23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass 

Monday, September 7 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass 

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

No Mass

Wednesday, September 9 – St. Peter Claver, Priest

8:00 a.m. – Adoration & Confessions – St. Michael’s Ridge

9:00 a.m.  – Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Virginia & Robert Rath by Robyn Hawkins

6:45 p.m.  – Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – CCD Opening Mass & Installation of Teachers 

Thursday, September 10 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

9:00 a.m. – Mass - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Ruth Fritz by Ron & Linda Kolb

Friday, September 11 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

9:00 a.m. – Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Marion & Albert Mekus by Mike & Carol Rieke


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, September 12 – Vigil of the Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Rafael Alberti by Lisa Alberti

6:30 p.m. – Saint Michael’s Ridge – Jan Sholl

Sunday, September 13 – Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – For the People of the Parish

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Deceased Family & Friends by Steve & Barb Coolman

*********************************************Weekly collections from August 29/30, 2020

Loose - $110.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,802.00 (51)

Assumption - $20.00 (2)

Maintenance Fund - $100.00 (1)

Harold Kunesh Memorials - $455.00

Total - $2,487.00  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.

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 (Schedule change this week only)

St. Isidore, DB - Thursday, 8am-7pm


Around our Parishes:


2.  Please pray for the repose of Kathryn Bollock, wife of Ron Bollock, and mother of Mary Ann Benecke.  Kathryn was a dedicated wife, mother, grandma, and teacher.  May she rest in peace and may the Lord bring healing to all her family and friends.  

3.  Reminder: St Mike’s CCD Teacher and Parish Council Meeting will be Thursday, September 10 at 7pm.  Please attend so that we can continue our CCD for the young people of our parish family.


5.  Thank you to John Culler and all the people who volunteered to replace the roof on the barn building behind the rectory at St Mike’s!!!  GREAT JOB!!!


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.


Conscience and the Catholic Voter – Bishop Thomas has sent a cover letter and a series of eight articles for guidance for Catholics of good will in this election year.  Beginning this weekend, the first article will be attached to the bulletin, with one of the remaining seven attached each week for the next seven weeks leading up to the election on November 3.  The materials are being forwarded to you at the request of Bishop Thomas and Peter Range of the Office for Life and Justice (Catholic Charities). Peter also invites you to view the following video series:  https://www.awakencatholic.org/election.

Bishop Thomas prays that these outlines will help us form our consciences through understanding Catholic teaching and hopes we will approach these issues with prayer, charity, and fidelity.


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 25th, at 3:00 pm, 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.  Due to COVID-19, only the first 100 couples will be able to attend, with one guest allowed.  Please register soon to be able to attend this celebration.  For more information regarding this event and to register please visit www.toledoanniversarymass.org or contact Alice Jacobs ajacobs@toledodiocese.org 419-214-4978.


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


Birthday Wishes

John Hesselschwardt, September 9

Richard Sheets, September 10

Eric Macsay, September 11

Joseph Fisher, September 12

Andy Mack, September 12


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. 


Attention high school seniors!  Ave Maria University (near Naples, FL) is offering the Toledo Scholarship ($28,000 over 4 years) and the Toledo Homeschool Scholarship ($36,000 over 4 years) to local Catholic students, making an authentic Catholic education truly affordable. Additional institutional and federal aid are available. You are also invited to participate in the 2020 AMU Michigan Fly-In, which is a FREE college visit to AMU TH, Oct. 29 – SUN, Nov. 1, including airfare, lodging, food, etc.  Limited spots available!  For more information or to apply for the Fly-In, visit www.avemariafoundation.org


To Win Them Back: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Ezekiel 33:7–9
Psalm 95:1–2, 6–9
Romans 13:8–10
Matthew 18:15–20

As Ezekiel is appointed watchman over the house of Israel in today’s first Reading, so Jesus in the Gospel today establishes His disciples as guardians of the new Israel of God, the Church (see Galatians 6:16).

He also puts in place procedures for dealing with sin and breaches of the faith, building on rules of discipline prescribed by Moses for Israel (see Leviticus 19:17–20; Deuteronomy 19:13). The heads of the new Israel, however, receive extraordinary powers—similar to those given to Peter (see Matthew 16:19). They have the power to bind and loose, to forgive sins and to reconcile sinners in His name (see John 20:21–23).

But the powers He gives the Apostles and their successors depends on their communion with Him. As Ezekiel is only to teach what he hears God saying, the disciples are to gather in His name and to pray and seek the will of our heavenly Father.

But today’s readings are more than a lesson in Church order. They also suggest how we’re to deal with those who trespass against us, a theme that we’ll hear in next week’s readings as well.
Notice that both the Gospel and the First Reading presume that believers have a duty to correct sinners in our midst. Ezekiel is even told that he will be held accountable for their souls if he fails to speak out and try to correct them.

This is the love that Paul in today’s Epistle says we owe to our neighbors. To love our neighbors as ourselves is to be vitally concerned for their salvation. We must make every effort, as Jesus says, to win our brothers and sisters back, to turn them from the false paths.

We should never correct out of anger or a desire to punish. Instead, our message must be that of today’s Psalm—urging the sinner to hear God’s voice, not to harden their hearts, and to remember that He is the one who made us, and the rock of our salvation.


Yours in Christ,

Scott Hahn, PhD

Abortion Violates the Laws of God

We need to review certain facts.  First of all, the most beautiful thing a woman can be is a mother.  Only women have the power to populate God’s earth and women are the ones who nurture and cherish their children.

But, sad to say, the most dangerous place on Earth today is the womb of a mother.  That is because of legalized abortion – a vicious taking of a life.  We need to take the blinders off our eyes and see the horrendous evil that is abortion.  It is an abomination in God’s eyes.

There is absolutely no government, no law and no man that can override or veto God’s law.

Get the facts.  Do not believe the lies from the abortion industry.  Don’t be fooled into believing it’s just tissue in the womb.  It’s a baby.

Ruth Weber

Davenport Iowa