11th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, June 18 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass - Convocation of Diocesan Priests

Tuesday, June 19 – St. Romuald

No Mass – Convocation of Diocesan Priests

Wednesday, June 20 – Weekday in Ordinary time

No Mass – Convocation of Diocesan Priests

Thursday, June 21 – St. Aloysius Gonzaga

No Mass – Convocation of Diocesan Priests

Friday, June 22 – St. Paulinus of Nola; Sts. John Fisher & Thomas More, Martyrs

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Doug Mack by Harley Burkholder


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, June 23 –Vigil of the Nativity of John the Baptist

3:30 p.m. – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend - Reconciliation

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Deceased Family & Friends by Greg & Geraldine Gause

   Servers: Adam Mack, Tim Meyer, Kinsey Dietrich

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Living & Deceased members of the Jutte Singer Family by Bob & Betty Singer

Sunday, June 24 – The Nativity of John the Baptist

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Pam Wagner

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Deceased members of the Schindler/Wisda families by George & Ruby Schindler

   Servers: Eli, Jude, and Noah Shininger

St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – June 9/10, 2018

Loose - $294.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,043.00 (49)

Easter - $20.00 (1)

Total - $1,357.00  Thank you.  May God bless you!


Upcoming Parish Events

June 17 – Rolls & coffee after 10am Mass with freewill donation going toward the Parish Hog Roast.


“Mother’s Day to Father’s Day Project” – The St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society “Mother’s Day to Father’s Day” project ends this Sunday, June 17.   Please bring in your baby bottles as soon as possible.  Donations thus far total $436.90.  Thank you for your support.


Teaching Positions Available - St. Mary School in Edgerton, OH has teacher positions available for grade 2 and grade 5, as well as a part-time intervention specialist.  Ohio license is required. Grade 2 candidates must be a practicing Catholic. Send resumes to Principal Julie Taylor at jtaylor@stmaryedgerton.org.


Independence Day Adoration Chapel schedule: The Adoration Chapel will close on Friday, June 29 at 3pm. The Adoration Chapel will be closed the week July 4. The Adoration Chapel will open again on Sunday, July 8 at 6pm. Please pray for our nation.




A Family Perspective: Parenting is a lot like the story of the farmer in the gospel parable today.  All growth is the Lord’s work.  We have no control over the process.  In fact, the farmer doesn’t even understand it, for the seed grows even when he sleeps.  As parents, we can influence our children but nothing we do can guarantee results.

“Around Our Parishes”

This Weekend: Happy Father’s Day

      Turn in your baby bottles!!

      Coffee & rolls after the 10am Mass at MD with free-will donation going toward Parish Hog Roast

Monday-Thursday: Father Kill attending the bi-annual convocation of diocesan priests at Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, OH with Bishop Thomas


Sincere thanks to all our parishioners at St. Isidore & St. Michael parishes for celebrating my 74th birthday on June 12, 2018.

Thank you and God’s blessings to all who sent cards, notes of appreciation, birthday wishes and gifts of all kinds. 

With Grateful thanks, Fr. Bob


CCD News

If you have a child who will be in 1st grade next year and will be attending our CCD program, please let us know by calling Alison Garcia 419-399-0647.


Diocesan Warning

In this age when personal data can be misused by scam artists, please use extra caution before sharing your personal information. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo, clergy, and entities such as parishes and schools do not regularly solicit your personal or business information by any method unless initiated by you. Should you receive an unsolicited request for such information, exercise extreme caution.  Contact the entity that requested your information by using official contact information only to verify the legitimacy of the request. Do not use contact information provided in the potentially fraudulent request.


Birthday Wishes:

Brent Bennett, June 18

Kelly (Doug) Shininger, June 18

Diane Moninger, June 19

Leah Layman, June 20

Cyndee Grine, June 22

Pat Vetter, June 23


Anniversary Wishes:

Tim & Cyndee Grine, June 19

George & Ruby Schindler, June 20

Mark & Connie Kunesh, June 20

Roger & Marylou Demland, June 22


Pray for the sick:

Cody Davis, Marianne Fleming, Denny Fronk, Noah Garcia, Danny Mekus, Don Meyer, Marilyn Minck, Roseann Nusbaum, Betty Adelman (sister of Anita Bertsch), and all who need our prayers.


Area Events

JESUS SAVES HEROIN KILLS - Please join us Tuesday, June 26, to hear Victor Pham speak at 7pm after the Rosary at 6:30 at St John Catholic Church basement.  Sponsored by Mother Teresa Respect for Life.

