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March 22, 2020

 Fourth Sunday of Lent


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:

Kathy Kaquatosh

Kitty Gilane

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

Fourth Sunday of Lent: 

The fourth Sunday of Lent is traditionally known as Laetare Sunday, so-called from the first word of the antiphon at the Introit, Laetare – “Rejoice” taken from the Latin translation of Is.66:10-11, and sets a tone of joyful anticipation of the Easter mystery, as does the permitted use of rose-colored vestment. Likewise, instruments may be played at Mass and the altar may be decorated with flowers.

In today’s Gospel we heard this incident: “As Jesus passed by he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered: “Neither he nor his parents sinned; it is so that the works of God might be made visible through him.”

I believe some of us know that nowadays, a blind person can already read by using a Braille system. It is a series of raised dots that represent different letters and numbers. For them, a braille books are created. But in order for the blind to read in a braille format he/she needs to be taught and so learn. And yes, it is, just like most of the things in life, a time consuming and very difficult to learn.

In our life faith journey, we usually don’t see or better, we often time missed to see the workings of God in our troubled world. Sometimes because caused by our own personal tiny and several numbers of earthly pursuits putting aside God’s will. 

In the word of God today and as we are invited to “rejoice”, once again let us lay down low our points of views and calculations when they are not attuned with that of God and allow the finger of God through the sacraments and teachings of the Church help us see His Divine presence and so stand steadfast in our humble faith 


Co-Traveler, Fr. Joel 



The Mass: A Slice at a time

Christ’s faithful are to hold the blessed Eucharist in the highest honour. They should take an active part in the celebration of the most august Sacrifice; they should receive the sacrament with great devotion and frequently, and should reverence it with the greatest adoration. In explaining the doctrine of this sacrament, pastors of souls are assiduously to instruct the faithful about their obligation in this regard. (Canon 898) 



Religious Education classes will be cancelled until further notice.  The children preparing for First Reconciliation and First Communion will be contacted by Kathy King-Tucker. 


***SPECIAL NOTICE:  The Religious Education classes are cancelled until further notice. *** 


Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program

Anyone living in Menominee County is eligible for Home Energy assistance with Menominee County Human Services Department.  They will provide energy bill payment assistance, furnace services, crisis assistance and weatherization.  Call 715-799-3861 for more information. Signs are posted on the bulletin boards at all entrances. 


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 




March 22, 2020

Third Sunday of Lent 


03/21………..Members of our Community with Addictions

03/22……..…Matt & Genevieve Otradovec & Family L&D

  03/23………………………………………………...No Mass

  03/24....................................................................No Mass

  03/25....................................................................No Mass

  03/26....................................................................No Mass

  03/27....................................................................No Mass

  03/28…..The people of St. Michael, St. Anthony, St. Mary and St. Francis Solanus

  03/29……………………...Adelbert Otradovec  Family L&D

Mass intentions will be prayed by the priest saying the Mass in private.


 Financial Blessings March 14th & 15th


$     460.00


$     181.75

Bishop Appeal To Date


Bishop Appeal Goal $6551.00




Liturgical Ministers  

 Saturday March 28, 5 pm

Lector           Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Sunday, March 29, 9 am 

Lector          Servers      Eucharistic Minister


St. Michael will open church daily from 8 am to 10 am.    Keep social distancing 6 feet apart from another person.  Use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving church. Thank  You 


WELCOME! The Lord has called all of us to a new way of living under His wonderful grace as our Savior. May joy and peace be yours as we praise our Lord and grow close to God and one another.  It is a pleasure to have you worshipping with us. If you are considering joining our parish, please talk with Father Nonito or Father Joel or call the Parish Office at 715-799-3811. Anyone who has not officially signed up and would like to be a registered member, please stop in the office and fill out a form. It is that easy!


Lectors, Communion Distributors

We are looking for volunteers to lector or distribute communion at weekend Masses. Training will be provided. If you are interested in helping out our parish, please contact the parish office @715-799-3811.  

Parkinson’s Warriors Support Group

The Parkinson’s support group will meet on Thursday, March 19th 10 am – Noon in the CMN library classroom. Individuals with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers are encouraged to attend.  

Easter Flowers

There are envelopes in the pews for you to make a donation in honor of someone for Easter Flowers. Please drop in collection basket or bring to the Parish Office. Thank you.   

Food Pantry Grant

Thank you to Saints Edward & Isidore Church in Green Bay for their grant to St. Michael’s Food Pantry for $2,500. This money will be used to buy fresh fruits and vegetables in 2020 during the growing season.   


            Fish Dinner Cancelled 

St. Michael’s cancelled their second fish dinner fundraiser on March 20 due to COVID-19 and the recommendation of the Menominee Tribal Legislature. This will be rescheduled for a different Friday in the future..



Stations of the Cross Cancelled


Penance Services 





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.


Parish Office Hours

The parish office will be closed on Wednesdays beginning March 4th.  Our hours will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8 am – 2 pm, Friday 9 am – 1 pm. Please call the rectory for urgent matters



Holy Hour

Holy Hour is cancelled


Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, April 7th and 21st, 1-3 pm.  There will be drive up service only.  


St. Michael’s Thrift N Gift

Thrift N Gift will be closed until further notice.  If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at the Parish Office.


Book Share 

Book Share will be closed until further notice.


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 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

The Parish Office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to Noon, Wednesday and Friday 9 am – 1 pm.  Please contact Fr. Nonito at the Rectory for urgent matters (715) 994-1337 or Fr. Joel at the 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. Michael

 April 7 Food Pantry       1-3 pm

                    April 21 Food Pantry           1-3 pm


  MASS TIMES:    CANCELLED TILL FURTHER NOTICE                        

                           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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