13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, July 2 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass – Fr. Bob on vacation July 2 thru 12

Tuesday, July 3 – St. Thomas, Apostle

No Mass – Fr. Bob on vacation

Wednesday, July 4 – Independence Day

No Mass – Fr. Bob on vacation

Thursday, July 5 – St. Anthony Zaccaria; St. Elizabeth of Portugal

7:00 p.m. Holy Hour & Communion Service at St. Isidore, Marysdale led by Deacon Scott Graham

Friday, July 6 – St. Maria Goretti

9:00 a.m. Holy Hour & Communion Service at St. Michael’s Ridge led by Deacon Scott Graham


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, July 7 –Vigil of the Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Art & Marge Schmersal & Julie by Don & Karen Schnipke

   Servers: Elijah and Isaiah Goliver, Adam Mack

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Doug Siler by Anita Bertsch

Sunday, July 8 – Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Bob & Lola Boff by Richard Rose family

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Dennis Smith by Ron & Barb Walker

   Servers: Kinsey Dietrich, Miguel and Alex Garcia

St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – June 23/24, 2018

Loose - $379.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,027.00 (48)

Total - $1,406.00  Thank you.  May God bless you!


Birthday Wishes:

Andrea Goliver, July 5

Christian Stuckey, July 5

Tom Moninger, July 6

Kurt Singer, July 6

Ezekiel Shininger, July 6


Anniversary Wishes:

Jim & Agnes Timbrook, July 4

Bob & Pat Vetter, July 8


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.


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


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.

A Family Perspective: The healing of the woman and the child in today’s gospel is a reminder we are all wounded.  We retreat to those we love looking for acceptance, listening, understanding, and support.  Families must be healing communities where Jesus is present in our care for one another.

“Around Our Parishes”

This Weekend: Peter’s Pence Collection (envelope box)

Thursday: Holy Hour & Communion Service at St. Isidore, Marysdale, at 7pm led by Deacon Scott Graham

Friday: Holy Hour & Communion Service at St. Michael’s Ridge at 9am led by Deacon Scott Graham

Next Weekend: Please welcome Fr. Al Cerenowski, celebrant at all Masses

Please Note – Fr. Bob’s Vacation

For the next 10 days, July 2 through July 12, 2018, I will be taking some time for a summer vacation.  Please welcome Fr. Al Cerenowski at all weekend Masses on July 7 & 8.

In case of emergency while I am on vacation, please contact one of the area priests, including Fr. Fred Duschl (419-272-2475 or 419-212-0312) or Fr. John Stites (419-345-5999).  Also Ronda Fabiano at the CCD Office (419-497-3122) would be happy to assist you.

Please keep me in your prayers – as I will you also!!

 “Mother’s Day to Father’s Day Project” – Another successful parish event has ended with donations to the Community Pregnancy Center of Defiance totaling $1,903.36.  The CPC of Northwest Ohio continues to be amazed at our parish support.  The Altar-Rosary Society thanks you for your continued generosity and participation in this fundraiser.  

Credit Union News

*The Christo Rey Federal Credit Union announces that its first half 2018 dividend rate will be .55% to be paid on share savings account activity from January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018.  Please give your passbooks to Cindy Siler for posting after July 1.

*Christo Rey Federal Credit Union is accepting new members as well as deposits from current members for share savings accounts.  Share savings accounts operate similar to passbook savings accounts that are offered by other financial institutions.  There is daily access to your money, and the rate paid (.55%) is generally substantially higher than the rate offered for these types of accounts at other financial institutions.  There are no fees for small balance accounts and you may open an account with a minimum balance of $5.00.   These are great accounts for children or grandchildren, or to save money as an emergency fund.  Membership is open to all registered parishioners of St. Isidore Catholic Church.  Contact Cindy Siler at (419) 658-2707 for additional information or to open an account.

*The next meeting of the Christo Rey Federal Credit Union will be Monday, July 9, 2018 at Marysdale at 7:30pm.

