This Week's Bulletin

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass

Monday, June 21 – St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Religious

No Mass

Tuesday, June 22 – St. Paulinus of Nola, Bishop; SS. John Fisher, Bishop, & Thomas More, Martyrs

7:00 p.m. – Communion Service only – St. Isidore, DB

Wednesday, June 23 – Weekday in Ordinary Time

6:30 p.m. – Mass - St. Michael’s Ridge – Carmen

Wagner by siblings

Thursday, June 24 – The Nativity of St. John the Baptist

9:00 a.m. – Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Barbara

Layman by Phyllis Betz

Friday, June 25 – 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, June 26 – Vigil of the Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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

by Ken & Jean Shininger

Servers: Miguel & Alex Garcia

6:30 p.m. – Saint Michael’s Ridge – Paul F. Wagner

by family

Sunday, June 27 – Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Cathy Farber by Toni

& Marg Mack

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

St. Isidore Altar Rosary Society

Servers: Elijah & Jonah Shininger

************************************************Weekly collections from June 12/13, 2021

Loose - $421.24

Regular Envelopes - $2,861.00 (63)

Maintenance Fund - $270.00 (5)

Total - $3,552,24 Thank you. May God bless you!


Good-bye Breakfast for Fr. Joe

We originally thought Fr. Joe's last Sunday Mass would be on June 27, but since Fr. Brian is coming home and saying Mass that day, Fr. Joe will be saying his goodbyes to parishioners this Sunday, June 20. There-fore, all parishioners are invited to attend a "Thank you to Fr. Joe Breakfast'" this Sunday, June 20 after the 10am Mass at Marysdale. Rolls and coffee, milk and juice will be served and all are invited to sign the Spiritual Bouquet and card for Fr. Joe. He has been such a blessing to our parish. Hope to see you there!

“Mother’s Day to Father’s Day” Project wraps up this weekend. If you forgot this weekend, please bring your bottle in as soon as possible, but do not leave bottles containing money unattended at either site.

Coordinator of Religious Education Needed at St. Isidore. Please see Fr. Joe for information and salary.

Please pray for the soul of Terry Steinbauer, brother of Fr. Joe, who passed away this past weekend. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.

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: Gary Seibert, Dan Dietrich, Greg Kolb, and Jim Meyer

Sacrament of Reconciliation

St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Tues. 6:30pm; Sat. 3:45pm

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

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

Eucharistic Adoration Hours

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

Thursday, 7pm

St. Michael’s Ridge – Wednesday, 6pm - Holy Hour with

Adoration & Reconciliation

“Around Our Parishes”

This Weekend: Collection of baby bottles from “The

Mother’s Day to Father’s Day” Project

Good-bye Breakfast for Fr. Joe after 10am Mass

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

This past week was tough on my family. My brother died of a brain bleed. Many have expressed their condolences and offered prayers which was greatly appreciated. He fought against Parkinson’s Disease for over twenty years and did well for the most part.

I thought about him and others as I anointed a lady of 93 the other day. The family loves her and her mind is getting dull. A wife of one in the family has been in the hospital for weeks. I also read about shootings and strife in families. I spoke to a friend of mine who is going through depression and it affects his marriage. Another gal told me she is doing all right even though she had a lung transplant 17 years ago, has leukemia and is now doing dialysis.

Often, we only see the façade and we don’t know what goes on in our neighborhood or other families. There is an old song by Dylan titled “Desolation Row” and it is a street we all live on. Also, I believe that Jesus has made it his road. He has made it the glory road and paved it with gold. All the creaky residences and all the mixed-up citizenry are aglow with a green light.

Christ notes that if we do not see the desolation of the street we live on, then it is impossible to see its beauty, that is, to see it as it really is. This is the irony of it. Until you recognize the street as the one you live on, it is someone else’s desolation row for you. I mean, you live in the suburbs, as least you think you do but things still go on there.

Often, we look for a place of love. I knew a young man who went to the monastery because he wanted to experience “real” Christianity. I wondered how valid that thought was at the time. Is a Christian community a place found at last where everyone treats you right, where no one insults you, no one presumes upon you, no one takes you for granted or judges you? I remember the young man went in because he didn’t think many parishes he attended were real Christian communities. He left the monastery for the same reason because there was “no love” in the monastery.

Christianity is not to find a city of love but to build it. It is in the building of it that we discover it. “See how they love each other” was spoken of the Christian community by an outsider. I bet the Christians did not experience it that way. They were busy building love.

