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 March 18-19 , 2017


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 





The 3rd Sunday Gospel account of Lent, a deeply touching human interest story, describes a twofold thirst:

Our thirst for God

We thirst for fullness and completeness, happiness and satisfaction, good health and long life. We often seek to satisfy our thirst in the pursuit of material success, wealth, and pleasure. The Samaritan woman in the encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ was on such a futile quest till she found our Lord who gave her “a spring water welling up to eternal life.”

God’s thirst for us 


We need to move beyond our desires to appreciate the enormity of God’s thirst for us. Mother Theresa asked her sisters to reflect often on Jesus’ words from the cross. “I thirst”. In the convents of the Missionaries of Charity these words are placed next to the crucifix in the sanctuary. Though first spoken on Calvary, they continue to echo God’s thirst for us and our love. In the words of St. Augustine, “Deus sitit sitiri- God thirsts to be thirsted for. Or as Mother Theresa says: “Until you know deep inside that Jesus thirsts for you- you can't begin to know who he wants to be for you. Or who he wants you to be for him.


Fr. Joel, Mf  


Helping Christians in the Holy Land:

When you donate to the Good Friday Collection, you help to ensure that Christianity will remain in the Holy Land. Last year’s collection provided support to 29 parishes and 4 homes for orphans. The funds collected also helped keep 16 schools open for over 10,000 pre-K through grade 12 students. Will you help maintain the Christian presence in the Holy Land with your contribution to this years’ Good Friday’s Collection.


We encounter Fernando in El Salvador where, despite a lack of economic opportunity, youth are pursuing their dreams of building businesses to better the lives of their families.  How have you worked to better the lives of others this Lent?   Visit for more.        




Thirteen children came to Wednesday’s classes this past week.  The students made cross bracelets and also watched video on, “Catholic Church for Kids”, “History of St. Patrick, “How Do I Go To Confession?”, and “Jesus Hokie Pokie”.   The children learned that the Shamrock was St. Patrick’s way to show God is three in one, each leave representing God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  This coming week the children will be making Prayerful Pretzels and continue with their class lessons.  We have six classes left. 



Since we have a low number children attending our program, we are seeking your help. If you have any suggestions on how to improve our program, and help families to educate their children about our Catholic faith, e-mail me at with title of improving the program. Your ideas and suggestions are welcome!

God bless,

Lois Maczuzak



VOLUNTEER OFFICE ASSISTANT: Looking for a volunteer to answer the phones Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Call the Parish Office if interested. 715.799.3811


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 18-19 2017

Third Sunday in Lent



  3/20.......................................Juan Jores      

                                          3/21.........................…..For those suffering from cancer                               

                                3/22........Rev. Robert Stegman, Rev. Michael Seis,                   

             Rev. Rallen Stencil            

                  3/23.............................Kateri Prfayer Circle    

                     3/24.............For those in the military

                        3/25...........Clara & Alex Waupoose

                                    3/26.......Lisa & Walker Waukau & Dolores K. Boyd



 Financial Blessings

March 11th & 12th 

 Envelopes      $726.oo      

 Loose          $ 157.86   

Bishop Appeal Goal   $6,102.00 

Bishop Appeal to Date   $3,270.00




Liturgical Ministers:

Saturday, March  25-4:00 


Lector: Bryan Lepscier   Servers: Ashley Moses    Eucharistic Minister:  Deacon Mark



             Sunday, March 26-8:30               


                 Lector:  Jim & Elllie    Severs: Sasawn   Eucharistic Minister:  Deacon Mark



Saturday, April 1 -4:00 


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


             Sunday, April 2-8:30               


                Lector:  Grypon Braun  Severs: Sasawn Shawanokasic     Eucharistic Minister: Deacon Mark



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. 

The Campaign for Human Development was founded to end the cycle of poverty throughout America by empowering the poor to join together and improve their lives and neighborhoods. CCHD’s grants go to improve education, affordable housing and support economic development in low income neighborhoods. 25% of this collection remains in our diocese to support local anti-poverty efforts. 

The Catholic Relief Services Collections works abroad to give aid to victims of persecution and natural disasters, provide legal services to poor immigrants, and advocate for the powerless. This collection offers an opportunity for each of us to help Jesus in disguise.

