Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass 

Monday, June 15 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass

Tuesday, June 16 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Francis Borton, Jr. by Family

Wednesday, June 17 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

7:00 p.m. – Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Virginia & Robert Rath by Robyn Hawkins

Thursday, June 18 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

9:00 a.m. – Mass - St. Isidore, Marysdale – June Coolman by Dan & Bennette Singer

Friday, June 19 – The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

9:00 a.m. – Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Jerry Holek


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, June 20 – Vigil of the Twelve Sunday in Ordinary Time

11:00 a.m. – St. Isidore, Marysdale – First Communion

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

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Rick Wilson & Liam Mangas by Grace Mangas

Sunday, June 21 – Twelve Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – For those facing any type of illness of health

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Nancy Kunesh by St. Isidore Altar Rosary Society

*********************************************Weekly collections from June 6/7, 2020

Loose - $427.05

Regular Envelopes - $2,224.00 (32)

Ascension - $25.00 (1)

Cemetery (Bend) - $35.00 (2)

Maintenance Funds - $300.00 (1)

Community Pregnancy Center (Altar Society Project) - $20.00 (1)

Total - $3,031.05  Thank you.  May God bless you!


Notes from Father Jake:

1. Bishop Thomas called this past week, and he asked about how our parish families are doing.  He asked me to give you his greetings and to let everyone know that he is praying for us and thanks us for our prayers for him. 


2.  St Mike’s Festival is canceled for this year.  Fr Jake met with the committee and we have decided it would be best to cancel due to the present restrictions regarding the pandemic and the need to maintain the safety of our volunteers and patrons.  It is our hope to have one next year.  


3.  We are still gathering items for the care packages for the nursing home residents in Leipsic and for people of our parishes who are in nursing care or homebound.  If you would like to donate and/or if you know of someone who would like to receive a care package please contact Karen Newton at 419-576-0727 or Ronda Fabiano at 419-980-0296.

God bless you all, fj


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.

Sacrament of Reconciliation
St. Isidore, MD – Thursday 8:30-9am

St. Isidore, DB – Tues. 6:30pm; Sat. 3:45-4:25pm

St. Michael’s Ridge – Wednesday 6:00-6:40pm


“Around Our Parishes”

Wednesday: Adoration at St. Isidore, DB, starting at 8am

            Closing Benediction at 6:45pm

      Holy Hour with Reconciliation, Adoration & Benediction at SMR beginning at 6pm

Saturday: First Communion at St. Isidore, MD – 11am

      Drive-up Communion at St. Isidore, DB – 3:30pm      



The Gloria

Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to His people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King, Almighty God and Father,
we worship You, we give You thanks,
we praise You for Your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, You take away the sin of the world:
have mercy on us;
You are seated at the right hand of the Father:
receive our prayer.
For You alone are the Holy One, You alone are the Lord, You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of the Father.  Amen. 

The Creed

I believe in one God, the Father almighty,

maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages.

God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;

through him all things were made.

For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, (please bow) and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,

he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.

He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. 

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, 

who proceeds from the Father and the Son,

who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified,

who has spoken through the prophets.

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.

I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins

and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead

and the life of the world to come. Amen.


Parish Council Elections: Due to the restrictions that are in place and in consideration of everyone’s personal safety, we will be conducting the Parish Council balloting in the following manner: All members of the parish 18 years of age and older are eligible to vote. Please write up to 4 of your choices from the following candidates on a piece of paper and submit it as your ballot by one of the following methods: (1) you may place it in the collection basket with or without an envelope, (2) you may send it to the rectory in care of Fr. Jacob Gordon at 05480 Moser Rd. Defiance, OH 43512 or (3) you may e-mail it to Fr. Gordon at fjgordon9@gmail.com.  If there is more than one ballot from a family, they may be submitted in the same envelop. The candidates are Holly Coolman, Terry Guilford, Brian Hammon, Joe Hammon, Rose Mansel-Pleydell, Andrew Shininger, Karah Shininger and Jamie Singer. Their pictures and bios are in the vestibules of both churches. If you have any problems with submitting a ballot, contact Jim Timbrook 419-899-2959 and we will make other arrangements. Ballots will be counted that are received by July 12, 2020.  


