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

Welcome to American Martyrs

Pastor: Rev. Joseph L. Villa STL

5th  Sunday of Easter

May 18 / 19, 2019


FOCUS:  We glory in the victorious love of Christ.


    All true love has its origins in God, who is love itself,

and so the Christian believer must seek to love as God loves,

and to share love as abundantly as God shares it with his creation. Love is the very hallmark of the Christian life.



Reading 1: Acts 14:21-27; Paul and Barnabas continue

their travels, strengthening the spirits of the disciples and

giving an account of all that God has done with them.

R)  Psalm 145:

           I will praise you name for ever, my king and my God


Reading 2:   Revelation 21:1-5a; In the second reading,

John foretells the restored creation where God will make his home among his people and wipe away all their tears.


Gospel   John 13:31-33a, 34-35; Jesus gives his disciples

a new commandment to love one another
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 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

 Monday        May 20; 8:00 AM  –   Jean Marie Reinstedler     

Tuesday         May 21;  8:00 AM –    For The People   

 Wednesday   May 22; 8:00 AM –  Petronilla Hutchins Manna  

 Thursday     May 23; 8:00 AM –   Bill Mulcahy

Saturday; May 25; 5:30 PM  Families of American Martyrs

                                                     Bromm’s, Gables,  Faulkenberg

** 2nd Collection – Building/ Maintenance Fund

Servers:  Mario Martinez &   Leandro Caceres    


Sunday; May 26; 8:30 AM –  Kenny Boswell

    6th  Sunday of Easter
** 2nd Collection – Building/ Maintenance Fund
Servers:   Alberto Soto & Marian Soto
6th Sunday of Easter

May 25 / 26, 2019


The Holy Spirit will teach us and remind us of what Jesus taught.

     Jesus assures us in the Gospel that he will dwell within us, and the Holy Spirit will teach us and remind us of what he taught. This is good news for us, because it means we are not making this Christian journey alone, two thousand years removed from a period in human time. We are today, like the early Church of Jerusalem, taught and guided by the Spirit.

We need only to listen and have faith in his working in us



Reading 1: Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; In the first reading,

a letter from the Church in Jerusalem is delivered to the Gentiles in Antioch, Syria and Cilicia.   


R)  Psalm 67: O God, let all the nations praise you!  


Reading 2: Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23; 

   In it they are assured that they are under no burdens of the Mosaic law. Revelation gives us a vision of splendor: the holy city Jerusalem.

Gospel   John 14:23-29; 

   Jesus, in the Gospel, tells his disciples that he and the Father will dwell within those who love him and keep his word. He also promises to send the Holy Spirit as an Advocate

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 25; 5:30 PM  

                              Families of American Martyrs
                              Bromm’s, Gable’s, Faulkenberg
** 2nd Collection – Building/ Maintenance Fund

Servers:   Mario Martinez &   Leandro Caceres    


Sunday; May 26; 8:30 AM – Kenny Boswell

    6th Sunday of Easter
** 2nd Collection – Building/ Maintenance Fund

Servers:   Servers:  Alberto Soto & Marian Soto


 Monday  May 27; 8:00 AM – For those who died in Service

Tuesday         May 28; 8:00 AM – 11B’s KIA in Vietnam     

 Wednesday   May 29; 8:00 AM –  For the People

 Thursday  May 30; 8:00 AM –  Charlene (Hayes) Olivastro


Saturday; June  01; 5:30 PM   

 For the Protection of all Children Born and Unborn.  
** 2nd Collection – SAMA

Servers: Blake Russell     &   Nick Bautista      


Sunday; June 02; 8:30 AM –   Jerry Coomes

    The Ascension of the Lord
** 2nd Collection – SAMA

Servers: Antonio Martinez & Marcos Valencia

Sister Church

St. Patrick Catholic Church

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

Sunday Mass 10:30am  &

Wednesday Mass 6:00pm
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.

June 15  –Brock Family- Ham; July 21 -– Parish Picnic:

August 17- Light Family- Pizza – Ice cream

September 21 - Light Family- Fresh Fish Fry  


    Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th

 Last Class is May 19th  until 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!

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

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
May Birthdays  

20 – Audrey Preble    25 – Jane Marley    

28 – Sadie Fugate     30 – Connor Mays
June Birthdays  
03 – Kathy Karmire    04 – Jose Sumale     07 – Joe Obergfell    
08 – Joan Mulcahy Brown 08 – Selleck Willes

Families to Clean Church    

 **2019 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

 at the Southwest entrance of the Church  

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


Respect Life Reflection

“Mary, patroness of America, renew in us a love for the beauty and sanctity of the human person from conception to natural death; and as your Son gave His life for us, help us to live our lives serving others. Mother of the Church, Mother of our Savior, open our hearts to the Gospel of life, protect our nation, and make us witnesses to the truth.”


