Fourth Sunday of Lent

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, April 1 – Lenten Weekday

No Mass

Tuesday, April 2 – St. Francis of Paola, Hermit

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

7:45 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Deceased Family & Friends by M/M Chris Stuckey

Wednesday, April 3 – Lenten Weekday

7:00 p.m.  Mass - St. Michael’s Ridge – Louie & Mary Ricica

Thursday, April 4 – Lenten Weekday

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – All Souls Intention by Sam & Deb Slusser

Friday, April 5 – First Friday; St. Vincent Ferrer

8:00 a.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Lee Gecowets, Ron Smith, Barb Layman by Jeff & Janet Smith


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, April 6 – Vigil of the Fifth Sunday of Lent

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Richard J. Sheets by Tom & Diane Moninger

   Servers: Alex and Miguel Garcia

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

Sunday, April 7 – Fifth Sunday of Lent

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – John & Leanora Olashuk by Bobby & Jill Olashuk

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – For the intentions of Francis & Mary Alice Singer on their 68th Wedding Anniversary by family

   Servers: Simon and Jeremiah Hammon, Jeffrey Smith


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – March 23/24, 2019

Loose - $420.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,816.22 (68)

Energy - $12.00 (2)

St. Vicent DePaul Society (Second Collection) - $63.00

Total - $2,311.22  Thank you.  May God bless you!


Dear St. Isidore Parishioners,

      The St. Isidore Parish Council has been monitoring the financial condition of our parish. We feel we need to bring to everyone’s attention that we are not meeting our day to day requirements with our current income. For quite some time we have been averaging a yearly deficit. The council is currently pursuing as many avenues as possible to decrease this loss, but there are very few discretionary expenses. We will have more details at the open parish council meeting. We invite you to attend the meeting April 7 after the 10:00 A. M. Mass at Marysdale. 

Thank You, St. Isidore Parish Council


St. Isidore Mother-Daughter Breakfast – This Sunday, March 31, following the 10am Mass at Marysdale. While no tickets will be sold, a free will offering will be collected at the beginning of the breakfast. Ladies of the parish are welcome and may invite their female family members to join them.

A Family Perspective: We may feel like the Prodigal Son, but the gospel wants us to focus on the father who was forgiving and understanding.  We all make mistakes and need forgiveness.  Who in your family needs your forgiveness and acceptance this Lent?

“Around Our Parishes”

This Weekend: Catholic Relief Services Collection

            (envelope box)

      St. Isidore Mother-Daughter Breakfast after 10am Mass

      St. Michael’s Ridge Confirmation – 2pm at St. Michael’s Ridge with Msgr. William Kubacki, celebrant

      St. Michael’s Bible Study – 6:30pm Sunday

Wednesday: St. Michael’s Lenten Stations of the Cross & Mass – 6:30pm (Deacon Scott & Fr. Bob)

Thursday: St. Isidore Lenten Stations of the Cross & Mass at DB at 6:30pm (Deacon Scott & Fr. Bob)

    St. Isidore Holy Name Society Mtg after mass at DB

Friday: First Friday Communion calls

Next Weekend: St. Isidore Open Parish Council Mtg. after 10am Mass at Marysdale

      Rolls and coffee after 10am Mass

      St. Michael’s Bible Study – 6:30pm Sunday

Upcoming Parish Events:

March 31 – Mother-Daughter Breakfast

April 7–Open Parish Council Mtg. after 10am Mass; Coffee & rolls after Mass

April 14 – Palm Sunday and Parish Breakfast

April 21 – Easter

April 28 – Coffee & rolls after Mass

Volunteers Needed - During the season of Lent, there are many opportunities to help with the beautiful liturgies leading up to Easter and gain the graces and the fruits of assisting for yourself and others! This is a great way to make an offering for Lent as well as helping out your parish. If you would like to volunteer in some way please speak to, call, or message Rebecca Mansel-Pleydell at 419-439-8660 or Deacon Scott at 419-518-0281. 

* Three adults are needed to accept the honor of attending the Chrism Mass at Holy Rosary Cathedral on April 16 to receive the holy oils/chrism for our parish. Many past participants have commented on the beauty of this Mass. 

* We are in need of volunteers to participate in the washing of feet on Holy Thursday. This is special sacrifice you could offer up for Lent since we typically struggle to find willing participants! 

* Volunteer servers are always appreciated for the Stations of the Cross. Please arrive 10 minutes early.

* We need readers and cantors for the Tenebrae Service on Wednesday April 17. You do not have to be a regular lector or cantor/choir member to volunteer! Anyone high school age and older who would like to read one of the 15 readings or sing one of the responses will be welcome and given instructions.

Thank you for your assistance! 

