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 9, 2018 – April 15, 2018


Mon. – April 9, 2018                                   

*No Mass

Tues. – April 10, 2018

*St. Isidore / Delaware Bend

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

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

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                               Jenny Kolb by Bill & Rainell Koenn

Wed. – April 11, 2018                                           

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

                                                    “Mass Intentions”   

                           Albert Mekus by Dave & Karen Mekus                   

Thur. – April 12, 2018

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

                                                “Mass Intentions”   

                                    Rafael Alberti by Lisa Alberti

Fri. – April 13, 2018 

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

                                “Mass Intentions”

                  Doug Mack by Harley Burkholder

Sat. – April 14, 2018

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

                                 “Mass Intentions”

             Clarice Shininger by Bob & Mary Kurtz

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

                                               “Mass Intention” 

                                         Ted Garmyn by Family

Sun. – April 15, 2018 

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

                                                    “Mass Intention”

                                Patrick McCann by Paul & Bonnie Moser

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

                                  “Mass Intention”

                   Robert Schindler by June Coolman



                    3rd Sunday of Easter

                        April 14/15, 2018 

   6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                         Extraordinary Minister:

      Ann Beck                                                              Brad Sines

      Sue Beck                                                               Kathy Wagner

      Bob Weber                                                           Carol McCann

                                                                                   Jim McCann

                                                                                   Janet Wagner                               

 Lector:                                                     Lector:

      Bobbie Johnson                                                     Nancy Stehulak


 Servers:                                                   Servers:

      Chris Newton                                                        Rose Billing

                                                                                              Emma Bailey

                                                                                    Gabby Fabiano                           

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                        Jim McCann     


 Collection Counters:                     Kevin & Jackie Hoschak




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.**



April 7, 2018 – April 13, 2018

Anthony & Haley Cruz and Family

Shirley Dietrick

Kevin & Jackie Hoschak

Dennis & Joan Bowers

Joe & Terry Stykemain and Family


PARISH FINANCES  April 1, 2018


Sunday Envelopes                                                                $1868.00

Loose                                                                                         1633.48

Janitorial                                                                                          5.00

Religious Education                                                                 113.00

Easter                                                                                        4010.00

Catholic Relief Services                                                            10.00

Holy Land – Good Friday                                                          95.00


    TOTAL                                                             $7734.48          


 Collection counters:        Jim & Joan Harris





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

Thur April 12, 2018

*St. Isidore Holy Name mtg. at Delaware Bend – following

  7:00 pm Mass

Fri April 13, 2018

*St. Michael’s Ridge Cemetery mtg. at 7:30 pm

Sun April 15, 2018

*St. Michael’s Ridge Baptism of Carter James Wagner,

  son of Justin & Nicole Wagner, after 6:30 pm Mass

*St. Isidore Open Parish Council mtg. after 10:00 am Mass


Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!

      Many thanks to those who have made our Holy Week observances and Easter celebrations extra special by your help and assistance. Thank you to Carol Wiemken, Sue Beck and Kathy Wagner for attending Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral in Toledo to represent St. Michael’s Parish and bring back the Holy Oils for our parish.  They presented the oils, to us, at the Offertory on Holy Thursday at Mass. Thank you to all volunteers who accepted the  call (and assume the part of Jesus’ apostles) to have their feet washed at the Holy Thursday Mass.  As Jesus said, “What I do, so also you must do.”

      To all of the wonderful Altar Servers:  Keely Culler, Annie & Ellie Rose, Kendall Smith, Spencer Giesige, Nick Rohrs, Gabby Fabiano, Trinity Lauber, Morgan & Max Lepplemeier, Raegan Beilharz, Dave Durham, Lauren & Kendall Sattler.

     The Holy Week and Easter Services were not a regular, normal Sunday Mass service. There were extra duties required that are assigned to the altar servers with an extra training attendance. You were wonderful!! Thank you very much for serving God and His people.
     Thank you to all of the Holy Week and Easter Lectors. Again, there were extra duties required that were out of the norm. You handled the task excellently.
     Thank you to Deb Kolb who was the pianist for Holy Thursday and Good Friday! It really helped with the solemnity of those days. And of course, to Matthew Wachtman, who was the music instrumentalist for the Easter Vigil service. It was very much appreciated as it joyfully enhanced the celebration of our Holy Easter Vigil rites and Mass. A thank you to Thom Singer who played for our Easter Sunday Mass.  As always, Thom did a wonderful job and he made Easter morning Mass wonderfully festive!!
     Thank you to Father Bob!!  He truly is a good and faithful servant who leads us in our worship of the Lord! He plans and prepares many things to accomplish the extra special events of the Week! We thank him for that.
     Thank you to Deacon Scott Graham!  He has been a blessing and a help to Father Bob!  We are indebted to him for lightening the load on Father Bob. We have benefitted greatly for his help and assistance.
     Thank you to Barb & Jeff Weber and their team, for all of their efforts at preparation of the church building, maintenance, cleaning, and the Agape service!  Much of what they do goes unnoticed, but our happiness and comfort in a clean, neat, and ordered environment along with the coordination of events really is remarkable and appreciated.
     Thank you to Chris & Karen Newton for the important role they have assumed in being the liturgical coordinators of the servers, lectors, Eucharistic ministers, shut-in ministers of Holy Communion. A sincere thanks for the splendid job they have done this year in helping to make the Holy Week Services a beautiful time of prayer & praise.

    To anyone who helped in any way and was not mentioned in this acknowledgment, Thank-you as well!
You were needed and appreciated!

 Have a Wonderful and Blessed Easter Season!!




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



Wed. April 25, 2018

*1st Communion Retreat at 6:00 pm / No Teen Bible Study

Sun. April 29, 2018

*1st Communion – No CCD



         Attention: TURN IN YOUR RICE BOWLS

With the end of Lent, it is time to turn in the Rice Bowls. There are boxes at the back of church and the side entrance for all Masses the weekends of April through Saturday, April 28th. Thank you for any and all donations made to this worthy cause!



The Youth Group Breakfast scheduled for

Sunday, April 15th after Mass

has been cancelled…..darn!


April 7th – April 13th


Happy Birthday!

Eric Weber               April 8th


Notice: Mass for “shut-ins”

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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