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





July 2, 2018 – July 8, 2018


Mon. – July 2, 2018                                   

*No Mass – (Fr. Bob on Vacation July 2 thru July 12)

Tues. – July 3, 2018

*No Mass– (Fr. Bob on Vacation July 2 thru July 12)

Wed. – July 4, 2018                                           

*No Mass – (Fr. Bob on Vacation July 2 thru July 12)

Thur. – July 5, 2018

*Holy Hour and Communion Service at St. Isidore / Marysdale,

        Led by Deacon Scott Graham                                            7:00 PM

Fri. – July 6, 2018

* Holy Hour and Communion Service at St. Michael’s Ridge,

         Led by Deacon Scott Graham                                          9:00AM

Sat. – July 7, 2018

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

                               “Mass Intentions

                  Art & Marge Schmersal and Julie

                        by Don & Karen Schnipke

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

                                               “Mass Intention” 

                                    Doug Siler by Anita Bertsch

Sun. – July 8, 2018 

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

                                                  “Mass Intention”

                           Bob & Lola Boff by Richard Rose Family

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

                                “Mass Intention”

                Dennis Smith by Ron & Barb Walker


                         July 7/8, 2018 

                        14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

   6:30 PM                                                                      8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                         Extraordinary Minister:

      Deacon Scott Graham                                            Barb Weber

      Mary Rose                                                               Jeff Weber

      Sue Clinger                                                              Alicia Little

                                                                                        Brad Sines

                                                                                        Kent Beilharz                                           

 Lector:                                                     Lector:

       Karen Newton                                                         Ed Singer


 Servers:                                                   Servers:

        Annie Rose                                                              Rose Billing

        Ellie Rose                                                                     Keely Culler

                                                                                          Emma Bailey                                                                             

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                        Jeff Weber  


 Collection Counters:                     Betty Schlegel and Barb Weber



                    PLEASE NOTE - FR. BOB’S VACATION


                    For the next 11 days, Monday, July 2, 2018

                    through Thursday, July 12, 2018

                    I will be taking some time for a summer vacation.

                    Please welcome Fr. Al Ceranowski, a priest

                    who will be taking all the weekend Masses

                    & Confessions on July 7 & 8, 2018.

                    In case of emergency while I am on vacation,

                    please contact one of the area priests including:

                    Fr. Fred Duschl (419-272-2475) or

                    Fr. John Stites (419-345-5999).

                   Also Ronda Fabiano at the CCD office (419-497-3122)

                   would be happy to assist you.

                   Please keep me in your prayers – as I will for you also!!



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 30, 2018 – July 6, 2018

Michael & Donna DeWyse and Family

Mike & Carol Rieke

David & Lindsey Stehulak and Family

Doris Mekus

Chris & Gina Frank and Family



    PARISH FINANCES  June 24, 2018


  Sunday Envelopes                                                                  $2158.00

  Loose                                                                                              473.00 

  Religious Education                                                                     10.00

  Janitorial                                                                                         78.00   

    TOTAL                                                    $2719.00          


 Collection counters:        Shelby Beck & Denise Hornish


            Parish Center Fund Drive      

Cash Collected to Date to date:                    $363,745.49

Uncollected Pledges to Date:                         189,376.16

Total Toward Goal:                                        553,121.65

Remaining to Meet Goal:                               406,878.35


Parish Center Fund Total:                           $960,000.00  




Sat/Sun June 30/July 1, 2018

*Peter’s Pence Collection (envelope box)

Thur July 5, 2018

*Holy Hour and Communion Service at St. Isidore / Marysdale

  at 7:00 pm led by Deacon Scott Graham

Fri July 6, 2018

*Holy Hour and Communion Service at St. Michael’s Ridge

  at 9:00 am led by Deacon Scott Graham

Sat/Sun July 7/8, 2018

*Please welcome Fr. Al Cerenowski, celebrant at all Masses


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! 




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Festival Guide 2018





June 30th – July 6th

Happy Birthday!

Barb Krugh                   July 5th




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!!


“Catholic Questions + Catholic Answers”

will meet for the afternoon session on July 10th at 1:00 p.m. in the St. Luke room of the St. John
Parish Center. There is no particular subject, come with your questions and you thoughts.


                         All are Welcome!



189 Church Street, P.O. Box 296

Ottoville, Ohio  45876

Telephone:  (419) 453-3513  Fax:  (419) 453-2513

Very Rev. Jerry Schetter, Pastor

June, 2018


Subject:  Ottoville Immaculate Conception Parish Festival


We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Immaculate Conception Church Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, July 14-15, 2017.  Events and activities scheduled include:


Family Style Dinners - served from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. (PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN TIME) in the air conditioned banquet hall of the Parish Center.  The chicken and beef dinners are served with all the trimmings plus homemade desserts.  Carry-outs and drive-thru will be available (beef and chicken combo only). Cost of the meal is $9.00 per person (ages 10 and over) or $5.00 per person for children (ages up to 10).


Lunch Stand - featuring homemade soups, sandwiches, fries, desserts, etc.  Open Sunday from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.


Saturday Evening Social - from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Come join us for Vaughn's Place chicken fajitas and BBQ pork sandwiches, Millie's wings, onion rings, mozzarella sticks, and cold beverages.  Live music by the band "Someone's Kids."  There will also be a 50/50 drawing. Golf Ball Drop tickets and Big Tickets will be sold


Big Ticket Drawing - First prize is $1000.00. Thirteen other cash prizes to be awarded.  Drawing is at 9:00 p.m. Sunday evening.  Winner need not be present to win.


Baked Goods Booth - Open at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, the baked goods booth offers homemade cakes, noodles, cookies, candies, breads, etc.


Raffle Booth - Take a chance on many wonderful items donated by area businesses and parishioners.  Drawings at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday evening.  Raffle booth will also be open during Saturday evening's Social.


Games For all ages - Indoor Bingo in the Parish Center gymnasium, Pop Toss, Fish Pond, Giant Games,  Inflatable bounce houses including an obstacle course ($8.00 all day wrist band), Sand Art (weather permitting), a  Kiddie Tractor Pull at 2:00 p.m., etc.


Sweet Snacks - Snow cones, cotton candy, candy and caramel apples, popcorn, homemade ice cream, etc.


ENTERTAINMENT -   11:30 a.m.        Ottoville's very own band "Brass Notes"

                                    1:30 p.m.        Charlie Doepker with easy listening music

                                    3:30 p.m.        For the kids:  Indiana Wild Live Animal Show

                                    5:00 p.m.        JJ the DJ


GOLF BALLS FROM HEAVEN DROP  -  Purchase one of 300 tickets for a chance to win $500.00.  Ball in the hole wins.  If no ball goes in hole, closest to the pin wins.  If a tie, prize is shared.  Drop will be at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.


Visit the General Store to purchase a wide variety of items.


The Parish Historical Room  - open from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Located on the second floor of the Parish Center.



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*