American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Welcome to American Martyrs

Pastor: Rev. Joseph L. Villa STL


18th Sunday of Ordinary time

August 4, 2019


FOCUS :      

  Following foolishly after the things

   of this world leads us in the wrong direction.


      Temptation is all around us. It is tempting to get ahead at the expense of others, and we are tempted to put material wealth ahead of spiritual wealth. Following Christian virtues requires grace, and takes practice and hard work. Let us pray for that grace, For what profit comes to man from all the toil and anxiety of heart if we are not rich in what matters to God?


Reading 1 Ecclesiastes 1:2; 2:21-23; Our first reading speaks about of the foolishness of vanity, and misdirected labor.


R)  Psalm 90:  

         If today you hear his voice harden not your hearts

Reading 2:   Colossians 3:1-5, 9-11;    Saint Paul writes

 to the Colossians, instructing them not to return to their old way of life, but to seek what is above.


Gospel:  Luke 12:13-21;    In the Gospel,

Jesus tells the crowd to Take care to guard against all greed, and then relates the parable of the foolish rich man.

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; August  3; 5:00 PM  11 Bravo’s K. I. A.

***2nd Collection – Scott County Clearinghouse

Servers: Blake Russell   &    Nick Bautisa     


Sunday; August  4; 8:30 AM – Rick Horvath

      18th Sunday of Ordinary time

***2nd Collection – Scott County Clearinghouse

Servers: Raeann Baker &   Brinley Willson


 Monday         Aug. 05; 8:00 AM –  Petronilla Hutchins Manna  

 Tuesday        Aug. 06; 8:00 AM  –  Carina Sturgill 

 Wednesday   Aug. 07; 8:00 AM –  Cary Moenter

 Thursday      Aug. 08; 8:00 AM  –   John Read Jr.

Saturday; August  10; 5:00 PM   Beth Smith


Servers:  Mario Martinez   &    Leandro Caceres         


Sunday; August  11; 8:30 AM –   American Martyrs;    

   Schafer, Long, & Mays Family’s
      19th Sunday of Ordinary time

Servers:  Catherine Valencia  &   Isabella Marcum


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       s of the church.

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A   Baby is a Gift

 Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444;

CRADLE -812-752-0123;

Adoption Options- 317-878-3412


The "Share the Harvest" TABLE will be

Anyone is welcome to bring excess items
from your garden to share with parishioners.

 Stewardship Moment

     In today’s Gospel, Jesus offers a warning to those who pursue leisure and pleasure as their goal in life without concern for the poor and less fortunate. He tells the parable of the wealthy landowner who, upon yielding an exceptionally profitable harvest one year, determines that he will live the rest of his days in relaxation; to eat, drink and be merry. God calls the miser a “fool” and lets him know that his greed and self-indulgence will not bring him the security he seeks. Good stewards acknowledge that the money and possessions entrusted to them are to be used to further the mission of Jesus Christ.

This week let us reflect on our own daily consumption habits.

 Do we spend money on articles that make us better ambassadors of Christ?

Does our personal lifestyle bring “good news to the poor”

 (Luke 4:18)?
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, August 4, 2019

THANK YOU for your support of the youth of our parish!

RCIA;  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
At American Martyrs for both American Martyrs and
St. Patrick.

Respect Life Reflection

“Precisely in an age when the inviolable rights of the person are solemnly proclaimed and the value of life is publicly affirmed, the very right to life is being denied or trampled upon, especially at the more significant moments of existence: the moment of birth and the moment of death.”  

Pope Saint John Paul II, Evangelium vitae © 1995, Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Used with permission. All rights reserved.

          August Ministries

Saturday – Lectors Eucharist Ministers

 Linda Illingworth (G)          Mary Smith (*)

 Joe Obergfell     (R)           Bev Schafer

Sunday – Lectors___Eucharist Ministers

 Doris Marcum    (G)       Debbie Young (*)

 Marcy Donohue (R)       Kathy Karmire


Counters  - Julie Donovan & Doris Marcum


Starting next week August 11th  we will begin sharing a Bulletin with St. Patrick, in order that both churches will have the same information.

In the transition there will have to be some changes in the content of the Bulletin.

Please continue you to send me information

for the bulletin the new cut off day will be the

5 pm Wednesday’s.    

Thank you,    Parish Secretary,  Debbie Young

American Martyrs Parish Family Social

Parish Social is scheduled for Sunday, August 17th  

after 6pm Mass in the Parish Family Hall.

