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






November 4, 2019 – November 10, 2019

Mon. – November 4, 2019

* No Mass – Fr. Jake is on Retreat

Tues. – November 5, 2019

* No Mass – Fr. Jake is on Retreat

Wed. – November 6, 2019

* Holy Hour with Confessions & Adoration                    6:00 PM

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

                           Louie & Mary Ricica

Thur. – November 7, 2019

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

                       June Coolman by Family

Fri. – November 8, 2019

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

           Bob & Virginia Rath by Robyn Hawkins

Sat. – November 9, 2019 

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

      Richard Minck by John & Margaret Van Pelt

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

         Denny Coressel by Steven & Karen Martin

Sun. – November 10, 2019

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

                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                                    Holly Garmyn

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

                                “Mass Intention”

    Richard J. Sheets by George & Ruby Schindler



                         LITURGICAL SCHEDULE

               November 9/10, 2019

      32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

   Saturday 6:30 PM                                                   Sunday 8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Linda Wagner                                                         Joan Harris

      Sue Beck                                                                   Jeff Weber

      Tom Beck                                                                 Barb Krugh

                                                                                         Deacon Scott

                                                                                         Amber Flory                                                                     

 Lector:                                                     Lector:

       Bobbie Johnson                                                    Mike Rieke                

 Servers:                                                   Servers:

       Karen Newton                                                      Trinity Lauber

                                                                                       Jarrett Lauber                      

                                                                            Reagan Beilharz


 Minister to Shut-Ins:                       Jeff Weber

 Collection Counters:                    Betty Schlegel and Barb Weber



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, Fr. Bob Holden, Marisa Larimer,

Brooke (Liska) Homier, and Fr. Bob Kill


**Call Dan Weber @ 438-5841 to update prayer list**




November 2nd – November 8th, 2019

We pray for all who have died this past year


St. Michael Ridge Holy Souls

November 1, 2018 – November 1, 2019


     Name                                                 Died

Fran Imber                                               12/21/2018

Marion Mekus                                             4/1/2019

G. Dennis Coressel                                      7/26/2019

Hollis H. Garmyn                                    10/22/2019


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. 




St. Mike's:

1. Please pray for the repose of Holly Garmyn and for healing for her sons Greg and Bill and all the family.  May she rest in peace. Amen.

2.  Thank you to all of the young people who helped serve at the parish breakfast recently.  Many people have told me how grateful they are for your witness and the blessing of sharing food after Mass.  Thank you to our parents and leadership in the parish family who helped make this happen.  God bless you all, Fr. Jake


St. Isidore: 

1. Thank you to all who helped prepare the new concrete sidewalk to the east of the church at Delaware Bend.  You all did an AMAZING job.  You have helped so many people with your work.  Please note that the entrance adjacent to the Adoration Chapel will be under repair over the next few weeks.  It is our hope to be up and running soon on the sidewalk and entrance.

2.  Thank you to the youth who participated in the All Saints Party and this past Wednesday.  May your devotion to the saints continue to strengthen you in your witness to Christ, God bless you all, Fr. Jake


  PARISH FINANCES   Oct 27, 2019


  Sunday Envelopes                                     $1942.00

  Loose                                                               642.25

  Janitorial                                                        101.00

  CCD Tuition                                                     25.00

  Catholic Communication Campaign          32.00

  TOTAL                                                         $2742.25 



   Collection counters:               Denise Hornish and Shelby Beck      


 Parish Center Fund Drive

  Cash Collected to Date:                       $518,354.32

  Uncollected Pledges to Date:               176,590.04

  Total Toward Goal:                                 694,944.36

  Remaining to Meet Goal:                   $265,055.64





    Bulletin Editor for the Parish of St. Michael’s Ridge

        This is a rewarding position that comes with a sense of being a “bigger” part of your parish. Rather than simply warming a pew, this is your opportunity to be more involved with “your” parish, a chance to give back!

        This is a paid minimum wage position as a member of the parish staff. The position requires approximately eight to ten hours per week, a home computer and minimal experience with Microsoft “Word” and “Excel”.

        Interested applicants may simply submit a reply in an “enveloped letter” into the collection basket:


Attention: Fr. Jacob Gordon


FYI: Results from the St. Michael’s Ridge 4th quarter water sample that was collected on 10/28/19

                   came back NEGATIVE for Total coliform and NEGATIVE for E. coli.





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. 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

Sun. Nov. 17, 2019

* Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

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

* High School Class: 9:30 – 11:00 am

* PRE Bakesale – Grades 1, 2, and 3

* Student Helper for Pre-K class: Rose Billing

Sun. Nov. 24, 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




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




Please welcome the young adults from the Culture Project who are here this Sunday, November 3, to give a presentation to our High School students on Human Dignity. May their message reach our children and give them the insight and tools they need to live out their faith!


The presentation will be held immediately following the 8:30am Mass in the church basement with an end time of 11:00am.



 Mark your calendars to attend the Steubenville Catholic Youth Conference June 26-28, 2020!

This is an awesome experience where young people get to praise the Lord with thousands of kids their own age! This conference can by life changing! Sign up to go and see how the Holy Spirit can work in YOU!!!!!  Go to   for more information and to see what you missed out on last year!

Cost: $40 deposit due by January 6, 2020. Total cost is $212, with fundraisers being done to offset the rest of the cost.

Contact Sara Stuckey-Diaw, St. Isadore Youth Leader at 419-438-8011 or Mary Rose, 419-769-4277 to sign up!




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.



 We will be meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5th. at St. John Catholic Church in Defiance. We will have rosary at 10:40 A.M., Mass at 11:00, followed by a meal which will include turkey and all the trimmings. Since this is the month of Thanksgiving, our program will be "Celebrating Thankfulness" with Deacon Mark Homier. Anyone 55 years and older are invited and welcome to attend. For questions, please call 419-782-7121.



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.


HCCS is collecting Halloween Candy to donate to active military through Dental Excellence of Napoleon's Candy Buy Back program. If you would like to donate excess candy to this effort, please bring your candy to HCCS by Friday November 1st.

Veteran's Blessing & School Assembly Please share this date with all Veterans: Wednesday November 13th at our School Mass (9:30AM) Fr. Eric will have a special blessing for all Veterans. Following Mass there will be a school-wide assembly for students and veterans. Refreshments will be served to our guests. Please join us!

Holy Cross is a collection site for Coats for Christmas. We will be collecting coats through November 9th. 

Kroger Community Rewards Thank you to the 74 households that have connected their rewards card to Holy Cross Catholic School. In the last three months, we've earned over $174!  
Community Rewards is easy to use, the more our supporters shop with Kroger, the more money our school will earn! If you shop at Kroger, please consider linking your rewards card to HCCS by going to

2019 Survivor of Suicide Day

For those who have lost loved ones to suicide. Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 10 AM - 2 PM at

St. John's Lutheran Church, 23120 US Highway 6, Stryker OH 43556. Located at the corner of SR66 and SR6, south of Archbold. This is an opportunity for people affected by suicide loss to gather in their communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope.



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


St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

14755 Landeck Road

Delphos, OH  45833


Sunday, November 3rd

Sausage & Sauerkraut Supper

4pm – 7pm


Sts. Peter and Paul Parish in Ottawa is having its annual FALL FESTIVAL on Sunday, November 3, 2019. Chicken and Roast Beef dinners will be served FAMILY STYLE from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm. in the school cafeteria. Carry out dinners are available. Adults $9.00 and children under 12 $5.00. Other features include: Country store with crafts, baked goods, holiday items, games and raffles.



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

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*




Knights of Columbus Council #1039

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

Friday, November 15, 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