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October 25, 2020

Thirtieth 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:

A Pharisee questions Jesus to entrap him. Jesus is not intimidated even if the challenge is presented in bad faith, seizing it as an opportunity to teach which among the commandments is the greatest. 

Jesus points out a scriptural text from Deuteronomy 6:5 that speaks about loving God ‘with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” However, what surprises everyone is that Jesus suddenly mentions another passage from Leviticus 19:18 that zeroes in on loving one’s neighbor as oneself. The wisdom of Jesus lies in that he links the commandment to love God and the commandment to love one’s neighbor and presents them as one single commandment. If a person truly loves God, then the person will not violate any of God’s commandments and will pursue to follow God’s teachings. Moreover, the person who truly loves God will not injure his or her fellow human beings but will strive to love them with the love of the Lord. No one who truly loves God and neighbor will intentionally wrong either.

As followers of Jesus, we are called to translate these two commandments in a thousand ways in our life.


 In Jesus Christ,

Fr. Nonito


The Mass: A Slice at a time

The eucharistic celebration is to be carried out either in the Latin language or in another language, provided the liturgical texts have been lawfully approved. (Canon 928)

In both cases, the provisions of the lawfully approved text must be followed very faithfully considering the warning that, apart from the Holy See (and, according to the norms of the law, the bishop and the bishops’ conferences, after obtaining the approval of the Holy See), “no one, not even a priest may on his own authority, add, omit or change anything in the liturgy. Priests should therefore make sure that they so preside over the celebration of the Eucharist that the faithful know that they are taking part not in a rite established on private initiative, but in the Church’s public worship the regulation of which was entrusted by Christ to the Apostles and their successors.” 





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 


Mass Reopening

Mass will be open at 50% starting Saturday, October 24th. Temperature, masks and social distancing will be enforced.  


October 25th, 2020

30th Sunday in Ordinary Time  




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

  Living and Deceased, Joyce Case

10/26……………………………………………..….No Mass

10/27………Rev Willard VandeLoo, Rev Michael Warden

10/28…..…Deacon Steven Meyer, Deacon David LeMere

10/29…………………………………….Kateri Prayer Circle

10/30……………………………………….Eric Peerenboom

10/31………………………………………Joleen Kaquatosh

11/01……...… Paul Wilber, Pam, Joe, Mark and Dave Sr.


Financial Blessings Oct. 

(No Mass - Live Stream Only)


   $ 724.00



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. 



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  

Lector           Usher      Temp Taker

Saturday Oct 31, 5 pm 

Lisa Peters

Dave Thibodeau

Jean Thibodeau


Sunday, November 1, 9 am

Justin Lepscier

Bob Vigue

Cookie Vigue

 Saturday Nov 7, 5 pm

Karen Millett-Metzler

 Jim Gilane

Kitty  Gilane

Sunday, Nov. 8, 9 am 

Kathy Tucker

Doug Hermsen

Vicki Hermsen

 Daily Mass will reopen Tuesday, Oct 27th at 8 am.  




October Respect Life Month

Catholic Considerations for our Earthly Passing

We prepare for eternal life by choosing to love and follow God. Our journey with Christ includes equipping our consciences to make morally good judgments at the end of life. While no summary can substitute for thorough catechesis, one thing is clear; we are entrusted by God with the gift of life. This obliges us to make use of appropriate, effective medical care. The Church affirms the inviolable dignity of every person, regardless of the duration or extent of the person’s incapacity. Nothing diminishes the sanctity of a person’s life, or the obligation to protect and care for it. Those who are sick should not be alone, and, even after death, accompaniment continues by praying for those who have passed.  

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.


Thanksgiving Dinner Cancelled

Alvin J. Rathsack & Elmo Novelli Memorial Thanksgiving Dinner sponsored by the Knights of Columbus will be cancelled this year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 


 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,  November 3rd  & 17th.  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,November 3rd  & 17th.h 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 ShareBook share will be closed until further notice due to COVID-19 restrictions.  If you need books, contact the Parish Office and they can assist you in. .  


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

10/25/2020 Mass Live Streamed  9 am 

11/01/2020 Mass Live Streamed 9:00 am

11/03/2020 Thrift N Gift/Garage  Noon – 3 pm

11/03/2020 Food Pantry, Book Share  1-3 pm 


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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