2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass 

Monday, January 20 – Friday, January 24

No Masses – Father Jake on vacation

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, January 25 – Vigil of the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Don Meyer by Bob & Monica Hearne

6:30 p.m. St. Michael’s Ridge – Darwin Beck by the Schliesser Family

Sunday, January 26 – Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Marian B. McBride by Doug & Joan McBride

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Ruth Fritz by Irene Zipfel

*********************************************Weekly collection for January 11/12, 2020

Loose - $416.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,542.00 (60)

Energy - $30.00 (2)

Initial Offering - $15.00 (2)

Maintenance Fund - $300.00 (1)

Total - $2,303.00  Thank you. May God bless you!


Upcoming Parish Events

March 11 – Parish Penance Service – 6:45pm at MD

March 22-24 – Parish Mission at MD

April 5 – St. Isidore Parish Easter breakfast

April 18 – Sacrament of Confirmation during the 4:30pm Mass (to be held at the Marysdale site with no 4:30 Mass at The Bend site that weekend)

April 26 – St. Isidore Mother-Daughter Breakfast


2019 contribution statements will not be mailed unless requested.  If you wish to have a contribution statement for 2019, please put a self-addressed stamped envelope in the weekly collection and one will be mailed to you. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Moninger at 419-789-3780.


Birthday Wishes

Emma Elston, January 20

Patsy Schindler, January 21

Dan Dietrich, January 22

Eric Culler, January 23

Daniel Clinker, January 25

Isaiah Goliver, January 25

Gemma Mansel-Pleydell, January 25

Helen Simonis, January 26

Karen Graham, January 26

Chayse Singer, January 26


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, and all who need our prayers. 


A Family Perspective: Can you say “I have testified Jesus is the Son of God?”  If you aren’t talking about Jesus in your family, you aren’t testifying.  If you are not walking your talk, your children will see your words as meaningless.

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.

St. Isidore Maintenance Contact – Greg Shininger –419-658-8811

Sacrament of Reconciliation  

St. Isidore, MD – Thursday 8:30-9am

St. Isidore, DB – Tues. 7:15-7:45pm; Sat. 3:30-4:25pm

St. Michael’s Ridge – Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm


Around our Parishes: Rolls and coffee this Sunday after the 10am Mass at Marysdale, sponsored by the CYO.


CCD News

*The following students are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, April 18, during 4:30 Mass at the Marysdale site: Jesse Coolman, Aicha Diaw, Miguel Garcia, Isaiah Goliver, Jeremiah Hammon, Alex Macsay, John Marlin, and Jude Shininger. Please keep them in your prayers. 


Respect Life Novena Begins this Tuesday
Join thousands of Catholics nationwide in the annual Respect Life novena, 9 Days for Life, this Tuesday, January 21 – Wednesday, January 29.  Copies of the novena can be found in the vestibule at each site.


Lighthouse Catholic Media kiosk at all three churches has been updated with new CD's.  Steve Nicely has posted on the bulletin board reviews given by people who have availed themselves of these, so you can decide beforehand if you would like to view them.


Leading the Flock – The most recent letter from Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, “Catholic Schools: Supporting the Education of the Whole Person,” is available in the vestibule at each site.


Parish Mission - St. Isidore Parish’s 2020 Lenten Mission will be held March 22–24 at the Marysdale site for both parishes.  The Mission will feature Fr. Adrian Burke, OSB, a Benedictine Monk from St. Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, Indiana.  The Mission will speak to the issue of “Intentional Christian Living” – i.e. being deliberate in forming a disciplined spiritual life and the important components of such.


Area Events

March for Life - Please join us in the March for Life which will be January 22 starting at noon at the Defiance Courthouse ending at St John Catholic Church basement where there will be many speakers and students speaking on the importance of life in different ways. There will be Mass celebrated at Holy Cross Catholic School at 9:30am for life with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at St Johns’s ending with Benediction at 4:45pm. The March is sponsored by Mother Teresa Respect for Life 


Protecting the Sanctity of Human Life
January 22 is the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children, a day set aside for remembering the 60 million+ babies who have been aborted in America since the Roe vs Wade decision in 1973.  Abortion is the leading cause of death in our nation—not just in infants, but in the entire U.S. population.  Abortion can seem like an insurmountable evil—a problem against which we have little power to fight.
Fortunately, no problem is too big for God, and there is hope.  The past several years of data have showed a decrease in the overall number of abortions, and more and more abortion clinics are being forced to close their doors.  According to TIME, “Recent estimates indicate there are now more than five times as many Crisis Preg-nancy Centers in the U.S. as there are abortion clinics.” Through the grace and strength of Jesus Christ and with the help of dedicated volunteers, donors, and prayer warriors like you, the tide is turning towards LIFE.  Continue to pray, donate whenever you can, and speak for the voiceless and defend the helpless.


