St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











Feb. 18, 2018

Feb. 11, 2018

Feb. 4, 2018

Jan. 28, 2018





January 29, 2018 – February 4, 2018


Mon. – January 29, 2018                                   

*No Mass

Tues. – January 30, 2018

          *St. Isidore / Delaware Bend

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

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

                                                    “Mass Intentions”    

                         Deceased of the Singer & Oliver Families

Wed. – January 31, 2018                                           

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

                                                    “Mass Intentions”    

                           John Bernard by Bob & Betty Singer                                 

Thur. – February 1, 2018

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

                                                    “Mass Intentions”    

               Deceased Family & Friends by Chris & Christine Stuckey

Fri. – February 2, 2018 *First Friday*

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

                                  Mass Intentions”

  Gil Coolman, Jenny McCreight by Geoff & Kim Warner

Sat. – February 3, 2018

* 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” 

                                          Ted Garmyn by Dave & Peggy Hiller

Sun. – February 4, 2018

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

                                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                                  Terry Frank by Robyn (Rath) Hawkins

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

                              “Mass Intention”

                                     All Souls Intention by Madonna Wonderly

           LITURGICAL SCHEDULE           

                                      February 4, 2018 

            5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

   6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                     Extraordinary Minister:

      Angie Durham                                                         Jeff Weber

      Jerry Moser                                                             Joe Knoecny

      Grace Mangas                                                         Joan McBride

                                                                                        Kathy Wagner

                                                                                        Carol Rieke 

 Lector:                                                 Lector:

        Karen Newton                                                        Ed Singer

 Servers:                                               Servers:

         David Durham                                                       Reagan Beilharz

         Betty Schlegel                                                        Addison Smith

                                                                                          Mason Smith

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                         Jeff Weber       


 Collection Counters:                     Dave Keber, Jim & Joan Harris




January 27, 2018 – February 2, 2018

Chad & Amber Flory

Robert & Suzy Ankney and Family

John & Jody Williamson and Family

Mike & Stacy Bailey and Family



Daily Prayers

Chad Giesige, Denny Fronk, Betty Adelman, (Sister to Anita

Bertsch), Dan Miller, Joe Wagner, Jackson Fortman,

Laura Schindler, Grace Kallay, Shawn Fortman,

R.J. Fortman, Rosanne Fisher, Michael Grieselding,

Bud Sailer, Deb Doan,  Holly Garmyn, Fr. Bob Holden,

Marisa Larimer, Betty Colvin, Brooke (Liska) Homier,

and Nathan Mekus.

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



Condolences to

Becky Hoschak and Linda Wagner

in the death of their brother,

Larry Hall



            PARISH FINANCES  January 21, 2018

Sunday Envelopes                                                                       $2377.00

Loose                                                                                                366.13

Religious Education                                                                         23.00

Initial                                                                                                 10.00

Christmas                                                                                        100.00

Youth Group – Ski Trip                                                                692.00

2nd Collection – Brooke Homier                                                   20.00

TOTAL                                                             $3588.13          

Collection counters: Kevin & Jackie Hoschak




      Parish Center Fund-Pledged to date:                 $280,645.00

     Parish Center Fund-Collected to date:                 173,663.00              

      Parish Center Fund-Goal:                                     750,000.00

      Parish Center-Remaining Fund Goal:                 469,355.00



  This weekend is the Collection for the Church in Latin America! Many people in Latin America and Caribbean do not have access to church programs and ministries because of rural terrain and a lack of ministers. Your generosity makes it possible for them to share in the life of the Church and grow closer to Christ. Please be generous to this collection! To learn more about the collection, please visit   


The sixth grade CCD class invites you to join us on February 3-4 in supporting the Souper Bowl of Caring.  We will be collecting money and non-perishable food items at both entrances to the Church.  Thank you for supporting this great cause!!




Sat/Sun January 27/28, 2018

*1st Reconciliation at St. Michael’s Ridge after the Saturday

   6:30 pm Mass

*Collection for churches in Latin America (envelope pack)

*St. Isidore Baptism of Scarlett Acelynn Stotler-after

   10:00 am Mass

Wed January 31, 2018

*St. Michael’s Ridge Building Committee mtg. – after

  7:00 pm Mass

Fri February 2, 2018

*Communion Calls

Sat February 3, 2018

*St. Isidore Penance Service for the Confirmation Class

   2:45 pm

Sat/Sun February 3/4, 2018

*St. Blaise Blessings at all Masses


The next meeting of the St. Michael's Ridge Altar and Rosary Society will take place on Wednesday February 7, 2018 following 7 pm Mass. We will be finalizing plans for the upcoming K of C Craft Show.

