Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, April 9 – The Annunciation of the Lord

No Mass

Tuesday, April 10 – Weekday during Easter Season

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

7:45 p.m. Mass –St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Jenny Kolb by Bill & Rainell Koenn

Wednesday, April 11 – St. Stanislaus

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Albert Mekus by Dave & Karen Mekus

Thursday, April 12 – Weekday during Easter Season

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Rafael Alberti by Lisa Alberti

Friday, April 13 – St. Martin I

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Doug Mack by Harley Burkholder

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, April 14 – Vigil of the Third Sunday of Easter

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Clarice Shininger by Bob & Mary Kurtz

   Servers: Elijah and Isaiah Goliver, Tim Meyer

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge–Ted Garmyn by family

Sunday, April 15 – Third Sunday of Easter

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Patrick McCann by Paul & Bonnie Moser

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Robert Schindler by June Coolman

  Servers: Simon, Daniel, and Jeremiah Hammon


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – March 31/April 1, 2018

Easter Envelopes - $1,910.00 (47)

Easter Loose - $753.53

Easter Flowers - $40.00 (4)

Holy Land - $482.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,277.00 (51)

Catholic Relief - $20.00 (1)

Energy - $85.00 (3)

Total - $4,567.53  Thank you.  May God bless you!


Upcoming Parish Events

April 15 – Open Parish Council Meeting

April 22 – Mother-Daughter Breakfast after 10am Mass

May 6 – First Communion at 10am Mass

May 27 – Graduation Mass at 10am Mass


CCD News

Please continue to pray for these 2nd graders as they prepare for their 1st Holy Communion on May 6: Hunter Bauer, Lilly Warner, and Jake Vandemark.


Rice bowls: CCD students & any adults who took the rice bowls home to fill during Lent. If you did not bring them back to class last Wed., please bring them to CCD class or give them to Alison Garcia or Chris Stuckey at Mass. Thank you so much for donating to this worthy cause.


The monthly Christo Rey Federal Credit Union meeting will be Monday, April 9, at 7:30pm in the Upper Hall at Delaware Bend.

A Family Perspective: In today’s gospel Jesus teaches, “Blessed are those who have not seen and believe.”  Accepting someone as they are, without demanding they prove themselves or meet our expect-ations, creates a rich relationship.  Without acceptance, a home is only a house and a family is just a group of house mates.

“Around Our Parishes”

This Weekend: Nominations for St. Michael’s Ridge Parish Council

      Divine Mercy Sunday – Holy Hour at St. Isidore, Delaware Bend (DB) at 3pm led by Deacon Scott Graham

Thursday: St. Isidore Holy Name Meeting at DB after 7pm Mass

Friday: St. Michael’s Ridge Cemetery Mtg. at 7:30pm

Next Weekend: St. Michael’s Ridge Baptism of Carter James Wagner, son of Justin & Nichole Wagner after the 6:30pm Mass

      St. Isidore Open Parish Council Mtg. after 10am Mass

      Rolls and coffee after the 10am Mass at Marysdale, sponsored by the Altar-Rosary Society

Mother-Daughter Breakfast: Sunday, April 22 at Marysdale after the 10am Mass. No tickets will be required; however a free will donation will be collected. Please bring your daughters, mothers, granddaughters,

and sisters in Christ to enjoy breakfast together and celebrate each of us being Daughters of the King!  


To St. Isidore Parish:

The members of St. Vincent de Paul would like to thank all of the parishioners of St. Isidore for their generous donation.  The donations from our parish will help many in need.  Thank You!  The members of St. Vincent de Paul – St. Mary’s, Defiance.


Hosts Needed for Catholic Exchange Students – If anyone is interested in hosting a Catholic exchange student, there is contact and student information on the bulletin board in the vestibule.


World’s Greatest Dishcloths – The Altar-Rosary Society has the world’s greatest dishcloths for sale.  They come in blue, red, green, or tan stripes and cost $1.75 each or 3/$5.00.  Contact Char Shininger at 419-658-2471.


Defiance County Furniture Bank – Remember the Defiance County Furniture Bank, managed by St. Mary Parish, Defiance, when spring cleaning.  They are in need of good usable basic furniture, beds and bed frames, bed linens, houseware (dishes, pots and pans) or working electrical appliances.  Call 419-782-2776 to make a donation.


Birthday Wishes:

Sherrell Meyer, April 8

Greg Gause, April 8

Steve Nicely, April 9

Andrea Macsay, April 9

Emily Macsay, April 14

Samantha Meyer, April 15

Anniversary Wishes:

Joe & Diane Singer, April 9

Don & Grace Wilhelm, April 14


Pray for the sick:

Cody Davis, Denny Fronk, Noah Garcia, Pauline Goliver, Danny Mekus, Marilyn Minck, Dennis Smith, Marianne Fleming, Don Meyer, Betty Adelman (sister of Anita Bertsch), and all who need our prayers.


