Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass 

Monday, November 25 – St. Catherine of Alexandria

No Mass 

Tuesday, November 26 – 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 – Paul Nusbaum by Bob & Roxie Timbrook

Wednesday, November 27– Weekday in Ordinary Time

6:00 p.m. St. Michael’s Ridge – Holy Hour with Confessions & Adoration

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

Thursday, November 28 – Thanksgiving Day

8:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – For our Parish

Friday, November 29 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Carmen Wagner

 

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, November 30 – Vigil of the First Sunday of Advent

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

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

   Servers: Elijah & Isaiah Goliver

6:30 p.m. St. Michael’s Ridge – Virginia Rath by Vivian Wagner, Nancy Donze & Loraine McCann

Sunday, December 1 – First Sunday of Advent

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Fran Stehulak

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Thomas Marlin by John & Barb Marlin Family

   Servers: Elijah, Jude, and Noah Shininger

*********************************************Weekly collection for November 16/17, 2019

Loose - $452.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,692.00 (58)

Votive Candles - $6.06

Maintenance Fund - $4,455.96 (2)

Energy - $160.00 (8)

Campaign for Human Development - $20.00 (1)

All Soul's Day - $30.00 (1)

Catholic Communication - $20.00 (1)

Hall Rental - $50.00 (1)

Total - $6,886.02  Thank you. May God bless you!

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The 2020 contribution envelopes are available to be picked up.  They will be at DB until Saturday, Nov. 30.  Starting Sunday, December 1, they will be available for pick-up at MD.  If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Moninger at 419-789-3780.

Adoration Chapel Hours Thanksgiving Schedule: The Adoration Chapel will close for the Thanksgiving holiday on Tuesday, November 26th at 11:59pm The Chapel will open after the holiday on Wednesday, December 4th at 6am. Have a blessed holiday!

World’s Greatest Dishcloths are available for purchase by the St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society for $1.75 each or 3 for $5.  The cloths are white with blue, green, or tan stripes. Contact Char Shininger if interested.

A Family Perspective: Today’s gospel reminds us the Kingdom of Heaven is not like Disney’s Magic Kingdom.  Admission to Christ’s Kingdom is paid with the currency of acceptance, forgiveness, attention to the poor, and love of one’s enemy.

St. Isidore Mass Intentions – Contact Melissa Moninger at 419-789-3780 (call/text).  The donation can be given to her directly or put in an envelope with her name on it and placed in the collection basket.

St. Isidore Maintenance Contact – Greg Shininger –419-658-8811

 

“Around Our Parishes”

Next Sunday: Rolls & coffee after 10am Mass at MD, provided by the Altar-Rosary Society

 

More than a Manger” Project – For the twentieth year the St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society is sponsoring its “More than a Manger” project during Advent.  A crib will be placed in the hall at MD and a pack-n-play in the vestibule at DB beginning next weekend to accept baby items for the Northwest Ohio Community Pregnancy Center in Bryan.  All new baby items can be donated, but especially needed are baby wash, bath towels and wash-cloths, burp cloths, new clothes, combs and brushes, crib sheets, diapers (sizes 5 & 6), diaper rash ointment, dish/snack carriers, fleece blankets, forks/spoons, lotion, shampoo, sippy cups, sleepers, thermometers, and quilts for boys.  Donations will be accepted through Christmas Day. As in the past, the Society will provide the rolls and coffee on December 1 and 15 with all free will donations going to the center.

Thank you to all those who helped cut firewood for Lawrence Kunesh this past Saturday.  All of the able bodies, axes, mauls, saws, splitters, and Gators were greatly appreciated.  Thank you for helping keep a fellow parishioner warm this winter!

Family Christmas Breakfast – December 8 in the MD hall following 10am Mass.

Annual Catholic Appeal - Currently the 2019 Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) is at 92% of goal (as a diocese) and we’d really like to exceed the goal as we did in 2018! You will soon be receiving in the mail an opportunity to support the ACA one final time this year. I ask you to please prayerfully consider making a gift and am so very thankful to you for your past support.  

As a reminder, the ACA helps people in our Diocese follow Jesus through numerous good works such as the education and formation of our seminarians and deacons, increasing discipleship and evangelization, supporting catholic education, and providing outreach services through Catholic Charities.  Together, these efforts make a difference for many of our faithful in our 19-County Diocese. 

St. Isidore Parish’s ACA total now stands at $12,925 or 107.71% of its 2019 goal. 100% of any additional donations made from now until the end of the year will be returned to our parish.

CCD News

*There will be no CCD on Wednesday, November 27, because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Have a very blessed Thanksgiving! 

*The following students are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, April 18, during 4:30 Mass: Jesse Coolman, Aicha Diaw, Miguel Garcia, Isaiah Goliver, Jeremiah Hammon, Alex Macsay, John Marlin, and Jude Shininger. Please keep them in your prayers. 

