Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass 

Monday, June 8 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass

Tuesday, June 9 – St. Ephrem, Deacon & Doctor of the Church 

6:30 p.m. – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend–Reconciliation

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Kathryn

      Schindler by Ray & Linda Hertel

Wednesday, June 10 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

8:00 a.m.-6:45 p.m. – Adoration at St. Isidore, DB

6:45 p.m. – St. Isidore, DB – Closing Benediction

7:00 p.m. – Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Graduation

      Mass – Graduating Class of 2020

No Holy Hour or Confessions today at St. Michael’s

Thursday, June 11 – St. Barnabas, Apostle

No Confessions today

7:00 p.m. – Mass - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Graduation

      Mass – Graduating Class of 2020

Friday, June 12 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

9:00 a.m. – Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Holly Garmyn


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, June 13 – Vigil of the Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

11:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale - Confirmation

3:30 p.m. – St. Isidore, DB – Drive-up Communion

      Service, parking lot adjacent to the Adoration Chapel

3:45 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend - Reconciliation

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Living and

      Deceased Members of the Frank & Mary Singer


6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Ellie Burkhart &

      Walter Wagner by Bill & Roxanne Burkhart

Sunday, June 14 – Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) 

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – For the People of our


10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Clara Kunesh by

      Shirley Fry Family

*********************************************Weekly collections from May 30-31, 2020

Loose - $395.00

Regular Envelopes - $6,550.00 (65)

Cemetery (Bend) - $10.00 (1)

Cemetery (General) - $30.00 (2)

Energy - $10.00 (1)

Easter - $50.00 (1)

Ascension - $500 (1)

Total - $7,050.00  Thank you.  May God bless you!


St. Isidore Future Events:

First Communion Mass – Saturday, June 20, 11am –MD

St. Isidore Parish Council Elections – sometime in July


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.  Confessions at St. Mike’s will be on the rectory front porch.

A Family Perspective: As the Father “sent His son into the world,” so parents send their children into the world “so that the world might be saved.”  This is the missionary role of the Christian family.  Your family is a school where your children develop convictions which enable them to make a difference in the world.

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

      Graduation Mass at St. Michael’s Ridge at 7pm

Thursday: Graduation Mass at St. Isidore, MD – 7pm

Saturday: Confirmation at St. Isidore, Marysdale – 11am      

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.


Birthday Wishes

Teresa Mettler, June 8

Shannan Stotler, June 8

Zach Carder, June 8

Kristi Arend, June 9

Greg Kolb, June 10

Andrew Shininger, June 10

Isaac Shininger, June 10

Fr. Bob Kill, June 12

Nathan Bennett, June 14

Kim Warner, June 14


Anniversary Wishes

Jamie & Jackie Singer, June 9

Levi & Kelsey Kuhn, June 9


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. 


The Christo Rey Federal Credit Union will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30pm Monday, June 8, in the Delaware Bend Upper Hall.


Parish Council Elections: Nominees include Holly Coolman, Terry Guilford, Brian Hammon, Joe Hammon, Rose Mansel-Pleydell, Andrew Shininger, Kara Shininger, and Jamie Singer.  Their bios are displayed in the vestibule at each site.  Election of Parish Council members will take place sometime in July.


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

The following students are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this Saturday, June 13, at 11am: Jesse Coolman, Aicha Diaw, Miguel Garcia, Isaiah Goliver, Jeremiah Hammon, Alex Macsay, John Marlin, and Jude Shininger. Please keep them in your prayers. 

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. 

There will be boxes in the back of each church for anyone with Rice Bowls to place them in. Alison Garcia will pick them up at the end of each weekend Mass June 6/7. If you need to make alternative arrangements to turn in Rice Bowls contact Alison Garcia at 419-399-0647 or nachoalisongarcia@gmail.com. 

There will be a table set up near the CCD closet in Marysdale hall for CCD books to be dropped off so they can be reused next year. Please try to get them dropped off by June 15 so they can be inventoried and orders for any needed books placed for next year. 



*Prayers of Thanksgiving and Congratulations to Eric May (St. Michael's Ridge) and Jacob Thompson (St. Isidore) who received Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation on Saturday, June 6. 

* Prayers of Thanksgiving and Congratulations to Susanne Bailey who was accepted into the church and received her first Communion and Confirmation on June 5. As well as to her husband Robert Bailey who received the sacrament of Confirmation on June 5. Suzie and Rob's marriage was also blessed on this day! 


