American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Welcome to American Martyrs

Pastor: Rev. Joseph L. Villa STL

Pentecost Sunday

June 8 / 9, 2019


The outpouring of the Holy Spirit marks the birthday of the Church.


On Pentecost, the disciples go from fearful and hesitant to confident and bold. May we open ourselves to receiving the Holy Spirit so that we may live the fullness of discipleship.



Reading 1: Acts 2:1-11    

In the first reading from Acts,

we hear the account of the Holy Spirit coming to rest upon the disciples and followers, enabling them to proclaim the Gospel in many languages.


R)  Psalm 104:  

     Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.


Reading 2:    1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Romans 8:8-17

     In the second reading, Paul, writes to the Corinthians about the variety of gifts and service but one Spirit and Lord. He speaks of the Church as the body of Christ.


Gospel:  John 20:19-23 or John 14:15-16, 23b-26

In the Gospel (in a passage often referred to as “John’s Pentecost”), John gives an account of the disciples and their first experience of the risen Christ – Christ who breathes on them and tells them to Receive the Holy Spirit.

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; June 08; 5:00 PM  Otto & Marie Kiwitt

** 2nd Collection – Flower Fund
Servers: Selleck Willes & Reeve Willes   

Sunday; June 09; 8:30 AM –    Pius Hayes

   Pentecost Sunday
** 2nd Collection – Flower Fund
Servers: Brinley Wilson & Raeann Baker   

 Monday        June 10; 8:00 AM  –   Special Intention

Tuesday         June 11; 8:00 AM –    Jean M. Reinstedler    

 Wednesday   June 12; 8:00 AM – Margret & Catherine Gorman

 Thursday     June 13; 8:00 AM –  Glen Cole  

Saturday; June 15; 5:00 PM   Judy & Earl Cozart

** 2nd Collection – Education of Future Priest

Servers:  Olivia Fugate   &  Sadie Fugate


Sunday; June 16; 8:30 AM –  Special Intention   

   The Most Holy Trinity
** 2nd Collection –  Education of Future Priest

Servers:  Victoria Martinez   & Gabriela Martinez  



Parish Office will be closed

Monday, June 10th thru Wednesday, June 12th

Stewardship Moment

In today’s first reading we encounter the Holy Spirit who at Pentecost came rushing in over Jesus’ followers like a powerful wind. It must have been a frightening experience for them. But their great acts of prophetic witness began when the Spirit drew them out of their “comfort zones.” Jesus said the Holy Spirit, like the wind, blows where it wills; into the lives of good stewards, empowering them to perform wondrous acts of healing, reconciliation and evangelization; encouraging them to proclaim the Gospel with boldness and confidence. All of that is a little beyond the comfort zone where most of us live our lives. This week, reflect on how the Holy Spirit may be calling you out of your personal comfort zone.

Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education

 Pre K through 12th
 Classes Resume in 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, July 7, 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

Respect Life Reflection

“Religious freedom gives us the space to carry out the mission that Jesus has entrusted to the Church. Religious freedom means that Catholics, and all people of goodwill, are free to seek the truth and to live in accordance with that truth, and so to strengthen our common life as a nation.”


United States Conference of Catholic Bishops


“Bulletin Insert: Religious Freedom Week 2019”

The Christian holy day of Pentecost,

which is celebrated on the seventh Sunday after Easter, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks, as described in the Acts of the Apostles (Acts 2:1–31).

Thank you

   May the Lord Jesus Bless you and your Church

for the monetary gift that you gave to SAMA Ministry.

We appreciate it and we are praying for you.

In Christ Name, Rick Romero


Honoring all Fathers in our Parish

   The K of C Ladies’ Auxiliary will be cooking and serving breakfast after Mass on Sunday, June 9

to Honor all Fathers in our parish.

 All parishioners are invited to enjoy a hearty meal and fellowship together.

Parish Family Social

Saturday, June 15, 2019 in the Parish Family Hall 

Thank You to the Steve Brock family for hosting June

The menu will be Baked Ham..

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.

July 28 -– Parish Family Picnic: at K of C Hall

August 17- Light Family- Pizza – Ice cream

September 21 - Light Family- Fresh Fish Fry  

June Birthdays  

08 – Joan Mulcahy Brown     08 – Selleck Willes

19 – Jerry Hartman      20 – Dean Karmire 
21 – Bev Schafer
23 – Susan Anderson 23 – Cindy Cruz      
23 – Ayla Mullen

25 – Martha Spicer       27 – Martha Kiesler   

27 – Joe Boswell         28 – Finn Sawin 


Families to Clean Church

 **2019 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

 at the Southwest entrance of the Church  
June 10 – June 14 Janet McNear & Noreen Faulkenberg
June 17 – June 22 David Schafer Family
June 24 – June 29 David Schafer 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


God our Creator, You made us all that we are and gave us all that we possess. Open our hearts so that we may live fully, in gratitude for the abundant gifts entrusted to us.


Jesus our Redeemer, You showed us how to attain eternal life by following in your footsteps, and by our loving service to others; thereby proclaiming your Gospel in word and deed.


Holy Spirit, Lift us up and be with us each day. Teach us, guide us and give us the courage to embrace stewardship as a way of life in Christ as we journey along our pilgrim way back to the Father.


We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, One God, forever and ever. Amen

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:

Norma Campbell, Shirley Novak,

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

Mark Grap, Joe Brown,

Sylvia Smith, Steve Thevenow

Tony Kiesler, Clabie Barger,

 Debbie Smith, Carol Higdon, 
Bob Bromm, Fr. Joe Villa,  

Pat Donovan, Felix Lewis,

Ann Jentzen,    Marie Ficht,   

Jean McIntosh, Blue Bomar,

Joe Boswell, Joe Henson,

 Joe & Eileen Hennekes

Lorraine Gable, Rick Horvath,  

Ann Akeman, Peter Renn

James Cruz,  Debbie Hoey,

Sadie Fugate, Marcy Donohue,

Carolyn Duvall, Katie Robbins Sawin,

Thomas Flood,   Pat Divish,

Cathy Wilson Cochran,  Ed Rees,

Ray Zierhut, Denise Jensen,

Rita Fields, Ronnie Sommer,

Janie Clouse,  Dennis Obergfell, 

Mindy Carter, Benny Hartlage,

Rosendo Romero, Mary Diaz,     

Joe Castro,   Alfreda & Lonnie Donahue,  

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,

Ron & Carol Blasingame,

Christina Riley, Teresa Westwood,

Bob Sommer,   Kenneth Holcomb,

 Denise Mansfield,
David Schafer, Larry Simpkins,
Education of Future Priests: 

   The Vocation Office receives funds each year from a second collection taken up throughout the Archdiocese to cover the expenses of educating our future priests.

     Collection June 16, 2019 – Second Collection

     In Fall 2010, Saint Meinrad's seminary program enrolled 136 seminarians-the most since 1985.

The increase is a continuation of a trend the School has enjoyed over the past several years.

“My own class went from 12 students in philosophy to 35 students in first theology. This year, we're almost to capacity. Saint Meinrad is growing; there's no doubt about that, and the community is a healthy one."

At Saint Meinrad, seminarians receive a well-rounded education based on four pillars of formation: academic, spiritual, human and pastoral. "As our president-rector says, 'Everything we learn here should in some way allow us to help people come closer to Christ,'" says Mauricio. "I just love that vision and mentality."

    Looking back on his experience and formation, he concludes, "My time at Saint Meinrad has allowed me to become a better man, a better Christian and, God willing, a good priest someday."


John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled; do not be afraid.

Fr. Joe