St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











January 20, 2019

January 13, 2019

January 6, 2019

December 30, 2018





Jan 14, 2019 – Jan 20, 2019


Mon. – Jan 14, 2019

* No Mass

Tues. – Jan 15, 2019

* St. Isidore / Delaware Bend

     Cenacle, Reconciliation, Prayers to St. Philomena          7:00 PM               

*Mass - St. Isidore / Delaware Bend                                          7:45 PM               

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                             Wayne Lather by Sam & Debbie Slusser

Wed. – Jan 16, 2019

* Mass at Brookview Healthcare Center                         10:00 AM                                                        

* Mass - St. Michael’s Ridge                                                 7:00 PM               

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                                  Marjorie Siler by her Family     

Thur. – Jan 17, 2019

* Mass - St. Isidore / Marysdale                                        9:00 AM                  

                              “Mass Intentions”

        Lee Gecowets by LaVon & Mary Lou Speiser

Fri. – Jan 18, 2019

* Mass - St. Michael’s Ridge                                               9:00 AM               

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                                          Louie & Mary Ricica

Sat. – Jan 19, 2019

* Mass - St. Isidore / Delaware Bend                               4:30 PM                 

                              “Mass Intentions”

     Jim & Karen Wonderly by Jim Wonderly Family

* Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge                                           6:30 PM

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                                   John Beck by Karen Newton

Sun. – Jan 20, 2019 

*Mass - St. Michael’s Ridge                                            8:30 AM

                                                  “Mass Intention”

    John & Lenora Olashuk by Bobby & Jill Olashuk

*Mass - St. Isidore / Marysdale                                     10:00AM

                                “Mass Intention”

         Ron Smith, Barb Rayman & Lee Gecowets

                          by Jeff & Janet Smith


                        January 19/20, 2019

                      2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

   6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Phil Meyer                                                          Amber Flory

      Marcia Meyer                                                    Carl Stehulak

      Chris Newton                                                     Alicia Little

                                                                                 Katie Weber

                                                                                 Mary Rose 

 Lector:                                                  Lector:

       Linda Wagner                                                  CCD Students


 Servers:                                                 Servers:

        Betty Schlegel                                                   Morgan Leppelmeier

                                                                                          Max Leppelmeier

                                                                                 Spencer Giesige

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                       Carl Stehulak


 Collection Counters:                    Kevin & Jackie Hoschak



Daily Prayers

Pam Kaiser, Brandi Mickelson, Rosemary Meyer,

Mary Wagner, Chad Giesige, Denny Fronk,

Betty Adelman and Jean Keller (Sisters to Anita Bertsch),

Dan Miller, Joe Wagner, Jackson Fortman, Shawn

Fortman, R.J. Fortman, Rosanne Fisher,

Michael Grieselding, Holly Garmyn, Fr. Bob Holden,

Marisa Larimer, Brooke (Liska) Homier, Nathan Mekus

and Fr. Bob Kill (surgery recovery)

**Call Fr. Bob @ 497-2161 or Dan Weber @ 438-5841 to update prayer list.**




January 12th – January 18th, 2019

Paul & Bonnie Moser and Family

Brian & Rita Rohrs and Family

Taylor & Jessica Keel and Family

Ryan & Carol Hesterman

Terry & Janet Wagner


PARISH FINANCES         Dec 31, 2018


Sunday Envelopes                                                    $50.00

Loose                                                                           33.00

Initial                                                                            60.00

Jan 1st, (Mary Mother of God)                                414.00

TOTAL                                                                      $557.00     

 Collection counters:        Dave Keber



PARISH FINANCES           Jan 6, 2019


Sunday Envelopes                                               $2124.00

Loose                                                                          542.27

Initial                                                                          125.00

Christmas                                                                  150.00

Jan 1st, (Mary Mother of God)                                  36.00

Youth Group-Ornaments                                       135.00

Hall Rental                                                                150.00

TOTAL                                                                    $3262.27    

 Collection counters:        Dave Keber, Jim & Joan Harris


           Parish Center Fund Drive      


Cash Collected to Date:                                 $457,133.87 

Uncollected Pledges to Date:                         205,269.49

Total Toward Goal:                                           662,403.36

Remaining to Meet Goal:                               $297,596.64





Sun Jan 13, 2019

* St. Michael’s Ridge Baptisms at 11:00 am:

Jaxen Walter Dominique, son of Randall & Connie Dominique

Dawson Randall Sager, son of Joshua & Andrea Sager

Wed Jan 16, 2019

* Mass at Brookview Nursing Home – 10:00 am

* St. Michael’s Ridge Parish Council mtg. at 7:30 pm

Sat Jan 19, 2019

* St. Michael’s 1st Reconciliation after 6:30 pm Mass

Sun Jan 20, 2019

* St. Isidore Confirmation Commitment Sunday for grades

   6 and 7 during 10:00 am Mass

* St. Michael’s Ridge Baptism of Kaleb Robert Weber,

   son of Corey & Jenny Weber


Annual Adult Appreciation Dinner

Sunday, February 10th, 2019

All adult members of our Parish are invited to join together for a chance to relax, socialize, and share our time together. This is an excellent opportunity to get to know other members of our parish a little bit better. If you are a newer member of our parish or have never attended the dinner, we would very much enjoy getting to know you!

