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November 3, 2019

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  

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

Zacchaeus, as presented to us by the gospel this Sunday, is a supposedly rich man and presumably hated by the people for being a tax collector. He is of small stature such that he is unable to see Jesus because of the crowd. But he is creative enough and greatly determined to find a way he could get a look at Jesus: he climbs a sycamore tree.

All Zacchaeus longs for perhaps is to see Jesus, even if only from a distance, and yet he receives more because Jesus invites himself to be his guest. This overwhelms Zacchaeus so much that he has conversion of heart and becomes a new person, straightening his previous crooked ways.

Jesus seeks everyone who is lost, rich or poor, tall or short because Jesus loves us completely and unconditionally, with all our faults, weaknesses and sins. He loves us, not because we deserve to be loved, but because “God is love”(1 John 4:16). All we have to do is to believe in his love and be humble enough to accept his love. Let us pray that we will surrender more deeply to his love. This will lead us to conversion as it led to the conversion of Zacchaeus.

In Jesus Christ,


Fr. Nonito


“May the souls of the Faithful Departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen” 





 Religious Education Update:

There were no classes on October 30, 2019. Our next class is Wednesday, November 6th. We will be attending Mass and enjoying a Potluck afterwards in the hall with the children and families.   The Children’s Mass is open to anyone who wants to attend and will begin around 6pm.  Bring a dish to pass. 

God calls each of His children – each of us – to be a saint  


Collection for Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA   Next weekend our parish will take up the collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA. The AMS is the only US diocese responsible for providing pastoral care to men and women serving in the US Armed Forces, enrolled at a US Military Academy and being treated as a patient at any of the 153 US Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers or working for the federal government beyond US borders.  To learn more about the AMS, go the


Thank you to Paul Marroquin and Bob Vigue from the Knights of Columbus, Kateri Tekakwitha Council 12185 for building shelves in the basement of the Thrift n Gift on Saturday





November 3, 2019

31st  Sunday in Ordinary Time 


11/02……………………………Ghost Supper Families

      11/03…..………Paul Wilbr, Pam Marks, Joe and Dave Sr.

       11/04…………………………………………………No Mass

       11/05………….…Rev Donald Burkart, Rev Robert Burnell

       11/06….Deacon Michael Brandt, Deacon Thomas Agnew

               11/07………………………………….…Kateri Prayer Circle

       11/08………………………………....The Poor & Homeless

               11/09…………………………………………..Betty Wozniak

       11/10……………………Priests of the Green Bay Diocese




Financial Blessings  Oct. 25 & 26              







Liturgical Ministers  


Saturday, November 9, 5 pm

Lector                Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Fay Waupochick

Isabella Waupochick

Tony Waupochick


 Sunday, November 10, 9 am 

Lector             Servers  Eucharistic Minister

Justin Lepscier

Vicki Hermsen


Saturday, November 16, 5 pm

 Lector           Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Kitty Gilane


Deacon Mark

Sunday, November 17,  9 am 

Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Jim & Ellie Sokoly

Deacon Mark


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.  


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.  


Holiday Bazaar

Mark your calendar for our annual Holiday Bazaar, Saturday, November 23rd from 8 am to 2 pm. Christmas Boutique, Gift Basket Raffle, Holiday Cookies and Candy, Holiday Wreaths, Soups and Chili, Book Share, Thrift N Gift, Household Garage, Religious items and more. 

We need volunteers to donate cookies or candy.  We are also looking for volunteers to work the day of the Bazaar.  There are sign-up sheets in the pews or you can call the parish office @ 715-799-3811. 


Prayer for the Extraordinary Mission Month

Heavenly Father, when your only begotten Son Jesus Christ rose from the dead, he commissioned his followers to “go and make disciples of all nations” and you remind us that through our Baptism we are made sharers in the mission of the Church. Empower us by the gifts of the Holy Spirit to be courageous and zealous in bearing witness to the Gospel, so that the mission entrusted to the Church, which is still very far from completions, may find new and efficacious expressions that bring life and light to the world. Help us make it possible for all peoples to experience the saving love and mercy of Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever.  Amen

For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those those who humble themselves will be exalted.  Matthew 23:12 


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.


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 



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


Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, November 5th  and November 19th  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, November 5th  and November 19th,  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 Sunday immediately following 9 am Mass in conjunction with Annual Meeting.  Book share is open the second Sunday of the month, following 9 am Mass in conjunction with Fellowship Sunday.  Remember we have 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

   11/02/2019 Ghost Supper Mass/Meal 5 pm – 7 pm

   11/05/2019 Food Pantry, Book Share 1-3 pm

   11/05/2019 Thrift N Gift/Garage  Noon – 3 pm

           11/07/2019 Holy Hour   6 – 7 pm

   11/09/2019 Baptism Meeting 9 – 11 am

           11/10/2019 Fellowship Sunday/Book Share 10-11 am

   11/11/2019 Holiday Bazaar Meeting    2 – 3 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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