St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











October 14, 2018

October 7, 2018

September 30, 2018

September 23, 2018





Oct 1, 2018 – Oct 7, 2018


Mon. – Oct 1, 2018                                   

* No Mass

Tues. – Oct 2, 2018

* St. Isidore / Delaware Bend

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

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

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                               Bud Sailer by Dan & Bennette Singer

Wed. – Oct 3, 2018                                           

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

                                                    “Mass Intentions”   

                           Doug Mack by Ron & Roseanne Fisher                  

Thur. – Oct 4, 2018

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

                                              “Mass Intention” 

                     All Souls intention by Jim & Agnes Timbrook

Fri. – Oct 5, 2018 *First Friday*

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

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                                   Dave Mohr by Barb Mann             

Sat. – Oct 6, 2018

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

            Vera Breckler by Don & Clara Meyer

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

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                                       Ted Garmyn by Family

Sun. – Oct 7, 2018  

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

                                                  “Mass Intention”

                         Patrick McCann by Mary Ann & Nick Steffel

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

                                “Mass Intention”

           Karen Brown by Louis & Char Shininger



                         October 6/7, 2018 

                        27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

   6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Ann Beck                                                                  Chris Newton

      Katie Weber                                                              Amber Flory

      Carol Wiemken                                                         Joe Konecny

                                                                                           Ronda Fabiano

                                                                                           Joan McBride                                                

 Lector:                                                   Lector:

       Linda Wagner                                                          Kristen Lauber


 Servers:                                                 Servers:

        Dave Durham                                                     Grayce Burkholder

                                                                                           Lily Burkholder

                                                                                    Keely Culler                                             

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                        Chris Newton 


 Collection Counters:                     Dave Keber, Jim & Joan Harris




Daily Prayers

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.**




September 29th – October 5th, 2018

Logan & Danielle Merillat and Family

David & Becky Hoschak

Dave & Mary Heller

David & Jill Helton and Family

Dennis & Martha Coressel



Fri Oct 5, 2018

*First Friday Communion Calls



  PARISH FINANCES  Sept 23, 2018


Sunday Envelopes                                            $2239.00

Loose                                                                   342.12

Janitorial                                                                79.00

CCD Tuition                                                         150.00

Energy                                                                  50.00

Memorial Contribution                                          75.00

TOTAL                                                               $2935.12


 Collection counters:        Shelby Beck and Denise Hornish


            Parish Center Fund Drive      

Cash Collected to Date:                                 $377,931.69

Uncollected Pledges to Date:                          211,636.70

Total Toward Goal:                                         589,568.39

Remaining to Meet Goal:                                370,431.61


Parish Center Fund Total:                             $960,000.00  


Parish Center Committee / SubCommittees

Rev. Robert J. Kill

Kent Beilharz, CoChair 4194387777

Rob Giesige, CoChair

Kevin McCann, Fund Raising C 4199574384

Ron Clinger, Media/ Communications Chair

Bill Krueger

David Kahle

Jon Fabiano

Ron Fisher

Ronda Fabiano


August 2018 Profit-Loss

Festival Profit-Loss


St. Michael's Ridge

Altar and Rosary Society


Will have their next meeting on Wednesday October 10, 2018 in the church basement following the 7:00 pm Mass. We will be finalizing plans for the upcoming Christmas Party. Please plan to attend.





Now that classes have started, registration forms for any NEW students to our program need to turned in promptly. The forms can be found on the bulletin board in the entrance to church. Tuition payments for all students are also due at this time. Tuition is $25 per student for up to three in the same family-the fourth child or more is free. The tuition covers the cost of the books and shipping. Unpaid tuition is a great expense to our parish, so please pay promptly.

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

Sun. Oct 7, 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. Oct 14, 2018

*Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

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

Sun. Oct 21, 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


  GRADE 1: Jeffrie Pace

  GRADE 5: Liv Mueller



    Youth Group Breakfast

Sunday, September 30th after Mass

Please come and support our youth!!

Free will Offering!



40 Days for Life Campaign Begins -Wed. September 26. Catholic Charities is hosting the ecumenical 40 Days for Life campaign in Northwest Ohio from Wednesday, September 26 –Sunday, November 4. You can participate in three ways: prayer and fasting, community outreach and peaceful vigil.

We invite you to pray for an hour in front of Capital Care Network, the Toledo abortion clinic, located at1160 W. Sylvania Avenue.

Sign up at: Since the international 40 Days for Life Campaign began in 2007, over 750,000 volunteers in over 40 nations have stood in prayerful witness at abortion clinics to witness to the dignity of human life. Through these prayerful campaigns, over 14,000 lives have been saved, 177 abortion workers have quit their positions, and 96 abortion facilities have shut down!

To learn more, email Peter Range at

Join the movement, and help us end abortion in Northwest Ohio!



Parish Hall Pledge Form


Festival Guide 2018



September 29th – October 5th


Happy Birthday!


Gabby Fabiano                    October 1st




Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy

Rosary Cathedral

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

Holy Mass.

Registered couples receive a commemorative

certificate and are invited to a reception

following Mass.

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)


Indoor Trick-or-Treat and Chili Supper- Sun. Oct. 28th 4-6pm at
Benefitting Holy Cross Catholic School and Christmas for Kids

·         Children, bring a new, unwrapped toy for Christmas for Kids and receive a Trick-or-Treat bag filled with premium treats like Lazer Tag vouchers to Defiance Putt-Putt Golf and Games, Eric’s Ice Cream giveaways, toys, books and more!

·         Warm and Dry, No-Fright, Allergy-Friendly Halloween Fun at Holy Cross Catholic School, 1745 S. Clinton Street, Defiance OH.

·         Chili & Hot Dog Supper (Free-will donation) 4-6pm

·         Costume Contest for ages 12 and under in the gymnasium, registration at 4:30pm (no scary/gory costumes please). The top three winners will receive cash prizes!

·         Trick-or-Treat themed stations throughout Holy Cross Catholic School Building. Each station will be handing out candy, allergy-free snacks, toys and other goodies to fill up your child’s trick-or-treat bag. The first 100 children will receive a reusable trick-or-treat bag!

For sponsorship information, contact Aileen Meyer at  or go to  




In addition to foodstuff the Catholic Food Pantry at St. Mary also stocks dry goods and general hygiene products.

There are items that every household uses and can become expensive to purchase.

Please drop off whatever items you have at the St. Mary Parish Ministry Center during business hours,

8:30 am –noon & 1:00 pm –4:30 pm.

We are grateful for all the help that the Catholic community gives us.

Thank You!

The Food Pantry Team




October 2, 2018

Cost $30.00 (includes meal)

Departing from St. John on Jackson Ave. at 9:00 A.M.


       Seats are still available!!


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


Founding Fathers…Declaration of Independence…Inalienable Right

In the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson made it very clear that all human beings "are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights". Chief and first among those he enumerated was the Right to Life.

Jefferson and our founding fathers knew that without the right to life, no other rights are possible. How can one have the right to vote or the right to free speech, for example, if one does not firstly have the right to exist?

The rights mentioned in the Declaration are no less valid than those articulated in our Constitution. In fact, they are foundational to all the rights and protections which the Constitution guarantees. This applies especially to the right to life, which is not only paramount but is also clearly protected under the 14th Amendment by due process of law.

We need to impress upon our children the importance of these two documents and how they already guarantee every American, born or unborn, weak or strong, the blessings of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.



Knights of Columbus

111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH

Sunday, October 7, 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”

Rools-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