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      October 14, 2018, 28th 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.



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                                                  ST MICHAEL’S                                                   

                                                                       P.O. Box 610  

                                                                 Keshena, WI 54135                                                                                


           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. 

Parish Administrator, Fr. Nonito Barra - 715-799-3811 -

Rectory – 715-994-1339

Parochial Vicar Fr. Joel Jores  - 715-787-3377   

Deacon Mark Fuller   715-201-2961-

Parish Secretary, Vicki Hermsen - 715-799-3811 -

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

Wednesday 6 – 7:30 pm September – May

SATURDAY MASS:    5:00 pm     SUNDAY MASS:  9:00 am

CONFESSION:     Saturday 3:30 - 3:45pm     ROSARY:  Saturday 3:40 pm     Sunday  8:40 am

DAILY MASS:    Chapel Southside of Church Tuesday, Wednesday. Thursday, Friday 8:00 am   

KATERI PRAYER CIRCLE:  After 8 am Mass on Thursday morning

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: Third Tuesday of the month –7 pm,  

                                              Grand Knight Paul Marroquin 715-994-0409 

HOLY HOUR:  1st Thursday of the Month from 6-7 pm

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:   Wednesdays  6-7:30 September-May

  Deacon Mark Writing

The month of October is traditionally known as the month of the rosary.  When not on a Sunday, October 7th is celebrated as the memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. The day was dedicated by St. Pius V who credited a 1571 naval victory over the invading Turks to the intercession of Mary through the rosary.  The church again faces serious crisis and Pope Francis has asked every Catholic in the world to pray the rosary each day in October.  The rosary is a powerful prayer. The great saint, Padre Pio, remarked that the rosary is “the weapon against the evils of the world.” 

 In the Christian tradition, evil has diverse representations, such as “Satan,” which in Hebrew means “adversary,” or “Devil” in Greek, which means the one who divides or sows discord. The biblical tradition also speaks of the “seducer of the world,” the “father of lies” or “Lucifer,” who presents himself as an angel of light, under a cloak of good, leading into deceit.  It is for protection against evil that we can pray the rosary and Pope Francis invites us at the conclusion of the rosary to pray the most ancient invocation to the Holy Mother of God, “Sub Tuum Praesidium” – “We fly to Thy protection, O holy Mother of God; Do not despise our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.”  We are also asked to pray as well as the traditional prayer to St. Michael the Archangel ascribed to Pope Leo the XIII.   

I pray the rosary daily and it is indeed a very special prayer for me.  I especially recall how it helped me through the difficult and painful death of my mother many years ago.  I felt a comfort and hope praying the rosary and did not fall into despair or desolation.  I try hard to pray it well but many times I end up distracted and have a difficult time meditating on the mysteries.  Still, there are those moments of quiet peace when I pray it and this helps me to persevere and keep praying the rosary. Some may think the rosary is too pious, too devotional, and only for funerals.  I challenge those who think this way to  take a chance and pray it this month, and see what fruit it can bring to your life and to your family.  Let me know what happens!  Holy Mary, pray for us now, and at the hour of our death!

Upon Further Reflection:

A newly ordained deacon was asked to hold a graveside service for someone with no family or friends.  It was his first official assignment, so he eagerly agreed. Taking his duties very seriously, the deacon left early the next morning for the cemetery.  However, he made several wrong turns and quickly got himself lost. When he finally arrived more than an hour late, the hearse was nowhere to be seen and the two workmen were eating lunch.

The deacon got out of the car, quickly threw on his vestments, and hurried to the open grave.  Looking into the pit, he saw that the vault lid was already in place.  With a sigh, he took out his prayer book and read the burial service.

After he had left, one of the workmen said to the other, “Maybe we should have told him he just blessed a septic tank.”



In His mercy,

Deacon Mark 

The Mass – A slice at a time

 The Gloria in Excelsis

The Glory to God in the highest is a most ancient and venerable hymn by which the Church, gathered in the Holy Spirit, glorifies and entreats God the Father and the Lamb. The text of this hymn may not be replaced by any other. It is intoned by the priest or, if appropriate, by a cantor or by the choir; but it is sung either by everyone together, or by the people alternately with the choir, or by the choir alone. If not sung, it is to be recited either by everyone together or by two choirs responding one to another. It is sung or said on Sundays outside Adventist and Lent, and also on solemnities and feasts, and that particular celebrations of a more solemn character.

Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers Needed

Come help celebrate the Mass by joining us as a lector or Eucharistic minister on Saturday or Sundays. Eucharistic ministers must be confirmed Catholics. 

Preparation is minimal and the rewards of this service are enriching and fulfilling. Please contact the Parish Office at St. Michaels if interested. (715) 799-3811.. 



Faith Formation

On Wednesday October 10th our Faith Formation students prayed the Living Rosary in Church. 

October 17 Class

October 24 Class

October 31 No Class

November 7 Mass/Pot Luck 




CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO WISH TO BE CONFIRMED.  Confirmation classes are being offered on Wednesday evening 6:00 to 7:30.  For more information stop in on Wednesday, October 17th  at Barrett Hall.




Kateri Prayer Circle

Never underestimate the power of prayer. Just one small prayer can change your life. If you or your family 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 715-994-1098

You can also call the parish office with your Prayer request 715-799-3811. 


 Respect For Life Prayer

Gentle St. Francis you were so devoted to the humanity of Christ. Your heart burst with appreciation toward God
for taking on human life. You saw beauty and goodness in all living things - in birds that sing, the fish that fill our waters, and all that lives in nature.

