20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, August 20 – St. Bernard

No Mass

Tuesday, August 21 – St. Pius X

7:00 p.m. – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Sally Mowery by Bob & Heather Miller

Wednesday, August 22 – Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

10:00 a.m. Mass – Brookview Nursing Home

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Deceased members of Herman & Lois Rittenour family by Chris & Karen Newton

Thursday, August 23 – St. Rose of Lima

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Francis Schindler by Friends & Family

Friday, August 24 – St. Bartholomew, Apostle

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – All Souls by Paul & Bonnie Moser


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, August 25 – Vigil of the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

1:30 p.m. St. Michael’s Ridge – Lyndon Benecke & Chelsea Goebel Wedding

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – For the Intentions of Anita Bertsch – 40th Anniversary

   Servers: Simon and Jeremiah Hammon, Alex Macsay

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – John Beck by Jim Bakle

Sunday, August 26 – Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Patrick McCann by Coletta Sheets

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Willa Hanna by June Coolman

   Servers: Elijah, Jonah, and Jude Shininger


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – August 11/12, 2018

Loose - $299.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,585.00 (59)

Assumption - $30.00 (2)

Silent Festival - $110.00 (3)

Total - $2,024.00  Thank you.  May God bless you!


 St. Isidore Altar Rosary Society Members - You are needed to share your talents! By doing so, you enrich our parish life, encourage a spirit of community, and benefit yourself through that self-giving. Please consider donating time to at least one of the activities sponsored by the Altar Rosary Society.  There is an activities sign-up sheet to view with an officer after Mass. WHAT? Not a member? One of the benefits of membership is spiritual grace obtained through two Masses said each year for living and deceased members. Upon a member’s death, the Society prays the Rosary together for the deceased member and has a Mass celebrated for the deceased member.  Another benefit is enjoying the company of and praying with the other Catholic ladies of our parish.  Annual dues can be paid through the parish envelopes.  Society booklets will be available in the church vestibules by September 1.  Please join us!

A Family Perspective: In today’s gospel Jesus speaks of eating his flesh and blood.  Parents can identify with this, for they often feel devoured by all the demands of family life.  This is unavoidable, for children grow in the soil of sacrificial love.  Parenting is not part time work.  It is a consuming lifetime commitment.

“Around Our Parishes”

This Weekend: Please welcome Fr. Brian Shininger, LC, celebrant at St. Isidore 4:30pm and 10am Masses (& confessions at 3:30pm)

Wednesday: Brookview Nursing Home Mass – 10am

Friday: Wedding rehearsal at St. Michael’s Ridge-5pm

Saturday: St. Michael’s Ridge Wedding of Lyndon Benecke & Chelsea Goebel at 1:30pm

Next Sunday: 40th Anniversary of Anita Bertsch, house-keeper to Fr. Kill (Celebration after the 10am Mass at St. Isidore, Marysdale)

      Baptism of Daxton Reid Blake, son of Dustin & Amber Blake

Adoration Chapel hours - During the Defiance County Fair the Adoration Chapel will remain closed and will re-open on Sunday, August 26 at 6pm.  Enjoy the Fair!


Adoration Chapel hours The Adoration Chapel will close for Labor Day on Tuesday, August 28 at 11:59pm and re-open on Wednesday, September 5 at 6am.  Have a good holiday weekend!


The St. Isidore Annual Parish Picnic will be held Sunday, September 9, at The Bend site. At 12:30pm there will be a potluck lunch; please bring a dish to share. The parish council will provide a 5:00pm meal including hot dogs, brats, watermelon, and chips. Please come and enjoy food, games, and fun for all.


Birthday Wishes:

Xavier Shininger, August 20

Geraldine Gause, August 21

Casey Kunesh, August 24

Joe Macsay, August 25

Matt Arend, August 26


Anniversary Wishes:

Bob & Stella Shininger, August 20

Bartholomew & Clarissa Seibert, August 23

Jim & Rose Van Curen, August 23


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

Bethlehem Christian Families Will Visit St. Isidore

We are proud to introduce ourselves as the “Bethlehem Christian Families” from the Holy Land. We have come to the United States representing the Christian wood carvers of Bethlehem that rely on the tourism to support their families.

Due to the bad situation and the interruption of the tourist trade, 500 families of the Holy Land are in danger of having to leave their homes in search of work. Our mission is to bring and sell the Olive Wood Carvings to Catholic Churches in the United States to help the Christian families remain in their homes and support their families. These Christians who make their livelihood through the selling of their hand carved Olive Wood religious items are depending on us to bring these beautiful carvings, such as nativity scenes, crucifixes, pictures of the Last Supper, and several other religious items to you.

Please look over these carvings that are available to you at the weekend of September 1 & 2, 2018 at both sites.

