St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











February 17, 2019

February 10, 2019

February 3, 2019

January 27, 2019





Jan 28, 2019 – Feb 3, 2019


Mon. – Jan 28, 2019

* No Mass

Tues. – Jan 29, 2019

* St. Isidore / Delaware Bend

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

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

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                              Vera Breckler by Elmer & Mary Hahn

Wed. – Jan 30, 2019

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

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                        Carmen Wagner by Jim & Carol McCann

Thur. – Jan 31, 2019

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

          Haden A. Bevard by M/M Philip Steele

Fri. – Feb 1, 2019 *FIRST FRIDAY*

* Mass - St. Isidore / Delaware Bend                                     8:00 AM               

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                          Bud Sailer by Dan & Bennette Singer

Sat. – Feb 2, 2019

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

 Ted & Imelda Moninger by Tom & Diane Moninger

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

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                       Jonathan Weber by Dick & Bobbi Johnson

Sun. – Feb 3, 2019 

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

                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                                    Larry Wagner

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

                                “Mass Intention”

             Dave Mohr by Joe & Diane Hammon


                        February 2/3, 2019

                      4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

   6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                           Extraordinary Minister:

      Linda Wagner                                                          Chris Newton

      Ann beck                                                                  Janet Wagner

      Angie Durham                                                         Mary Jo Beilharz

                                                                                        Kathy Wagner

                                                                                        Kris Lauber                         

 Lector:                                                     Lector:

       Karen Newton                                                          Kristen Lauber


 Servers:                                                   Servers:

        Chris Newton                                                        Annie Rose

                                                                                                Ellie Rose

                                                                                       Trinity Lauber

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                       Chris Newton


 Collection Counters:                    Dave Keber, Jim & Joan Harris


Dear Parishioners,

Please join us the weekend of January 26, 2019 to hear Rev. Scott E.P. Steinkerchner, O.P. speak at all the services about a ministry providing direct relief to the poor throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Father Steinkerchner will share personal witness about Food For The Poor’s mission to care for the destitute as a means of living out the Gospel mandate to love one another.

Fr. Steinkerchner was ordained for The Order of Preachers, the Dominicans, in 1998 and a member of the Chicago Province. In addition to preaching on behalf of Food For The Poor for over 13 years, he is the Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Edgewood College in Madison, WI where he also teaches courses in Catholicism, World Religions, Medical Ethics and Ecclesiology. Fr. Scott travels extensively around the world to study different religions. He has written two books, the latest being “Beyond Agreement” which is about how to have a productive interreligious dialogue even when both sides may never come to agreement.

Please join me in welcoming Father Steinkerchner.


Fr. Bob Kill



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 26th – February 1st, 2019

Chad & Amber Flory

Robert & Suzy Ankney and Family

John & Jody Williamson and Family

Mike & Stacy Bailey and Family

Dan & Diana Mekus


Thank You!

    St. Michael’s Ridge parish wishes to express our very sincere appreciation to Toby Nagel and Leever Glass Co. for their installation & donation of six attic windows in St. Michael’s Rectory.  The original approximately 100 year old windows were in great need for replacement due to deteriorating wood casings.  They were replaced with new windows & frames.   When near the rectory sometime, take a look up at the windows & the see the great improvement.


PARISH FINANCES      Jan 20, 2019


Sunday Envelopes                                            $1446.00

Loose                                                                      240.00

Religious Education                                              15.00

TOTAL                                                                 $1701.00         


Collection counters:        Betty Schlegel & Barb Weber


             Parish Center Fund Drive


Cash Collected to Date:                               $459,429.55

Uncollected Pledges to Date:                       204,593.81

Total Toward Goal:                                         664,023.36

Remaining to Meet Goal:                             $295,976.64





* Visiting Priest, Fr. Scott Steinkerchner, O.P., from

   “Food for the Poor”, will have all 4 weekend Masses

* St. Michael’s Ridge Baptisms, (Sunday) at 11:00 am of:

         Jaxen Walter Dominique, son of Randall & Connie Dominique


         Dawson Randall Sager, son of Joshua & Andrea Sager

Fri Feb 1, 2019*First Friday*

* Communion Calls

Sat Feb 2, 2019

* St. Michael’s Funeral of Janis Miller at 11:00 am

   by Fr. John Stites

Next Weekend

* St. Blasé’ Blessing at all Masses

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

   son of Corey & Jenny Weber at 1:00 pm                       


Annual Adult Appreciation Dinner

Meet and Greet with Fr. Jacob Gordon


Sunday, February 10th 2019


This year’s appreciation dinner will also serve as a Meet and Greet with Fr. Jacob Gordon. 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 as well as Fr. Jacob.  If you are a newer member of our parish or have never attended the dinner, we would very much enjoy getting to know you as well!


