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                   SEPTEMBER 10th, 2017, 23rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME




                                 ST. MICHAEL'S PARISH MISSION STATEMENT


We are a Christian community called together to grow in faith and to celebrate God’s love for us in the Mass and Sacraments of the Catholic Church.  Through the gospel message and our common worship we are challenged to give Christian witness by our lives and service to others. 




                           ST. ANTHONY'S PARISH MISSION STATEMENT

St Anthony Church is a community of people where a 

sense of belonging welcomes one and all;

where tradition and culture offer deeper

faith,hope and love;

Where religious education becomes pathway to our identity.

            St. Anthony Church is a community of people

Where you belong forever.


Anamehawikamek Welcome 



ST MICHAEL’S                          and                                     St. Anthony's

                         P.O. Box 610        P.O. Box241

                     Keshena, WI 54135                             Neopit, WI 54150                             


      Parish Administrator, Fr. Joel Jores - 715-799-3811 -                           Associate Priest: Fr. Francis Zurbano-715-799-3811 - 

                    Deacon Mark Fuller - 715-201-2961 

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

Parish Secretary St. Anthony, Mary Harte – 715-756-2361 – 

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


Find us on Facebook:  stmichael Keshena and stanthony Neopit


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:   Next class 2018.



Hello Everyone!

Fraternal correction is the message.

Vacation is over and so back to work especially for school teachers and students. For those whose days are already a continued vacation, enjoy then every minute of it!

The Gospel message, that speaks of fraternal correction, is one of the perennial tasks entrusted to every person, to every family and community member, to every Christian believer. 

A deep gratitude must be expressed then towards our grandparents, parents, teachers and everyone who in one way or another showed us the right path of a happy, healthy, harmonious way of living our very own lives. All of them corrected us along the way of our life’s journey that whether we got it or not we gained from it for our own good.

Jesus today by saying: “If your brother sins against you” admits that the fellowship of his disciples is not made up of perfect persons. The Church is not perfect. Jesus in his earthly life and ministry always reached out to the erring persons giving them his forgiveness, compassion and exhortation and when all these were not accepted, he leaves everything in his Father’s hands.

Let’s humbly and quietly follow His lead. Let’s continue to value fraternal correction, be humble when we are corrected by opening our eyes towards our sometimes personal pride and pull it down. Sometimes it does us good to be insecure to be secured.

I hope and pray, parents decide to have their children baptized if they are not yet.

God bless us all!   Co-Traveler,


Fr. Joel





 TEENS TO 40 IN ONE YEAR: In January 2015 Charles and I officially stepped into Youth Ministry (side note: we also had a baby in January 2015). We had three boys that’d been coming along to our connect group for a couple of months at the end of 2014, and there were about 10 other teens in church. Over the course of 12 months we were privileged to see amazing growth in not only these individuals, but our youth ministry grew more than 10-fold.

We didn’t expect or anticipate this incredible growth in numbers when we started out. Our main goal was to unite those already in church. Those 13 students that we had in church already didn’t really know each other and definitely didn’t hang out with each other. Our goal was to invest in them, build some good solid relationships with them, and get them to a place where they genuinely wanted to hang out with each other.

Yes, sharing the Gospel with them was important to us. But more than that, we wanted a place for them to belong, and you only get that through relationship. I’ve often heard it said that significant ministry flows from significant relationship. For our Gospel to be significant to these teenagers, they first had to know they were significant to us.

So how did we do that?

>> Shared by Fr. Francis, mf




Kathy King-Tucker will be our new Religious Education Coordinator.  Congratulations to Kathy on her new position. Thank you Lois for the many years you have given to St. Michael’s children.   Classes begin in September for first through eighth grade. There will be an Open House at St. Michael’s in Barrett Hall on September 13th at 5:30 pm. Come and register for class and meet the teachers. Classes will be held on Wednesdays starting at 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm.  Confirmation classes will be offered if we have a minimum of 5 students register.   



The Feast of St. Michael the Archangel, our Parish Patron on September 29th is fast approaching. We are starting our preparation for this celebration. We will again have our Novena Masses starting September 20th through September 28th at 6 pm (except Saturday and Sunday).  In connection with this, we will be taking special intentions for these Masses. The money collected will be our starting fund for next years’ celebration.  If you wish to have a Mass said for a special intention, please go to the Parish Office and sign up for this.  On the Feast of St. Michael, September 29th, Mass will be at 8 am. There will be a potluck breakfast after Mass to Celebrate the Feast of St. Michael. 


