Sunday, April 11, 2021
Sunday of Divine Mercy
Masses for the Week - Rosary is recited daily before Mass
Monday, April 12 – Easter Weekday
Tuesday, April 13 – St. Martin I, Pope & Martyr
7:00 p.m. – Mass–St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Wade,
Mary Lou, and Matt Gibson by Bob & Heather Miller
Wednesday, April 14 – Easter Weekday
6:30 p.m. –Mass-St. Michael’s Ridge – Holly Garmyn
Thursday, April 15 –Easter Weekday
9:00 a.m. – Mass – St. Isidore, Marysdale – Robert
Cromwell by Family & Friends
Friday, April 16 – Easter Weekday
9:00 a.m. – Mass-St. Michael’s Ridge – Mary Ricica by
Chris & Karen Newton
Lord’s Day Masses
Saturday, April 17 – Vigil of the Third Sunday of Easter
4:30 p.m. - St. Isidore, Delaware Bend – Paul & Judy
Nusbaum by Mark Wonderly
Servers: Alex & Miguel Garcia
6:30 p.m. – Saint Michael’s Ridge – G. Dennis “Denny”
Sunday, April 18 – Third Sunday of Easter
8:30 a.m. – St. Michael’s Ridge – Albert & Marion
Mekus by Bill & Kathy Giesige
10:00 a.m. - St. Isidore, Marysdale – First Communion -
Our 2nd graders receiving their 1st Holy Communion
Servers: Andrea & Alex Macsay
************************************************Weekly collections from April 3/4, 2021
Loose - $200.41
Easter Envelopes - $1,970.00 (34)
Regular Envelopes - $1,025.00 (36)
Holy Land - $130.00 (10)
Energy - $50.00 (2)
Maintenance Fund - $280.00 (7)
Total - $3,655.41 Thank you. May God bless you!
Parishioner Contact Information: The parish council would like to update our parish mailing and phone number list for our families and parishioners. We realize in recent years, many people have discontinued the use of a land line phone number and receive calls at a mobile number. If you would like to update your contact information (email, phone number, and/or address) please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. All contact info will be kept confidential and used only for parish-related communications. Thank you!
First Communicants – Please pray for our second graders, Fayte Demland, Molly Jacob, and Gemma Mansel-Pleydell, who will be making their First Communion next Sunday, April 18 at the 10am Mass.
It is time to begin planning our Parish mission for 2022 and we are looking for suggestions for a speaker for next year. If you have a thought on who you might want us to try to get, please let a parish council member know. Thank you.
Open Parish Council Meeting – Sunday, April 25 after the 10am Mass at Marysdale.
St. Isidore Mass Intentions – Contact Melissa Moninger at email email@example.com 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, 6:45pm ending with Benediction at 7pm
St. Michael’s Ridge – Wednesday, 6pm - Holy Hour with
Adoration & Reconciliation
“Around Our Parishes”
Thursday: St. Isidore Finance Council Meeting – 6pm
St. Isidore Altar Rosary Society Meeting – 7pm at
Next Sunday: First Communion at the 10am Mass
Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Isidore and St. Michael’s Ridge,
I read a book a few years back that connected World War I with the conquering of Mount Everest. Before the war, the author notes that there was some interest to climb the highest mountain, but after the war, with all its horrors and loss of life, Mount Everest became the source of dreams. It became a symbol of redemption to that generation of British who saw the scaling of the highest peak in the world a way of recapturing lost youth and enthusiasm.
As I read this book which is rather graphic about the details of the life and challenges of the Western Front, on how General Haig, the British General, never visited the front and literally sent millions of the British to their death. There was a loss of honor and valor in those trenches. There was a loss of belief in authority. Many veterans never lived in England again because of their experience of the Western Front in World War I.
Mount Everest was where people like Sir Mallory (who died on Everest but captured the imagination of England) encountered the dreams of the past. Everest became the symbol of the projections of hope. Those men, most of all who fought, had individual dreams. These dreams infused others who may have been weary of life. In individual dreams is the hope that one’s life will not have been lived for nothing.
I think the disciples could have related to those WWI veterans. They were weary. They wondered about the years spent with Christ on those dusty roads. They surely thought about the meaning of it all and that those dreams ended in a horrible death. But their individual dreams connected to a larger dream. They saw in the scriptures that there was a story that had been told for millennia. It was a narrative of hope and determination and faith. They felt something deep and true and believed with all their soul that it was of God. Their question was “What will we do as the wisdom of the past bears down on the future?” It was a conversation that they had among themselves but also with the past, with the prophets, and with the promises of old. They began to understand that this Resurrection on Easter was something completely new, but it also corresponded to all their dreams and hopes. Through their experience of the Risen Christ, they were able to again stake their life on what their hopes and dreams were.
