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





June 11, 2018 – June 17, 2018


Mon. – June 11, 2018                                   

*No Mass

Tues. – June 12, 2018

* St. Isidore / Delaware Bend

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

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

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                        For the Intentions of Fr. Bob by Anita Bertsch

Wed. – June 13, 2018                                           

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

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                          Patrick McCann by John & Mary Wagner

Thur. – June 14, 2018

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

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                          Marcus & Margaret Becher by Mary Batt

Fri. – June 15, 2018

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

                                               “Mass Intentions”   

                                            Louie & Mary Ricica

Sat. – June 16, 2018

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

                                 “Mass Intentions”

   Thomas Fisher & Michael Mettler by Joseph Fisher

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

                                               “Mass Intention” 

                                         Ted Garmyn by Family

Sun. – June 17, 2018 

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

                                                  “Mass Intention”

                            Patrick McCann by John & Mary Wagner

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

                                “Mass Intention”

      All Souls Intention by John & Barb Marlin




                          June 16/17, 2018 

                      11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

   6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                  Extraordinary Minister:

      Bob Weber                                                               Jim McCann

      Linda Wagner                                                         Carol McCann

      Angie Durham                                                         Phil Meyer

                                                                                         Marsha Meyer

                                                                                         Kristen Lauber                                                            

 Lector:                                                 Lector:

       Malinda Smith                                                         Tom Elberson


 Servers:                                                Servers:

        Kendall Smith                                                         Grayce Burkholder

        Addison Smith                                                        Lily Burkholder

        Mason Smith                                                           Trinity Lauber                                                                                                                                  

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                        Jim McCann    


 Collection Counters:                     Kevin & Jackie Hoschak



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.**




June 9, 2018 – June 15, 2018

Mark & Elaine Flory and Family

Manda Mack

Bob & Linda Wagner

Gerald & Catherine Kappen

Charles Fronk



    PARISH FINANCES  June 3, 2018


Sunday Envelopes                                                                  $2445.58

  Loose                                                                                           561.00 

  Janitorial                                                                                          2.00

  Energy                                                                                          332.00


    TOTAL                                                              $3340.58          


 Collection counters:        Denise Hornish & Shelby Beck


            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  



Dear St. Michael’s “The Ridge” Family,

    Thank you so much for your very generous donation to the 2018 “Yes” project! We’ve been so blest to have our brothers and sisters from the Ridge join us as we go out to our community and serve with Christ’s love for these past few years. We are doubly blest this year to have your generosity to take with us to serve our community and bless them with!

          Thanks again and may you be blessed for your kindness!


                                                      Jessica West




Wed June 13, 2018

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

Thur June 14, 2018

*”Yes” Program, Defiance


Save The Date:

Food * Fun * Games

St. Michael’s Ridge

115th Annual Parish Festival

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

11:30 am till 9:00 pm

Family Style Chicken & Ham Dinners

In Our Air-Conditioned Hall

Served 11:30 am till 4:00 pm

(Carry-out available)






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! 




Religious Freedom Week 2018

Memory Garden Stone Form8

Festival Guide 2018

Diocesan Youth Day at Cedar Point





June 9th – June 15th

Happy Anniversary!

Frank & Shelby Beck              June 10th

John & Judy Hoshock                     June 11th

Erich & Jennifer Bailey                    June 15th


Happy Birthday!

Jennifer Bailey       June 10th

Fr. Bob Kill              June 12th

Emma Bailey      June 12th



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)




We have been requested to have Catholic Questions + Answers during the day time.  In response to this request we will begin the day time sessions on Tuesday, June 12.

Our sessions will be at 1:00 P.M. in the St. Luke room of the St. John family life center.  Everyone is welcome and there is not set format. Any question and or any discussion concerning our faith and our religious customs is welcome.



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!!




Girls Retreat


You Are Not Alone


Tuesday, June 26, 10 am to 4 pm
303 S Monroe St in Antwerp, OH
For girls going into grades 6 to 12


Join us for a fun and faith-filled day and learn about how
our faith, real friends, and adults around us provide the support
structures we need on our journey.

Our day begins with Mass at 10 am in the Antwerp Church

Contact Theresa Conley at 419-399-2576 or

with questions or to register.  $10 suggested donation.


Presented by the Sister of the Most Holy Trinity from Euclid, OH

and our own Sr. Mary Knuckles O.SS.T.

Hosted by Divine Mercy Catholic Parish




Knights of Columbus

111 Elliott Rd. Defiance, OH

Sunday, July 1, 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*