The occasion is a casual atmosphere in the church basement with appetizers and cocktails served at 5:00 pm and dinner at 6:00 pm.  Please plan on bringing a dish to share and the meat for dinner will be provided by St. Mike’s.


There are sign-up sheets located at both church entrances.  Please sign up if you plan to attend, this will help us determine the amount of meat to provide for the dinner.


Hope to see you there!!


Snow Removal

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


   More than 20 years ago, the Souper Bowl of Caring began

with a simple prayer from a single youth group:


“Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl

football game, help us be mindful of

those without a bowl of soup to eat.”


Since that day, more than $100 million has been raised for local charities

across the country through Souper Bowl of Caring. It has become a powerful

movement that is transforming the time around Super Bowl weekend into

the nation’s largest celebration of giving and serving.

Through this mission, young people learn what it’s like to make a positive difference in the world – as they collect food, raise money and volunteer to work in charities that provide shelter to the homeless, food to the hungry and compassion to those in need.

Be part of this movement that is sharing God’s love with those in need.

Please give generously on Super Bowl Weekend. Every dollar and can of soup donated goes to

The Catholic Food Panty


For more information on Souper Bowl of Caring go to



Sun. Jan 27, 2019

* Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

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

* PRE Bakesale – Grades 4, 5, & 6

Wed. Jan 30, 2019

* 1st Reconciliation following 7:00 pm Mass

Sun. Feb 3, 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 / 9:30–11:45 am

                  (Interviews and pizza party immediately after class)

Sun. Feb 10, 2019

* Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

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

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

Sun. Feb 17, 2019

* First Communion Rite of Blessing

* First Communion Parent Meeting

* Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

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

* Confirmation Class / 9:30–11:15 am

* PRE Bakesale – Grades 7, 8, & 9



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




January 26th – February 1st

Happy Birthday!


Judy Hoshock                   January 29th

Linda Wagner                  February 1st




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.


Benefit for the Sisters of The Visitation/Toledo

The Parish Council, Holy Name, CLC and Altar-Rosary of St. Barbara Parish, 160 Main St., Cloverdale, Ohio are sponsoring a Fund-raiser to help with renovations for the Sisters who make our hosts for Holy Communion. On Sunday, January 20th (inclement weather date: Sun., Jan, 27th) we will have an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake/Sausage/Egg Breakfast from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. Cost is $8.00-Adults, $4.00-Children (6-12), 5 years & under-Free. Raffles: $50 Gift Certificate to The Mustard Seed/Glandorf & $50 Gift Certificate Valero Gas Card, along with a 50/50 Ticket Drawing. Please join us in helping the Sisters in their need! Meal and Raffle tickets will be sold in the narthex before and after the weekend Masses at St. Barbara’s and also the day of the event. You can also purchase tickets by calling: Donna (419-488-3371), Theresa (419-488-2381) or Pam (419-488-3351).


Our next N W Men's Fellowship Breakfast will be Saturday Feb.9 at St John's Catholic Church, 510 Jackson Ave., Defiance.  We are very excited to have Victor Pham a Defiance resident and owner of V.I.P. nails, to share with us about how God has watched over and protected him even in times when he wasn't open to his love. Victor was born in South Vietnam, at the end of the war he escaped on a fishing boat to a refugee camp for three years and as a teenager he was sponsored to come to the United States. It's a fantastic story of how he was influenced by the drugs and gang violence that he was exposed to as he grew up in California. Today he recognizes how God protected him and has a special purpose / meaning for him and for each of us. This is a great sharing for the whole family to hear, so join us for a great breakfast and fellowship. Men/women of all Faiths / Denominations, and families are invited to this ecumenical effort to share Christ brother/sisterhood with each other. Freewill offering asked -- coffee/fellowship: 7:30am -- breakfast/speaker: 8:00am -- info call: George Westrick or email:  


M&M Boots & Blue Jeans “FUN”draiser

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, February 1, 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*