Pentecost Sunday

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, May 21 – St. Christopher Magallanes & Companions, Martyrs

No Mass

Tuesday, May 22 – St. Rita of Cascia

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

7:45 p.m. Mass –St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Pam (Wilhelm) Guiliani by Linda & Walt Beham

Wednesday, May 23 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Irene Steffel by Jack & Sharon Schliesser

Thursday, May 24 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Helen Leininger by Louie & Char Shininger

Friday, May 25 – St. Bede the Venerable, St. Gregory VII, St. Mary Magdalene de’Pazzi

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Marjorie Siler by Chris & Karen Newton


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, May 26 –Vigil of the Most Holy Trinity

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Millie Weaner by Dan & Bennette Singer

   Servers: Jesse Coolman, Dominic & Michael Mansel-Pleydell

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Patrick McCann by Bill Winterhalter

Sunday, May 27 – The Most Holy Trinity

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Albert Mekus family by Dave & Karen Mekus

*Please note:  Mass at St. Isidore is delayed 15 minutes due to Graduation Mass at St. Michael’s

10:15 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Betty Gause by M/M Christian Stuckey & Sarah Diaw & family

  Servers: Kevin, Andrea, and Alex Macsay


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – May 12/13, 2018

Loose - $388.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,419.00 (68)

Ascension - $85.00 (6)

Cemetery - General - $65.00 (2)

Cemetery - Bend - $20.00 (1)

Cemetery - Marysdale - $40.00 (2)

Total - $2,107.00  Thank you.  May God bless you!


Upcoming Parish Events

May 27 – Graduation Mass at 10am Mass


Congratulations to the 2018 high school graduates:

Katie Davis, Matt Kunesh, Lane Kolb, Alex Layman, 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.


A Family Perspective: Today, on Pentecost, we remember Christ has given us the Holy Spirit to assist us in raising our family and He expects us to use this personal gift.  Let’s turn off the noise, apps, and distractions in our lives and let the Holy Spirit “guide us to the truth.”

“Around Our Parishes”

This Sunday: St. Michael’s Ridge Open Forum concerning the new Parish Center, immediately following 8:30am Mass – All are welcome!

      St. Michael’s Lisa Yoder Scholarship Fund 2nd Collection

      Rolls & coffee at St. Isidore’s following the 10am Mass at Marysdale, sponsored by the CYO

      St. Michael Baptisms at 1pm of Evelyn Beau Cruz, daughter of Anthony & Haley Cruz & Julia Lynne Franz, daughter of Joshua & Haley Franz

Wednesday: St. Michael’s Parish Council Mtg. – after 7pm Mass

Thursday: St. Isidore Parish Council Mtg. – after 7pm Mass

Next 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)

Memorial day weekend Adoration Chapel schedule: The Adoration Chapel will close Tuesday, May 22, at midnight and re-open on Wednesday, May 30, at 6am.  Have a blessed weekend!


“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 for a new copy machine ($600); an exterior security light ($200); mulch ($165); with any remaining funds to be put toward a brick patio area with a pergola outside where volunteers/staff/clients could have additional space to connect.  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.


Birthday Wishes:

Jacob Bowers, May 21

Sarah Diaw, May 21

Alex Stuckey, May 22

Jacob Coolman, May 24

Rachel Layman, May 25

John J. Singer, May 25

Linda Hancock, May 26


Anniversary Wishes:

Jeffery & Samantha Meyer, May 21


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

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.


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 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!


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 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


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


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


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.


College Seniors and Graduates

You are invited to Ave Summer Fest 2018

at the Ann Arbor residence of Tom Monaghan,
Founder - Ave Maria School of Law

Thursday, June 14, 6:00 p.m.

Learn More about the
Ave Maria School of Law
Michigan / Toledo Full-Tuition Scholarship
Plus Stipend

Meet the AMSL founder Tom Monaghan,
Director of Admissions, current students and alumni.

Enjoy an evening of great food and live music.


FREE - Registration required by Friday, June 8 to attend!
For more information & to register today go to



A Prayer for Graduates

Dear God,
Today we join with heaven as we celebrate and give thanks for every student here. Thank you that each one is unique and brimming with potential.
Thank you for leading them in their learning, for keeping them safe as they studied, and for watching over them in their final exams.
We pray that they may all feel proud this day and enjoy sharing their achievements with family and friends. May today be a memory that burns bright within them as they embark on life’s great adventure.  Amen.