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   January 27, 2019


Third 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 your Deacon


A Note From Your Deacon: (1/27/19)

This past weekend, Patty and I participated in the Shawano/Menominee County Right to Life Walk and the educational program which followed.  It was good to see other Catholics there as well as those from other Christian churches, including two Lutheran pastors.  We were all united to in our desire and prayer that the life of the unborn would be protected.  Jesus prayed that all might be one (John 17:21) and on this issue, through our shared prayer and actions, we were able to witness this oneness which our Lord desires.  This past week, Jan. 18-25, 2019, was observed as “The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.”   I bring it to your attention so that we can continue praying for greater Christian unity both locally and worldwide.  For the Catholic Church, it is “The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity” that has advances this mission and provides ongoing leadership.  The theme for this year’s “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity” was justice, and the work of justice and mercy is one which can unite all Christians.  On a local level, this unity can clearly be seen in the work of the many volunteers, who come from different churches, who all dedicate themselves to serve the homeless in our community at SAMS House in Shawano.  All those serving, from Catholic and non-Catholic churches, recall the words of Jesus in Matthew 25, “whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, that you did for me, “(Matt. 25:40) and respond. When we come together in justice to care for our least brothers and sisters, we are demonstrating our oneness in the Lord.  Let us continue to pray for Christian unity and continue to come together to serve those in need.

Upon Further Reflection:

A Baptist preacher, a Luther pastor, and a Catholic deacon die and end up at the pearly gates of heaven together.  Jesus asks each one, “If you could go back, what would you change?” 

The Baptist preacher ponders for a minute and says, “There’s so much sin in the world.  If I went back, I’d try even harder to preach and make people behave better.”

The Lutheran pastor also thinks a bit and says, “There’s so much poverty in the world.  If I went back, I’d try harder and get people to share more of their wealth with the poor.”

The Catholic deacon looks at Jesus and quickly replies, “If I went back, I’d change doctors.”

In His Mercy,


The Mass – A slice at a time 

The Homily

The Homily should ordinarily be given by the Priest Celebrant himself or be entrusted by him to a concelebrating Priest, or from time to time and, if appropriate, to the Deacon, but never to a lay person. In particular cases and for a just cause, the Homily may even be given by a Bishop or a Priest who is present at the celebration but cannot concelebrate.



On Wednesday January 23rd, the students practiced their prayers and then had their classes. If anyone wants to be baptized before Lent, please contact Kathy. Next class will be January 30th.  On February 6th we will have Mass and potluck.


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.  




                                                                                                       January 27, 2019  

                                                                   Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 



1/28.…..…..…....…………….……………..…No Mass     

1/29.......Rev Brian Coleman, Rev Raymond Dowling     

         1/30........Deacon Jeffrey Hofacker, Deacon G. Patrick Gelhar

    1/31.…...………………………..…Kateri Prayer Circle

    2/01 …………………………………..Missing Children

    2/02.………David Corn & Family, Living & Deceased

    2/03……………………...St. Michael Parish Members 





Financial Blessings


January 20 & 21





Thrift N Gift






Liturgical Ministers  


Saturday, February  2nd, 5 pm  

  Lector        Servers      Eucharistic Minister  

Fay Waupochick

Isabella Waupochick

Tony Waupochick


 Sunday, February 3rd, 9 am   

 Lector        Servers      Eucharistic Minister  

Jim & Ellie Sokoly

Rayna Tucker


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



Thank You Volunteers

Thank you to all who volunteered last Tuesday for the First Presbyterian Dinner that St. Michael’s hosted in Shawano. We had 22 volunteers who did an excellent job cooking, setting up, serving and cleaning. It all came together with your help. Our Book Share gave away books to all children and adults who wanted them.  A very successful evening.



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.



Souper Bowl Saturday

St. Francis Parish Hall in Gresham on February 2.  Serving 10:00-2:00. Soup and sandwich special $6.00. Serving soups, sandwiches, desserts, beverages. Fresh bakery, books, puzzles, board games and DVDs for sale. Come for great bargains, food, and basket raffles. 


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  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 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



 01/29/2019 Finance Council11:00 – 12:00 pm

      01/29/2019 Pastoral Council 6:00 – 7:30 pm

    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

    02/19/2019 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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