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Do to the Virius the weekly bulletin will be limited. Once we are back in God's House the bulletin will once again be completely published.  Thank you for you patience and prayers.  Stay safe and God bless.


 September 20, 2020

Twenty-fifth 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 was written prior to the dispensation from the Bishop.)

“With Christian joy and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, the time has come for Catholics to return to worship God at Mass on Sundays.”  These words introduce the Bishop's degree that was given on September 7, 2020, on the return of the Sunday Mass Obligation.   It might be helpful to reflect on our Sunday obligation and why we follow it.  Following are some thoughts Bishop Ricken wrote in last week’s Compass newspaper and I though worthwhile to highlight for you. First, from the Ten Commandments, our Lord makes it very clear, “Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day.”  One way we can do this is by attending Mass, what is called the Sunday obligation.  Yet this commandment, like all the commandments, is rooted in God’s love for us. God knows that in the depth of our heart, our hearts are restless until we rest in him.  At Mass we receive the great gift of the Eucharist, which fills our spiritual hunger and restlessness.  The word Eucharist means thanksgiving.  As Bishop Ricken shared, “We come to Mass to give thanks for God’s blessings in our lives in the past week and to ask him for his blessings for the week to come.  Have you ever noticed when you leave church on Sunday morning and everything looks better?  The problems of the past week seem to have diminished and the world seems brighter.  That is the holy Eucharist and the love of coming together as a community.”  There is a Sunday obligation but there is also an opportunity to be together with our Lord and receive the love God has for us. I look forward to seeing more people at Sunday Mass.  It will good to have us all worshipping together once again! 

Upon Further Reflection:

Here is a catchy little epigram by Sarah Hewit:

“Every day I pass the Church,

I stop and make a visit,

For fear that when I’m carried there

The Lord will say, “Who is it?”


In His Mercy, 

Deacon Mark  



The Mass: A Slice at a time

The Rites and Ceremonies of the Eucharistic Celebration

The most holy Sacrifice of the Eucharist must be offered in bread, and in wine to which a small quantity of water is to be added. (Cannon 924.1) 

The bread must be wheaten only, and recently made, so that there is no danger of corruption. (Canon 924.2)

By divine institution bread and wine are the indispensable material for the constitution of the sacrament. The bread must, of necessity, be of wheat. Taking into account the danger of corruption, the practice of obtaining a sufficient amount of wafers to last for two or three months is expressly condemned, for this reason, common doctrine has maintained the term of one month as the maximum limit between the making of the host and its consumption.20 





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. 


Church Envelopes

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


Special Collection Disaster 10/04/2020, 10/04/2020

Our prayers go out to families who have lost loved ones, homes and businesses due to the devastating impact of Hurricane Laura and the wildfires in the West. The funds collected in this special collection will be used to support humanitarian, long-term recovery and Church needs arising from these calamities. Parishioners should make their checks payable to your parish and memo for Bishops Disaster fund.  Credit Card donations can be made by calling the Catholic Foundation at 1-920-272-8121 or online at




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 



September 20, 2020

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time  


09/19..……………………………………..Elmira Kaquatosh 

09/20…...........................................……….…JoAnn Lewis 


 Mass Cancellation

As the Diocese of Green Bay continues to monitor health statistics and given the order that the Menominee Tribe is restricting places of worship to live stream services only on the Menominee Reservation until September 28, Catholic Masses at St. Michael Parish in Keshena and St. Anthony Parish in Neopit are cancelled until that date. In light of this announcement, Bishop David Ricken of the Diocese of Green Bay is dispensing the members of these two parishes from their Sunday obligation until September 28. Masses will be livestreamed from St. Michael’s in Keshena at 9 am on Sunday, September 20 and 27th and can be accessed at St. Michael’s Church Facebook page.


The purpose of this closure is to promote social distancing, limit community spread of COVID 19, and purposely restrict the travel of community members to stop the spread.  


Fr. Luke Ferris
Vicar for Clergy and Pastoral Leaders

Diocese of Green Bay

 Financial Blessings September  12 & 13




   $   229.70

Building & Grounds

   $   125.00

Seminarian Collection


Food Pantry Collection

   $     53.00

Missionary Cooperation Plan


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 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

Vicki Hermsen


Saturday, September 26, 5 pm

 Lector       Temp Taker     Usher 

Pat Gwidt

Karen Lynch

Anne Sulskis


Sunday, September 27, 9 am 

Lector         Temp Taker     Usher  

Jim & Ellie Sokoly

Cookie Vigue

Bob Vigue


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.      
St. Michael’s welcomes Antone Boyd as our new Maintenance/Janitor. Antone lives in Neopit and has three daughters who share his love of the outdoors.  His hobbies are hunting, fishing and sports.    If you see Antone, please welcome him to St. Michael’s Parish community.  
 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. The next scheduled Holy Hour is October 1st6-7pm. 

Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, October 6th and 20th  There will be drive up service only. Please do not get out of your vehicle and have the rear passenger seat empty.


Book Share, October 6th and 20th  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

09/20/2020 Mass Livestreamed 9:00 am

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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