30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, October 29 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass

Tuesday, October 30 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass

Wednesday, October 31 – Vigil of All Saints’ Holy Day of Obligation – Celebrant Fr. Steve Blum

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Terry Frank by Robyn Hawkins

   Servers: Volunteers

Thursday, November 1 – All Saints’ Holy Day of Obligation – Celebrant Fr. John Stites

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Joseph Jacob by Mike & Tonya Jacob & family

   Servers: Volunteers

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Jim Romes by Mary & Larry Delarber

   Servers: Volunteers

Friday, November 2 – All Souls’ Day (First Friday)

8:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – All Souls’ Intentions of Parishioners (Fr. John Stites)


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, November 3 – Vigil of the Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time – Celebrant Fr. Tom Gorman

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Art Wonderly by Mark Wonderly

   Servers: Elijah & Isaiah Goliver

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Carmen Wagner by Theresa & Rick Clemens

Sunday, November 4–Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time – Celebrant Fr. Steve Blum

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – All Souls’ Intention by Paul & Bonnie Moser

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Gil Coolman by Bob & Monica Hearne & family

   Servers: Dominic & Michael M-P, Jeffrey Smith


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – October 20/21, 2018

Loose - $280.61

Regular Envelopes - $1,530.00 (56)

Votive Candles - $14.00

All Saint's - $5.00 (1)

Priests' Retirement - $140.00 (4)

Propagation of the Faith - $673.20

Total - $2,642.81 Thank you.  May God bless you!


St. Isidore Father-Son Breakfast will be this Sunday, October 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.

CCD News

Please pray for our students preparing for their 1st Reconciliation that will be held November 14 at Marysdale. Gabriella Coolman, daughter of Jake and Holly Coolman; Kendal Peck, daughter of Jamey and Melissa Peck; Oakley Schroeder, son of Jeremy and Katie Schroeder; Josiah Shininger, son of Greg and Karah Shininger; and Lauren Shininger, daughter of Doug and Kelly Shininger.

A Family Perspective: When Jesus asked the blind man, “What do you want from me?” he asked for sight.  If Jesus asked you the same question, what would you say?  Okay, that is your prayer.

“Around Our Parishes”

This Weekend: St. Isidore Father-Son Breakfast after the 10am Mass at Marysdale

      Catholic Communications Campaign (envelope box)

Tuesday: St. Isidore Liturgy Committee Mtg. – 7pm

Wednesday: Vigil of All Saints’ Holy Day of Obligation

            St. Michael’s Ridge Mass at 7pm – Celebrant Fr. Steve Blum

Thursday: All Saints’ Holyday of Obligation–St. Isidore

            Masses at 9am at DB and 7pm at MD-Celebrant Fr. John Stites           

Friday: All Souls’ Day – Mass at 8am at St. Isidore, DB Celebrant Fr. John Stites

Saturday: Fr. Tom Gorman celebrant at both Masses

Next Sunday: Daylight Savings Time ends

      Fr. Steve Blum celebrant at both Masses


THANK YOU for your generous response to the collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith last weekend on World Mission Sunday. You may stay connected year round to the Pope's missions, continuing the commitment of World Mission Sunday, by visiting MISSIOorg.


Birthday Wishes

Tony Singer, October 29

Harold David Hancock, October 31

George Schindler, November 1

John Mansel-Pleydell, November 2

Joshua Singer, November 3

Deb Kolb, November 4


Anniversary Wishes

Dean & Gin Layman, November 4


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, November 2, 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.


First Friday Latin Mass

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

K of C Pancake Breakfast – This Sunday, November 4, 2018, at the K of C Hall on Elliott Road, Defiance, from 9am-11am.  Meal price are: $7.50 for adults; $6.50 for senior citizens; $4 for children 6-12; free for children 5 and U, $.75 for rolls-to-go (if we have them).  Menu includes pancakes, hash brown potato casserole, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage links, biscuits & sausage gravy, cinnamon rolls, milk, juice, and coffee.


