American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Welcome to American Martyrs
Pastor Rev. Joseph L. Villa STL
16th Sunday of Ordinary Time

July 28/29, 2018


It is not enough to count our blessings

  – we need to share them.


     We have to fight the temptation to “not share” what we have with others for fear there may not be enough for us in the future. Jesus calls us to be more than spectators in the work of salvation. We must be agents of his love and mercy at all times.



Reading 1: 2 Kings 4:42-44;
 In the first reading,

Elisha takes twenty barley loves and through God’s grace

 and by his promise, feeds a hundred people.
R.)Psalm 145:    
The hand of the Lord feeds us;
  he answers all our needs.
Reading 2: Ephesians 4:1-6;

Saint Paul, writing from prison, calls for unity among the Church of Ephesus.

Gospel: John 6:1-15; 

 In the Gospel, Jesus feeds thousands with one boy’s five barley loaves and two fish.



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  

Monday        July 30  8:00 AM  -  Frank Mays

Tuesday       July 31  8:00 AM  -  Jean Reinstedler

Wednesday   Aug 01  8:00 AM  -   John Salyers  

 Wednesday Aug. 01 6:00 PM  at St. Patrick

Thursday      Aug 02  8:00 AM  -   Presentation Bacala  

Saturday; August 04; 5:00 PM –  Special Intention

** 2nd Collection Scott County Clearing House

Welcome Fr. Boniface Flokiah

Servers: Eric Marcum  and Albert Soto

Sunday; August 05; 8:30 AM  –Cathy Wilson Cochran
 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time 

** 2nd Collection Scott County Clearing House

Welcome Fr. Boniface Flokiah

Servers:  Marta Rose Ostertag &  Odelia Soto
St. Patrick Catholic Church
PO Box # 273; 208 S. Shelby Street, Salem IN 47167
Sunday Mass  10:30 AM and  
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

       The story of the multiplication of the loaves and the fishes is a familiar one, and has many lessons, not least of which is how our willingness to share who we are and what we have - exercising good stewardship - releases God’s power and bountifulness on the world and its people.

   Do we realize that there is enough for all if we are willing to share?

   Are we aware that God is at work when we share our time, our money and our other resources in his name?

Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th

Resumes in August 19th

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.  


Please welcome  Fr.Boniface Flokiah Pastor,

Christ the King next weekend

 Catholic Church Archdiocese of Monrovia Liberia. 

Fr.Boniface will be hosting Mass here at American Martyrs and St Patrick the weekend of August 4 & 5

There will be a second collection.

Prayer for my Family

    Lord Jesus, I ask you to protect and watching over my family, so that in the strength of you grace, we may enjoy prosperity, possess the priceless gift of your peace, and bear witness in this world to your glory.

August Ministries

Saturday – Reader      Eucharist Ministers

 David Baker (G)           Bev Schafer (*)

 Missy Baker (R)           Ramona Barger                                            


Sunday – Reader___ Eucharist Ministers

 Susan Anderson (G)   Ruth Long (*)

 Pat Read (R)              Jerry Hartman


Counters: Julie Donovan & Doris Marcum



Parish Social Night   August 18th
Socials are after 5 pm Mass Saturday in the Parish Hall. 

This social  will be a make yourself a Salad, Please bring a covered dish.

Thanks to Ramona Barger for hosting.

Be ready to have a lot of fellowship with your church family along with delicious food.  

Thank you to the people who have stepped up to host.
Future Socials;  

September 22nd - Baked Potatoes

Oct. 20th - Chili and Soups;

 Nov. 17th - Thanksgiving

A Special Happy Birthday to

Fr. Joe Villa


July Birthdays:

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 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

Aug 20   – Aug 25   Janet McNear and Noreen Faulkenberg

 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

Free to a Good Home

      Sharron Laswell (812-820-1863) is moving and she has

a 3 year old neutered male Grey Tabby indoor cat (with all his belongings) she wants to find a good home for him. 

 She can’t take him with her (sadly they don’t allow pets).

Bought a box of QTIPS-reminding me:

Quit Taking It Personal ! –  Fr. Jim Sichko

Trust me peeps -Evil may have its hour,

but God will have His day.   – Fr. Jim Sichko


Thank you,

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Parish Picnic or helped in any way to make it a huge success. A special thank you to Rich & Mary Smith for organizing, Jim Boswell, Steve Boswell, and Jim Cozart for doing all the grilling.

