American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Welcome to
American Martyrs
16th Sunday of Ordinary Time

July 21/22, 2018

Welcome Back Fr. Joe Villa
God wants us to be in his peace.

     Our Lord insists that we take time to be still and rest in him. As difficult as it is to just stop and be still, it is important to make the time to be refreshed and to rest in the Lord’s peace.



Reading 1:  Jeremiah 23:1-6;

 In Jeremiah, God discloses that bad shepherds will be punished and a good shepherd assigned to care for the people. 


R.) Psalm 23:   The Lord is my shepherd;

                          there is nothing I shall want.     

Reading 2: Ephesians 2:13-18; 

The second reading talks about the peace we have in Jesus Christ.

Gospel:  Mark 6:30-34; 

In the Gospel, Jesus insists that the Apostles take time to rest and be rejuvenated, for the need to care for the followers is great.



***Welcome Back Rev. Joe Villa***

Saturday; July 21; 5:00 PM –   

Daniel & Trinidad Romero also Lupe 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 


Monday        July 23  8:00 AM  - Charles & Estelle Hutchins

Tuesday       July 24  8:00 AM  -   Gary Moenter

 Wednesday July 25  6:00 PM     at St. Patrick

Thursday  July 26  8:00 AM  -  Jean Marie Reinstedler  

Saturday; July 28; 5:00 PM –  Beth Smith    

Servers:   Sadie Fugate and Daisy Soto


Sunday;  July 29; 8:30 AM  –  Doris and Jim Arbuckle

 17th Sunday of Ordinary Time 

   Servers:  Isabelle Marcum &  Marian Soto  

St. Patrick Catholic Church
PO Box # 273;
208 S. Shelby Street, 
Salem IN 47167
Sunday Mass  10:30 AMand  

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.


Votive Candles

A requested donation of  $3.00

The Candles are located in the

North West corner in the Church


Mass Intentions 

Are requested $10.00 per Mass

Envelopes are at the entrances of the church.

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Stewardship Moment

      In today’s second reading, St. Paul reminds us that Christ is creating a new world order: one that brings about relationships based on love, peace, reconciliation, hope and unity. As a Eucharistic community, we are stewards of Christ’s new creation.

How are we promoting peace and reconciliation in our own lives?

How are we showing love for our neighbors?

What are we doing to encourage unity and understanding among those with whom we gather around the Lord’s Table each week?  

Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th

Registration papers are at the entrances of the church.

You can turn them in at the office,

give them to Cindy or put them in the collection basket.

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.  

    We would like to send at Huge Thank you to

 Fr. Don Buchanan for helping and supporting us .

You are truly a Blessing to us.


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.

     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
Sunday, 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, and drinks.

     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. Yes, Fr. Joe Villa will be back 

Upcoming Parish Socials; August 18th – & September 15th 

Looking for someone to volunteer to accept either month.


July Birthdays:

22 –   Diana Cozart 

23– Janie Alexander  
23 – Patrick Cozart
25 – Sue White      
26– Nick Bauista       
28 – Terry Light
28 – Fr. Joe Villa

August Birthdays:

01 – Jo Nell Buchanan
04– Fay Obergfell    
05 – Steve Brock
06 – Linda Illingworth  
08– Debbie Young   
08 – Tom Marley
08 – Victoria Martinez 
09– Yessica Valencia
10 –Tina Cozart

Question of the Week   


When has a generous gift from someone offered me hope?


¿ Cuándo me ha dado esperanza la generosidad de alguna persona?


What loving gift can I share with someone this week?     


¿ Qué regalo de caridad puedo compartir con mi prójimo esta semana?


Families to Clean Church    

**2018 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

at the Southwest entrance of the Church

July 23  – July 27  David Baker Family

July 30   – Aug 04  Helen Reynolds and Lois Bridges

Aug 06   – Aug 11  Ramona Barger and Dinah Ewing

Aug 13   – Aug 18   Bea Boswell and Susan Anderson

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

Pro Life Moment

   “Through [the] loving care [of my family and friends], they affirm what I also know—that my life is, always has been, and always will be, worth living.’”

