American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Welcome To

American Martyrs

Pastor Rev. Joseph Villa STL


30th Sunday of Ordinary Time

October 27/28, 2018

FOCUS :      

    Just as Jesus restored sight to the blind man, our faith in him opens our eyes to truth and eternal life in Christ.


     The story of Jesus healing the blind man speaks powerfully to us. Your faith has saved you, Jesus tells him. The man, with his sight restored, follows Jesus. May our own faith and determination give us sight as well, that we may also know and follow God in our daily lives.




Reading 1: Jeremiah 31:7-9; 

The prophet Jeremiah proclaims that the Lord keeps his promises, gathering and delivering the people of Israel.

R)  PSALM 126

The Lord has done great things for us;we are filled with joy.


Reading 2:  Hebrews 5:1-6;    

In the Letter to the Hebrews,

God calls some to be priests, representing the people and following the example set forth by Jesus.


Gospel:   Mark 10:46-52;      

Mark’s Gospel recounts the story of Jesus healing the blind man on the road from Jericho.

This Weeks Mass Schedule
Saturday; October 27; 5:00 PM  Deceased members of 

               K of C Members Council 8052 and Ladies Auxiliary

Servers: Catherine Valencia   & Marcos Valencia 
Sunday; October 28; 8:30 AM  –   For members of 
           K of C Members Council 8052 and Ladies Auxiliary
30th Sunday of Ordinary Time 
Servers: Raeann Baker & Brinley Wilson
Monday         Oct 29; 8:00 AM –   Mary May
Tuesday        Oct 30; 8:00 AM –   Pro Seipso

Wednesday Oct  31  8:00 AM –   Gloria Spalding

*Wednesday              Oct. 31; 6:00 PM –  St. Patrick


*Thursday                  Nov. 01  8:00 AM –   Pro Seipso

*Thursday    Nov. 01; 5:30 PM –  American Martyrs


*Friday           Nov. 02;  8:00 AM –   American Martyrs

*Friday                        Nov. 02; 12:00 PM –    St. Patrick

*Friday                        Nov. 02;   5:30 PM –  American Martyrs

Saturday; November  3; 5:00 PM – Judy – Earl Cozart        

**2nd Collection - Scott County Clearing House

Servers:  Marian Soto   &    Albert Soto


Sunday; November  4; 8:30 AM  –   Kelly Robbins

31st   Sunday of Ordinary Time 

**2nd Collection  - Scott County Clearing House

Servers:  Eric Marcum  &    Isabelle Marcum


Time Change of November 4th Remember to fall back an hour with your clocks.

Stewardship Moment

  After healing the blind man in today’s Gospel Jesus told him to go, to be on his way. But the man chose to follow Jesus. Being a disciple of Jesus is a choice. The stewardship way of life likewise involves a choice, in fact many choices. We choose to be grateful, we choose to live generously, and we choose to trust that God will always provide for our needs. These are three choices central to the stewardship way of life. What choices will we make this week that give witness to our decision to follow Jesus Christ?  

Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th

Classes Resume: Oct. 28     Nov. 4, 11, 18

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 (Next Week) Due November  4th

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


   Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

   RCIA classes will start in the January 7th  of 2019.

If you know someone interested let Cindy or the office know.

   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.

Bible Study
*** Who Am I To Judge  ***

The study will meet on Monday evenings at 6:30, on Monday’s in Parish Hall,

 All are welcome at any time, whether you registered or not.


    November Ministries

Saturday – Reader      Eucharist Ministers

 David Baker (G)           Diana Cozart (*)

 Missy Baker (R)           Ramona Barger

Sunday – Reader___ Eucharist Ministers

 Marcy Donohue (G)     Doris Marcum (*)

 Pat Read (R)                Ruth Long 


Counters: Susan Anderson & Albert Riggle


Mass Intentions  

 Are requested $10.00 per Mass Envelopes are at the entrances of the church.

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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

The Prayer Shaw / Blanket

These are for to anyone needing the gift of love and or prayer.

The shawls / blankets in the back of the church are blessed.

   Anyone can contribute to the Shawl/ Blanket basket.

    St. Patrick Catholic Church
PO Box # 273; 208 S. Shelby Street, 
Salem IN 47167
Sunday Mass  10:30 AM
& Wednesday Mass 6:00 PM
Parish Thanksgiving Social
Saturday, November 17th  6pm

Covered dish Signup Sheet at parking lot entrance

Everyone is welcome to come eat and visit.

   The Social’s are after the 5 pm Mass Saturday in the

American Martyrs  Parish Family  Hall.

This social will be is to bring the Church Family together

 in Thanksgiving.

    Please bring your covered dish, appetite and join us.

Thank You to Pat Brock & Mary Smith 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.


October Birthday 

28 – William Murphy

November Birthday’s

01 – Jack Barnes   
02 – Doris Marcum         
02 – Briar Wiles
03 – Bill Ficht        
03 – Veronica Wimsatt  
04 – Alice Kerrigan
07 – Jacky Valencia 
08 – Mary Jo Duvall    
08 – Carol Ison
Families to Clean Church    

**2018 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

at the Southwest entrance of the Church

Oct. 29 – Nov. 03   David Baker Family

Nov 05 – Nov 10   Joan Mace

Nov 12 – Nov 17   Bea Boswell & Susan Anderson

Nov 19 – Nov 27   Janet McNear & 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.      .

