14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, July 9 – St. Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions, Martyrs

No Mass – Fr. Bob on vacation July 12

Tuesday, July 10 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

9:00 a.m. Holy Hour & Communion Service at St. Isidore, Delaware Bend led by Deacon Scott Graham

Wednesday, July 11 – St. Benedict

7:00 p.m. Holy Hour & Communion Service at St. Michael’s Ridge led by Deacon Scott Graham

Thursday, July 12 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass – Fr. Bob on vacation

Friday, July 13 – St. Henry

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


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, July 14 –Vigil of the Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Gary Lipp by Bob & Heather Miller

   Servers: Elijah and Isaiah Goliver, Adam Mack

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Irene Steffel by Slagle’s & Brubaker’s

Sunday, July 15 – Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Pat McCann by

      Richard & Lucille Myers

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – James VanCuren, Sr. by Bob & Mary Kurtz

   Servers: Kinsey Dietrich, Miguel and Alex Garcia

St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – June 30/July 1, 2018

Loose - $361.25

Regular Envelopes - $1,349.00 (60)

Peter's Pence - $105.00 (7)

Hall Rental - $50.00 (1)

Total - $1,865.25  Thank you.  May God bless you!


Please Note – Fr. Bob’s Vacation

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!!


Independence Day Adoration Chapel schedule: 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.


“Mother’s Day to Father’s Day Project” – Final total is $1,958.73.  The Altar-Rosary Society thanks everyone who participated.


A Family Perspective: Today’s gospel is so familiar, it hurts!  The home town folks couldn’t accept the presence of God in Jesus.  After all, they had watched him grow up.  We can easily make the same mistake if we don’t see God present in the ordinary routines of our family.  “The Lord be with you” is a statement of fact.  Believe it.  Live it.

“Around Our Parishes”

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

Tuesday: Holy Hour & Communion Service at St. Isidore, DB, at 9 am led by Deacon Scott Graham

Wednesday: Holy Hour & Communion Service at St. Michael’s Ridge at 7pm led by Deacon Scott Graham

Next Weekend: Catholic Home Missions Collection

            (envelope box)

Central Shares Donations from St. Isidore - The Altar- Rosary Society is collecting socks and underwear for Central Shares during the month of July. Distribution to those in need will take place mid-August. Please place new packages of socks and underwear in the marked boxes in the vestibule at each site.


Birthday Wishes:

Lucille Sheets, July 10

Stella Shininger, July 11

Lillianne Sheets, July 11

Eugene Smith, July 12

Jerry Hesselschwardt, July 14

Floyd Layman, July 14

Paul Breidenbaugh, July 15

Eric Hearne, July 15


Anniversary Wishes:

Alan & Mary Helen Sheibley, July 13

John & Becky Mansel-Pleydell, July 14


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.


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.


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.


St. Michael’s Ridge Annual Festival, Sunday, August 12, 2018, from 11:30am-9:00pm.


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

Faith, Hope and Love . . . Are these present in your marriage?  Have you given up hope that they can be?

In 1 Corinthians 13:13 Jesus tells us the greatest of these is Love.  Living in a marriage that is missing love can be difficult.  If you have given up hope that your marriage can and will get better, ask your spouse to consider attending a Retrouvaille program.  Retrouvaille is an international Christian-based ministry that offers a three-stage program to help couples improve their marriages.  First, a weekend program is attended, followed by post-weekend meetings.  Finally, an on-going monthly small group of couples gather for support and growth.  If improving your marriage is important to you, reach out today. 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


Pilgrimage to Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama and EWTN in Irondale, Alabama on October 8-11, 2018.  Bus leaving from Monroeville & Findlay, Ohio.  $495 each for double occupancy and $620 for single occupancy.  Call Sts. Alphonsus & Joseph Church Parish Office 419-465-4142 for registration form, or visit stalphonsus-stjoseph.org    First 40 registrants will receive tickets to EWTN LIVE show with Fr. Mitch Pacwa. 


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.


As A U. S. Citizen, Be Thankful For Your Life!

In the United States, there is no federal criminal law governing abortion at any phase of pregnancy. As it stands today, American women have the legal right to obtain an abortion in all 50 states, through all nine months of pregnancy, for virtually any reason (or no reason) at all. 

America has one of the most liberal abortion laws in the world…for example, far more liberal than western Europe. 

In Germany, women seeking first-trimester abortions are subject to a mandatory three-day waiting period and a counseling session. Abortions after the first 12 weeks of pregnancy are forbidden except in cases of grave threat to the mother's physical or mental health. The Netherlands mandates a five-day waiting period between initial consultation and abortion; clinics must provide women with information about abortion alternatives.

If you are less than 40 years old and are reading this bulletin insert, you are lucky to be alive! You had a 33% chance of being aborted BEFORE you left your mother’s womb. So, give your mom and dad a big hug and kiss, and thank them for choosing LIFE, especially YOUR LIFE!