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February 23, 2020

 Sevenh 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

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. Nonito


You Shall Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

“When someone strikes you on your right cheek, turn the other one as well.  If anyone wants to go to law with you over your tunic, hand over your cloak as well.  Should anyone press you into service for one mile, go for two miles.  Give to the one who asks of you, and do not turn your back on one who wants to borrow.”  Matthew 5:39-42

Dear Friends,

In today’s readings we are reminded that we should not only love our neighbor, but also to love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us.  This feels like a tall order, doesn’t it?  It is usually easy to give love to those we know, but more challenging to reach out and show love and compassion to a stranger or to our enemies.  Maybe those are people who have made choices we disagree with or have hurt us.

To be perfect in the eyes of our heavenly Father, we need to look past those we know, to be more compassionate with those we might not normally consider.  Together we need to rise in faith and go the extra mile.  Certainly there are different ways to do this, but one way is by giving to the Bishop’s Appeal.  Funds raised during the Bishop’s Appeal help people in our parish we know and people in our Diocese that we don’t know.  Children and adults attend lively programs learning the Word of God, Care Ministers are trained to minister to members in our parish, Catholic Charities provides counseling to people in need, families seeking to adopt are connected with newborn babies.  Your gift to the Bishop’s Appeal makes happy endings possible and helps you show love and compassion to others.


What you give is less important than the spirit in which you give.  To make a gift contact our parish office, use the letter and pledge you received at home or visit the Bishop’s Appeal website at


In Jesus Christ,


Fr. Nonito


he Mass: A Slice at a time


The intention for which a priest offers a Mass is determined either by the common law of the Church, or by specific precept, or, most often, by the intention of the donor of a Mass stipend, or by the priest's own devotion. Since it is not absolutely certain that the ministerial fruits of the Mass are limited, a priest may conditionally (if the one giving the stipend suffers no loss thereby) offer the Mass for several intentions. It is assumed that the priest does not intend by these second or third intentions to fulfill an obligation of justice by these conditional applications.





 Religious Education Update: 

On Wednesday February 19th, 9 students attended our Religion classes. Before we began class most of the children helped one of the catechists carry supplies to the food pantry.  Thank you to the students who helped! 
We prayed together in church and each child was able to mention someone to include in our prayers. 
After snack we viewed two videos explaining "What is Lent?" and a video about Jesus's 40 days in the desert. 

Next class there will not be a Mass for Ash Wednesday but we will receive ashes thanks to Deacon Mark. Families are  invited to get Ashes too. 


Bishop’s Appeal by the Numbers

The Bishop’s Appeal reaches out and impacts the lives of thousands of people every year.  Here are some interesting facts to illustrate how the Diocese inspires disciples, and how the Bishop’s Appeal is making a difference in the lives of all of us: 

  53 Catholic schools shared our faith (47 elementary, 6 high school)

 156 Parishes celebrated their liturgies throughout the year

 930 Couples were joined in marriage

2,698  Members of our Diocese passed away

1,995 Adults and young people were confirmed in their faith

2,481 Children and adults received Jesus through
First Communion

2,507 Infants and adults joined our parish communities through Baptism

11,371 Students participated in Catholic Schools

15,603 Students took part in Religious Education classes

284,364 Catholics worshiped in Diocesan parishes


In each of these areas the Bishop’s Appeal impacts the ministries that inspire disciples.


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 




February 23, 2020

 Sevenh Sunday in Ordinary Time 

02/22……..Antoine & Virginia Waupochick & Family, L&D

02/23……Dave Wilber Sr., Pam, Paul, Joe & Mark Wilber 

02/24…………………………………………………No Mass

02/25.Deacon Raymond Dubois, Deacon Richard Dvorak

02/26…………………Rev Jon Thorsen, Rev LeRoy Smet

02/27…..………………………………..Kateri Prayer Circle

02/28………………………….Those Serving in the Military

02/29……………………………………….Jack Romenesko

03/01…The people of St. Michael, St. Anthony, St. Francis-Solanus & St. Mary



Financial Blessings   

 February 15th & 16th


$   1,467.00


$      553.00

Thrift N Gift/Garage

$      210.00

Linda Raymonds Charitable Foundation Grant

$      500.00

Bishop Appeal Goal


$        50.00

Altar Bread/Wine

Thank you to Linda M. Raymonds Charitable Foundation Fund for the grant of $500.00 to St. Michael’s for one year of bread and wine 