Rooted in Faith, Moving Forward with Hope (ACA 2019) - We would like to thank all of our Parishioners who joined together in pledging their gift to the 2019 Annual Catholic Appeal. If you have not made your commitment, today would be a convenient opportunity to do so. Pledge envelopes and pencils are available in pews. Once completed, kindly place your pledge card in the offertory. Every gift is very important. Thank you for your generosity. For more information on the impact of your support for the appeal, visit

Birthday Wishes

Marjorie Wineland, April 1

Norm Beattie, April 3

John Mack, April 5

Robert Kunesh, April 6

Jean Shininger, April 6

Clarissa Seibert, April 6

Terry Guilford, April 7


Anniversary Wishes

Father Kill, April 3 (47 Years)

David & Connie Clinker, April 6

Francis & Mary Alice Singer, April 7


Pray for the sick:

Fr. Bob, Cody Davis, Marianne Fleming, Denny Fronk, Noah Garcia, Jim Heubner, Rhett Jesse, Danny Mekus, Don Meyer, Marilyn Minck, Roseann Nusbaum, Betty Adelman (sister of Anita Bertsch), and all who need our prayers.

Area Events

K of C Fish Fry

Knights of Columbus Council #1039, 111 Elliott Road, Defiance, OH (419-782-3536) Friday, April 5, 2019. Carry-out meals available at 4:00pm; dining room from 4:00pm-7:00pm.  Eat in: Adult Dinner $10.00 (with beverage) 6-12 Years $4.00, 5 and under eat for FREE!! Carry Out: Regular Dinner $9.50, 2lb “All Fish” $16.00, ($22 with any 3 Sides), side dishes $3.00/pint.

K of C Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, April 7, 2019, at the K of C Hall on Elliott Road, Defiance, from 9am-11am. Meal price are: $7.50 for adults; $6.50 for senior citizens; $4 for children 6-12; free for children 5 and U. French toast has been added to the menu. 

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast – Tiffin Twp. Volunteer Fire Dept. from 7am-1pm.  Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 1258 Main St., Evansport, OH.  Free will donation. Carryout available.  Pancakes, sausage, sausage gravy & biscuits. Proceeds to help purchase new equipment.

RUCalled Event - Ever wondered what life is like as a religious Sister or Brother?  There will be a RUCalled Dinner on Monday, April 1, at St. Thomas More Parish in Bowling Green. This is pressure free evening for singles ages 18-39.  The evening includes food, vocation stories, prayer and time to mingle with religious from several congregations and hear the stories of those in currently formation. Join us from 6:00-8:30pm on April 1.  To register go to This event is sponsored by the Vocation Directors of the congrega-tions of Sisters and Religious Brothers/Priests in the diocese of Toledo. 

CELEBRATING SENIORS will be meeting on Tuesday, April 2 at St. John Catholic in Defiance.  We will have rosary at 10:40am, Mass at 11:00, followed by a free will offering lunch. Our program this month will feature Deacon Joe Heeter from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Continental.  He will present the program "How I Became Catholic."  You will not want to miss hearing about his spiritual journey.  Anyone 55 years and older is invited and welcome to attend.


First Friday Latin Mass

Latin Mass will be celebrated April 5 at 7:00 pm at Domus Angelorum Retreat House, located at 21706 State Route 114, Cloverdale, OH at 7:00 pm. All are welcome.

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 ‘The Mystical Body” on Saturday, April 13. The day begins with Mass at 8:30am 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.

Diocesan Events

The Pontifical Good Friday Collection – Pope Francis has asked our parish to support the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, which helps Christians in the Holy Land.  Your support helps the church minister in parishes, provide Catholic schools and offer religious education.  The Pontifical Good Friday Collection also helps to preserve the sacred shrines.  The wars, unrest and instability have been especially hard on Christians.  In these times of crisis, the Pontifical Good Friday Collection provides humanitarian aid to refugees.

When you contribute to the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, you become an instrument of peace and join with Catholics around the world in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land.  Please be generous! 

TV MASS FOR THE HOMEBOUND: WTOL Ch. 11 at 5:00 a.m., WNWO Ch. 24 at 6:30 a.m. & WTVG Ch. 13.2 at 8:30 a.m. Is  someone you love unable to join us at church during this holy time of Lent and Easter? For the faithful at home or in healthcare settings, the Heart of the Nation Sunday TV Mass brings spiritual comfort and the blessings of joy-filled hope in our Risen Savior. Please invite anyone you know who cannot get out to church to tune in Catholic Mass on TV or watch online anytime on Sundays at (For those who can get to church, the TV or online liturgy does not fulfill the Sunday Mass obligation.)

Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission Needs Volunteers - There are families in your community who need your help to keep their jobs and/or attend school. They desperately need dependable child care. The number of licensed family child care centers and homes are dwindling, leaving these families with limited options for safe, affordable, and loving environments. State funding is available to low income families to help defer the cost of child care in licensed centers and homes. Northwestern Ohio Community

Action Commission (NOCAC) can assist individuals who are wanting to help fill this void. Please consider this opportunity of becoming a licensed family child care home provider. Why licensed? Reliable weekly pay, being your own boss, having the freedom of staying home with your own children, and helping low income families in your community. Please contact Publicly

Funded Child Care at NOCAC, 419-784-2150 ext. 1131.