American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Welcome to American Martyrs

Pastor: Rev. Joseph L. Villa STL

8th  Sunday of Ordinary Time

March 2 / 3, 2019


FOCUS: Let us be faithful in speech and action.


     The first reading today uses the example of a sieve to show how grain (good fruit) is separated from the husks (the dead shell). Tribulation and difficulties are sieves in our own lives – and when we are shaken, the real fruit of who we are will be revealed in both our speech and actions.



Reading 1: Sirach 27:4-7; The writer of Sirach gives

examples of how what is good is separated from what is poor, especially in speech.


R) Psalm 92:  Lord, it is good to give thanks to you.


Reading 2:1 Corinthians 15:54-58;   Saint Paul reminds us

that Christ has defeated death – it no longer has power over us.

Gospel:  Luke 6:39-45 ;    In the Gospel, Jesus uses
the parable of the blind leading the blind to show there
is a difference between what is good and what is evil.
Weekly Mass Schedule

   EVERYONE is welcome and encouraged to attend. 

  Parents, Thank You for bringing your children to Mass.  

   We want your children with us.

Saturday; March 2; 5:00 PM – For The People

 ** 2nd Collection –   SAMA
Servers: Victoria Martinez   &  Leandro Caceres

Sunday; March 3; 8:30 AM –  Fr. Joe Villa

Eighth Sunday of Ordinary
** 2nd Collection –   SAMA
Servers: Albert Soto &  Marian Soto

 Monday        March 4; 8:00 AM –  For the People

 Tuesday       March 5; 8:00 AM –  Pro Seipso
ASH Wednesday March 6; 7:00 AM –  Mass then Ashes
ASH Wednesday March 6; 8:00 AM –  Mass then Ashes

ASH Wednesday March 6; 6:00 PM @ ST. Pat.  Mass then Ashes

 Thursday      March 7; 8:00 AM –  Gary “Moe” Moenter 

Saturday; March 09; 5:00 PM – 11 Bravo K.I.A. in Vietnam

** 2nd Collection – Central & Eastern Europe & Black Indian Missions

Servers:   Blake Russell   &  Reeve Willes  


Sunday; March 10; 8:30 AM –   Emilio Diaz

First Sunday of Lent

** 2nd Collection – Central & Eastern Europe & Black Indian Missions

Servers:   Gabriela Martinez  &   Brinley Wilson

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



“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”  

                                        [Psalm 56:3]


Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th

 Classes:   March 3, 10, 17

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 March 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 February 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.  
March 04 –  Ash Wednesday/Lent

March 11 What is in the Church?

March 18 – Heaven, Purgatory and Hell
March 25 – The Creed

    Next Saturday, our RCIA Catechumens and Candidates will be participating in the Rite of Election at St. Augustine's in Jeffersonville.  Please keep them in your prayers as they are preparing to enter the church at the Easter Vigil. 




 Lenten Penance Service

 St. Patrick Wednesday, March 27th after Mass. 6:30pm

    American Martyrs Thursday, March 28th 6:00pm


      March Ministries

Saturday – Reader      Eucharist Ministers

Patricia Brock (G)        Ramona Barger (*)

Ellen Stout      (R)            Carol Ison


Sunday – Reader___ Eucharist Ministers

 Marcy Donohue (G)      Susan Anderson (*)

 Al Riggle                         Debbie Young 

Counters: Susan Anderson & Al Riggle

Grab your buckets and rags and come help with a little


Spring cleaning in church, which will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 6. ALL Volunteers are welcome.

Parish Family Social

NEXT Saturday, March 9th after Mass

This Social is to a fund raiser for the youth of the Church for Activities. They will be preparing a Spaghetti Dinner with Dessert for everyone. No need to bring a side dish this night.

Come and enjoy a meal with your Church family

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

 April – Meatloaf        2019 Socials Dates are posted,

Please sign up to host a social.



March Birthdays  

05 – Ron Slaton     
12 – Nancy Craig    
15 – Anastasia Willes
17 – Jim Hall           
26 – Liz Wimsatt      
28 – Ann Jentzen
30 – Reeve Willes

Flower Fund

     Since the death of Marti Allgeier, her daughter, Rebekah,

has been keeping the flower shop running. Following in Marti’s footsteps, Rebekah has graciously been providing our church with beautiful floral arrangements each week. In an effort to support Rebekah and the flower shop, a flower fund will be started once again. Donation envelopes will be available at

the entrances to the church for those interested in contributing

to this fund. Thank you,  Your support will is greatly appreciated. 

