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April 5, 2020

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord


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  

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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:

Tony Waupochick

Finance Council Chair:

Pete Maczuzak

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

      After 8:00 am Mass Thursday morning

SATURDAY MASS:    5:00 pm  

SUNDAY MASS:  9:00 am

CONFESSION:   Saturday 4:30 - 4:45pm

   PARISH OFFICE HOURSMonday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 am-2 pm

             Wednesday, Friday 9 am -1 pm 

HOLY HOUR:  1st Thursday of the Month from 6-7 pm

 KATERI PRAYER CIRCLE:  After 8:00 am Mass Thursday morning 

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.


           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. 



It is hard to believe that we are now at the start of Holy Week.  These have been difficult, confusing, and uncertain times, since we last celebrated Ash Wednesday on Feb. 26, 2020. We find ourselves in a very strange place, celebrating Holy Week outside the church and without the benefit of seeing one another and personally praying with our parish community.  

There will no palms given this day!  There will be no foot washing on Holy Thursday.  There will be no veneration of the cross for us and kissing the instrument of our salvation on Good Friday. There will be no holding of lighted candles while the deacon sings the Exultant on Holy Saturday.  

How do we still celebrate this Holy Week, given the dessert of isolation we remain in? Though a challenge, I would like to suggest that this is also an opportunity for deeper faith. Let us beg God this Holy Week to strengthen us to believe even more deeply in his passion, death and resurrection.  To accomplish this, it will help to spend more time with scripture, reading and praying the special readings of this Holy Week. To find the readings of each day, I suggest going to the USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) website,, and clinking on the “Daily Readings.” There are also video reflections on the readings that you might find helpful as well.  There will be Holy Week Masses and services on TV and online, and I especially invite you to watch the live streaming of Holy Week Services on the St. Michael’s Church Facebook page.  

Take time also to say those special devotions such as the Stations of the Cross, Divine Mercy Chaplet, and the rosary this Holy Week.  Most of all, spend time visiting Jesus when the church is open for prayer. 

My last thought during this time of the corona virus pandemic, is to share with you once again Pope Francis’ blessing to us from his Urbi et Orbi message of several days ago:

“May God’s blessing come down upon you as a consoling embrace. Lord, may you bless the world, give health to our bodies and comfort our hearts. You ask us not to be afraid. Yet our faith is weak and we are fearful. But you, Lord, will not leave us at the mercy of the storm. Tell us again: “Do not be afraid” (Mt 28:5). And we, together with Peter, “cast all our anxieties onto you, for you care about us” (cf. 1 Pet 5:7).”

In His Mercy,


Deacon Mark



The Mass: A Slice at a time

The only minister who, in the person of Christ, can bring into being the sacrament of the Eucharist, is a validly ordained priest.


The validity of the celebration of the Eucharist depends on valid ordination. The celebration of the Eucharist is proper and exclusive to the ministerial priesthood, which differs not only in degree, but also in essence from the common priesthood of all the faithful. And the lawfulness depends on two factors: 1) Regarding the minister: that he not be impeded by canon law, owing to some irregularity or impediment to his ordination or by a penal sanction which forbids him from exercising it; 2) Regarding the celebration itself: respect for the norms prescribed ad liceitatem in the canons provided.


Religious Education Update 

Religious Education classes will be cancelled until further notice.  The children preparing for First Reconciliation and First Communion will be contacted by Kathy King-Tucker. 


***SPECIAL NOTICE:  The Religious Education classes are cancelled until further notice. *** 


Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program

Anyone living in Menominee County is eligible for Home Energy assistance with Menominee County Human Services Department.  They will provide energy bill payment assistance, furnace services, crisis assistance and weatherization.  Call 715-799-3861 for more information. Signs are posted on the bulletin boards at all entrances. 


St. Michael Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.  May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.  Amen 


Easter Flowers

There are envelopes in the pews for you to make a donation in honor of someone for Easter Flowers. We will be buying flowers to decorate the altar but will not be doing the whole church since there is no Mass.  The money collected will remain in the Flower Fund.

Parish Support

There is a basket by the lectern for you to drop off your parish support envelopes. This will be checked daily.


