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                October 8, 2017, 27th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME




                                 ST. MICHAEL'S PARISH MISSION STATEMENT


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. 




                           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.


CONFIRMATION:   Next class 2018.



A Note from Your Deacon:

Last week, I wrote in the Deacon Note that in the Church, the  month of October is celebrated as Respect Life Month.   The month of October also has another significance and I don’t mean because of Halloween , though this holiday does come from  Christian roots, which I will talk about  some more at the end of the month.   The month of October is also special for being traditionally dedicated to the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  In fact, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated on October 7th.   I think it is no coincidence that the Church’s movement for respect for life occurs at the same time we celebrate the power and peace of the rosary devotion.  

In my own life, I try to pray the rosary daily.  I must admit that at times I have found it hard to pray and very dry.   Yet, at other times, especially in moments of need, praying the rosary has brought much peace and comfort.  Many years ago, during my last visits with my mother before she died, I prayed the rosary as hard as I could and found great consolation and hope in this prayer.  I experienced hope that I was helping my mom in some way as she lay bedridden and unresponsive.  I experienced comfort in believing that the Mother of Jesus understood my sorrow and I was not traveling this hard road of grief alone.   What consolation the Rosary brings. We remember the mysteries of Christ’s life and Our Lady’s life, we repeat Hail Mary after Hail Mary. Indeed, the mysteries of the Holy Rosary- joyful, sorrowful, glorious and luminous- become mysteries of our own lives as well. As we pray the Rosary, we beg Our Lady to draw us closer to him who is our Light- our Way, Truth, and Life.

 In His Mercy,


Deacon Mark



October in the month of the Rosary.  St. Anthony’s will celebrate this occasion by praying the Rosary in Neopit Park on Saturday, October 14th and 21st.   This public prayer event will begin at 6:00pm.  Participants will be able to enjoy cider and donuts afterwards.  The Rosary will be offered up on behalf of the community for its wellbeing.  

The Mass: A slice at a Time - The Liturgical Year


Many people think that the Catholic Mass is all repetition of prayers and rituals. They don't think the Catholic Church is a Bible Church. They couldn't be more wrong. Go to a Catholic Mass and you’ll hear loads of Scripture!

Every Mass begins with “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” These are the words of Jesus in Matthew 28:19. The priest then greets the people with a quote from 2 Corinthians 13:13 - “The grace of our Lord, Jesus Christ and the love of God and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” And if a Bishop is celebrating, he’ll quote the words of Jesus from John 20:21 – “Peace be with you”.

From there you will hear two or three readings taken from the Old Testament, New Testament and one of the Gospels, and you will sing or recite from the Book of Psalms.


From the Gloria to the Holy, Holy, to the Lamb of God, to the prayer we say right before receiving Holy Communion “Lord, I am not worthy to have you enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed”,  a quote from Matthew 8:8, any Catholic who goes to Mass with regularity can quote lots of Scripture!




This past Wednesday we had 30 students attend class.  We began class in church praying together, then into the hall for a quick snack and headed down to the classrooms for our lesson on this Sunday's Gospel about the landowner and vineyard.  We ended class going back into church and presented to the children our Saint of the Week St. Francis of Assisi.  The 2nd grade were invited to be greeters at Sunday Mass.




We are asking for help to keep the church tidy and clean.  Teams of 2 or 3 people are needed for 20 minutes each week for light cleaning chores.  This cleaning can take place right before Mass on Sunday or on a Saturday, whenever it is most convenient for the team.  There will be a signup sheet in the back of church.  Please bring your questions to any member of the worship committee.  Thank you



Currently, Catholics residing in CBRF are receiving communion.

St. Anthony’s is going to expand this practice to reach the entire community.  If you know someone who would appreciate receiving this gift please let a member of the worship committee know.  Members include Jacci Pubanz, Sr. Stephanie, Kim Mitchell, Mary Haack, Mary Harte. Thank you.




October 8, Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time 

St. Michael

10/09………..……….………….……………………………………….No Mass

10/10……………………………………………………………………..No Mass

10/11………..……….………….……………………………………….No Mass

10/12…….……………………………………………….Kateri Prayer Circle

10/13 .…………………..Deacons Randall Haak & Thomas Hanley

10/14 2:00 Wedding…...Paul Dutkiewicz & Donna Kaquatosh 

10/14………………………..…………………………..…Souls in Purgatory

10/15…………………………………………………………Joleen Kaquatosh

St. Anthony

10/08 ………………………………………………………………..Joe D. Kiefer


10/15 ………………………………………..…………Rae Elaine Tourtillott



September 30 and October 1, 2017 Financial Blessings 

 St. Michael  








 St. Anthony September 24


$ 432.00


$  175.65

Hurricane Relief

$ 1088.00

St. Anthony October 1


$ 291.00


$   86.00



Liturgical Ministers   

 Lector       Servers        Eucharistic

Saturday, October 14, 4:00 pm 

Lela & Matthew Schwitzer

Ashley Moses

Leatha Grinhaug

 Sunday, October 15, 9:00 am


Joe Michel


Delberta Pethke


 Saturday, October 21, 4:00 pm


Fay Waupochick

Ella & Claire


Tony Waupochick

Sunday, Oct. 22, 9:00 am 

Dennie Jansen

Derek Minch

Vicki Hermsen


St. Anthony Liturgical Ministers                           

 Lectoe         Servers          Eucharistic
Sunday, October 8, 10:30 am  

Yvonne Ramos


Brenda Gauthier



There will be no Mass on October 9, 10 and 11 due to Clergy Congress.



There is a huge need within our parishes for diapers.  There will be a diaper drive the month of October. Diapers can be dropped off at both St. Michael’s and St. Anthony’s 



Our Annual meeting will be held next Sunday, October 8th following 9 am Mass.  Please plan to attend to see what is going on in YOUR PARISH. Fr. Charlie Hoffman will celebrate Mass at St. Anthony’s that morning. 




