American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Saturday, August 24, 2019

Welcome to 

American Martyrs & St. Patrick

Pastor;  Rev. Joseph L. Villa STL


American Martyrs

19th Sunday of Ordinary time

August 11, 2019

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.
 19th Sunday of Ordinary time

 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


Servers: Catherine Valencia &   Isabella Marcum

 Monday        Aug. 12; 8:00 AM –   Young Adults

Tuesday        Aug. 13; 8:00 AM  –  Jean Reinstedler 

Wednesday   Aug. 14; 8:00 AM –  Elizabeth Harmon

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Masses

Thursday      Aug. 15; 7:00 AM –  For the People
Thursday      Aug. 15; 8:00 AM –  Derrick Jones
Thursday      Aug. 15; 5:30 PM –  Carol Higdon

 19th Sunday of Ordinary time

Saturday; August 17; 5:00 PM     Paul Hayes

*** 2nd Collection: Building / Maintenance Fund
Servers: Mario Martinez & Leandro Caceres        

Sunday; August 18; 8:30 AM –   Francis Kiesler

*** 2nd Collection: Building / Maintenance Fund
Servers: Catherine Valencia & Isabella Marcum
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.

SCRIP Orders Due Sunday, September 1, 2019

SCRIP is a year long fund raiser for the Youth of our parish

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

RCIA; Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
For Both American Martyrs and St. Patrick
Contact American Martyrs Office, 812-752-3693

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

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St. Patrick

19th Sunday of Ordinary time

August 11, 2019

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.


19th Sunday of Ordinary time

    Sunday; August 11; 10:30 AM – Mary Bea Kline

Servers:  Ava Sowder & Vance Sowder  

Tuesday Mass @ St. Vincent Hospital  11:30 AM 
Wednesday   Rosary –  Aug. 14; 5:30 PM  
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary   

 Wednesday Mass – Aug. 14; 6:00 PM – Irma Barnard

Thursday   Mass – Aug. 15; 12:00 PM - For The People 


 20th Sunday of Ordinary time

 Sunday; August 18; 10:30 AM – Carl & Roberta Smith


Liturgy assistance for August 18th

Lector:  Judy Saunders

Eucharistic Ministers: Willie H., *Albert B., Jane Z..

Servers: Grant Mahuron & Shane Mahuron
Ushers: Darrell Lanham, John Mead,
               John Welch,  Jim Saunders
Future Mass Intentions

Aug. 25: Tom Lundergan Aug. 28:  NO MASS

Sept. 01: Martha Bacon    Sept. 04: Special Intention

Sept. 08:Donna Yaklevich

Sept. 11: Geo, Mary & Michael Mikovich


St. Patrick is hosting a Bible Study on the

Book Revelation each Wednesday after Mass thru November.

Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education     

 Pre K through 12th

Classes Resume in September 8, 2019

Classes are at 9:00 AM

No charge for our Religious Education program.

Contact; Mandy Naugle for more information

Starting This  week August 11th the  Bulletin is now American Martyrs and  St. Patrick, in order that both churches receive 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 or upcoming events for the bulletin

The new cut off day will be the 5 pm Wednesday’s.    Phone: 812-752-3693

Thank you,   

Parish Secretary,  

Debbie Young

Stewardship Moment

In today’s Gospel reading, Jesus concludes his teaching about those who are “faithful and prudent stewards” with that classic stewardship teaching: “Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.” Christian stewards recognize that God is the ultimate source of their gifts, talents, resources and aptitudes, and that God wants them to use these varied gifts in his service. This week might be a good time to reflect on our God-given gifts. Are we using those gifts to serve the Lord? If Christ came back to us unexpectedly tomorrow would we be able to give a full accounting of how we have exercised stewardship over these gifts?



 August 11, 2019

Reading 1:   Wisdom 18:6-9;   The reading from the

Book of Wisdom recounts the faith of the forefathers

on the night of Passover.

R) Psalm 33:  

 Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.


