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                       St. Michael's Parish 

February 21, 2021

First Sunday of Lent


 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

Mark Fuller

Deacon (715)201-2961

Vicki Hermsen

Parish Secretary (715) 799-3811

Kathy King-Tucker

Religious Education (715) 799-3927

Parish Trustees:

Kitty Gilane

Alicia Wilke 

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 Closed, Friday 9 am -1 pm 

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

 KATERI PRAYER CIRCLE:  Suspended due to COVID. 

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 Your Pastor

Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit into the desert where he fasted and prayed for forty days. While he was there, Jesus was tempted by Satan, obviously thinking that he would eventually commit sin.  But he could not sin because besides being human, Jesus is also a God. After the incident, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”

This is the same invitation of Jesus to each one of us this season of Lent. The forty days of Lent are sacred, precious and full of meaning. We are given especially the chance to repent and become personally close to God through sacrifices and prayers.

Let us answer Jesus’ invitation to change our ways and believe always in the gospel.

In Jesus Christ,

Fr. Nonito

Holy Hour will be changed to the second Thursday of each month starting on February 11, 2021 following 8:00 am Mass.

Mass will be Live Streamed on Sunday at 9 am. Please go to St. Michael’s Facebook page:  St. Michael’s Church to watch this live Mass. 




Religious Education Update 


Due to the current COVID situation, St. Michael’s Faith Formation classes will not be meeting.   If you wish to have packets sent to your home, please call the parish office or pick up a form in the entrance to church.



Three year old Preschool thru Grade 8

Wisconsin Private School Choice Program Financial Aid is AVAILABLE for ALL Grades.

 Low student/teacher ratios– average is 13:1 STEM Curriculum in grades 6-8, Title I Reading, Math Intervention and Speech services available to those students who qualify. Touch-free water bottle filling machines. Hand-sanitizer stations near every classroom. Honor Roll to showcase Academic Success. Culturally diverse student population. Field trips to enhance classroom instruction. Specialized instruction in phy-ed, music, and art. Technology integrated throughout the school. Service Projects to help us Live our Faith, Athletics available in grades 4-8. Our students receive a faith-based and academically challenging education from caring/licensed educators, administrators, and support staff! 

Three-year-old Preschool thru Grade 8 Annual Tuition Cost for 2021-2022 School Year:

Half Day Three-year-old Preschool: $860 

Full Day Three-year-old Preschool: $1330 

4K-8: $1735 

*Families can choose to pay tuition in one lump sum or in 10 equal monthly payments. 


We Are Called 

Join our faith community—and more than 12,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl from church exits on February 13 & 14. During the 40 days of Lent, we will reflect on how hunger and malnutrition affect our human family, and on the need to take action to end this global injustice. Visit to learn more. 


Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be said on Friday evenings at 6 pm starting Feb. 19th in church. 



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 


Hunger in our World

Jesus told us that whatever we did for one of these brothers of his we did for him. Reflect on the challenge of global hunger—it is a reality for millions of our sisters and brothers. What will you do to support the hungry in our community and around the world? Visit to learn more.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be said on Friday evenings at 6 pm during Lent. 

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Free virtual educational class on February 17 from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. The topic for this class is Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia. To register, contact Mary Jo at 715-526-4712.



FEBRUARY 21, 2021

First Sunday of Lent



     02/20 ....................David Wilber Sr, Paul, Pam, Joe, & Mark

02/21……………………………Joseph Otradovec

02/22………………………………………………...No Mass

02/23 …………..…Rev Allen Geiser & Rev Donald Everts

02/24……Deacon Thomas Tomaszewski & Luis Sanchez

02/25………………………………..… Kateri Prayer Circle

02/26………………The people of St Michael, St Anthony, 

………….…………………………. .St Mary and St Francis

02/27…………………………………………….Orville Emon

02/28……..Francis Jr, Lois, Barbara, & Charles Frechette





Financial Blessings  Feb. 13 & 14


    $   715.00

Loose Collection 

    $   747.00

Building & Grounds

    $   244.00

Energy Collection

    $   100.00

Thank for your generous donations!  


Liturgical Ministers


Lector           Usher      Temp Taker


Saturday, February 27, 5 pm       

Lisa Peters

Dave Thibodeau

Jean Thiodeau


 Sunday, February 28, 9 am

Kathy Tucker

Anne Sulskis

Karen Millett-Metzler

Saturday, March 6, 5 pm 

Karen Millett-Metzler

Judy Fields

Don Fields


Sunday, March 7, 9 am

Justin Lepscier

Vicki Hermsen

Fish Fry 
St. Michael’s will be having two fish fries this year. They will be pick up only. Mark your calendars for March 5 and 19.  More information to follow. There will be a planning meeting on Friday, February 5 at 11:00 am in the Parish Hall.  


The Compass Fuels Faith

More than 45,000 fellow Catholics fuel their faith by reading the Diocese’s official weekly newspaper, The Compass. They’re reading the publication because it helps guide them on their faith journey.  Inspirational stories from The Compass bring Christ right into their hearts and minds. 


“With help from the Bishop’s Appeal, The Compass provides readers with reliable news, information and inspiration,” says Sam Lucero, News & Information Manager.  “Each week, stories and columns help reveal our Catholic faith.  And they deliver more than just news.  They challenge readers to explore and absorb Christian values in the world today.” 


The Compass is made possible by the Bishop’s Appeal; please prayerfully consider a gift today.  Visit the Bishop’s Appeal website at, or call Tammy       toll-free at 877-500-3580, ext. 8123.



 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  


The Burden of Debt

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. 


 Universal Giving Page

The Catholic Foundation is excited to share with us that they have created a Universal Giving Page at  This is a great resource for our parish as we do not have an on line giving program. It makes giving to our parish simple and easy!  The Catholic Foundation will be cutting a check weekly to our parish along with a report of what families gave to the parish and the amount of each gift.   


 Holy Hour

Holy Hour will be the SECOND Thursday, of the month, March 11th  8:30 am in Church.

Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, March 2nd, 1-3 pm. . There will be drive up service only. Please do not get out of your vehicle and have the rear passenger seat empty.


Thrift N Gift/Garage     

Thrift N Gift will be open Tuesday, March 2nd,  noon to 3 pm. Only eight people can be in the store at one time and everyone must have on a mask. No children will be allowed. Social Distancing of 6 feet is required also.


Book Share

While Book Share has no set times/ days to be open, it is still available to visit for finding books.  Just let the office know or email Anne at, or send a message through the St. Michael’s Facebook page to set up a convenient time to visit.  We are over loaded and have all sorts of books for all ages!  Thanksgiving children’s books will be out and soon a lot of Christmas books, both for kids and adults as well as crafts and food.  Lots and lots of cookbooks, both newer and old ones!


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.  


New Parish Office Hours 

The Parish Office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8-2 pm, Friday 9 am – 1 pm and closed on Wednesday.   Please contact Fr. Nonito at the Rectory for urgent matters (715) 994-1337.



Deadline for new information is 9:00 pm Monday evening. Contact Parish Office to submit


St. Michael’s Calendar

02/25/2021 Fish Fry Meeting 10 am

02/26/2021 Stations of the Cross 6 pm 

02/27/2021 Food Pantry Collection

02/28/2021 Food Pantry Collection

03/04/2021 Prep Fish Fry 10 am

03/05/2020 Fish Fry Take Out 3-6 pm

03/05/2020 Stations of the Cross 6 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 Sunday  












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