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      September 2nd, 2018, 22nd 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                                                                                


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

             Parochial Vicar: Fr. Joel-715-799-3811 -

     Deacon Mark Fuller - 715-201-2961 

      Parish Secretary St. Michael, Vicki Hermsen  - 715-799-3811 -

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


Find us on Facebook:  stmichael Keshena


       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.




“All these things come from within and they defile.” Jesus speaks these words to the Pharisees who are very strict in the observance of the Law, especially the laws on purity. They believe that if one does not care about washing food and dishes, one defiles oneself. It is bad religion not to follow this tradition. All Jews must follow the interpretations of the Pharisees to be able to participate in Temple worship and other religious activities. Jesus reacts to this teaching, regarding it pure hypocrisy. It pays more attention to the external than to the internal. Jesus clarifies what defiles a person. It is not what the person takes in but what comes out of him. Evil does not come from unwashed food and dishes. Evil comes from within, from the heart, from bad attitudes. What defiles us is what make us violent and turns us into thieves, and murderers, etc. In our catechism, we call it the seven capital sins. To be pleasing to God, we must overcome our negative energies. They can easily surface when provoked and can devastate others. So let us do more than simply hear God’s laws for we are called to act on them in love.

Co-Traveler, Fr. Joel 




The Mass – A slice at a time

Entrance America, there are four options for the Entrance Chant:

  1. The antiphon from the Missal or the antiphon with its Psalm from the Graduale Romanum, as set to music there or in another setting;
  2. The antiphon and Psalm of the Graduale Simplex for the liturgical time;
  3. A chant from another collection of Psalms and antiphons, approved by the Conference of Bishops or the Diocesan Bishop, including Psalms arranged in responsorial or metrical forms;
  4. Another liturgical chant that is suited to the sacred action, the day, or the time of year, similarly approved by the Conference of Bishops or the Diocesan Bishop.

. Prayer for our Church

Oh God of our salvation

We pray for our church

Where we are divided, 

heal us

Where we are faint of heart, 

embolden us

Where we are judgmental, 

grant us compassion

Where we are faithful, 

strengthen us

Where we have doubts,

make us faithful

In all we do may Your name be praised, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


Faith Formation Faith Formation will start in September, 26, 2018.   Registration forms for the 2018-2019 session are available in the main entrance of church or the Parish Office. Remember to keep God with you this SUMMER – be safe! 

Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers Needed

Come help celebrate the Mass by joining us as a lector or Eucharistic minister on Saturday or Sundays.  

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.


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. 



Knowing where you stand

Opinions are easy to come by. People today are all too ready to share their theories, no matter how bizarre, with anyone willing to listen. And in this barrage of “new age” concepts, Christians can easily get confused. Trendy theories will interfere with our personal faith if we spend too much time paying heed. 


Jesus knew what that was like. When He spoke to the disciples, He first asked them, “Who do people say that I am?” and listened calmly to all the theories. Then Jesus quietly asked, “but who do you say that I am?” His simple question called to the disciples’ hearts, urging them to step away from popular theories and rumor, relying instead on His teachings. It’s a matter of knowing where you stand. When you stand firmly in God’s house, relying on His doctrines, you won’t be swayed by the latest religious fad. Ask yourself today, who do I say Jesus is?  Do my answers come from scripture and the church’s teachings or have I found them in the latest bestseller?




