St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











July 15, 2018

July 8, 2018

July 1, 2018

June 24, 2018





June 25, 2018 – July 1, 2018


Mon. – June 25, 2018                                   

*No Mass

Tues. – June 26, 2018

*No Mass

Wed. – June 27, 2018                                           

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

                                               “Mass Intention” 

                       Jennifer Krueger by John Hesselschwardt

Thur. – June 28, 2018

*St. Isidore / Delaware Bend – 50th Wedding Anniversary of

                                               Orville & Jane Clark              7:00 PM

Fri. – June 29, 2018

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

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                                    Marjorie Siler by her Family

Sat. – June 30, 2018

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

                               “Mass Intentions                       

             Dan Bakle by Bob & Heather Miller

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

                                               “Mass Intention” 

                                   Paul Wagner by Vivian Wagner

Sun. – July 1, 2018 

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

                                                  “Mass Intention”

                   Phyllis & George Newton by Chris & Karen Newton

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

                                “Mass Intention”

                     Ruth Fritz by June Coolman



                       June 30/July 1, 2018 

                        13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

   6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Sue Beck                                                                  Carl Stehulak

      Tom Beck                                                                 Mary Jo Beilharz

      Deacon Scott Graham                                             Adam Homier

                                                                                         Kris Lauber

                                                                                         Corey Weber                      

 Lector:                                                     Lector:

       Linda Wagner                                                          Nancy Stehulak


 Servers:                                                   Servers:

       Dave Durham                                                         Kendall Sattler

                                                                                              Lauren Sattler

                                                                                         Reagan Beilharz                        

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                        Carl Stehulak   


 Collection Counters:                     Dave Keber, Jim & Joan Harris



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 23, 2018 – June 29, 2018

Jeff & Becky Slattman and Family

Jim & Joan Harris and Family

Corey & Jenny Weber and Family

Matthew & Christina Pace and Family

James & Jessica Wagner




Wed June 27, 2018

*St. Michael’s Parish Center Committee Mtg. – 7:30 pm

*St. Michael’s Parish Festival Committee Mtg. – 7:30 pm

Thur June 28, 2018

*St. Isidore Parish Council mtg. at Delaware Bend – 7:30 pm

*St. Michael’s Parish Fund Raising Committee Mtg. – 7:30 pm

Sat June 30, 2018

*20th Wedding Anniversary of Pete & Annette Hesselschwardt

  at St. Michael’s Ridge – 6:30 pm Mass

Sat/Sun June 30/July 1, 2018

*Peter’s Pence Collection (envelope box)


    PARISH FINANCES  June 17, 2018


  Sunday Envelopes                                                $1820.00

  Loose                                                                      139.00 

  Religious Education                                               115.00

  Energy                                                                     50.00   

    TOTAL                                                              $2124.00          


 Collection counters:        Kevin & Jackie Hoschak


            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  



St. Michael’s Ridge Festival 

    Sunday August 12, 2018

The planning for this year’s festival is well underway and we would like to remind our parish community of some of the upcoming items prior to the day of the festival which is 7 short weeks away.

**Weekend of July 1st we will start collecting the donations for chicken. There is a predesignated envelope in your box of collection envelopes for this. If you do not have collection envelopes just put it an envelope marking the outside with festival chicken donation. These donations are greatly appreciated as they help to offset the cost of the wonderful meal we serve the day of the festival.

**Once again, we will have the Chinese Raffle. Any parishioner that would like to put together a donation basket for this we are asking that you contact Joan McBride (419-428-4773) or any of the other festival committee members by August 5th so we can plan to have enough space for each of the donations. The last 2 years we have incorporated this raffle into the festival and it has proven to be a great way to raise additional funds for the church. **The festival committee cannot wait to see all the creative basket ideas.

Festival Committee is always looking for new volunteers. Anyone interested in helping and or joining the committee please join us at our next meeting on Wednesday June 27 after the 7 pm Mass.

**Don’t forget to mark your calendars for August 12 as it takes the entire parish community for a successful Festival.  


**Thanks in advance from the Festival Committee






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! 




Religious Freedom Week 2018

Memory Garden Stone Form8

Festival Guide 2018





June 23rd – June 29nd

Happy Birthday!

Dawn Ludwig                June 23rd


Happy Anniversary!

Mike & Stacy Bailey         June 25th




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!!




Girls Retreat


You Are Not Alone


Tuesday, June 26, 10 am to 4 pm
303 S Monroe St in Antwerp, OH
For girls going into grades 6 to 12


Join us for a fun and faith-filled day and learn about how
our faith, real friends, and adults around us provide the support
structures we need on our journey.

Our day begins with Mass at 10 am in the Antwerp Church

Contact Theresa Conley at 419-399-2576 or

with questions or to register.  $10 suggested donation.


Presented by the Sister of the Most Holy Trinity from Euclid, OH

and our own Sr. Mary Knuckles O.SS.T.

Hosted by Divine Mercy Catholic Parish




Knights of Columbus

111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH

Sunday, July 1, 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*