5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, February 5 – St. Agatha

No Mass 

Tuesday, February 6 – St. Paul Miki & Companions

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

      Reconciliation, Prayers to St. Philomena

7:45 p.m. Mass –St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Delmar Betz by Paul & Marilyn Doctor

Wednesday, February 7 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Pat McCann by Ron & Lori Weber family

Thursday, February 8 – St. Jerome Emiliani; St. Josephine Bakhita

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Rita Shininger by Fred & Marge Shininger

Friday, February 9 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Marjorie Siler by Dick Kahle family

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, February 10 – Vigil of the Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Dwight Shininger by Joe & Dorpha Bok

   Servers: Kevin, Andrea, and Alex Macsay

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Louie & Mary Ricica

Sunday, February 11 – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Brian Sharp by Bob & Betty Singer

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Joe Jacob by Mike & Tonya Jacob & family

  Servers: Eli, Jude, and Noah Shininger


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – January 27/28, 2018

Loose - $383.60     Hall Rental - $50.00 (1)

Regular Envelopes - $1,195.00 (59)

Church in Latin America - $73.00 (10)

Total - $1,701.60  Thank you.  May God bless you!


CCD News

Please pray for the Confirmation students and their teachers as they continue to prepare to receive the sacrament on March 3: Michael Betz, Elijah Goliver, Jackson Grine, Emma Kolb, Rachel Layman, Michael Mansel-Pleydell, MaryAnn Meyer, Abram Shininger, James Shininger, Elijah Shininger, Jeffrey Smith - 7th grade class.  Ashley Betz, Kaycie Betz, Riley Bowers, Daniel Hammon, Sydney Kunesh, Adam Mack, Andrea Macsay, Amanda Meyer, Isaac Shininger, and Kyle Vandemark - 8th grade class.

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


On the bulletin board at each site is some information for our parish families regarding need-based scholarships for private schools and homeschooling for grades K-8 available through the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fundwww.nosf.org  Included is an Am I Eligible to Apply information sheet.  Deadline for applications for the 2018-2019 school year is Friday, April 27, 2018.

A Family Perspective: In today’s gospel Jesus went to the “house of Andrew and Simon” to relax but discovered that Simon’s mother-in-law was very ill.  Like Jesus we come home to relax but are confronted with problems.  Take a tip from Andrew and Simon who “told Jesus about it at once.”

“Around Our Parishes”

This Weekend: St. Blaise Blessings at all Masses

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

Wednesday: St. Michael’s Ridge Altar Rosary Meeting after the 7pm Mass

Thursday: St. Isidore Holy Name Society Meeting after the 7pm Mass at Marysdale

Next Weekend: Annual Catholic Appeal Bishop’s video at all Masses

      St. Michael’s Parish Appreciation Dinner with pre-prandials at 5pm & dinner at 6pm

St. Isidore Holy Name Meeting – Thursday, February 8, after the 7:00pm Mass at Marysdale.


Thank you for your support last week of the Collection for the Church in Latin America. Your donations will be used to share the faith with our brothers and sisters in Latin America and the Caribbean so that they in turn can share it with others. If you missed the collection, it's not too late to give! Just visit www.usccb.org/nationalcollections and click "How to Give" on the left. Your gift will certainly make a difference!

Lenten CD Available for Purchase - Growing Pains: The Demands of Our Lenten Journey is a musical trilogy with dramatic interpretations of Biblical characters who walked the Passion with Jesus and turned the demands of their pain into crucial testimony for the Kingdom.  View Christ's Passion through the eyes of Claudia Procula (the wife of Pontius Pilate), Mary Magdalene, and the Blessed Virgin Mary with original musicals by Carol & Kristen Kurivial of Luminous Ministries, Bryan, OH.  Experience the distinct perspectives of the women of the cross. Cost is $20.  Visit www.luminourministries.com

Next week, we will take up the Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. This collection supports the Church in over 25 countries that are still struggling to recover in the aftermath of communist rule. Funds from this collection support pastoral care, catechesis, building renovations, and seminary formation. Your support restores the Church and builds the future in this region. Please prayerfully consider how you can support the collection next week. More information can be found at www.usccb.org/ccee.


A Message from Nathan Singer:  For those who have social media, you may already know this, but as of January 1, 2018, I began a new journey in my life as a business owner, as a musician, and as a composer. I have started my own company, Varietas Music, in which I plan to share my musical compositions with all of you and so many more, beginning with The Mass of Consolation. I will be releasing a series of 9 videos that make up The Mass of Consolation over the next several weeks. I encourage you to follow me on: www.varietasmusic.com

YouTube: Varietas Music (search for Varietas Music in YouTube and click subscribe)

Facebook: Varietas Music

Twitter: @varietasmusic (twitter.com/varietasmusic)

Instagram: @varietasMusic (Instagram.com/varietasmusic)

This has truly been a blessing in my life, and I am looking forward to what God has in store for me as I continue to follow His will and answer His call. The Mass of Consolation is just the beginning. I am already working on 2 other projects for 2018 as well. I thank you in advance for all your support.


