33rd Sunday Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass 
Monday - Friday, November 19-23
No Masses - Fr. Kill recovering from surgery
Wednesday, November 21 – Eve of Thanksgiving
7:00 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Communion Service -
Deacon Scott Graham
Thursday, November 22 – Thanksgiving Day
8:00 a.m. – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Communion Service - Deacon Scott Graham
Lord’s Day Masses
Saturday, November 24 – Vigil of the Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – Celebrant Fr. Al Ceranowski
3:30 p.m. – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend - Reconciliation
4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Paul Caule by Tom & Diane Moninger
   Servers: Jonah and Jude Shininger
6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Louie & Mary Ricica
Sunday, November 25 – Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – Celebrant Fr. Fred Duschl
8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Rita Slattman by family
10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – John Kennedy Family by Barb Walker
   Servers: Riley Bowers, Abram & Isaac Shininger
 
St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – November 10/11, 2018 
Loose - $246.61
Regular Envelopes - $1,730.00 (68)
Hall Rent - $100.00 (2)
All Souls' Day - $40.00 (2)
All Saint's Day - $15.00 (2)
Energy - $120.00 (5)
Total - $2,251.61  Thank you.  May God bless you!
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My Dear Parishioners,
    I want to thank all of our wonderful parishioners for their encouragement & support.  I am happy to say that on November 8 my bladder was healed enough so that they could remove the catheter and did not require carrying a bag around anymore.  But the “down-side” of that is that I am incontinent and require learning the Kegel therapy.  Along with the trauma of major surgery, now I am experiencing depression & anxiety (panic attacks, memory problems, trouble finding words to say & racing thoughts in my brain) – I will be seeing my medical doctor for that condition on Nov. 14.   There is sometimes a lot to deal with when recovering from a surgery such as radical prostatectomy.  It is not a quick recovery that I was hoping for. The surgeon said I needed radiation therapy after my body heals enough (in perhaps a month or more?)  That is to prevent any missed cancer cells from growing back again.  
I am sorry that I am not able yet to have Mass during the week or on the weekends.  I will try to evaluate my condition week by week.  I have found enough priests willing to cover for me on the weekends thru December – I pray that God may bless them and shower them with his love.   I also wish to thank all of our parishioners for their prayers and kind words and thoughts during my recovery.  And God bless you for the delicious meals you provided for Anita & myself – that will help regain the 15# I lost during the past few weeks.
I keep all of you in my prayers & in the many, many Rosaries I have said for your intentions. 
May God bless you always!
Fr. Bob
 
