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





Dec 3, 2018 – Dec 9, 2018


Mon. – Dec 3, 2018                                   

* No Mass – Fr. Kill recovering from Surgery

Tues. – Dec 4, 2018

* No Mass – Fr. Kill recovering from Surgery

Wed. – Dec 5, 2018                                          

* No Mass – Fr. Kill recovering from Surgery

Thur. – Dec 6, 2018

* No Mass – Fr. Kill recovering from Surgery

Fri. – Dec 7, 2018 *First Friday*

* Mass - St. Isidore / Delaware Bend (Fr. Kill)                      8:00 AM

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                         Richard J. Sheets by Dave & Doreen Mohr


                   ***Vigil of Holy Day of Obligation*** 

                                Immaculate Conception


* Mass - St. Isidore / Marysdale (Fr. Blum)                         4:30 PM                 

                              “Mass Intentions”

                        Lola Boff by Irene Zipfel

* Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge ((Fr. Blum)                            6:30 PM

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                          Patrick McCann by John & Katie Mekus

Sat. – Dec 8, 2018

                       Mass Celebrant Fr. Al Ceranowski

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

                              “Mass Intentions”

                       Mary Hoene by Jean Lutz

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

                                             “Mass Intention” 

                           Irene Steffel by Slagle’s & Brubaker’s

Sun. – Dec 9, 2018 

                          Mass Celebrant Fr. Fred Duschl

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

                                                  “Mass Intention”

                             Matt Emmons by Chris & Karen Newton

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

                                “Mass Intention”

                                Bernie Czartoski


                    December 7, 2018

      Feast of the Immaculate Conception                

6:30 PM

Extraordinary Minister:  Volunteers Needed

Lector:  Volunteers Needed

Servers: Volunteers Needed


                  December 8/9, 2018 

                            2nd Sunday of Advent

   6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Janice Leopold                                                   Jeff Weber

      Linda Long                                                        Amber Flory

      Grace Mangas                                                    Corey Weber

                                                                                  Mary Rose

                                                                                  Joan McBride                                   

 Lector:                                                  Lector:

       Ron Fisher                                                        Tom Elberson


 Servers:                                                 Servers:

        Betty Schlegel                                                  Kylee Okuley

                                                                                          Karli Okuley

                                                                                Keely Culler

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                        Jeff Weber


 Collection Counters:                     Betty Schlegel and Barb Weber




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.**



December 1st– December 7th, 2018

Rick & Vicki Griffith and Family

Steven & Nikki Delaney and Family

David & Greta Wagner

Joe & Judy Lenhart

Jack & Sharon Schliesser



May the soul of Helen Rita Neiling and the hearts of all her family members find Peace and solace in the comforts of our Lord and Savior


Support the Retirement Fund for Religious


A donor writes, "Your flyer touched my heart-seeing the retired religious, such memories
surfaced." Do you remember the sisters, brothers, or religious order priests who made a positive
difference in your life? Today many are elderly and need assistance. Their religious communities struggle to meet retirement needs while continuing to serve the People of God.


Please give to next week's collection.


It’s Here!
       St. Michael Christmas Giving Tree is here 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


My dear parishioners:

    I was wondering how long it has been since I had surgery & was surprised to learn that it has only been 4 weeks.  It seems like it has been 10 weeks or more!!   There has been so much happening in the recovery stage from surgery. I am still incontinent but it is getting somewhat better.  I still need to have a restroom quite near-by. Yesterday I had an appointment with the oncologist at Bryan to get paperwork done and to schedule a CT scan simulation for programing the CT machine & also to mark my body for future radiation therapy after Christmas.  I will need 7 weeks of radiation 5 days a week for radiation therapy.  That is a lot of driving back & forth to Bryan, and I will need some help with the driving.

    While at my appointment yesterday, they gave me a copy of a paper entitled “Getting Help for Fatigue”.   It said: “Fatigue is when your body and brain feel tired.  It means you don’t have the energy to do the things you want or need to do.   The fatigue that comes with cancer is different from the fatigue of daily life. Everyday normal fatigue is a short-term problem that gets better with rest. Cancer-related fatigue is worse, and it causes more distress.  Rest does not make it go away, and even a little activity may exhaust you.  Cancer-related fatigue is one of the most common and distressing side effects of cancer and its treatment.”  As I read that, I thought – “That is exactly how I feel.”   A little activity makes me anxious & tired.

    Please continue to keep me in your prayers.  I have been praying many, many rosaries and prayers for all those who have been remembering me in prayer.  God bless all of you.

           Fr. Bob Kill



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!


Snow Removal

A Sign-Up sheet is in the back of church. If you are available and willing, your efforts would be greatly appreciated!



Sun Dec 2, 2018

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

Tue Dec 4, 2018

*St. Michael’s Ridge Altar Rosary Christmas Party – 6:30 pm

                   (Note: 6:15 gathering – no Mass)

Wed Dec 5, 2018

* St. Isidore / Marysdale Confessions, (grades 2-6), - 6:45 pm

Fri Dec 7, 2018

* 1st Friday Mass – Celebrant: Fr. Kill                            8:00 am


                   ***Vigil of Holy Day***

* Mass at St. Isidore / Marysdale, Celebrant Fr. Blum  4:30 pm

* Mass at St. Michael’s Ridge, Celebrant Fr. Blum        6:30 pm

Sat/Sun Dec 8/9, 2018

*Retirement for Religious collection (envelope box)

Sat Dec 8, 2018

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

Sun Dec 9, 2018

*Fr. Fred Duschl - Celebrant at today’s Masses


Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

**Holy Day of Obligation**

Celebrated from Friday, December 7th at 4:00 pm

until noon on Saturday, December 8th, 2018

Masses of our Parish are listed on page 2 under “Around our Parishes”

Other local parish celebrations are as follows:


St. Mary’s of Defiance: 9:00 am at Holy Cross Catholic School

St. John’s Defiance: 9:00 am

Divine Mercy’s Paulding: 9:00 am

St. Patrick’s Bryan: 9:00 am

St. Mary’s Edgerton: 9:30 am


The requirement for fulfilling one’s obligation for this Holy Day is to attend a Mass designated above.

Masses scheduled after 12:00 noon on Saturday are for the fulfillment of the weekend requirement and not for the Holy Day requirement.





Thank you to Toby Nagel for the installation of the beautiful window in the door of the confession room.


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


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 a gathering at 6:15 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.




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

Wed. Dec 19, 2018

*Pageant practice & party, 5:30 – 7:00

Sun. Dec 23, 2018

*NO CCD – Decorate church



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.





Parishioner Janet Wagner has created beautiful ornaments to purchase as Christmas gifts. They are available for purchase in the back of church after Mass. Janet has offered a portion of the proceeds from the sale of her ornaments to the Youth Group.

Please support this wonderful cause!!



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


December 1st  – December 7th

Happy Anniversary!!

Bob & Linda Wagner          December 1st


Happy Birthday!!

Kaylee Weber                      December 4th

Chris Newton                       December 4th




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



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.



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