Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, January 14 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass

Tuesday, January 15 – 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 – Wayne Lather by Sam & Debbie Slusser

Wednesday, January 16 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

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

7:00 p.m.  Mass - St. Michael’s Ridge – Marjorie Siler by her family

Thursday, January 17 – St. Anthony, Abbot

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Lee Gecowets by LaVon & Mary Lou Speiser

Friday, January 18 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Louie & Mary Ricica

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, January 19 – Vigil of the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Jim & Karen Wonderly by Jim Wonderly family

   Servers: Kinsey Dietrich and Daniel Hammon

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – John Beck by Karen Newton

Sunday, January 20 – Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – John & Lenora Olashuk by Bobby & Jill Olashuk

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Ron Smith, Barb Layman, & Lee Gecowets by Jeff & Janet Smith

   Servers: Alex and Miguel Garcia, Eric Shininger


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – January 5/6, 2019

Loose - $301.88

Regular Envelopes - $1,554.00 (63)

Christmas - $40.00 (2)

Mary, Mother of God - $56.00 (5)

Initial Offering - $72.00 (11)

Total - $2,023.88  Thank you.  May God bless you!


Christmas Decorations will be taken down after the 10am Mass this Sunday.  Please help if you can.


Right to Life Signature Ad Campaign

Very sincere thanks to all who donated to the Right to Life Signature Ad Campaign on the weekend of January 6, 2019.  St. Isidore Church collected $308.00 with 65 signatures and St. Michael’s Ridge donated $192.00 with 33 signatures.  Both parishes did a fine job in supporting this campaign.  Your names will be in a full-page ad in the Defiance Crescent-News and the Napoleon Northwest Signal newspapers around January 22, 2017, in support of life. May God bless you for your support of this great cause!


The next meeting of the Christo Rey Federal Credit Union will be Monday, January 14, 2019, at Marysdale at 7:30pm.


A Family Perspective: Jesus was a young man and his Father affirmed him in front of a huge crowd saying, “You are my beloved son; with you I am very pleased.”  Our children are never too old to appreciate our praise.

“Around Our Parishes”

This Sunday: St. Michael’s Ridge Baptisms of Jaxen Walter Dominique, son of Randall & Connie Dominique, and Dawson Randall Sager, son of Joshua & Andrea Sager, at 11am

Wednesday: Brookview Nursing Home Mass – 10am

Saturday: St. Michael’s 1st Reconciliation after 6:30pm Mass

Next Sunday: St. Isidore Confirmation Commitment Sunday for Grades 6 & 7 – during 10am Mass

      No rolls & coffee after 10am Mass due to CYO ski trip

      St. Michael’s Baptism of Kaleb Robert Weber, son of Corey & Jenny Weber

CYO Ski Trip - January 20; grades 7-12 and guests are invited to join the CYO on our annual ski trip. Youth have received information at CCD class. Chaperones are needed. Requirements: 21 or older, driver’s license, & possibly a vehicle to transport youth. This date coincides with Commitment Sunday for the 2020 confirmation class. So we would like to have a group that leaves for a full day @7am and a group that leaves @2pm for 1/2 day of skiing. If you are interested, please call or text Sarah Diaw ASAP 419-438-8011


2018 contribution statements will NOT be mailed unless requested.  If you wish to have a contribution statement for 2018, please put a self-addressed stamped envelope in the weekly collection and one will be mailed to you.  If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Moninger at 419-789-3780.


Birthday Wishes

Kinsey Dietrich, January 14

Freda Meyer, January 14

Aaron Layman, January 16

Megan Singer, January 16

Karen Graham, January 16

Isabella Van Curen, January 18

Zachary Shininger, January 18

Emma Elston, January 20


Anniversary Wishes

Bob & Monica Hearne, January 19


Pray for the sick:

Fr. Bob, June Coolman, Cody Davis, Marianne Fleming, Denny Fronk, Noah Garcia, Danny Mekus, Don Meyer, Marilyn Minck, Roseann Nusbaum, Betty Adelman (sister of Anita Bertsch), and all who need our prayers.


