28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass 

Monday –October 14 – St. Callistus I
No Mass
Tuesday, October 15 – St. Teresa of Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church
7:00 p.m. – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Cenacle,Reconciliation, Prayers to St. Philomena
7:45 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Dave Mohr by Adoration Chapel Coordinators
Wednesday, October 16 – St. Hedwig; St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
6:00 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Holy Hour with Confessions & Adoration
7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Armando Hernandez & Matteo Krueger by Linda Hernandez
Thursday, October 17 – St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop & Martyr
8:30 a.m. Confessions, St. Isidore Marysdale
9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Bernie Czartoski by Family
Friday, October 18 – St. Luke, Evangelist
9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Carmen Wagner

Lord’s Day Masses
Saturday, October 19 – 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: Eric Shininger and Jeffrey Smith 
6:30 p.m. St. Michael’s Ridge – Dennis Coressel by Steven & Karen Martin
Sunday, October 20 – Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Teresa Ricica & Kay Beilharz by Kent Beilharz family
10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Nancy Kunesh by Adoration Chapel Coordinators
   Servers: Miguel & Alex Garcia, Simon Hammon
Weekly collection for October 5/6, 2019
Loose - $297.50
Regular Envelopes - $2,034.00 (48)
Silent Festival - $30.00 (1)
Funeral Stipend - $125.00 (1)
CCD Books Donation - $25.00 (1)
Total - $2,511.50  Thank you.  May God bless you!
Upcoming Parish Events
Oct. 18 – Confirmation Retreat at DB at 10am
Oct. 26 – Second new altar servers’ practice at MD at 9am
Oct. 27 – Father-son Breakfast after 10am Mass at MD;
No tickets necessary.  Come and enjoy the fellowship!
Nov. 3 – Annual servers’ pizza/bowling party at Defiance Recreation Bowling, 12:45-4pm
Nov. 10 – Annual Feather Party at MD at 2pm

The monthly Christo Rey Federal Credit Union meeting will be on Monday, October 14, at 7:30pm in the Upper Hall at Delaware Bend.

A Family Perspective: Everyone need “A Round Tuit.”  The lepers in today’s gospel probably meant to thank Jesus.  Excited about being cured, they didn’t get ‘around-to-it.’  We get caught up in our own interests and fail to appreciate what we have or to say what is in our hearts.  This week get yourself “A Round Tuit.”

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.
St. Isidore Maintenance Contact – Greg Shininger –419-658-8811
“Around Our Parishes”
This Sunday: Perpetuate the Gift Appeal at all Masses
Saturday: Confirmation Retreat at DB from 10am-3pm; Confessions for Confirmandi begins at 3pm
Next Sunday: World Mission Sunday; Rolls & coffee after 10am Mass at MD, sponsored by the Altar-Rosary Society

Support Our Retired Priests: Please consider a donation to Perpetuate the Gift Appeal being held this weekend.  Your gift benefits our retired diocesan priests and your Parish.  Once a priest retires he is responsible for his own personal expenses: medical, housing, car, clothing and food. All funds contributed between October 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 help reduce the amount the parish contributes to the fund.  There are envelopes in the pews at both sites.  A gift of cash or check can be sent to Perpetuate the Gift, PO Box 954, Toledo, OH 43697 or placed in the parish collection.  A gift may also be made online at www.toledodiocese.org.  If you would like to give a gift of stock or designate a bequest to help our retired priests, please contact Rene Schmidbauer at 419-214-4942 or email at rschmidbauer@toledodiocese.org.

World Mission Sunday – Next weekend we will celebrate World Mission Sunday.  Each year the entire Church is invited to support the mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Europe and the Americas, 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.

Adorers Needed:  Please pray & consider spending an hour with Jesus.  Ask your friends and neighbors to consider becoming substitute or regular adorers.  We are in need of adorers at various times and especially during the night time hours.  Contact Steve Nicely at 419-439-1429 for additional information or to schedule or substitute for an hour of adoration.  May God continue to bless our Parish, Chapel, and adorers.