Sacrament of Reconciliation can be scheduled by appointment with Fr. Jake by calling his cell phone number 419-980-5739.  Confessions at St. Isidore will be done in the Adoration Chapel at Delaware Bend and in the counting room opposite the sacristy at Marysdale.  


Annual Catholic Appeal Update – The goal this year for St. Isidore is $12,000.  Donations so far total $9,072.25, which is 75.6% of the goal.  Thank you to everyone who has made a donation.


Congratulations to St. Isidore 2020 Graduates who were honored at Mass this past Thursday: Simon Hammon, Brayden Kolb, Dominic Mansel-Pleydell, Tim Meyer, and Eric Shininger.


RCIA - Curious about the Catholic Church and her teachings? Interested in becoming Catholic? Are you an adult that never received Confirmation? Contact Alison Garcia to inquire about the RCIA program at 419-399-0647 or email nachoalisongarcia@gmail.com. 


Birthday Wishes

Agnes Timbrook, June 15

Jaymi Gause, June 15

Tom Guilford, June 16

Alex Macsay, June 16

Reece Hammon, June 16

Emma Kolb, June 17

Kelly (Doug) Shininger, June 18

Diane Moninger, June 19

Leah Layman, June 20


Anniversary Wishes

Tim & Cindi Grine, June 19

George & Ruby Schindler, June 20

Mark & Connie Kunesh, June 20


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, and all who need our prayers. 


Needed at both St. Isidore sites: Volunteers are needed to be greeters and ushers.  Individuals AND families are encouraged to do this along with teenagers who have reliable transportation.  Please consider doing this as a ministry and/or to provide a service to the church. For

more information, please call Deb Kolb at 419-658-2243 or text 419-438-3768.


CCD News

*Prayers of thanksgiving and congratulations to Jesse Coolman, Aicha Diaw, Miguel Garcia, Isaiah Goliver, Jeremiah Hammon, Alex Macsay, John Marlin, and Jude Shininger who received the sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday June 13th. 

*Second graders receiving their First Communion will have a retreat at Marysdale on Thursday June 18th from 1-5pm with a short practice following. 

*Please pray for our second graders who will be making their First Communion on June 20: Wyatt Coolman, Canon Schroeder, Graham Schroeder, and Lillianne Sheets.  

*Students that will be attending CCD for the 2020-2021 academic year can register online at https://forms.gle/wAUCHWhYF67jLfZNA


Preparing for Marriage – Please pray for the following couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Matrimony later this year:

July 25 - Alicia Little and Dustin Colvin – SMR

August 8 - Joe Macsay and Ashton Bauer, St. Johns

September 12 – Abby Parrot & Kurt Kahle – SMR

September 26 – Brett Dietrich & Anna Doctor – SMR

December 12 – Emily Culler & Brooks Grine - MD


Maintenance Issues – If there are any maintenance issues at St. Isidore, parishioners are asked to contact a member of the Finance Council;  Steve Coolman, Russ Jesse, Louis Shininger, Barb Marlin, or Melissa Moninger.


Care Package Outreach for the residents of the Meadows of Leipsic because they have suffered during the COVID 19 outbreak.  Items for the 31 residents at their health center include:  crossword puzzle books, word search books, candy and lotion.  Items for the 18 residents at their assisted living facility include: cross-word puzzle books, word search books, candy, soaps, and paper products because they have to buy their own.  Containers will be placed in the vestibule at each site for any donations.  Thank you in advance.


St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society’s Mother’s Day to Father’s Day Project – As with most events planned during the last few months, this project did not happen.  However, the Community Pregnancy Center is in dire need of funds since its spring fundraising event scheduled for April 21 was also cancelled.  In lieu of distributing and collecting bottles, we are asking parishioners who are interested in donating to the Center to write a check to the St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society and mail it in care of Melissa Moninger to St. Isidore Catholic Parish at 05480 Moser Rd, Defiance, OH  43512.  Donations can also be placed in the collection basket in a clearly marked envelope for Melissa Moninger.