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        November 18, 2018, 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                                                                                                                                 


           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. 

Parish Administrator, Fr. Nonito Barra - 715-799-3811 -

Rectory – 715-994-1337

Parochial Vicar Fr. Joel Jores  - 715-787-3377   

Deacon Mark Fuller   715-201-2961-

Parish Secretary, Vicki Hermsen - 715-799-3811 -

Religious Education Kathy King-Tucker - 715-799-3927 – 

Wednesday 6 – 7:30 pm September – May

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   

KATERI PRAYER CIRCLE:  After 8 am Mass on Thursday morning

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Third Tuesday of the month –7 pm,  

                                              Grand Knight Paul Marroquin 715-994-0409 

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


 A Note from Fr. Nonito 

As we are about to end the church liturgical calendar, we are reminded of the coming again of Jesus, the Son of Man, at the end of time. However, we simply do not know whether this great day is close at hand or still in the distant future. As Jesus says in our gospel this Sunday, "As for that day or hour, no one knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father." (Mk. 13:32)  And so instead of wasting away our precious time speculating when will this be, Jesus exhorts us to hold on to our faith and to live as Christians in the present. What matters is now. Then, when the time comes, we will be ready to meet him.

A priest was once playing lawn tennis with a friend. During the break, their talk shifted to a more serious thing with his friend asking, "Father, suppose the end of time suddenly came and we were out there playing, what would you do? Get down on your knees and pray? The priest was silent for a moment and said, "I'd go right on playing."  What he is trying to say is that we should not worry about the end of time. But worry about whether or not we are holding on to our faith and living as a Christian should.


Definitely, Jesus will come again to judge the living and the dead. Our judgement will depend on our good works as the parable of the Last Judgment tells us. The judge will say, "Come.....inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink." (Mt. 25:34-36)  Everything we do now has eternal consequences. Judgment will be nothing else but God's confirmation of the choices, decisions or actions we have made in life. What we sow now, we reap later.


The Mass – A slice at a time

The Biblical Readings


In the readings, the table of God’s Word is spread before the faithful, and the treasures of the Bible are opened to them. Hence, it is preferable that the arrangement of the Biblical readings be maintained, for by them the unity of both Testaments and of salvation history is brought out. Nor is it lawful to replace the readings and Responsorial Psalm, which contain the Word of God, with other, non-biblical texts. In the celebration of the Mass with the people, the readings are always read from the ambo.


Faith Formation Just a reminder NO class next Wednesday November 21st.  Next class will meet November 28th.  Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving!.  A look ahead to December – we will be celebrating Reconciliation December 5th beginning at 5:30pm.  There will be no Mass or Potluck that night.  After Reconciliation the children will be making Advent Prayer chains to count down to Christmas.




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. 


Faith that Works

NOMINATE business owners, supervisors, anyone with management responsibilities – who live their faith in the workplace for the 2019 Faith That Works awards! REQUIREMENTS • Must be currently employed in the 16 counties of the Diocese of Green Bay • Nominee must be an active member of his or her parish • Must be active in at least two parish or spiritually based community programs or organizations

The “Faith That Works” nomination form is available online at Deadline is December 31, 2018. For information, visit or call (920) 272-8212. Sponsored by: The Compass, Official Newspaper for the Diocese of Green Bay n 



November 18th, 2018  

33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time   





   11/19.....………....………………..…………….…..No Mass   

11/20........Rev David Zimmerman, Rev John VanDeuren 

11/21…..Deacon Everett Doxtator, Deacon Ernesto Gonzalez 

      11/22...………………………….………Kateri Prayer Circle

      11/23……………….………Members of St. Michael Parish

      11/24…………………………………………..Estelene Ladd

      11/25………………………….Dan & Michael Kretschmann



  Financial Blessings 

  November 10 & 11





Builsing &Grounds







Liturgical Ministers  


Saturday, November 24th, 5 pm  


 Lector                       Servers                   Eucharistic Minister 

Fay Waupochick

Isabella Waupochick

Tony Waupochick


 Sunday, November 25th, 9 am   

 Lector                       Servers         Eucharistic Minister 

Jim & Ellie Sokoly


Rayna Tucker

Saturday, December 1st, 5 pm                                                         

 Lector               Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Lela & Matt Schwitzer


Jean Thibodeau


 Sunday, December 2nd, 9 am  

 Lector               Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Justin Lepscier


