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  March 3, 2019


Seventh 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



Ntes from Father Joel

Other people naturally see us better than we see ourselves, especially externally. But even internally, at times, when we do expect to know ourselves better, we fail to see certain things in us, until people point them out to us. Hypocrisy is the readiness to see what is wrong with others but the failure to acknowledge our own defects. We may detect what is wrong with us, but we do not want to face or accept it because it may lead us to painful change or swallowing of our pride.

Now the cure for hypocrisy and/or blind spots lies in a healthy regular examination of ourselves, our inclinations, tendencies, motives of actions and decisions and also in allowing others to give us Feedback or mirror defects to us, and also in learning to be mindful  of them.

Light comes when we present ourselves as we truly are, when we come out of the darkness of our pretensions.

Yap, this is not an easy lesson to learn in this university called LIFE. Thanks be to God, his grace is always there to help us. In the prayer over the offerings today, we ask of God’s mercy “that what you grant as the source of merit may also help us attain merit’s reward”. God’s grace initiates and strengthens our efforts to face and accept our defects so as to will and to act according to his grace that is at work within us and for us. Welcome to unpredictable Wisconsin March Weather. 


Co -Traveler, Fr. Joel



Lent is historically a time of conversion and preparation leading up to the celebration of Jesus' suffering, death, and resurrection, otherwise known as the Paschal Mystery. Prayer, fasting, and giving alms are key ways Catholics observe Lent because these are the ways the Jewish people, including Jesus, have always attended to their relationship with God.

Fasting and Abstaining

Because Lent is a time of conversion and preparation, most Catholics are asked to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday that is to eat one main meal and two smaller meals with no eating between meals. There is also the obligation of abstinence which means no eating meat -- on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all the Fridays of Lent. 


The Mass – A slice at a time

On Universal Prayer or Prayer of the Faithful

The series of intentions is usually to be:

  1. For the needs of the Church;
  2. For public authorities and the salvation of the whole world;
  3. For those burdened by any kind of difficulty;
  4. For the local community. 
  5. For the Mass intention.


It is for the Celebrant to regulate this prayer from the chair. He himself begins it with a brief introduction, by which he calls upon the faithful to pray, and likewise he concludes it with an oration.


On Wednesday February 27th, 2019 the Faith Formation had a discussion about Ash Wednesday and Lent.  We viewed three videos on Lenten practices and the meaning of Lent.  We also discussed that during Lent you don’t only have to give up something but can do things such as helping out without being asked, pray daily or do something nice for someone else.  Riley Tucker practiced two of the songs that we will sing at Ash Wednesday Mass with the children. 


Next Wednesday is Ash Wednesday No Class but will all attend Mass at 6pm.  Afterwards is a potluck.  Please bring a dish to share but remember NO MEAT as we abstain on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent.



Please include our Faith Formation children and catechists in your prayers during Lent and as we prepare for the celebration of Easter.


Encounter Lent

Join our school community—and more than 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl from church this weekend. During the 40 days of Lent, as companions on  


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. 



Do you like to sing?   Can you play an instrument?  We are looking to get a choir together.  If you are interested in singing or playing an instrument and would like to be a part of this choir, please call the parish office at (715) 799-3811.



                                                                                                       March 3, 2019

                                                                              Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time



     3/04.....…..…....……..……….……………..…No Mass     

     3/05......................Rev Gerald Foley, Rev Martin Fox

     3/06….Deacon Stephen Letourneaux, Deacon Kenneth Kabat

     3/07.......………………………...…Kateri Prayer Circle

     3/08……...………………….Protection of Unborn Children

     3/09………………………………………Estelene Ladd

             3/10……..Pam Wilber, Paul, Joe, Mark and Dave Sr. 






