American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Sunday, August 19, 2018
American Martyrs Catholic Church
Pastor: Rev. Joseph Villa STL
15th Sunday of Ordinary Time

July 14/15, 2018

Welcome Rev. Donald Buchanan

God chose us in him, before the foundation of the world.


     God chooses us, despite our failures and shortcomings, to be his disciples. He sends us out into the world, not on our own, but in the companionship of our brothers and sisters in community. He does not leave us to our own devices, but gives power and authority through his name.




Reading 1:    Amos 7:12-15;   Amos was chosen, taken away from his work as a shepherd and a dresser of sycamores, to prophesy to the people of Israel.


R.) Psalm 85:    Lord, let us see your kindness and

                             grant us your salvation.

Reading 2: Ephesians 1:3-14;    In writing to the Ephesians, Paul praises God and reminds his listeners that God chose us in him, before the foundation of the world.  

Gospel: Mark 6:7-13;   In the Gospel, the now-chosen

Twelve are sent out to preach repentance and to bring healing.



Saturday; July 14; 5:00 PM –   Steve Illingworth

**2nd Collection Building/Maintenance Fund                                                         

Servers: Antonio Martinez & Mario Martinez
Sunday; July 15; 8:30 AM  – Minnie Laswell
 15th Sunday of Ordinary Time 

**2nd Collection Building/Maintenance Fund                  


   Servers: Catherine Valencia & Marcos Valencia


NO Communion Service this week


***Welcome back Rev. Joe Villa***

Saturday; July 21; 5:00 PM –   

        Daniel & Trinidad Romero also Lube Brunner                                                          


Servers: Raeann Baker & Nick Bautista


Sunday;  July 22; 8:30 AM  –  For the Parish

 16th Sunday of Ordinary Time 

   Servers:  Gabriela Martinez  & Victoria Martinez  


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

The Candles are located in the North West corner in the Church

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 AMand  

Wednesday Mass 6:00 PM 

Stewardship Moment

    In his letter to the Ephesian community, St. Paul teaches that God, the Father, has established a divine plan to bring all of creation to Christ and that He has blessed us with the divine gifts to help implement that plan. Christian stewards know what their gifts are and remain committed to using them in the service of the Lord.

Do we know what our gifts are?

Do we believe that God has given us these gifts?

Are we committed to using our gifts to serve the Lord?

Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th

Resumes in August

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

No charge for our Religious Education program.

Contact; Cindy Light for more information.


SCRIPT Orders  Due Sunday,  August  5th  


THANK YOU for your support of the youth of our parish!
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.  


Thank you Fr. Jim Sichko for everyone who attended helped make  “60 Minutes with Jesus”  a Huge success.  

A BIG Thank you to everyone who worked, or brought food, or attended the gathering after.


    We would like to send at Huge Thank you to Fr. Don Buchanan for helping and supporting us while Fr. Joe was away. 

His is truly a Blessing to us.


This is the art of courage: to see things as they are and still believe that the victory lies not with those who avoid the bad, but those who taste, in living awareness, every drop of the good.


     Welcome to the American Martyrs,

Mr. & Mrs. Jeremy (Jennifer) Willes and Family.

Anastasia, Lola, Selleck, Reeve, Briar, Greer, Hayes also Ford. We welcome you to our Parish Family.

2nd Annual Parish Picnic
July 22nd     Noon to 3pm

    American Martyrs in partnership with the K of C 8052

Will host a summer picnic for members and their families at the K of C Hall, there will be a big tent, games inside and out for adults and children, plenty of food, s ome of it grilled.

Hamburgers and Hot dogs will be provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite covered dish to the picnic. There will also have a small water slide for the small children and a bigger one for the older children,

(or any daring adult). Yes Fr. Joe Villa will be back 


July Birthdays:

16 – Sherry Mays  
16– Adley Everhart  
18 – Larry Stout
19 – Janet Hall       
20– Robin Boswell   
21 – Angela Murphy
22 –  Diana Cozart 
23– Janie Alexander
 23 – Patrick Cozart
25 – Sue White      
26– Nich Bauista     
28 – Terry Light

Question of the Week   


 What part of the Good News of Jesus Christ can

I share this week?    


¿ Cómo puedo proclamar la Buena Nueva esta semana?


Which of Jesus’s stories can I tell this week? 


¿ Cuál relato de Jesucristo puedo contar esta semana?


Families to Clean Church 

**2018 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

at the Southwest entrance of the Church

July 16  – July 21 Janet McNear & Noreen Faulkenberg   

July 23  – July 27  David Baker Family

July 30   – Aug 04  Volunteer Needed PLEASE

Aug 06   – Aug 11  Volunteer Needed PLEASE

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.       .

Attention;  All Vegetable Gardeners!

Do you find yourself with more than you need from your garden and don't know what to do with your excess? A "Share the Harvest" table will be set up at the main entrance of church in mid-July for all parishioners to share (bring in or take out) in the bounty. Any questions, contact Rich or Mary Smith

(812-595-2243 or

Red Cross Blood Drive

The Scott County Knights of Columbus will sponsor a

Blood Drive at the K of C Hall (1460 N. Gardner St.)

on Monday, July 23rd   from 2pm to 6pm.