The occasion is a casual atmosphere in the church basement with appetizers and cocktails served at 5:00 pm and a dinner served at 6:00 pm., all provided by St. Mike’s.

There are sign-up sheets located at both church entrances. This will help us determine the amount of food to provide for the dinner.

What better way to avoid the cold of winter?

“Hope to see you there”!



Right to Life Signature Ad Campaign


  Very sincere thanks to all who donated to the Right to Life Signature Ad Campaign on the weekend of January 6, 2019. St. Isidore Church collected $308.00 with 65 signatures and St. Michael’s Ridge donated $192.00 with 33 signatures. Both parishes did a fine job in supporting this campaign. Your names will be in a full-page Ad in the Defiance Crescent-News and the Napoleon Northwest Signal newspapers around January 22, 2017, in support of life.

              May God bless you for your support of this great cause!


Christmas Flowers 2018


Our thanks to the parishioners who donated to the Christmas flower fund in memory of loved ones:


Mr & Mrs Chuck Cary

Mr & Mrs Kent Beilharz in memory of Theresa Ricica and Kay Beilharz

Mr & Mrs Ronald Clinger in memory of Lola Boff

Mr & Mrs Terry Davis

Mr & Mrs Ron Fisher in memory of Harrison and Fisher Familes

Mrs Julie Godfrey in memory of Richard & Imogene Wisda and Sally Wisda Warner

Mr & Mrs Wayne Grime in memory of Coressel-Grime Families

Mr & Mrs Phil Hornish in memory of Herb, Frances, John and Jerry Hall and Lois Hornish

Mr & Mrs Kevin Hoschak in memory of Virgil & Lois Hoschak and Frances & Richard Birkemeyer and Christine Pittman

Mr & Mrs Dennis Clancy in memory of John & Anne Clancy and J. Westley & Cecelia Limber

Mr & Mrs Richard Johnson in memory of Mr & Mrs Robert Weber, Johnson Family

Mr & Mrs Doug Karr

Mr & Mrs John Hoschak in memory of William & Frances Hoschak

Mr & Mrs David Keber in memory of Donald Keber and Virginia Lally

Mr & Mrs Chuck Leopold in memory of Leopold and Bostelman Families

Mr & Mrs Lack Long in memory of James Wagner

Mr & Mrs Robert Moser in memory of Moser Family

Mr & Mrs Doug McBride

Mr & Mrs Todd McBride in memory of Brandon McBride

Mr & Mrs Larry McCann

Mrs Doris Mekus in memory of Jud Mekus

Mr Bob Nagel in memory of Lois M Nagel

Mr & Mrs Chris Newton

Mr & Mrs Chris Okuley

Mr & Mrs Robert Olashuk in memory of John & Leanora Olashuk

Mrs Brenda Wagner in memory of Mike “Main” Wagner

Mr & Mrs Jerry Wiemken in memory of decease Family of Baker & Wiemken

Mr & Mrs David Wagner

Mr Donald Wagner in memory of deceased Family members

Ms Melissa Wagner

Mr & Mrs Robert Wagner in memory of Mahlon Hall Family and Carl Wagner Family

Mr & Mrs Dan Weber

Mr & Mrs Ken Moser

Mr & Mrs Mark Shiarla

Mr & Mrs Mike Rieke

Mr & Mrs Ed Singer in memory of Robert and Jane Walker

Mr & Mrs Dennis Coressel

Mrs Rosalie Harris in memory of Gerald Harris

Mr & Mrs Jim McCann

Mr & Mrs Phil Meyer

Mr & Mrs Paul Moser

Mr & Mrs Thomas Moser in memory of Louis & Rosemary Moser

Mr Rex Steffel

Mr & Mrs Carl Stehulak

Mr & Mrs Terry Wagner in memory of Wagner, Peterson, Gaeth and Reese Family

Mrs Vivian Wagner in memory of Paul, Alice and Blake Wagner

Mr & Mrs Bob Flory in memory of Lester Kruse

Mrs Grace Mangas in memory of Norbert Mangas

Mr & Mrs Jerry Wagner in memory Cletus & Martha Wagner


Snow Removal

A Sign-Up sheet is in the back of church. If you are available and willing, your efforts would be greatly appreciated!



