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                       St. Michael's Parish 

March 21, 2021  

Fifth  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

As we journey this Lent, we can see more and more that spring is slowly coming.  Most of the snow has now melted.  This past week, I have seen my first robin, sand hill crane, and mourning dove.  As I was walking out of a store this week, I saw a new display of garden seeds, ready to be planted.  I am not the gardener in our family but I do remember being inspired to plant a garden one time when I was a teenager.  For some unknown reason I planted Swiss Chard. I think I planted it because it looked pretty but after trying it, I have never eaten it again. In the process of planting, not every seed that is planted will grow.  In today’s gospel, Jesus, who knew so well the simple, ordinary ways of life, uses the image of a grain of wheat.    Jesus spoke about the grain of wheat needing to die so that fruitful life will come.   What needs to die in you and me so that we can live more fully?  For myself, I need to let worry and anxiety die in me so that deep trust in God can really take root in my life and transform it to the life Christ wishes me to live.  I encouraged us at the beginning of Lent to see this Lent this year as the “springtime of our souls.” How are we doing with that? With the encouragement of today’s gospel, let us pray for the grace to see what needs to die in us so that we may live more fully in Christ. 

Upon Further Reflection

Deacon Paul been advised by his doctor to lose 30 pounds or risk serious health consequences. The good deacon took his new diet seriously, even changing his driving route to the church building to avoid his favorite bakery. One morning, however, he arrived for a Bible study carrying a gigantic chocolate cake. The class chuckled and chided him, but the good deacon’s smile remained angelic.

“This is a very special cake,” he explained. “I accidentally drove by the bakery this morning and there in the window were a host of goodies. I felt this was no accident, so I prayed, ‘Lord, if you want me to have one of those delicious cakes, let me have a parking place directly in front of the bakery.’ And sure enough,” he continued, “the eighth time around the block, there it was!”


In His Mercy,

Deacon Mark


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.

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. 


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 


Community in Madagascar

Poor nutrition can lead to devastating long-term consequences for individuals, communities and entire countries. That’s why communities must work together to ensure that all children have access to better food and nutrition. New planting and cooking techniques are helping many communities in Madagascar improve the health and wellbeing of their children. How does your community work together for the good of others?  Visit to learn more.

The Events of Holy Week

Holy week includes the days from Palm Sunday through Easter. Palm or Passion Sunday has contrasting names, one because of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem to the waving palm branches, the other because this Sunday begins our focus on Jesus’ days of suffering and death. Paschal Triduum extends from evening Holy Thursday through Easter Sunday. Holy Thursday gets its name from Jesus’ new commandment to love one another which he spoke during the Passover meal when he washed his disciples’ feet. Good Friday marks the events of Jesus’ trial, crucifixion, death and burial. Easter Vigil is celebrated after sundown, a traditional time for baptizing, confirming and receiving new members. Easter is the “great Sunday” on which each Sunday Eucharist is modeled.

Stations of the Cross

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





MARCH 21, 2021

Fifth Sunday of Lent


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

03/21……….………………………………Thomas Nacotee

03/22…………………………………………………No Mass

03/23…….………Rev Robert Groher, Rev Michael Ingold

03/24.Deacon Michael Schmidt, Deacon George Schraufnagel

03/25..…………………………………..Kateri Prayer Circle

03/26…………………......…Protection of Unborn Children

03/27……..………The people of St. Michael, St. Anthony, 

St. Francis-Solanus and St. Mary

03/28…..……………………………….……......Harold Price


There will be no daily Mass March 15-19



Financial Blessings  March 13 & 14


    $    724.00

Loose Collection 

    $    149.00

Building & Grounds

    $      25.00

Food Pantry

    $      50.00

Bishop Appeal Goal


To Date    $   3,130.00


Bishop Appeal

Thank you to all who have donated to the Bishop’s Appeal. We have received $3,130.  Our goal is $6,958 so we have $3,828 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 27, 5 pm 

Lisa Peters, Fay Waupochick

Jean Thibodeau

Dave Thibodeau


Sunday, March 28, 9 am (Palm Sunday)

Justin Lepscier, Kathy Tucker 

Anne Sulskis

Mary Lewellin


Thursday, April 1, 5:30 pm (Holy Thursday)

Karen Millett Metzler

Karen Lynch


Friday, April 2, 1:00 pm (Good Friday)

Kathy Tucker, Daughter 

Tony Waupochick

Karen Lynch


Saturday, April 3, 5pm (Holy Saturday)

Fay Waupochick

Tony Waupochick

Karen Lynch

Sunday, April 4, 1:00 (Easter Sunday)

Justin Lepscier, 

Doug Hermsen




Parish Office Hours

The Parish Office will be open limited hours March 25 – April 5th. Please call before you come to make sure someone is available.


Flowers for Easter

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

Fish Fry 

We would like to thank everyone who attended our two Lenten Fish Fries and all the wonderful volunteers for donations of food and their valuable time to make this fund raiser a success. Cookie Vigue did a wonderful job organizing the event, scheduling the volunteers, and preparing the food.   Thank you!


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 TuesdayApril 6th and 20th 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, April 6th and 20th  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

03/19/2021 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

03/27/2021 Food Pantry Collection

03/28/2021 Food Pantry Collection

04/02/2021 Good Friday Collection 1:00 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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