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





Feb 4, 2019 – Feb 10, 2019


Mon. – Feb 4, 2019

* No Mass

Tues. – Feb 5, 2019

              * St. Isidore / Delaware Bend

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

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

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                              Robert Cromwell by June Coolman

Wed. – Feb 6, 2019

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

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                          Irene Steffel by Slagle’s & Brubaker’s

Thur. – Feb 7, 2019

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

                   Karen Brown by Freda Meyer

Fri. – Feb 8, 2019

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

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                       Patrick McCann by Jim & Lonnie Raimonde

Sat. – Feb 9, 2019

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

            Dennis Smith by Holly Hesselschwardt

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

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                                         Louie & Mary Ricica

Sun. – Feb 10, 2019 

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

                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                                     Pam Wagner

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

                                “Mass Intention”

             Ruth Fritz by Robert & Monica Hearne


                  LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

                February 9/10, 2019

                     5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

   6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Bob Weber                                                            Deacon Scott Graham

      Jerry Moser                                                           Carl Stehulak

      Anita Bertsch                                                        Mary Ann Benecke

                                                                                     Joan McBride

                                                                                     Joan Harris 

 Lector:                                                   Lector:

       Bobbi Johnson                                                    Nancy Stehulak


 Servers:                                                 Servers:

        Karen Newton                                                   Gabby Fabiano

                                                                                            Kendall Sattler

                                                                                   Lauren Sattler

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                       Carl Stehulak


 Collection Counters:                    Betty Schlegel and Barb Weber




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.**




February 2nd – February 8th, 2019

Rex Steffel

Robert & Nikki Guisinger and Family

Bill & Roxanne Burkhart

Matt & Stacy Coressel

Mike & Ashley Moser and Family


PARISH FINANCES      Jan 27, 2019


Sunday Envelopes                                            $2790.00

Loose                                                                       389.00

Janitorial                                                                   81.00

Initial                                                                          16.00

Jan 1st, (Mary Mother of God)                               10.00

Energy                                                                     50.00

Baptism Stipend                                                   100.00

Church in Latin America                                      41.00

TOTAL                                                                $3477.00         


Collection counters:        Shelby Beck and Denise Hornish


             Parish Center Fund Drive


Cash Collected to Date:                               $460,937.05

Uncollected Pledges to Date:                       203,286.31

Total Toward Goal:                                         664,223.36

Remaining to Meet Goal:                             $295,776.64



This 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                      

Next Weekend

* St. Isidore Nominations to Parish Council

* St. Michael’s Ridge Parish Appreciation Dinner:

    -Appetizers & Cocktails at 5:00 pm, Dinner at 6:00 pm



The St. Michael’s Ridge Rosary and Altar Society will have their next meeting on Wednesday,

February 27, 2019. The meeting will be held in the church basement following the 7:00 pm Mass.

We will be finalizing plans for the upcomingCraft Show which will be held at the K of C Hall in March. All the ladies of the Parish are invited to attend.





Sat. Feb 2, 2019

* 1st Reconciliation following 6:30 pm Mass followed by

    a reception in the basement

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 – Immediately following

   Mass in the back room of the basement

* 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

Sun. Feb 24, 2019

* Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

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

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

* High School Class – basement – 9:30 till 11:00 am

* P.R.E. Bowling party 1 - 3


       Coming Soon!
               Adult Bible Study
       Details - To Be Announced



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




Parish Hall Pledge Form

Lisa Yoder Scholarship Application

Heart of the Nation Mass broadcast schedule


February 2nd – February 8th


Happy Birthday!


Karen Newton                   February 2nd



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.


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:  


Catholic Questions + Catholic Answers

Will meet on Tuesday 12 February 2019 at 1:00 P.M. in the St. Luke room of St. John Parish Life Center.  We welcome everyone and would enjoy having you come with your questions, thoughts, ideas and help that we might all grow in our love and relationship with Jesus.

Your Attention Please!


What would you say if asked, "Why are you Catholic?" Unsure because you've always been Catholic?  Come join other young adults aged 22-39 for the "Choosing to be Catholic Retreat" with Charis ministries on March 23-24 at the Parish Center in Ottoville.   Ponder who Jesus Christ is to you. Hear young adults share what being Catholic means to them and experience Christian community.  This retreat is for any young adult in the diocese.  For information send a message to



 ‘Come and See’ Event Offers Catholic Women

Opportunity to Discern Dominican Life


The Adrian Dominican Sisters invite Catholic women, ages 25-35, to “come and see” what life as an Adrian Dominican Sister could be like for them. A weekend gathering, “A Time to Discern: Come and See for Yourself,” is offered at Weber Retreat and Conference Center the weekend of March 1-3, 2019 from dinner at 5:00 p.m. on Friday through the noon meal on Sunday. Participants have the opportunity to meet other women who are discerning God’s call in their lives, celebrate Sunday Liturgy with the Sisters, tour the Motherhouse campus, and engage in conversation with the Sisters. The weekend also allows for time for prayer, reflection, silence, sharing, and fun while participants discern God’s call in their lives and how they can discover that call.


The weekend is free of charge – you are our guests. Please register online at


Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For further information, please contact Sister Tarianne DeYonker, OP, Co-Director of Vocations, at 517-266-3532 or


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



Position Opening

                         Immaculate Conception Parish in Ottoville has an immediate opening for a

                 Coordinator of Religious Education.  Position is expected to be 25-30 hours per week.

              Salary negotiable and based on experience/education. Interested candidates should send

                        a resume to Immaculate Conception, P.O. Box 296, Ottoville, OH  45876 or

                                                                by email to




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*



Knights of Columbus Council #1039

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

Friday, February 15, 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