3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, January 28 – St. Thomas Aquinas, Priest & Doctor of the Church

No Mass

Tuesday, January 29 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

7:00 p.m. – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Cenacle,

     Reconciliation, Prayers to St. Philomena

7:45 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Vera Breckler by Elmer & Mary Hahn

Wednesday, January 30 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

7:00 p.m.  Mass - St. Michael’s Ridge – Carmen Wagner by Jim & Carol McCann

Thursday, January 31 – St. John Bosco, Priest

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Haden A. Bevard by M/M Philip Steele

Friday, February 1 – First Friday

8:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Bud

     Sailer by Dan & Bennette Singer


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, February 2 – Vigil of the Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Ted & Imelda Moninger by Tom & Diane Moninger

  Servers: Jesse Coolman and Noah Shininger

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Jonathan Weber by Dick & Bobbi Johnson

Sunday, February 3 – Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Larry Wagner

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Dave Mohr by Joe & Diane Hammon

  Servers: Dominic & Michael M-P, Jeffrey Smith


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – January 19/20, 2019

Loose - $155.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,243.00 (43)

Mary, Mother of God - $25.00 (1)

Initial Offering - $5.00 (1)

Energy - $110.00 (5)

Total - $1,538.00  Thank you. May God bless you!


Food for the Poor – This weekend, January 26/27, Rev. Scott E.P. Steinkerchner, O.P. will speak at all the Masses about a ministry providing direct relief to the poor throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.  Father Steinkerchner will share personal witness about Food for the Poor’s mission to care for the destitute as a means of living out the Gospel mandate to love one another. F. Steinkerchner was ordained for The Order of Preachers, the Dominicans, in 1998 and a member of the Chicago Province.  In addition to preaching on behalf of Food for the Poor for over 13 years, he is the Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Edgewood College in Madison, WI, where he also teaches courses in Catholic-ism, World Religions, Medical Ethics, and Ecclesiology. Fr. Scott travels extensively around the world to study different religions.  He has written two books, the latest being “Beyond Agreement” which is about how to have a productive interreligious dialogue even when both sides may never come to agreement. Please welcome Father Steinkerchner.

A Family Perspective: In today’s gospel Jesus was “praised by all” except at home in Nazareth where the “eyes of all were intently on him.”  Acceptance can be hard to find at home due to unreal expectations. Jesus challenges us to “proclaim liberty” to anyone “oppressed” or “captive” by our expectations.


“Around Our Parishes”

This Weekend: Visiting Priest, Fr. Scott Steinkerchner, O.P., from Food for the Poor will have all 4 weekend Masses

Friday: First Friday Communion calls

Saturday: St. Michael’s Funeral of Janis Miller at 11am by Fr. John Stites

Next Weekend: St. Blasé Blessing at all Masses

     St. Michael Baptism at 1pm of Kaleb Robert Weber, Son of Cory & Jenny Weber

CYO Soup-er Bowl Collection: January 26-February 3.  There will be boxes at each church site to collect cans of soup and soup ingredients to be donated to the St. Mary’s food pantry.


Birthday Wishes

Duane Hearne, January 29

Terri Singer, January 31

Bethany Shininger, January 31

Melinda Culler, February 1

Jesse Coolman, February 3


Anniversary Wishes

Erv & Veronica Hastedt, January 31

Leslie & Melinda Culler, January 31


Pray for the sick:

Fr. Bob, June Coolman, Cody Davis, Marianne Fleming, Denny Fronk, Noah Garcia, Rhett Jesse, Danny Mekus, Don Meyer, Marilyn Minck, Roseann Nusbaum, Betty Adelman (sister of Anita Bertsch), and all who need our prayers.

St. Michael’s Ridge Annual Church Campout will once again be held at Huggy Bear Campground in Middle Point, Ohio on July 12–14.  St. Isidore families are invited to attend. 19 campsites are being held on a 1st come, 1st served basis. A Catholic Mass will be held on Saturday evening at the campground, followed by a potluck. Reservations can be made on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 3:00pm & 8:00pm by calling 419-968-2211. If you need additional information, please call Carol McCann at 419-351-6727.


Area Events

K of C Fish Fry

Knights of Columbus Council #1039, 111 Elliott Road, Defiance, OH (419-782-3536) Friday, February 1, 2019. Carry-out meals available at 4:00pm; dining room from 4:00pm-7:00pm.  Eat in: Adult Dinner $10.00 (with beverage) 6-12 Years $4.00, 5 and under eat for FREE!! Carry Out: Regular Dinner $9.50, 2lb “All Fish” $16.00, ($22 with any 3 Sides), side dishes $3.00/pint.

First Friday Latin Mass Latin Mass will be celebrated February 1, 2019, at 7pm at Domus Angelorum Retreat House, located at 21706 State Route 114, Cloverdale, OH.  All are welcome.

