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September 8, 2019

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  

 Pastoral Staff:

Fr. Nonito Barra

Parish Administrator (715) 799-3811

Rectory (715) 994-1337

Fr. Joel Jores

Parochial Vicar (715) 787-3377

Mark Fuller

Deacon (715)201-2961

Vicki Hermsen

Parish Secretary (715) 799-3811

Kathy King-Tucker

Religious Education (715) 799-3927

Parish Trustees:

Kathy Kaquatosh

Kitty Gilane

Pastoral Council Chair:

Sylvia Wilber

Finance Council Chair:

Andy Sulskis

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

SATURDAY MASS:    5:00 pm  

SUNDAY MASS:   9:00 am

CONFESSION:       Saturday 4:30 - 4:45pm

ROSARY:  Saturday 3:40 pm     Sunday  8:35 am

DAILY MASS:      Chapel Southside of Church


           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. 


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

CONFESSION:     Saturday 4:30 - 4:45pm     ROSARY:  Saturday 3:40 pm     Sunday  8:40 am

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

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


 A Note from Fr Joel

For anyone who wishes to become his disciples, Jesus demands total dependence on God’s providence. It is very natural for anyone who engages in any plans or projects in life to do the necessary calculations. For us Christians, that by very categorical name we bear, Christ-ians, we bring the second person of the Holy Trinity’s biblical title, the Christ, we are right away identified as his followers and disciples. So, when in our Gospel today, he turned and addressed all those following him, it is also addressed to each one of us today. So, maybe we can ask ourselves some questions: How configured are we to him whom we follow? How deep is our dependence on God’s providence in any of our life plans and projects? Or maybe we can also ask ourselves how many times we set God aside from our plans and projects because it was very clear that we can’t stand his presence in those plans and projects. We may have personally turned our backs on him because we may have believed that our calculations are perfect and fit our plans but then later on, something popped up out of the blue and then asked Him why it happened and maybe even blamed Him for the troubles we faced. In the name we bear as Christian, taking away the Christ, what remains is ‘ian’. And this is the initials for ‘I Am Nothing’. Without Christ in our life therefore, We Are Nothing.   So, let’s give what God wants from us for our own success in life: “”total availability and commitment.” God will provide for all the rest. It may mean constantly visiting his holy house of prayer and join the family of God in prayer within the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.


Happy weekend everyone!


Co-Traveler, Fr. Joel



The Mass – A slice at a time


It is desirable that the faithful, just as the Priest himself is bound to do, receive the Lord’s Body from the hosts consecrated at the same Mass and that, in the cases where this is foreseen, they partake of the chalice, so that even by means of the signs Communion may stand out more clearly as a participation in the sacrifice actually being celebrated. To be continued. 





Religious Education News

Religious Education classes for 2nd grade to high school age begin on September 18th, 2019 at 6 pm.  Registration opens at 5:30pm in Dave Barrett Hall.  Cost is $10 per student.  Classes run from 6 to 7:30 pm.  

New this year - Kindergarten and First grade will meet on Sundays during 9am Mass beginning October 6th, 2019.  Classes held the first 3 Sundays each month October 2019 thru March 2020.


Memory Cafe

Tuesday, September 10th - The memory café is for those with beginning stages of dementia and their caregivers. The café will be held from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. Contact Kristin for more information by calling 715-799-5270. 


Music Ministry

Our parish is in need of choir members, accompanists and cantors. Please prayerfully considering sharing your time and talents with our church family.  Contact the parish office if you are interest – 715-799-3811. 


Mass Intentions

There are quite a few open weekends to have Masses said for loved ones this summer. Stop by Parish office to see what is available.  There is a $10 Mass Stipend.


Administrative Assistant St. Francis and St. Mary

St. Francis Solanus & St. Mary’s is hiring a 19 hour per week administrative assistant.

The parish center administrative assistant is responsible for overseeing the smooth running of the parish office functions and volunteers in addition to providing administrative services for the pastor. The Administrative assistant is expected to perform a wide variety of moderately difficult and complex tasks. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to the parish office. This position ultimately reports to the Parish Administrator.  


Embracing Humility Without Fear

Whatever our social status may be, we cannot be people of faith, hope, and charity unless we acknowledge the truth of our dependence on our Lord. Being humble does not mean ignoring the talents, gifts, and opportunities with which He has blessed us.  We should not pretend to be something we are not, rather we must acknowledge that God is God – and we are not. We are not in charge of the world nor can we control every aspect of our own lives. In His mercy, God loves us in spite of our faults and failings, not because we are worthy of His graciousness. It is for us to gratefully entrust ourselves to the Father’s will and let Him lead us where He desires 



September 8, 2019

23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time 


9/07……….……………………Elmira Kaquatosh & Family

9/08………………………………………..Parish Volunteers

9/09……………………………………..……………No Mass

9/10………………....Rev Felix Abano, Rev Brian Belongia

9/11...Deacon Paul Umentum, Deacon David VanEperen

9/12…….………………………………..Kateri Prayer Circle 

9/13…………………………….………………..World Peace

9/14……………………………………….…Genevieve Hein

9/15…….Jack & Pat Hermsen, Diane Patrick & Fam L&D

There will be no Daily Mass 9-16 through 9-19 



 Financial Blessings Aug. 30 & Sept. 1, 2019              








Liturgical Ministers  


Saturday, September 145 pm                                                         

Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Fay Waupochick

Isabella Waupochick 

Deacon Mark

Sunday, September 15, 9 am                                                          

 Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Kathy Tucker

Deacon Mark


Saturday, September 215 pm                                                         

Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Dan & Sophie Hanauer

Tony Waupochick


 Sunday, September 22, 9 am                                                          

 Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Justin Lepscier

Donna Smith


Hospital Visits

Why didn’t Fr. Nonito or Fr. Joel Visit? When a person is asking for last rites or anointing of the sick, a priest that serves in the area where the person is located will visit.  This may not be Fr. Nonito or Fr. Joel due to the distance of travel. The hospital will contact a local priest to visit. Fr. Nonito and Fr. Joel will continue visiting local hospitals and nursing homes.   