I have been ordained now 42 years. I have served seven communities counting St. Isidore and St. Michael. I have found them all with people who have different opinions and different visions of what they want their parishes to be. I have found them to be communities who see themselves on the way and trying to build up loving ways and bonds while striving. I think something magical happens when we find that we all live on the same street. We realize that we are poor, misshapen, misinformed, bent, warped, but we believe and strive toward a splendid vision.

It has been a guiding light for me all these years of ministry. I have found strength in the Eucharist and with a community that is truly a people of God. We are all sinners in need of God’s mercy and we do live on the same street. We are more like sinners in need of redemption than pious people in need of praise. There are days we all wonder, no doubt, about it all, but the Church as a community is a true expression of how it is. Thanks Be to God.

Also, just a reminder that Fr. Melwin will be moving in July 1st. What a joy it will be to be with you all for him.

In Him,

Fr. Joe

If you are interested in learning how to be a sacristan, we are looking for people to train for this ministry to be substitutes when needed at the Marysdale site. There are many blessings that come with this beautiful ministry so please prayerfully consider calling Richard Sheets at 419-956-2849 (after 4 p.m. please) with any questions or to sign up to be trained!

The new parish website is up and running and we need your help. We are looking for pictures that you might have of the two churches, inside and out that we can add to the website to make it as visually appealing as possible. Please email any pictures that you might have to John Mansel-Pleydell ( Checkout the new website at

Diocesan Ordinations - On Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 10am, Bishop Daniel E. Thomas will ordain Deacon Albert Beltz and Deacon Joseph Mominee to the priesthood. Please keep Deacon Albert and Deacon Joseph in your prayers!

Both ordinations will be live-streamed! Join us for the joyous occasions at

Toledo Diocese Youth Day at Cedar Point - June 29, 2021. Tickets only available online for $38.50 plus tax!; Username: CPTDY

Password: tdy

K of C Pancake Breakfast will be Sunday July 4, 2021 from 9:00 to 11:30am. We will follow current health department regulations. No more mask restrictions but feel free to wear one if you like. If you haven’t been vaccinated you might feel more comfortable wearing a mask. We’ll spread out the tables but feel free to sit where you like.

Same menu as before, including choice of homemade buttermilk pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage links, cheesy potato casserole, sliced ham, biscuits & sausage gravy, and of course fresh cinnamon rolls. Coffee, ice tea, orange juice and milk. Price is $8 for adults, $7 for Senior Citizen (65+), $5 children 6-12 and it’s still free for kids 5 and under. Cinnamon rolls to go (if we have them) are $1 each or $4/4 pack. Free coloring books for the kids until we run out.

Birthday Wishes

Cyndee Grine, June 22

Pat Vetter, June 23

Jim Kolb, June 25

Jake Timbrook, June 26

Donna Wonderly, June 27

Katelyn Smith, June 26

Kelsey Kuhn, June 26

Anniversary Wishes

Joe & Teresa Fisher, June 22

Phil & Stacy Jackson, June 22

Jim & Rita Huebner, June 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, Jim Nusbaum, Jr., Roseann Nusbaum, Becky Rhodes, Jackie Singer and all who need our prayers.

Youth Minister Position Opening

St. Mary Catholic Church and St. John Catholic Church, Defiance, Ohio, are announcing an opening of a part-time position for a High School Youth Minister. Applicants must have a heart for youth ministry, be an active Catholic who supports and is in compliance with all teachings of the Catholic Church, have some training, education, or experience as a catechist of youth minister, have good leadership skills and be available on Wednesday evenings as well as for come weekend outings and summer activities. Position begins in July. Ministry Description & Responsibilities available on request. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, salary requirement, and list of at least three references to: Rev. Randy Giesige, 715 Jefferson Ave., Defiance OH 43512. Email:

Save a Life. Contact Congress.

Congress in trying to force Americans to pay for abortion. The Hyde Amendment and similar laws have protected taxpayers from funding elective abortion for 45 years. Now, powerful members of Congress want to take away these laws that both Democrats and republicans have supported for nearly half a century. Billions of taxpayer dollars could be used to pay for abortion. Sign the petition to Congress at!

Anniversary Mass - Thank you for your witness to the Sacrament of Marriage. The Diocese of Toledo will honor you and other couples celebrating 25, 40, 50, 60 and 60-plus years of marriage at a mass celebrated by Bishop Daniel E. Thomas on Sunday, October 24th, at 3:00 pm, at Rosary Cathedral, 2535 Collingwood Blvd, Toledo. To register, visit Every registering couple is guaranteed an anniversary certificate. Questions? Please contact Alice Jacobs at 419-214-4978 or

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