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    September 6, 2020

Twenty-third 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  

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Pastoral Staff:

Fr. Nonito Barra

Parish Administrator (715) 799-3811

Rectory (715) 994-1337

Mark Fuller

Deacon (715)201-2961

Vicki Hermsen

Parish Secretary (715) 799-3811

Kathy King-Tucker

Religious Education (715) 799-3927

Parish Trustees:

Kitty Gilane

Alicia Wilke 

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 Your Deacon  

This summer has seen much racial unrest in our nation and even here in WI.  It is even more close to home as my oldest daughter, Maria, lives and works in Milwaukee, where there has been rioting a few blocks away.  Interestingly, she serves as missionary volunteer for the Riverwest Food Pantry, an organization that seeks to relieve hunger, but also be a primary offensive against intractable poverty.  Their mission is to bring people of all races together, to relieve hunger, improve lives and grow community well-being, striving to become a community of generosity – a community well-nourished, well-informed and strengthened to prevail.  Times have been tough where my daughter lives in Milwaukee and these are times of crisis in neighboring Kenosha as well.  Recently, a laywoman in Milwaukee felt there should be an organized Catholic response to what has been happening in these cities.   Last week, my daughter Maria and a few others, went to Kenosha, not to demonstrate but to be a presence and witness to others of God’s call for peace and justice.   A witness given by standing on a busy street corner for one hour with appropriate hand-held signs, and praying with anyone that wanted to stop by to talk and pray.  I was impressed by my daughter’s actions and perhaps a bit concerned for her safety.  However, during these days of racial unrest, my daughter’s witness is an example to all of us to do something meaningful as well, to help our divided country.  Yes, we must renounce the violence but also commit ourselves to racial healing and equality.    Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki of Milwaukee, which serves the City of Kenosha, last week said, “Violence can never be the means to attain peace and justice. The Church stands as a beacon of hope. The sins of violence, injustice, racism, and hatred must be purged from our communities with acts of mercy, with the protection and care for the dignity of every human person, with respect for the common good, and with an unwavering pursuit of equality and peace.”   As Catholics, we are called to constantly examine our own hearts and consciences for how we might contribute to or break down racial divisions, intolerance, and discrimination.  We need to pray for peace in our communities; we can fast for social justice, and we can witness through acts of kindness to all people of color.  Our Lord will help us as we strive for a more just and peaceful society.  Jesus himself says in today’s gospel, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”  While my daughter stood last week on a busy Kenosha street corner, a Black preacher came over and prayed with them.  A Catholic…a Protestant… White… Black, all witnessing that loving one another is the fulfillment of the God’s law.    

In His mercy,

Deacon Mark  



The Mass: A Slice at a time

Holy Viaticum for the sick is not to be unduly delayed. Those who have the care of souls are to take assiduous care that the sick are strengthened by it while they are in full possession of their faculties. (Canon 922). The obligation to supply this care is incumbent on any priest responsible for the care of souls, parish priest, chaplain, etc. It also obviously affects the members of the family, superiors, care-givers, or companions of the sick, who must duly notify the priest.






Religious Education Update 


Due to the current COVID situation, St. Michael’s Faith Formation classes will not be starting this September.  It is our believe that “Parents/guardians are their children’s primary and principal educators”, this guideline and philosophy of the Bishops’ of the United States is our motivation.   

We will send packets to help teach children about God’s love and our Catholic faith.  Every month we will send out a month’s worth of weekly lessons that go along with the Gospel reading of the week with other teaching materials about the traditions of our Catholic faith.  

If you wish to have the packets sent to your home, please call the parish office or pick up a form in the entrance to church. 



Face Masks

Menominee Tribal Legislature requires all residents and visitors to the Menominee Reservation age 10 and older to wear a face mask covering any time they are in contact with other people who are not household members. 



St. Michael Prayer

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.  May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.  Amen 


 Mask Requirement

Menominee Tribal Legislature require all residents and visitors to the Menominee Reservation age 10 and older to wear a face mask covering any time they are in contact with other people who are not household members. Also, the Diocese of Green Bay requires all people in church over 10 years of age wear a mask.


Hail Mary Masks

Thank you to Hail Mary Masks who supplied St. Michael’s with 300 face masks, 150 children’s face masks, 50 NK95 Masks, one hand held thermometer and 10 earloop bands for the masks.  


Memorial Service for Lives Lost to Abortion:

On Saturday, September 12, pro-life Americans throughout the country will gather at the gravesites of aborted babies and other memorial sites dedicated in their honor for the eighth annual National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.

Solemn vigils will be held at these sites to commemorate the more than 60 million children who have lost their lives to legal abortion since 1973, and to remind our society of the humanity of the unborn child. Please join us for the memorial service in our community:

Event: National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children

When: Saturday, September 12, 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Where: Allouez Catholic Cemetery, 2121 Riverside Drive, Green Bay, WI, 54301(along Allouez Avenue)

More Info: Contact Kathy Cain at 920-621-4221 or

Together let us remember the victims of abortion and pray for a final end to this injustice in our land during the National Day of Remembrance for Aborted Children.





