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                October 1, 2017, 25th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME




                                 ST. MICHAEL'S PARISH MISSION STATEMENT


We are a Christian community called together to grow in faith and to celebrate God’s love for us in the Mass and Sacraments of the Catholic Church.  Through the gospel message and our common worship we are challenged to give Christian witness by our lives and service to others. 




                           ST. ANTHONY'S PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

St Anthony Church is a community of people where a 

sense of belonging welcomes one and all;

where tradition and culture offer deeper

faith,hope and love;

Where religious education becomes pathway to our identity.

            St. Anthony Church is a community of people

Where you belong forever.


Anamehawikamek Welcome 



ST MICHAEL’S                          and                                     St. Anthony's

                         P.O. Box 610        P.O. Box241

                     Keshena, WI 54135                             Neopit, WI 54150                             


      Parish Administrator, Fr. Joel Jores - 715-799-3811 -                           Associate Priest: Fr. Francis Zurbano-715-799-3811 - 

                    Deacon Mark Fuller - 715-201-2961 

      Parish Secretary St. Michael, Vicki Hermsen  - 715-799-3811 -

Parish Secretary St. Anthony, Mary Harte – 715-756-2361 – 

Religious Education Kathy King-Tucker - 715-799-3927 –  


Find us on Facebook:  stmichael Keshena and stanthony Neopit


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:   Next class 2018.



A Note from Your Deacon:

The month of October has traditionally been observed as Respect Life Month and the first Sunday of October is usually celebrated as Respect Life Sunday, which focuses on the life and dignity of the human person.  The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. This belief is the foundation of all the principles of our Catholic social teaching.  

Each person has worth because they are made in the image and likeness of God. In our society, the respect for human life has been diminished for many years by the practice of abortion and growing use of euthanasia. The value of human life is also threatened by cloning, embryonic stem cell research, and the use of the death penalty.  Pray today for the respect of life and listen to our Lord for ways that can you promote the value of all life in our society. The theme for Respect Life Month is “Be not afraid.”  May we respond with courage in ways that promote and respect life for all.promote and respect life for all.

For Further Reflection:

A  teenager was talking to God and asks,  “Hey  God, what does 100 million years look like to you?”

God answered, “One hundred million years?  That’s like a second to me.”

So the teenager asks, “So what’s a $100 million dollars seem like to you?”

“One hundred million dollars?” says God,  “It seems like a penny to me.”

So the teenage says,  “Hey God, could I borrow a penny?”

And God replies, “Sure, just wait a second!



The Mass: A slice at a Time - The Liturgical Year


The Prayers

The prayer that is being said by the priest after the bringing and preparation of the gifts is called Prayer over the Offerings. This begins with the dialogue, “Pray, brethren, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father”, to which we respond, “May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of his name, for our good and the good of all his holy Church.”  Then we stand and then the priest adds the prayer, which usually asks God to accept the gifts being placed on the altar as signs of giving of ourselves. We stand as the proper posture of reverence for public prayer.



 At religion class this past Wednesday the students attended the Novena Mass for St. Michael with Fr. Joel.  Fr. Joel told them a story about a King with three sons that told of how we all need to work together. We also discussed our patron saint the Archangel St. Michael.


Next Wednesday first full class.  We begin at 5:30 pm with a short prayer in church, have a snack, go to the classrooms for our lesson and then end class at 6:45 pm back into church for prayer and dismissal at 7:00 pm.   Still time to register for classes.  




We are asking for help to keep the church tidy and clean.  Teams of 2 or 3 people are needed for 20 minutes each week for light cleaning chores.  This cleaning can take place right before Mass on Sunday or on a Saturday, whenever it is most convenient for the team.  There will be a signup sheet in the back of church.  Please bring your questions to any member of the worship committee.  Thank you


Our next fundraiser will be Thursday, October 5, starting at 7:00am.  We will be featuring a delicious meal of homemade, secret recipe BBQ beef sandwich, homemade baked beans and potato salad.  If you can help and donate some potato salad, please let Jacci know. We are also looking for monetary donations for the beef and buns.  Thank you


October in the month of the Rosary.  St. Anthony’s will celebrate this occasion by praying the Rosary in Neopit Park on Saturday, October 14th and 21st.   This public prayer event will begin at 6:00pm.  Participants will be able to enjoy cider and donuts afterwards.  The Rosary will be offered up on behalf of the community for its wellbeing. 



