St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











December 9, 2018

December 2, 2018

November 25, 2018

November 18, 2018





Nov 26, 2018 – Dec 2, 2018


Mon. – Nov 26, 2018                                   

* No Mass – Fr. Kill recovering from Surgery

Tues. – Nov 27, 2018

* No Mass – Fr. Kill recovering from Surgery

Wed. – Nov 28, 2018                                          

* No Mass – Fr. Kill recovering from Surgery

Thur. – Nov 29, 2018

* St. Isidore / Marysdale Parish Council mtg. after Mass    7:00 PM

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                                         Fr. G. Allan Fillman  

Fri. – Nov 30, 2018

 * No Mass – Fr. Kill recovering from Surgery

Sat. – Dec 1, 2018

                       Mass Celebrant Fr. Tom Gorman

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

           Mary Dell by Cindy Baxter & Family

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

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                                         Ted Garmyn by Vordran Family

Sun. – Dec 2, 2018 

                          Mass Celebrant Fr. Al Ceranowski

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

                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                           Cecilia Steffel by Family

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

                                “Mass Intention”

       Barbara Layman by George & Ruby Schindler


                 December 1/2, 2018 

                            1st Sunday of Advent

   6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Ann Beck                                                             Carol McCann

      Anita Bertsch                                                      Jim McCann

      Chris Newton                                                      Mary Jo Beilharz

                                                                                   Adam Homier

                                                                                   Kristen Lauber                                     

 Lector:                                                  Lector:

       Linda Wagner                                                   Malinda Smith


 Servers:                                                Servers:

        Karen Newton                                                 Addison Smith

                                                                                          Mason Smith

                                                                                 Reagan Beilharz

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                        Jim McCann


 Collection Counters:                     Dave Keber, Jim & Joan Harris




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, Nathan Mekus

and Fr. Bob Kill (surgery recovery)

**Call Fr. Bob @ 497-2161 or Dan Weber @ 438-5841 to update prayer list.**




November 24th – November 30th, 2018

Joan Schriner

Jim & Lisa Hall and Family

Chuck & Janice Leopold and Family

Tom & Joan Elberson

John & Judy Hoschak


May the soul of Larry Wagner

and the hearts of all his family

members find Peace and solace

in the comforts of our

Lord and Savior.


It’s Here!
       St. Michael Christmas Giving Tree

will be set up this weekend

November24, with tags for needy

families and nursing home residents.

The season is upon us!

Please return gifts by December 8th & 9th

Any questions please contact

Carol Rieke @ 419-438-1078



Tue Nov 27, 2018

*St. Michael Festival Appreciation Dinner

  at Jewell Cafe - 6:00 pm

Wed Nov 28, 2018

* St. Michael’s Parish Council mtg. – 7:30 pm

Thur Nov 29, 2018

* Deanery mtg. – 2:00 pm

* St. Isidore / Marysdale Parish Council mtg – 7:30pm

Sat Dec 1, 2018

*Fr. Tom Gorman - Celebrant at today’s Masses

Sun Dec 2, 2018

*Fr. Al Ceranowski - Celebrant at today’s Masses




  PARISH FINANCES  Nov 18, 2018



                 **No Report**


The St. Michael's Rosary and Altar Society will have their annual Christmas Party on Tuesday December 4, 2018. The event will begin in the church with Mass at 6:00 pm followed by a catered dinner and entertainment in the church basement. The cost for the evening is $8.00 per person. All the ladies of the parish are encouraged to attend. We ask that everyone bring a canned item for our local food pantry in lieu of a gift exchange. Please sign up to attend on the sheets at both church entrances. You may call one of our officers with any questions.

The St. Michael's Rosary and Altar Society would like to thank everyone who donated cookies for the Red Cross blood drive on November 9th. We really appreciate your generosity.


We are extending the meals for father and Anita through December. They would now like them delivered to their house. Please call first to make sure that they are home. The new sign-up sheet is in the back of the church.

                                  Thank You for your help!




Sun. Nov 25, 2018

*No CCD - Thanksgiving Break

Sun. Dec 2, 2018

*Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

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

*7th grade- back room of basement – 9:30 – 11:00

*Confirmation Class – 9:30–11:15 am

*YOUTH GROUP: Fill Christmas Stockings for the

  PATH Center. Decorate Christmas ornaments for the

  Memorial tree

Sun. Dec 9, 2018

*Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

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

*High School Class – backroom of basement, 9:30 – 11:00

Sun. Dec 16, 2018

*Preschool: During 8:30 Mass

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

*7th grade- back room of basement – 9:30 – 11:00

*Confirmation Class – 9:30–11:15 am




Plans are already underway for the Grades 1-6 Christmas Pageant which takes place at 3:30pm on Monday, December 24. Roles have been assigned, and a reminder that class attendance and practice dates attendance are a requirement to keep their role. We want to be sure the children receive enough practice before the pageant. Roles will be assigned to another student if necessary.


I would like to thank those who have turned in their registration forms and tuition payments!

If you have not, please do so by the end of November so we can finalize our records. If you need a new registration form, please see me after Mass, or you can pick one up in the church entrance. Tuition payments are $25 per student for up to 3 in a family, the fourth or more are free.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at the convent at 429-497-3122 or by email at Thank you for the great start to the year!

