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   Fourth Sunday of Advent,

December 23, 201 

               ST. MICHAEL'S PARISH 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 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

www.stmichaelkeshena.org  

 Pastoral Staff:

Fr. Nonito Barra

Parish Administrator (715) 799-3811

Rectory (715) 994-1337

Pastor@livingwaterslivingfaith.org


Fr. Joel Jores

Parochial Vicar (715) 787-3377

frj@livingwaterslivingfaith.org


Mark Fuller

Deacon (715) 201-2961

deaconmark@livingwaterslivingfaith.org


Vicki Hermsen

Parish Secretary (715) 799-3811

vicki@livingwaterslivingfaith.org


Kathy King-Tucker

Religious Education (715) 799-3927

ltucker@frontiernet.net


Parish Trustees:

Kathy Kaquatosh

Kitty Gilane


Pastoral Council Chair:

Sylvia Wilber


Finance Council Chair:

Andy Sulskis


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

SATURDAY MASS:    5:00 pm  

SUNDAY MASS:   9:00 am

CONFESSION:        Saturday 4:30 - 4:45pm

ROSARY:  Saturday 3:40 pm     Sunday  8:35 am

DAILY MASS:      Chapel Southside of Church

                                                                      

           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. 

 

SATURDAY MASS:    5:00 pm     SUNDAY MASS:  9:00 am

CONFESSION:     Saturday 3:30 - 3:45pm     ROSARY:  Saturday 3:40 pm     Sunday  8:40 am

DAILY MASS:    Chapel Southside of Church Tuesday, Wednesday. Thursday, Friday 8:00 am    

HOLY HOUR:  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:   Wednesdays  6-7:30 September-May

 

A Note from Fr. Joel.

Last Sunday of Advent, my dear co-travelers, what point are we in our preparations? I believe everything is set in place. Along with external, material, consumeristic preparations for this Christmas seasons and all the beautiful TV shows all over the country, as a member of this Church community, let us not forget, let us not fail to attend to who we really are as Catholic believers.

In the Gospel, Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit cried out in a loud voice and said: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” Do these words sounds familiar to you? It is the biblical origin of our very common Catholic prayer: Hail Mary.  Elizabeth devoutly and joyfully acknowledged Mary, her very young cousin, to be the Mother of God. How I wish that every time we pray the Holy Rosary in Church many will join as we thank Mama Mary for saying her FIAT for the holy incarnation of the Word of God.

A seemingly forgotten small town, Bethlehem, “House of Bread”, 5 miles south of Jerusalem, is the place greatness because prophecy from of old is being fulfilled. Sometimes those seemingly insignificant encounters and places in our human understanding are not such in God’s loving plan of care for us. Bethlehem is the humble origin of the Prince of Peace. So is our ancestral homes where love and care of our parents, grandparents, great grandparents originated, grown and gave birth to all of us. Let us thank our parents and grandparents for all they did to give us their children what we need for our own good. Merry Christmas everyone!!!

 

Co-Traveler, Fr. Joel

 

The Mass – A slice at a time

The Acclamation before the Gospel

 

After the reading that immediately precedes the Gospel, the Alleluia or another chant laid down by the rubrics is sung, as the liturgical time requires. An acclamation of this kind constitutes a rite or act in itself, by which the gathering of the faithful welcomes and greets the Lord who is about to speak to them in the Gospel and profess their faith by means of the chant. It is sung by everybody, standing, and is led by the choir or a cantor, being repeated as the case requires. The verse, on the other hand, is sung either by the choir or by a cantor.

 


 

 

 On Wednesday December 19th, Faith Formation discussed the Fourth Sunday in Advent. Students also prepared for the Christmas play, which will be performed at Christmas Eve Mass.  All children are welcome. Please have the children here at 4:15 to dress for the play before Mass. 

 

 

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. 

 

Choir

Do you like to sing?   Can you play an instrument?  We are looking to get a choir together.  If you are interested in singing or playing an instrument and would like to be a part of this choir, please call the parish office at (715) 799-3811  

 

 

December 23, 2018  

Fourth Sunday of Advent   

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  12/24...……..…....…………….……………David Corn     

   12/25.............Bob and Mary Geimer and Family L&D

   12/26...………………………………………...No Mass

   12/27.………………………………….……….No Mass

   12/28 …………………………………….…….No Mass

   12/29………Petronel Keshena Martin, Wayne, Jane, 

                           Betsy Martin, Sally Kitson

   12/30….............................David Corn & Family, L&D


  December 15 & 16


Envelopes

    $1067.00    

Loose

     $401.26

Building & Grounds

    $163.85

 

THANK YOU FOR DONATION
  
Liturgical Ministers  

 


Saturday, December 29th, 5 pm                                                         

Lector            Servers      Eucharistic Minister

 

Fay Waupochick 

Isabella Waupochick

Tony Waupochick


Sunday, December 30th, 9 am                                                             

Lector            Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Kathy Tucker 

-

Vicki Hermsen

 

 Monday, December  31st, 5 pm                                                         

Lector      Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Lisa Peters


Pat Gwidt

 

 Monday, January 1st,, 9 am                                                            

Lector            Servers      Eucharistic Ministe

Jim & Ellie Sokoly 

-

Donna Smith

 

Daily Mass

There will be no daily Mass Wednesday, Thursday or Friday, December 26, 27 and 28.   