Area Events


DIVORCED & SEPARATED—So many are hurting from the pain of divorce.  Separation was never a part of God’s plan.  There are many too who don’t understand their place in the Church after a divorce.  A team has come together to help these people, to bring together a community of people to help one another.  It doesn’t matter your age, how long you were married, how long since your divorce, if you’re married again, or even if you’re not Catholic… You are welcome!  The team will be going around to a few of the parishes in our area to talk to people after Masses.  Then all are invited for a one-day Retreat on Sat., April 21, at St. Michael, Hicksville.  Our goal is God’s Healing and community.  Contact Deacon Rod at 419-542-6473 or for more information.  You can go to to fill in the form to get registered for the retreat.  The cost of the Retreat is a free will donation.  Please spread the word to any divorced or separated people you may know.  Also, we are recruiting Table Leaders for the Retreat—if you would like to help at the Retreat, please register and indicate so on your registration.

This is a Catholic program, SO ALL ARE WELCOME!

Parish Visits will be:

April 7-8                     St. Michael, Hicksville

April 14-15                 St. John, Defiance


Pancake and Sausage Breakfast – Sunday, April 8, 2018,
7:00am-1:00pm.  Tiffin Twp. Fire Department, 01258 Main Street, Evansport, Ohio.


K of C Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, April 8, 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.

Divine Mercy Sunday Activities

*St. Isidore, Delaware Bend (DB) – Sunday, April 8, at 3pm with Deacon Scott Graham.

*Divine Mercy Parish, Paulding – Sunday, April 8, beginning with confessions from 1-3pm, veneration of St. Faustina relic from 1-2:30pm, Chaplet of Mercy at 3pm, Mass following the Chaplet, guest homilist is Deacon Scott Perry.  Potluck supper following Mass in the basement of the Paulding church.

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 ‘God’s Justice and Our Justice’ on Saturday, April 14.  The day begins with Mass at 8:30am with registration and Adoration following Mass. The day will conclude with Confession and Benedictions at 3:00pm. Retreat leader will be Father Herman Scherger. Costs is $ 10.00 per person and please bring a packed lunch.  All are welcome.

Annual Pancake Breakfast – Jewell Volunteer Fire Department, on Sunday, April 15, from 7:00am - 1:00pm at the fire station located at 08125 Independence Rd.  This event is free will donation with proceeds going to purchase new fire equipment and support the Defiance County D.A.R.E. Program. 

Chicken BBQ - Sacred Heart Catholic Church in New Bavaria will be holding a Chicken BBQ Sunday, April 15, 2018, from 10:00 am to 12:30pm. Cost is $8.00 for Adults, $4.50 for Children, $6.00 for
chicken only. Carry-Outs are available. Menu includes 1/2 Chicken prepared by Harlan's BBQ, baked beans, potato salad, pie, roll, punch and coffee.

Night of Healing – Thursday, April 19, 2018, from 7:00-8:00pm, at St. Jerome catholic Church, 300 Warner St., Walbridge, OH  43465.  Fr. Tom Oedy presiding.  Check the bulletin board in the vestibule for more info.

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 home-stead 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 9:00am on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.For more information or to request the registration form, please contact Kate Pomrenke at 419-214-4898 or

Programs/Retreats at the Weber Center in Adrian, MI – There is a list of programs and retreats offered at the Weber Retreat and Conference Center in Adrian, MI, from now until August, 2018, on the bulletin board in the vestibule.  Check it out if you are interested.

We Are Called To Be “Watchmen”

Since Roe v. Wade, 60 million babies ---- created in the image of God ---- have been silently put to death before they were even born. There was no cry for help, there was no public outrage, and no trumpet sounded to warn the women who felt like abortion was their only option. As Christians, we are called to be the "watchmen."

"But if the watchman sees the sword coming and does not blow the trumpet to warn the people and the sword comes and takes the life of one of them, that man will be taken away because of his sin, but I will hold the watchman accountable for his blood" (Eze:33:6).

Not everyone is equipped to counsel women in the delicate situation of "an unplanned pregnancy." But we can all do something.

This is the human rights issue of our time. We cannot plead ignorance or remain apathetic.

"So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin." (James 4:17)

As Christians, we cannot and should not sit idly by and accept this massive slaughter of the innocents. We are called to be the "watchmen" of our brothers and sisters who are defenseless, voiceless and by far the most vulnerable in our society.