K of C Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, February 3, 2019, at the K of C Hall on Elliott Road, Defiance, from 9am-11am.  Meal price are: $7.50 for adults; $6.50 for senior citizens; $4 for children 6-12; free for children 5 and U. French toast has been added to the menu.  

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, “Gifts of the Holy Spirit,” on Saturday, February 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.

What is Pro Life? Are we sure we are 100% Pro Life? – Part V

The Church teaches that all life is sacred and must be cherished and protected from conception to natural death.  By keeping this guiding principle in mind in reviewing all the following moral issues of today, we can quickly see what it means to be 100% Pro Life, no exceptions.

Euthanasia or Assisted Suicide

This is an imposed death. It is intentionally doing something or not doing something in order to induce the death of a person.

Both culturally and medically the following terms have been broadly expanded: terminal condition, persistent vegetative state, brain death, and medical treatment. Therefore, when making decisions based on these terms, we must be careful that our first guiding principle still remains not to hasten death because of false compassion for the comfort of the patient. Rather, health care is always to preserve life and give good care until natural death.

What is good care for the terminally ill patient? What if society, the medical profession and their loved ones, and maybe the patient themselves think they should die by their own choice?  It’s their life, right? If we cannot end their life (euthanasia) or help them take their own life (assisted suicide), what can be done?

The following can be done and is good ethical medical care:

*Administering pain medication whose first purpose is to alleviate intense suffering.

*Stopping treatment that is a grave painful burden on a very sick terminal person.

*Withdrawing nutrition and hydration when a person’s body can no longer absorb it and which could even cause them more harm.

If you believe that Euthanasia or Assisted Suicide is wrong, then you are Pro Life on this issue.

Joan Murray

Lucas, Texas


2020 Census Jobs – The U.S. Census Bureau is currently recruiting people for the upcoming census.  These temporary job openings have excellent pay, flexible hours, and paid training.  Apply online now at 2020census.gov/jobs or call 1-855-562-2020.

Christmas Flowers 2018 - Continued

Our thanks to the parishioners who donated to the Christmas flower fund in memory/honor of their loved ones:

Deceased Family & Friends by Jim & Suzy Kline

Deceased Family & Friends by Greg & Karri Kolb

Deceased Family & Friends by Jim Kolb

In Memory of Deceased Parents by Deb Kolb

John & Ida Kunesh by Lawrence Kunesh

Deceased Family & Friends by Robert & Marilyn Kunesh

In Memory of Seibert & Mack Families by Herb & Rose Ann Mack

Deceased Family & Friends by John & Becky Mansel-Pleydell

Deceased Family & Friends by John & Barb Marlin

Deceased Family & Friends by Dave & Judy Meyer

Deceased Family & Friends by Colleen Rosebrock

Deceased Family & Friends by George & Ruby Schindler

Richard J. Sheets and Martin Sheets by Richard & Sue Sheets

Deceased Family & Friends by Alan & Mary Helen Sheibley

Gerald Wirth, Howard Shininger, & Anna Shininger by

Tom & Gloria Shininger

Deceased Family & Friends by Louis & Helen Simonis

Deceased Family & Friends by Tony & Terri Singer

Deceased Family & Friends by Jamie & Jackie Singer

Deceased Family & Friends by Mary Ann Smith

In honor of our Grandparents by Jeff Smith Family

Deceased Family & Friends by Dan & Pat Stevenson

Deceased Family & Friends by Jim & Agnes Timbrook

Deceased Family & Friends by Geoff & Kim Warner

Deceased Family & Friends by Greg & Lynn Wonderly

Deceased Family & Friends by Mark Wonderly

Deceased Family & Friends by Irene Zipfel


The 72nd annual meeting of the Christo Rey Federal Credit Union will be held on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2019 at 3:00 PM in the Upper Hall at Delaware Bend.  Following the business meeting there will be refreshments and a drawing for several cash door prizes.  All members are encouraged to attend. Any member that is interested in running for a seat on either the Board of Directors, Credit Committee or Supervisory Committee should contact either Jeff Meyer at (419) 899-2839, Jim Timbrook at (419) 899-2959 or Cindy Siler at (419) 658-2707.


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

2019-2018 Cars & Trucks 3.0%

2017-2016 Cars & Trucks 3.5%

2015-2014 Cars & Trucks 4.0%

All other secured loans 4.5%

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. Christo Rey Federal Credit Union is accepting new members as well as deposits from current members for share savings accounts.  Share savings accounts operate similar to passbook savings accounts that are offered by other financial institutions. There is daily access to your money, and the rate paid (.65%) is generally substantially higher than the rate offered for these types of accounts at other financial institutions.  There are no fees for small balance accounts and you may open an account with a minimum balance of $5.00. These are great accounts for children or grandchildren, or to save money as an emergency fund. Membership is open to all registered parishioners of St. Isidore Catholic Church. Contact Cindy Siler at (419) 658-2707 for additional information or to open an account.


So sorry for the mix-up on Mass times last Thursday.