St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











August 25, 2019

August 18, 2019

August 11, 2019

August 4, 2019





August 5, 2019 – August 11, 2019


Mon. – August 5, 2019

     * No Mass

Tues. – August 6, 2019

Isidore / Delaware Bend    

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

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

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                                Lee Gecowets by Mary Lou Speiser

Wed. – August 7, 2019

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

                                   Terry Frank

Thur. – August 8, 2019

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

                Dave Densmore by Freda Meyer

        Fri. – August 9, 2019

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

Mary Ricica by John & Janet Schelling and Joe Polasek

    Sat. – August 10, 2019 

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

Ted & Imelda Moninger by Tom & Diane Moninger

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

          In celebration of The 57th Anniversary of

                         Ron & Roseanne Fisher

Sun. – August 11, 2019

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

                                           “Mass Intention”

   Martha Wagner Memorial of her 100th Birthday

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

                                “Mass Intention”

                   Carl & Agnes Singer by Family


                 LITURGICAL SCHEDULE                                                                                                      

                     August 10/11, 2019

     19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

   Saturday 6:30 PM                                                   Sunday 8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Marcia Meyer                                                         Barb Weber

      Phil Meyer                                                               Jeff Weber

      Chris Newton                                                          Joan McBride

                                                                                        Joe Konecny

                                                                                        Deacon Scott

 Lector:                                                     Lector:

       Ron Fisher                                                               Ed Singer                     

 Servers:                                                  Servers:

       Karen Newton                                                      Karli Okuley

                                                                                       Kylee Okuley

                                                                                       Rose Billing


 Minister to Shut-Ins:                        Jeff Weber


 Collection Counters:                    Betty Schlegel and Barb Weber



Daily Prayers

Anita Bertsch, Tom Ricica, Mark Schafer,Thayer Herr,

Frances Stehulak, Larry Schafer, Pam Kaiser,

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, Holly Garmyn,

Fr. Bob Holden, Marisa Larimer, Brooke (Liska) Homier, and Fr. Bob Kill


**Call Dan Weber @ 438-5841 to update prayer list**





August 3rd – August 9th, 2019

Kris Lauber and Family

Nick & Kylie Meyer and Family

Kevin & Cathy Kahle and Family

Jerry & Carol Wiemken

Dan & Dawn Ball and Family




  PARISH FINANCES   July 28, 2019


  Sunday Envelopes                                     $2048.00

  Loose                                                               932.00

  Festival - Chicken                                          164.00

  Janitorial                                                          77.00

  CCD Tuition                                                     75.00

  Hall Rental                                                    150.00

  Home Missions                                                5.00    

  TOTAL                                                         $3451.00  


   Festival Chicken Year-to-date                      $1118.00   


   Collection counters:               Denise Hornish and Shelby Beck     


            Parish Center Fund Drive

  Cash Collected to Date:                       $502,170.14

  Uncollected Pledges to Date:                183,693.22

  Total Toward Goal:                                 685,863.36

  Remaining to Meet Goal:                     $274,136.64


Rooted in Faith,

Moving Forward with Hope

(ACA 2019)

For those who have not yet contributed to the Annual Catholic Appeal please reflect upon the importance of your charitable involvement and prayerfully consider making a gift to the Appeal.  There are extra envelopes in the vestibule.  Thank you for considering this Appeal.  St. Michael’s Ridge is at 89.35% of its $10,000 Goal with 57 donations and pledges totaling $8,935.00 as of July 26, 2019.


Mass Intentions:

    Would you like to have a Mass said for

    someone you know? For more information

    you may call one of the following:

St. Isidore Mass Intentions – Mass intentions for

St. Isidore should be directed to Melissa Moninger

at 419-789-3780 (call/text). The donation can be given

to her directly or put in an envelope with her name on

it and placed in the collection basket.


Mass intentions for St. Michael’s – Please contact

Karen Newton to schedule a Mass intention at

St. Michael’s Ridge at 419-428-4585 or cell

(419-576-0727) or

The donation can be given to Kent Beilharz directly

or put in an envelope with his name on it and placed

in the collection basket. 




Doris Beck has a new address and I’ll bet she would enjoy a card or a little note just to say hello!


                        Doris Beck

                        Swanton Health Care

                        214 S. Munson Road

                        Swanton, OH 43558


Gerald Dennis Coressel

May 21, 1940 – July 26, 2019

May the soul of Denny

and the hearts of all his family

members find Peace and solace

in the comforts of our

Lord and Savior.



Thank-You, Thank-You, Thank-You

Thank you so much for the generous donation from your Parish and continued prayers for Paige’s surgery. The money will definitely be very helpful with the expenses that we will have.

We are truly Blessed to have such amazing support!!

