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July 28 , 2019

17th 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 reading, Jesus teaches us about the importance of persistence in prayer.   In the passage, Jesus instructs his disciples to pray to God their Heavenly Father with the same boldness, daring, persistence and perseverance that Abraham displayed and that the friend in need in the parable employed.  Jesus   gives us the assurance that God will not be irritated by our requests or unwilling to meet them with generosity.  Paul Harvey once told a story about a 3-year-old boy who went to the grocery store with his mother. Before they entered she had certain instructions for the little tyke: “Now you’re not going to get any chocolate chip cookies, so don’t even ask.” She put him in the child’s seat and off they went up and down the aisles. He was doing just fine until they came to the cookie section. Seeing the chocolate chip cookies he said, “Mom, can I have some chocolate chip cookies?” She said, “I told you not even to ask. You’re not going to get any at all.” They continued down the aisles, but in their search for certain items she had to backtrack and they ended up in the cookie aisle again. “Mom, can I please have some chocolate chip cookies?” She said, “I told you that you can’t have any. Now sit down and be quiet.” Finally, they arrived at the checkout. The little boy sensed that the end was in sight, that this might be his last chance. He stood up on the seat and shouted in his loudest voice, “In the name of Jesus, may I have some chocolate chip cookies?” Everyone in the checkout lanes laughed and applauded. Do you think the little boy got his cookies? Of course! The other shoppers moved by his daring pooled their resources. The little boy and his mother left with 23 boxes of chocolate chip cookies. So….”ask and you will receive; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

Upon Further Reflection:

I asked God for strength that I might achieve; I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey.

I asked for health that I might do great things; I was given infirmity that I might do better things.

I asked for riches that I might be happy; I was given poverty that I might be wise.


I asked for all things that I might enjoy life; I was given life that I might enjoy all things.

I got nothing that I asked for but everything I had hoped for; despite myself, my prayers were answered. I am, among all people, most richly blessed.


In His Mercy,

Deacon Mark


The Mass – A slice at a time

The Communion Rite 

Since the celebration of the Eucharist is the Paschal Banquet, it is desirable that in accordance with the Lord’s command his Body and Blood should be received as spiritual food by those of the faithful who are properly disposed. This is the sense of the fraction and the other preparatory rites by which the faithful are led more immediately to Communion.   


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. 


 Let us remember in prayer Chad Caldwell who was called by God to eternal life. We also remember his family and friends, and pray that God will give them consolation and peace. 


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 28, 2019 

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time


7/27…………………………………….Knights of Columbus

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

7/29......................................................................No Mass

7/30……………..Rev George Lenzner, Rev Mark Mleziva

7/31…....…Deacon Todd Raether, Deacon Maurice Reed

8/01……….....……………...…………..Kateri Prayer Circle

8/02……………………………………………...Tribal Elders

8/03……………………….Those Suffering from Addictions

8/04………………Joe Wilber, Dave Sr, Mark, Paul & Pam                                                 

 Financial Blessings July 20 & 21 





Thrift &Gift

$ 62.00

Liturgical Ministers  


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.  


Seminarian Collection 8-3-2019 & 8-4-2019:

Our Seminarians Need Your Help: 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 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


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.




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


Starting August 4, 2019, the Parish Office will be open Monday  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 - 10:00 am Saturday                                                 










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