20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

No Masses this week – Father Bob on vacation thru Thursday, August 31

Lord’s Day Masses
Saturday, August 26 – Vigil of the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
3:30 p.m. – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend - Reconciliation
4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Art Wonderly by Terry & Deb Kolb
   Servers: Andrew, Eric, and John Shininger
6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Marjorie Siler by Paul & Bonnie Moser
Sunday, August 27–Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Paul Wagner by Vivian Wagner, Burt Wagner, Loraine McCann & Nancy Donze
10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Fr. Allan Fillman by Family & Friends
   Servers: Kevin, Andrea, and Alex Macsay

St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – August 5/6, 2017 
Loose - $346.00
Regular Envelopes - $1,217.00 (55)
Assumption - $45.00 (3)
Hall Rental - $50.00 (1)
Total - $1,658.00  Thank you.  May God bless you!
The St. Isidore Parish directories are now available! If you got your picture taken or submitted a photo for the directory, please pick up your complimentary copy of the directory that has your name on it after Mass.  There will be a few extra copies of the directory available for $5 each. Please see Teresa Dietrich if you would like to purchase one.

Adoration Chapel Hours – The Adoration Chapel is closed this week for the Defiance County Fair.  It will re-open again on Sunday, August 27 at 6:00 p.m.  Enjoy the Fair!

50th Anniversary Open House – Kenneth and Jean Shininger will celebrant their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house on Saturday, September 2, 2017, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Delaware Twp. Fire Station, located at the corner of State Route 18 and The Bend Road.  Everyone is welcome!

Please Note – Fr. Bob’s Vacation
For the next 11 days, Monday August 21, 2017 to Thursday, August 31, 2017, I will be taking time for the 2nd half of a summer vacation. Please welcome Fr. Jerry Knueven who will be the celebrant at all weekend Masses on August 26-27, 2017.  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, Fr. John Stites @ 419-345-5999, 
also Ronda Fabiano at the CCD Office 419-497-3122. They all would be happy to assist you. Please keep me in your prayers – as I will you also!!

A Family Perspective: The mother in today’s gospel persisted, even when she was ignored and insulted.  She would do whatever was necessary to bring relief to her child.  Parenting is more than bringing life into the world; it is also about sacrificing daily for your children.

 “Around Our Parishes”
Monday: Fr. Bob on vacation today, August 21 through
            Thursday, August 31
Next Weekend: Please welcome Fr. Jerry Knueven, 
            celebrant at all Masses & confessions this

Many Thanks - A huge thank you to all parishioners who donated socks and underwear to this year’s collection for the annual Back-to-School Central Shares distribution! St. Isidore collected 78 pairs of female underwear, 38 pairs of male underwear, 188 pairs of female socks, and 94 pairs of male socks. Your generosity to this worthy cause is very much appreciated as we strive to provide the basic necessities for those in our community who need our help as they prepare their children for the upcoming school year.

Adoration Chapel Hours – The Adoration Chapel will close for Labor Day on Thursday, August 31 at 5:00 p.m. and re-open on Wednesday, September 6 at 6:00 a.m. Have a good holiday weekend!

St. Isidore Annual Parish Picnic will be held Sunday, September 10, at The Bend site. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a potluck lunch; please bring a dish to share. The parish council will provide a 5:00 p.m. meal including hot dogs, brats, watermelon, and chips. Please come and enjoy food, games, and fun for all.

CCD Teachers’ Meeting – Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. in the Marysdale hall.

Birthday Wishes:
Geraldine Gause, August 21
Casey Kunesh, August 24
Chris Mack, August 24
Joe Macsay, August 25
Matt Arend, August 26
Kim Bowers, August 27

Anniversary Wishes:
Bartholomew & Clarissa Seibert, August 23
Jim & Rose Van Curen, August 23

Pray for the sick:
Karen Brown, Cody Davis, Denny Fronk, Noah Garcia, Shirley Guilford, Danny Mekus, Marilyn Minck, Dennis Smith, Marianne Fleming, Don Meyer, Betty Adelman (sister of Anita Bertsch), and all who need our prayers.

A Note from the Executive Director of the Northwest Ohio Community Pregnancy Center – We often hear from generous folks like you that you are praying for us, encouraging us through notes and calls, and supporting us financially.  I am profoundly thankful to God for your willingness to stand with us to make a difference in people’s spiritual and physical lives.  Thank you for partnering with our efforts with your generous donation of $2,338.02.  Mark Pitman, Executive Director
(This amount is the final tally from the Mother’s Day to Father’s Day Project.)

