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 September 10-11 2016



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 



FATHER FRANCIS WRITES                                                                                                            

Hello again. 

The next interesting presentation during the Shepherd School was briefly stressed to us by Fr. Dan Felton, the Vicar General of our diocese; he gave us a compounded talk (for just an hour) about; Servant Leadership/Being an Administrator.

Fr. Dan initially made mention about the Vision-Mission of the diocese (which I indicated in the previous bulletin), that it is our guide to enable us pastors to be effective servant and leader or administrator. Servant and Leader are two contrasting qualities which may confuse those who would be hearing that, but Fr. Dan insist that both qualities can be acquired by any person. He asked us who comes into our mind when we say a servant-leader; most of us identifies the LORD; that's true! Furthermore, Fr. Felton told us some more details of how important a servant leader is. And, he situates that servant leadership in our own Diocese… Going back, to the vision-mission of our diocese Fr. Dan said that its realization will depend on the servant-leader itself, with the cooperation of every people of God within the parish or the diocese as a whole. Fr. Felton used the words "untying the knots" as the main responsibility of a servant-leader in dealing the effectivity of the Diocese's vision and mission. Everything must be placed in line with the vision and mission, so that in situations where we are not 'in order', the servant leader must be the initiator of untying the knots, or in other words he must be the one to put everything in order. If something has to be changed in order to put everything in its proper place, a servant leader should do it in a very gentle way, reminding us priests of how we must do it. Fr. Felton enumerates some important points how a servant leader should behave:

  1. Talk straight… not in 'circle'.
  2. Demonstrate respect...keep the value of dignity, if you want to be respected, respect others as well.
  3. Create transparency.
  4. Right wrongs...admit also when we commit errors, it is not a sign of weakness.
  5. Show loyalty...acknowledge other people, show support.
  6. Practice accountability...don’t blame people- don’t take the blame either.
  7. Listen first.
  8. Keep commitments...don’t make excuses.
  9. Extend trust...entrust others (e.g. staffs)
  10. Deliver results...'walk the walk' not only 'talk the talk'.
  11. Lastly, Fr. Dan told us the importance of prayer, he would always pray for 4 things: first, that he'd be a good disciple...who wants to learn more and be a good listener too. Second, he prays that he should have a simple life which is a true character of a servant leader. Third, he ask for the continuous passion for priesthood who loves the church, who loves priesthood and who offers sacrifice in his life. And fourth, he prays that he must have a great sense of joy, JOY with its acronym: Jesus-Others-You.Before we ended the session, Fr. Dan shared a prayer tous, which I would like to share with you too. It is a prayer to Our Lady Un-doer of Knots:

Virgin Mary, Mother of Fair Love, Mother who never abandons a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to work for Her children because they are moved by the Divine Love and Infinite Mercy that exist in your heart, turn your compassionate eyes toward me and see the snarl of knots that exist in my life. You know just how much despair and pain they cause me. You know how paralyzed I am by them.

Mary, Mother to whom God has given the charge of undoing the knots in the lives of His children,  I place the ribbon of my life into Your hands. No one, not even the Evil One himself can take it away from Your Merciful hands. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone.

Powerful Mother, by Your grace and intercession with Your Son Jesus, my Savior, receive today this "knot" (specify it if possible...) I beg You to undo it now and forever for the glory of God. You are my hope. You are the sole consolation that God gives me, a fortress for my weakness, the healing miseries, and my deliverance from all that keeps me from Christ. Hear my plea. Keep me, guide me and protect me. You are my only safe refuge. Our Lady Un-doer of Knots, pray for me! Amen.

Fr. Francis, MF



Faith Formation Classes begin on Wednesday, September 14th at 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm in Barrett Hall. Children in grades 1st to 8th are welcome to be a part of this enhancing the Catholic Faith. There will be a parent/guardian meeting while the children are in their classes on this first night. The policies and procedures of the Faith Formation Program will be gone over and the calendar for the year will be given out. Registration forms are available in the front of church and at the parish office. Weekly in the bulletin we hope to give an update on what the children are doing in Faith Formation. If you have any questions, contact me at 715-851 2947. 

God bless,


Lois Maczuzak








    23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 

September 4, 2016

    09/12……………...………………..……….…No Mass     

09/13…….....……Those with mental health problems

  09.14……....................................Victims of Purgatory 

  09/15……………………………….Kateri Prayer Circle 

09/16……………......….........…For those with Cancer

 09/17…………....................Maury & Jane Griesbach  

 09/18...............................................Souls in Purgatory


                                             Liturgical Ministers                              

                                                          Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 4:00 am 

 Lector:  Lela & Matthew Schwitzer Servers: IsabellaWaupochick   Eucharistic Minister :  Tony Waupochick
           Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 8:30 am 
 Lector:  Kris Going   Servers:  -     Eucharistic  Minister :  Barb Neubauer


 Financial Blessings

August 27 & 28


Envelopes      $989.00

  Loose           $1,419.00




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 someone from our parish that we need to recognize, please call or E-mail St. Michaels.  Thank you. 

