Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass 


Monday, January 1 – Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God
7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – For the Parish 
   Servers: Volunteers  
Tuesday, January 2 – St. Basil, the Great; St. Gregory Nazianzen
7:00 p.m. – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Cenacle, Reconciliation, Prayers to St. Philomena
7:45 p.m. Mass –St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Marcus & Margaret Becher by Mary Batt
Wednesday, January 3 – The Most Holy Name of Jesus
No Mass
Thursday, January 4 – St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – All Souls Intention by Innocencio & Alison Garcia
Friday, January 5 – St. John Neumann (First Friday)
8:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Don Perrin by Joseph Fisher


Lord’s Day Masses
Saturday, January 6 – Vigil of the Epiphany of the Lord
3:30 p.m. – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend - Reconciliation
4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Dave Mohr by Bob & Mary Kurtz
Servers: Isaac and Abram Shininger, Tim Meyer
6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Pat McCann by Ron & Lori Weber
Sunday, January 7 – The Epiphany of the Lord
8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Herb Miller by his family
10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Karen Brown by  Deb Kolb
Servers: Dominic & Michael Mansel-Pleydell, Jeff Smith

St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – December 23/24, 2017 
Loose - $598.51
Regular Envelopes - $1,423.00 (60)
Christmas - $5,585.00 (12)
Funeral Stipend - $125.00 (1)
Total - $7,731.51  
Collection for Christmas
Loose - $594.75  
Regular Envelopes - $150.00 (8)
Christmas Envelopes - $2,260.00 (48)
Total - $3,004.75  Thank you.  May God bless you!
Adoration Chapel Christmas Hours: The Adoration Chapel will re-open after New Year's on Wednesday, January 3, at 6am. Have a Blessed Christmas and joy-filled New Year.
The 2018 contribution envelopes are available to be picked up.  They are now 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. 
2017 contribution statements will not be mailed unless requested.  If you wish to have a contribution statement for 2017, 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.
A Family Perspective: The gospel today shows Mary and Joseph were not the “perfect” parents.  If you have ever been “amazed” and “astonished” at what came out of your child’s mouth, then you are in good company.  If there were times you “didn’t understand” your children or felt “anxious” about their behavior so did Mary and Joseph.  Parenting is tough but it is also the stuff of holiness.
“Around Our Parishes”
Next Weekend: All four Masses at the usual Mass times
New Year’s Day (Monday): Solemnity of Mary, Mother
            of God is not a Holy Day of Obligation this year
            as stated by the USCCB
            Mass is at 7pm at St. Isidore, Marysdale
Wednesday: St. Michael’s Ridge Catechist Christmas
            Party – 6:30pm
Friday: First Friday; Anointing of the Sick at 8:00am
            Mass at St. Isidore, Delaware Bend
      Communion calls
      St. Michael’s Ridge Staff Christmas Party – 6:30pm
Next Sunday: Rolls and coffee after the 10:00am Mass at
            Marysdale, sponsored by the CYO
      St. Michael’s Ridge Informational Meeting concern-
            ing St. Mike’s Parish Center – 1:00pm in church
            basement.  All parishioners are welcome!
Saint Isidore CCD students will be receiving instruction in lessons that are mandated by the Toledo Diocese as part of the Protecting God’s Children initiative on January 3rd for 1st through 6th and January 10th for 7th through 12th grades. These are age-appropriate lessons for our children that will take place during their regular class time. All parishes in the Diocese are presenting this program to their students. 
Opt-out Forms were mailed to each family this past week. New families also received a parent guide (which was provided to all families last year) explaining the program.  All families will need to return the opt-out form only if you choose NOT to have your child participate. The opt-out form must be received prior to the scheduled lesson (the night of is ok but a phone call or email giving a heads up is appreciated) for your child to do an alternative activity. If you have more than one child in our program, you will receive one opt-out form per child. 
The safety of our children is a top concern and we want to work with families to create an open environment where children know there are safe support people in their lives. As such, parents are welcome to attend the class, though this is not required. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns by calling Christine Stuckey (658-2012) or Alison Garcia (399-0647).

