22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass 

Monday, August 31 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass 

Tuesday, September 1 – Weekday in Ordinary Time 

7:00 p.m. – Mass –St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Healing for Jim Nusbaum, Jr. & Becky Rhodes by Family

Wednesday, September 2 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

7:00 p.m. –Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Holly Garmyn

Thursday, September 3 – St. Gregory the Great, Pope & Doctor of the Church

9:00 a.m.–Mass - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Clara Kunesh by Shirley Fry Family

Friday, September 4 – First Friday

8:00 a.m. – Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Keith Baird by Bob & Heather Miller


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, September 5 – Vigil of the Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – For the People of our Parish

6:30 p.m.–Saint Michael’s Ridge – Eric Bennett (living) by Vivian Wagner

Sunday, September 6 – Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m.–St. Michael’s Ridge–Carl Wagner by Family

10:00 a.m. -St. Isidore, Marysdale – Deceased Members of the Frank & Mary Singer’s Family by Jamie & Jackie Singer

*********************************************Weekly collections from August 22/23, 2020

Loose - $30.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,015.00 (34)

Assumption - $40.00 (1)

Maintenance Fund - $30.00 (1)

Total - $1,115.00  Thank you.  May God bless you!


St. Isidore Prayer Line – Please contact Chris Stuckey at (419)658-2012 or christine43549@hotmail.com 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 is 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


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.


Thank you! - I would like to thank everyone for your Prayers, Cards and Best Wishes for my recovery from Cancer and Radiation!  I am doing very well!  Praise be to God!  Stella Shininger


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


Around our Parishes:

1.    Baptisms: Congratulations to Zelee Renee Carder, daughter of Kayla and Zach Carder and congratulations to Case Thomas Fisher, son of Teresa and Joe Fisher, who were baptized last weekend at St Isidore Parish!!!!  To many years in Christ!!!

2.   Let us pray for the repose of the souls of Velma Clyburn of St Isidore Parish, Tom Wetli of St Michael Parish, and Joan Miller of St Michael Parish.  May they rest in eternal peace in heaven with God, and may the Lord bring healing to all their family and friends who miss them.  

3.   St Mike’s CCD Mtg:  All CCD Teachers and Parish Council are invited to a CCD meeting at St Mike’s Basement, on Thursday, September 10 at 7pm.  We will discuss plans for this year’s CCD program.  

4.   Please pray for the people who will be married soon: on Sept 12 Abby Parrot and Kurt Kahle at St Mikes and Sept 26 Brett Dietrich and Anna Doctor at St Mikes.


Message from Fr Jake:  Let us continue to offer prayers and fasting for the healing of our Church and the families throughout the world.  Our spiritual sacrifices do make the world a better place and such spiritual exercises free us from selfishness, anger, and other vices that can weight our hearts down during time of pandemic and scandal.  Thought for the week:  How did I allow God in my life by helping someone today with kindness and charity?


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. 


Birthday Wishes

Scott Bauer, September 5
Danny Mekus, September 5


Anniversary Wishes

Ken & Jean Shininger, September 2
Inocencio & Alison Garcia, September 4


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.


Father James Martin, SJ, Offers Virtual Discussion on Book on Catholic Church and LGBT Community

Father James Martin, SJ, leads a virtual discussion on his book, Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect. His discussion, via live stream, is from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. EDT Thursday, September 17, 2020. Participants are encouraged to read Father Martin’s book before the program. The book may be purchased from the Weber Center Shop for $10 plus shipping. To order, call 517-266-4030 or email webershop@adriandominicans.org

The discussion is free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated. To receive the live stream link, register online at www.webercenter.org and click on Programs. Registration is also available by calling 517-266-4000 or emailing webercenter@adriandominicans.org.


For Your Life: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jeremiah 20:7–9
Psalm 63:2–6, 8–9
Romans 12:1–2
Matthew 16:21–27
Today’s First Reading catches the prophet Jeremiah in a moment of weakness. His intimate lamentation contains some of the strongest language of doubt found in the Bible. Following God’s call, he feels abandoned. Preaching His Word has brought him only derision and reproach.

But God does not deceive—and Jeremiah knows this. God tests the just (see Jeremiah 20:11–12), and disciplines His children through their sufferings and trials (see Hebrews 12:5–7).

What Jeremiah learns, Jesus states explicitly in today’s Gospel. To follow Him is to take up a cross, to deny yourself—your priorities, preferences, and comforts. It is to be willing to give it all up, even life itself, for the sake of His gospel. As Paul says in today’s Epistle, we have to join ourselves to the passion of Christ, to offer our bodies—our whole beings—as living
sacrifices to God.

By His Cross, Jesus has shown us what Israel’s sacrifices of animals were meant to teach: we owe to God all that we have.

God’s kindness is a greater good than life itself, as we sing in today’s Psalm. The only thanks we can offer is our spiritual worship—to give our lives to the service of His will (see Hebrews 10:3–11; Psalm 50:14, 23).

Peter doesn’t yet get this in today’s Gospel. As it was for Jeremiah, the cross is a stumbling block for Peter (see 1 Corinthians 1:23). This too is our natural temptation—to refuse to believe that our sufferings play a necessary part in God’s plan.

That’s how people think, Jesus tells us today. But we are called to the renewal of our minds—to think as God thinks, to will what He wills.

In the Mass, we once again offer ourselves as perfect and pleasing sacrifices of praise (see Hebrews 13:15). We bless Him as we live, confident that we will find our lives in losing them, that with the riches of His banquet, our souls will be satisfied.

Yours in Christ,
Scott Hahn, PhD


Back to School Prayer

I pray for all schools and colleges in our community.

I pray for the safety and health of all students returning to school.

I pray specifically for (students you know of by name).  Lord, hear my prayer for those who may struggle to find friends, or have moved to a new school.

I pray for Christian students to share the love of Jesus with other students who do not yet know Jesus.

I pray for strength and health for all of the staff and teachers preparing to teach these students.

I pray for all of the parents who are homeschooling their children.

I pray for Christian teachers to share the love of Jesus with their students and fellow teachers.

I pray for the parents who are sending their kids to school this year.  Lord, please help parents to model Christ at home to their kids.

I pray for safe travels to and from school this year for all bus drivers, parents, and student drivers.  

I pray for safety and protection for all schools in our area for this entire school year.  Amen.