Feast of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, November 27 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass

Tuesday, November 28 – 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 – Kennedy Family by Ron & Barb Walker

Wednesday, November 29 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass – First Penance for 2nd grade CCD students at Marysdale at 6:45pm

Thursday, November 30 – St. Andrew

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – For good health of the Schnipke/Schroeder families

Friday, December 1 – First Friday

8:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend –Jim Sponsler by Rick & Gert Carnaham

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, December 2 – Vigil of the First Sunday in Advent

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Madonna Steele by M/M Dan Stevenson

   Servers: Andrew, Eric, and John Shininger

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Marjorie Siler by her family

Sunday, December 3 – First Sunday in Advent

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Ted Garmyn by Theresa & Weston Walters

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Carolyn Willis by Rose Hanna

   Servers: Jeff Smith, Dominic & Michael Mansel-Pleydell


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – November 18/19, 2017

Loose - $323.70

Regular Envelopes - $1,370.00 (64)

Votive Candles - $53.96

Campaign for Human Development - $115.00 (10)

Energy - $66.00 (6)    Wedding Stipend - $75.00 (1)

SMTA Rebate - $127.82

Total - $2,131.48  Thank you.  May God bless you!


Upcoming Parish Events

1. St. Isidore Altar Rosary Society will again sponsor its “More than a Manger” project during Advent, beginning the weekend of December 2-3 and concluding Christmas Day.  All donations will benefit the Community Pregnancy Centers of Northwest Ohio.  Items may be placed in the baby crib at Marysdale or the pack-n-play at The Bend.  While Christmas shopping, why not pick up an item for this drive!  A “Needs List” is outlined on the back page of this bulletin.

2. St. Isidore Altar Rosary Society will sponsor a sale of kitchen items from both sites on Saturday, December 16, from 9:00am until 3:00pm in the Marysdale hall.  Items include plates, cups, saucers, glasses, kitchen utensils, small appliances, flatware, and other miscellaneous items.  There are a number of items stamped with the “Marysdale” name that will be priced, but all other items will be sold for a free will offering.  The profit from this sale will be used to purchase new items for both kitchens.

A Family Perspective: Families feed the hungry, give drinks to thirsty toddlers, and welcome strangers and even estranged relatives into our homes.  We clothe children and visit family members who are sick and imprisoned. The routine actions of family life are religious and priestly, for we make Christ present in what we do.  Family life is Beatitude life.

This Weekend: Beginning of Giving Tree Donations at St. Michael’s Ridge

Wednesday: St. Isidore 1st Reconciliation – 6:45pm at Marysdale

Thursday: St. Michael’s Ridge Building Committee Meeting after 7pm Mass

Friday: Communion Calls

Saturday: St. Michael’s Ridge RCIA Rite of Welcoming Candidate Dorothy Herr at the 6:30pm Mass

Next Sunday: Rolls and coffee after 10am Mass at Marysdale benefiting Community Pregnancy Ctr.

Rolls and Coffee on December 3 and 17 will be provided by the St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society with all monies given (not just the proceeds) to the Community Pregnancy Center in Bryan as part of the “More than a Manger” project.

Family Christmas Breakfast will be held after the 10am Mass on December 10 in the Marysdale hall.

Adoration Chapel Thanksgiving holiday schedule: The Adoration Chapel will re-open after the Thanks-giving holiday on Wednesday, November 29, at 6am.

The 2018 contribution envelopes are available to be picked up.  They will be at The Bend until Saturday, December 2.  Starting Sunday, December 3, they will be available for pick-up at Marysdale.  If you did not receive envelopes and wish to have some, please let Father Kill or Melissa Moninger know. 


Birthday Wishes:

Barbara Homrich, November 28

Jessica Kimpel, November 28

Dean Wineland, November 28

Alan Bowers, November 29

Vaida Schroeder, November 30

Louis Simonis, December 1

Zachary Guilford, December 1

Adam Mack, December 1

Irene Zipfel, December 2


Anniversary Wishes:

Richard & Sue Sheets, November 27

Eugene & Janice Smith, November 29


Pray for the sick:

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

Area Events

K of C Fish Fry – Friday, December 1, from 4pm-7pm at the K of C Hall on Elliott Road, Defiance.  Cost for adult dinner - $10; 6-12 years - $4; 5 and under – free.  Carry out dinner - $9.25 fish and two sides; 2 lb. “all fish” - $15 ($21 with any 3 sides); all side dishes - $3/pint.

K of C Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the K of C Hall on Elliott Road, Defiance, from 9am-11:30am.  Meal price: $7 for adults; $6 for senior citizens; $4 for children 6-12; free for children 5 and U.  

St. Augustine Parish, Napoleon -Dec 1, 2, 3 – Annual Christmas House.   Decorated Christmas trees and “glitzy” holiday gift items. Pizza with Santa (Friday 5-7pm).  Baked Steak Dinner (Saturday 5-7pm) Breakfast (Sunday 9am-12pm).  More details on the bulletin board at each site.

