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                       St. Michael's Parish 

January 31, 2021

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  

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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 Deacon

This past week, on January 25, we celebrated “The Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle.”  The story of his conversion begins with Paul on the way to Damascus and on the way, a great light showed about him and he fell to the ground. Artists through the ages have depicted this scene with Paul as if falling from a horse, though scripture does not make this clear. Our Lord then speaks to Paul.  Other saints have fallen off horses as well.  St. Norbert, founder of the Norbertines, was riding his horse in the countryside of Germany in 1151, when a sudden storm rolled in.  There was a flash of lighting, which spooked his horse, and Norbert was thrown to the ground. The Lord then spoke to Norbert as well.  I once fell off a horse too but it was not related to sanctity but more to stupidity. Many, many years ago, a friend asked me to ride his horse bareback and I agreed.  He didn’t say anything about how to hold on and I didn't ask.  I thought you just sort of stayed in place when the horse took off.  Well, the horse started to move and because I was not holding on to it’s mane, I fell off that horse quicker than you can say “Kentucky Derby.”  I bounced off the ground a few times, then came to a rest, and unlike St. Paul and St. Norbert, I did not hear the Lord talk to me.   I did hear quite a bit of laughter!  

Falling off a horse does give one a sense of powerlessness, that you are not in control of things.  Usually this is a feeling that no one likes.  Many of us may feel a sense of powerlessness these days, with all the dire consequences the pandemic has caused, affecting most areas of our lives.  I think one hopeful thing to keep in mind is - God is still in control.  Our God has not given up on us.  When Paul was complaining of a hardship in his life and feeling powerless, Jesus said to Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”  During these days of uncertainty and powerlessness, let us call to mind Jesus' promise of needed grace, and assurance he is with us all our days, even to the end of the age.

Upon Further Reflection

A pony goes to the doctor and tells him, “Doc, I think I’m dying. I have this terrible sore throat.” The doctor assures him, “It’s okay-- you’re just a little horse." 


In His Mercy,

Deacon Mark

Silver Society Club Virtual Cafes

Image your loved one engaging in activities, having fun and participating in conversation. Virtual cafes provide an innovative form of social engagement for people living with dementia, cognitive decline or other memory loss.  The event is intended to be enjoyed by those with memory loss as well as their care partner, family and friends. Contact Mary Jo, Dementia Care Specialist with ADRC to register or with any questions (715) 526-4712. Events will be hosted on the second Friday of each month from 10-11 am. Upcoming dates: February 12, 2021.


 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. 

Holy Hour will be changed to the second Thursday of each month starting in February 11, 2021 following 8:00 am 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 – Application Process opens February 2021

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. 



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 


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.



January 31, 2021

The FourthSunday of Ordinary Time



01/30………………..Josephine Dodge & Arthur Chapman 

01/31………………………….…Sarah & Francis Frechette 

02/01..……………………………………………….No Mass

02/02..……………………………………………….No Mass

02/03..……………………………………………….No Mass

02/04..……………………………………………….No Mass

02/05..……………………………………………….No Mass

02/06…………………………………………...Fred Zalaznik

02/07……...……………………………….Grace Schommer



Financial Blessings   Jan. 23 & 24


    $   905.00

Loose Collection 

    $   182.00

Food Pantry

    $   342.00

Thrift N Gift

    $   268.00

Thank for your generous donations!  


Liturgical Ministers


Lector           Usher      Temp Taker


Saturday, February 6, 5 pm

Karen Millett-Metzler

Don Fields

Judy Fields


Sunday, February 7, 9 am

Justin Lepscier

Doug Hermsen

Vicki Hermsen


Saturday, February 13 30, 5 pm

Fay Waupochick

Jim Gilane

Karen Lynch


Sunday, February 14, 9 am

Jim & Ellie Sokoly

Bob Vigue

Cookie Vigue

                    Return Palms              

There will be baskets at the entrance and exit of church next weekend to return your palms from last year.  We will burn these for Ash Wednesday.  Thank you
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.  


“Souper Bowl” to go, St. Francis Hall, Gresham 2/7/21 

Chicken Dumpling, Chili, Cheesy Potato and Ham will be available. Soup to go will be sold by the quart ($8.00). 

Please fill out order form located in the entrances to church or the parish office and return in the collection basket or to the parish office with your money by next Sunday, January 31st. Pick up will be Sunday, Feb 7th from 10 am – 12 pm in St. Francis Parish Hall. 



Alpha Online coming early February 2021!  Watch for details! 



 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  


Bishop Appeal Kick-Off

What is the Bishop's Appeal?

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.

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. 


Fund Raising

We received another donation for $200 for fundraising which puts our total to $8,956.00. We are $1,044.00 short of our $10,000.00 goal.  Thank you to all who have donated. 


 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 first Thursday, of the month, February 11th  8:30 am in Church.

Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, February 2nd and 16th, 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, February 2nd & 16th,  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

02/02/2021 Food Pantry   1-3 pm

02/02/2021 Thrift N Gif Noon – 3 pm

02/05/2021 Fish Fry Meeting 11 am - Noon

02/11/2021 Holy Hour 8:30 am – 9:30 am

02/16/2021 Food Pantry 1-3 pm

02/16/2021 Thrift N Gift     Noon – 3 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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