St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











Dec. 17, 2017

Dec. 10, 2017

Dec. 3, 2017

Nov. 26, 2017





December 4, 2017 – December 10, 2017

Mon. – December 4, 2017

* No Mass

Tues. – December 5, 2017                                      

* St. Michael’s Ridge Altar Rosary Society Christmas Party               

 (Begins with Mass at 6:00 pm followed by a catered dinner)                          

                                                    “Mass Intentions”    

                          Mary Ricica by Mary Ann Tidswell 

Wed. – December 6, 2017                                           

*No Mass – St. Isidore CCD Confessions at Marysdale                   6:45 PM   

Thur. – December 7, 2017

         Eve of Immaculate Conception Holyday

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

                                         Mass Intentions”

                           Rafael Alberti by Lisa Alberti

Fri. – December 8, 2017

         Solemnity of Immaculate Conception Holyday

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

                                  Mass Intentions”

                               Pat Conlon by Mary Batt  

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

                                         Mass Intentions”

                       John Bernard by Bob & Betty Singer

Sat. – December 9, 2017

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

                                      “Mass Intentions”

   Deceased Family & Friends by Greg & Geraldine Gause

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

                                                             “Mass Intention” 

                                       Karon Farber by Chris & Karen Newton

Sun. – December 10, 2017

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

                                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                                           Gerald & Ceal Steffel

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

                              “Mass Intention”

                                    Kenneth Wonderly by Family & Friends


               LITURGICAL SCHEDULE  

                  December 8, 2017 

           Immaculate Conception of

             The Blessed Virgin Mary                     

    7:00 PM                                                                

 Extraordinary Minister:                      

     Bob Weber, Deacon Scott Graham, Ann Beck                                                      


      Nancy Stehulak                                                        


       Brtty Schlegel, Chris Newton                                                              

                               December 10, 2017 

                2nd Sunday of Advent                     

    6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Grace Mangas                                                         Jim McCann

       Jerry Moser                                                            Carol McCann

       Angie Durham                                                        Katie Weber

                                                                                         Janet Wagner

                                                                                         Kris Lauber

 Lector:                                                     Lector:

       Ron Fisher                                                               Kristen Lauber

 Servers:                                                   Servers:

       David Durham                                                        Karli Okuley

                                                                                 Kylee Okuley

                                                                                         Cody Moser                                                                                        

 Minister to Shut-Ins:       Jim McCann


 Collection Counters:                      Betty Schlegel and Barb Weber


A note to all parishioners:


4th Sunday of Advent & Christmas Masses at St. Michael’s Ridge:

    Saturday, Dec. 23  6:30 p.m.

    Sunday, Dec. 24 No Morning Mass

    Sunday, Dec. 24  4:00 p.m

    Sunday, Dec. 24  11:00 p.m.

**(You should attend 2 Masses this weekend.)**

4th Sunday of Advent & Christmas Masses at St. Isidore:

    Saturday, Dec. 23  4:30 p.m. Bend

    Sunday, Dec. 24  9:00 a.m. Marysdale

    Sunday, Dec. 24 Christmas eve 4:30 p.m. Marysdale

    Sunday, Dec. 24 Christmas eve 9:00 p.m. Delaware Bend

    Monday, Dec. 25 Christmas day 9:00 a.m. Marysdale

**(You should attend 2 Masses this weekend)**


Dec. 30 & 31 Masses – regular weekend schedule.

January 1 is not a holyday of obligation this year.

Only one Mass is scheduled for Monday evening, 7:00 p.m. at Marysdale.

