30th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass 

Monday, October 28 – Sts. Simon & Jude, Apostles

No Mass

Tuesday, October 29 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

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

7:45 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Carol Felter by Mark & Deborah Keber

Wednesday, October 30 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

6:00 p.m. St. Michael’s Ridge – Holy Hour with Confessions & Adoration

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Phyllis Newton by Ilene Hohenberger

Thursday, October 31 – Vigil of All Saints’ Day

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Rosemary Meyer by Bob & Connie Flory

Friday, November 1 – All Saints’ Day - Holyday of Obligation – First Friday

8:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Kenneth Wonderly by Family & Friends 

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, MD – Jenny Kolb by Ted Hoem

   Servers: Alex and Andrea Macsay, Michael M-P

Saturday, November 2 – All Souls’ Day

8:00 a.m. – St. Isidore, MD–All the Faithfully Departed


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, November 2 – Vigil of the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time 

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Shirley Guilford by Barb Homrich

   Servers: Elijah and Isaiah Goliver

6:30 p.m. St. Michael’s Ridge – Virginia Rath by Vivian Wagner, Nancy Donze, & Loraine McCann

Sunday, Nov. 3–Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Steve Stehulak

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Bernard & Lillian Hesselschwardt Family by Bob & Monica Hearne

   Servers: Jesse Coolman, Alex and Andrea Macsay

*********************************************Weekly collection for October 19/20, 2019

Loose - $386.00   Regular Envelopes - $1,908.00 (59)

Funeral Stipend-$100.00 (1)   All Soul's Day-$25.00 (1)

Priests' Retirement - $185.00 (8)  Votive Candles - $9.36

Total - $2,613.36  Thank you. May God bless you!


Upcoming Parish Events

Nov. 3 – Annual servers’ pizza/bowling party 

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

St. Isidore Father-Son Breakfast – This Sunday, October 27, after 10:00am Mass at Marysdale.  All fathers and sons are welcome. No tickets necessary; come and enjoy the fellowship.

With Gratitude - The family of Shirley Guilford would like to thank everyone who supported them during their mom’s illness and her passing. The kind words, the cards, flowers, memorial contributions, prayers. Father Jake who prayed with us, his frequent visits to the nursing home, the comforting funeral mass. Father Tony for his support. Also the Altar Rosary Society for leading the rosary.

A Family Perspective: Listen to Jesus in today’s gospel: “who humbles himself will be exalted.”  It is not the occasional big events, but the daily humble routine of family life which creates bonds and relationships which last a lifetime.

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

“Around Our Parishes”

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

Thursday: Vigil Mass for All Saints’ Day Holyday of Obligation at 7pm at St. Michael’s Ridge

Friday: Feast of All Saints – Holyday of Obligation

            Mass at St. Isidore, DB at 8am            

            Mass at St. Isidore, MD at 7pm

Saturday:All Souls’ Day Mass at St. Isidore, MD at 8am

Next Sunday: Rolls & coffee after 10am Mass at MD, sponsored by the CYO

      CYO meeting & trip to Leaders Farm, beginning at 4:15pm at MD

Comments from Fr. Jake:

What a wonderful CCD class last Wednesday night with the junior high and high school students in an open question and answer period!  I am humbled, yet proud, as I watch our young people grow in their faith. Many thanks to our catechists for the job they are doing with our youth.  God bless you!

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: January 6, 2020 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 January 6, 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.  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.  

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

Connie Clinker, October 28

Tony Singer, October 29

Scott Graham, November 1

George Schindler, November 1

John Mansel-Pleydell, November 2


Anniversary Wishes

Dean & Gin Layman, November 1


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 – This 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. 

First Friday Mass - First Friday Mass will be celebrated November 1, 2019, at 7 pm at Domus Angelorum Retreat House, located at 21706 State Route 114, Cloverdale, OH. All are welcome.

K of C Pancake Breakfast – Next Sunday, November 3, 2019, at the K of C Hall on Elliott Road, Defiance, from 8:30am-11am. Meal price are: $7.50 for adults; $6.50 for senior citizens; $4 for children 6-12; free for children 5 and U. 

Sausage & Homemade Sauerkraut Dinner – All You Can Eat on Sunday, Nov. 3, at St. John the Baptist Church Basement, Landeck, OH.  Serving from 3:30-7pm. Other menu items include pancakes & sausage, mashed potatoes, applesauce, pie, and ice cream.  Adults-$9; children - $5. Fr. Bob sends his greetings!

CELEBRATING SENIORS will be meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at St. John Catholic Church in Defiance.  We will have rosary at 10:40am, Mass at 11:00, followed by a meal which will include turkey and all the trimmings. Since this is the month of Thanks-giving, our program will be "Celebrating Thankfulness" with Deacon Mark Homier.  Anyone 55 years and older are invited and welcome to attend. For questions, please call 419-782-7121.

RU Called Event

Ever wonder what it is like to be called to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest? Come join local women and men religious to find out!

Let us know if you can attend by October 31, 2019, by contacting Sister Tarianne at RUCalled19@gmail.com

WHEN: 6:00 - 8:30pm, Tuesday, November 5

WHERE: Siena       Heights University Community Room, Second floor of the McLaughlin University Center, Adrian, MI

WHAT: A delicious homemade meal of soup, bread, apples, and dessert

WHO: Young Adults 18-39

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.

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 “Eucharist as Sacrifice” on Saturday, November 9.  The day begins with Mass at 8:30am with registration and Adoration following Mass. The day will conclude with Confession and Benedictions at 3pm. Retreat leader will be Father Herman Scherger. Cost is $10 per person and please bring a packed lunch. All are welcome. 

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. 

Veterans Invited to the annual Veterans’ Day Tribute at Fairview High School on Monday, November 11, 2019.  Donuts and drinks served at 8:30am with the program to begin at 9am. No cost, but reservations are requested at 419-658-2378.

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. 

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/


The following message is required to be published in our bulletin once every quarter:

The Diocese of Toledo remains committed to ensuring the protection of children and providing a safe environment for all young people.  If you have any knowledge of abuse that has been committed by a cleric, or any employee or volunteer of the Catholic Church, please report the abuse to your local police department, Child Protection Services, and Mr. Frank DiLallo, Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator.  Mr. DiLallo can be reached at (419) 214-4880 or by mail at 1933 Spielbusch Avenue, Toledo, Ohio  43604.