty in this country and abroad. The three agencies represented in this collection are official church agencies that work to help the poor and displaced. You will have a choice to contribute to any one or all. 


Youth Ministry…Young adults in today’s world find life difficult and overwhelming.  Derrick Diedrich attended his first youth conference and discovered that Jesus was there to help him stay on the right path. 

“Everybody was praising and loving Jesus and I just fell in love with the electricity.  It’s like the Holy Spirit was running everything and it was just beautiful,” said Derrick.

Derrick chose to follow Jesus and share his faith with other young adults.  He credits his transformation to many people including Maria Schuette of the diocesan Education Department.

Maria supports parish youth ministry and religious education programs.  Through these ministries, our youth encounter Christ and see the beauty of a church that is full of mercy and love.  When you support the Bishop’s Appeal, you support young people like Derrick.  You also train parish leaders like deacons, pastoral associates and religious educators.

To make a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal contact your parish, visit the Bishop’s Appeal website at 



We encounter Maria in Mexico, where a community of hardworking women share joys, sorrows and fellowship while growing economic opportunity at a greenhouse. How have your communities helped you encounter Christ anew this Lent? Visit for more. 


All Are Welcome

“Welcome visitors” to St. Michaels Catholic Family. We are happy you have chosen to attend Mass at our Church. We hope you feel that you are among friends. If you are considering joining our parish, please talk with Father or call the Parish Office at 715-799-3811.  Welcome & God Bless!


HOUSE SMUDGING: If anyone would like their house smudged, please contact Parish Office (715) 799-3811



                                                         FUTURE EVENTS


Book Share is open next Sunday and is 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.


Open Tuesday April 4th and April 18th noon until 3 pm.  If you would like to drop off a donation, please bring to the Parish Office if no one is at Thrift & Gift.  Office is open 9 am to 2 pm Monday – Friday. Contact Cookie Vigue if you have any questions 920-216-9240.


Thank you for volunteering and donating food to St Michael's Food Pantry. We are in need of large brown paper bags, soap, diapers and personal care items.  Food Pantry open Tuesday April 4th  from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.


If you know anyone who is in need of our prayers, please contact one of the following in our Kateri Prayer Circle:  Fay 715-799-3437, Evy 715-799-6031 or Leatha 715-994-1098


St. Michael’s Parish Picnic Sunday, July 9th.   Items needed for silent auction, baskets and raffle.  If anyone interested in sponsoring a basket please contact the parish office 715-799-3811 or Joe /Nancy Michel (715) 799-5044. More information to follow. 


HOUSE SMUDGING: If anyone would like their house smudged, please contact Parish Office (715) 799-3811. 



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


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. MICHAEL UPCOMING LENT ACTIVITIES:                    



                             03/30/17     4:30-6:00 pm    St. Michael Parish Council   

                                         04/04/2017  11:00 -12:00 pm St. Michael Finance Council                 

                                04/04/17    6:00 pm Reconciliation Service at St. Francis

                     04/05/2017 6:00-7:15 pm St. Michael Faith Formation 

        04/07/17 4:30-7:00 pm Fish Fry St. Anthony

         04/06/2017 6:00-7:15 pm St. Michael Adoration

           04/07/2017   4:30-7:00pm  St. Anthony Fish Fry  

           04/012/2017 FAITH FORMATION NO CLASSES 

          04/13/17 6 pm      Holy Thursday (No am Mass) 

                        04/14/17 3:00 pm Good Friday 3:00 pm  (No am Mass)

                    04/15/17 8:15 pm Easter Vigil 8:15 pm(no 4 pm Mass) 

04/16/17 8:30 am Easter Sunday Mass    

               04/16/2017 Easter Mass

8:30 am St. Francis

8:30 am St. Michael

            10:30 am St. Anthony

               10:30 am South Branch

04/19/2017 6-7:15 pm St. Michael

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