Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass 

Monday, November 23 – St. Clement, Pope & Martyr

No Mass

Tuesday, November 24 – St. Andrew Dung-Lac, Priest, & Companions, Martyrs

7:00 p.m. Mass – St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – David Douglass by Zach & Kyla Carder

Wednesday, November 25 –St. Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin & Martyr

7:00 p.m. – Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Marcia Meyer by Jeremie & Kimberly Meyer

Thursday, November 26 – Thanksgiving Day

8:00 a.m. – Mass - St. Isidore, Marysdale – For Our Parish

Friday, November 27 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass

 

      Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, November 28 – Vigil of the First Sunday of Advent

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Paul Crowe by Tom & Diane Moninger

6:30 p.m. – Saint Michael’s Ridge – Chris & Karen Newton family

Sunday, November 29 – First Sunday of Advent

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Virginia & Robert Rath by Robyn Hawkins

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Mapha Schaadt by Pat Schindler

*********************************************Weekly collections from Nov. 14/15, 2020

Loose - $263.00

Regular Envelopes - $1,315.00 (37)

Energy - $100.00 (5)

Funeral Stipend - $125.00 (1)

All Saints - $20.00 (1)

Total - $1,823.00  Thank you.  May God bless you!

*********************************************  The 2021 contribution envelopes are available to be picked up.  They will be at The Bend until Saturday, November 28.  Starting Sunday, November 29, they will be available for pick-up at Marysdale.  If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Moninger at 419-789-3780 or finance@saintisidoreparish.org.

 

Christmas Raffle – St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society is raffling an outdoor wooden Nativity scene designed and hand-crafted by Kevin Macsay.  Tickets are $5 each and will be sold after both Masses beginning this weekend, Nov. 14 & 15.  Drawing will be Sunday, December 13.  If you are unable to get to Mass and would like a ticket, please contact Barb Coolman–567-239-1784; Diane Hammon – 419-542-8936; Barb Marlin–419-769-1652; or Mary Batt–419-658-2274.  Thank you.

 

WANTED and NEEDED: Someone to set up for Mass and clean up and put away after Mass from December through March, 2021.  Please contact Richard Sheets at 419-956-2849 after 4:30pm if you can help out for these few months. 


 

St. Isidore Mass Intentions – Contact Melissa Moninger at email finance@saintisidoreparish.org or (call/text) 419-789-

3780. The donation can be given to her directly or put in an envelope with her name on it and placed in the collection basket.

 

Maintenance Contacts: Steve Coolman, Russ Jesse, Louis Shininger, Barb Marlin, and Melissa Moninger

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation: St. Isidore, MD – Thursday 8:30-9am; St. Isidore, DB – Tues. 6:30pm; Sat. 3:45-4:25pm: St. Michael’s Ridge – Wednesday 6:00-6:45pm

Eucharistic Adoration Hours:St. Isidore, DB – Wednesday, 8am - Thursday, 6:45pm; Closing Benediction at 6:45pm Thursday. St. Michael’s Ridge – Wednesday, Holy Hour with Adoration, Reconciliation, & Benediction at 6-6:50pm

 

“Around Our Parish”

This Weekend: St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society Raffle Ticket Sales after Mass at each site

Wednesday: No Adoration or Reconciliation at SMR; Adoration at DB from 8am-7pm

Thursday: Thanksgiving Day Mass at 8am at MD; No Adoration at DB today

 

Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Isidore and St. Michael’s the Ridge Parishes,

This missive is by way of introduction.  My name is Fr. Joe Steinbauer and I have been asked by the Bishop to be temporary administrator of the parishes for the foreseeable future.  I was in this past Friday to see where things are and visited all three churches.  My biggest fear now is not getting lost on those country roads.

I was raised in Clyde, Ohio in a family of seven children.  My dad was a truck farmer with a few of his brothers and they farmed all their lives.  The farm raised produce mostly for the Cleveland market and it was a wonderful life.  I did attend Holy Spirit Seminary where Fr. Bill Martin was the rector and also Fr. Dave Tscherne was a class ahead of me.

The rest of my education was at the Josephinum in Worthington, Ohio and I did earn a Masters of Church History at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.  My previous parishes were stints at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns and St. Thomas More at Bowling Green University as an associate. I have been pastor in Rossford, All Saints, Little Flower in Toledo, the parishes in Sandusky, Ohio, and retired from OLPH in Toledo Ohio a few months ago.

I am sure in the coming weeks we will get to know each other.  Also, if you see a white dog with some small black spots her name is Brigit.  She is a German short hair pointer but she is not trained to hunt and is almost five years old.  

