Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, April 2 – Monday within the Octave of Easter

No Mass

Tuesday, April 3 – Tuesday within the Octave of Easter

No Mass

Wednesday, April 4 – Wednesday within the Octave of Easter

No Mass

Thursday, April 5 –Thursday within the Octave of Easter

No Mass

Friday, April 6 – Friday within the Octave of Easter (First Friday)

8:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Anne Shininger by family & friends     

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, April 7 – Vigil of the Second Sunday of Easter

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Richard J. Sheets by Freda Meyer

   Servers: Elijah and Isaiah Goliver, Adam Mack

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Rick Wilson & Norbert Mangas by Grace Mangas

Sunday, April 8 – Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Terry Frank by Robyn (Rath) Hawkins

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Bill Pennington by Sam & Debbie Slusser

  Servers: Jesse Coolman, Isaac and Abram Shininger


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – March 24/25, 2018

Loose - $4,804.23

Regular Envelopes - $1,842.75 (64)

Easter - $50.00 (1)

Initial Offering - $5.00 (1)

Holy Land - $20.00 (2)

Energy - $25.00 (1)

Easter Flowers - $140.00 (13)

Funeral Stipend - $100.00 (1)

Total - $6,986.98  Thank you.  May God bless you!


Upcoming Parish Events

April 15 – Open Parish Council Meeting

April 22 – Mother-Daughter Breakfast after 10am Mass

May 6 – First Communion at 10am Mass

May 27 – Graduation Mass at 10am Mass


Adoration Chapel Hours for Easter Triduum: The Adoration Chapel will open for Adoration at 6am on Wednesday, April 4. 


CCD News

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

Mother-Daughter Breakfast: Sunday, April 22 at Marysdale after the 10 am Mass. No tickets will be required; however a free will donation will be collected. Please bring your daughters, mothers, granddaughters, and sisters in Christ to enjoy breakfast together and celebrate each of us being Daughters of the King!  

A Family Perspective: That first Easter morning was confusing.  Jesus was missing and Mary Magdalene, Peter and John “did not know” what to do.  In family life, there are confusing moments when “we don’t know” what to do.  Like the apostles, we are Easter people when we believe and trust in each other even when all seems lost.

“Around Our Parishes”

This Sunday: Mass at St. Michael’s Ridge – 8:30am

      Mass at St. Isidore, Marysdale (MD) – 10:00am

Friday: First Friday Communion calls

Next Weekend: Nominations for St. Michael’s Parish Council

      Rolls & coffee after the 10am Mass at Marysdale, sponsored by the CYO

      Divine Mercy Sunday – Holy Hour at St. Isidore, Delaware Bend (DB) at 3pm led by Deacon Scott Graham

Birthday Wishes:

Marjorie Wineland, April 1

Norm Beattie, April 3

John Mack, April 5

Robert Kunesh, April 6

Jean Shininger, April 6

Clarissa Seibert, April 6

Terry Guilford, April 7


Anniversary Wishes:

Father Kill, ordained April 3, 1971

David & Connie Clinker, April 6

Francis & Mary Alice Singer, April 7


Pray for the sick:

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.

Area Events


DIVORCED & SEPARATED—So many are hurting from the pain of divorce.  Separation was never a part of God’s plan.  There are many too who don’t understand their place in the Church after a divorce.  A team has come together to help these people, to bring together a community of people to help one another.  It doesn’t matter your age, how long you were married, how long since your divorce, if you’re married again, or even if you’re not Catholic… You are welcome!  The team will be going around to a few of the parishes in our area to talk to people after Masses.  Then all are invited for a one-day Retreat on Sat., April 21, at St. Michael, Hicksville.  Our goal is God’s Healing and community.  Contact Deacon Rod at 419-542-6473 or rodconkle@live.com for more information.  You can go to https://drive.google.com/open?id=1bEY5B-6PN0y-DW3ZGv_KUip6LRPJtFusUp7mJBJGkJI to fill in the form to get registered for the retreat.  The cost of the Retreat is a free will donation.  Please spread the word to any divorced or separated people you may know.  Also, we are recruiting Table Leaders for the Retreat—if you would like to help at the Retreat, please register and indicate so on your registration.

This is a Catholic program, SO ALL ARE WELCOME!

Parish Visits will be:

April 7-8                     St. Michael, Hicksville

April 14-15                 St. John, Defiance

Celebrating Seniors – On Easter Tuesday, April 3, we will begin with Rosary at 10:40am and Mass at 11am.  A meal will be provided, and the guest speaker will be Holy Cross Principal Rose Reinhart telling of her recent trip to the Holy Land.  All who are 55 and over are welcome!