October 1, Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 

St. Michael

10/02………..……….………….……………………………………….No Mass

10/03…………………..Rev. Edward Looney, Rev. Leander Nickel

10/04 …………………………………………………….Deacon Kurt Grube 

10/05 …………………………………………………….Kateri Prayer Circle

10/06 .……………………………………………...Our Parish Volunteers

10/07 …..….…….Genevieve Hein & Family, Living & Deceased

10/08……….St. Michael’s Parish Members Living & Deceased

St. Anthony

10/01 ………………………………………….………………Dennison James


10/08 ………………………………………………………………..Joe D. Kiefer

September 24, 2017 Financial Blessings 

 St. Michael  


$ 1,545.00


$     430.26

Hurricane Irma

$     456.97

Thrift N Gift/Garage

$       93.00


 St. Anthony 




Bldg and Grounds

Liturgical Ministers   

 Lector       Servers        Eucharistic

Saturday, October 7, 4:00 pm 

Doreen Dickie

Isabella Waupochick

Jean Thibodeau

 Sunday, October 8, 9:00 am


Kathy Tucker

Derek Minch

Rayna Tucker


 Saturday, October 14, 4:00 pm


Lela & Matthew Schwitzer

Ashley Moses

Leatha Grinhaug

Sunday, Oct. 15, 9:00 am 

Joe Michel

Delberta Pethke


St. Anthony Liturgical Ministers                           

 Lectoe         Servers          Eucharistic
Sunday, October 1, 10:30 am  






There will be no Mass on October 9, 10 and 11 due to Clergy Congress.



Our Annual meeting will be held next Sunday, October 8th following 9 am Mass.  Please plan to attend to see what is going on in YOUR PARISH. Fr. Charlie Hoffman will celebrate Mass at St. Anthony’s that morning. 




The annual meeting was held last Sunday, September 24.  We have come a very long way in terms of the progress made in the financial condition of the church.  This is due to a lot of very hard work by the pastoral council, trustees, volunteers and staff for which we are very grateful.  We are optimistic about the upcoming fiscal year.


St. Michael’s will be selling Soup on Tuesday, October 10th from 7 am until gone.  Hull-corn soup, beef or pork, Chili, biscuits - $5.00 a bowl – pick up or delivery. Call 715-799-3234.


Thursday, November 2nd is All Souls Day and will be the date for our ghost supper.  Mass will be said at 6:00pm with the supper to immediately follow in the community center.  If you have any questions, please ask a member of the worship committee.



St. Michael’s Ghost Supper is scheduled for Saturday, November 4th   after the 4:00 Mass. There will be a potluck in the Barrett Hall with a fire to follow.  Families of recently deceased will be getting the information in the mail in October.



On October 29th, a Mass for those who are dealing with alcohol and other drug abuse issues will be said.  The Mass is being offered for friends and family members who are grieving the loss of someone to this deadly disease.  Also being remembered and prayed for are those individuals in the throes of addiction.  Drug addiction and alcoholism are destroying this community and are severely impacting the lives of innocent people, especially the children.  St. Anthony’s wants to do its

 part in combatting this plague and knows how powerful prayer is to impart healing and change.  Coffee and donuts will be served in the community center after Mass. Please join us and help to spread the word.


2017 Public Square Rosary Crusade.  Our nation is in great need of public prayer, repentance and conversion.  In this historic year of the Fatima Centennial (1917-2017), we ask God to save our country and our world through the Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, especially praying for peace.  Please join us in praying for our nation and the world on October 14, 2017 at 12:00 noon.  The local Public Square Rosary Rally will take place at Memorial Park, Shawano, at the corner of Lieg and Main St. (by the tank). Please contact Deacon Mark at  715-524-5094 for more info.




