St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











September 15, 2019

September 8, 2019

September 1, 2019

August 25, 2019





September 9, 2019 – September 15, 2019

Mon. – September 9, 2019

o Mass

Tues. – September 10, 2019

* St. Isidore / Delaware Bend    

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

* St. Isidore / Delaware Bend                                                  7:45 PM               

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                       Joseph Jacob by Jim & Pat Guisinger Family

Wed. – September 11, 2019

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

              Ginny Rath by David & Karen Mekus

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

              CCD Mass for students and teachers

Thur. – September 12, 2019

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

                 Vick Ramus by Dr. Robert Ramus

Fri. – September 13, 2019

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

      Held in the living room of the rectory                

                              “Mass Intentions”

                                 Matt Emmons

Sat. – September 14, 2019 

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

                     Audrey Walk by Dolores Jacob

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

                              James F. Wagner

Sun. – September 15, 2019

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

                                                  “Mass Intention”

 Marion & Albert Mekus by Darrell & Ann Branham

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

                                “Mass Intention”

        William Weaner by Dan & Bennette Singer


         Update: Father Jake said the church will be closed this Thursday, September 12 through Saturday afternoon September 14. They will be working on the steeple and interior roof repairs. Mass on Friday, September 13 will be held in the living room of the rectory.



              September 14/15, 2019

      24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

   Saturday 6:30 PM                                                   Sunday 8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Jerry Moser                                                             Mary Ann Benecke

      Carol Wiemken                                                       Chris Newton

      Bob Weber                                                               Corey Weber

                                                                                        Carol Rieke

                                                                                        Deacon Scott                            

 Lector:                                                     Lector:

       Linda Wagner                                                         Mike Rieke                 

 Servers:                                                  Servers:

       Dave Durham                                                       Jackson Leppelmeier

                                                                                       Max Leppelmeier

                                                                            Gabby Fabiano


 Minister to Shut-Ins:                       Chris Newton


 Collection Counters:                    Kevin & Jackie Hoschak



Daily Prayers

Val Barber, 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**



September 7th – September 13th, 2019

Mike & Dawn Ludwig

Rick & Janet Hageman and Family

Jim & Jennifer Gares and Family

Donald & Barbara Steele

Brian & Amy Leppelmeier and Family

Chuck & Pam Cary and Family


 PARISH FINANCES   Sept. 1, 2019


  Sunday Envelopes                                     $2029.11

  Loose                                                               694.25

  Janitorial                                                          10.00

  Feast of the Assumption                              26.00

  Festival Craft Booth                                      10.00

  Catholic University                                        62.00

  Youth Group – Alum. Cans Festival           10.14

  TOTAL                                                         $2841.50 



   Collection counters:               Dave Keber, Jim & Joan Harris     


 Parish Center Fund Drive

  Cash Collected to Date:                       $509,301.00

  Uncollected Pledges to Date:               177,462.36

  Total Toward Goal:                                686,763.36

  Remaining to Meet Goal:                   $273,236.64


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 96.60% of its $10,000 Goal with 60 donations and pledges totaling $9,660.00 as of August 23, 2019.


“Second Collection”


Our 2nd collection for the month of September will be for the Lisa R. Yoder Memorial Scholarship.

This collection will take place on September 29th. Please be generous as this fund goes to one of our own St. Michael’s Parishioners.


Dear People of St. Michaels,


      Thank you for all of your cards and expressions of sympathy upon Denny's passing.  He was always so proud of being a member of our parish and that he counted his forefathers as original members. 

     Thanks to Fr. Jake for the beautiful Mass and homily and for his kindness to us during our difficult time. Thanks to Fr. George for his caring.  Thanks to the servers and to Thom for the lovely music. Thank you also to those who prepared and served the delicious dinner for us to continue sharing Denny's memory. 

     We are blessed by your kindness!   

            With love,

   Martha Coressel and Family


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. 




Dear Parishioners of St. Mike’s Ridge & St. Isidore:


      It has come to my attention that someone is trying to scam other parishioners of our parish using my name.  They are doing this via an e-mail or text from another phone number other than my own, whether it be the phone number of the Rectory or my personal cell number.  Rest assured, I would never contact anyone of you in any manner requesting monetary funds of any form, whether it be cash, check, account numbers, gift cards, etc.  If you are contacted in such a manner, please HANG UP AND DO NOT RESPOND!


