28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, October 15 – St. Teresa of Jesus

No Mass

Tuesday, October 16 – St. Hedwig; St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

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

7:45 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend-Raymond & Mary Kuhn by Joyce Van Wert

Wednesday, October 17 – St. Ignatius of Antioch

10:00 a.m. Mass at Brookview Nursing Home – Tom & Betty Adelman & families

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Irene Steffel by Slagles & Brubakers

Thursday, October 18 – St. Luke, Evangelist

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale–Judy Nusbaum by Jamie & Jackie Singer

Friday, October 19 – Sts. John De Brebeuf &Isaac Jogues & Companions, Martyrs

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – John Beck by Jim Bakle


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, October 20 – Vigil of the Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Bernard & Irene Kuhn by Tom & Diane Moninger

   Servers: Alex and Andrea Macsay

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Deceased Members of the Mahlon Hall family

Sunday, October 21 – Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Bob & Virginia Rath by Robyn Hawkins

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Descendants of Bernard & Lillian Hesselschwardt by family

   Servers: Jeremiah & Simon Hammon, Andrew Shininger


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – October 6/7, 2018

Loose - $327.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,025.00 (53)

Total - $1,352.00  Thank you.  May God bless you!


My Dear Parishioners,

    I am still patiently waiting to have prostate surgery.

As of last Monday, I got word from the hospital that the surgery may be scheduled for the week of October 22 at St. Vincent Hospital, Toledo.

I hope to have a better idea on the date of surgery soon.

When the surgery 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

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: Having possessions is an illusion.  In today’s gospel Jesus told the young man to give up his need to control and put his trust in God.  He couldn’t let go!  In families, our need to control destroys relationships. We can lead, teach, and encourage, but we can’t control anyone but ourselves.

“Around Our Parishes”

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

Wednesday: Brookview Nursing Home Mass - 10am

      St. Michael’s Parish Council Mtg. - after 7pm Mass

Thursday: St. Isidore Altar Rosary Society Mtg. – after 7pm Mass

Next Weekend: World Mission Sunday (Propagation of the Faith) 2nd collection at all Masses

Perpetuate the Gift Appeal – This annual appeal begins this 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.  Contributions can be made through December 31, 2018.

Next weekend we will celebrate World Mission Sunday. Pope Francis invites the entire Church to support the mission dioceses in Africa: Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious and lay leaders serve the world's most vulnerable communities. Please keep the missions in your prayers, and be generous in next week's collection for our brothers and sisters in faith throughout the world.

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

Carter Warner, October 15

Kenneth Shininger, October 16

Roger Demland, October 16

Francis Singer, October 17

Karla Clark, October 17

Levi Kuhn, October 19

Barb Marlin, October 20

Mary Gustwiller, October 21

Nathan Singer, October 21


Anniversary Wishes

Tyke & Carrie Moninger, October 18

Paul & Shirley Breidenbaugh, October 20

Robert & Marilyn Kunesh, October 21


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 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.  (BYOB). Food will be available for purchase. Tickets are $15.00 each and are available at Immaculate Conception Parish Office by calling (419) 605-8351 or (419) 890-5194. Proceeds benefit the Honor Flight Program. 

ARS HUGE RUMMAGE SALE AT ST. MICHAEL, HICKSVILLE--Fri., Oct. 19, 9am-5pm and Sat., Oct. 20, 9am-Noon.  Friday lunch available 11am-1pm of soup, sandwiches, and pie.  Bake sale Friday 9am until everything is gone.  St. Michael Catholic Church, 100 Antwerp Drive, Hicksville.


Diocesan Events

Generous Scholarships Available for Ave Maria University and Ave Maria School of Law

High School Juniors & Seniors and College Seniors & Post Graduates, you are invited to Ave Fall Fest, Saturday, October 27, at Domino’s Farms in Ann Arbor, 5:30 p.m. Dinner ~ 6:00 p.m. Program. Meet admission counselors and alumni and learn about these generous scholarships:
Ave Maria School of Law - Michigan/Toledo Full-Tuition Scholarship (Plus Stipend) and Ave Maria University - Toledo Scholarship $28,000 over 4 years (Plus additional AMU Aid) and Ave Maria University Toledo Homeschool Faith Scholarship $36,000 over 4 years (Plus additional AMU Aid).

Enjoy a fall menu, Domino’s Pizza, and Sundae Bar with Giveaways, and Door Prizes. FREE - Registration required by Monday, October 22 to attend! For more information & to register go to www.avemariafoundation.org or call 734-930-3441



Catholics often face difficult choices about how to vote.

This is why it is so important to vote according to a well-formed conscience that perceives the proper relationship among moral goods. A Catholic cannot vote for a candidate who favors a policy promoting an intrinsically evil act, such as abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, deliberately subjecting workers or the poor to subhuman living conditions, redefining marriage in ways that violate its essential meaning, or racist behavior, if the voter’s intent is to support that position.

In such cases, a Catholic would be guilty of formal

cooperation in grave evil. At the same time, a voter should not use a candidate’s opposition to an intrinsic evil to justify indifference or inattentiveness to other important moral issues involving human life and dignity.

There may be times when a Catholic who rejects a candidate’s unacceptable position even on policies promoting an intrinsically evil act may reasonably decide to vote for that candidate for other morally grave reasons. Voting in this way would be permissible only for truly grave moral reasons, not to advance narrow interests or partisan preferences or to ignore a fundamental moral evil. 

When all candidates hold a position that promotes an intrinsically evil act, the conscientious voter faces a dilemma. The voter may decide to take the extraordinary step of not voting for any candidate or, after careful deliberation, may decide to vote for the candidate deemed less likely to advance such a morally flawed position and more likely to pursue other authentic human goods.

In making these decisions, it is essential for Catholics to be guided by a well-formed conscience that recognizes that all issues do not carry the same moral weight and that the moral obligation to oppose policies promoting intrinsically evil acts has a special claim on our consciences and our actions. These decisions should take into account a candidate’s commitments, character, integrity, and ability to influence a given issue. In the end, this is a decision to be made by each Catholic guided by a conscience formed by Catholic moral teaching.

Do You Have To Be Religious To Be Pro-life?

From a scientific perspective, what fundamentally constitutes an organism as a certain type of “being” is its genetic structure. Trees have tree DNA. Dogs have canine DNA. And humans have human DNA.

Humans receive their basic genetic structure at the moment of conception. Written into the single fertilized cell possessing 46 chromosomes is all the information that the human zygote will need to grow towards full development. No other extraneous genetic material will ever be needed. Science tells us, therefore, that from the moment of conception we have a genetically living human being (and the "development" continues throughout life until death).

This means that human life is to be respected and protected; it is not to be taken capriciously, especially from the innocent. You certainly don't have to be religious to understand the critical importance and dignity of human life. Even most atheists can agree to this basic idea.

But let’s say that my Christian belief is the sole grounding for my opposition to abortion. Would this be so bad? Would I be “imposing” my beliefs on others to say that abortion is immoral?

Think throughout the history of America ---- many if not most of those who opposed slavery and championed human rights were Christian believers who allowed their faith to guide their opposition to evil. Think of Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Lloyd Garrison, and the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Should their opposition to moral evil have been dismissed because of their religious beliefs? Of course not.