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    July 26, 2020

Seventeenth 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, Friday 9 am -1 pm 

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

 KATERI PRAYER CIRCLE:  After 8:00 am Mass Thursday morning 

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

I ran across this article by Victor Parachin in the July 19-25, 2020 edition of the Catholic periodical, “Our Sunday Visitor,” and thought I would share the highlights with you. The article is called, “The 7 Habits of Highly Peaceful People.”  These habits may increase attitudes and actions that bring calm and tranquility while reducing those that generate disorder and chaos.  

1. They have a routine- to have a peaceful mind, it’s essential to establish and maintain rhythm and routine day-by-day.

2. They respond rather react- When an unwelcome situation emerges for them, highly peaceful people create a space, a pause to adjust their thinking and emotions so they act in a skillful way.

3.  They pray- prayer is the spiritual practice that links the peaceful person to God, the ultimate source of peace.

4.  They spend time outside- Being in a natural setting is vital for an overall sense of peacefulness and harmony.  Being outdoors lowers the body’s stress hormones, pulse rate, and blood pressure. 

5. They don’t judge- the peaceful person is aware, but for the grace of God, there goes I.  They strive to understand what it is like to live in another person’s shoes.

6. They are not troubled by trouble- peaceful people know that life is unpredictable and constantly changing.  So they anticipate good times as well as difficult times flowing with life’s changes and challenges.

7.  They forgive- It’s impossible to be a peaceful person while holding a grudge, harboring feelings of resentment or entertaining thoughts of revenge.  They choose and strive to forgive.


I would add one more habit- read scripture daily. “Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7).”

In His Mercy, 

Deacon Mark


Our Seminarians Need your Help

Over the past 15 years, our diocese has witnessed incredible growth in all vocations including the priesthood. Let’s keep that growth going and support our future spiritual fathers! Please be generous with our Annual Seminarian Collection: Hope for the Future, Help them Today. An important letter will arrive in your mailbox this week asking for your help. Next weekend is the kick off of the 15th year of this annual collection. Your donation provides tuition, room and board, insurance, a small stipend for our seminarians and will support the Vocation Office’s efforts to call forth more candidates. The total annual cost for our 14 seminarians is around $1,000.000. As friends and followers of Jesus, we support each other. In order to make your gift today, visit


The Mass: A Slice at a time

One who has received the blessed Eucharist may receive it again on the same day only within a eucharistic celebration in which that person participates, without prejudice to the provision of canon 921.2 (Canon 917). The possibility of receiving communion a second time in the same day can only exist within the Mass, since the reasons that justify this are found precisely in the circumstances that characterize this celebration for example: the fulfilment of the Sunday obligation on the previous evening, evening Mass on Holy Thursday, the second Mass on Easter, ritual Masses, funerals, etc.










Religious Education Update 


 Classes are cancelled until September, 2020 


St. Francis Solanus & St. Mary Religious Education Coordinator

St. Francis Solanus, Gresham and St. Mary, Leopolis has an opening for a Religious Education Coordinator for our K-11 program.  The coordinator will be responsible for the development and implementation of the catechesis for the parish program including Sacramental Preparation.  This responsibility includes: recruitment of catechists, preparing lesson plans, evaluate and order teaching materials and resources, train volunteers, ensure that all catechists are certified.  Qualified candidates will have Religious Education experience and be certified through the Diocesan Emmaus Program at a minimum.  Please send your resume with cover letter by August 9, 2020 to: 

St. Francis Solanus

Attention: Search Committee

PO Box 177

Gresham, WI 54128-0177

Or Email:

Face Masks

Menominee Tribal Legislature requires all residents and visitors to the Menominee Reservation age 10 and older to wear a face mask covering any time they are in contact with other people who are not household members. 



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 





July 26, 2020

07/25……………………………………...Joseph Otradovec

07/26…..………………………………………..Evelyn Vigue

07/27…..…...……………………………………..No Mass

07/28………………...Rev James Lucas, Rev William Kuhr

07/29……Deacon Richard Dvorak, Deacon Michael Eash

07/30………………………………….…Kateri Prayer Circle

07/31……………..………………......Those with Addictions

08/01………………………………………..……..Don Smith

08/02………….Joe Wilber, Dave Sr, Mark, Paul and Pam


Daily 8 am Mass

Daily Mass will be scheduled every other week so Fr. Nonito can go to our sister parishes on our off week.  July schedule is below:

July 28 – 31 Mass at St. Michael

August 3-7 No Mass


 Financial Blessings July 18 & 19


$   801.00


$   143.50

Fund Raising Donation

$   800.00

Thank for your generous donations!  

