St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











June 17, 2018

June 10, 2018

June 3, 2018

May 27, 2018





June 4, 2018 – June 10, 2018


Mon. – June 4, 2018                                   

*No Mass

Tues. – June 5, 2018

* 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 Day Intention by Madonna Wonderly

Wed. – June 6, 2018                                           

* Mass - St. Michael’s Ridge                                                      7:00 PM               

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                                Doug Mack by Harley Burkholder

Thur. – June 7, 2018

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

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                         Deceased Family & Friends by Irene Zipfel

Fri. – June 8, 2018

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

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                                    Irene Steffel by Susan Walker

Sat. – June 9, 2018

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

                                 “Mass Intentions”

    Bernard & Irene Kuhn by Tom & Diane Moninger

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

                                               “Mass Intention” 

                       Carl & Donelda Wagner by sons & daughters

Sun. – June 10, 2018 

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

                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                     Frances Rosselet by Mary Rose

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

                                “Mass Intention”

     Deceased Family & Friends by Lawrence Kunesh



                          June 9/10, 2018 

                      10th Sunday in Ordinary Time

   6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Linda Long                                                             Amber Flory

      Janice Leopold                                                        Barb Krugh

      Carol Wiemken                                                       Mary Ann Benecke

                                                                                        Joan McBride

                                                                                        Jeff Weber                                             

 Lector:                                                     Lector:

       Ron Fisher                                                              Janet Wagner


 Servers:                                                   Servers:

        Annie Rose                                                             Kylee Okuley

        Ellie Rose                                                               Karli Okuley

                                                                                         Nick Rohrs                                          

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                        Jeff Weber    


 Collection Counters:                     Betty Schlegel and Barb Weber




Daily Prayers

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, 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.**




June 2, 2018 – June 8, 2018

Roger & Angela Durham

Holly Garmyn

Chris & Lisa Maxwell and Family

Shawn Fortman

Dave & Carol Sines



    PARISH FINANCES  May 27, 2018


Sunday Envelopes                                                                  $2295.00

  Loose                                                                                        491.00 

  Ascension                                                                                   15.00

  Janitorial                                                                                     85.00

  Baptism Stipend                                                                         50.00


    TOTAL                                                              $2936.00          


 Collection counters:        Denise Hornish & Shelby Beck


  Parish Center Fund Drive      

Cash Collected to Date to date:                    $360,065.39

Uncollected Pledges to Date:                         187,551.26

Total Toward Goal:                                          547,616.65

Remaining to Meet Goal:                                412,383.35


New Parish Center Fund Total:      NEW      $960,000.00  





Sun June 3, 2018

*Note: Mass at St. Isidore returns to 10:00 am start time

*Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

                                                                              (Corpus Christi)

Wed June 6, 2018

*St. Michael’s Parish Festival committee mtg.

                                                               (after 7:00 pm Mass)



Dear St. Michael’s Parishioners:

    Thank you for your generous gift to Catholic Relief Services.  Your recent donation of $179.15 received on May 22, 2018 provides vital support to Catholic Relief Services.  Your contribution is essential to our efforts to alleviate human suffering and ease the burdens of overwhelming poverty overseas.  I offer my deepest gratitude and wish you an abundance of blessings and joys.

Sean L. Callahan

President & CEO



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.


Save The Date:

Food * Fun * Games

St. Michael’s Ridge

115th Annual Parish Festival

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

11:30 am till 9:00 pm

Family Style Chicken & Ham Dinners

In Our Air-Conditioned Hall

Served 11:30 am till 4:00 pm

(Carry-out available)






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 all students 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! 


College Seniors and Graduates

You are invited to Ave Summer Fest 2018

at the Ann Arbor residence of Tom Monaghan,
Founder - Ave Maria School of Law

Thursday, June 14, 6:00 p.m.

Learn More about the
Ave Maria School of Law
Michigan / Toledo Full-Tuition Scholarship
Plus Stipend

Meet the AMSL founder Tom Monaghan,
Director of Admissions, current students and alumni.

Enjoy an evening of great food and live music.


FREE - Registration required by Friday, June 8 to attend!
For more information & to register today go to



Religious Freedom Week 2018

Memory Garden Stone Form8

Festival Guide 2018

Diocesan Youth Day at Cedar Point





June 2nd – June 8th

Happy “51st” Anniversary!

Doug & Joan McBride              June 3rd



Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy

Rosary Cathedral

October 28, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

If you are celebrating a milestone wedding

anniversary in 2018 – 25, 40, 50, 60, or 60+ years,

plan to join Bishop Daniel Thomas for the

“Order of Blessing Married Couples” within

Holy Mass.

Registered couples receive a commemorative

certificate and are invited to a reception

following Mass.

To register go to

or contact your parish office.


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)




A Summer Retreat weekend for Women and Men will be held July 6-8, 2018.  The theme of the retreat will be “Mysticism – The Heartbeat of God.”  We all have mystical experiences, but we’re not all mystics.  How can we learn how to live a mystically driven life?  We will explore this topic, gleaning some insights from Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI and from the “mystical” gospel of John. 

     The Retreat will be led by Father Marty Nassr, a senior status priest of the Diocese.  This will be a repeat of the retreat that was given in February (several had requested that it be held in the summer).  The retreat starts early Friday evening July 6 and ends with a closing late morning Mass on Sunday, July 8.  For more information about this retreat please see Our Lady of Consolation Retreat House web site at and click on “July 6-8 Men’s & Women’s Retreat“ or call for a brochure.  The cost for the weekend will be $150.00 for overnight guests and $95.00 for commuters, which includes 4 hot meals and your program materials.  Call Brother Randy for info at 419-396-7970 or email at



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!!


             Celebrating Seniors


Will meet Tuesday, June 5th. at St. John's.

Rosary will be at 10:40, Mass at 11:00, with lunch to follow. We will talk about the upcoming bus trip that will take place in October.

This month we will play Bingo and there will be wrapped prizes.

All who are 55 years and older are invited and are welcome to attend.




We have been requested to have Catholic Questions + Answers during the day time. 

 In response to this request we will begin the day time sessions on Tuesday, June 12.

Our sessions will be at 1:00 P.M. in the St. Luke room of the St. John family life center.  Everyone is welcome and there is not set format. Any question and or any discussion concerning our faith and our religious customs is welcome.




       St. Mary School in Edgerton, OH has teacher positions available for grade 2 and grade 5 as well as a part-time intervention specialist.  Ohio license is required. Grade 2 candidates must be a practicing Catholic. Send resumes to Principal Julie Taylor at




Knights of Columbus

111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH

Sunday, June 3, 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*