21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, August 27 – St. Monica

8:00 p.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Dick Meyers by Mary Jane Burgei

Tuesday, August 28 – St. Augustine

7:00 p.m. – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Cenacle, Reconciliation, Prayers to St. Philomena

7:45 p.m. Mass –St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Clarice Shininger by Don, Leah, & Rachel Layman

Wednesday, August 29 – The Passion of St. John the Baptist

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Patrick McCann by Richard & Lucille Myers

Thursday, August 30 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Dave Densmore by Bob & Stella Shininger

Friday, August 31 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Winterhalter family by Bill Winterhalter


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, August 25 – 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 – Doris Antoine by Marc & Virginia Shuherk

   Servers: Elijah & Isaiah Goliver, John Shininger

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Ted Garmyn by John & Staci Garmyn

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

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Gerald Steffel by Karen & Dave Mekus

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Robert Schindler by Bob & Pat Vetter

    Servers: Dominic & Michael Mansel-Pleydell, Andrea Macsay


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – August 18/19, 2018

Loose - $287.00

Regular Envelopes - $808.00 (40)

Assumption - $70.00 (4)

Hall Rental - $50.00 (1)

Votive Candles - $7.00

Total - $1,222.00  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: Even though many found the teachings of Jesus “difficult,” He did not back down.  In our families, it is important to say what is difficult to hear, to speak the truth with kindness, to correct with love, and to guide with understanding.

“Around Our Parishes”

This 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

Wednesday: St. Michael’s Ridge Finance Committee Mtg. – after 7pm Mass

Thursday: St. Michael’s Ridge Parish Council Mtg. at 7:30pm

Next Weekend: Bethlehem Christian Families Olive Wood Carvings Sale – after all Masses

      Rolls and coffee after the 10am Mass at Marysdale, sponsored by the CYO

40th Anniversary Celebration – We will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Anita Bertsch as Father Kill’s housekeeper this Sunday after the 10am Mass at Marysdale.  There will be an opportunity to add to a spiritual bouquet as well as enjoy cake, rolls, and coffee.


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:

Kim Bowers, August 27

Andy Singer, August 28

Ron Walker, September 2


Anniversary Wishes:

Greg & Sarah Macsay, August 28

Jim & Nadine Leithauser, August 30

Ken & Jean Shininger, September 2


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.


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.


CELEBRATING SENIORS will meet on Tuesday, September 4 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Defiance.   Rosary is at 10:40, Mass is at 11:00, followed by lunch for a free will offering.  Come and join us as we celebrate the Mexican culture within our churches.  There will be Mexican food, Mexican music, followed by playing Mexican Bingo.  Anyone aged 55 years and older is welcome and invited to attend.   There will be an opportunity to register for the bus trip that is scheduled for October 2.  PLUS, you will hear about plans for future meetings where you will have the opportunity to pleasantly participate.   For questions, please call 419-782-7121.


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 4

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.

Roe's extreme abortion license is not widely supported.
Abortion advocates claim that Roe enjoys broad public support and some recent polls seem to provide evidence for this claim. But most polls don't explain Roe's extreme abortion license and some misrepresent it. For example, a 2016 Pew Research Center poll claims 69% of Americans favor Roe v. Wade and 28% oppose it.

But the poll wrongly describes Roe as establishing "a woman's constitutional right to an abortion, at least in the first three months of pregnancy."  The fact is, Roe made abortion legal through all 9 months of pregnancy and for virtually any reason. 

  The vast majority of Americans oppose the policy of nearly unlimited abortion dictated by Roe, and most believe abortion should not be legal for the reasons it is most often performed. A June 2018 Gallup poll shows that 72% of Americans said abortion should be illegal in the second trimester and 87% said abortion should be illegal in the last trimester.  A 2018 Marist poll shows that 51% of women said abortion should never be permitted (9%) or permitted only in cases of rape, incest, and to save the woman's life (42%).

  So why do polls show a majority of Americans favoring Roe v. Wade?  Because they don't really know what Roe did.