St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











May 27, 2018

May 20, 2018

May 13, 2018

May 6, 2018





May 7, 2018 – May 13, 2018


Mon. – May 7, 2018                                   

*No Mass

Tues. – May 8, 2018

           * St. Isidore / Delaware Bend

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

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

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                     Jim Sponsler by Chris & Christine Stuckey Family

Wed. – May 9, 2018                                           

* No Mass – (St. Michael’s Ridge Catechist Dinner)                                                             

Thur. – May 10, 2018

       *Mass - St. Isidore / Marysdale                                                      9:00 AM               

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                            Kenneth Wonderly by Friends & Family

Fri. – May 11, 2018

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

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                            Patrick McCann by Jane & Jeff Meyer

Sat. – May 12, 2018

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

                                 “Mass Intentions”

                        Jim Romes by Betty Romes

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

                                               “Mass Intention” 

            Living & Deceased members of the Jutte Singer Family

                                          by Bob & Betty Singer

Sun. – May 13, 2018 

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

                                                  “Mass Intention”

                             Mary Ricica by Frances Sankiewicny

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

    Living & Deceased members of the St. Isidore

Altar Rosary Society by the Altar Rosary Society


                       LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

                     7th Sunday of Easter

               The Ascension Of The Lord

                        May 12/13, 2018 

   6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Carol Wiemken                                                    Jeff Weber

      Jerry Moser                                                          Joe Konecny

      Grace Mangas                                                      Joan Harris

                                                                                   Kathy Wagner

                                                                                   Carol Rieke                             

 Lector:                                                     Lector:

        Ron Fisher                                                          Ron Clinger


 Servers:                                                   Servers:

        Betty Schlegel                                                    Dryden White

                                                                              Cody Moser

                                                                                  Garrett Moser                             

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                                      Jeff Weber    


Collection Counters:                     Betty Schlegel and Barb Weber



Daily Prayers

Mary Wagner, Chad Giesige, Denny Fronk,

Betty Adelman, (Sister to Anita Bertsch), Dan Miller,

Joe Wagner, Jackson Fortman, Shawn Fortman,

R.J. Fortman, Rosanne Fisher, Michael Grieselding,

Bud Sailer, Holly Garmyn, Fr. Bob Holden, Marisa Larimer,

Brooke (Liska) Homier, and Nathan Mekus.

**Call Fr. Bob @ 497-2161 or Dan Weber @ 438-5841 to update prayer list.**



May 5, 2018 – May 11, 2018

Tim & April McCarty and Family

Lyndi Stykemain

Dave & Carol Sines

Burt Wagner


     PARISH FINANCES  April 29, 2018


  Sunday Envelopes                                                                  $1524.00

  Loose                                                                                            470.01 

  Janitorial                                                                                          6.00

  Initial                                                                                                 5.00

  Stipend                                                                                           50.00


    TOTAL                                                              $2050.01          


 Collection counters:        Grace Mangas and Sue Beck


Parish Center Fund-Pledged to date:          $381,181.65

Parish Center Fund-Collected to date:          203,059.22

Parish Center Fund-Goal:                               750,000.00

Parish Center-Remaining Fund Goal:            368,818.35

Pledge Forms mailed to parishioners:                 268

Pledge Forms Received to date:                             49


Average Pledge:                                                 $7779.22




All parishioners of St. Michael's Ridge are

invited to a Parish Meeting immediately

following Mass on Sunday, May 20, in the 

church basement. Join the Building Committee 

for coffee and donuts and hear the latest update

on information received from Beilharz Architects

regarding the site inspection and pricing of the 

project. This will be followed by a Q & A session.

The time is here to move forward on this much

needed building that will serve our parish community for future generations!



The Second Collection of May 19/20 Will Be For:


                               "Lisa R. Yoder Memorial Scholarship"


This scholarship fund was established to honor Mrs. Yoder, who was a second grade CCD teacher as well as an active member of St. Michael's Parish and, unfortunately, passed at the age of forty due to cancer.


This scholarship is awarded to a first time college student who is a member of St. Michael's Parish.  A plaque listing past Lisa R. Yoder Memorial Scholarship recipients and a picture of Lisa Yoder can be found on the left side of the front entrance doors as you exit the church.


Please help extend the funding of this scholarship by contributing in the memory of Lisa Yoder and future recipients. 


Attention Adults and those in the 4th grade on up:


Everyone in our St. Michael Community has gifts to share.  Those who are in the 4th grade and older and also Adults who have been Baptized and have made their First Communion are invited to become Altar Servers. 

Altar Servers assist at Holy Mass.


