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October 6, 2019

27th  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 Deacon Mark         

 1.    October is the month the Church devotes to the Holy Rosary with the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary falling this year on Monday, October 7th.   The rosary is a prayer and devotion that has changed the lives of many. It is to walk the life of Christ through the eyes of His Mother. Our eyes are ever fixed on Our Savior, but under the loving guidance of the Mother he gave us. St. John Paul II referred to devotion to the Rosary as a “genuine training in holiness” that guided Christians in the contemplation of the great mysteries of our Faith.  It is a prayer of great power and importance in the Christian life. It is one that is capable of healing the wounds in our world, whether caused by violence or the splintering of the family. It is not a mindless rote prayer. If you have not added this prayer to your repertoire, then October is a good month to do so.  The rosary is often said before Mass; come early to pray the rosary this month.

2.  At last year’s Men’s Emmaus Retreat; we had one man attend, from our four parishes.  It is said that it is good to set goals and my goal for this year’s Emmaus Men’s Retreat is for three men from our parishes to attend this year’s retreat.  What that really means is that I need three wives to encourage and push their husbands to attend!!!  I have found that this is probably the most effective method! The Emmaus Men’s Retreat for this year is Oct. 25-27. See me for more information or pick up a retreat brochure in church.  

3. Upon Further Reflection:  

A husband stepped on one of those scales that tell your fortune and weight and dropped in a coin. “Look at this, “he said to his wife, showing her the white card. “It says I’m energetic, bright, resourceful, and a great lover.”

“Yeah,” his wife nodded, and it’s got your weight wrong, too!”

In His mercy,

Deacon Mark


The Mass – A slice at a time Communion 

To bring to completion the prayer of the People of God, and also to conclude the whole Communion Rite, the Priest pronounces the Prayer after Communion, in which he prays for the fruits of the mystery just celebrated. At Mass a single Prayer after Communion is said, and it ends with the shorter conclusion; that is: if the prayer is directed to the Father: Through Christ our Lord. If it is directed to the Father, but the Son is mentioned at the end: Who lives and reigns forever and ever. If it is directed to the Son: Who live and reign for ever and ever. The people make the prayer their own by means of the acclamation: Amen. 



Religious Education News

We now have 21 students from 1st grade thru High School.  Still time to sign up your children and grandchildren!  Deadline is October 10th.  Don’t forget Kindergarten and 1st grade will meet during 9am Mass on the first three Sundays of the month.  Any child 3-7 years old who hasn’t celebrated their First Communion is welcome to join us.  This class is free.  We have begun our mandatory Safety training with our students and will continue this month.  Next week we look forward to a visit from the Kateri prayer circle.  Leatha Grinhaug will speak to the children about the important role that Kateri group provides in our parish.



A Night of Healing

Experience the healing power of the Holy Spirit on Tuesday, October 22nd from 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Howard.  Fr. Mathias Thelen and Patrick Reis of Encounter Ministries will lead a healing service open to anyone in need of healing. Catholic women, men, families, children, Christians from all denominations, and even those who don’t profess a faith, have come seeking healing and have left with incredible faith in Jesus Christ. The service will include a brief presentation of the Gospel, music, testimonies and prayer teams. Please invite all those who you know are in need of healing.  This is a free event and there is no registration ahead of time.  


Reporting Sexual Abuse 

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 Diocese of Green Bay 920-272-8174 or 1-877-270-8174 (toll free) We always encourage you to report the incident to civil authorities. YOU MATTER TO US – THERE IS HOPE! 


Music Ministry

Our parish is in need of choir members, accompanists and cantors. Please prayerfully considering sharing your time and talents with our church family.  Contact the parish office if you are interest – 715-799-3811. 





