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July 7 , 2019

14th 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 Marl


Today’s gospel reading is about announcing the Good News. Time and time again, we are again reminded  that announcing the Good News of the Kingdom  of God by words, deeds and  our lives is not the task of only a few.  Instead, it is a task for all baptized Christians.   We hear that after going from town to town, the disciples later rejoiced, excitedly telling Jesus that “even the demons are subject to us because of your name.”    I would like to share a couple of thoughts on this.  There is power in the Name of Jesus.   In His Name can come healing, healing for those caught in the snares of temptation and sin.  Jesus’ power and truth will set us free!  In His Name, there is power over Satan and all his empty promises.   The temptation now a days is to dismiss the reality of Satan, to say that belief in the devil is antiquated or outdated.  The devil is more than happy if we do not believe in his existence.

In an article by David L. Edwards titled, “The Devil and Mr. Lewis, ”  the author comments  that  we learn from C.S. Lewis’ book, The Screwtape Letters,  that  “Satan is a created being, and is a quite fallen, finite entity; God is eternal, everlasting, omnipotent, omniscience, and omnipresent. Satan is none of these. He is a deceiver whose first deception was self-deception. Over time Satan has fallen deeper in delusion, a victim of his own lies and deceptions, and seeks only to devour those who would similarly choose to believe his lies and the lies about themselves that he plants and nurtures.”  We can choose to reject Satan’s lies and empty promises. The good news is that Jesus and the power of His Name, has brought victory over temptation, sin, and victory over the wickedness and snares of the Devil.  Therefore, let us rejoice as the first disciples did, secure in God’s love, as sons and daughters of Jesus the Lord.

Upon Further Reflection:

Jesus and Satan are having a competition on who can finish an essay first. 1, 2, 3, GO. Jesus starts and takes his time while Satan is typing up a storm. Satan is typing so fast that the power goes out and both computers are shut off. They start back up, and Jesus states that he is done with the essay. Riddled, Satan asks how he wrote that fast. Jesus turns to him and simply says, "Jesus saves."

In His Mercy, Deacon Mark


The Mass – A slice at a time

On Eucharistic Prayer 

 e) The Anamnesis, by which the Church, fulfilling the command that she received from Christ he Lord through the Apostles, celebrates the memorial of Christ, recalling especially his blessed Passion, glorious Resurrection and Ascension into heaven.

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. 


Live the Liturgy – Inspiration for the Week

Jesus tells his disciples, "I am sending you like lambs among wolves." Getting people to see the truth about who they are is not always easy or welcomed. Some people want to believe that they have life under control and they do not need any further advice, direction, or challenge from others. Being heralds of the Gospel means doing precisely that. We come with a message that is not always welcome or desired by our sisters and brothers. Yet, it is desperately 

needed. People need to be reminded of who they are, who God is, and the necessity of repentance for entering the 

Kingdom of God. It is not about what we want but what God wants. We are called to be peacemakers and laborers for justice and mercy. Are you willing to bring this challenging message to those who may be indifferent or even hostile to hearing it? 


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. Featured groups are: St. James Praise Team, Paul Speigel, Bethlehem, Messengers of the Way, Goldeen Uelmen, Faith Hope & Harmony, Thurmont Ridge Revised Edition, Oneida Hymn Singers, Hope Community Church, Westerfeld Trio, Christian Dance Company, Morgan Siding-Assembly of God, Twin Praise, and First Presbyterian Church. This FREE event will be held on Saturday, August 3 rd and begins at 11:00 am at the Shawano Memorial Park on Main Street.

Shades tents and some seating will be available, feel free to bring your lawn chair. Parking will be available around the park and at the public parking lot on Elizabeth 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”.


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.


Baptism Prep Class

Our next Baptism class is on Saturday July 13th at  9am in Father Barrett Hall. Please contact Parish Office to register for class and to complete paperwork. 




July 7, 2019

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

7/08....…..…....……..……….…………….……..…No Mass    

  7/09......Rev Terrence LaCombe, Rev Douglas LeCaptain

7/10....Deacon Jeffrey Prickette, Deacon Harvey Quinette

7/11....…..…....……..……….……….…Kateri Prayer Circle

7/12....…..…………....Those suffering with with addictions 

7/13…………………………….St Michael Parish Members

7/14…………..Joe Wilber, Mark, Paul, Pam and Dave Sr.




 Financial Blessings June 22 & 23





Food Pantry


Liturgical Ministers  


 Saturday, July 13, 5 pm

 Lector        Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Dan & Sophie Hanauer

Deacon Mark

Sunday, July 14,  9 am                                                         

 Lector         Servers      Eucharistic Minister 

Jim & Ellie Sokoly

Deacon Mark


Saturday, July 20, 5 pm                                                         

Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Fay Waupochick

Isabella Waupochick

Tony Waupochick


Sunday, July  21, 9 am                                                          

 Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Justin Lepscier

Donna Smith



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. 


Building & Grounds Collection 

There will be a second collection next weekend July 13&14, for Building and Grounds. Please be generous. 


Parish Festival Thank You

Thank you to the volunteers who made St. Michael’s Parish Festival a success. We had over 50 volunteers!  A special thank you to all who organized this event. They put in many hours of preparation to make this event a huge success.  Thank you also for all the gift certificates, cash donations, items for picnic, bakers, Thrift & Gift, Chili makers, fry bread makers and anyone else who contributed time or talent to our Festival.  Thank you also to all the Tribal Departments for all they contributed to the Festival. 


$1,000.00  Sally Blonigen

$   300.00 Kathryn Geimer

$   200.00 David WIlber

$   100.00 Kaelynn James

$    50.00 Pam Grignon

$    50.00 Darcy Gilane

$    50.00 Ruby Wilber  


Food Pantry 

We are in need of a gentleman on two Mondays a month for food pick-up.  Please call the Parish Office (715) 799-3811 or St. Michael’s Food Pantry Coordinator (715) 799-4521 for more information. 


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


Fellowship Sunday & Book Share

Next weekend will be Fellowship Sunday, July 14th following 9 am Mass. Doughnuts, coffee and juice will be served in Fr. Barrett Hall.  Book Share will also be open. Plan on joining us! 


St. Francis Solanus, Gresham Parish Picnic

Please save the date. Sunday July 14th will be our annual Polka Mass followed by parish picnic. Everyone is invited to attend. 


Theda Care at Home seeks Pet Therapy Volunteers

Our volunteers are an integral part of our hospice team. They visit patients in their homes and at nursing facilities. Volunteers help to meet the emotional, spiritual and family needs of those on hospice. They do this by providing companionship and respite for both patients and their families. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Angie Krueger at 715-851-8891 as soon as possible. 


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.



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 July 4th at 6:00 pm. 


Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open Tuesday, July 16th.  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 Tuesday, July 16th,  Noon-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      


7/13/2019 Baptism Prep Class   9-11 am Barrett Hall

7/13-7/14         Building & Grounds Collection

        7/14/2019 Fellowship Sunday, Book Share  10 am

7/16/2019 Thrift N Gift   Noon – 3 pm

7/16/2019 Food Pantry  1-3 pm

7/16/2019 Knights of Columbus  7 pm





                           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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