American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Monday, April 23, 2018
Welcome to
American Martyrs Catholic Church
Third Sunday of Easter

April 14/15, 2018


Welcome Rev. Donald Buchanan

FOCUS:   Jesus is the fulfillment of Scripture.

     The risen Christ made himself known to his disciples.

After having revealed himself in Emmaus in the breaking of the bread, he encouraged the disciples in Jerusalem to look at and to touch his wounds. He reminded them of what Scripture had foretold, just as Peter reminded the community in the first reading.



Reading 1:   Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; 

In the first reading,

Peter proclaims the Good News of Jesus’ resurrection,

calling his listeners to repentance and salvation.


R.) Psalm 4:  

               Lord, let you face shine on us.
Reading 2:  1 John 2:1-5a; 

In today’s Epistle,

John encourages believers to trust Jesus, their Advocate,

and show their love for God by keeping his commandments

Gospel:  Luke 24:35-48; 
 Our Gospel reading presents

the risen Christ making himself known to his disciples.



Saturday; April 14; 5:00 PM – Rudy Bardelli

 Servers:   Raeann Baker & Nick Bautista   


Sunday;  April 15; 8:30 AM –  Special Intention   

3rd Sunday     Easter    
Servers: Antonio Martinez & Victoria Martinez  
**Monday, April 9;  6 PM– Communion Service
Saturday; April  21; 5:00 PM

   For the Protection of all Children Born and Unborn  

 Servers:  Mario Martinez    &   Gabriel Martinez

Sunday;  April 22; 8:30 AM –  Elizabeth Harmon  

4th  Sunday     Easter    

Servers: Eric Marcum  & Isabelle Marcum    


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.


Votive Candles

A requested donation of  $3.00


Mass Intentions

 Intentions are $10.00 per Mass,

Envelopes at the entrances of the church

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St Patrick and

American Martyrs Catholic Church Community

St. Patrick Catholic Church
PO Box # 273; 208 S. Shelby Street, 
Salem IN 47167
Sunday Mass  10:30 AM&  
Wednesday Mass 6:00 PM 

‘If Stephan had not prayed,

the Church would not have gained Paul.’

                                    - St. Augustine

Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th

Classes: April 15, 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 Sunday,  May  6th       

Thank you for your support of Script Orders.

Order forms are at the entrances of the Church.


First Holy Communion.  May 13th

 Please keep the following children in your

prayers as they prepare for their First Holy Communion.  

Allison Mullen, Finn Sawin,   Adam Soto,

Albert Soto,      Daisy Soto,   Odelia Soto,

Oliver Soto, &   Mary Grace Wimsatt

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
       RCIA classes will resume in the Fall of 2018.

   These classes are for anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic Church.   As Catholics, we are all called to evangelize.   This would be one way for you to fulfill this calling.  

To register contact

 Cindy Light or the Parish Office for more info.  



"Into His Likeness" Book Study

will start Monday, April 23rd at 6:30!

     You will pick up your books on the first night.

    It is not enough to go through life doing the bare minimum when it comes to our faith.  We are all called to be disciples of Christ and to "follow Him so closely that we are covered with His life, changed, and made new."  Being a disciple of Jesus will not make your life easier but it will fill it with blessings! 

     You ask "How do I walk as a disciple of Jesus in this day and age?"  Join our book study to find out how!  We will be reading the book "Into His Likeness" by Edward Sri.  It is an easy read and the chapters are short.   "Into His Likeness provides an approachable but in-depth exploration of how to live as a disciple and experience the transformation Jesus wants to work in our lives.  We might desire to live more like Christ, but we know we fall short.  This book simply helps us follow those initial promptings of the Holy Spirit, so that we may more intentionally encounter Jesus anew each day and be more disposed to his grace changing us ever more into his likeness."

     If you are interested, the book costs $15 (but no one will be turned away for an inability to pay).  Please sign up on the signup sheets at the doors of the church.  You are welcome to bring your children!  We can set up an activity table for them to do their homework, color, etc.  

