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        November 11, 2018, 32nd 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 


Jesus observes many people putting money into the treasury according to our gospel this Sunday. However, he praises especially a poor widow, although the amount she put could hardly compare with the large amount others had offered. Jesus then gives his reason, "They have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood."

Several matters stand out here. First, Jesus notices everything, even the amount of money, "A poor widow put in two small coins worth a few cents." Not only that, he also looks into the hearts of those who were putting money. He says that the wealthy "contributed from their surplus wealth," which is to say, what they gave did not cost them too much effort. They still had enough money to maintain a comfortable life. The widow is different. "She has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood." This suggests that she would have to do without something: perhaps some food, or fuel to heat her home, or some clothing she would need. However, it is precisely because it cost her something that she merits Jesus' praise. 

Most likely, the majority of us are not as poor as the widow, but that does not matter so much. What does matter is the spirit, the motivation with which we offer ourselves to God. Maybe, something like the widow, no one is aware of what we give to God. But it is these "secret offerings" which largely go unnoticed that are precious such as giving our free time to help our parish community which is what being reminded of us this Stewardship Weekend. There are countless ways by which we can offer God something from our heart because we are all capable of giving. And it does need to be a large amount in "physical" terms. As we see from the example of the poor widow, Jesus is not impressed by the amount we give. What impress him is the motive underlying our gifts. In the eyes of God, even our smallest gift can take on great value.

The Mass – A slice at a time

Silence during the Liturgy of the Word

The Liturgy of the Word is to be celebrated in such a way as to favor meditation, and so any kind of haste such as hinders recollection is clearly to be avoided. In the course of it, brief periods of silence are also appropriate, accommodated to the assembled congregation; by means of these, under the action of the Holy Spirit, the Word of God may be grasped by the heart and a response through prayer may be prepared. It may be appropriate to observe such periods of silence, for example, before the Liturgy of the Word itself begins, after the First and Second readings, and lastly at the conclusion of the Homily. 



Faith Formation

On Wednesday November 7th the Faith Formation students, their families and Catechists attended our first Children's Mass of this school year.  Thank you to Dru and Ruby for altar serving, Danicka and Pam as lectors, Carter, Duane and Robert for reading the Prayers of the Faithful and Franklin and Aurora bringing up the gifts.  After Mass we enjoyed a potluck supper.  Thank you to all who attended.  The next Children's Mass is scheduled for December 5th.  All Parishioners are welcome to join us. There is no morning Mass that day. The schedule for the remainder of November is as follows:

November 14 Class

November 21  No Class – Thanksgiving Break

November 28 Class 




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. 


Veterans Day Prayer
God of compassion, God of dignity and strength,
Watch over our veterans In recognition of their loyal service to our nation.  Bless them with wholeness and love. Shelter them.  Heal their wounds, comfort their hearts. Grant them peace. God of justice and truth, rock of our lives, bless our veterans, these men and women of courage and valor, with a deep and abiding understanding of our profound gratitude.

Protect them and their families from loneliness and want. Grant them lives of joy and bounty. May their dedication and honor be remembered as a blessing from generation to generation.  Blessed are You, Protector and Redeemer, Our Shield and our Stronghold.   Amen 



November 11th, 2018  

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time    


  11/12.....………....………………..…………….…..No Mass     

  11/13.....…Rev William VanDekreeke, Rev Jeremiah Worman

  11/14…Deacon William Doran, Deacon Timothy Downey

  11/15...………………………….………Kateri Prayer Circle

  11/16…………………………….…Members of the Military

  11/17.John Mose Kaquatosh & Family Living & Deceased

  11/18………………………….Dan & Michael Kretschmann


  Financial Blessings 

  November 3 & 4





Disaster 2018




Building & Grounds Collection

There will be a second collection today for Building and Grounds.  Please be generous. 



Liturgical Ministers  

Saturday, November 17th, 5 pm   

Bryan Lepscier


Deacon Mark


Sunday, November 18th, 9 am    

Kathy Tucker


Deacon Mark



Saturday, November 24th, 5 pm  

Fay Waupochick

Isabella Waupochick

Tony Waupochick


 Sunday, November 25th, 9 am   

Jim & Ellie Sokoly


Rayna Tucker


Through the Sacrament of Baptism, we welcome to our Catholic Faith Community Asanih R. Johnson, daughter of Dylan Johnson and Brooke Welch.  May God’s love and presence be with her  as she begins her Journey of Faith 



 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. 


Deer Hunter’s Mass

Join us on November 17th at St. Francis Solanus, Gresham at 7pm for our annual Deer Hunters Mass 


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.

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. 



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  

               11/12/2018 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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