20th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass 

Monday, August 17 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass 

Tuesday, August 18 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

7:00 p.m. – Mass - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Nelson & Bonnie Carder by Zach & Kyla Carder

Wednesday, August 19 – St. John Eudes, Priest

7:00 p.m. – Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Mary Ricica by Mike & Carol Rieke

Thursday, August 20 – St. Bernard, Abbot & Doctor of the Church

9:00 a.m. – Mass - St. Isidore, Marysdale –Bernie Czartoski by Family

Friday, August 21 – St. Pius X, Pope

9:00 a.m. – Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Virginia & Robert Rath by Robyn Hawkins


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, August 22 – Vigil of the Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend –Richard Minck by James, Angela & JP Schanck

6:30 p.m. – Saint Michael’s Ridge – Mark Kappen by Tim & Tammie Rettig family

Sunday, August 23 –Twenty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Special Intention by Chris & Karen Newton

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Mapha Schaadt by Duane Hearne

*********************************************Weekly collections from August 8/9, 2020

Loose - $20.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,235.00 (36)

Silent Festival - $25.00 (1)

Assumption - $25.00 (1)

Maintenance Fund - $30.00 (1)

Total - $1,335.00  Thank you.  May God bless you!


Urgent! Peace is in Jeopardy – To stave off violence and impending civil unrest, join the nationwide 54-day Rosary Miracle Novena for God’s peace and blessing surrounding the upcoming election.  Say one rosary each day from August 15 through October 7, 2020.  From August 15-September 10, beg the Lord for the intention of peace and blessings around the November election.  From September 11-October 7, thank the Lord in faith, believing the favor already granted.  To learn more about it, follow this link to watch a video explaining it.



Homebound Parishioners – If you know of a parishioner who is homebound due to illness or COVID-19 and would like a bulletin mailed to him/her, please forward his/her name and address to Char Shininger at 419-658-2471 or lcshininger@frontier.com.

Also if any homebound sick parishioner would like to receive cards from the Sick Committee, please forward his/her information to Chris Stuckey at 419-658-2012 or christine43549@hotmail.com


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 – Tuesday, 6:30pm; Sat. 3:45-4:25pm

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


Eucharistic Adoration Hours

St. Isidore, DB – Wednesday, 8am-6:45pm; Closing Benediction at 6:45pm

St. Michael’s Ridge – Wednesday, 6-7pm Holy Hour with Reconciliation, Adoration & Benediction 

St. Isidore, DB - Thursday, 8am-7pm


RCIA - Are you or someone you know curious about the Catholic Church and her teachings? Interested in becoming Catholic? Are you an adult that never received Confirmation? There are yellow sign-up sheets in the Vestibules of each church. Please fill one out and place it in the manila envelope labeled RCIA. Contact Alison Garcia at 419-399-0647 or email nachoalisongarcia@gmail.com for any questions or further details.


CCD News

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

Opening Mass for CCD families will be Wednesday September 9th at 6:45 at Marysdale for Grades 1-12. Families should sit together (instead of students sitting by class) and social distancing is encouraged. 



Our parish now has a subscription to Formed.org thanks to an anonymous benefactor in the Diocese of Toledo. Formed is an online streaming service of Catholic talks, studies, audio books and dramas, downloadable books, and more. Formed.org is a production of the Augustine Institute. Signing up is easy. There is a flyer in this week's bulletin with instructions on how to set up an account. You just search for our parish St. Isidore in the zip code 43512. Both St. Mike's and St. Isidore parishioners sign up under St. Isidore's account as it is a shared account between the two parishes. If you have questions please contact Alison Garcia at 419-399-0647 or nachoalisongarcia@gmail.com.


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.



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.



Birthday Wishes

Orville Clark, August 17

Jackson Grine, August 17

Bonnie Zeedyk, August 20

Xavier Shininger, August 20

Geraldine Gause, August 21


Anniversary Wishes

Bob & Stella Shininger, August 20 (60th)

Bartholomew & Clarissa Seibert, August 23


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. 


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

September 12 – Abby Parrot & Kurt Kahle – SMR

September 26 – Brett Dietrich & Anna Doctor – SMR

December 12 – Emily Culler & Brooks Grine - MD


Who Remembers the Aborted Children?

In 1999, I was deeply moved by the Memorial Day concert shown on TV from Washington D.C. honoring the men and women who fought and died for their country so we could all be free. They fought for all of us - the elderly, the middle aged, the young and all the babies.  

Yes. I am proud of my country but I'm ashamed of the law that allows the killing of babies in the womb of their mothers and the laws that forbids mentioning God in public schools and buildings. 

Charles Durning, an American Movie Star, gave an impassioned speech and his moving words could well be applied to the aborted babies of our country. “We grieve for each and every one. You are precious in our eyes. We wonder what great heights you could have achieved had your life not been taken.” 

I couldn't help but wonder if some day we might hold a national memorial for the over 62 million babies killed, not by an enemy from a distant land, but by our own laws and by their own mothers. 

Ruth Weber
Davenport, Iowa


A Foreigner's Faith: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Isaiah 56:1, 6–7
Psalm 67:2–3, 5, 6, 8
Romans 11:13–15, 29–32
Matthew 15:21–28

Most of us are the foreigners, the non-Israelites, about whom today’s First Reading prophesies.

Coming to worship the God of Israel, we stand in the line of faith epitomized by the Canaanite woman in today’s Gospel. Calling to Jesus as Lord and Son of David, this foreigner shows her great faith in God’s covenant with Israel.

Jesus tests her faith three times. He refuses to answer her cry. Then, He tells her His mission is only to Israelites. Finally, He uses “dog,” an epithet used to disparage non-Israelites (see Matthew 7:6). Yet she persists, believing that He alone offers salvation.

In this family drama, we see fulfilled Isaiah’s prophecy and the promise we sing of in today’s Psalm. In Jesus, God makes known among all the nations His way and His salvation (see John 14:6).

At the start of salvation history, God called Abraham (see Genesis 12:2). He chose his offspring, Israel, from all the nations on the face of the earth to build His covenant kingdom (see Deuteronomy 7:6–8; Isaiah 41:8).

In God’s plan, Abraham was to be the father of many nations (see Romans 4:16–17). Israel was to be the firstborn of a worldwide family of God, made up of all who believe what the Canaanite professes—that Jesus is Lord (see Exodus 4:22–23; Romans 5:13–24).

Jesus came first to restore the kingdom to Israel (see Acts 1:6; 13:46). But His ultimate mission was the reconciliation of the world, as Paul declares in today’s Epistle.

In the Mass we join all peoples in doing Him homage. As Isaiah foretold, we come to His holy mountain, the heavenly Jerusalem, to offer sacrifice at His altar (see Hebrews 12:22–24, 28). With the Canaanite, we take our place at the Master’s table to be fed as His children.

Yours in Christ,
Scott Hahn, PhD