St. Michael Church, P.O. Box 610, N816 Hwy 47/55, Keshena, WI 54135
[ start | index | login ]
start > BulletinFeb. 25, 2018

BulletinFeb. 25, 2018

Created by LRMaczuzak. Last edited by LRMaczuzak, 3 years and 48 days ago. Viewed 546 times. #2
[diff] [history] [edit] [rdf]




  February 25, 2018 Second Sunday of Lent               


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.





                           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.






 There may be more particular matters that concern the Sacrament of Matrimony however we just need to make some final points now on the practical matters; two things: 1) Marriage preparation. 2) Marriage celebration.

According to Pennock; “Marriage is important not only to the couple but to the Church and society as a whole. For this reason, the church puts a great emphasis on suitable marriage preparations.”

A couple needs to inquire for the programs, conferences, retreats, workshops, ‘classes’ from their parish which they need to undergo as one policy before they will get married. There are also some legal consideration to be taken care of in cases of mixed marriages, which is very important in marriage preparations. The Priest acts a very vital role together with some of his lay volunteers who been specialized for marriage preps, to assist all couples for their wedding.

The Banns (announcements) of marriage is also important in the preparation, usually printed in parish bulletins or announced every Sunday service for three consecutive weeks before the wedding take place. The Banns is to inform the Christian community about the engaged plan to wed and make sure there is no impending factors for the celebration of marriage.

With everything all set, we come to the celebration of the Sacrament of Matrimony. There is a particular rite of the Sacrament which is usually incorporated with the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, this is how a Christian marriage is celebrated, to emphasize the love of the couple as reflecting to the sacrificial love of the Lord to the Church and to the couple themselves.

The most important part in the liturgy of the Sacrament is the giving of consent of the spouses; this must be free of coercion or grave external fear, in other words it must be freely expressed. Again Pennock said: “Consent is the one that the couple commits themselves to a lifelong covenant of love.”

Fr. Francis, m.f. 

The Mass


Liturgy of the Eucharist: The Preparation of the Gifts (Jesus took bread and wine). The offerings of bread and wine are received by the priest, who may be assisted by a deacon. “They will be offered by the priest in the name of Christ in the Eucharistic sacrifice in which they will become his Body and Blood (CCC, no.1350). From the earliest days of the Church, there was also an offering of gifts for the poor and needy. This has become the customary place and time for the parish collection.



Faith Formation Update

This week during Faith Formation the Kindergarten thru 3rd grade watched a video of the Easter story and also went into church to view and discuss the Stations of the Cross.  Next week we will begin preparing the students for Reconciliation, which will be held on March 14th, 2018.  Also don’t forget our next Children’s Mass and Potluck will be March 7th, 2018.


Faith Formation/Confirmation Schedule:

Feb. 27 Class

Mar.   7 Meet 5:30, Mass 6 pm, Potluck to follow

Mar. 14 Class


Encounter Cesia


We encounter Cesia in Nicaragua, where, despite a lack of economic opportunity, young people pursue their dreams by building businesses to better their lives. How can you work to improve the lives of others this Lent? How can you support those, worldwide, who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities?  Visit for more. 

The Bishop’s Appeal reaches out and impacts the lives of thousands of people every year.  Here are some interesting facts to illustrate how the Diocese inspires disciples, and how the Bishop’s Appeal is making a difference in the lives of all of us:  

  54 Catholic schools shared our faith (48 elementary, 6 high school)

 156     Parishes celebrated their liturgies throughout the year

 842     Couples were joined in marriage

 2,975   Members of our Diocese passed away

 2,461 Adults and young people were confirmed in their faith

 2,853 Children and adults received Jesus through First Communion

 2,967 Infants and adults joined our parish communities through Baptism

9,127 Students participated in Catholic Schools

18,351 Students took part in Religious Education classes

302,166 Catholics worshiped in Diocesan parishes.

In each of these areas the Bishop’s Appeal impacts the ministries that inspire disciples.  To make a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal contact your parish, visit the Bishop’s Appeal website at, or call Tammy toll-free at 877-500-3580 ext. 8123. 




           Second  Sunday in Lent


      February 25th, 2018 





     2/26……..………....………………..…………….…No Mass     

2/27……………..Rev Anthony Birdsall, Rev Ronald Belitz

2/28….Deacon David DeYoung, Deacon Michael Dolezal

3/01…….……………………………..…Kateri Prayer Circle

3/02...….…………………………..Those in nursing homes

3/03…….…………………………………...…Alice Blonigen

3/04 ……………………….............Hazel & Bernie Stuewer




  St. Michael Financial Blessings Feb. 15 & 16





Bishop Appeal Goal


Bishop Appeal Received


Liturgical Ministers  


Saturday, March, 3 4:00 pm

 Lector       Servers        Eucharistic

Lela & Matthew Schwitzer


Deacon Mark

Sunday, March 4, 9:00 am 

Kathy Tucker


Rayna Tucker


Sunday, March 10, 9 am                                                             

 Lector       Servers    Eucharistic Minister


Delberta Pethke

Isabella Waupochick

Pat Gwidt


Sunday, March 11, 9 am           


Jim & Ellie Sokoly


Sharon Hoffman


 Through the Sacrament of Baptism we welcome to our Catholic Faith Community Jacob Scott Lepscier, son of Justin & Crystal Lepscier.  May God’s love and presence be with him as he begins his Journey of Faith.


