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  March 18, 2018 Fifth Sunday of Lent               


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.





                           ST. ANTHONY'S PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

St Anthony Church is a community of people where a 

sense of belonging welcomes one and all;

where tradition and culture offer deeper

faith,hope and love;

Where religious education becomes pathway to our identity.

            St. Anthony Church is a community of people

Where you belong forever.


Anamehawikamek Welcome 



ST MICHAEL’S                          and                                     St. Anthony's

                         P.O. Box 610        P.O. Box241

                     Keshena, WI 54135                             Neopit, WI 54150                             


      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.





For most of us, the prospect of death certainly evokes fear and dread. As much as possible we want to postpone it definitely. In the Gospel Jesus senses that the “hour” of his end is coming near. Being in Jerusalem and having to face his enemies, he must realize the moment is coming. Surprisingly, Jesus confesses that his heart is troubled, implying that he is afraid and anxious of the possibility-perhaps because he foresees he will die a violent death. However, he also declares bravely that he will not ask the Father to save him from the “hour”, for he says he has come precisely to face the “hour”.

Our weekend theme is: CLEAN HEART. All of us will one day die, we all are going die. We will leave everything behind on this earth we enjoyed, endured our whole life. To say the least, we come to Church in order to listen His Word which we strongly believe has the power to enlighten, strengthen and guide us in our journey called disciples on the way. So, before the coming of our “hour”, we ask God the Father to give us through the loving presence of the Holy Spirit to purify our hearts and make it clean, so that we can be true disciples of Him and at the same time a good companion on the journey to others especially the physically, spiritually, morally poor in our communities.

The Mass – A slice at a time

Reading and explaining the Word of God

When the Sacred Scriptures are read in the Church, God himself speaks to his people, and Christ, present in his word, proclaims the Gospel. Therefore, the readings from the Word of God are to be listened to recently by everyone, for they are an element of the greatest importance in the Liturgy. Although in the readings from Sacred Scriptures the Word of God is addressed to all people of whatever era and is understandable to them, a fuller understanding and a greater efficaciousness of the word is nevertheless fostered by a living commentary on the word, that is, by the Homily, as part of the liturgical action.


Faith Formation Update

The students attended a Penance Service on March 14th

March 21 Class

March 28 Class 

April 4 No Class – Easter Break

Color  Easter Egg Coloring


All children/parents are invited to color Easter Eggs on Mach 25th (Palm Sunday) after 9 am Mass in Barrett Hall.  Each child will be able to color some eggs and take them home. The remainder of the eggs will be given out after Mass on Easter Sunday.  Please join us!


Encounter Alefa 

We encounter Alefa in Malawi, where seeds are helping her family survive an uncertain climate. How can you care for God’s Creation this Lent?  How can you support those, worldwide, who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities?  Visit for more. 

Bishop’s Appeal- Does my gift pay the Bishop’s salary?

The Bishop’s Appeal is an annual campaign that supports the ministries of the diocese. It does not pay for the Bishop’s salary.  The Appeal does provide support to diocesan ministries which reach out to thousands of people each year. Some of the ministries the Bishop’s Appeal supports are Catholic Charities, the diocesan Education Department, the Compass and the Lay Ministry Formation program to name a few. The Bishop’s Appeal is a wonderful way to share our faith with people who are interested in learning more or are in need of counseling and other services from Catholic Charities.  To make a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal contact your parish, visit the Bishop’s Appeal website at, or call Tammy toll-free at 877-500-3580 ext. 8123.

The Fullness of Life

When Jesus walked among us, He saw a people burdened with diseases that our modern medicine routinely takes care of. But while the physicians of the day could not cure these sicknesses, Jesus could. He made the blind to see and the deaf to hear. He cured the sick, the disabled, the suffering. Yet, Jesus wasn’t just a miraculous healer. He was a teacher, healing to show us God wants us to enjoy the fullness of life. Jesus cured the leper, banned from society because of his dread disease, allowing him to walk among others. He cured the hemorrhaging woman, allowing her to return to normal life. Christ restored the fullness of life to the suffering. And, God still wants us to enjoy the fullness of life. To show His love, God sends little miracles into our daily life. The spontaneous love a child shows to his mother, or the deep joy a parent has in seeing children grow into wonderful adults, or the tender moment as family members gather around a dying loved one. God’s love surrounds us, here and now; bringing the fullness of life to us. We are to imitate Christ and bring that love to others.



      Fifth  Sunday in Lent 

      March 18, 2018 





     3/19……..………....………………..…………….…No Mass     

                                      3/20…………...Rev Michael Dory, Rev Raymond Dowling

                                      3/21…….....Deacon Thomas Craig, Deacon Gerald Cross

                                      3/22…….……………………………..…Kateri Prayer Circle

                                      3/23……………………………………………Sean Chocora

                                      3/24…….………………………………...Victims of Abortion 

3/25…...St. Michael Parish Members, Living & Deceased 



  St. Michael Financial Blessings March 10-11, 2018





Bishop Appeal Goal


Bishop Appeal Received


Building & Grounds Collection

Due to the World’s Poor Collection this week, our Building & Grounds Collection will be next weekend, March 17 & 18th.  


