St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











November 18, 2018

November 11, 2018

November 4, 2018

October 28, 2018





Oct 29, 2018 – Nov 4, 2018


Mon. – Oct 29, 2018                                   

* No Mass

Tues. – Oct 30, 2018

* No Mass

Wed. – Oct 31, 2018                                          

 Vigil of All Sainta Holy Day of Obligation – Mass Celebrant Fr. Steve Blum

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

                                                     “Mass Intentions”   

                                   Terry Frank by Robyn Hawkins

Thur. – Nov 1, 2018

       All Saints Holy Day of Obligation – Mass Celebrant Fr. John Stites

*Mass – St. Isidore / Delaware Bend                                      9:00 AM

                                              “Mass Intention” 

                  Joseph Jacob by Mike & Tonya Jacob & Family

*Mass – St. Isidore / Marysdale                                               7:00 PM

                                              “Mass Intention” 

                          Jim Romes by Mary & Larry Delarber

Fri. – Nov 2, 2018

       All Souls Day – Mass Celebrant Fr. John Stites

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

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                              All Souls Intentions of Parishioners

Sat. – Nov 3, 2018

                       Mass Celebrant Fr. Tom Gorman

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

                Art Wonderly by Mark Wonderly

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

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                    Carmen Wagner by Theresa & Rick Clemens

Sun. – Nov 4, 2018 

                          Mass Celebrant Fr. Steve Blum

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

                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                  All Souls by Paul & Bonnie Moser

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

                                “Mass Intention”

     Gil Coolman by Bob & Monica Hearne & Family



          Vigil Solemnity of All Saints

                    October 31, 2018

   7:00 PM

Extraordinary Ministers: Carol Rieke, Deacon Scott Graham,

                                                        Linda Long, Joan McBride, Carol Wiemken       

Lector: Janet Wagner

Servers: Karen Newton


               November 3/4, 2018

                    31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

   6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Angie Durham                                                        Jim McCann

      Jerry Moser                                                             Deacon Scott Graham

      Ann Beck                                                                 Adam Homier

                                                                                        Alicia Little

                                                                                        Kent Beilharz                        

 Lector:                                                   Lector:

       Karen Newton                                                       Ed Singer


 Servers:                                                 Servers:

        Chris Newton                                                      Morgan Leppelmeier

                                                                                            Max Leppelmeier

                                                                                      Jack Leppelmeier

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                        Jim McCann


 Collection Counters:                     Dave Keber, Jim & Joan Harris


My Dear Parishioners,

    I am glad to say that the prostate surgery is scheduled for October 31 at St. Vincent Hospital in Toledo.  (Pre-admittance tests will be on Monday, October 22.) I got word from the hospital last

Monday that the surgery is scheduled and should be an overnight stay at the hospital.

       There will be no weekday Masses for a while during recovery until I feel strong enough. I will try to keep you posted thru the bulletin. We are trying to get visiting priests for the weekend Masses. 

We thank all the visiting priests for their help!

Please keep me in your prayers!

Fr. Bob Kill



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 27th – November 2nd, 2018

Doug & Denise Rumbaugh and Family

Ron & Rosanne Fisher

John & Mary Wagner

Larry & Loraine McCann

Kyle Fortman


  PARISH FINANCES  Oct 21, 2018


Sunday Envelopes                                            $2358.00

Loose                                                                   414.00

Propagation of the Faith                                      407.00

All Souls                                                                20.00

Retirement for Religious                                      130.00

Parish Center Bldg Project                                 1578.07

TOTAL                                                              $4907.07


 Collection counters:        Kevin & Jackie Hoschak


            Parish Center Fund Drive      

Cash Collected to Date:                                 $387,065.93

Uncollected Pledges to Date:                         209,022.46

Total Toward Goal:                                        596,088.39

Remaining to Meet Goal:                               363,911.61


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


THANK YOU for your generous response to the collection for the Society for the Propagation of the faith last weekend on World Mission Sunday. You may stay connected year round to the Pope's missions, continuing the commitment of World Mission Sunday, by visiting