Financial Blessings


March 2 & 3






Bishops   Appeal 



BA Received



Thrift N Gift




Liturgical Ministers  


Saturday, March 9th, 5 pm    

  Lector        Servers      Eucharistic Minister  

Tony Waupochick

Isabella Waupochick

Fay Waupochick


Sunday, March 10th, 9 am                              

 Lector        Servers      Eucharistic Minister  

Justin Lepscier

Donna Smith


 Sunday, March 16th, 9 am 

 Lector        Servers      Eucharistic Ministe 

Lela & Matt Schwitzer


Deacon Mark


Saturday, March 17th, 5 pm                                                         

 Lector         Servers      Eucharistic Minister 


Bryan Lepscier

Deacon Mark


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

8:00 am St. Francis Solanus, Gresham

8:30 am St. Anthony, Neopit

6:00 pm St. Michael, Keshena

6:00 pm St. Mary, Leopolis 


Songs for Mass Ash Wednesday  

#119 Lord Who Throughout These 40 days, Verse 1&2

#  98 Ashes

#661 Turn to Me

#665 Loving and Forgiving

#617 We are Called, Verse 1


Stations of the Cross

We will be saying Stations of the Cross every Thursday evening from 6-6:30 pm starting Thurs. March 7th. Consider giving a half hour a week in prayer during Lent.

Fellowship Sunday/Book Share 

Next Sunday, March 10th will be Fellowship Sunday following 9 am Mass in the Hall.  Book Share will also be open. Join us for socialization and doughnuts. 

Building & Grounds

There will be a second collection next weekend for Building & Grounds. Please be generous. 


 FISH FRYMark Your Calendars - St. Michael will be having our first fish fry on Friday, March 8th from 3:30 – 6:30 pm and our second fish fry on Friday, April 5th.  We are looking for monetary donations to defray the cost of the fish. Any amount would be helpful and can be given to the Parish Office.  Thank You. 

Marriage Encounter 

SPRING into quality "couple time" together focusing on your marriage during a Marriage Encounter weekend.  Green Bay Marriage Encounter invites you to discover how your good marriage can be even better or how to get your marriage back on track.  Join them at the Norbertine Center for Spirituality in De Pere on March 22-24.   Call 920-544-5166 or visit for more information or to register.

Experience the Healing Love of God

Special Lenten Healing Mass on April 8, 6 pm at Sacred Heart, Shawano. There will be Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick and Mass. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass and specially trained Healing Ministry teams available for individual prayer. 


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 cancelled on March 7th as we will be saying Stations of the Cross on Thursdays during Lent at 6 pm 


Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open Tuesday, March 5th   and  19th from 1-3 pm. We are in need of brown paper bags, pork and beans, pasta, canned fruit and Mac & Cheese.  


St. Michael’s Thrift N Gift

Thrift & Gift will be open March 5th   and  19th from Noon to 3 pm.  If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at the Parish Office or Thrift N Gift. We are currently looking for silverware and we are in need of towels. 


Book Share

Book share is open the second Sunday of the month following 9 am Mass in conjunction with Fellowship Sunday. Will you consider hosting one of the Sundays left this year?  It would be greatly appreciated!  Remember we have books for all ages, lots of 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!



 Watch for Slippery Sidewalks/Parking Lots

It’s that time of year for slippery sidewalks and parking lots. Please use caution when walking in and out of Church.                                 SLIPPERY 

 A Day of Healing for Those Affected by Sexual Abuse: Building Trust Journey of Hope Saturday, April 6, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Norbertine Center for Spirituality St. Norbert Abbey (Enter off Webster Ave.) The Journey of Hope Team provides a time to gather, pray and talk about the healing process related to the effects of sexual abuse while focusing on ongoing recovery. $10 non-refundable fee due by March 22 (includes continental breakfast, lunch, materials for day). For registration information, please call (920) 272- 8174 or Sponsored by: St. Norbert Abbey and the Diocese of Green Bay

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 St. Michael 

The Parish office will be open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.




Deadline for new information is 9:00 pm Monday evenings. Contact parish office to Submit.  






                  Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michae


    03/05/2019 Food Pantry 1:00 – 3:00 pm

    03/05/2019 Thrift N Gift  12:00 – 3:00 pm

    03/06/2019 Ash Wednesday Mass 6:00 pm

    03/07/2019 Stations of the Cross   6:00 pm

    03/09/2019  Building & Grounds Collection

                    03/10/2019 Building & Grounds Collection

    03/10/2019 Fellowship Sunday   10:00 am

    03/14/2019 Stations of the Cross 6:00 pm

    03/19/2019 Food Pantry  1:00 – 3:00 pm

    03/19/2019 Thrift N Gift 12:00 – 3:00 pm

    03/19/2019 Knights of Columbus 7:00 pm

    03/21/2019 Stations of the Cross   6:00 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                                                 











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