Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass 

Monday, January 27 – St. Angela Merici, Virgin

No Mass

Tuesday, January 28 – St. Thomas Aquinas, Priest & Doctor of the Church

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

7:45 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Roman Laker by Bob & Heather Miller

Wednesday, January 29 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

6:00 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Holy Hour with Reconciliation & Adoration

7:00 p.m. – Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge–Holly Garmyn

Thursday, January 30 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Reconciliation

9:00 a.m. – Mass - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Deceased Family & Friends by Steve & Barb Coolman

Friday, January 31 – St. John Bosco, Priest

9:00 a.m. – Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – For our Parish

 

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, February 1 – Vigil of the Presentation of the Lord

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

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Vera Breckler by Tony & Kathleen Lloyd

6:30 p.m. St. Michael’s Ridge – Those hurting from Separation or divorce & their families

Sunday, February 2 – Presentation of the Lord

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Matt Emmons

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – For the People of our Parish

*********************************************Weekly collection for January 18/19, 2020

Loose - $323.73

Regular Envelopes - $1,695.00 (66)

Votive Candles - $16.51

Initial Offering - $26.00 (5)

Energy - $165.00 (8)

Church in Latin America - $5.00 (1)

Mary, Mother of God - $10.00 (1)

Total - $2,241.24  Thank you. May God bless you!

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Upcoming Parish Events

March 11 – Parish Penance Service – 6:45pm at MD

March 22-24 – Parish Mission at MD

April 5 – St. Isidore Parish Easter breakfast

April 18 – Sacrament of Confirmation during the 4:30pm Mass (to be held at the Marysdale site with no 4:30 Mass at The Bend site that weekend)

April 26 – St. Isidore Mother-Daughter Breakfast

 

2019 contribution statements will not be mailed unless requested.  If you wish to have a contribution statement for 2019, please put a self-addressed stamped envelope in the weekly collection and one will be mailed to you. If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Moninger at 419-789-3780.


 

A Family Perspective: When Jesus called his disciples, they came “immediately.”  Parents wish their children would respond as quickly, but they don’t.  Children grow slowly into responsibility. It is a process like walking, not done “immediately,” but in small steps.  Parenting demands patient encouragement.

St. Isidore Mass Intentions – Contact Melissa Moninger at 419-789-3780 (call/text).  The donation can be given to her directly or put in an envelope with her name on it and placed in the collection basket.

St. Isidore Maintenance Contact – Greg Shininger –419-658-8811

Sacrament of Reconciliation

St. Isidore, MD – Thursday 8:30-9am

St. Isidore, DB – Tues. 7:15-7:45pm; Sat. 3:30-4:25pm

St. Michael’s Ridge – Wednesday 6:00-7:00pm

 

“Around Our Parishes”

Thursday: St. Isidore Finance Committee Meeting – 6pm at MD

      St. Isidore Parish Council Meeting – 7pm at MD

Next Sunday: Rolls & coffee after 10am Mass at MD, provided by the Altar-Rosary Society

Parish Mission - St. Isidore Parish’s 2020 Lenten Mission will be held March 22–24 at the Marysdale site for both parishes.  The Mission will feature Fr. Adrian Burke, OSB, a Benedictine Monk from St. Meinrad Archabbey in St. Meinrad, Indiana.  The Mission will speak to the issue of “Intentional Christian Living” – i.e. being deliberate in forming a disciplined spiritual life and the important components of such.

 

Confirmation Choir – If you are interested in singing for the Confirmation Mass on Saturday, April 18, at Marysdale, there will be an informational meeting on Sunday, February 9, in the choir loft immediately following Mass.  Any questions, call or text Deb Kolb at 419-438-3768.

 

CCD News

The following students are preparing to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, April 18, during 4:30 Mass at the Marysdale site: Jesse Coolman, Aicha Diaw, Miguel Garcia, Isaiah Goliver, Jeremiah Hammon, Alex Macsay, John Marlin, and Jude Shininger. Please keep them in your prayers. 

 

Preparing for Marriage – Please pray for the following couples who are preparing for the Sacrament of Matrimony later this year:

June 13 – Alicia Little & Dustin Colvin – SMR

September 12 – Abby Parrot & Kurt Kahle – SMR

September 26 – Brett Dietrich & Anna Doctor – SMR

December 12 – Emily Culler & Brooks Grine - MD

 

Graceful Living Magazine - The second issue of Graceful Living, the Diocese of Toledo’s magazine, will be here soon! You may receive it in your mailbox at home. If not, you can get a copy from the vestibule at either site in the first two weeks of February!

