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  March 24, 2019


Thirdd Sunday in 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.



Anamehawikamek Welcome 



                          ST MICHAEL’S                                                   

                                                                         P.O. Box 610  

                                                                    Keshena, WI 54135  

 Pastoral Staff:

Fr. Nonito Barra

Parish Administrator (715) 799-3811

Rectory (715) 994-1337

Fr. Joel Jores

Parochial Vicar (715) 787-3377

Mark Fuller

Deacon (715) 201-2961

Vicki Hermsen

Parish Secretary (715) 799-3811

Kathy King-Tucker

Religious Education (715) 799-3927

Parish Trustees:

Kathy Kaquatosh

Kitty Gilane

Pastoral Council Chair:

Sylvia Wilber

Finance Council Chair:

Andy Sulskis

Thrift N Gift Coordinator:

Cookie Vigue

Food Pantry Coordinator:

Pat Gwidt

Mass Schedule:

Saturday:  5:00 pm

Sunday:  9:00 am

Reconciliation: Saturday 4:30 – 4:45 pm

Daily Mass Chapel:  8:00 am

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Kateri Prayer Circle:

After 8:00 am Mass Thursday morning

SATURDAY MASS:    5:00 pm  

SUNDAY MASS:   9:00 am

CONFESSION:        Saturday 4:30 - 4:45pm

ROSARY:  Saturday 3:40 pm     Sunday  8:35 am

DAILY MASS:      Chapel Southside of Church


           Mission Statement: 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 & the holy sacraments of the Catholic Church by integrating sacred symbols and spiritual practices of the Menominee. 


SATURDAY MASS:    5:00 pm     SUNDAY MASS:  9:00 am

CONFESSION:     Saturday 3:30 - 3:45pm     ROSARY:  Saturday 3:40 pm     Sunday  8:40 am

DAILY MASS:    Chapel Southside of Church Tuesday, Wednesday. Thursday, Friday 8:00 am    

HOLY HOUR:  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:   Wednesdays  6-7:30 September-May



Notes from Father Joel

How is your Lenten journey? Is everything ok? Are you keeping up with your Lenten resolution or resolutions? - I hope and pray…these questions are mine too. Let’s continue to travel together in faith and hope.

So, today in this 3rd Sunday of Lent Gospel Jesus strikes fear in the hearts of his hearers and in us when he said: “If you do not repent, you will all perish.” He uses tough love to call us to repentance, especially during this season of Lent. 

Repentance and faith are the fruits that Jesus expects us to produce in response to his preaching. In our first reading, from the burning bush, Moses is called by God to lead his people out of slavery into freedom. Can we not say the same thing, that from the light of the cross of God’s love for us, we are called to repentance and faith and to be freely healed? The parable of the fig tree speaks, on the one hand, of God’s patience and on the other hand, of the urgency of the call to conversion. Reflecting on the graces of God that is always working within us and that we most of the time missed to recognize and so say: “I am lucky, I was lucky, it was by good luck”, and whatever expressions of awe we use, It was actually his grace at work, should we not dedicate more time, treasure and talent in thanking God for everything who we are and what we have? No health, no wealth, right or left? Blessed be the Name of the Lord. 

Happy weekend everyone.

Co-Traveler, Fr. Joel


The Mass – A slice at a time

The Prayers and Other Parts Pertaining to the Priest


Among those things assigned to the Priest, the prime place is occupied by the Eucharistic Prayer, which is the high point of the whole celebration. Next are the orations, that is to say, the Collect, the Prayer over the offerings, and the Prayer after Communion. These prayers are addressed to God by the Priest who presides over the assembly in the person of Christ, in the name of the entire holy people and of all present. Hence they are rightly called the “presidential prayers.”


On Wednesday March 20th the Faith Formation met in the church and reviewed the season of Lent. We had a demonstration of how we have to give up some distractions to make room for Jesus in our lives.  The children grade 2 and up watched three short videos on the Sacrament of Reconciliation in preparation for them going to confession next week.  Also next week the children will participate in Safe Environment Training that is required by our Diocese. 

Please include our Faith Formation children and catechists in your prayers during Lent and as we prepare for the celebration of Easter.




Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl from church entrances. During the 40 days of Lent, as companions on the journey, we will encounter our neighbor - Dhathcroos family.  The Dhathcroos family returned home, after fleeing violence in their country, to build a prosperous farm and become a vital contributor to their community. How can you assist refugees in your community to rebuild their lives? How can you support refugees worldwide who are fleeing violence in their country? Visit for more.


Join Mark Preissner, author of "Will the Real Father Please Stand Up", as he presents "Boundaries". Mark will help us learn what a boundary is and how we can create boundaries with those around us to safeguard our time, talents, resources and personal desires. This two-part series will be held on Tuesday, April 2 and 9th, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at Mount Tabor Center, 522 Second Street., Menasha. No RSVP needed. Free will offering.

World’s Poor Collection March 30-31 


On the fourth Sunday of Lent (March 30-31), we will sponsor a special collection for the World’s Poor, This collection combines an appeal for four Catholic agencies who serve the poor and those living on the edge of society all over the world.  This collection includes Catholic Relief Services, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Peter’s Pence, and the Pastoral Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa.  In this collection, you have a choice to contribute to any one or all four funds, by designating an amount of each.


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. 



