St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











April 22, 2018

April 15, 2018

April 8, 2018

April 1, 2018





April 2, 2018 – April 8, 2018


Mon. – April 2, 2018                                   

*No Mass

Tues. – April 3, 2018

*No Mass    

Wed. – April 4, 2018                                           

*No Mass

Thur. – April 5, 2018

* No Mass 

Fri. – April 6, 2018 

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

                                      “Mass Intentions”

                        Anne Shininger by Family & Friends

Sat. – April 7, 2018

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

                                      “Mass Intentions”

                        Richard J. Sheets by Freda Meyer

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

                                                             “Mass Intention” 

                                  Rick Wilson & Norbert Mangas by Grace Mangas

Sun. – April 8, 2018 

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

                                                                   “Mass Intention”

                                                 Terry Frank by Robyn (Rath) Hawkins

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

                              “Mass Intention”

                      Bill Pennington by Sam & Debbie Slusser



 2nd Sunday of Easter / Divine Mercy Sunday

                        April 7/8, 2018 

   6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                      Extraordinary Minister:

      Angie Durham                                                     Mary Jo Beilharz

      Anita Bertsch                                                       Mary Ann Benecke

      Linda Wagner                                                      Barb Krugh

                                                                                    Kris Lauber

                                                                                    Jeff Weber                   

 Lector:                                                  Lector:

        Karen Newton                                                 Tom Elberson


 Servers:                                                Servers:

         Dave Durham                                                Lily Burkholder

         Betty Schlegel                                                     Grayce Burkholder

                                                                                Keely Culler           

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                        Jeff Weber     


 Collection Counters:                     Betty Schlegel and Barb Weber


PARISH FINANCES  March 25, 2018


Sunday Envelopes                                                                 $2443.00

  Loose                                                                                         3927.34

  Janitorial                                                                                        88.25

  Easter                                                                                             20.00

  Flower Fund - Easter                                                                   50.00

  Holy Land – Good Friday                                                              2.00

  Building Fund                                                                               88.33

  TOTAL                                                               $6618.92          


 Collection counters:        Denise Hornish and Shelby Beck


Parish Center Fund-Pledged to date:          $381,181.65

Parish Center Fund-Collected to date:          203,059.22

Parish Center Fund-Goal:                                750,000.00

Parish Center-Remaining Fund Goal:            368,818.35

Pledge Forms mailed to parishioners:                 268

Pledge Forms Received to date:                             49


Average Pledge:                                                 $7779.22


Parish Center Committee / SubCommittees

Rev. Robert J. Kill

Kent Beilharz, CoChair      4194387777

Rob Giesige, CoChair

Kevin McCann, Fund Raising Chair                               4199574384

Ron Clinger, Media/ Communications Chair    419-956-7085

Bill Krueger

David Kahle

Jon Fabiano

Ron Fisher

Ronda Fabiano



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.**



March 31, 2018 – April 6, 2018

We Pray for all Christians as we celebrate the

Resurrection of our Lord



*Parishioners willing to volunteer for the Parish Center Fund Raising Sub-Committee

If interested, please contact Kevin McCann, / 419-957-4384


*Parishioners willing to volunteer for the Parish Center Media / Communications Sub-Committee, if interested, contact Ron Clinger, / 419-956-7085




Fri April 6, 2018

*Communion Calls

Sat/Sun, April 7/82018

*Nominations for St. Michael’s Parish Council

*Divine Mercy Sunday: Holy Hour at St. Isidore / Delaware

  Bend at 3:00 pm led by Deacon Scott Graham


Thank You!!

A very heartfelt “thank you” goes out to

all who helped and supported our annual

Altar Society Craft Show


The Raffle Winners are as follows:


3rd prize – 2 Fish Dinners donated by K of C

Council 1038 - Cathy Keller


2nd prize - $50 Walmart gift card donated by

Sines Excavating – Becky Keller


1st prize – Gift Card Basket – Dorothy Singer




Sun. March 25, 2018


Sun. April 1, 2018

*No Class – Easter Sunday

Wed. April 4, 2018

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

Sun. April 8, 2018

*Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

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

*High School Class: 9:30 – 11:00 am

Wed. April 11, 2018

*Teen Bible Study 7-8:30 pm at the convent

Sun. April 15, 2018

*Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

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

Wed. April 18, 2018

*Teen Bible Study 7-8:30 pm at the convent

Sun. April 22, 2018

*Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

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




Youth Group Breakfast:


Sunday, April 15th after Mass


Free will donation



Notice: Mass for “shut-ins”

“Catholic Mass” brought to you by “Heart of the Nation” at 8:30 a.m., Sunday mornings

Toledo Channel 13.2 or officially known as “The CW” (WTVG-DT2)



DIVORCED & SEPARATED—So many are hurting from the pain of divorce.  Separation was never a part of God’s plan.  There are many too who don’t understand their place in the Church after a divorce.  A team has come together to help these people, to bring together a community of people to help one another.  It doesn’t matter your age, how long you were married, how long since your divorce, if you’re married again, or even if you’re not Catholic… You are welcome!  The team will be going around to a few of the parishes in our area to talk to people after Masses.  Then all are invited for a one-day Retreat on Sat., April 21, at St. Michael, Hicksville.  Our goal is God’s Healing and community.  Contact Deacon Rod at 419-542-6473 or for more information.  You can go to    to fill in the form to get registered for the retreat.  The cost of the Retreat is a free will donation. 

Please spread the word to any divorced or separated people you may know.

Also, we are recruiting Table Leaders for the Retreat—if you would like to help at the Retreat, please register and indicate so on your registration.

This is a Catholic program, SO ALL ARE WELCOME!

Parish Visits will be:

March 10-11         St. Patrick, Bryan

March 17-18         St. Augustine, Napoleon AND St. Michael Ridge, Defiance

March 24-25         Divine Mercy, Paulding

April 7-8                  St. Michael, Hicksville

April 14-15             St. John, Defiance



Sacred Heart Catholic Church

New Bavaria, Ohio

Will be holding a Chicken BBQ

Sunday, April 15, 2018
00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost is $8.00 for Adults, $4:50 for Children

$6.00 for Chicken Only, Carry-Outs Available


Menu includes: 1/2 Chicken prepared by Harlan's BBQ, Baked Beans, Potato salad, Pie, Roll, Punch and coffee



Knights of Columbus

111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH

Sunday, April 8, 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*





         1258 MAIN ST.

                          EVANSPORT, OHIO


                     SUNDAY – APRIL 8, 2018

                          7:00 am – 1:00 pm

                                    FREE WILL DONATION

                              MONEY TO BE USED FOR THE

                                PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT

                          Sausage Gravy, Biscuits, Pancakes

                                  Sausage Coffee and Milk