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November 17, 2019

33rd  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:

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. 



      A Note from Father Nonito


As the present liturgical year draws to its close, the Church reflects on the end time. This is why Jesus talks about the destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem on this Sunday’s gospel. Likewise, he mentions about wars, conflicts, tensions, calamities and persecutions as signs that the end of the world is coming. However, Jesus reminds us not to be terrified for such things must happen first, but it will not be immediately the end.

The end of the world can be disturbing and is not a pleasant topic at all. But Jesus says, “As for that day or hour nobody knows, neither the angels of heaven, nor the Son; no one except the Father (Mk 13,32).” For the meantime, he exhorts us to live faithfully as Christians in the present to prepare for whatever the future brings. And he gives us an assurance, a note of hope, “by your perseverance you will secure your lives (Lk. 21, 19).”

Are we living as Christians should? This is important because at the end of the world there will be judgment. If we read the parable of the Last Judgment, it will not depend on our intelligence, our good looks, our fame or fortune. Of course, all of these are important if they serve the needs of people, especially the less fortunate. Remember that God will ask us the question on judgment day: “What have you done for the people in need (Mt. 25,33ff)?”


Our judgment will be nothing else but God’s confirmation of the choices, decisions or actions we have made in this present life. Everything we do now has eternal consequences. What we sow now, we reap later.


Fr. Nonito



In today’s Gospel, St. Luke sets the scene in the Temple where Jesus addresses His listeners about the destruction of the Temple itself.

The people want to know when it will happen and what signs to expect. He tells them that many things will happen including wars and natural disasters before the end will come. Moreover, this is also the last time that Jesus enters the Temple before His own arrest, torture and crucifixion. Therefore a number of meanings, including the Final Judgment, are related in this part of Jesus’ final discourse before He and His Apostles prepare for the Last Supper. Christ wants His followers to understand that they, too, will have a difficult path to travel. “You will be handed over by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends, and they will put some of you to death. You will be hated by all because of My name, but not a hair on your head will be destroyed. By your perseverance you will secure your lives” (Luke 21:16-19). His disciples do not yet know what Jesus will soon face. Yet, He wants them to grasp that while many of them will have to suffer for their belief in Him, they will gain eternal life.

Jesus Himself would die. However, He would rise again. And so will we. All who follow His way of generous love and humble goodness will share life everlasting with Him. 


St. Michael Faith Formation seeks to foster among young people a lifelong relationship with God and His Church so all may live as disciples who know, love and serve Him.




 Religious Education Update:

On Wednesday November 13th the students went to church to learn their prayers and then went to their classrooms and discussed the Gospel for Sunday. Next class will be Wednesday, November 2oth.


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 soul 




November 17, 2019

33rd  Sunday in Ordinary Time 


11/16……………………...John Mose Kaquatosh & Family

11/17…..St. Michael Parish Members, Living & Deceased

11/18…….…...…………..………………………….No Mass

11/19…..Rev Dean Dombroski, Rev Celestine Byekw

11/20..Deacon Raymond Ambrosius, Deacon Paul Brulla

11/21…………………………….....…..Kateri Prayer Circle

11/22…………………………….………..Souls in Purgatory

11/23………….……………………..Wilson Meurett Family

11/24…………For the people of St. Michael, St. Anthony, 






Financial Blessings  November 9 & 10  




$   197.61  

Military Collection

$    384.55

Unrestricted Donation

$    500.00

Thrift N Gift/Garage

$    325.00           


Collection for Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA 

On behalf of His Excellency, the Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services, USA, thanks to those who contributed to the Triennial National Collection for the AMS last week.  Thank you for supporting the men and women and their families who serve and protect this great nation, and who defend the freedoms we hold dear.  

Liturgical Ministers  


Saturday, November 23, 5 pm

 Lector           Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Pat Gwidt


Jim Gilane

Sunday, November 24,  9 am 

Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Kathy Tucker

Donna Smith


We welcome all volunteers to help at any Mass. If you see that there is a need in help due to larger crowds or lack of volunteers, please consider coming forward to help.  Thank you.  

We would like to serve the precious blood at Mass but we do not have enough communion distributors. We welcome all volunteers to help at any Mass. If you see that there is a need for help due to larger crowds or lack of volunteers, please consider coming forward to help.  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!


Lectors, Communion Distributors

We are looking for volunteers to lector or distribute communion at weekend Masses. Training will be provided. If you are interested in helping out our parish, please contact the parish office @715-799-3811.  


Holiday Bazaar

Mark your calendar for our annual Holiday Bazaar, Saturday, November 23rd from 8 am to 2 pm. Christmas Boutique, Gift Basket Raffle, Holiday Cookies and Candy, Holiday Wreaths, Soups and Chili, Book Share, Thrift N Gift, Household Garage, Religious items and more. 

St. Michael’s students that attend Sacred Heart will sell live wreaths, crosses and centerpieces at the Bazaar.

We are looking for volunteers to donate cookies or candy.  We are also looking for volunteers to work the day of the Bazaar.  There are sign-up sheets in the pews or you can call the parish office @ 715-799-3811. 



Thanksgiving Dinner

Alvin J. Rathsack & Elmo Novelli Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner sponsored by Knights of Columbus, St. Kateri Tekakwitha Council.  FREE to anyone needing or wanting a meal on Thursday, November 28th from 10 am- 2 pm in the parish hall. Home delivery will be restricted to those who cannot physically attend.  Call Paul Rathsack (715) 304-7854, Wayne Pecore (715) 799-3514 or Paul Marroquin (715) 853-2414 or the Parish Office (715) 799-3811 for more information. On Thanksgiving Day, please call (715) 799-3234.


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.


Food Pantry

Next weekend, we will be taking up a second collection after Communion for the Food Pantry.  All donations go directly to purchase Food for our recipients.  

Mug Club

The Mug Club support group is for all caregivers. We will meet the first Tuesday of the Month from 5pm – 7pm at the Fellman Center – 607 E Elizabeth Street Shawano. Call Heidi Russell, Director of Aging at 715-526-4686 for more information 



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  first Thursday of the month at 6:00 pmNovember 7th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  Join us for an hour of prayer


Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, November 19th  1-3 pm. We are still looking for volunteers. Call the Parish Office for more information. If you have extra fruit or vegetables, please drop off on September 30th.

St. Michael’s Thrift N Gift

Thrift & Gift   be open  Tuesday, November 19th,  1 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 Sunday immediately following 9 am Mass in conjunction with Annual Meeting.  Book share is open the second Sunday of the month, following 9 am Mass in conjunction with Fellowship Sunday.  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


The Parish Office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to Noon, Wednesday and Friday 9 am – 1 pm.  Please contact Fr. Nonito at the Rectory for urgent matters (715) 994-1337 or Fr. Joel at the Leopolis Rectory (715) 787-3377.



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




Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michael

     11/19/2019 Food Pantry, Book Share  1-3 pm

   11/19/2019 Thrift N Gift/Garage Noon – 3 pm

   11/23/2019 Holiday Bazaar  8 am – 2 pm

   11/28/2019 Thanksgiving Knights of Columbus Meal 10 am – 2 pm

   11/29/2019 Office Closed Thanksgiving Holiday

   12/2/2019 Decorate Fr. Nonito’s Rectory 4 pm – 

   12/3/2019 Food Pantry, Book Share     1-3 pm

   12/3/2019 Thrift N Gift/Garage Noon – 3 pm

    12/5/2019 Holy Hour  6-7 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 - 10:00 am Saturday                                                 










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