St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512














August 15, 2021

August 8, 2021

August 1, 2021

July 25, 2021






July 26, 2021 to August 1, 2021

Monday, July 26, 2021

     *No Mass


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

    *Confession                                                                      8:30 AM

    *Mass – St. Isidore / Delaware Bend                           9:00 AM

                                  “Mass Intentions”

               Haden A. Bevard by M/M Walter Procn


Wednesday, July 28, 2021

    *Adoration & Confession                                               6:00 PM

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

                                  “Mass Intentions”

              Matt Emmons by Chris & Karen Newton


Thursday, July 29, 2021

     *Confession                                                                      8:30 AM

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

                                   “Mass Intentions”

                   Dennis Smith by Joe & Jane Clemens


Friday, July 30, 2021

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

                                   “Mass Intentions”

                                     Holly Garmyn


Saturday, July 31, 2021

    *Bishop’s Mass - St. Isidore / Marysdale                     4:00 PM

                                    “Mass Intentions”

                Pauline Ramus by Michelle & Jack Speiser

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

                                     “Mass Intentions”

               Marcia Meyer by Jeremie & Kimberly Meyer


Sunday, August 1, 2021

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

                                     “Mass Intentions”

                               Marjorie Siler by Family

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

                                     “Mass Intentions”

                           Rose Hanna by Freda Meyer



Liturgical Schedule

August 1 & 2, 2021

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


   6:30PM                                           8:30AM

   Extraordinary Minister:                 Extraordinary Minister:

   Priest                                                  Adam Homier


   Lector:                                              Lector:

   Nancy Stehulak                                 Mindy Smith


   Servers:                                            Servers:

   Brady Culler                                      Addison Smith

   Nicholas Rohrs                                 Mason Smith

   Wesley Maxwell

   Chris Newton                                  Minister to Shut-Ins

                                                              Carl Stehulak




St. Mike’s – Reconciliation, Adoration and Benediction at Wednesday 6 p.m.


St. Isidore/The Bend – Reconciliation on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 3:45 p.m.


St. Isidore/Marysdale – Reconciliation at 8:30 a.m. on Thursdays  



Mass Changes


Please make note of the following mass time and venue changes for the Bishop’s mass on

July 31st.


Saturday, July 31, 2021

Mass – St. Isidore / Marysdale at 4:00 p.m.

There will not be mass at St. Isidore / Delaware Bend


Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge at 7:00 p.m.

This is to give the Bishop and Fr. Melwin sufficient time to travel between churches and for dinner. 






Mike Ricica, Val Barber, Anita Bertsch, Mark Schafer, Eric Bennett, Thayer Herr, Brandi Mickelson, Jack Long, Chad Giesige, Betty Adelman and Jean Keller, (Sisters to Anita Bertsch), Dan Miller, Jackson Fortman, Shawn Fortman, R.J. Fortman, Rosanne Fisher, Fr. Bob Holden, Marisa Larimer, Fr. Bob Kill, and Lisa Speiser.


*Email Kacee Weber at to update prayer list*





Church Cleaning


St. Michael’s is looking for a replacement for Barb Weber who is retiring this year. Her job was to clean the church and keep the basement in order.  Please see Fr. Melwin for a list of responsibilities.  Please consider this job of approximately 5-6 hours a week.  A huge thanks to Barb for her many years of service to St. Michael’s faith community!



St. Michael’s Church Festival


August 8, 2021

11am – 5pm


Set up will be Friday, August 6th starting at 5:00 p.m.


The worker schedule has been mailed out.


Clean up will be Sunday evening immediately following the festival. 


We would still like you to consider making the chicken donation like previous years to offset chicken cost.


Please contact a festival committee member with any questions.


Eric Weber, Kevin & Jackie Hoschak, Jim Hall, Joan McBride, Bob & Chris Weber, Terry Wagner, Leslie Flory, Grace Mangas, Alicia Little


Rosary & Altar Society will also be having their bake sale and farmer’s market at the festival this year.  Please bring a donation of either a bake sale item or fresh produce.  Please contact Linda Long at 419-438-0976 or Janice Leopold at 419-439-1713.


Attention Parents of Preschoolers

(4- or 5-year-olds)


If you have a child that will be 4 years old as of September 1, 2021, and you would like to enroll him/her in our religious education preschool program for this coming school year, please fill out the registration form located in the back of church (or use the one that was in last week’s bulletin) and drop it in the collection basket or contact Mary Jo Beilharz at 419-783-1549.


Celebrating Seniors


will meet on Tuesday, August 3.


Rosary 10:40

Mass 11:00

Lunch 11:30


All those 55 and older are welcome!



St. Michael’s Catholic Church, The Ridge

   Collection Recap – 7/18/21



2021-2022 Religious Education Registration Form

Parish Hall Pledge Form

St. Michael’s Ridge Volunteer List

2021 Church Year


Father Daniel J. Zak

USCCB NFP Awareness Week

Heart of the Nation Mass broadcast schedule




Happy Birthday!

Bob Wagner                            July 27


Happy Anniversary!

Brock & Sarah Bostelman      July 27



Coordinator of Religious Education/High School Youth Minister


The St. John the Evangelist and St. Mary Catholic Churches in Defiance, Ohio are welcoming communities of worship and service, dedicated to the faith formation of all its members.  The two parishes share their Religious Education program and are seeking a full-time Coordinator of Religious Education/High School Youth Minister.  As a member of both staffs, the applicant must desire to work in a model of collaborative leadership and provide direction for an active Religious Education Program.  The applicant must have some training, education, or experience as a catechist or youth minister.  The applicant must also have a love of the Catholic faith and a love of youth.  Position open immediately.  Ministry Description and Responsibilities available on request.  Send resume and three references by July 30 to:


Rev. Randy Giesige

Address:  715 Jefferson Avenue, Defiance, OH 43512

Phone:  419-782-2776

Fax:  419-782-1958