33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Fr. John Curran, Celebrant at all Masses this weekend

No weekday Masses this week

      Lord’s Day Masses

Celebrant:  Welcome Fr. Joseph Steinbauer

Saturday, November 21 – Vigil of the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend–Harold & Nancy Kunesh by Chris & Christine Stuckey

6:30 p.m. – Saint Michael’s Ridge – Holly Garmyn

Sunday, November 22 – Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Fran Stehulak by Jim & Carol McCann

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Deceased of the Mansel-Pleydell & Shininger Families by John & Becky Mansel-Pleydell

*********************************************Weekly collections from Nov. 7/8, 2020

Loose - $145.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,735.00 (54)

Energy - $60.00 (5)

Priests' Retirement - $45.00 (2)

All Saints - $50.00 (3)

Christmas - $20.00 (1)

Total - $2,055.00  Thank you.  May God bless you!

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Bishop Daniel E. Thomas has made the following announcement and appointment:

Reverend Vicente A. Vera, who was appointed Parochial Administrator of St. Isidore Parish, Marysdale, and Saint Michael the Archangel Parish, The Ridge, effective 20 November 2020, after further prayer and reflection, has informed Bishop Daniel Thomas that he is unable to accept the responsibility of this new assignment.  Bishop Thomas has accepted Father Vera’s decision.  Father Vera  remains in good standing and continues in his assignment as Parochial Vicar of Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Delphos, Saint John the Baptist Parish, Landeck, and Saint Patrick Parish, Spencerville.

Reverend Joseph R. Steinbauer, Senior Status, is appointed Parochial Administrator, St. Isidore Parish, Marysdale, and Saint Michael the Archangel Parish, The Ridge, effective 20 November 2020. 

 

The 2021 contribution envelopes are available to be picked up.  They will be at The Bend until Saturday, November 28.  Starting Sunday, November 29, they will be available for pick-up at Marysdale.  If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Moninger at 419-789-3780 or finance@saintisidoreparish.org.

Christmas Raffle – St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society is raffling an outdoor wooden Nativity scene designed and hand-crafted by Kevin Macsay.  Tickets are $5 each and will be sold after both Masses beginning this weekend, Nov. 14 & 15.  Drawing will be Sunday, December 13.  If you are unable to get to Mass and would like a ticket, please contact Barb Coolman–567-239-1784; Diane Hammon – 419-542-8936; Barb Marlin–419-769-1652; or Mary Batt–419-658-2274.  Thank you.


 

St. Isidore Mass Intentions – Contact Melissa Moninger at email finance@saintisidoreparish.org or (call/text) 419-789-3780. The donation can be given to her directly or put in an envelope with her name on it and placed in the collection basket.

Maintenance Contacts: Steve Coolman, Russ Jesse, Louis Shininger, Barb Marlin, and Melissa Moninger

Sacrament of Reconciliation 
St. Isidore, DB – Sat. 3:45-4:25pm

Eucharistic Adoration Hours :St. Isidore, DB – Wednesday, 8am - Thursday, 6:45pm; Closing Benediction at 6:45pm Thursday

 

“Around Our Parish”

This Weekend: St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society Raffle Ticket Sales beginning after Mass at each site 

 Thursday: St. Isidore Parish Council Mtg. – 7pm at MD  

 

WANTED and NEEDED: Someone to set up for Mass and clean up and put away after Mass from December through March, 2021.  Please contact Richard Sheets at 419-956-2849 after 4:30pm if you can help out for these few months. 

 

The Christo Rey Federal Credit Union monthly meeting will be on Monday, November 16, at 7:30pm at Jim Timbrook’s house?  

