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  February 3, 2019


Fourth 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  

 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. Nonito


It is in our home that we first experience being loved and cared for; it is where we can be our true selves and are accepted. These are some of the reasons why we often hear people say, "It's good to be home."

In the Gospel, Jesus returns home, to his virtually unknown village of Nazareth. He attends the service one sabbath day at the synagogue where he acts as both reader and preacher. His town mates initially welcome him, amazed at his gracious words. But then they realize he is just one of them - simple and ordinary. They know his father is a carpenter and they know that Jesus is one, too. They know that he is someone without proper credentials. And as such Jesus could not be the prophet, much less be the Son of God. Consequently, their admiration turns into doubt.

Jesus responds by saying that their reaction is something normal or expected because no prophet is accepted in his native place. His use of the two prophets Elijah and Elisha as examples for leaving home to preach elsewhere makes his town mates furious. The people are so infuriated about what they perceived as a brash self-exaltation that they drive Jesus out of the synagogue and want to push him over the brow of the hill. However, Jesus manages to escape.

When we judge people simply by their background, we can lose sight of their real worth. The townspeople of Nazareth forget Jesus' marvelous deeds and his gracious words and teachings as they become fixated or scandalized by his ordinariness. They are not wise enough to realize that God can reveal himself in ordinary, unspectacular ways.

In Christ,

Fr. Nonito,


The Mass – A slice at a time 

On Sundays and Holidays of Obligation there is to be a Homily at every Mass that is celebrated with the people attending, and it may not be omitted without a grave reason. On other days it is recommended, especially on the weekdays of Advent, Lent, and Easter Time, as well as on other festive days and occasions when the people come to Church in greater numbers. It is appropriate for a brief period of silence to be observed after the Homily.


On Wednesday January 30th Faith Formation was cancelled due to the extreme cold temperatures. We will have Mass next week, February 6th with a potluck to follow. Families are encouraged to attend. 


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.


 Food Pantry

St. Michael Food Pantry is in need of volunteers, especially men, to carry out the food on the first and third Tuesday of each month.   If we don’t get volunteers, we will be closing.  

Please contact the Parish Office (715) 799-3811 to volunteer. 

Life in the Spirit Seminar

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 18, 2019 rom 7-8:30 pm at St. Francis Catholic Church, Gresham.  Informational pamphlets are available on all bulletin boards in the entrances. For more information please call Judy Westphal (715-853-6088), Theresa Voelz (7150787-4658) or Holly Schmidt (715-851-1208). Sponsored by Divine Mercy Prayer Group (Gresham) and in cooperation with the Green Bay Diocesan Charismatic Renewal.  


Eye Glasses

We are collecting used eyeglasses for Wisconsin Lions Foundation Eyeglass Recycling Center until March 15. Container is in the main entrance.  




                                                                                                       February 3, 2019

                                                                              Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time



2/4.…..…..…....……..……….……………..…No Mass     

2/5........................Rev Rico Eclar, Rev Callistus Elue

2/6.....Deacon Gregory Humpal, Deacon John Ingala

2/7.….....………………………..…Kateri Prayer Circle

2/8 …….………………..Residents of Nursing Homes

2/9.………………………….…Members of the Military

2/10……………Louise & Marvin, Joe and John John 





Financial Blessings


January 26 & 27





Thrift N Gift






Liturgical Ministers  


Saturday, February  9th, 5 pm    

  Lector        Servers      Eucharistic Minister  

Bryan Lepscier


Jean Thibodeau


Sunday, February 10th, 9 am                              

 Lector        Servers      Eucharistic Minister  

Justin Lepscier


Donna Smith


Saturday, February 16th, 5 pm

 Lector        Servers      Eucharistic Ministe 

Lela & Matt Schwitzer


Deacon Mark


 Sunday, February 17th, 9 am 

 Lector        Servers      Eucharistic Ministe 

Dan & Sophie Hanauer


Rayna Tucker


 Bishop's Appeal


The Bishop’s Appeal kicks off this weekend.  The Bishop's Appeal is a stewardship opportunity for each of us to reach out to thousands of people in search of Jesus' love.  Each gift given supports the ministries of the Diocese of Green Bay which serve our parishes, Catholic schools and communities.  Your gift truly helps bring the heart and hands of Christ to our children, young adults, families and neighbors here in northeastern Wisconsin. St. Michael Parish goal is $6,582.00.  

