Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, April 15 – Monday of Holy Week

No Mass

Tuesday, April 16 – Tuesday of Holy Week

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

7:45 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – All Souls Intention by Irene Zipfel

Wednesday, April 17 – Wednesday of Holy Week

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

No Mass at St. Michael’s Ridge

7:00 p.m.  Tenebrae Service – St. Isidore, Marysdale

Thursday, April 18 – Holy Thursday

6:00 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – For St.

      Isidore Parish Family (Fr. Bob)

   Servers: Daniel, Simon, and Jeremiah Hammon

8:00 p.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Mary Ricica by

      Jim & Carol McCann (Fr. Jake)

Friday, April 19 – Good Friday

1:30 p.m. St. Isidore, Marysdale – Passion of the Lord

   Servers: Elijah, Jude, and Noah Shininger (Fr. Jake)

1:30 p.m. St. Michael’s Ridge – Passion of the Lord (Fr. Bob)

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, April 20 – Holy Saturday

8:00 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – For St. Isidore Parish Family (Fr. Bob)

   Servers: Andrew, Eric, Jimmy, and John Shininger

8:00 p.m. St. Michael’s Ridge – For the People of St. Michael’s Parish (Fr. Jake)

Sunday, April 21 – Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Ramona Winterhalter

      by Tim & Cheryl Hamilton (Fr. Bob)

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – For St. Isidore Parish Family (Fr. Bob)

   Servers: Kinsey Dietrich, Abram Shininger, Jesse Coolman


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – April 6/7, 2019

Loose - $823.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,595.00 (64)

Easter Flowers - $288.00 (26)

Energy - $5.00 (1)

Funeral Stipend - $100.00 (1)

Crop Donation - $1,635.78 (1)

Total - $4,446.78  Thank you.  May God bless you!


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! 


A Family Perspective: Today Jesus tells us: “I am among you as one who serves.”  In accepting the palm branch today, you publicly confirm your baptismal promise to follow Jesus as “one who serves.”  Selfless service defines a family as Christian.

“Around Our Parishes”

This Weekend: St. Isidore Easter Breakfast after 10am Mass

      St. Isidore Baptism of Eloise Elizabeth Meyer, daughter of Jeffery & Samantha Meyer at 12pm

Tuesday: Chrism Mass at Rosary Cathedral, Toledo – 11:00am

      Confessions at St. Isidore, DB – 7:00-7:30pm

Wednesday: Brookview Nursing Home Mass – 10am

      Confessions at St. Michael’s Ridge – 5:30pm

      St. Isidore Tenebrae Service at Marysdale at 7pm

      St. Michael’s Ridge Parish Council Mtg. – 7pm

Thursday: Servers’ practice at St. Isidore, MD - 5:30pm

      Mass of the Lord’s Supper – St. Isidore, MD – 6pm

      Agape Service following Mass

      Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – 7:00-11:00pm

      Servers’ practice at St. Michael’s Ridge – 7:30pm

      Mass of the Lord’s Supper – St. Michael’s – 8pm

      Agape Service following Mass

      Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – 9:00-11:00pm

Friday: Servers’ practice at St. Isidore, MD – 12:45pm

      Servers’ practice at St. Michael’s Ridge – 12:45pm

      Holy Land Collection taken up at both services

      The Passion of Our Lord Service at St. Isidore, MD- 1:30pm (Fr. Jake)

      The Passion of Our Lord Service at St. Michael’s Ridge - 1:30pm (Fr. Bob)

Holy Saturday: Servers’ practice at St. Isidore, DB-10am

      Servers’ practice at St. Michael’s Ridge – 12:30pm

      Easter Vigil Mass at St. Isidore, DB – 8pm (Fr. Bob)

      Easter Vigil Mass at St. Michael’s – 8pm (Fr. Jake)

Easter Sunday: Mass at St. Michael’s Ridge-8:30am

      Mass at St. Isidore, Marysdale–10am (both Fr. Bob)

Adoration Chapel Holy Week Hours: The Adoration Chapel will close at 11:59pm on Tuesday, April 16, and re-open on Wednesday, April 24, at 6am.  Have a Blessed Easter!

Tenebrae Service – Wednesday evening at 7pm at Marysdale.  This service consists of 15 readings and responses focusing on the Passion of Christ.  A fitting way to begin the Easter Triduum.

St. Isidore Finance Committee welcomes input from parishioners: As indicated at the open parish council meeting, the Finance Committee is currently meeting to discuss cost saving ideas. Please contact Russ Jesse 419-785-5594 to share any ideas or suggestions with this committee.

Rooted in Faith, Moving Forward with Hope (ACA 2019) - For those who have not yet contributed to the Annual Catholic Appeal please reflect upon the importance of your charitable involvement and prayerfully consider making a gift to the Appeal. Help your parish meet their goal and help fund the very important work carried out by the many ministries supported by the Appeal. We believe in giving back to God and these beliefs tie us all together and keep us working side by side, young and old, parents and parishioners helping each other. Thank you for considering this Appeal. St. Isidore is at 51.79% of its $12,000 goal with 37 donations and pledges totaling $6,215 as of April 5, 2019.