 

 

 

 The beauty of the season is all around us. The staff at St. Michael’s wishes you a Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year.

 

Decorating the Church for Christmas

St. Michael’s Worship Committee will be decorating church for Christmas TODAY following the 9 am Mass. We are looking for volunteers to help us.  Please join us in making our church beautiful for Christmas. 

 

Giving Tree

Thank you to all who took an ornament off the Giving Tree.  These gifts were delivered to Menominee County Reservation CBRF and Maehnowesekiyah Domestic Violence Program.


Flower Donation

Thank you to all who donated money for a loved one to buy flowers for Christmas.  

 

Food Pantry Boxes

There are boxes for donations of canned/dry goods to our Food Pantry located at all entrances.   Thank you. 

 

Parish Office Closed

St. Michael’s parish office will be closed on December 24 - December 28th. For emergencies, please call Fr. Nonito at 715-99-1337 or Fr. Joel at 715-787-3377. Thank you! 

 

Mass Intentions

There are a lot of days open to have Masses said for your loved ones in 2019. Please stop in the Parish Office. The Mass stipend is $10.

 

Classes

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. 

 

Holy Hour

 Holy Hour will be the First Thursday of the month, January 3rd at St. Michael at 6 pm.   


Food Pantry

The food pantry will NOT be open January 1st due to the New Years Holiday. We will be open Tuesday, January 8th and January 22nd from 1-3 pm. We are in need of brown paper bags and personal hygiene items. 


St. Michael’s Thrift N Gift

Thrift & Gift will be open January 8th and 22nd from Noon to 3 pm.    If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at the Parish Office or Thrift N Gift. We are currently looking for silverware and we are in need of towels. 

 

Book Share

Book share is open the second Sunday of the month following 9 am Mass in conjunction with Fellowship Sunday. Will 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!

 

 

 Watch for Slippery Sidewalks/Parking Lots

It’s that time of year for slippery sidewalks and parking lots. Please use caution when walking in and out of Church.                                 SLIPPERY 

 

 


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 www.Heartofthenation.org. Check the website for times and dates. 

 

 Parish Office Hours St. Michael 

The Parish office will be open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.

 

Holiday Mass Schedule


Christmas Eve

3:30 pm St. Anthony

4:00 pm St. Mary

5:00 pm St. Michael

8:00 pm St. Francis


Christmas Day

8:30 am St. Francis

9:00 am St. Michael

11:00 am South Branch


New Year’s Eve

4:00 pm St. Mary

5:00 pm St. Michael


New Year’s Day

8:30 am St. Francis

9:00 am St. Michael

        10:30 am St. Anthony 

 

 

BULLETIN NEWS/ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

 


 

 


 

     

                  Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michael

    12/24/2018 Christmas Eve Mass – 5:00 pm

    01/02/2019 No Faith Formation

    01/03/2019 Thrift N Gift  Noon – 3:00 pm

            01/06/2019 Take down Church decorations  10 am

    01/08/2019 Finance Council 11 am

    01/08/2019 Food Pantry 1:00 – 3:00 pm

            01/08/2019 Thrift N Gift 12:00 – 3:00 pm

    01/12/2019 Building & Grounds Collection

                                    01/13/2019 Building & Grounds Collection

            01/13/2019 Fellowship Sunday 10:00 am

    01/15/2019 Knights of Columbus 7:00 pm

    01/22/2019 Food Pantry 1:00 – 3:00 pm

    01/22/2019 Thrift N Gift 12:00 – 3:00 pm

      01/28/2019 Pastoral Council 6:00 – 7:30 pm

    

                      

  MASS TIMES:

                            

                           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 - 4:00 pm Saturday (Will change to 4 pm 9/8/2018) 

 

 

Holiday Mass Schedule


Christmas Eve

3:30 pm St. Anthony

4:00 pm St. Mary

5:00 pm St. Michael

8:00 pm St. Francis


Christmas Day

8:30 am St. Francis

9:00 am St. Michael

11:00 am South Branch


New Year’s Eve

4:00 pm St. Mary

5:00 pm St. Michael


New Year’s Day

8:30 am St. Francis

9:00 am St. Michael

10:30 am St. Anthony

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 


 

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