Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, June 4 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass

Tuesday, June 5 – St. Boniface

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

7:45 p.m. Mass –St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – All Souls Intention by Madonna Wonderly

Wednesday, June 6 – St. Norbert

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Doug Mack by Harley Burkholder

Thursday, June 7 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Deceased family & friends by Irene Zipfel

Friday, June 8 – The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Irene Steffel by Susan Walker


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, June 9 –Vigil of the Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Bernard & Irene Kuhn by Tom & Diane Moninger

   Servers: Elijah and Isaiah Goliver, Adam Mack

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Carl & Donelda Wagner by sons & daughters

Sunday, June 10 – Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Frances Rosselet by Mary Rose

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Deceased family & friends by Lawrence Kunesh

  Servers: Riley Bowers, Dominic & Michael Mansel-Pleydell


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – May 26/27, 2018

Loose - $274.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,532.00 (53)

Initial Offering - $5.00 (1)

Total - $1,811.00  Thank you.  May God bless you!


Upcoming Parish Events

June 3 & 17 – Rolls & coffee after 10am Mass with freewill donation going toward the Parish Hog Roast.


CCD News

If you have a child who will be in 1st grade next year and will be attending our CCD program, please let us know by calling Alison Garcia 419-399-0647 or Christine Stuckey 419-658-2012.


“Mother’s Day to Father’s Day Project” – The St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society “Mother’s Day to Father’s Day” project continues through Father’s Day, June 17.   Only two weeks remaining for the collection of coins to be used by the Defiance Community Pregnancy Center. The bottles can be turned in at any time between now and June 17.  Please do not leave bottles that contain money at the church sites.  The bottles can be given to Char Shininger, Barb Coolman, Bennette Singer, or Father Kill.



A Family Perspective: One gets the impression there was always a lot of sharing, discussion, and learning during the many meals Jesus and the disciples ate together.  How does this compare to the meals in your home?  Today’s gospel challenges us to make our meals more than physical functions and more a time for sharing.

“Around Our Parishes”

This Sunday: Mass returns to 10am at St. Isidore, MD

      Rolls & coffee after the 10am Mass with proceeds to the Parish Hog roast

Wednesday: St. Michael’s Festival Committee Meeting- after the 7pm Mass

The monthly meeting of the Christo Rey Federal Credit Union will be Monday, June 11, 2018, in the Upper Hall at Delaware Bend at 7:30pm.


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

2018-2017 Cars & Trucks                              3.0%

2016-2015 Cars & Trucks                              3.5%

2014-2013 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.


Teaching Positions Available - St. Mary School in Edgerton, OH has teacher positions available for grade 2 and grade 5, as well as a part-time intervention specialist.  Ohio license is required. Grade 2 candidates must be a practicing Catholic. Send resumes to Principal Julie Taylor at jtaylor@stmaryedgerton.org.


Birthday Wishes:

Jeff Smith, June 4

Janet Smith, June 6

Laura Schindler, June 7

Karah Shininger, June 7

Ruby Elston, June 7

Brian Hammon, June 7

Sam Hammon, June 7

Teresa Mettler, June 8

Shannon Stotler, June 8

Zach Carder, June 8

Kristi Arend, June 9

Greg Kolb, June 10

Andrew Shininger, June 10

Isaac Shininger, June 10


Anniversary Wishes:

Tom & Diane Moninger, June 4

Jamie & Jackie Singer, June 9


Pray for the sick:

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



Area Events

K of C Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, June 3, 2018, at the K of C Hall on Elliott Road, Defiance, from 9am-11am.  Meal price: $7 for adults; $6 for senior citizens; $4 for children 6-12; free for children 5 and U.  Menu includes pancakes, hash brown potato casserole, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage links, biscuits & sausage gravy, cinnamon rolls, milk, juice, and coffee.


Celebrating Seniors will meet Tuesday, June 5 at St. John's.  Rosary will be at 10:40, Mass at 11:00, with lunch to follow.  We will talk about the upcoming bus trip that will take place in October.  This month we will play Bingo and there will be wrapped prizes.  All who are 55 years and older are invited and are welcome to attend.


