25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass 

Monday –Sept. 23 – St. Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest

No Mass

Tuesday, Sept. 24 – 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 – Clarice Shininger by Dave & Judy Meyer

Wednesday, Sept. 25 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

6:00 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Holy Hour with Confessions & Adoration

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge –Louie & Mary Ricica

Thursday, Sept. 26 – Sts. Cosmas and Damian

8:30-9:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale - Reconciliation

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Robert Schindler by Cheryl Hahn

Friday, Sept. 27 – St. Vincent de Paul, Priest

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – John, Mary, & “Weck” Westrick


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, Sept. 28 – 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 – Jim Sponsler by Sue Reicosky

   Servers: Daniel and Jeremiah Hammon

6:30 p.m. St. Michael’s Ridge – Bernard & Ann Ryan & Janet McCloud by Ryan daughters

Sunday, Sept. 29 – Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Lisa Yoder

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Richard J. Sheets by Chris & Christine Stuckey

   Servers: Dominic & Michael M-P and Jesse Coolman

*********************************************Weekly collection for September 14/15, 2019

Loose - $404.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,716.00 (65)

Catholic University - $10.00 (1)

Votive Candles - $8.51

Total - $2,138.51

Loose - $369.00  Thank you. May God bless you!


Scam Alert - parishioners are being contacted by telephone and email requesting monetary gifts, eBay gift cards, and other items by someone using Father Jake’s name. This is a scam. Do not respond to these calls or emails.  If you have received a call or email, please contact Steven Mueller at the Defiance County Sheriff’s Office at 419-784-1155. He is in charge of computer crimes.


Shirley Guilford is in Genesis Healthcare, 1104 Wesley Avenue, Bryan OH  43506, Room 804.


ACA Totals – St. Isidore Parish is now at 101.08% of our $12,000 goal with $12,130 pledged or donated of 09/13/2019.  Thank you to the 76 donors from our parish for your generosity.

A Family Perspective: Despite all our time-saving gadgets, we still have less leisure and family time.  To solve this, we created the myth of “Quality time.” Don’t be fooled: Quality time is quantity time.  Jesus counsels us today, we “cannot serve two masters” and expect to be happy.  Dedicate time to your family. No one in their final hours regretted not spending more time at work.

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.

Mass intentions for St. Michael’s – Please contact Karen Newton to schedule a Mass intention at St. Michael’s Ridge at 419-428-4585 or cell (419-576-0727) or cknewton@defnet.com. The donation can be given to Kent Beilharz directly or put in an envelope with his name on it and placed in the collection basket.

“Around Our Parishes”

This Sunday: Rolls & coffee after 10am Mass at MD,

            sponsored by the CYO

Birthday Wishes

Kristine Manning, September 23

Abram Shininger, September 25

Becky Mansel-Pleydell, September 26

Alan Sheibley, September 27

Jeffery Meyer, September 27

Jessica Meyer, September 27

Dominic Mansel-Pleydell, September 28

Cody Davis, September 28

Tony Sheets, September 29

Katie Schroeder, September 29


Pray for the sick:

Fr. Bob, Betty Adelman & Jean Keller (sisters of Anita Bertsch), Anita Bertsch, Francis Borton, Jr., Cody Davis, Narcy Delgado, Marianne Fleming, Denny Fronk, Noah Garcia, Shirley Guilford, Jim Huebner, Rhett Jesse, Danny Mekus, Marilyn Minck, Roseann Nusbaum, Fr. John Stites, and all who need our prayers. 


Area Events


Celebrating Seniors will meet Tuesday, October 1, at St. John Catholic in Defiance.  Rosary is at 10:40; Mass is at 11:00, followed by lunch for which there is a free will offering.  The Mass celebrant will be Rev. Jacob Gordon, pastor of St. Michael's Ridge and St. Isidore parishes.   He will also be the speaker following the luncheon.  Anyone 55 years and older is invited and welcome to attend.


K of C Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, October 6, 2019, 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. 


TRIP TO ARK ENCOUNTER & CREATION MUSEUM - A bus trip is being offered by the Defiance Knights of Columbus on November 6 & 7, 2019, to The Ark & Creation Museums.  Cost of this trip is $210 per person and includes: bus travel, one night hotel, breakfast plus two meals, admission to both museums and more.  This trip is open to anyone interested. For more information contact: Mike Boff @ (419)782-2405.