Altar Server Pizza/Bowling Party
The annual server's pizza/bowling party is scheduled for Nov. 3 at Defiance Recreation Bowling.  Rides will be provided to and from the bowling alley. We will plan on leaving from the Marysdale Hall at 12:45pm and returning around 4pm.  Each Altar Server will need to fill out a permission slip to attend. These are available in the back of the churches.  For more information, please call Doug Shininger at (419) 438-3723 or email at dougshininger@gmail.com
Online Giving - There has been a lot of questions in regards to online giving.  There is an easy option that you can utilize by contacting your local bank and they can help with setting up a payment to the church using Online Bill Pay.  Just reference your name and Sunday collection in the memo line.  The checks can be mailed to:  St. Isidore Catholic Parish, 05480 Moser Road, Defiance, OH  43512.  If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Goliver at 419-438-9550.

Birthday Wishes
Jackie Singer, October 14
Sidney Kunesh, October 14
Carter Warner, October 15
Kenneth Shininger, October 16
Roger Demland, October 16
Karla Clark, October 17
Levi Kuhn, October 19
Miriam Hammon, October 20
Barb Marlin, October 20

Anniversary Wishes
Tyke & Carrie Moninger, October 18
Paul & Shirley Breidenbaugh, October 20

Pray for the sick:
Fr. Bob, Betty Adelman & Jean Keller (sisters of Anita Bertsch), Anita Bertsch, Cody Davis, Marianne Fleming, Denny Fronk, Noah Garcia, Jim Huebner, Rhett Jesse, Danny Mekus, Marilyn Minck, Roseann Nusbaum, Fr. John Stites, and all who need our prayers. 

The St. Vincent De Paul Society of Defiance County seeks, in the spirit of justice, mercy and charity, to provide assistance to those less fortunate.  Volunteers from St Mary’s and St. John’s meet clients once a week to help them avoid eviction from their homes, disconnection of heat, water and electricity, and basic needs of life.  Most of us take these basic needs for granted, but they are a constant concern for many people in our county.  We also inform them about other agencies in Defiance County that offer classes on finances, culture, mental and spirit benefits so that they can gain stability and make a meaningful difference for themselves and their families.  Only thru contributions from individuals and business are we able to continue this ministry to help serve the less fortunate.  Your kind and generous giving is vital to our success in helping others in need.  If you choose to make a financial donation, you can make a check out payable to:  ST VINCENT DEPAUL SOCIETY and place in the offertory collection any Sunday.  Parish personnel will make sure checks are forwarded to St Vincent DePaul office at the St. Mary Parish Center in Defiance.
Thank you to the many parishioners who have donated to SVDP in the past.  Currently we have volunteers from St. Mary’s and St. John’s meeting with clients.  If you are interested in learning more about this ministry call 419-782-2776

Area Events
K of C Fish Fry – This Friday, October 18, 2019, at the K of C Hall on Elliott Road, Defiance, from 4-7pm. Eat In: Adult dinner - $10 with beverage; 6-12 yrs. - $4; 5 & under – Free. Carry Out: Regular dinner - $9.50 (Fish with 2 sides but no fries); 2 lb. “All Fish” - $16.00 ($22 with 3 sides (no fries)); all side dishes - $3/pint (no fries).  Menu includes Alaskan Polluck (fried in peanut oil), cole slaw, baked beans, corn, green beans, baked potato, French fries, mac & cheese, applesauce, cooked cabbage, salad bar, roll & butter, & beverage.  Beer - $2.  And until Lent starts, we have baked chicken strips. 

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.

2019 Survivor of Suicide Day for those who have lost loved ones to suicide.  Saturday, November 23, 2019, from 10am-2pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 23120 US Highway 6, Stryker OH  43556.  Located at the corner of SR66 and SR6, south of Archbold.  This is an opportunity for people affected by suicide loss to gather in their communities to find comfort and gain under-standing as they share stories of healing and hope.  Check the bulletin board at each site for more info. 

Diocesan Events
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.

Retreat Helps Single Catholic Women Discern God’s Vocational Call 
Are you a single Catholic woman between the ages of 19 to 35 and feel that God might be calling you to a deeper life of service and love? The Adrian Dominican Sisters invite you to a special weekend, “A Time to Discern: Come and See for Yourself,” November 8-10, 2019, at Weber Retreat and Conference Center on the Motherhouse Campus.
Participants will have the opportunity to meet other women discerning God’s call; learn about the life of a Sister, and in particular Dominican life; tour the Motherhouse; engage in conversation with Sisters; and join in the Sunday Liturgy.  The event is free.
To register online, visit https://tinyurl.com/ADSDiscern. For more information, call or text Sister Tarianne DeYonker, OP, Vocation Co-director, at 517-920-1395 or email her at tdeyonker@adriandominicans.org.