This Week's Bulletin

Sunday, September 19, 2021

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, September 20 – SS. Andrew Kim Tae-gon, Priest, & Paul Chong Ha-sang, & Companions, Martyrs

No Mass

Tuesday, September 21 – St. Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist

No Mass

Wednesday, September 22 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

No Mass

Thursday, September 23 – St. Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest

9:00 a.m. – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Lavon Speiser by

Bob & Stella Shininger

Friday, September 24 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

9:00 a.m. – Mass – St. Michael’s Ridge – Denny Fronk

by Beacon of Love Prayer Group

Lord’s Day Masses

Saturday, September 25 – Vigil of the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Frances

Wonderly by Mary Lou Speiser

Servers: Isaac & Xavier Shininger

6:30 p.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Doris Beck

Sunday, September 26 – 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – For the success of the

Parish Center building efforts

10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – Martin Sheets by


Servers: Jesse Coolman, Michael M-P, Jimmy Shininger

************************************************Weekly collections from September 11/12, 2021:

Loose - $1,026.00

Regular Envelopes - $2,044.00 (60)

Maintenance Fund - $711.00 (7)

Religious Education - $105.00 (3)

Funeral Stipend - $125.00 (1)

Gary Seibert Memorials - $2,130.00

Total - $6,141.00 Thank you. May God bless you!


Bulletin Information - If you are in charge of a parish event, please get the pertinent information to the bulletin editor preferably two weeks in advance. Contact info is included below. Deadline is Wednesdays, 6pm.

Housekeeper Position Available - Fr Melwin will be hiring a housekeeper. Interested persons should contact Fr Melwin to know about job description and salary.

St. Isidore Annual Parish Picnic

You are invited to attend our annual Saint Isidore Parish Picnic this Sunday, September 19, starting at 12:30pm with a Potluck in the Upper Hall at The Bend Site. Please bring a lawn chair and a dish or two to share for the 12:30pm lunch. Tableware and drinks will be provided. There will be volleyball, kickball, train rides, fishing game, egg toss, corn hole and card games. Please mark your calendar to come and enjoy fun and fellowship. A 5pm Supper will be provided by the Parish. Hope to see you there!

Please remember in your prayers the family of baby girl, Jovie Ann Fisher, who passed away recently.

St. Isidore Mass Intentions – Contact Melissa Moninger at email 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: Dan Dietrich, Greg Kolb, and Jim Meyer

Sacrament of Reconciliation

St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Tuesday, 8:30am; Sat. 3:45pm

St. Isidore, Marysdale – Thursday, 8:30am

St. Michael’s Ridge – Friday, 8:30am

Eucharistic Adoration Hours

St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Wednesday, 8am through

Thursday, 7pm

St. Michael’s Ridge – Friday, 8:30am

RCIA & Religious Education: Carol Blanchard -

“Around Our Parishes”

This Sunday: St. Isidore Parish Picnic – 12:30pm at DB

No rolls & coffee after 10am Mass

Thursday: St. Isidore Parish Council Mtg. at 7pm at MD

St Isidore Parish Part-time Business Manager Position Available

St Isidore Parish is looking for a part-time business manager. If interested or for more information, please contact Fr Melwin at 419-309-0610 or if unable to reach

him, contact Karen Newton at 419-576-0727.

40 Days for Life Fall Campaign Begins September 22

Catholic Charities is hosting the fall ecumenical 40 Days for Life campaign in northwest Ohio from September 22 through October 31. You can participate in three ways: prayer and fasting, community outreach and peaceful vigil.

Since the international 40 Days for Life Campaign began in 2007, over 1,000,000 volunteers in over 61

nations have stood in prayerful witness at abortion clinics to witness to the dignity of human life. Through these prayerful campaigns, over 18,855 lives have been saved, 221 abortion workers have quit their positions,

and 112 abortion facilities have shut down! Join the

movement and help us end abortion in northwest Ohio!

A packet of daily prayers will be available in the vestibule at each parish site & in the Adoration Chapel next weekend.

Are you interested in being an Altar Server at Saint Isidore Parish? Did I hear you say, “Yes?” If so, that’s great! God is waiting for you! The Altar Servers Ministry is looking for new members to help during Holy Mass. The first Altar Servers’ training will be on Saturday, October 2nd from 9-10:30am in the church at St. Isidore, The Bend. The second Altar Servers’ training will be on Saturday, October 9th from 9-10:30am in the church at St. Isidore, Marysdale. Please plan to attend both altar server training sessions. Please fill out and return the sign-up sheet (copies are in the church vestibule) to your CCD teacher by Wednesday, September 22nd. Students from 3rd grade to 12th grade are invited to sign up! Hope to see you at practice! For more information, please call Doug Shininger at (419) 438-3723 or email at

Perpetual Adoration: We are planning on returning to perpetual adoration in the Adoration Chapel this fall in October. We are in the process of contacting those who had adoration times in January, 2020 to see if they still want to spend the same hour with Jesus in adoration. We are also asking them for alternative choices in case we need to change the adoration schedule (previously Sunday 6pm till Friday 1pm). If anyone is interested in being a regular adorer or substitute adorer when we return to perpetual adoration in the adoration Chapel, please contact Steve Nicely at 419-439-1429 or

Messages from St. Isidore Parish Council

1. "Our parish has been invited to celebrate mass with Bishop Daniel Thomas and His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Archbishop of the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese, at Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Cathedral on October 7, 2021. The Rosary will be led by members from our parish, beginning at 6:30pm, followed by mass at 7pm, with several members from both Saint Isidore and Saint Michael parishes assisting in various roles during the mass. All parish families are welcome and encouraged to attend this mass, as it is an honor that our parishes were chosen to assist Bishop Daniel Thomas in this capacity."

