St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











October 13, 2019

October 6, 2019

September 29, 2019

September 22, 2019





September 23, 2019 – September 29, 2019

Mon. – September 23, 2019

* No Mass

Tues. – September 24, 2019

* St. Isidore / Delaware Bend    

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

* St. Isidore / Delaware Bend                                                     7:45 PM               

 “Mass Intentions”   

                 Clarice Shininger by Dave & Judy Meyer

Wed. – September 25, 2019

* Holy Hour with Confessions & Adoration                      6:00 PM

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

                            Louie & Mary Ricica

Thur. – September 26, 2019

* Confessions                                                                 8:30 AM

 Mass - St. Isidore / Marysdale                                         9:00 AM                 

                              “Mass Intentions”

                Robert Schindler by Cheryl Hahn

Fri. – September 27, 2019

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

                 John & Mary “Weck” Westrick

Sat. – September 28, 2019 

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

                  Jim Sponsler by Sue Reicosky

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

        Bernard & Ann Ryan and Janet McCloud

                             by Ryan Daughters

Sun. – September 29, 2019

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

                                           “Mass Intention”

                                                       Lisa Yoder

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

                                “Mass Intention”

Richard J. Sheets by Chris & Christine Stuckey Family



              September 28/29, 2019

      26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

   Saturday 6:30 PM                                                   Sunday 8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Sue Beck                                                                  Barb Krugh

      Tom Beck                                                                 Joan McBride

      Deacon Scott                                                          Carol McCann

                                                                                         Jim McCann

                                                                                         Joe Konecny

 Lector:                                                     Lector:

       Bobbie Johnson                                                    Ed Singer                 

 Servers:                                                    Servers:

       Dave Durham                                                      Keely Culler

                                                                                     Ellie Rose

                                                                          Emma Bailey


 Minister to Shut-Ins:                       Jim McCann


 Collection Counters:                    Tom & Sue Beck



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 21st – September 27th, 2019

James Brenner

Fr. Jake Gordon

Tim & Jenny Bidlack and Family

Wayne & Joyce Grime

Coletta Sheets



PARISH FINANCES   Sept. 15, 2019


  Sunday Envelopes                                     $1872.00

  Loose                                                               509.53

  Janitorial                                                             9.00

  Feast of the Assumption                                 5.00

  Religious Education                                       32.00

  CCD Tuition                                                   105.00

  TOTAL                                                        $2532.53 



   Collection counters:               Kevin & Jackie Hoschak     


 Parish Center Fund Drive

  Cash Collected to Date:                       $515,844.16

  Uncollected Pledges to Date:               176,669.20

  Total Toward Goal:                                 692,513.36

  Remaining to Meet Goal:                   $267,486.64




“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.


Hurricane Dorian Appeal: Our prayers go out to all who perished, their families, and untold numbers of people who are injured, displaced from their homes, homeless, or facing future evacuation in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Recovery efforts are expected to take months. Your financial support will help with long-term recovery efforts, including needed pastoral care and support, case management to assist disaster victims, and direct assistance to people unable to get insurance coverage or sufficient government support from FEMA. As in past disasters, Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo is collecting and forwarding donations dollar for dollar to Catholic Relief Services for use in the Bahamas and sister Catholic Charities agencies in affected areas in the United States. Checks should be made out to Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, with a Bahamas Recovery OR United States Recovery notation and sent to Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, 1933 Spielbusch Ave., Toledo, OH 43604.


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. 




1. The Weekend Mass and Confession schedule remains the same.  The basic format of Confessions, Mass, and Adoration for the St. Isidore and St. Michael Parishes for the Weekdays is as follows:

Monday: Offices closed.  Fr. Jake out of office on Mondays.

Tuesday: 7pm Confessions 7:45pm Mass at Delaware Bend

Wednesday: 6pm Eucharistic Adoration and Confessions 7pm Mass at St. Michael’s

Thursday: 8:30pm Confessions 9am Mass at Marysdale

Friday: 9am Mass at St. Michael’s

2. If you have someone in your family who is homebound, please call Fr. Jake with the name, phone, address, and contact person who is the caretaker.  We are trying to update the homebound parishioner list.

3. St. Isidore Parish Picnic will be held @ Delaware Bend on Sunday, September 15 @ 12:30pm

The 2nd Phase of Maintenance is being done to St Michael Church steeple from Thursday September 12 to Saturday September 14.

