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July 21 , 2019

16th 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 Deacon Mark


In today’s gospel, Jesus tells us that Mary “has chosen the better part.”  Mary has learned that what is really important for her and for all of us, is to sit at the feet of Jesus and listen to His words.  It can be hard to sit and listen to the voice of the Lord when we feel we have so many urgent things that need to be done.  We want to get up and move! It can be hard to listen when our minds are preoccupied with worries and anxieties.  It is hard to let go of our worries.  Even worrying, in a funny way of thinking, means I am doing something.  To slow down, to listen to Jesus speaking to our hearts, means I have to make a choice to slow down.  I have to decide that prayer and quiet will really help be the child of God that I am called to be.  There is one bit of advice I can give to help you with this.  Go on a retreat.    A retreat is a time to get away and spend time with God.  A retreat is a time for spiritual renewal and healing in your life.  There might be all kinds of excuses and God has heard them all.  All I can say is …..go on a retreat anyway!  

We are fortunate to have in our area a local Emmaus Retreat ministry which offers Men’s and Women’s retreats in the fall.  This year, a Women’s Emmaus Retreat will be held October 4-5, 2019 and an Emmaus Men’s Retreat is being offered  October 25-27, 2019.  Both are held locally at Camp Tekawitha on Loon Lake.    There is more to say about all this but I have another idea.  For those who are really interested in learning more about this Emmaus retreat experience, I am inviting you to a free informational dinner that will be held on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 5:50 PM, hosted at Camp Tekawitha.  This will be a free prime rib dinner that a benefactor has generously sponsored.  Yes, a free prime rib dinner.  There will be no time share offers given but only a chance to learn about the Emmaus retreat and what it has meant for those that have attended. I can’t think of a better deal other than a free lunch with Bishop Ricken!  If interested, please RSVP at or call/text- Isaac Follett at 512-695-3114.  

Upon  Further Reflection:

There’s a story about a monastery in Europe perched high on a cliff hundreds of feet in the air.  The only way to reach the monastery was to be suspended in a basket that was pulled to the top by several monks who tugged with all their strength.

Obviously the ride up the steep cliff in that basket was terrifying.  About halfway up, one tourist became nervous when he noticed that the rope was old and frayed.

With a trembling vice he asked the monk with him in the basket how often they changed the rope.  The monk thought for a moment and answered, “Whenever it breaks.”

In His Mercy,

Deacon Mark


The Mass – A slice at a time

On Eucharistic Prayer 

f) The Oblation, by which, in this very memorial, the Church, in particular that gathered here and now, offers the unblemished sacrificial Victim in the Holy Spirit to the Father. The Church’s intention, indeed, is that the faithful not only offer this unblemished sacrificial Victim but also learn to offer their very selves, and so day by day to be brought, through the mediation of Christ, into unity with God and with each other, so that God may at last be all in all.  


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. 


In Search of Young Adults!

SPIRITUS is seeking Catholic young adults, 21-29 years of age, to join the SPIRITUS missionary team this August. SPIRITUS ignites the faith in thousands of young Catholics through retreats and parish youth ministry each year! Missionaries live in community and travel to parishes and schools throughout Wisconsin; they receive training, formation, spiritual direction, lodging, food, a monthly allowance, health insurance and a $2,000 stipend upon completion of the 9-month program. It is a unique opportunity to serve our Lord and help young Catholics grow in faith. Visit, contact Rachel at, or (920) 722-8918 x113 for more information. 



Mass Intentions

There are quite a few open weekends to have Masses said for loved ones this summer. Stop by Parish office to see what is available.  There is a $10 Mass Stipend.




