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 30, 2019 – October 6, 2019

Mon. – September 30, 2019

* No Mass

Tues. – October 1, 2019

* St. Isidore / Delaware Bend    

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

* St. Isidore / Delaware Bend                                                     7:45 PM               

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                           Jim Romes by Greg & Barbara Romes

Wed. – October 2, 2019

* Holy Hour with Confessions & Adoration                       6:00 PM

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

         Marion & Albert Mekus by Christine Webb

Thur. – October 3, 2019

* Confessions                                                                   8:30 AM

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

         Fr. G. Allan Fillman by Family & Friends

Fri. – October 4, 2019 *First Friday*

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

       Art Wonderly by Kevin, Julie, Alli and Colin

Sat. – October 5, 2019  

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

     Francis Wonderly by Mr. & Mrs. Philip Steele

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

        Mary Ricica by Jack & Sharon Schliesser

Sun. – October 6, 2019

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

                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                                    Jenny Krueger

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

                                “Mass Intention”

           Vivian Koontz by Sam & Debbie Slusser


        LITURGICAL SCHEDULE                                                                                                             

              October 5/6, 2019

      27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

   Saturday 6:30 PM                                                   Sunday 8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Angie Durham                                                        Janet Wagner

      Ann Beck                                                                 Chris Newton

      Bob Weber                                                              Katie Weber

                                                                                        Deacon Scott

                                                                                        Amber Flory                                                                         

 Lector:                                                     Lector:

       Karen Newton                                                         Tom Elberson                 

 Servers:                                                   Servers:

       Chris Newton                                                          Kylie Okuley

                                                                                          Karli Okuley

                                                                              Nick Rohrs


 Minister to Shut-Ins:                       Chris Newton


 Collection Counters:                    Dave Keber, Jim & Joan Harris




Daily Prayers

Cathy Weber, 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 28th – October 4th, 2019

Logan & Danielle Merillat and Family

David & Becky Hoschak

Dave & Mary Heller

David & Jill Helton and Family

Martha Coressel


PARISH FINANCES   Sept. 22, 2019


  Sunday Envelopes                                     $2082.00

  Loose                                                               651.46

  Janitorial                                                           82.00

  Religious Education                                        20.00

  Festival-Chicken                                              30.00

  CCD Tuition & Retreat                                 530.00

  TOTAL                                                          $3395.46 



   Collection counters:               Shelby Beck and Denise Hornish     


 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



                 Rooted in Faith, Moving Forward with Hope (ACA 2019)

Thank you for your contribution to this Appeal. St. Michael’s Ridge is at 101.1% of its $10,000 Goal with 64 donations and pledges totaling $10,110.00 as of September 20, 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.


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.




Please pray for our Confirmation class as they attend a Net Retreat at St. Mary's this Sunday, September 29. May their desire to want to receive this sacrament grow this weekend!


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.  Congratulations to Drew and Kylee (Williamson) Toth who celebrated the Sacrament of Marriage On Saturday, September 21, 2019! Here’s to many years together for you with family and friends!

2.  We are in the middle of Phase 2 for the Steeple Project being conducted by W.R. Meyers Company, Inc.  All is going well with the work and maintenance.

3.  Parish and Finance Councils and Festival Committee have met over the past 2 weeks and the meetings went very well. I am very grateful for the people who help in these ministries. Thank you all!

4.  Please keep our young people attending the NET Retreat at St Mary's Church in Defiance in your prayers. The retreat is Sunday, September 29.

5.  Servers outing at Putt Putt Golf and Games off Hwy 66 in Defiance will be from noon to 2:30pm on Sunday, October 6.

6.  Fr. John Stites is recovering well at the Meadows in Kalida. He thanks us all for the prayers offered and asks for continued prayers.


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.  




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

Sun. Oct. 20, 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: Rose Billing




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


Youth Group Hayride

Sunday October 13th at 6:00 pm at the Weber Farm located on Stever Rd.

More information to come.



Youth Group Breakfast

Mark your calendar………mmm-mmm

Sunday October 20th

Free will offering




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 28th – October 4th

Happy Birthday!

Heather Beck                   September 28th

Gabby Fabiano                       October 1st



Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Monday, October 7th is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. The St. Isidore Altar Rosary Society will be leading the Rosary starting at 7 pm at Marysdale. All are invited to come and pray the Rosary.




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!



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*



Knights of Columbus Council #1039

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

Friday, October 18, 2019

Alaskan Pollock (fried in peanut oil), Cole Slaw, Baked Beans,

Corn, Green Beans, Baked Potato, French Fries, Mac & Cheese,

Applesauce, Cooked Cabbage, Salad Bar, Roll & Butter  And until

Lent starts, we have Baked Chicken Strips!

Carry-out meals available at 4:00 p.m. Dining Room from 4:00 p.m.

until 7:00 p.m.


Adult dinner……$10.00 (with beverage) Beer available for $2

6 to 12 years……$4.00

5 and under Eat For Free! (We have high chairs.)


Regular dinner……$9.50 (fish comes with 2 sides but no fries)

2 lb. “All Fish” …$16.00 ($22 with 3 sides (no fries)

All side dishes (except French Fries)…… $3.00/pint