 

Please pray for the soul of Lucille Sheets who was buried this past Wednesday.  May her soul and the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

 

IN REMEMBRANCE OF:

Mary Eleanor Singer – 11/27/19

Eugene Strable – 02/19/20

John Long – 02/29/20 

Harold Kunesh – 08/02/20

Pauline Ramus – 08/02/20

Velma Clyburn – 08/23/20

May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

 

Birthday Wishes

Sandy Hug, November 19

Eric Shininger, November 19

Adam Stuckey, November 20

Jane Meyer, November 21

Haylie Sheets, November 23

Anna Graham, November 24

Kyla Carder, November 24

Kathy Kuhn, November 25

 

Anniversary Wishes

     Sam & Deb Slusser, November 17

     Tom & Sandy hug, November 19

 Louis & Char Shininger, November 20

      

 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, Julie Meyer, Marilyn Minck, Jim Nusbaum, Jr., Roseann Nusbaum, Becky Rhodes, and all who need our prayers. 

Preparing for Marriage – Please pray for the following couple who is preparing for the Sacrament of Matrimony later this year:

December 12 – Emily Culler & Brooks Grine - MD

 

St. Augustine Catholic Church 2020 Christmas House – Friday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 6

Fabulous home-cooked meals via drive-thru:

Friday: Homemade Soup & Sandwich Lunch

            11am – 1pm (free will offering)

Saturday: Baked Steak Dinner

                 5:30pm till gone ($10.00)

Sunday: Delicious Brunch

  9-10am & 11:30-noon (free will offering)

Drive-thru on Monroe St. in front of the school

Pre-order: Homemade Frosted Sugar Cookies & Cheese Balls – Order form available @www.staugie.net

Pre-orders are due by Nov. 16.

 

Saving Human Lives

This Article is in regard to a 1998 comic strip, B.C.

Two little ants siting on a rock by the ocean see the Statue of Liberty in the distance.  One says, “That statue in the harbor-didn’t it used to have a light?”  The other one says, “Yes.”  The first one replies, “When did it go out?”  Then the second one says, “1973.”

The trial of Roe vs. Wade that made abortion legal was 1973.  Not only did America’s light go out but our heart and our conscience died that day also.  We should hang our heads in shame for having allowed this atrocity to happen.

For a country to make legal the killing of our very own children - flesh and blood – is a country without morals, without pride, without conscience – a country headed for its own destruction.  We’re not talking about saving whales, or eagles, or the spotted owls here.  We’re trying to save human lives. 

We as a nation have conditioned our minds with so-called “reasons” and “excuses” and “choices.”  They are just smoke screens to hide our sins behind.  Let’s call abortion what it really is -- murder -- a sin against God’s Fifth Commandment.

Our day of reckoning is coming.

Ruth Weber

Davenport Iowa

 

Settling Accounts: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Readings:

Proverbs 31:10–13, 19–20, 30–31
Psalm 128:1–5
1 Thessalonians 5:1–6
Matthew 25:14–30
 

The day of the Lord is coming, Paul warns in today’s Epistle. What matters isn’t the time or the season, but what the Lord finds us doing with the new life, the graces He has given to us.

This is at the heart of Jesus’ parable in today’s Gospel. Jesus is the Master. Having died, risen, and ascended into heaven, He appears to have gone away for a long time.

By our Baptism, He has entrusted to each of us a portion of His “possessions,” a share in His divine life (see 2 Peter 1:4). He has given us talents and responsibilities, according to the measure of our faith (see Romans 12:3, 8).

We are to be like the worthy wife in today’s First Reading and the faithful man we sing of in today’s Psalm. Like them, we should walk in the “fear of the Lord”—in reverence, awe, and thanksgiving for His marvelous gifts. This is the beginning of wisdom (see Acts 9:31; Proverbs 1:7).

This is not the “fear” of the useless servant in today’s parable. His is the fear of a slave cowering before a cruel master, the fear of one who refuses the relationship that God calls us to.

God has called us to be trusted servants, fellow workers (see 1 Corinthians 3:9), using our talents to serve one another and His kingdom as good stewards of His grace (see 1 Peter 4:10).

In this, we each have a different part to play.

Though the good servants in today’s parable were given different numbers of talents, each “doubled” what he was given. And each earned the same reward for his faithfulness—greater responsibilities and a share of the master’s joy.

So let us resolve again in this Eucharist to make much of what we’ve been given, to do all for the glory of God (see 1 Corinthians 10:31). That we, too, may approach our Master with confidence and love when He comes to settle accounts.


Yours in Christ,
Scott Hahn, PhD