Liturgical Ministers  

Saturday February 29, 5 pm

Lector         Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Fay Waupochick

Isabella Waupochick

Tony Waupochick

Sunday, March 1,  9 am 

Lector          Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Kathy Tucker

Rayna Tucker


Saturday March 7, 5 pm

Lector           Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Dan & Sophie Hanauer

Jean Thibodeau

Sunday, March 8, 9 am 

Lector          Servers      Eucharistic Minister

Justin Lepscier

Donna Smith

We welcome all volunteers to help at any Mass. If you see that there is a need in help due to larger crowds or lack of volunteers, please consider coming forward to help.  Thank you.  

We would like to serve the precious blood at Mass but we do not have enough communion distributors. We welcome all volunteers to help at any Mass. If you see that there is a need for help due to larger crowds or lack of volunteers, please consider coming forward to help.  Thank you.  


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.  



 Welcome into our Catholic faith through Baptism Nash Kenneth Caelwaerts, son of Andrew Caelwaerts and Shanica Tucker.


Marriage Encounter

It's never too early to "Think Spring" and it's never too early (or too late) to experience a Marriage Encounter Weekend with your spouse!  A Marriage Encounter Weekend provides a great opportunity for married couples to spend a weekend together focusing on communication in their marital relationship, enabling them to discover together "how their good marriage can be even better" or to discover "new pathways to get their marriage back on track".
   Join Green Bay Marriage Encounter from March 27-29, 2020 at the Norbertine Center for Spirituality at St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere, for an enriching experience you will treasure for a lifetime.  Call 920-544-5166 or visit for more information or to register.  (Are you looking for a special Valentine's Day gift your spouse will appreciate?  This is it!!)

Life in the Spirt Seminar

Mark your calendars for February 10 – March 23rd for Life in the Spirit Seminar at St. Rose Catholic Church in Clintonville. Will meet Monday nights from 7-8:30 pm. More information to follow.



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.



Fish Dinner 

St. Michael’s is having a fish dinner on Friday March 6th and March 20th. We are looking for donations and volunteers. There are slips in the pews. Please bring your donations and put in the basket in the main entrance or drop off at the parish office.  


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.


Parish Office Hours

The parish office will be closed on Wednesdays beginning March 4th.  Our hours will be Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8 am – 2 pm, Friday 9 am – 1 pm. Please call the rectory for urgent matters


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, March 3, 2020,   at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Join us for an hour of prayer


Food Pantry

The food pantry will be open on Tuesday, March 3 & 17,  1-3 pm. We are still looking for volunteers. Call the Parish Office for more information. 


St. Michael’s Thrift N Gift

Thrift & Gift   be open  Tuesday, March 3 & 17,  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 on the second Sunday of the month immediately following 9 am Mass in conjunction with Fellowship Sunday, February 9th. We are also open when the Food Pantry is open the first and third Tuesday February 4th and 18th from 1-3 pm of the month.  We have a lot of new 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

   02/22/2020 Food Pantry Collection 5 pm Mass

   02/22/2020 Food Pantry Collection 9 am Mass

   02/25/2020 Finance Council 11 – 12 pm

   02/25/2020 Pastoral Council 6 – 7:30 pm

   02/25/2020 Alpha 6-7:30 pm

   02/26/2020 Ash Wednesday 8 am

   02/28/2020 Stations of the cross 6-6:30 pm 

   03/03/2020 Thrift N Gift Noon – 3 pm

   03/03/2020 Food Pantry & Book Share 1-3 pm

   03/03/2020 Alpha 6-7:30 pm

   03/05/2020 Holy Hour 6-7 pm

   03/06/2020 Fish Dinner 3:30 – 7 pm 


  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 Saturday                                                 










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