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Bulletin November 19-20

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  November 19-20


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 -


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 



A Note From Father Joel

Dear Co-Travelers,

Gratia et gaudium in fide!


As we celebrate the Solemnity of the kingship of our Lord Jesus Christ, may I simply call our attention to reflect on the strength of our commitment to living as his disciples on the way. Is Jesus truly the ruler of our lives and hearts? And are we using our gifts, talents and material blessings to help build up His kingdom on earth? Do we humbly offer and place ourselves into God’s hands so he can use us in whatever way he deems best? In one of the parables that our Lord and King used to illustrate his relation to us his disciples, when he went to a distant country to claim his kingship, he entrusted his servants some gold coins with expectations of interest by investing them in his absence. One of the main lessons underscored by this parable is that Jesus expects all those who aspire to live as one of his disciples to use the unique talents, along with the material blessings they have been given by God, to help build up God’s kingdom on earth. And practical speaking, what does this mean for our lives? It could mean sharing our money or goods with those in need or with charitable organizations. It could mean sharing our talents at the service of our parish or our community that I strongly believe some of us are already happily doing. Very simply, it means taking every opportunity we can to generously give of our gifts and talents to serve the needs of others.

Today too, the Holy Door of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy is being closed. For sure abundant blessings of forgiveness were being poured out in our lives that we maybe failed realized or noticed. We thank our Holy Father, Pope Francis for calling our attention and for guiding us in this journey of Mercy. Though the door of the year of mercy is closed today, the door of our heart to let Him in and dine with us in faith and joy is never closed as long as we decide to leave it open for Him, Jesus our King. Please continue to let Him in because His mercy gives always true happiness and peace.

Long live to our King, Jesus!



Fr. Joel, Mf






St. Anthony - St. Michael’s Parishes

It is getting more and more difficult to keep a positive outlook with our Religious Education Program. Each week fewer and fewer children are showing up. I am not sure what is going on but if this trend continues I fear that neither St. Anthony’s nor St. Michael’s will have a Religious  Education program. If you have any suggestions on how to have more children attend and have the children already enrolled continue to attend please, let us know. The time for enrolling for this year is coming to an end, if you still want your child to participate in Religious Education for the 2016-2017 session be sure to call or come to the next class, on Wednesday, November 30th at 5:45. Classes are held on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 7:15 in Barrett Hall. Classes run now until the end of April. For more information call me at 715-851-2947. 

This week the children in 2nd grade on up attended the Hunters’ Mass and the younger children learned about Jesus the King of Kings! Also the children received Advent Calendars. Advent begins on Sunday, November 27th till Saturday, December 24th. The calendars are designed to help the children to understand the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus’s birthday!

Christmas is near any child who wishes to participate in the Annual Christmas Eve Nativity play during Mass are welcome to join in the celebration. Both St. Anthony and St. Michael’s will be having a Christmas Eve Mass. So children from both parishes are welcome to participate. If you are a parishioner from St. Anthony’s let Mary know at 715-756-2361, if you are parishioners at St.  Michael’s let me know at 715-851-2947. 

Religious Education classes will not be in session next week, Wednesday, 23rd. We wish everyone a Most Blessed Thanksgiving.

Religious Education Calendar of Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 23rd No Class—-Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, November 30th


Wednesday December 7th

Wednesday December 14th

Wednesday December 13th

Wednesday December 21st Rehearsal-and Small Birthday Party

Wednesday December 28th No Class

Wednesday January 4th No Class

Wednesday, January 11 Classes resume

God bless, 








  11/21……………....………………..……….…No Mass    

    11/22…….…Fr. Raymond Dowling, Fr. Daniel Felton

                                                         Fr. Dennis Drury

    11/23 ………...……………………Kateri Prayer Circle

            11/24 Thanksgiving… Dying with no one to pray for them 

                                            11/25  …..………………Those Suffering with Cancer

     11/26 ………………………..Maury & Jane Griesbach

      11/27 ……………..............................Dorothy Pientok



 Financial Blessings

November 12 & 13


Envelopes      $800.00

  Loose           $483.00




Liturgical Ministers:

Saturday, November 26, 4:00 pm

 Lector: Dan & Jack    Servers:  Sophie Hanauer    Eucharistic Minister: Cathy Wilber


Sunday, November 27, 2016 – 8:30 am    


Lector:  Gryphon Braun      Servers: Andre Kakwitch   Eucharistic Minister: Deacon Mark

Mylee Sanapaw 

 Lector: Paula Wilber     Servers:  Ella & Claire    Eucharistic Minister: Deacon Mark


Sunday, November 27, 2016 – 8:30 am    


Lector:  Jim & Ellie      Servers: Sasawn   Eucharistic Minister: Nancy Michel







Good things are happening around St. Michael’s.  Each week, we will spotlight a person, persons or group that that spotlight shines on.  If you know of somewhat from our parish that we need to recognize, please call or E-mail St. Michaels.  Thank you.


