St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin
05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512
419-497-2161 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE
April 8, 2019 – April 14, 2019
Mon. – April 8, 2019
* No Mass
Tues. – April 9, 2019
* St. Isidore / Delaware Bend
Cenacle, Reconciliation, Prayers to St. Philomena 7:00 PM
*Mass - St. Isidore / Delaware Bend 7:45 PM
All Souls intention by Mark & Connie Kunesh
Wed. – April 10, 2019
* Mass - St. Michael’s Ridge 7:00 PM
Ted Garmyn by Robert & Diane Thornell
Thur. – April 11, 2019
* Mass - St. Isidore / Marysdale 7:00 PM
Living & Deceased members of the
St. Isidore Rosary Altar Society
Fri. – April 12, 2019
* Mass - St. Michael’s Ridge 9:00 AM
Patrick McCann by Jim & Lonnie Raimonde
Sat. – April 13, 2019
* Mass - St. Isidore / Delaware Bend 4:30 PM
Guilford Cursaro & Peyton Jesse
by Tom & Jane Guilford
* Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge 6:30 PM
The Biggs Family by Bill Winterhalter
Sun. – April 14, 2019
*Mass - St. Michael’s Ridge 8:30 AM
Marleah Lauber by Kristen Lauber
*Mass - St. Isidore / Marysdale 10:00AM
All Souls Intention by Mary Ann Smith
April 13/14, 2019
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
6:30 PM 8:30 AM
Extraordinary Minister: Extraordinary Minister:
Deacon Scott Deacon Scott
Carol Wiemken Jeff Weber
Angie Durham Barb Weber
Mary Jo Beilharz
Ron Fisher Tom Elberson
Betty Schlegel Morgan Leppelmeier
Minister to Shut-Ins: Jeff Weber
Collection Counters: Betty Schlegel and Barb Weber
PLEASE ADD THESE PEOPLE TO YOUR
Grace Mangas, Larry Schafer, Pam Kaiser,
Brandi Mickelson, 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.**
PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING IN YOUR PRAYERS
April 6th – April 12th, 2019
Charlie & Kim Beck
Jim & Bonnie Ricica
Dave & Karen Mekus
Ron & Barb Krugh
Jeff & Barb Weber
“AROUND OUR PARISH”
* St. Michael’s Parish Council Nominations
* St. Isidore Open Parish Council mtg. after 10:00 am Mass
* St. Michael’s Bible Study – 5:00 pm Sunday
Wed April 10, 2019
* St. Michael’s Lenten Stations of the Cross & Mass –
6:30 p.m. ( Fr. Bob)
Thur April 11, 2019
* St. Isidore / Marysdale Lenten Stations of the Cross
& Mass at 6:30 p.m. (Deacon Scott & Fr. Gordon)
* St. Isidore / Marysdale Altar Rosary Soc. Mtg. after Mass
Fri April 12, 2019
* Confessions at St. Michael’s Ridge – 7:00 pm
* St. Isidore Easter Breakfast after 10:00 am Mass
* St. Isidore Baptism at 12:00 pm
One of the rituals that we always share during our Holy Thursday service is the “Washing of Feet”. As usual, we are asking for volunteers to have their feet washed during the service. In some instances, this could be a special Lenten sacrifice to offer up. There is a sign-up sheet for Foot Washing for the Holy Thursday Mass in the main entrance of the church for those who may be interested.
Your thoughtful consideration is appreciated. Thank you!
Join us for “Agape” after Mass on Holy Thursday.
Bring a bottle of your favorite wine and or bread
to share, or simply “join in” for our parish family
spiritual gathering in the church basement.
FAST & ABSTINENCE RULES
To review the fast and abstinence rules, they are as follows:
*Complete abstinence from meat - Ash Wednesday & ALL Fridays of Lent.
*Days of fasting are: Ash Wednesday & Good Friday. The law of abstinence applies to all Catholics 14 years and older; the law of fasting binds Catholics 18 years old up to their 59th birthday (Canons 97 & 1252)
PARISH FINANCES March31, 2019
Sunday Envelopes $5248.86
Flower Fund - Easter 103.00
Collection counters: Tom & Sue Beck
Parish Center Fund Drive
Cash Collected to Date: $475,971.13
Uncollected Pledges to Date: 198,042.23
Total Toward Goal: 674,013.36
Remaining to Meet Goal: $285,986.64
Open to All - Young and Old and In-Between!
the final two sessions would be combined. Therefore, Session Seven which is “Mary at the Cross” and Session Eight which is “Mary Crowned with Glory”, will be studied together on the same day.
It will begin at 5:00 pm. It is held in the back-dining hall.
to see all there!
“Spiritual Significance”, Mary at the Cross
Marion R. Mekus
February 27, 1929 – April 1, 2019
May the hand of God welcome you home!
