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November 1st, 2020

All Saints Day



 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  

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Pastoral Staff:

Fr. Nonito Barra

Parish Administrator (715) 799-3811

Rectory (715) 994-1337

Mark Fuller

Deacon (715)201-2961

Vicki Hermsen

Parish Secretary (715) 799-3811

Kathy King-Tucker

Religious Education (715) 799-3927

Parish Trustees:

Kitty Gilane

Alicia Wilke 

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 Your Deacon

 This weekend we joyfully celebrate “All Saints Day.”  All baptized Christians who have died and are now with God in glory are considered saints. All Saints Day is intended to honor the memory of countless unknown and un-canonized saints who have no feast days. Today we thank God for giving ordinary men and women a share in His holiness and Heavenly glory as a reward for their Faith. This feast is observed to teach us to honor the saints, both by imitating their lives and by seeking their intercession for us before Christ. The Church reminds us today that God’s call for holiness is universal, that all of us are called to live in His love and to make His love real in the lives of those around us.  We grow in holiness when we live lives of integrity, truth, justice, charity, mercy, and compassion, sharing our blessings with others.

We need to accept the challenge to become saints. Jesus exhorts us: “Be made perfect as your Heavenly Father is Perfect” (Mt 5:48). St. Augustine asked: “If he and she can become saints, why can’t I?” We all can become saints by choosing well by doing good and avoiding sin, by choosing to follow Christ, all the way to heaven.  We need to take the shortcuts practiced by three St. Teresa’s: 1) St. Teresa of Avila: Recharge your spiritual batteries every day by prayer, namely, listening to God and talking to Him 2) St. Therese of Lisieux: Convert every action into prayer by offering it to God for His glory and for the salvation of souls and by doing God’s will to the best of your ability. 3) St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa): Do ordinary things with great love. Do something beautiful for God.

Upon Further Reflection

St. Pope John XXIII, served as pope from 1958 to 1963.  His most famous joke came when a journalist innocently asked him, “Your Holiness, how many people work in the Vatican?”  John paused, thought it over, and said, “About half of them.”  

Someone once asked John about the Italian habit of closing offices in the afternoon.  “Your Holiness, we understand that the Vatican is closed in the afternoon, and people don’t work then.”  Ah no!” said the pope.  “The offices are closed in the afternoon. People don’t work in the morning!”

In His Mercy,

Deacon Mark


The Mass: A Slice at a time

In celebrating and administering the Eucharist, priests and deacons are to wear the sacred vestments prescribed by the rubrics. (Canon 929)

A priest who is ill or elderly, if he is unable to stand, may celebrate the Eucharistic Sacrifice sitting but otherwise observing the liturgical laws; he may not, however, do so in public except by permission of the local Ordinary (bishop). (Canon 930.1)

A priest who is blind or suffering from some other infirmity, may lawfully celebrate the Eucharistic Sacrifice by using the text of any approved Mass, with the assistance, if need be, of another priest or deacon or even a properly instructed lay person. (Canon 930.2)







Religious Education Update 


Due to the current COVID situation, St. Michael’s Faith  Formation classes will not be meeting. It is our belief that “Parents/guardians are their children’s primary and principal educators”. This guideline and philosophy of the Bishops’ of the United States is our motivation.  We are sending packets to help teach children about God’s love and our Catholic faith.  Every month we will send out a month’s worth of weekly lessons that go along with the Gospel reading of the week with other teaching materials about the traditions of our Catholic faith.  If you wish to have the packets sent to your home, please call the parish office or pick up a form in the entrance to church.


Mass Reopening

Mass will be open at 50% capacity. If you are at high risk, please sit in the reserved front pews, socially distanced.  Temperature, masks and social distancing will be enforced for the remainder of the church.

Mass for Deceased of St. Michael

The Ghost Supper has been cancelled due to COVID restrictions. There will be Masses said on Saturday, Nov 14 at 5 pm and Sunday, Nov 15 at 9 am for the Faithful Departed of St. Michael’s in the past year.  A letter was sent to each family stating the Mass that their loved one’s name will be called.   Call the Parish Office if you have any questions regarding this. 



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 



November 1, 2020

All Saints DAy



11/01…………Paul Wilber, Pam, Joe, Mark and Dave Sr.

11/02..……………………………………………….No Mass

11/03……(Quarantining).…………………………No Mass

11/04……(Quarantining).…………………………No Mass

11/05……(Quarantining).…………………………No Mass

11/06……(Quarantining).…………………………No Mass

11/07…………………………………………...Fred Zalaznik

11/08..The people of St. Michael, St. Francis, St. Anthony and St. Mary


Financial Blessings Oct. 24 & 25



Thrift N Gift

   $     82.00

Loose Collection

   $     82.00

FP Grant United Cooperative


FP Grant Land O’Lakes


Building & Grounds

   $   135.00

Food Pantry

   $   121.00


Thank for your generous donations!  


