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Bulletin May 6-7, 2017

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 May 6-7, 2017


Fourth Sunday of Easter Sunday 


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:  5:00 pm  SUNDAY MASS:  9:00 am

CONFESSION:    Saturday 4:30 - 4:45pm 

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 


  Fr. Francis  

May Easter joy still be with you my co-disciples on the way; 

It is always my joy sharing thoughts in our bulletin. It is my extended communion and spiritual responsibility to you; Christian community of St. Michael’s, St. Francis’, St Mary’s and St. Anthony’s Parishes. 

The Month of May continues to cover the Easter Season, that will I take as an opportunity to emphasize a very particular Sacrament to provide us clarity to some of our confusions with regards to our practice of faith itself, in other words may I share some substantial ‘refreshment’ of our Catechism and Liturgical guidelines concerning the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist or the Holy Mass which is more common to us.

Liturgical actions/practices which we are directed now in our service (during Holy Mass) had gone through a lot of ‘modifications’ (as we may call it) depending upon the time and needs regarding specifically of the Sacrament; obviously we have seen some changes of words and gestures so that we will be addressed in our continues profession to our faith, and we will be guided in its proper execution to accompany this faith we profess. The Church put up these changes with the guidance of the Holy Spirit to ensure that what must be done is proper and right to avoid sacrilegious acts consciously or even out of ignorance (“I’m sorry, I don’t know”). We are responsible in observing these changes/guidelines not to contradict some of those we’ve been traditionally doing ever since, because we may not be sure if they are really correct or not; our statement is that “that’s what we are doing because that’s how we’ve been brought about by our parents”. True! Some also say; “when we were introduced to this faith that’s what’s being done”,… but the question is, ‘Were those really the right things we must be doing now?’; if it were, so we retain those, but if not that’s where we offer changes and directions… they may be what they are before but now is no longer the way it has been, or we may also say that all traditionally being done may not always be right.

So, for this week, I like to give priority to the most basic things we should never forget; 

1.  The Holy Mass begins at the Entrance Procession where the Opening Hymn is sung and Ends after the Final Blessing (not right after receiving Communion) According to the GIRM (General Instruction of the Roman Missal) the “Entrance song begins as the priest and ministers come in, the purpose of this song is to open the celebration…” After the final blessing the priest or deacon dismisses the congregation with the words “Go in peace” or “The Mass is ended”… and the people respond “Thanks be to God”, this serves as the conclusion of the ‘assembly’.

2. Postures are essentially important basically because it emphasized the solemnity in the Holy Mass; standing denotes our readiness and active participation, sitting makes us attentive to in listening to the Words being proclaimed and to the teachings from the priest’s homily and it also makes ourselves easy during the Mass, kneeling primarily to express reverence especially at the consecration part (strictly, when the priest elevates the host and the chalice) of the Mass (we also do genuflect). Some churches do not have kneelers, but kneeling during the consecration must be observed. Consideration are given for those who are no longer able to kneel to just sit or remain standing but the need to remain prayerful should be regarded.

3. And lastly for now, during the sign of peace; the people greet each other ‘peace be with you’, in Hebrew the word peace is shalom where in it means to wish the person we greet their well-being, all the best, all good things. The mode of greeting depends on the custom and mentality of the people while there is also the discretion of the diocese, so here in the United States we do the usual shake hands and children kiss their parents, couples kiss each other (since it is also called ‘kiss of peace’). The strict reminder here is how we must do it; so, the people remained in their places and exchange the peace with their immediate neighbors. Going around and trying to be ‘friendly’ is discourage because it would appear that the sign of peace may denote a ‘social sense’ which should be avoided because it is still in its liturgical aspect, anyway we can still wish the peace to those even we can no longer reach out.

It is of great respect in finding your utmost interest with this matter. Hope we can be reminded here, and learn still from this simple Catechism. As one church of Christ, we also make ourselves one in active participation with the Church to nourish us by the grace which comes from our Lord. 

First and foremost, I want to thank Kathy King Tucker and Vicky (Missy) Minch for all their help in the Religious Education Program this year.  THANK YOU!  I can’t believe that the 2016-2017 Faith Formation Classes are over for this year.  

This past Wednesday the children learned about the Lost Lamb, and then thought about how they could take God with them on Summer Break.  It was a very interesting and gratifying discussion.  It showed us that the children learned a lot about their faith this year.  We ended the session with an ice cream social.  This is the last Faith Formation Update until September, when the program starts up again.  There will be registration forms available during the St. Michael’s Festival, and in the front of church.  


Families of First Communicants 

Just a reminder that this year each family whose children have completed their First Communion instructions will be celebrating their child’s First Communion individually. The family needs to contact Father and set up a date for their children to receive their First Communion. Call the rectory at 715-799-3811 and talk with Father Joel about what Saturday or Sunday mass you wish to celebrate this wonderful sacrament! If you have any questions about this please, be sure to call be at 715-851-2947.  If you want to have your child receive their First Communion on Mother’s Day during our May Crowning celebration, be sure to contact Father Joel and make the arrangements. 


