33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, November 20 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass

Tuesday, November 21 – The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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

7:45 p.m. Mass –St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Cletus Vetter by Tony & Beth Shininger

Wednesday, November 22 – St. Cecilia

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Living & Deceased members of the Mekus/Leithauser family

Thursday, November 23 – Thanksgiving Day

8:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Deb Shininger by Greg & Lynn Wonderly

Friday, November 24 – St. Andrew Dung-Lac & Companions

No Mass

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, November 25 – Vigil of the Feast of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Paul Cowle by Tom & Diane Moninger family

   Servers: Elijah and Isaiah Goliver, Lane Kolb

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Irene Steffel by Larry Steffel family

Sunday, November 26 – Feast of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – All Souls

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – For the Intentions of Ken & Jean Shininger by family

   Servers: Simon, Daniel, and Jeremiah Hammon

St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – November 11/12, 2017

Loose - $320.02

Regular Envelopes - $1,620.00 (62)

Funeral Stipend - $100.00 (1)

Hall Rental - $50.00 (1)

Energy - $25.00 (2)

Total - $2,115.02  Thank you.  May God bless you!


Upcoming Parish Events

1. St. Isidore Altar Rosary Society will again sponsor its “More than a Manger” project during Advent, beginning the weekend of December 2-3 and concluding Christmas Day.  All donations will benefit the Community Pregnancy Centers of Northwest Ohio.  Items may be placed in the baby crib at Marysdale or the pack-n-play at The Bend.  While Christmas shopping, why not pick up an item for this drive!  A “Needs List” is outlined on the back page of this bulletin.

2. St. Isidore Altar Rosary Society will sponsor a sale of kitchen items from both sites on Saturday, December 16, from 9:00am until 3:00pm in the Marysdale hall.  Items include plates, cups, saucers, glasses, kitchen utensils, small appliances, flatware, and other miscellaneous items.  There are a number of items stamped with the “Marysdale” name that will be priced, but all other items will be sold for a free will offering.  The profit from this sale will be used to purchase new items for both kitchens.

A Family Perspective: As the man in today’s gospel entrusted his servants with his money, so God has “entrusted” our family to us.  Like the good servants we are expected, not to play it safe, but to selflessly and totally invest ourselves in each other.

This Sunday: Catholic Campaign for Human Develop-

            ment Collection (envelope pack)

      Rolls and coffee after the 10am Mass at Marysdale

      St. Isidore Bowling Party for servers on Sunday -

            meet at Marysdale at 12:30pm

Wednesday: Vigil of Thanksgiving Mass at 7:00pm at

            St. Michael’s Ridge

Thursday: Thanksgiving Day Mass at St. Isidore,

           Marysdale – 8:00am

Next Weekend: Beginning of Giving Tree Donations

Adoration Chapel Thanksgiving holiday schedule: The Adoration will close for Thanksgiving on Tuesday, November 21, at midnight. The Adoration Chapel will open on Wednesday, November 29, at 6am. Have a blessed holiday!

The 2018 contribution envelopes are available to be picked up.  They will be at The Bend until Saturday, December 2.  Starting Sunday, December 3, they will be available for pick-up at Marysdale.  If you did not receive envelopes and wish to have some, please let Father Kill or Melissa Moninger know. 


Birthday Wishes:

Adam Stuckey, November 20

Jane Meyer, November 21

Haylie Sheets, November 23

Kyla Carder, November 24

Don Wilhelm, November 25

Kathy Kuhn, November 25


Anniversary Wishes:

Louis & Char Shininger, November 20


Pray for the sick:

Cody Davis, Denny Fronk, Noah Garcia, Shirley Guilford, Danny Mekus, Marilyn Minck, Dennis Smith, Marianne Fleming, Don Meyer, Betty Adelman (sister of Anita Bertsch), and all who need our prayers.

Area Events

St. Augustine Parish, Napoleon -Dec 1, 2, 3 – Annual Christmas House.   Decorated Christmas trees and “glitzy” holiday gift items. Pizza with Santa (Friday 5-7pm).  Baked Steak Dinner (Saturday 5-7pm) Breakfast (Sunday 9am-12pm).  More details on the bulletin board at each site.

Upcoming Blood Drives – Since it’s the Christmas season, why not give the best gift of all – the gift of life!  There will be three blood drives in our area in the near future.  They are:

*The Laurels of Defiance

1701 South Jefferson Avenue, Defiance, OH

Tuesday, November 28; noon-5pm

*St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

400 Wayne Avenue, Defiance, OH

Thursday, December 7; 2pm-7pm

*Fairview High School

Wednesday, December 13; 9am-2pm

2018 March for Life

Interested in attending the 2018 March for Life in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2018?  Join the College and Young Adult bus trip sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo!  The trip is only $159, but for college students there is a special discounted price of $119!  Our trip includes two nights in the Marriott Hotel in Downtown Washington, D.C., as well as free time to tour the city.  We depart Thursday, January 18, at 3pm and will return Saturday evening, January 20.  Payments by check can be made out and mailed to Catholic Charities, 1933 Spielbusch Ave., Toledo with “March for Life” in the memo line.  Be sure to include name, email, cell phone, and rooming preferences.  If you have any questions, contact Peter Range, Director of the Office for Life and Justice, at prange@toledodiocese.org or call 419-214-4933.  Deadline to register is Friday, December 1.

