Fourth Sunday of Easter

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, May 8

No Mass

Tuesday, May 9

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

7:45 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Art Wonderly by K of C Council 1039

Wednesday, May 10 – St. Damien de Veuster

No Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge Catechist Appreciation Dinner                              

Thursday, May 11  

9:00 a.m.–Mass-St. Isidore, Marysdale – Deceased Family & Friends by Greg & Geraldine Gause

Friday, May 12 – Sts. Nereus and Achilleus; St. Pancras

9:00 a.m. – Mass – St. Michael Ridge – Pat McCann by Ron & Lori Weber family

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, May 13 – Vigil of the Fifth Sunday of Easter

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Robert Schindler by Bob & Marilyn Kunesh

   Servers: Isaac and Abram Shininger, Tim Meyer

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Cindy Steffel by Joan Wagner and Julie Alred

Sunday, May 14 – Fifth Sunday of Easter

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Duane Brunswick by Bob & Betty Singer

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Carol Felter by Anita Bertsch

  Servers: Jesse Coolman, Austin Meyer, Miguel Garcia

St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – April 29/30, 2017

Loose - $327.00

Regular Envelopes - $2,863.00 (65)

Mission Trip Collection - $515.45

Total - $3,705.45  Thank you.  May God bless you!


Annual Catholic Appeal – The 2017 goal for St. Isidore Parish is $9,250.  As of May 3, 2017:

      Total pledged = $15,015    Total paid = $14,035

      % of goal pledged = 162.32%   (both %’s highest  in the diocese)

      % of goal paid = 151.73%         

Thank you for your generosity. 

CCD News

*Continue to pray for our second grade class as they receive their 1st Holy Communion this Sunday.  The students are Samantha Coolman, Edreanna Peck, Gabriel Rushinsky, Jonah Shininger, and Xavier Shininger.

Christine Stuckey is looking for a DVD entitled “History Channel – The Real Face of Jesus from the Shroud of Turin.”  She lent it to someone, possibly one of her CCD students, to view at home and has forgotten who it was.  She would like it returned.

Thank you - Thank you for the support through the second collection this past weekend for the mission trip to Athens, Ohio. The group is working hard to cover the costs of the trip designed to impact the lives of those touched, but more so those of the youth and adults participating. It is a pleasure sharing the blessings of our generous congregation.  Thanks again!  Becky Singer

A Family Perspective: In today’s gospel Jesus tells us, HE IS THE WAY and warns anyone who offers “another way” to happiness is “a thief and a bandit.”  Strong words!  Don’t’ listen to the sales pitch of society for happiness.  Look to yourself where God is present and “calls you by name and leads you to abundant life.”

 “Around Our Parishes”

This Weekend: St. Isidore 1st Communion Sunday

      Rolls and coffee after 10:00 a.m. Mass at Marysdale

      “Fill the Truck” clothing drive starts today at St. Michael’s Ridge at 12:00 noon

Monday thru Wednesday: Clothing Drive at St. Mike’s Ridge – 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday: St. Michael’s Ridge Catechist Appreciation

            Dinner – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday: End of Clothing Drive at St. Mike’s Ridge – 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. pick-up

Next Weekend: St. Michael’s Parish Council Elections

      St. Isidore May Crowning

      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

Christo Rey Federal Credit Union monthly meeting will be Monday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Marysdale.

CYO News

*May Crowning will be at both sites at the beginning of Mass Mother’s Day weekend.

*The Youth going to the Steubenville Youth Conference this summer are holding a raffle on Mother’s Day.  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.

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.

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to the St. Isidore parishioners who remembered me with money, gifts, and cards on my 82nd Birthday.  Please keep me in your prayers so I will be able to continue as housekeeper for Fr. Bob.  Thanks a million and may God bless you.

Love & Prayers, Anita Bertsch

Trinity Dome Collection - Next 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:


Birthday Wishes:

Jane Guilford, May 8

Brandon Kimpel, May 9

Tyler Hogan, May 9

Paul Speiser, May 9

Brett Dietrich, May 10

Greg Macsay, May 10

Holly Coolman, May 13

Katie Davis, May 13

Andrew M. Shininger, May 13


Anniversary Wishes:

Jim & Suzy Kline, May 12


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.  You will note that some of the parishes receiving the calendars are not part of our deanery. They are, however, home parishes to one of our current seminarians.  Parishioners are encouraged to pick up a calendar and pray for vocations.

Area Events

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 “Review of St. Theresa’s Mansions” on Saturday, May 13.  The day begins with Mass at 8:30 a.m. with registration and Adoration following Mass. The day will conclude with Benedictions at 3:00 p.m.

Costs is $ 10.00 per person and please bring a packed lunch. All are welcome. Retreat leader will be Father Herman Scherger.

K of C Pancake Breakfast –Sunday, May 7, 2017, at the K of C Hall on Elliott Road, Defiance, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  Menu includes fresh homemade buttermilk pancakes, scrambled eggs, ham, potato casserole, sausage links, biscuits & gravy, cinnamon rolls, orange juice, coffee, and iced tea.  Meal price: $7 for adults; $6 for senior citizens; $4 for children 6-12; free for children 5 and under.

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

Catholic Pilgrimage to Italy - Michael Milano from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish will be leading a Catholic pilgrimage to Italy in September.  Sites include Italy/ Rome/Monte Cassino/Naples/Pompeii/Amalfi

Coast September 11 - 20, 2017, $3,799.00 per person including air from Toledo, breakfast & dinner daily.

Mass daily at the Holy Shrines.  For a flyer or more detailed information, please call Cathie or Michael Milano at 1-800-773-2660.

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, 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 – More listed next week

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

Deceased Family & Friends by Mary Batt

Deceased Family & Friends by Pat Fronk

Deceased Family & Friends by Inocencio & Alison Garcia

Deceased Family & Friends by Greg & Geraldine Gause

Deceased Family & Friends by Tim & Cyndi Grine

Deceased Family & Friends by Bob & Monica Hearne

Deceased Family & Friends by Barb Homrich

In Memory of Huebner & Singer Families by Jim & Rita Huebner

Deceased Family & Friends by Jim & Suzi Kline

Deceased Family & Friends by Greg & Karri Kolb

Deceased Family & Friends by Deb Kolb

John & Ida Kunesh by Lawrence Kunesh

Deceased Family & Friends by Mark & Connie Kunesh

In Memory of Seibert & Mack Families by Herb & Rose Mack

Deceased Family & Friends by John & Barb Marlin Family

Deceased Family & Friends by Sherrell Meyer