American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Welcome to American Martyrs

Pastor – Rev. Joseph L. Villa STL

4th  Sunday of Easter

May 11 / 12 2019

Jesus, our Good Shepherd, grasps us by the hand.

     Good Shepherd Sunday is celebrated around the world on the Fourth Sunday of Easter. Jesus knows each one of us and we know his voice. To follow him is to know eternal life.



Reading 1: Acts 13:14, 43-52; 

As Paul and Barnabas continue their travels, they encounter more Gentiles who are receptive to their message.


R)  Psalm 100

We are his people sheep of his flock.

Reading 2:  Revelation 7:9, 14b-17; 

In John’s vision, a great multitude from every corner of the earth is seen gathering together

Gospel  John 10:27-30;

In the Gospel, Jesus speaks of his sheep knowing his voice and following after him.

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; May 11; 5:30 PM  Special Intention
Servers: Raeann Baker & Nick Bautista     

Sunday; May 12; 8:30 AM –   First Commutates

4th Sunday of Easter

Servers: Reeve Willes  &  Selleck Willes


 Monday        May 13; 8:00 AM  –   Sylvia Smith   

Tuesday         May 14;   8:00 AM –  Margret Miller    

 Wednesday   May 15; 8:00 AM –   Charles & Estelle Hutchins

 Thursday     May 16; 8:00 AM –  Beth Smith
Saturday; May 18; 5:30 PM   Gary Moenter
** 2nd Collection – Building/ Maintenance Fund

Servers:   Isabelle Marcum   &    Eric Marcum     


Sunday; May 19; 8:30 AM –  Tony (James A. Hayes)

    5th  Sunday of Easter
** 2nd Collection – Building/ Maintenance Fund

Servers:  Friederich Ostertag  &  Catherine Ostertag


St. Patrick Catholic Church

PO Box # 273; 208 S. Shelby Street,
Salem IN 47167

Sunday Mass 10:30am  

Wednesday Mass 6:00pm


Jesus, the “Good Shepherd,” makes a promise in today’s Gospel to those who hear his voice and follow him. He promises them eternal life. Amidst all the other voices that clamor for attention in their daily lives, the voices that make demands, give advice, seek to persuade or like to gossip, Good stewards listen for the Good Shepherd’s voice. The other voices are legion and we do not always recognize how contrary they are to the voice of the Good Shepherd. Good stewards know that it takes a compassionate heart, a habit of prayer, a hunger for the Eucharist and a love of neighbor for them to truly hear the voice of the Good Shepherd. What might we do in our daily lives to prepare us to more authentically hear the voice of the Good Shepherd?        

   Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th

 No Class May 12; First Communion –
 Last Class is May 19th   till August 2019

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 Sunday, June 2, 2019

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


  Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

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.
Instructions will begin again on Monday’s, January 2020

 Lost & Found

   We have found some money and some keys at two separate times if you think you have misplaced or lost these items check with the office.

Congratulations  First Commutates

Welcome into the Body & Blood of Christ

Malikah Anne Dean      Adley Renee Everhart
Jaxon Allen Owens       Griffin Henry Owens  
Briar Gabrielle Willes

     There will be Celebrate them after 8:30 am Mass on

 Sunday May 19th  with a Cake in the Parish Family Hall.


Vacation Bible School Sign-ups

Don’t forget to sign up your school age children for

    Set Sail with the Holy Trinity

June 10- 13 with a program on June 15th

From 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm in the Parish Hall

Contact, Cindy Light 812-595-3673 or
Parish Family Social
May 18, 2019   Next Saturday

Thank You to the Rich Smith family for hosting May

The menu will be Baked Potatoes with all types of toppings.

Bring your covered dish and come and enjoy the meal with your Church family.

