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    June 28, 2020

Twelfth 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

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:

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 Fr. Joel

When God promises, He does it through. Let us keep believing in God who will never fail us because of his unending love for each of us, his beloved daughters and sons.

In our Gospel today Jesus told his disciples: “Whoever loves father and mother more than me is not worthy of me, whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me.”

Well, my dear co-travelers, this is it for me and for you. I was sent here five years ago and now called to go and serve in another parish. We priests are come and go sort of guys in parish’s life-faith journey. I am just one of the many sent and gone in the beautiful history our parish. So, I just want to say from the bottom of my heart: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU ALL VERY VERY MUCH for all the efforts you exerted to accommodate me, accept me, to listen to me, to understand me and above all to forgive me during all these five years of my traveling with you as your priest. Yes, life is truly beautiful and lessons are learned everywhere and I learned some here too through you and with you. I will always treasure our memories and will keep you all in my heart and prayers. God bless you all.

Signing off, 

Fr. Joel A. Jores, MF 


                                               Good Bye Fr. Joel


The Mass: A Slice at a time


Conditions for Holy Communion to children


Concerning the adequate preparation, the General Catechetical Directory refers to the moral conscience of the child. This can be considered to be sufficient (the right speaks of confession and Eucharist jointly) when the child is able to form an idea “about God as our Lord and Father, about his love towards us, about Jesus, the Son of God, who became man for us, died and rose again. As the child considers the love of God, he will gradually be able to perceive the malice of sin which is always offensive to God the Father and to Jesus, and which is opposed to the charity with which we must love our neighbor and ourselves. We consider these words to be the best commentary on what the legislator understands by the mystery of Christ. Obviously, the faith and devotion required for receiving the Eucharist, given the previous knowledge, are easily presumed from the moment the child is capable of distinguishing the Body of the Lord from ordinary bread, which is minimum condition in danger of death.

Caregivers of Dementia Call in Support Group


Every Monday morning there is a call-in support group for caregivers of those with dementia. This is a free support group that begins at 10:00 am. To register, please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-272-3900. Once registered, you will receive the information needed to join the call-in support group.








Religious Education Update 


 Classes are cancelled until September, 2020 



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 





June 28, 2020

 06/27……..…...……………….John Mose  Kaquatosh

  06/28……….Dave Wilber Sr, Pam, Paul, Mark & Joe 

06/29…..………………………………………No Mass

06/30…….Rev William Hower, Rev Anthony Ibekwe

       07/01….Deacon Paul Boucher, Deacon Michael Dabeck

07/02………………………………Kateri Prayer Circle

 07/03………………………………...Parish Volunteers 

07/04…………………………..Robert M. Leonhardt II


07/05………………………………………..Louis Vigue


 Financial Blessings June21 &22


$   826.00



Bishop Appeal To Date

$   6,886.00

Bishop Appeal Goal 

$   6,551.00

Thrift N Gift/Garage


Festival Donation 


$      267.50


$   285.00   


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, July 4, 5 pm 

    Lector         Temp Taker  Usher

Fay Waupochick

Karen Metzler

Tony Waupochick


Sunday, July 5, 9 am  

    Lector         Temp Taker  Usher

Kathy Tucker

Mary Lewellin

Anne Sulskis


Saturday, July 11, 5 pm

  Lector         Temp Taker  Usher

Lisa Peters

Judy Fields

Don Fields


Sunday, July 12, 9 am 

  Lector                Temp Taker       Usher

Karen Millett Metzler

Cookie Vigue

Bob Vigue


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.      



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.

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 resumed July 2, 2020 6-7pm. 

Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, July 7th  and July 21st, 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, July 7th and 21st, 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 7th and 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 2, 2020 Holy Hour 6-7 pm                                   

                           July 7, 2020 Food Pantry      1-3 pm

    July 7, 2020 Thrift N Gift/Garage   Noon – 3 pm

       July 21, 2020           Food Pantry      1-3 pm

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

         August 8th              Thrift N Gift/Garage    10 am – 1 pm 

St. Michael – 9:00 am Sunday and Livestreamed   












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