Fr. Jacob Gordon / Pastor



Sun. Sept 8, 2019

* Catechist Meeting – 9:30 am

Sun. Sept 15, 2019

* Commissioning of Catechists during Sunday Mass

* Classes begin for Grades 1-6 (Grades 1-6 begins with singing practice in church after 8:30 Mass, dismissal at 10:45)

* Confirmation Class begins: 9:30 – 11:15 am

Sun. Sept 22, 2019

* Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

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

* High School Class Begins: 9:30 – 11:00 am

Sun. Sept 29, 2019

* Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

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

* Confirmation to the “NET” Retreat at St. Mary’s:

                                                                            (8:30 – 4:00)




If your child/children will be in Confirmation Class this year, please turn in payment of $20 for the

Net Retreat by the end of class on Sunday, September 15 so that it can get turned over 

to St. Mary's Parish.


If your child/children will be in the High School Class this year, please turn in payment of $10

for the Theology of The Body curriculum along with the email you want them to use to access the class by Sunday, September 15 so I have time to add them to the online class before our class begins.


Tuition of $25 for all students in our Religious Education Program is also due at this time.


Thanks, Ronda




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.


September 7th – September 13th

Happy  Birthday!

Jacob Bailey                           September 7th

Happy Anniversary!

Phil & Denise Hornish          September 12th





     Did you attend a Catholic grade school, middle school, high school or college? If so, get ready to participate in CATHOLIC SCHOOL ALUMNI WEEK!

Holy Cross Catholic School is celebrating 10 years since the school's dedication (August 23, 2009) with CATHOLIC SCHOOL ALUMNI WEEK September 8th - 15th.

The celebration will kick off with Donuts and Coffee after the 10:00 Mass at St. John's on Sunday September 8th. (All are welcome!)

Catholic School Alumni are invited to receive a special blessing at the school's Mass on Wednesday September 11th at 9:30AM. Donuts, coffee and building tours will be available afterwards.

Throughout the week, HCCS students host a school-wide service project to support an HCCS Alumni Family benefitting from Defiance Has Heart and Talent (Sunday Sept. 22). Tickets for this fundraiser, sponsored by the Trees of Life, are available at HCCS.     

Catholic School Alumni week will conclude with the Feast of the Holy Cross on September 14th and the St. Mary's Parish festival on Saturday September 14th & 15th. There will be a special give-away for Catholic School Alumni during the festival.

Stay tuned for more details!

WHERE ARE YOU NOW? It's no secret that Catholic Schools are special and so are the alumni who attended them. Throughout 2019-20, we will be celebrating stories from Catholic School Alumni in our area. We'd love to hear from you! What are you most proud of in your life? What do you remember best about attending Catholic School? Share with us at



     The Defiance County Furniture Bank ministering to those in need from Defiance, Henry and Paulding Counties. Your help is needed! The Defiance County Furniture Bank, managed by St, Mary Parish, Defiance, is in need of good usable basic furniture (couches  chairs, dressers, etc.) beds (queen size and smaller, mattresses, box springs, bed frames), bed linens, working electrical appliances (stoves, microwaves, toaster ovens, washers and dryers, etc.) and house wares (pots, pans, dishes etc.). All donations can be made by calling (419)782-2776. Volunteers to pick up and deliver in each county are needed. Cash donations are always welcomed. Your support of this project is greatly appreciated.


Benefit for Amanda (Stone) Brown

 “Defiance Has Talent and Heart”


        There will be a Benefit for Amanda on Sunday Sept. 22 at 4:00 pm at the K of C Hall. This will include a buffet dinner, talent presentations with emcee Rick Small, and raffles & auctions.

        Tickets are $20 and available at Ken’s Furniture, A Little Slice of Heaven, and St. Mary’s Office, with a deadline of Sept. 16.

        For more information call Deb Weisgerber at 419-782-4311.



Knights of Columbus

111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH

Sunday, October 6, 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*