Upcoming Blood Drives – Since it’s the Christmas season, why not give the best gift of all – the gift of life!  There will be two blood drives in our area in the near future.  They are:

*St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

400 Wayne Avenue, Defiance, OH

Thursday, December 7; 2pm-7pm

*Fairview High School

Wednesday, December 13; 9am-2pm

2018 March for Life

Interested in attending the 2018 March for Life in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2018?  Join the College and Young Adult bus trip sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo!  The trip is only $159, but for college students there is a special discounted price of $119!  Our trip includes two nights in the Marriott Hotel in Downtown Washington, D.C., as well as free time to tour the city.  We depart Thursday, January 18, at 3pm and will return Saturday evening, January 20.  Payments by check can be made out and mailed to Catholic Charities, 1933 Spielbusch Ave., Toledo with “March for Life” in the memo line.  Be sure to include name, email, cell phone, and rooming preferences.  If you have any questions, contact Peter Range, Director of the Office for Life and Justice, at prange@toledodiocese.org or call 419-214-4933.  Deadline to register is Friday, December 1.

*Port Clinton/Marblehead parishes’ Respect Life Ministry is also sponsoring a bus trip to Washington, D.C. for the March for Life.  Information and registration forms can be found on the bulletin boards at each site.

Credit Union News

Current loan rates at the Christo Rey Federal Credit Union are:

2018-2017 Cars & Trucks                              2.0%

2016-2015 Cars & Trucks                              2.5%

2014-2013 Cars & Trucks                              3.0%

All other secured loans                                    3.5%

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.

Adoption: The Loving and Caring Option

In the U.S., there are approximately two million couples waiting to adopt.  Clearly, this is absolutely tragic. Many good, loving families are waiting throughout our nation for a baby whom they want to cherish, value, and raise for the rest of that baby’s life. Instead of babies going to these families, they go into a trash heap or down a garbage disposal, victims of abortion.

Adoption – especially the adoption of a newborn baby – almost always involves a loving, excited couple who have dreamed for years of holding and caring for their own special treasure.

Do mothers considering abortion realize that families actually go on waiting lists to adopt newborn babies? Do they realize that some couples wait years to adopt the baby they’ve desperately waited to hold in their arms? Do mothers realize how many experienced parents with wisdom, resources, and plenty of love are reaching out to adopt another child –- no matter his or her race, gender, or disability?

We need to let mothers know that they can handpick their babies’ adoptive families. They can choose an open adoption, where they see their babies at certain times throughout the year. They can choose a partially open adoption, where they receive photos and updates about their children’s lives. Or they can choose a closed adoption and give their babies completely over to their adoptive families. We must let expectant mothers know that adoption is the loving, caring option.

Community Pregnancy Center “Needs” List

New baby clothing

  Winter outfits – all sizes

  Sleepers – all sizes

  Onesies – 6-9 mos. and 9-12 mos.

  Socks        Shoes, all infant & toddler sizes

  *Gently used baby coats/snowsuits

New baby items

  Crib sheets                       Diapers (sizes 2-5)

  Sippy cups                       Baby bath towels

  Baby bottles                     Pacifiers

  Dishes/snack carriers       Baby wipes

  Receiving blankets (flannel or fleece)

  Infant swaddlers

  Handmade quilts and crocheted blankets

Office supplies

  Postage stamps 

Cash donations are always appreciated and needed!

Make checks payable to Community Pregnancy Centers of Northwest Ohio.


Defiance, St. Maximilian Kolbe Deanery Weather Advisories and Mass Guidelines

*Level 1 Snow Emergency – Use extreme caution.  Masses will be celebrated at all Deanery locations.  Elderly are advised not to attend Mass.

*Level 2 Snow Emergency – Necessary travel only.  If you have to drive to get to Mass, DO NOT attend Mass.  Masses will be celebrated where your Priest resides (Defiance, New Bavaria, Paulding, and St. Michael’s Ridge) for those in the nearby area who may be able to walk to Church.  Non-residential parishes (Marysdale & Delaware Bend, Payne, Antwerp, Holgate, and Hamler) – no Mass.

*Level 3 Snow Emergency – Emergency Vehicles Only, all others will be arrested.  Catholic Churches within that geographic region will cancel the scheduled Mass: Saturday Vigil, Sunday, Holy Day, and weekday Masses.  Check local media, parish websites, and friends for other Mass information.

Level 3 Snow Emergency Guidelines from the Diocese of Toledo:  Whenever a county-city within the Diocese of Toledo is placed under a Level 3 Snow Emergency, during which all roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel, the Catholic Churches within that geographic region will cancel the scheduled Saturday Vigil, Sunday, or Holy Day Masses.  Roman Catholics in that region, therefore, are dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass.  If Masses are cancelled, Catholics are encouraged to participate in Holy Mass via television, radio, or internet, making a spiritual Communion.  When Mass is cancelled, all other diocesan, parish, and school events in that geographic region are also cancelled.