 New Members

St. Michael’s would like to welcome Justin & Crystal Lepscier as the newest members to our parish. 

Stations of the Cross

We will have Stations of the cross thirty minutes before Mass. Please return booklets each week. 



Join us for Adoration on Thursday March 1st at 6 pm.

Fish Fry

St Anthony’s will be having multiple fish fries during lent. The first one is Friday, Feb 23rd from 4-7 pm. The other ones are March 9th and March 23rd.

Fish Fry

St. Michael’s will be having two Fish Fries during Lent - March 2nd and March 16th from 4 – 6:30 pm. We are looking for monetary donations to defray the cost of the fish.  Any amount will be helpful and can be given to the Parish Office.  Thank you.


St. Anthony Secretary/Center Coordinator Position

St. Anthony is looking for a Secretary/Center Coordinator, 32 hours per week. If interested, please pick up an application and job description at St. Michael’s Parish Office. 


Penance Service: 

There will be a penance service at St. Michael’s on Wednesday, March 14 from 6 - 8 pm.  Mark your calendars 



We are looking for someone to help with sorting clothing and miscellaneous items on the first and third Monday of the month for about 2-3 hours.  If you can help, please call Cookie at (920) 216-9240 or the parish office at (715) 799-3811.



Adults 18 and over are invited to a Koinonia (Community) retreat in Antigo MARCH 2ND -4th at St. Hyacinth-St. Mary Church.  This retreat is a relaxing Spiritual weekend surrounded by God's love with His people.  It features inspiring talks with Scripture, and personal witness, prayer, good food and fellowship, and beautiful spiritual surprises.  Individuals and/or couples are welcome to attend and may stay overnight if they wish but are not required to do so.  Fr. Zach Weber will be the Spiritual Director. To register please contact:  Michelle Cochrane at 715-623-3148 or e-mail her at .  


The Parish Cemetery Committee – The relationship between  the Committee and the Parish Employees

Parish employees who do not work for the parish cemetery, such as grounds work, record keeping, or account, shall be accountable to the pastoral leader.  Anyone who does work in a parish cemetery, either an employee of the parish or a private contractor, shall be compensated in according with parish policies and be issued the appropriate tax forms at the end of the calendar year. Private contractors must have the required insurance in order to work on parish property. Proof of insurance must be received from private contractors prior to any work being performed on cemetery property. This includes companies performing interments/entombments; grounds keeping and landscaping, road work; setting of markers/monuments, foundations; etc 


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.


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.




Thrift & Gift will be open March 6th and 20th 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 towels.  Thank you. 



St. Michael’s Food Pantry will be open March 6th and 20th from 1-3 pm.  We are in need of brown paper bags, personal hygiene items, meat sauce, and soup. . 


Thanks to all who hosted and brought books in this past year!  The new sign-up sheet for hosting one of the Sundays in 2018 is up.  Please sign up to host one of the 12 Sundays next year, it will be greatly appreciated!  Book share is open the first Sunday of the month,  and the first Tuesday of the Month with Food Pantry.

 The Burial Place 

Burial rights shall be permitted in Catholic cemeteries for all Catholic faithful departed, catechumen and others in accordance with canon law. Subject to the approval of the pastor, those of other Christian faith traditions or certain non-Christian traditions may be permitted in the cemetery. The cemetery committee may recommend to the pastor rules and regulations governing specific ethnic practices. 

Even though state and federal laws do not require it, the embalming of remains is strongly encouraged prior to interment in the cemetery. 

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.

ADRC Events - Menominee County  

March 5th – May 14th: UW-Extension is offering a Strong Women Program. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays at the College of Menominee Nation Campus, Community Technology Center, Room # 110. Contact Dawn for more information at 715-799-6226, ext. 5714.

The Community Resource Center in Keshena offers an array of classes including computer skills, preparing for employment, and much more. Classes are open to the general public. Call 715-799-5137 for more information.

A memory café is offered monthly at the Keshena Senior Center. This is a social group for those with dementia and their caregivers. Contact Joyce Wayka for more information at 715-799-5270. 


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 Calendarsr.


            03/02/2018 Fish Fry            St. Michael    4 – 6:30 pm

          03/04/2018 Book Share       St. Michael     10 am

          03/06/2018 Thrift & Gift      St. Michael  Noon – 3 pm

          03/06/2018 Food Pantry      St. Michael  St. Anthony    1 – 3 pm

         03/06/2018 Finance Council      St. Michael 11 am – 1 pm

          03/13/2018 Pastoral Council       St. Michael 6 – 8 pm

          03/14/2018 Penance Service       St. Michael 6 – 8 pm

          03/16/2018 Fish Fry                  St. Michael 4 – 6:30 pm

                        MASS TIMES:

                               St. Michael – 4:00 pm Saturday/ 9:00 am Sundays

      St. Anthony – 10:30 am Sundays

               St. Francis Solanus – 8:30 am Sundays

St. Mary10:30 am Sunday



















no comments | post comment

Logged in Users: (0)
… and 8 Guests.

Home Home
Staff Staff
Religious Ed Schedule Religious Ed Schedule
Events Events
History History
Bulletin Bulletin
Bulletin Pictures

Map It

< April 2021 >

>>Legend Lake

XHTML 1.0 validated
CSS validated
RSS 2.0 validated
RSS Feed | Copyright 2000-2002 Matthias L. Jugel and Stephan J. Schmidt