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 15, 2019 – April 21, 2019


Mon. – April 15, 2019

* No Mass

Tues. – April 16, 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 Irene Zipfel

Wed. – April 17, 2019

* Mass – Brookview Nursing Home                                         10:00 AM

* Tenebrae Service – St. Isidore / Marysdale                            7:00 PM               

Thur. – April 18, 2019 *Holy Thursday*

* Mass - St. Isidore / Marysdale                                                 6:00 PM                 

                              “Mass Intentions”

                           For the Parishioners

* Mass - St. Michael’s Ridge                                                        8:00 PM                 

                              “Mass Intentions”

              Mary Ricica by Jim & Carol McCann

Fri. – April 19, 2019 *Good Friday*

* St. Michael’s Ridge – Liturgy of the Word                               1:30 PM               

* St. Isidore / Marysdale – Liturgy of the Word                     1:30 PM

Sat. – April 20, 2019 *Holy Saturday*

* Easter Vigil & Mass - St. Isidore / Delaware Bend              8:00 PM                 

                              “Mass Intentions”

                           For the Parishioners

* Easter Vigil & Mass - St. Michael’s Ridge                             8:00 PM                  

                              “Mass Intentions”

                           For the Parishioners

Sun. – April 21, 2019 *Easter Sunday*

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

                                                  “Mass Intention”

                      Ramona Winterhalter by Tim & Cheryl Hamilton

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

                                “Mass Intention”

                            For the Parishioners

                   LITURGICAL SCHEDULE                                                                                                             

                     April 18/19, 2019

                      Holy Thursday / Good Friday

   Thursday 8:00 PM                                                   Friday 1:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Janice Leopold                                                       Carol Rieke

      Linda Long                                               

      Katie Weber                                                

      Phil Meyer                                                        

      Marcia Meyer                                                                               

 Lector:                                                    Lector:

       Linda Wagner                                                       Mike Rieke / Karen Newton      

 Servers:                                                  Servers:

       Dave Durham                                                        Kylee Okulet

       Mason Smith                                                          Karli Okuley

       Addison Smith                                                       Keely Culler


 April 20/21, 2019

                         Easter Vigil / Easter Sunday

   Saturday 8:00 PM                                                   Sunday 8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Tom Beck                                                                Deacon Scott

      Sue Beck                                                                  Carl Stehulak

      Joan McBride                                                          Mary Ann Benecke    

      Adam Homier                                                         Joan Harris

      Kris Lauber                                                              Barb Krugh                                                                                       

 Lector:                                                     Lector:

       Linda Wagner / Ed Singer                                   Nancy Stehulak

       Karen Newton    

 Servers:                                                  Servers:

       Dave Durham / Chris Newton                           Reagan Beilharz

       Keely Culler / Lauren Sattler                             Nick Rohrs

       Kendall Sattler                                                     Rose Billing

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                       Carl Stehulak


 Collection Counters:                    Kevin & Jackie Hoschak




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 13th – April 19th, 2019

Jacob & Annie Meyer

Patricia Pahl and Family

Leslie Flory

Derek & Mary Schrock and Family


  PARISH FINANCES     April 7, 2019


Sunday Envelopes                                             $2430.00

Loose                                                                        806.75

Janitorial                                                                      6.00

Religious Education                                               139.25

Initial                                                                            5.00

Flower Fund - Easter                                               55.00

Jan 1st, Mary Mother of God                                   2.00

Catholic Relief Services                                          20.00

Funeral Stipend (Maria Mekus)                         100.00

TOTAL                                                                  $3564.00        


Collection counters:        Dave Keber, Jim & Joan Harris     


    Parish Center Fund Drive

Cash Collected to Date:                               $477,264.69

Uncollected Pledges to Date:                       197,348.67

Total Toward Goal:                                         674,613.36

Remaining to Meet Goal:                            $285,386.64



This Weekend

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

* St. Isidore Baptism of Eloise Elizabeth Meyer,

   daughter of Jeffery & Samantha Meyer, at 12:00 pm

Tue April 16, 2019

* Chrism Mass at Rosary Cathedral, Toledo at 11:00 am

* Confessions at St. Isidore / Delaware Bend, 7:00 – 7:30 pm

Wed April 17, 2019

* Mass at Brookview Nursing Home at 10:00 am

* Confessions at St. Michael’s Ridge at 5:30 pm

* St. Isidore / Marysdale Tenebrae Service at 7:00 pm

* St. Michael’s Ridge Parish Council mtg. – 7:00 pm

Thur April 18, 2019 *Holy Thursday*

* Server’s practice at St. Isidore / Marysdale at 5:30 pm

* Server’s practice at St. Michael’s Ridge at 7:30 pm

* Mass of the Lord’s Supper – St. Michael’s Ridge at 8:00 pm

   (Fr. Jacob – celebrant)