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

Sacrament of Holy Orders

Bishop Daniel Thomas has called seminarians, Albert Beltz and Joseph Mominee for ordination to the Order of Deacons on June 19, 2020, at 7pm in Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral.  Bishop Thomas has also called Deacons Michael Bialorucki, Zachary Brown, Peter Grodi, and Kevin Moebius for ordination to the Order of Presbyters on June 27, 2020, at 10am in Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary.  Please pray for these young men and thank the Lord for their willingness to serve God’s people in our Diocese. 


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.

Fr.  James E. Steinle, 94, a senior status priest of the Diocese of Toledo, died on May 23, 2020. Please pray for his family and the repose of his soul. Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

Notes from Fr. Jake:

1. Please pray for healing for Andrew Cape, a member of the Wagner family at St Michael’s.  He was physically assaulted in Cincinnati recently while checking on his business.  May he and all people grow in healing during this painful time in our country.  May God's peace prevail over violence and hatred that wounds so many people.  

2.  Please mark your calendars for these Masses for Sacraments and Graduates this year:

RCIA catechumens and candidates: Saturday, June 6, 2020 @ 6:30pm Mass St. Mike’s

2020 Appreciation of Graduates Masses: Wednesday, June 10 @ 7pm at St Mike’s, and Thursday, June 11 @ 7pm at Marysdale

St Isidore Confirmation Mass: Saturday, June 13 @ 11am at Marysdale

St Isidore First Communion Mass: Saturday, June 20 @ 11am at Marysdale

St Michael First Communion Mass: Saturday, June 27 @ 11am.

3.  Congratulations to our 2020 graduates from High School and College!!! GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND HAVE A GREAT SUMMER WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS

4.  Maintenance at St Mike’s: The steeple project is in the third and final phase and going great.  Should be done soon.  A contractor has mentioned that our front steps need maintenance and options are being examined to help with this situation.  

5.  Maintenance at St Isidore: The Sherwood Telephone Co. and Geotech would like to place a communication cabinet on the Marysdale property.  Fr Jake and Finance Council looked at the easement and asked for 1 year free internet and they agreed to it.  We are waiting on a letter from the agreement before the easement is mailed back to them.  Thank you to all who helped on this. And thank you to the companies who are offering us free internet for a year at Marysdale.

6.  We are still gathering items for the care packages for the nursing home residents in Leipsic 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.

7.  We are planning to start CCD on time this year and the DRE’s are ordering materials for the next school year.  Please contact Alison Garcia or Ronda Fabiano to enroll your children for CCD.  

MESSAGE: 2 points today

1. Let us pray for peace and healing for our nation in the midst of the death and violence that has occurred in light of the tragic death of George Floyd.  May George and all the people who have died receive eternal life in God.  Let us pray for the safety and peace of all citizens in our country.  May God bring healing to all our families, especially to the people who have suffered the death of a loved one.  Let us offer prayers, sacrifices, and works of mercy and charity for all people who face any affliction in our midst.  Jesus can soften the hardness of hearts in this present age by means of continued conversion and love for our brothers and sisters.  

2.  A great teacher on the mystery of the Holy Trinity is the early Church father, St Athanasius.  He was exiled 5 times from the diocese in North Africa by the Arians, a heretical sect who denied the divinity of Christ.  There is an ancient document of the Church called the Athanasian Creed that shares Catholic teaching on the Holy Trinity.  Here it is:

Whoever wishes to be saved must, above all, keep the Catholic faith. For unless a person keeps this faith whole and entire, he will undoubtedly be lost forever. This is what the Catholic faith teaches: we worship one God in the Trinity and the Trinity in unity. Neither confounding the Persons, nor dividing the substance. For there is one person of the Father, another of the Son, another of the Holy Spirit. But the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit have one divinity, equal glory, and coeternal majesty. What the Father is, the Son is, and the Holy Spirit is. The Father is uncreated, the Son is uncreated, and the Holy Spirit is uncreated. The Father is boundless, the Son is boundless, and the Holy Spirit is boundless. The Father is eternal, the Son is eternal, and the Holy Spirit is eternal. Nevertheless, there are not three eternal beings, but one eternal being. So there are not three uncreated beings, nor three boundless beings, but one uncreated being and one boundless being. Likewise, the Father is omnipotent, the Son is omnipotent, the Holy Spirit is omnipotent. Yet there are not three omnipotent beings, but one omnipotent being. Thus the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Spirit is God. However, there are not three gods, but one God. The Father is Lord, the Son is Lord, and the Holy Spirit is Lord. However, there as not three lords, but one Lord. For as we are obliged by Christian truth to acknowledge every Person singly to be God and Lord, so too are we forbidden by the Catholic religion to say that there are three Gods or Lords. The Father was not made, nor created, nor generated by anyone. The Son is not made, nor created, but begotten by the Father alone. The Holy Spirit is not made, nor created, nor generated, but proceeds from the Father and the Son. There is, then, one Father, not three Fathers; one Son, not three sons; one Holy Spirit, not three holy spirits. In this Trinity, there is nothing before or after, nothing greater or less. The entire three Persons are coeternal and coequal with one another. So that in all things, as is has been said above, the Unity is to be worshipped in Trinity and the Trinity in Unity. He, therefore, who wishes to be saved, must believe thus about the Trinity. It is also necessary for eternal salvation that he believes steadfastly in the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thus the right faith is that we believe and confess that our Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, is both God and man. As God, He was begotten of the substance of the Father before time; as man, He was born in time of the substance of His Mother. He is perfect God; and He is perfect man, with a rational soul and human flesh. He is equal to the Father in His divinity, but inferior to the Father in His humanity. Although He is God and man, He is not two, but one Christ. And He is one, not because His divinity was changed into flesh, but because His humanity was assumed unto God. He is one, not by a mingling of substances, but by unity of person. As a rational soul and flesh are one man: so God and man are one Christ. He died for our salvation, descended into hell, and rose from the dead on the third day. He ascended into heaven, sits at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there He shall come to judge the living and the dead. At His coming, all men are to arise with their own bodies; and they are to give an account of their own deeds. Those who have done good deeds will go into eternal life; those who have done evil will go into the everlasting fire. This is the Catholic faith. Everyone must believe it, firmly and steadfastly; otherwise He cannot be saved. Amen  St. Athanasius, pray for us!  God bless you all, Fr Jake

