The Nativity of John the Baptist

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, June 25 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass

Tuesday, June 26 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass

Wednesday, June 27 – St. Cyril of Alexandria

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Jennifer Krueger by John Hesselschwardt

Thursday, June 28 – St. Irenaeus

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – 50th Wedding Anniversary of Orville & Jane Clark

Friday, June 29 – St. Peter and Paul, Apostles

9:00 a.m. Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Marjorie Siler by her family

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, June 30 –Vigil of the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Dan Bakle by Bob & Heather Miller

   Servers: Kevin, Andrea, and Alex Macsay

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Paul Wagner by Vivian Wagner

Sunday, July 1 – Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Phyllis & George Newton by Chris & Karen Newton

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Ruth Fritz by June Coolman

   Servers: Isaac and Abram Shininger, Jeff Smith


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – June 16/17, 2018

Loose - $474.36

Regular Envelopes - $1,236.00 (53)

Ascension - $40.00 (1)

Votive Candles - $27.81

Total - $1,778.17  Thank you.  May God bless you!


“Mother’s Day to Father’s Day Project” – Please bring in your baby bottles as soon as possible.  Donations thus far total $1,464.51.  Thank you for your generosity.  Even if you chose not to participate, please return the bottle so it can be reused next year. 


Independence Day Adoration Chapel schedule: The Adoration Chapel will close on Friday, June 29 at 3pm. The Adoration Chapel will be closed the week July 4. The Adoration Chapel will open again on Sunday, July 8 at 6pm. Please pray for our nation.


Diocesan Warning

In this age when personal data can be misused by scam artists, please use extra caution before sharing your personal information. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Toledo, clergy, and entities such as parishes and schools do not regularly solicit your personal or business information by any method unless initiated by you. Should you receive an unsolicited request for such information, exercise extreme caution.  Contact the entity that requested your information by using official contact information only to verify the legitimacy of the request. Do not use contact information provided in the potentially fraudulent request.

A Family Perspective: The question in today’s gospel, “What will this child be?” concerns all parents.  We spend years trying to influence and shape the answer, hoping our children will be “strong in spirit,” like the Baptist, and “blessing God” like Zachariah.

“Around Our Parishes”

Wednesday: St. Michael’s Ridge Parish Center Committee Mtg. – 7:30pm

      St. Michael’s Ridge Parish Festival Committee Mtg. 7:30pm

Thursday: St. Isidore Parish Council Mtg. at DB-7:30pm

      St. Michael’s Ridge Fund Raising Committee Mtg. – 7:30pm

Saturday: 20th Wedding Anniversary of Pete & Annette Hesselschwardt at St. Michael’s Ridge 6:30pm Mass

Next Weekend: Peter’s Pence Collection (envelope box)

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.


Birthday Wishes:

Jim Kolb, June 25

Katelyn Smith, June 27

Donna Wonderly, June 27

Ruthann Czartoski, June 30

Jim Kline, June 30

Brandon Meyer, July 1

Garrett Hearne, July 1


Anniversary Wishes:

Jim & Rita Heubner, June 26

Orville & Jane Clark, June 28 (50th)

Ed & Jill Speiser, June 28


Pray for the sick:

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


Area Events

JESUS SAVES HEROIN KILLS - Please join us Tuesday, June 26, to hear Victor Pham speak at 7pm after the Rosary at 6:30 at St John Catholic Church basement.  Sponsored by Mother Teresa Respect for Life.


K of C Pancake Breakfast – Sunday, July 1, 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.


First Friday Latin Mass

Latin Mass will be celebrated July 6, at 7:00pm 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 of ‘The Beatific Vision’ on Saturday, July 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.

Cost is $10.00 per person and please bring a packed lunch.  All are welcome.


Community Pregnancy Centers of Northwest Ohio Upcoming Event:

*Project Respect’s 8th Annual Golf Outing on Saturday, August 25, 2018, at Eagle Rock Golf Club, Defiance.  For more information or to sign up, call 419-636-2000 or go to


Diocesan Events

Girls’ Retreat - You Are Not Alone

Tuesday, June 26, 10 am to 4 pm at 303 S Monroe St in Antwerp, Ohio, for girls going into grades 6 to 12.

Join us for a fun and faith-filled day and learn about how our faith, real friends, and adults around us provide the support structures we need on our journey.  Our day begins with Mass at 10 am in the Antwerp Church.  Contact Theresa Conley at 419-399-2576 or with questions or to register.  $10 suggested donation.  Presented by the Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity from Euclid, OH and our own Sr. Mary Knuckles O.SS.T.  Hosted by Divine Mercy Catholic Parish.


Retrouvaille – A Lifeline for Marriages

Does your marriage need a tune up? Or even a major overhaul?
Sometimes a marriage can run along fine and then things change. 
They may need your time and attention.

Sometimes lines of communication break down and they need repair.  Sometimes our focus moves away from our marriage and family and needs a little redirection.  Sometimes a fair or average marriage is just not enough.  Have you ever thought to yourself, "How can I make my marriage better?"  If so, Retrouvaille can help.  Retrouvaille is marriage program for couples whose marriage has become off course.  It begins with a weekend program that can help get your relationship back on track.  It is an effective program that has worked for thousands of couples and it can work for your marriage. For more information about our July 13-15th Retrouvaille Weekend program for couples, contact registration team: ‚ÄčJeff & Robyn @ 419-481-1116 or visit our website:


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


Credit Union News

*The Christo Rey Federal Credit Union announces that its first half 2018 dividend rate will be .55% to be paid on share savings account activity from January 1, 2018 through June 30, 2018.  Please give your passbooks to Cindy Siler for posting after July 1.

*Christo Rey Federal Credit Union is accepting new members as well as deposits from current members for share savings accounts.  Share savings accounts operate similar to passbook savings accounts that are offered by other financial institutions.  There is daily access to your money, and the rate paid (.55%) is generally substantially higher than the rate offered for these types of accounts at other financial institutions.  There are no fees for small balance accounts and you may open an account with a minimum balance of $5.00.   These are great accounts for children or grandchildren, or to save money as an emergency fund.  Membership is open to all registered parishioners of St. Isidore Catholic Church.  Contact Cindy Siler at (419) 658-2707 for additional information or to open an account.

*The next meeting of the Christo Rey Federal Credit Union will be Monday, July 9, 2018 at Marysdale at 7:30pm.

*Current loan rates at the Christo Rey Federal Credit Union are:

2018-2017 Cars & Trucks                              3.0%

2016-2015 Cars & Trucks                              3.5%

2014-2013 Cars & Trucks                              4.0%

All other secured loans                                   4.5%

Signature loans ($4,000.00 maximum)         11.0%

To obtain further information on financing through the Credit Union, contact Ted Czartoski at 419-769-6693 or Cindy Siler at 419-658-2707.


The Science of Babies

At the moment of conception, a new human being is formed which has the exact number of chromosomes that any human being has in each cell: forty-six. Encoded on these chromosomes is all the genetic information for the new individual. There has never been a person with exactly the same code before, and there never will be one again; that person is unique from the very first instant.

When was it decided that you would be male or female? When was the color of your skin or eyes decided? All at the moment of conception! This is not religious dogma; these are not quotes from the Bible or the Catholic Church. These are scientific facts that can be found in any biology book in the world!

Yet when we stand up and say that these babies should be protected from abortion, we are told it is just an opinion and that we are imposing our religion on others!

Since when is common biology a religious doctrine? Since when is it a matter of "opinion" to say that you may not kill a baby? Since when and why should we ignore the rights of others in the name of "freedom of choice?" Since when is killing a respectable or acceptable choice?