 Prayer for our Country

O Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Mercy, at this most critical time, we entrust the United States of America to your loving care. 

Most Holy Mother, we beg you to reclaim this land for the glory of your Son. Overwhelmed with the burden of the sins of our nation, we cry to you from the depths of our hearts and seek refuge in your motherly protection. 

Look down with mercy upon us and touch the hearts of our people. Open our minds to the great worth of human life and to the responsibilities that accompany human freedom. 

Free us from the falsehoods that lead to the evil of abortion and threaten the sanctity of family life. Grant our country the wisdom to proclaim that God’s law is the foundation on which this nation was founded and that He alone is the True Source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. 

O Merciful Mother, give us the courage to reject the culture of death and the strength to build a new Culture of Life.   Amen.



April 5, 2020

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord 

  04/04..........................................................Justice Vosters

04/05………………………………………….Linda Peterson

04/06....................................................................No Mass

04/07…………………………………………………No Mass

04/08....................................................................No Mass

04/09……………………………………...Souls in Purgatory

04/10……………………………………….…Sick and Dying

04/11…..…..…………………..Kinsey & Joleen Kaquatosh

04/12……....…Ron DeBruin & Family, Living & Deceased

Our daily Mass intentions will be prayed privately by our Priests each day.


 Financial Blessings March 28 & 29


$     200.00


$     100.00

Food Pantry Donations

$     150.00

Bishop Appeal to Date


Bishop Appeal Goal $6,551.00


Bishop Appeal

We are $1,286 away from reaching our Bishop’s Appeal goal.  If you have not given and would like to, please contact the parish office or you can pay on line at   We need to get to our goal or the Parish will be assessed  




Liturgical Ministers   All Masses Cancelled 


Mass will be live streamed on Sunday morning at 9 am. Please go to St. Michael’s Facebook page St. Michael’s church to watch this live Mass.

St. Michael will open church daily from 8 -10 am. Keep social distancing – 6 feet apart from another person. Use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving church.  Thank you. 


WELCOME! The Lord has called all of us to a new way of living under His wonderful grace as our Savior. May joy and peace be yours as we praise our Lord and grow close to God and one another.  It is a pleasure to have you worshipping with us. If you are considering joining our parish, please talk with Father Nonito or Father Joel or call the Parish Office at 715-799-3811. Anyone who has not officially signed up and would like to be a registered member, please stop in the office and fill out a form. It is that easy!




4/9/20 Holy Thursday 5:30 pm

 4/10/20 Good Friday 3:00 pm

 4/11/20 Holy Saturday Vigil 8:15 pm

         4/12/20 Easter Sunday 9:00 am 


Lectors, Communion Distributors

We are looking for volunteers to lector or distribute communion at weekend Masses. Training will be provided. If you are interested in helping out our parish, please contact the parish office @715-799-3811.  



Stations of the Cross Cancelled


Penance Services 





Kateri Prayer Circle        

Never underestimate the power of prayer. Just one small prayer can change your life. If you or your amily 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 715-851-6838 

You can also call the Parish Office to leave requests.


Holy Hour

Holy Hour is cancelled


Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday,  April 7th and 21st, 1-3 pm.  There will be drive up service only.  


St. Michael’s Thrift N Gift

Thrift N Gift will be closed until further notice.  If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at the Parish Office.


Book Share 

Book Share will be closed until further notice.


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. 



The Community Resource Center in Keshena classes Cancelled.   


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 and St. John Nepomucene YouTube Live Stream (St. John Nepomucene, Little Chute YouTube) at 10 am on Sundays.  Mass is also offered online at Check the website for times and dates.


Parish Office Hours

The Parish Office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8-2 pm, closed on Wednesday and Friday.  Please contact Fr. Nonito at the Rectory for urgent matters (715) 994-1337 or Fr. Joel at the Leopolis Rectory (715) 584-1023.



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




Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michael

    April 7  Food Pantry       1-3 pm

                         April 21  Food Pantry           1-3 pm


  MASS TIMES:    CANCELLED TILL FURTHER NOTICE                        

                           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 - 10:00 am Saturday                                                 










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