K of C Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, July 1, 2018, at the K of C Hall on Elliott Road, Defiance, from 9am-11am.  Meal price: $7 for adults; $6 for senior citizens; $4 for children 6-12; free for children 5 and U.  Menu includes pancakes, hash brown potato casserole, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage links, biscuits & sausage gravy, cinnamon rolls, milk, juice, and coffee.


First Friday Latin Mass

Latin Mass will be celebrated July 6, at 7:00pm at Domus Angelorum Retreat House, located at 21706 State Route 114, Cloverdale, OH at 7:00 pm. All are welcome.


Retreat at Domus Angelorum Retreat Center

The Domus Angelorum Retreat House, located at 21706 State Route 114, Cloverdale, will be conducting a retreat on the topic of ‘The Beatific Vision’ on Saturday, July 14.  The day begins with Mass at 8:30am with registration and Adoration following Mass. The day will conclude with Confession and Benedictions at 3:00pm. Retreat leader will be Father Herman Scherger.

Cost is $10.00 per person and please bring a packed lunch.  All are welcome.


Diocesan Events

Diocesan Youth Day at Cedar Point - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (10am - 10pm).  Open to all Middle School and High School (Grades 6-12) youth and their families.  

$42 per ticket (ages 3 and older); children 2 and under are FREE (The regular single day pass is $72.00 plus tax).  Tickets will be sold the day of the event at a window designated for the “Catholic Youth” just to the right of the Main Entrance. Tickets will be sold from 9am-Noon.  Additionally, Beverage Bracelets will be sold for $9.  This will allow you to receive FREE refills throughout the day.  St. Isidore CYO is planning to attend and anyone who wants to go needs to contact Sarah Diaw ASAP at 419-7-438-8011.  This includes Youth and their families. We need drivers to volunteer.


Please pray for our Bishop and Priests

The Priests of the Diocese will gather with Bishop Daniel E. Thomas for their bi-annual convocation on June 18-21, 2018.  Once again, the convocation will be at Sawmill Creek Resort, Huron, Ohio.  The convocation provides our priests the opportunity to be together for spiritual nourishment, prayer, fellowship, and recreation.  Please remember to pray for all of them, that their priestly fidelity, unity, and identity will continue to be renewed and deepened.


Girls’ Retreat - You Are Not Alone

Tuesday, June 26, 10 am to 4 pm at 303 S Monroe St in Antwerp, Ohio, 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 dre@divinemercycatholic.com with questions or to register.  $10 suggested donation.  Presented by the Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity from Euclid, OH and our own Sr. Mary Knuckles O.SS.T.  Hosted by Divine Mercy Catholic Parish.


Retrouvaille – A Lifeline for Marriages

In marriage, communication is more than just talking.  At some point, did you stop sharing about the things that were important to you?  Did your spouse? 

Improving a marriage takes time and a conscious effort to learn about your spouse.  Growing closer in a marriage does not happen automatically.  Retrouvaille is a marriage program dedicated to helping couples grow closer and develop a stronger bond.  You give your heart and soul to everything you do, between your work and your family.  Are you giving your heart and soul to your marriage?  Sometimes the distance between a husband and a wife can seem so wide that it cannot be repaired. Retrouvaille is a marriage program designed to bring couples closer together. For more information about our July 13-15th Retrouvaille Weekend program for couples, contact registration team: ​Jeff & Robyn @ 419-481-1116 or visit our website:  HelpOurMarriage.com


Milestone Wedding Anniversary Celebration – 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.  The celebration is scheduled for October 28, 2018, at 3pm at Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral.  To register contact Luke Shininger at 419-770-1980 or e-mail him at lukeshininger@live.com.


Community Pregnancy Centers of Northwest Ohio Upcoming Events:

*Craving some pizza?  Come to Mancino’s, 106 South Defiance Street in Archbold, on Monday, June 18, 2018, from 10:30am-8:15pm.  Mancino’s will contribute 10% of the day’s sales to CPC.

*Project Respect’s 8th Annual Golf Outing on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Eagle Rock Golf Club, Defiance.  For more information or to sign up, call 419-636-2000 or go to info@projectrespectnwo.org.



When people believe in something, you do not see them desperately trying to avoid being linked to the activity with which their movement is identified.

For example, those who support the death penalty do not mind being called pro-death penalty. People who work for animal rights, do not mind being called pro-animal rights. People who support the Second Amendment do not mind being called pro-gun, and the list goes on and on.

The one exception is people who support legal abortion. Although they vigorously defend abortion's legality, they do everything possible to avoid being called pro-abortion. Clearly, they are advocating the legality of an activity which is not only repugnant, but which even they know is indefensible. If that were not the case, they would not become so outraged at being called pro-abortion.