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





October 9, 2017 – October 15, 2017

Mon. – October 9, 2017

*No Mass

Tues. – October 10, 2017

*No Mass

Wed. – October 11, 2017 

*No Mass due to St. Michael’s Festival Committee

                                                                        Appreciation Dinner – 6:00 PM

Thur. – October 12, 2017

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

                                                    “Mass Intentions”    

                            Jim Sponsler by family & friends

Fri. – October 13, 2017

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

                                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                                                     Albert Mekus

Sat. – October 14, 2017

*St. Michael’s Ridge – Dustin Dale & Kari Kahle wedding            2:00PM

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

                                      “Mass Intentions”

                      William Fillman by Family & Friends

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

                                                             “Mass Intention” 

                                           Norbert Mangas by Grace Mangas

Sun. – October 15, 2017

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

                                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                                                    Pam Wagner

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

                              “Mass Intention”

                                            Rosa Batt by Family & Friends




                                October 14/15, 2017 

           28th Sunday in Ordinary Time                         

    6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

     Anita Bertsch                                                          Mary Rose

     Carol Wiemken                                                       Chris Newton

     Ann Beck                                                                 Mary Jo Beilharz

                                                                                       Mary Ann Benecke

                                                                                       Janet Wagner


 Lector:                                                     Lector:

      Karen Newton                                                         Judy Hoschak


 Servers:                                                   Servers:

      Betty Schlegel                                                           Lauren Sattler

      Dave Durham                                                           Kendall Sattler

                                                                                               Rose Billing


 Minister to Shut-Ins:                                   Chris Newton


 Collection Counters:  Kevin & Jackie Hoschak


      PARISH FINANCES  October 1, 2017 

Sunday (93)                                                                                $2822.00

Loose                                                                                              521.00

Janitorial (5)                                                                                     11.00

Religious Education (2)                                                                    20.00

Energy (15)                                                                                     290.00

CCD Tuition  (3)                                                                               75.00

Catholic University (1)                                                                       5.00

Retirement for Religious (1)                                                             25.00

TOTAL (120)                                                      $3769.00


                   Collection counters: Dave Keber, Jim & Joan Harris



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,

Marisa Larimer, Betty Colvin and Nathan Mekus.


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



October 9, 2017 – October 15, 2017

Ken & Sharon Moser and Family

Anita Bertsch

Jill Little & Family

Brock & Sarah Bostelman and Family

Rosalie Harris

Melissa Wagner





Sat/Sun October 7/8, 2017

*2nd collection at both parishes for the Perpetuate the Gift

  Diocesan Priest’ Retirement Collection

*St. Isidore Baptism of Evan Carlos Garcia, son of

  Inocencio & Alison Garcia after the 10:00 am Mass

Wed October 11, 2017

*St. Mike’s Festival Committee Appreciation Dinner-6:00pm

Fri October 13, 2017

* Dustin Dale & Kari Kahle wedding rehearsal-6:00pm

 Sat October 14, 2017

* Dustin Dale & Kari Kahle Wedding – 2:00 pm at

                                                                              St. Michael’s Ridge


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



A very sincere “Thank You” to all of our Altar Servers at St. Michael’s Ridge.  Your service to our parish community is very important to make the celebration of Holy Mass go smoothly.


There were approximately 15 Altar Servers who enjoyed an appreciation fun time at Putt-Putt Golf and Games last Sunday afternoon.


A very sincere Thank You to Chris & Karen Newton who donated the proceeds to make this happen.


If anyone wishes to become an altar server, please contact Mr. Chris Newton.


Fr. Bob


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



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. 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

Sun. October 15, 2017

*Preschool – 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 18, 2017

*PRE meeting-5:30 pm


Sun. October 22, 2017

*Preschool – During 8:30 Mass

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

Wed. October 25, 2017

TEEN NIGHT 7-9 pm at the convent

Sun. October 29, 2017

*Preschool – 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











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



Two Series of Programs at Weber


Planned  Parenthood  Condemns  Itself

Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report contains more evidence for ending the organization’s federal funding.  By its own admission Planned Parenthood abortionists killed over 328,000 babies last year.

It performs more abortions than breast exams, more abortions than pap tests, and more abortions than “well woman” exams.