WELCOME! The Lord has called all of us to a new way of living under His wonderful grace as our Savior. May joy and peace be yours as we praise our Lord and grow close to God and one another.  It is a pleasure to have you worshipping with us. If you are considering joining our parish, please talk with Father Nonito or Father Joel or call the Parish Office at 715-799-3811. Anyone who has not officially signed up and would like to be a registered member, please stop in the office and fill out a form. It is that easy! 


Reboot! A life-changing event!

Chris Stefanick is coming to Green Bay! Wednesday, September 18th 7-9:30pm at Notre Dame de la Baie Academy. Join us to hear one of the most sought after voices of our time. Offering practical insight into living the life God has created for you! We have reserved tickets. If you would like to attend and haven’t already purchased tickets, contact the parish office to reserve and pay for your ticket. Tickets cost is $25.00. We will carpool. 

Lectors, Communion Distributors

We are looking for volunteers to lector or distribute communion at weekend Masses. Training will be provided. If you are interested in helping out our parish, please contact the parish office @715-799-3811.


Do you like to Volunteer?

Would you like to help out at St. Michael Parish or Faith Development? If so, all volunteers must complete a background check and a VIRTUS training session. Sacred Heart will be holding a VIRTUS training session on Wednesday, August 20 and Monday, August 26 in the School Gym. You may sign up online for VIRTUS at >> Then under Protecting Our Children go to VIRTUS training to register for the session.  If you have any questions, please contact the parish office (715) 799-3811. 


Novena Masses

The Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, our Parish Patron on September 29 is fast approaching. We are starting our preparation for this celebration. We will again have our Novena Masses starting September 20 through Sept. 28, like we did last year.   


Texting Scheme

A texting scheme going around is taking advantage of people’s good faith. A member of a church got a strange text from someone claiming to be the pastor. Someone used contact information from the church’s bulletin/newsletter to text several members posing as the pastor. They asked for gift card information to be sent, claiming the money would be used for someone hospitalized and in need. Scams like these aren’t new.  Be vigilant, learn about the different types of scams, and investigate a strange call, text, or email on your own before responding to demands. If you believe you’ve been victim to a scam, contact your local law enforcement.


Annual Meeting Information Needed

Reports of activity covering July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019 are needed from Pastoral Council, Finance Council, Worship Committee, Building & Grounds, Faith Formation and parish fundraisers. Each council and committee is responsible for turning in a report through email or mail to the parish office.  Our annual meeting is scheduled for October 13th following 9 am Mass.  


Seminarian Collection

Our annual Seminarian collection is working. By now, you have received a letter from Bishop Ricken asking that you participate in Hope for the Future; Help them Today. Have you made your gift? So far this year, our parish has raised $1,037.22. Last year we raised a total of $770.00.  Thank you to all who have made their donation. You can still make your gift today by mailing in your pledge card or visit 


Mug Club

The Mug Club support group is for all caregivers. We will meet the first Tuesday of the Month from 5pm – 7pm at the Fellman Center – 607 E Elizabeth Street Shawano. Call Heidi Russell, Director of Aging at 715-526-4686 for more information 



The Community Resource Center in Keshena offers an array of classes including computer skills, preparing for employment, and much more. Classes are open to the general public. Call 715-799-5137 for more information. 


Holy Hour

Holy Hour will be  first Thursday of the month at 6:00 pm


Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, September 10th and 17th, 1-3 pm. We are still looking for volunteers. Call the Parish Office for more information. If you have extra fruit or vegetables, please drop off on September 9th or 16th.

St. Michael’s Thrift N Gift

Thrift & Gift   be open Tuesday, September 10 th & 17th noon to 3 pm.    If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at the Parish Office or Thrift N Gift. 


Book Share 

Book share is open the second Sunday of the month, following 9 am Mass in conjunction with Fellowship Sunday.  Remember we have books for all ages, 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


The Parish Office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to Noon, Wednesday and Friday 9 am – 1 pm.  Please contact Fr. Nonito at the Rectory for urgent matters (715) 994-1337 or Fr. Joel at the Leopolis Rectory (715) 787-3377.



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






                  Mark Your Calendars/Events St. M      

 9/3/2019 Finance Council    11 am 

 9/5/2019 Holy Hour    6 – 7 pm

 9/8/2019 Fellowship Sunday/Book Share 10 am                                                                         

      9/9/2019 – 9/25/2019  Fr. Nonito Vacation

 9/10/2019 Food Pantry 1-3 pm

 9/10/2019 Thrift N Gift Noon – 3 pm

 9/14/2019 Baptism Meeting    9 am

 9/14/2019 Building & Grounds Collection

 9/15/2019 Building & Grounds Collection

 9/15/2019 Catechetical Sunday   9 am Mass 





                           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 Saturday                                                 










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