American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Saturday, January 19, 2019

Welcome to American Martyrs

Pastor: Rev. Joseph L. Villa STL

The Holy Family of Jesus,

Mary and Joseph

December 29 / 30, 2018


 Let us strive to imitate the Holy Family’s mutual love and concern for one another.


     By being born into a human family, the eternal Son of God has blessed every family, and so made marriage and family a pathway to holiness and eternal life. In the face of God’s ever-flowing generosity, highlighted for us today in the blessing of family life, we become aware of our human shortcomings and our need for God’s mercy and love.



Reading 1:  1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-28;  

 Today we hear about the birth of Samuel and how his mother gives thanks in the Temple and dedicates her son to the Lord.

R)  Psalm  128:   

Blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways  


Reading 2: 1 John 3:1-2, 21, 24;   

 John, in his letter, highlights our dignity and destiny – we are God’s children now and are commanded to love one another.

Gospel:  Luke 2:41-52;    

 The Gospel from Luke relates the story of Jesus at the age of twelve remaining in the Temple after his family had departed, and the subsequent worry and searching for him that his parents experienced.

Weekly Mass Schedule
Saturday; December 29; 5:00 PM –  Jim Erb
 Servers: Antonio Martinez &   Mario Martinez

Sunday; December  30; 8:30 AM  – James Moyna    

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

    Servers: Catherine Valencia   & Marcos Valencia


Monday        Dec. 31 ; 5:30 PM –  For the People  

Tuesday       Jan. 01 ; 8:30 AM – Presentation Bacala

Wednesday Jan. 02; 8:00 AM –   Elizabeth Harmon

Thursday      Jan. 03; 8:00 AM –   Special Intention

Saturday; January 5; 5:00 PM –  Leslie Cozart
 Servers:  Antonio Martinez  &   Mario Martinez

Sunday; January  6; 8:30 AM  – For The People    

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

    Servers:  Catherine Valencia   &  Marcos Valencia

St. Patrick Catholic Church
PO Box # 273; 208 S. Shelby Street, Salem IN 47167
Sunday Mass 10:30am &  
Wednesday Mass 6:00pm

Jan. 01th  New Year’s Morning 10:30 am - For the People


    The ultimate aim of Saint Paul’s Letter to the Colossians is to teach the community how to deepen its relationship with Christ Jesus. His list of virtues summarizes the ideals of communal stewardship: compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. For Paul, practicing these virtues opens our hearts to Christ as individuals and as a worshipping community. This is how the Christian community ought to live. This is how its members should behave in their dealings with others, particularly with fellow believers. As we approach a new year, how might we embrace one of these virtues more fully in order to deepen our relationship with Jesus?    

.Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th

   Classes Resume: Jan. – 6, 13, 20, 27

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

No charge for our Religious Education program.

Contact;  Cindy Light for more information.

**SCRIPT Orders Due January 6, 2019 **

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


 Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults


RCIA classes will start in the Parish Hall

January 07, 2019 at 5:30pm

    Fr. Joe Villa will be instructing these RCIA classes and anyone can attend. 

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 for RCIA contact Cindy Light or the Parish Office for more info.   812-752-3693

2019 Collection Envelopes

are in the back of Church please pick Yours up.


 2019 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet

Is posted at the South West entrance of the Church
2019 Socials Dates Signup Sheet  

 Is posted at the North East entrance of the Church


2019 St. Joseph Missals

Missal’s are For Sale $2.50 each in the Sacristy

2019 Saints Calendars   

Calendars are at the entrances of the Church

Parish Family Socials

Saturday, January 19th after Mass will be the 1st Social and Ramona Barger is going to make her Mexican goods along with your covered dish it should be a feast.

Come and enjoy a meal with your Church family

Thank you to the people who have stepped up to host.

 February - Soups               
March -  Youth Spaghetti Dinner

 2019 Socials Dates are posted,

Please sign up to host a social.


30 – Hildegard Satterwhite  
30 – Brannon Russell


02 – Samantha Smithey   
05 – Anthony Rowe
06 – Mark Mullen         
08 – Marta Rose Ostertag
12 – Misty Marcum  
12 – Sera Craig
13 – Mary Grace Wimsatt 
15 – Dallas Montgomery
15 – Veronica Valencia     
16 – Isabelle Marcum 

Question of the Week  


What does your family do to honor and respect its older members?


¿ Qué hace tu familia para honrar y respetar a los familiares de mayor edad?


Why did Jesus leave the temple?
can Jesus be an example for you?
¿ Por qué dejó Jesús el templo?
¿Cómo puede Jesús ser un ejemplo para ti?
Families to Clean Church    

**2019 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

at the Southwest entrance of the Church

Dec 31 – Jan 05 Joan Mace

Jan 07 – Jan 12 Need Volunteer

Jan 14 – Jan 19 Noreen Faulkenberg & Janet McNear

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


   Thank you to the Collins Funeral Home for donating the 2019 Wall Calendars.  

There is enough for one per family.
            January Ministries

Saturday – Reader      Eucharist Ministers

Linda Illingworth (G)        Bev Schafer (*)

Mary Smith    (R)            Diana Cozart


Sunday – Reader___ Eucharist Ministers

 Doris Marcum (G)       Debbie Young (*)

 Al Riggle          (R)       Kathy Karmire

Counters: James Cruz  & Rich Smith



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 or
Parish Office 812-752-3693

Prayers for Those in Nursing Facilities:

Hampton Oaks;  Fr. Don Buchanan,  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:

Ann Akeman,  Marie Ficht,    

Jim Cozart,  Ronnie Sommer,

Joann Smithey,  Lois Bridges,   

Thomas Flood,    Louie Bromm Jr.  

Felix Lewis, Rick Horvath,                         

Joe Boswell,            Clabie Barger,  

Marjorie Arbuckle, Mindy Carter,

Ruth Long,   Benny Hartlage,                 

Tony Kiesler,   Willie Harlen,       

Jean McIntosh,  Dennis Obergfell

Ed Rees,      Denise Jensen,       

Joe Castro,   Alfreda &  Lonnie Donahue,        

Kari Stout,    Gwynn Keller,          

Mary Ellen Buchanan, JoNell Buchanan,

Joe Brown, Joe Henson 

Pat Divish,   Fr. Joe Villa,

Emily Howser, Joe Hennekes

Carol Higdon, Debbie Biddle,    

Alex O’Raferty,  Mary Diaz,       

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,  Dean Karmire,

Christina Riley,       Denise Mansfield,

Terri O’Brien,            David Schafer,       

Larry Simpkins,       Rita Fields,

Debbie Hoey,          Sadie Fugate,          

Carolyn Duvall,       Katie Robbins Sawin,

Charles Sanders, Laverne Basham,  


   O God, who were pleased to give us the shining example of the Holy Family, graciously grant that we may imitate them in practicing the virtues of family life and in the bonds of charity, and so, in the joy of your house, delight one day in eternal rewards. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

Faith in God

 Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people, a heart that forgives the worst, a mind that forgets the bad, and a soul that never loses faith in God. 



Fr. Joe