Questions?  Call Cindy Light @ 812-595-3673.


 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your mind in Christ Jesus."    Philippians 4:6-7


While Fr, Joe is on Sabbatical this will be his address.

Rev. Joseph L. Villa

103 South 21st Street

Terre Haute, IN 47803


Religious Education - Mass Etiquette

     The religious education classes are adding a

 "Mass Etiquette" topic to the classes each week.  We will be posting that topic in the bulletin for all to contemplate.  The homework is to "practice" the particular topic during mass the following week (and hopefully make it a habit every week thereafter). 

The topic this week is Holy water and Genuflecting

Dip your fingers into the holy water font and don't just quickly make the sign of the cross, slow down; actually say the words in your mind.  This should remind us of our baptism, which made us members of Christ's Church.  Before you sit down and when leaving, genuflect towards the tabernacle, allowing your right knee to touch the floor - if possible.  Any time you pass in front of the altar, you should bow reverently. 

Bowing and/or genuflecting is a display of reverence, which acknowledges the real and mysterious presence of our Lord Jesus Christ.


CYO Parish  Social  Night   April 28th

Social is after 5 pm Mass Saturday in the Parish Hall. 

 This is CYO Fundraiser Dinner they be serving Spaghetti Dinners and Desserts. All you bring your appetites. 

Be ready to have a lot of fellowship with your church family and support the Youth of our Parish.  

Next Socials; May- Carol Ison    June – Brock Family

We are still in need of people to agree to host socials.


April Birthdays

15 – Patricia Brock          
15 – Lonnie Donahue
20 – Emily Smith              
24 – Tracy Howard 
27 –  Daniel Alexander    
29 –  Lorraine Gable      
29 – Karissa Light



Question of the Week


What questions about Jesus still arise?



¿ Qué preguntas sobre Jesús surgen todavía en el centro de mi fe?


What question would I ask someone about Jesus appearing to the Apostles?


¿ Qué pregunta podría hacer acerca de la aparición de Jesús a los apóstoles?  

Families to Clean Church

**2018 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

at the Southwest entrance of the Church

April 16 – April 21 Noreen Faulkenberg & Janet McNear 

April 23 – April 28    Joan Mace

April 30 – May 05    David Baker Family

Cleaning the Church only takes a couple hours.

A cleaning list is in the Northwest cleaning closet.

Thank you for taking your time to volunteer.

 Pro Life Moment

   “A model of care has been developed specifically for families whose infant is likely to die before or after birth. Often called ‘perinatal hospice,’ it's a way of caring for both the baby and the baby's family before, as well as after, birth.”   USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities,

 “Supporting Families Who Receive a Prenatal Diagnosis”  


A   Baby is a Gift -  

Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444


Adoption Options- 317-878-3412  

How to Use the Little White Book

     The Little White Book is meant to help you enjoy six minutes a day in prayer during the Easter Season.

    The Key is the right –hand page. On that page each day We’ll look at passages from the Acts of the Apostles, and suggest some reflection.

     The left-hand page is different. It’s like a buffet table with information about the Easter season, or various traditions and customs, or the saint whose feast is celebrated on that particular day. This year’s left-hand page will also look at the people and the faith life of the early Church. Start with either page, as you wish. The main thing is to spend some quiet time in prayer each day

     It’s in us to pray. We were made for it, and we’re Physically healthier and happier when we pray. It’s been said that when we begin praying regularly, ”coincidences” begin happening. But sometimes it’s hard to find a time and a place.

TIME: 6 minutes            PLACE: Anywhere
There are still a few at the doors of the Church for the taking.

    An underlying lesson from all three readings this weekend is that the Risen Christ has wiped away our sins, not only for individuals, but throughout the world and its history. The terrible power of sin has now been reversed and our coming to perfection through the love of God is part of the Easter experience. As stewards of God’s love we are called to participate in Christ’s redemptive activity. The stewardship questions for us are many:

How do we resist injustice at home or in the workplace?

