American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Welcome To



Pastor: Rev. Joseph Villa

Twenty-Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time
September  24, 2017
FOCUS:  God's ways are not our ways.

We must be mindful that the Lord’s ways truly differ from our ways. They are wonderful and mysterious. This is shown in the fact that God loves us unconditionally, and is ever-willing to forgive. God continually works by the power of the Holy Spirit to draw all people closer to himself. And God is near to all who call upon him.



Reading 1:    Isaiah 55:6-9;   In the first reading,

Isaiah exhorts sinners to repent and turn to the Lord for mercy.

 R.) Psalm 145:
 The Lord is near to all who call upon him.    

Reading 2:   Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a;   The second reading Reminds us of the importance of conducting ourselves in a manner worthy of the Gospel.


Gospel:   Matthew 20:1-16a;   In the Gospel,

Jesus tells the parable of the good employer, which speaks of how God freely and generously bestows his love and forgiveness on all who are open to receiving it.




   Saturday;  Sept  23;  5:00 PM –  Bill Boswell              


  Servers:  Catherine  &  Marcos Valencia           


  Sunday;  Sept.  24;   8:30 AM –  For The People

   25th   Sunday of Ordinary Time 

     Servers: Olivia  &  Sadie Fugate            


Monday       Sept.  25          8:00 AM -  Margaret Buchanan   

Tuesday      Sept.  26          8:00 AM  -   Pro Seipso
Wednesday Sept.   27       8:00 AM  -  Petronilla Hutchins Manna

Thursday     Sept. 28          8:00 AM  -    Margaret Buchanan  


   Saturday;  Sept  30;  5:00 PM –  Betty Illingworth            


Servers: Raeann Baker &   Nick Bautista           

  Sunday;  Oct.  01;   8:30 AM –   Lydia Ritter

26th   Sunday of Ordinary Time  

Servers: Antonio  & Victoria  Martinez             

St. Patrick; 

208 S. Shelby Street, Salem IN

Sunday Mass  10:30 AM   
Wednesday Mass  6:00 PM   

Membership / Discipleship

     If you are new to the parish or have any change

with your phone number or have you moved please

let the Parish office know, it is as easy as a phone call, 812-752-3693   email,

Stop by the Parish Office at

262 W. Cherry Street, Scottsburg, IN 47170

Or there are forms at all the entrances of the church.


Mass Intentions

 Intentions are $10.00 per Mass,

Envelopes at the entrances of the church

Votive Candles
A requested donation of  $3.00.
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Reflections Night Canceled       

There will NOT be Reflections September & November.

We do plan to try to schedule something during Advent


O Loving God, bless our family with your love.
Guard us from all danger and harm; deliver us from anger

that leads to division; empower us to forgive as we have

been forgiven; and send us into the world to witness to your love and grace; in the name of Jesus Christ we pray.  Amen.



     From an early age, we tend to distort the concept of “fairness”: “I am good. I deserve good things. I am not receiving good things. Something must be wrong.

Who’s going to fix it?” We also know the age-old expression: “Who ever said life was fair?” Jesus knew this expression when he offered his parable in today’s Gospel reading. Christian stewards acknowledge, with humility, that they receive good things from the Lord in abundance; even if these gifts are not the ones they think they need when they need them. Consider which servants you identify with most in the Gospel reading, the ones who demand “fairness”, or that final servant who, seemingly, deserves the least. 

Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th

Classes: Sept.  24; Oct. 1st  (No class Oct.  8 & 15)

Classes are Sunday’s after 8:30 Mass in the Parish Hall.

No charge for our Religious Education program.

Contact; Cindy Light for more information.


** SCRIPT  Orders Due next week,  Oct.  1st **

Remember Christmas is getting close.


Thank you for your support of Script Orders.

Order forms are at the entrances of the Church.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

RCIA classes are held on Wednesday’s at 6:00pm.

   These classes are for anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic Church.  I would challenge members of American Martyrs to attend and bring a friend.  As Catholics, we are all called to evangelize.  This would be one way for you to fulfill this calling.  Your friend is not obligated to join the church.  

There is no need to register, just come to the parish hall on the Wednesday.  

You may contact Cindy Light for more information.  
Creating a Paper Chain Rosary

     Located at the entrances of the church are strips of construction paper and a basket.  Please take a strip of paper and write your prayer intentions on it.  Then place it in the basket.  We will use these strips to create a paper chain rosary.  Once a week, during the month of October, we will be meeting at church to say a rosary for these petitions.  More information on the day and time will come in the next 2 weeks.  Watch the bulletin.