*Current loan rates at the Christo Rey Federal Credit Union are:

2018-2017 Cars & Trucks                              3.0%

2016-2015 Cars & Trucks                              3.5%

2014-2013 Cars & Trucks                              4.0%

All other secured loans                                   4.5%

Signature loans ($4,000.00 maximum)         11.0%

To obtain further information on financing through the Credit Union, contact Ted Czartoski at 419-769-6693 or Cindy Siler at 419-658-2707.


Area Events

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.

Community Pregnancy Centers of Northwest Ohio Upcoming Event:

*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.

SAVE THE DATE and make plans to attend.

Young Adult Retreat

Saturday, September 15 - Divine Mercy, Paulding

Led by the Secular Franciscans.  9 am - 6 pm (Mass).

For more information, contact Christopher Bercaw OFS at 419.769.2679 or chriskofc@gmail.com


Diocesan Events

Retrouvaille – A Lifeline for Marriages

Not willing to let go of your marriage?  Many couples continue to struggle in a marriage, but are not willing to give up on each other.  There is hope. 

Retrouvaille is a program designed to help struggling marriages regain their health. It    helps a husband and a wife rediscover or re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together. The program is highly successful in saving hurting marriages, even bringing reconciliation to couples who have already separated or divorced.  Retrouvaille is a peer ministry of volunteer couples that can help you learn the tools of healthy communication, build intimacy and heal, just as they have done in their own marriages. 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

The 2018 Immaculate Conception Church Festival in Ottoville, Ohio will be Sunday, July 15.  Family style chicken and beef dinners with all the fixings will be served from 11am to 6pm in the air conditioned hall.  There will be bingo, a baked goods booth, a lunch stand, kids’ games, inflatable bounce houses, an obstacle course, and live entertainment.  Visit the general store and take a chance at the raffle booth on many great items donated by area businesses and parishioners.  The Parish Historical Room will be open for visitors from 10:30am to 7:00pm.  Purchase your Big Ticket for a chance to win the grand prize of $1000!!  See more details on the bulletin board at each site.

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.


Abortion Industry Exposed!

For years we have been told that legal abortions were necessary for the health and well-being of the mother. It is a lie. Dr. Bernard Nathanson, co-founder of the National Abortion Rights Action League, who later became a Christian pro-life activist, admitted that his group blatantly lied about the number of women dying from illegal abortions.

The truth is only a small percentage (less than one-tenth of 1 percent by some counts) of the 1.3 million abortions in the United States each year are to save the mother's life. Instead statistics suggest that 85 percent of all abortions are performed as a means of birth control and are three times more likely to be by a woman on Medicaid. Family planning and abortion clinics in the United States are a $2 billion a year industry with a 1.3 percent growth over five years, with 40 percent of all the country's abortions being performed at Planned Parenthood.

Abortion clinics, by and large, are seedy, dirty, nefarious profit centers that don't care a lick about the woman or her rights. They are all about turning a quick buck. Just look at the recent cases of Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Philadelphia or Dr. Douglas Karpen in Houston whose depraved actions are just too disgusting to describe in this family bulletin. Another clinic threw remains on its roof to avoid hazardous waste removal fees. The list of abusive practices goes on and on.

Fortunately, slowly but surely, the dirty secrets are being exposed to the public. It's about time!


Supreme Court Decision

On Tuesday, June 26, the Supreme Court of the United States announced their decision in NIFLA v. Becerra. The case is a challenge to the "Reproductive FACT Act" which the state of California established in 2015.  This law requires pro-life crisis pregnancy centers to inform clients about free or low-cost abortion services.

NIFLA (National Institute of Family and Life Advocates) has been fighting this good fight in courts ever since, and this past week we are grateful to say free speech lives!

In a 5-4 decision, the justices have rightly supported the freedom of speech of over 200 pro-life pregnancy centers and medical clinics in California, so they can continue to help women choose life without being forced to post a state-sponsored message of abortion. 

Our local community pregnancy centers thank you for your prayers and for following this case over the last three years. They hope that we celebrate with them as they rejoice in this victory for life!

The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates is an American 501 charitable organization that is a member of the National Pro-Life Religious Council.  NIFLA is a public interest law firm that gives legal counsel and training to pregnancy centers across the country.  The group will now take on similar laws in Hawaii and Illinois.