Birthday Wishes

Samantha Meyer, April 15

Nikki Meyer, April 16

Elizabeth Coolman, April 19

MaryLou Mack, April 20

Edreanne Peck, April 20

Lorraine Beattie, April 21

Katy Gaskill, April 21

Harmony Kunesh, April 21


Anniversary Wishes

Jeff & Janet Smith, April 20

Justin & Suzy Sheets, April 21


Pray for the sick:

Fr. Bob, Cody Davis, Marianne Fleming, Denny Fronk, Noah Garcia, Jim Huebner, 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 19, 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.

Calling All Young Adults and High School Seniors!  You are invited to join us for the 5-session FREEDOM TO LOVE Series beginning Friday, April 26, May 3, 10, 17, and 31 (skipping Memorial Day Weekend).  The program will start at 7pm with social time after...board games, movies, bowling, eating out, ... whatever the group finds to do.  St. Michael Catholic Church CCD House, 100 Antwerp Drive, Hicksville, Ohio.  Park in the parking lot and come around the gym to the back door of the CCD House (307 West High Street).  Cost is $13 for a workbook or FREE if you don't need a workbook.  To register call 419-487-2652.  We are not defining "young adult”; just want you to know that this program was produced for "college-age" adults.  ALL ARE WELCOME!  INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Ottoville Immaculate Conception Parish will be hosting a concert/fundraiser for the Parish youth group & Parish Center maintenance.  Join us for the Definitive Journey Tribute as the band New Frontiers come to Ottoville Saturday, April 27, with doors opening at 7:00pm in the Parish Center Gymnasium, show beginning at 7:30! The band originated in Lima, along with the opening band Fleetwood 2 The Max. A Fleetwood Mac tribute band, and local band Almond Blue will start the night off.  Food and cash bar available!  Tickets available at Ottoville Parish Office, Ottoville Businesses, Knueve & Sons in Kalida, and Brookys in Ottawa, for $15 presale or $20 at the door. 3 great bands for the price of 1! Call the Parish Office @419.453.3513 or 419.236.4006 with questions.


Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Bavaria Chicken BBQ – Sunday, April 28, 2019, from 10am-pm.  Cost is $8 for adults, $4.50 for children, $6 for chicken only.  Carry-outs available.  Menu includes ½ chicken prepared by Holgate Fire Dept., baked beans, potato salad, roll, pie, punch and coffee.

Divine Mercy Sunday - Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Divine Mercy Parish’s Paulding Church location,315 N. Main Street, Paulding OH.  Confessions: 1pm—2:30pm​ Veneration of St. Faustina Relic: 1pm—2:30 pm Chaplet of Divine Mercy: 3 pm Mass following the Chaplet Guest Homilist—Father Scott Perry. Everyone is welcome to join us for a potluck supper following Mass in the basement of the Paulding Church (elevator available).  Suggested potluck dishes by last name: A—I bring a salad or side; M—Z bring an appetizer or dessert.

Diocesan Events

Come & See Weekend with the Franciscans - Been wondering what it’s like to serve God as a Franciscan? Perhaps you're longing for something more in your life. Perhaps God is calling you to a religious vocation. Perhaps you're uncertain, but would like to learn more. The Conventual Franciscans are offering a Come & See Retreat, at Mount Saint Francis, IN. Meet Franciscan priests and brothers, talk to some of our students in formation (seminary) and see first-hand what our life is like. Spend some time in prayer and fraternity to listen to the call of the Lord. The retreat provides an opportunity for reflection and to learn about Franciscan life. The retreat begins Friday, May 3, at 7:00 pm and ends by 1:00pm on Sunday, May 5. There is no cost for the weekend. We will send you directions. Send your RSVP to: Friar John Bamman, OFM Conv. 1-(419) 396-1523  

Good Friday and the Culture of Life

Pope John Paul II's Evangelium Vitae (GOSPEL OF LIFE) is a wonderful testament to the sanctity and dignity of every human life.

At this time, we contemplate Jesus making the ultimate sacrifice to die on the cross for mankind on Good Friday. Here is a beautiful quote from the GOSPEL OF LIFE, where Pope John Paul II highlights the connection between Good Friday and today's struggle to protect life:-

“In the early afternoon of Good Friday, “there was darkness over the whole land … while the sun’s light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two” (Luke 23:44, 45).  This is the symbol of a great cosmic disturbance and a massive conflict between the forces of good and the forces of evil, between life and death. Today we too find ourselves in the midst of a dramatic conflict between the “culture of death” and the “culture of life.” But the glory of the Cross is not overcome by this darkness; rather, it shines forth ever more radiantly and brightly, and is revealed as the center, meaning and goal of all history and of every human life.”


Kris McCreight – Former Marysdale parishioner, Kris McCreight, son of Jenny McCreight and grandson of Rose Hanna, will retire from the Navy on May 2, 2019, after 20 years of service.  Cards of congratulations would be greatly appreciated.  His address is Kris McCreight, 21627 NW Monterey Loop, Poulsbo, WA  98370.