Mission Priest
 On October 7 & 8 both American Martyrs and

St. Patrick will have a mission appeal for a

The Mission Priest will be Fr. Victor Karls C. Ss. R
On October 9 -10-11 Fr. Karls will host a Mission at St. Patrick at 6 pm every evening. 


  Parish Social Night  -   Oct 28th      

The next Social date has changed to Saturday,
Oct 28th after 5 pm Mass in the Parish Family Hall 

   They will be serving Baked Potatoes with toppings and your covered dish and your appetites.  Be ready to have a lot of fellowship with your church family.  Everyone is invited

Future Social is Nov.18th the Parish Thanksgiving.

Question of the Week

Adults: Which has deepened your faith more – being treated justly or being treated with love and care?

Who needs you to treat them with care this week?

Adultos: ¿Qué ha profundizado tu fe más –el ser tratado justamente o ser tratado con amor y cuidado? ¿Quién necesita que lo trates con amor y cuidado esta semana?

Children:     When have you been very fair?

When have you been very generous?   Which felt better?
Niño: ¿Cuándo has sido justo? ¿Cuándo has sido generoso? ¿Cuál se sintió mejor?  

     September Birthday’s
23 – Julie Donovan     24 – Al Riggle
26 – Sharon Laswell   26 – Katie Sawin
26 – Kyle Craig           27 – Avariy Mullen      
27 – Maeve Sawin     29 – Noreen Faulkenberg   
30 – Ellen Stout
Families to Clean Church    

Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

at the Southwest entrance of the Church

Sept. 25 –  Sept. 30   Steve Brock Family

 Oct. 02 –   Oct. 07   Tina Cozart

Oct. 09 –   Oct.  14    Ramona Barger

Oct. 18 –   Oct.  21    Janet McNear & Noreen Faulkenberg

Cleaning the Church only takes an hour or two.

A cleaning list is in the Northwest cleaning closet.

Thank you for taking your time to volunteer.

K of C Council 8052 fall membership drive

K of C Council 8052 will have their fall membership drive on Oct 14th and 15th at American Martyrs, before and after mass and on October 15th at Saint Patrick, also before and after Mass

Thank you

We want to thank everyone for their love, prayers,

 visits and cards during Marie’s  stay in the hospital

and recuperation.

God has blessed us with many friends. Marie & Bill Ficht

       October Ministries
Saturday - Reader     Eucharist Ministers  

 Missi Baker    (G)        Marti Allgeier- Lawyer (*)

 Mary Smith   (R)          Ramona Barger   


Sunday - Readers     Eucharist Ministers

Cindy Light    (G)        Debbie Young  (*)

Marcy Donohue (R)    Ann Jentzen


Jim Cozart   &  Ann Jentzen

There is Power in Prayer!

Prayer is a form of communication,

A way of talking to God

If you are in need of prayer support, Please contact;  

Janet Hall, 812-595-1128 or  
Bea Boswell 812-752-4933
Prayers for Those in
Nursing Facilities:

Hampton Oaks;  Rose Marie Ahlmeir, Wanda Mays,

     Lois Meagher, Bob Ligda, Shirley Novak
     Norma Campbell, Marlene Black,

Hickory Creek;  Elberta Lundy,  

Lake Iola Assisted Living;  Josephine Zink     

Lake Pointe Village: Rita Castillo

St. James Court: Catherine Gorman

Waters of Scottsburg; Bob Aker, Mary Mays,

Prayers for
the Sick:

Marie Ficht, Joe Boswell,

Pat Divish,  David Schafer,

Debbie Hoey, Jim Coomes,

Martha Kiesler, Lois Meagher,

Steve Illingworth, Peter Renn,

Suzan Buchanan, Terri O’Brien,

Clabie Barger, Fr. Joe Villa,

Ray Zierhut, Dean Karmire,

Denise Jensen, Joe Hundley, J

oe Hennekes, Blue Bomar,

  Bob Bromm, Carolyn Wilson,

Cathy Wilson Cochran,

Lupe Brunner, Daw White Jr.,

Gloria Spalding, Mary Diaz,

Marcy Donohue, Sadie Fugate, James Cruz,

Debbie Biddle, Denise Mansfield,

Dennis Obergfell, Rosendo Romero,

Donna Rowe, Lonnie Donahue,

Kyle McGinnis, Fr. Don Buchanan,

William Skaggs, Bill & Nadine Miller Jr.,

Jean McIntosh,  Sierra Antoque,

Larry Simpkins, Bob Sommer,

Mindy Carter, Thomas Flood,

Katie Robbins Sawin, Carolyn Duvall,

Laverne Basham, Vince Morrison,

Kenneth Holcomb, Joe & Marie Farkas

Ray Buchheit, Charles Sanders,

Carol Higdon, Christina Riley


Margaret Buchanan has gone to her heavenly home on Friday morning. Please keep her, Buchanan and Nalley Families in your prayers.

