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       July 15th, 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time    



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                                                                                


           Parish Administrator, Fr. Nonito Barra  - 715-799-3811 -     

             Parochial Vicar: Fr. Joel-715-799-3811 -

     Deacon Mark Fuller - 715-201-2961 

      Parish Secretary St. Michael, Vicki Hermsen  - 715-799-3811 -

          Religious Education Kathy King-Tucker - 715-799-3927 –  


Find us on Facebook:  stmichael Keshena


       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.






Like many people, I have been following the story of the Thai soccer team, trapped in a flooded cave and watched the immense efforts made for their rescue.  Twelve children and their coach endured many days in the pitch black of a cave until they were found by divers, and then waited some more until a rescue plan could be made.  We now rejoice in their rescue and give many thanks to God!  I have toured a few land caves in Wisconsin and South Dakota, and when guides wanted to demonstrate how dark a cave could be, they would momentarily shut off all the lights.  It became so dark I could not see my hand in front of my face.   In total darkness, one would also be very hesitant to move because of the uncertainty of where one’s blind step may lead them.  It was in total darkness that the first rescue diver came with his life-giving light.   Those who have now been rescued have experienced light and darkness in a powerful way. 

Themes of light and darkness are mentioned many times in the bible.  Jesus tells us, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life (John 8:12). Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father (Matt. 5:16).”  The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it (John 1:5).  As we rejoice in the children’s rescue from darkness, let us recall that our Lord Jesus can rescue us from the darkness in our lives and bring us into His own marvelous light of beauty, truth, and goodness.  


We do not yet know the full story of the many days spent in the dark cave but the gift of hope, I believe, remained firmly rooted in the children.  Let us also continue to have firm hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, who brings light and healing to us and, in turn, sends us, two by two, to bring healing and hope to others.

In His mercy,

Deacon Mark 

The Mass – A slice at a time

Gestures and Bodily Posture

The faithful should sit during the readings before the Gospel and the Responsorial Psalm and for the Homily and during the Preparation of the Gifts at the Offertory; and, if appropriate, they may sit or kneel during the period of sacred silence after Communion.


Faith Formation Update

We will be starting Faith Formation again in September, 2018.   Registration forms for the 2018-2019 session are available in the main entrance of church and will be available at the St. Michael’s Family Picnic on June 24th.  Remember to keep God with you this SUMMER! 

Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers Needed

 Come help celebrate the Mass by joining us as a lector or Eucharistic minister on Saturday or Sundays.  Preparation is minimal and the rewards of this service are enriching and fulfilling. Please contact the Parish Office at St. Michaels if interested. (715) 799-3811


Michael’s Cleaning Ministry 

Scrubbing floors. Mopping and sweeping. It may not be glamorous work, but it’s a wonderful way to serve the Lord and give back for all of His blessings. Indeed, we are often told that “cleanliness is next to Godliness.”

Father Joel is asking a group of parishioners to Volunteer to clean the sacristy, altar, and chapel twice a month as part of the Church Cleaning Ministry. We would like to get two groups of volunteers so you would only clean once a month for two hours. We will meet the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month at 10 am. If you have any questions, please call Sylvia at 715-799-3983.  Please join us!   


Kateri Prayer Circle

Never underestimate the power of prayer. Just one small prayer can change your life. If you or your family 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 715-994-1098

You can also call the parish office with your Prayer request 715-799-3811. 




15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 15th, 2018



      7/16….....………....………………..…………….….No Mass     

7/17……..…….…………..Rev Kevin Ori, Rev Paul Paider

7/18……Deacon Joseph Lehman, Deacon David Lemere

7/19 ……...………………………………Kateri Prayer Circle

7/20….…………………………..………Those who are sick

7/21………………….….Petronel Keshena Martin, Wayne,

……………………………..Jane Betsy Martin, Sally Kitson

7/22……………………………………………Estelene Ladd


Financial Blessings


July 7th & July 8th


 $ 840.00   



Thrift & Gift

  $  53.00




Liturgical Ministers  

Saturday, July 21, 5:00pm
Lector          Servers      Eucharistic Minister 


Sophie  & Dan Hanauer


Pat Gwidt


Sunday, July 22, 9 am 


Sue King


Donna Smith


Saturday, July 28,  9 am

Bryan Lepscier


Deacon Mark


Sunday, July 29, 9 am 


Kathy Tucker


Rayna Tucker



Welcome Fr. Nonito

On July 2nd, we welcome Fr. Nonito Barra as our Parish Administrator. He will be living in the Rectory at St. Michael. He will meet with Pastoral Council and Finance Council to set up future meetings.  Fr. Joel will be moving to the rectory in Leopolis and take on the new role as Parochial Vicar.   


