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

Welcome Fr. Victor Karls C. Ss. R

October  08, 2017
FOCUS: The God of peace is with us.

By God’s grace, modern medicine and science have made great strides in helping people deal with anxiety. Today, we are encouraged to know that being grounded in a good prayer life can also go a long way toward lessening the anxieties that disrupt the quiet of our hearts.



Reading 1:     Isaiah 5:1-7;  

Isaiah uses the beautiful image of the vineyard in describing the people of Israel. It takes work to have a good harvest, just as it takes work to remain faithful to the Lord.

 R.) Psalm 80:  

The vineyard of the Lord is the house of Israel.

Reading 2:    Philippians 4:6-9; 

 In the second reading, Saint Paul encourages us to turn our anxieties over to the God of peace.


Gospel:   Matthew 21:33-43;  

In the Gospel, Jesus also uses the image of the vineyard, saying that the vineyard – the kingdom of God – is for those who will produce its fruit.



  Saturday;  Oct.  07;  5:00 PM –  Betty Illingworth

  **2nd Collection, Food for the Poor             

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        

  **2nd Collection, Food for the Poor  


 Monday     Oct.  02   6:00 PM -  At St Patrick

Tuesday      Oct.  03   6:00 PM  -  At St Patrick

Wednesday Oct.    04  6:00 PM  -  At St Patrick  


Thursday     Oct. 12   8:00 AM  -   Margaret Buchanan     


   Saturday;  Oct.  14;  5:00 PM –  

  Protection of all Children born and unborn


  **2nd Building/Maintenance Fund             

Servers:       Blake &  Brannon Russell             
  Sunday;  Oct.  15;   8:30 AM –  
                     Jean Marie Reinstedler

28th   Sunday of Ordinary Time  

Servers: Marta Rose & Friederich Ostertag

  **2nd Building/Maintenance Fund   

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  

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.

Follow us on Facebook 

Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th

Classes: 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,  Nov. 5th  **

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 Wednesday’s at 5:30 pm.

   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
 On October 7 & 8 both American Martyrs and

St. Patrick will have a mission appeal for a

Food For The Poor 
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. 



   NO Rosary on Monday, October 9th so that we may attend the mission in Salem. The rosary will resume on Monday, October 16th at 6 p.m. and run through the month of October.  

           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!


Our Lady of Fatima  1917 – 2017

     We will gather in the churches of  American Martyrs  &  St. Patrick at 12 pm on Wednesday,

 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


What would your reaction be if you found that someone you thought you could trust was taking money

from you without your knowledge?

How would you handle the situation?


¿ Cuál sería tu reacción si averiguaras que alguien en quien tú creías podías confiar te sacará dinero sin tu saberlo?

¿Cómo lidiarías con esta situación?


What would you do if you found out that a friend had not been loyal to you

¿ Qué harías si te das cuenta que un amigo tuyo no te ha sido fiel?

October Birthday’s
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. 09 –   Oct.  14    Ramona Barger

Oct. 16 –   Oct.  21    Janet McNear & Noreen Faulkenberg

Oct. 23 –   Oct.  28    David Baker Family

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

On Thursday, October 19th  there will be a 6pm

Mass at American Martyrs in honor of our

Parish Feast Day.

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

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 Church after Sunday morning after 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:

David Schafer,  Marie Ficht, Charles Sanders,

Joe Boswell, Pat Divish,  Carol Higdon,

Steve Illingworth, Jim Coomes, Lucy Cullins

Martha Kiesler, Peter Renn, Christina Riley,

Suzan Buchanan, Blue Bomar, Ray Buchheit,

Bob Bromm, Fr. Don Buchanan, Fr. Joe Villa,

Ray Zierhut, Dean Karmire, Lois Meagher,

Denise Jensen, Joe Hennekes, Kyle McGinnis,

  Carolyn Wilson, Cathy Wilson Cochran,

Debbie Hoey, Gloria Spalding, Mary Diaz,

Lupe Brunner, Daw White Jr., Terri O’Brien,

Marcy Donohue, Sadie Fugate, James Cruz,

Debbie Biddle, Denise Mansfield,

Dennis Obergfell, Rosendo Romero,

Donna Rowe, Lonnie Donahue,

William Skaggs, Clabie Barger,

Joe & Marie Farkas, Bill & Nadine Miller Jr.,

Jean McIntosh,  Sierra Antoque,

Larry Simpkins, Bob Sommer, Mindy Carter,

Katie Robbins Sawin, Carolyn Duvall,

Thomas Flood, Kenneth Holcomb,

Laverne Basham, Vince Morrison,

Pro Life Moment
“The knowledge and realization of how deeply we

are loved by God elicits a response of love that simultaneously draws us closer to God and at

the same time impels us to share his love.”
USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities
“How to Build a Culture of Life,”  


A   Baby is a Gift -  

Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444. 

Adoption Options -  317-878-3412 

CRADLE - 812-752-0123

Great news!  The House of Representatives passed HR 36 the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act by a bi-partisan majority of 237-1189.  Thanks to all who sent messages, made phone calls and shared information on social media  to send our message to Congress.  We will let you know when the Senate begins their work on this bill.

For Sale
  **American Martyrs

 “Our Favorite Recipes” Cookbook are 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. 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 Saints Day
Nov. 02 –  All Souls Day
Nov. 04 –  Craft Show / Flea Market -  K of C Hall

Nov  05 – SCRIP orders due – A. 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

    Intinction is the Eucharistic practice of partly dipping the consecrated bread, or host, into the consecrated wine before consumption by the communicant.  

     The communicant, including the extraordinary minister, is never allowed to self-communicate, even by means of Intinction.

May Light always surround you;
Hope kindle and rebound you. 
May your Hurts turn to Healing;
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom;
Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you;
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire your Deepest Desires. 
Through all that you Reach For,
May your arms Never Tire.                 
D. Simone, Author

You’re in my thoughts and prayers,

Fr. Joe