October 6, 2019

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time 


10/5………………………………………….Genevieve Hein

10/6………………………………………………...Earl Planz

10/7………….……………………………………….No Mass

10/8………….……………………………………….No Mass

10/9………….……………………………………….No Mass

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

10/11…………………………..Victims of Natural Disasters

10/12……………………………..……Donald Smith Family

10/13……………………………………………Guy Grignon 



Financial Blessings  Sept. 28 & 29, 2019              





 Food Pantry




Liturgical Ministers  


Saturday, October 12, 5 pm 

 Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Kitty Gilane

Jim Gilane


Sunday, October 13, 9 am 

Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Kathy Tucker

Rayna Tucker

Saturday, October 12, 5 pm

Lector                Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Tony Waupochick

Isabella Waupochick

Fay Waupochick


 Sunday, October 13, 9 am 

Lector             Servers  Eucharistic Minister

Jim & Ellie Sokoly


Deacon Mark


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

There will be a planning meeting for our  annual Holiday Bazaar on Monday, September 23rd at 2:00 in Parish Hall.  The Bazaar is scheduled for Saturday, November 23rd.  Anyone interested in helping with this event, please come to the meeting or call Karen Lynch at 715-799-4292.   


Respect Life Month October

Please join us in celebrating Respect Life Month during October. We will be hosting a Respect Life Bulletin Board in the main entrance. All parishioners are invited to participate by bringing in items that reflect this year’s theme “Christ our Hope: In Every Season of Life.”  You can add items to the bulletin board that help you to see Christ’s presence in all the seasons of life.  Examples of items you may consider pinning to the display could include an ultrasound, a birth announcement, a prayer card from a funeral of a loved one, a sticky note with a prayer request. Materials will be on hand to get you started. If you would like to have your item returned, please pick it up from the display by October 30th. Contact Vicki for more information 715-799-3811 


Hurricane Dorian Relief

Bishop Ricken is requesting all parishes take up a collection for Hurricane Dorian Relief.  There will not be a separate collection, but if anyone is willing to make a donation, please make your check out to St. Michael and designate Hurricane Relief. You can drop this in the collection basket or bring to the Parish Office. Thank you for your service to assist those impacted by this Hurricane. 


Annual Meeting Information Needed

Reports of activity covering July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 are needed from Pastoral Council, Finance Council, Worship Committee, Building & Grounds, Faith Formation and parish fundraisers. Each council and committee is responsible for turning in a report through email or mail to the parish office.  Our annual meeting is scheduled for October 13th following 9 am Mass.  



St. Michael’s will be showing the movie “Unplanned” on Thursday, October 24th at 6 pm in the parish hall.  All four parishes are invited to attend.  Unplanned is the inspiring true story of one woman’s journey of transformation. She believed she was doing good, and then saw the horror of abortion for what it truly is. This is a FREE event. Popcorn will be served. This movie is rated R due to subject matter but older children may attend with their parents.   Please contact your parish office to reserve a spot soon. Seating is limited. 


Women’s Emmaus Retreat

Offers the opportunity to strengthen your relationship with the Lord.  October 4-6, 2019, Friday Evening to Sunday Afternoon at Camp Tekawitha Retreat Center, Hwy H, five miles from Shawano/Cecil, WI.   Cost of $145.00 includes room & board, meals & program. Financial assistance available. Enrollment is open until Sept. 22. For more information, call Gail @ 715-853-1428 or Linda @ 715-524-3550. Brochures are available in the main entrance. 

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.

Marriage Encounter & Fall Colors of Up North

Your memorable Marriage Encounter weekend awaits. Spend some "couple time" together focusing on your marriage. Discover how your good marriage can be even better or how to get your marriage back on track. Join Green Bay Marriage Encounter for a fall colors weekend of discovery at Northland Camp & Conference Center in Dunbar WI (Marinette County) on October 4-6, 2019.Call 920-544-5166 or visit for more information or to register.


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 pm


Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, October 15th,  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, October 15th -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 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


          10/7/2019 – 10/09/2019   Clergy Congress    Fr. Nonito & Fr. Joel Gone

 10/12/2019 Baptism Meeting    9-11 am

  10/12/2019 Building & Grounds Collection

  10/13/2019 Building & Grounds Collection

  10/13/2019 Annual Parish Meeting 10 am

  10/13/2019 Fellowship Sunday/Book Share 10 am

  10/15/2019 Food Pantry 1-3 pm 

  10/15/2019 Thrift N Gift/Garage Noon – 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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