St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











Jan. 14, 2018

Jan. 7, 2018

Dec. 31, 2017

Dec. 24, 2017





January 1, 2018 – January 7, 2018


Mon. – January 1, 2018                                   

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

                                                    “Mass Intentions”    

                                        For the Parish 

Tues. – January 2, 2018

          *St. Isidore / Delaware Bend

                Cenacle, Reconciliation, Prayers to St. Philomena               7:00 PM               

*Mass - St. Isidore / Delaware Bend                                                     7:45 PM               

                                                    “Mass Intentions”    

                         Marcus & Margaret Becher by Mary Batt 

Wed. – January 3, 2018                                           

          *No Mass

Thur. – January 4, 2018

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

                                                    “Mass Intentions”    

                     All Souls Intention by Innocencio & Alison Garcia

Fri. – January 5, 2018  First Friday

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

                                  Mass Intentions”

                            Don Perrin by Joseph Fisher

Sat. – January 6, 2018

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

                                      “Mass Intentions”

                     Dave Mohr by Bob & Mary Kurtz

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

                                                             “Mass Intention” 

                                         Pat McCann by Ron & Lori Weber

Sun. – January 7, 2018

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

                                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                                          Herb Miller by his Family

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

                              “Mass Intention”

                                               Karen Brown by Deb Kolb


           LITURGICAL SCHEDULE             

                                      January 7, 2018 

                Epiphany of the Lord

   6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Bob Weber                                                              Jeff Weber

      Ann Beck                                                                 Kris Lauber

      Janet Wagner                                                          Kent Beilharz

                                                                                        Mary Ann Benecke

                                                                                        Mary Rose

 Lector:                                                     Lector:

        Bobbi Johnson                                                       Tom Elberson           

 Servers:                                                   Servers:

        Betty Schlegel                                                         Rose Billing

        Chris Newton                                               Reagan Beilharz

                                                                                         Cody Moser                 

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                        Jeff Weber         


 Collection Counters:                     Dave Keber, Jim & Joan Harris



       PARISH FINANCES  December 25, 2017 


               (4th Sunday of Advent and Christmas)

        Sunday Envelopes                                                                       $1915.00

                  Loose                                                                                               166.51

                Janitorial                                                                                            96.05

                Christmas                                                                                      6872.00

                Christmas – loose                                                                          1550.45

                Retirement for Religious                                                                    5.00

                Parish Hall Building Project                                                         6250.00


             TOTAL                                                             $16,855.01          

                  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, 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 30, 2017 – January 5, 2018

Erich & Jennifer Bailey and Family

Bob Hoschak

Terry & Judy Davis

Doug & Angela Commisso and Family

Greg & Lisa Schafer and Family

Gina Nichols and Family



May the hand of God rest thy weary soul

as he brings thee home.


Elmina M. “Ellie” Backhaus, 70, of Defiance, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Ellie is the mother of Gary Backhaus



In Loving Memory of those we have lost this past year:


Jennifer M. Krueger

Pamela B. Wagner

Irene F. Steffel

John T. Beck

Miller K. Merillat

Virginia M. Rath

Dorotha Clinger




Mon January 1, 2018

*Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God is not a Holy Day of 

  Obligation this year as stated by the U.S. Conference of

  Catholic Bishops (USCCB),

*Mass is at St. Isidore / Marysdale at 7:00 pm                             

Wed January 3, 2018

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

Fri January 5, 2018  First Friday

*Anointing of the Sick at Mass today – 8:00 am at

   St. Isidore / Delaware Bend

*Communion Calls

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

Sun January 7, 2018

*St. Michael’s Ridge Informational Mtg. concerning St. Mike’s

  Parish Center – 1:00 pm in the church basement

                  **All Parishioners are welcome!**





                       We have a small collection of hats, gloves, etc. that have been left behind in the pews.

These are located in the vestibule. Also, there are some dishes that were left behind after funeral          dinners. If you are missing any, please check the basement.






Sun. December 31, 2017

*NO CLASSES – (Christmas Break)

Wed. January 3, 2018

*Catechist Christmas Party – 6:30

Sun. January 7, 2018

*Preschool – During 8:30 Mass

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

*Confirmation Class – 9:30-11:15 am

*High School Class – 9:30-11:00 am

Wed. January 10, 2018

TEEN BIBLE STUDY 7-8:30 pm at the convent

Sun. January 14, 2018 *Children’s Liturgy*

*Preschool – During 8:30 Mass

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

*PRE bakesale – Grades 4, 5 & 6

Wed. January 17, 2018

CONFIRMATION CATCHUP, 7-9 pm at the convent

Sun. January 21, 2018

*Preschool – During 8:30 Mass

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

*Confirmation Class – 9:30-11:15 am

*High School Class – 9:30-11:00 am

Sat. January 27, 2018

*First Reconciliation-Following 6:30 pm Mass

Sun. January 28, 2018

*Preschool – During 8:30 Mass

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



  Youth Group Ski/Snowboarding Trip on Sunday, January 14, 2018.

Mark your calendar and save this date for building your faith, relationships with others, and having great winter fun. 

All church youth (7th to 12th grade) and friends are invited to a Skiing & Snowboarding adventure on Sunday January 14th. 

We will leave the church parking lot at 6:45 am.  Destination yet to be determined due to snow fall location and levels.

Please contact Patty Pahl at 419-906-1972 to sign up & with any questions.



"In our society, human life is especially

under direct attack from abortion, which

some political actors mischaracterize as

an issue of women’s health.”

Forming Consciences for Faithful

Citizenship, USCCB


"If abortion isn't wrong, then nothing is."

St. Teresa of Calcutta



          Northwest Ohio Men’s Fellowship 2018 Kick Off Breakfast on Saturday Jan. 13th at St. John

          Catholic Church, Defiance.  Guest Speaker Sheriff Doug Engel began his career in 1984 with the

          Defiance County Sheriff’s Office.  He most recently began serving as Sheriff in January 2017. 

          As the Defiance County Sheriff he has implemented the Chaplain’s Program which has been very

          successful in meeting the needs of the deputies and most important the citizens of Defiance County

          in times of need.  Sheriff Engel will share about his faith, family, and service to Defiance County.

          The fellowship breakfast are 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

          friends are invited.  Coffee/Rolls: 7:30am – Breakfast/Program: 8:000am



      Holy Cross Catholic School of Defiance Reverse Raffle Tickets are now on Sale


Put February 10th on your social calendar and get your tickets soon - seating is limited! The Reverse Raffle is a fun adult evening attended by many Catholic School Supporters in our community. It is our largest fundraiser of the year providing a large percentage of the donations that help keep our school tuition one of the lowest in the region. This year, there is a cash prize of $2,000 for the top winner. Admission includes a Mexican Dinner catered by Dos Amigos and Cash Bar. Through 1/13/18 tickets at $45 per person. After 1/13/18 Tickets are $50 per person. They make a great date night and a great gift. We're still talking about the fun we had last year! P.S. Hostesses are still needed! Contact Mrs. Meyer at for info on becoming a hostess. Call the school office at 419-784-2021 to reserve your seats. 





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



Knights of Columbus

111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH

Sunday, January 7, 2018

“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*