21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass 

Monday, August 24 – St. Bartholomew, Apostle

No Mass 

Tuesday, August 25 – St. Louis; St. Jsoeph Calasanz, Priest - No Mass

Wednesday, August 26 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

7:00 p.m. – Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Carmen Wagner by siblings

Thursday, August 27 – St. Monica

9:00 a.m. – Mass - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Jenny Kolb by Melvin & Mary Ann Waters

Friday, August 28 – St. Augustine

9:00 a.m. – Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Mary Ibarra Guiterrez

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, August 29 – Vigil of the 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Jim Wehrkamp by Bob & Heather Miller

6:30 p.m. – Saint Michael’s Ridge – Paul Wagner by Vivian Wagner

Sunday, August 30 –22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m.–St. Michael’s Ridge–Virginia & Robert Rath

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – 60th Wedding Anniversary of Bob & Stella Shininger

*********************************************Weekly collections from August 15/16, 2020

Loose - $235.26

Regular Envelopes -$1,848.00 (53)

Votive Candles - $29.50

Funeral Stipend - $225.00 (2)

Harold Kunesh Memorial - $50.00 (1)

Assumption - $145.00 (8)

Maintenance Fund - $30.00 (1)

Total - $2,562.76  Thank you.  May God bless you!


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

Please contact Chris with intentions for the prayer line.  Names are not necessary; causes may be listed as “special intentions.”

54-Day Rosary Miracle Novena – The 54-day novena rosary will be prayed every day at St Isidore, Marysdale at 4 pm through September 10 for peace and the upcoming election. From September 11-October 7 the rosary will be prayed in thanksgiving. Please join us if you can. More information about the novena can be found at https://youtu.be/m6EjY6j6GKc

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

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


From the Desk of Fr. Jake

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Let us pray for healing of the people, especially the victims, who have been wounded in the tragedy involving Fr Michael Zacharias.  Fr Zacharias is placed on administrative leave effective Tuesday, August 18, 2020.  I worked with Fr Zacharias for 2 years in Fremont St Joseph, St Ann, and Bishop Hoffman Catholic Schools.  Many people called me on Tuesday; there were many tears and prayers offered.  My first thought was sorrow for the victims.  And then I began to ask myself, why didn’t I see this before?  It’s a question that every person who contacted me from Fremont asked me: Why couldn’t we see or stop this?  I feel sorrow for Fr Mike Zacharias too.  May God bring healing to all wounded souls who suffer from the mystery of evil.  May we not be afraid to offer prayers and fasting as we experience and share the truth and love of our Redeemer Jesus Christ.  God bless you, Fr Jake

Around the Parishes:

1.   Ronda Fabiano resigned as Coordinator of Religious Education for St Michael Parish on Monday, August 17, 2020.  THANK YOU RONDA FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR PARISH FAMILY!!!  God bless you and your family, in Christ, St Michael Parish

2.  If anyone would like to take on the work and prayer of Coordinator of Religious Education for St Michael Parish, please contact Fr Jake at 419-980-5739.

3.  Financial reports are in the bulletins for both parishes and copies will be in the back of the churches.  If you need assistance or an extra copy, please contact Kent Beilharz or Melissa Moninger.

4.  THANK YOU TO CHRIS SHIARLA, ROB GIESEGE, AND DAVE KAHLE WHO FINISHED THEIR TERM ON ST MIKE’S FINANCE COUNCIL OF 6.5 YEARS!!! You all went above and beyond the call of duty!  God bless you!

5.  New members are being recruited for the St Mike’s Finance council.  

6.  St Mike’s Maintenance and Finance minutes regarding this past week’s meeting will be forthcoming.



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 9, 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 was a flyer in last 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

Casey Kunesh, August 24

Joe Macsay, August 25

Kim Bowers, August 27

Andy Singer, August 28

Fr. Jake Gordon, August 31


Anniversary Wishes

Greg & Sarah Macsay, August 28

Jim & Nadine Leithauser, August 30


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. 

Weber Center Offers Virtual Painting and Mixed Media Class via Zoom

Have you always wanted to try your hand at art? A virtual painting and mixed media course, “Finding the Artist in You,” might just give you that opportunity.

Brenda Singletary, MFA, Director of the Art Factory in Adrian, Michigan, offers the course from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. EDT Thursdays, September 10, 17, 24, and October 1, 2020 via Zoom. No prior art experience is needed. The $50 cost does not include supplies. 

Details of the class, a list of supplies, and registration can be found on the Weber Center website, www.webercenter.org. Click on programs and select “Finding the Artist in You.” Registration may also be made by calling 517-266-4000 or emailing webercenter@adriandominicans.org. Limited scholarships are available.

Please use the latest version of Zoom to join the class, and please note that Weber Center cannot provide technical assistance by phone or email.


'Oh, the Depths!': Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time


Isaiah 22:15, 19–23
Psalm 138:1–3, 6, 8
Romans 11:33–36
Matthew 16:13–20
 “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!” Paul exclaims in today’s Epistle. Today’s Psalm, too, takes up the triumphant note of joy and thanksgiving. Why? Because in the Gospel, the heavenly Father reveals the mystery of His kingdom to Peter.

With Peter, we rejoice that Jesus is the anointed Son promised to David, the one prophesied to build God’s temple and reign over an everlasting kingdom (see 2 Samuel 7).

What Jesus calls “my Church” is the kingdom promised to David’s son (see Isaiah 9:1–7). As we hear in today’s First Reading, Isaiah foretold that the keys to David’s kingdom would be given to a new master, who would rule as father to God’s people.

Jesus, the root and offspring of David, alone holds the kingdom’s keys (see Revelation 1:18; 3:7; 22:16). In giving those keys to Peter, Jesus fulfills that prophecy, establishing Peter—and all who succeed him—as holy father of His Church.

His Church, too, is the new house of God—the spiritual temple founded on the “rock” of Peter, and built up out of the living stones of individual believers (see 1 Peter 2:5).

Abraham was called “the rock” from which the children of Israel were hewn (see Isaiah 51:1–2). And Peter becomes the rock from which God raises up new children of God (see Matthew 3:9).

The word Jesus uses—“church” (ekklesia in Greek)—was used in the Greek translation of the Old Testament for the “assembly” of God’s children after the Exodus (see Deuteronomy 18:16; 31:30).

His Church is the “assembly of the firstborn” (see Hebrews 12:23; Exodus 4:23–24), established by Jesus’ exodus (see Luke 9:31). Like the Israelites, we are baptized in water, led by the Rock, and fed with spiritual food (see 1 Corinthians 10:1–5).

Gathered at His altar, in the presence of angels, we sing His praise and give thanks to His holy name.

Yours in Christ,
Scott Hahn, PhD