St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











May 28, 2017

May 21, 2017

May 14, 2017

May 7, 2017

Easter Bulletin




May 8, 2017 – May 14, 2017

Mon. – May 8, 2017

*No Mass

Tues. – May 9, 2017

             *St. Isidore / Delaware Bend

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

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

                                                    “Mass Intentions”    

                           Art Wonderly by K of C Council 1039 

Wed. – May 10, 2017 

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

Thur. – May 11, 2017

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

                                                    “Mass Intentions”    

                Deceased Family & Friends by Greg & Geraldine Gause

Fri. – May 12, 2017

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

                                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                       Pat McCann by Ron & Lori Weber Family

Sat. – May 13, 2017

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

                                      “Mass Intentions”

                  Robert Schindler by Bob & Marilyn Kunesh

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

                                                             “Mass Intention” 

                              Cindy Steffel by Joan Wagner and Julie Alred

Sun. – May 14, 2017

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

                                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                         Duane Brunswick by Bob & Betty Singer

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

                              “Mass Intention”

                                          Carol Felter by Anita Bertsch




                                        May 13/14, 2017 

                   5th Sunday of Easter

    6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

   Anita Bertsch                                                            Jenny Weber

   Carol Wiemken                                                         Joan Harris

   Linda Long                                                                Kathy Wagner

                                                                                       Joe Konecny

                                                                                        Joan McBride 


 Lector:                                                      Lector:

   Ron Fisher                                                                   Ron Clinger


 Servers:                                                     Servers:

    Caroline Rohrs                                                            Emma Bailey

    Nick Rohrs                                                                  Kate Keber

                                                                                                Max Lepplemeier


 Minister to Shut-Ins:                                   Chris Newton


 Collection Counters:  Betty Schlegel and Barb Weber


                      PARISH FINANCES  April 30, 2017 


    Sunday (71)                                                                              $1,996.00

    Loose                                                                                             195.00

    Janitorial (5)                                                                                    11.00

    Easter (1)                                                                                       120.00

    Wedding Stipends  (1)                                                                     75.00

    Donation (2)                                                                                   525.00

    Refund – Cancelled Services                                                         414.69

    TOTAL (80)                                                      $3,336.69


    Collection Counters: Grace Mangas & Sue Beck                                       




    Next week, Mother’s Day, our parish will participate in a national collection for the Trinity Dome to complete the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, before its 100th anniversary. Also
known as America's Catholic Church, the National Shrine has been a century in the making, built by and for the faithful of our great nation in honor of our Blessed Mother
, the patroness of the United States. Become a part of Mary's Shrine and help to bring to completion our church! For more information, please visit:



Daily Prayers

Chad Giesige, Denny Fronk, Betty Adelman, (Sister to Anita

Bertsch), Dan Miller, Virginia Rath, Joe Wagner, Karen

Brown, Jackson Fortman, Laura Schindler, Grace

Kallay, Morey Hancock, Shawn Fortman, R.J. Fortman,

Tyler Giesige, Rosanne Fisher, Michael Grieselding,

Bud Sailer, Deb Doan, Holly Garmyn, Fr. Bob Holden,

Dryden White and Marisa Larimer.


**Call Fr. Bob @ 497-2161 or Dan Weber @ 497-4107 to update prayer list.**



May 7, 2017 – May 13, 2017

Tim & April McCarty and Family

Lyndi Stykemain

Dave & Carol Sines

Burt Wagner


ACA News for You!

“St. Michael’s Ridge”


As of May 2, 2017:

Goal:                                                  $8600.00

Total Pledged:                                $10,297.00

Total Paid:                                        $9,272.00

% of Goal Pledged:                           119.73%

% of Goal Paid:                                 107.81%



Please keep Fr. Bob Holden in your prayers as he recovers from health issues. I am sure that he would enjoy a card with your support and well wishes.

                        Fr. Bob Holden

                        Heartland of Wauseon

                        303 West Leggett Street

                        Wauseon, OH  43567




Sun., May 7, 2017

*St. Isidore 1st Communion Sunday

*St. Michael’s Ridge clothing drive starts today at 12:00 Noon

Monday thru Wednesday

*Clothing drive at St. Michael’s Ridge – 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Wednesday May 10, 2017

*St. Michael’s Ridge Catechist Appreciation Dinner – 6:00 PM

Thursday May 11, 2017

*End Clothing Drive at St. Michael’s Ridge

                                                                8:00 AM to 3:00 PM pick-up

Sat., Sun., May 13/14, 2017

*St. Michael’s Ridge Parish Council Elections

*St. Isidore May Crowning

*2nd Collection for the Trinity Dome of Basilica of The National Shrine of Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.






