Feast of the Epiphany of the Lord

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, January 7 – St. Raymond of Penafort

No Mass

Tuesday, January 8 – Christmas Weekday

 7:00 p.m. – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Cenacle, Reconciliation, Prayers to St. Philomena

7:45 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Jim Sponsler by Joann Deitrick

Wednesday, January 9 – Christmas Weekday

No Mass–St. Michael’s Ridge Catechist Christmas Party

Thursday, January 10 – Christmas Weekday

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – James & Bertha Antoine by Marilyn Minck

Friday, January 11 – Christmas Weekday

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Patrick McCann by John & Katie Mekus

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, January 12 – Vigil of the Baptism of the Lord

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Kenneth Wonderly by Family & Friends

   Servers: Abram and Xavier Shininger

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Irene Steffel by Slagle’s & Brubaker’s

Sunday, January 13 – Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Marian B. McBride by Doug & Joan McBride

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Deceased Family of the Singer/Linder/Hug & Miller Families by James & Jackie Singer

   Servers: Andrea, Alex, and Kevin Macsay


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – December 29/30, 2018

Loose - $329.28

Regular Envelopes - $1,260.00 (54)

Mary, Mother of God - $4.00 (1)

Christmas - $120.00 (4)

Immaculate Conception - $4.00 (1)

Initial Offering - $16.00 (2)

Energy - $20.00 (1)

Total - $1,753.28 

January 1, 2019

Loose - $333.47

Mary, Mother of God Envelopes - $505.00 (31)

Regular Envelopes - $30.00 (1)

Initial Offering - $68.00 (12)

Total - $936.47  Thank you.  May God bless you!


My Dear Parishioners:

            It has come to my attention that someone is trying to scam other parishioners of our parish using my name. They are doing this via an e-mail or text from another phone number other than my own, whether it be the phone number of the Rectory or my personal cell number. Rest assured, I would never contact any one of you in any manner requesting monetary funds of any form, whether it be cash, check, account numbers, gift cards, etc. If you are contacted in such a manner, HANG UP OR DON’T RESPOND!

Fr. Bob Kill, Pastor


Christmas Decorations will be taken down after the 10am Mass on January 13.  Please help if you can.

A Family Perspective: After meeting Jesus, the Magi returned home by “another way.”  What in your family needs to be done “another way?”  Do you need “another way to resolve differences, to communicate or show affection?  This is a new year, time to change what isn’t working.  Take a tip from some wise men; there’s always another way.

“Around Our Parishes”

This Weekend: Pro-Life Signature Ad Campaign – after all Masses

      Rolls & coffee after the 10am Mass at Marysdale

Wednesday: St. Michael’s Catechist Christmas Party – 6:30pm

Thursday: St. Isidore Holy Name Mtg. after the 7pm Mass at Delaware Bend

Friday: St. Michael’s Staff Christmas Party at 6:30pm at Stephano’s Restaurant, Defiance

The 2019 contribution envelopes are available to be picked up in the vestibule at the site where you most frequently attend Mass.  If you did not receive envelopes and wish to have some, please contact Melissa Moninger at 419-789-3780.

Thank You!  Thank You!

  Thanks to St. Michael’s Altar Rosary Society who arranged to have parishioners bring delicious food during the months of November & December to Fr. Bob & myself.  We certainly appreciate your thoughtfulness.  We also appreciate all the prayers & cards for healing from both St. Michael & St. Isidore parishioners.  May God’s blessings be upon you for your kindness.

Also we truly are thankful to the many, many people from both St. Isidore & St. Michael parishes who have volunteered to help ferry Fr. Kill to his radiation therapy in Bryan, Ohio.   May God bless you for your kindness.

I also want to thank you for your prayers for me in preparation for cataract surgery in a couple months.  Thank you and God bless you.  Anita Bertsch

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.

Thank you from the St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society

The Society thanks everyone who donated items to the “More than a Manger” project this year.  In addition to the baby bed and pack-in-play, many baby items and $1,072.20 in cash were donated to the centers in Northwest Ohio.  Mark Pittman, Executor Director of the Bryan Center, the entire staff, and more than 100 babies born to their clients in 2018 send their gratitude as well.  The society and the centers are so thankful for the generosity of St. Isidore parishioners.

Birthday Wishes

Amber Hancock, January 7

Jeffrey Schindler, January 8

Brice Elston, January 9

Alex Layman, January 12

Scarlett Stotler, January 13

Jim Van Curen, January 13


Anniversary Wishes

Sara & Jason Elston, January 7


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.


Calendar Dates – If there are any birthday or anniversary dates that need to be added, deleted, or changed to the list included in the bulletin, please contact Char Shininger.


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 passbooks 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.

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

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.


Area Events

K of C Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, January 6, 2019, at the K of C Hall on Elliott Road, Defiance, from 9am-11am.  Meal price are: $7.50 for adults; $6.50 for senior citizens; $4 for children 6-12; free for children 5 and U. French toast has been added to the menu. 

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 ‘The Cardinal Virtues” on Saturday, January 12, 2019.  The day begins with Mass at 8:30am with registration and Adoration following Mass. The day will conclude with Confession and Benedictions at 3pm. Retreat leader will be Father Herman Scherger. Cost is

$10 per person and please bring a packed lunch. All are welcome.


Right to Life Pilgrimage to Washington DC (night of January 16 - early morning January 20), leaving from Divine Mercy - Paulding. If interested in attending, please contact Christopher Bercaw at 419.769.2679 or chriskofc@gmail.com for more information. 


Diocesan Events

Not willing to let go of your marriage?  Many couples continue to struggle in a marriage, but are not willing to give up on each other.  There is hope. 

Retrouvaille is a program designed to help struggling marriages regain their health. It    helps a husband and a wife rediscover or re-awaken the love, trust and commitment that originally brought them together. The program is highly successful in saving hurting marriages, even bringing reconciliation to couples who have already separated or divorced.  Retrouvaille is a peer ministry of volunteer couples that can help you learn the tools of healthy communication, build intimacy and heal, just as they have done in their own marriages. For more information about our January 25-27th   Retrouvaille Weekend program for couples, contact registration team: Robin & Jeff  @ 419-481-1116 or visit our website:  HelpOurMarriage.com.


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

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.

Capital Punishment

When is it permissible to take another’s life?  The only reason we can take another’s life is in self-defense or in the defense of another, or when a country cannot maintain secure prisons and dangerous criminals are continuously escaping and killing again.  Again, the difficult questions. Should the citizens of a country pay for the incarceration of criminals who have committed heinous crimes, often resulting in the death of their own victims? Why should criminals be able to live out their life when they have taken an innocent person’s life away from them?

There is a larger more important reason. While terms of prison cannot undue or compensate for what they have done, still we must not deprive any person of their own life, but instead we must try to save their body and soul. The time spent in prison can be a time of rehabilitation and repentance. Their future on earth and their eternal life may depend on that.  God can and does bring good from our sins and mistakes if we turn back to Him. Those who work in the Prison Ministries often tell stories of those who have turned back to God and subsequently evangelized and helped to rehabilitate and return to society many others in the prison as well.

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

Joan Murray

Lucas, Texas