            * Agape Service following Mass

            * Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 9:00 – 11:00 pm

* Mass of the Lord’s Supper – St. Isidore / Marysdale

   at 6:00 pm (Fr. Bob – celebrant)

            * Agape Service following Mass

            * Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 7:00 – 11:00 pm

Fri April 19, 2019 *Good Friday*

* Server’s practice at St. Isidore / Marysdale at 12:45 pm

* Server’s practice at St. Michael’s Ridge at 12:45 pm

* Holy Land Collection taken up at both Services

* The Passion of our Lord Service at St. Michael’s Ridge,

    1:30 pm with Fr. Bob celebrant

* The Passion of our Lord Service at St. Isidore / Marysdale,

    1:30 pm with Fr. Jacob celebrant

Sat April 20, 2019 *Holy Saturday*

* Server’s practice at St. Isidore / Delaware Bend at 10:00 am

* Server’s practice at St. Michael’s Ridge at 12:30 pm

* Easter Vigil Mass at St. Isidore / Delaware Bend at 8:00 pm

   with Fr. Bob – celebrant

* Easter Vigil Mass at St. Michael’s Ridge at 8:00 pm

   with Fr. Jacob – celebrant

Sun April 21, 2019 *Easter Sunday*

* Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge at 8:30 am, Fr. Bob celebrant

* Mass – St. Isidore / Marysdale at 10:00 am, Fr. Bob celebrant


              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)


Thank you to all those who participated in Mary: A Biblical Walk with the Blessed Mother

by Edward Sri. As we learn from Mary, may we grow ever closer to her Son, Jesus! 

For those who may have missed some sessions, the DVD is available and worksheet also. 

Thanks again! C & K


Thank you to those who signed up to volunteer for Foot Washing on Holy Thursday
Kristen Lauber, Kathy Wagner, Randy Dominique, Sandy Wagner, Amber Flory, Kamdyn Wagner,
Mike Rieke, Sue Beck, Barb Krugh, Karen Mekus, Denise Hornish and Mary Jo Beilharz
Alternate: Big Al Steffel
May God Bless You for making our Holy Week service extra special!


Any youth or adult who were unable to come to Altar Server training on April 7, please

see Chris Newton, we will reschedule. Thank you!


Thank you to those who have agreed to attend the Chrism Mass on Tuesday April 16 at 11:00am

to bring back the Holy Oils. They are Pam Cary, Carol Wiemken and Kathy Wagner. 

Many thanks also for being willing to present them at the offertory at the Holy Thursday Mass at 8:00pm. God Bless You!




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

Wed. April 24, 2019

* 1st Communion Retreat

Sun. April 28, 2019

* 1st Communion – No CCD

Sun. May 5, 2019

* Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

* Grades 1-6: 9:30-10:45 – LAST 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



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.


Excellence in Youth Leadership Recognition Event

On Sunday May 19th, a community-wide event will be hosted by Holy Cross Catholic School to recognize youth who have been nominated for exemplary leadership. The program will consist of a reception with light refreshments, recognition of all students nominated, award presentation highlighting each winner’s accomplishments and an inspirational speaker. Area organizations will be present with information available for students to get involved in community leadership opportunities.  

Parents, teachers, all types of youth advisors/leaders and youth are encouraged to attend this event. All youth are free! Advance reservations are only $10 per adult. Register at:  

Aileen Meyer, CFRM

Marketing Director

Holy Cross Catholic School of Defiance


Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Bavaria

Will be holding a Chicken BBQ Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Cost is $8.00 for Adults, $4.50 for Children, $6.00 for Chicken Only Carry-Outs are Available

Menu includes 1/2 chicken prepared by the Holgate Fire Department, Baked Beans,

Potato Salad, Pie, Roll, Punch and Coffee



Knights of Columbus Council #1039

111 Elliott Road, Defiance, OH (419-782-3536)

Friday, April 19, 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



Knights of Columbus

111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH

Sunday, May 5, 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*