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April 7th 2019


FIFth Sunday in Lent 


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:

Sylvia Wilber

Finance Council Chair:

Andy Sulskis

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

SATURDAY MASS:    5:00 pm  

SUNDAY MASS:   9:00 am

CONFESSION:        Saturday 4:30 - 4:45pm

ROSARY:  Saturday 3:40 pm     Sunday  8:35 am

DAILY MASS:      Chapel Southside of Church


           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 3:30 - 3:45pm     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.

CONFIRMATION:   Wednesdays  6-7:30 September-May


 A Note from Deacon Mark

“Do you want to be well?”  This is the question that Jesus asks of the chronically ill man that had been lying for years at a healing pool called Bethesda, located outside Jerusalem.  I find it an interesting question. In my work as a counselor, I have come across many people that do indeed want to be well and work hard to find healing and wholeness in their life.  Sadly, on the other hand, I have also come across people that really don’t want to get well.   This may be due to their fear of making changes in their life or deep down they find some benefit in staying ill.  This benefit might be the ongoing care and attention they receive from others and fear that would not have this attention otherwise.   The chronically ill man did not directly answer Jesus question and instead made a complaint that there was no one to help him get to the pool for healing.  Jesus, in turn, did not address his complaint but instead commands him to “Rise, take up your mat and walk.”  Jesus knows what we need.  The time for excuses and complaints was over.  Jesus called the man to healing and wholeness.  Jesus’ question, “Do you want to be well?” is addressed to us as well and calls for our own response.  

There is coming event for healing to which we are all invited.   On Monday, April 8, 2019 at 6 PM, there will be a special Lenten Healing Mass at Sacred Heart in Shawano.  There will be available confession, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and opportunity to ask for healing from ministry healing teams.  It will be a special night….to bring all that needs healing in your life to the Lord.  “Do you want to be well?”

In his healing mercy,

Deacon Mark


The Mass – A slice at a time

On The Liturgy of the Eucharist

Why does the priest pour water into the wine? - This action is very ancient and began as practical necessity, but eventually the necessity disappeared and was forgotten. Later when Christians started to ask what this gesture meant, it began to interpret the action symbolically. While this symbol may never has been intended in the beginning, the better ones made sense and became part of our rich tradition. We will continue on this water in next bulletin… 


Faith Formation 

On Wednesday April 3rd, the students did the Stations of the Cross.  


We will have regular class April 10th and a reminder there will be no classes April 17th because we begin Holy Week.



Encounter Ona 


We encounter Ona in Gaza, where despite lack of economic opportunity, people pursue their dreams by building businesses to better their lives. How do your daily choices impact others throughout the world? How can your choices support the dignity of workers? Visit for more.


The Compass Fuels Faith 

More than 45,000 Catholics fuel their faith by reading the Diocese’s official weekly newspaper, The Compass. They’re reading the publication because it helps guide them on their faith journey. Inspirational stories from The Compass bring Christ right into their hearts and minds.  

“With help from the Bishop’s Appeal, The Compass provides readers with reliable news, information and inspiration,” says Sam Lucero, News & Information Manager. “Each week, stories and columns help reveal our Catholic faith. And they deliver more than just news. They challenge readers to explore and absorb Cristian values in the world today.” 


The Compass is made possible by the Bishop’s Appeal; please prayerfully consider a gift today. Visit the Bishop’s Appeal website at, or call Tammy toll-free at 877-500-3580, ext. 8123.


Kateri Prayer Circle

Never underestimate the power of prayer. Just one small prayer can change your life. If you or your family 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 715-994-1098

You can also call the parish office with your Prayer request 715-799-3811. 



If you know of an incident of sexual abuse of a person who is now under the age of 18 by a priest, deacon, employee or volunteer, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY CALL THE CIVIL AUTHORITIES AND THEN THE DIOCESE.  

If the person was abused as a minor but is now an adult, please contact: 

Office of Safe Environment

Catholic Diocese of Green Bay

P.O. Box 23825

Green Bay, WI 54305-3825

Telephone: 1-877-270-8174 or 920-272-8174

Email the Office of Safe Environment

We always encourage you to report the incident to local civil authorities. 


                                                                                                       April 7, 2019

                                                                                      Fifth Sunday in Lent



   4/8......…..…....……..……….…………….……..…No Mass     

     4/9.......................Rev John Hephner, Rev John Katamba

     4/10.…Deacon Richard Matuszak, Deacon Randall Meidl

     4/11..............………………………...…Kateri Prayer Circle

     4/12….………………………….Vocations to Religious Life

     4/13..………………………..…Kinsey & Joleen Kaquatosh

     4/14…………………………...Those Suffering with Cancer




Financial Blessings


March 30 & 31






Bishops   Appeal 



BA Received


Unrestricted Donation


World's Poor




Liturgical Ministers  


 Saturday, April13th,  5pm

 Lector        Servers      Eucharistic Ministe 

Lela & Matt Schwitzer


Pat Gwidt


Sunday, April 14th, 9:00am                                                         

 Lector         Servers      Eucharistic Minister 

Kathy Tucker

Rayna Tucker


Saturday, April 20th, 5 pm                                                         

Lector                Servers      Eucharistic Minister



Sunday, April 21st, 9 am                                                            

 Lector       Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Dan & Sophie Hanauer


Vicki Hermsen


 World’s Poor Collection  

Thank you to all who contributed to the World’s Poor collection last Sunday.  If you still want to make a contribution, envelopes are available in the entrances. 


