Nov 1 2020
Feast of All Saints
Fr. Tony Batt – Celebrant on October 31
Fr. Charles Ritter – Celebrant on November 1
Tuesday, November 3
7:00 p.m. – Communion Service - St. Isidore, DB
Friday, November 6 – Weekday in Ordinary Time (First Friday) – Fr. Tony Batt, Celebrant
8:00 a.m. – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend - Healing for Jim Nusbaum, Jr. & Becky Rhodes by Family
Lord’s Day Masses
Saturday, November 7 – Vigil of the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (Celebrant: Fr. Tony Batt)
4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Eugene & Joann Strable by Tom Schlosser
6:30 p.m. – Saint Michael’s Ridge – Carmen Wagner
Sunday, November 8 – 32nd Sunday on Ordinary Time (Celebrant: Fr. Tom Oedy)
8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Louis & Mary Ricica
10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Richard J. Sheets by Leo & Mary Shininger
*********************************************Weekly collections from October 24/25, 2020
Loose - $135.00
Regular Envelopes - $2,625.00 (43)
Priests' Retirement - $50.00 (3)
Catholic Communications - $80.00 (3)
All Saints Day - $5.00 (1)
Maintenance Fund - $100.00 (1)
Total - $2,995.00 Thank you. May God bless you!
********************************************* Official Announcement – Bishop Daniel E. Thomas has made the following appointment: Reverend Vicente A. Vera, from Parochial Vicar, Saint John the Evangelist Parish, Delphos, Saint John the Baptist Parish, Landeck, and Saint Patrick Parish, Spencerville, to Parochial Administrator, St. Isidore Parish, Marysdale, and Saint Michael the Archangel Parish, The Ridge.
Fr. Tony will assume his duties November 20. 2020.
A MESSAGE FROM FATHER JOHN
First, I want to express my appreciation and gratitude for the openness and kindness I have experienced since being appointed as the Parochial Administrator of St. Isidore and St. Michael Parishes. When I accepted this request from Bishop Thomas and Msgr. Borger, I informed them of my previous commitment to Fr. Randy Giesige, Pastor of St. Mary, Defiance, to cover for him as he recovered from surgery. This will begin October 27. Therefore, I will not be available to celebrate weekday or weekend Masses. I have contacted priests to cover for weekends and they have graciously accepted. I will remain as the Parochial Administrator and be available for any need you may have for a priest until November 20. My phone number is: 419-345-5999.
Graciously yours in Christ the High Priest,
Fr. John F. Stites
National Day of Prayer for our Nation this Tuesday, Nov. 3. Adoration at Delaware Bend from 8am-6pm.
St. Isidore Mass Intentions – Contact Melissa Moninger at email firstname.lastname@example.org or (call/text) 419-789-3780. The donation can be given to her directly or put in an envelope with her name on it and placed in the collection basket.
Maintenance Contacts: Steve Coolman, Russ Jesse, Louis Shininger, Barb Marlin, and Melissa Moninger
Sacrament of Reconciliation: St. Isidore, DB – Sat. 3:45-4:25pm
Eucharistic Adoration Hours: St. Isidore, DB – Wednesday, 8am - Thursday, 6:45pm; Closing Benediction at 6:45pm Thursday
“Around Our Parish”
This Sunday: National Vocation Awareness Week begins today. Please pray for priestly and religious vocations.
Reminder: You should have moved your clocks back one hour this morning
Tuesday: Remember to vote today; National Day of Prayer for our Nation; Adoration
from 8am-6pm at DB
Communion Service at St. Isidore, DB – 7pm
Friday: First Friday Mass at St. Isidore, DB at 8am
Celebrant: Fr. Tony Batt
The Catholic Church in the United States celebrates National Vocation Awareness Week November 1-7, 2020. The purpose of this week is to pray that all members of the Church will be open to God’s plan in their lives.
The celebration of National Vocations Awareness Week is a good reminder to continue to pray for an increase in vocations to the ordained ministry and consecrated life in the Diocese of Toledo. Jesus said: “The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest” (Luke 10:2). We offer prayers this week that God will call many from our local community to labor with Jesus in serving the Church.