CELEBRATING SENIORS will meet Tuesday, November 6, at St. John's Catholic in Defiance with Rosary at 10:40, Mass at 11:00, followed by a Thanksgiving meal (turkey and all the trimmings) for a free-will offering. The program "Artists among Us" will follow with Marcia, Rosie, Sherry, and Freda sharing their inspirational stories pertaining to their artwork.     Where else can you go to get great food, enjoy the company of others, and be treated to an art show?  You will not want to miss this. Anyone 55 years and older is welcome to attend.


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 ‘The Necessity of Penance” on Saturday, November 10.  The day begins with Mass at 8:30am with registration and Adoration following Mass. The day will conclude with Confession and Benedictions at 3:00pm. Retreat leader will be Father Herman Scherger.  Costs is $10.00 per person and please bring a packed lunch. All are welcome.


Hicksville Knights of Columbus Fundraiser Dinner:   Make your plans!  Gather your Sunday dinner crowd!  The K of C Annual November Benefit Dinner will be Sunday, November 4, 11am - 1pm.  Swiss steak and chicken breasts and all the sides.  Free will donation.

All money raised will help send youth from our parish to the 2019 March for Life in DC. Eat well and do good!!  See ya there!


ROCKIN' NOVEMBER DANCE featuring The Wannabees!  at St. Michael, 100 Antwerp Drive, Hicksville, Ohio, Sat., Nov. 10, 6:30pm-10:30pm.  PUBLIC INVITED!  $5/person, $15/family. Silent auction, raffle.  Snacks, soda, water, beer, and wine available for purchase.


Diocesan Events

The Catholic Church in the United States celebrates National Vocation Awareness Week November 4-10, 2018.  The purpose of this week is to pray that all young people will be open to God’s plan in their lives. 


The celebration of National Vocations Awareness Week is a good reminder to continue to pray for an increase in vocations to the ordained ministry and consecrated life in the Diocese of Toledo.  Jesus said: “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest” (Luke 10:2).  We offer prayers this week that God will call many young people in our parishes to labor with the Lord in serving the Church.


Any young man in the Diocese of Toledo who is considering a call to the priesthood can contact their parish priest or Father Philip Smith for guidance and support. Father Smith is the Director of the Office for Diocesan Priestly Vocations and can be reached at: psmith@toledodiocese.org or 419-244-6711 ext. 4945.  The Office for Diocesan Priestly Vocations offers many events throughout the year to help men learn more about the priesthood.


A Prayer for Vocations:

Almighty God, make me an instrument to encourage others to give of themselves and challenge me to do the same. 

Inspire men and women to respond generously to your call to service and leadership in your church as priests, consecrated religious and deacons. 



Voting with a Clear Conscience

Since Roe v. Wade in 1973, it has possibly never been more important to support pro-life politicians as it is at the present time. The pro-life movement has recently gained considerable momentum. There has been numerous pro-life initiatives in Congress, such as the suspension of the dangerous RU-486 abortion drug, the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act, putting an end to taxpayer support of Planned Parenthood, protecting babies who survive abortions and granting a woman's right to view her ultrasound prior to having an abortion.


Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. Our loyalty to Jesus Christ should be stronger than our loyalty to any political party. Life is the most precious gift that God gives us and so a politician's position on abortion is the most important issue and outweighs all others.


Please vote with a clear conscience for LIFE and having done so, trust the Lord to bring about the victory for a Culture of Life!


Steubenville Catholic Youth Conference Info

Commitment deadline is November 4, 2018.  $40 deposit per student is due by then.  Total cost for registration is $212/student ($40 deposit is included in this amount).

We will be doing 5 dessert sale fundraisers to pay for the transportation costs and offset the cost of registration. This increase in cost is because we will be staying on campus this year. So even though there is a rise in cost we will not have a hotel to pay for.

Possible Dates: look at your calendars now and decide if you can go:

June 14-16

June 21-23

June 28-30

Complete the following form online so that I know what works best for you.

(Your answers will not be shared with a third party) https://goo.gl/forms/ke0Ha1OHoAinjGCP2

Youth who are currently in grades 8-12 are invited to attend. For any questions or concerns, please contact Sarah Stuckey-Diaw 419.438.8011