Do you like to sing?   Can you play an instrument?  We are looking to get a choir together.  If you are interested in singing or playing an instrument and would like to be a part of this choir, please call the parish office at (715) 799-3811.


World’s Poor Collection March 30-31 

On the fourth Sunday of Lent (March 30-31), we will sponsor a special collection for the World’s Poor,  This collection combines an appeal for four Catholic agencies who serve the poor and those living on the edge of society all over the world.  This collection includes Catholic Relief Services, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Peter’s Pence, and the Pastoral Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa.  In this collection, you have a choice to contribute to any one or all four funds, by designating an amount of each.


                                                                                                       March 24, 2019

                                                                                      Third Sunday in Lent



      3/25.....…..…....……..……….……………..…No Mass     

3/26.........Rev Richard Getchel, Rev Louis Gollamari

 3/27…...Deac. David Kowalski, Deac. Gerald Kuborn

 3/28.......………………………...…Kateri Prayer Circle

 3/29…………………Those struggling with addictions 

3/30…..……………………………….Arline Creapeau

3/31……Matt & Genevieve Otradovec & Family L&D




Financial Blessings


March 16 & 17






Bishops   Appeal 



BA Received



Food Pantry Collection

Second collection thisweekend for the Food Pantry. Please be generous.


Liturgical Ministers  



 Sunday, March 30th9 am 

 Lector        Servers      Eucharistic Ministe 

Faye Waupochick

Isabella Waupochick

Tony Waupochick


Saturday, March 31st, 5 pm                                                         

 Lector         Servers      Eucharistic Minister 

Kathy Tucker

Rayna Tucker


Saturday, April 6th, 5 pm                                                         

  Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Lisa Peters


Jean Thibodeau


Sunday April 7th, 9 am                                                             

 Lector          Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Justin Lepscier

Donna Smith


Stations of the Cross

We will be saying Stations of the Cross every Thursday evening from 6-6:30 pm during Lent. Consider giving a half hour a week in prayer during Lent.


Easter Flowers

If you would like to purchase Easter Flowers in memory of a loved one, please use the envelopes in the pews.



Experience the Healing Love of God

Special Lenten Healing Mass on April 8, 6 pm at Sacred Heart, Shawano. There will be Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick and Mass. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass and specially trained Healing Ministry teams available for individual prayer


Expecting/New Baby

Are you expecting your first child or did you just become a new parent?  You are invited to a gathering on Sunday, March 24th at 2 pm in Barrett Hall.  Bring your questions and worries (nonmedical) to share with us and we will be sharing experiences, giving some advice and options but most importantly, giving emotional support!  Refreshments will be served and door prizes from local businesses!   


Youth Ministry Bishop Appeal

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, or call Debbie toll-free at 877-500-3580 ext. 8184.  


Mass Intentions

There are a lot of days open to have Masses said for your loved ones in 2019. Please stop in the Parish Office. The Mass stipend is $10.


Lenten Penance Service

Join us for the healing of the Sacrament of Reconciliation on April 10th at 6:00pm at our Lenten Penance Service at St. Francis Solanus and Monday, April 15 at St. Anthony.   



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. 


Holy Hour

Holy Hour will be cancelled on April 4th as we will be saying Stations of the Cross on Thursdays during Lent at 6 pm 


Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open Tuesday, April 2nd and 16thfrom 1-3 pm. We are in need of brown paper bags, pork and beans, pasta, canned fruit and Mac & Cheese.  


St. Michael’s Thrift N Gift

Thrift & Gift will be open, April 2nd and 16th from Noon to 3 pm.  If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at the Parish Office or Thrift N Gift. We are currently looking for silverware and we are in need of towels. 


Book Share

Book share is open the second Sunday of the month following 9 am Mass in conjunction with Fellowship Sunday. Will 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!



 Watch for Slippery Sidewalks/Parking Lots

It’s that time of year for slippery sidewalks and parking lots. Please use caution when walking in and out of Church.    



 A Day of Healing for Those Affected by Sexual Abuse: Building Trust Journey of Hope Saturday, April 6, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Norbertine Center for Spirituality St. Norbert Abbey (Enter off Webster Ave.) The Journey of Hope Team provides a time to gather, pray and talk about the healing process related to the effects of sexual abuse while focusing on ongoing recovery. $10 non-refundable fee due by March 22 (includes continental breakfast, lunch, materials for day). For registration information, please call (920) 272- 8174 or Sponsored by: St. Norbert Abbey and the Diocese of Green Bay

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. 


 Parish Office Hours St. Michael 

The Parish office will be open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.




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






                  Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michae 

                             03/23/2019 Food Pantry Collection

     03/24/2019 Food Pantry Collection

  03/24/2019 New Parent Gathering  2:00 pm Hall

     03/26/2019 Finance Council  11:00 am –

             03/26/2019 Pastoral Council 6:00 pm – 7:30pm

             03/28/2019 Stations of the Cross  6:00 pm

     04/02/2019 Food Pantry 1-3 pm

     04/02/2019 Thrift N Gift 12 – 3 pm

     04/04/2019 Stations of the Cross  6:00 pm

             04/05/2019 Fish Fry 3:30 – 6:30 pm      





                           St. Michael – 5:00 pm Saturday; 9:00 am Sunday

St. Anthony – 10:30 am Sunday

           St. Francis Solanus – 8:30 am Sunday

                                           St. Mary - 4:00 pm Saturday                                                 











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