3rd Sunday of Easter

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, April 16 – Weekday during Easter Season

No Mass

Tuesday, April 17 – Weekday during Easter Season

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

7:45 p.m. Mass –St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Doris Antoine by Ed Antoine

Wednesday, April 18 – Weekday during Easter Season

10:00 a.m. Mass at Brookview Nursing Home

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Louie & Mary Ricica

Thursday, April 19 – Weekday during Easter Season

No Mass

Friday, April 20 – Weekday during Easter Season

No Mass

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, April 21 –Vigil of the Fourth Sunday of Easter

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Special Intention by Davis Family

   Servers: Eli, Jude, and Noah Shininger

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Phil Hall and Larry Hall by Bob & Linda Wagner

Sunday, April 22 – Fourth Sunday of Easter

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

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Deborah Shininger by Bob & Stella Shininger

  Servers: Jesse Coolman, Isaac and Abram Shininger


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – April 7/8, 2018

Loose - $502.30

Regular Envelopes - $1,230.00 (60)

Catholic Relief Services - $10.00 (1)

Easter - $250.00 (5)

Hall Rental - $50.00 (1)

Total - $2,042.30  Thank you.  May God bless you!


Upcoming Parish Events

April 15 – Open Parish Council Meeting

April 22 – Mother-Daughter Breakfast after 10am Mass

May 6 – First Communion at 10am Mass

May 27 – Graduation Mass at 10am Mass

CCD News

*Please continue to pray for these 2nd graders as they prepare for their 1st Holy Communion on May 6: Hunter Bauer, Lilly Warner, and Jake Vandemark.

*Remember to bring in your rice bowls so we can send in your Lenten sacrifices.

*We are still collecting aluminum cans & coins for a donation to St. Mary's food pantry.  There is a blue barrel in the hall for them. If you need us to pick them up, call Chris Stuckey @ 419-658-2012. Also collecting aluminum can pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House in Toledo.

*If you have a child who will be in 1st grade next year and will be attending our CCD program, please let us know by calling Alison Garcia 419-399-0647 or Christine Stuckey 419-658-2012.

Annual Catholic Appeal Totals - $14,995 pledged; $14,225 paid; 149.95% of goal

A Family Perspective: The apostles were afraid of Jesus until he ate with them and they touched him.  In your family, the ordinary acts of eating together, touching, and embracing, not only confirm our love for each other, but also celebrate God’s presence in your family.  These “ordinary” moments contain the “Extraordinary.”

“Around Our Parishes”

This Weekend: St. Michael’s Ridge Baptism of Carter James Wagner, son of Justin & Nichole Wagner after the 6:30pm Mass

      St. Isidore Open Parish Council Mtg. after 10am Mass

      Rolls and coffee after the 10am Mass at Marysdale, sponsored by the Altar-Rosary Society

Wednesday: Brookview Nursing Home Mass – 10:00am

      St. Michael’s Ridge Parish Council Mtg. after 7pm Mass

Thursday: St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Meeting at MD, following the rosary at 7pm (No Mass)

Next Sunday: St. Isidore Mother-Daughter Breakfast after the 10am Mass at MD

      St. Michael’s Ridge Baptism of Kenton Thomas Schultz, son of Joe & Alison Schultz at 1:30pm

St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society Meeting – Thursday, April 19, 2018 at Marysdale.  The rosary will be recited beginning at 7pm with the meeting immediately following.

Mother-Daughter Breakfast: Sunday, April 22, 2018, in the Marysdale hall after the 10am Mass. No tickets will be required; however a free will donation will be collected. Please bring your daughters, mothers, grand-daughters, and sisters in Christ to enjoy breakfast together and celebrate each of us being Daughters of the King!  

Hosts Needed for Catholic Exchange Students – If anyone is interested in hosting a Catholic exchange student, there is contact and student information on the bulletin board in the vestibule.

World’s Greatest Dishcloths – The Altar-Rosary Society has the world’s greatest dishcloths for sale.  They come in blue, red, green, or tan stripes and cost $1.75 each or 3/$5.00.  Contact Char Shininger at 419-658-2471.

Defiance County Furniture Bank – Remember the Defiance County Furniture Bank, managed by St. Mary Parish, Defiance, when spring cleaning.  They are in need of good usable basic furniture, beds and bed frames, bed linens, houseware (dishes, pots and pans) or working electrical appliances.  Call 419-782-2776 to make a donation.

Birthday Wishes:

Nikki Meyer, April 16

Elizabeth Coolman, April 19

Mary Lou Mack, April 20

Lorraine Beattie, April 21

Katy Gaskill, April 21

Harmony Kunesh, April 21

Oakley Schroeder, April 22

Anniversary Wishes:

Jeff & Janet Smith, April 20

Justin & Suzy Sheets, April 21

Pray for the sick:

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


Area Events


Annual Pancake Breakfast – Jewell Volunteer Fire Department, on Sunday, April 15, from 7am - 1pm at the fire station located at 08125 Independence Road.  This event is free will donation with proceeds going to purchase new fire equipment and support the Defiance County D.A.R.E. Program. 

Chicken BBQ - Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Bavaria will be holding a Chicken BBQ Sunday, April 15, 2018, from 10:00 am to 12:30pm. Cost is $8.00 for Adults, $4.50 for Children, $6.00 for
chicken only. Carry-Outs are available. Menu includes 1/2 Chicken prepared by Harlan's BBQ, baked beans, potato salad, pie, roll, punch and coffee.