Help us to imitate your reverence for life wherever it may be. Especially, humble Francis of Assisi, help us to help others to see the worth of each living, unborn baby sheltered in its mother's womb.

May all mankind have the grace to understand that these tiny, budding lives have the right to live, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. 


Men’s Emmaus Retreat

A Men’s Emmaus Retreat will be held at Camp Tekakwitha, Oct. 26-28, 2018.  It is open to all men of our parishes.  Please consider coming on this enjoyable and blessed experience.  Contact Deacon Mark for details and registration information @ 715-201-2961 or 715-524-5094.  Let God do great things in your life!






28th Sunday in Ordinary Time


 October 14, 2018  


  10/15.....………....………………..…………….….No Mass                10/16…………………………………………..........No Mass                                  10/17……………………………….………………..No Mass                                                10/18…...………………………..…...…Kateri Prayer Circle     10/19..……………………………...St Michael Parishioners                                10/20….....................................................Arline Creapeau                                10/21………………………………………Eva Conger Block


Financial Blessings 

      October 6 & 7 





Thrift N Gift




Liturgical Ministers  

Saturday, October 20,  5pm

Lisa Peters


Deacon Mark


Sunday, October 21, 9 am 

Donna Smith


Sue King

Saturday, October 27,  9 am 

Bryan Lepscier


Jean Thibodeau


Sunday, October 28, 9 am    


Jim & Ellie Sokoly


Sharon Hoffman




Men’s Emmaus Retreat

A Men’s Emmaus Retreat will be held at Camp Tekakwitha, Oct. 26-28, 2018.  It is open to all men of our parishes.  Please consider coming on this enjoyable and blessed experience.  Contact Deacon Mark for details and registration information @ 715-201-2961 or 715-524-5094.  Let God do great things in your life!


Building & Grounds

The second collection today is for Building and Grounds. Please be generous. 


Annual Meeting

Our annual meeting will take place following 9 pm Mass TODAY.  Please join us to find out what St. Michael’s is about.  Doughnuts and coffee will be served 


Building & Grounds

There will be a second collection next weekend for Building and Grounds.

Diaper Collection

There will be a diaper collection during the month of October. Please put in entrance to church or bring your donation to the Parish Office.  Thank you. 

Expectant Parents

All soon to be new parents are invited to our first New Expectant Parent Get Together!  We hope to offer suggestions and answers to nonmedical worries and questions. A group to share experiences and hopefully assuage fears and worries of the huge upcoming change in your life. The first get together will be held after Mass on Sunday, October 21st. Please invite anyone you know who is (are) expecting their first child, soon to be mothers and fathers are welcome!  Refreshments will be served! If anyone would like to help, please contact Anne Sulskis 715-851-0160 or email



World Mission Sunday Oct 21st

Next weekend, we will celebrate World Mission Sunday. Pope Francis invites the entire Church to support the mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious and lay leaders serve the world’s most vulnerable communities. Please keep the Pope’s missions in your prayers, and be generous in next week’s collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.


Thrift & Gift Furniture Garage:

We are looking for some strong individuals to help with pick up of furniture and miscellaneous household items.  The current volunteers doing this job are in their 70’s and 80’s.   It is getting very difficult for these volunteers to load/unload furniture.  This would not be a great time commitment.  When we get a call for a large pick up, a time would be set up. If you are interested in helping, please call the Parish Office at 715-799-3811

Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open Tuesday, October 16th from 1-3 pm. We are in need of brown paper bags, personal hygiene items. 

St. Michael’s Thrift & Gift

Thrift & Gift will be open October 16th.   If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at Parish Office or Thrift & Gift. We are currently looking for silverware and we are in need of towels.  All money made at Thrift & Gift/Furniture Garage is given directly to the Food Pantry. The Food Pantry buys food as needed. Thank you. 


Human Services Spaghetti Dinner

The Spaghetti Dinner will be Friday, October 26th in Barrett Hall from 5 – 7 pm.  There is no charge for this dinner. The Community is welcome. 


Book Share

Book share is open the second Sunday of the month following 9 am Mass in conjunction with Fellowship Sunday. Will you consider hosting one of the Sundays left this year?  It would be greatly appreciated!  Remember we have books for all ages, lots of 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 St. Michael 

The Parish office will be open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.



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

Catholic Diocese of Green Bay

P.O. Box 23825

Green Bay, WI 54305-3825

Telephone: 1-877-270-8174 or 920-272-8174

Email the Office of Safe Environment

We always encourage you to report the incident to local civil authorities.





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






                  Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michael  


             10/14/2018 Annual Meeting Barrett Hall 10 – 11 am 

     10/16/2018 Church Cleaning 10 am

     10/16/2018 Secretary Meeting Neopit 11 – 12 pm 

             10/16/2018 Thrift & Gift Noon – 3 pm

             10/16/2018 Food Pantry 1 – 3 pm

     10/16/2018 Knights of Columbus 7 pm

     10/17/2018 Faith Formation

                     10/18/2018 Employee Meeting 12 – 12:30 pm 

     10/24/2018 Faith Formation

     10/25/2018 Discipleship Seminar 8 - 4 pm 

     10/26/2018 Spaghetti Dinner 5 – 7 pm



                        MASS TIMES:

                               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 - 4:00 pm Saturday (Will change to 4 pm 9/8/2018) 













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