Third Sunday of Lent

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, March 25 – The Annunciation of the Lord

No Mass

Tuesday, March 26 – Lenten Weekday

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

     Reconciliation, Prayers to St. Philomena

7:45 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Jim Romes by Elizabeth Romes

Wednesday, March 27 – Lenten Weekday

7:00 p.m.  Mass - St. Michael’s Ridge – Mary Ricica by Eugene Westrick

Thursday, March 28 – Lenten Weekday

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Deceased Family & Friends by Madonna Wonderly

Friday, March 29 – Lenten Weekday

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Robert & Virginia Rath by Robyn Hawkins


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, March 30–Vigil of the Fourth Sunday of Lent

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Deceased of Fran Wonderly by Fran Wonderly

  Servers: Elijah and Isaiah Goliver

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

Sunday, March 31 – Fourth Sunday of Lent

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Jim & Mary Decker by Vic & Rita Steffel

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Gil Coolman & Jenny McCreight by Geoff & Kim Warner

  Servers: Isaac, Abram, and Xavier Shininger

St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – March 16/17, 2019

Loose - $359.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,530.83 (57)

Energy - $70.00 (4)

Votive Candles - $11.25

Total - $1,971.08  Thank you. May God bless you!


Dear St. Isidore Parishioners,

      The St. Isidore Parish Council has been monitoring the financial condition of our parish. We feel we need to bring to everyone’s attention that we are not meeting our day to day requirements with our current income. For quite some time we have been averaging a yearly deficit. The council is currently pursuing as many avenues as possible to decrease this loss, but there are very few discretionary expenses. We will have more details at the open parish council meeting. We invite you to attend the meeting April 7 after the 10:00 A. M. Mass at Marysdale.  Thank You, St. Isidore Parish Council

“Faith, Femininity, Fashion and Friendship – If you are a Junior High, High-School or College gal and want to grow in faithfulness to Christ, please come and attend our Catholic girls' retreat! During this retreat we will eat lunch, have prayer time, watch videos, listen to talks, learn make-up techniques and have group discussions. You will be given the tools to grow, live, and laugh with other young women as you strive for holiness. Suggested donation of $5.00 to attend. Contact Kelly Shininger at 419-438-1522 for details and permission slip.

A Family Perspective: The owner of the fig tree was impatient because the tree did not live up to his expectations.  In families, there are those who don’t live up to our expectations. Imitate the gardener and give them more time and help.  Don’t cut them out of your life. Love asks us to be connected, not productive.

“Around Our Parishes”

This Weekend: St. Isidore Parish Council Elections

     St. Vincent de Paul Society 2nd Collection at all Masses

     Girls’ Retreat for junior high, high school, & college girls after 10am Mass at Marysdale

     St. Michael’s Baptism of Crew Lawson Culler, son of John & Debra Culler at 1pm Sunday

     St. Michael’s Bible Study – 6:30pm Sunday

Wednesday: St. Michael’s Lenten Stations of the Cross & Mass – 6:30pm (Fr. Bob)

     St. Michael’s Parish Council Mtg. after Mass      

Thursday: Deanery Mtg. – 2pm

     St. Isidore Lenten Stations of the Cross & Mass at Marysdale at 6:30pm (Deacon Scott & Fr. Bob)

     St. Isidore Parish Council Mtg. after Mass at MD

Next Weekend: Catholic Relief Services Collection (envelope box)

     St. Isidore Mother-Daughter Breakfast after 10am Mass

     St. Michael’s Ridge Confirmation – 2pm at St. Michael’s Ridge with Msgr. William Kubacki, celebrant

     St. Michael’s Bible Study – 6:30pm Sunday

Upcoming Parish Events:

March 23/24 – Parish Council Elections

March 24 – St. Isidore Girls’ Retreat

March 31 – Mother-Daughter Breakfast

April 7–Open Parish Council Mtg. after 10am Mass

April 14 – Palm Sunday and Parish Breakfast

April 21 – Easter

St. Isidore Mother-Daughter Breakfast – Next Sunday, March 31, following the 10am Mass at Marysdale. While no tickets will be sold, a free will offering will be collected at the beginning of the breakfast. Ladies of the parish are welcome and may invite their female family members to join them.

Volunteers Needed - During the season of Lent, there are many opportunities to help with the beautiful liturgies leading up to Easter and gain the graces and the fruits of assisting for yourself and others! This is a great way to make an offering for Lent as well as helping out your parish. If you would like to volunteer in some way please speak to, call, or message Rebecca Mansel-Pleydell at 419-439-8660 or Deacon Scott at 419-518-0281. 

* Three adults are needed to accept the honor of attending the Chrism Mass at Holy Rosary Cathedral on April 16 to receive the holy oils/chrism for our parish. Many past participants have commented on the beauty of this Mass. 

* We are in need of volunteers to participate in the washing of feet on Holy Thursday. This is special sacrifice you could offer up for Lent since we typically struggle to find willing participants! 

* Volunteer servers are always appreciated for the Stations of the Cross. Please arrive 10 minutes early.

