American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Welcome to
American Martyrs
Pastor:  Rev. Joseph L. Villa
Twenty-Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time

October  01, 2017



Jesus teaches us that God, who is Mercy, desires our obedience in word and deed.


Today’s readings speak of our freedom to choose obedience or disobedience to God, and of the very real effects of our choices. God’s love for us is such that while he desires our union with him, he allows us to respond to his love    we choose.



Reading 1:    Ezekiel 18:25-28;    

In the first reading, Ezekiel writes of the choice of each person to turn toward or away from virtue, and toward or away from wickedness. In this way, we choose life or death.

 R.) Psalm 25:  
Remember your mercies, O Lord.

Reading 2:   Philippians 2:1-11;   

Paul’s letter to the Philippians encourages us to be united in heart and mind, and to act selflessly.

Gospel:  Matthew 21:28-32;   

In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the two sons ─ one who is initially disobedient but ultimately chooses obedience to the father, and the other son who claims obedience but does not fulfil the will of the father.



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

**2nd Collection for Scott County Clearing House

Servers: Raeann Baker &   Nick Bautista          


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

26th   Sunday of Ordinary Time 

**2nd Collection for Scott County Clearing House

Servers: Antonio  & Victoria  Martinez


Monday       Oct.  02  8:00 AM -   Pro Seipso

Tuesday      Oct.  03  8:00 AM  -  11 B’s K.I.A. in Vietnam

Wednesday Oct. 04  8:00 AM  -   Gary “Moe” Moenter      

Thursday     Oct. 05  8:00 AM  -    Pro Siepso    


   Saturday;  Oct.  07;  5:00 PM –  

                   Deceased members of the Nalley Family             
Welcome Fr. Victor Karls C. Ss. R
Servers: Gabriela   &  Mario Martinez        

  Sunday;  Oct.  08;   8:30 AM –    For The People

27th   Sunday of Ordinary Time  

Welcome Fr. Victor Karls C. Ss. R

Servers: Eric  &  Isabella Marcum             

St. Patrick Catholic Church 
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 in October.

Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th


Oct. 1st  (No class Oct.  8 & 15)  Oct. 22 & 29

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 this 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.  
Mission Priest – Next week
 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. 


Rosary      Monday’s at 6 pm

      We will be saying a rosary for the petitions you have been writing on the strips of papers at the doors, and for any other petitions you have, on Monday evenings at 6:00 during the month of October.  Please join us!


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

Counters:  Jim Cozart   &  Ann Jentzen


Our Lady of Fatima  1917 – 2017

     We will gather in the churches of  American Martyrs &

St. Patrick at 12 pm on Oct. 15, to pray the rosary together.

     Our Lady appeared in Portugal to three young shepherd children: Lucia 10, Francisco 8 and Jacinta 7 years old. She appeared to them each month - May through October - a total of six times, spoke to them, and gave them messages. A year prior to that the Angel appeared to the same children and taught them prayers and told them to “Pray Much” and to make and offer Sacrifices.


   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


When have your actions not measured up to your promises?

What was the outcome?


¿ Cuándo tus acciones no han dado la talla de tus promesas?

¿Cuál fue el resultado?


Why is it important to follow through on your promises to others?

¿ Por qué es importante cumplir tus promesas a los demás?

September : 
29 – Noreen Faulkenberg;
30 – Ellen Stout
1 – Shawna Mullen;
2 – Mackenzie Donovan
04 – Blake Russell       
15 – Olivia Fugate
17 – Landon Donahue  
24 – Janie Montgomery
25 – Eric Marcum         
28 – William Murphy
Families to Clean Church    

Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

at the Southwest entrance of the Church

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

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!

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, Dennis Obergfell,

Clabie Barger, Fr. Joe Villa,

Ray Zierhut, Dean Karmire,

Denise Jensen, Joe Hundley,

Joe 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, Terri O’Brien,

Debbie Biddle, Denise Mansfield,

Donna Rowe, Lonnie Donahue,

Rosendo Romero, William Skaggs,

Kyle McGinnis, Fr. Don Buchanan,

Jean McIntosh,  Sierra Antoque,

 Bill & Nadine Miller Jr.,

Larry Simpkins, Bob Sommer,

 Mindy Carter,  Thomas Flood,

Katie Robbins Sawin, Carolyn Duvall,

Laverne Basham, Vince Morrison,

Kenneth Holcomb,  Carol Higdon,

Ray Buchheit, Charles Sanders,

Christina Riley, Joe & Marie Farkas


Margaret Buchanan has gone to her heavenly home last week. Please keep her, Buchanan and Nalley Families in your prayers.

Pro Life Moment

““Walk with each other. Do not be afraid to embrace God’s gift of life. Whatever storms or trials we face, we are not alone. He is with us. ‘Behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age’ (Matthew 28:20).” USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities 2017-18 Respect Life Reflection Flyer, NABRE © 2010 CCD. 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.

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


True love does not measure itself against the love of others.

If I am truly in love with God there is no need to compare myself with others or succumb to jealousy if others appear closer than I or because I have loved longer.  Authentic love does not consider benefits or privileges. It simply desires to be in the presence of the One who is loved. God invites all of his children into a relationship with him. It does not matter when along our life’s journey we accept that invitation.

It is only important that we DO.

     God promises love and eternal live to all who enter into relationship with him.

 It does not matter when.

This is God’s pure merciful gift. 

It is God’s to give as God desires.

Coming events
Oct. 07 – Fr. Victor Karls C. Ss. R. -  A. 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. 15 –  Rosary for Fatima at 12 Noon both Parishes
Oct. 19 –  Parish Feast Day Mass 6 pm  – A. Martyrs

Oct. 28 –  Parish Social  Parish Family Hall – A.  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 – A. Martyrs

Nov  23 –  8 am Thanksgiving Mass – A. Martyrs

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

Dec  24 –  4 pm Christmas Eve Mass -  A. 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 – A. 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 -  A. Martyrs
Jan. 01 –   New Year Mass 10:30 am -  St. Patrick

Blessings, Fr. Joe