31st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass 

Monday, November 4 – St. Charles Borromeo, Bishop

No Mass - Fr. Jake on retreat

Tuesday, November 5 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass – Fr. Jake on retreat

Wednesday, November 6 – 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 – Louie & Mary Ricica

Thursday, November 7 – Weekday in Ordinary time

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – June Coolman by Family

Friday, November 8 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Bob & Virginia Rath by Robyn Hawkins

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, November 9 – 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 – Richard Minck by John & Margaret Van Pelt

   Servers: Jude and Noah Shininger

6:30 p.m. St. Michael’s Ridge – Denny Coressel by Steven & Karen Martin

Sunday, Nov. 10 – Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Holly Garmyn

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Richard J. Sheets by George & Ruby Schindler

   Servers: Kinsey Dietrich, Simon & Jeremiah Hammon

*********************************************Weekly collection for October 26/27, 2019

Loose - $408.15

Regular Envelopes - $1,665.00 (57)

All Soul's Day - $35.00 (3)

Catholic Communications - $124.00 (6)

All Saint's - $10.00 (1)

Maintenance Fund - $50.00 (1)

Total - $2,292.15  Thank you. May God bless you!


Adoration Chapel will be closed this week, November 3-9, for cleaning.  Adoration will resume next Sunday, November 10.


Notes from Fr. Jake:

1. Thank you to all who helped prepare the new concrete sidewalk to the east of the church at Delaware Bend.  You all did an AMAZING job.  You have helped so many people with your work.  Please note that the entrance adjacent to the Adoration Chapel will be under repair over the next few weeks.  It is our hope to be up and running soon on the sidewalk and entrance.

2.  Thank you to the youth who participated in the All Saints Party and this past Wednesday.  May your devotion to the saints continue to strengthen you in your witness to Christ, God bless you all, Fr Jake


A Family Perspective: Jesus is saying to you what he said to Zacchacus: “I must stay at your house today.”  It doesn’t matter if in today’s gospel Jesus “intended to pass through Jericho to another town.”  In families, we sometimes stop at the wrong places. It is wisdom to “pass through” annoying family situations so we can enjoy the goodness of each other.

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

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

Monday & Tuesday: Fr. Jake on retreat

Next Sunday: Annual Feather Party at 2pm in MD hall, sponsored by St. Isidore Holy Name & Altar Rosary Societies

CYO News

*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

Altar Server Pizza/Bowling Party

The annual server's pizza/bowling party is scheduled for this Sunday, 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



2019 Annunciation Radio Fall Sharathon

Every caller to the Fall Sharathon will be entered to win a trip for 2 to Poland.

Call 877-275-8098 November 12-15 for a chance to win!

The winner and a guest will join Msgr. Kubacki and Fr. Schock on this 12-day Pilgrimage of a lifetime to Catholic Poland. You will walk in the footsteps of some of the greatest Saints in Christendom: Pope Saint John Paul the Great, St. Edith Stein, St. Faustina Kowalska (and the Divine Mercy apparitions of Jesus), St. Maximillian Kolbe, and visit the recently-approved Eucharistic Miracle of Poland and much, much more! Visit the place and the people who changed the world after their own beloved son, Karol Wojtyla, was elected Pope and took the name John Paul II. The dates for this pilgrimage are June 1 – 13, 2020. You can donate to the Fall Sharathon online at www.AnnunciationRadio.com


Birthday Wishes

Deb Kolb, November 4

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


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 Pancake Breakfast – This 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 this 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!

Sts. Peter & Paul Parish Fall Festival in Ottawa, Ohio, on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 11:30am-3pm.  Family style chicken & roast beef dinners. Carry out dinners avail-able.  Adults: $9; children under 12: $5. Other features include country store with crafts, baked goods, holiday items, games and raffles.

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.

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. 

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.

K of C Fish Fry – On Friday, November 15, 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. 

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/

Indulgences for the Poor Souls: Please remember to pray for them! 

November is dedicated to the Holy Souls. From November 1 to November 8, inclusive, a plenary indulgence, applicable only to Poor Souls in Purgatory, is granted to those who visit a cemetery and pray, even if only mentally, for the departed, provided the usual conditions are met.

On November 2, All Souls Day, a plenary indulgence for Poor Souls will be granted to those who visit any parish church or public oratory and there recite one Our Father and one Credo.

Only one plenary indulgence may be granted each day.

The usual conditions to acquire a plenary indulgence are:

1. detachment from sin; which is a true sorrow for, and repudiation of, all one’s sin, mortal and venial;

2. reception of Holy Communion on the day the indulgence is sought;

3. prayer for the intention of the Holy Father on the day the indulgence is sought (one Our Father and one Hail Mary suffice, or any other suitable prayer);

4. sacramental confession within a week of completion of the prescribed work.  If these conditions are not met, the indulgence will be partial. Several plenary indulgences may be granted on the basis of a single sacramental confession, but only one plenary indulgence may be gained on the basis of a single Holy Communion and prayer for the pope’s intentions.  Partial indulgences are granted to those who recite Lauds or Vespers of the Office of the Dead, and to those who recite the Eternal Rest Prayer provided below. A partial indulgence may be granted more than once a day.  Eternal Rest Prayer: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.  May they rest in peace. Amen.