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    June 14, 2020

The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ 

Corpus Christi  




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

Finally, we are back to Mass, some say with happiness, though some still with resentment of the

decisions of our authorities.

As we see it advertised, “We’re all in this together!”. So, as it is the “New Normal”, let’s calmly just do our small part in this trying time journey. This will pass also and then back to “normal normal” with hope a new challenge will not come very soon.

As we are back to Mass on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, we are all invited to renew our devotion to the Eucharist, our spiritual food for the journey. So, whatever and however the decision was made for the comeback to Mass, let’s be thankful and enjoy it with respect to all and most of all with humble heart receive Him. I hope and pray that all of us who love coming to Church for Mass will be so patient with the requirements are set in place for our safety. 

Have a blessed Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ Sunday.

Co-Traveler, Fr. Joel, MF                                                                   


The Mass: A Slice at a time

Participation in the Blessed Eucharist

Any baptized person who is not forbidden by law may and must be admitted to holy communion. (Canon 912). This canon considers the external conditions necessary to have the right to receive the sacraments. The internal dispositions are a different matter. By virtue of baptism, any member of Christ’s faithful has a fundamental right (of divine origin) to receive the Eucharist. This gives rise to the corresponding obligation of the ministers of the sacrament to distribute it whenever the faithful request it at a suitable moment and in a suitable place, unless the existence of some impediment is evident in the external forum.


Corpus Christi

The Feast of Corpus Christi 'Day of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus Christ the Lord'), also known as the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, is a Catholic liturgical solemnity  celebrating the Real Presence of the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ in the elements of the Eucharist

Two months earlier, the institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper is observed on Maundy Thursday in a sombre atmosphere leading to Good Friday. The liturgy on that day also commemorates Christ's washing of the disciples' feet, the institution of the priesthood and the agony in the Garden of Gethsemane.

The feast of Corpus Christi was proposed by St. Thomas AquinasDoctor of the Church to Pope Urban IV; in order to create a feast focused solely on the Holy Eucharist, emphasizing the joy of the Eucharist being the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Jesus Christ

The feast is liturgically celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday or, "where the Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ is not a holy day of obligation, it is assigned to the Sunday after the Most Holy Trinity as its proper day".

At the end of Holy Mass, there is often a procession of the Blessed Sacrament, generally displayed in a monstrance. The procession is followed by Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. A notable Eucharistic procession is that presided over by the Pope each year in Rome, where it begins at the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran and passes to the Basilica of Saint Mary Major, where it concludes with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.






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 14, 2020


The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ  Corpus Christi 

06/13………………………..………………Jack Krose

06/14…………………………...………Marvin Wittman

06/15…….………………………………….….No Mass

06/16..Rev William Hoffman, Rev John Kleinschmidt

06/17…..Deacon Alan Boeldt, Deacon Gerald Cross

06/18…Corrine “Toots” Menore, Kateri Prayer Circle 

06/19………………………………..Souls in Purgatory

06/20……… The people of St. Michael, St. Anthony,

      St. Mary and St. Francis Solanus 

06/21……...………………………………….Don Smith 


 Financial Blessings June7


$   1,165.00


$      170.00  

Bishop Appeal To Date

$   6,886.00

Bishop Appeal Goal 

$   6,551.00

Thrift N Gift/Garage

$      546.00

Food Pantry Donation

$      100.00


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 June 20, 5 pm

   Lector         Temp Taker  Usher

Karen Millett Metzler

Karen Lynch

Tony Waupochick


Sunday, June 21, 9 am 

   Lector         Temp Taker  Usher 

Justin Lepscier

Anne Sulskis

Mary Lewellin


Saturday, June 27, 5 pm 

    Lector         Temp Taker  Usher

Pat Gwidt

Karen Lynch

Karen Metzler


Sunday, June 28, 9 am  

    Lector         Temp Taker  Usher

Jim & Ellie Sokoly

Anne Sulskis

Jim Gilane


Weekend Mass

We are pleased to announce the return to Public Masses with moderate limits on public gatherings and moderate social distancing beginning next weekend, June 13 & 14. Temperature will be taken and you are encouraged to wear a mask.  Masks will be available. Pews will be sectioned. Communion will be a single line only. We are happy to welcome you back to the celebration of the Mass in this limited way.  See attachment to bulletin for more information.


Cookout for Fr. Joel

Join us today after Mass on Sunday, June 14th, to say Farewell to Fr. Joel. We will be serving hamburgers, brats, etc. in parking lot.  Social distancing will be followed. 


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.   



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.


 Parish Office

The Parish Office will be closed Wednesday, June 10 through Friday, June 12 due to Vacation.                  


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  



 Holy Hour

Holy Hour will be resumed in July, 2020. 

Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, June 16th, 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 June 16th from 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, June 16th from 1-3 pm with social distancing enforced.


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 or Fr. Joel at the Leopolis Rectory (715) 584-1023.



Deadline for new information is 9:00 pm Monday evening. Contact Parish Office to submit





Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michael  

                                      June 16, 2020 Food Pantry      1-3 pm

June 16, 2020 Thrift N Gift/Garage   Noon – 3 pm 

June 19, 2020 Thrift N Gift/Garage   Noon – 3 pm 

St. Michael – 9:00 am Sunday and Livestreamed   












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