17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass 

Monday, July 27 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass

Tuesday, July 28 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

7:00 p.m. – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Paul Nusbaum

      by Card Club

Wednesday, July 29 – St. Martha

7:00 p.m. – Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Louie & Mary


Thursday, July 30 – St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop & Doctor of the Church

9:00 a.m. – Mass - St. Isidore, Marysdale–60th Wedding

      Anniversary of Jim & Roseann Nusbaum

Friday, July 31 – St. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest

9:00 a.m. – Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Madonna

      Hammons by Chris & Karen Newton


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, August 1 – Vigil of the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Mindy Smalley

      by Melody Stevens

6:30 p.m. – Saint Michael’s Ridge – Darwin Beck by

      Jerry & Alma Westhoven

Sunday, August 2 – Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Anita & Jenny 


10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Barbara Layman 

      by Phyllis Betz

*********************************************Weekly collections from July 18/19, 2020

Loose - $205.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,307.00 (40)

Votive Candles - $14.00

Hall Rental - $50.00 (1)

Silent Festival - $125.00 (4)

Catholic Home Missions - $55.00 (3)

Total - $1,756.00  Thank you.  May God bless you!


Preparing for Marriage – Please pray for the following couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Matrimony later this year:

August 8 - Joe Macsay and Ashtyn Bauer, St. Johns

September 12 – Abby Parrot & Kurt Kahle – SMR

September 26 – Brett Dietrich & Anna Doctor – SMR

December 12 – Emily Culler & Brooks Grine - MD

St. Mary’s Food Pantry - If you have an excess amount of veggies from your garden, the Food Pantry will take them to give their clients fresh vegetables.  Drop-off hours are 8-30am-4pm, M-F at the parish center on Jefferson Avenue.  Just leave items at the front door.  Distribution times are M, W, and F, 2:30-4:30pm.

Congratulations to the new parish council members: 

Jamie Singer, Terry Guilford, Rose Mansel-Pleydell, 

and Andrew Shininger, with Brian Hammon – Alternate.

Annual Catholic Appeal Update – St. Isidore’s goal for 2020 is $12,000.  So far $9,412.25 has been donated, which is 75.35% of our goal.  Thank you to the 67 contributors who have already given to this annual Diocesan campaign.

St. Isidore Mass Intentions – Contact Melissa Moninger at 419-789-3780 (call/text).  The donation can be given to her directly or put in an envelope with her name on it and placed in the collection basket.

Maintenance Contacts: Steve Coolman, Russ Jesse, Louis Shininger, Barb Marlin, and Melissa Moninger

Sacrament of Reconciliation  

St. Isidore, MD – Thursday 8:30-9am

St. Isidore, DB – Tues. 6:30pm; Sat. 3:45-4:25pm

St. Michael’s Ridge – Wednesday 6:00-6:40pm

“This Week’s Happenings”

Wednesday: Adoration at St. Isidore, DB, starting at 8am

            Closing Benediction at 6:45pm

      Holy Hour with Reconciliation, Adoration & 

            Benediction at SMR beginning at 6pm

Thursday: Adoration at St. Isidore, DB, 8am-7pm

      St. Isidore Parish Council Mtg. – 7pm at MD

Around Our Parishes:

1.   All parishioners are requested to wear masks at public liturgies by mandate from Governor Dewine and the encouragement of Bishop Thomas.  Exemptions from wearing a mask would be for health reasons, i.e. oxygen to help breathe, etc.  If you need a mask, please contact Fr Jake at 419-980-5739.  Thank you for your willingness to help fight the virus pandemic.

2.   CONGRATULATIONS to Dustin and Alicia (Little) Colvin, whose wedding is July 25, 2020 at St Michael’s.  May you have a happy and blessed marriage!

3.   Parish Picnic and Hog Roast for St Isidore’s this year are both cancelled due to the increase of cases from the COVID19 pandemic.  

4   Thank you to all who have served on St Isidore Parish Council: Jim Timbrook, Greg Shininger, Peter Coolman, Andrea Golliver, and Lisa Alberti.  God bless you all!


2020 Diocesan Celebration of Wedding Anniversaries

Congratulations on your milestone wedding anniversary! The Diocese of Toledo will honor you and other couples celebrating 25, 40, 50, 60 and 60-plus years of marriage at a mass celebrated by Bishop Daniel E. Thomas on Sunday, October 25, at 3pm, at Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Blvd, Toledo. Thank you for your witness to the Sacrament of Marriage.