“Statement of Bishop Daniel E. Thomas on

The Death of George Floyd and the Resulting Aftermath”


“I can’t breathe.” The harrowing plea of George Floyd as he was violently robbed of his life, now seared into our minds, hearts and souls; and the chanting of that phrase in protests, many tragically marked by violence and vandalism, are a stark reminder that hatred, racism and injustice are alive and well. Attacks on human life cannot be tolerated because each human life has inherent dignity and all human life is sacred. The right to life is the first and most fundamental principle of human rights that leads us actively to work for a greater respect for human life and a greater commitment to justice and peace. 


United with Catholics throughout the Diocese of Toledo and together with all people of good will, we denounce in the strongest terms immoral actions which are the poison fruit of racism; and we denounce immoral actions which are born of hatred and result in unbridled violence. "Love compels each of us to resist racism courageously. It requires us to reach out generously to the victims of this evil, to assist the conversion needed in those who still harbor racism, and to begin to change policies and structures that allow racism to persist" Open Wide Our Hearts: The Enduring Call To Love, A Pastoral Letter Against Racism (USCCB, Nov 2018, p. 18). 


While it might be easy to denounce racism and violence in a written statement, in a catchphrase on a poster, or in a political call for systemic change; it is far from easy to stop and examine where they have their roots: in one’s own heart, thoughts, intentions, speech and attitudes. It is never easy for anyone to identify any sin or vice and work courageously to eradicate it, never easy to work to replace it with goodness and virtue. Only such an examination leads to a "genuine conversion of heart, a conversion that will compel change, and the reform of our institutions and society" (p. 7). Only personal ongoing conversion from evil and sin can lead to the healing so desperately needed today.


Pope Francis exhorts us: “My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life. At the same time, we have to recognize that the violence of recent nights is self-destructive and self-defeating. Nothing is gained by violence and so much is lost…let us implore the national reconciliation and peace for which we yearn.”


As we pledge our prayers for the repose of George Floyd, for all who have lost their lives, and for their grieving loved ones, we pray together for our broken and wounded nation. Most of all do we pray that every person so disturbed and outraged by the events of these last days will work to promote and protect that peace and justice which is the right of all citizens, no matter their race. We cannot condone the brutality of some in law enforcement which led to the horrific death of George Floyd; we cannot condone the violence of some protesters which brutalizes and ruins the livelihoods of ordinary citizens.

“If one member of the body suffers, all suffer together” (1Cor 12:26). In this moment we are all suffering, united in particular with the suffering African American community. In this moment, we cannot lose sight of George Floyd’s struggle to breathe, nor be deaf to the “I can’t breathe” of the countless voices of those for whom there is no one to speak. Nor can we be blind to those who try to manipulate this moment of suffering to promote an agenda of hatred and foment division to pit us one against the other. 


As members of the human race, in this moment, it feels difficult to breathe. The violence we have all witnessed has left us breathless. We look forward to that day when, moved by the Holy Spirit, the Breath of God, we can stand united as one human family in a society moving toward hope and healing. We look forward to that day when the harrowing plea “I can’t breathe” has been transformed into a full throated “I can breathe freely!”; where each human person can breathe deeply of the pure air of mercy, love, harmony, peace, justice, understanding and respect for each human person!