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January 21, 2018, Third 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.





                           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.





A Note from your Deacon

Back in 1994, Mother Teresa spoke the following at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C.  The words of this humble saint were….. “I feel that the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a war against the child… If we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another? Jesus gave even his life to love us. So the mother who is thinking of abortion should be helped to love… to respect the life of the child. By abortion, the father is told he does not have to take responsibility at all for the child he has brought into the world. Any country that accepts abortion is not teaching its people to love, but to use violence to get whatever they want. This is why the greatest destroyer of love and peace is abortion.” 

The year, January 22, 2018, marks the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision which made abortion available on demand.  In peaceful protest of this decision, there have been 45 March for Life rallies held in Washington D.C.  Over time, these marches have grown throughout the country, including large marches in Chicago and now Los Angles.  In solidarity, please consider joining our own local March for Life, which will be held this Sunday at 1:00 PM, starting at the Shawano City Hall.  Please pray continually for the life of the unborn and for the ending of abortion in our society.

Upon Further Reflection:

The parish census taker walked up to a little, wrinkled older man rocking in a chair on his porch.  “I couldn’t help noticing how happy you look,” she said.  “What’s your secret for a long happy life?”  “Well, I smoke three packs of cigarettes a day, the man boasted.  “I also drink a case of whiskey a week, eat fatty foods, and never exercise.”   “Wow! That’s amazing,” said the visitor.  “And just how old are you?”   “Twenty-six,” the man replied.

In His mercy,

Deacon Mark

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

Sign of the Cross: Every liturgy begins with the sign of the cross after the entrance song being sung. Catholics also begin most of our other prayers with the sign of the cross. For ex: before meals, before sleeping at night or praying for a loved one who is ill or needs support.  

In the Mass, we make the sign of the cross at least three times: at the beginning; before the Gospel is proclaimed and at the end.

A news writer shared: “I used to make the sign of the cross casually as a nice gesture for beginning and ending my prayers. But about a decade ago, probably nudged by the Holy Spirit, I took it more seriously.  

I began to sign myself more frequently with faith and reverence. I did not think much about it, but after a year I noticed that I seemed to be doing measurably better in my Christian life. I was praying with more passion, resisting my bad inclinations somewhat more effectively, and relating to others more kindly. When I asked myself what had produced these positive results, I decided the only thing I was doing differently was praying the Sign of the Cross more fervently. Pretty good, I thought, for just signing myself reverently, and I realized that the Sign of the Cross is not merely a pious gesture. It is a powerful prayer. So I studied about it in Scripture, the Church Fathers and saints, and Catholic teaching.  


Faith Formation and Confirmation classes will be as follows:  

January 24th 5:30pm 

January 31st 5:30pm 

February 7th 5:30 pm (Mass at 6 pm)

Next Religious Education Mass/Potluck for the students and their families will be February 7th, 2018 at 6pm.


We are working very hard to reestablish religious education here at St. Anthony’s.  Classes will start at 5:30 and meet in the community center on Thursdays for ages 7 – 17.   We need students to register and they can do that before class starts.  Classes offered include Baptism, Reconciliation and First Communion preparation.  If you have any questions or need additional information please call Mary Harte at 715-756-2361.  Thank you.  Sacraments for these classes will be administered as follows; Baptism on April 29, Reconciliation on May 3, and First Communion on May 6.


Classes for Baptism, Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation for adults, 18 years and older, will also be held at St. Anthony’s in the Community Center.  Classes will start Thursday, Jan. 18 and meet at various times to accommodate work schedules.  Class times will be 300-400pm, 400-500pm and 630-730pm.  The sacraments for these classes will be received at the Easter Vigil on Mar 31st. Please call Mary in the office with any questions.  Thank you 



January 21, 2018 – Thirdd Sunday in Ordinary Time




St. Michael

01/22……….……………………………………………………………….No Mass

   01/23….….…..…………….Rev Justin Werner, Rev Brian Wideman

 01/24..….…………………………………………………….Parish Volunteers

   01/25…..……….………………………….…………….…Kateri Prayer Circle

 01/26 .Deacon Michael Schmidt, Deacon George Schraufnagel

    01/27 …………………....Pam Wilber, Mark, Joe, Paul and Dave Sr. 

01/28……………………………………Tribal Elders, Living & Deceased

St. Anthony

          01/21 ……………………………………………………………..…Joan Waukau


01/28 ………………………………………………………….....Jerilyn 


  St. Michael Financial Blessings Jan. 13 & 14






Building & Grounds

$ 189.14

Thrift & Gift

$  49.00

St. Anthony Financial Blessings Jan. 14






Liturgical Ministers  


Saturday, January 27, 4:00 pm

 Lector       Servers        Eucharistic

Bryan Lepscier

Clair Chevalier

Ashley Moses

Delberta Pethke

Sunday, January 28, 9:00 am 

Kathy Tucker


Deacon Mark


 Saturday, February 3,  4:00 pm    

Lela & Matthew Schwitzer

Isabella Waupochick

Pat Gwidt

Sunday, February 4, 9 am                                                             

 Lector       Servers    Eucharistic Minister


Joe Michel

Derek Minch

Vicki Hermsen




St. Anthony Liturgical Ministers                           

Sunday, January 21, 2018

 Lector       Servers    Eucharistic Minister








Sunday, January 28, 2018  









Today unborn children remain the only class of people accorded absolutely no rights. And the first right which the unborn are denied is the keystone: life. For if one lacks a right to exist, all other rights are rendered meaningless. 


