St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











November 10, 2019

November 3, 2019

October 27, 2019

October 20, 2019





October 21, 2019 – October 27, 2019

Mon. – October 21, 2019

* No Mass

Tues. – October 22, 2019

* St. Isidore / Delaware Bend    

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

* St. Isidore / Delaware Bend                                                      7:45 PM               

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

       Doris Antoine by Terrence & Mary Ann (Minck) Coe

Wed. – October 23, 2019

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

               Living & Deceased members of the

                Imogene & Richard Wisda Family

Thur. – October 24, 2019

* Confessions - St. Isidore / Marysdale                              8:30 AM

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

     Francis Schindler by Knights of Columbus 1039

Fri. – October 25, 2019

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

           Mary Ricica by Chuck & Martha Konecny

Sat. – October 26, 2019 

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

               Mary Deisler by Family & Friends

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

                               Carmen Wagner

Sun. – October 27, 2019

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

                                                  “Mass Intention”

              Albert & Marion Mekus by Chris & Karen Newton

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

                                “Mass Intention”

          Jane Schroeder by Dave & Karen Mekus

                              LITURGICAL SCHEDULE                                                                                                                 

              October 26/27, 2019

      30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

   Saturday 6:30 PM                                                   Sunday 8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Jerry Moser                                                             Kent Beilharz

      Janice Leopold                                                        Jim McCann

      Linda Long                                                              Carol McCann

                                                                                        Carol Reike

                                                                                        Deacon Scott         

 Lector:                                                     Lector:

       Ron Fisher                                                                Janet Wagner                

 Servers:                                                   Servers:

       Chris Newton                                                          Jackson Leppelmeier

                                                                                          Max Leppelmeier     

                                                                              Nick Rohrs


 Minister to Shut-Ins:                       Jim McCann


 Collection Counters:                    Denise Hornish and Shelby Beck





BANNER: Grade 3


NEW TESTAMENT READING: Lily Burkholder                         


USHERS: Jacob Bailey, Gabby Fabiano, Max Leppelmeier, Nicholas Rohrs

OFFERTORY GIFTS: Cameron Brown, Kathryn Bidlack, Hailey Rau, Brady Culler, Craig Hoffman, Dryden White


SONG LEADERS: Remy Speiser, Chase Commisso

** Reminder: We ask all parish families to please bring one item for food pantry donation**


Today is World Mission Sunday

We celebrate this day by remembering our baptismal call-

to bring the Gospel to all! The collection today for the

Society for the Propagation of the Faith ensures the work

and service of the mission Church, as it supports priests,

religious, and lay leaders who offer the Lord’s mercy and

concrete help to the most vulnerable communities in the

Pope’s missions. Thank you for your generosity!



Daily Prayers

Mike Ricica, Cathy Weber, Val Barber, Anita Bertsch,

Tom Ricica, Mark Schafer,Thayer Herr,Frances Stehulak,

Larry Schafer, 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 19th – October 25th, 2019

Helen Webb

Jim & Carol McCann and Family

Joe & Chris Ricica

Greg Mangas

Tom & Diana Moser


Perpetuate The Gift
Support Our Retired Priests: Please consider a donation to Perpetuate The Gift Appeal being held the weekend of October 12-13.  Your gift benefits our retired diocesan priests and your Parish.  Once a priest retires he is responsible for his own personal expenses: medical, housing, car, clothing and food. All funds contributed between October 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 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 Rene Schmidbauer at 419-214-4942 or email at


  PARISH FINANCES   Oct 13, 2019


  Sunday Envelopes                                     $2194.00

  Loose                                                                872.24

  CCD Tuition                                                     145.00

  Retirement for Religious                             474.00

  Energy                                                                 2.00

  2nd Collection – Lisa Yoder Fund                 50.00

  TOTAL                                                          $3737.24 



   Collection counters:                    Barb Weber and Katie Weber     


 Parish Center Fund Drive

  Cash Collected to Date:                       $516,888.32

  Uncollected Pledges to Date:               177,050.04

  Total Toward Goal:                                 693,938.36

  Remaining to Meet Goal:                    $266,061.64


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 66 donations and pledges totaling $10,210.00 as of October 11, 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. 



1.     Thank you to you all who are praying and supporting the life our parish families!  Your witness brings new life and hope to so many people who seek Christ!

2.     Thank you to all the people who prayed and served the Century Farm Awards and Mass with the farm families and Bishop Thomas this past Thursday at Marysdale.  Thank you to the Hammon and Vandermade families who opened up their farms for tours. 

3.     Congratulations to Claudia (Seibert) and Tyler Burkholder who were married this past Saturday on October 12, 2019.  To many years!!

4.     Karen Newton will be working at the St Mike Rectory office on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 3pm.  She was hired on by Fr Bob Kill in April of 2016.  She is helping Fr Jake complete the administrative tasks.  Thank you Karen!

5.     Maintenance: Big Al Steffel put a blanket around the hot water heater in rectory to help cut energy costs. And he is working on sealing under the garage door.  Thank you Big Al! 

6.     Maintenance 2: Some of the rectory locks have not been working properly, and Elite Door and Lock of Bryan have done the maintenance on the locks.  New locks and keys have been installed.

7.     Finance Councils of St Isidore and St Michael Parishes have come to memorandum agreement on how shared costs are divided.  More will be shared after the agreement is completed.