And help support this self-help project that enables to keep the Christians present in the Holy Land. Your help and understanding in this crucial matter is greatly appreciated.


K of C Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, September 2, 2018, at the K of C Hall on Elliott Road, Defiance, from 9am-11am.  Meal price has increased slightly: $7.50 for adults; $6.50 for senior citizens; $4 for children 6-12; free for children 5 and U, $.75 for rolls-to-go (if we have them).  Menu includes pancakes, hash brown potato casserole, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage links, biscuits & sausage gravy, cinnamon rolls, milk, juice, and coffee.


Join us for the 4th Annual Divine Mercy Wine Tasting and Beer Tasting on Saturday, September 8, 2018, 7–10 pm in Antwerp, OH.  Join us at Grant’s Reception Hall in Antwerp for an evening of wine and beer tasting.  We’ll have 12 wines and 8 varieties of beers available as well as appetizers, music, 50/50 raffle, and a silent auction.  Tickets are $25 per person and are available through the Parish Office (419-399-2576)

* Non-alcohol tickets are available for $15. All proceeds benefit Divine Mercy Rectory Project.


32nd CPC Steps for Life Walkathon, Color Run & Family Fun Day

Walkathon and 5K and 1 Mile Color Run: 8:00am – 11:00am, Saturday, September 15, 2018, MacDonald-Ruff Ice Arena – Bryan, OH.  Sign up at events.cpcnwo.org. For those interested, a walkathon packet is attached to the bulletin board at the Marysdale site or call 419-636-5692. Please join us as we take Steps for Life! 



in Port Clinton, Ohio.  Plans are underway for the 14th annual Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival to be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in downtown Port Clinton at 109 E. Perry Street, over Labor Day Weekend.  This year the fun filled event will begin on Friday, August 31, at 4:00pm.  The fun, food, and fantastic polka music will continue on Saturday, September 1 and conclude on Sunday, September 2.  The festival will be open from 4pm to 9:30pm on Friday and from 11am until 9:30pm on both Saturday and Sunday.  Admission to the festival for adults is $5.00 per day and $12.00 for the entire weekend.  Anyone under the age of 18 is free.  The facility is protected from the elements and will continue rain or shine.  Everyone is invited to join us for a fun filled weekend.  Check out further details on the bulletin board at each site.



Diocesan Events

USCCB Call to Prayer – Week 3

Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's announcement that he will retire has catapulted Roe v. Wade (the Supreme Court's landmark abortion case) into the news. Pro-abortion groups are pulling out all the stops to urge the U.S. Senate to reject any nominee who does not promise to publicly endorse Roe. And they are misrepresenting the legal and social reality of Roe and what would happen if it is overturned.

The upcoming Supreme Court vacancy provides us with yet another occasion requiring focused prayer. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops does not support or oppose the confirmation of any presidential nominee. However, given this historic moment, the U.S. bishops are urging all people of good will to pray that a change in the U.S. Supreme Court may move our nation closer to the day when every human being is protected in law and welcomed in life.

To participate in this novena, choose one day a week for the next nine weeks to:

May a change in the U.S. Supreme Court move our nation closer to the day when every human being is protected in law and welcomed in life.

Our Father..., Hail Mary..., Glory Be...


Offer a sacrifice for the intention.

Abortion is not health care.
Abortion advocates speak as if abortion is health care, a procedure that is morally and emotionally equivalent to surgically removing one's tonsils or appendix. It is often conveyed as so morally neutral that only a few religious outliers find it objectionable. Yet in reality, the vast majority, over 85%, of OB/GYNs, coming from many faiths or no faith refuse to be associated with or perform an abortion.  In addition, according to the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, 86% of hospitals were not involved in abortion.  Finally, even Roe acknowledges that abortion is unlike other procedures performed by a health professional and that unborn children deserve some protection.  Abortion is not health care and we do a disservice to women and health care providers to pretend it is.


Catholic Charities Century Farm Mass with Bishop Daniel E. Thomas Honors 2018 Awardees

All are welcome to attend Mass, celebrated by Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, at 9 a.m., on Wed., Sept. 19, at St. Patrick Church, 14010 South River Road (Old U.S. 24), in Grand Rapids (Providence), OH. The Mass honors

families maintaining an active farm or homestead in the Diocese of Toledo for at least 100 years. Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo is pleased to honor these 2018 Century Farm Award recipients:

·Donna J. & Charles P. Karacson – This farm, founded in 1879, is located in Hicksville, Ohio. The owners are parishioners at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Hicksville, OH.

·Michael O. Turnwald – This farm, founded in 1918, is located in Fort Jennings, Ohio. The owner is a parishioner at Immaculate Conception Church, Ottoville, OH. For more information, contact Melissa Tonti at 419.214.4898.