St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











Oct. 15, 2017

Oct. 8, 2017

Oct. 1, 2017

Sept. 24, 2017





September 25, 2017 – October 1, 2017

Mon. – September 25, 2017

*No Mass

Tues. – September 26, 2017

             *St. Isidore / Delaware Bend

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

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

                                                    “Mass Intentions”    

                   Poor Souls in Purgatory by Robert & Heather Miller 

Wed. – September 27, 2017 

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

                                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                                    Richard McCann by his Family

Thur. – September 28, 2017

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

                                                    “Mass Intentions”    

                            Vic Ramus by Dr. Robert Ramus

Fri. – September 29, 2017

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

                                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                              Pat McCann by Ron & Lori Weber Family

Sat. – September 30, 2017

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

                                      “Mass Intentions”

   Michael & Veronica Matvey by Dennis & Mary Ann Smith

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

                                                             “Mass Intention” 

                                             Irene Steffel by Holly Garmyn

Sun. – October 1, 2017

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

                                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                                      Ted Garmyn by his Family

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

                              “Mass Intention”

                                               Martin Sheets by the Family




                                Sept 30 / Oct 1, 2017 

           26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

    6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

     Carol Wiemken                                                      Jeff Weber

     Tom Beck                                                                Brad Sines

     Sue Beck                                                                  Corey Weber

                                                                                       Mary Jo Beilharz

                                                                                       Kris Lauber


 Lector:                                                   Lector:

      Karen Newton                                                      Janet Wagner


 Servers:                                                 Servers:

      Chris Newton                                                       Reagan Beilharz

                                                                                    Spencer Giesige

                                                                                     Kaleb Wagner


 Minister to Shut-Ins:                               Jeff Weber


 Collection Counters:  Dave Keber, Jim & Joan Harris



      PARISH FINANCES  September 17, 2017

Sunday (66)                                                                                $1726.00

Loose (4)                                                                                        299.00

Religious Education (3)                                                                   25.00

CCD Tuition  (4)                                                                            150.00

2nd Collection – Nathan Mekus  (1)                                                40.00

2nd Collection – Hurricanes (4)                                                   1150.55

TOTAL (82)                                                                             $3390.55

            Collection Counters: Kevin & Jackie Hoschak                     





Daily Prayers

Chad Giesige, Denny Fronk, Betty Adelman, (Sister to Anita

Bertsch), Dan Miller, Virginia Rath, Joe Wagner, Karen

Brown, Jackson Fortman, Laura Schindler, Grace

Kallay, Morey Hancock, Shawn Fortman, R.J. Fortman,

Tyler Giesige, Rosanne Fisher, Michael Grieselding,

Bud Sailer, Deb Doan, Holly Garmyn, Fr. Bob Holden,

Dryden White, Marisa Larimer, Betty Colvin and

Nathan Mekus.


**Call Fr. Bob @ 497-2161 or Dan Weber @ 497-4107 to update prayer list.**



September 25, 2017 – October 1, 2017

James Brenner

Fr. Bob Kill

Dan & Ellen O’Flaherty

Wayne & Joyce Grime

Coletta Sheets




Sat/Sun, September 23/24, 2017

*St. Isidore Confirmation Commitment Ceremony at

   10:00 am Mass (luncheon afterwards for candidates,

  sponsors & parents)

Wed., September 27, 2017

*St. Michael’s Finance Committee mtg. – after 7:00 pm Mass


St. Michael's Ridge Altar and Rosary Society will be having their next meeting on Wednesday, October 4 in the church basement following the 7:00 pm Mass . We will be finalizing plans for the upcoming Christmas party. We encourage all the ladies of the parish to attend.



 Support Our Retired Priests:

Please consider a donation to Perpetuate the Gift Appeal being held the weekend of October 7-8. Your gift benefits our retired diocesan priests and your Parish. Once a priest retires he is responsible for his own personal expenses: medical, housing, clothing, and food. All funds contributed between October 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017, help reduce the amount the parish contributes to the fund. A gift of cash or check can be sent to Perpetuate the Gift, PO Box 954, Toledo, OH 43697 or placed in the parish collection. A gift may also be made online at If you would like to give a gift of stock or designate a bequest to help our retired priests, please contact Christopher Holinski at 419.214.4951 or email at


All are welcome to join us in celebrating 100 years since Our Lady appeared to the children of Fatima. October 13, Friday starting with Mass at St John's at 9:00AM Defiance and Holy Hour of prayer time with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament ending with Benediction Thank You. God Bless You
Thanks bunches! God Bless You! JMJ  Deb


October 1 is Respect Life Sunday where all are invited to pray in front of the Defiance County Courthouse to pray from 2-3 pm for life from moment of natural conception to natural death.  Please bring pro-life signs  thank you God Bless You Sponsored by Mother Teresa Respect for Life
Thanks so much! God Bless You! JMJ  Deb


Eucharistic Minister Retreat

A retreat for all Extraordinary Ministers from both St Isidore and St Michael Ridge parishes will be held on Saturday October 7th, 2017 from 8:30am - 11:00am at Marysdale. The retreat will be led by Deacon Scott Graham and will include training for new ministers as well as updates to liturgical practice from the Bishop. The retreat will conclude with a gospel reflection and time for adoration. Any questions please contact Deacon Graham or John Mansel-Pleydell.