Rev. Robert J. Kill, Pastor


     PARISH FINANCES  November 26, 2017

        Sunday Envelopes                                                                       $2235.00

                  Loose                                                                                               304.00

                Janitorial                                                                                            88.05

                Human Development                                                                        80.00

                Upkeep-Parish Cemetery                                                                    5.00

                Funeral Stipend                                                                               100.00

             TOTAL                                                                $2712.05          


                  Collection counters: Denise Hornish and Shelby Beck                     



Daily Prayers

Chad Giesige, Denny Fronk, Betty Adelman, (Sister to Anita

Bertsch), Dan Miller, Joe Wagner, Jackson Fortman,

Laura Schindler, Grace Kallay, Shawn Fortman,

R.J. Fortman, Tyler Giesige, Rosanne Fisher, Michael

Grieselding, Bud Sailer, Deb Doan,  Holly Garmyn, Fr. Bob

Holden, Marisa Larimer, Betty Colvin, Brooke (Liska) Homier,

and Nathan Mekus.

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




December 2, 2017 – December 8, 2017

Rick & Vicki Griffith and Family

Steven & Nikki Delaney and Family

David & Greta Wagner

Joe & Judy Lenhart

Jack & Sharon Schliesser



               “AROUND OUR PARISHES”


Sat December 2, 2017

* St. Michael’s Ridge RCIA Rite of Welcoming Candidate

   Dorothy Herr (at the 6:30 pm Mass)

Tue December 5, 2017

* St. Michael’s Ridge Altar Rosary Society Christmas Party

   Mass at 6:00 pm

Wed December 6, 2017

* St. Isidore CCD Confessions – grades 2-6,

   6:45 pm at Marysdale

Thur December 7, 2017

* St. Isidore Vigil Mass of Immaculate Conception Holyday

   7:00 pm at Marysdale

Fri December 8, 2017

 Sloemnity of Immaculate Conception Holyday

*Mass at St. Isidore / Delaware Bend @ 9:00 am

*Mass at St. Michael’s Ridge @ 7:00 pm

Sat/Sun December 9/10, 2017

*St. Isidore Christmas Breakfast

*Retirement for Religious (envelope pack)



The St. Michael's Ridge Altar and Rosary Society will have their annual Christmas Party on Tuesday December 5, 2017. The event will begin with Mass at 6:00 pm followed by a catered dinner and entertainment. All the ladies of the parish are invited to attend. The cost for the evening is $8.00 per person. 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 "sign up" sheets at each of the church entrances or you may call one of our officers with any questions.


Church Choir Practice


All parishioners (7th grade & up) are welcome to attend choir practice on Wednesday, December 6th at 7pm in the church basement. Light refreshments will be served.


Open up your heart to God so He may use you for His purpose. Share His love, which He has poured out to us, with everyone you meet.



Help care for our elders. "Thanks to support from the Retirement Fund for Religious, we are now in a much better position to care for our elders: writes a religious sister.
Your donation helps her religious community and hundreds of others provide for aging members and plan for long-term needs. Please give to next week's Retirement Fund for Religious collection.





Sun. December 3, 2017

*Preschool – During 8:30 Mass

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

*Confirmation Class – 9:30-11:15

*High School Class – 9:30-11:00

*Youth Group – Fill Christmas stockings for the Path Center

  Decorate Christmas ornaments for the memorial tree

Wed. December 6, 2017

*TEEN BIBLE STUDY7:00-8:30 PM at the convent

Sun. December 10, 2017

*Preschool – During 8:30 Mass

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

Wed. December 13, 2017

*CONFIRMATION CATCH UP7:00-9:00 PM at the convent

Sun. December 17, 2017


Wed. December 20, 2017

*Pageant practice & party 5:30-7:00 PM

Sun. December 24, 2017

*Children’s Christmas Pageant – 3:30 PM

*Christmas Eve Mass – 4:00 PM

*Christmas Mass at night – 11:00 PM



Plans are already underway for the Grades 1-6 Christmas Pageant which takes place at 3:30PM on December 24, 2017. Roles for the pageant we I'll be assigned in class TODAY, NOVEMBER 5. IF YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO BE IN THE PAGEANT, PLEASE HAVE THEM TELL THEIR TEACHER TODAY SO THEY ARE NOT ASSIGNED A ROLE. Class attendance is a requirement to keeping their roles so that the child is assured to receive enough practice before the pageant. Roles will be assigned to another student if necessary.


