Fifth Sunday of Easter

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, May 15 – St. Isidore

No Mass

Tuesday, May 16

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

      Reconciliation, Prayers to St. Philomena

7:45 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Special Intention by B.J. Kline

Wednesday, May 17

10:00 a.m. – Mass at Brookview Nursing Home

No Mass – St. Isidore Catechist Appreciation Dinner                              

Thursday, May 18 – St. John I  

6:30 p.m. – Mass - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Living & Deceased of the St. Isidore Altar Rosary Society

Friday, May 19

9:00 a.m. – Mass – St. Michael Ridge – Kenneth M. Kryling by Mary Ann Kryling

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, May 20 – Vigil of the Sixth Sunday of Easter

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Jenny Kolb by Jack & Mick Speiser

   Servers: Scott Graham, Kinsey Dietrich, Ashley Betz

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Irene Steffel by Janice Steffel

Sunday, May 21 – Sixth Sunday of Easter

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Bradley McBride by Doug & Joan McBride

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Barb Layman by M/M Greg Gause

   Servers: Scott Graham, Dominic & Michael Mansel-Pleydell


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – May 6/7, 2017

Loose - $316.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,004.00 (50)

Cemetery (Marysdale) - $65.00 (7)

Cemetery (General) - $40.00 (3)

Total - $1,425.00  Thank you.  May God bless you!


Annual Catholic Appeal – As of May 10, 2017:

      Total pledged = $15,515    Total paid = $14,575

      % of goal pledged = 167.73%   (both %’s highest in the diocese)

      % of goal paid = 157.57%         

Thank you for your generosity. 

Trinity Dome Collection - This weekend, Mother’s Day, our parish will participate in a national collection for the Trinity Dome to complete the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, before its 100th anniversary. Also known as America's Catholic Church, the National Shrine has been a century in the making, built by and for the faithful of our great nation in honor of our Blessed Mother, the patroness of the United States. Become a part of Mary's Shrine and help to bring to completion our church! For more information, please visit:

St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Meeting and Potluck – This Thursday, May 18, after 6:30 p.m. Mass at Marysdale.  Please bring a dish to pass.  Meat, drinks, & table service provided.

A Family Perspective: Jesus tells us in the gospel: “I am in the Father and the Father is in me!”  The point is:  God is in each one of us, in our relationships, and in our homes.  The vocation of the Christian family is to live the divine gift which is already in and around us.

 “Around Our Parishes”

This Weekend: St. Michael’s Parish Council Elections

      St. Isidore May Crowning at both Masses

      2nd collection for Trinity Dome of Basilica of National Shrine of Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C.

      Distribution of baby bottles at St Isidore for Mother’s Day to Father’s Day Project

Wednesday: Brookview Nursing Home Mass at 10 a.m.

      Deanery Meeting – 2:00 p.m.

      St. Isidore Catechist Appreciation Dinner & Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Marysdale

Thursday: St. Isidore Altar Rosary Society Meeting &

            Potluck at 6:30 p.m.

Next Weekend: St. Michael May Crowning – 8:30 a.m.

St. Isidore Baptisms after 10:00 a.m. Mass: Sawyer Kay Jesse, daughter of Eric & Jami Jesse; Elizabeth Rose Coolman, daughter of Jake & Holly Coolman; and Kayla Nicole Demland, daughter of Carrie Sheets & Craig Demland

St. Isidore rolls & coffee after the 10:00 a.m. Mass at Marysdale, sponsored by the CYO

CYO News

The Youth going to the Steubenville Youth Conference this summer are holding a raffle this Sunday, May 14.  This fundraiser goes toward paying hotel and transportation costs.  1st prize - $50, 2nd prize – an Infant of Prague statue, 3rd prize – a St. James the Lesser statue.  Tickets can be purchased from a youth attending Steubenville or after each Mass through Sunday, May 14.  1-$1; 6-$5.

Mother’s Day to Father’s Day Project – The St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society is again sponsoring its Mother’s Day to Father’s Day Project for the benefit of the Community Pregnancy Center in Defiance.  All parishioners are encouraged to take a baby bottle next weekend and collect coins and cash between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, 2017.  Last year $3,300+ was collected and the center was able to purchase a larger ultrasound monitor for one of the exam rooms, solid surface flooring for two exam rooms, and some added technology equipment for the staff conference room.  This year the center is in need of pregnancy tests for a year @$300; 3 laptop computers @$800 each; parenting curriculum called Life Skills Lessons @$360; an overhead projector @$850; or a TV monitor @$200.  Please help us help one of our local pregnancy centers by supporting the Mother’s Day to Father’s Day Project.  Thank you.

CCD News

*Congratulations to our 2nd grade CCD class and their parents on the reception of their 1st Holy Communion.

They are: Samantha Coolman, daughter of Jake & Holly Coolman; Edreanne Peck, daughter of Jamey & Melissa Peck; Gabriel Rushinsky, son of Mark Rushinsky and Laura Rushinsky; Jonah Shininger, son of Luke & Kelly Shininger; and Xavier Shininger, son of Greg & Karah Shininger. Thank you to their teachers Mrs. Barbara Walker and Mrs. Alison Garcia for preparing them for this Holy Sacrament.  

