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October 27, 2019

30th  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 

As we continue to celebrate Respect Life Month, I would like to bring your attention to the issue of homelessness in our communities.   The Church has traditionally viewed housing, not as a commodity, but as a basic human right. This conviction is grounded in our view of the human person and the responsibility of society to protect the life and dignity of every person, by providing the conditions where human life and human dignity are not undermined, but enhanced.  As Saint John Paul II once shared, "A house is much more than a roof over one's head." It is "a place where a person creates and lives out his or her life." The right to housing is a consistent theme in Catholic teaching. (Pope John Paul II, Letter to Pontifical Commission Justitia et Pax-December 8, 1987.)


In 2012, a local group of concerned citizens met in a home to watch and discuss a documentary on homelessness.  The group noted a need to provide basic necessities such as housing, food, and healthcare to those struggling with poverty in the Shawano Area.  It next defined its mission and vision as an organization, and decided to name the organization Shawano Area Matthew 25 (SAM 25), after the Bible verse in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 25, where Jesus directs his followers to provide for the needs of those who are considered “the least of these.”  From this beginning, SAM’s House, the area’s first homeless shelter, was started.   Last year, SAM’s House, served 95 homeless individuals, up from the 56 individuals the shelter served in its first year.  What is hopeful is that 41 % of the shelter guests found permanent and positive housing.


Currently, SAM 25 has started a “Capital Campaign” to move to a new and larger shelter location and expand its services to those living in poverty.  I have volunteered for many years at SAM’s House and found it a very worthwhile cause that promotes human dignity and respect for life. As we reflect on Respect Life issues in this month of October, I would like to invite your support of SAM 25 and its programs.   


You may wish to donate to their “Capital Campaign.” There are also many other ways to donate your time and talents as well.  For more information, please go to their website, 

Upon Further Reflection

A big, burly man knocked on the rectory door and asked to see the pastor, who was known to be a compassionate and charitable person.

“Father,” he said in a broken voice, “I wish to draw your attention to the terrible plight of a poor family in the parish.  Their father is dead, their mother is too ill to work, and the nine children are starving. They’re about to be turned out into the cold, empty streets unless someone pays their rent.”

“How terrible,” stammered the pastor. “I’ll see what we can do.  May I ask who you are?”

The sympathetic visitor applied his handkerchief to his eyes, “I’m the landlord.”

In His Mercy,


In His mercy,

Deacon Mark


The Mass – A slice at a time 

The Duties of those in Holy Orders


Every legitimate celebration of the Eucharist is directed by the Bishop, either in person or through Priests who are his helpers. When the Bishop is present at a Mass where the people are gathered, it is most fitting that he himself celebrate the Eucharist and associate Priests with himself in the sacred action as concelebrants. This is done not for the sake of adding outward solemnity to the rite, but to signify more vividly the mystery of the Church, “the sacrament of unity.” If on the other hand, the Bishop does not celebrate the Eucharist but has assigned it to someone else to do this, then it is appropriate that he should preside over the Liturgy of the Word, wearing the pectoral cross, stole, and cope over an alb, and that he should give the blessing at the end of the Mass




Religious Education News

On Wednesday October 23, 2019 our Religious Education students prayed a decade of the Rosary in church and then were treated to a cupcake rosary made by Patty Fuller.  Thanks Patty!

The classes then discussed this Sundays Gospel about the Pharisee and the tax collector.
There are no classes on October 30, 2019.  Happy Halloween!


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


Are you missing your crockpot?  

There are a lot of crockpots, pans, bowls, serving dishes, storage containers, etc. left over from funerals that were in the hall.  If you are missing something, please check the shelf in the hall by the Men’s bathroom. We will be donating these things to Thrift N Gift if not picked up by November 1s 


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 27, 2019

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time 


     10/26…….………….………………….…Joleen Kaquatosh

     10/27……………….Gabriel Tucker, Esther Tuckeer-Vigue

     10/28……………………………..……………….…No Mass

      10/29…………….Rev Timothy Brandt, Rev Adam Bradley

     10/30..Deacon Gary Wilheimz, Deacon Nicolas Williams

      10/31…..……………………………..…Kateri Prayer Circle

      11/01.................................……………Victims of Abortion

11/02……………………………Ghost Supper Families.......

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



Financial Blessings  Oct. 19 & 20              





 Thrift +Gift/Garage


World Mission Sunday

$   421.68



Liturgical Ministers  


Saturday, November 2, 5 pm 

 Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Lisa Paters


Jean Thibodeau


Sunday, November 3, 9 am 

Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Jim & Ellie Sokoly

Tayna Tucker

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

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. 


All Saints Day Masses

St. Michael, Keshena 8 am

St. Anthony, Neopit 5:30 pm (Ghost Supper After)

St. Mary Leopolis 8:30 am

St. Francis, Gresham 6 pm (Ghost Supper After)

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 


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, Oct. 13th 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


   10/21/2019 -11/8/2019 Fr. Joel Vacation

   10/30/2019 Finance Council 11 am – 12 pm

   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








                           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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