Bishop’s Appeal

We have met our Bishop’s Appeal goal of $6,551. To date we have received $6,886. Thank you to all who have given to date. If you have not given and would like to, please contact the parish office or you can pay on line at


Church Envelopes

Our envelopes for the fiscal year 2020-2021 are in the main entrance. Please pick these up.  Thank you. 


Liturgical Ministers

Saturday, August 1, 5 pm

             Lector                Temp Taker       Usher

Pat Gwidt

Karen Metzler

Karen Lynch



Sunday, August 2, 9 am 

          Lector                Temp Taker       Usher 

Kathy Tucker

Ellie Sokoly

Jim Sokoly


Saturday, August 1, 5 pm

             Lector                Temp Taker       Usher 

Karen Metzler

Karen Lynch


Sunday, August 9, 9 am 

          Lector                Temp Taker       Usher  

Kitty Gilane

Jim Gilane

Mask Requirement 
Menominee Tribal Legislature requires all residents and visitors to the Menominee Reservation age 10 and older to wear a face mask covering any time they are in contact with other people who are not household members. Also, the Diocese of Green Bay requires all people in church over 10 years of age wear a mask. 

Handicap Entrance

The side entrance will be open for our parishioners with walkers and other challenges.  The temperature taker will come to you, just sanitize your hands and sit near the front.      


2020 FUNDRAISERS $6,855.00 of $10,000

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 fundraisers at St. Michael’s have been suspended until it is safe to resume. The Festival scheduled for June 27th has been our biggest fundraising event raising on average $10,000. We are suggesting a non-fundraiser fundraiser in lieu of this big event. You do not need to sell or buy raffle tickets, cook anything, bake anything, volunteer your time, work in the heat, set up, clean up or do dishes! We would be grateful for monetary donations to offset the loss of this source of revenue to keep our Parish solvent. Please mail or drop off donations at the Parish office or drop in the collection basket indicating it is for fundraising. Thank you for your continued support of our Parish during this time.


Mark Your Calendar – Thrift N Gift/Garage Inside - Outside Sale

On Saturday, August 8th from 10 am – 1 pm, Thrift N Gift & Garage will be selling items inside and in the parking lot at St. Michael’s. Social distancing will be enforced.  We have a lot of household goods, coolers, glassware, dishes, Tupperware, clothing for children & adults, toys, puzzles, backpacks, luggage, table & chair sets, lamps, ironing boards, pictures, two rolltop desks, organ, baby items, cribs, garden items and many more.  Join us for this big sale.


New Railings

Thank you to Tom and Sue Wilber who recently installed new railings in front of church.  They look great! 



Bike the Barn Quilts

10K Walk/Run or 40mile bike! Wherever, whenever, however you’d like to custom fit to your need. This will be a remote event sponsored by ThedaCare.  Information on bulletin board.  

Food Pantry Carry Out

The Food Pantry is looking for a gentleman to carry food out to recipients on the first and/or third Tuesday of the month.  Please contact the parish office for more information.               


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 first Thursday of the month at 6-7pm. 

Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, August 4 and August 18 from 1-3 pm.  There will be drive up service only. Please do not get out of your vehicle and have the back passenger seat empty.

St.  Michael’s Thrift N Gift

Thrift N Gift will be open Tuesday, August 4 and August 18, 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.  If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at the Parish Office Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, or at Thrift N Gift when they are working.  Please call to make sure someone is available. (715) 799-3811.

Book Share

Book share will be open on Food Pantry day, Tuesday, July 21st, 1-3 pm with social distancing enforced. Two may come into the Book Share at a time. Masks required.  

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. 



The Community Resource Center in Keshena classes Cancelled.   


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 and St. John Nepomucene YouTube Live Stream (St. John Nepomucene, Little Chute YouTube) at 10 am on Sundays.  Mass is also offered online at Check the website for times and dates.


Parish Office Hours an News


The Parish Office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8-2 pm, closed on Wednesday and Friday.  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



Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michael      

         July 21, 2020          Food Pantry      1-3 pm

 July 21, 2020          Thrift N Gift/Garage   Noon – 3 pm                                     

         July 25, 2020  Food Pantry Collection

 July 26, 2020  Food Pantry Collection

 August 4, 2020        Finance Council  11am-Noon

 August 6, 2020 Holy Hour    6-7 pm

 August 8, 2020 Thrift N Gift/Garage Open 10 am – 1 pm

 August 8, 2020 Building & Grounds Collection

August 9, 2020 Building & Grounds Collection

August 18, 2020 Food Pantry 1-3 pm

August 18, 2020 Thrift N Gift/Garage Noon – 3  



St. Michael – 9:00 am Sunday and Livestreamed   



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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