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February 16, 2020

 Sixth 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  

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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:

Tony Waupochick

Finance Council Chair:

Pete Maczuzak

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

      After 8:00 am Mass Thursday morning

SATURDAY MASS:    5:00 pm  

SUNDAY MASS:  9:00 am

CONFESSION:   Saturday 4:30 - 4:45pm

   PARISH OFFICE HOURSMonday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 am-2 pm

             Wednesday, Friday 9 am -1 pm 

HOLY HOUR:  1st Thursday of the Month from 6-7 pm

 KATERI PRAYER CIRCLE:  After 8:00 am Mass Thursday morning 

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.



           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. 



A Note from Fr. Nonito

Commandments and Choices

If you choose you can keep the commandments, they will save you; if you trust in God, you too shall live; he has set before you fire and water to whichever you choose, stretch forth your hand.”  Sirach 15:15-16 

Dear Friends:

In todays’ readings, we heard much about following God’s commandments.  Life is full of choices.  As human beings we don’t always make the best choices.  We are human.  We fall down.  We make mistakes.  Sometimes we pick ourselves up, other times it is harder to move on.  Sometimes we forgive, other times we can’t.  Sometimes, we just need help to figure things out.  Together we can rise in faith and share God’s love and mercy. Maybe you know somebody who needs help working through a problem.  Catholic Charities is a great place to refer people, it’s hard to believe all the amazing counseling services they provide.  They offer a light to people in darkness.  Mental health issues, poverty, debt management, bankruptcy, drug or gambling addiction, pregnancy, adoption and parenting support, family conflict – Catholic Charities helps people resolve problems and choose to make better choices. Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal makes a tremendous difference to      Catholic Charities.  They are in a position to change or even save people’s lives.  To make a gift contact our parish office, use the letter and pledge you received at home or pick up a donation slip in the main entrance by the Bishop’s Appeal board. You can visit the Bishop’s Appeal website at 


In Jesus Christ,


Fr. Nonito


 White Mass

The St. Gianna Molla Catholic Medical Guild of Northeast Wisconsin invites everyone to attend the 9 a.m. Sunday Mass on February 16, 2020 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay to honor healthcare workers. The main celebrant will be Bishop Ricken. A brunch follows, with the nationally renowned priest Fr. Richard Heilmann speaking on Spiritual Warfare. Limited seating, please go to to register today.


The Mass: A Slice at a time


Mass intentions refer to the particular purpose for which a specific Mass is offered. This may be to honor God or thank him for blessings received. But technically a Mass intention means that the sacrifice is offered for some person(s) living or dead. Also called the application of a Mass, it pertains to the ministerial fruits of the Mass. These fruits are both extensively and intensively finite in virtue of the positive will of Christ. Other things being equal, the more often the sacrifice is offered the more benefit is conferred.





 Religious Education Update: 

On Wednesday February 12th we had only 11 students come for classes. We gathered in church to pray together before enjoying a snack in the hall. The children and teachers then went downstairs to the classrooms to discuss this Sunday’s Gospel. Before leaving each child received a St. Valentine Day treat to take home. Thank you to all who braved the cold and snow to join us

Bishop Appeal

 Life can be challenging.  There are times when people feel so lost.  They find help through Catholic Charities and the many programs and resources in our diocese. 

Amanda was in an abusive relationship that took a toll on her physically, emotionally and financially.  This relationship left her battered, bruised, and in severe debt.  Through God’s grace, Amanda found help from several organizations, including Catholic Charities Financial Health Program.  With guidance from Bobbie Lison, Financial Health Counselor, Amanda learned to manage her money, prepared a plan to pull herself out of debt, paid her debts on-time and became self-sufficient. 

“Going from $20,000 in debt to no debt…it’s amazing.  It feels great,” says Amanda. 

Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal helps people like Amanda.  To make a gift today contact your parish, visit the Bishop’s Appeal website at, or call Tammy toll-free at 877-500-3580, ext. 8123.


St. Michael Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.  May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.  Amen 




February 16, 2020

 Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 

02/15…………..George & Theodora Vigue & Family, L&D

02/16…….………………………Josephine & Henry Dodge

02/17…………………………………………………No Mass

02/18…..……………..Rev Michael Thiel, Rev Kyle Sladek

02/19.Deacon Timothy Downey, Deacon Everett Doxtator

02/20…………………………………….Kateri Prayer Circle

02/21…………………………..Those suffering with Cancer

02/22……..Antoine & Virginia Waupochick & Family, L&D


02/23……Dave Wilber Sr., Pam, Paul, Joe & Mark Wilber 




Financial Blessings   

 February 8th & 9th


$   492.00


$   202.00

Building & Grounds Col

$   151.30

Thrift N Gift

$      0.00

Bishop Appeal Goal


$       0.00


Liturgical Ministers  

Saturday February 22, 5 pm

Lector         Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Karen Millett Metzler

Kitty Gilane

Sunday, February 23,  9 am 

Lector          Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Jim & Ellie Sokoly

Vicki Hermsen


Saturday February 29, 5 pm

Lector           Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Fay Waupochick

Isabella Waupochick

Tony Waupochick

Sunday, March 1, 9 am 

Lector          Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Kathy Tucker

Rayna Tucker

We welcome all volunteers to help at any Mass. If you see that there is a need in help due to larger crowds or lack of volunteers, please consider coming forward to help.  Thank you.  