On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th we are inviting all the children from the parish and visiting our parish to join in on our May Crowning of Mary during the 9 :00 am Mass.  the children will form a procession and parade up to the statue of Mary and a fresh crown of flowers will be placed on her head.  What a great way to honor Our Mother Mary! Be sure to come and join in the celebration! 


God bless, 

Lois Maczuzak                                                                                



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.

“Welcome Visitors”


We are happy you have chosen to attend Mass at St. Michael’s. We hope you feel that you are among friends. If you are considering joining our parish, please talk with Fr. Joel or call the Parish Office at 715-799-3811.  Welcome & God Bless!





05/08…………..………………………………No Mass

05/09……………….Rev Harry Berryman, Rev Regis 

      Barwig, Rev Michael Betley

05/10 …………………...........For peace in our World 

05/11 ……………………………...Kateri Prayer Circle

05/12……………………………………For our Military

05/13.........Victims of Abortions & Souls in Purgatory

      05/14..................................................Joleen Kaquatosh 


 Financial Blessings – April 29 & 30     



$ 1,528.00


$    426.02

Bishop Appeal Goal

$ 6,102.00

Bishop Appeal Received


Thank you for your donations
Liturgical Ministers   


Saturday, May 13, 5:00 pm

 Lector        Servers         Eucharistic Minister

Bryan Lepscier

Ashley Moses

Cathy Wilber

 Sunday, May 14, 9:00 am                                 

 Lector        Server       Eucharistic Minister

Jim & Ellie Sokoly

Sasan Shawanokasic

Nancy Michel

Sunday, May 20, 5:00 pm 

Fay Waupochick

Ella & Claire Chevalier

Deacon Mark

 Sunday, May 19, 9:00 am

Joe Michel

Sasan Shawanokasic

Barb Neubauer



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


 “Welcome Visitors”

We are happy you have chosen to attend Mass at St. Michael’s. We hope you feel that you are among friends. If you are considering joining our parish, please talk with Fr. Joel or call the Parish Office at 715-799-3811.  Welcome & God Bless!



The St. Joseph Indian School Reunion was a huge success.  Over 150 previous students/families attended.  A huge thank you to Kathy Wilber, Ashlee Moses, Fay Waupochick, Isabella Waupochick, Sasann Shawanokasic, Lila & Sandy Gauthier, Cookie & Bob Vigue, Lisa Peters, Dennis Jansen, Greg Wilber, Joe Otradovec, Karen Lynch, Lona Tourtillot and Jonathan Wilber. Thank you to those attending for all the wonderful food we shared. We would also like to thank Fr. Francis, Rosemary Simon-Kazik, Wade Fernandez, John Teller, Becky Allegria, Historic Preservation, Beth Huse, College of Menominee, Menominee Tribal IT Department, Menominee Tribal News, JPS Photography and Reunion Committee Sylvia Wilber, Joyce Ninham, Liz Fernandez Arnold, Wilmer Peters, Tony Waupochick and Willie Peters.   We apologize if we have overlooked anyone. 




We will be taking nominations for our new Secretary Trustee and two members of our Pastoral Council. Attached to the bulletin are the descriptions for Trustee. Pastoral Council information is available at entrances to church.  Nomination papers will be provided at the end of the pews May 6th & 7th, May 13th & 14th.    Elections will be May 20th and 21st.  Thank you.



July 9th 10 am – 4 pm.  Raffle – 1st prize $1,000 cash, 2nd Prize $500 cash, 3rd Prize $250.00 cash. Raffle tickets are for sale in the Parish Office.  Tickets are $5.00 each or 3 for $10.00.   Items needed for silent auction, baskets and raffle.  Idems 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. 


Open Tuesday May 16th from 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. 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 May 16th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.


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


First Sunday of the month after 9:00 Mass and during Food Panty once a month. We are 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.


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



We will be taking nominations for our new Secretary Trustee and two members of our Pastoral Council. Attached to the bulletin are the descriptions for Trustee. Pastoral Council information is available at entrances to church.  Nomination papers will be provided at the end of the pews May 6th & 7th, May 13th & 14th.  Elections will be May 20th and 21st.  Thank you.

NOMINATE business owners, supervisors, anyone with management responsibilities – who live their faith in the workplace for the 2018 Faith That Works awards! The “Faith That Works” nomination form along with requirements and nominee criteria are available online at Deadline is December 31, 2017. For information, visit or call (920) 272-8212. Sponsored by: The Compass, Official Newspaper for the Diocese of Green Bay. 



    05/10/2017     Pastoral Council 4:30- 6:30 pm


                            05/11/2017         Festival Steering Committee  1:00 - 2:00 pm


 05/16/2017     Thrift & Gift        Noon – 3 pm


                             Food Pantry 1:00 – 3:00 pm


                   05/18/2017 Festival Steering Committee       1:00 – 2:00

            05/25/2017 Festival Steering Committee  1:00 -2:00
























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