American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

WELCOME to American Martyrs

Pastor: Rev. Joseph L. Villa

13th Sunday of Ordinary time

June 30, 2019



  Jesus summons us to him and then sends us out as messengers to proclaim his kingdom.

   The Christian life is one of following the way of Christ. Jesus calls us out of our worldliness, out of our habits and attachments, to follow his way. And after we encounter the Lord, he sends us out to proclaim the truth of his kingdom.



Reading 1:   1 Kings 19:16b. 19-21;  

  In the reading from the First Book of Kings, the Lord tells Elijah to find Elisha and anoint him as prophet to succeed [him]. Elisha, though he wants to wait until he can say goodbye to his parents, nevertheless slaughters his oxen and follows.


R)  Psalm 16:  You are my inheritance. Oh Lord


Reading 2:  Galatians 5:1, 13-18;   

   In the second reading, Paul writes to the Galatians about the freedom that Christ came to bring us which, if we live by the Spirit, allows us to

not be controlled by the desires of the flesh.

Gospel:     Luke 9:51-62; 

   In the Gospel, Jesus is making his final journey to Jerusalem, and tells those who want to follow him that they must do so without delay.

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 29; 5:00 PM  James Moyna

Servers:   Albert Soto    &    Marian Soto 


Sunday; June 30; 8:30 AM – Jerry & Freddie Coomes

Servers:   Blake Russell   & Nick Bautista   

 Monday         July 01; 8:00 AM  –   Pat Hayes  

Tuesday         June 02; 8:00 AM –   For the People  

 Wednesday   June 03; 8:00 AM –   Bob & Lorraine Gable  

 Thursday     June 04 –  NO MASS


Saturday; July 06; 5:00 PM     Gary Moenter

2nd Collection – Peter’s Pence & Clearing House

Servers:  Raeann Baker    &   Brinley Wilson   


Sunday; July 07; 8:30 AM –    Jean M. Reinstedler

       14th Sunday of Ordinary time

2nd Collection – Peter’s Pence & Clearing House

Servers:  Mario Martinez &  Leandro Caceres

          July Ministries

Saturday – Reader   Eucharist Ministers

 David Baker (G)          Ramona Barger (*)

 Ellen Stout (R)           Patricia Brock

Sunday – Reader___Eucharist Ministers

 Pat Read (G)           Jane Marley  (*)

 Jeremy Willes (R)     Don Harmon


Counters  - Susan Anderson & Al Riggle

Stewardship Moment

 Today’s Gospel reveals to us the beginning of Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem. We will journey with Jesus for many Sundays to come, and along the way he will teach us about the demands of discipleship. His instructions may seem harsh and unreasonable to our ears. His response to legitimate requests to postpone the journey reminds us that there are always justifiable excuses to defer the journey or put off the responsibilities of discipleship. Other important matters compete for our attention. Some of us must make heart-wrenching choices, but there is urgency about Jesus’ mission to bring forth God’s kingdom. His demand is that we proclaim the Kingdom of God now.

Is this our first priority, or do we have other priorities?

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

  “The purpose of freedom is that we might be servants of one another.  Life in the Spirit is always oriented toward love and service for others.”

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops,

Peter's Pence Mission Collection 07/07/2019: 

The Peter Pence Collection drives its name from an ancient custom.  In the ninth-century England, King Alfred the Great collected money, a “pence” from landowners as financial support for the Pope.  Today, the Peter’s Pence Collection supports the Pope’s philanthropy by giving the Holy Father means to provide emergency assistance to those in need because of natural disaster, war, oppression and disease.

Annual Parish Family PICNIC

  Our Annual Parish Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, July 28 from 1-4 p.m. at the K of C Hall. Tom Marley's famous pulled pork, also hamburgers, hot dogs, and soft drinks will be provided by the K of C.

There will also be water slides for young and old alike.

Volunteers are needed to help set up the large tent
after Mass on Saturday, July 27.

Bring your covered dish and come and enjoy the meal with your Church family and plan to have fun!.

August 17- Light Family- Pizza – Ice cream

September 21 - Light Family- Fresh Fish Fry  

July  Birthdays
 01 – David Schafer 06 – Rich Smith    
07 – Chris Woods    08 – Cree Woods   
09 – Steve Boswell  11 – Eileen Hennekes
11 – Jose Soto      14 – Myra Coomes
16 – Sherry Mays   16 – Adley Everhart
18 – Larry Stout       18 – Michael Cozart
19 – Janet Hall         20 – Robin Boswell
Church Cleaning
2019 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

 at the Southwest entrance of the Church  

  July 01 – July 06   David Schafer Family 

July 08 – July 13    David Schafer

July 15 – July 20    Janet McNear & Noreen Faulkenberg 

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 to everyone for the prayers and calls during

 Mark Grap’s illness. They were much appreciated and felt.

