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   Fourth Sunday of Advent,

   December 30, 2018


The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph


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  

 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:

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.

After Christmas Day, the liturgy right away celebrates the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

When family members come together, Christmas becomes a happy occasion for all. Family reunions take place. What a wonderful feeling for family to be reunited after a period of separation. It is an immense joy to see how new members are added to family and clan, how very young members grow up, pursue careers and start their own family. In the same way, it brings great joy to see the elderly members of the family, with gray hair and health problems, still bring inspiration and light to all. At this time of the year we also reconnect with our dear departed who have passed on from this life but have etched enduring memories in our hearts.

Here in America, every last Thursday of November, Thanksgiving Day, we gathered to thank God and everyone for all the blessings given us, especially the family we belong to.

So, yes, as Catholics let us remember Mama Mary and St. Joseph, the two most powerful persons in the Universe after the Holy Trinity, and let us thank them not only this weekend but always for their maternal, paternal and fraternal intercession and protection for all of us. I hope and pray that we all grow in our faith and loving devotion to both of them as we follow Jesus along the way of discipleship towards holiness. A blessed Holy Family Sunday 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. 




 The Christmas play put on by the children on Christmas Eve was wonderful. There will be no Faith Formation until January 10th.  




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. 



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 30th, 2018  


The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph



          12/31...……..…....…………….…………World Peace     

 01/01....................................................Robert Follett

         01/02..…Rev Donald Burkart, Rev Dean Dombroski

         01/03.…………………………..…Kateri Prayer Circle

 01/04 ..Deacon Thomas Hanley & Thomas Hartman

         01/05……………………………….…Arline Creapeau

         01/06….............................David Corn & Family, L&D


Financial Blessings

December 22nd & 23rd





Thrift & Gift



Liturgical Ministers  


Saturday, January 5,  2019 5 pm                                                         

Lector            Servers      Eucharistic Minister


Please Check

Sacristy for


Sunday, January 6, 2019 9 am                                                             

Lector            Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Please Check

Sacristy for



 Monday, January 12, 2019 5 pm                                                         

Lector      Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Please Check

Sacristy for



 Monday, January 13, 2019 9 am                                                            

Lector            Servers      Eucharistic Ministe

Please Check

Sacristy for


 Flower Donation  


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


Un-Decorating the Church after the Epiphany 


St. Michael’s Worship Committee will be taking the decorations down after Mass on Sunday, January 6th following 9 am Mass.  Please join us.



David Corn Sr.                 Fenlon & Hoffman Families

James & Ruth King         Antoinette “Tudy” Wilber

Jack & Pat Hermsen        Golke & Shomberg Families

Wright & Thibodeau Families Diane Patrick

Josephine & Henry Dodge        BJ Peters

George & Marcella Wilber        Raymond & Elaine Pelky

Gwidt & Pawelczyk Families        Joe & Dorothy Sokoly

Planz & Vigue Families               LaRock & Mott Family

Dave Wilber Sr., Pam Wilber Paul Wilber, Joe, Wilber 

Mark Wilber               Todd James

Franklin Rabideaux Jr.                Carroll Kelley

Diane Fuller                Donna Aumann

Joleen & Kinsey              Robert & Mary Geimer

Dr. Steve & Signe Chojnacki      Paulette & Bob Gear

Franklin Wilber Jr.              Holden Vigue

Walter & Elina Sulskis          Cecil Grignon    

Michael & Steve Cook  

Deceased & Living Members of Gilane & Kreidler Families

Alex, Sarah & Xavier Waupoose

Dennis, Roger & Lester McPherson

Antoine & Virginia Waupochick


Thank You

Thank you for attending the Anniversary parties on December 21st and 22nd.  Thank you also for the thoughtful gifts. We are grateful to have the support of people like you. 

Fr. Nonito and Fr. Joel  


Parish Office Closed

St. Michael’s parish office will be closed on January 1st.  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.



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. 


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 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

Holiday Mass Schedule

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


New Year’s Day

8:30 am St. Francis

9:00 am St. Michael

        10:30 am St. Anthony 




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






                  Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michael


    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





                           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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