Every registering couple is guaranteed an anniversary certificate.  For more information regarding this event and to register please visit www.toledoanniversarymass.org or contact Alice Jacobs ajacobs@toledodiocese.org 419-214-4978.

Still Needed at both St. Isidore sites: Volunteers are needed to be greeters and ushers.  Individuals AND families are encouraged to do this along with teenagers who have reliable transportation.  Please consider doing this as a ministry and/or to provide a service to the church. For more information, please call Deb Kolb at 419-658-2243 or text 419-438-3768.

CCD News

Students that will be attending CCD for the 2020-2021 academic year can register online at https://forms.gle/wAUCHWhYF67jLfZNA

RCIA - Curious about the Catholic Church and her teachings? Interested in becoming Catholic? Are you an adult that never received Confirmation? Contact Alison Garcia to inquire about the RCIA program at 419-399-0647 or email nachoalisongarcia@gmail.com. 


Birthday Wishes

Evelyn Carder, July 20

Geoff Warner, July 27

Michael Mansel-Pleydell, July 28

Andy Guilford, July 31

Paul Arend, July 31

    Jeff Meyer, August 1


Anniversary Wishes

Jim & Roseann Nusbaum, July 30 (60th)

John & Barb Marlin, July 30

Steve & Barb Coolman, July 31

Dean & Marjorie Wineland, July 31


Pray for the sick:

Fr. Bob, Betty Adelman & Jean Keller (sisters of Anita Bertsch), Anita Bertsch, Cody Davis, Marianne Fleming, Denny Fronk, Noah Garcia, Jim Huebner, Rhett Jesse, Danny Mekus, Marilyn Minck, Roseann Nusbaum, and all who need our prayers. 

Scholar to Speak on Consistent Ethic of Life

    A talk on “Friendship in Troubled Times: Faithful Citizenship and the Consistent Ethic of Life” offers Christians a fresh look at their civic obligations through the lens of the Consistent Ethic of Life, which holds that human life is sacred from conception to natural death.

    This virtual program is being offered by Weber Retreat and Conference Center via live stream at 7:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, August 4, 2020. 

    The talk is presented by Steven Millies, PhD, Associate Professor of Public Theology and Director of the Bernardin Center at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. His most recent book is Good Intentions: A History of Catholic Voters’ Road from Roe to Trump (Liturgical Press, 2018).

    Originally part of Weber Center’s 2020 Election Year Series, this presentation is free and open to all, and donations are appreciated. 

    To receive the live stream link, register at www.webercenter.org; click on “Programs.” Registrations may also be made by calling 517-266-4000 or emailing webercenter@adriandominicans.org. 

Treasures of the Kingdom: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


1 Kings 3:5, 7–12
Psalm 119:57, 72, 76–77, 127–130
Romans 8:28–30
Matthew 13:44–52 

What is your new life in Christ worth to you?

Do you love His words more than gold and silver, as we sing in today’s Psalm? Would you, like the characters in the Gospel today, sell all that you have in order to possess the kingdom He promises to us? If God were to grant any wish, would you follow Solomon’s example in today’s First Reading—asking not for a long life or riches, but for wisdom to know God’s ways and to desire His will?

The background for today’s Gospel, as it has been for the past several weeks, is the rejection of Jesus’ preaching by Israel. The kingdom of heaven has come into their midst, yet many cannot see that Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s promises, a gift of divine compassion given that they—and we—might live.

We too must ever discover the kingdom anew, to find it as a treasure—a pearl of great price. By comparison with the kingdom, we must count all else as rubbish (see Philippians 3:8). And we must be willing to give up all that we have—all our priorities and plans—in order to gain it.

Jesus’ Gospel discloses what Paul, in today’s Epistle, calls the purpose of God’s plan (see Ephesians 1:4). That purpose is that Jesus would be the firstborn of many brothers.

His words give understanding to the simple, the childlike. As Solomon does today, we must humble ourselves before God, giving ourselves to His service. Let our prayer be for an understanding heart, one that desires only to do His will.

We are called to love God, to delight in His law, and to forsake every false way. And we are to conform ourselves daily ever more closely to the image of His Son.

If we do this, we can approach His altar as a pleasing sacrifice, confident that all things work for the good—that we whom He has justified will also one day be glorified.

Yours in Christ,

Scott Hahn, PhD.