We celebrate this Second Sunday of Easter with all those hopes and dreams. It is interesting how customs grew around this Sunday. The Eastern Churches call it St. Thomas Sunday because Thomas touched the wounds of Jesus. Roman Catholics know it as Low Sunday because the poor organists and choirs and priests are worn out after Easter. There is a custom of the newly baptized wearing their baptismal garments throughout the week and on this Sunday to show their joy as new Christians and our readiness to welcome them to the community. In Chile they decorate their bikes and accompany the priests as they take communion to the sick. It is a symbol that Christ came for the poor and the infirmed. It is also noted as Quasimodo Sunday because of the first word of the Latin opening prayer. It is where the main character in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” received his name. They are all expressions of new life given in Christ.
Now we are to bring that conversation to the culture. The conversation involves that what Christ did is not some distant fable but an expression of all the hopes and dreams humanity has had for itself and it involves God’s thirst over the centuries to be close to us. These dreams and thirsts are realized in Christ. That is the Good News we are called to share.
May we share that Easter spirit with all we come in contact.
I cannot express my thankfulness for all the volunteer work with the decorating of the Churches, the services during Holy Week and Lent, those who did Living Stations and the Easter Egg hunts and so many other things too numerous to mention. God bless you all.
Altar Rosary Society Meeting Thursday, April 15 beginning with the rosary at 7pm at Marysdale. Election of officers. The current president Barb Coolman has decided not to continue to hold office and so far there are no nominees for this office. Ladies, please consider serving our parish as an officer of this active organi-zation of women. The AR Society serves our parish in many ways. We need women to lead and serve. Prayerfully ask the Lord if He is calling you to help. If you have questions, contact Barb Coolman 567-239-1784.
Annual Catholic Appeal: For those who have not yet contributed to the Annual Catholic Appeal, please reflect upon the importance of your charitable involvement and prayerfully consider making a gift to the Appeal. St. Isidore has met its goal of $6,869 and has helped fund the very important work carried out by the many ministries supported by the Appeal. So far St. Isidore has 60 donors who have given/pledged $10,479.69, 152.57% of the goal. As in the past, any amount over our goal will be returned to the parish as a rebate.
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Emily Macsay, April 14
Samantha Meyer, April 15
Nikki Meyer, April 16
Elizabeth Coolman, April 19
Edreanne Peck, April 20
Mary Lou Mack, April 20
Harmony Kunesh, April 21
Katy Gaskill, April 21
Jeff & Janet Smith, April 20
Justin & Suzy Sheets, April 21
Pray for the sick
Fr. Bob, Betty Adelman & Jean Keller (sisters of Anita Bertsch), Anita Bertsch, Ruth Ann Czartoski, Cody Davis, Marianne Fleming, Noah Garcia, Jim Huebner, Danny Mekus, Julie Meyer, Marilyn Minck, Jim Nusbaum, Jr., Roseann Nusbaum, Becky Rhodes, and all who need our prayers.
The monthly meeting of the Christo Rey Federal Credit Union will be Monday, April 12 at 7:30pm in the Upper Hall at Delaware Bend.
The 74th annual meeting of the Christo Rey Federal Credit Union will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 2:00pm in the Marysdale Hall. Social distancing will be observed and masks will be required. Following the business meeting there will be a drawing for cash prizes totaling over $200. All members are encouraged to attend. Any member that is interested in running for a seat on the Board of Directors, Credit Committee or Supervisory Committee should contact either Jeff Meyer (419) 899-2839, Duane Hearne (419) 769-2860 or Cindy Siler (419) 658-2707.
The following message is required to be published in our bulletin once every quarter:
The Diocese of Toledo remains committed to ensuring the protection of children and providing a safe environment for all young people. If you have any knowledge of abuse that has been committed by a cleric, or any employee or volunteer of the Catholic Church, please report the abuse to your local police department, Child Protection Services, and Mr. Frank DiLallo, Diocesan Victim Assistance Coordinator. Mr. DiLallo can be reached at (419) 214-4880 or by mail at 1933 Spielbusch Avenue, Toledo, Ohio 43604.
Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund
Need-based Scholarships worth up to $2,000 per child are available for Catholic schools or $750 for home-schooling expenses for students who reside in Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood or Wyandot County for grades K-8th for the 2021-2022 school year. For example a family of five with a household income of $92,040 is eligible. To apply online or for more information about the program visit WWW.NOSF.ORG or contact the Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund office at (419) 720-7048. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 28, 2021.