A Family Perspective: Today’s gospel teaches us UNCERTAINTY is normal.  There are some things in life which “no one knows…only the Father.”  Marriage and parenting are full of uncertainty for like the fig tree in the gospel, the people we love grow and change.
“Around Our Parishes”
This Weekend: Human Development Collection 
            (Collection box)
      Fr. Steve Blum, celebrant at all Masses
      Rolls & coffee after the 10am Mass at Marysdale,
            sponsored by the CYO
Wednesday: Communion Service – St. Michael’s Ridge
            7pm – Deacon Scott Graham
Thursday: Communion Service – St. Isidore, MD, 8am
            Deacon Scott Graham
Next Saturday: Fr. Al Ceranowski – celebrant at Masses
Next Sunday: Fr. Fred Duschl – celebrant at both Masses
Director of Music and Worship
St. Mary Catholic Church, Defiance, Ohio, a welcoming community of worship and service, dedicated to the faith formation of all its members, seeks a full time Director of Music and Worship.  As a member of the Pastoral staff, the applicant must desire to work in a model of collaborative leadership and provide direction of an active and well-formed parish liturgical ministry commission.  The applicant must first and foremost have a love of the Catholic liturgy and a love of people. The applicant must also be self-motivated, organized, flexible, and knowledgeable of Catholic Liturgy, have good communication skills, be skilled in piano and able to provide direction to choirs, cantors, musicians and liturgical ministry teams.  Ability to play the organ is a plus.  Salary competitive and commensurate with education/experience.  Position open immediately.  Ministry Description and Responsibilities available on request.  Send Resume and three references to:
Rev. Randy Giesige
Address:  715 Jefferson Avenue, Defiance, OH 43512
Phone:  419-782-2776
Email:  rpgiesige@gmail.com
The 2019 contribution envelopes are available to be picked up.  They will be at The Bend until Saturday, December 1.  Starting Sunday, December 2, they will be available for pick-up at Marysdale.  If you did not receive envelopes and wish to have some, please contact Melissa Moninger at 419-789-3780.
Adoration Chapel Thanksgiving holiday schedule: The Adoration Chapel will close for Thanksgiving on Tuesday, November 20, at 11:59pm and re-open on 
Wednesday, November 28, at 6am. Have a blessed holiday!   
World’s Greatest Dishcloths – The St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society has dishcloths for sale - $1.75 each or 3 for $5.  They are striped and come in blue, red, green, and beige.  If interested, contact Char Shininger.  Contact info below.
It’s Sharathon time! Keep Catholic Radio going strong by supporting Annunciation Radio during the Fall Sharathon November 27-30.  During these 4 days, Sharathon hosts will interview many of our local priests, deacons, and other special guests who will share their enthusiasm for Catholic radio. Tune to your local Annunciation Radio station and call toll-free 1-888-215-0624 between 7am and 6pm. You can also donate securely online at www.annunciationradio.com. Your support is needed to help keep Catholic radio on the air here in NW Ohio. 
STATIONS: 89.7 WNOC Toledo, 88.1 WHRQ Sandusky, 89.9 WRRO Bryan, 89.5 WFOT Mansfield, 90.9 WSHB Willard
 
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
Don Wilhelm, November 25
Kathy Kuhn, November 25
 
Anniversary Wishes
Tom & Sandy Hug, November 19
Louie & Char Shininger, November 20
 
Pray for the sick:
Fr. Bob, June Coolman, 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
“Christmas in the Country” Craft Show & Bake Sale
Sunday, November 18, 2018, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, New Bavaria (State Route 108 South of Holgate to Road Y).  Sponsored by the Sacred Heart Rosary Altar Society.  Free admission.  Hourly door prizes.  Baked goods, crafters, raffle.  Lunch served all day.  Home-made soups, cakes and pies, sandwiches, salads, and beverages.
St. Augustine Parish, Napoleon -Nov. 30, Dec 1, 2–Annual Christmas House.  More details on bulletin
board at each site.
Reservations and deposits are now being taken for the Right to Life Pilgrimage to Washington DC (night of January 16 - early morning January 20), leaving from Divine Mercy - Paulding. If interested in attending, please contact Christopher Bercaw at 419.769.2679 or chriskofc@gmail.com for more information. 
Diocesan Events
2019 March for Life
Interested in attending the March for Life in Washington D.C. on January 18, 2019?  Join the College and Young Adult bus trip sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo! The trip is only $192, but for college students there is a special discounted price of $132! Our trip includes two nights in the Marriott Hotel in Down-town Washington, D.C., as well as free time to tour the city. We depart Thursday, January 17, at 3pm and will return Saturday evening, January 19.  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 14.
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.
Advent Retreat Focuses on ‘O Antiphons’
In Western Christian traditions, the O Antiphons – which begin with a name of Christ, such as O Wisdom and O Key of David – are prayed the week before Christmas. Father Martin Iott, OP, leads an Advent Retreat, The O Antiphons: Prayers of Desire and Promise, from 6:30 p.m. Sunday, December 2, 2018, through noon Friday, December 7, 2018 at Weber Retreat and Conference Center in Adrian.
Father Martin guides participants in exploring and embracing the spirituality of hopes and dreams expressed in the Hebrew Scriptures and found in the O Antiphons. A Dominican Friar of the Southern Province, Father Martin has been engaged for 30 years in the ministry of preaching retreats and parish missions.
The cost for the event – which includes meals and snacks – is $220 for commuters, $320 per person for double occupancy, and $420 for single occupancy. Registration is required.
To register, visit www.webercenter.org and click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or webercenter@adriandominicans.org.
Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.