The Holiday Bazaar was held on Saturday, November 19th. Many hours of preparation go into decorating the cookies, making the candy and setting up Christmas items for sale.  The Bazaar was chaired by Judi Jansen, Nancy Michel and Willie Peters.  Thank you to Carolyn O’Neil, Delberta Pethke, Pat Smith, Je  an Thibodeau, Germaine Schwaller, Kathy Kaquatosh, Sylvia Wilber, Cookie Vigue, Rayna Tucker, Carla Wilber and Joseph Otradovec for all that you did to make this Bazaar a success.


Thrift & Gift is looking for old Christmas Cards. Please drop them in back of church or at the parish office. Thank you.   



GIVING TREE is up in the back of church. Please pick an ornament to help some of our local families have a good Christmas. Wrap the gift, place ornament tag on the outside and return to church by Sunday, November 27th for distribution.  THANK YOU IN ADVANCE for your generous giving. 




 BOOK SHARE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS:                                                                                        


Thank-you to all who have volunteered and to those who donate books.  To continue, we need people willing to share an enjoyable hour on a Sunday morning after Mass. You only need to make coffee and provide a snack. Volunteers spend their time looking for books and visiting.  Consider sharing just one hour as a gift to our parish. It is an enjoyable volunteering experience! Sign- up sheet in back of church. Any questions please call Kathy Lohmiller. 715-526-9385.                                   


ST. JOSEPH CROSS  The statue of Jesus on the Cross at St. Joseph of the Lake Cemetery needs to be replaced. Delberta (Otradovec) Pethke has been raising funds for the last year for this project.  She has received $759.35 in donations. The cross If anyone would like to make a contribution, please place in an envelope in the collection indicating what the money is for. This cross is in desperate need of replacement.  Please help if you are able. 


                                                          FUTURE EVENTS


Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner  

Alvin J. Rathsack & Elmo Novelli Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner sponsored by Knights of Columbus, St. Kateri Tekakwitha Council. FREE to anyone needing or wanting a meal.  Thursday, Nov. 24 starting at 10:00 am at St. Michael’s Church, Barrett Hall.  Home Delivery available.  Call Paul Rathsack (715) 304-7854 or Paul Marroquin (715) 799-3754 for more information. On Thanksgiving Day please call: 715-799-3234. 




December 3rd & 4th from 9 am to 3 pm.  A lot of CHRISTMAS BOOKS, Fiction, Nonfiction, Reference books, Classics, Native American, Cultural, Books for Women, Gardening, Cookbooks, Children’s books for all ages, Religious, many other PAPERBACK AND HARD COVER. Stop by and pick up a few Christmas presents. All books are FREE OF CHARGE.  There will also be Jewelry and Mary Kay products for sale.

Thrift & Gift and Furniture Garage will also be open Sat. Dec. 3rd from 11:00 am to 2 pm.




Saturday December 3rd, 2016 9am-3pm

St .Francis Parish Hall.   Raffle tickets on sale soon! Need not be present to win.

FOOD PANTRY:    Food Pantry distribution will be on Tuesday, December 6th from 1 to 3 pm.   We are in need of shampoo, bar soaps and toothpaste.

THRIFT & GIFT: Pick Up Some Early Christmas Presents. Open December 6th and 20th  from Noon to 3 pm. We will also be open for the Holiday Bazaar on November 19th.   Contact Cookie Vigue if you have any questions 920-216-9240. If you would like to drop off a donation, please bring it to the Parish Office if no one is at Thrift & Gift.  Office is open 9 am to 3 pm Monday – Friday.  


Christmas  Eve Mass Schedule:

St. Michael Keshena - 4:00 pm

St. Mary Leopolis - 4:00 pm

St. Anthony Neopit - 6:00 pm


St. Francis Gresham – 7:00 pm

Christmas Day Mass Schedule:

St. Michael Keshena -  8:30 am


St. Francis Gresham – 8:30 am




















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