* We need readers and cantors for the Tenebrae Service on Wednesday April 17. You do not have to be a regular lector or cantor/choir member to volunteer! Anyone high school age and older who would like to read one of the 15 readings or sing one of the responses will be welcome and given instructions.

Thank you for your assistance! 


Birthday Wishes

Nichole Mickelson, March 25

Dan Singer, March 26

Ed Speiser, March 26

Bo Krukowski, March 26

Connie Wonderly, March 26

Gin Layman, March 27

Kateri Mansel-Pleydell, March 27

Sue Krukowski, March 30

Stanley Krukowski, March 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.

Area Events

K of C Fish Fry

Knights of Columbus Council #1039, 111 Elliott Road, Defiance, OH (419-782-3536) Friday, March 29, 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.

Fish Fry - St. Augustine Catholic Church (722 Monroe St., Napoleon) will be having weekly Fish Fries each Friday during Lent through April 12, serving from 5pm– 7pm in the school gym.  The menu includes all you can eat fried or baked fish (with rosemary sauce), baked or cheesy potatoes, seasoned green beans, homemade macaroni & cheese, homemade coleslaw, coffee, ice tea or punch, & delicious desserts.  Carry out is available.  $8.00 (65+), $9.00 (13-64), $5.00 (5-12), FREE under 5.

K of C Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, April 7, 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.  

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast – Tiffin Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. from 7am-1pm.  Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 1258 Main St., Evansport, OH.  Free will donation. Carryout available. Pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy & biscuits. Proceeds to help purchase new equipment.

St. Mary Catholic Church Mission – Monday, March 25, 2019 – From Faith to Family: Putting on God’s Armor; Tuesday, March 26: Answering the Call to Serve; Wednesday, March 27: Dedicating Our Talents and Our Time to God. Guest Speaker – Matt Allner.  All sessions start at 7pm at 715 Jefferson Avenue, Defiance.

Northwest Ohio Men’s Fellowship Breakfast

All men, women, and families are invited to the Northwest Ohio Men's Fellowship annual tribute to the
Veterans Breakfast on Saturday, March 30 at St. John Catholic Church, Defiance. We are honored to
have Fr. Jacob Gordon, who is currently on temporary assignment at St. Michael’s Ridge and St. Isidore
Catholic Churches, join us as guest speaker for the Breakfast. Fr. Jacob is a 1993 graduate of Wayne Trace
and served in the US Marine Corp from 1993 -1997. Fr. Jacob was stationed in Qatar, Iraq and his service in the Marine Corp included the Military Police and as a Machine Gunner. Fr. Jacob has been a priest and teacher in the Toledo Diocese for 12 years. Please join us to hear Fr. Jacob's personal story of military service and service to the Lord. We invite all veterans, their families, and friends to come and be recognized for their service. This is an ecumenical effort to bring all faiths together to share fellowship, listen to insightful sharing, and to enjoy a great breakfast with others in Christ's love. Join us even if you never have and meet some new friends in Christ. Coffee & Donuts 7:30am - Breakfast & Program 8:00am. For more information, please call George Westrick 419-784-3975.

RUCalled Event - Ever wondered what life is like as a religious Sister or Brother?  There will be a RUCalled Dinner on Monday, April 1, at St. Thomas More Parish in Bowling Green. This is pressure free evening for singles ages 18-39.  The evening includes food, vocation stories, prayer and time to mingle with religious from several congregations and hear the stories of those in currently formation. Join us from 6:00-8:30pm on April 1.  To register go to This event is sponsored by the Vocation Directors of the congrega-tions of Sisters and Religious Brothers/Priests in the diocese of Toledo. 

CELEBRATING SENIORS will be meeting on Tuesday, April 2 at St. John Catholic in Defiance.  We will have rosary at 10:40am, Mass at 11:00, followed by a free will offering lunch. Our program this month will feature Deacon Joe Heeter from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Continental.  He will present the program "How I Became Catholic."  You will not want to miss hearing about his spiritual journey.  Anyone 55 years and older is invited and welcome to attend.

Diocesan Events

The Pontifical Good Friday Collection – Pope Francis has asked our parish to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, which helps Christians in the Holy Land.  Your support helps the church minister in parishes, provide Catholic schools and offer religious education. The Pontifical Good Friday Collection also helps to preserve the sacred shrines.  The wars, unrest and instability have been especially hard on Christians. In these times of crisis, the Pontifical Good Friday Collection provides humanitarian aid to refugees.

When you contribute to the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, you become an instrument of peace and join with Catholics around the world in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land.  Please be generous!



WTOL Ch. 11 at 5:00 a.m., WNWO Ch. 24 at 6:30 a.m. & WTVG Ch. 13.2 at 8:30 a.m.


Is someone you love unable to join us at church during this holy time of Lent and Easter? For the faithful at home or in healthcare settings, the Heart of the Nation Sunday TV Mass brings spiritual comfort and the blessings of joy-filled hope in our Risen Savior. Please invite anyone you know who cannot get out to church to tune in Catholic Mass on TV or watch online anytime on Sundays at (For those who can get to church, the TV or online liturgy does not fulfill the Sunday Mass obligation.)