2 "Bishop Daniel Thomas has requested that St. Isidore-Marysdale site move and center the tabernacle behind the altar and extend the raised platform that the altar is on all the way to the back wall. This will require some reconfiguring of the current layout behind and around the altar. Anyone with ideas, thoughts, or input regarding the upcoming project is asked to put their proposed ideas on paper and submit them to any member of the parish council to be reviewed, discussed, and considered. It is desired for this project to be a community effort, resulting in our tabernacle being the focal point of our sanctuary in a reverent and beautiful way."

Exciting News! St. Isidore Parish Council is announcing that it's time for a new pictorial church directory. The dates for photography will be Thursday thru Saturday, December 2, 3, 4, 2021. You will also have the opportunity to purchase keepsake portraits to share with loved ones. Please check your calendars and be ready to schedule your appointment. We need volunteers to help with the sign-up process for our families. Please contact Kelly Shininger at 419-899-3337 to be a part of this project.

Birthday Wishes

Mary Lou Speiser, September 20

Elijah Goliver, September 22

Kristine Manning, September 23

Abram Shininger, September 25

Becky Mansel-Pleydell, September 26

Pray for the sick

Fr. Bob, Betty Adelman & Jean Keller (sisters of Anita Bertsch), Anita Bertsch, Cody Davis, Marianne Fleming, Noah Garcia, Jim Huebner, Danny Mekus, Julie Meyer, Marilyn Minck, Roseann Nusbaum, Becky Rhodes, Jackie Singer and all who need our prayers.

Support Our Priests’ Retirement: Our priests have given their lives in service to us and our parish, and we are most grateful! Please offer your gratitude for those who faithfully served the Diocese of Toledo by donating to the Perpetuate The Gift Appeal.

Your gift supports our retired diocesan priests, enabling them to pay for their living expenses, such as medical, housing, car, clothing, and food. All funds contributed between September 18 through December 31, 2021 assist our parish in its assessed contribution to the fund. A gift of cash or check can be sent to Perpetuate The Gift, PO Box 954, Toledo, OH 43697, or placed in the parish collection. A gift may also be made online at under the Give tab. THANK YOU for your support!

Vocation Opportunities

*Young Single Catholic Women Invited to Come and See Life as an Adrian Dominican Sister

Are you – or is someone you know – a single Catholic woman, age 19 to 35, contemplating God’s call in your life? The Adrian Dominican Sisters invite you to a weekend of discernment. Come and See for yourself if God could be calling you to life as a Dominican Sister.

The Come and See weekend is October 8-10, 2021, at Weber Retreat and Conference Center on the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse Campus, 1257 E. Siena Heights Drive in Adrian, Michigan. The weekend offers you the opportunity to meet other women discerning God’s call; join the Adrian Dominican Sisters for Sunday Liturgy; spend time in prayer, reflection, silence, sharing, and fun; learn about the life of an Adrian Dominican Sister; and tour the Motherhouse Campus, engaging in conversation with our Sisters.

There is no charge. You are our guest. Please register online at For more information, contact Sister Katherine Frazier, OP, at

*7-12 grade girls are welcome to join the Dominican Sisters of Mary at St. Michael's in Findlay, Sunday Sept. 26th from 12-3pm. The afternoon will include prayer, a convent tour, talk, fellowship, and lunch. To sign up for this free event, email Carol Blanchard:

*The Melchizedek Project resumes Sunday October 10th 12pm at Divine Mercy in Paulding and happens every second Sunday of the month. High School boys are invited to learn more about the priesthood through prayer, discussion, and fellowship. For more information, contact Fr. Ammanniti at the parish office: 419-399-2576.

First Saturday Devotion

Please join us at St. John’s Saturday, Oct 2 for Mass at 8am followed by video teaching, rosary and confession. Let our faith become our weapons to overcome these challenges.

6th Annual Divine Mercy Wine & Beer Tasting

Join us at Divine Mercy Hall in Antwerp, OH, for an evening of wine and beer tasting. We will offer a variety wines and beers along with appetizers, silent auction, 50/50 drawing and door prizes. Tickets are $25 per person and are available by calling the Parish Office at 419-399-2576 or emailing *Non-alcoholic tickets are available for $15 per person. All proceeds benefit Divine Mercy Parish Maintenance Fund.

First Friday Mass Schedule – Beginning in October, the First Friday Mass will be celebrated at Marysdale at 9am with Adoration & Confessions beginning at 8am.

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