What it means “TO SERVE”

-        Honor

-        Responsibility

-        Reverence


If you are interested and believe you are being called to this important ministry, please contact Chris and Karen Newton either by email or by landline 419-428-4585 or by cell phone 419-576-0727 (Karen) or

419-576-0728 (Chris) and texting is an option. 

We will train individually or as a group. 


Thank you for your consideration.



The St. Michaels Ridge Rosary Altar Society will have their next meeting on Wednesday May 16, 2018 at 7 pm in the church basement. All the women of the parish are invited to attend.




Sun May 6, 2018

*St. Isidore / Marysdale 1st Communion at 10:00 am Mass

Tue May 8, 2018

* VOTE!!

Wed May 9, 2018

*St. Michael’s Year End Catechist Dinner – 6:00 pm

Thur May 10, 2018

*Deanery mtg., 2:00 pm

*St. Michael’s Ridge Building Committee mtg. – 7:30 pm

Sun May 13, 2018

*St. Michael’s Ridge Parish Council & Cemetery

  Committee election

*Happy Mother’s Day!


      Thank You! Thank You!  Thank You!


I want to Thank all the people who gave me money, gift cards & who remembered me in any way for my 83rd birthday last Sunday, April 29, 2018. 

       I surely appreciate your thoughtfulness!

Please keep me in your prayers and May God bless each and every one of you! 

       With love, Anita Bertsch




Sun. May 6, 2018

*Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

*Grades 1-6: 9:30-10:45 – Last Class

Wed. May 9, 2018

*Catechist “Year End Dinner” / No Teen Bible Study

Wed. May 16, 2018

*Teen Bible Study 7-8:30pm at the Convent

Sun. May 20, 2018

*Grades 7-12 pilgrimage to the Shrine in Carey

Wed. May 23, 2018

*Teen Bible Study 7-8:30pm at the Convent

Sun. May 27, 2018

*Graduation Mass


Y.E.S. PROGRAM 2018-June 14-16

Y.E.S. (Youth Elect Service) is an opportunity for

students going into grades 8-12 next year to serve

those in our community who need help with chores

at their homes. Our students are invited to participate

in this worthwhile cause and for those in Confirmation

class, it counts as a Work of Mercy. We are also in need

of adult helpers to supervise at the job sites.

Common projects include trimming bushes and

weeding, painting inside and out, repairing decks and

sheds, cleaning gutters, clearing out basements and

garages, washing windows, etc. The next meeting for

adult helpers will be Monday, May 7 at 7:00 pm at the

St. Mary’s Parish Center. If you have any questions

or need a registration form, Please see Ronda Fabiano.

You can also call Jessica West at 419-782-2776 or Jeff

Hahn at 419-956-8154.




May 5th – May 11th

Happy Birthday!

Kacee Weber               May 8th

Barb Steele                 May 11th

Kayla Bailey               May 11th


Notice: Mass for “shut-ins”

“Catholic Mass” brought to you by “Heart of the Nation” at 8:30 a.m., Sunday mornings

Toledo Channel 13.2 or officially known as “The CW” (WTVG-DT2)


CPC Spring Volunteer Training Seminar is scheduled for May 10, 11, 14 and 15 from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Bryan CPC. Especially needed are client advocates, nurses, and receptionists in all 4 locations (Bryan, Defiance, Napoleon and Wauseon). Cost is free. Please call 419-636-5692 for more information or to register or email: .



• 9:30 am Mass every Wednesday 

(During the school year through Monday May 30th)

• 7:00 am Mass every Tuesday & Thursday during May, Sept. & Oct. 8:00 am Mass every Tuesday & Thursday during June & July


2018 Crescent-News Readers Choice Awards - Please vote HCCS as the best PreK in the region! Ballots will be running in the print edition of The Crescent-News every Sunday through June 10.  Voting will also be available online. You must complete at least 50% of the ballot for it to be valid! 


If you are a CN subscriber, please consider clipping your ballot each Sunday and dropping it off at the school office or in the atrium of St. John's church. Those who do not receive a copy of the paper or have access to vote online will be able to take a clipped ballot. Thank you for your support!


Catholic Questions+Catholic Answers will

meet on Thursday 17 May following the 6:30

p.m. Mass in the St. Matthew room of St. John

the Evangelist. Everyone is invited and

welcome. Questions are taken, studied and

answered. If there is time afterward we will

look at St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Doctor and




St. Michael’s Ridge, St. Isidore’s

and St. John’s “Camp-out”

July 27th to July 29th, 2018

Join us for a fun-filled and friendly weekend at

Huggy Bear Campground. You will need to call Huggy Bear Campground to reserve your space at: 419-968-2211

Call soon, 16 spots are reserved near the pool. Remember to mention our church group!

Any other questions may be directed to:

Deanna & Doug Zimmerman


See You There!!



Knights of Columbus

111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH

Sunday, May 6, 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*