Sun Oct 28, 2018

*St. Isidore Father-Son Breakfast after 10:00 am Mass

*Catholic Communications Campaign (envelope box)

Tue Oct 30, 2018

* St. Isidore Liturgy Committee mtg.  7:00 pm

Wed Oct 31, 2018

* Vigil of All Saints – St. Mike’s Mass at 7:00 pm

                                       Celebrant Fr. Steve Blum

Thur Nov 1, 2018

* All Saints Holyday of Obligation – St. Isidore Masses at

   9:00 am(The Bend) and at 7:00 pm(Marysdale)

                                       Celebrant - Fr. John Stites

Fri Nov 2, 2018

* All Souls Day – St. Isidore Mass at 8:00 am

                                       Celebrant - Fr. John Stites

Sat Nov 3, 2018

* Fr. Tom Gorman Celebrant at both Masses

Sun Nov 4, 2018

*Daylight Savings time ends

*Fr. Steve Blum at both Masses


The St. Michael's Rosary and Altar Society needs

cookies for the upcoming Red Cross Blood Drive

that will be held at the Eagles in Defiance o

Friday November 9, 2018.

We ask that anyone who would like to contribute

to please have them in the church basement on

Thursday November 8 by 7 PM. Thank You.




Sun. Oct 28, 2018

*Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

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

*High School Class-back room of basement, 9:30 – 11:00 am

Sun. Nov 4, 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

Sun. Nov 11, 2018

*Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

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


*Parent mtg. for 2nd grade

*Sacramental preparation – 9:30

Sun. Nov 18, 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

*PRE Bake Sale – Grades 1,2 and 3


Note: Tuition is due!!

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.

Also, The High School classes are moving to the opposite weekends of the confirmation class, in the back room of the basement instead of at the rectory to make it easier for Father Bob. THANK YOU!!!!!!



Letter from Bishop about Parish Center

Parish Hall Pledge Form




October 27th – November 2nd

Happy Anniversary!!


Chris & Karen Newton                 October 28th



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)


CELEBRATING SENIORS will meet Tuesday,

November 6th., at St. John's Catholic in Defiance

with Rosary at 10:40, Mass at 11:00,  followed by a

Thanksgiving meal (turkey and all the trimmings)

for a free-will offering. The program "Artists

Among Us" will follow with Marcia, Rosie, Sherry,

and Freda sharing their inspirational stories

pertaining to their artwork. Where else can you go

to get great food, enjoy the company of others,

and be treated to an art show. You will not want to

miss this. Anyone 55 years and older are welcome

to attend.


ANNUNCIATION RADIO FALL SHARATHON - Bulletin / Social Media Announcements


DATES: Tuesday through Friday, November 27-30

HOURS: 7:00am – 6:00pm with daily Mass on-air at 1:30pm

STATIONS: 89.7 WNOC Toledo, 88.1 WHRQ Sandusky, 89.9 WRRO Bryan, 89.5 WFOT Mansfield, 90.9 WSHB Willard



It’s Sharathon time! Keep Catholic Radio going strong by supporting Annunciation Radio during the Fall Sharathon November 27-30. During these 4 days, Sharathon hosts will interview many of our local priests, deacons, and other special guests who will share their enthusiasm for Catholic radio. Tune to your local Annunciation Radio station and call toll-free 1-888-215-0624 between 7am and 6pm. You can also donate securely online at Your support is needed to help keep Catholic radio on the air here in NW Ohio.



Please support Catholic radio here in our diocese during Annunciation Radio’s Fall Sharathon November 27-30. Listen to and call in a one-time or monthly recurring pledge to help spread the Gospel message on the airwaves and online. Call the pledge line at 888-215-0624 or donate securely online at THANK YOU!



