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May 19 , 2019

 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  

 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

 Note from Fr. Nonito

If we are to summarize the message preached and witnessed by Jesus, it is as simple as this: God loves us so much; therefore, we must also love one another. But why do we need to love one another? The gospel this Sunday tells us that it is by love that we will be identified as true followers of Jesus. And if in Jewish tradition, the measurement of love towards your neighbor is how you love yourself; Jesus now gives us a new way of measuring love of neighbor: love them as he loved us. To put it simply: love them unconditionally. Because the love of Jesus knows no bounds. He gave his all for our salvation. This is how we must love. This is how we shall be rightly called "followers of Jesus."

Following Jesus is not easy. Along the way, we encounter problems, difficulties, and trials. There are times we are tempted to give up and lose hope. We will encounter moments when people will leave us because we are standing up for the truth. There is a great temptation to take the easy road. But the road will lead us not to God but to sin.

The early Christians experienced this and in our First Reading this Sunday, we hear Paul and Barnabas' exhortation: "It is necessary for us to undergo many hardships to enter the kingdom of God." Without God's love and providence, we will not be able to survive life's challenges. It is through the love of God that we are strengthened and urged to love without limits.


Christian faith is about living in the truth even if it hurts. Christian faith is about standing up for what is right and good. Christian faith is about following Jesus and relying on his grace so that we will remain strong even in the midst of darkness and sin. Let us love one another as Jesus loved us. Love is the key to live fully in the light of Jesus. This is our key to the path to goodness and justice.

In Jesus Christ,

Fr. Nonito


The Mass – A slice at a time

On The Liturgy of the Eucharist

The bread and wine are placed on the altar by the Priest to the accompaniment of the prescribed formulas; the Priest may incense the gifts placed on the altar and the incense the cross and the altar itself, so as to signify the Church’s offering and prayer rising like incense in the sight of God. Next, the


Priest, because of his sacred ministry, and the people, by reason of their baptismal dignity, may be incensed by the Deacon or by another ministry. Then the Priest washes his hands at the side of the altar, a rite in which the desire for interior purification finds expression.


Today this child of our parish community celebrates their First Communion: Kayilah Jade Hickey. At Baptism the parents of this child committed to raising her in the faith so that now we can welcome her to our Eucharistic Table.


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. 


                                                                                               World Day of Prayer for Vocations



  5/20....…..…....……..……….…………….……..…No Mass    

5/21…………….Rev. Edward Looney, Rev. James Lucas

5/22…...Deacon Kenneth Nelesen, Deacon Donald Newhouse

5/23.....................................................Kateri Prayer Circle

5/24……………………...Safety of Travelers this weekend

5/25 …………………………..St. Michael Parish Members

5/26………………………….…Donna & Gene Weyenberg


 Financial Blessings

May 11 & 12


$ 1,070.00


$    882.50  

Building & Grounds

$    335.50


Liturgical Ministers  


 Saturday, May 25, 5 pm

 Lector        Servers      Eucharistic Ministe 

Fay Waupochick

Isabella Waupochick

Tony Waupochick


Sunday, May 26, 9 am                                                         

 Lector         Servers      Eucharistic Minister 

Kathy Tucker

Rayna Tucker


Saturday, June 1, 5 pm                                                         

Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Lisa Peters

Jean Thibodeau


Sunday, June 2, 9 am                                                          

 Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Justin Lepscier

Deacon Mark


Pastoral Council

Elections are this weekend. Please vote for who you would like to see on our Pastoral Council and for our Treasurer Trustee. Papers are in the pews this weekend.  Please drop in the collection basket.  


Diocesan Wide Diaper Drive

There is a huge need within our parish for diapers, particularly larger ones, sizes 3-6.  There will be a diaper rive from May 1  - May 31.  Diapers can be brought to the parish office or left in the entrances to church.


Special Notice! 

Effective May 1st through August, 2019, the Parish Office will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 am – 1 pm.  Please contact the Rectory if there is an urgent matter at 715-994-1337. 



Raffle Tickets

Raffle tickets will be for sale before and after Mass today in the main entrance. If you would like to sign up to sell tickets, please stop by and fill out the sign-up sheet.  Tickets are $5 each or three for $10.   


Raffle Tickets for Festival June 29th 

Raffle tickets will be for sale before and after Mass today in the main entrance. If you would like to sign up to sell tickets, please stop by and fill out the sign-up sheet.  Tickets are $5 each or three for $10.   

Fr. Nonito Vacation

Fr. Nonito will be on vacation from May 29 – June 27. Week day Mass will be every other week when Fr. Joel is available. Please watch the bulletin for changes to this schedule. Fr. Joel will be available during this time.  Thank you. 


Father Nonito and Father Joel would like to thank our parish members for contributing to the Bishop’s Appeal. We have exceeded our goal of $6,582.00. We have received $10,690.00 to date. Thank you to everyone who contributed.  

Parish Office Hours


Effective May 1st through August, 2019, the Parish Office will be open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.  Please contact the Rectory if there is an urgent matter at 715-994-1337.




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 Thursday, May 2nd at 6:00 pm.


Wear Red, Yellow, Orange for Pentecost

Pentecost, is observed fifty days (approx. seven weeks) after Easter and 10 days after Ascension. This year Pentecost is observed on Saturday June 8th and Sunday June 9th. It marks the end of the Easter cycle; that began 90 days ago with Ash Wednesday at the start of Lent. The day commemorates the coming of the Holy Spirit in the form of flames to the Apostles, as recorded in the New Testament in Acts, 2. The Holy Spirit allowed the apostles to speak in other languages, and they started preaching the word of Jesus to the Jews who were in Jerusalem for the feast of Shavuot (Pentecost). In celebration of Pentecost, we are asked to wear red, yellow and orange to represent the flames of the Holy Spirit.



 Marriage Blessing

We congratulateand rejoice with Tyler Kevin Paholke and Kristen Marie Wilke of our parish community who were united in marriage on Saturday May 18th. May God bless the two of you abundantly in love, joy, and happiness. God has so many more wonderful things planned for your future together. May God's love be the bond that holds your marriage together. 



Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open Tuesday, May 21st,  1-3 pm. We are in need of volunteers for a few hours on a Tuesday once a month.  


St. Michael’s Thrift N Gift 

Thrift & Gift will be open Tuesday, May 21st, Noon to 3 pm. If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at the Parish Office or Thrift N Gift.   


Book Share 

Book share is open the second Sunday of the month, May 12th, in conjunction with Fellowship Sunday following 9 am Mass.  Remember we have books for all ages, 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! 

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   

5/21/2019 Finance Council   11 am

5/21/2019 Thrift N Gift Noon – 3 pm

5/21/2019 Food Pantry 1-3 pm

5/25/2019 Food Pantry Collection

5/26/2019 Food Pantry Collection

5/28/2019 Pastoral Council   6 pm

         6/4/2019 Thrift N Gift Noon – 3 pm

6/4/2019 Food Pantry 1-3 pm

6/6/19 Holy Hour  6 pm

6/8/19 Baptismal Prep   9 am

6/8-6/9 Home Missions Collection

6/9/2019 Fellowship Sunday 10 am

6/15-6/16 Buildings & Grounds Collection

6/17-6/22 Father Joel @ Diocesan Priest Retreat 






                           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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