I am going to reinstate the daily mass schedule.  Also, since I am coming in right before Thanksgiving there will be Thanksgiving Mass but no Mass on Friday because I will probably be in Columbus on Thanksgiving.

I would like to thank Fr. John Stites who filled in. What a wonderful person and priest and I look forward to ministering with you.  As this Sunday attests, Christ is the King.  May we together further His Kingdom.

In Him,

Fr. Joe

 

Change in Adoration Schedule at DB – For the weeks of Dec. 2-3 and 9-10, Adoration will be Wednesdays from 8am to approximately 7pm and Thursdays from 5am to 7pm to comply with the Governor’s new curfew.  Please check next week’s bulletin for a more definite closing time for Wednesday evenings.

 

“More than a Manger” Project – For twenty-one years the St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society has sponsored its “More than a Manger” project during Advent.  A crib will be placed in the hall at MD and a collection box in the vestibule at DB beginning next weekend to accept baby items for the Northwest Ohio Community Pregnancy Center in Bryan.  All new baby items can be donated, but especially needed are booties & socks, NB-3mons., bottles, 9-10 oz., fleece blankets, NB hats and mitts, nasal aspirators, receiving blankets, NB sleepers, baby shampoo, comb/brush, crib sheets, diaper rash ointment, thermometers, nail clippers, and diapers, sizes 2, 3, 4, 6.  There are printed lists for your convenience in the vestibule at each site. Donations will be accepted through Christmas Day.  If you prefer to make a donation by check, please make the check out to St. Isidore Altar-Rosary Society or NWO Community Pregnancy Center.  CPC has been saving babies in NW Ohio for 33 years.  By providing a place to turn for women facing an unplanned pregnancy, CPC gives women the knowledge, resources, and support necessary for choosing life.  Thank you for your continued support.

 

Birthday Wishes

Barbara Homrich, November 28

Dean Wineland, November 28

Jessica Kimpel, November 28

Leah Shininger, November 29

Alan Bowers, November 29

 

Anniversary Wishes

     Richard & Sue Sheets, November 27

           

 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, Julie Meyer, Marilyn Minck, Jim Nusbaum, Jr., Roseann Nusbaum, Becky Rhodes, and all who need our prayers. 

 

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

December 12 – Emily Culler & Brooks Grine - MD

 

ACA Update – Goal for St. Isidore - $12,000

Total gifts - $10,368.25

Percent of goal – 86.4%

Number of donors – 76

Thank you to everyone who has already donated.  Any amount over our goal received by year-end will be returned to the parish as a 100% rebate.

 

When the End Comes: Scott Hahn Reflects on the Solemnity of Christ the King

Readings:

Ezekiel 34:11–12, 15–17       1 Corinthians 15:20–26, 28
Psalm 23:1–3, 5–6           Matthew 25:31–46

 

The Church year ends today with a vision of the end of time. The scene in the Gospel is stark and resounds with Old Testament echoes.

The Son of Man is enthroned over all nations and peoples of every language (see Daniel 7:13–14). The nations have been gathered to see His glory and receive His judgment (see Isaiah 66:18; Zephaniah 3:8). The King is the divine shepherd Ezekiel foresees in today’s First Reading, judging as a shepherd separates sheep from goats.

Each of us will be judged upon our performance of the simple works of mercy we hear in the Gospel today.

These works, as Jesus explains today, are reflections or measures of our love for Him, our faithfulness to His commandment that we love God with all our might and our neighbor as ourselves (see Matthew 22:36–40).

Our faith is dead, lifeless, unless it is expressed in works of love (see James 2:20; Galatians 5:6). And we cannot say we truly love God, whom we cannot see, if we don’t love our neighbor, whom we can (see 1 John 4:20).

The Lord is our shepherd, as we sing in today’s Psalm. And we are to follow His lead, to imitate His example (see 1 Corinthians 1:11; Ephesians 5:1).

He healed our sickness (see Luke 6:19), freed us from the prison of sin and death (see Romans 8:2, 21), welcomed us who were once strangers to His covenant (see Ephesians 2:12, 19). He clothed us in Baptism (see Revelation 3:5; 2 Corinthians 5:3–4), and feeds us with the food and drink of His own body and blood.

At “the end,” He will come again to hand over His kingdom to His Father, as Paul says in today’s Epistle.

Let us strive to follow Him in right paths, that this kingdom might be our inheritance, that we might enter into the eternal rest promised for the people of God (see Hebrews 4:1, 9–11).

 

Yours in Christ,
Scott Hahn, PhD