27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, October 8 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass

Tuesday, October 9 – St. Denis & Companions, Martyrs; St. John Leonardi

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

7:45 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Rose Hanna by Ruth Fritz

Wednesday, October 10 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Marjorie Siler by her family

Thursday, October 11 – St. John XXIII

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Juleah Sinn by Bob & Heather Miller

Friday, October 12 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Mary Ricica by Jamie & Jackie Singer


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, October 13 – Vigil of the Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – All Souls Intention by Madonna Wonderly

   Servers: Isaiah and Elijah Goliver

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge– Amanda Mangas & Norbert Mangas by Grace Mangas

Sunday, October 14 – Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Jennifer Krueger by Jim & Carol McCann

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Dennis Smith by Joe & Diane Hammon

   Servers: Dominic & Michael M-P, Elijah Shininger


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – September 29/30, 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!


My Dear Parishioners,

    I am patiently waiting to have prostate surgery but do not know when that will happen.  On a moment’s notice the hospital will call to schedule the surgery.  When that happens, there will be no weekday Masses.  We will try to get a visiting priest for the weekends.

Sorry for the uncertain weekday Mass schedule!

Please keep me in your prayers!

Fr. Bob Kill


Thank You – Thank you for your generous donations (of shoes)!  Your kindness help make the “Stamp Out the Stigma” displays possible.  With gratitude – The 4-County Suicide Prevention Coalition


St. Isidore Father-Son Breakfast will be Oct. 28 after the 10:00am Mass at Marysdale. All fathers and sons are invited.  Meal will be prepared by Altar Rosary Society. No tickets are required; free will offering.


A Family Perspective: In today’s gospel Jesus encourages married couples to throw away the marriage rule book.  Rules are for those with “hardened hearts.”  Married couples are called to be a sacramental reflection of God’s faithful and selfless love…a place where people live and love beyond rules and formulas.

“Around Our Parishes”

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

      St. Michael’s Ridge Servers’ Appreciation Fun Day-12-2pm at Putt-Putt Golf, Defiance (Rain date: Oct. 14)

Wednesday: St. Mike’s Festival wrap-up mtg. - 7:30pm St. Mike’s Rosary altar Society Mtg. – 7:30 pm

Next Weekend: Diocesan Priests’ Retirement Collection (2nd collection) at all Masses (special “Perpetuate the Gift” envelopes may be used)

Perpetuate the Gift Appeal – This annual appeal begins next weekend, October 13-14, with Commitment Weekend.  This appeal supports our Diocesan Priests’ Retirement Fund and signifies the total commitment of our priests to our spiritual salvation and our contribution to their retirement.  Please read the attached flyer for more information. Contributions can be made through December 31, 2018.


The monthly Christo Rey Federal Credit Union Meeting will be held on Monday, October 8 at 7:30pm in the Upper Hall at Delaware Bend.


FYI – There is an 8-page document from Bishop Thomas with questions and answers regarding the clergy sexual abuse scandal available on the bulletin board at each site.  Due to the length, this document will not be copied as an attachment to the bulletin.  If you are interested, please take a copy, read it, and then return it to the vestibule for others to read.  Thank you.


Birthday Wishes

Suzy Sheets, October 8

Gary Guilford, October 9

Marilyn Kunesh, October 10

Averie Carder, October 11

Jackie Singer, October 14

Sidney Kunesh, October 14


Anniversary Wishes

Tom & Jane Guilford, October 8

Russ & Deb Jesse, October 8

Eric & Jami Jesse, October 8

Shawn & Andrea Goliver, October 11

Dan & Teresa Dietrich, October 12

Duane & Melinda Hearne, October 13

Andy & Dawn Mack, October 13


Pray for the sick:

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


Area Events

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.


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.


K of C Fish Fry

Knights of Columbus Council #1039, 111 Elliott Road, Defiance, OH (419-782-3536) Friday, October 19, 2018.

Alaskan Pollock (fried in peanut oil), Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Scalloped Potatoes, Green Beans, Baked Potato, Applesauce, Roll & Butter and until Lent starts we have Baked Chicken Breast!

Carry-out meals available at 4:00pm; dining room from 4:00pm-7:00pm.

Eat in: Adult Dinner $10.00 (with beverage) 6-12 Years $4.00, 5 and under eat for FREE!! (We have high chairs) Carry Out: Regular Dinner $9.50, 2lb “All Fish” $16.00, ($22 with any 3 Sides), side dishes $3.00/pint.


Upcoming Benefit - The FRIENDS OF VETERANS OTTOVILLE POST 3740 will be having an Autumn Concert on Saturday, October 20, 2018 in the Ottoville Parish Center (200 West Third Street, Ottoville, OH). Doors open at 6:00pm. Entertainment begins with opening act Exploit Duo at 7:00pm followed by Nashville Folk & Western Singer/Song Writer Daryl Wayne Dasher.  No alcohol will be served (BYOB). Food will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15.00 each and are available at The Ottoville Bank Company, Fort Jennings State Bank, Ottoville VFW, or Immaculate Conception Parish Office. You may also call (419) 605-8351 or (419) 890-5194 to obtain tickets or for more information. Proceeds benefit the Honor Flight Program. 


Diocesan Events

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.


Are We Observers or "Doers" in the Abortion Debate?

Are we doing enough? The answer is an emphatic "no" as it is so easy to simply tune out and put this horror out of our minds and sight.

Yet, nearly all violence done against human beings involves three types of people: the Perpetrator, the Victim and the Observer. This is sometimes called the "Tragic Triangle." With abortion, the abortionist, in collusion with the parent(s), is the perpetrator, the child is the victim, and the observers are all the rest of us. Some believe that we, as observers, have an equal or greater responsibility than the perpetrators because we can be more objective and, if we were really motivated, we could stop this daily slaughter of the innocents.

We can start by making sure we vote for LIFE in the forthcoming elections.


Making Moral Choices in Voting (Issued by the Catholic Conference of Ohio)

In the Catholic tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue. The responsibility to make political choices rests with each person and his or her properly formed conscience.

As bishops, we do not intend to tell Catholics for whom or against whom to vote. Our purpose is to help Catholics form their consciences in accordance with God's truth.” (#7 Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship)

Catholic voters are called to properly form their consciences in preparation for voting and for the continued advocacy for just laws and policies required after voting.  This process should focus on moral principles, the defense of life, the needs of the weak, and the pursuit of the common good. It requires constant prayer, understanding of Church teaching, and discernment that goes beyond campaign rhetoric and partisan politics.

This discernment should focus on a candidate’s consistency with moral principles, sincerity, integrity and the ability to effect the policies that he or she promotes.  It should also include seeking and verifying background information regarding a candidate’s stance on policy issues, and a consideration of those who would be directly impacted by such policies.