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October 18, 2020

Twenty-nineth 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:

"Is it lawful to pay the census tax to Caesar or not?"  This is a legitimate, hotly debated issue during the time of Jesus. The same question is posed by the Pharisees and Herodians to trap Jesus. He knows the question is formulated to incriminate him however he answers. If he says yes, Jesus will be aligning himself with Herod and the hated Romans; if no, he will win the sympathy of the crowds who are burdened with over taxation, but can be accused of instigating a revolution against the Romans.

Jesus asks for a coin used to pay the tax. They hand him an imperial coin stamped with the image of the emperor and the inscription - Tiberius Caesar, son of divine Augustus. "Whose image is this and whose inscription?" When the crowds answer, "Caesar's," Jesus replies, "Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God."

Jesus calls us to be good citizens by promoting always the country's welfare. But also reminds us that since everything belongs to God, the highest praise and honor always belong to God.

A final thought for this Mission Sunday: "The Christian faith remains ever young when it is open to the mission that Jesus entrusts to us. 'Mission revitalizes faith' in the words of St. John Paul, a pope who showed such great love and concern for young people."


 In Jesus Christ,

Fr. Nonito


The Mass: A Slice at a time

In the eucharistic celebration, in accordance with the ancient tradition of the Latin Church, the priest is to use unleavened bread wherever he celebrates Mass. (Canon 926)

It is absolutely wrong, even in urgent and extreme necessity, to consecrate one element without the other, or even to consecrate both outside the eucharistic celebration. (Canon 927)

The Institutio generalis Missalis romani, considers the possibility, which must be removed with every possible precaution, that after the consecration, or when the moment of communion arrives, the priest should realize that he has not put wine in the chalice, but water or some other liquid. In this case, “he pours the water into another container, then pours wine with water into the chalice and consecrates it. He says only the part of the institution narrative related to the consecration of the chalice, without being obliged to consecrate the bread again. Naturally, this does not apply to the case in which there are an insufficient number of consecrated wafers for distributing communion, in this case, the sacrifice is already consummated and complet





Religious Education Update 


Due to the current COVID situation, St. Michael’s Faith  Formation classes will not be meeting. It is our belief 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 are sending 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.


Sidewalk by Church

You may have noticed that a large portion of the sidewalk in front of the church and on the side has been replaced. We received a donation from Mary Dvoratchek, Hard Rock Sawing and Drilling to pay for this.   Thank you for thinking of St. Michael in helping to keep our property maintained. 



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 




29th Sunday in Ordinary Time   

10/18…Joleen Kaquatosh, Donald Planz,

     Roger & Teeko Waukau (Live Streamed)

10/19…………………………………………………No Mass

10/20….................................................................No Mass

10/21…………………………………………………No Mass

10/22……………………….....……………………..No Mass


10/24 ..………………………………………………No Mass

10/25..…………Joseph Otradovec, Adelbert Otradovec & Family,

  Living and Deceased, Joyce Case

Financial Blessings Oct. 

(No Mass - Live Stream Only)



Building & Grounds

   $     65.00

Thrift N Gift/Garage




Disaster Collection

   $   250.00

Food Pantry


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. 



Thrift N Gift

Thank you to all who attended our Thrift N Gift Early Evening Sale on Friday, October 9th. We did sell a lot of clothing, furniture and miscellaneous items. Thank you also to all those who volunteered their time to set up, work and take down after the sale.  Another date will be set soon for an Evening Sale.   

Liturgical Ministers


Sunday, October 25, 9 am 

Lector  - Ruth Lewis

Sunday, November 1, 9 am

Lector - Justin Lepsider




How to Build a Culture of Life

Watching the news and reading the headlines, we may feel helpless seeing the heartbreaking lack of respect for human life. How do we respond? Changing the culture is a process of conversion that begins in our own hearts. 

When we encounter Christ, experience his love, and deepen our relationship with Him, we become more aware of our own immeasurable worth and that of others. His unchanging love is the source of our God-Given dignity, which, therefore, cannot be taken away.  When someone is facing great trials, we need to walk with them on their journey, intercede for them, and be open to sharing Christ’s love however He directs. We simply need to follow where He leads. This is a summary of a USCCB Respect Life Program article by the same name and is reprinted with permission. 2019, USCCB, Washington, D.C. All rights reserved.  


2020 Fundraiser $8,181.00 of $10,000

Thank you to all who have given to our virtual Fundraiser at St. Michael’s due to COVID-19 and cancellation of all fundraisers.  We have raised $8,181 towards our goal of $10,000, with only $1,819 left. We would be grateful for monetary donations to offset the loss of this source of revenue to keep our Parish solvent. Please mail or drop off donations at the Parish office indicating it is for fundraising. Thank you again for your continued support of our Parish during this time.


 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 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     

Thrift N Gift will be open Tuesday, October 20th noon to 3 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.


Book Share, October  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


St. Michael’s Calendar


10/18/2020 Mass Live Streamed 9:00 am

10/20/2020 Thrift N Gift/Garage Noon – 3 pm

10/20/2020 Food Pantry, Book Share   1-3 pm

10/25/2020 Mass Live Streamed 9 am 


St. Michael – Cancelled due to COVID

St. Anthony – Cancelled due to COVID

St. Francis Solanus – 8:30 am Sunday

St. Mary – 10:00 am Sunday  



                                                                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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