The annual meeting was held last Sunday, September 24.  We have come a very long way in terms of the progress made in the financial condition of the church.  This is due to a lot of very hard work by the pastoral council, trustees, volunteers and staff for which we are very grateful.  We are optimistic about the upcoming fiscal year.


St. Michael’s will be selling Soup on Tuesday, October 10th from 7 am until gone.  Hull-corn soup, beef or pork, Chili, biscuits - $5.00 a bowl – pick up or delivery. Call 715-799-3234.


Thursday, November 2nd is All Souls Day and will be the date for our ghost supper.  Mass will be said at 6:00pm with the supper to immediately follow in the community center.  If you have any questions, please ask a member of the worship committee.



Our nation is in great need of public prayer, repentance and conversion.  In this historic year of the Fatima Centennial (1917-2017), we ask God to save our country and our world through the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, especially praying for peace.  Please join us in praying for our nation and the world on October 14, 2017 at 12:00 noon.  The local Public Square Rosary Rally will take place at Memorial Park, Shawano, at the corner of Lieg and Main St. (by the tank). Please contact Deacon Mark at  715-524-5094 for more info. 



The BBQ  on Thurs. Oct. 5th was a success.  Thank you to all the volunteers who made it possible! 



St. Michael’s Ghost Supper is scheduled for Saturday, November 4th   after the 4:00 Mass. There will be a potluck in the Barrett Hall with a fire to follow.  Families of recently deceased will be getting the information in the mail in October.



On October 29th, a Mass for those who are dealing with alcohol and other drug abuse issues will be said.  The Mass is being offered for friends and family members who are grieving the loss of someone to this deadly disease.  Also being remembered and prayed for are those individuals in the throes of addiction.  Drug addiction and alcoholism are destroying this community and are severely impacting the lives of innocent people, especially the children.  St. Anthony’s wants to do its

 part in combatting this plague and knows how powerful prayer is to impart healing and change.  Coffee and donuts will be served in the community center after Mass. Please join us and help to spread the word.


2017 Public Square Rosary Crusade.  Our nation is in great need of public prayer, repentance and conversion.  In this historic year of the Fatima Centennial (1917-2017), we ask God to save our country and our world through the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, especially praying for peace.  Please join us in praying for our nation and the world on October 14, 2017 at 12:00 noon.  The local Public Square Rosary Rally will take place at Memorial Park, Shawano, at the corner of Lieg and Main St. (by the tank). Please contact Deacon Mark at  715-524-5094 for more info.




There is a huge need within our parishes for diapers.  There will be a diaper drive the month of October. Diapers can be dropped off at both St. Michael’s and St. Anthony’s. 




III Paul Dutkiewicz & Donna Marie Kaquatosh

Canon Law 1057 states: the conference of bishops is to issue norms concerning the examination of the parties, and the marriage banns or other appropriate means for carrying out the necessary inquiries which are to precede marriage. The pastor can proceed to assist a marriage after such norms have been diligently observed. Since marriage is not a private possession of the two parties but a matter of public interest, both ecclesial and secular societies have traditionally enacted legislation concerning basic requirements for marriage, aimed at assuring they will not enter into a relationship detrimental to themselves, possible children, or the community.


2017 WI Shrine Pilgrimage to approved Marian Shrines of Wisconsin with The Most Reverend David L. Ricken. October 26–28, 2017.   For information, visit www.thecompassnews. org or call (920) 272-8212. Sponsored by: The Compass, Official Newspaper for the Diocese of Green Bay. 



GOD IS CALLING YOU - BAPTISM opens the door.

For more information call

Father Joel or Father Francis


at 715-799-3811 .



Thrift & Gift will be open Oct.17th during Food Pantry and also Saturday, October 28th from 11 am – 2 pm.  If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at Parish Office or Thrift & Gift if open. We need plastic bags.




Book share will be open the first Sunday of the month after 9 am Mass and the first Tuesday of the Month with Food Pantry.  Please join us and pick up a few new books.  Looking for new ideas for dinner, quick & easy or one dish or others? Need some new recipes for the upcoming holidays?  Book Share has a lot of cookbooks to fill everyone’s needs!  Please come and browse our large selection.  We even have cookbooks for kids! If you have any questions, please call Ann at 715-851-0160.



Both Food Pantries will be open on October 17th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.  St. Michael’s is in need of plastic bags, diapers, hygiene products, cereal and brown bags. 



Friday, October 27th, The Menominee County Human Services will be sponsoring a Spaghetti dinner at St. Michael’s in Barrett Hall from 5:00 – 7:00 pm.  There is no charge for this dinner. All are welcome. 


Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 Hillcrest Primary School, Shawano to benefit SAM 25 & SAM’s House Emergency Shelter. 11 am – 2 pm. 




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 Calendars


10/08/2017 Annual Meeting St. Michael 10 am

10/10/2017               Parish Council Meeting St. Michael  6pm

10/10/2017 & 10/11 NO MASS         St. Michael  


10/11/2017 Adoration        St. Anthony 6 pm

10/12/2017 Worship Committee St. Anthony 5-7 pm

10/12/2017 Worship Committee St. Anthony   5 – 7 pm

10/17/2017 Pastoral Council St. Anthony

10/19/2017 Worship Committee St. Michael 4:45 pm

10/21 & 22 World Mission Sunday St. Anthony

                        St. Michael

10/24/2017    Discipleship Formation St. Anthony

        Seminar 8:30-3:40 St. Michael

10/27/2017 Spaghetti Dinner St. Michael 5 – 7 pm 


                        MASS TIMES:

                               St. Michael – 5:00 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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