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May 17, 2020

Sixthth 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

www.stmichaelkeshena.org  

                Faceboook link: >>>>https://www.facebook.com/pg/stmichaelskeshenawi/events/?ref=page_internal 


Pastoral Staff:

Fr. Nonito Barra

Parish Administrator (715) 799-3811

Rectory (715) 994-1337

Pastor@livingwaterslivingfaith.org

Fr. Joel Jores

Parochial Vicar (715) 787-3377

frj@livingwaterslivingfaith.org

Mark Fuller

Deacon (715)201-2961

deaconmark@livingwaterslivingfaith.org

Vicki Hermsen

Parish Secretary (715) 799-3811

vicki@livingwaterslivingfaith.org

Kathy King-Tucker

Religious Education (715) 799-3927

ltucker@frontiernet.net

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

Jesus talks about his commandments this sixth Sunday of Easter. There are different ways we can view the commandments. We can look on them as burden or restriction to our freedom. Take, for instance, God's command of being faithful to one's spouse. Some may feel restricted of their freedom to enjoy the company of other partners. We can look also at the commandments as guides to enable us to reach not only our earthly but also our heavenly destination. These may be compared to traffic signs - "Danger Ahead," "Slow Down," "Curve Ahead'" and so on. Finally, we can look upon the commandments as an invitation to love. Jesus says clearly in the gospel, "If you love me, you will keep my commandments." It is just like a mother telling her child, "If you love me, do as I tell you." We obey the commandments out of our love for God. And this love seeks opportunities to be of service to him and others.


 

It is not easy to follow God's commandments. But let us remember always that we have the same Holy Spirit promised by Jesus to the apostles. The Holy Spirit will be the source of our encouragement, of our strength and will remind us always of the presence of Jesus as he was to the apostles. We have the words of Jesus for it, "I am with you always until the end of this world."

 

In Jesus,


Fr. Nonito 

 

 

 

The Mass: A Slice at a time

In the celebration of the Eucharist, deacons and lay persons are not permitted to say the prayers, especially the Eucharistic prayer, nor to perform the actions which are proper to the celebrating priest. (Canon 907). Liturgical services are not private functions, but celebrations of the Church, which is ‘the sacrament of unity’. Therefore, liturgical services pertain to the whole Body of Christ. They manifest it, have effects upon it. But they also touch individual members of the Church in different ways depending on their orders, their role in the liturgical services, and their actual participation in them. For this reason, in these liturgical celebrations and in particularly in the Eucharistic celebration each person cannot act indiscriminately, following his own discretion, as in a private and personal activity; rather, each person, minister, or layperson who has an office to perform, should carry out all and only those parts which pertain to his office by the nature of the rite and the norms of the liturgy.

 

Make Love the Law

Jesus taught unceasingly during His time on earth, but He gave very few commandments. Of those few, the one He repeated most was:  Love one another.  This simple rule is enough to replace all the books of law and statues we’ve created. When we love one another as He loved us, we will act with compassion. We will see that people are fed, clothed and safe. We teach, encourage and listen. Love alone prevents us from harming or neglecting any member of society. No rule or legislation can teach us to care for the world the way this one word does.  Love.  Let’s make it the law of our lives. 


 

                                                     

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 14, 2020

Sixth Sunday of Easter 

05/16…………………………………Elmira Kaquatosh

       05/17……..…………………………Joseph Otradovec

       05/23…........The people of St. Michael, St. Anthony, St. Mary and

                                                                         St. Francis-Solanus

       05/24…………………………………Grace Schommer

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

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 Financial Blessings May 10

Envelopes

$  4,566.00

Donations

$  1,675.00  

Bishop Appeal To Date

$    6,660.00

Bishop Appeal Goal 

$    6,551.00

Food Pantry Donation

$       253.00

Thrift N Gift/Garage

$      545.00       

Bishop Appeal

We have met our Bishop’s Appeal goal of $6,551. To date we have received $6,660.00. Thank you to all who have given to date. If you have not given and would like to, please contact the parish office or you can pay on line at www.catholicfoundationgb.org/give.   We need to get to our goal or the Parish will be assessed this dollar amount. 

 

THANK YOU FOR GENEROUS DONATION..  

 

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.

 

 

 

Confession

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.

 

Prayer in the midst of the spread of COVID-19

God our Healer, show your compassion for the whole human family that is in turmoil and burdened with illness and with fear. Come to our aid as the coronavirus spreads globally, heal those who are sick, support and protect their families and friends from being infected. Grant us your spirit of love and self-discipline so that we may come together, working to control and eliminate the coronavirus. Make us vigilant, attentive, and proactive in the eradication of all diseases that create suffering and often result in death for many people. Heal our self-centeredness and indifference that makes us worry only when the virus threatens us, open ways beyond timidity and fear that too easily ignore our neighbor. Strengthen and encourage those in public health services and in the medical profession: care-givers, nurses, attendants, doctors, all who commit themselves to caring for the sick and their families. Inspire, give insight and hope to all researchers focused on developing a vaccine. Sustain all workers and business owners who suffer loss of livelihood due to shut-downs, quarantines, closed borders, and other restrictions… protect and guard all those who must travel. Guide the leaders of the nations that they speak the truth, halt the spread of misinformation and act with justice so that all your family may know healing. Heal our world, heal our bodies, strengthen our hearts and our minds, and in the midst of turmoil, give us hope and peace. Hold in your gentle embrace all who have died and who will die this day. Comfort their loved ones in their despair. Remember all your family, the entire human race, and all your creation, in your love. 

 

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. 

 

Classes

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 www.Heartofthenation.org. 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.

 

BULLETIN NEWS/ANNOUNCEMENTS:

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

 

  MASS TIMES:    CANCELLED TILL FURTHER NOTICE        

               

                           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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