Light Family will be serving Pizza and Ice cream

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

September 21 - Light Family- Fresh Fish Fry  


Thank you

    The Parish Picnic was a huge success because of all the parishioners who came out to eat and enjoy fellowship together. Special thanks to the following people who donated a little extra time to do some ‘behind the scenes' work:

God and Father Joe for working together to provide the wonderful weather


Those who helped set up and take down the tent—Russell and Marcum families, Diana Cozart, Carmen Grap, Frank Niccum, Hank Jentzen, Al Riggle and members of the Kiwanis Club, Bev and David Schafer, Shelly and Albert Bartoch and

Jim and Steve Boswell (who were also the grill masters).


Knight’s of Columbus Council 8052  for providing the location, meats, drinks, and water slides


Tom Marley for making  the delicious Pulled Pork


Tina Cozart for organizing the kid’s entertainment

Church Cleaning
Need Volunteers 2019 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet
 is posted  at the Southwest entrance of the Church  
Aug 05 – Aug 10    Tina Cozart
Aug 12 – Aug 17    Joan Mace
   Aug 19 – Aug 24    Janet McNear & Noreen Faulkenberg
Aug 26 – Aug 31    David & Bev 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


Volunteers needed

        American Martyrs is beginning to work on forming a group who would be interested in providing a meal for "Conquer the Chaos" (formerly known as "Circles") group in November. A few volunteers

have already expressed an interest in helping out as our church looks ahead at the opportunity to provide meals on a more regular basis in 2020. Your only commitment would be to prepare a main entree, salad, or dessert which can be dropped off either at the church office or at the group's meeting site in Austin.

Contact Mary Smith if interested in helping (812) 595-2243

 and Her is  email:
         August Birthdays

01 – Jo Nell Buchanan    04 –   Fay Obergfell

05 – Steve Brock            06 –   Linda Illingworth
08 – Tom Marley           08 – Victoria Martinez 
08 – Debbie Young

09 – Yessica Valencia    10 –   Tina Cozart

19 – Paul Reynolds         21 –   Robert Ritter

23 – Jim Cozart               24 –   Lola Willes

27 – Pat Read                 27 –   Wilma Couch

30 – Marie Ficht             31 –   Catherine Valencia

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 at home or in Hospital:

Anna Kaelin, Bertha Herrera, Mary Rainwater,

 Sylvia Smith, Joe Brown, Carol Higdon, Felix Lewis,

 Ann Jentzen, Lorraine Gable,  Clabie Barger

Remember these and all those

that are ill or troubled in your prayers.  

There is a list of sick by the Prayers Intention Book.


Seeking Food Donations for Homeless

     The Scott County Homeless Coalition needs the help of the Community for food donations to help feed the homeless.

       Those who are having a celebration, graduation party, reunion or pitch in and have leftovers, these food items can be donated to help feed the homeless in Scott County.

   Contact the Scott County Homeless Outreach on Facebook or Bring them to 649 West Moonglo Road in Scottsburg.


Stewarding Our Families

When “Back to School” means “Back to the Family Dinner Table”

     August brings us face to face with one of life’s realities: summer vacation has to end. Children may groan and parents may breathe a sigh of relief, but one thing is certain. The beginning of school brings a return to routine, and this translates into less eating on the run and more scheduled meals around the family dinner table. It’s not always possible for the whole family to eat together, but making it a priority at least some nights of the week can pay big dividends for the Christian steward trying to raise a family of faith. Here are a few dinner table tips:

 • Everyone should know certain nights are family dinner nights. Look closely at everyone’s schedule, make a plan, and then hold family nights sacred.

 • Whether frozen pizza or prime rib, set the table nicely and sit down. Maybe light a dinner candle or pull out the cloth napkins now and then. Pick up a special dessert once in a while.

 • Parents and kids often hit the dinner hour fatigued. Make an effort to relax. Start off with a smile and laughter, even when you’d rather hit the couch.

 • If you haven’t already, begin the family custom of praying before meals in a spontaneous way. What was I most thankful for today? Where did I see a situation that calls for prayer? Let everyone take a brief turn. It may lead to a great conversation after the “amen.”

• Resist scolding or criticizing a child at dinner. Never demand to know why the math paper wasn’t turned in, or why the kid will not get out of bed on time. Save it for a private discussion later.  Allow the dinner table to be a place of welcome and support.

 • Share the ups and downs of your own day. Listen respectfully to their exploits and complaints.

• As you review the day’s events, don’t forget God. Just as you are interested in what your children are reading in literature class or library hour, express an interest in what’s being taught in religion class or in weekly faith formation.

• Set the rule that everyone remains seated until all are finished. Then the meal is complete.

• But the work’s not done. Divide the duties of setting the table, clearing, washing dishes, even cooking so that everyone has a role to play and the work goes quickly.

 • Bring back the custom of an “after dinner” prayer, brief and blessed.