The Ascension of the Lord

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, May 14 – St. Matthias, Apostle

No Mass

Tuesday, May 15 – St. Isidore

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

7:45 p.m. Mass –St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – James & Bertha Antoine by Marilyn Minck

Wednesday, May 16 – Weekday during Easter Season

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

No Mass – St. Isidore Catechist Appreciation Dinner

Thursday, May 17 – Weekday during Easter Season

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Judy Nusbaum by St. Isidore Altar Rosary Society

Friday, May 18 – St. John I

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Irene Steffel by Susan Walker

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, May 19 –Vigil of Pentecost

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – 45th Wedding Anniversary of Richard & Annette Brosky

   Servers: Lane Kolb, Elijah and Isaiah Goliver

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

Sunday, May 20 – Pentecost Sunday

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Brad McBride by Doug & Joan McBride

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Members of the Schindler & Kittle families by George & Ruby Schindler

  Servers: Eli, Jude, and Noah Shininger


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – May 5/6, 2018

Loose - $604.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,269.00 (55)

Cemetery (Marysdale) - $57.00 (6)

Cemetery (Bend) - $65.00 (4)

Cemetery (General) - $65.00 (7)

Total - $2,060.00  Thank you.  May God bless you!


Upcoming Parish Events

May 12/13 – May Crowning at both sites

May 12/13 – Altar-Rosary Society’s “Mother’s Day to Father’s Day Project” begins with baby bottle distribution at both sites

May 27 – Graduation Mass at 10am Mass


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.

Congratulations to the 2nd grade CCD class and their parents on the reception of their 1st Holy Eucharist on May 6.  They are Hunter Bauer, son of Rick & Erica Bauer; Jake Vandemark, son of Dan & Lenora Vandemark; and Lilly Warner, daughter of Geoff & Kim Warner. Many thanks to their teacher Barb Walker for preparing them.

A Family Perspective: As Jesus appointed apostles, He also appoints parents to represent Him in the family; “make disciples of your children, baptizing and teaching them all I have taught you.  Don’t worry, I am with you always.”


“Around Our Parishes”

This Sunday: Happy Mother’s Day!

      St. Michael’s Ridge Parish Council & Cemetery Committee Election

Wednesday: Brookview Nursing Home Mass – 10:00am

      St. Isidore’s Year-End Catechist Dinner – 6:30pm

      St. Michael’s Ridge Altar Rosary Society Meeting – 7pm

Thursday: St. Isidore Altar Rosary Society Meeting – after the 7pm Mass at Marysdale

Next 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

“Mother’s Day to Father’s Day Project” – The St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society will again be sponsoring this project to benefit the Defiance Community Pregnancy Center.  Baby bottles will be distributed on May 12-13 at both Masses for the collection of coins to be used 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 will be collected on June 16/17.  Your participation is greatly appreciated.


The regular monthly meeting of the Christo Rey Federal Credit Union will be held on Monday, May 21, at 7:30 pm at Marysdale.  We are changing the monthly meeting to accommodate other Credit Union activities.


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!


Birthday Wishes:

Ryan Guilford, May 16

Jeffrey Smith, May 17

Baylee Grine, May 17

Teresa Dietrich, May 18

Greg Shininger, May 18

Rose Mansel-Pleydell, May 18

Brayden Dietrich, May 19

John Grine, May 19

Shirley Guilford, May 20

Katie Davis, May 13

Andrew M. Shininger, May 13


Anniversary Wishes:

Alan & Kim Bowers, May 16

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.



Diocesan Events

Prayer Vigil for Life – Join Bishop Daniel Thomas for a peaceful pro-life vigil to present the petition (with over 10,000 signatures) to ProMedica’s Board of Directors urging them to reconsider their transfer agreement with Capital Care.  Saturday, May 19, from 11am-noon, at ProMedica’s Toledo Headquarters at 100 Madison Avenue, Toledo.  Check the flyer on the bulletin board at each site for more details.


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


World Meeting of Families - Since we did not receive 28 registrations by the deadline of May 1, we will not be attending the World Meeting of Families in Ireland as a Diocese.


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.


Roe v. Wade
The term "September 11th" has become a household phrase, representing a great tragedy when innocent people were callously murdered to further a selfish political agenda.

Yet another date, January 22nd, which is not nearly as well known, marks perhaps the most tragic day in our country's history, anniversary of the U.S Supreme Court's decision of Roe v. Wade, which somehow found in our Constitution the phantom "right” to have the innocent child in the womb aborted.
Since that decision in 1973, over 60 million innocent babies have been aborted in the U.S.----a number which far exceeds all the Americans killed in all the wars combined since our nation was founded.

Polls show that the majority of people do not realize the full implications of the Roe decision ----for example, that the child can be aborted for any reason (or indeed no reason) throughout the entire nine months of pregnancy. The ignorance relative to Roe is by design. It is intentionally fueled by disinformation in the media.

Fortunately, both science and technology has advanced since 1973 so it is becoming increasingly difficult for the abortion industry to conceal and disguise the truth. For instance, 3D and 4D ultrasounds now provide a window into the womb, which clearly shows the humanity of the child and renders absurd their previous claim that "it" was "only a blob of tissue."
Knowledge is power, and as more people gain knowledge about Roe v. Wade, the less power the multi-billion dollar abortion industry maintains, despite its every effort to mislead us and the young mothers whom they seek as clients.

A Prayer for Mothers

All-loving God, we give you thanks and praise for mothers young and old. 

We pray for young mothers, who give life and count toes and tend to our every need; may they be blessed with patience and tenderness to care for their families and themselves with great joy.

We pray for our own mothers who have nurtured and cared for us; may they continue to guide us in strong and gentle ways.

We remember mothers who are separated from their children because of war, poverty, or conflict; may they feel the loving embrace of our God who wipes every tear away.

We pray for women who are not mothers but still love and shape us with motherly care and compassion.

We remember mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers who are no longer with us but who live forever in our memory and nourish us with their love. Amen.