Liturgical Ministers  

Lector           Usher      Temp Taker

 Saturday Nov 7, 5 pm

Karen Millett-Metzler

 Jim Gilane

Kitty  Gilane

Sunday, Nov. 8, 9 am 

Kathy Tucker

Doug Hermsen

Vicki Hermsen

Saturday Nov. 14, 5 pm

Fay Waupochick

Tony Waupochick

Anne Sulskis

 Sunday, Nov. 15, 9 am  

Jim & Ellie Sokoly

Cookie Vigue

Bob Vigue



Today begins Vocation Awareness Week Did you know that in our country, compared to 60 years ago, there are 20,000 fewer priests and 129,000 fewer religious sisters? At the same time, the Catholic population has grown steadily. During Vocation Awareness Week, please pray that young people in today’s society will hear and respond to God’s call. And do your part to encourage them to consider the priesthood and religious life. One Vocation Leads to Another “Let us not forget that Christian marriage is a vocation to holiness in the full sense of the word, and that the example of holy parents is the first condition favorable for the flowering of priestly and religious vocations.” – Pope Benedict XV Your Unique Mission Why does it matter that people discover their God-given vocations? Because the Church relies on the unique contribution of every soul. As St. John Henry Newman famously reflected: ”God has created me to do some special service; God has committed some work to me which has not been committed to another. I HAVE A MISSION.”


Food Pantry Grant

The Food Pantry received a grant from United Cooperative for $500 and Land O’Lakes matched this grant for $500. This grant will help pay for the food our recipients receive monthly. 

Save a Lot’s Bags for a Brighter Holiday

Purchase a $4.49 bag with canned tuna, green beans, cream of mushroom soup, corn muffin mix, chicken stuffing, brown gravy mix and elbow pasta and Save A Lot will match for each purchase the same contents to St. Michael’s Food Pantry between Nov 1-December 31st


2020 Fundraiser $8,181.00 of $10,000

Thank you to all who have given to our virtual Fundraiser at St. Michael’s due to COVID-19 and cancellation of all fundraisers.  We have raised $8,181 towards our goal of $10,000, with only $1,819 left. We would be grateful for monetary donations to offset the loss of this source of revenue to keep our Parish solvent. Please mail or drop off donations at the Parish office indicating it is for fundraising. Thank you again for your continued support of our Parish during this time.


Thanksgiving Dinner Cancelled

Alvin J. Rathsack & Elmo Novelli Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner sponsored by the Knights of Columbus will be cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 


 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  


 Universal Giving Page

The Catholic Foundation is excited to share with us that they have created a Universal Giving Page at  This is a great resource for our parish as we do not have an on line giving program. It makes giving to our parish simple and easy!  The Catholic Foundation will be cutting a check weekly to our parish along with a report of what families gave to the parish and the amount of each gift.   


 Holy Hour

Holy Hour will be the first Thursday, of the month6-7pm. This will start in December.

Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday,  November 3rd  & 17th.  There will be drive up service only. Please do not get out of your vehicle and have the rear passenger seat empty.


Thrift N Gift/Garage     

Thrift N Gift will be open Tuesday,November 3rd  & 17th.h noon to 3 pm. Only eight people can be in the store at one time and everyone must have on a mask. No children will be allowed. Social Distancing of 6 feet is required also.


Book Share

While Book Share has no set times/ days to be open, it is still available to visit for finding books.  Just let the office know or email Anne at, or send a message through the St. Michael’s Facebook page to set up a convenient time to visit.  We are over loaded and have all sorts of books for all ages!  Thanksgiving children’s books will be out and soon a lot of Christmas books, both for kids and adults as well as crafts and food.  Lots and lots of cookbooks, both newer and old ones!


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.  


New Parish Office Hours 

The Parish Office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8-2 pm, Friday 9 am – 1 pm and closed on Wednesday.   Please contact Fr. Nonito at the Rectory for urgent matters (715) 994-1337.



Deadline for new information is 9:00 pm Monday evening. Contact Parish Office to submit


St. Michael’s Calendar

11/03/2020 Thrift N Gift/Garage  Noon – 3 pm

11/03/2020 Food Pantry 1-3 pm 

11/05/2020 Holy Hour - Cancelled   8:30 – 9:30 am

11/12/2020 Worship Committee 5:00 pm

11/14/2020 Baptism Prep 9-11 am

11/17/2020 Finance Council 11 am

11/17/2020 Thrift N Gift/Garage Noon – 3 pm

11/17/2020 Food Pantry 1-3 pm

11/17/2020 Pastoral Council 6 pm –  



                                                                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 – 10:00 am Sunday  












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