                                        Ronda Fabiano

                           Coordinator of Religious Education



The annual youth group Christmas party will be December 2, 2018 after CCD class until 1:30 pm.  Save the date your calendar! We will decorate the memorial Christmas ornaments, put together stockings for kids at the Path Center, exchange a white elephant gift, and enjoy food and fellowship! Looking forward to having a great time with youth in grades 7 through 12!!!!!!



Parish Hall Pledge Form



November 24th – November 30rd


Happy Birthday!!

Ronald Krugh                 November 26th

Eric Bailey                       November 29th



Happy Anniversary!!

Don & Barb Steele          November 30th



Notice: Mass for “shut-ins”

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St Michael’s Altar & Rosary Spring Craft Show

March 16, 2019

9AM to 3pm

Contact:  Sandy Wagner at 419-497-4551



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


CELEBRATING SENIORS will meet at St. John Catholic on Tuesday, December 4th with Rosary at 10:40, Mass at 11:00, followed by a delicious lunch for a free will offering. The program, "Come Christians!  Join to Sing!" will be presented by a quartet of singers/musicians putting everyone in the spirit of Christmas. Anyone, age 55 years and older, are welcome to attend. Come and join us and we'll sing together. For any questions, please call 419-782-7121.



All area Men, and their daughters, granddaughters, wives, and  families or any other important lady in your life  are invited to the Northwest Ohio Men’s fellowship Father / Daughter Breakfast on Saturday Dec. 15th at St. John Catholic Church, Defiance.  Guest speaker is Amanda (Phillips) Saxton, daughter of Kathy and Greg Phillips of St. John Catholic Church, Defiance.  Amanda graduated from Defiance High School in 1996 and Northwest State Nursing School in 1998.  Amanda and her husband Jamie Saxton, formerly of Defiance, and their 12 year old daughter Chloe reside in Traverse City.  At age 5 Amanda was diagnosed with cancer and spent several years in the care of St. Jude Hospital in Memphis, TN.  Amanda goes to St. Jude Hospital each year for tests to help understand the long term effects of cancer treatment on Children.  Amanda’s daughter Chloe was born prematurely due to issues from Amanda’s cancer treatment.  Amanda and her family were involved with Target Dept. Stores giving talks to support St. Jude Hospital.  Today Amanda is involved with the March of Dimes of Michigan, which does extensive research on the premature birth of babies.  Amanda will talk on how her struggles in life have pushed her away from God and eventually brought her and her family nearer to God.   Please join us for what is sure to be an insightful sharing.  In the love of Christ we will share great insights, music, breakfast, and the love of sister / brotherhood.  This is a special occasion for you to share the fellowship we experience with these special ladies and to express to them their importance in our lives.  Coffee and Donuts 7:30 am – Program and Breakfast 8:00 am.  For more information please call George Westrick 419-784-3975.


Director of Music and Worship

St. Mary Catholic Church, Defiance, Ohio, a welcoming community of worship and service, dedicated to the faith formation of all its members, seeks a full time Director of Music and Worship.  As a member of the Pastoral staff, the applicant must desire to work in a model of collaborative leadership and provide direction of an active and well-formed parish liturgical ministry commission.  The applicant must first and foremost have a love of the Catholic liturgy and a love of people. The applicant must also be self-motivated, organized, flexible, knowledgeable of Catholic Liturgy, have good communication skills, be skilled in piano and able to provide direction to choirs, cantors, musicians and liturgical ministry teams.  Ability to play the organ is a plus.  Salary competitive and commensurate with education/experience. Position open immediately.  Ministry Description and Responsibilities available on request.  Send Resume and three references to:

Rev. Randy Giesige

Address:  715 Jefferson Avenue, Defiance, OH 43512

Phone:  419-782-2776

Fax:  419-782-1958



Breakfast with Santa Registration is now Open!

What: Breakfast, Storytime, Crafts & Caroling

When: Friday, December 7th , 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Where: Holy Cross Catholic School, 1745 S. Clinton Street

Who: Children 5 and under & a caretaker

Cost: Free, one adult per child. Additional adult guests $5  (payable at the door)

 To RSVP, go to or see event info on our Facebook page

Holy Shopping Extravaganza Vendor & Craft Fair is Saturday, December 8th 8am-3pm sponsored by the Holy Cross PMO

Stop by and shop a gym packed full of local vendors and crafters and be sure to grab a plate or two of cookies for those holiday parties at the "Cookie Walk". Vendors include: Thirty-One, Scentsy, Chalk Couture, C&D Designs, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, LuLaRoe, Kristen's Simply Chic Creations, Rodan & Fields, Tastefully Simple, ColorStreet, Norwex, Young Living Essential Oils, Premier Designs Jewelry, Garden Thyme, Perfectly Posh, Usborne Books, Embellishments by Jes, It Works, Sensi Pal, Lisalees Quilts, Paparazzi, R & R's Garden Patch, Sanctuary on the Edge, Broken Glass Jewelry, Deer Darlin, Denielle's Designs, Blue Lagoon Boutique, Scholastic Books & More!

 MUSTARD SEED GIFT SHOP, located behind St John the Baptist Catholic Church in Glandorf, will be having their Christmas Open House on Thursday, November 29 - Saturday, December 1, 2018. Come in and check out the many new Advent and Christmas arrivals.  For more information, "Like" Mustard Seed Gift Shop on Facebook or call 419-538-7220.

Thank you for helping us evangelize to God's holy people!

God Bless,

Julie Barlage

Mustard Seed Gift Shop






Knights of Columbus

111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH

Sunday, December 2, 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*



Knights of Columbus Council #1039

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

Friday, December 7, 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