St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512














August 15, 2021

August 8, 2021

August 1, 2021

July 25, 2021





August 16, 2021 to August 22, 2021

Monday, August 16, 2021

     *No Mass


Tuesday, August 17, 2021

    *No Mass


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

    *No Mass


Thursday, August 19, 2021 (Fr. Joe Steinbauer)

     *Confession                                                                       8:30 AM

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

                                   “Mass Intentions”

                          Bernie Czartoski by Family


Friday, August 20, 2021

   *No Mass          


Saturday, August 21, 2021

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

                                    “Mass Intentions”

              Mapha Schaadt by Duane Hearne & Family

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

                                     “Mass Intentions”

                      Darwin Beck by The McConnell’s


Sunday, August 22, 2021

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

                                     “Mass Intentions”

                      Mary Ricica by Terry & Judy Davis

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

                                     “Mass Intentions”

                     Larry Becher by Richard Willitzer



Liturgical Schedule

August 21 & 22, 2021

Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time


   6:30PM                                           8:30AM

   Extraordinary Minister:                 Extraordinary Minister:

   Linda Wagner                                    Mary Jo Beilharz


   Lector:                                               Lector:

   Ron Fisher                                         Janet Wagner


   Servers:                                             Servers:

   Dave Durham                                    Rose Billing

                                                                 Teagen Billing


                                                             Minister to Shut-Ins

                                                             Chris Newton






St. Mike’s – Reconciliation, Adoration and Benediction at Wednesday 8:30 a.m.


St. Isidore/The Bend – Reconciliation on Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. and Saturday at 3:45 p.m.


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






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, Lisa Speiser, and Jeanne Maxwell.


*Email Kacee Weber at to update prayer list*




Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time



St. Michael’s Catholic Church, The Ridge

   Collection Recap – 8/8/21



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 Ridge Church Festival


Thank you to everyone who volunteered and helped make the St. Michael’s Ridge 117th Annual Church Festival a success! 


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.



faith: the next generation – pass it on!


Boldly go where many have gone before and help pass on the Good News of Jesus Christ and our Catholic faith! This fall, over 100 children and young people, preschool through grade 12, will be ready to learn more about Jesus and our Catholic religion. At this time, over 20 of these children and young people have no catechist to teach them. You can help by becoming a catechist for Faith Formation. As you nurture the faith of our young, you will learn and grow as well! As one long-time catechist put it, “I learn so much from the children!” Another one said, “I think I learn more from the children than they learn from me.” We provide you with training, materials, and support. Classes are on Sundays after Mass and begin September 19. If interested or for more information, contact Mary Jo Beilharz at 419-783-1549 or Mindy Smith at 419-980-1157.


Here are our current catechists and the open positions:



Jessica Stykemain

4-5 yr. old/Kindergarten

Jenny Weber

4-5 yr. old/Kindergarten

Christie Pace

Grade 1

Kent & Mary Jo Beilharz

Grade 2

Nate & Sarah Gerencser

Grade 3

Eric May

Grade 4


Grade 5


Grade 6

George Westrick

Grade 7-8 Confirmation Class

Adam Homier

Grade 7-8 Confirmation Class

Tracey Backhaus

Grade 7-8 Confirmation Class

Eric & Kacee Weber

Grade 9-10

Kevin & Julie McCann

Grade 11-12



2021-2022 Religious Education Registration Form

Parish Hall Pledge Form

St. Michael’s Ridge Volunteer List

2021 Church Year


Heart of the Nation Mass broadcast schedule



Happy Birthday!


Corey Weber      August 20


Do you need RCIA


St. Mary’s Parish Festival


Please join us for the St. Mary Parish Festival & Arabella Street Fest.


Saturday, September 11

6PM – 10PM

Enjoy the live band – New Frontiers, A Journey Tribute Band

Enjoy our food, spirits, and raffles during this 21 and older event.


Sunday, September 12

11:30AM – 5PM

Amusement rides, kid’s games, Bingo, silent auction, Salisbury steak dinner and SO much more.


For additional information, please call 419-782-2776 or visit our website:



Knights of Columbus 5th Sunday Rosary


Please join us for our 5th Sunday Rosary on August 29th 3:00 pm at St. John’s.  Anyone is welcome to join in this praying of the rosary for families.  In fact, with students headed back to school and college this would be a great time to offer this rosary up for students and staff to have a safe and productive school year.  Any questions call Mike Boff (419)782-2405.