32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass 

Monday, November 11 – St. Martin of Tours, Bishop

No Mass 

Tuesday, November 12 – St. Josaphat, Martyr

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

7:45 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Dave Densmore by Pat Timbrook

Wednesday, November 13 – St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin

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

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Bob Coleman

Thursday, November 14 – Weekday in Ordinary time

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Clarice Shininger by Denise Arend

Friday, November 15 – St. Albert the Great

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Marion & Albert Mekus by Christine Webb


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, November 16 – Vigil of the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Jim Sponsler by Doug & Kelly Shininger Family

   Servers: Alex and Miguel Garcia

6:30 p.m. St. Michael’s Ridge – Those hurting from marriage separation or divorce by Pat Pahl

Sunday, Nov. 17 – Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – 40th Anniversary of Carol & Nancy Stehulak

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale–Deceased Members of Smith Family by Mary Ann Smith

   Servers: Abram, Isaac, and Xavier Shininger

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

Loose - $471.45

Regular Envelopes - $2,349.00 (81)

Baptism Stipend - $50.00 (1)

All Saint's - $55.00 (4)

Hall Rental - $50.00 (1)

Priests' Retirement - $40.00 (2)

All Saint's Day Collection - November 1, 2019

Loose - $229.00  Envelopes -$360.00 (23)

Total - $3,604.45  Thank you. May God bless you!


St. Isidore Holy Souls – Nov. 1, 2018 - Nov.1 , 2019

Kathryn Schindler – 01/13/2019

June Coolman – 03/22/2019

Francis Singer – 05/09/2019

Frances Wonderly – 06/14/2019

Nancy Kunesh – 06/30/19

Shirley Guilford – 09/25/2019

Francis Borton, Jr. – 09/27/2019

John G. Singer – 10/07/2019


St. Michael’s Ridge Holy Souls

Fran Imber - 12/21/2018

Marion Mekus - 4/1/2019

G. Dennis Coressel - 7/26/2019

Hollis H. Garmyn - 10/22/2019

A Family Perspective: The question of the Sadducees to Jesus is framed in a story about a family with seven brothers and their sister-in-law.  Through storytelling families remember their shared past and expose the companionship of God in their family from generation to generation.

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

Thursday: St. Isidore Holy Name Meeting at 7pm at MD

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


A Message from Fr. Jake:

*Congratulations to Calvin Levi Kuhn, who was baptized in the Church on November 3, 2019 at St Isidore Parish and congratulations to his parents Levi and Kelsey, and his sisters Kennedy and Reagan!

*Congratulations to Brooke (Trumbull) and Austin Little who were married at St Michael Parish assisted by Deacon Scott on November 2, 2019.  Congratulations to you as you begin a new covenant of marriage! God bless you and all your families and friends who celebrate the new life you begin together!

*Thank you to all of the people who tend the cemeteries and parish grounds.  Many people have commented on how beautiful it is to behold the work you have done for the deceased and living members of our parish families.

*Let us pray for the deceased of our families and parishes.  It is a noble thing to pray for the people who have died. Catholics throughout the world visit cemeteries and honor the deceased with flowers and prayers.  Nobody wants to be forgotten; Abraham wanted descendants with Sarah because he did not want to be forgotten. The good thief begged Christ: Jesus, remember me when you come into Your Kingdom.  When the Maccabees fought against the Seleucid generals who ran the Greek Empire after the death of Alexander the Great, they honored the men who fought in battle with pagan amulets around their necks and had died in battle.  Judas Maccabaeus knew that they had put on an idol for protection from harm and death, but he still had sacrifices offered for their sins by the priests of Judah to beg the Lord’s mercy. The Catechism offers us teaching on Purgatory:  All who die in God's grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation; but after death they undergo purification, so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter the joy of heaven. 1031 The Church gives the name Purgatory to this final purification of the elect, which is entirely different from the punishment of the damned. The Church formulated her doctrine of faith on Purgatory especially at the Councils of Florence and Trent. The tradition of the Church, by reference to certain texts of Scripture, speaks of a cleansing fire: As for certain lesser faults, we must believe that, before the Final Judgment, there is a purifying fire. He who is truth says that whoever utters blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will be pardoned neither in this age nor in the age to come. From this sentence we understand that certain offenses can be forgiven in this age, but certain others in the age to come. 1032 This teaching is also based on the practice of prayer for the dead, already mentioned in Sacred Scripture: "Therefore [Judas Maccabeus] made atonement for the dead, that they might be delivered from their sin 2 Macc 12:46." From the beginning the Church has honored the memory of the dead and offered prayers in suffrage for them, above all the Eucharistic sacrifice, so that, thus purified, they may attain the beatific vision of God.  The Church also commends almsgiving, indulgences, and works of penance undertaken on behalf of the dead: Let us help and commemorate them. If Job's sons were purified by their father's sacrifice, why would we doubt that our offerings for the dead bring them some consolation? Let us not hesitate to help those who have died and to offer our prayers for them (St. John Chrysostom). Prayer for the deceased: Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord.  And let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen. 

The monthly Christo Rey Federal Credit Union meeting will be Monday, November 11 at 7:30pm in the Marysdale hall.

St. Isidore Holy Name Society will meet on Thursday, November 14, at Marysdale at 7pm.  We will be discussing upcoming events.

**St. Isidore Parish has been approached by Sherwood resident Mickey Schwartzbek about acquiring one or two church pews that have been removed from The Bend church.  His family is opening a restaurant in the old Moats Ford building in Sherwood soon. The restaurant will serve a variety of foods and beverages including alcohol. There will be an area with booths and one with tables and chairs, a lounge area to visit with friends, and a bar area with tall tables and chairs. They would like to use the pews for a waiting area and would like to get them locally. They are using a lot of local contractors for this project also. The Parish Council and the Finance Committee have approved this. They feel it would be an honor to be part of this local establishment. If you have any questions, contact Jane Meyer.

Mass for those hurting from divorce or separation
On Saturday, November 16, 6:30pm Mass at the Ridge will be intended for those hurting from being separated or divorced.  All are welcome to join us on that evening.

The 2020 contribution envelopes are available to be picked up.  They will be at The Bend until Saturday, November 30.  Starting Sunday, December 1, they will be available for pick-up at Marysdale.  If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Moninger at 419-789-3780.

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.

CCD News

*Please pray for the following students who will be receiving their First Reconciliation on Wednesday, November 13, 2019: Wyatt Coolman, Canon Schroeder, Graham Schroeder, and Lillianne Sheets. 

*The following students are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, April 18, during 4:30 Mass: Jesse Coolman, Aicha Diaw, Miguel Garcia, Isaiah Goliver, Jeremiah Hammon, Alex Macsay, John Marlin, and Jude Shininger. Please keep them in your prayers. 

*Permission slips went home Wednesday, November 6, for students who would like to participate in our Christmas Eve Program. Please have them returned by Wednesday, November 20.

*A sign up to provide cookies for the elementary students for the Christmas party has been created. Please go to the following link to sign up to provide a dozen cookies, a gallon of milk, or a gallon of juice. 


Many hands make light work! Thank you in advance for help!  Alison Garcia, Coordinator of Religious Educ.


Birthday Wishes
Jim Timbrook, November 11

Janice Smith, November 12

Karri Kolb, November 12

Doreen Mohr, November 13

Deb Jesse, November 14

Sara Elston, November 14

Melinda Hearne, November 15

Ryan Jacob, November 15


Anniversary Wishes
Sam & Deb Slusser, November 17


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

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 – This 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), coleslaw, 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/


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