World’s Greatest Dishcloths – The St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society has dishcloths for sale at $1.50/each or 3/$5.00.  The colors available are red, blue, green, and tan.  If interested in purchasing some, contact Char Shininger.  (Contact info. below)

Area Events
Benefit for Erica Reineck, granddaughter of Deacon Don & Clara Meyer 
Erica is a Fairview High School Senior receiving treatments following a car/semi accident in June, 2016.
Benefit will be Sunday, September 17 at 4:00 p.m. at Defiance K of C Hall sponsored by “Trees of Life” – P. Buckley Moss Society.
Buffet, Raffles, Auctions, Fun! Emcee will be Rick Small; musical performances by great local talent with a chance to “vote” by donations.
Tickets are $20.00 (students $10.00) must be purchased by September 11 at Fairview HS Office, Ken’s Furniture, A Little Slice of Heaven, Four All Seasons, or contact Deb Weisgerber at 419-782-4311.

American Red Cross Blood Emergency
There is currently a critical shortage of blood.  Please consider donating blood or platelets at the following scheduled blood drives in our area:

*Goin' Postal, 925 South Clinton St., Defiance, OH on
Monday, August 21 from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
*St. John Lutheran Church, 655 West Wayne Ave., Defiance, OH on Friday, August 25 from 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
*St. John United Church of Christ, 950 Webster St., Defiance, OH on Thursday, August 31, from 1:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.  Walk-ins welcome or call 1-800-733-2767 to schedule an appointment.

What is the Right to Life Action Coalition of Ohio?
Please join us to hear Ed Sitter who is executive director of the Greater Toledo Right to Life explain about the coalition and being 100% pro-life August 22 after the 6:30 p.m. Mass at St John’s, Defiance. Sponsored by Mother Teresa Respect for Life.
K of C Pancake Breakfast – On Sunday, September 3, 2017, at the K of C Hall on Elliott Road, Defiance, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Menu includes fresh homemade buttermilk pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, potato casserole, sausage links, biscuits & gravy, cinnamon rolls, orange juice, coffee, and iced tea.  Meal price: $7 for adults; $6 for senior citizens; $4 for children 6-12; free for children 5 and under. 

Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival in Port Clinton, Ohio
Plans are underway for the 13th 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, September 1, at 5:00 p.m.  The fun, food and fantastic polka music will continue on Saturday, September 2, and conclude on Sunday, September 3.  The festival will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Friday and from 11:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.  
Admission to the festival for adults is $3.00 and anyone under 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 the bulletin board at each site for more info.

Matt Fradd “Sex, Love and Porn: 7 Things the Porn Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know”
Join internationally acclaimed speaker Matt Fradd, founder of The Porn Effect website (www.theporneffect.com), as he exposes the reality behind the fantasy of porn.  This free public event will be held Wednesday, September 6, 2017, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of BGSU’s Bowen-Thompson Student Union.  Middle school and high school students (and their parents), college students and young adults are welcome.  The event is co-sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo and the Catholic Falcon Community.  For more information, call Peter Range, Office of Life and Justice Director, at 419-214-4933; or email prange@toledodiocese.org. 

Annual Walkathon and 5k Color Run Sponsored by the Northwest Ohio Community Pregnancy Center
We are holding our 31st annual Walkathon fundraiser and family fun day on Saturday, September 16, from 8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. at McDonald-Ruff Ice Arena – Bryan, OH.  Sign up at events.cpcnwo.org. To receive a walkathon packet, call 419-636-5692. Please join us as we take Steps for Life!

Pro-Life Quotes
“I do not believe the promises of the Declaration of Independence are just for the strong, the independent, the healthy.  They are for everyone—including unborn children.  We are a society with enough compassion and wealth and love to care for both mothers and their children, to seek the promise and potential in every life.”
Gov. George W. Bush, in a videotaped address to the National Right to Life Convention (June 1999)

“A truly welcoming society must be a culture of Life…We must appreciate the dignity of Life in all its seasons…and look toward the day when every child, born and unborn, is welcome in Life and protected in law.”
Gov. George W. Bush

“Some people argue that changing laws will not eliminate abortions.  It is certainly true that a change of heart is more important than a change of law.  What is forgotten, however, is that the law is the great teacher.  Children grow up believing that if a practice is legal, it must be moral.”
Cardinal John O’Connor

“More than four thousand innocent lives are taken each day in this land of the free and home of the brave, whose lady holds high the torch of welcome to human life.”
John Powell, Abortion: the Silent Holocaust