Peter’s Pence – Be a witness of Charity. This collection supports the charitable works of Pope Francis to each out to the marginalized and suffering around the world. Please help to bring a little more mercy into their lives. Please give generously 


Strengthening Faith through Adult Faith Formation Programs

Recent history bears witness that if adults are not well-formed in the Faith, the younger generations will lack formation as well. But with solid and vibrant adult faith formation programs, a personal relationship with Christ is better fostered among parishioners, the Sacraments begin to take on more relevance to everyday life and the motivation to share the Good News with those outside the flock is awakened. From there, the good work of catechizing children by the local parish is more likely to be reinforced by well-formed parents. In short, the benefits are incalculable!



Joe Tremblay, Adult Faith Formation Coordinator, assists parish leaders in bringing souls to Christ.  Thanks to the Bishop’s Appeal he is able to provide resources, guest speakers and curricula to help parishes advance the mission in forming adults through Christ. Please prayerfully consider making a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal.  To make a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal contact your parish, visit the Bishop’s Appeal website at, or call Debbie toll-free at 877-500-3580 ext. 8184.


MAINTENANCE: 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.


VOLUNTEER OFFICE ASSISTANT: Looking for a volunteer to answer the phones Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Call the Parish Office if interested. 715.799.3811.



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


                                                         FUTURE EVENTS


Book Share is open the first Sunday of each month 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 March 21st and Tuesday, April 4th 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 March 21st and 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. 

Green Bay Diocese Celebrates Rural Life Days 2017

All are invited to Rural Life Days 2017, to be held in Bear Creek on March 28 and Brillion on March 30. The day begins with 10:30 a.m. Mass including blessing of soil, seeds, animals and machinery. Following mass is lunch (tickets $10.00) and a keynote speaker. The featured speaker is Tom Wall, owner and operator of Dairy Coach, LLC, presenting the topic "Faith, Family, Farming - What's Your Story?"  Tickets for the meal must be purchased at least seven days in advance of the event from the host parish. Cost of the ticket is $10.00 each. Tickets are obtained by mailing, calling or emailing the host parish.

March 28, 10:30 a.m.St. Mary Parish, 207 W. Tielky Street, Bear Creek, WI 54922, (715) 201-9913


March 30, 10:30 a.m. Holy Family Parish, 1100 W. Ryan St., Brillion, WI 54110  (920)

Retreat, Rest, Renew at St. Anthony's!

Located on 40 acres in Central Wisconsin, the historic St. Anthony Spirituality Center is the ideal location for a private retreat of any duration, to attend a spiritually nourishing weekend program on a variety of topics, or to just come for a day away from the ordinary. Go online to to see all upcoming retreats or call 715-443-2236 for more info.


                           ST. MICHAEL UPCOMING LENT ACTIVITIES:                    



                                03/20/17    8 am   Mass at St. Michaels for St Joseph

                  03/20/17    7 pm Mass at St. Francis for St. Joseph

03/25/17 3:30 pm Stations of the Cross 

03/26/17 8:00 am Stations of the Cross 

04/01/17 3:30 pm Stations of the Cross 

04/02/17 8:00 am Stations of the Cross 

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

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

04/08/17 3:30 pm Stations of the Cross 

04/09/17 8:00 am Stations of the Cross 

          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 

Mark Your Calendars


March 20th St. Michael

       8:00 -  8:45 am  Mass for St. Joseph

                                                                                     March 21st St. Michael, St. Francis, St. Anthony, St. Mary

     10:00 – Noon Parish Secretary Meeting

     March 21st       St. Michael

1:00 – 3:00 pm Food Pantry

Noon – 3 pm Thrift & Gift

March 22nd St. Michael

     6:00 – 7:15 pm Faith Formation

March 29th  St. Michael

     6:00 – 7:15 pm  Faith Formation 

                         March 30th       St. Michael  

       4:30-6:00 Parcih Council 

       April 2nd St. Francis-Solanus

               11:00 – 12 pm Eucharistic Holy Hour

April 4TH       St. Michael   

             6:00 – 7:15 pm   Faith Formation 

      April 5th St. Michael

    6:00 – 7:15 pm Faith Formation 

                                                              April 12 St. Anthony 

               6:00 – 7:00 pm Eucharistic Holy Hour 

  April 19th St. Michael

6:00 – 7:15 pm Faith Formation 

























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