31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday - Friday, November 5 - 9

No Masses this week

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, November 10 – Vigil of the Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – John Dell by Bob & Stella Shininger

   Servers: Jude and Jonah Shininger

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Ted Garmyn by grandchildren

Sunday, November 11–Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Larry Sr. & Cindy Steffel by Janice Steffel

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – William Weaner by Suzie Cox

   Servers: Eric, John, and Jimmy Shininger


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – October 27/28, 2018

Loose - $433.85

Regular Envelopes - $6,118.00 (51)

All Soul's Day - $105.00 (5)

Catholic Communication - $70.00 (5)

All Saint's - $10.00 (1)

Propagation of the Faith - $730.00 (7)

Total - $7,466.85  Thank you.  May God bless you!


It’s Feather Party Time! Join us on Sunday Nov. 11 at Marysdale 2 p.m.

The price of your master card includes a light lunch. Win chickens and turkeys and enjoy a good time! Mark your calendars! Tony Singer will contact committee members to donate for this event. Please see the list on the bulletin boards at both sites to see if you are on the committee. You are welcome to update the list with your best contact number.  Please help us make this a successful fundraiser for both the Altar-Rosary Society and Holy Name Society.


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, or 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)


 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

A Family Perspective: In a family children are taught to be respectful if they want to be respected, to share if they want their fair share, and to listen if they want to be heard.  Family life rescues us from arrogance by teaching us to love others as we love ourselves.

“Around Our Parishes”

This Weekend: Fr. Tom Gorman celebrant at both Sat. Masses

      Fr. Steve Blum celebrant at both Sunday Masses

Tuesday: Please be sure to vote today!

Wednesday: St. Michael’s Finance Committee Mtg. at 7:30pm

Thursday: St. Isidore Holy Name Society Mtg. at MD at 7:30pm

Saturday: Fr. Fred Duschl celebrant at both Masses

Next Sunday: Fr.Al Ceranowski celebrant at both Masses    

      St. Isidore Annual Feather Party at 2pm at MD.

My dear parishioners:

    At the time of writing this note I am prepping for the surgery that should be taking place tomorrow afternoon (Wednesday, October 31, at 1:00 p.m.). 

I am in awe of all the support I have been receiving from parishioners of both parishes.  A special thanks to the youth of our parishes for sending me notes of healing & success in the upcoming surgery.

Again I wish to thank everyone who sent greeting cards of support & notes of healing wishes to both Anita & me.  May God bless you always!

Fr. Bob

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.

Obtain Indulgences for the Poor Souls in Purgatory Nov 1 to Nov 8:

For the Souls in Purgatory - Plenary Indulgence

A plenary indulgence, applicable only to the souls in purgatory, is granted each and every day from Nov 1 to Nov 8, who devoutly visit a cemetery and there pray, if only mentally, for the departed.

All Souls’ Day – Plenary Indulgence

A plenary indulgence is granted the faithful who, on All Souls’ Day (or according to the judgment of the bishop, on the Sunday preceding or following it, or on the solemnity of All Saints), devoutly visits a church or an oratory and recites an Our Father and the Creed.

Requirements for obtaining a plenary indulgence:

Do the work while in a state of grace,

Receive Sacramental confession within 20 days of the work (several plenary indulgences may be earned per reception),

Receive Eucharistic communion (one plenary indulgence may be earned per reception),

Pray for the pope’s intentions (Our Father and Hail Mary, or other appropriate prayer, is sufficient),

Have no attachment to sin (even venial) – i.e., it is sufficient that the Christian makes an act of the will to love God and despise sin.

Birthday Wishes

Barb Hancock, November 5

Mary Batt, November 6

Rita Huebner, November 7

Terry Kolb, November 7

Karrie Smith, November 7

Lucy Mansel-Pleydell, November 7

Ron Kuhn, November 8

Phyllis Betz, November 9

Jim Timbrook, November 11


Anniversary Wishes

Harold & Nancy Kunesh, November 5


Pray for the sick:

Fr. Bob, 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 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.

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!! 

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.

ROCKIN' NOVEMBER DANCE featuring The Wannabees!  at St. Michael, 100 Antwerp Drive, Hicksville, Ohio, Saturday, November 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.  Amen.

St. Peter, Archbold’s Pilgrimage to Italy

St Peter Parish in Archbold is pleased to invite you to join us on a pilgrimage to beautiful Italy from February 10-19, 2019.  We have put together a wonderful opportunity to journey together in faith. Our pilgrimage will take us to Rome, Assisi, Montecassino and Pompeii. In each of these localities Fr. Stephen Stanbery, pastor of St. Peter Parish will lead us in prayer and celebrate the Eucharist as we explore the wonders of amazing Basilicas, such as St. Francis and St. Peter. This pilgrimage is designed specifically as a reparation pilgrimage during this time of trial. We must come together as a family of faith and beg the Lord for forgiveness and to offer reparation for the sins committed by priests, bishops and any member of the Church, especially the depraved sins against children and the vulnerable. It is also a time to ask God to heal those who have been wounded by sin, to turn our own hearts away from anything that is evil and to renew our commitment to holiness. Whether you’ve been to Italy three dozen times, or this is your first trip abroad, this pilgrimage is sure to make memories of a lifetime. We promise you that it will also expand your knowledge of the Church and deepen your faith. We hope you’ll join us in journeying through one of the most beautiful countries on earth, and visiting the heart of the Catholic Church - Rome. Check the bulletin board at each site for a copy of the itinerary. stpeterarchbold.com/events/special-events/  or visit parvistours.com/rome-catholic-pilgrimage/  to register. If you prefer not to register online you may call Parvis Tours to register by phone: 1-810-644-5229 or send the registration form by mail. If you have any questions reach out to the Group Leader - Marianne Francis, at (419) 405-3229 or stpeterpilgrimage@gmail.com  or contact Parvis Tours directly 1-810-644-5229 or contact@parvispilgrimages.com  It is our hope that we will all come together when our prayers are needed more than ever.