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 11, 2019 – Feb 17, 2019


Mon. – Feb 11, 2019

* No Mass

Tues. – Feb 12, 2019

              * St. Isidore / Delaware Bend

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

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

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                                   Teresa Fisher by Joseph Fisher

Wed. – Feb 13, 2019

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

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                                       All Souls by Rex Steffel

Thur. – Feb 14, 2019

* Mass - St. Isidore / Marysdale                                          7:00 PM                 

                              “Mass Intentions”

 Deceased of the Kunesh, Grine and Dietrich Families

                           by Lawrence Kunesh

Fri. – Feb 15, 2019

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

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                        Bob & Ginny Rath by Robyn Hawkins

Sat. – Feb 16, 2019

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

         All Souls Intentions by Madonna Wonderly

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

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                              Ted Garmyn by Roxana Timbrook

Sun. – Feb 17, 2019 

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

                                                  “Mass Intention”

                              The Biggs Family by Bill Winterhalter

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

                                “Mass Intention”

    Gil Coolman & Jenny McCreight by Geoff & Kim Warner



                  FEBRUARY 17, 2019







OFFERTORY GIFTS: Levi Guisinger, Jacob Pace, Lily Delaney, Emma Bailey, Reagan Beilharz

           GREETERS: Abby Bidlack, Rosalie May, Hailey Rau, Luke Delaney

SONG LEADERS: Irelyn Mueller, Trinity Lauber

** Reminder: We ask all parish families to please bring one item for food pantry donation**



                February 16/17, 2019

                     6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

   6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Janice Leopold                                                   Jim McCAnn

      Angie Durham                                                         Carol McCann

      Linda Long                                                             Carol Rieke

                                                                                       Katie Weber

                                                                                       Alicia Little                                                                                    

 Lector:                                                     Lector:

       Linda Wagner                                                       Mike Rieke


 Servers:                                                   Servers:

       Betty Schlegel                                                     Cody Moser

                                                                                            Garrett Moser

                                                                                   Emma Bailey

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                       Jim McCann


 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.**




February 9th – February 15th, 2019

Mark & Stephanie Sattler and Family

Bob & Chris Weber

Ed & Dorthy Singer

Nathan & Sarah Gerencser and Family

Steven & Melissa Billing and Family



                          AROUND OUR PARISH”          

This Weekend

* St. Isidore Nominations to Parish Council at both Masses

* St. Michael’s Ridge Parish Appreciation Dinner:

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

Wed Feb 13, 2019

* St. Michael’s Finance Committee mtg. at 7:30 pm

Thur Feb 14, 2019

* St. Isidore Holy Name mtg. after the 7:00 pm Mass

Sun Feb 17, 2019

* St. Michael 1st Communion Rite of Blessing at the

   8:30 am Mass



PARISH FINANCES      Feb 3, 2019


Sunday Envelopes                                             $3073.00

Loose                                                                        614.65

Janitorial                                                                    20.00

Religious Education                                                  5.00

Initial                                                                          10.00

Mass Stipend                                                           10.00

Baptism Stipend                                                   100.00

Church in Latin America                                      40.00

TOTAL                                                                 $3872.65        


Collection counters:        Dave Keber, Jim & Joan Harris


             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



Food For The Poor wishes to thank you for the welcome you extended to Fr. Scott Steinkerchner on our recent visit to your parish.

On behalf of our brothers and sisters throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, we thank you for
your compassion and care. We are all blessed by and grateful for your generosity.

In Christ,

The Food For The Poor Family



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!



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 upcoming Craft Show which will be held at the K of C Hall in March. All the ladies of the Parish are invited to attend.


Adult Lenten Bible Study

Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother
by Edward Sri

With this study, we will learn Mary's unique role in God's Kingdom and in our lives.

Why is Mary so Important to Us?
As Catholics, we have a profound reverence for the Blessed Mother.
We turn to her in prayer, in the Mass, in the Rosary, and in Marian devotions.
We honor her with special feasts celebrating the significant events in her life.
We place images of her in our churches and homes.

The better we know Mary, the better we will know her Son.
Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother is filmed on location in the Holy Land.

This study will place you in the midst of the powerful drama of her
earthly life, taking you through her joys...and her sorrows. You will
learn how she works in our lives today, drawing us ever closer to her
Divine Son. May we make Mary a part of our daily life and become more like Christ.

The starting date for the beginning of this Bible study will be February 17.
This is pre-Lent and will have 8 sessions.
The time will be 6:30pm Sunday. We have learned, from experience, of last
year’s study, to cut session time to approximately 60 minutes.
Let us know if you plan to attend or if there is a preference for a
different day of week or time of day.
Contact Chris by text or call at 419-576-0728 or (home)419-428-4585

or email to





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

Sun. March 3, 2019

* Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

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

* 7th Grade – back room of basement, 9:30 – 11:00

* Confirmation Class: 9:30 – 11:15



The sixth grade class is grateful to our parish community for its generous response to Souper Bowl weekend. In addition to many non-perishable food items, we collected $250 to give to St. Mary's food pantry to purchase needed items. Thank you!



