American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Monday, February 18, 2019

Welcome to

American Martyrs

Pastor: Rev. Joseph L. Villa STL

3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

February 02/ 03, 2019


We are witnesses to Jesus, primarily through our love for one another.


     God calls some people, such as Jeremiah, to be prophets – to bring others to him by speaking God’s words to them. Most of us, however, are called to be witnesses through the love that we show each day in our actions and words. No matter what we do, it must always be expressed in love.



Reading 1:   Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19;

 In the first reading, we hear God’s call to Jeremiah and his assurance that he will always be with him, no matter how much others oppose him.  

R)  Psalm 71:

 I will sing of your salvation.   


Reading 2:1 Corinthians 12:31–13:13; 

 In Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians, he speaks of the more excellent way of love, the very foundation of the Christian life. Jesus,


Gospel:   Luke 4:21-30;    

In the Gospel, is not accepted in his own hometown.
Mass Schedule for the Week
Saturday; February 02; 5:00 PM –  
                 11 Bravos’ Killed in Vietnam
** 2nd Collection –   Scott County Clearing House

Servers: Gabriela Martinez &   Brinley Wilson  

Sunday; February 03; 8:30 AM  – 
                For The People
      Fourth Sunday of     Ordinary
 ** 2nd Collection –   Scott County Clearing House

Servers: Marta Rose Ostertag &   Marian Soto

Monday        Feb. 04; 8:00 AM –  Pro Seipso    

Tuesday    Feb. 05 ; 8:00 AM – Charles & Estelle Hutchins   

Wednesday Feb. 06; 8:00 AM –   Gary “Moe” Moenter

Thursday      Feb. 07; 8:00 AM –  Elizabeth Harmon    


Saturday; February 09; 5:00 PM –    Kelly Robbins

** 2nd Collection –   Criterion

Servers:  Catherine Valencia  &  Marcos Valencia    


Sunday; February 10; 8:30 AM  –   Pete & Angie Grap

      Fifth Sunday of Ordinary
 ** 2nd Collection –   Criterion

Servers:  Antonio Martinez  &  Mario Martinez  

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

Wednesday Mass 6:00pm


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
Mass Intentions
 Are requested $10.00 per

Mass Envelopes are at the entrances of the church.


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A   Baby is a Gift - 

Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444;

CRADLE -812-752-0123;

 Adoption Options- 317-878-3412
Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th

 Classes: Feb3, 10, 17, 24

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 February 3, 2019

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

 Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

RCIA classes are in the Parish Hall

All Monday’s in January at 5:30pm

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

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.

February 04 – Baptism, Confession & Eucharist

February 11 – Confirmation, Holy Orders & Marriage
February 18 – Church History, Popes thru to Laity
February 25 – Saints, Religious & Process
10 Things a Disciple of Jesus Does

The Archdiocese is producing a new resource called 10 Things a Disciple of Jesus Does.  It is hoped that it will help make missionary disciples throughout our eleven deaneries.  The Archdiocese would like input from each parish for this resource.  We will be hosting a town hall meeting for both American Martyrs and St. Patrick's parishioners on Thursday, February 21st at 6:00 pm in the American Martyrs parish hall.  It will be an opportunity for parishioners to witness to the power and beauty of living a life of discipleship.  Please plan on joining us! 

We will have light refreshments.

 THANK YOU Everyone for all the wonderful cards and gifts I received during the Christmas Season.  

Blessing to all of you, Fr. Joe

Thank you for anyone and everyone who helped in any way with the Funeral this past week.

It was much appreciated.

Thank you David Schafer or clearing the snow from the entrances of the church and Parish Hall

Parish Family Socials

   Saturday, February 16th after Mass

We are going to prepare Soups along with your Soup or 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.

 March -  Youth Spaghetti Dinner   April - Meatloaf

2019 Socials Dates are posted, Please sign up to host a social.


February Birthdays

01 – Bea Boswell     
04 – Ramona Barger    
04 – Pat Renn
06 – Carolyn Barnes 
07 – Jim Horvath          
10 – Joe Brown
10 – Carmen Grap    
14 – Anna Roark         
15 – Caleb Mays
17 – Joan Mace        
17 – Hank Jentzen          
Question of the Week

What is a way you show members of your family your love for them?


¿ En qué maneras muestran el amor de Dios a alguien que está solo o que sufre?  


What ways do you show God’s love to someone who is lonely or hurting?  


¿En qué maneras muestran el amor de Dios a alguien que está solo o que sufre?


Who are the people in your life who mean the most to you?   

How do you show them how important they are to you? 


¿Quiénes son las personas en tu vida que más significan para ti?

¿Cómo les demuestras lo importante que son para ti?