There is a huge need within our parishes for diapers.  There will be a diaper drive the month of October. Diapers can be dropped off at both St. Michael’s and St. Anthony’s. 




II Paul Dutkiewicz & Donna Marie Kaquatosh

Canon Law 1057 states: the conference of bishops is to issue norms concerning the examination of the parties, and the marriage banns or other appropriate means for carrying out the necessary inquiries which are to precede marriage. The pastor can proceed to assist a marriage after such norms have been diligently observed. Since marriage is not a private possession of the two parties but a matter of public interest, both ecclesial and secular societies have traditionally enacted legislation concerning basic requirements for marriage, aimed at assuring they will not enter into a relationship detrimental to themselves, possible children, or the community.


2017 WI Shrine Pilgrimage to approved Marian Shrines of Wisconsin with The Most Reverend David L. Ricken. October 26–28, 2017.   For information, visit www.thecompassnews. org or call (920) 272-8212. Sponsored by: The Compass, Official Newspaper for the Diocese of Green Bay. 



GOD IS CALLING YOU - BAPTISM opens the door.

For more information call

Father Joel or Father Francis


at 715-799-3811 .



Thrift & Gift will be open Oct. 3nd and 17th during Food Pantry and also Saturday, October 28th from 11 am – 2 pm.  If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at Parish Office or Thrift & Gift if open. We need plastic bags.

It’s time to “GROW A ROW” AND “SHARE THE BOUNTY”!  These programs are hunger prevention programs which allow gardeners to bring their excess produce to drop off sites where it is distributed to families and individuals who can use it. There is no paper work for the recipient. It is a “win-win” situation because recipients get healthy food and gardeners know their produce will not be wasted.  Drop off will be Monday, Oct. 2nd,  11 am to 1 pm and Tuesday 11 am – 2 pm. Pick up is Tuesday Oct. 3rd, 1-3 pm. This is for St. Michael’s Food Pantry.



Book share will be open today, Sunday, October 1st. after 9 am Mass.  Please join us and pick up a few new books.  Looking for new ideas for dinner, quick & easy or one dish or others? Need some new recipes for the upcoming holidays?  Book Share has a lot of cookbooks to fill everyone’s needs!  Please come and browse our large selection.  We even have cookbooks for kids! If you have any questions, please call Ann at 715-851-0160.



Both Food Pantries will be open on October 3rd and 17th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.  St. Michael’s is in need of plastic bags, diapers, hygiene products, cereal and brown bags. 





Our annual meeting will be held on Sunday, October 8th immediately following 9 am Mass.  Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend and participate in this meeting regarding the welfare of St. Michael’s. 



Deadline for new information is 9:00 pm Tuesday evenings. Contact parish office to Submit. 

St.Michael's Parish Office Hours:

Office hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 am to 3 pm., Wednesday and Friday 9 am to 1 pm. If you have an urgent matter, please contact Fr. Joel or Fr. Francis.


St. Anthony's Parish Office Hours: 

Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm.



Fr. Joel will have office hours as follows:

Tuesday – St. Michael’s

Wednesday – St. Francis

Thursday – St. Anthony



Mark Your Calendars

10/01/2017 Book Share St. Michael   10 am

10/03/2017 Finance Council St. Michael   11 am

10/04/2017 Pastoral Council St. Anthony 5pm

10/05/2017 Adoration         St. Michael  6 pm

10/06/2017   BBQ Fundraiser St. Anthony 7 am until gone 

10/08/2017 Annual Meeting St. Michael 10 am

10/10/2017 & 10/11 NO MASS         St. Michael

10/11/2017 Adoration        St. Anthony 6 pm

10/12/2017 Worship Committee St. Anthony


                        MASS TIMES:

                               St. Michael – 5:00 pm Saturday/ 9:00 am Sundays

      St. Anthony – 10:30 am Sundays

               St. Francis Solanus – 8:30 am Sundays

St. Mary10:30 am Sunday



















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