All the ladies of the Parish are welcome to attend. 


St. Michael’s Ridge Adult Appreciation Dinner Sunday, February 11, 2018

Please come and join us for “Good Fellowship” and especially, food!

Cocktail and appetizers:  5:00 – 6:00 pm

Dinner:     6:00 pm

Meat and drinks will be provided

Please bring a dish to share!

Tinora “Sensations”

will sing for us during dinner

Please sign up by February 4th.

Sign-up sheets are located at both entrances



Joan Wagner has a new address!


Kingsbury Place

245 W. Rosewood Ave., Apt# 140

Defiance, Ohio   43512


Joan’s birthday is January 27th


A card or letter would be a nice house-warming idea!






Sat. January 27, 2018

*First Reconciliation-Following 6:30 pm Mass

Sun. January 28, 2018

*Preschool – During 8:30 Mass

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

Wed. January 31, 2018

*No Confirmation Catch up due to Building Committee mtg.

Sun. February 4, 2018

*Preschool – During 8:30 Mass

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

*Confirmation Class – 9:30-11:15 am

*High School Class – 9:30-11:00 am

Wed. February 7, 2018

*TEEN BIBLE STUDY 7-8:30 pm at the convent

Sun. February 11, 2018

*Preschool – During 8:30 Mass

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

Wed. February 14, 2018

*Ash Wednesday – No Confirmation Catchup

Sun. February 18, 2018


*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



 Youth Group Breakfast

    Sunday, February 25th after Mass

Be there or be hungry!”



Lisa Yoder Scholarship Fund 2018

World Cancer Day Mass 2018



A Mid-Winter Retreat weekend for Women and Men will be held February 9-11, 2018.  The theme of the retreat will be “Mysticism – The Heartbeat of God.”  We all have mystical experiences, but we’re not all mystics.  How can we learn how to live a mystically driven life?  We will explore this topic, gleaning some insights from Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI and from the “mystical” gospel of John. 

     The Retreat will be led by Father Marty Nassr, a senior status priest of the Diocese.  The retreat starts early Friday evening February 9 and ends with a closing late morning Mass on Sunday, February 11.  For more information about this retreat please see Our Lady of Consolation Retreat House web site at and click on RETREAT or call for a brochure.  The cost for the weekend will be $150.00 for overnight guests and $95.00 for commuters, which includes 4 hot meals and your program materials.  Call Brother Randy for info at 419-396-7970 or email at 


The next Northwest Ohio Men’s Fellowship Breakfast will be held on Saturday Feb. 10th at St. John Catholic Church, Defiance.  Mary and Victor Juarez, founders of “Drugs Awareness for Youth”, a faith based counseling and awareness ministry will share with us.  Mary and Victor have experienced the tragedy of drugs and the effects of the pain and loss in their immediate family.  They are on a God sent mission to share the emotional story of their loss in an effort to expose the consequences of addiction and that everyone is affected by this epidemic.  In this mission they have dedicated themselves to counseling, support groups, and witnessing to youth.  Their message is one of love, understanding, and support, but also of awareness and knowledge of this epidemic in our families, churches, and community.  This is sure to be an insightful sharing that all men and women and especially the youth need to hear.  Invite your family and friends.  This is an ecumenical effort to bring all Faith’s together to share fellowship in Christ’s love.  Coffee / Fellowship: 7:30 am – Program / Breakfast: 8:00 am   For more information contact George Westrick 419-784-3975 or email

January 27, 2018 – February 2, 2018

Happy Birthday!

Holly Garmyn                               January 21st

Judy Hoshock                     January 29th

Linda Wagner                             February 1st




Knights of Columbus Council #1039

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

Friday, February 2, 2018

*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 $9.25

2lb “All Fish” $15.00 ($21 with any 3 Sides)

Side Dishes $3.00/pint




Knights of Columbus

111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH

Sunday, February 4, 2018

“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-$7.00, Senior Citizen -$6.00, Age 6-12-$4.00,

Age 5 & Under-FREE”

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