 The Mass: A slice at a Time - The Liturgical Year

Changes from the old translated English Mass to the New translated Mass.  The Creed (I believe in one God…”)

Several changes have been made to the translation of the Nicene Creed used in the Mass. Here is one of the major revisions: “We believe” is now “I believe”. We have begun the Nicene Creed with the words “We believe in one God…” The new translation, however, “I believe in one God”, unites us with the rest of the Catholic world in using the singular. After Vatican II, English was the only Western language that translated the opening Latin word of the Creed (Credo, “I believe”) with the plural “We believe.” The singular “I”, however, makes the Creed more personal and challenges each individual to interiorize the faith. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church explains, “I believe” expresses “the faith of the Church professed personally by each believer”.

This is what we do when we renew our baptismal promises during the Easter season or when we attend a baptism. The priest asks if we believe in the various statements of faith in the Creed: “Do you believe in God the Father Almighty…? Do you believe in Jesus Christ…? Do you believe in the Holy Spirit..? Each individual answers for himself or herself, saying, “I do.” It is fitting that we will regularly make a similar personal act of faith by using the singular “I believe” whenever the Creed is recited in the Mass.


There will be a second collection on the second Sunday of each month for Building & Grounds.




September 10th, Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 

St. Michael

09/11………………………….……………….……………………….…No Mass

    09/12….………….…Rev. Richard Kosterman, Rev. Paul Koszarek

  09/13 ………………………………….…Members of St. Michael Parish

    09/14 ………………….……….………………………….Kateri Prayer Circle

  09/15………………………………………………….Deacon Paul Gleichner

   09/16 ……………….Genevieve Hein & Family Living & Deceased


 09/17…………………………………………………………….Jeffrey Radecki

St. Anthony


 09/10 …………………………………...…Jackie Sanapaw and Jon Corn

                                                 09/17 ………………………………………………………..Roger  


 St. Michael Financial Blessings 


$   933.00



Hurricane Harvey Collection





 St. Anthony Financial Blessings 


$   316.00  


$    91.11

Hurricane Relief

$    81.35

Liturgical Ministers   

 Lector       Servers        Eucharistic

Saturday, September  16, 4:00 pm 

Fay Waupochick

Isabella Waupochick

Deacon Mark


 Sunday, September 17, 9:00 am


Dennis Jansen

Derek Minch

Judy Jansen


 Saturday, Sept. 23, 4:00 pm


Bryan Lepscier

Ashley Moses

Pat Gwidt

Sunday, Sept. 24, 9:00 am 

Jim & Ellie Sokoly

Derek Minch

Vicki Hermsen


St. Anthony Liturgical Ministers                           

 Lector                   Servers               Eucharistic
Sunday, September 10, 10:30 am  







There will be a meeting on Monday, September 11th at 6 pm in church for all Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers.  If anyone is interested in being a lector or Eucharistic minister, please attend this meeting.


Tom, a member of our Building & Grounds committee, spent three+ days power-washing the church.  He did a tremendous job and saved the Parish a lot of money. Thank you so much Tom for your volunteer hours and all that you do for St. Michael’s Parish.


If you are interested in volunteering at your Catholic Church, the Bishops of America request that you participate in a program called “Protecting God’s Children”.  We have scheduled a session here at St. Michael’s on Tuesday, September 19th starting at 6:00 pm. You can sign up by calling the Diocese of Green Bay, Deb Knaus at 1-877-500-3580 ext. 8198. Or you can go to the Diocese website, go to the top and click on Protecting Our Children and click on Virtus and go to register now. 



Adoration will be at St. Anthony on Wednesday, Sept. 13th at 6 pm. 



Churchtime has started for the school year, as we welcome children, ages 3-7 downstairs during Mass.  We are pleased and excited to say that we have brand new floors and fresh color on the walls of the downstairs classroom.  As in the past, our churchtime  volunteers teach prescholl friendly lessons  and do a fun craft that coordinates with the reading for the week.  Thank you to all the parishioners that devote their time and effort to help with this valuable program. 


Our Seminarians Need Your Help: 

Thank you to all those who have participated in the annual Seminarian Collection. Hope for the Future, Help them Today. There is still time to respond to the great need we have to support our local seminarians. Have you made your gift? So far this year, St. Michael’s and St. Anthony’s have raised $345.00 plus the second collection last Sunday.  Disciples need to support one another.  Make your gift today by mailing in your pledge card or visit



Monday, August 28th, starting at 7:00am, St. Anthony will be selling its famous and delicious Waukau boys’ chili along with a homemade bun.  We will also be serving a soup selection.  We are looking for volunteers to help Monday morning with packaging the to-go orders and delivering them. We also need bun bakers. Please talk to Jacci if you are able to help.  The more the merrier.  Thank you. 