How do we confront violence in our language and attitudes?

How do we bring Christ to others?


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;  Wanda Mays, Bob Ligda,

       Shirley Novak, Norma Campbell,

Hickory Creek; Elberta Lundy,  

Lake Iola Assisted Living; Josephine Zink     

Lake Pointe Village: Rita Castillo

Waters of Scottsburg; Bob Aker, Mary Mays,

Providence Transitional Care Community; Lois Meagher

River Crossing Assisted Living: Gloria Spalding


Prayers for the Sick:

Terry Light,  Marie Ficht,   Linda Illingworth,

Pat Divish,   Joe Castro,    Alfreda Donahue,

Joe Brown, Fr. Joe Villa, Fr. Don Buchanan,
Joe Farkas, David Schafer, Joe Boswell,
Carol Higdon,  Debbie Biddle,  Martha Kiesler,

Peter Renn,                         Blue Bomar, Teresa Westwood,

Thomas Flood,  William Skaggs,             Denise Jensen,

Daw White Jr.,   Janie Clouse,     Clabie Barger,

Alex O’Raferty,  Lupe Brunner, Dennis Obergfell,

Jim Coomes,  Donna Rowe,  Kenneth Holcomb,
Jean McIntosh, Benny Hartlage Denise Mansfield,

Mary Diaz,    Ray Zierhut  Charles Sanders,

Dean Karmire, Christina Riley,  Laverne Basham,
Terri O’Brien,  Joe Hennekes,  Bob Sommer
Debbie Hoey,  Sadie Fugate,  Marcy Donohue,          
James Cruz,  Carolyn Duvall, Katie Robbins Sawin,
Mindy Carter, Larry Simpkins, Rosendo Romero,

Anita Eversole, Ray Buchheit,  Lonnie Donahue,


Easter –

A Joyful Season for Missionary Disciples

     For those who exercise good stewardship of their Catholic faith, this April is the happiest, most joyful of months for it ushers in the great Easter season – a season of profound hope and joy. During the Easter season, which extends 50 days, from the Easter Vigil Mass of Saturday evening, March 31 to the Vigil Mass of Pentecost Sunday, on Saturday evening, May 19, Christian stewards are exhorted to celebrate and be joyful, for our Savior is with us.

      In his apostolic exhortation, Evangelii Gaudium (“The Joy of the Gospel”), Pope Francis revealed that the best way to live out the joy of Easter is to become a genuine family of faith, an “evangelizing Church that comes out of herself.” He urged Catholics around the world to contemplate the mind of Jesus Christ and what it means to be the “light of Christ.” From there, Francis believed a spirituality of missionary discipleship could be cultivated that would “help the Church get out of herself “ and reach out to those who live in darkness.

      At the Easter Vigil, all the great symbols are there: darkness, light, fire, water. The Vigil begins in darkness; not a darkness to be ignored, but a darkness in which we realize where we would be without the light of Christ, a darkness that reveals much about our world, our own sinfulness, the darkness that sometimes envelopes our own lives and even shrouds our own hearts. But then, the great fire of the Vigil is lit, a fire which consumes the darkness, and the procession into the church reminds us of the light and strength provided by the community of the faithful and the saving light of Christ. Indeed, Saint Paul maintains that we are stewards of this great light. We remember the waters of baptism during the Vigil as we renew our baptismal vows. The Vigil also brings into our community those newly baptized who proceed joyfully with us into April.

      As missionary disciples who exercise stewardship of Jesus’ teachings, come into the glory of this April, join with those apostles whose hearts were on fire, and contemplate the words of the risen Lord: “Your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father” (Matt. 5:16). For missionary disciples, this charge should be enough to bring hope and joy. Indeed, April is the most glorious of months. Christ is risen! Alleluia!


International Catholic Stewardship Council;

CATHOLIC STEWARDSHIP: April 2018 • e-Bulletin

Your light must shine before others,
that they may see your good deeds
and glorify your heavenly Father” (Matt. 5:16).