Undercover videos have caught Planned Parenthood officials gloating over the atrocities committed in their clinics on a daily basis.  These are heinous crimes against humanity.

Yet Planned Parenthood still received $554 million in public funds last year.  That’s  almost $1,700 per dead child!  There’s no reason why tax-payers should be coerced into sending even one dollar to this killing machine.  Congress needs to stop subsidizing Planned Parenthood and it needs to do it now!

Which is exactly what you and Priests for Life are working hard to do!  And we won’t stop until we’ve brought an end to all federal, state and local taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood.



Diocese of Toledo Perpetuate The Gift Appeal Frequently Asked Questions Commitment Weekend

-October 7 -8, 2017


What is "Perpetuate The Gift"?

Perpetuate The Gift is simply the annual appeal that supports our Diocesan Priests'

Retirement Fund. It signifies the beautifully unending and total commitment of our priests to our spiritual salvation, and our contribution to their retirement.


Who is eligible to receive benefits from the Priests' Retirement Fund?

A priest who is 70 years of age or has served the diocese for 40 years is eligible to receive retirement benefits. We currently have 89 retired priests and 87 active priests whose average age is 50 years old. And, when you look at the numbers, we have a lot more priests who are either retired or approaching retirement age than those who are in the first half of their careers.


Who oversees the Priests' Retirement Fund?

The fund is overseen by the Priests' Retirement Fund Board, which is a subcommittee of the Finance Council ofthe Diocese of Toledo. The Board is composed of priest representatives, both active and retired, professionals in the actuarial fields and plan administration. The plan administration and actuarial professionals are present at all board meetings.


How are the funds invested?

The funds are invested with professional fund managers in socially responsible investments, as defined by the United States Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Oversight is provided by the custodian, Priests' Retirement Board, Diocesan Investment Committee and Diocesan Finance Council.


Don't we already support the retired priests through the Collection for Retired Religious?

No, the Collection for Retired Religious does not benefit our diocesan priests. The funds for the Collection for Retired Religious support priests, brothers and sisters of the various religious communities throughout the United States.


Doesn't the parish already make a contribution to the Priests' Retirement Fund?

Yes, each parish has always provided support for the Fund. But please remember, all contributions to the Perpetuate the Gift appeal between October 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017 will reduce-dollar-for-dollar-the amount the parish contributes to the fund.


What are the typical living expenses for a retired priest?

When a priest retires, his living expenses actually increase. A retired priest is responsible for his personal expense such as food, clothing, car, housing and utility costs, and medical expenses. While a priest is active, his housing expenses are paid by the parish, school, or diocesan institution to which he is assigned. When he retires, he must provide for his own housing needs. It is important to know that many of our priests designate the Priests' Retirement Fund as a beneficiary of their estate.


What is a typical retirement income for a retired priest?

The income for a retired priest is generally derived from three sources: Priests' Retirement Fund pension, Social Security payments, and personal savings. While most individuals split their FICA tax with their employer 50/50, diocesan priests are considered self-employed by the IRS, so each priest pays the entire 15 .3% FICA tax out of his own salary.


How can I make a gift?

A gift of cash or check can be placed in your parish collection or sent to:

Perpetuate The Gift

PO Box 954

Toledo, OR 43697

Online gifts by credit card or direct debit can be made at Click on Give!

To make a gift of stock or obtain information regarding a planned gift, please contact the

Catholic Foundation at 419-244-6711.





       In the March 5th bulletin, I requested that if you wanted a birth date or anniversary listed in the bulletin, you needed to let me know. I have been using an old list of parishioners up till recently. Our Parish currently has approximately 647 names listed in the most recent directory. As of October 1st, a total of 22 names and dates have been submitted to be listed in the bulletin. Therefore, I have decided, so as to not print someone’s name who may prefer that it not be printed, I will only list the names that are submitted to me for birthdays and anniversaries.


Thank You, Dan Weber/editor



Knights of Columbus Council #1039

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

Friday, October 20, 2017

*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 $9.25

2lb “All Fish” $15.00 ($21 with any 3 Sides)

Side Dishes $3.00/pint



Knights of Columbus

111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH

Sunday, November 5th, 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*