4.  Staff Meeting with Fr. Jake will be this Tuesday, September 17 at 5pm @ St Mike’s Rectory

5.  St. Mike’s Parish Council Mtg at St Mike’s Basement @ 7:30pm Wednesday, September 18

6.  St. Isidore Parish Council mtg @ Marysdale @ 7pm on Thursday, Sept 19

7.  Annointing of the Sick will be offered during the 9am Mass at St. Mike’s on Friday, September 20 @ 9am.


Attention All Altar Servers


Coming Soon!  Fun Day! October 6, 2019

12:00 to 2:30

To be held at Putt Putt Golf and Games


Includes Go Kart racing, putt putt golf, laser tag and batting cages

Pizza and drinks

If you have not received your letter or permission form,

contact Chris or Karen Newton and it will be provided.




                  Card Party!!

Cory Backhaus is one of our military parishioners and will be having a birthday coming up soon. It would be so nice if you could send him a card to wish him a wonderful birthday and many blessings!

Please send a card as soon as you are able as the mail is a bit slow to his base. His address is:


Spec. Backhaus, Cory

561st EN Co.

Box 25 BLDG: 777

Schofield Barracks, HI   96857


The St. Michael's Ridge Altar Society will be having their next meeting on Wednesday October 2nd, 2019 following the 7 pm Mass. We will be finalizing plans for the annual Christmas Party. Please plan to attend.  








Sue Clinger------------Preschool

Christie Pace----------Grade 1

Mary Jo Beilharz-----Grade 2

Kent Beilharz---------Grade 2

Chris Shiarla----------Grade 3

Sarah Gerencser------Grade 4

Nate Gerencser-------Grade 4

Nikki Delaney--------Grade 5

Dorothy Singer--------Grade 6

George Westrick -----Confirmation

Adam Homier --------Confirmation

Tracey Backhaus-----Confirmation

Ronda Fabiano -------High School Class

Amber Flory----------High School Class


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

* Student Helper for Pre-K class: Rose Billing

Sun. Sept 25, 2019

* 7:00 pm Mass followed by Teen Bible study at the Convent

    until 9:00 pm

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)

Sun. Oct. 6, 2019

* Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

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

* High School Class: 9:30 – 11:00 am

* Student Helper for Pre-K class: Emma Bailey and Keely Culler

Sun. Oct. 13, 2019

* Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

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

* Confirmation Class: 9:30 – 11:15 am

* Student Helper for Pre-K class: Keely Culler and Trinity Lauber




Yes, you can now receive updates from our Religious Education Program! Students will be 

bringing home directions for you to join the following "classes" that pertain to you:



St. Mike's Pre-K class

St. Mike's grades 1-6

St. Mike's Confirmation

St. Mike's HS Rel Ed.


Please see Ronda Fabiano if you have any questions.


                TUITION PAYMENTS

Now that classes have started, tuition payments are

due. Tuition is $25 per student for up to three in the

same family-the fourth child and more are free. This covers the cost of the books and shipping, nothing else. PLEASE PAY PROMPTLY.

God Bless!

Ronda Fabiano




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 21st – September 27th

Happy Birthday!

Aubree Weber                          September 22nd




Celebrating Seniors will meet Tuesday, October 1st at St. John Catholic in Defiance. Rosary is at 10:40, Mass is at 11:00, followed by lunch for which there is a free will offering. The Mass celebrant will be Rev. Jacob Gordon, pastor of St. Michael's and St. Isidore's parishes. He will, also, be the speaker following the luncheon. Anyone 55 years and older are invited and

welcome to attend!

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.



Stir into Flame Road Trip: DEFIANCE

• experience community • be refreshed • grow & exercise God’s gifts • receive personal prayer

You are invited Stir into Flame Around the Diocese at Defiance Area-wide Prayer Gathering

Monday, September 23, 2019

Knights of Columbus (KoC) Hall,

  111 Elliott Rd, Defiance, OH 43512

Fellowship 6:30 pm–7:00 pm

Optional: Bring your brown bag meal and enjoy fellowship

Praise & Worship 7:00 pm–9 pm

All are welcome to praise & worship Our Lord with song,

listen to Him, and grow in the charismatic gifts.

Group intercession and personal prayer ministry.

More locations around the Diocese are in the plans.

For more info call the Ministry to Catholic Charismatic Renewal 419-691-6686

 or visit website:



A bus trip is being offered by the Defiance Knights of Columbus on

November 6 & 7, 2019 to The Ark & Creation Museums. 

Cost of this trip is $210 per person and includes:  bus travel, one night hotel, breakfast plus two meals, admission to both museums and more.

This trip is open to anyone interested.  For more information contact: 

Mike Boff @ (419) 782-2405



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*