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





December 25, 2017 – December 31, 2017


Mon. – December 25, 2017   Christmas Day                                   

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

                                                    “Mass Intentions”    

                                               For the Parish 

Tues. – December 26, 2017

* No Mass

Wed. – December 27, 2017                                           

* No Mass

Thur. – December 28, 2017

* No Mass

Fri. – December 29, 2017  

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

                                  Mass Intentions”

         Robert & Virginia Rath by Robyn (Rath) Hawkins  

Sat. – December 30, 2017

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

                                      “Mass Intentions”

                   Vera Breckler by Michelle Kennedy

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

                                                             “Mass Intention” 

                                 Carl & Donelda Wagner by sons & daughters

Sun. – December 31, 2017

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

                                                                  “Mass Intention”

                                                                    Pam Wagner

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

                              “Mass Intention”

                                    Bruce Hearne by Bob & Monica Hearne


           LITURGICAL SCHEDULE           

                                 December 30/31, 2017 

        Vigil of the Nativity of the Lord                                                     


   6:30 PM                                                                  8:30 AM

 Extraordinary Minister:                       Extraordinary Minister:

      Janice Leopold                                                        Carl Stehulak

      Deacon Scott Graham                                             Deacon Scott Graham

      Phil Meyer                                                                Joan Harris

                                                                                         Tom Beck

                                                                                         Sue Beck                            

 Lector:                                                     Lector:

        Linda Wagner                                                        Nancy Stehulak                          

 Servers:                                                   Servers:

        Spencer Giesige                                                    Grayce Burkholder

                                                                                             Lily Burkholder

                                                                                      Addison Smith  

 Minister to Shut-Ins:                        Carl Stehulak         


 Collection Counters:                     Grace Mangas and Sue Beck




   PARISH FINANCES  December 17, 2017 


        Sunday Envelopes                                                                       $2558.00

                  Loose                                                                                               400.10

                Christmas                                                                                        125.00

                Flower Fund – Christmas                                                                 52.00

                Parish Hall Building Project                                                         5000.00

                Funeral Stipend                                                                               115.00

             TOTAL                                                               $8250.10          

                  Collection counters: Betty Schlegel and Barb Weber                      



          On this day of Christmas, the Nativity of Jesus Christ, I wish everyone a very Blessed Christmas!  May the special graces of the Christ child come to be with you and your family this blessed and happy season.

          I especially want to thank everyone at St. Michael & St. Isidore parishes for all the cooperation and good will you have shown me and Anita for the past 8½ years. It has truly been a joy being able to serve you as pastor. I would also like to thank everyone who sent Christmas cards, notes of support, gifts, and plates of cookies & food of all kinds. They are genuinely appreciated! 


                                                                                                       Peace & Joy!   Fr. Bob




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 23, 2017 – December 29, 2017

We pray for our Parish, our community, and our world.







Dear St. Michael Parishioners,

A big thank you from the Giving Tree Committee! However, we’re not the ones that really matter. It’s the recipients of the gifts that you provided. Several families benefitted from your generosity and do we ever have stories that we could tell! This could be considered one of the Spiritual Works of Mercy!! To comfort the sorrowful. One family thought they would only receive one gift from St Michael’s. When they realized that they got more than they thought, the lady broke down in tears of gratitude and appreciation. Other families were much the same, so grateful! Christmas for them would have been lacking but now is going to be a little merrier thanks to you. A young mom wrote a thank you note (see below**). It is a very rewarding to be a part of the Christmas Giving Tree Committee here at St. Michael’s. So, on behalf of the recipients, Thank you again very much!

Your giving really matters!


                      Sincerely, “The Giving Tree Committee”


**Dear St. Michael’s Parish,

          Thank you so much for the gifts for me and my boys. I love your kind hearts and generous spirits! Because of you all, I can’t wait to be able and to help another family as you have helped mine! From my heart to yours, have a very merry and blessed Christmas!

                                             God Bless!!





Sun December 24, 2017

Vigil of Christmas Masses

*4:00 Mass at St. Michael’s Ridge (Fr. Kill, celebrant)

*4:30 Mass at St. Isidore/Marysdale (Fr. Tom Oedy, celebrant)

*9:00 Mass at St. Isidore/Delaware Bend (Fr. Kill, celebrant)

*11:00 Mass at St. Michael’s Ridge (Fr. Tom Oedy, celebrant)

Christmas Day Mass:

*9:00 am Mass at St. Isidore / Marysdale

Sat/Sun December 30/31, 2017

*All four Masses are at the usual Mass times

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                             




                       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 24, 2017

*Children’s Christmas Pageant – 3:30 PM

*Christmas Eve Mass – 4:00 PM

*Christmas Mass at night – 11:00 PM

Mon. December 25, 2017

*Christmas Day

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

*Preschool – During 8:30 Mass

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

*PRE bakesale – Grades 4, 5 & 6




Saturday, December 24th, 2017

Students to take up Offertory Gifts:

Karli Okuley

Jacob Guisinger

Christian Commisso

Jeffrey Pace



December 23, 2017 – December 29, 2017

Happy Birthday!

Mary Jo Beilharz                December 24th

Theresa Brumbaugh           December 24th




Adoration Chapel Christmas hours: The Adoration Chapel will close for Christmas holidays on Friday, December 22nd @ 4pm. The Adoration Chapel will open after New Year's on Wednesday, January 3rd @ 6am. Have a Blessed Christmas and joy filled New Year.

God Bless, JMJ

Steve Nicely


          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



Visit Mustard Seed Gift Shop to Save 30% on ALL Advent and Christmas items through Saturday, January 6, 2018 (excluding Lighted Rosaries and Indoor/Outdoor Nativities).  Mustard Seed Gift Shop is located behind St John Baptist Church in Glandorf.  Normal business hours are Tues, Thurs, & Fri 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wed 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Sat 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  They will be closed on Tuesday, December 26, 2017.


Again, thank you for helping us evangelize to God's holy people!


God Bless,

Julie Barlage

Mustard Seed Gift Shop






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