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 “Progress in Faith, Hope and Love” on Saturday, June 9.  The day begins with Mass at 8:30 am with registration and Adoration following Mass. The day will conclude with Confession and Benedictions at 3:00 pm. Retreat leader will be Father Herman Scherger.

Costs is $ 10.00 per person and please bring a packed lunch.  All are welcome.


JESUS SAVES HEROIN KILLS - Please join us Tuesday, June 26, to hear Victor Pham speak at 7pm after 6:30 Mass at St John Catholic Church basement.  Sponsored by Mother Teresa Respect for Life.


Mark Your Calendars!  St. Michael’s Ridge Annual Festival, Sunday, August 12, 2018, from 11:30am-9:00pm.


Diocesan Events

Diocesan Youth Day at Cedar Point - Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (10am - 10pm).  Open to all Middle School and High School (Grades 6-12) youth and their families.  

$42 per ticket (ages 3 and older); children 2 and under are FREE (The regular single day pass is $72.00 plus tax).  Tickets will be sold the day of the event at a window designated for the “Catholic Youth” just to the right of the Main Entrance. Tickets will be sold from 9am-Noon.  Additionally, Beverage Bracelets will be sold for $9.  This will allow you to receive FREE refills throughout the day.  St. Isidore CYO is planning to attend and anyone who wants to go needs to contact Sarah Diaw ASAP at 419-7-438-8011.  This includes Youth and their families. We need drivers to volunteer.


Retrouvaille – A Lifeline for Marriages

Is your marriage going down the right road . . . or is it a little off track?  Life can be difficult, and so can the challenges you face in marriage.

Does the distance between you seem wide? Are you already separated? Looking for a better way? Retrouvaille can help and offers hope for a better relationship.  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. Retrouvaille is Christian-based, and Catholic in origin, but welcomes couples of all faiths as well as non-religious couples.  Retrouvaille can help get your relationship back on track.  For more information about our July 13-15th Retrouvaille Weekend program for couples, contact registration team: ​Jeff & Robyn  @ 419-481-1116 or visit our website:  HelpOurMarriage.com


Milestone Wedding Anniversary Celebration – If you are celebrating a milestone wedding anniversary in 2018 – 25, 40, 50, 60, or 60+ years - plan to join Bishop Daniel Thomas for the Order of Blessing Married Couples within Holy Mass.  Registered couples receive a commemorative certificate and are invited to a reception following Mass.  The celebration is scheduled for October 28, 2018, at 3pm at Our Lady Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral.  To register contact Luke Shininger at 419-770-1980 or e-mail him at lukeshininger@live.com.


Babies In The Womb Are “Pre-Born”

Well-chosen words have power. 

Consider how the pro-abortion advocates marketed and sold their endorsement of abortion.  It is not called pro-murder.  It is called pro-choice. They appealed to the culture’s mentality; a mentality that we had been exhibiting since the 1960s.  We live in a cafeteria culture.  Thus, the Madison Avenue advertising gurus cleverly chose “pro-choice” in promoting death, but also in concealing the truth; pro-murder. 

Therefore, with the knowledge and scientific under- standing that life begins at fertilization, and that we are living human beings in the womb, why don’t we all use the reference “preborn”? If we support life, and acknowledge that a child deserves our respect, support, and protection while waiting comfortably in the womb until the birth process, why not give them the dignity they deserve and refer to them as preborn? Let’s proclaim life accurately. Because now that we know the truth, referring to them as anything less is not only unkind, it is also uninformed.


The Defiance County Furniture Bank serving those. in need from Defiance, Henry, and Paulding Counties.

Do you have items around your house you do not need? The Defiance County Furniture Bank, managed by St. Mary Parish, Defiance, can help you. Good usable basic furniture, beds and bed frames, bed linens, house wares (dishes, pots and pans), or working electrical appliances are needed. Please call the Furniture Bank at (419)782-2776 to make your donation. What better way to dispose of items in your home that you do not need and at the same time help the less fortunate of the greater Defiance County area. Volunteers to pick up and deliver in each county are needed. Cash donations are always welcomed. Thank you! Your support is much appreciated.