“Maggie’s Story: Living like Dad,”  USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities


 ***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.

 The American Red Cross is issuing an urgent call for donors due to an emergency blood shortage.

     Officials say more than 550 fewer blood drives were held last month  This could have led to as many as 15,000 fewer donations than needed, which has caused blood donations to be given to hospitals faster than they are coming in.

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


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:

Larry Stout        Kari Stout              
 Ed Rees        JoNell Buchanan,
Tony Kiesler,   Sharon Laswell, 
Emily Howser, Gwynn Keller        
Marjorie Arbuckle,  Marie Ficht,   
Peter Renn, Martha Kiesler,

Joe Castro,    Alfreda Donahue,

 Lonnie Donahue,  Joe Farkas,

Fr. Joe Villa, Fr. Don Buchanan,

Joe Henson,    Joe Brown,
Joe Hennekes,  Cathy Wilson Cochran
Pat Divish,     Debbie Biddle,           
Joe Boswell, Blue Bomar,
Teresa Westwood,  Denise Jensen,
Ray Zierhut, William Skaggs,      
Daw White Jr.,  Janie Clouse,      
Clabie Barger, Linda Illingworth,
Mindy Carter,  Larry Simpkins,
Jim Coomes, Denise Mansfield,
Bob Sommer , Kenneth Holcomb,

Jean McIntosh,  Benny Hartlage 

Mary Diaz,     David Schafer,        

Charles Sanders,  Laverne Basham,

Dean Karmire, Christina Riley,    

Terri O’Brien,     Donna Rowe,     

Alex O’Raferty,   Sadie Fugate,

Debbie Hoey,  Marcy Donohue,   

James Cruz, Carolyn Duvall,       

Katie Robbins Sawin, Joe Conzoneri,

Carol Higdon,    Rosendo Romero,

Thomas Flood,  Dennis Obergfell,  

Eric Graham


A   Baby is a Gift -  

CRADLE -812-752-0123;

Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444;

Adoption Options- 317-878-3412 

A Biblical Stewardship Principle:
Everything We Have is a Gift from God
By Rev. Joseph Creedon (Part 3 in a series)

     The biblical notion of stewardship is rooted in a concept that is difficult for us inhabitants of the 21st century to accept – God is the owner of everything! In Genesis 2:15, we are given the roots of stewardship, “…God took the man and settled him in the garden of Eden to cultivate and take care of it” (The New Jerusalem Bible). God made the earth; God made Adam and Eve. Then he loaned the world to them so that they could care for it. Adam and Eve are the first stewards of creation. Their eating of the forbidden fruit has many meanings but one meaning is certainly that they tried to make themselves gods. They wanted to “own” what was “loaned” to them as gift for safekeeping. We have been repeating their sin ever since.

     The biblical concept of a jubilee year, every fifty years, as explained in Leviticus 25 makes it clear that everything belongs to God and is merely loaned to us as tenants, trustees or stewards. Debts were forgiven and land was returned to its original owner to serve as a reminder that God, not we, owns the land. The Old Testament concept of the tithe was likewise a reminder that God owns everything and it is merely loaned to us.

     The concept of stewardship next appears in the earliest New Testament writings. Saint Paul, in his first letter to the Corinthians, offers powerful witness to his vision of stewardship, “People should think of us as Christ’s servants, stewards entrusted with the mysteries of God. In such a matter, what is expected of stewards is that each one should be found trustworthy” (1 Cor. 4:1- 2). Paul sees all believers as “stewards entrusted with the mysteries of God.” I don’t know about you but I find that job description for believers to be both awe inspiring and frightening. It is a concept that will require much meditation and even more commitment on our part.

Saint Peter continues the notion of stewardship:

Each one of you has received a special grace, so, like good stewards responsible for all these varied graces of God, put it at the service of others. If anyone is a speaker, let it be as the words of God, if anyone serves, let it be as in strength granted by God; so that in everything God may receive the glory, through Jesus Christ, since to him alone belong all glory and power forever and ever. Amen” (1 Peter 4:10-11).

    I hope you are beginning to understand the challenge of stewardship as a spirituality.

 It is rooted in the Bible and based on the principle that everything we have is a gift from God.


Happy to be back,

Fr. Joe