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 8, 2018 – Oct 14, 2018


Mon. – Oct 8, 2018                                   

* No Mass

Tues. – Oct 9, 2018

* St. Isidore / Delaware Bend

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

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

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                                      Rose Hanna by Ruth Fritz

Wed. – Oct 10, 2018                                           

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

                                                    “Mass Intentions”   

                                    Marjorie Siler by her Family

Thur. – Oct 11, 2018

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

                                              “Mass Intention” 

                            Juleah Sinn by Bob & Heather Miller

Fri. – Oct 12, 2018

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

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                              Mary Ricica by Jim & Jackie Singer             

Sat. – Oct 13, 2018

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

          All Souls Intention by Madonna Wonderly

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

                                             “Mass Intention” 

             Amanda Mangas & Norbert Mangas by Grace Mangas

 Sun. – Oct 14, 2018 

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

                                                  “Mass Intention”

                         Jennifer Krueger by Jim & Carol McCann

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

                                “Mass Intention”

           Dennis Smith by Joe & Diane Hammon


  My Dear Parishioners,

       I am patiently waiting to have prostate surgery but

  do not know when that will happen. On a moment’s

  notice the hospital will call & schedule the surgery. 

       When that happens, there will be no weekday

   Masses. We will try to get a visiting priest for the


       Sorry for the uncertain weekday Mass schedule!

   Please keep me in your prayers!


                         Fr. Bob Kill


                    October 13/14, 2018 

                    28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

   6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Bob Weber                                                              Brad Sines

      Linda Long                                                             Phil Meyer

      Janice Leopold                                                       Mary Ann Benecke

                                                                                       Joan Harris

                                                                                       Jeff Weber                             

 Lector:                                                  Lector:

       Ron Fisher                                                            Nancy Stehulak


 Servers:                                                Servers:

        Annie Rose                                                         Kylee Okuley

        Ellie Rose                                                               Karli Okuley

                                                                                    Nick Rohrs                                    

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                        Jeff Weber 


 Collection Counters:                     Betty Schlegel and Barb Weber




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.**





October 6th – October 12th, 2018

Ken & Sharon Moser and Family

Anita Bertsch

Jill Little and Family

Brock & Sara Bostelman and Family

Rosalie Harris

Melissa Wagner


                     “AROUND OUR PARISHES”

Sun Oct 7, 2018

*St. Michael’s Ridge Servers Appreciation Fun Day

  12:0 noon to 2:00 pm at Putt-Putt Golf, Defiance

  (Rain date: Oct. 14th)

Wed Oct 10, 2018

*St. Michael’s Festival wrap-up mtg. 7:30 pm

*St. Michael’s Rosary Altar Society mtg. – 7:30 pm

Sat/Sun Oct 13/14, 2018

*Diocesan Priest’s Retirement Collection, (2nd collection),

  At all Masses. Note: special “Perpetuate the Gift” envelopes

  may be used



  PARISH FINANCES  Sept 30, 2018


Sunday Envelopes                                              $2915.00

Loose                                                                     505.00

Janitorial                                                                  29.00

Religious Education                                                 20.00

CCD Tuition                                                           180.00

Memorial Donation                                                  25.00

TOTAL                                                               $3674.00


 Collection counters:        Sue Beck and Grace Mangas


            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



Dear St. Michael’s Parish:

Thank you for your generous donations!

Your kindness will help make the

“Stomp-Out the Stigma” displays possible.

With Gratitude,

The 4 County Suicide Prevention Center



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.


Saint Michael’s Parish Center Updates

Another religious education school year is underway and the program continues to thrive.  Currently 70 families are involved in the program which services 126 children.  This number has steadily increased over the past several years.     


The participation and dedication from the students and teachers is evident as we watch the preschoolers bounce up when father calls them during Mass for their class, or witness the huge turnout of older youth to prepare and serve the parish breakfast.  One of the many blessings that our parish enjoys is the strong presence and involvement of youth.