 American Martyrs Ministries

Families to Clean Church    

 **2019 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

 at the Southwest entrance of the Church  

    Mar 11 – Mar 16   David Baker Family


The WORD Among Us

There is  booklets of Mass and Daily Meditations one

for each family at the entrances of the church for

 each family to take home during the Lenten Season.


The Catholic Women's Conference in Indianapolis will be held on Saturday, March 23rd from 8:30-4:30. 

If you are interested in going and would like to carpool,

 please contact Cindy Light @ 812-595-3673 for more information.  You must register for the conference online

and the early registration (before March 11th) cost is $50

and lunch is included.  There is an article about the conference in the Criterion or you can learn more about

it online. 
     Prayer may be expressed vocally or mentally.
Vocal prayer may be spoken or sung.
Mental prayer can be either meditation or contemplation.
The basic forms of prayer are praise, petition (supplication), intercession, and thanksgiving.

     If you are in need of prayer support, Please contact;  

Parish Office 812-752-3693 or

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

Pat Donovan, Jean McIntosh, Harry Leggitt,

Felix Lewis,  Mike Lemen,  Eileen Hennekes

Joe Boswell,   Thomas Flood,  Marie Ficht,

Carol Higdon, Rick Horvath,   Ann Akeman,   

Carolyn Duvall,  Katie Robbins Sawin, Jean Robbins  

Kari Stout,      Ann Jentzen,    Clabie Barger, 

Mary Diaz,     Rosendo Romero, Tony Kiesler, 

Rita Fields,    Ronnie Sommer, Janie Clouse

Mindy Carter, Benny Hartlage, Cathy Wilson Cochran

Dennis Obergfell, Ed Rees, Denise Jensen,   

Joe Castro, Alfreda & Lonnie Donahue,

Ruth Long     Gwynn Keller, Mary Ellen Buchanan

Joe Brown,    Joe Henson,   JoNell Buchanan,

Pat Divish,     Fr. Joe Villa,   Fr. Don Buchanan, 

Debbie Biddle, Charles Sanders, Joe Hennekes

Alex O’Raferty, Dean Karmire, Laverne Basham,

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,

Question of the Week

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?


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


¿ Cuál es una manera en que muestran a los miembros de su familia el amor que sienten por ellos?


Red Cross Blood Drive 

K of C Hall; Monday, March 18th, 2-6PM. 

K of C Fish Fries

K of C will be hosting Fish / Shrimp Fries again this year during Lent. Starting March 8th thru April 12, 2019.

They will be serving 4:30 to 7pm every Friday.


CYO Camp Rancho Framasa.

CYO Camp Rancho Framasa welcomes youth, individuals, families and groups to an inclusive environment to hear God’s voice and seek the Holy Spirit in the beauty of nature. Nestled in the beautiful hills of Brown County, Indiana, Camp Rancho Framasa is owned by the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and operated by the Catholic Youth Organization (CYO). Established in 1946, CYO Camp Rancho Framasa hosts residential summer camp, outdoor education classes, retreats and family camping.



Camp's mission is to enhance the emotional and spiritual development of youth and adults through experiences in the outdoors.

Our Core Values

·        Catholic    

·        Our Catholic identity and traditions are an integral part of our camp. Prayer is a part of each day. Summer campers are given opportunities to live their faith through the St. John Bosco Bead Program. Participants discover a sense of self and appreciation for others and see all these wonders as a reflection of God.

·        Inclusive   

·        All programs at CYO Camp are inclusive. Campers of all abilities participate together in one inclusive environment. Additional staff support and/or program and facility adaptations are available. For more information about support for a child please contact Angi Sullivan at or 1-888-988-2839, x25.

·        Camper/Participant Centered   

·        CYO Camp exists for those who come to its programs. We are committed to providing an environment that puts people first and things second. We ask that each person walk in humility with our God and take care to place the needs of others before his or her own.

·        Staff Development   

·        The CYO Camp Staff are role models. We hire and train only the most amazing young adults to work at camp. We support staff in their personal faith journeys as well as their professional, individual and community goals. We work to guide and nurture a group of people who care for camp participants, for each other and for all of God’s creation.

·        Stewards of the Earth   

·        At CYO Camp we care for our Earth! Our earth friendly practices include…composting, recycling, re-using, and using earth friendly products. Finally, we share our love of the earth with each person who comes to camp. The beautiful setting provides the WOW factor, and we provide the education.


For more information you can ask Cindy Light  or



2230 N Clay Lick Road, Nashville, IN 47448

Phone: 888-988-2839  

General e-mail: