St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











September 16, 2018

September 9, 2018

September 2, 2018

August 26, 2018





Sept 3, 2018 – Sept 9, 2018


Mon. – Sept 3, 2018       

*No Mass

Tues. – Sept 4, 2018

* St. Isidore / Delaware Bend

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

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

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                               Mary Ann Ott by Dr. Ron Berschig

Wed. – Sept 5, 2018                                           

* Mass – St. Isidore / Marysdale                                                6:45 PM

                                                    “Mass Intentions”   

                              Carol Felter by Ed & Cathy Houck                  

Thur. – Sept 6, 2018

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

                                              “Mass Intention” 

                               Deb Shininger by Barb Homrich

Fri. – Sept 7, 2018

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

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                          Bill Fillman by Randal & Judy Robinett             

Sat. – Sept 8, 2018

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

                               “Mass Intentions”

            Ann Shininger by M/M Greg Gause

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

                                               “Mass Intention” 

                       Ray Coressel, John Newton and Matt Emmons

                                      By Chris & Karen Newton

Sun. – Sept 9, 2018 

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

                                                  “Mass Intention”

                         Albert Mekus Family by Dave & Karen Mekus

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

                                “Mass Intention”

                    Rafael Alberti by Lisa Alberti



                         Sept 8/9, 2018 

                        23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

   6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Deacon Scott Graham                                              Jeff Weber

      Linda Wagner                                                         Mary Rose

      Carol Wiemken                                                       Jenny Weber

                                                                                        Katie Weber

                                                                                        Kristen Lauber                                    

 Lector:                                                     Lector:

       Mike Rieke                                                              Malinda Smith


 Servers:                                                   Servers:

        Dave Durham                                                      Kendall Smith

                                                                                            Mason Smith

                                                                                      Addison Smith                 

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                        Jeff Weber 


 Collection Counters:                     Betty Schlegel and Barb Weber




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, 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.**



September 1st – September 7th, 2018

Joan Miller

Dan Seibert

Tom & Mary Wetli

April McCarty and Family

Diana Steffel

Mike & Mary Lu Willitzer and Family


  PARISH FINANCES  Aug 26, 2018


Sunday Envelopes                                           $1538.00

Loose                                                                  475.75

Feast of the Assumption                                      30.00    

Janitorial                                                              83.75

Wedding Stipends                                              100.00

Immaculate Conception                                       20.00

Religious Education                                             30.00

Diocese of Toledo-ACA Rebate                        1773.00

TOTAL                                                              $4050.50


 Collection counters:        Shelby Beck and Denise Hornish



            Parish Center Fund Drive      

Cash Collected to Date:                                 $376,810.76

Uncollected Pledges to Date:                          212,757.63

Total Toward Goal:                                         589,568.39

Remaining to Meet Goal:                                370,431.61


Parish Center Fund Total:                             $960,000.00  



Parish Center Committee / SubCommittees

Rev. Robert J. Kill

Kent Beilharz, CoChair 4194387777

Rob Giesige, CoChair

Kevin McCann, Fund Raising C 4199574384

Ron Clinger, Media/ Communications Chair

Bill Krueger

David Kahle

Jon Fabiano

Ron Fisher

Ronda Fabiano



Sat/Sun Sept 1/2, 2018

*Bethlehem Christian families Olive Wood Carvings

  for Sale at all Church sites after all Masses

*Catholic University Collection (collection box)

Sun Sept 2, 2018

*St. Michael’s Ridge Baptism of Evan Herbert Bostelman,

  son of Brock & Sarah Bostelman at 1:00 pm

Wed Sept 5, 2018

*St. Isidore / Marysdale CCD begins with Mass at 6:45 pm

  & installation of CCD teachers.

Thur Sept 6, 2018

*2018 Diocesan Pastoral Conference at Sandusky, Ohio

  at 8:00 am till 4:30 pm

Fri Sept 7, 2018

*1st Friday: Communion Calls

*St. Isidore Baptism of Levi Marshall Coolman,

  son of Jake & Holly Coolman at 5:30 pm

Sun Sept 9, 2018

*St. Michael’s Ridge Catechetical Sunday with installation

  of CCD teachers at the 8:30 am Mass



RCIA Classes   Do you know anyone interested in joining the Catholic Church?

Do you want to learn more about the Catholic faith? RCIA is a process in which

adults learn about the teachings of Jesus and the Catholic Church.

If you are interested in RCIA or know of someone who may be and have any

questions about becoming Catholic, call your parish office.

                                       Classes begin Sept. 20



    An old friend has a new address.


Joan Wagner

1505 Dublin Ct.,

Defiance, OH





Please register any NEW students for our program.

Registration Forms can be found on the bulletin board

in the entrance to the church. If you have any questions,

please call: Ronda Fabiano at 419-497-3122 or email me



Sun. Sep 9, 2018


                         -Commissioning of Catechist at Sunday Mass

*Catechist mtg. – 9:30 am

Sun. Sep 16, 2018

*Preschool begins During 8:30 Mass

*Classes begin for grades 1-6: Grades 1-6 begins with singing

  practice in church after 8:30 Mass, dismissal at 10:45

Sun. Sep 23, 2018

*Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

*Grades 1-6: 9:30-10:45

*7th grade- back room of basement; dismissal at 11:00 am

*Confirmation Class – 9:30–11:15 am

*High School Class – at the Rectory – 9:30-11:00 am

Sun. Sep 30, 2018

*Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

*Grades 1-6: 9:30-10:45



Statement of Bishop Daniel E. Thomas Regarding

The “Testimony” of the Former Apostolic Nuncio


‘If one member suffers, all the members share in the suffering’ (1 Cor 12:26).

