St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin
05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512
419-497-2161 Email: email@example.com
WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE
Sept 3, 2018 – Sept 9, 2018
Mon. – Sept 3, 2018
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
Mary Ann Ott by Dr. Ron Berschig
Wed. – Sept 5, 2018
* Mass – St. Isidore / Marysdale 6:45 PM
Carol Felter by Ed & Cathy Houck
Thur. – Sept 6, 2018
*Mass – St. Isidore / Marysdale 9:00AM
Deb Shininger by Barb Homrich
Fri. – Sept 7, 2018
*Mass – St. Isidore / Delaware Bend 8:00AM
Bill Fillman by Randal & Judy Robinett
Sat. – Sept 8, 2018
* Mass - St. Isidore / Delaware Bend 4:30 PM
Ann Shininger by M/M Greg Gause
* Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge 6:30 PM
Ray Coressel, John Newton and Matt Emmons
By Chris & Karen Newton
Sun. – Sept 9, 2018
*Mass - St. Michael’s Ridge 8:30 AM
Albert Mekus Family by Dave & Karen Mekus
*Mass - St. Isidore / Marysdale 10:00AM
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
Mike Rieke Malinda Smith
Dave Durham Kendall Smith
Minister to Shut-Ins: Jeff Weber
Collection Counters: Betty Schlegel and Barb Weber
PLEASE ADD THESE PEOPLE TO YOUR
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.**
PLEASE KEEP THE FOLLOWING FAMILIES IN YOUR PRAYERS
September 1st – September 7th, 2018
Tom & Mary Wetli
April McCarty and Family
Mike & Mary Lu Willitzer and Family
PARISH FINANCES Aug 26, 2018
Sunday Envelopes $1538.00
Feast of the Assumption 30.00
Wedding Stipends 100.00
Immaculate Conception 20.00
Religious Education 30.00
Diocese of Toledo-ACA Rebate 1773.00
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 / Sub‐Committees
Rev. Robert J. Kill
Kent Beilharz, Co‐Chair kent@bci‐tax.com 419‐438‐7777
Rob Giesige, Co‐Chair
Kevin McCann, Fund Raising C firstname.lastname@example.org 419‐957‐4384
Ron Clinger, Media/ Communications Chair
“AROUND OUR PARISHES”
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.
1505 Dublin Ct.,
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.
August 31st – September 7th
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 email@example.com. 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
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
Registered couples receive a commemorative
certificate and are invited to a reception
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.
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.
CELEBRATING SENIORS CHURCH TOUR
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
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
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
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