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

June15th  –Brock Family- Ham 
July21st -– Parish Picnic at K of C Hall

August 17th - Light Family- Pizza and Ice cream

September 21st  - Light Family- Fresh Fish Fry  

2019 Socials Dates are posted.

May Birthdays  
14 – Oscar Valencia 
15 – Stephani Soto  
17 – Becky Dewees    
20 – Audrey Preble    
25 – Jane Marley    
28 – Sadie Fugate    
30 – Connor Mays

Families to Clean Church    

 **2019 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

 at the Southwest entrance of the Church  

May 13 – May 18   Joan Mace

May 20 – May 25   Janet Mc Near & Noreen Faulkenberg

May 27 – May 31  David Schafer Family

June 03 – May 8 Tina Cozart

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

Thank you for all Prayers and support given to my grandson Felix Lewis, It is much appreciated. 

Don Preble

Question of the Week
Jesus promises to guard us like a shepherd does the sheep.
How do you experience his loving care in your life?

¿ Jesús promete protegernos al igual que un pastor protege a sus ovejas.  

¿Cómo experimentan su amor en sus vidas?

Jesus said “My sheep hear my voice; I know them, and they follow me.”

How does Jesus speak to you? What new path is he asking of you?


¿Jesús dijo: “Mis ovejas oyen mi voz, las conozco y ellas me siguen”.

¿Cómo te habla Jesús? ¿Qué nuevo camino te está pidiendo que sigas?


What is your experience of being a follower of Christ,

of being cared for and guarded with him as shepherd?


¿ Cuál es su experiencia de ser seguidores de Cristo,

de ser cuidados y protegidos por él como pastor?


“Lord, thank you for the example of our Blessed Mother, Mary, Help me to become an even more effective bearer of your life.


God’s  Creation of Mothers

If it wasn’t for God, we wouldn’t exist.
He made us all, and there’s one thing he wouldn’t miss.
The qualities of a mother, and all it takes
to raise His children in his created place.

     He knew just what he was doing.

Oh, yes he did.
For when he made woman to care for kids
He gave her strength, He gave her patience,
He gave her unconditional love, oh what a special creation!

     Thank you, God, for making mothers so amazing
I’m especially thankful for mine and all she’s done raising me!

Prayer may be expressed vocally or mentally.

The basic forms of prayer are praise, petition 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; Bob Ligda,

  Norma Campbell, Shirley Novak, Wanda Mays,

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:

Sylvia Smith, Bev Schafer,

Carol Higdon,  Steve Thevenow

Joe Brown, Tony Kiesler, 

Clabie Barger, Debbie Smith

Fr. Joe Villa,   Pat Donovan,    

Ann Jentzen,    Marie Ficht,    Jean McIntosh,

Joe Boswell, Joe Henson,

Eileen  & Joe Hennekes

Lorraine Gable,  Rick Horvath,

Ann Akeman, Felix Lewis,

Carolyn Duvall,  Katie Robbins Sawin,

Mary Diaz,      Cathy Wilson Cochran,  

Ed Rees,  Thomas Flood,  

Rita Fields, Ronnie Sommer,

Janie Clouse,  Dennis Obergfell, 

Mindy Carter, Benny Hartlage, Rosendo Romero

Joe Castro,      Pat Divish,

Alfreda & Lonnie Donahue,

Ruth Long,   Gwynn Keller,    Kari Stout,

JoNell Buchanan,  Mary Ellen Buchanan,  

Fr. Don Buchanan, 

Al Riggle,  Debbie Biddle, Charles Sanders,

Alex O’Raferty, Dean Karmire, Laverne Basham,

Peter Renn   Blue Bomar, Teresa Westwood,

Ray Zierhut, Carol Blasingame, Denise Jensen,

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,


Respect Life Reflection

   “If you experience difficulty bringing a child into your family, know that you are not alone. God is with you, and his Church desires to walk with you… God has a beautiful plan for your life as a married couple. Seek his guidance, and let the healing power of prayer, a conversation in which ‘heart speaks unto heart,’ strengthen you.”


Lord Jesus Christ, in the Sacrament of
the Eucharist You left us the outstanding
manifestation of your limitless love for us.


Thank You for giving These children the
opportunity to experience this love
in receiving the Sacrament for the first time.

May your Eucharist presence keep them
ever free from sin, fortified in faith,
pervaded by love for God and neighbor,
and fruitful in virtue, that they may
continue to receive You throughout life and
attain final union with You at death.

Fr. Joe