Viewing will be Monday 4-8pm at Buchanan Funeral Home in Austin with the Funeral Mass will be here at American Martyrs at 10am.

Pro Life Moment

“ Only respect for life can be the foundation and guarantee of the most precious and essential goods of society, such as democracy and peace.”

 Pope John Paul II, Evangelium vitae, © 1995 Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Used with permission


A   Baby is a Gift -  

Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444. 

Adoption Options -  317-878-3412 

CRADLE: -: 812-752-0123

CRADLE will hold its Fall fundraising banquet on Friday, 6 Oct at Vienna Baptist Church starting at 6:30 PM.  There is no cost to attend; attendee will be asked for a donation or pledge during the evening.  CRADLE provides formula, diapers, clothing, cribs, car seats, parent support groups, parenting classes and more to our youngest members of the community.  If you would like a reservation to attend, please contact Al Riggle.  Tables will be set up for eight.  Thank you in advance for your support of life.


Sunday,  1  Oct.  is Respect Life Sunday. 

Members of the Knights of Columbus will be at the doors for the Masses that day at American Martyrs and St Patrick's to hand out prayer cards and collect donations.  Donations will be presented to CRADLE.      

Thank you for your support of life.

The Littlest Christmas Tree Play

     We are looking for people of all ages who are interested in being part of a play to be performed during the Knights of Columbus Christmas celebration this December. The play is called The Littlest Christmas Tree and is about a sad little "Charlie Brown" tree hoping to find a home for Christmas. You can sign up in the hall after Sunday morning Mass from October 7th through 29th. Or you can contact Nancy Craig by emailing your name and phone number to

Practices will be Sundays after Sunday school

for approx 30 min to 1 Hr.

We need people for the cast, costumes, and set design.  

We look forward to hearing from you!

For Sale

 American Martyrs “Our Favorite Recipes” Cookbook

is in and for sale for $10.  

They are for sale in the Office or see Mary Smith.


Advanced Sale Wine Tasting Tickets for $15.

Nov, 11th  1-9pm at the K of C Hall

They are for sale in the Office or see Tina Cozart

Coming events
Oct. 01 –        SCRIP orders due – American Martyrs
Oct. 07 –        Fr. Victor Karls C. Ss. R. -  American Martyrs

                  ( Food For the Poor 2nd collections )

Oct. 08 –        Fr. Victor Karls C. Ss. R.  St. Patrick

Oct. 09-11 Mission with Fr. Karls   6pm @ St. Patrick
Oct. 19 –  Parish Feast Day Mass 6 pm  – American Martyrs

Oct. 28 –  Parish Social  Parish  Hall – American Martyrs

Nov. 01 –  All Saint Day
Nov. 04 –  Craft Show / Flea Market -  K of C Hall

Nov  05 – SCRIP orders due – American Martyrs

Nov. 05 – BINGO Blast  - K of C Hall

Nov  11 –  Wine Tasting  -  K of C Hall

Nov. 13 – Red Cross Blood Drive  2-6 pm K of C Hall

Nov  18 – Parish Social – Thanksgiving – American Martyrs

Nov  23 –  8 am Thanksgiving Mass – American Martyrs

Dec. 03 –  First Sunday of Advent
Dec. 13 –  Advent Penance Service 6:30 pm - St. Patrick
Dec. 14 –  Advent Penance Service 6 pm - American  Martyrs

Dec  24 –  4 pm Christmas Eve Mass -  American Martyrs

Dec  24 –  6 pm Christmas Eve Mass, - St. Patrick

Dec  24 –  12 am Midnight Mass– American Martyrs

Dec  25 –   8:30 am Christmas Mass – American Martyrs

Dec. 25 – 10:30 am Christmas Mass – St. Patrick

Dec  31 –  New Years Eve Mass 6pm  St. Patrick

Dec  31 –  New Years Eve BINGO -  K of C Hall

Jan. 01 –   New Year Mass 8:30 am -  American Martyrs
Jan. 01 –   New Year Mass 10:30 am -  St. Patrick
 God's Blessing, 
Fr. Joe