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May 10, 2020

Fifth Sunday of Easter 




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. 


 Note from your Pastor

There are some questions in life that we cannot answer, problems that we cannot solve, and situations that we cannot control. And Jesus reminds us that we must never lose faith when he says in the gospel this fifth Sunday of Easter, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me."

The words of Jesus are, of course, very consoling and reassuring. But for many of us they do not strike us as reassuring at all. We may even dismiss them as unrealistic. How can Jesus assure us not to be troubled? Does he not realize what is happening around us? The answer is that he knows about them; that is why his words are as relevant as they are consoling and reassuring. Jesus knows about troubles because he himself experienced them. He had trouble with the Pharisees who kept criticizing him and watching closely his every move, he had trouble with his disciples some of whom were ambitious and slow to understand, he had trouble even with his impending death. Yet, in spite of all these, Jesus could still say with calmness, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me." The faith that Jesus recommends is not an escape from reality. Rather, it is a declaration that even if the worst does happen, we will not be destroyed by it. If we believe in his words, we have to convince ourselves that there is a provident God who continues to love and care for us.

Let us not forget to thank our mothers especially for their love and care as we celebrate Mother's Day.


In Jesus,

Fr. Nonito 




The Mass: A Slice at a time

 A priest may not celebrate the Eucharistic Sacrifice without the participation of at least one of the faithful, unless there is a good and reasonable cause for doing so. (Canon 906). It is evident that there is a just and reasonable cause in the mere fact of following the strong recommendation of Canon 904 on daily celebration, provided that everything possible has been done to obtain the assistance of some member of the faithful, but to no avail. This canon 906 will certainly apply in a special way to those cases in which the health of the priest recommends that special care be taken to prevent the Mass from being exposed to the danger of a lack of integrity. The reason for the canon is not the need for the participation of the faithful but the possibility of its integrity being diminished by some contingency which might affect its full accomplishment owing to the state of health of the priest. 



Religious Education Update 


 Classes are cancelled until September, 2020 







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 





May 10, 2020

     05/09……………………………………...Joseph Otradovec 

05/10………… …………………………Brooke Leatherbury

05/16………………………………………Elmira Kaquatosh

05/17……..………………………………Joseph Otradovec

Our daily Mass intentions will be prayed privately by our Priests each day.



 Financial Blessings May 3


$   560.00


$   100.00  

Bishop Appeal To Date

$   6,380.00

Bishop Appeal Goal 


Food Pantry Grant

$   5,000.00

Food Pantry Donation

$      100.00

Bishop Appeal

We are $171 away from reaching our Bishop’s Appeal goal.  If you have not given and would like to, please contact the parish office or you can pay on line at   We need to get to our goal or the Parish will be assessed  




Little Rapids Corporation, Eagan Family Foundation Grant  

St. Michael’s Food Pantry received a $5,000 grant from Little Rapids Corporation – Eagan Family Foundation for our Food Pantry.  Thank you! 

Liturgical Ministers   All Masses Cancelled 


Mass will be live streamed on Sunday morning at 9 am. Please go to St. Michael’s Facebook page St. Michael’s church to watch this live Mass.

St. Michael will open church daily from 8 -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.



Confessions will be offered in church on Friday mornings between 9 and 10 am.  Please use safety measures and social distancing when coming to 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.


Suggested Missionary Action 

During this most challenging time, let us ask St. Joseph to offer special protection to those who, as Pope Francis said, are "in these very days writing the decisive events of our time: doctors, nurses, supermarket employees, cleaners, caregivers, providers of transport, law and order forces, volunteers, priests, religious men and women, and so very many others who have understood that no one reaches salvation by themselves." Let us pray for their families as well, as we also offer prayers for those currently out of work or working in extremely difficult circumstances. 


Holy Hour

Holy Hour is cancelled


Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, May 19th,  1-3 pm.  There will be drive up service only.  


St. Michael’s Thrift N Gift

Thrift N Gift has been busy accepting donations. They will open on Tuesday, May 19th. Only eight people can be in the store at one time and everyone must have on a mask. Social Distancing of 6 feet is required also.  


Book Share 

Book Share will be closed until further notice. The books will be outside weather permitting on Food Pantry days.


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. 



The Community Resource Center in Keshena classes Cancelled.   


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 8-2 pm, closed on Wednesday and Friday.  Please contact Fr. Nonito at the Rectory for urgent matters (715) 994-1337 or Fr. Joel at the Leopolis Rectory (715) 584-1023.



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




Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michael

                          May  19  Thrift and Gift         Noon-3 pm

         Food Pantry           1-3 pm

  Sunday Mass – 9:00 am Sunday Livestreamed




                           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                                                 


Steps to Care for Yourself

(Taken from Menominee Nation News)

Take care of your body - Continue social distancing. Eat healthy, exercise daily, get plenty of sleep and avoid alcohol and drugs. 

Connect – Share your feelings with a friend or family member. Maintain relationships and rely on your support system. 

Take Breaks - Make time to unwind. Try to return to activities that you enjoy.

Stay Informed  - Make use of reliable information.

Avoid  - Reduce excessive exposure to media coverage of the pandemic.

Maintain routine - 

Practice  gratitude – Try to focus on what you value and what you are grateful for.  









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