While the religious education program remains strong, providing adequate classrooms and facilities has been a challenge.  One class meets in the choir loft, another in the back basement “chicken room”, another in a bedroom of the convent house, etc.  Several of these locations do not have adequate access to restrooms, let alone basic classroom needs.  Our parish is in need of the new building that we voted on several years ago.


Several committees have been hard at work planning for a new facility that will not only service the needs of the youth education program, but also provide a nice area for adult bible study, family gatherings, baby/bridal showers, and various other church activities.  The committees have researched multiple options for the size and location of the new building.  While the opinions of all parish members cannot be satisfied for the size, design, and location of the new building, the committee gathered input, analyzed costs, and presented the most efficient and feasible option for the project.


The fundraising committee has had the hardest task.  It is never easy to ask people for money.  Fortunately, many parish families have responded generously and significant donations and pledges have been secured.  But we have a way to go to meet our goal of $960,000.


For those that have contributed, THANK YOU!  For those that have not yet made a donation or pledge, please prayerfully consider how you could help toward reaching the financial goal.  A fundraising committee member may be reaching out to you to share more detailed information about the project and answer your questions.  Yellow pledge forms are available in both entrances to the church.  Our church website also has drawings and details about the project.


The goal is to secure donations and pledges by the end of 2018 and start construction in the spring of 2019.  Our end goal is to re-energize our parish by developing a space that inspires and provides resources for our youth and parishioners (future parishioners) to grow or re-discover the beauty of our Catholic faith.


Please help make this project a success for our future generations!




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. 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

Wed. Oct 17, 2018

*PRE meeting- 7:00 pm

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

Sun. Oct 28, 2018

*Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

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



Parish Hall Pledge Form


Festival Guide 2018




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)


“Night of Healing”


Thursday, October 11, 2018
7:00 - 8:00 pm
St. Jerome Church
300 Warner St. Walbridge, OH 43465
Witness of Healing
Adoration with Praise & Worship (not a mass)
Teaching from Fr. Tom Oedy
Group Prayers for Healing
After service an opportunity for
Fr. Tom with anoint individuals
and send to Personal prayer teams
Fr. Tom: Sacrament of Reconciliation

NOTE: We will be in the main church for this service.

Future Night of Healing events:
November 8
December 13
2nd Thursday of the month

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



The FRIENDS OF VETERANS OTTOVILLE POST 3740 will be having an Autumn Concert on Saturday, October 20th in the Ottoville Parish Center (200 West Third Street, Ottoville, OH). Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Entertainment begins with opening act Exploit Duo at 7:00 p.m. followed by Nashville Folk & Western Singer/Song Writer Daryl Wayne Dasher.  No alcohol will be served (BYOB). Food will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15.00 each and are available at The Ottoville Bank Company, Fort Jennings State Bank, Ottoville VFW, or Immaculate Conception Parish Office. You may also call (419) 605-8351 or (419) 890-5194 to obtain tickets or for more information. Proceeds benefit the Honor Flight Program. 


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


Catholic Questions + Catholic Answers will meet on Tuesday 9 October at 1:00 P.M. in the St. Luke room of the St. John Parish Life Center.  All are welcome, come with your questions, thoughts and help us all grow in our love and relationship with Jesus.




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




Calling all ladies! ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT is

an evening spent with over 200 fellow Catholic women

from the Defiance area. It is a chance to relax and

refocus our busyness during the holiday season back

to the “Reason for the Season”.

The event will be held at the K of C Hall, and will be

Sunday, November 25th, 2018.

We are looking for ladies to host a table of 8-10 friends.

You get to decorate your table in a holiday theme,

and each year it is amazing to see the beautiful ideas

the people have come up with!

For more information, please call:


Deb Weisgerber 419-782-4311

Pat Walter 419-784-3475

Ronda Fabiano 419-980-0296



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