24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday-Friday, September 17-21

No Masses – Fr. Bob on vacation


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, September 22 – Vigil of the Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Kenneth Wonderly by Friends & Family

   Servers: Daniel, Jeremiah, and Simon Hammon

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Doug Mack by Harley Burkholder

Sunday, September 23 – Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Pam Wagner

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Viv Koontz by Sam & Debbie Slusser

   Servers: Tim Meyer, Abram & Isaac Shininger

St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – September 8/9, 2018

Loose - $328.25

Regular Envelopes - $1,494.00 (56)

Funeral Stipend - $100.00 (1)

Total - $1,922.25  Thank you.  May God bless you!


Please note – Fr. Bob’s Vacation

Through Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, I will be taking some time for a fall vacation.  Please welcome Fr. Al Ceranowski, a priest who will be taking all the weekend Masses & Confessions this weekend.

In case of emergency while I am on vacation, please contact one of the area priests including:

Fr. Fred Duschl (419-272-2475) or Fr. John Stites (419-345-5999) or Deacon Scott Graham (419-518-0281). Also Ronda Fabiano at the CCD office (419-497-3122) would be happy to assist you. Please keep me in your prayers – as I will you also!!


St. Isidore Altar Rosary Society Members - Society booklets are now available in the church vestibules.  Please join us at our monthly meeting this Thursday.


Birthday Wishes:

Josh Mansel-Pleydell, September 17

Augustine Stuckey, September 18

BJ Kline, September 18

Kelly (Luke) Shininger, September 19

Mary Lou Speiser, September 20

Nick Meyer, September 21

Elijah Goliver, September 22

Kristine Manning, September 23


Pray for the sick:

Cody Davis, Marianne Fleming, Denny Fronk, Noah Garcia, Jim Kunesh, Danny Mekus, Don Meyer, Marilyn Minck, Roseann Nusbaum, Betty Adelman (sister of Anita Bertsch), and all who need our prayers.



A Family Perspective: If we want to be happy at home, we must commit (“lose ourselves”) to our family.  If we try to be independent from others (“save ourselves”), we end up lonely and alone.  Happiness is found in commitments. The gospel is true: We save our life by losing it!

“Around Our Parishes”

This Weekend: Please welcome Fr. Al Ceranowski, celebrant at all Masses & Confession

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

No Masses Monday thru Friday – Fr. Bob on vacation

Tuesday: Holy Hour at St. Isidore, Delaware Bend at 7pm – led by Deacon Scott Graham

Wednesday: Holy Hour at St. Michael’s Ridge at 7pm - led by Deacon Scott Graham

Thursday: St. Isidore Altar Rosary Society Meeting – 7pm at Marysdale (Rosary only)

Saturday: Autumn begins!

Meijer Gift Cards for St. Mary’s Food Pantry – Meijer gift cards are available in the vestibule at both sites.  Take one to the local Meijer store, purchase it for $10, and Meijer will convert your donation into a food-only gift card that goes directly to the St. Mary’s Food Pantry. Help defeat hunger in our area.


The Four County L.O.S.S. Team thanks you for your generous donation of unwanted shoes for the Suicide Awareness Display. The display is to be in Defiance the week of September 24th.  Thanks again from Richard Sheets


CCD NEWS - St. Isidore CCD Youth will again be collecting pop cans and change for Thanksgiving meals at the Cherry Street Mission in Toledo and will be collecting pop tabs for the Ronald McDonald House of Northwest Ohio. Leave your donations in the blue barrel in the Marysdale hall. Thank you!


Area Events

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

We want to encourage anyone who is interested in learning about the Faith and becoming Catholic to take the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults).  The program will begin on Thursday, September 20, 2018, at 7:00pm at St. John’s, Defiance in their St. Luke’s Room.  A special thanks to Mrs. Janice Elliott and the RCIA team who welcomed St. Michael’s Ridge and St. Isidore parishes to join their RCIA classes.  Please contact Fr. Kill 419-497-2161 or Mrs. Janice Elliott 419-782-7121 if interested.