Night of Healing – Thursday, April 19, 2018, from 7:00-8:00pm, at St. Jerome Catholic Church, 300 Warner St., Walbridge, OH  43465.  Fr. Tom Oedy presiding.  Check the bulletin board in the vestibule for more info.

Divorced-Separated Retreat – Saturday, April 21, 2018, from 8am-8pm at St. Michael Catholic Church, Hicksville, Ohio.  Spiritual Director will be Fr. Marty Nassr.  Come for any part or all of the program.  To register, contact Deacon Rod Conkle at 419-542-6473 or Susie Smalley at 419-487-2652.  Check the bulletin board in the vestibule for more information.

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast – Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 8am-1pm at the Delaware Twp. Fire Hall, located at the corner of SR 18 and The Bend Road.  Menu includes pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, and beverage.  Free will offering.  Proceeds benefit the Delaware Twp. Fire Dept. and EMS.

Legion Hog Roast – Ney Legion Hall on Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 11am-2pm.  Free will donation.  Sponsored by American Legion Post #680 with proceeds used to send two boys to Boys’ State.

Life is a Gift. Please join us Tuesday, April 24, at 7pm after 6:30 pm Mass at St John’s, Defiance, to hear Marcia Cline speak. She is a retired registered nurse who will share how beautiful life is. She worked in OB over 30 years delivering babies. Sponsored by Mother Teresa Respect for Life.

2018 Century Farm Award Applications Available

Catholic Charities is now accepting applications for Century Farm Awards.  This award designation honors Catholic families who have maintained a farm or home-stead within their family for at least 100 years, with an emphasis on well-preserved working farms.

Applicants will be asked to submit a registration form, copies of old deeds, and pictures to support claims.  The information submitted must show family residence and ownership of a farm for at least 100 years.  Applications should be submitted no later than May 31, 2018.

A Mass honoring award recipients will be celebrated by Bishop Daniel E. Thomas at St. Patrick Church, 14010 South River Road (Old US 24), Grand Rapids, Ohio, at 9:00am on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.For more information or to request the registration form, please contact Kate Pomrenke at 419-214-4898 or kpomrenke@toledodiocese.org.

Programs/Retreats at the Weber Center in Adrian, MI – There is a list of programs and retreats offered at the Weber Retreat and Conference Center in Adrian, MI, from now until August, 2018, on the bulletin board in the vestibule.  Check it out if you are interested.

Abortion and Child Abuse

Abortion teaches us that violence is an acceptable way to deal with difficult life problems. It teaches us that human beings are only valuable if they meet certain criteria, and it teaches us that the strong have a legal right to kill the weak and defenseless. When the unique value of individual human life is trampled upon, society inevitably suffers.

Abortion advocates argue just the opposite. They purport that aborting "unwanted" children will reduce child abuse, neglect, poverty and violence and will generally lead to happier families. However, our experience since 1973 proves that this theory does not work. During that time, over 60 million "unwanted" babies have been denied the right to live, yet we have more crime, more violence, more dead-beat dads, and more gangs. The list goes on.

Abortion advocates even argue that abortion is an effective way to prevent crime since it eliminates those who are "most likely" to commit crimes, more specifically the babies of poor mothers. Dianne Glass wrote an article supporting this radical idea. It is hard to believe that in this age, people could argue that human beings should be executed for crimes they may commit in the future and that abortion is the answer to solving poverty. Indeed, it is a truly frightening social policy!

In the final analysis, it is only logical to conclude that societies who are willing to abort children before birth will be far more likely to abuse them after birth. Abortion is child abuse, and it is the most severe form of abuse in existence.


Deceased Family & Friends by Mary Batt

Deceased Family & Friends by Jake & Holly Coolman

Deceased Family & Friends by June Coolman

Deceased Family & Friends by Joseph Fisher

Deceased Family & Friends by Gregg & Geraldine Gause

Deceased Family & Friends by Mary Gustwiller

Deceased Family & Friends by Erv & Veronica Hastedt

Deceased Family & Friends by Barb Homrich

Deceased Family & Friends by Jim & Rita Huebner

Deceased Family & Friends by Jim & Suzi Kline

Deceased Family & Friends by Greg & Karri Kolb

Deceased Family & Friends by Jim Kolb

Deceased Family & Friends by Lawrence Kunesh

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

Deceased Family & Friends by John & Becky Mansel-Pleydell

Deceased Family & Friends by John & Barb Marlin Family

Deceased Family & Friends by Jim & Roseann Nusbaum

Deceased Family & Friends by Colleen Rosebrock

Deceased Family & Friends by George & Ruby Schindler

In Memory of Richard J. Sheets & Martin Sheets by Richard & Sue Sheets

Deceased Family & Friends by Alan & Mary Helen Sheibley

In Memory of Deborah Mary Shininger by Bob & Stella Shininger

Deceased Family & Friends by Jamie & Jackie Singer

Deceased Family & Friends by Dennis & Mary Ann Smith

In Honor of our Grandparents by Jeff & Janet Smith Family

Special Intentions by Mary Lou Speiser

Deceased Family & Friends by Dan & Pat Stevenson

Deceased Family & Friends by Chris & Christine Stuckey

Deceased Family & Friends by Jim & Agnes Timbrook

Deceased Family & Friends by Geoff & Kim Warner

Deceased Family & Friends by Greg & Lynn Wonderly