Sharon Hoffman




St. Anthony Spirituality Center Marathon, WI

Please join us at St Anthony Spirituality Center in Marathon, WI on December 9th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm for our annual Advent Day of Prayer. This year's Advent Day of Prayer, facilitated by Sr. Sandy Setterlund, FSPA, will prepare us to journey with Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, pondering in our hearts, as Mary did, what the Nativity of the Lord means to each of us and how we can honor the gift of Jesus' birth always. The day includes celebration of Sunday Mass as well as continental breakfast and the noon meal. The cost for this day is $45. Please call St. Anthony's at 715-443-2236 or visit our website at to register for this day of prayer. If you would like to stay at St. Anthony's on the night before or after this event, please call to inquire about the cost and 

availability of overnight accommodations. 



Do you like to sing?   Can you play an instrument?  We are looking to get a choir together.  If you are interested in singing or playing an instrument and would like to be a part of this choir, please call the parish office at (715) 799-3811. 


In his apostolic letter to close the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis suggested the Catholic Church set aside one day each year when communities can “reflect on how poverty is at the very heart of the Gospel.” He designated this day as the “World Day of the Poor.” It will be celebrated on the thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary time (two Sundays before the season of Advent each year.) The second World Day of the Poor is Sunday, November 18, 2018.

“It would be a day to help communities and each of the baptized to reflect on how poverty is at the very heart of the Gospel and that, as long as Lazarus lies at the door of our homes (cf. Lk 16:19-21), there can be no justice or social peace. This Day will also represent a genuine form of new evangelization (cf. Mt 11:5) which can renew the face of the Church as She perseveres in her perennial activity of pastoral conversion and witness to mercy.”

– Pope Francis 

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. Thursday, November 22nd starting at 10 am and going to 3 pm at St. Michael's Church, Barrett 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 for more information.  On Thanksgiving Day, please call (715) 799-3234.

Advent Reconciliation

This Advent season, St. Michael parish will offer confessions from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm on Wednesday December 5th. This special date and time will be in addition to our regularly-scheduled confessions. If you have been reluctant to come to the sacrament, have been away for some time, or just find it difficult to attend a regularly scheduled confession time, this is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with Christ and his Church. We pray that all will take advantage of God's abundant healing grace, forgiveness and love. 



Book Share

Book share is open the second Sunday of the month following 9 am Mass in conjunction with Fellowship Sunday. Will you consider hosting one of the Sundays left this year?  It would be greatly appreciated!  Remember we have books for all ages, lots of 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!


Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open Tuesday, November 20th from 1-3 pm. We are in need of brown paper bag and personal hygiene items. 

St. Michael’s Thrift N Gift

Thrift & Gift will be open November  20th from Noon to 3 pm.    If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at Parish Office or Thrift N Gift. We are currently looking for silverware and we are in need of towels.  All money made at Thrift N Gift/Furniture Garage is given directly to the Food Pantry. The Food Pantry buys food as needed. 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.



If you know of an incident of sexual abuse of a person who is now under the age of 18 by a priest, deacon, employee or volunteer, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CALL THE CIVIL AUTHORITIES AND THEN THE DIOCESE.  

If the person was abused as a minor but is now an adult, please contact: 

Office of Safe Environment

Catholic Diocese of Green Bay

P.O. Box 23825

Green Bay, WI 54305-3825

Telephone: 1-877-270-8174 or 920-272-8174

Email the Office of Safe Environment

We always encourage you to report the incident to local civil authorities.





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






                  Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michael  

             11/19/2018 Alpha Gresha 6-7:45 pm

                     11/20/2018 Food Pantry   1 – 3 pm

             11/20/2018 Thrift N Gift   Noon – 3 pm

     11/22/218 Thanksgiving Dinner 10 am - 

     11/27/2018 Pastoral Council 6:00 pm

     11/28/2018 Faith Formation     6:00 – 7:30 pm

             12/03/2018 Food Pantry 1 – 3 pm

     12/03/2018 Thrift N Gift Noon – 3 pm

     12/05/2018 Parish Reconciliation  5:30 – 7:30 pm

             12/05/2018 Faith Formation Reconciliation  6:00 – 7:30 pm

     12/12/2018 Faith Formation 6:00 – 7:30 pm


                        MASS TIMES:

                               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 - 4:00 pm Saturday (Will change to 4 pm 9/8/2018) 













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