 Please enter a reminder on you cell phone or personal calendar, and pass this info onto friends and relatives!     Giving Blood Saves Lives


Discernment is more than simply deciding to do something. It is a process of prayerfully aligning

our heart and life with God, recognizing our many blessings, and responding out of gratitude.


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
Bea Boswell 812-752-4933

Lupe Brunner sister of Mona Barger’s went to her eternal home.  Please remember her and her family in your prayers.    Eternal rest grant unto Lupe, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace


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


Larry Stout        Kari Stout                

Ed Rees         Marie Ficht,   

Tony Kiesler,   Sharon Laswell, 
JoNell Buchanan,  Emily Howser
Peter Renn, Martha Kiesler,

Joe Castro,    Alfreda Donahue,

 Lonnie Donahue, Joe Henson,   
Joe Farkas,  Cathy Wilson Cochran

Fr. Joe Villa, Fr. Don Buchanan,

Joe Brown,    Joe Hennekes

Pat Divish,     Debbie Biddle,           
Joe Boswell, Blue Bomar,
Teresa Westwood, Benny Hartlage
Ray Zierhut, William Skaggs,      
Denise Jensen, Linda Illingworth,
Daw White Jr.,   Janie Clouse,     
Clabie Barger, Christina Riley,
Mindy Carter,   Bob Sommer          ,
Larry Simpkins,   Charles Sanders,
Jim Coomes,   Kenneth Holcomb,
Jean McIntosh, Denise Mansfield,
Mary Diaz,     David Schafer,
Dean Karmire,   Laverne Basham,

Terri O’Brien,   Donna Rowe,       

Debbie Hoey,   Sadie Fugate,      
Marcy Donohue,   Alex O’Raferty,  
James Cruz, Joe Conzoneri,
Carolyn Duvall, Katie Robbins Sawin,
Carol Higdon,    Rosendo Romero,
Thomas Flood,  Dennis Obergfell,
Pro Life Moment

   “Gracious Father, I thank you for the mercy you have shown in forgiving my sins and for the peace that comes from being reconciled with you and with your Church.”

“Trust in God’s Mercy” USCCB Prayer Card (Post-Abortion Healing)*


A   Baby is a Gift -  

CRADLE -812-752-0123;

Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444;

Adoption Options- 317-878-3412 


     Heavenly Father, You are the source of wisdom and grace, the author of human freedom and creativity.

We thank you for these gifts, and ask that you teach us to be good stewards of our creative spirits. As we immerse ourselves in this summer season, show us how to slow down a bit, quiet ourselves, and learn the art of re-creation, reflection and relaxation.

Encourage us to “power down” so that we might recharge and re-energize our minds, bodies and spirits for the journey ahead of us. Help us never to be too busy to pause and realize your gracious presence all around us:

 in nature, in other people, in ourselves. Slow us down and teach us to be better stewards of our time of recreation.

We pray this in Jesus’ name. 

The Spirituality of Stewardship:
 A Process of Conversion
by Leisa Anslinger, author and co-founder of
Catholic Strengths and Engagement Community (CSEC).    
Recently, I have found myself in conversation with leaders who truly grasp the responsibility of leading others to embrace stewardship as a deeply spiritual way of life. As one noted, “It is one thing to take the call to live and grow as a steward to heart in my own life. It is quite something else to lead others to put stewardship into practice.” Stewardship requires an ongoing process of conversion.
This is true in our own lives, and in the life of our parish or diocese and involves four inter-related steps (see United States bishops’ pastoral letter, Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response (USCCB Publishing, Washington, D.C. (quotations are cited in the tenth anniversary edition, 2002)):
1. Commitment. Living as disciples requires us to make a “conscious, firm decision, carried out in action, to be followers of Jesus Christ no matter the cost to themselves.” As stewardship leaders, we grow in our own commitment to Christ and invite others to do so as well. Our commitment as Christians becomes the vision and purpose for our lives.
2. Call. Disciples answer the call of the Lord in their daily lives. Jesus does not only call once, but over and over, throughout the course of our lives. This truly is life-changing! When people grasp that they are called to carry out Christ’s mission in the world, their lives take on new and greater meaning.
3. Discernment. Discernment is more than simply deciding to do something. It is a process of prayerfully aligning our heart and life with God, recognizing our many blessings, and responding out of gratitude by sharing the gifts that have been entrusted to us. Discernment is sometimes a straight-forward process of doing what we know is right, but often needs and benefits from the companionship of others, as we listen for and respond to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.
4. Action. It is not enough to know ourselves as Christ’s people and to become attentive to the Lord’s call. “This commitment is expressed not in a single action, nor even in a number of actions over a period of time, but in an entire way of life…” 
    From my perspective, this conversion process is about having a vision of ourselves and our faith communities as disciples and stewards firmly in mind and moving more toward the vision every step of the way. Over the next few months, we will explore the implication of this process more extensively

Fr. Joe Villa is returning on July 20th

He is real excited about his return.