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 Celebration for them after 8:30 am Mass on

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

          June Ministries

Saturday – Reader   Eucharist Ministers

 Missy Baker (G)          Diana Cozart (*)

 Joe Obergfell (R)       Becky Dewees

Sunday – Reader___Eucharist Ministers

 Marcy Donohue (G)          Ruth Long  (*)

 Alfreda Donahue (R)   Jerry Hartman

Counters  - Jim Cozart & Ann Jentzen

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, Carol Higdon

          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,    Thomas Flood,   Mary Diaz,     

Ann Jentzen,    Marie Ficht,    Jean McIntosh, Blue Bomar,

Joe Boswell, Joe Henson, Eileen & Joe Hennekes

Lorraine Gable, Rick Horvath,   Ann Akeman, Peter Renn

Carolyn Duvall, Katie Robbins Sawin, Felix Lewis,

Cathy Wilson Cochran,  Ed Rees, Ray Zierhut, Denise Jensen,

Rita Fields, Ronnie Sommer, Janie Clouse,  Dennis Obergfell, 

Mindy Carter, Benny Hartlage, Rosendo Romero

Joe Castro,      Alfreda & Lonnie Donahue, Pat Divish,

Ruth Long,   Gwynn Keller,    Kari Stout, Terri O’Brien,

JoNell Buchanan, Mary Ellen Buchanan,  Fr. Don Buchanan, 

Al Riggle, Debbie Biddle, Charles Sanders, Jim Coomes, 

Alex O’Raferty, Dean Karmire, Laverne Basham,

Teresa Westwood,  Carol Blasingame, Christina Riley

Bob Sommer,   Kenneth Holcomb, Denise Mansfield,

James Cruz,  David Schafer, Larry Simpkins,

Debbie Hoey, Sadie Fugate, Marcy Donohue,


 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.


Parish Council

Meetings 1st Thursday of each Month @ 6pm 

 Chairperson       –   Jim Cozart

 Vice Chairperson –            Tina Cozart

 Secretary     –       Mary Smith


Liturgical Committee –        Mary Smith

Liaison Committee  –          Tina Cozart

Evangelization         –         Beverly Shafer 

Stewardship              –          David Baker
  Appointed to Council Committee

Building & Grounds – Larry Stout / David Schafer

Finance Committee – Diana Cozart

Parish Hall Contact – Debbie Young


Board of Education

Meetings 3rd Sunday of each Month after Religious Ed 

Ministers to the Sick 
Bea Boswell, Susan Anderson  

Pro Life   

Al Riggle

A   Baby is a Gift -  

Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444;

CRADLE -812-752-0123;  

Adoption Options- 317-878-3412


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 for the 7 day votive candles.

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 entrance of the church.


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From Holy Week to Pentecost –

A Stewardship Lesson from the Upper Room

By Mary Ann Otto,

Pastoral Minister for Missionary Discipleship,

St. Mary and St. Joseph Parishes, Appleton, Wisconsin


     The Upper Room in Scripture has always held a very sacred place in my heart. I imagine this candlelit dwelling in Jerusalem as providing a home for weary travelers and an address for those who needed to find them. I step into the room with all four Gospel writers and they give me a glimpse into the humanness of the first disciples, the patience and love of Jesus and the power of the love between the Son and His Father.

       Truthfully, as I sat among and observed the Upper Room inhabitants, I learned and continue to learn so much about Jesus and myself through the humanity and divinity found there. This place in Jerusalem is where I came to know the true meaning of friendship as Jesus shared his last supper, the Passover meal, with his followers. It is where the saying “It’s not about you” was fully demonstrated and authentic servant leadership was modeled as he washed the feet of his friends. It is in the Upper Room where the New Covenant in Jesus became a reality and I saw that even those who profess the ultimate love could become a betrayer, a denier or a doubter. The question “Is it me?” continues to ring throughout the ages. The Upper Room is where I witnessed our soon to be Savior wish his friends peace and place them in the care of his Father. Here I perceive Jesus’ sadness as he leaves this place courageously to take on the sinfulness of his friends, me and humankind.

       As dawn breaks on Easter morning, the messages in the Upper Room are magnified. I discovered the importance of being a good steward of community as a follower of Jesus and the power of huddling with fellow disciples. I understood what it might be like to experience grief, fear, surprise and joy at the same time and the importance of sharing our Jesus encounters with other followers. The crucial lesson of believing without seeing was made real in this space through Jesus’ conversation with Thomas. In the Upper Room I came to know that even with all my human failings, I can be an agent for building Christ’s Church because there is no stronger force on this earth than the power of the Holy Spirit if we pray for its guidance and gifts. I want to be that missionary disciple and steward of the Church so I shall return to this sacred place often for inspiration and encouragement. Alleluia! He is Risen!   

Philippians Chapter 2:1-15

1  So if in Christ there is anything that will move you, any incentive in love, any fellowship in the Spirit, any warmth or sympathy -- I appeal to you,

2  make my joy complete by being of a single mind, one in love, one in heart and one in mind.

3  Nothing is to be done out of jealousy or vanity; instead, out of humility of mind everyone should give preference to others,

4  everyone pursuing not selfish interests but those of others.

5  Make your own the mind of Christ Jesus:

6  Who, being in the form of God, did not count equality with God something to be grasped.

7  But he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, becoming as human beings are; and being in every way like a human being,

8  he was humbler yet, even to accepting death, death on a cross.

9  And for this God raised him high, and gave him the name which is above all other names;

10  so that all beings in the heavens, on earth and in the underworld, should bend the knee at the name of Jesus

11  and that every tongue should acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

12  So, my dear friends, you have always been obedient; your obedience must not be limited to times when I am present. Now that I am absent it must be more in evidence, so work out your salvation in fear and trembling.

13  It is God who, for his own generous purpose, gives you the intention and the powers to act.

14  Let your behavior be free of murmuring and complaining

15  so that you remain faultless and pure, unspoilt children of God surrounded by a deceitful and underhand brood, shining out among them like bright stars in the world,

Have a Blessed Week
Fr. Joe