St. Michael’s Ridge Bulletin



05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH 43512



419-497-2161         Email:











June 17, 2018

June 10, 2018

June 3, 2018

May 27, 2018





May 28, 2018 – June 3, 2018


Mon. – May 28, 2018                                   

*No Mass

Tues. – May 29, 2018

           * St. Isidore / Delaware Bend

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

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

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                           Karen Brown by Bob & Stella Shininger

Wed. – May 30, 2018                                           

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

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                                Doug Mack by Harley Burkholder

Thur. – May 31, 2018

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

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                     Vera Breckler by Robert & Rebecca Kawiecki

Fri. – June 1, 2018

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

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                   Clarice Shininger by Don, Leah & Rachel Layman

Sat. – June 2, 2018

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

                                 “Mass Intentions”

           Paul Nusbaum by Tony & Beth Shininger

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

                                               “Mass Intention” 

                              Norbert Mangas by Grace Mangas

Sun. – June 3, 2018 

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

                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                 Paul Rose by Richard & Mary Rose

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

                                “Mass Intention”

           Dave Mohr by Ken & Jean Shininger


                          June 2/3, 2018 

          The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

   6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Deacon Scott Graham                                            Ronda Fabiano

      Mary Rose                                                               Alicia Little

      Corey Weber                                                           Janet Wagner

                                                                                       Barb Weber

                                                                                       Kent Beilharz                                        

 Lector:                                                     Lector:

       Kristen Lauber                                                     Nancy Stehulak


 Servers:                                                   Servers:

        Kendall Sattler                                                   Keely Culler

        Lauren Sattler                                                         Rose Billing

                                                                                    Emma Bailey                                                                 

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                        Ronda Fabiano    


 Collection Counters:                     Dave Keber, Jim & Joan Harris






Kennedy Gares

Will be attending Northwest State Community College, majoring in Business

Kate Keber

Will be attending Ohio University, majoring in Strategic Communication

with a minor in Political Science

Quinn Slattman

Will be attending Bethel College, majoring in Psychology and playing softball



May God Bless and guide you along whatever the path may be that you choose in life

And always remember where you came from



Daily Prayers

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, Bud Sailer, Holly Garmyn,

Fr. Bob Holden, Marisa Larimer, Brooke (Liska) Homier,

and Nathan Mekus.

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



May 26, 2018 – June 1, 2018

Bob & Bonnie Moser

Bobby & Jill Olashuk and Family

Steven & Lisa Mueller and Family

Carolyn Fortman

    PARISH FINANCES  May 20, 2018


Sunday Envelopes                                                                 $2400.00

  Loose                                                                                            250.25 

  Ascension                                                                                       7.00

  Janitorial                                                                                         2.00

  Lisa Yoder Memorial Scholarship Fund                              726.25


    TOTAL                                                              $3385.50          


 Collection counters:        Kevin & Jackie Hoschak


            Parish Center Fund Drive      

Cash Collected to Date to date:                    $360,065.39

Uncollected Pledges to Date:                         187,551.26

Total Toward Goal:                                          547,616.65

Remaining to Meet Goal:                                412,383.35


New Parish Center Fund Total:      NEW      $960,000.00  



We would like to wish a huge thank you and may God Bless all who donated to the

“Lisa R. Yoder Memorial Scholarship Fund”

this past weekend. Through your contributions,

the fund continues to grow resulting in larger scholarships for the recipients.

Unfortunately, this year there were no applicants, thus the scholarship will not be awarded.


         *The Lisa R Yoder Scholarship Committee*




Sun May 27, 2018

*St. Michael’s Ridge Graduation Mass – 8:30 am

*St. Isidore Graduation Mass – 10:15 am (Note; Mass is

  delayed 15 minutes due to previous Mass at St. Mike’s)

Wed May 30, 2018

*St. Michael’s Parish Finance mtg. (after 7:00 pm Mass)

Fri June 1, 2018

*Communion Calls

Sun June 3, 2018

*Note: Mass at St. Isidore returns to 10:00 am start time


Congratulations to the following parish members

Who were recently elected to the Parish Council

And the Cemetery Committee


Parish Council:

     Gary Backhaus

     John Culler

     Larry McCann

     Kathy Wagner

     Jenny Weber

Cemetery Committee:

     Corey Weber


Attention Adults and those in the 4th grade on up:


Everyone in our St. Michael Community has gifts to share.  Those who are in the 4th grade and older and also Adults who have been Baptized and have made their First Communion are invited to become Altar Servers. 

