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September 15, 2019

24th  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

The Lord can think of punishing his people because of turning their backs on him. But also can be asked to calm down and relent from his wrath. “So the Lord relented in the punishment he had threatened to inflict on his people”. (Ex. 32:14) Intercession is needed. May our parish patron saint continue to intercede for us.

As all the kids continue to coordinate themselves with the beauty of their school days, let us listen and internalize the wisdom of our Good News message that is about each and every one of us: The beautiful parables of the LOST.

St. Luke presents to us in three parables our human condition as being lost, and God looking and finding us. The tax collectors and sinners who drew near to Jesus to listen to him, represent us all and along with them who also represent us are the Pharisees and scribes who proudly complained about Jesus’s ways. He personifies God the Father who searches out for the lost ones (publicans, sinners, outcasts and abandoned). God takes the initiative in the search and waits patiently. Like the Pharisees we can sometimes run the risk of losing the importance of compassion and mercy. Let’s take some time reflecting on our being lost but being searched out constantly by our loving and forgiving God up to the very last breath we may make. Reach out to him in your personal prayer life and be happy and make people around you happy.

Then “rejoicing” marks the end of each parable. Rejoicing is the fruit of God’s outpouring love and mercy that wins the hearth of each son and daughter who is lost. Forgiveness overcomes sins. Each one of us is worth saving and with God’s grace we can do it to forgive others too.


A blessed Sunday everyone!


Co-Traveler, Fr. Joel



The Mass – A slice at a time Communion 

While the Priest is receiving the Sacrament, the Communion Chant is begun, its purpose being to express the spiritual union of the communicants by means of the unity of their voices, to show gladness of heart, and to bring out more clearly the “communitarian” character of the procession to receive the Eucharist. The singing is prolonged for as long as the Sacrament is being administered to the faithful. However, if there is to be a hymn after Communion, the Communion Chant should be ended in a timely manner. Care should be taken that singers, too, can receive Communion with ease.   To be continued… 





Religious Education News

Re 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.



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. 


The Value of True Wisdom Comes only From God

Only by opening ourselves to God’s grace and will can we grow in wisdom and so draw closer to Him.  We need to trust God completely if we want to know, love and serve Him. We need to let Him live in us and lead us so that we can become the people He always intended us to be – His children truly made in His image. Then, in both time and eternity, we will share His life and love and know His peace. He will claim us for Himself, if we, in turn, claim Him. 

“Seek first the kingdom of God and His justice, and all these things shall be given you besides.”


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.





September 15, 2019

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time 

 9/14……………………………………….…Genevieve Hein

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

     9/16……………………………………..……………No Mass

     9/17……….………………………………………….No Mass

     9/18…………………………………………………..No Mass

     9/19……………….................................................No Mass

     9/20…………………………….Victims of Natural Disasters

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

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




 Financial Blessings  Sept. 8 & 9, 2019              





 Thrift & Gift        



Building & Grounds Collection

There will be a second collection today after communion for Building & Grounds. Please be generous. 


Liturgical Ministers  


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


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


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.


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.  


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 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 16th.

St. Michael’s Thrift N Gift

Thrift & Gift   be open Tuesday, September  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      

 9/14/2019 Baptism Meeting    9 am

 9/14/2019 Building & Grounds Collection

 9/15/2019 Building & Grounds Collection

 9/15/2019 Catechetical Sunday   9 am Mass 

 9/17/2019 Food Pantry   1-3 pm

 9/17/2019 Thrift N Gift   Noon – 3 pm

 9/17/2019 Knights of Columbus   7 pm

 9/23/2019 Holiday Bazaar Meeting 2 pm

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