St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



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August 9, 2020

August 2, 2020

July 26, 2020

July 19, 2020






July 27, 2020 – Aug. 2, 2020

Mon. – July 27, 2020

*No Mass – Father Jake day off


Tues. – July 28, 2020

*Confession – St. Isidore/Bend                                                 6:30 PM

*Mass – St. Isidore/Bend                                                           7:00 PM

“Mass Intention” Paul Nusbaum by Card Club


Wed. – July 29, 2020

*Adoration – St. Isidore/Bend                                8:00 AM – 7:00 PM

*Holy Hour with Adoration & Confession                                6:00 PM                              

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

“Mass Intention” Louie & Mary Ricica


Thur. – July 30, 2020 +St. Peter Chrysologus, bishop

*Adoration – St. Isidore/Bend                               8:00 AM. – 7:00 PM

*Confessions                                                                                   8:30 AM

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

“Mass Intention” 60th Wedding Anniversary

        of Jim & Roseann Nusbaum


Fri. – July 31, 2020 +St. Ignatius of Loyola, priest

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

“Mass Intention” Madonna Hammons

       by Chris & Karen Newton

 Sat. – Aug. 1, 2020 +St Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor of the Church

*Confessions                                                                                  3:45 PM

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

“Mass Intention” Mindy Smalley by Melody Stevens


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

“Mass Intention” Darwin Beck by Jerry & Alma Westhoven    


Sun. – Aug. 2, 2020 Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

“Mass Intention” Anita & Jenny Krueger

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

“Mass Intention” Barbara Layman by Phyllis Betz




17th Sunday of Ordinary Time


1.   All parishioners are requested to wear masks at public liturgies by mandate from Governor Dewine and the encouragement of Bishop Thomas.  Exemptions from wearing a mask would be for health reasons, i.e. oxygen to help breathe, etc.  If you need a mask, please contact Fr. Jake at 419-980-5739.  Thank you for your willingness to help fight the virus pandemic.

2.   CONGRATULATIONS to Dustin and Alicia (Little) Colvin, whose wedding is July 25, 2020 at St. Michael’s.  May you have a happy and blessed marriage!

3.   Parish Picnic and Hog Roast for St Isidore’s this year are both cancelled due to the increase of cases from the COVID19 pandemic. 

4.   Thank you to all who have served on St. Isidore Parish Council: Jim Timbrook, Greg Shininger, Peter Coolman, Andrea Golliver, and Lisa Alberti.  God bless you all!

Fr. Jake


Mask Update from the Diocese of Toledo

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Bishop Daniel Thomas has strongly encouraged the wearing of face masks/coverings in our church buildings. Earlier this month, in response to the Ohio Public Health Advisory System and the Department of Health’s order regarding the wearing of masks in public places in counties carrying an emergency status of level 3 (red) or level 4 (purple), pastors/administrators/pastoral leaders were advised to follow the guidance issued by state, county, and local public health officials.

On Wednesday, July 22, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine announced that beginning Thursday, July 23, at 6:00 p.m., a statewide mask mandate will go into effect for citizens living in all 88 Ohio counties. All individuals in Ohio must wear a face mask/covering at all times while in public at indoor locations which are not a residence.

Until notified otherwise, all pastors/administrators/pastoral leaders are to follow and implement this mandate, exercising the best practical, prudent, and pastoral judgement, showing sensitivity to those who are medically unable to wear a mask, and realizing that officiants of religious services are exempt.

While the wearing of face masks/coverings can be an inconvenience and a sacrifice, it is a charitable act that offers protection and conveys a sense of concern and respect for our brothers and sisters in Christ.

Bishop Thomas is grateful for the pastoral care that our parishioners continue to receive through you and for your witness to our unity in faith shown in our mutual concern for the health and well-being of those entrusted to our care and of the broader community.


          Confession Times


·        St. Mike’s – Wednesday 6:00 pm Holy Hour with Adoration & Confession

·        Bend – Tuesday 6:30 pm; Saturday 3:45 pm

·        Marysdale – Thursday 8:30 am


Eucharistic Adoration


·        St. Isidore/Bend: Wednesdays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

·        St. Michael’s: Wednesdays 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

·        St. Isidore/Bend: Thursdays 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.



Daily Prayers


Mike Ricica, Cathy Weber, Val Barber, Anita Bertsch,

Tom Ricica, Mark Schafer, Connie Flory, Thayer Herr,

Frances Stehulak, Brandi Mickelson,

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, Fr. Bob Holden, Marisa Larimer,

Brooke (Liska) Homier, and Fr. Bob Kill


*Email Claudia Burkholder at to update prayer list*


St. Isidore Retreat Postponed


St. Isidore/Marysdale is youth weekend retreat has been postponed due to COVID-19. The retreat will be rescheduled at a later date.


Preparing for Marriage

Please pray for the following couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Matrimony later this year:

July 25 - Alicia Little and Dustin Colvin, St. Michael’s

August 8 - Joe Macsay and Ashtyn Bauer, St. Johns

September 12 – Abby Parrot & Kurt Kahle, St. Michael’s

September 26 – Brett Dietrich & Anna Doctor, St. Michael’s

December 12 – Emily Culler & Brooks Grine, St. Isidore



Act of Spiritual Communion


My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament

I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul

Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,

Come at least spiritually into my heart.

I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You.

Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.


Question of the Week


What are the first five books of the Bible in order?


Last week’s: According to St. John's Gospel, in what languages was the inscription 'Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews' written on Christ's Cross?

Answer: Hebrew, Latin, Greek




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2020 Diocesan Celebration of Wedding Anniversaries

Congratulations on your milestone wedding anniversary! The Diocese of Toledo will honor you and other couples celebrating 25, 40, 50, 60 and 60-plus years of marriage at a mass celebrated by Bishop Daniel E. Thomas on Sunday, October 25, at 3pm, at Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Blvd, Toledo. Thank you for your witness to the Sacrament of Marriage.

Every registering couple is guaranteed an anniversary certificate.  For more information regarding this event and to register please visit or contact Alice Jacobs 419-214-4978.

Seating at the Mass is limited to the first 100 couples who register and one guest for each couple. There will be a live stream of the Mass for those who can’t attend.


    The Andrew Dinner schedule is set for the upcoming year. Join Bishop Daniel Thomas and other local priests for dinner, prayer, and an opportunity to learn more about the diocesan priesthood.  Participants should be accompanied by their parish priest.  This event is for young men who are high school juniors and seniors and men in college.  Contact Father Phil Smith in the Office of Diocesan Priestly Vocations at (419) 244-6711 ext. 4945 or for more information:

Sunday, November 1, 2020 from 6 PM - 8 PM at Ottoville, Immaculate Conception Parish

Sunday, November 22, 2020 from 6 PM - 8 PM in Sandusky