St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











April 21, 2019

April 14, 2019

April 7, 2019

March 31, 2019





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               

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                         All Souls intention by Mark & Connie Kunesh

Wed. – April 10, 2019

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

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                        Ted Garmyn by Robert & Diane Thornell

Thur. – April 11, 2019

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

               Living & Deceased members of the

                  St. Isidore Rosary Altar Society

Fri. – April 12, 2019

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

                                             “Mass Intention” 

              Patrick McCann by Jim & Lonnie Raimonde

Sat. – April 13, 2019

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

                Guilford Cursaro & Peyton Jesse

                       by Tom & Jane Guilford

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

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                      The Biggs Family by Bill Winterhalter

Sun. – April 14, 2019 

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

                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                Marleah Lauber by Kristen Lauber

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

                                “Mass Intention”

             All Souls Intention by Mary Ann Smith

                   LITURGICAL SCHEDULE                                                                                                             

                     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

                                                                                        Joe Konecny                         

 Lector:                                                    Lector:

       Ron Fisher                                                              Tom Elberson     

 Servers:                                                  Servers:

       Betty Schlegel                                                       Morgan Leppelmeier

                                                                                 Max Leppelmeier

                                                                                       Jackson Leppelmeier

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                       Jeff Weber


 Collection Counters:                    Betty Schlegel and Barb Weber




Daily Prayers

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.**



April 6th – April 12th, 2019

Charlie & Kim Beck

Jim & Bonnie Ricica

Dave & Karen Mekus

Ron & Barb Krugh

Jeff & Barb Weber




This Weekend

* 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

Next Weekend

* St. Isidore Easter Breakfast after 10:00 am Mass

* St. Isidore Baptism at 12:00 pm


Dear Parishioners,

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.



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

Loose                                                                        463.45

Janitorial                                                                    37.00

Flower Fund - Easter                                             103.00

TOTAL                                                                  $5852.31        


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


      St. Michael Ridge February 2019 Profit & Loss


Bible Study Open to All - Young and Old and In-Between!
Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother
April 7, 2019
5:00 pm
It was decided at our last bible study of Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother, that

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. 

Hope to see all there!

Topics of Discussion will be:

* Jesus’s Final Act: Entrusting Mary to the Beloved Disciple
* “From that Hour [John] Took Her to His Own Home” (19:27)

* “Spiritual Significance”, Mary at the Cross
* Catholic Devotion to Mary
* “The Woman” of Revelation 12 Reveals Mary’s Heavenly Destiny
* What this Tells Us about Mary
* The Dogma of the Assumption
* Conclusion: Reflection on the Hail Mary

See you there!


Marion R. Mekus

February 27, 1929 – April 1, 2019

May the hand of God welcome you home!


Annual Cemetery Clean Up

(Weather Permitting)

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!

Grace Mangas

c/o Brookview Healthcare Center

Room 221

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


2019 Confirmation Class



 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.

                 Thank you!



Parish Hall Pledge Form

St. Michael’s Ridge Volunteer List

Heart of the Nation Mass broadcast schedule


April 6th – April 12th

Happy Birthday!

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  


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.



1258 Main St., Evansport, Ohio


SUNDAY – APRIL 7, 2019

7:00 am – 1:00 pm


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