*If anyone has a child that will be coming into the 1st grade next year or new to any other grade, please let us know so that books can be ordered. Contact either Christine Stuckey 419 658-2012 or Alison Garcia 419 399-0679.

*The elementary CCD was able to donate $49.57 to St. Mary's Food Pantry through the collection of aluminum cans and coins. Thanks to all who donated to this worthy cause.

*The Rice Bowls the children filled during Lent had a total of $137.58 to be sent to the missions. Thank you for your Lenten sacrifices.

Parish Council Wants Your Feedback - The Parish Council is considering having a hog roast in the east parking lot at the Marysdale site this summer on Sunday, July 23, beginning around 6 p.m. The night would include a potluck supper with dancing – similar to the event hosted at Marysdale back in the 80’s. We would like suggestions and feedback from parishioners about the idea. Luke Shininger (419-770-1980) is chairman of this event so feel free to contact him or any other parish council member with your feedback.


Birthday Wishes:

Ryan Guilford, May 16

Jeffrey Smith, May 17

Baylee Grine, May 17

Teresa Dietrich, May 18

Rose Mansel-Pleydell, May 18

Greg Shininger, May 18

Brayden Dietrich, May 19

John Grine, May 19

Eleanor Singer, May 19

Shirley Guilford, May 20

Jacob Bowers, May 21

Sarah Diaw, May 21


Anniversary Wishes:

Alan & Kim Bowers, May 16


Pray for the sick:

Karen Brown, 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.

Vocations Prayer Calendar – In the vestibule at each site is a copy of the May prayer calendar that our deanery’s vocations team put together to specifically pray for each seminarian's vocation on a specific day, as well as for Bishop Thomas, our Diocesan Director of Vocations, for our Deanery priests, and also for our deanery Catholic schools. The calendars will be made available on a monthly basis.  Parishioners are encouraged to pick up a calendar and pray for vocations.

Area Events

Catholic Questions + Catholic Answers will meet immediately after the 6:30 p.m. Mass at St. John, Defiance, on Thursday, May 18. We will meet in the St. Matthew room.  We will look at the early Church from Jesus’ Ascension to the coming of the Holy Spirit and the birth of the Church.

Act Justly, Love Tenderly, Walk Humbly – Lunch & Learn - Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 12:00-2:00 p.m.  Led by Fr. Charles Ritter.  In preparation for the feast of Pentecost, join Fr. Ritter for lunch and reflection on Micah 6:8 “To act justly…to love tenderly…to walk humbly with your God…” This reflection may help you on your spiritual journey of becoming more “available” to God, more open to the working of the Spirit and more eager to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. Cost $15.  Includes lunch.  Our Lady of the Pines Retreat Center 1250 Tiffin St. Fremont OH 43420

Century Farm Award Applications Available

Catholic Charities is now accepting applications forCentury 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, 2017.  A Mass honoring award recipients will be celebrated by Bishop Daniel E. Thomas at St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Norwalk, OH, at 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 20, 2017. For more information or request the registration form, please contact Sharon Giles at (419) 214-4898 or

Easter Flowers 2017 – Continued from last week

Our thanks to the parishioners who donated to the Easter flower fund in memory/honor of their loved ones.

Deceased Family & Friends by Jim & Roseann Nusbaum

Deceased Family & Friends by Colleen Rosebrock

Deceased Family & Friends by George & Ruby Schindler

Living & Deceased Members of the Sheets & Boff Families by Richard & Sue Sheets

Deceased Family & Friends by Alan & Mary Helen Sheibley

Deceased Family & Friends by Doug & Kelly Shininger

In Memory of Howard & Anne Shininger & Gerald Wirth by Tom & Gloria Shininger

In Memory of Daniel & Beatrice Singer & Vic & Marie Kunesh by Dan & Bennette Singer

Deceased Family & Friends by Jamie & Jackie Singer

In Memory of Veronica & Michael Matvey, Virginia &

Alrand Smith by Dennis & Mary Ann Smith

In Memory of Lee Gecowets, Ron Smith, Barb Layman by Jeff & Janet Smith Family

Beth Hasch by Mary Lou Speiser

Deceased Family & Friends by Dan & Pat Stevenson

Deceased Family & Friends by Jim & Agnes Timbrook

Deceased Family & Friends by Geoff & Kim Warner

A Prayer for Mothers

All-loving God, we give you thanks and praise for mothers young and old.  We pray for young mothers, who give life and count toes and tend to our every need. May they be blessed with patience and tenderness to care for their families and themselves with great joy.  We pray for our own mothers who have nurtured and cared for us.  May they continue to guide us in strong and gentle ways.  We remember mothers who are separated from their children because of war, poverty, or conflict.  May they feel the loving embrace of our God who wipes every tear away.  We pray for women who are not mothers but still love and shape us with motherly care and compassion.  We remember mothers, grand-mothers, and great-grandmothers who are no longer with us but who live forever in our memory and nourish us with their love.  Amen.