Letters will be arriving in the mail this week from Bishop Ricken.  If you do not receive a letter, you can make a gift today by visiting the Bishop’s Appeal website at or pick up an envelope and pledge sheet in the church entrances.  


 Fellowship Sunday  

Next Sunday, Feb 10th will be Fellowship Sunday following 9 am Mass in the Hall.  Book Share will also be open. Join us for socialization and doughnuts. 

Building & Grounds

There will be a second collection next weekend for Building & Grounds. Please be generous. 


Looking for a couple of "seasoned" parents or grandparents who would be willing to help with our first gathering for expectant new parents or just became new parents that will be held on Sunday, February 17th at 2 PM in Barrett Hall.  For more info or to volunteer, call Anne Sulskis at 715-851-0160.

Expecting/New Baby

Are you expecting your first child or did you just become a new parent?  You are invited to a gathering on Sunday, Feb. 17th at 2 pm in Barrett Hall.  Bring your questions and worries (nonmedical) to share with us and we will be sharing experiences, giving some advice and options but most importantly, giving emotional support!  Refreshments will be served and door prizes from local businesses!  


Marriage Encounter 

Got the Winter Blues?  Spend some "couple time" together focusing on your marriage by attending a Marriage Encounter weekend.  Green Bay Marriage Encounter invites you to join them for a weekend of discovery.  Discover together how your good marriage can be even better or how to get your marriage back on track.  Weekends will be held at the Norbertine Center for Spirituality in DePere on February 8-10 and March 22-24.   Call 920-544-5166 or visit for more information or to register.



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.


Ladies of All Ages!!  In Mary’s Footsteps Women’s Conference, entitled ‘The Real Love Story’ will be held at Good Shepherd Parish, Chilton on Saturday March 9, 2019. Featuring Patrick Madrid, Catholic Radio Host, Author, Public Speaker and Apologist; Marge Fenelon, Award-winning Author and Journalist, Blogger, Speaker and Catholic Radio Personality; the return of Mother Mary Catherine, Foundress of Missionaries of the Word; and Emcee for the day Rose Sullivan, Executive Director of the National Conference for Diocesan Vocation Directors. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop David Ricken. Registration is open at


Register now to receive a reduced rate! Don’t miss this enjoyable inspiration day!!



What is the Bishop’s Appeal and where does my donation go?

The Bishop’s Appeal is a direct appeal to people of the Diocese, to ask them to make a gift to support the mission and ministries of the Diocese of Green Bay.  These ministries reach many different people in need.  Young people learn about Jesus in our parishes and Catholic schools, those in need of counseling are helped at Catholic Charities, men receive training and formation to become deacons and priests, and pastoral care is available to church members.  Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal helps us build vibrant parishes and share the Gospel throughout northeastern Wisconsin.  The Bishop’s Appeal kicks off in February. St. Michael’s Goal is $6,582.00 



While many Catholics want to help women and men heal from past abortions, most don’t know how to begin.” Learn how you can become an instrument of God’s Mercy at 



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 be open Tuesday,  February 5th and February 19th from 1-3 pm. We are in need of brown paper bags, pork and beans, pasta, canned fruit and Mac & Cheese.  


St. Michael’s Thrift N Gift

Thrift & Gift will be open  February 5th and February 19th 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.




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






                  Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michael


    2/05/2019 Food Pantry 1:00 – 3:00 pm

    02/05/2019 Thrift N Gift       12:00 – 3:00 pm

        02/06/2019 Mass Faith Formation and Families/Potluck 6:00 – 7:00 pm

    02/07/2019 Holy Hour 6:00 – 7:00 pm

            02/09/2019 Building & Grounds Collection 5:00 pm Mass

    02/10/2019 Building & Grounds Collection 9:00 am Mass

    02/10/2019 Fellowship Sunday/Book Share 10:00 am

    02/19/2019 Secretary Meeting Gresham 9:30 – 10:30 am 

    02/19/2019 Secretary Meeting Gresham 9:30 – 10:30 am

    02/19/2019 Food Pantry 1:00 – 3:00 pm

    02/19/2019 Thrift N Gift 12:00 – 3:00 pm

    02/19/2019 Knights of Columbus 7:00 pm 

    02/21/2019 Worship Committee 4:45 – 5:45 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                                                 











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