22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, September 4 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass

Tuesday, September 5 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

7:00 p.m. – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Cenacle,

     Reconciliation, Prayers to St. Philomena

7:45 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Audrey

     Walk by Jack & Mick Speiser

Wednesday, September 6 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

6:45 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale - Opening CCD

     session for Grades 1-12

Thursday, September 7 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Bernie

     Czartoski by family

Friday, September 8 – The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Living &

     Deceased Members of the Coressel family by Sandy

     Coressel Phelps


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, September 9 – Vigil of the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

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

     Shininger by Roxana Timbrook

  Servers: Scott Graham, Eli and Jude Shininger

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Ramona Winterhalter

     by Kenneth & Connie Blue

Sunday, September 10 – Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Paul Voigt by Chris

     & Karen Newton

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Cecilia Steffel by


  Servers: Scott Graham, Miguel Garcia, Tim Meyer

St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – August 26/27, 2017

Loose - $338.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,563.00 (64)

Assumption - $35.00 (2)

Hall Rental - $50.00 (1)

Total - $1.986.00  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. 

CCD Begins - All parents are invited to attend the opening CCD Mass on Wednesday, September 6, at Marysdale for all classes 1-12.  Mass will begin a 6:45 p.m. and you can meet your child/children's CCD teacher after Mass. We are looking forward to seeing all of you!

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.

A Family Perspective: Relationships live in a careful balance.  If a person changes, the balance is altered requiring a shift in the relationship.  In today’s gospel Jesus announced a change and Peter resisted.  Sometimes, those we count on for support may actually get in the way.  Jesus told Peter:  “You are an obstacle to me.”

“Around Our Parishes”

This Weekend: Catholic University Collection (envelope


     Congratulations to Ken & Jean Shininger on their

           50th Wedding Anniversary!

     St. Isidore Baptism of Cooper James Meyer, son of

           Jeffery & Samantha Meyer after 10:00 am Mass

     Rolls and coffee after 10:00 a.m. Mass at Marysdale

Thursday: Diocesan Pastoral Conference: Reclaiming

           Hearts for Christ – Exposing the Life of Porno-

           graphy – 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Camden Falls,

           Tiffin, Ohio

     St. Isidore Parish Council Meeting – after 7:00 p.m.

           Mass at Marysdale

Next Weekend: St. Michael’s 2nd Collection for Nathan

           Mekus Benefit

     St. Isidore Parish Picnic at Delaware Bend – begin-

           ning at 12:30 p.m. – all are welcome for potluck

           lunch and supper

Adoration Chapel Hours – The Adoration Chapel will re-open on Wednesday, September 6 at 6:00 a.m.  


2017 Diocesan Celebration of Wedding Anniversaries

Join Bishop Daniel Thomas and the Office of Marriage and Family Life to commemorate 25, 40, 50, 60 and 60+

years of marriage for couples in the Diocese of Toledo on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary. Registered couples will receive a commemorative certificate. To register go to:

toledoanniversarymass.org, contact Marsha Rivas, 419

-214-4938, or call your parish office. The registration

deadline is September 15, 2017.


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.


Ordination into the Deaconate Celebration - On Sunday, September 17, after the 10 a.m. Mass at Marysdale, the St. Isidore Parish Community will celebrate Scott Graham’s Ordination into the Deaconate with a recognition ceremony in the hall followed by a luncheon. Come join Scott and his family as we rejoice with them as Scott enters this very blessed role in our Catholic faith community!


Special Collection for Hurricane Harvey Victims Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo joins those praying for those who perished, their families, and untold numbers of people who are injured, homeless, or facing evacuation after the devastation wrought from Hurricane Harvey. Recovery efforts are expected to take months, if not years.

Your financial support will help with long-term recovery efforts, including needed pastoral care and support, case management to assist disaster victims navigate the system, and direct assistance to people unable to get insurance coverage or sufficient government support from FEMA.

As in past disasters, Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo is collecting and forwarding donations dollar for dollar to sister Catholic Charities agencies. Checks should be made out to Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, with a Hurricane Harvey Recovery notation, and sent to 1933 Spielbusch Avenue, Toledo, OH 43604.  A special collection will be taken up the weekend of September 16 & 17 at both parishes.


Birthday Wishes:

Scott Bauer, September 5

Dan Mekus, September 5

John Hesselschwardt, September 9

Richard Sheets, September 10


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

K of C Pancake Breakfast – This 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 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.


Area Bloodmobile – Urgent Appeal!!  Eagle’s Hall, Friday, September 8, from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


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!

The CPC needs volunteers to make baked goods (pies are great sellers) for a bake sale at their ‘Steps for Life’ Walkathon.  Please bake your goodies and bring them to the Walk at MacDonald-Ruff Ice Arena on Townline Road in Bryan on Sept 16. (Please have them at the park by 9:00 am.) Thank you for your continued support and for choosing 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 or Jane Meyer at 419-399-0979.  Monetary donations can be given to Jane Meyer, if you do not want to or cannot attend the event.


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.


2017 Holy Toledo Charismatic Conference – October 6-7, 2017, at St. Jerome Parish Life Center, Walbridge, Ohio.  See bulletin board for more details.  Early registration savings if done before September 8, 2017.