Please return your Palms from last year so they may be burned for Ash Wednesday, which is Wednesday, Feb 14h, 2018.   Baskets are in all entrances to church. 


St. Francis Solanus is hiring for snow removal and maintenance of sidewalks and parking lot. Visit parish office for an application. Position is open until filled. 


The Life in the Spirit Seminar provides seven weekly sessions of teaching, guidance, sharing, and prayer that lead to a new or deeper relationship with the Lord.  It is an invitation to make or renew a deep personal commitment to Jesus Christ in openness to the Holy Spirit and His gifts.  The Seminar will begin on Monday, February 5th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Gresham.  Informational pamphlets are at the back church entrance. Pick one up and register to attend. For more information, please call Judy Westphal (715-853-6088), Theresa Voelz (715-787-4658) or Holly Schmidt (715-851-1208).  Sponsored by Divine Mercy Prayer Group (Gresham) and in cooperation with the Green Bay Diocesan Charismatic Renewal.



The Compass will be sent to every registered Catholic household on February 9th, 2018.  Surprise someone you love! Send us your Valentine greeting. The Compass will publish Valentine messages on Friday, February 9, 2018. Ad Deadline: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Mail your message (30 words or less) along with this ad and a check or money order for $15 (made out to The Compass) to: The Compass • P.O. Box 23825 • Green Bay, WI 54305 For more information, call or email: (920) 272-8212 or All messages subject to The Compass advertising policy.




The pastor, after consultation with the parish finance council, shall appoint other committee members. Parish cemetery committee members should be practicing Catholics and active members of the parish. They should be informed, involved and concerned about the operation of the parish cemetery. It is recommended that cemetery committee members own burial rights in the parish cemetery. 

The pastor or delegate is a member of the parish cemetery committee, but parish staff and deacons may not be members of the cemetery committee. They may, however, attend meetings and act as resource persons for the committee. Persons who have a conflict of interest, such as contractors doing work for the cemetery, and persons involved in any aspect of the funeral industry are not eligible to serve on the cemetery committee.  The pastor may remove committee members who fail to attend three consecutive meetings and appoint a new member as a replacement. 


Come help celebrate the Mass by joining us as a lector or Eucharistic minister on Sundays.  Preparation is minimal and the rewards of this service are enriching and fulfilling.  Please see Mary Harte at St. Anthony’s or contact the Parish Office at St. Michaels if interested.



It’s fish fry time of the year. St. Anthony’s fish fries will take place on Fridays – Feb 23, March 9, and March 23.  We are looking for monetary donations to defray the cost of the fish.  Any amount will be helpful and can be given to Jacci Pubanz.  Thank you 







Thrift & Gift will be open February 6th and 20th  from noon – 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. 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. 



St. Michael’s and St. Anthony’s Food Pantry will be open February 6th and 20th from 1-3 pm. St Michaels is in need of brown paper bags, meat sauce, cereal 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.



Each parish operating a cemetery shall have a committee.  The cemetery committee shall act in an advisory capacity to the pastor leader for cemetery matters. The parish cemetery committee shall be a subcommittee of parish finance council.  It is recommended that the committee consist of no more than five persons. One of the members will be the pastor or his designee. The cemetery committee shall have a chairperson, appointed by the pastor, a secretary and a treasurer, elected by the members.  They shall meet as often as needed, but at least annually. It is recommended that once per year, representatives of the cemetery committee provide a report or meet with members of the Pastoral Council to outline accomplishments, review finances, revenues received and expenditures of the past year and discuss any plans for the upcoming year. The finance council may want to appoint one of its own members to be liaison to the cemetery committee. 


Come help celebrate the Mass by joining us as a lector or Eucharistic minister on Sundays.  Preparation is minimal and the rewards of this service are enriching and fulfilling.  Please see Mary Harte at St. Anthony’s or contact the Parish Office at St. Michaels if interested.



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.

Francis is on vacation until January 29th

 01/23/2018 Secretaries/Kerber Rose 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

 02/04/2018 Book Share St. Michael  10 – 10:30 am

 02/06/2018 Finance Council   St. Michael  11 – 12:30 pm

 02/06/2018 Thrift & Gift St. Michael Noon – 3 pm

 02/06/2018 Food Pantry St. Michael and St. Anthonymm1 – 3 pm

 02/13/2018 Pastoral Council St. Michael 6 – 7:30 pm

 02/13/2018 Secretary Meeting St. Anthony 11:45 – 1:30 pm

02/20/2018 Knights of Columbus St. Michael 7 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



















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