Stations of the Cross

We will be saying Stations of the Cross every Thursday evening from 6-6:30 pm during Lent. Consider giving a half hour a week in prayer during Lent.



Mark Your Calendars - St. Michael will be having our second fish fry on Friday, April 5th from 3:30 – 6:30 pm.  We are looking for monetary donations to defray the cost of the fish. Any amount would be helpful and can be given to the Parish Office.  Thank You.   

Easter Flowers

If you would like to purchase Easter Flowers in memory of a loved one, please use the envelopes in the pews.


St. Francis Solanus Dumpling Dinner

St. Francis Solanus will be having Sauerkraut and Bavarian Dumpling Dinner on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 11:00am to 2:00pm.  


Experience the Healing Love of God

Special Lenten Healing Mass on April 8, 6 pm at Sacred Heart, Shawano. There will be Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick and Mass. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass and specially trained Healing Ministry teams available for individual prayer 

Mass Intentions

There are a lot of days open to have Masses said for your loved ones in 2019. Please stop in the Parish Office. The Mass stipend is $10.


Lenten Penance Service

Join us for the healing of the Sacrament of Reconciliation on April 10th at 6:00pm at our Lenten Penance Service at St. Francis Solanus and Monday, April 15 at St. Anthony.   


2019 Holy Week Schedule
Spy Wednesday-April 17th
5:30pm Stations of the Cross at St. Francis Solanus, Gresham
Holy Thursday-April 18th
5:30 m at St. Anthony, Neopit & St. Mary, Leopolis
Good Friday-April 19th
1:00pm St. Francis Solanus, Gresham & St. Michael's, Keshena
3:00pm St. Mary, Leopolis & St. Anthony, Neopit 

 Easter Vigil-April 20th
5:30pm St. Anthony, Neopit

8:15pm St. Francis Solanus, Gresham

Easter Sunday-April 21st
8:30am St. Francis Solanus, Gresham
9:00am St. Michael's, Keshena
10:30am St. Mary's Leopolis & St. Anthony, Neopit

12:00pm South Branch 


Experience the Healing Love of God

Special Lenten Healing Mass on Monday, April 8 at 6 pm at Sacred Heart, Shawano. There will be Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick and Mass. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament after Mass and specially trained Healing Ministry teams available for individual prayer.  



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. 


Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open Tuesday, April 16thfrom 1-3 pm. We are in need of brown paper bags, pork and beans, pasta, canned fruit and Mac & Cheese.  


St. Michael’s Thrift N Gift

Thrift & Gift will be open, April 16th from Noon to 3 pm.  If you have a donation, it can be dropped off at the Parish Office or Thrift N Gift. We are currently looking for silverware and we are in need of towels. 


Book Share

Book share is open the second Sunday of the month following 9 am Mass in conjunction with Fellowship Sunday. Will you consider hosting one of the Sundays left this year?  It would be greatly appreciated!  Remember we have books for all ages, lots of 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!



 A Day of Healing for Those Affected by Sexual Abuse: Building Trust Journey of Hope Saturday, April 6, 2019 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Norbertine Center for Spirituality St. Norbert Abbey (Enter off Webster Ave.) The Journey of Hope Team provides a time to gather, pray and talk about the healing process related to the effects of sexual abuse while focusing on ongoing recovery. $10 non-refundable fee due by March 22 (includes continental breakfast, lunch, materials for day). For registration information, please call (920) 272- 8174 or Sponsored by: St. Norbert Abbey and the Diocese of Green Bay

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 St. Michael 

The Parish office will be open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.




Deadline for new information is 9:00 pm Monday evenings. Contact parish office to Submit.  






                  Mark Your Calendars/Events St. Michae 


     04/10/2019 Worship Committee 4:45 – 6:30

     04/11/2019 Stations of the Cross 6-6:30 pm

             04/13/2019 Baptism Prep 9-11 am

             04/14/2019 Fellowship Sunday/Book Share 10 am

     04/13/2019 Building & Grounds Collection

     04/14/2019 Building & Grounds Collection

     04/15/2019 Penance Service St. Anthony 6:00 pm

     04/16/2019 Thrift N Gift Noon-3 pm

     04/16/2019 Food Pantry 1-3 pm

     04/18/2019 Holy Thursday St. Anthony 5:30 pm

             04/19/2019 Good Friday 1:00 pm

     04/20/2019 NO MASS ST MICHAEL 5:30 St. Anthony

                     04/21/2019 Easter Mass 9:00 am






                           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 - 4:00 pm Saturday                                                 











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