We would like to serve the precious blood at Mass but we do not have enough communion distributors. We welcome all volunteers to help at any Mass. If you see that there is a need for help due to larger crowds or lack of volunteers, please consider coming forward to help.  Thank you.  


WELCOME! The Lord has called all of us to a new way of living under His wonderful grace as our Savior. May joy and peace be yours as we praise our Lord and grow close to God and one another.  It is a pleasure to have you worshipping with us. If you are considering joining our parish, please talk with Father Nonito or Father Joel or call the Parish Office at 715-799-3811. Anyone who has not officially signed up and would like to be a registered member, please stop in the office and fill out a form. It is that easy!


Lectors, Communion Distributors

We are looking for volunteers to lector or distribute communion at weekend Masses. Training will be provided. If you are interested in helping out our parish, please contact the parish office @715-799-3811.  


Life in the Spirt Seminar

Mark your calendars for February 10 – March 23rd for Life in the Spirit Seminar at St. Rose Catholic Church in Clintonville. Will meet Monday nights from 7-8:30 pm. More information to follow.


We need your old Cedar & Palms

Ash Wednesday is February 26 this year. We need your old cedar and palms from last year to make the ashes for Ash Wednesday. Please drop them in a basket at the entrances to church.  Please bring in cedar & palms by 2/16/2020. 


                                          Packer Football Raffle Winner


Congratulations to our Packer Football Raffle winner -  Franklin!  Many thanks to all who bought tickets for our football raffle. This money helps fund our Religious Education Program.



We just had our second Alpha session. Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Typically run over eleven weeks, each session looks at a different question that people can have about faith and is designed to create conversation. It’s just an open, informal and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together. If you are interested in this program, you can still attend. We will meet every Tuesday at 6-7:30 at St. Michael’s hall.  Call the parish office or text Deacon Mark @ 715-201-2961. 


Fish Dinner 

St. Michael’s is having a fish dinner on Friday March 6th and March 20th. We are looking for donations and volunteers. There are slips in the pews. Please bring your donations and put in the basket in the main entrance or drop off at the parish office.  


Parkinison’s Warriors Support Group

Meeting will be on Thursday, Feb. 20 at the CMN Library Classroom at 10 am – 12 pm. Individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers are encouraged to attend.  See flyer on all bulletin boards for more information.  


Kateri Prayer Circle        

Never underestimate the power of prayer. Just one small prayer can change your life. If you or your amily 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 715-851-6838 

You can also call the Parish Office to leave requests.


Parish Office Hours


The parish office will be closed on Wednesdays beginning March 4th.  Our hours will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8 am – 2 pm, Friday 9 am – 1 pm. Please call the rectory for urgent matters


Mug Club

The Mug Club support group is for all caregivers. We will meet the first Tuesday of the Month from 5pm – 7pm at the Fellman Center – 607 E Elizabeth Street Shawano. Call Heidi Russell, Director of Aging at 715-526-4686 for more information  



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  first Thursday of the month, at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Join us for an hour of prayer


Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, February 18th1-3 pm. We are still looking for volunteers. Call the Parish Office for more information. 


St. Michael’s Thrift N Gift

Thrift & Gift   be open  Tuesday, February 18th1 to 3 pm.  If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at the Parish Office or Thrift N Gift. 


Book Share 

Book share is open on the second Sunday of the month immediately following 9 am Mass in conjunction with Fellowship Sunday, February 9th. We are also open when the Food Pantry is open the first and third Tuesday February 4th and 18th from 1-3 pm of the month.  We have a lot of new books for all ages, 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!


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


The Parish Office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to Noon, Wednesday and Friday 9 am – 1 pm.  Please contact Fr. Nonito at the Rectory for urgent matters (715) 994-1337 or Fr. Joel at the Leopolis Rectory (715) 787-3377.



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




Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michael


   02/18/2020 Thrift N Gift Noon – 3 pm

   02/18/2020 Food Pantry/ Book Share 1-3 pm

   02/18/2020 Alpha 6-7:30 pm

   02/18/2020 Knights of Columbus 7 pm

   02/22/2020 Food Pantry Collection 5 pm Mass

   02/22/2020 Food Pantry Collection 9 am Mass

   02/25/2020 Finance Council 11 – 12 pm

   02/25/2020 Pastoral Council 6 – 7:30 pm

   02/25/2020 Alpha 6-7:30 pm

   02/26/2020 Ash Wednesday 8 am

   02/28/2020 Stations of the cross 6-6:30 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 - 10:00 am Saturday                                                 










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