21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

Friday, September 1 – Weekday in Ordinary Time (First Friday)

8:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – John

      Dell by John & Diane Patane


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, September 2 – Vigil of the Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

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

      Weaner by Joyce Bok

   Servers: Elijah and Isaiah Goliver, Kinsey Dietrich

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Jon Weber &

      Kathlene Rataiczak by Dick & Bobbi Johnson

Sunday, September 3 – Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – John & Staci Garmyn

     by Holly Garmyn

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

      Westrick by Pat Fronk

   Servers: Jeff Smith, Jesse Coolman, Lane Kolb

St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – August 19/20, 2017

Loose - $357.98

Regular Envelopes - $1,278.00 (51)

Silent Festival - $70.00 (2)

Assumption - $470.69

Total - $2,176.67  Thank you.  May God bless you!


The St. Isidore Parish directories - There are still some copies of the parish directory that have not been picked up.  Please pick up your complimentary copy that has your name on it after Mass. 

Adoration Chapel Hours The Adoration Chapel will re-open this Sunday, August 27, at 6:00 p.m.

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 4 days until Thursday, August 31, 2017, I will be on 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!!
World’s Greatest Dishcloths – The St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society has dishcloths for sale at $1.75/each (correction from last week) or 3/$5.00.  The colors available are red, blue, green, and tan.  If interested in purchasing some, contact Char Shininger.  (Contact info. below.)

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

A Family Perspective: Like Jesus in today’s gospel, we are seen by others in different ways.  Perhaps the name our family gives us is closest to our true identity.  They know us best.  Who do they say you are?

 “Around Our Parishes”

This Weekend: Please welcome Fr. Jerry Knueven,

            celebrant at all Masses

Monday: Fr. Bob on vacation through Thursday, Aug. 31

Friday: First Friday Communion calls

Next Weekend: Catholic University Collection (envelope Pack)

      Congratulations to Ken & Jean Shininger on their 50th Wedding Anniversary!

      St. Isidore Baptism of Cooper James Meyer, son of Jeffery & Samantha Meyer after the 10:00 a.m. Mass

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.

Altar-Rosary Society – Ladies of St. Isidore Parish 18 years or older are welcome to join the Altar-Rosary Society.  The Society’s purpose is the spiritual and social benefit of its members. Through donation of time and talents, members provide many social and service events.  Please consider using your talents in either a large or small way to serve our parish through this organization of women and view the sign-up sheet after Mass with one of the officers. First meeting is September 21 at The Bend site.


Birthday Wishes:

Andy Singer, August 28

Ron Walker, September 2


Anniversary Wishes:

Greg & Sarah Macsay, August 28

Jim & Nadine Leithauser, August 30

Kenneth & Jean Shininger, September 2 (50th)


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.


Area Events

First Friday Latin Mass will be celebrated Friday,   September 1, at 7:00 p.m. at Domus Angelorum Retreat House, located at 21706 State Route 114, Cloverdale, OH. All are welcome.

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.

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 “God Deepens on You” on Saturday, September 9.  The day begins with Mass at 8:30 a.m. with registration and Adoration following Mass. The day will conclude with Reconciliation and Benedictions at 3:00 p.m.  Costs is $10.00 per person and please bring a packed lunch. All are welcome.

Retreat leader will be Father Herman Scherger.

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!

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.

Beyond Dreamland: A Coordinated Response to the Opiate Epidemic - October 3, 2017, from 8:45 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Lucas County Children Services Conference & Learning Center, 711 Adams Street, Downtown Toledo.  Highly recommended by Fr. Joe Cardone from the Diocese of Toledo.  Check out more info on the bulletin boards at each site.


Note: The following document is a draft: the information contained within, may be changed at the upcoming council meeting.

Parish council meeting of St. Isidore Parish was held July 27, 2017, with council members present: Bennette Singer,  Teresa Dietrich,  Rebecca Meyer,  Brian Hammon, B.J. Kline, Jake Coolman, Jamie Gause, Levi Kuhn, Luke Shininger with Rebecca Mansel-Pleydell excused.


Meeting was called to order by President Teresa Dietrich, Father Kill opened with prayer;

Minutes:  reviewed minutes, motion to approve made by Luke, and seconded by Becky Meyer, motion to accept passed.

Finance; Annual report, read and approved, motion to approve made by Jamie, seconded by B.J., motion to accept passed

Maintenance:  Luke said the weed eater at the Bend site needs to be repaired, for cemetery use, decided to check into replacing it because of age. At Marysdale site, - west door in kitchen, the seal needs to be replaced, windows in the hall on both the north and south sides have water laying after a hard rain, will be checked into, there is a large washout that needs repaired, and the eaves spout in the southwest corner of church needs cleaned out.

Christian formation: Brian will go on retreat in August, will be looking into getting someone for our mission

Youth:  No Report

Family Life:  Parish hog roast went well, had a good attendance, was enjoyed by all especially the youngsters and water slide, discussed some issues that were brought up, thanks to all that helped make it a fun time. There will be a mass said for Deacon Rich Carnahan and wife for his part in doing the music and calling the dances, motion to approve made by Luke and seconded by Brian, motion to accept passed.

Communication and Service:  The parish church picnic will be September 10, 2017 at Bend site 

Liturgy:  No report

Father reported that if any improvements or projects are to be done by a parish, the Bishop must approve the projects of $30,000 or more, the total cost of the project must be considered even if it is to be completed in stages with each stage costing less than $30.000, this was referring to a discussion on air conditioning for hall at Marysdale.  


Old Business.   Flag was donated at Marysdale site, Thank You, the pictures directories are here and will be given out after masses.  Extra books are for sale at $5.00 each if someone wants an extra.

New Business:   Discussed Scott Graham‘s Deacon Ordination, phones were not working at Marysdale hall, was checked into and found that the problem was not the phones but the line coming in, working now. The well at the Bend site going to the church is not working very good, will be checked into to see if it can be improved, lack of water supply. 

Next meeting will be September 7th, 2017 at Marysdale site after 7:00 p.m. mass.  Motion to adjourn by Luke and seconded Levi, Father closed with prayer.

Respectfully submitted, Bennette Singer, secretary