St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin
05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512
WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE
April 19, 2021 – April 25, 2021
Monday, April 19, 2021
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
*Confession 6:30 PM
*Mass – St. Isidore / Delaware Bend 7:00 PM
Dave Mohr by Barb Mann
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
*Adoration & Confession 6:00 PM
*Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge 6:30 PM
Frances Stehulak by Carl & Nancy Stehulak
Thursday, April 22, 2021
*Confession 8:30 AM
*Mass- St. Isidore/Marysdale 9:00 AM
Mapha Schaadt by Randy & Christine Yoder
Friday, April 23, 2021
*Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge 9:00 AM
Virginia & Robert Rath by Robyn Hawkins
Saturday, April 24, 2021
*Confession 3:45 PM
*Mass - St. Isidore / Delaware Bend 4:30 PM
Vera Breckler by Ed & Deb Schmieman
*Mass - St. Michael’s Ridge 6:30 PM
Richard “Dick” Kahle by Edna Kahle
Sunday, April 25, 2021
*Mass - St. Michael’s Ridge 8:30 AM
Paul Rose by Richard & Mary Rose Family
*Mass - St. Isidore / Marysdale 10:00 AM
Nelson & Bonnie Carder by Zach & Kyla Carder
April 25, 2021
Third Sunday of Easter
Linda Wagner Tom Elberson
Extraordinary Minister: Extraordinary Minister:
Phil Meyer Mary Ann Benecke
Dave Durham Nick Rohrs
Minister to Shut-Ins
St. Mike’s – Reconciliation, Adoration and Benediction at Wednesday 6 p.m.
St. Isidore/The Bend – Reconciliation on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 3:45 p.m.
PLEASE ADD THESE PEOPLE TO YOUR
Mike Ricica, Val Barber, Anita Bertsch, Cathy Farber, Mark Schafer, Eric Bennett, Thayer Herr, Brandi Mickelson, Jack Long, 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, Fr. Bob Holden, Marisa Larimer and Fr. Bob Kill.
*Email Kacee Weber at firstname.lastname@example.org to update prayer list*
“AROUND OUR PARISH”
Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Isidore and St. Michael Parishes,
Many of you know that I am a Detroit Tigers fan. It goes back to the days of Rocky Colivito. He was traded from the Indians to the Tigers. My dad switched allegiances and so I did also. (by the way Rocky Colivito is the only major leaguer who hit four home runs off of four different pitchers in one game).
I was anxious to get the season started and the first series was with Cleveland. It snowed opening day, so much so, that the great slugger Cabrera couldn’t see if he hit a homerun. It was great satisfaction to see the Tigers win the series since they didn’t win one game over the Indians last year. The second series they were back to the old Tigers.
Once when I was bragging about the Tigers, a youngster came up and asked what sport I liked better, football or baseball. My answer was immediately baseball. There are many reasons. Football is easier to watch on television but baseball is better in person. You need to watch the subtleties of the game and therefore you have to watch the whole field. Go to a football field and it is better to bring binoculars. Baseball has no penalties. A homerun is a homerun and you cheer. In football you look for flags. In baseball there is no pass interference. In football, no one knows what pass interference is. Its part judgement, part acting, mostly accident or if the ref wants to teach you a lesson. Baseball has no clock so that if one is three or more runs behind, one can still make a comeback. Football is played best full of adrenaline and anger. Moderation seldom finds a place. Almost every act of baseball is a blending of effort and control; too much of either is fatal. Football’s real problem is not that it glorifies violence (which it does) but it offers no successful alternative to violence. In baseball, there is a choice of methods: the change-up or knuckleball, the bunt or the hit and run.
Probably though is that growing up on the farm, I had my transistor radio (ask your dad what that was) and listened to Ernie Harwell on WJR. Those summer nights a gang of us would play into the dark and then talk about Rocky Colivito and Al Kaline and Mickey Mantle and Frank Larry and Whitey Ford and many other great players. Where else would one have a Cal Ripken who ended his streak of 2,632 consecutive games perfectly? It was neither injury or old age nor lost skill nor bitter controversy. He just said that it was enough and he did it for the best interests of the team and the future.
Above all baseball inspires poetry. It enriches the language and the imagination at almost every point of contact. Football players somewhere in their development learned to talk like football coaches (our goal this week is to contain the fullback and the line of scrimmage). Baseball players say things like, “this pitcher is so bad that when he comes in, the ground crew drags the warning track.” And who can forget Yogi Berra’s comments.
