25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, September 24 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

8:00 p.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Victor Ricker by Mary Jane Burgei

Tuesday, September 25 – 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 – Deceased members of Stuckey, Kennedy, Rauth, Mohr, & Wisda families

Wednesday, September 26 – St. Cosmas & Damian

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Irene Steffel by Jack & Sharon Schliesser

Thursday, September 27 – St. Vincent de Paul

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Millie Weaner by Barbara Homrich

Friday, September 28 – St. Wenceslaus; St. Lawrence Ruiz & Companions, Martyrs

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Marjorie Siler by her family


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, September 29 – Vigil of the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Paul Nusbaum by Dan & Bennette Singer

   Servers: Elijah, Jude, and Noah Shininger

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – For the Intentions of Anita Bertsch – 40th Anniversary as Father Kill’s housekeeper

Sunday, September 30 – Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Louie & Mary Ricica

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Robert Cromwell by Ruthann Czartoski

   Servers: Riley Bowers, Kinsey Dietrich, Alex Garcia


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – September 15/16, 2018

Loose - $219.00

Regular Envelopes - $965.00 (45)

Votive Candles - $14.50

Total - $1,198.50  Thank you.  May God bless you!


Meijer Gift Cards for St. Mary’s Food Pantry – (1) 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.

(2) The St. Mary’s Food Pantry accepts fresh vegetables and fruit if anyone has excess from their gardens.  They also have refrigeration if anyone would like to donate items needing refrigeration.

(3) In addition to foodstuff the Catholic Food Pantry also stocks dry goods and general hygiene products. These are items that every household uses and can become expensive to purchase.  Items are accepted daily from 8:30am-4:30pm at the Parish Ministry Center located at the church site on Jefferson Avenue, Defiance.  They are closed from noon-1pm for lunch.  If you have any questions, please call 419-782-2776.

A Family Perspective: Disagreements are common in families.  But what would you say if Jesus posed the same question, “What are you arguing about?”  Is it silly and petty?  Is it an attempt to impose your will and control on another?  Today Jesus tells us and his disciples to give it up.  We are meant to serve each other, not control.

“Around Our Parishes”

Wednesday: St. Michael’s Ridge Parish Center Meeting- All Parish Center committees are invited

Thursday: Deanery Mtg. – 2pm

      St. Isidore Parish Council Mtg. at Marysdale – after 7pm Mass

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 this week. Thanks again from Richard Sheets


CCD NEWS – (1) There is a need for a few more adult parish members to be prayer partners for the high school CCD students.  All that is required is that they pray for the teen that they get. Some give gifts or cards during the year but they don’t have to. 

(2) 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!


Birthday Wishes

Abram Shininger, September 25

Becky Mansel-Pleydell, September 26

Alan Sheibley, September 27

Jessica Meyer, September 27

Jeffery Meyer, September 27

Dominic Mansel-Pleydell, September 28

Cody Davis, September 28

Tony Sheets, September 29

Katie Schroeder, September 29


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.


Area Events

Come Hold My Son Parish Mission will be held at Immaculate Conception in Ottoville this 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.

40 Days for Life Campaign Begins - Wed., September 26 Catholic Charities is hosting the ecumenical 40 Days for Life campaign in Northwest Ohio from Wednesday,

September 26 – Sunday, November 4. You can participate in three ways: prayer and fasting, community outreach and peaceful vigil. We invite you to pray for an hour in front of Capital Care Network, the Toledo abortion clinic, located at 1160 W. Sylvania Avenue.

Sign up at: www.40daysforlife.com/toledo. Since the international 40 Days for Life Campaign began in 2007, over 750,000 volunteers in over 40 nations have stood in prayerful witness at abortion clinics to witness to the dignity of human life. Through these prayerful campaigns, over 14,000 lives have been saved, 177 abortion workers have quit their positions, and 96 abortion facilities have shut down! To learn more, email Peter Range at prange@toledodiocese.org. Join the movement, and help us end abortion in Northwest Ohio!


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.


Celebrating Senior Church Tour - There are still seats available for the Celebrating Seniors church tour on October 2, 2018.  The cost is $30.00 which includes the meal.  Register by calling St. John Parish office at 419-782-7121.  The trip includes the following:  Window Creations in Ottoville where stained glass windows are made and restored, Immaculate Conception Church in Ottoville - lunch will be in their parish center, St. Joseph Church in Fort Jennings, and St. John the Evangelist Church in 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.


K of C Pancake Breakfast – This Sunday, October 7, 2018, at the K of C Hall on Elliott Road, Defiance, from 9am-11am.  Meal price are: $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.


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 8

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 stops a beating heart.
Abortion advocates usually refer to the human being growing in her/his mother's womb in dehumanizing terms like "product of conception" and suggest that most abortions are done before fetal organs are functioning. Actually, the vast majority are done after the fetal heart has begun beating. A baby's heart begins to beat at about 21 or 22 days after fertilization.  That's at about 3 weeks of development. The vast majority of abortions in the United States are done well after this point.