29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass 

Monday –October 21 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass

Tuesday, October 22 – St. John Paul II

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

7:45 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Doris Antoine by Terrence & Mary Ann (Minck) Coe

Wednesday, October 23 – St. John of Capistrano

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Living & Deceased members of the Imogene & Richard Wisda family

Thursday, October 24 – St. Anthony Mary Claret

8:30 a.m. Confessions, St. Isidore Marysdale

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Francis Schindler by Knights of Columbus 1039

Friday, October 25 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Mary Ricica by Chuck & Martha Konecny

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, October 26 – Vigil of the Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Mary Deisler by Family & Friends

   Servers: Jeremiah Hammon and Isaac Shininger 

6:30 p.m. St. Michael’s Ridge – Carmen Wagner

Sunday, October 27 –Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Albert & Marion Mekus by Chris & Karen Newton

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Jane Schroeder by Dave & Karen Mekus

   Servers: Kinsey Dietrich, Dominic & Michael M-P

*********************************************Weekly collection for October 12/13, 2019

Loose - $325.50

Regular Envelopes - $1,576.00 (58)

Funeral Stipend - $100.00 (1)

Priests' Retirement - $324.00 (14)

Total - $2,325.50  Thank you. May God bless you!


Upcoming Parish Events

Oct. 27 – Father-son Breakfast after 10am Mass at MD

Nov. 3 – Annual servers’ pizza/bowling party at Defiance Recreation Bowling, 12:45-4pm

Nov. 10 – Annual Feather Party at MD at 2pm

Nice Work! – Thank you to everyone of St. Isidore Parish who helped make the Century Farm Awards Mass and luncheon a reverent, welcoming, and delicious event! 

St. Isidore Father-Son Breakfast – Next Sunday, October 27, after 10:00am Mass at Marysdale.  All fathers and sons are welcome. Breakfast will be prepared by the Altar Rosary Society. No tickets necessary; come and enjoy the fellowship.

A Family Perspective: The widow in today’s gospel is praised for her perseverance.  In our homes perseverance is a critical ingredient to resolving differences and teaching lessons and skills to children.  Perseverance is always an act of faith in the goodness of the other person.

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: World Mission Sunday    

      Rolls & coffee after 10am Mass at MD, sponsored by the Altar-Rosary Society

Saturday: New altar servers’ practice at MD at 9am 

Next Sunday: Father-Son Breakfast at MD following the 10am Mass; no reservations or tickets required

Notes from Fr. Jake:

Thank you to you all who are praying and supporting the life our parish families!  Your witness brings new life and hope to so many people who seek Christ!

Thank you to all the people who prayed and served the Century Farm Awards and Mass with the farm families and Bishop Thomas this past Thursday at Marysdale.  Thank you to the Hammon and Vander-made families who opened up their farms for tours.  

Congratulations to Claudia (Seibert) and Tyler Burkholder who were married this past Saturday on October 12, 2019, at St. Mike’s.  To many years!!

Karen Newton will be working at the St Mike’s Rectory office on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 3pm.  She was hired on by Fr Bob Kill in April of 2016. She is helping Fr Jake complete the administrative tasks.  Thank you, Karen!

Maintenance: Big Al Steffel put a blanket around the hot water heater in rectory to help cut energy costs. And he is working on sealing under the garage door.  Thank you, Big Al!  

Maintenance 2: Some of the rectory locks have not been working properly, and Elite Door and Lock of Bryan has done the maintenance on the locks.  New locks and keys have been installed.

Finance Councils of St Isidore and St Michael Parishes have come to memorandum agreement on how shared costs are divided.  More will be shared after the agreement is completed.

St. Mike’s will be having a VBS this summer for children.  Details are still being discerned with Parish Council.

St Michael Parish Center:  We are moving forward with the St. Michael Parish Center so that our young people and families may use the facility for CCD and other parish and family events.  We need to collect a remaining balance $111,000 in order to have the 65% required cash on hand before we can move forward to the get the project rolling with Diocesan guidance, blueprints, and at least 3 or more bids by contractors to build the site.  Thank you to all of you who have donated and are donating to this project. It is my hope that we can complete the funding as soon as we are able. I am also aware that finances for households face many challenges today. God bless you all, Fr Jake


CYO News

*CYO to Leaders Farm: the youth grades 7-12 are going on Sunday, October 27. We are meeting at Marysdale at 4:15. We will have a short meeting before leaving. We will return about 9:30. Guests are welcome. Contact Sarah Diaw to RSVP & for details 419.438.8011 

*STEUBENVILLE REGISTRATION: November 6, 2019 is the registration day for Steubenville. Our 1st choice is June 26-28, 2020. 2nd choice is June 19-21, 2020. This is different from previous years. Cost is $212 for the conference and $10 for a T-shirt. We usually cover transportation costs & part of the conference cost through fundraising & donations. Only a $40 deposit per youth is needed to register. RSVP with deposit to Sarah Diaw by November 5, 2020. If you have questions contact Sarah Diaw 419.438.8011

*Our 1st K of C Dessert Sale fundraiser is November 1, 2020, at the Fish Fry. Come out and support our youth going to Steubenville. Attention youth attending Steubenville, you will need to bring desserts to Marysdale by 3:30 that Friday or deliver to the K of C in Defiance by 4:30. We also need 2-4 helpers to serve desserts. 

Support Our Retired Priests: Please consider a donation to Perpetuate the Gift Appeal being held from now until December 31, 2019.  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 help reduce the amount the parish contributes to the fund.  There are envelopes in the envelope pack or 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 – TODAY IS WORLD MISSION SUNDAY. We celebrate this day by remembering our baptismal call—to bring the Gospel to all! The collection today for the Society for the

Propagation of the Faith ensures the work and service of the mission Church, as it supports priests, religious, and lay leaders who offer the Lord’s mercy and concrete help to the most vulnerable communities in the Pope’s missions. Thank you for your generosity. 


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

Mary Gustwiller, October 21

Nathan Singer, October 21

Monica Hearne, October 23

Thomas Arend, October 24

Myndi Gause, October 24

Todd Shininger, October 25


Anniversary Wishes

Robert & Marilyn Kunesh, October 21

Zach & Kyla Carder, October 24

Gary & Terry Guilford, October 25


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. 


Area Events

K of C Fish Fry – Friday, November 1, 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.