Youth Group Christmas Party December 3, 2017:

Save this date for building your faith and having fun! 

All church youth (7th to 12th grade) and friends are invited to a Christmas Party on December 3rd at 11:00 to 1:30 in the church basement. We will be making ornaments for the memory tree and stuffing Christmas stockings for the Path Center.

There will be a white elephant gift exchange! Bring a gift valued at $10 with you and bring a friend! 

Lunch will be provided by the youth group leaders. 

Please contact Patty Pahl at 419-906-1972 with any questions.







The Diocese of Toledo has been found to be in compliance with the articles of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.

The compliance letter followed upon the submission of the documents and statistics related to maintaining a safe environment for our children and youth for the period July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.

The Diocese of Toledo is audited by an independent agency each year to ensure compliance with 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 by any personnel or volunteer of the Catholic Church, you are urged to report the abuse to your local police department, Children Services, and to contact Mr. Frank DiLallo, diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator at 419-214-4880; or to write to Mr. DiLallo at 1933 Spielbusch Avenue; Toledo, Ohio 43604.


There will be no “Celebrating Seniors” gathering at St. John’s, Defiance in November this time.  The next time will be December 5 at St. John’s.



Northwest Ohio Men’s Fellowship Breakfast – The 1st event of the season will be the Father / Daughter (wife, granddaughter, special friend) breakfast on Saturday Dec. 9th at St John’s Catholic Church, Defiance.  Our guest speakers will be Hannah and Claire Homier and their parents Mark and Kathy.  They will share on their recent spiritual life changing experiences on their service trip to Haiti.  This spiritual experience has opened their eyes to God’s call for young and old to not only speak the Gospel, but to also live the Gospel in service and fellowship with others that God blesses us with in our life.  They will share an enlightening witness about how they feel God’s love and compassion for others has touched their lives and enabled them to gain greater understanding of God’s call of us to love and serve him.  It’s sure to be a great sharing, especially for the youth and those of us seeking God’s understanding of love and service.  The fellowship breakfast is an ecumenical effort of men to bring people of all faiths together to share fellowship and to gain support from one another.   All men, ladies, and their families and friend are invited.  Coffee/Rolls:  7:30 am – Breakfast / Program : 8:00 am


Mustard Seed Gift Shop is Keeping Christ in Christmas!  They have been asked by many when their Christmas items will be on display.  Because they want to take this time to express their Thanksgiving for the many blessings we have all been given, Christmas items will be out on display on and after Saturday, November 25.  Happy Thanksgiving from Mustard Seed Gift Shop, located in Glandorf, behind St John the Baptist Catholic Church

The Defiance County Furniture Bank ministering to those in need from Defiance, Henry and Paulding Counties. Your help is needed! The Defiance County Furniture Bank, managed by St, Mary Parish, Defiance, is in need of good usable basic furniture (couches chairs, dressers, etc.) beds (queen size and smaller, mattresses, box springs, bed frames), bed linens, working electrical appliances (stoves, microwaves, toaster ovens, washers and dryers, etc.) and house wares (pots, pans, dishes etc.). All donations can be made by calling (419)782-2776. Volunteers to pick up and deliver in each county are needed. Cash donations are always welcomed. Your support of this project is greatly appreciated.





December 2, 2017 – December 8, 2017

                                     Kaylee Weber           December 4th              Happy Birthday!

                                     Chris Newton            December 4th             Happy Birthday!                  




Knights of Columbus

111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH

Sunday, December 3rd, 2017

“First Sunday of the Month”

Serving from 9:00-11:30AM

Pancakes, Ham, Sausage,

Potato Casserole, Biscuits & Gravy,

Cinnamon Rolls, Scrambled Eggs, and

Beverages-Coffee, Ice-Tea, Juice

Adult-$7.00, Senior Citizen -$6.00, Age 6-12-$4.00,

Age 5 & Under-FREE”

*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, January 5, 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 $9.25

2lb “All Fish” $15.00 ($21 with any 3 Sides)

 Side Dishes $3.00/pint