American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Saturday, September 19, 2020
 Welcome to American Martyrs
Pastor: Rev. Joseph L. Villa STL

15th Sunday of Ordinary time

July 14, 2019


God’s commandments are written in our hearts.


   Today we are challenged to love God with our entire being and our neighbor as ourselves. On the face of it, these are difficult commandments to live out day after day, but Moses reminds us that they are written in our hearts. Our task is to listen to God’s word and carry it out at each moment, in each situation we face.



Reading 1:    Deuteronomy 30:10-14;  

In the first reading, Moses calls on the people to heed the voice of God written in their hearts.


R)  Psalm 69:  Turn to the Lord in you need. And you will live.

       or    Psalm 19:  Your words. Lord, are Spirit and life.

Reading 2:   Colossians 1:15-20;  

The second reading reminds us of Christ Jesus as the image of the invisible God, through whom all things were created and who made peace by the blood of his cross.


Gospel:  Luke 10:25-37;  

In the Gospel, Jesus points to the Good Samaritan, with his unselfish works of mercy, as an example of a good neighbor.

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 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

 Monday         July 15; 8:00 AM  –   For the People

 Tuesday         July 16; 8:00 AM –    Fr. Carmen Petrone

 Wednesday   July 17; 8:00 AM  –    Charles & Estelle Hutchins

 Thursday      July 18; 8:00 AM  –    Lucille Warren
Welcome, Fr. Don Buchanan         
 Saturday; July 20; 5:00 PM  Daniel, Trinidad Romero
& Lupe Brunner

2nd Collection – Building and Maintenance Fund

Servers:  Friederich Ostertag  &   Marta Rose Ostertag  

Welcome, Fr. Don Buchanan

Sunday; July 21; 8:30 AM –  For Our Parishioners     

      16th Sunday of Ordinary time

2nd Collection – Building and Maintenance Fund

Servers: Olivia Fugate   &   Sadie Fugate
Stewardship Moment

   Today’s Gospel turns our attention to one of Jesus’ most familiar stories, the Parable of the Good Samaritan. It is about living how God intended us to live: to acknowledge God’s divine love and compassion lavished upon us, and to extend that love and compassion upon others without reservation. We can find a lot of reasons for not stopping to help someone. We can talk ourselves out of being Good Samaritans. Strangers are not our responsibility, or are they? Good stewards understand that God’s mercy is a gift that must be shared, and that doing the right thing, acting as Jesus would act toward others, is the only course of action for one who lives according to the demands of the Gospel. How might you be a Good Samaritan 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 Sunday, August 4, 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

 “To understand more fully how to defend and protect human life, we must first consider who we are, at the deepest level. God creates us in his image and likeness, which means we are made to be in loving relationship with him. The essence of our identity and worth, the source of our dignity, is that we are loved by God.”

USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities;

 “How to Build a Culture of Life”    

 A   Baby is a Gift -   
Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444;
CRADLE -812-752-0123;  
Adoption Options- 317-878-3412

      Heavenly Father, You are the source of wisdom and grace, the author of human freedom and creativity. We thank you for these gifts, and ask that you teach us to be good stewards of our creative spirits. As we immerse ourselves in this summer season, show us how to slow down a bit, quiet ourselves, and learn the art of re-creation, reflection and relaxation.

     Encourage us to “power down” so that we might recharge and re-energize our minds, bodies and spirits for the journey ahead of us.

      Help us never to be too busy to pause and realize your gracious presence all around us: in nature, in other people, in ourselves.

     Slow us down and teach us to be better stewards of our time of recreation.