Sun. Jan 13, 2019

* Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

*Grades 1-6: 9:30-10:45

*High School Class – back room of basement, 9:30 – 11:00

Sat. Jan 19, 2019

* First Reconciliation-Following 6:30 pm Mass

Sun. Jan 20, 2019

* Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

*Grades 1-6: 9:30-10:45

*7th grade- back room of basement – dismiss at 11:00

*Confirmation Class – 9:30–11:15 am

*PRE Bakesale – Grades 4,5, and 6

Sun. Jan 27, 2019

* Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

*Grades 1-6: 9:30-10:45

*High School Class – back room of basement, 9:30 – 11:00



Please join us for our “Youth Group Breakfast”

Sunday, January 27th after Mass

*Free Will Offering*




Parish Hall Pledge Form

Heart of the Nation Mass broadcast schedule




St Michael’s Altar & Rosary Spring Craft Show

March 16, 2019

9AM to 3pm

Contact:  Sandy Wagner at 419-497-4551


This year’s annual church campout will once again be held at Huggy Bear Campground in Middle Point Ohio. Dates this year are July 12 – 14th. 19 campsites are being held on a 1st come, 1st served basis.

A Catholic Mass will be held on Saturday evening at the campground, followed by a potluck.

Reservations can be made on Tuesday’s & Thursday’s between the hours of 3:00pm & 8:00pm by calling 419-968-2211.

If you need additional information, please call Carol McCann at 419-351-6727.



      All area men and women are invited to the Northwest Ohio Men’s Fellowship Father/ Son

Breakfast on Saturday Jan. 26th at St. John Catholic Church, Defiance. Guest speaker will be Defiance Police Chief Todd Shafer. Chief Shafer is a 1990 Defiance High School graduate. Chief Shafer is a 1994 graduate of B.G,S.U. and became a Defiance City patrolman in 1996. He moved up through the ranks and was promoted to his current position of Police Chief in December, 2016. Chief Shafer will share about his faith, family, and service to the Defiance community. All men please invite your son’s, grandson’s, or any other important family member or friend in your life to join us for breakfast. This is a special occasion to share the fellowship we experience in these relationships and to express the importance of these relationships in our lives. We want to share the love of Christ to unify all people of faith in our area. We will share great insights, music, breakfast, and Christian brotherhood/sisterhood. 

Coffee & Donuts 7:30 am – Breakfast & Program 8:00 am. For more information please call George Westrick at 419-784-3975.


M&M Boots & Blue Jeans


February 16th, 2019

Doors open at 4:30 pm

Dinner at 5:00 pm

Archbold K of C Hall

Ticket Price $25 per person

Reserved tables of eight

Includes meal and entertainment by Ryan Rolf

Cash Bar

MUST BE 21 to attend

Wine Pull, Ticket Item Raffle, 50/50 drawing,

Spouse Calling Contest

If interested in purchasing tickets or donating items please contact:

Danielle Merillat

Home: 419-267-3541

Cell: 419-906-4096

Or Kristen Lauber

Cell: 419-572-1775

All proceeds will go to purchase “Caring Cradles”, which will be donated to

Local area hospitals

In Honor of Miller K. Merillat and Marleah Faith Lauber




Knights of Columbus Council #1039

111 Elliott Road, Defiance, OH (419-782-3536)

Friday, January 18, 2019

*Alaskan Pollock (fried in peanut oil), Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans, Baked Potato, Applesauce, Roll & Butter and

Until Lent starts we have Baked Chicken Breast!

Carry-out meals available at 4:00PM Dining Room from 4:00PM-7:00PM

Eat in: Adult Dinner $10.00 (With Beverage) 6-12 Years $4.00,

5 and Under Eat for FREE!! (We have High Chairs)

Carry Out: Regular Dinner $9.50

2lb “All Fish” $16.00 ($22 with any 3 Sides)

Side Dishes $3.00/pint



Knights of Columbus

111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH

Sunday, February 3, 2019

“First Sunday of the Month”

Serving from 9:00-11:00AM

Pancakes, Ham, Sausage,

Potato Casserole, Biscuits & Gravy,

Cinnamon Rolls, Scrambled Eggs, and

Beverages-Coffee, Ice-Tea, Juice

Adult-$7.50, Senior Citizen -$6.50, Age 6-12-$4.00,

Age 5 & Under-FREE”

Rolls-to-go(if we have them) .75 cents each

*The Knights of Columbus serving and Supporting families, churches, schools, and communities*