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November 24, 2019

Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe


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


When Jesus was crucified there was above him an inscription saying, “This is the King of the Jews.” Is he really a king? Yes, Jesus is king but his kingship is unique. It is not wielding power, not dominance, not authority for others to become subservient. But for Jesus, kingship is humility and service. It is seeking what is the good for the other. And it takes precedence over the interest of the self. This is why Jesus humbled himself by becoming a man and laid down his own life to save us from sin.

Jesus bestows on us the unique grace of belonging to his kingdom. We become partakers of his kingdom and sharers of his kingship through our baptism. Consequently, the world should see in us the image of Jesus, our king, through our humility and loving service.

Let us adore and give praise to Jesus as we celebrate this Sunday the Solemnity of Christ the King.


In Jesus Christ


Fr. Nonito



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 20, the RE classes stayed in the basement classrooms to stay out of the set up for the Christmas Bazaar.  We had our snack in the hallway and it was loud!  Thanks to the teachers for making this work. 
Thanks also to Marcus and Greysean who helped me clean up afterwards.

Our classes discussed this Sunday's Gospel about Christ the King and signed up for taking part in the Children's Mass. No classes next week.  Happy Thanksgiving!


Next time we meet will be on December 4th, 2019 for 6:00pm Children's Mass and potluck.  Please come and join us!


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 


 The Mass: A Slice at a time

A Priest, also, who possesses within the Church the sacred power of Orders to offer sacrifice in the person of Christ, presides by this fact over the faithful people gathered here and now, presides over their prayer, proclaims to them the message of salvation, associates the people with himself in the offering of sacrifice through Christ in the Holy Spirit to God the Father, and gives his brothers and sisters the Bread of eternal life and partakes of it with them. Therefore, when he celebrates the Eucharist, he must serve God and the people with dignity and humility, and by his bearing and by the way he pronounces the divine words he must convey to the faithful the living presence of Christ.


November 24th, 2019


Our Lord Jesus Christ, 

King of the Universe 


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

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

  & St. Francis-Solanus

11/25…………………….......................................No Mass 

11/26……..Rev Lawrence Canavera, Rev Joseph Dorner 

11/27…Deacon John Bundra, Deacon Richard Bahnaman

11/28 Thanksgiving Day……………...Kateri Prayer Circle

11/29……………………...Those suffering from addictions

11/30…...Antoine & Virginia Waupochick and Family L&D

12/01………………………………………………Polly Vigue







Financial Blessings  November 17 & 18  




$ 463.25  

Liturgical Ministers  


Saturday, November 30, 5 pm

 Lector           Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Karen Millett Metzler


Jean Thibodeau

Sunday, December 1,  9 am 

Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Kathy Tucker

Deacon Mark

Saturday, December 7, 5 pm

Lector                Servers      Eucharistic Minister 

Lisa Peters


Pat Gwidt

Sunday, December 8,  9 am 

Lector                Servers      Eucharistic Minister 

Justin Lepscier

Vicki Hermsen



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.  


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

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

Abby Bank of Gresham/Shawano

If you make a contribution to St. Michael’s Food Pantry at Abby Bank, Gresham or Shawano office, they will match the amount and give a check to St. Michael’s Food Pantry. This promotion runs until 12/15/2019.  


Food Donations

Starting on Thanksgiving Day, there will be boxes at each entrance for donations of canned/dry goods for St. Michael’s Food Pantrys.  


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 


Follow the Star

11th Annual Nativity Walk - December 5 and 6 from 4-8 pm and December 7 and 8 from 10 am – 2 pm. Over 250 Nativities. Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church in Shawano.  Hot Apple Cider, Cookies, Christmas Music. All are welcome. 

Advent Reconciliation Service

There will be an Advent Reconciliation Service on Wednesday, December 11th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. We pray that all will take advantage of God’s abundant healing grace, forgiveness and love. 



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 pm. December 5th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  Join us for an hour of prayer


Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, December 3rd  and  December 17th  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,  December 3rd  and  December 17th 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 on the second Sunday of the month immediately following 9 am Mass in conjunction with Fellowship Sunday. We are also open when the Food Pantry is open the first and third Tuesday of the month.  We have a lot of new 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

  11/25/2019 Holiday Bazaar Wrap Up Meeting 2 – 3 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

   12/8/2019 Fellowship Sunday 10 am

   12/11/2019 Reconciliation Service 5:30 – 7:30 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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