St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512














February 21, 2021

February 14, 2021

February 7, 2021

January 31, 2021






February 8, 2021 – February 14, 2021


Monday, February 8, 2021

*No Mass


Tuesday, February 9, 2021

*Confessions                                                                           6:30 PM

*Mass – St. Isidore/Delaware Bend                                        7:00 PM

 “Mass Intentions” Joe Caserta by Bob & Heather Miller


Wednesday, February 10, 2021

*Confessions                                                                              6:00 PM

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

“Mass Intentions” Louie & Mary Ricica


Thursday, February 11, 2021

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

 “Mass Intentions” Nelson & Bonnie Carder

                                    by Zach & Kyla Carder


Friday, February 12, 2021

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

 “Mass Intentions” Holly Garmyn


Saturday, February 13, 2021

*Confessions                                                                                3:45 PM

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

 “Mass Intentions” Audrey Walk

                      by LaVon & Mary Lou Speiser

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

“Mass Intention” Darwin Beck by The McConnells


Sunday, February 14, 2021

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

 “Mass Intentions” Larry Schafer by Irene Zipfel

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

 “Mass Intentions” Clara Kunesh by Shirley Fry Family


Ministry Schedule

Lectors for February 13/14

Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time


    Saturday 6:30pm                                 Sunday 8:30am

     Nancy Stehulak                                 Malinda Smith




St. Mike’s – Reconciliation, Adoration and Benediction at 6 p.m.


St. Isidore/The Bend – Reconciliation on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 3:45 p.m.


St. Isidore/Marysdale – Reconciliation at 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays           






Mike Ricica, Val Barber, Anita Bertsch, Cathy Farber, Mark Schafer, Eric Bennett, Thayer Herr, Brandi Mickelson, Jack Long, 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, Fr. Bob Holden, Marisa Larimer and Fr. Bob Kill.

*Email Kacee Weber at to update prayer list*



Dear Parishioners of St. Isidore and St. Michael


The Faith in Our Future Parish Center team met recently and is pleased to announce that we are pursuing final drawings from an architect.  Once finalized, these will go to the Diocese for review and approval.  After approval is received, we will be ready to obtain bids for construction.  The team, along with the full support of Father Joe, is very excited to make this long awaited dream a reality.  Monetary donations are still being accepted.  Be sure to check out the thermometer near the church entrance to see the progress toward our fundraising goal. Thank you to all who have supported this project.  More updates will be shared as the next steps in the process are completed.


Path Center Donations


The Path Center clients are in need of gently used or new bath towels and washcloths.  We would also like to collect personal hygiene items (soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, Tampax or sanitary pads) to go along with the towels.  Donated items can be placed on the table in the north entrance by February 14th.  If you would prefer to send the Path Center a cash donation, their address is 1939 E 2nd St, Defiance, OH 43512.  If you have questions, call Sue Beck at 419-758-3144.  Thank you for your help!


Christmas Book


You will find the book "Signs of Life" by Scott Hahn at the entrances of the church. Please take a copy for your household as a gift from the St. Michael's Parish Council. Merry Christmas from St. Michael's Catholic Church!


Collection Envelopes


The 2021 Collection Envelopes are available for pick up at the main entrance of the church.




St. Michael’s Catholic Church, The Ridge

   Collection Recap – 1/31/21





Sunday, February 7

*Grade 2: Back room in basement 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

*Grade 4: Balcony 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

*High School: Front room in basement 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.


Upcoming Youth Events and Dates

Vacation Bible School

Planning for Vacation Bible School is underway. Handouts will be sent home with all CCD students 1st through 4th grade. Pre-K/Kindergarten handouts, as well as additional handouts for

anyone with family/grandchildren who would like to attend, will be at the entrances of church.

Please kindly respond by February 15th so we can gauge space and supplies as this will be our

first VBS in several years. Questions/concerns or if you would like to volunteer, please contact:

Julie McCann (

Religious Easter Egg Hunt

A religious egg hunt for ages Pre-K through 4th grade is being scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Holy

Saturday, April 3rd. Sign-up sheets will be at the entrances. Deadline for sign up is February

15th. Please contact Kendra Vittorio with questions/sign-up at


Saint Michael Easter Cookie Fundraiser


Live Stations of the Cross

Since we were unable to do our traditional Christmas Program this year, we are looking to start a

Living Stations of the Cross with our youth. Our hope is that this will bring the stations to life

and allow us to truly appreciate the Easter Season. This will take place on Good Friday. We are

looking for VOLUNTEERS to help us with the planning and execution!!!! Please contact Mary

Jo ( if you would be able to offer some assistance.





CCD Tuition Payments

Tuition payments for children in Religious Education are $25 per child (up to 3 children). The 4th child and beyond are free. Please make checks payable to St. Michael’s Catholic Church and place your check in an envelope clearly marked with the name of your child(ren) and grade(s). You may give the envelope to your child’s teacher or place it in the collection basket at the back of church. Thanks to all who have paid so far!


Remind App Reminder


This is a gentle reminder to parents to sign up for the Remind notifications. This app will be used to communicate any changes regarding updates, closings, class schedules, etc. Parents may also use the app to communicate with their child’s catechist. Contact Mary Jo Beilharz at 419-783-1549 for help signing up.




Applications for the Lisa R. Yoder Memorial Scholarship are available on St. Michael’s website.  Applications must be postmarked no later than April 2, 2021.


Lisa Yoder encouraged higher education. This fund, established through a trust in her name and maintained by the Defiance Area Foundation, is in memory of Lisa. 



Lisa Yoder Scholarship Fund 2021

Parish Hall Pledge Form

St. Michael’s Ridge Volunteer List

2021 Church Year


Heart of the Nation Mass broadcast schedule


2021 Lenten Mission

Please join us for the 2021 Lenten Mission with Fr. Adrian Burke from St. Meinrad

Archabbey. He will be discussing "Christ in the Chaos" on February 28th, March 1st and March 2nd from 7:00-8:30 pm. This will be an online streamed event but there will be options to watch at both the St. Michael's Ridge and St. Isidore - Marysdale locations as well as the ability to watch from home. More information will be available in the coming weeks.


Happy Birthday!


Jim Hall          February 7th

Jenny Weber   February 10th