St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











September 20, 2020

September 13, 2020

September 6, 2020

August 30, 2020






Aug. 31, 2020 – Sept. 6, 2020

Mon. – Aug. 31, 2020

*No Mass – Father Jake day off


Tues. – Sept. 1, 2020

*Confessions                                                                                    6:30 PM

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

 “Mass Intentions” Healing for Jim Nusbaum, Jr.

    & Becky Rhodes by Family


Wed. – Sept. 2, 2020

*Confessions/Adoration                                                                 6:00 PM

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

“Mass Intention” Holly Garmyn


Thur. – Sept. 3, 2020 +St. Gregory the Great, Doctor of the Church

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

*Confessions                                                                                      8:30 AM

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

“Mass Intention” Clara Kunesh by Shirley Fry Family 


Fri. – Sept. 4, 2020

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

“Mass Intention” Keith Baird by Bob & Heather Miller


Sat. – Sept. 5, 2020 

*Confessions                                                                                     3:45 PM

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

 “Mass Intentions” For the People of the Parish

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

“Mass Intention” Eric Bennett (living) by Vivian Wagner


Sun. – Sept. 6, 2020 Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

 “Mass Intention” Carl Wagner by Family

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

“Mass Intention” Deceased Members of Frank & Mary

  Singer Family by Jamie & Jackie Singer



Daily Prayers


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

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

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*



          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.



Rosary Altar Society


The St. Michael's Rosary and Altar Society will have their next meeting on Wednesday September 9 starting at 7:30 in the church basement.

All the ladies of the parish are welcome to attend.


Preparing for Marriage


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

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



Parish Center Update

4224 sq. ft. Parish Center Proposal with 495 sq. ft. option

4224 sq. ft.  Project Estimate

4731 sq. ft.  Project Estimate

5517 sq. ft.  Project Estimate






If you have a child who will be new to our Religious Education Program this year, please fill out a New Student Registration Sheet. They can be found in the front entrance of the church, they are green. You may put it back in the Religious Education box.


Sept. 13: Catechist Meeting 9:30 a.m. right after Mass

Sept. 20: Catechetical Sunday – Commissioning of Catechists during Sunday Mass

-           Classes for Grade 1-6: 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

-           High School class – 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Sept. 27 – Preschool begins during 8:30 a.m. Mass

-           Grade 1-6: 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

-           7th grade: 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

-           Confirmation class: 9:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.


RCIA Classes


Are you or someone you know curious about the Catholic Church and her teachings? Interested in becoming Catholic? Are you already a Catholic adult but you never received Confirmation? You are invited to join us for RCIA classes! There are yellow sign-up sheets at the entrance of the church. More information to follow. 


Question of the Week

How many hours do you need to fast before Communion?


Last week’s: How many popes have there been?


Answer: 266



Parish Hall Pledge Form

St. Michael’s Ridge Volunteer List

2020 Church Year


Gloria and Credo

Heart of the Nation Mass broadcast schedule






Father Jake – Aug. 31

Betty Schlegel – Aug. 31

Mike Bailey – Sept. 3



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