September 6, 2020

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time  

09/05……………………………Peace in the United States

09/06……………………………………….Karen Leonhardt

09/07………………………………………………No Mass

09/08……...…Rev Robert Schiavone, Rev David Schmidt 

09/09………..Deacon James Heider, Deacon Mark Hibbs

09/10..…………………………………..Kateri Prayer Circle 

09/11…...........................................…Anna Donnermeyer

09/12…………………………………….Joseph Otradovec 

09/13…The people of St. Michael, St. Anthony, St. Mary 

                     and St. Francis Solanus


  Daily 8 am Mass  There will be no Mass the week of September 14th


 Financial Blessings August 29 & 30


   $  991.00


   $  177.80

Thrift N Gift

   $    30.00

Seminarian Collection

   $   993.00

Food Pantry Collection

    $   236.00

Thank for your generous donations!  


Church Envelopes

Our envelopes for the fiscal year 2020-2021 are in the main entrance. Please pick these up.  Thank you. 


Liturgical Ministers

Saturday, September 12, 5 pm

 Lector     Temp Taker    Usher

Fay Waupochick

Karen Metzler

Tony Waupochick


Sunday, September 13, 9 am 

Lector          Temp Taker    Usher 

Ruth Lewis

Ellie Sokoly

Jim Sokoly


Saturday, September 19, 5 pm

 Lector       Temp Taker     Usher 

Karen Millet Metzler

Jean Thibodeau

Dave Thibodeau


Sunday, September 20, 9 am 

Lector         Temp Taker     Usher  

Justin Lepscier

Mary Lewellin

Jim Gilane


Handicap Entrance

The side entrance will be open for our parishioners with walkers and other challenges.  The temperature taker will come to you, just sanitize your hands and sit near the front.      
 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 Fr. Nonito 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! 

Welcome Fr. Raja

St. Michael would like to welcome Fr. Raja Selvam who will be helping our four parishes through December. He will be staying at the rectory in Gresham. More information in next weeks’ bulletin. 

Mission Appeal September 12th & 13th 

Fr. Paulus Yohanes Dharmawan Adharius (Wawan), s.x. of the St. Francis Xavier Missionaries or Fr. Paulus Yohanes Dharmawan Adharius (Wawan), s.x. of the St. Francis Xavier Missionaries will be preaching the Mission Appeal next Sunday as part of the annual Missionary Cooperation Plan. Being exclusively a foreign mission society, the Xaverian Fathers and Brothers depend greatly on proceeds from this collection.  They carry out their service in Bangladesh, Brazil, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Columbia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire), France, Great Britain, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Mozambique, the Philippines, Sierra Leone, Spain, Taiwan, and the United States.


2020 FUNDRAISERS $7,655 of $10,000

Due to COVID-19, the 2020 fundraisers at St. Michael’s have been suspended until it is safe to resume. We would be grateful for monetary donations to offset the loss of this source of revenue ($10,000) to keep our Parish solvent. Please mail or drop off donations at the Parish office or drop in the collection basket indicating it is for fundraising. We need $2,245 to reach our goal. Thank you for your continued support of our Parish during this time.


Each one of us is chosen to become ever closer to our Lord...

Let us spend some time regularly in reading from the New Testament and in contemplation of Christ on the cross. Then we can better examine our conscience and ask Jesus to make us more like Him. 


 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  


 Universal Giving Page

The Catholic Foundation is excited to share with us that they have created a Universal Giving Page at  This is a great resource for our parish as we do not have an on line giving program. It makes giving to our parish simple and easy!  The Catholic Foundation will be cutting a check weekly to our parish along with a report of what families gave to the parish and the amount of each gift.   


 Holy Hour

Holy Hour will be the first Thursday,  of the month, 6-7pm. 

Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, September 15th from 1-3 pm.  There will be drive up service only. Please do not get out of your vehicle and have the rear passenger seat empty.

St.  Michael’s Thrift N Gift

Thrift N Gift will be open Tuesday,  September 15th noon to 3 pm.  Only eight people can be in the store at one time and everyone must have on a mask. No children will be allowed. Social Distancing of 6 feet is required also.  If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at the Parish Office Monday, Tuesday or Thursday, or at Thrift N Gift when they are working.  Please call to make sure someone is available. (715) 799-3811.

Book Share

Book share will be open on Food Pantry day, Tuesday, September 15th 1-3 pm with social distancing enforced. Two may come into the Book Share at a time. Masks required.  


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.  


New Parish Office Hours 

The Parish Office will be open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8-2 pm, Friday 9 am – 1 pm and closed on Wednesday.   Please contact Fr. Nonito at the Rectory for urgent matters (715) 994-1337.



Deadline for new information is 9:00 pm Monday evening. Contact Parish Office to submit



Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michael

09/12/2020 Missionary Priest

09/13/2020 Missionary Priest

09/13/2020 Mass Livestreamed 9:00 am

09/15/2020 Thrift N Gift/Garage Noon – 3 pm

09 15/2020 Food Pantry, Book Share   1-3 pm

09/20/2020 Mass Livestreamed 9:00 am

09/22/2020 Parish Finance Council 11 am

09/22/2020 Parish Pastoral Council 6:00 pm 

09/27/2020 Mass Livestreamed 9:00 am


                                                                MASS TIMES

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 Sunday  












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