St. Isidore Holy Name Meeting will be Thursday, January 11, after the 7pm Mass at Delaware Bend.

The next meeting of the Christo Rey Federal Credit Union will be Monday, January 8, 2018, at Marysdale at 7:30pm.
The Christo Rey Federal Credit Union announces that its second half 2017 dividend rate will be .55% to be paid on share savings account activity from July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.  Please give your passbooks to Cindy Siler for posting after January 1.

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.

Birthday Wishes:
Melissa Moninger, January 1
Shawn Goliver, January 1
Sawyer Jesse, January 4
Sam Slusser, January 5
Barbara Coolman, January 6
Russ Jesse, Januarry 6
Amber Hancock, January 7

Anniversary Wishes:
Sara & Jason Elston, January 7

Pray for the sick:
Brian Davis, 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
Eucharistic Miracles Exhibit – A travelling exhibit of Eucharistic miracles from around the world will be on display from December 9-28 at Divine Mercy Catholic Church.  Viewing hours in the Paulding Church Base-ment will be Saturday, December 9 from 4-7pm; Sundays from 8am-6pm; and weekdays from 8am-6pm.  Divine Mercy Parish is located at 315 N Main Street, Paulding, OH.  For more information, call the parish office at 419-399-2576.  Check out the flyer on the bulletin board at each site.

K of C Fish Fry – Friday, January 5, 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.  Menu includes Alaskan Pollock, coleslaw, baked beans, scalloped potatoes, green beans, baked potatoes, applesauce, rolls and butter, and baked chicken breasts until Lent starts.
First Friday Latin Mass:  Latin Mass will be celebrated Friday, January 5,  at 7:00pm at Domus Angelorum Retreat House, located at 21706 State Route 114, Cloverdale, OH.  All are welcome. 

K of C Pancake Breakfast – This Sunday, January 7, 2018, 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.  
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 of “The Communion of Saints”   on Saturday, January 13.  The day begins with Mass at 8:30am with registration and Adoration following Mass. The day will conclude with Reconciliation and Benediction at 3:00pm. Cost is $10.00 per person and please bring a packed lunch.  All are welcome.  Retreat leader will be Father Herman Scherger. 
2018 March for Life Trip
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 Monday, January 1.

Abortionist Has Terrifying Vision at Medjugorje; Converts on the Spot
In 2011, an unlikely group of non-religious abortionist doctors found themselves visiting the most active Catholic apparition site in the world, Medjugorje. One of the doctors, a gynecologist in her sixties, had personally performed 1000s of abortions. But her life suddenly changed after having a supernatural vision on Apparition Hill!
The group was led by Valentina, a young woman from Ukraine. She had had her own conversion experience while visiting Medjugorje for the first time in 2007, and since then had been leading pilgrimages there. Inspired by Bl. Mother Teresa, Valentina had also dedicated herself to serving the sick poor.
Her work got her connected with her local medical community, which led to her inviting the group of doctors to Medjugorje. 
An important part of their time in Medjugorje was climbing to the top of Apparition Hill, one of the first places Mary is said to have appeared to the child visionaries in 1981. 
That’s when something incredible happened.
“I had scarcely put my foot down on the hill,” the abortionist later explained, according to Mystic Post, “when everything changed before my eyes.
“The rocks disappeared. The hill was suddenly covered with the bones and skulls of all the babies I had aborted over forty years.”
“Look at these hands!” she cried out, stretching out her hands before the group. “Here are the hands which killed an entire city!”
With that, the doctor was done with abortions. Many of the other doctors in her group also had conversion experiences. In all, Valentina has taken somewhere around 400 abortion doctors to Medjugorje in the last few years.
Whatever you make of the alleged visionaries, stories of conversion are always something to celebrate!
Pray for the conversion of abortionists!
by ChurchPOP Editor - August 20, 2016