2nd Sunday of Lent

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, February 26 – Weekday in Lent

No Mass 

Tuesday, February 27 – Weekday in Lent

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

7:45 p.m. Mass –St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Fr. G. Allan Fillman by Friends & Family

Wednesday, February 28 – Weekday in Lent

7:00 p.m. St. Michael’s Ridge Lenten Stations of Cross & Benediction

No Mass – St. Isidore CCD Confessions Grades 7-12

Thursday, March 1 – Weekday in Lent

7:00 p.m. St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Lenten Stations of the Cross & Benediction

Friday, March 2 – Weekday in Lent (First Friday)

8:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Mary Dell by Jim & Chris Jacob

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, March 3–Vigil of the Third Sunday of Lent

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Barbara Layman by Jim & Rita Huebner

   Servers: Elijah and Isaiah Goliver, Adam Mack

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Doug Mack by Burkholder

Sunday, March 4 – Third Sunday of Lent

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Pat McCann by Joe & Diane Hammon

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Mary Dell by Virgil & Janice Hoene

  Servers: Jeff Smith, Riley Bowers, Lane Kolb


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – February 17/18, 2018

Loose - $410.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,699.00 (63)

Catholic Home Missions Appeal - $150.00 (9)

Hall Rental - $50.00 (1)

Votive Candles - $10.55

Ash Wednesday Collection

Church in Central and Eastern Europe - $515.00

Total - $2,834.55  Thank you.  May God bless you!


CCD News

Please pray for the Confirmation students and their teachers as they continue to prepare to receive the sacrament next Saturday, March 3: Michael Betz, Elijah Goliver, Jackson Grine, Emma Kolb, Rachel Layman, Michael Mansel-Pleydell, MaryAnn Meyer, Abram Shininger, James Shininger, Elijah Shininger, Jeffrey Smith - 7th grade class.  Ashley Betz, Kaycie Betz, Riley Bowers, Daniel Hammon, Sydney Kunesh, Adam Mack, Andrea Macsay, Amanda Meyer, Isaac Shininger, and Kyle Vandemark - 8th grade class.

Please pray for the 2nd graders as they continue to prepare for their 1st Holy Communion on May 6:  Hunter Bauer, Jake Vandemark, and Lily Warner.


Dessert Sale - The St. Isidore group going to Steubenville this summer is having a dessert sale at the Defiance Knights of Columbus fish fries March 2 and 23.  Free will donation for desserts. 

A Family Perspective: The apostles thought they knew Jesus, but when he changed in front of them at the Transfiguration, they were “afraid.”  In families, we cannot freeze relationships because change and growth are inevitable.  Children grow up, parents grow old, and spouses change.  Transfigurations are all around us and within us.  Relationships can only grow when we embrace the new and let go of the old.

“Around Our Parishes”

This Weekend: 2nd Collection for St. Vincent de Paul Society at all Masses

      St. Isidore Confirmation practice after 10am Mass

      St. Michael’s Ridge PRE Bowling – 1:00-3:00pm at Defiance Recreation Center

Wednesday: St. Isidore CCD Confessions at 6:45pm - Grades 7-12

      St. Michael’s Ridge Stations of the Cross & Benediction at 7pm led by Deacon John Weber

Thursday: St. Isidore, Delaware Bend Stations of the Cross at 7pm by Deacon Scott Graham

Friday: First Friday Communion Calls

Saturday: St. Isidore Confirmation held at Rosary Cathedral, Toledo at 11am

Next Sunday: Recognition of the newly Confirmed at the 10am Mass

      Rolls and coffee following the 10am Mass at St. Isidore, Marysdale, sponsored by the CYO        

      Parish Mission begins at 7pm at St. Isidore, Marysdale site, led by Dr. Denis Wilde, O.S.A., Ph.D. of the Priests for Life (All are welcome!)

Upcoming Parish Events – March 3 – Confirmation at Rosary Cathedral in Toledo – 11am w/ Bishop Thomas

March 4, 5, 6, & 7 – Parish Mission – 7pm each night

March 25 – Parish Easter Breakfast after 10am Mass

April 22 – Mother-Daughter Breakfast after 10am Mass

May 6 – First Communion at 10am Mass

May 27 – Graduation Mass at 10am Mass


Lenten CD Available for Purchase - Growing Pains: The Demands of Our Lenten Journey is a musical trilogy with dramatic interpretations of Biblical characters who walked the Passion with Jesus and turned the demands of their pain into crucial testimony for the Kingdom.  View Christ's Passion through the eyes of Claudia Procula (the wife of Pontius Pilate), Mary Magdalene, and the Blessed Virgin Mary with original musicals by Carol & Kristen Kurivial of Luminous Ministries, Bryan, OH.  Experience the distinct perspectives of the women of the cross. Cost is $20. Visit www.luminourministries.com for more information.


Birthday Wishes:

Jeremiah Hammon, February 26

Diana Singer, February 28

Harold Kunesh, March 1

Debbie Slusser, March 1

Sue Sheets, March 2

Dave Clinker, March 4


Pray for the sick:

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


Area Events


K of C Fish Fry – Friday, March 2 from 4pm-7pm at the K of C Hall on Elliott Road, Defiance.  Cost for adult dinner - $10; 6-12 years - $4; 5 and under – free.  Carry out dinner - $9.25 fish and two sides; 2 lb. “all fish” - $15 ($21 with any 3 sides); all side dishes - $3/pint.  No chicken on the menu since Lent has begun.


First Friday Latin Mass

Latin Mass will be celebrated on Friday, March 2, 2018, at 7:00pm at Domus Angelorum Retreat House, located at 21706 State Route 114, Cloverdale, OH. All are welcome.


K of C Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the K of C Hall on Elliott Road, Defiance, from 9am-11am.  Meal price: $7 for adults; $6 for senior citizens; $4 for children 6-12; free for children 5 and U.  Menu includes pancakes, hash brown potato casserole, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage links, biscuits & sausage gravy, cinnamon rolls, milk, juice, and coffee.


Pancake & Sausage Breakfast – Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Ridgeville Legion Hall from 7am-1pm.  Menu includes pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, and beverage.  Free-will donation.  Sponsored by Ridgeville Township Fire & Rescue with proceeds going toward fire and rescue equipment.


Future Blood Banks – There is a crucial need for blood due to the flu season and inclement weather.  Please consider giving the “gift of life” at one of these future blood drives:

March 8 – Bryan High School – 7:30am-1:30pm

March 9 – Eagles, Defiance – 10:30am-4:30pm

March 17 – Wesley UMC, Bryan – 10:00am-2:00pm


“Come and See” Retreat

Come away to listen, pray, and reflect on how God is calling you to be a disciple. Join other single, Catholic women, ages 18-45, to explore this question and to learn about contemporary religious life. This free Columbus area retreat is a great opportunity for personal reflection and to explore Dominican life, meet our Sisters, and share in our community life.

The retreat begins at 5:30pm Friday, March 9, 2018 and concludes at 1pm, Sunday, March 11 at the Dominicans Sisters of Peace Motherhouse, 2320 Airport Drive, Columbus, OH 43219. For more information, call or text Sister Pat Dual at 614-216-7688 or email pdual@oppeace.org. (We can offer some travel assistance on a need basis.)


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 of “The Mercy of God” on Saturday, March 10.  The day begins with Mass at 8:30am with registration and Adoration following Mass. The day will conclude with Reconciliation and Benedictions at 3:00pm. Cost is $10.00 per person and please bring a packed lunch. All are welcome. Retreat leader will be