Come Hold My Son Parish Mission will be held at Immaculate Conception in Ottoville on Sunday, September 23 at 7:00pm. This event promises to be an inspiring, life-changing mission for all parishes and communities, especially FAMILIES OF ALL AGES!  The presenter of this mission, Daniel Oberreuter, will make the Blessed Sacrament the main focus.  Inspired by the song he wrote, “Come Hold My Son,” he will take us on a journey through the mysteries of the rosary. Daniel will then reveal his soul through his testimony and his music. Join us at 5:30pm at the gazebo next to church for free ice cream and entertainment before the mission. Visit the website www.Comeholdmyson.com or call the Parish Office at (419) 453-3513.


Benefit for Brady Chapa

(10 year old from Liberty Center with childhood cancer).

"Defiance Has Talent and Heart," Sunday, September 30

at 4:00pm at the K of C Hall. Includes buffet meal, auctions, great talent, with emcee Rick Small.

Tickets are $20 ($10 for students) with the deadline

September 24. Available at Ken's Furniture, A Little Slice of Heaven, or call Deb Weisgerber at 419-782-

4311.  Also if you can help out by bringing cookies/brownies/cupcakes please let Deb or Carrie Sines know.  We appreciate everyone’s help, support, and prayers for Brady!


Our Lady, Queen of The Most Holy Rosary Cathedral Concerts 2018- 2019


The Cathedral Concert series kicks off on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 3:00pm with a free performance featuring Andrew Sords performing on the violin and Eriko Izumida performing on the piano. Having established an international performing career, this American violinist has garnered accolades on four continents for his performances combining visceral virtuosity and ravishing tone. Sords has been the recipient of numerous awards and has performed as a soloist with over 300 orchestras. The series brings together some of the finest regional musicians and the magnificent atmosphere of Rosary Cathedral for the enjoyment of audiences in Northwest Ohio. All concerts are free except the Toledo Symphony presentation of Handel’s Messiah.



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.


Empowered for Discipleship Conference: Join engaging speakers Dave VanVickle and Mark Mussman as they share How God empowers me to live as a disciple of Jesus? OCTOBER 5-6, 2018 at St. Jerome Parish Center Gym, 300 Warner St., Walbridge, OH 43465. For more information, visit www.mccrholyspirit.org, call the Ministry to Catholic Charismatic Renewal at 419-691-6686, or email mccrholyspirit@gmail.com  Information and registration form are available on the bulletin board at each site.


Milestone Wedding Anniversaries at Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral October 28,2018 at 3:00pm. If you are celebrating a milestone wedding anniversary in 2018 – 25, 40, 50, 60, or 60+ years – plan to join Bishop Daniel Thomas for the Order of Blessing Married Couples within Holy Mass. Registered couples receive a commemorative certificate and are invited to a reception following Mass. To register contact Luke Shininger at 419-770-1980 or go to www.toledoanniversarymass.org. You must be registered by Oct. 8.


Diocesan Events

USCCB Call to Prayer – Week 7

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.

Abortion fails women.

Abortion is often portrayed as essential for women to achieve freedom and equality with men, yet many report feeling some degree of pressure or aborting to please someone else—often their partner.  Further, after the abortion, many women report feelings of depression, suicidal or self-harm inclinations, sadness, shame, and regret.

For example, Cynthia Carney in an amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court described the aftermath of her abortion saying, "For 23 years, I went into crying spells, depression, suicidal thoughts. Emotionally it devastated me." Camelia Murphy explained, "I have suffered with low self-esteem, self-hatred, suicidal impulses, constant anxiety (especially about sex and about making decisions)." Donna Razin said that her abortion caused her "[d]eep regret – initially I was suicidal – as the years have progressed I have developed a heightened level of bitterness and anger and self-hate." Women would be better served if society tried to creatively answer the needs of single mothers, mothers trying to get through school, mothers needing higher or more stable finances, etc. rather than telling them that the death of their children is the best answer. We can and should do better for all women.