St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











August 19, 2018

August 12, 2018

August 5, 2018

July 29, 2018





July 30, 2018 – Aug 5, 2018


Mon. – July 30, 2018                                   

            *No Mass

Tues. – July 31, 2018

*St. Isidore / Delaware Bend

                Cenacle, Reconciliation, Prayers to St. Philomena         7:00 PM               

*Mass - St. Isidore / Delaware Bend                                          7:45 PM               

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                         John Dell by LaVon & Mary Lou Speiser

Wed. – Aug 1, 2018                                           

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

                                                    “Mass Intentions”   

                              Mary Ricica by Jim & Jackie Singer                  

Thur. – Aug 2, 2018

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

                                              “Mass Intention” 

                        Anne Shininger by Chris & Chris Stuckey             

Fri. – Aug 3, 2018

*Mass – St. Isidore / Delaware Bend                                       8:00AM

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                   Bill Weaner by Adoration Chapel Coordinators              

Sat. – Aug 4, 2018

*St. Michael’s Ridge                                                            

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

                               “Mass Intentions”

                  Art Wonderly by Cindy Baxter

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

                                               “Mass Intention” 

             Sophia & John Sedlack, Mary & John by Fran Stehulak

Sun. – Aug 5, 2018 

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

                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                        Marjorie Siler by her Family

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

                                “Mass Intention”

                       Gil Coolman by Mary Batt



                         Aug 4/5, 2018 

                        18th Sunday in Ordinary Time

   6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Ann Beck                                                               Carl Stehulak

      Jerry Moser                                                           Joe Konecny

      Grace Mangas                                                       Joan Harris

                                                                                      Kathy Wagner

                                                                                      Janet Wagner                        

 Lector:                                                  Lector:

       Bobbi Johnson                                                     Ron Clinger


 Servers:                                                   Servers:

        Dave Durham                                                        Gabby Fabiano

                                                                                              Cody Moser

                                                                                        Garrett Moser                                                                    

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                        Carl Stehulak 


 Collection Counters:                     Dave Keber, Jim & Joan Harris




Daily Prayers

Rosemary Meyer, 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.**



July 28, 2018 – Aug 3, 2018

Rob & Karen Giesige and Family

Brad & Stephanie Sines and Family

Fran Stehulak

Tony & Joan Fairchild and Family

Richard & Bobbie Johnson



  PARISH FINANCES  July 22, 2018


  Sunday Envelopes                                           $1710.00

  Loose                                                                 539.00

  Janitorial                                                              75.00

  Festival Chicken                                                142.00

  Catholic Home Missions                                      25.00

    TOTAL                                                          $2491.00          


 Collection counters:        Denise Hornish and Shelby Beck




St. Michael Ridge 07/20/18 Profit & Loss


            Parish Center Fund Drive      

Cash Collected to Date to date:                    $366,462.96

Uncollected Pledges to Date:                         188,542.63

Total Toward Goal:                                        554,987.59

Remaining to Meet Goal:                               405,012.41


Parish Center Fund Total:                             $960,000.00  




Anyone interested in more information regarding the parish center, or interested in giving, please reach out to any of the members on the fundraising committee. 


These Members include:


Kevin McCann

Nancy Stehulak

Sue Beck

Jeff Harris

Julie Harris

Kristen Lauber

Amber Flory

Eric Weber

Karen Newton

Laura Moser




Sun July 29, 2018

*St. Isidore Baptism of Oliver Lee Meyer, son of

  Matt & Nikki Meyer after the 10:00 am Mass

*St. Isidore Hog Roast & Summer Picnic at Marysdale

                                                                  5:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Fri Aug 3, 2018

*1st Friday Communion Calls

Sat Aug 4, 2018

*Fr. John Curran, LC celebrant at 4:30 pm Mass (and

  confessions at 3:30 pm)


Chicken Donation


There is an envelope in your offering packet which is marked, “Chicken Donation”. This is to help defray the cost for our festival dinner. If you don’t use the envelope, you can simply mark an envelope as “Festival Chicken” and sign your name to it to receive credit. Parishioners are asked to donate what you can, the suggested amount is $12.00, but any amount is greatly appreciated!!


Also, please pick up your raffle tickets that are located in the back of church if you haven’t already.


There will be parking for festival workers in the grass behind the barn.


Thanks, The Festival Committee



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.