The Christo Rey Federal Credit Union announces that its second half 2018 dividend rate will be .65% to be paid on share savings account activity from July 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.  Please give your pass-books to Cindy Siler for posting after January 1. Christo Rey Federal Credit Union is accepting new members as well as deposits from current members for share savings accounts.  Share savings accounts operate similar to passbook savings accounts that are offered by other financial institutions.  There is daily access to your money, and the rate paid (.65%) is generally substantially higher than the rate offered for these types of accounts at other financial institutions.  There are no fees for small balance accounts and you may open an account with a minimum balance of $5.00.   These are great accounts for children or grandchildren, or to save money as an emergency fund.  Membership is open to all registered parishioners of St. Isidore Catholic Church.  Contact Cindy Siler at (419) 658-2707 for additional information or to open an account.

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

2019-2018 Cars & Trucks                              3.0%

2017-2016 Cars & Trucks                              3.5%

2015-2014 Cars & Trucks                              4.0%

All other secured loans                                   4.5%

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.


St. Michael’s Ridge Annual Church Campout will once again be held at Huggy Bear Campground in Middle Point, Ohio on July 12–14.  St. Isidore families are invited to attend.  19 campsites are being held on a 1st come, 1st served basis. A Catholic Mass will be held on Saturday evening at the campground, followed by a potluck. Reservations can be made on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 3:00pm & 8:00pm by calling 419-968-2211. If you need additional information, please call Carol McCann at 419-351-6727.


Area Events

K of C Fish Fry

Knights of Columbus Council #1039, 111 Elliott Road, Defiance, OH (419-782-3536) Friday, January 18, 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.


CATHOLIC DIVORCE MINISTRY - A 12-week Catholic divorce recovery program, Surviving Divorce, will be hosted by Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, Ohio.  Meetings will be held at Sts. Peter & Paul School on Tuesday evenings at 7pm beginning March 12, 2019.  The program is free of charge.  An optional workbook will be available for participants to purchase.  Surviving Divorce is a program created to help the divorced or separated Catholic by offering healing through the wisdom, richness, and truth of the Catholic faith.  The program videos, along with many additional resources, may be previewed online at www.catholicsdivorce.com.  For more information or to register for the Surviving Divorce Program, call 419-615-2298.


Diocesan Events

9 Days for Life Novena - Join thousands of Catholics nationwide in the annual pro-life novena January 14-22 via email, text message, or an app. Sign up today at www.9daysforlife.com!  


Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children - On Tuesday, January 22, the Church in the United States observes the annual “Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.” This day is set aside to pray for the legal protection of human life and to do penance for the violations to human dignity through abortion. We are called to observe this day through prayer and penance. More information: www.usccb.org/january-22


Faith, Hope and Love . . . Are these present in your marriage?  Have you given up hope that they can be?

In 1 Corinthians 13:13 Jesus tells us the greatest of these is Love.  Living in a marriage that is missing love can be difficult.  If you have given up hope that your marriage can and will get better, ask your spouse to consider attending a Retrouvaille program.  Retrouvaille is an international Christian-based ministry that offers a three-stage program to help couples improve their marriages.  First, a weekend program is attended, followed by post-weekend meetings.  Finally, an on-going monthly small group of couples gather for support and growth.  If improving your marriage is important to you, reach out today. For more information about our January 25-27th   Retrouvaille Weekend program for couples, contact registration team: Robin & Jeff  


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

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.


This is the sucking out of the nucleus of a cell and replacing it with the nucleus of another cell from the person you are trying to reproduce. 

Why can we not try to create a better person, without any inherited traits and disabilities we consider undesirable?

We cannot recreate what God has created. He has given each person their own soul, individuality and purpose. We cannot determine what qualities are valuable, and what are not. That is genocide. Pro Life is the trusting acceptance of the life that God has created, not what we think is the best for them, society or ourselves.

If you believe that Cloning is wrong, then you are Pro Life on this issue.

Joan Murray

Lucas, Texas