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October 4, 2020

Twenty-seventh 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  

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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 Pastor:

Jesus tells us the parable about a landowner who sent his servants to get the produce of his vineyard from the tenants. When the servants were maltreated, he decided to send his own son thinking that they would respect him, but the son himself was killed. Of course, the landowner is the image of God. The vineyard represents Israel. The servants sent by the landowner are the prophets. The tenants are the religious leaders of Israel. The son that was sent  by the landowner  is Jesus. Obviously, the parable shows the basic message of God's tremendous love for us, and our ingratitude and hardness of heart.


We are all just tenants which should make us realize that there is someone like the landowner who is greater than ourselves, God.  And a good question for all of us to ask ourselves is whether we not only have been ungrateful to the landowner, but have also been  abusive to our fellow tenants. Have we hurt, have we fooled, have we manipulated our fellow tenants? Have we made life miserable for them? Better to raise these questions now, rather than  be convicted of these when we come face to face with our Creator.

 In Jesus Christ,

Fr. Nonito


The Mass: A Slice at a time

Holy communion is to be given under the species of bread alone or, in accordance with the liturgical laws, under both species or, in case of necessity, even under the species of wine alone. (Canon 925)

The usual way of administering Communion continues to be under the species of bread, according to a multi-secular discipline based on the dogmatic affirmation of the full and perfect presence of Jesus Christ in each of the sacramental species, recommended because of the danger of spilling the Precious Blood, and of the natural repugnance that might be felt on sharing the same chalice.

The Canon’s reference to the liturgical norms means that communion under both species cannot be undertaken arbitrarily. Those norms refer to the prudent judgement of the bishop, who can authorize it.

The most convenient way should be chosen, in order that communion might be distributed with the dignity, piety, and decorum due the sanctity of the sacrament, and all danger of irreverence carefully avoided. In any case, the method whereby the chalice is passed from one communicant to another, or taken directly from the altar by each one, is not approved.







Religious Education Update 


Due to the current COVID situation, St. Michael’s Faith Formation classes will not be starting this September.  It is our believe 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 will send 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. 


Community Events Aging & Disability Resource Center 

October 13  – Free virtual class regarding recognizing the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s Disease beginning at 10 am.  To register please go to: 


October 15  – Free virtual class regarding recognizing the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s Disease beginning at 10 am.  To register please go to: >>



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 




2tth Sunday in Ordinary Time  


10/04…...........................................………….…Earl Planz

10/05…………………………………………………No Mass

10/06………(Fr. Seminar).....……………………..No Mass


10/08 …………………………………………………….Mass



10/11…………The people of St. Michael, St. Anthony, St. Mary and

St. Francis Solanus, Harold Price


Financial Blessings Sept 27 & 28

(No Mass)


   $   950.00


   $         .00

Thank for your generous donations!  


Church Envelopes

Our envelopes for the fiscal year 2020-2021 are in the main entrance. Please pick these up.  Thank you. 


Liturgical Ministers


Saturday, October 10, 5 pm

 Lector       Temp Taker     Usher 

Karen Millett-Metzler

Judy Fields

Don Fields


Sunday, October 11, 9 am 

Lector         Temp Taker     Usher  

Kathy Tucker

Mary Lewellin

Anne Sulskis

Saturday, October 17, 5 pm 

Fay Waupochick

Anne Sulskis

Tony Waupochick



Sunday, October 18, 9 am

Jim & Ellie Sokoly

Cookie Vigue

Bob Vigue


Daily Mass Temperature Takers 

Oct 6

No Mass

Oct 7

Pat Gwidt

Oct 8

Vicki Hermsen

Oct 9

Kitty Gilane

Oct 13

Vicki Hermsen

Oct 14

Pat Gwidt

Oct 15

Vicki Hermsen

Oct 16

Kitty Gilane


Handicap Entrance

The side entrance will be open for our parishioners with walkers and other challenges.  The temperature taker will come to you, just sanitize your hands and sit near the front.      

Through the Sacrament of Baptism we welcome to our Catholic Faith Community, Penelope Jennifer Josephine Hall, daughter of Michael Hall & Mariah Welch, Sherlinda Alivia Wilke, daughter of Danielle Wilke, Jessa James Wilke, daughter of Danielle Wilke and Theodore James Paholke, son of Tyler & Kristen Paholke.  May God’s love and presence be with them as they begin their Journey of Faith.

Disaster Relief

Our prayers go out to families who have lost loved ones, homes and businesses due to the devastating impact of the Hurricanes and wildfires in the West. There will be a special collection to support humanitarian, long-term recovery and Church needs arising from these calamities. Parishioners should make their checks payable to your parish and memo for Bishops Disaster fund.  Credit Card donations can be made by calling the Catholic Foundation at 1-920-272-8121 or online at

Thrift N Gift/Garage Sale 

Mark your calendar for Friday, October 9th, 3-6 pm Thrift N Gift and Garage Sale.  We will be selling items inside and out in the parking lot at St. Michaels.  Social distancing will be enforced. We have a lot of household goods, glassware, dishes, Tupperware, clothing for children and adults, toys, puzzles, backpacks, luggage, table and chair sets, lamps, ironing boards, pictures, desks, organ, baby items, stroller, crib, pack and play and many other items. Join us for this big sale.  


Parish Office Limited Hours

The office will be open limited hours on September 28th, 29th and October 1st. The office will be closed on September 30th and October 2nd.  


2020 FUNDRAISERS $7,655 of $10,000

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 fundraisers at St. Michael’s have been suspended until it is safe to resume. We would be grateful for monetary donations to offset the loss of this source of revenue ($10,000) to keep our Parish solvent. Please mail or drop off donations at the Parish office or drop in the collection basket indicating it is for fundraising. We need $2,245 to reach our goal. Thank you for your continued support of our Parish during this time.


Community Events 

October 6 – Free fall prevention class at the Shawano Middle School from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm. Contact 715-526-2192 ext. 3202 to register.

October 13  – Free virtual class regarding recognizing the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s Disease beginning at 10 am.  To register please go to: 


October 15  – Free virtual class regarding recognizing the 10 signs of Alzheimer’s Disease beginning at 10 am.  To register please go to: 



 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. 

Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, October 6th and 20th  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 Yard Sale      


Thrift N Gift will be open Tuesday, October 6th and 20th noon to 3 pm. We will also be having a special sale on Friday, October 9th from 3-6 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. We will once again be accepting donations. Call the Parish Office for drop off times.   

Mark your calendar for Friday, October 9th, 3-6 pm Thrift N Gift and Garage Sale.  We will be selling items inside the store and out in the parking lot at St. Michaels.  Social distancing will be enforced.

There is a lot of merchandise to be sold at very reasonable prices.  


Book Share, October 6th and 20th  1-3 pm with social distancing enforced. Two may come into the Book Share at a time. Masks required.  


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



Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michael

10/06/2020 Thrift N Gift/Garage      Noon – 3 pm

        10/06/2020 Food Pantry, Book Share 1-3 pm

                10/09/2020 Thrift N Gift Special Sale 3-6 pm

                        10/10/2020 Baptism Prep Meeting 9-11 am


                                                                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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