Thank you also Knights of Columbus for hosting, they furnished the waterslides, meat and drinks. 

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who participated in the

Scott County K of C sponsored a Blood Drive.


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:

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

Joe Castro,    Joe Farkas,

Alfreda Donahue, Lonnie Donahue,

Fr. Joe Villa, Fr. Don Buchanan,

Joe Henson,    Joe Hennekes      

Joe Brown,    Cathy Wilson Cochran

Pat Divish,     Debbie Biddle,           
Joe Boswell, Blue Bomar,
Teresa Westwood, Alex O’Raferty,  
Ray Zierhut, William Skaggs,      
Denise Jensen,  Clabie Barger,

Daw White Jr.,  Janie Clouse,      

Mindy Carter,  Larry Simpkins,     
Linda Illingworth, Bob Sommer    
Jim Coomes,  Denise Mansfield,
Kenneth Holcomb,  Joe Conzoneri,

Jean McIntosh,  Benny Hartlage 

Mary Diaz,     David Schafer,        
Charles Sanders, James Cruz,
Dean Karmire, Christina Riley,
 Laverne Basham,  Debbie Hoey,

Terri O’Brien,  Donna Rowe,        

 Sadie Fugate,   Marcy Donohue,            

 Carolyn Duvall,  Katie Robbins Sawin,

Carol Higdon,    Rosendo Romero,
Thomas Flood,  Dennis Obergfell,    
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


A   Baby is a Gift 

CRADLE -812-752-0123;

Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444;

Adoption Options- 317-878-3412 


The Prayer Blanket Story

The Prayer Blanket Ministry was introduced to American Martyrs by a parishioner who was given one from an unknow friend who was facing treatment for cancer. It brought the friend great peace and joy from the gifts and prayers of a faith community. It also gave her a sense of "family" and confidence in God's infinite love and mercy. These are given to anyone needing the gift of love and prayer. Prayers are offered for recipients as the blankets are constructed and thereafter by both the ministry and other members of the staff and parish community. The Prayer Blanket is a tangible sign that each recipient is lifted up in prayer by our Faith Community. These blankets are blessed.


A Gift of Love & A Testimony of Faith

The Prayer Blanket Ministry touches not only the lives of those who receive the blankets but also those who construct and distribute them and those who see them in use. Recipients speak of the impact they have on doctors, nurses, visitors and those who see them and ask about them.

They are a testimony that a community of faith relies on God and one another to accompany on life's journey. Intercessory prayer is a prayer of petition that leads us to pray as Jesus did. Jesus is able to save those who draw near to God through him. The Holy Spirit himself intercedes for us! So I say to you:

 "Ask and it will be given to you, search and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you, for everyone

    who asks receives, everyone who seeks finds, everyone who knocks will have the door opened." (Luke 10:9-10).

In the beautiful act of giving and receiving, blessing and prayer, the threads of these blankets become interwoven with faith, hope and love.


Who Is Eligible To Receive A Blanket?

Adults or children with a physical or emotional illness; Individuals preparing for surgery or recovering from an acute illness; Individuals living with a chronic condition or in treatment for a life-threatening illness; Individuals experiencing a crisis such as the loss of a loved one, loss of job, relationship crisis, etc. High risk pregnancy, miscarriage or neonatal crisis

"Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am gentle and lowly in heart of you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." - Matthew 11:29         


How You Can Help:

Sew Prayer Blankets at home. Donate materials needed for construction of the blankets
Put finishing touches on the blankets. The Healing Power of The Holy Name of Jesus

Join with us in praying for those whom we serve:

Jesus, your coming on earth was like a new dawn over a world of darkness: the blind saw, the lame walked again, the sick were healed and even the dead were raised to life. Come again into the lives of everyone and heal the wounds of their broken hearts. Come again to all who are sick or distressed and fill their lives with hope and peace. Come again to us as we call on Your holy name so that we too may receive your help and healing grace.  -  Amen.   

 -Michael Buckley

American Martyrs will start having them available next week



Fr. Joe