 

Birthday Wishes

Johnny Marlin, January 27

Duane Hearne, January 29

Terri Singer, January 31

Bethany Shininger, January 31

Melinda Culler, February 1

 

Anniversary Wishes

Erv & Veronica Hastedt, January 31

Leslie & Melinda Culler, January 31

 

Pray for the sick:

Fr. Bob, Betty Adelman & Jean Keller (sisters of Anita Bertsch), Anita Bertsch, Cody Davis, Marianne Fleming, Denny Fronk, Noah Garcia, Jim Huebner, Rhett Jesse, Danny Mekus, Marilyn Minck, Roseann Nusbaum, and all who need our prayers. 

 

Area Events

RU Called? Ever wonder what it is like to be called to religious life as a Sister, Brother, or Priest? Come join local women and men religious to find out!

WHEN: 

6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 6

WHERE: 

  Lourdes University, St. Joseph Hall, 

  Room 110. Use 3rd entrance, follow signs to chapel     

  and park in lot by chapel.

  Sylvania, OH

WHAT:

  A delicious homemade meal of soup, bread, apples,      

  and dessert

WHO: 

  Young Adults 18-39

Let us know if you can attend by February 5, 2020 by contacting Sister Sandy at RUCalled19@gmail.com.

 

Save the Date!! Rekindle the Fire - Annual Men's Conference in Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese - is celebrating 10 years this year. This year's conference will be Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne. This year's conference speakers will be Jesse Romero, Father Mike Schmitz & Marcus Grodi. For more information and to register, please visit https://www.rekindlethefire.net/

 

Our Visitation Sisters (located in Toledo) are celebrating a Jubilee Year for 100th anniversary canonization of Saint Margaret Mary

The Visitation Order has been granted a JUBILEE YEAR for the 100th anniversary of the canonization of Saint Margaret Mary. You may gain a plenary indulgence by visiting the chapel of a Visitation Monastery on First Fridays and particular feast days from now until October 17, 2020 on the following dates:

May 13, 2020 - date of 100th anniversary of the canonization of Saint Margaret Mary

May 31, 2020 - Solemnity of the Visitation of the Virgin Mary

June 19, 2020 - Solemnity of the Sacred Heart

August 12, 2020 - Solemnity of Saint Jane de Chantal

The First Friday of each month 

Under the usual conditions:

Be in the state of grace

Go to Confession and to receive Holy Communion 20 days preceding and following

Pray for the intentions of the Holy Father

The Sisters invite you to visit the Monastery chapel at 1745 Parkside Blvd, Toledo, Ohio

 

Credit Union News

Christo Rey Federal Credit Union is changing the rate(s) paid on savings accounts!  The second half 2019 dividend rate will be based on the share savings account balance and will be paid on balances as of December 31, 2019.  Please give your passbooks to Cindy Siler for posting after January 1. The interest dividends rates are:

Account balances up to $1,000.00     .75%

Balances between $1,000.01 & $2,500.00     .80%

Balances between $2,500.01 and $10,000.00     .85% 

Balances between $10,000.01 and $25,000.00  .95%

Account balances $25,000.01 and over   1.15%

Christo Rey is a great place for savings accounts for children and grandchildren, your emergency (rainy day) fund or as a way to earn a high rate of return with daily access to your money.  Compare the rate you are currently receiving on your passbook savings account to the rates shown above. Funds are insured up to $250,000 per account by the NCUA. All parishioners of St. Isidore are eligible to become Credit Union members. Please contact Cindy Siler at (419) 658-2707 with questions or to open an account. 

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

2020-2019 Cars & Trucks 3.0%

2018-2017 Cars & Trucks 3.5%

2016-2015 Cars & Trucks 4.0%

All other secured loans 4.5%

Signature loans ($6,000.00 maximum)         11.0%

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

 

A "Difficult Choice"

Advocates of abortion often refer to the decision to have an abortion as a "difficult choice."

Why is it a difficult choice? The reason is very simple and obvious. We all know that the unborn child is a person growing inside the mother's womb. 

So, of course, it is "difficult."  Choosing to terminate the life of another human being is a "difficult choice."  If the unborn child was not a person, what would be so difficult about choosing to end his or her life?

Is killing a cancer growing inside your body a "difficult choice."  Of course not.

Dehumanizing the child is a vital strategy used by pro-abortionists to disguise the "difficult choice" that is being made. The baby is made to appear like the invading "blob of tissue"----like a cancerous growth.

Why do we allow such deceit and victimization of the pre-born?  Can you find a more innocent or vulnerable human being than a precious baby boy or girl inside his/her mother's womb?