*Port Clinton/Marblehead parishes’ Respect Life Ministry is also sponsoring a bus trip to Washington, D.C. for the March for Life.  Information and registration forms can be found on the bulletin boards at each site.

Credit Union News

Current loan rates at the Christo Rey Federal Credit Union are:

2018-2017 Cars & Trucks                              2.0%

2016-2015 Cars & Trucks                              2.5%

2014-2013 Cars & Trucks                              3.0%

All other secured loans                                    3.5%

Signature loans ($4,000.00 maximum)        11.0%

To obtain further information on financing through the Credit Union, contact Ted Czartoski at 419-769-6693 or Cindy Siler at 419-658-2707.

A "Difficult Choice"

Advocates of abortion often refer to the decision to have an abortion as a "difficult choice."

Why is it a difficult choice? The reason is very simple and obvious. We all know that the unborn child is a person growing inside the mother's womb.

So, of course, it is "difficult". Choosing to terminate the life of another human being is a "difficult choice."  If the unborn child was not a person, what would be so difficult about choosing to end his or her life?

Is killing a cancer growing inside your body a "difficult choice?" Of course not.

Dehumanizing the child is a vital strategy used by pro-abortionists to disguise the "difficult choice" that is being made. The baby is made to appear like the invading "blob of tissue"----like a cancerous growth.

Why do we allow such deceit and victimization of the pre-born?  Can you find a more innocent or vulnerable human being than a precious baby boy or girl inside his/her mother's womb?

All Souls’ Day Remembrance 2017

*Marcus & Margaret Becher by Mary Batt

*Teresa Fisher, Thomas Fisher, Donald Perrin, and Michael Mettier by Joseph Fisher

*Marjorie Thomas, John Thomas, Benito Mendoza, Mu-Julix Mercado, Esteban Garcia by Innocencio & Alison Garcia

*Deceased Family & Friends by Greg & Geraldine Gause

*Joseph Homrich by Barbara Homrich

*Deceased Family & Friends by Tom & Sandy Hug

*Patricia Coolman, Gilbert Coolman, Jennifer McCreight, Gerald Hanna, Lillian Hesselschwardt, Hildonna Hesselschwardt, Hubert Hesselschwardt, Bernard Hesselschwardt by Jim & Suzi Kline

*Deceased Member of the Kunesh, Grine, & Dietrich Families by Lawrence Kunesh

*Phillip & Karen Brown, Bernard & Vivian Weidenhamer, John & Constance Brown, Thomas Marlin, Leslie Weidenhamer by John & Barb Marlin

*Deceased Family & Friends by Susan Moats

*Deceased Members of the Singer & Oliver Families by Marilyn Oliver

*Deceased Members of the Schindler & Wisda Families by George & Ruby Schindler

*Deceased Family & Friends by Dennis & Mary Ann Smith

*Deceased Family & Friends by Chris & Christine Stuckey

*Julie Timbrook, Deceased Family & Friends by Jim & Agnes Timbrook

*Gil Coolman, Jenny McCreight by Geoff & Kim Warner

*Jim Wonderly, Karen Wonderly by Frances Wonderly

*Kenneth Wonderly, Albert Wilhelm, Mary Wilhelm, Clara Guilford, Fred Wonderly, Louise Wonderly, Don Guilford, Paul Wilhelm by Madonna Wonderly


Community Pregnancy Center “Needs” List

New baby clothing

  Winter outfits – all sizes

  Sleepers – all sizes

  Onesies – 6-9 mos. and 9-12 mos.


  Shoes, all infant & toddler sizes

  *Gently used baby coats/snowsuits

New baby items

  Crib sheets                       Diapers (sizes 2-5)

  Sippy cups                       Baby bath towels

  Baby bottles                     Pacifiers

  Dishes/snack carriers       Baby wipes

  Receiving blankets (flannel or fleece)

  Infant swaddlers

  Handmade quilts and crocheted blankets

Office supplies

  Postage stamps 

Cash donations are always appreciated and needed!

Make checks payable to Community Pregnancy Centers of Northwest Ohio.

A Note from the CPC’s of NW Ohio – This Thanks-giving, we at CPC are thankful for you.  Your support and prayers are an encouragement to us every day!  From all of us at CPC Women’s Health Resource, thank you and may God bless you this Thanksgiving.


A Prayer at Thanksgiving Time

Father in Heaven, Creator of all and source of all goodness and love, please look kindly upon us and receive our heartfelt gratitude in this time of giving thanks.
Thank you for all the graces and blessings You have bestowed upon us, spiritual and temporal: our faith and religious heritage, our food and shelter, our health, the love we have for one another, our family and friends.
Dear Father, in Your infinite generosity, please grant us continued graces and blessings throughout the coming year.
This we ask in the Name of Jesus, Your Son and our Brother. Amen.