Baseball above all says spring. Football says winter is coming. Maybe that is why Easter is so nice. It has been a hard winter in the Defiance area especially in February. The technical damage to the roads and lawns are pretty apparent. But the days are warmer. The season has begun and alleluias fill the churches again. Confirmations are happening and first communions are right around the corner (this weekend at St. Isadore we are having them). I love the old Easter songs being pulled out from the music issues and many of you are in good voice. Hope reigns and the Resurrection is being proclaimed by every plant and human being. The dog days of summer will come, but right now everything is perfect. There are no insects eating the new leaves and the flowers are pushing their way to the surface. It is almost like one can hear the voice of Ernie Harwell again. By the way even though Detroit won the first series against Cleveland and lost the second one it’s like everything in baseball. You just don’t know who is the better team. It’s a long season. I hope you all enjoy this Easter season. It is wonderful to see the earth renewing itself and that we are being renewed even though Covid still lurks its ugly head. And as Yogi once said, “It’s not over till it is over.” Hopefully see you at Mass or you will see me and your parish community streaming.
There will be a festival committee meeting on Wednesday, April 21st at 7:15.
Please know that the scam in email, text messaging and other electronic communications is going on once again. The scam states that Fr. Joe is requesting gift cards, etc. This is NOT true. Fr. Joe will ask for prayers but he is not asking for any rewards, monies, gift cards, etc. Please delete these messages! Thank you!
The 2021 Collection Envelopes are available for pick up at the main entrance of the church.
St. Michael’s Catholic Church, The Ridge
Collection Recap – 4/11/21
Sunday, April 18
*Grade 1: Balcony – 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
*Grade 3: Back room in basement – 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
*Grade 5: Convent (please meet your teacher, Ms. Pahl in the front of church near the organ to walk over as a group) – 9:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Sunday, April 25
*Grade 2: Back room in basement – 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
*Grade 4: Balcony 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
*High School: Front room in basement 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. (Last Class)
Wednesday, April 28
Grade 2 – Retreat for 2nd graders and parents
Grades 6-7 – NO CLASS due to retreat
Sunday, May 2
First Communion – NO CLASSES
First Communion Mass
Due the higher number of people returning to regular mass on Sundays and the high number of expected attendees at the First Communion mass, it was decided that the First Communion mass on Sunday, May 2, for our 2nd graders should be separate. Fr. Joe and Mary Jo felt this was in the best interests for the safety of our parishioners, guests and 2nd graders. The new time for First Communion is 11:30 AM on Sunday, May 2.
First Communion Retreat
On Wednesday, April 28, there will be a retreat for 2nd graders and their parents. The retreat will take place in the basement from 6:00-8:30 PM. This is a special one-on-one time with your 2nd grader so we ask that ONLY the 2nd grader and their parents attend this retreat and that other siblings be left in the care of others.
The time has come to return the rice bowls that you were given at the beginning of Lent. You have made sacrifices, offered prayers, and placed your offering in your bowl. We will be collecting these bowls over the next few weeks. The deadline for turning in rice bowls is April 25th. We will place the collection box at the entrance of the church. You may also return it to your teacher or Mrs. Beilharz.
Thank you for contributing to this worthwhile cause!
Ø Thank you for your willingness to serve Jesus and the people of St. Michael’s.
CCD Tuition Payments
Tuition payments for children in Religious Education are $25 per child (up to 3 children). The 4th child and beyond are free. Please make checks payable to St. Michael’s Catholic Church and place your check in an envelope clearly marked with the name of your child(ren) and grade(s). You may give the envelope to your child’s teacher or place it in the collection basket at the back of church. Thanks to all who have paid so far!
Remind App Reminder
This is a gentle reminder to parents to sign up for the Remind notifications. This app will be used to communicate any changes regarding updates, closings, class schedules, etc. Parents may also use the app to communicate with their child’s catechist. Contact Mary Jo Beilharz at 419-783-1549 for help signing up.
Annunciation Radio 2021 Spring Sharathon
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89.7 Toledo, 88.1 Sandusky, 89.9 Bryan, 89.5 Mansfield, 90.9 Willard
Evan Bostelman April 20
Connie Flory April 23
St. Michael’s & St. John’s Campout
This year’s campout will be held June 4-6 at Hickory Acres Campground in Edgerton, Ohio. We have 16 spots reserved and your deposit must be paid by April 1. Please mention “Stykemain” as our reservation group name.
Hickory Acres Campground
1240 Ridenour Rd.
Edgerton, Ohio 43517
Drive Thru Fish Fry
Knights of Columbus Council #1039
111 Elliott Road, Defiance, OH (419-782-3536)
April 23, 2021
Carry Out Only
Dinner served 4pm – 7pm
Fish, scalloped potatoes, and green beans
Drive through for contactless delivery.
Sorry, no ALL-FISH dinners
No pints of side dishes