He is better and back to work however we still don’t have a diagnosis. Carmen, Sue, & Mark Grap 

Thank you

     To the Church members that cleaned up and Planted

the new flowers in the Grotto. Flowers donated by the

Lonnie Donohue Family.


It takes a lot to keep the property and ground looking nice

If anyone would like to help at anytime you can contact

Building & Grounds Committee – Larry Stout / David Schafer

Everyone has different talents they could share from time to time



The "Share the Harvest" table will be available once again this summer. Anyone is welcome to bring excess items from your garden to share with parishioners.


What is Prayer? – Talking With God
Prayer is our direct line with heaven. Prayer is a communication process that allows us to talk to God!

He wants us to communicate with Him,
like a person-to-person phone call..

     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, Wanda Mays,

                   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


Lois Bridges, Sylvia Smith, Jim Coomes, 

Joe Boswell, Tony Kiesler, Ronnie Sommer, Larry Stout,

Carol Higdon, Felix Lewis, Blue Bomar, Gwynn Keller,   

Ann Jentzen,    Debbie Smith, Lorraine Gable, Ed Rees,

Marie Ficht,  Jean McIntosh, Peter Renn, Dean Karmire,

Fr. Joe Villa, Joe Henson,  Joe & Eileen Hennekes

Ann Akeman, Cathy Wilson Cochran,  Mindy Carter,

James Cruz, Sadie Fugate, Debbie Biddle, Pat Divish,

Joe Brown, Marcy Donohue, Debbie Hoey, Ray Zierhut,

Carolyn Duvall, Katie Robbins Sawin, Thomas Flood,  

Joe Castro, Alfreda & Lonnie Donahue, 

Denise Jensen, Dennis Obergfell, Larry Simpkins,

Rita Fields, Janie Clouse, Clabie Barger, 

David Schafer, Rosendo Romero, Steve Thevenow

Teresa Westwood, Ron & Carol Blasingame, Ruth Long,  

Fr. Don Buchanan, Mary Diaz, Laverne Basham,

JoNell Buchanan, Mary Ellen Buchanan, Terri O’Brien,

Al Riggle, Charles Sanders, Jim Coomes, Kari Stout,

Alex O’Raferty, Mary Ann & Christina Riley

Bob Sommer, Kenneth Holcomb, Denise Mansfield,




Lucille Warren, 70, passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 9, 2019.   Lucille is sister of

Helen Reynolds and Lois Bridges.


Rick Horvath, 69  passed away on Monday evening , June 9, 2019.   Rick is the son of

Doris Horvath and brother of Jim Horvath. 


David Benedict "Benny" Hartlage, 68, passed away Monday, June 17, 2019. He is the

Brother of Doris Marcum and Uncle of Wes Marcum

Clay Gardner Barger, 77 passed away Wednesday,

June 19, 2019.

Gardner is the brother in law to Ramona Barger.


             Prayer for The Eternal Rest

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls

of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.



Hospitality at Mass:

 A Key to Good Stewardship

For many individuals and families alike, summer means travel. And summer travel may mean new visitors to our parish for weekend liturgies. Providing hospitality to strangers is a hallmark of Christian stewardship.

      In the Gospel of Matthew good stewards were commended for their hospitality: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me” (Matthew 25:35). Saint Benedict directed his followers to receive guests and travelers as if they were Christ. Extending hospitality is especially important when it comes to welcoming visitors who may be attending Mass at our parish for the first time.

     There is a lot of anecdotal evidence suggesting that the ability of a first-time visitor to have a meaningful experience of Christ in the liturgy is directly impacted by the warmth of the welcome extended by the local worshipping community. When people say hello, the worship experience is enhanced.

A warm welcome is part of evangelization, work necessary in a church’s mission to help people discover or renew their faith in Christ.

     How do we treat the unknown person who walks by us in church, or who sits next to us at Mass?

Do we take the initiative to greet them, smile, extend a warm handshake?

      Remember, we are Christ’s ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20). Our actions and reactions toward visitors at Mass communicate who we are and who we represent. Let us take time to welcome visitors to our parish this summer. Welcoming gestures,

however small, will not only have a positive impact on visitors,

they will make us more hospitable ambassadors of Christ