**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

Tuesday, August 7: Cut bread for dressing, 6;00 pm

Wednesday, August 8: Bring in vegetables

Thursday, August 9: Bring in vegetables

Friday, August 10: Cut up cabbage 9:30am

                        Set up tents with tables, chairs, etc. 6:30 pm till?

                                 “Many hands make little work”!!

Saturday, August 11: Peel potatoes 8:00 am

                        Finish setting up

Sunday, August 12: Festival Day

Monday, August 13: Final clean-up 8:00 am

                                 “Everyone is welcomed to help”!!






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! 




Parish Hall Pledge Form

Memory Garden Stone Form8

Festival Guide 2018



July 28th  –  Aug 3rd


Happy Anniversary!


Charlie & Kim Beck               Aug 2nd




Please keep those attending the Summer series of the Rose Sweet video program "Surviving Divorce" in your prayers.  Plans are in the making for the video series to run again this Fall both in Hicksville and in Bryan.  Another Divorced-Separated Retreat is being planned for the beginning of 2019.  If you are divorced, separated, or just suffering from a bad break-up, and you would like to join our support community, join the DIVORCED-SEPARATED MINISTRY Facebook Group or contact us through St. Michael Catholic Church, Hicksville... leave a message at 419-542-8202 or email  We welcome questions about annulments, what divorced/separated parishioners can still do in the Church, and where to get help.  Please pass this information on to anyone you may know who's divorced and in need of support.



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)



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)



Celebrating Seniors will meet on Tuesday, August 7th. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Defiance. Rosary is at 10:40, Mass is at 11:00, followed by lunch for a free will offering. Following lunch, Deacon Joe Heeter will present the program, "How I Became Catholic". You will not want to miss hearing about his spiritual journey.

Everyone is welcome to attend.




Saturday, September 15th 10AM - 12PM


Come for a morning of delicious refreshments, vendor shops and crafting. Girls, bring your favorite doll or stuffed animal for a special beauty session. 


Admission includes make & take crafts, live entertainment and entry for a chance to win several great door prizes including an American Girl Doll!  


One adult & child: $35.00

Additional adults/children: $15 each

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

This event is for all ages. | All sales final. 

Pre-registration is required. | Tables seat 8 or 12




Retreat Focuses on Mary as Model of Faith

Mary, the Mother of Jesus and a woman of faith, lived in dangerous times in a small country occupied by the Roman Empire. She has much to say to us, Catholics and Protestants, as we deal with the dangers and darkness of our time.

“Mary: Model of Faith for Contemporary Times,” offers participants the opportunity to explore who Mary is for them in our contemporary world. The retreat begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday, August 24, and ends at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 25. Sister Joan Delaplane, OP – a preacher, retreat director, and spiritual director – presents the material on Mary and gives retreatants opportunities to pray together, share with one another, and spend quiet time in reflection.

The cost, including meals and snacks, is $45 for commuters, $65 per person for double occupancy, and $85 for single occupancy. To register, visit and click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or

Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.



Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival in Port Clinton, Ohio


Plans are underway for the 14th annual Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival to be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in downtown Port Clinton at 109 E. Perry Street, over Labor Day Weekend.  This year the fun filled event will begin on Friday, August 31st, at 4:00pm.  The fun, food and fantastic polka music will continue on Saturday, September 1st and conclude on Sunday, September 2nd.  The festival will be open from 4pm to 9:30 pm on Friday and from 11am until 9:30pm on both Saturday and Sunday. 

Yellow perch sandwiches and dinners will be served along with pierogis and delicious peach cobbler. Polish sausage sandwiches will also be available. Soft drinks, wine coolers and ice cold beer will be sold in the beer tent.

On both Saturday and Sunday at 4pm, the Black Tie Dance Studio will provide free polka lessons for those wishing to improve their polka skills.

The polka bands and their times of performance are as follows:  Friday from 5pm to 9pm is the Frank Moravcik Band, Saturday from noon to 4pm is the Eddie Rodick Orchestra, Saturday from 5pm to 9pm and again on Sunday from noon to 4pm is the Del Sinchak Band, and the Duane Malinowski Orchestra will close the festival on Sunday from 5pm to 9pm.

Admission to the festival for adults is $5.00 per day and $12.00 for the entire weekend.  Anyone under the age of 18 is free.  The facility is protected from the elements and will continue rain or shine.  Everyone is invited to join us for a fun filled weekend.

Contact Information:

Web site or facebook events

Co chairman             Jerry Arnold 419-341-3743 or

                      Ed Verkin  419-341-4776    or



Knights of Columbus

111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH

Sunday, August 5, 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*