American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Welcome to American Martyrs
Pastor: Rev. Joseph L. Villa STL

32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

November  10/11, 2018


FOCUS :  God’s mercy and generosity are unsurpassed.


     All throughout Scripture, God cares for those who suffer and are vulnerable: physically, emotionally and spiritually. The greatest sign of God’s care is in the gift of his Son, Jesus, who removed the power of sin through the sacrifice of his own life. The Church now stands as the body of Christ, caring for others and showing them God’s mercy, which is unsurpassed.



Reading 1:  1 Kings 17:10-16;

 In the first reading, the widow whom Elijah encountered was able to eat for a year.

R)  PSALM 146:

Praise the Lord, my soul! 


Reading 2:  Hebrews 9:24-28; 

The author of the Book of Hebrews says that Christ will bring salvation to those who eagerly await him.

Gospel:    Mark 12:38-44;  
In the Gospel,

 Jesus speaks of the poor widow who gave generously.

Mass Schedule for the Week
Saturday; November  10; 5:00 PM –  For the People       

Servers:   Raeann Baker   &   TBA 

Sunday; November  11; 8:30 AM  –  Charlotte Wilson
32nd   Sunday of Ordinary Time 

 Servers:   Daisy Soto &   Odelia Soto


Monday       Nov. 12 ; 8:00 AM –   Pro Seipso  

Tuesday      Nov. 13 ; 8:00 AM –   Pro Seipso

Wednesday Nov. 14 ; 8:00 AM – Petronilla Hutchins Manna
Thursday     Nov. 15 ; 8:00 AM – Bill Boswell  

Saturday; November  17; 5:00 PM –   

               To Protect the Children Born and Unborn 

Welcome Fr. Don Buchanan     

**2nd Collection - Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Servers:   Antonio Martinez   &   Mario Martinez

Sunday; November  18; 8:30 AM  –  Special Intention  

Welcome Fr. Don Buchanan     

33rd   Sunday of Ordinary Time 

**2nd Collection - Catholic Campaign for Human Development
 Servers:  Blake Russell   &  Nick Bautista  
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

Sister Parish

St. Patrick Catholic Church
PO Box # 273;
208 S. Shelby Street, Salem IN 47167

Sunday Mass  10: 30 AM

&Wednesday Mass 6:00 PM

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

The study will meet on Monday evenings at 6:00, on Monday’s in Parish Hall,    All are welcome at any time, whether you registered or not.


     Jesus points out to his disciples the poor widow who has just dropped two simple copper coins into the temple treasury. He then delivers a teaching on stewardship. Despite her poverty, the poor widow in today’s Gospel does not refuse God her generosity. Out of her desperately impoverished life she contributes to an earthly institution to give God glory and praise. It is not the monetary value of the gift that was important, but the love, trust and gratitude expressed through the gift.

The Gospel asks us similarly compelling stewardship questions: What do we value? In what or whom do we place our trust?

 How do our own contributions to our community of faith reflect our generosity toward God?

Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th

Classes: Nov. 11, 18    Dec. 2, 9,16

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 December  2nd

Last chance before Christmas

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.

Volunteers Wanted PLEASE

Please prayerfully consider serving as a Eucharistic Minister or Lector for the weekend liturgies.

If  you feel called to this ministry,

you only need to be 18 years old and confirmed.

please contact Debbie at the office, Father Joe, or

Mary Smith (812-595-2243).




10 for 12 CHALLENGE? This is the perfect challenge for people who want to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the lives of others, but don’t know where to begin. To get started, visit and click on the “give now” button. Next, fill out the online pledge form and indicate your PROMISE of $10 a month for 12 months starting January 1, 2018. Then watch for updates on how your gift is making an IMPACT and restoring HOPE for others in need


November is All Souls Month

You can continue to add names to the All Souls Book and
Turn in the All Souls Day Remembrance Envelopes.
Parish Thanksgiving Social
Next 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 bringing the Church Family together

 for Thanksgiving. This is the last social for 2018.

    Please bring your covered dish, appetite and join us.

Thank You to Pat Brock for hosting.& Tom Marley for Baking the turkeys

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.