2017 WI Shrine Pilgrimage to approved Marian Shrines of Wisconsin with The Most Reverend David L. Ricken. October 26–28, 2017.   For information, visit www.thecompassnews. org or call (920) 272-8212. Sponsored by: The Compass, Official Newspaper for the Diocese of Green Bay. 



If you are interested in volunteering at your Catholic Church, the Bishops of America request that you participate in a program called “Protecting God’s Children”.  We have scheduled a session here at St. Michael’s on Tuesday, September 19th starting at 6:00 pm. You can sign up by calling the Diocese of Green Bay, Deb Knaus at 1-877-500-3580 ext. 8198. Or you can go to the Diocese website, go to the top and click on Protecting Our Children and click on Virtus and go to register now.

GOD IS CALLING YOU - BAPTISM opens the door.

For more information call

Father Joel or Father Francis


at 715-799-3811 .




St. Mary’s  Autumn  Fest  September 10, 2017.  Together we celebrate in thanksgiving with the blessings of the Lord. 



Starting AFTER Labor Day, Saturday, September 9th, Mass will change back to 4:00 pm until Memorial Day, 2018 




It’s time to “GROW A ROW” AND “SHARE THE BOUNTY”!  These programs are hunger prevention programs which allow gardeners to bring their excess produce to drop off sites where it is distributed to families and individuals who can use it. There is no paper work for the recipient. It is a “win-win” situation because recipients get healthy food and gardeners know their produce will not be wasted.  Drop off is 1st & 3rd Monday – 11 am to 1 pm and 1st & 3rd Tuesday 11 am – 2 pm. Pick up is 1st & 3rd Tuesday of the month, 1-3 pm. This is for St. Michael’s Food Pantry.



Next weekend our Book Share will be open following 9 am Mass.  We are looking for Volunteers to host a Sunday.  Sign up is in back of church. If you have any questions, please call Ann at 715-851-0160.


Thrift & Gift will be open September  12TH and 19th. .  If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at Parish Office or Thrift & Gift if open.



St. Michael Food Pantry will be open on September 12th and 19th. St. Michael’s is in need of plastic bags, diapers, hygiene products, cereal and brown bags. 


Our food pantry will be open Tuesday, Sept 19th from 1-3 pm.  As always, please remember to bring your tribal ID showing a Neopit address.  We are very grateful to Brenda Gauthier, Diana Waukau and everyone else who helps with food distribution.



Kateri Prayer Circle will now meet on Sunday mornings after 9 am Mass in the Kateri Room in the Parish Office.  New members always welcome!  

There has been interest expressed in starting a Kateri Circle at St. Anthony’s.  Please call Mary in the parish office for more details.  715-756-2361 


Project Elizabeth Dinner Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Calling college-age and young adult women! An opportunity for young single women who are open to Religious Life to ask questions, explore some of the Church’s teachings, and share in conversation with Sisters from around the diocese. 5:30 p.m. Dinner with Bishop David L. Ricken, followed by conversation, time for prayer, and evening Mass. Diocese of Green Bay Campus - Chancery Building 1825 Riverside Drive, Green Bay, WI (1 mile north of Hwy 172) Please RSVP by September 14, 2017 Sister Louise Hembrecht, OSF, Representative for Religious 



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

St.Michael's Parish Office Hours:

Office hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8 am to 3 pm., Wednesday and Friday 9 am to 1 pm. If you have an urgent matter, please contact Fr. Joel or Fr. Francis.


St. Anthony's Parish Office Hours: 

Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm.



Fr. Joel will have office hours as follows:

Tuesday – St. Michael’s

Wednesday – St. Francis

Thursday – St. Anthony



Mark Your Calendars


09/11/2017 Finance Council St. Michael  11:00 am

09/12/2017 Secretary Meeting   St. Michael/Anthony 9:30 am

09/12/2017 Pastoral Council St. Michael 6:00 pm

09/13/2017 Religious Education      Open House St. Michael/St. Anthony 5:30 pm 

09/13/2017 Adoration St. Anthony 6:00 pm

09/13/2017 Corn Fest St. Francis 6:00 pm

09/14/2017 Secretary Meeting   St. Michael/Anthony 9:30 am

09/14/2017 Worship Committee St. Anthony   5:15 pm

09/19/2017 VIRTUS St. Michael   6:00 pm

09/21/2017 Worship Committee St. Michael   4:45 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. Mary10:30 am Sunday


 St. MichaelStarting AFTER Labor Day, Saturday, September 9th,

     Mass will change back to 4:00 pm until Memorial Day, 2018              


















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