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September 22, 2019

25th  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:

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 


           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.



 A Note from Fr Joel


Business is business. Life is an investment or life is about making business. Life is a business. Business is my life or life is my business…whatever you want to call it….at the end of the day we are just stewards of God’s property and business and so we are, as disciples on the way, asked to be good stewards. The Gospel parable challenges us to be smart in the pursuit of the kingdom of God. Jesus uses the shrewdness of the manager to teach us to be wise. But there is a huge difference between the wise and the shrewd person. Many godless people are smart, like the thieves, robbers, terrorists that in their selfish goals and ambitions create destruction and unhappiness in the world. Shrewdness can be transformed into wisdom, as when the manager chooses to use his money and influence to gain more friends. Jesus praises the  manager’s astuteness but not his dishonesty. Many say, ‘Money is the root of evil’, but St. Paul says: ‘The love of money is the root of all evils’. (1Timothy 6:10). Greed is behind all evil designs and it can assume many forms: theft, robbery, hoarding of material things, using  fraudulent schemes for personal gains, etc. Jesus proposes us, his disciples on the way to be good and trustworthy stewards: to work for an honest living, to manage money wisely to provide for the family, and to use money to help others. We are also called to live simply, that others may simply live; to be content with what we have and habitually thank God for blessings received; to be generous and share as responsible citizens of one world, His world.


A blessed Sunday everyone!  


Co-Traveler, Fr. Joel


 Live the Liturgy – Inspiration for the week

“No servant can serve two masters.” We struggle with where we put and give our allegiance. Who has the ultimate authority and claim over us? While our minds want to answer “God”, our lives often reveal other conflicting allegiances. Because we are made in the image of God, we are not given a ticket of entitlement or privilege. On the contrary, we are given a level playing field where we are one among many and called to live just and trustworthy lives. To serve God is to serve others and to see the primary purpose and focus of our lives as being good stewards. As God lifts up the poor, so too do we. As much as we want the world and God to serve our own self advancement, we have to resist this temptation at all costs. Injustice has no place in the kingdom of God.


The Mass – A slice at a time Communion 

In the Dioceses of the United States of America, there are four options for singing at Communion: 1) The antiphon from the Missal or the antiphon with its Psalm form the Graduale Romanum, as set to music there or in another musical setting; 2) The antiphon with Psalm from Graduale Simplex of 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) Some other suitable liturgical chant approved by the Conference of Bishops or the Diocesan Bishop. This is sung either by the choir alone or by the choir or a cantor with the people.




Religious Education News

Religious Education was held on Wednesday, Sept 18th. There is still time to register your children.  We will meet on Wednesday, September 25 from 6-7:30.  Cost is $10 per student. 

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. 


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. 


Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them . . . 

Michael J. Waukau

Jessica J. Moore

Joseph Villagomez

Clayton Cutshaw

Let us remember in prayer those who have been called by God to eternal life. We also remember their families and friends, and pray that God will give them consolation and peace. 




    Through the Sacrament of Baptism we welcome to our Catholic Faith Community, Jackson Donald Hietpas, son of Matthew & Emily Hietpas.   May God’s love and presence be with him as he begins his Journey of Faith. 







September 22, 2019

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time 

9/21…….……………………………......Lorna Donna Dixon

9/22…………………………….St Michael Parish Members

9/23………….………Rev Patrick Beno, Rev Richard Allen

9/24...Deacon Michael Schmidt, Deacon George Schraufnagel

9/25…...…………………………….Members of the Military

9/26……….…………………………..…Kateri Prayer Circle

9/27…………………………………The Sick & Hospitalized

9/28………………………………….Henry Dodge & Family

   9/29………………Mark Wilber, Pam, Joe, Paul & Dave Sr



Financial Blessings  Sept. 14 & 15, 2019              





 Thrift & Gift/         


Building &Ground 






Liturgical Ministers  


Saturday, September 285 pm                                                         

Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Lisa Peters

Pat Gwidt

Sunday, September 29, 9 am                                                          

 Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

JIm & Ellie Sokoly

Deacon Mark



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!

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.


Holiday Bazaar

There will be a planning meeting for our  annual Holiday Bazaar on Monday, September 23rd at 2:00 in Parish Hall.  The Bazaar is scheduled for Saturday, November 23rd.  Anyone interested in helping with this event, please come to the meeting or call Karen Lynch at 715-799-4292.   


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.   


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.  


Women’s Emmaus Retreat

Offers the opportunity to strengthen your relationship with the Lord.  October 4-6, 2019, Friday Evening to Sunday Afternoon at Camp Tekawitha Retreat Center, Hwy H, five miles from Shawano/Cecil, WI.   Cost of $145.00 includes room & board, meals & program. Financial assistance available. Enrollment is open until Sept. 22. For more information, call Gail @ 715-853-1428 or Linda @ 715-524-3550. Brochures are available in the main entrance. 

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.

Marriage Encounter & Fall Colors of Up North

Your memorable Marriage Encounter weekend awaits. Spend some "couple time" together focusing on your marriage. Discover how your good marriage can be even better or how to get your marriage back on track. Join Green Bay Marriage Encounter for a fall colors weekend of discovery at Northland Camp & Conference Center in Dunbar WI (Marinette County) on October 4-6, 2019.Call 920-544-5166 or visit for more information or to register.


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, October 1st and 15th,  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 30th.

St. Michael’s Thrift N Gift

Thrift & Gift   be open Tuesday, October 1st & 15th -1 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. Michael      

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

   9/23/2019 Holiday Bazaar Meeting 2 pm

   9/26/2019 Worship Committee  4:45 – 6:00 pm

   9/28/2019 Food Pantry Collection 5 pm Mass

   9/29/2019 Food Pantry Collectio   9 am Mass

                          10/1/2019 Food Pantry 1-3 pm

  10/1/2019 Thrift N Gift/Garage Noon – 3 pm

  10/1/2019 Book Share Noon – 3 pm





                           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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