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September 29, 2019

26th  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 

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 Fr Joel

The rich man in the parable that Jesus shared with his listeners, is not condemned because of his dishonest means in acquiring richness, or maybe for being rude and cruel with Lazarus, but because he chose to ignore Lazarus. 

Amen, who knows how many times in our lives, we acted exactly just like this rich guy in the parable, IGNORING THE POOR, choosing not to listen to our good heart’s cry to lend a hand or extend a short, small SOS to our needy neighbors near and far because we are so and excessively concerned about our own long term security till death do us part.

By experience though, we never witnessed a funeral passing from the church to the cemetery with U-Haul trucks with all the stuff the dead person had acquired for years, following after the hearse and the mourning family.

So we can have all the beautiful stuff in this earthly life but please without forgetting the needs or maybe the basic needs of our neighbors that very often the Church cries out laud as a humble stewards or middleman between the rich and the poor.

For those who showed no concern, do you think God will care? Let us examine therefore ourselves and maybe humbly ask God to forgive us right away in the sacrament of reconciliation and give us the necessary strength to be a generous neighbor to the needy. 


God bless us all!


Co-Traveler, Fr. Joel


Reflections To Nurture A Missionary Heart

Just as Jesus sent out His Apostles to preach the Good News, He expects that all who follow Him will reveal our faith through daily words and deeds. Moreover, we show respect for our neighbors who do not know or believe in our Lord by acknowledging their spiritual and material concerns. We are all meant to be people of truth, compassion and peace – for our own sake, as well as the whole world. 


The Mass – A slice at a time Communion 

However, if there is no singing, the antiphon given in the Missal may be recited by the faithful, or by some of them, or by a reader; otherwise, it is recited by the Priest himself after he has received Communion and before he distributes Communion to the faithful. When the distribution of Communion is over, if appropriate, the Priest and faithful pray quietly for some time. If desired, a Psalm or other canticle of praise or a hymn may also be sung by the whole congregation. To be continued… 




Religious Education News

Thus far we have 19 registered students.  There is still time sign up your children/grandchildren. Deadline to register is October 10th, 2019.  Please call the office or register next Wednesday before classes which begin at 6 pm. We would love to help teach your children about our faith.

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.

“Patience is power . . . it is “timing”; it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way.” 


-Ven. Fulton Sheen


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. 





September 29, 2019

26th Sunday in Ordinary Time 

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

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

    9/30………….……………………………………….No Mass

   10/1……………...Rev Justin Werner, Rev Brian Wideman

   10/2…..Deacon Michael Grzeca, Deacon Randy Jaeckels

   10/3……….…………………………..…Kateri Prayer Circle

   10/4…………………………………..St. Michael Volunteers

   10/5…………………………………….Genevieve Hein

   10/6…………………………………………...Earl Planz



Financial Blessings  Sept. 21 & 22, 2019              





 Thrift & Gift/         





Food Pantry Collection

There will be a second collection this weekend following communion for the Food Pantry. All donations go directly to purchase food for our recipients.


Liturgical Ministers  


Saturday, October 55 pm                                                         

Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Lisa Peters

Jean Thibodeau

Sunday, October 6, 9 am                                                          

 Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Justin Lepscier

Vicki Hermsen


Saturday, October 12, 5 pm 

 Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Kitty Gilane

Jim Gilane


Sunday, October 13, 9 am 

Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Kathy Tucker

Rayna Tucker


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.   


Respect Life Month October

Please join us in celebrating Respect Life Month during October. We will be hosting a Respect Life Bulletin Board in the main entrance. All parishioners are invited to participate by bringing in items that reflect this year’s theme “Christ our Hope: In Every Season of Life.”  You can add items to the bulletin board that help you to see Christ’s presence in all the seasons of life.  Examples of items you may consider pinning to the display could include an ultrasound, a birth announcement, a prayer card from a funeral of a loved one, a sticky note with a prayer request. Materials will be on hand to get you started. If you would like to have your item returned, please pick it up from the display by October 30th. Contact Vicki for more information 715-799-3811 


Hurricane Dorian Relief

Bishop Ricken is requesting all parishes take up a collection for Hurricane Dorian Relief.  There will not be a separate collection, but if anyone is willing to make a donation, please make your check out to St. Michael and designate Hurricane Relief. You can drop this in the collection basket or bring to the Parish Office. Thank you for your service to assist those impacted by this Hurricane. 


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

   9/28/2019 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

          10/3/2019 Holy Hour   6-7 pm

          10/7/2019 – 10/09/2019   Clergy Congress    Fr. Nonito & Fr. Joel Gone






                           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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