The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday - Wednesday, November 26 - 28

No Masses - Fr. Kill recovering from surgery

Thursday, November 29 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Fr. G. Allan Fillman by family & friends

Friday, November 30

No Mass – Fr. Kill recovering from surgery


Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, December 1 – Vigil of the First Sunday of Advent – Celebrant Fr. Tom Gorman

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Mary Dell by Cindy Baxter & family

  Servers: Elijah and Isaiah Goliver

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

Sunday, December 2 – First Sunday in Advent - Celebrant Fr. Al Ceranowski

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Cecilia Steffel by family

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Barbara Layman by George & Ruby Schindler

Servers: Kinsey Dietrich, Timothy Meyer, Jeffrey Smith


St. Isidore Parish Stewardship – November 17/18, 2018

Loose - $270.20

Regular Envelopes - $1,645.00 (69)

All Souls' Day - $60.00 (2)

Energy - $76.00 (6)

All Saints' Day - $60.00 (2)

Campaign for Human Development - $105.00 (8)

Votive Candles - $9.71

Total - $2,225.91  Thank you. May God bless you!


“More than a Manger” Project – For the 19th year the St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society is sponsoring its annual project called “More than a Manger.”  A baby crib will be placed in the Marysdale hall and a pac-n-play in the Delaware Bend vestibule to accept donations for the Community Pregnancy Centers of Northwest Ohio.  The event will begin next weekend, December 1-2, and continue through Advent. A needs list has been placed on the bulletin board at each site with extra copies on the table to take along while shopping.  If anyone would like to donate cash, please make your check out to Community Pregnancy Centers of NW Ohio or St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society. Thank you for your continued generosity to this annual event.


The 2019 contribution envelopes are available to be picked up.  They will be at The Bend until Saturday, December 1.  Starting Sunday, December 2, they will be available for pick-up at Marysdale.  If you did not receive envelopes and wish to have some, please contact Melissa Moninger at 419-789-3780.


World’s Greatest Dishcloths – The St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society has dishcloths for sale - $1.75 each or 3 for $5.  They are striped and come in blue, red, green, and beige. If interested, contact Char Shininger.  Contact info below.

A Family Perspective: When we are young, our parents “tell us about Jesus” and we believe what our parents believe.  At some point we must leave our parents’ faith and ask Pilate’s question: “Are you the King?” Pilate is just asking these questions on our behalf.

“Around Our Parishes”

Tuesday: St. Michael Festival Appreciation Dinner–6pm at Jewell Cafe

Wednesday: St. Michael Parish Council Mtg. – 7:30pm

Thursday: Deanery Mtg. – 2pm

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

Next Saturday: Fr. Tom Gorman – celebrant at Masses

Next Sunday: Fr. Al Ceranowski – celebrant at Masses

Adoration Chapel Thanksgiving holiday schedule: The Adoration Chapel will re-open on Wednesday, November 28, at 6am.


With the approval of Fr Kill and Deacon Scott Graham, the liturgy committee is instituting a change in the liturgy of the Mass at Marysdale in order to bring us more in line with the guidelines of the GIRM (General Instruction of the Roman Missal). This change allows the music during the reception of Holy Communion to begin when communion begins and end as close as possible to when the last parishioner receives. After that, a time of silence for private devotion and prayer is to be observed. In order to facilitate this change, the organist will be processing up to receive communion with the Eucharistic ministers at the altar and then returning to the choir immediately after receiving. The members of the choir will begin the communion song and stagger their own times to receive communion by filtering in among the general flow of the rest of the congregation, allowing the communion song to be sung continuously and as seamlessly as possible depending on the number of choir members present. The choir will no longer be receiving communion at the back of the church.


Director of Music and Worship

St. Mary Catholic Church, Defiance, Ohio, a welcoming community of worship and service, dedicated to the faith formation of all its members, seeks a full time Director of Music and Worship.  As a member of the Pastoral staff, the applicant must desire to work in a model of collaborative leadership and provide direction of an active and well-formed parish liturgical ministry commission.  The applicant must first and foremost have a love of the Catholic liturgy and a love of people. The applicant must also be self-motivated, organized, flexible, and knowledgeable of Catholic Liturgy, have good communication skills, be skilled in piano and able to provide direction to choirs, cantors, musicians and liturgical ministry teams.  Ability to play the organ is a plus.  Salary competitive and commensurate with education/experience.  Position open immediately.  Ministry Description and Responsibilities available on request.  Send Resume and three references to:

Rev. Randy Giesige

Address:  715 Jefferson Avenue, Defiance, OH 43512

Phone:  419-782-2776

Fax:  419-782-1958


It’s Sharathon time! Keep Catholic Radio going strong by supporting Annunciation Radio during the Fall Sharathon November 27-30.  During these 4 days, Sharathon hosts will interview many of our local priests, deacons, and other special guests who will share their enthusiasm for Catholic radio. Tune to your local Annunciation Radio station and call toll-free 1-888-215-0624 between 7am and 6pm. You can also donate securely online at Your support is needed to help keep Catholic radio on the air here in NW Ohio.