The recently released “Testimony” of Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganó, former Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, concerning the history of sexual abuse and harassment by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick is deeply disturbing, as it alleges that those in the highest offices of the Church knew of or ignored his behavior. 

I stand united with Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Executive Committee in calling the Holy See to conduct a prompt and thorough examination, including granting authority to a lay commission (Aug 16, 2018 statement).  ‘The questions raised deserve answers that are conclusive and based on evidence.  Without those answers innocent men may be tainted by false accusation and the guilty may be left to repeat the sins of the past’ (Aug 27, 2018 statement).

It is not only a critical, but a moral obligation, to get to the truth surrounding who in the Church knew of Archbishop McCarrick’s behavior and whether there was a concerted effort to protect him.  Personally, this situation is made all the more gut-wrenching as I struggle to reconcile my knowledge of Archbishop Viganó, for whom I have a high regard, with my deepest love and respect for the office of the Holy Father.  ‘If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand’ (Mark 3:25). Endorsing a thorough investigation is not about a political or ecclesial agenda, but about committing ourselves to allowing the truth to come to light for the sake of the protection of children, for the sake of restoring the integrity of the episcopate and for the sake of the purification of the Church.

‘If one member suffers, all the members share in the suffering’ (1 Cor 12:26).  We are all suffering the effects of grave immorality, infidelity and the far reaching tentacles of evil. Victim survivors are suffering. The Church is suffering. We unite our own suffering to that of Christ Jesus crucified. Only in pursuing the truth can we begin to alleviate the suffering and initiate the reforms necessary for the unity and holiness of the Church.  We must trust in the redeeming power of his grace and mercy and in his shepherding the Church into a future where suffering is transformed into joy.




Parish Hall Pledge Form


Festival Guide 2018




August  31st – September 7th


Happy Birthday!

Betty Schlegel            August 31st

Mike Bailey               September 3rd

Jacob Bailey              September 7th






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)



Bethlehem Christian Families




We are proud to introduce ourselves as the “Bethlehem Christian Families”, from the Holy Land. We have come to the United States representing the Christian wood carvers of Bethlehem that rely on the tourism to support their families.


        Due to the bad situation and the interruption of the tourist trade, 500 Hundred families of the Holy Land are in danger of having to leave their homes in search of work. Our mission is to bring and sell the Olive Wood Carvings to Catholic Churches in the United States to help the Christian families remain in their homes and support their families. These Christians who make their livelihood through the selling of their hand carved Olive Wood religious items are depending on us to bring these beautiful carving, such as, Nativity Scenes, Crucifixes, Picture of the Last Supper, and several other religious items to you.


Please look over these carving that are available to you at the weekend of September 1st & 2nd /2018


And help support this self-help project that enables to keep the Christians present in the Holy Land. Your help and understanding in this crucial matter is greatly appreciated.


Thank you,


Amy Abufarha


(810) 625-8536


CELEBRATING SENIORS will meet on Tuesday, September 4th 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.    Come and join us as we celebrate the Mexican culture within our churches. There will be Mexican food, Mexican music, followed by playing Mexican Bingo.  Anyone, aged 55 years and older are welcome and invited to attend. There will be an opportunity to register for the bus trip that is scheduled for October 2nd. PLUS, you will hear about plans for future meetings where you will have the opportunity to pleasantly participate.

          For questions, please call 419-782-7121.




October 2, 2018

Cost $30.00 (includes meal)

Departing from St. John on Jackson Ave. at 9:00 A.M.


Register by September 17, 2018

All registrations are being accepted at

St. John Parish Office



Trip will include visits to:

Window Creations - Ottoville

where stained glass windows are made and restored

Immaculate Conception Church - Ottoville

St. Joseph - Fort Jennings

St. John the Evangelist - Delphos




Price Increase Coming!!

Beginning September 2, 2018 we will raise some prices by fifty cents per meal.  Our costs have increased, and to maintain the high quality breakfast you have come to expect, we must raise prices. Thank you for your patronage and your understanding.

Senior Citizens (60+)             $6.50

Adults                                     $7.50

Children (6-12)                      $4.00

Children under 5                   FREE

Rolls-to-go (if we have them) will remain $0.75 each.



Knights of Columbus

111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH

Sunday, September 2, 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-$7.50, 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*



Knights of Columbus Council #1039

111 Elliott Road, Defiance, OH (419-782-3536)

Friday, October 19, 2018

*Alaskan Pollock (fried in peanut oil), Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans, Baked Potato, Applesauce, Roll & Butter and

Until Lent starts we have Baked Chicken Breast!

Carry-out meals available at 4:00PM Dining Room from 4:00PM-7:00PM

Eat in: Adult Dinner $10.00 (With Beverage) 6-12 Years $4.00,

5 and Under Eat for FREE!! (We have High Chairs)

Carry Out: Regular Dinner $9.50

2lb “All Fish” $16.00 ($22 with any 3 Sides)

Side Dishes $3.00/pint