6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, February 18 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass

Tuesday, February 19 – 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 – Judy Nusbaum by Jeannette Lubinski & Denise Reinhart

Wednesday, February 20 –Weekday in Ordinary Time

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

7:00 p.m.  Mass - St. Michael’s Ridge – Carmen

     Wagner by Jim & Carol McCann

Thursday, February 21 – St. Peter Damian

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Clara Kunesh by St. Isidore Altar Rosary Society

Friday, February 22 – The Chair of St. Peter the Apostle

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – John Newton & Ray Coressel by Chris Newton


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, February 23 – Vigil of the Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Juleah Sinn by Bob & Heather Miller

  Servers: Kevin & Alex Macsay

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Mr. & Mrs. W. P. Johnson by Dick & Bobbie Johnson

Sunday, February 24 – Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Francis & Dorothy Minck, Troy Miller & Keith Hubbard by Doug & Joan McBride

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Rose Hanna by Louis & Char Shininger

  Servers: Andrew, Eric and Jimmy Shininger


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – February 9/10, 2019

Loose - $353.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,271.00 (58)

Initial Offering - $5.00 (1)

Total - $1,629.00  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.


The monthly meeting of the Christo Rey Federal Credit Union will be Wednesday, February 20, at 7:30pm at the Jim Timbrook home.


A Family Perspective: Don’t look very far when you hear today’s gospel speak of poverty, hunger, sorrow or exclusion.  These things happen in families. Children feel “insulted” when they are constantly criticized. Spouses “hunger” for affection.  Grandparents feel “excluded” by divorce and custody decisions. Parent “weep” because they feel alienated from their children.

“Around Our Parishes”

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

     Rolls and coffee after 10am Mass at Marysdale

Wednesday: Brookview Nursing Home Mass – 10am

     St. Michael’s Ridge Parish Council Mtg. – 7:30pm

Thursday: St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society Meeting – after 7pm Mass

Next Sunday: St. Michael’s Ridge PRE Bowling Party – 1-3pm


Birthday Wishes

Rose Ann Mack, February 20

Ali Diaw, February 20

Lisa Wonderly, February 21

Nancy Kunesh, February 22

John G. Singer, February 25

Jeremiah Hammon, February 26


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

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.


K of C Fish Fry

Knights of Columbus Council #1039, 111 Elliott Road, Defiance, OH (419-782-3536) Friday, March 1, 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.


K of C Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, March 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.  


Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast – Ridgeville Township Fire Department is hosting its annual event on Sunday, March 3, 2019, from 7am-1pm at the Ridgeville American Legion on County Road 19, one mile east of Ridgeville Corners.  Carry-outs available. All proceeds go toward fire and rescue equipment.


CELEBRATING SENIORS will be meeting on Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Defiance.    Rosary is at 10:40am, Mass at 11:00, with a free will offering lunch to follow. We will play BINGO this month with donated prizes. Anyone 55 years and older are invited and welcome to attend. Come and meet new friends.


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 Go. Guest Speaker – Matt Allner.  All sessions start at 7pm at 715 Jefferson Avenue, Defiance.


Diocesan Events

Divorced-Separated Retreat

Do you know someone who is divorced or separated?  Someone who is hurting from a split, whether it be marriage or any relationship you thought was going to be a lifelong commitment?  Even if someone is in a good relationship now or remarried, there may still be healing needed from a past break up.

A Divorced-Separated Retreat will be held Saturday, March 16, from 8 am-8 pm, at Hicksville St. Michael Catholic Church. Come for all or any part of the day.  For questions or to register, call Susie Smalley at 419.487.2652 or Mary Daniel at 419.630.4957.  This program is put on by Catholics-everyone is welcome.


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.

1-on-1 Lenten Faith-Sharing - a joint effort by the Sisters of Notre Dame, the Franciscans from Tiffin, Sylvania and in Carey, the Precious Blood and Mercy Sisters, the IHM and Adrian Dominicans. How are you planning to dive in and get the most out of our Lent? Consider letting a religious Sister or Brother be your faith sharing partner. You don't need to go anywhere special. Just commit to connecting with your partner 3-4 times during Lent by means of Facetime, Whatsapp, Video Instant Messenger or by telephone.  Share what it stirring in your heart as you pray the Lenten Scripture readings. This opportunity is available for those age 20-39, male or female, single or married. Register at 1on1Sharing@snd1.org. by Feb. 27. 

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

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.


The medical profession and society in general have come to understand that a person is not necessarily in control of their mind when in a depressed state. Suicide most often comes from depression, a chemical imbalance in the brain, sometimes fueled by old psychological wounds and trauma. Professional help is necessary and spiritual direction can be very helpful also.  

Some say, it’s my life, why can’t I take it?  Why do I have to go on suffering? Why should anyone tell me what I can do with my own life?

We did not create our life and we cannot end it.  Suicide is against God’s 6th commandment, forbidding the taking of any life including our own. With the proper help, many times suicide minded individuals have been helped to recover and go on to lead happy, productive lives, bringing joy to themselves and others. No one knows the future for anyone, including themselves.  We also must remember to not judge the state of someone’s mind in a depressed state. We do not know God’s judgment or who goes to heaven. People in a depressed state or the mentally ill need our fervent prayers and support.

If you believe that Suicide 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.