STATIONS: 89.7 WNOC Toledo, 88.1 WHRQ Sandusky, 89.9 WRRO Bryan, 89.5 WFOT Mansfield, 90.9 WSHB Willard


K of C Pancake Breakfast – Next Sunday, December 2, 2018, at the K of C Hall on Elliott Road, Defiance, from 9am-11am.  Meal price are: $7.50 for adults; $6.50 for senior citizens; $4 for children 6-12; free for children 5 and U, $.75 for rolls-to-go (if we have them).  Menu includes pancakes, hash brown potato casserole, scrambled eggs, ham, sausage links, biscuits & sausage gravy, cinnamon rolls, milk, juice, and coffee.


Birthday Wishes

Barbara Homrich, November 28

Dean Wineland, November 28

Jessica Kimpel, November 28

Leah Shininger, November 29

Alan Bowers, November 29

Vaida Schroeder, November 30

Louis Simonis, December 1

Zachary Guilford, December 1

Adam Mack, December 1

Irene Zipfel, December 2


Anniversary Wishes

Richard & Sue Sheets, November 27

Eugene & Janice Smith, November 29


Pray for the sick:

Fr. Bob, June Coolman, 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

St. Augustine Parish, Napoleon -Nov. 30, Dec 1, 2–Annual Christmas House. Decorated Christmas trees and “glitzy” holiday gift items. Supper with Santa (Friday 5-7). Baked Steak Dinner (Saturday 5-7) Breakfast (Sunday 9-12).  More details on the bulletin board at each site.


CELEBRATING SENIORS will meet at St. John Catholic on Tuesday, December 4, with Rosary at 10:40, Mass at 11:00, followed by a delicious lunch for a free will offering.   The program, "Come Christians! Join to Sing!" will be presented by a quartet of singers/ musicians putting everyone in the spirit of Christmas. Anyone, age 55 years and older, are welcome to attend. Come and join us and we'll sing together.  For any questions, please call 419-782-7121.


Right to Life Pilgrimage to Washington DC (night of January 16 - early morning January 20), leaving from Divine Mercy - Paulding. If interested in attending, please contact Christopher Bercaw at 419.769.2679 or for more information. 


Diocesan Events

“The Priests” – Live in Concert – Immaculate Conception Church Sesquicentennial 150th Celebration presents “The Priests” on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:30pm, 434 Western Avenue, Toledo OH  43609, 419-243-1829. Tickets are $50 for general seating; $100 for meet and greet. Tickets are on sale now and can also be purchased at the door. More info on the bulletin board in the vestibule at each site.


2019 March for Life

Interested in attending the March for Life in Washington D.C. on January 18, 2019?  Join the College and Young Adult bus trip sponsored by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Toledo! The trip is only $192, but for college students there is a special discounted price of $132! Our trip includes two nights in the Marriott Hotel in Down-town Washington, D.C., as well as free time to tour the city. We depart Thursday, January 17, at 3pm and will return Saturday evening, January 19.  Payments by check can be made out and mailed to Catholic Charities, 1933 Spielbusch Ave., Toledo with “March for Life” in the memo line. Be sure to include name, email, cell phone and rooming preferences. If you have any questions, contact Peter Range, Director of the Office for Life and Justice, at or call 419-214-4933. Deadline to register is Friday, December 14.


St. Peter, Archbold’s Pilgrimage to Italy

St Peter Parish in Archbold is pleased to invite you to join us on a pilgrimage to beautiful Italy from February 10-19, 2019.  We have put together a wonderful opportunity to journey together in faith. Check the bulletin board at each site for a copy of the itinerary.


Advent Retreat Focuses on ‘O Antiphons’

In Western Christian traditions, the O Antiphons – which begin with a name of Christ, such as O Wisdom and O Key of David – are prayed the week before Christmas. Father Martin Iott, OP, leads an Advent Retreat, The O Antiphons: Prayers of Desire and Promise, from 6:30 p.m. Sunday, December 2, 2018, through noon Friday, December 7, 2018 at Weber Retreat and Conference Center in Adrian.

Father Martin guides participants in exploring and embracing the spirituality of hopes and dreams expressed in the Hebrew Scriptures and found in the O Antiphons. A Dominican Friar of the Southern Province, Father Martin has been engaged for 30 years in the ministry of preaching retreats and parish missions.

The cost for the event – which includes meals and snacks – is $220 for commuters, $320 per person for double occupancy, and $420 for single occupancy. Registration is required.

To register, visit and click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by contacting Weber Center at 517-266-4000 or

Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive, Adrian. Enter the Eastern-most driveway of the complex and follow the signs to Weber Center. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.