5th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, February 11 – Our Lady of Lourdes

No Mass

Tuesday, February 12 – 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 – Teresa Fisher by Joseph Fisher

Wednesday, February 13 –Weekday in Ordinary Time

7:00 p.m.  Mass - St. Michael’s Ridge – All Souls by Rex Steffel

Thursday, February 14 – St. Cyril, Monk; St. Methodius, Bishop

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Deceased of the Kunesh, Grine, & Dietrich families by Lawrence Kunesh

Friday, February 15 – Weekday in Ordinary time

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


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, February 16 – 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 – All Souls Intention by Madonna Wonderly

   Servers: Elijah and Isaiah Goliver

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Ted Garmyn by Roxana Timbrook

Sunday, February 17 – Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – The Biggs Family by Bill Winterhalter

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

   Servers: Kinsey Dietrich, Alex and Miguel Garcia


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – February 2/3, 2019

Loose - $408.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,587.41 (65)

Church in Latin America - $15.00 (1)

Energy - $30.00 (3)

Crop Donation - $3,397.26 (1)

Total - $5,437.67  Thank you.  May God bless you!


Sacrament of Reconciliation – Confessions will be heard at Marysdale following the 9am Mass on Thursdays whenever a Mass is scheduled at that time. 

Altar-Rosary Society Meeting Thursday evening Feb. 21 at Marysdale: Members are asked to come to this meeting and help assemble fruit baskets for our sick and shut-in parishioners as well as help deliver them to those folks.  Items needed for the baskets will be purchased for the A-R Society by the chairladies Marilyn Oliver and Terri Singer. This is an annual Work of Mercy done by our members. Please consider participating in this meeting and giving your aid and encouragement to the sick and shut-ins.

A Family Perspective: In today’s gospel, Jesus asked Simon to start by “going a short distance.”  Later he asked Simon to “go into deeper water.”  The first step toward reconciliation is usually a “short distance” which gives us the courage to go further “into deeper water.”  Reconciliation starts with the first short step!

“Around Our Parishes”

This Weekend: St. Isidore Parish Council Nominations

      St. Michael’s Ridge Parish Appreciation Dinner: Appetizers & cocktails at 5pm; dinner at 6pm

Wednesday: St. Michael Finance Committee Meeting – 7:30pm

Thursday: St. Isidore Holy Name Meeting – after 7pm Mass

Next Weekend: St. Michael First Communion Rite of Blessing at the 8:30am Mass

      Rolls and coffee after the 10am Mass at Marysdale

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.



Food For the Poor wishes to thank you for the welcome you extended to Fr. Scott Steinkerchner on his recent visit to your parish. On behalf of our brothers and sisters throughout the Caribbean and Latin America, we thank you for your compassion and care. We are all blessed by and grateful for your generosity.

In Christ,

The Food For The Poor Family


Birthday Wishes

Emily Singer, February 11

Luke Kuhn, February 11

Ruby Schindler, February 12

Tyke Moninger, February 12

Grace Wilhelm, February 14

Lydia Hammon, February 14

Jacob Elston, February 14

Janis Layman, February 15

Jill Speiser, February 15

Bob Vetter, February 16


Anniversary Wishes

Ron & Barb Walker, February 17


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, February 15, 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.


Vocation Discernment “Melchizedek Project.” The group for high school men will meet Sunday, February 17, 2019, after the 10:30am Mass in Paulding. There will be prayer in church (please download the app iBreviary or we will have copies for you!) We will then move to the rectory for lunch, discussion & finish @ 1:15pm. Please let the Parish office know (419-399-2576) whether or not you are able to attend so we can plan for lunch. Check the bulletin board at either site for more information.


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.


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

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.


This is the taking of a baby or child’s life after it has been born. Partial birth abortion is an example of infanticide.  A baby is delivered alive, except for its head and then is killed with instruments. This is killing a child born alive, a child too completely developed to go through the earlier abortion processes.

From partial birth abortion, another grave moral issue has developed. There are now mothers who had planned an abortion, but the baby arrived first. Mothers whose babies have arrived early before their scheduled abortion. These women have gone to court to protest that they still have the right to kill their baby immediately after delivery since that was their initial intent. Shouldn’t they still have the choice to do that, even though the child is fully alive? No, this is Infanticide, human sacrifice, the killing of a child.

If you believe that Infanticide 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.


Note: The following document is a draft; the information contained within may be changed at the upcoming parish council meeting. 

A regular meeting of St Isidore Parish Council was scheduled January 24, 2019 at the Marysdale site with the following members present: BJ Kline, Steve Coolman, Rebecca Mansel-Pleydell, Peter Coolman, and Lisa Alberti. Members absent: Greg Shininger, Jim Timbrook, Luke Shininger, Rebecca Meyer, and Jaymi Gause.  Father Bob, Deacon Scott and Alison Garcia were also in attendance. As there was not a quorum present no meeting was held. The next meeting is scheduled for February 28, 2019 following 7:00 pm mass at Marysdale.