November Birthday’s

14 – Jean McIntosh    
17 – Don Boswell               
17 – Bob Wilson
18 – Pat Marcum               
18 – Alfreda Donahue
20 – Bob Bromm 
21 – Ruth Long                  
22 – Marcy Donohue  
23 – Wes Marcum
24 – Allison Mullen           
25 – Pat Bromm         
25 – Katie Rowe    
25 – Shelly Everhart
Water Purifier for Africa

Scottsburg New Tech High School Students Project

 We are raising money for a water purifier for Africa through a partnership with New Life International located in Underwood, IN.  It is our goal to raise at least 2,000 dollars by November 27th

   You have permission from our school to go to organizations to see if they are willing to donate. You can use this email as proof if you would like  They can also call me at 812-595-6659

Donations can be Given to Blake or the Parish Office

  If they have any questions or concerns. 

       Thank you, Blake Russell
Families to Clean Church     

**2018 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

at the Southwest entrance of the Church

Nov 12 – Nov 17   Bea Boswell & Susan Anderson

Nov 19 – Nov 23   Janet McNear & Noreen Faulkenberg

Nov 26 – Nov 30   NEED VOLUNTEER

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


Question of the Week   

Have I ever given freely and generously when

I have been in need?


¿ He dado al prójimo sin condiciones y con

generosidad cuando he estado necesitado?


What am I willing to share with someone else?

¿ Qué estoy dispuesto a compartir con el prójimo?

Thank You

The Rowe family would like to thank everyone who was involved in the funeral for Momma (Donna Rowe). 

We are forever grateful for you prayers, well wishes and the food you provided us. 

 Please keep us in your payers. Once again thank you.  

I can do all things through Him who strengthens me... Phil 4:13

Pro Life Moment

    “Through the Church's teaching, God invites us to a fuller, richer, deeper way of life and love.”

 USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities “Another Look at Contraception,”


 A   Baby is a Gift 

CRADLE -812-752-0123;

Adoption Options- 317-878-3412

Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444;


Take time to Thank a Veteran

for their service today!


A Prayer for our Veterans

 “God of peace, we pray for those who have served our nation and have laid down their lives to protect and defend our freedom.


     We pray for those who have fought, whose spirits and bodies are scarred by war, whose nights are haunted by memories too painful for the light of day.


     We pray for those who serve us now, especially for those in harm’s way.
Shield them from danger and bring them home.


     Turn the hearts and minds of our leaders and our enemies to the work of justice and a harvest of peace.

     Spare the poor, Lord, spare the poor!


     May the peace you left us, the peace you gave us, be the peace that sustains, the peace that saves us.

Christ Jesus, hear us! Lord Jesus, hear our 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,  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                   Ronnie Sommer,

Felix Lewis                         Rita Fields,               

Jim Cozart,                          Kari Stout     

Larry Stout                           Mindy Carter

Benny Hartlage,                 Marjorie Arbuckle, 
Tony Kiesler,                       Marie Ficht  
Jean McIntosh                    Dennis Obergfell
Ed Rees,                              Denise Jensen,       

Alfreda &  Lonnie Donahue,   Joe Castro,                    

Gwynn Keller,                     Thomas Flood,    

Mary Ellen Buchanan       JoNell Buchanan,
Joe Brown                           Joe Henson 
Larry Simpkins,                   Joe Hennekes
 Fr. Joe Villa,                       Fr. Don Buchanan,
Carol Higdon,                      Joe Boswell,

Pat Divish,                           Debbie Biddle,         

Cathy Wilson Cochran      Teresa Westwood,

Peter Renn                         Blue Bomar,  

Ray Zierhut,                      William Skaggs,      

Carol Blasingame,             Rosendo Romero,

Daw White Jr.                     Janie Clouse,          

Jim Coomes,                       Bob Sommer

Kenneth Holcomb,             Denise Mansfield,
Dean Karmire,                     Christina Riley,       

Terri O’Brien,                        David Schafer        

Alex O’Raferty,                    Marcy Donohue,

Debbie Hoey,                      Sadie Fugate,                      
James Cruz,                        Charles Sanders
Carolyn Duvall,                   Katie Robbins Sawin,
Mary Diaz,                             Laverne Basham
Emily Howser 


   Pope Francis said

 “A good example brings about so much good.” Giving to the United Catholic Appeal allows us to serve 8,448 teens annually, support 65 youth ministry leaders, and train 375 A Promise to Keep mentors. These youth are the future of our Church. Let’s build a solid foundation by being an example of good today.

Upcoming events

Nov. 17th  Parish Thanksgiving Social –6 pm @ A M

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


Each and everyone of you are in my daily prayers.

Fr. Joe