Families to Clean Church    

**2019 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

at the Southwest entrance of the Church  

Feb 04 –  Feb 09 Tina Cozart 

Feb 11 –  Feb 16 Joan Mace
Feb 18 –  Feb 23 Janet McNear & Noreen Faulkenberg

Feb 25 –  Mar 02  David Baker Family

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


        February Ministries


Saturday – Reader   Eucharist Ministers

 Tina Cozart (G)          Tina Cozart (*)

 Jan Hall (R)              Becky Deweese


Sunday – Reader___Eucharist Ministers

 Cindy Light (G)          Misty Marcum (*)

 Susan Anderson (R)   Karen Russell


Counters  - Jim Cozart & Ann Jentzen



Prayer is a form of communication,

A way of talking to God

If you are in need of prayer support,
Please contact;  
Parish Office 812-752-3693
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:

Ann Akeman,    Felix Lewis, Jean McIntosh

Joe Boswell,    Thomas Flood, Marie Ficht,    

Carol Higdon, Rick Horvath,    Mary Smith

Fr. Don Buchanan,  Kari Stout, Ann Jentzen

Clabie Barger,  Rosendo Romero, Tony Kiesler, 

Rita Fields,    Ronnie Sommer, Janie Clouse

Mindy Carter, Benny Hartlage, Cathy Wilson Cochran

Dennis Obergfell,  Carolyn Duvall, Katie Robbins Sawin,

Ed Rees, Denise Jensen, Joann Smithey,

Joe Castro, Alfreda &  Lonnie Donahue,

Ruth Long Gwynn Keller,  Mary Ellen Buchanan

Joe Brown, Joe Henson JoNell Buchanan,

Pat Divish,  Fr. Joe Villa,    Laverne Basham,

Debbie Biddle, Charles Sanders, Joe Hennekes

Alex O’Raferty,  Mary Diaz,   Dean Karmire

Peter Renn   Blue Bomar, Teresa Westwood,

Ray Zierhut, William Skaggs,  Carol Blasingame,

Jim Coomes,  Bob Sommer, Kenneth Holcomb,

Terri O’Brien,            Christina Riley, Denise Mansfield,

James Cruz,  David Schafer, Larry Simpkins,

Debbie Hoey,  Sadie Fugate,  Marcy Donohue,

   Jerry Coomes beloved father, grandfather, brother and Friend went to his eternal home last week.   Please remember him and his loved ones in your prayers.

     Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. AMEN

A Prayer for Family

      Heavenly Father, Please shine your light upon my family. Give us strength to overcome all of the difficulties that we are dealing with now and protect us against any and all problems we may encounter in the future.
     O Lord, please bring us together as we are meant to be. May the love that binds us only grow stronger as we fulfill the destiny you have laid out for us.

     Grant my family forgiveness for any sins we have committed. May we also forgive one another Lord, as it is sometimes difficult to do. Bless us Lord,
In your name I pray, Amen

Church is Hard.

Church is hard for the person walking through the doors, afraid of judgment .
Church is hard for the pastor, under the microscope of an entire body.
Church is hard for the prodigal soul returning home, broken and battered by the world.
Church is hard for the girl who looks like she has it all together, but doesn’t.
Church is hard for the couple who fought the entire ride to service.
Church is hard for the single mom, surrounded by couples holding hands, and seemingly perfect families.
Church is hard for the widow and widower with no invitation to lunch after service.
Church is hard for the deacon with an estranged child.
Church is hard for the person singing worship songs, overwhelmed by the weight of the lyrics.
Church is hard for the man insecure in his role as a leader.
Church is hard for the wife who longs to be led by a righteous man.
Church is hard for the nursery volunteer who desperately longs for a baby to love.
Church is hard for the single woman and single man, praying God brings them a mate.
Church is hard for the teenage girl, wearing a scarlet letter, ashamed of her mistakes.
Church is hard for the sinners.
Church is hard for me.
It’s hard because on the outside it all looks shiny and perfect. Sunday best in behavior and dress.
However, underneath those layers, you find a body of imperfect people, carnal souls, selfish motives.
But, here is the beauty of church—
Church isn’t a building, mentality, or expectation.
Church is a body.
Church is a group of sinners, saved by grace, living in fellowship as saints.
Church is a body of believers bound as brothers and sisters by an eternal love.
Church is a holy ground where sinners stand as equals before the Throne of Grace.
Church is a refuge for broken hearts and a training ground for mighty warriors.
Church is a converging of confrontation and invitation. Where sin is confronted and hearts are invited to seek restoration.
Church is a lesson in faith and trust.
Church is a bearer of burdens and a giver of hope.
Church is a family. A family coming together, setting aside differences, forgetting past mistakes, rejoicing in the smallest of victories.
Church, the body, and the circle of sinners-turned-saints, is where He resides, and if we ask, He is faithful to come.
So even on the hard days at church—
The days when I am at odds with a friend, When I’ve fought because we’re late once again. When I’ve walked in bearing burdens heavier than my heart can handle, yet masking the pain with a smile on my face. When I’ve worn a scarlet letter, under the microscope. When I’ve longed for a baby to hold, or fought tears as the lyrics were sung.

When I’ve walked back in, afraid and broken, after walking away.

I’ll remember, He has never failed to meet me there.