Liturgical Ministers  


Saturday, March, 23 4:00 pm

 Lector       Servers        Eucharistic

Bryan Lepscier, 

Lisa Peters

Claire Chevalier, Ashley Moses

Jean Thibodeau

Sunday, March 25, 9:00 am 

Kathy & Ruth Tucker


Rayna Tucker


Holy Thursday, March 29, 5 pm                                                             

 Lector       Servers    Eucharistic Minister

Faye Waupochick

Isabella Waupochick

Tony Waupochick

Friday, March 30, 3 pm           


Kathy & Ruth Tucker


Rayna Tucker

Saturday, March 31, 8 pm Holy Saturday


Lela, Matthew, Jacob & Nick Schwitzer



Holy Week Schedule

Holy Thursday 6:00 pm St Michael 

6:00 pm St. Francis 

Good Friday 1:00 pm St. Anthony

1:00 pm St. Mary

3:00 pm St. Michael

3:00 pm St. Francis

Holy Saturday 8:00 pm St. Michael

8:00 pm St. Mary

Easter Sunday8:30 am St. Francis

  9:00 am St. Michael

10:30 am St. Mary

10:30 am St. Anthony

12 Noon South Branch

There will be no 4 pm Mass on Holy Saturday, March 31st.  Easter Vigil will be at 8 pm at St. Michael and St. Francis.



The Lord has called all of us to a new way of living under His wonderful grace as our Savior. May joy and peace be yours as we praise our Lord and grow close to God and one another. It is a pleasure to have you worshipping with us. If you are considering joining our parish, please talk with Father Joel or Father Francis or call the Parish Office at 715-799-3811. Anyone who has not officially signed up and would like to be a registered member, please stop in the office and fill out a new member form.

Easter Flowers

Parishioners are invited to make donations toward the purchase of Easter flowers in honor or memory of loved ones. Donation envelopes are located in the pews and we will accept donations until March 25th.   A list of donors will be published on Easter.

Holy Thursday Adoration Sign-Up Sheet

There is a sign-up sheet in the main entrance of church for Holy Thursday adoration. Mass is at 6 pm with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament following Mass until 10 pm.  There are time slots every 30 minutes. Please sign up for a spot.

Thrift & Gift


We are looking for someone to help with sorting clothing and miscellaneous items on the first and third Monday of the month for about 2-3 hours.  If you can help, please call Cookie at (920) 216-9240 or the parish office at (715) 799-3811.


The Parish Office will be closed Monday, March 12th  through Friday, March 16th for vacation.  We will reopen on Monday, March 19th. Please contact Fr. Joel directly if there are any issues that need immediate attention. 


Thrift & Gift

We are looking for someone to help with sorting clothing and miscellaneous items on the first and third Monday of the month for about 2-3 hours.  If you can help, please call Cookie at (920) 216-9240 or the parish office at (715) 799-3811.


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.


The Burial Place 

Urns containing cremated remains buried in the ground should be made of durable materials that can withstand ground pressure and moisture. The use of urns for ground burial which are breakable (glass or wood) or biodegradable should be discouraged. If such vessels are requested by a decedent’s family or other person in charge, a waiver should be signed holding the cemetery harmless for any damage or degradation which may occur once interred. Urn vaults of recommended materials are readily attainable from a number of sources.



Thrift & Gift will be open March 20th 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 towels.  Thank you. 



St. Michael’s Food Pantry will be open March 20th from 1-3 pm.  We are in need of brown paper bags, personal hygiene items, meat sauce, and soup. . 


Thanks to all who hosted and brought books in this past year!  The new sign-up sheet for hosting one of the Sundays in 2018 is up.  Please sign up to host one of the 12 Sundays next year, it will be greatly appreciated!  Book share is open the first Sunday of the month,  and the first Tuesday of the Month with Food Pantry.


ADRC Events - Menominee County  

March 5th – May 14th: UW-Extension is offering a Strong Women Program. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays at the College of Menominee Nation Campus, Community Technology Center, Room # 110. Contact Dawn for more information at 715-799-6226, ext. 5714.

The Community Resource Center in Keshena offers an array of classes including computer skills, preparing for employment, and much more. Classes are open to the general public. Call 715-799-5137 for more information.

A memory café is offered monthly at the Keshena Senior Center. This is a social group for those with dementia and their caregivers. Contact Joyce Wayka for more information at 715-799-5270. 


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.


Fr. Joel will have office hours as follows:

Tuesday – St. Michael’s

Wednesday – St. Francis

Thursday – St. Anthony



Mark Your Calendarsr.


          03/20/2018 Knights of Columbus  St. Michael     7 pm

  03/22/2018 Worship Committee St. Michael   4:45 – 7 pm

  03/25/2018 Easter Egg Coloring St. Michael 11 – 1 pm 

          03/29/2018 Holy Thursday/Adoration   St. Michael   6 – 10 pm

  03/30/2018 Good Friday St. Michael    3 – 4 pm

  03/31/2018 Holy Saturday St. Michael   8 – 9:30 pm

  04/1/2018 Easter Mass St. Michael   9-10 am 

                        MASS TIMES:

                               St. Michael – 4:00 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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