Diocesan Events

A Mass honoring award recipients of the 2019 Century Farm Award will be celebrated by Bishop Daniel E. Thomas at St. Isidore Parish, Marysdale Location, 6324 St. Rt. 15, Defiance, Ohio, at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 10, 2019.


Stir into Flame Road Trip: Defiance – Experience community, be refreshed, grow and exercise god’s gifts, and receive personal prayer.  You are invited to Stir into Flame Around the Diocese at Defiance area-wide Prayer Gathering on Monday, September 23, 2019 at the K of C Hall, 111 Elliott Road, Defiance.  Fellowship from 6:30-7pm – bring your brown bag meal; praise and worship from 7-9pm. More details on the bulletin board at each site.


RU Called Event

Ever wonder what it is like to be called to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest? Come join local women and men religious to find out!

Let us know if you can attend by September 30, 2019, by contacting Sister Tarianne at RUCalled19@gmail.com


6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 1


Siena Heights University Community Room, Second floor of the McLaughlin University Center, Adrian, MI


A delicious homemade meal of soup, bread, apples, and dessert


Young Adults 18-39


2019 Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary – Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York, will celebrate a Holy Mass at Rosary Cathedral on Monday, October 7 at 7pm with the Rosary led by Cardinal Dolan beginning at 6:30pm.  More details on the bulletin board at each site.

*Members of the St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society will lead the Rosary at 7pm on October 7 at the Marysdale site.


In marriage, communication is more than just talking.

At some point, did you stop sharing about the things that were important to you?  Did your spouse? 

Improving a marriage takes time and a conscious effort to learn about your spouse.  Growing closer in a marriage does not happen automatically. Retrouvaille is a marriage program dedicated to helping couples grow closer and develop a stronger bond.  You give your heart and soul to everything you do, between your work and your family. Are you giving your heart and soul to your marriage? Sometimes the distance between a husband and a wife can seem so wide that it cannot be repaired. Retrouvaille is a marriage program designed to bring couples closer together. The next weekend in our area is October 25–27, 2019.


2019 Diocesan Celebration of Wedding Anniversaries

Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral October 27, 2019 | 3:00 p.m.

If you are celebrating a milestone wedding anniversary in 2019 – 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 please contact Zac Carder at zcarder93@gmail.com or 419-799-0323.


Hurricane Dorian Appeal: Our prayers go out to all who perished, their families, and untold numbers of people who are injured, displaced from their homes, homeless, or facing future evacuation in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. Recovery efforts are expected to take months. Your financial support will help with long-term recovery efforts, including needed pastoral care and support, case management to assist disaster victims, and direct assistance to people unable to get insurance coverage or sufficient government support from FEMA. As in past disasters, Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo is collecting and forwarding donations dollar for dollar to Catholic Relief Services for use in the Bahamas and sister Catholic Charities agencies in affected areas in the United States. Checks should be made out to Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, with a Bahamas Recovery OR United States Recovery notation and sent to Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, 1933 Spielbusch Ave., Toledo, OH 43604.

Ever Wonder Why .... ? (Part I)

There is a multitude of anomalies, inconsistencies and downright deceit surrounding the abortion issue.

Why is it. .. one never sees the word "abortion" on the buildings or signs at abortion clinics? If abortion is such a good "choice", why hide what it is they really do? 

Why is it. .. when three people die from E.coli poisoning, spinach is immediately pulled off the shelf in every corner of the nation, but when eight women die from the RU-486 (the at-home abortion pill) no one even raises an eyebrow? 

Why is it. .. that on one floor of many US hospitals they will abort babies left and right, but on another floor, we spend tens of thousands of dollars to save a child born at the same gestational age as the children being aborted floors below? 

Why is it. .. when a woman goes into an abortion clinic, the champions of "choice" only offer the choice of abortion? 

Why is it... that Planned Parenthood has a budget well over $800 million a year, while pro-life organizations are forced to eke out projects and programs on a shoestring budget? 

Why is it... that we are flooded with images of violence in our media, yet it is deemed entirely inappropriate to provide any photos or images related to an abortion and even provide the public with a factual description of what takes place? 

Why is it... that abortion protagonists use incomprehensible language such as "disarticulating a fetus" or .....

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