St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











Jan. 14, 2018

Jan. 7, 2017

Dec. 31, 2017

Dec. 24, 2017





January 8, 2018 – January 14, 2018


Mon. – January 8, 2018                                   

*No Mass

Tues. – January 9, 2018

          *St. Isidore / Delaware Bend

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

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

                                                    “Mass Intentions”    

                           Joseph Homrich by Barbara Homrich

Wed. – January 10, 2018                                           

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

                                                    “Mass Intentions”    

                        Pat McCann by Ron & Lori Weber Family                            

Thur. – January 11, 2018

*Mass - St. Isidore / Delaware Bend                                              7:00 PM

                                                    “Mass Intentions”    

        Julie Timbrook, Deceased Family & Friends by Jim & Agnes Timbrook

Fri. – January 12, 2018 

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

                                  Mass Intentions”

                 Ted Garmyn by Joseph & Mary Deschryver

Sat. – January 13, 2018

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

                                      “Mass Intentions”

   Jim Wonderly & Karen Wonderly by Frances Wonderly

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

                                                             “Mass Intention” 

                                               Marjorie Siler by her Family

Sun. – January 14, 2018

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

                                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                             Marian Mc Bride by Doug & Joan McBride

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

                              “Mass Intention”

                         Deceased Family & Friends by Dennis & Mary Ann Smith


          LITURGICAL SCHEDULE                    

                                      January 14, 2018 

            2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 

   6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Grace Mangas                                                          Jim McCann

      Jerry Moser                                                              Carol McCann

      Angie Durham                                                         Katie Weber

                                                                                       Janet Wagner

                                                                                       Brad Sines   

 Lector:                                                     Lector:

        Karen Newton                                                       CCD Students                    

 Servers:                                                   Servers:

        David Durham                                                      Karli Okuley

                                                                                           Kylee Okuley

                                                                                    Gabby Fabiano                          

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                        Jim McCann         


 Collection Counters:                     Betty Schlegel and Barb Weber





BANNER: Grade 5




USHERS: Christian Commisso, Nicholas Rohrs, Cameron Tong, Owen Tong

OFFERTORY GIFTS: Addison Dominique, Hannah Bidlack, Wesley Maxwell, Taylor Becker, Alex Homier

GREETERS: Emma Bailey, Reagan Beilharz, Rose Billing, Keely Culler, Trinity Lauber, Garrett Moser

SONG LEADERS: Lauren Sattler, Makenna Burkhart

** Reminder: We ask all parish families to please bring one

     item for food pantry donation**




       PARISH FINANCES  December 31, 2017 

        Sunday Envelopes                                                                       $1584.00

                  Loose                                                                                               543.00

                Janitorial                                                                                             8.00

                Initial                                                                                                 30.00

                Christmas                                                                                        855.00

                Jan 1st – Mary Mother of God                                                         175.00

                Immaculate Conception                                                                    25.00

                CCD Tuition                                                                                     50.00

                Retirement for Religious                                                                100.00


             TOTAL                                                               $3370.00          


                  Collection counters: Grace & Greg Mangas / Mary Kay Imber             



The second collection for this month, January 13th and 14th,

has been designated for the benefit of Brooke (Liska) Homier.

Brooke is doing well after a heart transplant and we are truly thankful for that,

yet the medical bills are mounting! Also, every prayer you can muster

will make a world of difference!

Please give generously!!



January 6, 2018 – January 12, 2018

Jack & Linda Long

Rusty & Crystal Slattman and Family

Georgiana Wagner

Doug & Laura Moser and Family

Margaret Sheets



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.**




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!**

Wed January 10, 2018

*St. Michael’s Parish Council mtg. – after 7:00 pm Mass

Thur January 11, 2018 

*Deanery meeting – 2:00 pm

*St. Isidore Holy Name mtg. at Delaware Bend

  – after 7:00 pm Mass

*St. Isidore Parish Council mtg. at Delaware Bend

  – after 7:00 pm Mass

Sat January 13, 2018

*St. Isidore Retreat for CCD Teachers

Sat/Sun January 13/14, 2018

*St. Michael’s Ridge 2nd Collection for Brooke (Liska) Homier




                       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. 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

Wed. January 31, 2018

*No Confirmation Catch up due to Building Committee mtg.

Sun. Febuary 4, 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



  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.


Plenary Indulgence Available – March for Life


By special grant of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, the Major Penitentiary of the Catholic Church, has informed the Bishops of the United States that a plenary indulgence can be obtained by the Christian faithful by taking part in the sacred celebrations of the 2018 March for Life (18-19 January 2018).  Those that are unable to attend or participate in the March for Life due to age, sickness, or other grave reason, may also obtain the plenary Indulgence, provided that they have the disposition of detachment from any kind of sin and have the intention of fulfilling, as soon as they are able, the three customary conditions of the Indulgence if they spiritually unite themselves to the sacred events of the March for Life, and also having offered prayers and their sufferings or the ailments of their own life to the merciful God.”


The three customary conditions for receiving the plenary indulgence include: sacramental Confession, Eucharistic Communion, and prayers for the intentions of Pope Francis.


Reverend Monte J. Hoyles, JCL


Diocese of Toledo

1933 Spielbusch Avenue

Toledo, Ohio  43604




January 6, 2018 – January 12, 2018

Happy Birthday!

Don Steele                         January 6th

Doris Mekus                       January 11th


          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


Knights of Columbus

Free Throw Championship for Boys and Girls

ages 9-14. Date & Time: Sunday January 14th, 2018

at 1:00 PM.

Location: Defiance Knights of Columbus Hall

111 Elliott Rd.

* Please bring your birth certificate




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*



Knights of Columbus Council #1039

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

Friday, January 19, 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