8.     St. Mike’s will be having a VBS this summer for children.  Details are still being discerned with Parish Council.

St Michael Parish Center:  We are moving forward with the St. Michael Parish Center so that our young people and families may use the facility for CCD and other parish and family events.  We need to collect a remaining balance $111,000 in order to have the 65% required cash on hand before we can move forward to the get the project rolling with Diocesan guidance, blueprints, and at least 3 or more bids by contractors to build the site.  Thank you to all of you who have donated and are donating to this project.  It is my hope that we can complete the funding as soon as we are able.  I am also aware that finances for households face many challenges today.  God bless you all, Fr Jake





The St. Michael's Rosary and Altar Society ladies are trying to update our Prayer Chain Network list of names. Our current list was last updated in 2014. Since that time many of our parishioners have cancelled their landline phone service and only use cell phones. We need to update this information so that callers can get the messages out to the network members quickly. If you are currently on the network list please sign the sheet at the church entrances with any new information that we need to include on the new list. We need to know your name and the phone number that you would like to be notified at. If you are not a member but would like to be on the network please sign the list marking NEW beside your name and phone number. Our Prayer Chain Network is a wonderful way of supporting our parish family and friends. Thank you for your cooperation.




Sun. Oct. 20, 2019

* Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

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

*Youth Group Breakfast*

* 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

Sun. Nov. 3, 2019

* Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

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

* High School Class: 9:30 – 11:00 am

*Culture Project Team Here*

* Student Helper for Pre-K class: Rose Billing

Sun. Nov. 10, 2019

* Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

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

* Confirmation Class: 9:30 – 11:15 am

* Parent mtg. for 2nd grade

* Sacramental Prep: 9:30 – 10:45 am

* Student Helper for Pre-K class: Trinity Lauber




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 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.


Diocese of Toledo Safe Environment Program

in Full Compliance with USCCB Norms


Each year, the Diocese of Toledo is required to undergo an audit to ensure that it is in compliance with the articles of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.

Bishop Daniel Thomas is pleased to announce that, for the fiscal year 2017-2018, the Diocese was found to be in full compliance with the requirements in the Charter:

The Diocese of Toledo remains committed to ensuring the protection of children and providing a safe environment for all young people. If you have any knowledge of abuse that has been committed by a cleric, or any employee or volunteer of the Catholic Church, please report the abuse to your local police department, Child Protection Services, and Mr. Frank DiLallo, Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator.

    Mr. DiLallo can be reached at (419) 214-4880 or by mail at 1933 Spielbusch Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43604.


RU Called?

Ever wonder what it is like to be called to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest? Come join local women and men religious to find out!

Let us know if you can attend by October, 31, 2019, by contacting Sister Rose Marie at


6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 5


St. Thomas More University Parish, Bowling Green, Ohio


A delicious homemade meal of soup, bread, apples, and dessert


Young Adults 18-39



Retreat Helps Single Catholic Women

Discern God’s Vocational Call


Are you a single Catholic woman between the ages of 19 to 35 and feel that God might be calling you to a deeper life of service and love? The Adrian Dominican Sisters invite you to a special weekend, “A Time to Discern: Come and See for Yourself,” November 8-10, 2019, at Weber Retreat and Conference Center on the Motherhouse Campus.

Participants will have the opportunity to meet other women discerning God’s call; learn about the life of a Sister, and in particular Dominican life; tour the Motherhouse; engage in conversation with Sisters; and join in the Sunday Liturgy.

The event is free.

To register online, visit For more information, email

Sister Tarianne DeYonker, OP, Vocation Co-director, at or call or text her at 517-920-1395.




Mental Benefits of Praying the Rosary:


Increased focus and attention.


Mental clarity; clears the mind of distractions and negative thoughts.


Better thought control and less intrusive thoughts.


Fights depression.


Improved memory (short term and long term).


Decreased anxiety and fear.


Positive thinking and better outlook on life.


Stress reduction.


Increased ability to relax and unwind.


Powerful sleep aid; promotes a restful night's sleep.


Increases overall sense of well-being.



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


Attention St. Michael’s and St. John’s Campers

Our next year’s camping weekend will be July 24th through July 26th, 2020 at Sauder Campground

To call for reservations, use ID# 9046

Phone: 1-800-590-9755 or 419-445-6408

If you have any questions call Jeff or Barb Weber @ 419-758-3272


SAVE THE DATE - The Altar Rosary Society Spring Craft Show date is March 21, 2020




                    01258 MAIN ST., EVANSPORT, OHIO

SUNDAY – November 3rd, 2019

7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Free Will Donation and Carry Out Available

Pancakes, Sausage, Sausage Gravy & Biscuits

Money To Be Used For The Purchase Of Equipment



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



Advent by Candlelight!


Calling all ladies! ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT is an evening spent with

over 200 Defiance area Catholic women.

It is a time to relax and reflect on the "Reason for the Season" as the hectic holiday time begins.

We are looking for ladies to host a table of 8-10 friends. You get to decorate your table

in a holiday theme and enjoy seeing the creative ideas other ladies have come up with for their tables!

Here are the details:


When: 7-9pm Sunday, December 1st 2019

Where: K of C Hall

If you are interested in being a Hostess

Please contact Deb Weisgerber 419-782-4311

Pat Walter  419-784-3475

Ronda Fabiano  419-980-0296



Knights of Columbus Council #1039

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

Friday, November 1, 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



Knights of Columbus

111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH

Sunday, November 3, 2019

“First Sunday of the Month”

Serving from 8:30-11:00AM

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*