26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, October 1 – St. Therese of the Child Jesus

No Mass

Tuesday, October 2 – The Holy Guardian Angels

7:00 p.m. – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Cenacle, Reconciliation, Prayers to St. Philomena

7:45 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Bud Sailer by Dan & Bennette Singer

Wednesday, October 3 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Doug Mack by Ron & Roseanne Fisher

Thursday, October 4 – St. Francis of Assisi

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – All Souls Intention by Jim & Agnes Timbrook

Friday, October 5 – Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos; First Friday

8:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Dave Mohr by Barb Mann

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, October 6 – Vigil of the Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Vera Breckler by Don & Clara Meyer

   Servers: Kevin and Alex Macsay

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge–Ted Garmyn by family

Sunday, October 7 – Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Patrick McCann by Mary Ann & Nick Steffel

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Karen Brown by Louis & Char Shininger

   Servers: Isaac and Abram Shininger, Jeffrey Smith


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – September 22/23, 2018

Loose - $232.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,698.00 (56)

Hall Rental - $100.00 (2)

Total - $2,030.00  Thank you.  May God bless you!


CCD NEWS – 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.  Contact Sarah Stuckey-Diaw at 419-438-8011 if you are interested.


Birthday Wishes

Marilyn Minck, October 1

Steve Coolman, October 3

Elijah Shininger, October 4

Marie Nicely, October 5

Peter Coolman, October 6


Anniversary Wishes

Jim & Chris Jacob, October 4


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: The words in today’s gospel, “Whoever gives a cup of water in the name of Christ will not lose their reward” hits us at home.  As parents, we gain our “reward” when we bring water to a frightened child in the middle of the night, or Kool Aid to parched five-year-olds, or hold ice chips to the fevered lips of a spouse.  It is that simple and that sacred.  In our homes, we give until it hurts “in the name of Christ.”

“Around Our Parishes”

Friday: First Friday Communion calls

Next Weekend: Rolls and coffee after the 10am Mass at Marysdale, sponsored by the St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society

Area Events


To help bring parishioners together in a spiritual

activity that promotes increased devotion to Mary, the

Knights of Columbus Supreme Council is continuing its 5th Sunday Family Rosary Program. Our local

5th Sunday Family Rosary Program. Our local Knights of Columbus Council #1039 and their families invite all parishioners to join them in praying the rosary on the 5th Sunday of the month. Because of the restoration of St. Mary’s the next 5th Sunday Rosary will be conducted at St. John’s at 3pm on September 30.  All are encouraged to come and pray with us. Any questions contact Grand Knight Rex Eutsler 419-782-3417.

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!

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.

First Friday Latin Mass - Latin Mass will be celebrated October 5 at 7pm at Domus Angelorum Retreat House, located at 21706 State Route 114,

Cloverdale, OH at 7:00 pm. All are welcome.

K of C Pancake Breakfast – On 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.

Retreat at Domus Angelorum Retreat Center - The Domus Angelorum Retreat House, located at 21706 State Route 114 Cloverdale, will be conducting a retreat on the topic ‘The Commandments” on Saturday, October 13.  The day begins with Mass at 8:30am with registration and Adoration following Mass. The day will conclude with Confession and Benedictions at 3:00pm. Retreat leader will be Father Herman Scherger.  Costs is $10.00 per person and please bring a packed lunch. All are welcome.


Diocesan Events

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.

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.

Bishop Daniel E. Thomas Celebrates Oct. 6 Mass for the Dignity of Life - October is designated as “Respect Life Month.” Join Bishop Daniel E. Thomas for a Mass to Celebrate the Dignity of Life at 9am, Saturday, October 6, at St. Catherine’s Parish, 4555 N. Haven Ave., Toledo, OH. The Mass will be followed by a Eucharistic Procession to Capital Care, Toledo’s last remaining abortion facility. For more information, or for your group to be recognized in attendance, please contact Director of the Office for Life and Justice, Peter Range at prange@toledodiocese.org or at 419-214-

4933. Join us for this powerful time of prayer and peaceful witness for life!

Night of Healing - Thursday, October 11, 2018, 7:00 - 8:00pm, St. Jerome Church, 300 Warner St. Walbridge, OH 43465.  Witness of Healing, Adoration with Praise & Worship (not a mass), Teaching from Fr. Tom Oedy, and Group Prayers for Healing.  After service an opportunity for Fr. Tom to anoint individuals and send to Personal prayer teams.  Fr. Tom: Sacrament of Reconciliation.  NOTE: We will be in the main church for this service.  Future Night of Healing events:
November 8 and December 13 - 2nd Thursday of the month.  See bulletin board for more info.

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.

USCCB Call to Prayer – Week 9

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.

A chief strategist for legalizing abortion lied about deaths from illegal abortion.
Claims that thousands of women were dying from illegal abortions at the time of Roe were fabricated for political purposes. The late Dr. Bernard Nathanson, a chief strategist for legalizing abortion, said he and his associates invented the "nice, round shocking figure" of "5,000 to 10,000 deaths a year" from illegal abortions:

I confess that I knew the figures were totally false, and I suppose the others did too if they stopped to think of it. But in the "morality" of our revolution, it was a useful figure, widely accepted, so why go out of our way to correct it with honest statistics?

Research confirms that the actual number of maternal deaths resulting from abortion in the 25 years prior to 1973 averaged 250 a year, with a high of 388 in 1948.  In 1966, before the first state legalized abortion, 120 mothers died from abortion.  While any death is a tragedy, by 1972, when abortion was still illegal in 80 percent of the country, the number dropped to 39 maternal deaths from abortion.

 Furthermore, a groundbreaking 2012 study of abortion in Chile published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal found that Chile's abortion prohibition in 1989 did not cause an increase in the maternal mortality rate (MMR). On the contrary, after abortion was prohibited, the MMR decreased by 69.2% in the following fourteen years.