*Please return Christmas Program sign-up sheets by Wednesday, December 4. High school students who wish to sing or play an instrument prior to or after the program, please let Alison Garcia or your teacher know what you would like to perform. 

Congratulations to CW5 Mark Meyer, son of Sharon and the late Eugene Meyer.  He recently retired from the Army after 35 years of service.

 

Birthday Wishes

Don Wilhelm, November 25

Kathy Kuhn, November 25

Barbara Homrich, November 28

Dean Wineland, November 28

Jessica Kimpel, November 28

Leah Shininger, November 29

Alan Bowers, November 29

Vaida Schroeder, November 30

Louis Simonis, December 1

Zachary Guilford, December 1

Adam Mack, December 1

 

Anniversary Wishes

Richard & Sue Sheets, November 27

Eugene & Janice Smith, November 29

 

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, Marilyn Minck, Roseann Nusbaum, Fr. John Stites, and all who need our prayers. 

Area Events

OSU-Michigan party at K of C Hall in Defiance.  Watch the game on our 15’ wide screen!  Saturday, November 30. Doors open at 11:00; game begins at noon.  Food and drink available for purchase. Family-Friendly; bring your kids!

K of C Pancake Breakfast – Next Sunday, December 1, 2019, at the K of C Hall on Elliott Road, Defiance, from 8:30am-11am. Meal price are: $7.50 for adults; $6.50 for senior citizens; $4 for children 6-12; free for children 5 and U. 

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

St. Augustine Parish, Napoleon –Dec 6, 7, 8 –Annual Christmas House.  Decorated Christmas trees and “glitzy” holiday gift items. Supper with Santa (Friday 5-7). Baked Steak Dinner (Saturday 5-7) Breakfast (Sunday 9-12).

Before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, the Sisters of Notre Dame invite women ages 20 - 45 to step away for prayer and reflection at a FREE retreat!  Our Come & Be weekend is a chance to learn about the life, spirituality and mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame, while taking time for personal prayer and rest.  The retreat is being held in Chardon, OH from December 6 - 8, 2019.  Please contact Sister Jenny Zimmerman, SND at vocations@snd1.org for more information!

The Domus Angelorum Retreat House, located at 21706 State Route 114, Cloverdale, will be conducting a retreat on the topic “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.” John 8:7 on Saturday, December 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. Cost is $10.00 per person and please bring a packed lunch. All are welcome.

March for Life in Washington, DC. Thurs., Jan. 23 -Sat., Jan. 25, 2020.  Two busses of college students, young adults and their families will leave St. Thomas More Parish in Bowling Green, OH, on Thurs., Jan. 23 and return Sat., Jan. 25. Catholic Charities Office for Life and Justice is leading the trip which includes two nights in a Washington D.C. hotel. For registration and pricing info, email Peter Range, Catholic Charities Director of Life and Justice at prange@toledodiocese.org. Join us as we march for the dignity of all human life, born and unborn! 

Notes from Father Jake:

  1. Please pray for the repose of Darwin Beck, husband of Rita, father of Pat, Terry, Mike and Chris.  May he rest in peace and may God bring healing to his family.
  2. Congratulations to Carl and Nancy Stahulak who just celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary.
  3. Thank you to the people who helped with these projects in the rectory to reduce energy costs and make improvements: plastic on the upstairs and downstairs windows, sealing the hole under the garage door with steel plate.  Your work is greatly appreciated. And thank you to the person who helped me maintenance the toilets at the rectory and convent at St Mike’s.
  4. Two pews have been donated from St Isidore’s The Bend campus to the Schwarzbek family for use at the new restaurant in Sherwood.

The Feast of Christ the King reminds us that our Lord Jesus Christ is not an earthly king.  He died for us and rose again, so that we may enter into an eternal kingdom. Jesus seeks to give us life, grace, and truth.  So often, modern Christian views tend to focus on being entertained or only wanting to hear what pleases us. Many modern spiritualities seek to avoid suffering at all costs, and only want prosperity and success.  But we must ask ourselves, where is the Cross? How do I deny myself and follow Him? It’s not that we seek suffering or losing, our focus is on Christ and seeking the Father’s will. We are called to a relationship with Christ through prayer and participate in His mission of Redemption, and this happens every day.  Mercy, kindness, generosity, peacemaking, listening, consoling, understanding—all these things lead us to be loving through Christ. He is our King, praying at the right of the Father, asking the Holy Spirit to heal and sanctify us with the gifts we offer at Mass, prayer, work, family life, friends, and compassion towards the people who are in most need of His mercy.  Happy Feast of Christ the King! And a blessed Thanksgiving Holiday to all families who gather to share the gift of life and feast! Perhaps we can raise toast at the meal this year and cheer one another on: Long live Christ the King! God bless you all, Fr Jake