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





October 7, 2019 – October 13, 2019

Mon. – October 7, 2019

* St. Isidore / Marysdale

        Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary – Rosary will be recited and

        led by Deacon Scott                                                                           7:00 PM               

Tues. – October 8, 2019

* St. Isidore / Delaware Bend    

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

* St. Isidore / Delaware Bend                                                                        7:45 PM               

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                  Francis Singer by Adoration Chapel Coordinators

Wed. – October 9, 2019

* Holy Hour with Confessions & Adoration                                       6:00 PM

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

                           Louie & Mary Ricica

Thur. – October 10, 2019

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

                  Century Farm Award Receipts

Mass with Bishop Thomas followed by lunch in the hall

Fri. – October 11, 2019

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

           Bob & Ginny Rath by Robyn Hawkins

Sat. – October 12, 2019 

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

       John Dell by Gean & Carolyn Westrick

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

           Amanda Mangas & Norbert Mangas

Sun. – October 13, 2019

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

                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                       50th Wedding Anniversary of

                                                Bob & Connie Flory

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

                                “Mass Intention”

Phil & Karen Brown by John & Barb Marlin Family



              October 12/13, 2019

      28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

   Saturday 6:30 PM                                                   Sunday 8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Deacon Scott                                                           Doug Flory

      Linda Long                                                               Traci Flory

      Janice Leopold                                                        Brayden Flory

                                                                                         Evan Flory

                                                                                        Jeff Weber                     

 Lector:                                                     Lector:

       Ron Fisher                                                              Madison Flory                

 Servers:                                                   Servers:

       Karen Newton                                                        Garrett Moser

       Pat Pahl                                                                   Dryden White                                        

                                                                             Reagan Beilharz

 Special Gift Bearers for Sunday’s 8:30 am Mass: 

        Steve, Amber, Garrett and Grace Flory   


 Minister to Shut-Ins:                       Jeff Weber


 Collection Counters:                    Betty Schlegel and Barb Weber




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**




October 5th – October 11th, 2019

Ken & Sharon Moser and Family

Jill Little

Brock & Sarah Bostelman

Rosalie Harris

Melissa Wagner


PARISH FINANCES   Sept. 29, 2019


  Sunday Envelopes                                     $2976.80

  Janitorial                                                           15.00

  Religious Education                                          5.00

  CCD Tuition                                                    215.00

  Assumption                                                        2.00

  2nd Collection for the Lisa Yoder Fund     795.00

  TOTAL                                                          $4008.80 



   Collection counters:               Tom Beck and Mary Ann Benecke     


 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 102.1% of its $10,000 Goal with 64 donations and pledges totaling $10,210.00 as of September 27, 2019.


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. 




   * Let us pray for the repose of the souls of Shirley Guilford, Francis Borton, and Graeme Lauber.  May they know God's eternal love at the heavenly wedding feast and may the Lord bring healing to their families.  

   * Please pray for the continued healing of Fr. John Stites and Fr. Steve Stanberry.  They are ever grateful for your prayers and support.  

* In addition to our regular Mass schedule, there will be additional Mass offered on Sunday, October 20 at Noon, Latin Low Mass offered at St Michael Parish (Ridge).  This is to help with the ministry of St Peter's, Archbold, which will be holding 40 hours devotions to the Blessed Sacrament that same weekend.  

   * Bishop Daniel Thomas will offer a Mass @ 10am on October 10 at St Isidore Parish in Marysdale, to honor the Century Farms of the Diocese.  A luncheon will follow @ 1130am @ the parish hall.  All are welcome to attend.

   * If you are interested in joining the Catholic Church or you have questions regarding Sacraments or an Annulment, please call Fr Jake @ 419-980-5739.


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.






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

Wed. Oct. 23, 2019

* PRE Meeting at 7:00 pm

Sun. Oct. 27, 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: Reagan Beilharz and Keely Culler




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 has been cancelled due to a conflict with the Confirmation Class



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.


October 5th – October 11th

Happy  50th Anniversary!


Bob & Connie Flory               October 11th



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.


The St. Vincent De Paul Society of Defiance County seeks, in the spirit of justice, mercy and charity, to provide assistance to those less fortunate.  Volunteers from St Mary’s and St. John’s meet clients once a week to help them avoid eviction from their homes, disconnection of heat, water and electricity, and basic needs of life.  Most of us take these basic needs for granted, but they are a constant concern for many people in our county.  We also inform them about other agencies in Defiance County that offer classes on finances, culture, mental and spirit benefits so that they can gain stability and make a meaningful difference for themselves and their families.  Only thru contributions from individuals and business are we able to continue this ministry to help serve the less fortunate.  Your kind and generous giving is vital to our success in helping others in need.  If you choose to make a financial donation, you can make a check out payable to:  ST VINCENT DEPAUL SOCIETY and place in the offertory collection any Sunday.  Parish personnel will make sure checks are forwarded to St Vincent DePaul office at the St. Mary Parish Center in Defiance.

Thank you to the many parishioners who have donated to SVDP in the past.  Currently we have volunteers from St. Mary’s and St. John’s meeting with clients.  If you are interested in learning more about this ministry call 419-782-2776



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