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 15, 2017 – May 21, 2017

Mon. – May 15, 2017

*No Mass

Tues. – May 16, 2017

             *St. Isidore / Delaware Bend

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

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

                                                    “Mass Intentions”    

                           Special Intention by B.J. Kline 

Wed. – May 17, 2017 

*Mass at Brookview Norsing Home                                             10:00 AM

* No Mass – St. St. Isidore  Catechist Appreciation Dinner

Thur. – May 18, 2017

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

                                                    “Mass Intentions”    

      Living and Deceased Members of the St. Isidore Altar Rosary Society

Fri. – May 19, 2017

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

                                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                    Kenneth M. Kryling by Mary Ann Kryling

Sat. – May 20, 2017

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

                                                         “Mass Intentions”

                                        Jenny Kolb by Jack & Mick Spiser

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

                                                             “Mass Intention” 

                                           Irene Steffel  by Janice Steffel

Sun. – May 21, 2017

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

                                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                         Bradley McBride by Doug and Joan McBride

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

                              “Mass Intention”

                                        Barb Layman by M/M Greg Gause




                                        May 20/21, 2017 

                   6th Sunday of Easter

    6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

   Angie Durham                                                         Barb Krugh

   Carol Rieke                                                             Kent Beilharz

   Barb Weber                                                             Brad Sines

                                                                                     Katie Weber

                                                                                     Carol McCann


 Lector:                                                    Lector:

   Linda Wagner                                                         Judy Hoschak


 Servers:                                                  Servers:

    Dave Durham                                                        Regan Beilharz

    Betty Schlegel                                                        Karli Okuley

                                                                                           Gabbie Fabiano


 Minister to Shut-Ins:                                   Carol McCann


 Collection Counters:  Kevin & Jackie Hoschak


                      PARISH FINANCES  May 7, 2017 

                                  **No Report**



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 14, 2017 – May 20, 2017

Kevin & Kelly Tong and Family

Nate Spicer and Family

Tom & Sue Beck

Bill Krueger



 ACA News for You!

“St. Michael’s Ridge”


As of May 9, 2017:

Goal:                                                  $8600.00

Total Pledged:                                $10,297.00

Total Paid:                                        $9,272.00

% of Goal Pledged:                           119.73%

% of Goal Paid:                                 107.81%




Sun., May 14, 2017

*St. Michael's Ridge Parish Council Elections

*St. Isidore May Crowning

*2nd Collection for Trinity Dome of Basilica of National Shrine

of Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.

Wednesday May 17,2017

*Brookview Nursing Home Mass at 10:00 AM

*Deanery Meeting - 2:00 PM

*St. Isidore Catechist Appreciation Dinner & Mtg at

Marysdale - 6:30 PM

Thursday May 18,2017

*St. Isidore Rosary Altar Society Potluck at Marysdale -


Sat., Sun., May 20/21, 2017

*St. Michael's Ridge May Crowning - 8:30AM

*St. Isidore / Marysdale Baptism of Sawyer Jesse, daughter of

Eric & Jami Jesse (after 10:00 am Mass)

*St. Isidore / Marysdale Baptism of Elizabeth Rose Coolman,

daughter of Jake & Holly Coolman (after 10:00 am Mass)

*St. Isidore / Marysdale Baptism of Kayla Nicole Demland,

daughter of Carrie Sheets & Craig Demland

(after 10:00 am Mass)


      “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

Jennifer Bailey – Note * New Addition*


Cemetery Committee (1 seat)

Lyndon Benecke

Ron Clinger



Ron Clinger



The next meeting of the St. Michael's Ridge Rosary and Altar Society will be held on Wednesday June 7, 2017 following the 7 pm Mass. All the ladies of the parish are invited to attend.




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



Our Teen Bible Study group will meet every Wednesday evening through the summer from 7 -8:30PM at the convent. This group is open to every student going into grades 7-12 next year. If you have never joined us before, you are welcome to start! We would love to have you!



Any student from this year's grades 7-12 classes who are planning on attending the YES program in June need to turn in their registration forms and money to Mary Rose or Ronda Fabiano by this coming Tuesday evening, May 16th. If you have any questions, please call Mary Rose at 497-2255 or Ronda Fabiano at 782-3924. Thank you!!




June 26-30, 2017

9:00 am - 12:15 pm

St. John Catholic Church, Defiance

This VBS is for all Defiance Catholic

Community Parishes. Registration forms

are available on the Bulletin Board in the

front entrance of the church, or see

Ronda Fabiano if you are interested.



 Annual Camp-out July 28 to 30       


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 14, 2017 – May 20, 2017

*Kayla Bailey                          May 11

*Ethan Stykemain                  May 15

Happy Anniversary to:

Kris & Kristen Lauber            May 15


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


Catholic Questions + Catholic Answers will meet immediately after the 6:30 P.M. Mass on Thursday the 18th of May. We will meet in the St. Matthew room, St. John's Parish, Defiance. We will look at the early Church from Jesus' Ascension, to the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church.

Thanks, Joe Tumeo



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, June 4, 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*