Building & Grounds Second Collection

There will be a second collection next weekend for Building and Grounds, July 14 & 15. 



We are looking for a part-time maintenance person, approximately 19 hours a week.  Responsible for light maintenance, grounds upkeep, cleaning the church, etc. Contact the parish office 715-799-3811 for an application.


Building & Grounds Second Collection

There will be a second collection today for Building and Grounds. 

Peter’s Pence Collection - June 30th & July 1st

Thank you for your generous support in last week’s Peter’s Pence Collection. Our contributions will be combined with those from our brothers and sisters around the world to help Pope Francis provide essential relief to people in need. If you missed the collection, it is not too late to give, visit:, and click on the “How to Give” link. 


Parish Envelopes:

If you would like envelopes to record your contributions to your parish, receive a statement of annual contributions for your taxes, all you need to do is contact the parish office. Call 715-799-3811 or stop in during office hours.


Mass Intentions

Pope Paul VI said, “The Mass is the most perfect form of prayer!” It has immense power and countless miracles and conversions have occurred throughout the centuries by offering Masses for a specific intention or person. Mass intentions are a great treasure of the Church and have a spiritual weight that is incalculable. 

The important part is to remember that you are not paying for the graces from God (which are of infinite value and cannot be paid for), but for the material things that are involved with celebrating that particular Mass. With that in mind it makes much more sense and is not something that should cause scandal. It is suggested donation of $10.00 per Mass. Please stop by the Parish Office if you would like to schedule a Mass intention.  



Due to our Secretary’s medical leave of absence, the office will be open sporadically Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Please leave a message on the answering machine and someone will return your call as they are able. Office open Wednesday and Friday 9 am - 1 pm 


St. Michael’s Thrift & Gift

Thrift & Gift will be open  July 17th  from noon to 3 pm.   If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at Parish Office or Thrift & Gift if open.  We need silverware.   Thank you. 


Food Pantry 

St. Michael’s Food Pantry will be open July  17th  from 1-3 pm.  We are in need of brown paper bags, personal hygiene items, meat sauce, and soup. 


Book Share 

Book share is open the first Sunday of the month following Mass, which will be next Sunday, July 1st.   We will run this in conjunction with Fr. Francis’ s breakfast. Won't you consider hosting one of the Sundays left this year?  It would be greatly appreciated!  Remember we have books for all ages, lots of cookbooks, resource books and religious too!  You are always welcome to drop books off either at the entrance to church before mass or at the church office when they are open.  Questions, please call Anne Sulskis at 715-851-0160.  Thank you! 


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. 



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. Mass offered online at Check the website for times and dates.


If you know of an incident of sexual abuse of a person who is now under the age of 18 by a priest, deacon, employee or volunteer, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CALL THE CIVIL AUTHORITIES AND THEN THE DIOCESE.  

If the person was abused as a minor but is now an adult, please contact: 

Office of Safe Environment

Catholic Diocese of Green Bay

P.O. Box 23825

Green Bay, WI 54305-3825

Telephone: 1-877-270-8174 or 920-272-8174

Email the Office of Safe Environment

We always encourage you to report the incident to local civil authorities.




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


St.Michael's Parish Office Hours:***********

************PARISH OFFICE HOURS ST. MICHAEL: *********************************

Due to our Secretary’s medical leave of absence, the office will be open sporadically Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Please leave a message on the answering machine and someone will return your call as they are able. Office open Wednesday and Friday 9 am - 1 pm. 





Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michael

            7/17/2018 Thrift & Gift 12 – 3 pm

            7/17//2018 Food Pantry   1 – 3 pm 

    7/19/2018 Worship Committee 4:30 pm

    7/21/2018 to 7/30/2018     Fr. Joel in Houston, Tx



                        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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