Spotlight Shining on: St. Michael’s Money Counters.  Dick O’Neill, Carla Wilber, Fay Waupochick and Kathy Lohmiller generously give a few hours each week to count all the collections, envelopes, donations, etc. given to St. Michael and make the deposit at our bank.  Thank you for all the time you put in every week to count our money!                                                               


ADULT FAITH FORMATION: 2 weeks left to register for the 33 days to Merciful Love. Don't miss out on experiencing God's Mercy in a new and exciting way. Starting Thursday, October 13th this retreat will run for 6 weeks, meeting on Thursday nights at 6:30pm, and ending on Sunday, November 20th.  For more information please contact Fay or Tony Waupochick – 715-799-3437 or Evy Nacotee 715-799-6031.



On Thursday, Oct 13, 2016 we will be starting an adult faith formation retreat 33 days to Merciful Love with our combined four parishes. It will run for 6 weeks ending on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. It is recommended to end the Jubilee Year of Mercy with the consecration to the Divine Mercy.  Think about joining in this celebration as we end the year of Mercy. Information posted at all entrances and in the blue flyer insert in the bulletin this week.   




Book Share is now located in Father David Barrett Hall. It has new categories and lot of books to choose from. It will be open every first weekend of every month. Saturday after 4 pm mass and again Sunday morning after 8:30 am mass. It is also open every other Tuesday of the month along with Food Pantry and Thrift and Gift.




 St. Kateri Tekakwitha Prayer Group

We promote the life and spirituality of St. Kateri Tekakwitha as she journeyed toward holiness and obedience.  We honor her as the patron Saint of all Native American Tribes and ask her to pray for and protect the Menominee Tribe. 

WHO ARE WE? We are a group of women who meet every Thursday morning after 8 a.m. mass.  We gather together to honor and pray to St. Kateri for her guidance and intercession for various needs in the community.  We also have a social hour and snacks after our prayer session which gives us time to socialize and share ideas. Feel free to join us at mass and come to the meeting and social hour afterward. NEW MEMBERS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.

WHAT ELSE DO WE DO? At the request of a family, the Kateri Prayer Group will come to their homes, or go to the hospital or nursing homes to pray for their loved ones who are ill.  At the family’s request, we will also go to a wake service/visitation and say the Rosary for a loved one whose soul has already started their journey to the Great Spirit. Through prayer we want to bring families peace and hope during their time of grief. 

If you have a need for prayers, you can contact one of the following people.  They will contact the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Prayer Group with your prayer request:                  

                            Fay Waupochick 715-799-3437

                            Kay Cook 715-799-3787                                              

Darlene Price 715-851-3731 (cell)

Evelyn Nacotee 715-799-6031,  715-853-7374 (cell)

Leatha Grinhaug      715-994-1098,  715-851-6838 (cell)

                 Anna Lee Tucker      715-851-7720                                              






St. Michaels is in need of Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors and Servers.  If you are a visitor but are trained in any of the above and attend mass at St. Michaels, we would love you to join us.  Call the Parish Office (715) 799-3811 and we will put your availability on our schedule.  Schedules are usually made up 1-2 months ahead of time.  Thank you. 


Our parishes are taking up an emergency second collection on September 17 & 18th to aid the Catholic dioceses impacted by the recent storms in Louisiana and those suffering in the wake of the worst flooding since Hurricane Katrina.  Our prayers and financial support are needed to help rebuild the lives of those who require immediate and long-term recovery help.  Thank you for your generous support! 


The JOY Choir is looking to recruit more members.  Since Mass times have changed, there might be someone that goes to Mass on Saturday at 4:00 that would like to join the choir. If you know anyone interested, please pass this along.  Practice is every Saturday at 3:30    IN THE Fr. Barrett Hall. Please see Ellyn after mass or contact the Parish Office at 715-799-3811 for more information. 




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.

Every first of the month I will be putting out A NEW VARIETY of religious books in the back of the church on the rotating rack. Please choose a book to your liking and enjoy it at your leisure. You can either bring it back when you are done or pass it on to someone else who might enjoy it.  I have an abundance of spiritual books I would like to share with the congregation. I will also have inspirational family books and story books for children on religion. So each month there will be something new to choose from, please help yourself. God's Peace, St. Michael's Book-Share 


                                                           FUTURE EVENTS




The Food Pantry distribution dates will change in September due to Labor Day.  The dates are as follows:  September 13 and September 20. 


We are open the first and third Tuesday of the month from 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm.  In September we will be open an extra Tuesday. The dates are as follows:  September 13 and September 20.  Contact Cookie Vigue if you have any questions 920-216-9240.  If you have a donation and no one is at Thrift & Gift, please drop off at the Parish Office. 


The ‘Blue Mass’ is a Mass of Thanksgiving celebrated by Bishop Ricken in gratitude for the generous service of public safety personnel who serve their communities each day throughout our Diocese. Both public safety personnel (emergency, law enforcement, protective services, etc.) and our all members of the community are invited. For more information, please visit: >>


St. Francis Parish Hall Saturday, October 1st 11am-3pm. 

ST. JOSEPH CROSSThe 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.











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