Feast of the Most Holy Trinity

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, May 28 – Memorial Day

No Mass

Tuesday, May 29 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

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

7:45 p.m. Mass –St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Karen Brown by Bob & Stella Shininger

Wednesday, May 30 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

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

Thursday, May 31 – The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Vera Breckler by Robert & Rebecca Kawiecki

Friday, June 1 – St. Justin, Martyr (First Friday)

8:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Clarice Shininger by Don, Leah, & Rachel Layman


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, June 2 –Vigil of the Most Holy Trinity

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Paul Nusbaum by Tony & Beth Shininger

   Servers: Simon, Daniel, and Jeremiah Hammon

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Norbert Mangas by Grace Mangas

Sunday, June 3 – The Most Holy Trinity

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Paul Rose by Richard & Mary Rose

10:15 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Dave Mohr by Ken & Jean Shininger

  Servers: Isaac and Abram Shininger, Jeff Smith


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – May 19/20, 2018

Loose - $234.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,523.00 (64)

Funeral Stipend - $100.00 (1)

Ascension - $50.00 (4)

Cemetery - Marysdale - $10.00 (1)

Total - $1,917.00  Thank you.  May God bless you!


Upcoming Parish Events

May 27 – Graduation Mass at 10am Mass

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


Congratulations to the 2018 high school graduates:

Katie Davis, Matt Kunesh, Lane Kolb, Alex Layman, Hailey Sheets, Katelyn Smith, Maria Steffel, Gus Stuckey, and Katelyn Yenser


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.


Memorial Day weekend Adoration Chapel schedule: The Adoration Chapel will re-open on Wednesday, May 30, at 6am.  Have a blessed weekend!

A Family Perspective: In today’s gospel Jesus commands, “Teach them to carry out everything I have commanded you.”  This command is meant for every Christian.  In light of this command, parenting is not only the most difficult task a person can take on, it is also one of the most apostolic and missionary tasks.  Jesus commands all parents to teach their children “all that I have commanded you.”

“Around Our Parishes”

This Sunday: St. Michael’s Ridge Graduation Mass – 8:30am

      St. Isidore Graduation Mass – 10:15am (Please note: Mass is delayed 15 minutes due to Graduation Mass at St. Michael’s)

Wednesday: St. Michael’s Ridge Finance Mtg. – after 7pm Mass

Friday: Communion calls

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

Blessings to our CYO!  A sincere Thank You to our Youth under the leadership of Sarah Diaw for purchasing a new beautiful rose-colored Chasuble and Stole for St. Isidore, Marysdale church.  This color is used at Mass for Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday during Advent and Laetare (Rejoice) Sunday during Lent.


“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.   Baby bottles are available in the vestibule at both sites 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.


With Gratitude – Thank you to everyone who expressed sympathy to our family at the time of the death of my mother, Ruth Fritz.  The prayers, Masses, cards, flowers, food, and other acts of kindness are greatly appreciated.  A special thanks to Father Kill for administering the Sacrament of the Sick and for celebrating the Mass of Resurrection at St. Isidore, Marysdale.  Gratefully, Char Shininger


Birthday Wishes:

Clair Shininger, May 28

Dolores Jacob, May 29 (94th)

Jeffrey Kunesh, May 30

Suzy Kline, June 1

Jeremy Schroeder, June 1

Ken Moninger, June 1

Sarah Macsay – June 2

Chris Jacob, June 2

Baylee Moninger, June 3


Anniversary Wishes:

Matt & Kristi Arend, May 28

Steve & Marie Nicely, May 29

Louis & Helen Simonis, June 1

John & Mary Lou Mack, June 1

Gregg & Geraldine Gause, June 3


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

First Friday Latin Mass

Latin Mass will be celebrated June 1, at 7:00 pm at Domus Angelorum Retreat House, located at 21706 State Route 114, Cloverdale, OH at 7:00 pm. All are welcome.


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.


Divorced-Separated Ministry Summer Video Series--Following our April retreat, we will be hosting the Rose Sweet video series "Surviving Divorce" on Sundays 3-5pm, June 10-August 26, 2018.  St. Michael Catholic Church, 100 Antwerp Drive, Hicksville, Ohio (if using GPS to find us, use 307 West High Street address and enter in the back door), held in the Upper Room of the CCD House. 

Another Video Series may be starting in Bryan soon.  Register for either Hicksville or Bryan group by emailing saintmichaelhicksville@gmail.com or call and leave a message at 419-542-8202.  Come for the Healing!  Come for the "group therapy"!  Come to help others with your story!

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


Diocesan Events

A Summer Retreat weekend for Women and Men will be held July 6-8, 2018.  The theme of the retreat will be “Mysticism – The Heartbeat of God.”  We all have mystical experiences, but we’re not all mystics.  How can we learn how to live a mystically driven life?  We will explore this topic, gleaning some insights from Fr. Ron Rolheiser, OMI and from the “mystical” gospel of John. 

    The Retreat will be led by Father Marty Nassr, a senior status priest of the Diocese.  This will be a repeat of the retreat that was given in February (several had requested that it be held in the summer).  The retreat starts early Friday evening July 6 and ends with a closing late morning Mass on Sunday, July 8.  For more information about this retreat please see Our Lady of Consolation Retreat House web site at www.olcshrine.com and click on “July 6-8 Men’s & Women’s Retreat“ or call for a brochure.  The cost for the weekend will be $150.00 for overnight guests and $95.00 for commuters, which includes 4 hot meals and your program materials. Call Brother Randy for info at 419-396-7970 or email at retreats@olcshrine.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.

2018 Century Farm Award Applications Available

Catholic Charities is now accepting applications for Century Farm Awards. This award designation honors

Catholic families who have maintained a farm or homestead within their family for at least 100 years,

with an emphasis on well-preserved working farms.

Applicants will be asked to submit a registration form, copies of old deeds, and pictures to support claims.

The information submitted must show family residence and ownership of a farm for at least 100 years.

Applications should be submitted no later than May 31, 2018. A Mass honoring award recipients will be celebrated by Bishop Daniel E. Thomas at St. Patrick

Church , 14010 South River Road (Old US 24), Grand Rapids, Ohio, at 9 a.m., Wednesday, September 19, 2018. For more information or to request the registration form, please contact Kate Pomrenke at (419) 214-4898 or kpomrenke@toledodiocese.org.


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.