Youth Group Breakfast

Sunday, October 8th after Mass.

Free will offering.





*Please register any NEW students.   Registration forms can be found on the bulletin board in the   back of the church. If you any questions, please call Ronda Fabiano @ 419-497-3122 or e-mail her @

Sun. September 24, 2017

*Preschool Begins – During 8:30 Mass

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

Wed. September 27, 2017

* TEEN BIBLE STUDY (7:00 – 8:30 PM) at the convent

Sun. October 1, 2017

*Preschool Begins – During 8:30 Mass

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

*Confirmation Class – 9:30-11:15 am

*High School Class – 9:30-11:00 am

Wed. October 4, 2017

* TEEN BIBLE STUDY (7:00 – 8:30 PM) at the convent

Sun. October 8, 2017

*Preschool Begins – During 8:30 Mass

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

Wed. October 11, 2017

* TEEN BIBLE STUDY (7:00 – 8:30 PM) at the convent











Now that all classes have started, tuition payments are due. Tuition is $25 per student for up to three in the same family-the fourth child or more are free. This covers the cost of the books and shipping, nothing else. PLEASE PAY PROMPTLY.

Thank you! Ronda Fabiano


       Youth Group Leader Needed

Are you looking for a way to be involved with the parish? Currently looking for an adult to be in charge of organizing activities for the youth group! Most often the youth group does an activity each month. Activities can be recreational or service oriented.  Plenty of adults are available to help, but we need someone willing to plan and organize activities. Interested persons should contact Ronda Fabiano at 419-497-3122 or by email at




Weber Center Presentations in September Talks on Migrant Farm Labor and Theology




The Diocese of Toledo has been found to be in compliance with the articles of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.

The compliance letter followed upon the submission of the documents and statistics related to maintaining a safe environment for our children and youth for the period July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

The Diocese of Toledo is audited by an independent agency each year to ensure compliance with the Charter. The Diocese of Toledo remains committed to ensuring the protection of children and providing a safe environment for all young people. If you have any knowledge of abuse that has been committed by a cleric or by any personnel or volunteer of the Catholic Church, you are urged to report the abuse to your local police department, Children Services, and to contact Mr. Frank DiLallo, diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator at 419-214-4880; or to write to Mr. DiLallo at 1933 Spielbusch Avenue; Toledo, Ohio 43604.




Join us September 30th for this year’s fertility seminar titled “Women’s Health Seminar”! Make sure to invite any individuals or couples dealing with any related health concerns such as endometriosis, ovarian cysts or even infertility. We are blessed to have leading expert medical and theology professionals presenting at our seminar. Any physicians and other healthcare professionals at your parish would also benefit from this seminar as it is approved for CME credits. Registrations must be completed by Tuesday, September 26.


Registration can be found at



Respect Life Sunday

Each year, the first Sunday of October is designated: "Respect Life Sunday", when we are asked to re-commit ourselves to promoting the culture of LIFE.

It is a good time to ask ourselves whether we are good witnesses to the respect we are called to have for all human life, from conception to natural death. This is challenging because we are members of a society in which there is tremendous pressure to limit our love and ignore the sacredness of human life. We live in a violent society that sees violence and death by abortion, euthanasia, suicide and capital punishment as a solution to many of our personal and societal "problems".  And many of these attitudes are enshrined in our law and culture, leading to more violence, manifested in spousal and child abuse, the gang culture and so on.

On this Respect Life Sunday, we should pray hard for our legislators, for those mothers who feel forced to choose abortion and for those who provide and promote abortion. But we must also look at ourselves. Do we speak up for the innocent abortion victims? Do we promote pro-life values?  Do we vote for pro-life politicians?  Do we do anything tangible to protect the unborn?

We can definitely help change our society to become a culture of LIFE, but we must be active, informed and faithful witnesses.







Knights of Columbus

111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH

Sunday, October 1st, 2017

“First Sunday of the Month”

Serving from 9:00-11:30AM

Pancakes, Ham, Sausage,

Potato Casserole, Biscuits & Gravy,

Cinnamon Rolls, Scrambled Eggs, and

Beverages-Coffee, Ice-Tea, Juice

Adult-$7.00, Senior Citizen -$6.00, Age 6-12-$4.00,

Age 5 & Under-FREE”

*The Knights of Columbus serving and Supporting families, churches, schools, and communities*