Altar Servers assist at Holy Mass.


What it means “TO SERVE”

-        Honor

-        Responsibility

-        Reverence


If you are interested and believe you are being called to this important ministry, please contact Chris and Karen Newton either by email or by landline 419-428-4585 or by cell phone 419-576-0727 (Karen) or

419-576-0728 (Chris) and texting is an option. 

We will train individually or as a group. 


Thank you for your consideration.




Sun. May 27, 2018

*Graduation Mass


Wed. May 30, 2018

*Teen Bible Study 7-8:30pm at the Convent



Our Teen Bible Study group will meet every Wednesday

evening through the summer from 7-8:30pm at the convent.

This group is open to all students going into grades 7-12 

next year. If you have never joined us before, you are

welcome to start! We would love to have you! 

College Seniors and Graduates

You are invited to Ave Summer Fest 2018

at the Ann Arbor residence of Tom Monaghan,
Founder - Ave Maria School of Law

Thursday, June 14, 6:00 p.m.

Learn More about the
Ave Maria School of Law
Michigan / Toledo Full-Tuition Scholarship
Plus Stipend

Meet the AMSL founder Tom Monaghan,
Director of Admissions, current students and alumni.

Enjoy an evening of great food and live music.


FREE - Registration required by Friday, June 8 to attend!
For more information & to register today go to



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Festival Guide 2018

Diocesan Youth Day at Cedar Point




Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy

Rosary Cathedral

October 28, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

If you are celebrating a milestone wedding

anniversary in 2018 – 25, 40, 50, 60, or 60+ years,

plan to join Bishop Daniel Thomas for the

“Order of Blessing Married Couples” within

Holy Mass.

Registered couples receive a commemorative

certificate and are invited to a reception

following Mass.

To register go to

or contact your parish office.


Notice: Mass for “shut-ins”

“Catholic Mass” brought to you by “Heart of the Nation” at 8:30 a.m., Sunday mornings

Toledo Channel 13.2 or officially known as “The CW” (WTVG-DT2)




A Summer Retreat weekend for Women and Men will be held July 6-8, 2018.  The theme of the retreat will be “Mysticism – The Heartbeat of God.”  We all have mystical experiences, but we’re not all mystics.  How can we learn how to live a mystically driven life?  We will explore this topic, gleaning some insights from Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI and from the “mystical” gospel of John. 

     The Retreat will be led by Father Marty Nassr, a senior status priest of the Diocese.  This will be a repeat of the retreat that was given in February (several had requested that it be held in the summer).  The retreat starts early Friday evening July 6 and ends with a closing late morning Mass on Sunday, July 8.  For more information about this retreat please see Our Lady of Consolation Retreat House web site at and click on “July 6-8 Men’s & Women’s Retreat“ or call for a brochure.  The cost for the weekend will be $150.00 for overnight guests and $95.00 for commuters, which includes 4 hot meals and your program materials.  Call Brother Randy for info at 419-396-7970 or email at



St. Michael’s Ridge, St. Isidore’s

and St. John’s “Camp-out”

July 27th to July 29th, 2018

Join us for a fun-filled and friendly weekend at

Huggy Bear Campground. You will need to call Huggy Bear Campground to reserve your space at: 419-968-2211

Call soon, 16 spots are reserved near the pool. Remember to mention our church group!

Any other questions may be directed to:

Deanna & Doug Zimmerman


See You There!!


             Celebrating Seniors


Will meet Tuesday, June 5th. at St. John's.

Rosary will be at 10:40, Mass at 11:00, with lunch to follow. We will talk about the upcoming bus trip that will take place in October.

This month we will play Bingo and there will be wrapped prizes.

All who are 55 years and older are invited and are welcome to attend.




Jewell Legion Post #635 will hold Memorial

Day Services at Independence United Methodist

Church on Monday, May 28, at 10:30 a.m.

Guest speaker will be Jim Martin.  Tinora High

School Band will also participate.

Legion Auxiliary will host a free lunch at the

Jewell Community Center after the service.



Knights of Columbus

111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH

Sunday, June 3, 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-$7.00, 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*