A Prayer For Vocations:
Almighty God, make me an instrument to encourage others to give of themselves and challenge me to do the same.
Inspire men and women to respond generously to your call to service and leadership in your church as priests, consecrated religious and deacons.
On November 3 there will be a holy hour of prayer at St John’s Catholic Church for the upcoming election that the culture of life will continue. We will pray from 3-4 pm with the Divine Mercy Chaplet and rosary. Please join us in prayer.
Collection for Central Shares - St. Isidore Altar Rosary Society is assisting Central Shares by collecting cans of chicken for those in need in our community. Large or small cans of chicken may be placed in boxes located in the vestibule at both sites from now until Sun., Nov. 15. Since the annual Feather Party has been canceled, please consider using the money you would have spent on bingo cards to buy canned chicken to help Central Shares.
St. Isidore Men’s Prayer Group is scheduled to meet on Saturday, November 14, at 8am at Marysdale.
The 2021 contribution envelopes are available to be picked up. They will be at The Bend until Saturday, November 28. Starting Sunday, November 29, they will be available for pick-up at Marysdale. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Moninger at 419-789-3780 or email@example.com.
ACA Update – Goal for St. Isidore - $12,000
Total gifts - $9,968.25
Percent of goal – 83.07%
Number of donors – 74
Thank you to everyone who has already donated.
Preparing for Marriage – Please pray for the following couple who is preparing for the Sacrament of Matrimony later this year:
December 12 – Emily Culler & Brooks Grine - MD
Robert Bailey III, November 2
John Mansel-Pleydell, November 2
Deb Kolb, November 4
Barb Hancock, November 5
Mary Batt, November 6
Rita Huebner, November 7
Terry Kolb, November 7
Karrie Smith, November 7
Lucy Mansel-Pleydell, November 7
Ron Kuhn, November 8
Pray for the sick:
Fr. Bob, Betty Adelman & Jean Keller (sisters of Anita Bertsch), Anita Bertsch, Cody Davis, Marianne Fleming, Denny Fronk, Noah Garcia, Jim Huebner, Rhett Jesse, Danny Mekus, Julie Meyer, Marilyn Minck, Jim Nusbaum, Jr., Roseann Nusbaum, Becky Rhodes, and all who need our prayers.
The Elections and Voting
Would you like to save a child's life? On Election Day you will be given that chance. The candidates running for office have starkly different positions on the most fundamental issue: abortion.
Babies will live and die based on how you vote. The children are counting on you. Please do not let them down.
Saints, Here and There: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Solemnity of All Saint
Revelation 7:2–4, 9–14 John 3:1–3
Psalm 24:1–6 Matthew 5:1–12
The first reading focuses us for today’s solemnity. In the Book of Revelation, St. John reports “a vision of a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue.”
This is Good News. Salvation has come not only for Israel, but for the Gentiles as well. Here is the fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham, that by his seed all the nations of the world would bless themselves (see Genesis 22:18).
The Church celebrates many famous Christians on their individual memorials, but today she praises God for all His “holy ones,” His saints. That is the title St. Paul preferred when he addressed his
Divinized by Baptism, they were already “saints” by the grace of God (see Colossians 1:2). They awaited, however, the day when they could “share in the inheritance of the saints in light” (Colossians 1:12).
And so do we, as the Scriptures give us reasons for both celebration and hope. In our second reading, St. John tells us that to be “saints” means to be “children of God”—and then he adds: “so we are”! Note that he speaks in the present tense.
Yet John also says that we have unfinished business to tend. We are already God’s children, but “what we shall be has not yet been revealed.” Thus we work out our salvation: “Everyone who has this hope based on him makes himself pure, as he is pure” (1 John 3:3).
We do this as we share the life of Christ, who defined earthly beatitude for us. We are “blessed,” He says, when we are poor, when we mourn, when we are persecuted for His sake. It is then we should “Rejoice and be glad, for [our] reward will be great in heaven” (Matthew 5:12).
Until then, we pray with the Psalmist: “Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.” Salvation has come through Abraham’s seed, but it belongs to all nations. For “the Lord’s are the earth and its fullness; the world and those who dwell in it” (Psalm 24:1).
Yours in Christ,
Scott Hahn, PhD