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                       St. Michael's Parish 

March 14, 2021  

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

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 Closed, Friday 9 am -1 pm 

HOLY HOUR:  1st Thursday of the Month from 6-7 pm

 KATERI PRAYER CIRCLE:  Suspended due to COVID. 

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 Your Deacon

I am not sure if you were able to join Bishop Ricken for his virtual retreat last Monday but it was very insightful and inspiring.  It was also recorded and likely will be made available on the Diocese of Green Bay website soon, if you are interested.  The Bishop encouraged us to “pause” this Lent and take time to listen to God, for when we stop listening to the noise and distracting voices around us, then we can hear the Holy Spirit speaking to us in the silence.  The Bishop went on to share the inspiring story of his brother, Mark, who one day on his farm in Colorado, heard his name called and, stopping the tractor, he listened some more and heard a voice asking him to pray for those nearing death.  He took up this divine invitation and started praying two hours a day for those near death and he promoted the Divine Mercy Chaplet to all he met. It is in the Divine Mercy prayer that many near death find comfort and hope.

I admit listening to God and trusting is not an easy thing to do.  This past week I have had to learn a lesson to let go and trust (again).   I lost my wallet (again) and began to worry that a dishonest person would find it and steal money and my cards, steal my identity, and this would just be a big hassle to deal with.  The more I thought about the lost wallet, the more I worried. The more I worried, the harder it was to pray.  As I reflected on all this, I felt God inviting me to stop the worry and start trusting.  It took hard effort but when I did let go of my worries about the lost wallet and decided to trust, I felt more at peace and believed all would be well!  Wouldn’t you know, a short time later, I found the wallet under a church bulletin, on a desk at home. I think God has a sense of humor! Perhaps, it might be helpful for all of us to remember the good words of St. Padre Pio for us, “Pray, hope, and don't worry!”  This Lent, I would also strongly suggest adding this prayer to your daily prayers, “Jesus, I trust in you!”


Upon Further Reflection

Early one morning a husband and wife were arguing over who should get out of the warm bed to make the coffee. Finally, the wife folded her arms and said decidedly, “You have to make the coffee. It’s in the Bible!” 

The husband was shocked. “It is not! Show me!”

Pulling out her Bible, the wife opened it to one of the New Testament books and declared, “It says right here — HEBREWS! 

In His Mercy,

Deacon Mark


Fr. Nonito


Mass will be Live Streamed on Sunday at 9 am. Please go to St. Michael’s Facebook page:  St. Michael’s Church to watch this live Mass. 




Religious Education Update 


Due to the current COVID situation, St. Michael’s Faith Formation classes will not be meeting.   If you wish to have packets sent to your home, please call the parish office or pick up a form in the entrance to church.



March 20, 2021 - Open House Preschool & 4K

9 am to 12 pm - Three year old Preschool

12:30 to 3:30 pm - 4K

Meet the teachers, explore classrooms, admission information, giveaways and gift bags for children.

Visit to schedule your time slot or call (715) 526-5328

Living Stations of the Cross

Sacred Heart is having Living Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 26 at 6:00 pm.  There is additional information on their website. 


Trying New Foods in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste has the highest rate of child malnutrition in Asia, and many children suffer from stunting, which makes a big impact on a child’s growth and future. Home gardens and fishponds are helping families provide better nutrition for their children. What do you eat to stay healthy?  What can you do to ensure children have enough food to thrive?  Visit to learn more.


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 

 ommunity and around the world? Visit to learn more.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross will be said on Friday evenings at 6 pm during Lent. 


St. Patrick’s Day – An Irish Blessing

May God grant you always a sunbeam to warm you, a moonbeam to charm you, a sheltering angel so nothing can harm you, laughter to cheer you, faithful friends near you and whenever you pray, heaven to hear you. 

Bishop’s Appeal – Does my gift pay for any legal settlements?

No, the Bishop’s Appeal has never been used to pay legal settlements. Gifts to the Bishop’s Appeal have always been used to share the ministries and services of the Diocese of Green Bay with our parishes, Catholic schools and communities throughout northeastern Wisconsin.



MARCH 14, 2021

Fourth Sunday of Lent


03/13 …………...Pam Wilber, Paul, Joe, Mark & Dave Sr.

03/14……………………………………..Joseph Otradovec

03/15……..………………………..………………...No Mass

03/16………………………………………………...No Mass

03/17…………………………………………………No Mass

03/18…………………………………………………No Mass

03/19…………………………………….……..........No Mass

03/20………………..L&D members of Waukechon Family

03/21……….………………………………Thomas Nacotee



There will be no daily Mass March 15-19




Financial Blessings  March 6 & 7


   $   1,290.00

Loose Collection 

    $    227.00

Thrift N Gift

    $    206.00

Food Pantry

   $   2,676.00

Bishop Appeal Goal


To Date

   $   2,330.00


Bishop Appeal

Thank you to all who have donated to the Bishop’s Appeal. We have received $2,330.  Our goal is $6,958 so we have $4,628 left to collect. Please consider giving if you have not done so already.  Slips are in main entrance or give on-line at


Thank for your generous donations!  


Liturgical Ministers


Lector           Usher      Temp Taker

Saturday, March 20, 5 pm 

Pat Gwidt

Jim Gilane

Kitty Gilane


Sunday, March 21, 9 am

Kathy Tucker 

Cookie Vigue

Bob Vigue

Saturday, March 27, 5pm

Lisa Peters, Fay Waupochick

Jean Thibodeau

Dave Thibodeau

Sunday, March 28, 9 am

Justin Lepscier, Kathy Tucker 

Anne Sulskis

Mary Lewellin

Fish Fry 

St. Michaels will be sponsoring their second TAKE OUT ONLY fish fry on Friday, March 19th from 3-6 pm.  We are looking for Volunteers!  If you would like to volunteer your time or something for the fish fry, please call the Parish Office, (715) 799-3811.


Special Lenten Offer

Receive The Compass for one-year for only $20! (That’s an $8 savings)!

To receive this offer, call Official Newspaper for the  Diocese of Green Bay

Lynn Mullins at (920) 272-8208 


Reconciliation Service

There will be a reconciliation service to prepare ourselves for Easter on Thursday, March 18, 6 – 7 pm in church. 


 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 the SECOND Thursday, of the month, March 11th  8:30 am in Church.

Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, March 16th, 1-3 pm. . There will be drive up service only. Please do not get out of your vehicle and have the rear passenger seat empty.


Thrift N Gift/Garage     

Thrift N Gift will be open Tuesday, March 16th,  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.


Book Share

While Book Share has no set times/ days to be open, it is still available to visit for finding books.  Just let the office know or email Anne at, or send a message through the St. Michael’s Facebook page to set up a convenient time to visit.  We are over loaded and have all sorts of books for all ages!  Thanksgiving children’s books will be out and soon a lot of Christmas books, both for kids and adults as well as crafts and food.  Lots and lots of cookbooks, both newer and old ones!


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.  


New Parish Office Hours 

The Parish Office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8-2 pm, Friday 9 am – 1 pm and closed on Wednesday.   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. 


St. Michael’s Calendar

03/13/2021 The World’s Poor Collection

03/14/2021 The World’s Poor Collection

03/18/2021 Fish Fry Prep 9 am – Noon

03/18/2021 Reconciliation Service 6 pm – 7 pm

03/19/2021 Fish Fry Take Out 3-6 pm

03/19/2021 Stations of the Cross 6 pm

03/23/2021 Finance Council 11 am

03/23/2021 Pastoral Council 6 pm

03/26/2021 Stations of the Cross 6 pm


                                                                MASS TIMES

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 Sunday  












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