First Friday Latin Mass

Latin Mass will be celebrated First Friday, April 6, at 7:00pm at Domus Angelorum Retreat House, located at 21706 State Route 114, Cloverdale, OH at 7:00 pm. All are welcome.

Pancake and Sausage Breakfast – Sunday, April 8, 2018,
7:00am-1:00pm.  Tiffin Twp. Fire Department, 01258 Main Street, Evansport, Ohio.

K of C Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, April 8, 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.

Divine Mercy Sunday Activities

*St. Isidore, Delaware Bend (DB) – Sunday, April 8, at 3pm with Deacon Scott Graham.

*Divine Mercy Parish, Paulding – Sunday, April 8, beginning with confessions from 1-3pm, veneration of St. Faustina relic from 1-2:30pm, Chaplet of Mercy at 3pm, Mass following the Chaplet, guest homilist is Deacon Scott Perry.  Potluck supper following Mass in the basement of the Paulding church.

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 ‘God’s Justice and Our Justice’ on Saturday, April 14.  The day begins with Mass at 8:30am with registration and Adoration following Mass. The day will conclude with Confession and Benedictions at 3:00pm. Retreat leader will be Father Herman Scherger. Costs is $ 10.00 per person and please bring a packed lunch.  All are welcome.

Chicken BBQ - Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Bavaria will be holding a Chicken BBQ Sunday, April 15, 2018, from 10:00 am to 12:30pm. Cost is $8.00 for Adults, $4.50 for Children, $6.00 for
chicken only. Carry-Outs are available. Menu includes 1/2 Chicken prepared by Harlan's BBQ, baked beans, potato salad, pie, roll, punch and coffee.

2018 Century Farm Award Applications Available

Catholic Charities is now accepting applications for Century Farm Awards.  This award designation honors Catholic families who have maintained a farm or home-stead within their family for at least 100 years, with an emphasis on well-preserved working farms.

Applicants will be asked to submit a registration form, copies of old deeds, and pictures to support claims.  The information submitted must show family residence and ownership of a farm for at least 100 years.  Applications should be submitted no later than May 31, 2018.

A Mass honoring award recipients will be celebrated by Bishop Daniel E. Thomas at St. Patrick Church, 14010 South River Road (Old US 24), Grand Rapids, Ohio, at 9:00am on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.For more information or to request the registration form, please contact Kate Pomrenke at 419-214-4898 or kpomrenke@toledodiocese.org.

Three Times In Modern History The Word "Person" Has Been Redefined:

1857: The U.S. Supreme Court declares that African Americans are not legal persons. They are the "property" of their owners.

1936: The German Supreme Court, the Reichsgericht, refuses to recognize Jews living in Germany as persons. Genocide becomes legal.

1973: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the unborn are not persons in the legal sense; they have no civil or human rights. The unborn are the "property" of the mother, who can "choose" to abort them up to the day of delivery. "The word person as used in the 14th Amendment does not include the unborn."  Justice Henry Blackmon in Roe v. Wade.

Some practical things you can do to protest ProMedica’s decision to align itself with Capital Care Network:

*Write ProMedica and tell them you know about this decision and tell them how you feel.  We can’t afford to lose our local hospitals, which are under the administra-tion of ProMedica.  However, there are some people who are refusing to use it any more as a care facility, and some wonderful people who work there are reconsidering their employment there because of this horrible misjudgment on the part of ProMedica.  ProMedica needs to know that the only way to have a chance to get back this business and keep from losing more valuable employees is to correct that flawed decision now.  The address for ProMedica is Promedica Headquarters, 100 Madison Avenue, Toledo OH  43604.

*Write or call the Defiance Hospital or any other hospital affiliated with ProMedica.  The address for the Defiance facility is ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital, 1200 Ralston Avenue, Defiance OH  43512.  The phone number is 419-783-4493. (Administration)

*Post a comment on their Facebook page.  Give them the rating you feel they deserve for this decision, along with any comments you want to make.  They will take notice, because it is a very active page.  Just search the word “ProMedica” on Facebook.

*Ask everyone to pray this prayer together.

   Almighty and ever-living God, You have created all things through Your Son, Jesus Christ.

   He trampled the power of death by His Paschal Mystery.

   May all who acknowledge You promote the sacred-ness of life and always serve You faithfully,

   Through the same Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Alleluia!  He is Risen!