4th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass


Monday, February 4 – Weekday in Ordinary Time
No Mass
Tuesday, February 5 – St. Agatha, Virgin and Martyr
 7:00 p.m. – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Cenacle,Reconciliation, Prayers to St. Philomena
7:45 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Robert Cromwell by June Coolman (re-scheduled from 1/22/19)
Wednesday, February 6 –St. Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs
7:00 p.m.  Mass - St. Michael’s Ridge – Irene Steffel by Slagle’s and Brubaker’s
Thursday, February 7 – Weekday in Ordinary Time
9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Karen Brown by Freda Meyer
Friday, February 8 – St. Jerome Emiliani; St. Josephine Bakhita
9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Patrick McCann by Jim & Lonnie Raimonde
Lord’s Day Masses
Saturday, February 9 – Vigil of the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
3:30 p.m. – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend - Reconciliation
4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Dennis Smith by Holly Hesselschwardt
   Servers: Jesse Coolman and Isaac Shininger
6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Louie & Mary Ricica
Sunday, February 10 – Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Pam Wagner
10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Ruth Fritz by Robert & Monica Hearne
   Servers: John, Andrew, and Jimmy Shininger

St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – January 26/27, 2019
Loose - $328.76
Regular Envelopes - $1,471.62 (62)
Energy - $30.00 (2)
Church in Latin America - $130.00 (10)
Total - $1,960.38  Thank you.  May God bless you!
CYO Soup-er Bowl Collection: Through this Sunday, 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.

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.

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.

A Family Perspective: Mary and Joseph must have been proud when their village “all spoke well of Jesus and were amazed at his words.”  But they probably felt shame when the same people drove him out of town.  Like Mary and Joseph, the highs and lows of parenting are our path to being a Holy Family.

“Around Our Parishes”
This Weekend: St. Blasé Blessing at all Masses
Rolls and coffee after the 10am Mass at Marysdale 
St. Michael Baptism at 1pm of Kaleb Robert Weber, son of Cory & Jenny Weber
Next Weekend: St. Isidore Parish Council Nominations
      St. Michael’s Ridge Parish Appreciation Dinner: Appetizers & cocktails at 5pm; dinner at 6pm

Position Opening - Immaculate Conception Parish in Ottoville has an immediate opening for a Coordinator of Religious Education.  Position is expected to be 25-30 hours per week.  Salary negotiable and based on experience/education.  Interested candidates should send a resume to Immaculate Conception, P.O. Box 296, Ottoville, OH  45876 or by email to immac@bright.net.  

Birthday Wishes
Heavin Weber, February 5
Jorydon Waters, February 5
Brianna Moninger, February 5
Kendal Peck, February 5
Pat Fillman, February 6
Aicha Diaw, February 6
Ladonna Scantlen, February 7
Luke Shininger, February 8
Tim Grine, February 8
Devine Weber, February 9
Haley Clinker, February 9
Jamie Jesse, February 10

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 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. 

Valentine’s Day Square Dance – St. Michael’s, Hicksville, on Saturday, February 9, 2019.  Public invited.  $5/person; $10/couple; $15/family.  Snacks, soda, water, beer and wine available for purchase.  Doors open at 6:30pm; dancing starts at 7:30pm.  More info on the bulletin board at each site. 

Diocesan Events
Young Adults’ Retreat - What would you say if asked, "Why are you Catholic?" Unsure because you've always been Catholic?  Come join other young adults aged 22-39 for the "Choosing to be Catholic Retreat" with Charis ministries on March 23-24 at the Parish Center in Ottoville.   Ponder who Jesus Christ is to you. Hear young adults share what being Catholic means to them and experience Christian community. This retreat is for any young adult in the diocese.  For information send a message to CharisDioceseOfToledo@gmail.com. 

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.

What is Pro Life? Are we sure we are 100% Pro Life? – Part VI
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.
IVF, In Vitro Fertilization
This literally means a process whereby human life is generated in a laboratory environment in a petri dish, separating human procreation from conjugal union. Only 10-20% of these embryos result in a normal pregnancy. What happens to the rest of all these new little lives?
They are either unwanted or eliminated, (selective reduction), or stored and frozen, with only 2/3 of embryos surviving the frozen process. This is intentionally creating life, then destroying it because it was not wanted, needed or considered defective. 
There are other ethical and highly effective techniques for identifying and treating the causes for infertile couples. Na Pro technology has helped many couples conceive a child. The Pope Paul VI Institute in Omaha, Nebraska has been on the forefront of successfully helping many infertile couples diagnose the underlying cause for their infertility, resulting in a natural conception.
If you believe that In Vitro Fertilization is wrong, then you are Pro Life on this issue.
Joan Murray
Lucas, Texas

‘Come and See’ Event - The Adrian Dominican Sisters invite Catholic women, ages 25-35, to “come and see” what life as an Adrian Dominican Sister could be like for them. A weekend gathering, “A Time to Discern: Come and See for Yourself,” is offered at Weber Retreat and Conference Center the weekend of March 1-3, 2019 from dinner at 5:00 p.m. on Friday through the noon meal on Sunday. Participants have the opportunity to meet other women who are discerning God’s call in their lives, celebrate Sunday Liturgy with the Sisters, tour the Motherhouse campus, and engage in conversation with the Sisters. The weekend also allows for time for prayer, reflection, silence, sharing, and fun while participants discern God’s call in their lives and how they can discover that call.
The weekend is free of charge – you are our guests. Please register online at http://www.adriandominicans.org/BecomeaSister/ComeandSee.aspx.
Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian, Michigan. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For further information, please contact Sister Tarianne DeYonker, OP, Co-Director of Vocations, at 517-266-3532 or tdeyonker@adriandominicans.org.

The Defiance County Furniture Bank serving 
those in need from Defiance, Henry and Paulding Counties. 
The victims of fire, domestic violence and/or 
extreme poverty living in Defiance, Henry and 
Paulding County need your help. Good usable basic furniture, beds, bed linens, house wares and working electrical appliances are needed. You can help by donating these and other items to the Defiance County Furniture Bank, St. Mary Parish, Defiance by calling (419)782-2776. Volunteers to help with pickup and delivery of items in each county are needed. Cash donations are always welcomed. Thanks for your support.