Help keep Catholic radio on the air and available throughout our diocese. Listen, call and pledge during the Annunciation Radio Fall Sharathon November 27th through 30th. Dozens of our beloved priests and deacons will be interviewed throughout the 4-day fundraiser. Please call in a one-time or recurring pledge by calling 1-888-215-0624 or donate online at


Yankee Candle Fundraiser For Youth Conference

Our Youth Group has been invited to attend the National Youth Conference along with Saint Mary’s/Saint John’s in Indianapolis next year in November. They are having a Yankee Candle Fundraiser to help with the cost!  There is great home décor items, car air fresheners, home goods, and, of course, candles available. What a great way to purchase some of your Christmas gifts and help a great group of our children! I have a few catalogs to look at, just let me know if you want to see one. You can also order online at with the group number: 999983827  for the Defiance Catholic Youth. Catalog sales end Nov. 5th & online sales end Nov. 16. Contact Jessica West or Ronda Fabiano for questions or more info!


Steubenville Catholic Youth Conference Info

Commitment deadline is November 4th 2018

·        $40 deposit per student is due by then.

Total cost for registration is $212/student ($40 deposit is included in this amount)

·        We will be staying on campus this year. So even though there is a rise in cost we will not have hotel to pay for.

·        There will be 5 dessert bake sales at the K of C that you can participate in to help with the cost.

 Possible Dates: look at your calendars now and decide if you can go.

·        June 14-16- Same weekend as Y.E.S. Program, keep this in mind if you plan on doing that

·        June 21-23

·        June 28-30

Complete the following form online so that I know what works best for you.

(Your answers will not be shared with a third party)

Youth that are currently in grades 8-12 are invited to attend.

Please contact Ronda or Sarah Stuckey-Diaw, 419.438.8011, from St. Isidore’s Parish, if you have any questions.


St. Peter Parish in Archbold is pleased to invite you to join us on a pilgrimage to beautiful Italy. We have put together a wonderful opportunity to journey together in faith. Our pilgrimage will take us to Rome, Assisi, Montecassino and Pompeii. In each of these localities we will pray and celebrate the Eucharist as we explore the wonders of amazing Basilicas such as St. Francis and St. Peter. This pilgrimage is designed specifically as a reparation pilgrimage during this time of trial. We must come together as a family of faith and beg the Lord for forgiveness and to offer reparation for the sins committed by priests, bishops and any member of the Church, especially the depraved sins against children and the vulnerable. It is also a time to ask God to heal those who have been wounded by sin, to turn our own hearts away from anything that is evil and to renew our commitment to holiness. Whether you’ve been to Italy three dozen times, or this is your first trip abroad, this pilgrimage is sure to make memories of a lifetime. We promise you that it will also expand your knowledge of the Church and deepen your faith. We hope you’ll join us in journeying through one of the most beautiful countries on earth, and visiting the heart of the Catholic Church - Rome. You can download and print the itinerary on our website  or visit  to register.  If you prefer not to register online you may call Parvis Tours to register by phone: 1-810-644-5229 or send the registration form by mail. If you have any questions reach out to the Group Leader - Marianne Francis, at (419) 405-3229 or  or contact Parvis Tours directly 1-810-644-5229 or  It is our hope that we will all come together when our prayers are needed more than ever.


Save the date: Indoor Trick-or-Treat and Chili & Hot Dog Supper hosted by 98.1 FM The Mix & Holy Cross Catholic School. Sunday, October 28th, 4-6pm at HCCS. All are welcome! You do not need to bring a child to enjoy friendship and good food! Chili & Hot Dogs, drinks and dessert will be served in the school gym between 4-6pm. Your donations to this event support HCCS and Christmas for Kids. Bring a new toy and receive a special trick-or-treat bag filled with goodies for children of all ages! For more info visit

VENDORS NEEDED: Do you sell crafts or goods? We would love to feature your items at the Holy Shopping Extravaganza Saturday, December 8th at Holy Cross. For a vendor application visit and click on the Holy Shopping Extravaganza banner.



Pancake and Sausage Breakfast

Sunday, November 4th, 2018

7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Tiffin Twp. Vol. Fire Dept.

01258 Main St.

Evansport, Ohio

Proceeds to be used toward the purchase of equipment

Menu includes:

Pancakes, Sausage, Biscuits, Sausage gravy



Knights of Columbus Council #1039

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

Friday, November 2, 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



Knights of Columbus

111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH

Sunday, November 4, 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”

Rolls-to-go(if we have them) .75 cents each

*The Knights of Columbus serving and Supporting families, churches, schools, and communities*