22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 2nd, 2018   


9/03….....………....………………..…………….….No Mass     

9/04……………..…Rev Leroy Smet, Rev Xavier Santiago

9/05..Deacon Peter Cheskie, Deacon Richard Bahnaman

9/06 ……...………………………………Kateri Prayer Circle

9/07….…………………..…Members of St. Michael Parish

9/08….......................................................Arline Creapeau

9/09……………………………………………Estelene Ladd




Financial Blessings

   August 25 & 26 


  $ 860.25   



Thrift & Gift 




Liturgical Ministers  

Saturday, Setpember 8, 5:00pm
Lector          Servers      Eucharistic Minister 

Fay Waupochick

Isabella Waupochick

Deacon Mark 


Sunday, September 9, 9 am 

Justin Lepscier


Donna Smith 


Saturday, September 15,  9 am

Lisa Peters


Deacon Mark  


Sunday, September 16, 9 am 

Sue King


Deacon Mark


Saturday Mass

Saturday Mass time will remain at 5 pm after Labor Day. In the past, this was changed to 4 pm for the fall and winter months.  This causes a lot of confusion with all the internet publications of the Mass time so it will remain 5 pm. 


Fellowship Sunday/Book Share

Next Sunday, September 9th, we will have Fellowship Sunday following 9 am Mass. Doughnuts, coffee and juice will be served. This is a great time to socialize with parish members/visitors. Book Share will also be open that day.  Please mark your calendar and join us after Mass that day.  


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

Parish Envelopes

If you would like to become a registered member of St. Michael and receive envelopes to record your contributions to your parish and receive a statement of annual contributions for your taxes, all you need to do is contact the parish office. Call 715-799-3811 or stop in during office hours.


Fellowship Sunday

Starting on Sunday, September 9th, we will have Fellowship Sunday following 9 am Mass. Doughnuts, coffee and juice will be served. This is a great time to socialize with parish members/visitors. Please mark your calendar and join us after Mass that day.  



St. Francis Solanus Corn Fest is coming Wednesday, September 12, serving from 4-7pm!  Please support this event by joining us for fresh corn on the cob, pulled pork or sloppy joe sandwiches, dessert, and beverages.


Holy Hour

Holy Hour will be the First Thursday of the month at St. Michael at 6 pm.  Please join us on September 6th

Food Pantry

Due to Labor Day Holiday on Monday, September 3rd,  we will be unable to pick up food for our Food Pantry that day. Therefore, food pantry will be open the following week, Tuesday,, September 11 from 1-3 pm. We will also be open Tuesday, September 18 from 1-3 pm. We are in need of brown paper bags, personal hygiene items and meat sauce. 


St. Michael’s Thrift & Gift

All money made at Thrift & Gift/Furniture Garage is given directly to the Food Pantry. The Food Pantry buys food as needed. Thrift & Gift will be open this month September 4th, 11th and 18th from noon to 3 pm.   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.  Thank. 


Book Share

Book share is open the second Sunday of the month following 9 am Mass in conjunction with Fellowship Sunday, which will be September 9th. 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.


Maintenance Position

We are looking for a part-time maintenance person, approximately 19 hours a week.  Responsible for light maintenance, grounds upkeep, cleaning the church, hall set-up, take down, etc. Contact the parish office 715-799-3811 for an application.


 Parish Office Hours St. Michael 

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



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






                  Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michael    

9/04/2018 Thrift & Gift  Noon – 3 pm

9/04/2018            Church Cleaning   10 am

9/06/2018            Holy Hour 6-7 pm

         9/08/2018   Building & Grounds Collection

         9/09/2018   Building & Grounds Collection

           9/09/2018 Fellowship Sunday/Book Share  10 am                                                       9/11/2018  Food Pantry 1 – 3 pm

       9/11/2018         Thrift & Gift Noon – 3 pm

       9/11/2018          Secretary Meeting 6:30 PM 

9/18/2018        Church Cleaning 10 am

       9/18/2018        Thrift & Gift  Noon – 3 pm    

                              9/18/2018             Food Pantry 1 – 3 pm                                                                  9/18/2018 Knights of Columbus 7 pm

9/26/2018 Religious Ed 6 – 7:30 pm



                        MASS TIMES:

                               St. Michael – 5:00 pm Saturday/ 9:00 am Sundays

      St. Anthony – 10:30 am Sundays

               St. Francis Solanus – 8:30 am Sundays

St. Mary – 10:30 am Sunday














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