Sun. May 7, 2017

*Pre-school during Mass

*Grades 1-6:  9:30 – 10:45 – LAST CLASS

Wed. May 10, 2017

*Catechist “Year End Dinner”

Wed. May 17, 2017

*TEEN BIBLE STUDY (7:00 – 8:30 PM) at the Convent

Sun. May 21, 2017

*7th Grade pilgrimage to the Shrine in Carey

Sun. May 28, 2017

*Graduation Mass

Wed. May 31, 2017

*TEEN BIBLE STUDY (7:00 – 8:30 PM) at the Convent


“Youth Group Breakfast”

Sunday, May 7th.

All are welcome! - Free will offering


  “Your Attention is Required!”


Elections for Parish Council and Cemetery Committee will be held the weekend of May 13th and 14th.


The following parish members have volunteered to fill these seats if elected.


Parish Council (5 seats)

John Culler

Katie Weber

Jerry Kappen

Rex Steffel

Tom Beck

Terry Davis

Tamara Rau

Carol Rieke

Nancy Stehulak

Brenda Wagner

Melissa Wagner


Cemetery Committee (1 seat)

Lyndon Benecke

Ron Clinger



Ron Clinger



We Need Your Help Soon!

St. Michael's Ridge Catholic Church is sponsoring a Donation Drive along with the

Easter Seals of Sylvania, Ohio. All proceeds will benefit the St. Michael's youth group mission trip to Athens, Ohio in July

"Fill the Truck" Fundraiser:

May 7th – 11th, 2017

May 7th starting at noon - 7:00 pm in the church basement

May 8th, 9th, 10th, beginning at 8 am -7:00 pm in the truck

May 11th 8 am till 3:00 pm in the truck


All Cloth items will be accepted:

Clothing, comforters, blankets, towels, sheets, shoes, purses, pillows, stuffed animals, indoor and outdoor chair pads, and cloth bags. Even stained and torn items will be accepted. Please bring them in a bag, remove hangers. Also suggested items such as toys, picture frames, pots and pans, dishes, DVDs, CDs, clocks, or any other "nick-knacks", but no furniture and no books. These items can be placed in boxes or bags.


Assorted clothing & cloth donations as well as other household items will be distributed to the needy in counties around Northern Ohio. Items will also be sold to Savers through Easter Seals.


Matthew 25:40 Jesus said, "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."

Matthew 25:36 "I needed clothes and you clothed me ... "


Sl. Michael's Ridge Catholic Church

0850 Moser Road

Defiance, OH 43512

Any questions? Call the church at 419-497-3122

Help us fill the truck and earn funds for the Youth Group Mission Trip! Thank You!



Bishop Letter of 4-25-17



2017 Century Farm Award Applications Available

Catholic Charities is now accepting applications for Century Farm Awards. This award designation honors Catholic families who have maintained a farm or homestead within their family for at least 100 years, with an emphasis on well-preserved working farms.

Applicants will be asked to submit a registration form, copies of old deeds, and pictures to support claims. The information submitted must show family residence and ownership of a farm for at least 100 years. Applications should be submitted no later than May 31, 2017.

A Mass honoring award recipients will be celebrated by Bishop Daniel E. Thomas at St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Norwalk, OH, at 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

For more information or request the registration form, please contact Sharon Giles at (419) 214-4898 or


May 7, 2017 – May 13, 2017

*Kacee Weber                        May 8

*Kevin Kahle                          May 9

Happy Anniversary to:

Duane & Jane Fielitz              May 7



MODERN DAY MIRACLE: Please join us  May 23 at 7 pm after 6:30 pm Mass at St Johns  Defiance to listen to Jake and Cathy Reineck with their daughter Erica to speak of how miracles still happen today especially with their daughter Cathy.

They will also explain what Traumatic Brain Injury is and its affects.

Thank you, God bless you! 
Thanks so much! God Bless JMJ Deb




If anyone happens to have an oval egg mold that could be used to make eggs for the PRE fundraiser that you are no longer using and may be interested in getting rid of, I would be interested in having it, as mine has seen its better days!

Thanks, Karen Mekus



Knights of Columbus

111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH

Sunday, May 7, 2017

“First Sunday of the Month”

Serving from 9:00-11:30AM

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*