July 21, 2019


16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

7/20………………………….Roger Dodge & Sandy Dodge

7/21……………………………………………….Louis Vigue

7/22....…..…....……..……….…………….……..…No Mass    

7/23.............Rev Joseph Mattern, Rev Thomas Mayefske

7/24…..Deacon Robert Seymour, Deacon Richard Simon

7/25....…..…....……..……….……….…Kateri Prayer Circle

7/26……….....…..………….........Nursing Home Residents

7/27……………………………………Knights of Columbus

7/28………………………….…Ron DeBruin, Pam DeBruin  


 Financial Blessings July 13 & 14 





Building& Grounds


Liturgical Ministers  


 Saturday, July 27, 5 pm

 Lector        Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Lisa Peters


Jean Thibodeau

Sunday, July 28,  9 am                                                         

 Lector         Servers      Eucharistic Minister 

Kathy Tucer

Rayna Tucker


Saturday, Augaust 35 pm                                                         

Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Dan & Sophie Hanauer 

Pat Gwidt

Sunday, August 4, 9 am                                                          

 Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Jim & Ellie Sokoly

Deacon Mark 


Parish Members - Please pick up your contribution envelopes in the main entrance of church.  If you would like to be a registered member of St. Michael, contact the Parish Office. 


Central Air Donations Being Accepted

Our Food Pantry is in need of central air. This will help keep the refrigerators, freezers and food at the proper temperature. If you are able to make a donation, please place your donation in an envelope and label it Central Air Food Pantry. Thank you for your generosity.  


Save the Date for Praise Fest 2019

Praise Fest 2019 is a community event open to the public and includes live Christian based music, provided by local church praise bands, music groups and choirs, games for adults and children, crafts, food and plenty of fellowship. This FREE event will be held on Saturday, August 3rd and begins at 11:00 am at the Shawano Memorial Park on Main Street. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at St. James Lutheran Church, 324 S Andrews St. Shawano. Proceeds from the event will be donated to SAM25 and Northeast Wisconsin Old Glory Honor Flight. Please join us as our community will be “Praising as One”.

Sacred Heart Annual Church Picnic

Sunday, August 11, 2019 – Outdoor Polka Mass 10:45 am.  Picnic 11:45 am – 3:45 pm. Maroszek Bros. play until 2:00pm. DJ~ Wisconsin Party Starters 2:00-3:45pm Come and meet their new priest, Fr. Scott Valentyne.   French Fries, Corn on the Cob, Super Hot dogs, Cherry Sun Drop Slushies, 40ft. inflatable obstacle course, Giant Connect Four Game, MORE Children’s Games, Cotton Candy, Ice Cream, Food & Beverage Tents, Bake & Craft Sales, INDOOR Silent Auction, Bucket Raffles, Large Raffle~ 1st Prize is $2000 cash and More!

Marriage Encounter Weekend

COLOR your LOVE this FALL by attending a Marriage Encounter weekend.  Spend some "couple time" together focusing on your marriage.  Discover how your good marriage can be even better or how to get your marriage back on track.   Join Green Bay Marriage Encounter for a fall colors weekend of discovery at Northland Camp & Conference Center in Dunbar WI on October 4-6, 2019.  Call 920-544-5166 or visit for more information or to register.



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.


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, which will be at  August 1st at 6:00 pm. 


Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open Tuesday, August 6th and August 20th1-3 pm. We are in need of volunteers for a few hours on a Tuesday once a month.  


St. Michael’s Thrift N Gift 

Thrift & Gift will be open August 6th and August 20th, noon 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 the second Sunday of the month, following 9 am Mass in conjunction with Fellowship Sunday.  Remember we have 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


May 1st through August, 2019, the Parish Office will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 am – 1 pm.  Please contact Fr. Joel for urgent matters at 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. M      

 7/27/2019 Food Pantry Collection   5 pm Mass

 7/28/2019 Food Pantry Collection 9 am Mass

 8/1/2019         Holy Hour 6 – 7 pm

 8/3/2019         Seminarian Collection 5 pm Mass

 8/4/2019         Seminarian Collection 9 am Mass

 8/6/2019         Food Pantry 1-3 pm

 8/6/2019         Thrift N Gift Noon – 3 pm

 8/10/2019 Baptism Prep Meeting 9 – 11 am

 8/10/2019 Missionary Priest/Collection 5 pm Mass

 8/11/2019 Missionary Priest/Collection 9 am Mass

 8/11/2019 Fellowship Sunday/Book Share 10 am





                           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                                                 

 (Changing to Sunday 10 am July 7th)










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