Birthday Wishes:

Heavin Weber. February 5

Jorydon Waters, February 5

Brianna Moninger, 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

Emily Singer, February 11

Luke Kuhn, February 11


Pray for the sick:

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


Annual Catholic Appeal - A letter from Bishop Thomas was sent out asking for your gift and/or pledge to support the ministries of the Diocese of Toledo. This letter gives all registered parishioners an opportunity to contribute to the Appeal, especially those who are unable to attend Mass. The Annual Catholic Appeal will be unbelievably successful if every member of our parish carefully considers their circumstances and truly strives to give a significant gift. Please give prayerful consideration to your level of support to help fund the essential ministries and services supported by the Appeal. To learn more about the appeal visit: www.Toledodiocese.org/ACA.


Area Events


K of C Pancake Breakfast – This Sunday, February 4, 2018, at the K of C Hall on Elliott Road, Defiance, from 9am-11am.  Meal price: $7 for adults; $6 for senior citizens; $4 for children 6-12; free for children 5 and U.  Menu includes pancakes, hash brown potato casserole, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage links, biscuits & sausage gravy, cinnamon rolls, milk, juice, and coffee.


World Cancer Day Mass – This Sunday, February 4, 2018, 12 noon Mass at St. Vincent Medical Center Chapel, 2213 Cherry St., Toledo.  On this day organizations and individuals around the world unite to raise awareness about cancer and work to make it a global health priority.  Please join us as we pray with and for those involved in research, diagnosis, and treatment.  A cake and beverage reception will follow Mass at noon in the St. Vincent Conference Center.


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 of ‘The Need for Penance’ on Saturday, February 10.  The day begins with Mass at 8:30am with registration and Adoration following Mass. The day will conclude with Confession and Benediction at 3:00pm.  Retreat leader will be Father Herman Scherger.  Cost is $10.00 per person and please bring a packed lunch.  All are welcome.


A Mid-Winter Retreat weekend for Women and Men will be held February 9-11, 2018.  The theme of the retreat will be “Mysticism – The Heartbeat of God.”  We all have mystical experiences, but we’re not all mystics.  How can we learn how to live a mystically driven life?  We will explore this topic, gleaning some insights from Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI and from the “mystical” gospel of John. 

     The Retreat will be led by Father Marty Nassr, a senior status priest of the Diocese.  The retreat starts early Friday evening February 9 and ends with a closing late morning Mass on Sunday, February 11.  For more information about this retreat please see Our Lady of Consolation Retreat House web site at www.olcshrine.com and click on RETREAT or call for a brochure.  The cost for the weekend will be $150.00 for overnight guests and $95.00 for commuters, which includes 4 hot meals and your program materials.  Call Brother Randy for info at 419-396-7970 or email at retreats@olcshrine.com 


The Bella House - Part 2

This week, we are continuing our story about “The Bella House,” a place of hospitality for homeless, pregnant women in the Dallas area.

The Bella House offers spiritual and emotional development through prayer and scripture study, weekly personalized coaching sessions, group therapy sessions, occasional referrals for extended counseling, social interactions, and life skills presentations. In addition, mothers are connected to appropriate agencies, and resources to help meet their current and future needs of pre-natal care, health insurance, government benefits, child care, employment, housing, and higher education.

The Bella House receives 100% of its operating expenses through individual and community contributions, foundational gifts, grants, parish assistance, and yearly fund-raising events. Under the governance of a Board of Directors and a Program Coordinator, The Bella House operates under the watchful eyes of a live-in house-mother and with the help of many volunteers.

Early in 2018 The Bella House will open a second location in Dallas, thus expanding its pro-life, pro-family mission. As the hands, eyes, ears, and heart of Christ, and in keeping with the principles of Catholic social teaching, The Bella House respects the innate dignity and goodness of the mother and protects the life of the child she carries. 

Patty Sherrod
Program Coordinator of The Bella House



40 Days for Life Campaign Begins February 14

Catholic Charities is hosting the ecumenical 40 Days for Life campaign in Northwest Ohio from February 14 through March 25. You can participate in three ways: prayer and fasting, community outreach, and peaceful vigil. We invite you to pray for an hour in front of Capital Care Network, the Toledo abortion clinic, located at 1160 W. Sylvania Avenue. Sign up at: www.40daysforlife.com/toledo. Since the international 40 Days for Life Campaign began in 2007, over 750,000 volunteers in over 40 nations have stood in prayerful witness at abortion clinics to witness to the dignity of human life. Through these prayerful campaigns, over 14,000 lives have been saved, 170 abortion workers have quit their positions, and 90 abortion facilities have shut down!  To learn more, email Peter Range at prange@toledodiocese.org. Join the movement, and help us end abortion in Northwest Ohio.