22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, September 3 – St. Gregory the Great

No Mass

Tuesday, September 4 – 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 – Mary Ann Ott by Dr. Ron Berschig

Wednesday, September 5 – St. Teresa of Calcutta

6:45 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Carol Felter by Ed & Cathy Houck

Thursday, September 6 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Deb Shininger by Barb Homrich

Friday, September 7 – First Friday

8:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Bill Fillman by Randal & Judy Robinett


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, September 8 – 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 – Ann Shininger by M/M Greg Gause

   Servers: Jeffrey Smith, Eric Shininger, Adam Mack

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge –

Sunday, September 9 – Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge –

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Rafael Alberti by Lisa Alberti

    Servers: Isaac and Abram Shininger, Alex Macsay


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – August 25/26, 2018

Loose - $613.10

Regular Envelopes - $1,470.00 (64)

Assumption - $265.00 (19)

ACA Rebate - $5,387.00

Total - $7,735.10  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 are now available in the church vestibules.  Please join us!


A Family Perspective: In today’s gospel Jesus warns “what comes from within can defile” a person.  Families need to worry about “outside influences” but also about “inside influences.”  The values our children carry for a lifetime are learned at home.  Habits of the Hearth are the most powerful influences on a child.  That’s the good news!  That can also be the bad news!

“Around Our Parishes”

This Weekend: Bethlehem Christian Families Olive

Wood Carvings Sale – after all Masses

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

- Catholic University Collection (envelope box)

Wednesday: St. Isidore (Marysdale) CCD begins with Mass at 6:45 p.m. & installation of CCD teachers

Thursday:  2018 Diocesan Pastoral Conference at Sandusky, Ohio from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday: First Friday Communion calls

- St. Isidore Baptism of Levi Marshall Coolman, son of Jake & Holly Coolman at 5:30 p.m.

Next Weekend: St. Isidore Annual Picnic

St. Michael’s Ridge Catechetical Sunday with installation of CCD teachers at 8:30 a.m. Mass

Adoration Chapel hours The Adoration Chapel will re-open on Wednesday, September 5 at 6am.  Have a good holiday weekend!


The St. Isidore Annual Parish Picnic will be held next 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:

Scott Bauer, September 5

Dan Mekus, September 5

John Hesselschwardt, September 9


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.


CCD News

CCD will begin with an opening Mass for grades 1-12 at Marysdale on Wednesday, September 5th at 6:45. All are welcome to join in starting our year off with prayer. Questions or to enroll a new student contact Alison Garcia 419-399-0647. 


Area Events

K of C Pancake Breakfast – This 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.

First Friday Latin Mass

Latin Mass will be celebrated September 7 at 7 pm at Domus Angelorum Retreat House, 21706 State Route 114, Cloverdale, OH. All are welcome.

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 ‘The Mystical Body” on Saturday, September 8.  The day begins with Mass at 8:30am with registration and Adoration following Mass. The day will conclude with Confessions and Benediction at 3pm. Retreat leader will be Father Herman Scherger.

Cost is $ 10.00 per person and please bring a packed lunch. All are welcome.

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.  The 14th annual Perch, Peach, Pierogi and Polka Festival is being held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in downtown Port Clinton at 109 E. Perry Street, over Labor Day Weekend.  Check out further details on the bulletin board at each site.


October 2, 2018, cost $30.00 (includes meal).  Departing from St. John on Jackson Ave. at 9am.  Register by September 17, 2018. All registrations are being accepted at St. John Parish Office 419-782-7121.

Trip will include visits to:  Window Creations, Ottoville, where stained glass windows are made and restored, Immaculate Conception Church – Ottoville, St. Joseph Church - Fort Jennings, and St. John the Evangelist Church – Delphos.




Diocesan Events

USCCB Call to Prayer – Week 5

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 is bad Constitutional law.

Even legal experts who support abortion believe Roe is not well-reasoned and is a case of extreme judicial overreach.

*The late Yale Law Professor John Hart Ely said, Roe v Wade is "a very bad decision…because it is not constitutional law and gives almost no sense of an obligation to try to be."

*Attorney Edward Lazarus, former law clerk to Roe's author, Justice Blackmun, put it this way: "As a matter of constitutional interpretation and judicial method, Roe borders on the indefensible… [It is] one of the most intellectually suspect constitutional decisions of the modern era."

*Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Tribe criticized Roe saying," behind its own verbal smokescreen, the substantive judgment on which it rests is nowhere to be found."

*Justice Sandra Day O'Connor said, "The Court's abortion decisions have already worked a major distortion in the Court's Constitutional jurisprudence…no legal rule or doctrine is safe from ad hoc nullification by this Court."

*And then-Circuit Judge (now Justice) Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Roe "ventured too far in the change it ordered and presented an incomplete justification for its action."

When experts on both sides of the abortion debate agree that Roe is bad law, reversing it makes good legal sense and would return abortion policy back to the people to be decided through the democratic process.