Thanks to all the parishioners who supported the youth group by attending the youth breakfast! It was a huge success! We are really blessed to have such a great parish that supports us in all we do. Thanks again!!



SAVE THE DATE! Ice skating will at BGSU February 24, 2019!

Time: Leave church at 2:30 pm. Skate 3:30 – 5. Pizza in BG after skating!

Cost: Skating is FREE! Youth Group will cover the cost. Bring $5 to help pay for the pizza!

Make sure to let Barb Weber ( 419-439-1470) or Mary Rose ( 419-769-4277) know by Feb. 20 if you can go so we can arrange drivers. Everyone going needs to turn in a signed permission slip. Everyone in grades 7 -12 are welcome to come! Hope to see you there!



The youth group will be sponsoring  bingo on March 3, 2019 from 1:30 – 4 pm. All are welcome to come for a fun afternoon!  Bring the family! Invite your friends and neighbors! Cost per game is 50 cents, with a cash payout. Light refreshments will be served for a free will donation. The money raised will be used to offset the cost of youth attending  the Steubenville Youth Conference June 21-23, 2019 as well as the National Catholic Youth Conference November 21-23, 2019 in Indianapolis. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SUPPORT!



Attention St. Mike's 2019 Seniors


The Lisa R. Memorial Scholarship Fund Application - 2019 is available on St. Michael's web site, "see application for details".

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.

Eligible applicants’ requirements:

* Will graduate from public high school

* Attended St. Michael's as a member

* Continuing on as a full-time first year student

*  Applications must be postmarked by

    March 22, 2019



Parish Hall Pledge Form

Lisa Yoder Scholarship Application

Heart of the Nation Mass broadcast schedule


February 9th – February 15th

Happy Birthday!


Karen Newton (correction)         February 4th

**Oops, so sorry Karen!!**


Chris Maxwell                              February 14th





Start preparing for the 35th    Annual

St. Michael’s Altar & Rosary Society


Saturday March 16th, 2019      9:00 am to 3:00 pm

K of C Hall - 111 Elliott Rd, Defiance, Ohio

For more information, contact:

Sandy Wagner: 419-497-4551 or 419-769-7926

We will need lots of pies or any type of dessert for the lunch stand and baked goods for the Bake Sale Booth.

MUCH HELP will be needed and greatly appreciated!!



          St. Augustine Catholic School is sponsoring their annual kindergarten clinic on Tuesday, March 26th for the 2019-20 school year. The clinic is scheduled to take place from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the school. Children must be five years old on or before Sep. 30, 2019 to be eligible for next year’s class. Parents must register their child at the school office prior to the screening date by calling 419-592-3641 and asking for the secretary.

          Parents must bring the child’s birth certificate, Social Security card, immunization records, proof of recent physical, custody papers (if applicable) and proof of residency.

Thank You,

Jim George, Principal

St. Augustine Catholic School


Please note my new email address


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.


Catholic Questions + Catholic Answers

Catholic Questions + Catholic Answers will meet on Thursday 21 February after the 6:30 P.M. Mass in the St. Luke room.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.  Come with your questions, thoughts and ideas.  Help us all to understand our faith and live our faith more completely.  If there is time we will look at St. Cyril of Alexandria, Doctor of the Church.


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


Ave Maria University Seeking Volunteer Football Scouts: 

Do you enjoy high school football?  Would you like to help Catholic high school students in your area have an opportunity to attend an authentic Catholic university and play football?  If so… Ave Maria University (AMU) could use your help!  AMU is developing a volunteer scout network in the Diocese of Toledo to help identify Catholic football players from all high schools (public / private / Catholic) in the Diocese.  Generous scholarships are available.

For more details, please contact Dr. Gary Jackson, Toledo Scout Coordinator, at or 734-516-9615.  


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


Do you have First Communicants asking where they can purchase a modest dress for First Communion?

 FIRST COMMUNION DRESSES AND VEILS!! Mustard Seed Gift Shop, located behind St John the Baptist Catholic Church in Glandorf, has a beautiful selection of First Communion Dresses and Veils in stock.  They will also be hosting a First Communion Dress Resale this year, with all donations from the sale Supporting HOLY FAMILY RADIO.  The sale will be Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - Saturday, March 9, 2019. For more information, Like Mustard Seed Gift Shop on Facebook or call 419-538-7220.



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



Knights of Columbus

111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH

Sunday, March 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*