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       November 4, 2018, 31st 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

It would not come as a surprise if the scribe, who studied law, on this Sunday's gospel asks Jesus the question, "Which is the first of all the commandments?" This is because it is common to make queries like this during the time. But what is his purpose of asking Jesus such question?  We are not told that he wants to test Jesus like the other scribes. Possibly he really wants to know which among the existing 613 commandments being observed by the Jews is the greatest. Jesus entertains the questions. He is cordial; he does not comment on the man's intent. And he gives something more in his answer.

Jesus refers to two biblical passages as he answers the scribes. The first is Deuteronomy 6:4-5 which is a command not only to hear God's voice but also to keep and observe all his commandments. The second is Leviticus 19:18 which invites a person to love his neighbor as himself.  Jesus joins them together because there can be no true love of God unless it expresses itself in love of one's neighbor.  And he adds, "There is no other commandment greater than these." 

The scribe asks for the first of all the commandments; Jesus answers with two that are inseparable. The scribe is happy with Jesus' answer and adds his own, "Love of God and neighbor is worth more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices performed by the priest in the temple."


Jesus reminds us that whatever we do as Christians, in church, in our families, and at work should flow not out of a sense of compulsion but out of love for God and neighbor. Obedience is not the first duty of a Christian. Love is.


 The Mass – A slice at a time

The Liturgy of the Word

The main part of the Liturgy of the Word is made up of the readings from Sacred Scripture together with the chants occurring between them. As for the Homily, the Profession of Faith, and the Universal Prayer, they develop and conclude it. For in the readings, as explained by the Homily, God speaks to his people, opening up to them the mystery of redemption and salvation, and offering spiritual nourishment; and Christ himself is present through his word in the midst of the faithful. By silence and by singing, the people make this divine word their own, and affirm their adherence to it by means of the Profession of Faith; finally, having been nourished by the divine word, the people pour out their petitions by means of the Universal Prayer for the needs of the whole Church and for the salvation of the world.



Faith Formation

The Faith Formation students did not meet this week due to Halloween. Our Children’s Mass will be next Wednesday, November 7th, which will start at 6:15 pm.  Students, their families and all parishioners welcome to attend and join in the potluck after Mass.  





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. 

St. Gianna Clinic Gala

The 4th Annual St. Gianna Clinic Gala will be held on Tuesday, November 6th at the Meyer Theatre in Green Bay. This event will be pulling out all the stops to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae, written by the newly canonized saint – Pope Paul VI. Humanae Vitae is a groundbreaking encyclical that reflects upon how God designed the nature of married love. Bishop Ricken will celebrate Mass at 5:30 pm. Hor d’oeuvres will be served after Mass followed by two speakers.  Registration is available online at www.STMGB.ORG/GALA. See bulletin boards for more information. 

Holiday Bazaar – Saturday Nov. 17TH 8 AM – 2 PM

There are slips in the pews to sign up to donate food, time or talent to the holiday bazaar. 


November 4, 2018  

31st Sunday in Ordinary Time    



11/5.......………....………………..…………….…..No Mass 

11/6…...…Rev William Swichtenberg, Rev James Vennix

11/7 …………Deacon Alan Boeldt, Deacon Paul Boucher

11/8…...…………………………………Kateri Prayer Circle

11/9……………………………………….Souls in Purgatory

11/10……………………………………..…Arline Creapeau

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


  Financial Blessings 


     October 27 & 28





World Mission






Liturgical Ministers  

Saturday, November 10th, 5 pm   

Lisa Peters


Pat Gwidt


Sunday, November 11th, 9 am    

 Sue King


Deacon Mark



Saturday, November 17th, 5 pm  

Bryan Lepscier


Deacon Mark


 Sunday, November 18th, 9 am   

Kathy Tucker


Deacon Mark



Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them . . .


 Let us remember in prayer Gordon Robinson who has been called by God to eternal life. We also remember his family and friends, and pray that God will give them consolation and peace.


National Vocations Awareness Week

It’s National Vocations Awareness Week! As Catholics, we firmly believe that God has a plan for our lives! He calls some to marriage, some to the priesthood, and others to religious life. Some remain as generous single people. Fully living our own vocations—and teaching young people how to discern God’s call—is a serious duty, but also a joyful one. Today begins National Vocation Awareness Week. During this week, please pray about how God is calling you to live your vocation more deeply. Encourage the young people in your life—children, grandchildren, students, and friends—to be open if God calls them to priesthood or consecrated life.

Stewardship Weekend

Stewardship Weekend is November 10th and 11th. It is a time when some of our parishioners will share their experiences of Joy, Gratitude and Generosity they have experienced in giving of their time, talent and treasure as volunteers in St. Michael’s Parish. 


We will have greeters at the entrances of church before and after Mass to help you with information on the different committees, fundraisers and events where help is needed. Sign-up sheets will be available in the vestibule. Please pray about this opportunity to share your gifts from God with your sisters and brothers in Christ.  Join us after Mass that weekend for beverages and sweets. This will also be Fellowship Sunday. 


Emergency Collection Disaster Relief This Weekend

USCCB President Cardinal Daniel DeNardo calls for emergency collection to support 2018 Disaster relief collection. Our parishes are encouraged to have an emergency second collection for 2018 Disasters. This collection will aid our brothers and sisters in the southern US, those impacted by the catastrophic damage of Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael and other disasters we may encounter in 2018. Our prayers and financial support are needed to help support humanitarian aid, restore communities and the reconstruction needs of the church. Thank you for your generosity to help our brothers and sisters in need. You are truly Missionary Disciples!




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. 


Building & Grounds Collection

Our monthly Building & Grounds Collection will be next weekend.  Please be generous. 


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 6th and 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 6th and 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.


Human Services Spaghetti Dinner

The Spaghetti Dinner will be Friday, October 26th in Barrett Hall from 5 – 7 pm.  There is no charge for this dinner. The Community is welcome 


 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  

         10/30/2018 Worship Committee  4:45 – 5:45 pm

     11/1/2018 All Saints Day Mass   8 am

     11/3/2018 Ghost Supper  5 pm Mass, Dinner Follows

     11/6/2018 Food Pantry 1 – 3 pm

             11/6/2018 Thrift N Gift     Noon – 3 pm

     11/7/2018 Faith Formation  6:15 Mass/Potluck – 7:30 pm

     11/10/2018 Stewardship Weekend

     11/11/2018 Fellowship Sunday – Doughnuts 10 am

             11/12/2018 Alpha Gresham    6-7:45 pm

     11/14/2018 Faith Formation    6:00 – 7:30 pm

     11/15/2018 Employee Meeting   12:00 – 12:30 pm 

     11/17/2018 Holiday Bazaar 8 am – 2 pm 

             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 - 



                        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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