We pray this in Jesus’ name.
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  


Help Needed PLEASE

   We are going to be needing help with setting up the Kiwanis tent after the Saturday night Mass at the K of C hall on July 27 for the Parish Picnic

July  Birthdays
11 – Jose Soto      14 – Myra Coomes  
16 – Sherry Mays   16 – Adley Everhart

18 – Larry Stout      18 – Michael Cozart

19 – Janet Hall        20 – Robin Boswell  
21 – Angie Murphy  22 – Diana Cozart  
23 – Janie Alexander   
24 – Alexes Valencia    25 – Sue White       

26 – James Cruz      26 – Nicholas Bauista 

28 – Fr. Joe Villa      28 –   Terry Light

Church Cleaning
Need Volunteers 2019 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet
 is posted  at the Southwest entrance of the Church  

July 15 – July 20    Janet McNear & Noreen Faulkenberg 

July 22 – July 27    David Schafer

July 29 – Aug 03    David Schafer
Aug 5 – Aug 10    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


Volunteers needed

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

Everyone has different talents they could share from time to time

If anyone would like to help at anytime in any way you can

Contact, Buildings & Grounds  – Larry Stout / David Schafer
Red Cross Blood Drive

Scottsburg K of C is sponsoring a Blood Drive on

 Monday, July 22nd at the K of C Hall from 2PM until 6PM.

Please donate to improve or save a life with you donation of blood,    add this event to your personal calendar and spread the news to family, friends and co-workers.

Thank you

 The Families of Lois Bridges, Helen Reynolds, and all the Hayes Family would like to Thank all of you for your prayers and kind works of Condolence in the passing of our sister, Lucille Warren. We appreciate you thoughtfulness.

Thank you
Thank you to the ladies for volunteering  to fix a meal

for Conquer the CHAOS patrons sponsored by

Scott County Partnership.

"Share the Harvest" TABLE
will be available once again this summer.

We know gardens had a tough time this year with the weather we have had, however,   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,  

Mindy Carter, Al Riggle, 

James Cruz, Sadie Fugate,

Debbie Biddle, Pat Divish,

Joe Brown, Marcy Donohue,

Debbie Hoey, Ray Zierhut,

Carolyn Duvall, Katie Robbins Sawin,

Thomas Flood,   Steve Thevenow

Joe Castro, Alfreda & Lonnie Donahue, 

Denise Jensen, Dennis Obergfell, 

Larry Simpkins, Terri O’Brien,

Rita Fields, Janie Clouse,

 Clabie Barger, Kari Stout,

David Schafer, Rosendo Romero,

Teresa Westwood, Denise Mansfield,

Ron & Carol Blasingame, Ruth Long,  

Fr. Don Buchanan,

 Mary Diaz, Laverne Basham,

JoNell Buchanan, Mary Ellen Buchanan, 

Charles Sanders, Kenneth Holcomb,

Alex O’Raferty, Mary Ann & Christina Riley



Veteran NASA Astronaut Thomas Jones, PhD,


to Address the 57th Annual Conference

of the International Catholic Stewardship Council


      Veteran NASA astronaut Dr. Thomas D. Jones, among the first three Catholic astronauts to receive

Holy Communion in space, will address the 57th annual conference of the International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC) on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Chicago, Illinois.

     Dr. Jones is the author of four books. One of them, Sky Walking: An Astronaut’s Memoir, is replete with stewardship themes. In his book, Dr. Jones reflects on the special gift of each day God has given him. The sights of the universe he was privileged to witness while living and working in space is his belief in “God’s gentle affirmation of our union with Him.”

     Dr. Jones flew on four space shuttle missions and spent 53 days in space, orbiting the earth 800 times. His many awards include the NASA Distinguished Service Medal, four NASA Space Flight Medals, the NASA Exceptional Service Award, the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal, the NASA Exceptional Public Service Award and the Air Force Commendation Medal. The Main Belt asteroid 1082 Tom Jones is named in his honor.

      After graduation from the Air Force Academy, Dr. Jones piloted B-52D strategic bombers, earned a doctorate in planetary sciences from the University of Arizona, studied asteroids for NASA, engineered intelligence gathering systems for the CIA, and helped NASA develop advanced mission concepts to explore the solar system.

     A planetary scientist, Dr. Jones served on the NASA Advisory Council, and is a board member of the Association of Space Explorers and the Astronauts Memorial Foundation. He appears frequently on TV and radio with expert commentary on science and space flight. His Catholic faith is revealed in his reflections on the importance of prayer, having faith in the gifts God has given us and being blessed by recognizing in the cosmos

 “a most caring and generous God.”
Luke 10:27

     He answered, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'"

Fr. Joe