Pro Life Moment

    “To the survivors of abuse and the families who have lost a loved one to abuse, I am sorry. You are no longer alone.”

– Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the USCCB “President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Renews Commitment for Greater Effectiveness and Transparency in Disciplining Bishops,” August 27, 2018


A   Baby is a Gift  

CRADLE -812-752-0123;
Adoption Options- 317-878-3412
Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444;

Question o f the Week   


Do I realize that my gratitude can help others to believe?


¿Reconozco que mi gratitud puede ayudar a mi prójimo a creer?


What do I like most about the story of Bartimaeus?  Why? 
¿Qué es lo que más me gusta del relato de Bartimeo? ¿Por qué?


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,  Martha Kiesler

Lake Iola Assisted Living; Josephine Zink     

Lake Pointe Village: Rita Castillo

Waters of Scottsburg; Bob Aker,

Providence Transitional Care Community; Lois Meagher


Prayers for the Sick:

Willie Harlen,  Clabie Barger,       
Joann Smithey,  Charles Sanders,

Felix               Mary Diaz,                

Jim Cozart,     Joe Henson           

Marjorie Arbuckle, Benny Hartlage,

Larry Stout    Mindy Carter

Tony Kiesler,   Marie Ficht 
Jean McIntosh,  Dennis Obergfell

Ed Rees,        Denise Jensen,       

Alfreda &  Lonnie Donahue,        
Larry Simpkins, Thomas Flood,    
Gwynn Keller, Mary Ellen Buchanan     
Joe Brown     Emily Howser         

JoNell Buchanan,  Joe Castro,  

Fr. Joe Villa, Fr. Don Buchanan,

Carol Higdon, Joe Boswell,         
Pat Divish,     Debbie Biddle,         
Cathy Wilson Cochran,  Joe Hennekes
Peter Renn   Blue Bomar,
Teresa Westwood, Carol Blasingame,
Ray Zierhut, William Skaggs,      
Daw White Jr. Janie Clouse,       
Rosendo Romero,  Kenneth Holcomb,

Jim Coomes,  Bob Sommer           

Dean Karmire, Christina Riley,    
Denise Mansfield,  Alex O’Raferty,  

Terri O’Brien,   David Schafer       

Debbie Hoey,  Sadie Fugate,       
Marcy Donohue, Laverne Basham         

James Cruz, Carolyn Duvall, Katie Robbins Sawin,

Upcoming events

Nov. 3rd   K of C Craft Show 8am – 4pm   

Nov. 4th   Time Change Fall back an hour

Nov. 4th     K of C BINGO Bash 1pm

Nov. 10th  Taste of the Vine K of C Hall  – 1pm

Nov. 17th  Parish Thanksgiving Social –6 pm American Martyrs

Dec. 7th Immaculate Conception Vigil – 6 pm American Martyrs

Dec. 8th  Immaculate Conception - 9am American Martyrs
Dec. 8th  Immaculate Conception Vigil - 12 Noon St. Patrick
Dec. 12th  Advent Penance Service - 6:30pm St. Patrick
Dec. 13th  Advent Penance Service - 6pm  American Martyrs
Everything We Have is a Gift from God

By Rev. Joseph D. Creedon, pastor emeritus, Christ the King Parish, Providence, Rhode Island

This excerpt is fifth in a series based on his forthcoming book


     Everything we have is a gift from God. That is a foundational principle in the spirituality of Christian stewardship. It is not easy to embrace the reality that everything we have is a gift from God. Many of us, at a subliminal level, believe that everything we have is a result of our own efforts. The following story points out how persistent this false belief can be.

     The setting for the story is the Irish countryside; the focus is an abandoned farmhouse.  A stranger buys the dilapidated farmhouse and immediately begins to make improvements. The stone walls are rebuilt, the house gets a new coat of whitewash, the fields are plowed and planted and the thatched roof is repaired. The people in the nearby village watch all this work with curiosity and wonder. One thing they know for certain is that whoever the new owner is he never goes to church. A group of the villagers goes to the parish priest and convince him to discover who the new owner is and to invite him to church. Soon thereafter the parish priest goes out to the newly restored farmhouse and knocks on the door. The door is opened, the priest is greeted and he soon finds himself seated at the kitchen table enjoying a cup of tea and homemade scones. After the obligatory small talk, the priest zeroes in on the purpose of his visit. He says to the new owner, “I love what you and God have done with this place.” The new owner pauses, takes a sip of tea and says, “Father, do you remember what the place looked like when God had it all to Himself?”

     The story is both humorous and tragic. Humorous because it invites us to laugh at ourselves. Tragic because it lays bare the fact that we are inclined to take too much credit for our successes and too little blame for our failures. The new owner’s heart is not filled with gratitude because his heart is too full of pride in his own accomplishments. Needless to say, he is not alone in this attitude. If we are to embrace fully the spirituality of stewardship, we must embrace the belief that “everything we have is a gift from God.” We must develop what stewards call “the attitude of gratitude.” Prayerfully consider what will help you realize more fully that everything we have is a gift from God.


International Catholic Stewardship Council CATHOLIC STEWARDSHIP

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