Love, Nate & Karen Weber Family



Hello from Landeck,

        Anita will thankfully not need surgery and

has a new cast on her right arm for at least six

weeks. She is getting around a little slower but

in good spirits.

         I have been blessed with a very good lab

result recently. My PSA levels was so low that

they were “undetectable”.

         Unfortunately I have not had much time

or luck in finding an internet provider.


          Blessings to all, Fr. Kill and Anita


St. Michael’s Ridge 116th Annual Festival

Sunday August 11, 2019

The festival is one of the biggest fund raisers for our church and it takes our entire church community to pull it together. You will see in your collection envelopes that we are starting to collect donations for the festival chicken the weekend of July 7th. If you do not have the church provided donation envelopes, you can still donate by putting your donation in a blank envelope marked for Festival Chicken. We will be collecting these donations all the way up until the weekend of the festival. Please keep your calendars open for the week prior to the Festival for festival prep and especially on August 11th for the big event.

Thanks in Advance the Festival Committee

(Eric Weber, Kevin & Jackie Hoschak, Terry & Janet Wagner, Joan McBride, Grace Mangas,

Bob & Chris Weber, Jim Hall, Leslie Flory, Alicia Little, Kent Beilharz)


            Festival Timeline:


Tue, August 6:     Cut bread for dressing - 6:00 pm

Wed, August 7:    Bring in vegetables

Thur, August 8:   Bring in vegetables

Fri, August 9:       Cut up cabbage – 9:00 am

                     Set-up tents with tables, chairs,

                               etc. – 6:30pm till ???

                 Many hands make light work!!

Sat, August 10:     Peel potatoes – 8:00 am

                               Finish setting up

Sun, August 11:    Festival day

Mon, August 12:   Final clean up – 8:00 am

                 Everyone is welcomed to help!!                    



Festival Raffle

This year’s Raffle tickets are now available in the back of the church. Please pick up your envelope with your name on it and choose to either sell them to others or you may simply purchase them yourself. (This just might be your lucky year!)

This year we won’t have Anita Bertsch (our big seller, 125 books / 3000 tickets) so we will need some extra help to sell more tickets.

As always, your support is greatly appreciated!

Thanks, Your Festival Committee


                      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 Sunday Envelope, simply just mark an envelope as “Festival Chicken” and sign your name to receive credit. You are asked to donate what you can, however the suggested donation is $12.00, but any amount is appreciated.

Please pick up your raffle tickets from the back of the Church.

There is parking in the grass behind the barn for the workers.

Many Thanks, Your Festival Committee




Parish Hall Pledge Form

St. Michael’s Ridge Volunteer List

2019 Church Year

Heart of the Nation Mass broadcast schedule


Spanish Masses in our area:

* Napoleon-Spanish Mass 2nd Sunday of every

month at 1:00 p.m.

* Paulding-Spanish Mass 1st Thursday of every

month at 7:30p.m., Confessions start at 7:00p.m.

* Wauseon-Spanish Rosary every Sunday at 5p.m.


August 3rd – August 9th


Happy  Birthday!


Doug McBride                           August 5th


Glandorf-Saint John-All Things Catholic



Family Movie Night


The St. Louis parish, Custar, Oh Annual summer festival

 Sunday, August 4.  Join us for raffles, games, food, and fellowship. It's been said that St. Louis Parish has one of the best festivals in the Diocese of Toledo! Come! Experience it for yourself!
Rain or shine! Everything under tents!
Sunday, August 4, 2019    11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
BBQ Chicken (prepared by the Milton Twp Volunteer Fire Dept) or Ham Dinners (serving 11:00 until gone)
La Familia Martinez Mexican Food Hamburgers, Brats, French Fries in the Beer Tent

Handmade Quilt Raffle - tickets available for $1 each or six for $5,  8 o'clock Raffle
Country Store - handmade crafts, baked goods, vegetables
Kids' Games & Inflatables (12-7 PM)
BINGO (1- 9 PM)
Children's Pedal Pull (2 PM)
Chicken Plop (6 PM)
DJ (6-9 PM)

Raffle Tickets are available for a the Combination "Big Ticket",  with a $3,000 first prize, for a donation of $1 each or $10 for fifteen.
Winners announced at 9:00 PM. You do not have to be present to win.

Take a walk through St. Louis Parish and School history by visiting the Archive Room. It is filled with photos and memorabilia contributed by parishioners and students. It is through prayers and the generosity of parishioners and friends that St. Louis parish and school continue to live God's Word, receive the Sacraments, and share in the Body and Blood of Christ for over 150 years.




Knights of Columbus

111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH

Sunday, August 4, 2019

“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-$7.50, Senior Citizen -$6.50, Age 6-12-$4.00,

Age 5 & Under-FREE”

Rolls-to-go (if we have them) .75 cents each

*The Knights of Columbus serving and Supporting families, churches, schools, and communities*