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                       St. Michael's Parish 

March 7, 2021  

Thirdd  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 thought it might be helpful to share information with you regarding a simple retreat opportunity offered by Bishop Ricken that will take place on Monday, March 8. Last October, over 500 participants joined from all across the diocese and around the country for "A Night of Hope," a virtual retreat with Bishop Ricken. Now is another virtual retreat opportunity that can touch your life.

 As we enter more deeply into this Lenten season, we are reminded to seek that light in the darkness and to keep our eyes fixed on Jesus. Lent is a beautiful time to turn our gaze toward the hope of the Resurrection and to allow ourselves to be loved by God.

On Monday, March 8, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM, all are invited to participate in a virtual evening retreat called "Pause, Praise & Prayer" with Bishop David L. Ricken.

The retreat will provide a moment to pause from all the busyness of the world, to praise our God in song with one of our local parishes and to pray along with several religious orders throughout the diocese who will be interceding on our behalf.

 Bishop Ricken reminds us that “God’s healing mercy and light is open to us if we approach him with an open heart. He wants to love us, to free us and to give us hope.” Wherever you are on your journey of faith, all are welcome.

To register for the FREE evening of reflection, visit

This retreat will be hosted through Zoom and you will receive the login code upon registration. Please feel free to share this registration link with family, friends and anyone who could use a moment of "Pause, Praise & Prayer. 

Upon Further Reflection

The story is told of a priest who was coming back to his parish house one evening in the dark only to be accosted by a robber who pulled a gun at him and demanded,

“Your money or your life!” As the priest reached his hand into his coat pocket the robber saw his Roman collar and said, “So you are a priest? Then you can go.” The priest was rather surprised at this unexpected show of piety and so tried to reciprocate by offering the robber his packet of cigarettes, to which the robber replied, “No, Father, I don’t smoke during Lent.”

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. 


Sustainability in El Salvador

Drought has become a big problem across El Salvador, making it difficult for farmers to produce enough crops to support their families. But new farming techniques – and a new generation of young farmers—are making a difference. What would you do if you livelihood was threatened? How can you support young people in your community and around the world? 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. 


MARCH 7, 2021

Thir Sunday of Lent


03/06………………………………..………….Fred Zalaznik

03/07……………………………………….Eric Peerenboom

03/08…………………………………………………No Mass

03/09………………………………………Grace Schommer

03/10…………………………………….……....Bev Rhoden

03/11……………………………………Kateri Prayer Circle

03/12……Rev David Greskowiak, Deacon Paul Umentum

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

03/14……………………………………..Joseph Otradovec


There will be no daily Mass March 15-19




Financial Blessings  Feb. 27 & 28


    $   1,035.00

Loose Collection 

    $    192.00

Building & Grounds

    $      10.00

Food Pantry

    $    228.25

Bishop Appeal Goal


To Date

  $   1,725.00

Thank for your generous donations!  


Liturgical Ministers


Lector           Usher      Temp Taker

Saturday, March 13, 5 pm 

Fay Waupochick

Anne Sulskis

Karen Lynch


Sunday, March 14, 9 am

Jim & Ellie Sokoly 

Vicki Hermsen

Doug Hermsen

Saturday, March 20, 5pm

Pat Gwidt

Jim Gilane

Kitty Gilane

Sunday, March 21, 9 am

Kathy Tucker 

Cookie Vigue

Bob Vigue

Fish Fry 
Thank you to all who attended our first Take Out Fish Fry on March 5th.  Thank you also to all those who donated money, supplies and their time to make this event a success. 
St. Michael’s will be having a second fish fries on March 19. They will be pick up only. Mark your calendars!  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

Lynn Mullins at (920) 272-8208   Diocese of Green Bay

Why Give to the Bishop’s Appeal?

And the king will say to them in reply, “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”   Matthew 25:40

   Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal will help in countless ways.  Care ministers are trained to go out and share the Gospel with the homebound and sick.  Children and families are able to attend lively, interactive education programs learning the Word of God.  A young woman in an abusive relationship is able, through counseling with Catholic Charities, to stand on her own feet.  Families seeking to adopt are connected with newborn babies.  Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal makes happy endings possible.

   91% of every dollar raised goes to Diocesan ministries and services right here in northeastern Wisconsin.

   Make a tremendous difference, and give to the Bishop’s Appeal. How much you give is less important than the spirit in which you give.  Even small donations add up to large donations.  To make a gift today contact your parish, visit the Bishop’s Appeal website at, or call Tammy toll-free at 877-500-3580, ext. 8123.

Why “sacrifice” during Lent?

We sacrifice for the things that are important to us. As a nation we pay sacrifice in taxes, in laws and sometimes the blood of our children in order to make our country stronger and safer. Parents make little daily sacrifices for their children and many more difficult choices to secure their family’s future. We make sacrifices for loved ones, spouses, family, beloved friends.  

If we take our faith seriously, we make sacrifices for God too. Sacrificing is an act of love. It should how deeply we care. It reflects a heart filled with devotion, instead of selfish demands. And in the act of sacrifice, we get back far more than we have ever given. 


 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

03/12/2021 Stations of the Cross    6 pm

03/13/2021 Baptism Meeting 9-11 am

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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