Annual Cemetery Clean Up
Everything needs to be removed by April 8th
Grace Mangas has a new address while she does a little rehab.
A card or letter or even better, a visit would brighten her day!
c/o Brookview Healthcare Center
214 Harding St.
Defiance, Ohio 43512
Sun. April 7, 2019
* Preschool: During 8:30 Mass
* Grades 1-6: 9:30-10:45
* High School Class – backroom of basement/ 9:30 – 11:00 am
**(LAST HIGH SCHOOL CLASS)**
Sun. April 14, 2019
* Preschool: During 8:30 Mass
* Grades 1-6: 9:30-10:45
* 7th Grade – backroom of basement, Dismiss at 11:00 am,
** LAST CLASS**
*Confirmation Class – 9:30 - 11:15
**LAST CONFIRMATION CLASS**
Sun. April 21, 2019
* EASTER – No Classes
Sun. April 24, 2019
* 1st Communion Retreat
Sun. April 28, 2019
* 1st Communion – No CCD
OPERATION RICE BOWL
With the Lenten Season calling us to almsgiving, the children of our Religious Education classes will be receiving their Rice Bowls this weekend and next weekend to donate to Catholic Relief Services. Please support your child with this opportunity to help other children. There will also be extra Rice Bowls by the entrances of the church for anyone who wishes to donate to this worthwhile cause.
April 6th – April 12th
Eric Weber April 8th
What do you wear “Home” from Mass?
I recall my Dad once telling me of how “fresh and renewed” he felt whenever he came out of Confession. The feeling of having the burden and guilt of sins being wiped away and the ability to start “anew” living with and in the presence of God!! What a wonderful feeling!
Isn’t that what the season of Lent and Easter is all about? We’ve all heard the song, “If every day could be just like Christmas”. Well what if every day could be just like Easter? Actually, it can, if only we allow it!
Have you ever noticed that “feeling” that you have when you leave church after Mass on any Sunday? You are heading home and you have this desire to make this warm and comforting feeling last. However, you get home, change out of your Sunday Best, the phone starts ringing, the dog starts barking, the kids start needing your attention, and on and on and on it goes.
The next thing you know, “life” takes over again and you forget all about that “feeling” you wore home from Sunday Mass. But……………, like our wonderful God and Savior has always done before, we are called back to Sunday Mass once again. And once again, we head home with that wonderful feeling that we “wear home” every Sunday.
The real question here is, how do we make it last? Maybe the answer is simple. Make God a bigger part of our life. Make less time available for daily distractions. Yes, that sounds easier said than done but no matter what happens, we can always rely on the blessing of Sunday Mass, calling us back once again.
For no matter what we wear “to” Mass, we will always wear the Blessings of our Lord and Savior home “from” Mass. And so, our life goes on.
May the joys and blessings that come with the season of Easter be with you and your family always, at Mass and at home!
Been wondering what it’s like to serve God as a Franciscan? Perhaps you're longing for something more in your life. Perhaps God is calling you to a religious vocation. Perhaps you're uncertain, but would like to learn more. The Conventual Franciscans are offering a Come & See Retreat, at Mount Saint Francis, IN. Meet Franciscan priests and brothers, talk to some of our students in formation (seminary) and see first-hand what our life is like. Spend some time in prayer and fraternity to listen to the call of the Lord. The retreat provides an opportunity for reflection and to learn about Franciscan life. The retreat begins Friday at 7:00 p.m. and ends by 1:00pm on Sunday. There is no cost for the weekend. We will send you directions. Send your RSVP to: Friar John Bamman, OFM Conv. 1-(419) 396-1523 Franvoc@aol.com
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.
St. Augustine Catholic Church
(722 Monroe St. ~ Napoleon)
Will be having weekly Fish Fries each Friday during Lent (March 8 – April 12), serving from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the school gym. The menu includes all you can eat fried or baked fish (wish rosemary sauce), baked or cheesy potatoes, seasoned green beans, homemade macaroni & cheese, homemade coleslaw, coffee, ice tea or punch, & delicious desserts.
Carry out is available.
$8.00 (65+), $9.00 (13-64), $5.00 (5-12),
FREE under 5.
TIFFIN TWP. FIRE DEPARTMENT
1258 Main St., Evansport, Ohio
PANCAKE and SAUSAGE BREAKFAST
SUNDAY – APRIL 7, 2019
7:00 am – 1:00 pm
FREE WILL DONATION
Money to be used for the
Purchase of New Equipment
Sausage Gravy, Biscuits, Pancakes
Sausage Coffee and Milk
Knights of Columbus
111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH
Sunday, April 7, 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, April 12, 2019
*Alaskan Pollock (fried in peanut oil), Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans, Baked Potato, Applesauce, Roll & Butter and
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