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.  The next weekend in our area is January 24 – 26, 2020. for more information, contact registration team: Joe & Arlene 419-481-1116 or visit our website: HelpOurMarriage.com


Save the Date!! Rekindle the Fire - Annual Men's Conference in Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese - is celebrating 10 years this year. This year's conference will be Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne. This year's conference speakers will be Jesse Romero, Father Mike Schmitz & Marcus Grodi. For more information and to register, please visit https://www.rekindlethefire.net/


Our Visitation Sisters (located in Toledo) are celebrating a Jubilee Year for 100th anniversary canonization of Saint Margaret Mary. The Visitation Order has been granted a JUBILEE YEAR for the 100th anniversary of the canonization of Saint Margaret Mary. You may gain a plenary indulgence by visiting the chapel of a Visitation Monastery on First Fridays and particular feast days from now until October 17, 2020 on the following dates:

January 24, 2020 - Solemnity of Saint Francis de Sales

May 13, 2020 - date of 100th anniversary of the canonization of Saint Margaret Mary

May 31, 2020 - Solemnity of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary

June 19, 2020 - Solemnity of the Sacred Heart

August 12, 2020 - Solemnity of Saint Jane de Chantal

The First Friday of each month 

Under the usual conditions:

Be in the state of grace

Go to Confession and to receive Holy Communion 20 days preceding and following

Pray for the intentions of the Holy Father

The Sisters invite you to visit the Monastery chapel at 1745 Parkside Blvd, Toledo, Ohio


Credit Union News

Christo Rey Federal Credit Union is changing the rate(s) paid on savings accounts!  The second half 2019 dividend rate will be based on the share savings account balance and will be paid on balances as of December 31, 2019.  Please give your passbooks to Cindy Siler for posting after January 1. The interest dividends rates are:

Account balances up to $1,000.00            .75%

Balances between $1,000.01 & $2,500.00        .80% Balances between $2,500.01 and $10,000.00        .85% 

Balances between $10,000.01 and $25,000.00  .95%

Account balances $25,000.01 and over      1.15%

Christo Rey is a great place for savings accounts for children and grandchildren, your emergency (rainy day) fund or as a way to earn a high rate of return with daily access to your money.  Compare the rate you are currently receiving on your passbook savings account to the rates shown above. Funds are insured up to $250,000 per account by the NCUA. All parishioners of St. Isidore are eligible to become Credit Union members. Please contact Cindy Siler at (419) 658-2707 with questions or to open an account. 

Current loan rates at the Christo Rey Federal Credit Union are:

2020-2019 Cars & Trucks            3.0%

2018-2017 Cars & Trucks            3.5%

2016-2015 Cars & Trucks            4.0%

All other secured loans            4.5%

Signature loans ($6,000.00 maximum)         11.0%

To obtain further information on financing through the Credit Union, contact Cindy Siler at (419) 658-2707 or Ted Czartoski, Loan Officer at (419) 769-6693.


Reason for Optimism for LIFE
Following South Dakota's enactment of the most pro-life law in America, Roe v. Wade may well be revisited in the not too distant future. As a result, USA Today recently published an article (based largely on data from the pro-abortion group, the Alan Guttmacher Institute) which predicts what would be likely to happen if Roe v. Wade were overturned and abortion became a state-by-state issue again.  The results are quite surprising and positive for LIFE. Only 16 states are likely to continue abortion on demand---any time, any place, for any reason---if Roe v Wade were overturned. This would include seven states on the West Coast and almost every state in the Northeast, but only a third of the U.S population. By contrast, at least 22 states containing half of all Americans would almost definitely enact either complete or near-complete abortion bans, recognizing that the unborn child is a person, deserving of basic human rights like the rest of us. This is very encouraging and underlines the importance of using our influence to enact laws like the Unborn Child Amendment in South Dakota.