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

Welcome to

American Martyrs

Pastor: Rev Joseph L. Villa STL

14th Sunday of Ordinary time

July 07, 2019


The Lord sends laborers to proclaim the kingdom.


   Jesus appointed, instructed and sent seventy-two disciples to proclaim the kingdom of God. With his authority, they were able to spread the Gospel message, and it continues today. For we, too, are called, appointed, instructed and sent with authority. We are sent to engage the world and proclaim the kingdom. Like the early disciples, we are not sent alone: we have the Church as mother, and each other as co-travelers on the journey.



Reading 1:    Isaiah 66:10-14c; 

 The prophet Isaiah instructs us to rejoice because the Lord assures us he will extend prosperity and comfort.


R)  Psalm 66:   

      Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.

Reading 2:   Galatians 6:14-18;  

 In Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, he writes that the cross of Jesus Christ has brought about a new creation, one which will bring peace and mercy to those who follow him.


Gospel:  Luke 10:1-12, 17-20;   

Luke’s Gospel tells of Christ appointing and sending seventy-two followers out in pairs like lambs among wolves – with instructions on how to labor in the field and proclaim the kingdom of God.

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; 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
 Monday         July 08; 8:00 AM  – Rev. Gerald Renn   
 Tuesday         July 09; 8:00 AM –  Rick Horvak

 Wednesday   July 10; 8:00 AM  – Steve Illingworth

 Thursday      July 11; 8:00 AM  – Benny Hartlage

Saturday; July 13; 5:00 PM    Mass of

                            Thanksgiving for the Obergfell Family   

Servers:   Victoria Martinez  & Gabriela Martinez        


Sunday; July 14; 8:30 AM –   Doris & Jim Arbuckle   

       15th Sunday of Ordinary time

Servers:  Selleck Willes   &   Reeve Willes

          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


Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you. - 2 Chronicles 20:17


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.

Stewardship Moment

In today’s Gospel, we hear Jesus inviting his disciples to be evangelizers. “The harvest is abundant,” Jesus says. But those who are willing to invite others to a deeper relationship with the Lord are few. Good stewards who are willing to witness their Catholic faith to others know they are “like lambs among wolves.” They are encouraged to be gentle, patient and loving, knowing they may face rejection and even fierce opposition. Jesus invites us to be better stewards of our faith, to give positive, courageous, joyful witness to others who have turned away from their relationship with him. Is there someone we should be reaching out to this week?

Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education       Pre K through 12th


Classes Resume in August 18, 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 Today 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

   “Father and maker of all, you adorn all creation with splendor and beauty, and fashion human lives in your image and likeness. Awaken in every heart reverence for the work of your hands, and renew among your people a readiness to nurture and sustain your precious gift of life.” Catholic Household Blessings & Prayers  “A Prayer for Life”

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
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 08 – July 13    David Schafer

July 15 – July 20    Janet McNear & Noreen Faulkenberg 

July 22 – July 27    David Schafer

July 29 – Aug 03    David Schafer
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


St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness

and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Hosts,
cast into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits,
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.



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 Sick:

   Mary Rainwater, 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,  

James Cruz, Sadie Fugate,

Debbie Biddle, Pat Divish,

Joe Brown, Marcy Donohue,

 Debbie Hoey, Ray Zierhut,

Carolyn Duvall, Katie Robbins Sawin,

Thomas Flood,   Mindy Carter,

Joe Castro, Alfreda & Lonnie Donahue,

 Al Riggle, Larry Simpkins,
Denise Jensen, Dennis Obergfell, 

Rita Fields, Janie Clouse,

 Clabie Barger, Kari Stout,

David Schafer, Rosendo Romero,

Steve Thevenow,  Ruth Long,  

Teresa Westwood, Ron & Carol Blasingame,

Fr. Don Buchanan, Mary Ann & Christina Riley

 Mary Diaz, Laverne Basham, Terri O’Brien

JoNell Buchanan, Mary Ellen Buchanan, ,

Charles Sanders, Kenneth Holcomb,

Denise Mansfield, Alex O’Raferty,


Prayer of Thanks for our

Nation's Independence

     God our Father, your Son Jesus spoke to us a message 
of peace and taught us to live as brothers and sisters.

His message took form in the vision of our Founding Fathers, as they fashioned a nation where all people might live as one.

     This message lives on in our midst as a task for us today 
and a promise for tomorrow.

      We thank you, Father, for your blessings in the past, 
and for all that, with your help, we must yet achieve.

      Bless our nation and bless each of us. As we thank you for our independence, may we extend its blessings to our youngest brothers and sisters, the children in the womb.

      Hasten the day when our nation will be a nation with liberty and justice, not just for some, but for all, through Christ our Lord.            

Be a Good Steward of
Your Leisure Time

     The air in July seems to be filled with the music of birds and the hum of insects. We hear the happy sounds of picnickers, boaters, golfers, fireworks, kids splashing in the pool, and concerts in the park. It’s a celebratory time, a time when many people take vacation or welcome visitors from afar or young adults home from college. We think of July as a fun time, a time for rest and relaxation, a time for leisure.

      It’s important to be a good steward of the wonders of summer, a good steward of our time of rest and renewal, a good steward of leisure. A time to recharge our batteries is all part of leading a healthy, balanced life. After all, we recall that Jesus directed his disciples to “. . .go off to a secluded place and rest” (Mark 6:31).

     Stewardship calls us to nurture and care for God’s gifts which include taking care of the gift that is ourselves.

So, make leisure a priority this July. Simplify your activities and focus on relationships, resting, recreating, and enjoying the beauty of God’s world. Ease up on planning the perfect party or barbecue and instead focus on the fun of everyone chipping in to spend time together. Give yourself space to be alone in the midst of summer’s fun.

     Be healthy in eating and drinking. Long walks at dawn or dusk and plenty of exercise will aid both your body and your spirit, as will enjoying the wealth of summer’s bounty and the produce of our gardens and farmers’ markets. Consider activities that add variety to our lives and relationships. Make time for those books piling up on the bookshelf. Do something out of the ordinary. Plan a long lunch with an old friend, or enjoy jazz “on the green.”

But don’t add heavy burdens of preparation and commitment.

    Scale down. Relax. Let go. Be spontaneous. Be a good steward of your leisure time. Bask in the glory of summer’s long days. This will not only prove restorative but will reveal more acutely the blessings of God’s creation and help us discover in new ways the wonder of our loved ones and ourselves.

Enjoy your Summer
Fr. Joe