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                       St. Michael's Parish 

February 28, 2021  

Second  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

The second Sunday of Lent reminds us of the transfiguration of Jesus which happened on Mount Tabor in Galilee. It was witnessed by three of his disciples: Peter, James and John. Accordingly, Jesus’ face, body and whole being shone in majesty and glory.

The transfiguration of Jesus came about with the precise purpose of uplifting the spirit of the disciples in the face of his impending passion and death on the cross. It reminds them that they should not lose faith and courage for the Lord Jesus will be victorious, as the majesty and glory of transfiguration clearly showed.

Like the disciples of Jesus, we are also being reminded to persevere, never losing faith and courage in the midst of all the difficulties and challenges in life, remembering always the lesson of this Sunday’s gospel.


In Jesus Christ,

Fr. Nonito


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.


 Sacred Heart Catholic School -Private School Choice Program

Sacred Heart Catholic School is thrilled to remind you that we are a part of the Wisconsin Private School Choice Program. The state of Wisconsin’s program allows eligible students to attend a participating private school (like Sacred Heart) in grades four-year-old kindergarten (4K) to 12. The private school, on behalf of the student’s parent or guardian, receives a state aid payment for each eligible student. Through this program the State of Wisconsin pays for each CHOICE student’s tuition, field trip costs, and school supplies (most families who qualify for a CHOICE voucher, also qualify for free/reduced food services as well). Once a student is accepted into the CHOICE program his/her tuition costs are covered in full through the child’s 8th grade year at Sacred Heart and through 12th grade at accepted private high schools! What an amazing blessing and gift! We are here to help! Give us a call for assistance at 715-526-5328 or visit our Website Reminder that voucher availability through this program is on a first come, first serve basis so please apply and finalize EARLY!

Black History Month

On February 12 the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders at Sacred Heart Catholic School presented the annual LIVE Black History Month 'Wax Museum' in the school's gymnasium. Each student had to research, create a presentation board, and report on an African American who is noted in our country’s history. They were able to choose from an athlete, politician, musician or trailblazer. During the museum students were dressed up and role played their historic figure, until their ‘push’ button was pressed by museum guests (other students/staff), they were then activated to share important facts about the person they had researched. The students worked so hard and were proud to represent and share the amazing accomplishments of their chosen African American leaders. If you missed the live stream of this event last week, please check it out on the school's Facebook timeline to learn more about these amazing people from our students. Great job to all of the talented students and thank you to Mr. Marohl for offering this great opportunity to our middle schoolers. "You Can't Hide that Cardinal Pride....Show it by Doing Your Best!" 


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 

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Stations of the Cross

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



FEBRUARY 28, 2021

Second Sunday of Lent


02/27…………………………………………….Orville Emon

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

03/01………………………………………………...No Mass

03/02…………………………………………………No Mass

03/03………………………………………………...No Mass

03/04 …………..……………………………………No Mass

03/05………………………………………………...No Mass

03/06………………………………..………….Fred Zalaznik

03/07……………………………………….Eric Peerenboom






Financial Blessings  Feb. 20 & 21


    $   1,125.00

Loose Collection 

    $    213.00

Building & Grounds

    $      30.00

Thrift N Gift/Garage

    $    229.00

Bishop Appeal Goal


To Date

    $    750.00

Thank for your generous donations!  


Liturgical Ministers


Lector           Usher      Temp Taker

Saturday, March 6, 5 pm 

Karen Millett-Metzler

Judy Fields

Don Fields


Sunday, March 7, 9 am

Justin Lepscier

Vicki Hermsen


Saturday, March 13, 5pm

Fay Waupochick

Anne Sulskis

Karen Lynch

Sunday, March 14, 9 am

Jim & Ellie Sokoly 

Vicki Hermsen

Doug 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.  

 Special Lenten Offer

Receive The Compass for one-year for only $20! (That’s an $8 savings)!

To receive this offer, call Official Newspaper for the

Lynn Mullins at (920) 272-8208   Diocese of Green Bay


Can This Marriage be Saved

A wedding is an exciting event!  The anticipation and emotion of the Mass and reception is wonderful, but the really hard work comes after you walk up the aisle as two lives joined together as one.

When couples face problems in their marriage, Catholic Charities offers help.  Here, couples can work on issues caused by poor communication, financial stress, family issues, infidelity, resentment, and other challenges in their relationship.


Following an initial assessment, a certified therapist will work with couples to develop goals for their relationship, and tools to practice newly learned skills.  Counseling ends when a couple decides their goals have been reached.

Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal allows Catholic Charities to promote healthy marriages.  They have five counseling offices in northeastern Wisconsin, bringing their services close to people in need.  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.

Better Meals in Madagascar

In Madagascar, half of all children are undernourished. That means 50% of kids won’t grow to reach their full potential. But communities are changing this by focusing on improving health and nutrition. What role has food played in our life? How can you help those who lack access to enough nutritious food.  Visit to learn more.

Don’t look in, look up!

As Lent begins, we naturally turn our eyes inward to contemplate the state of our hearts and souls.  Ash Wednesday’s call to repentance and introspection echoes through these first days. But today’s gospel says “Look up, not in!”. Christ appears on the mountain in all His glory, shining His example for us to follow. If we keep our eyes turned inward, we will stumble in our own darkness. Instead let us keep our eyes firmly fixed on His blessed face, walking the Lenten road with sure and steady steps guided by His hand. 


 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  



 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


02/27/2021 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

03/12/2021 Stations of the Cross    6 pm

03/13/2021 Baptism Meeting 9-11 am



                                                                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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