Reading 2: Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19;   The Letter to the Hebrews reminds us of Abraham’s unwavering faith in things unseen.


Gospel:  Luke 12:32-48;  In the Gospel,

Jesus uses a parable to teach the importance of right priorities – those who remain faithful and ready will be rewarded.


FOCUS :        Find us ready, Lord!


     Faithfully living the life of a disciple requires great trust in a God who can seem distant or even absent, depending on the circumstances of our lives. Sometimes we create the distance by giving priority to the distractions of the world, and sometimes tragic events beyond our control can cause us to doubt God’s presence. Maintaining steadfast faith requires dedicated care and attention to our relationship with God. Jesus’ example and the power of the Holy Spirit provide us the strength and guidance we need to remain ready to meet him when he comes again.

Parish Family Social
Saturday,  August 17th after 5pm Mass in the
American Martyrs Parish Family Hall

The Light Family is serving Pizza & Ice cream

Bring your covered dish and come and enjoy the

 meal with your Church family and plan to have fun!

September 21 - Light Family- Fresh Fish Fry  

     August Birthdays
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


American Martyrs Church Cleaning

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


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:

Bob Aker, Norma Campbell, Rita Castillo, Carolyn Grant  

Martha Kiesler, Bob Ligda, Elberta Lundy, 

Wanda Mays, Lois Meagher , Shirley Novak,

Gene Powell, Peggy Powers, Pete Renn,

Theresa Statman,  Josephine Zink     


Prayers for the Sick at Home or in Hospital:

Pete Renn, Anna Kaelin, Bertha Herrera, Mary Rainwater,

Sylvia Smith, Joe Brown, Felix Lewis, Lois Miller

Remember these and all those that are ill in your prayers


Respect Life Reflection

“We often assume parenthood happens easily after

‘I do,’ but for many married couples, it does not. …

If you experience difficulty bringing a child into your family, know that you are not alone. God is with you,

and his Church desires to walk with you.”   

USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities

 “Seven Considerations While Navigating Infertility”


A   Baby is a Gift -  

Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444;

Salem CARE - 812-883-2675

Scottsburg CRADLE -812-752-0123;  

Adoption Options- 317-878-3412



4th Annual Gathering of Disciples


Please plan on attending the 4th Annual Gathering of Disciples: A Day of Formation for Catechists, Evangelizers, Liturgical Ministers & Retreat/Renewal Leaders. This year’s theme is Beauty, Truth & Goodness: Drawn to Discipleship. Saturday, September 7th, 9am to 3pm. 2019 location:  Roncalli High School. Hosted by the Secretariat for Worship & Evangelization, Archdiocese of Indianapolis.

 Registration information and workshop titles at 

Join us to be better-equipped for life and ministry!


National Day of Mourning:

20 Million Black Lives Lost

‘Planned Parenthood has long targeted Black babies and women under their plan of extermination called The Negro Project.

They have used abortion to advance the eugenic cause and their efforts have resulted in the deaths of more than 20,000,000 Black lives. ‘Civil Rights for the Unborn”, the “Douglass Leadership Institute” and ‘The Restoration Project” are hosting a National Day of Mourning Aug 31, 2019 At Guiding Light Church in Birmingham, Alabama.”  –

Here in Indianapolis we will gather in mourning, peace, advocacy and solidarity for the National Day of Mourning with a rally and prayer meeting to be held on the south steps of the Indiana State House.

August 31, 11-1:00PM   Because “these black lives do matter”   Sponsored by Indianapolis Right to Life



The Feast of the Assumption:

Celebrating Our First Christian Steward


     On August 15 we celebrate the Feast of the Assumption; the day we recall Our Blessed Mother being assumed into heaven and crowned queen. In the Gospel reading on this day we hear proclaimed once again the Canticle of Mary, recorded in the Gospel of Luke (1:46-55). It is the Virgin Mary’s song of joy in response to her cousin Elizabeth’s greeting (Luke 1: 41-45), and summarizes Mary’s deep faith and trust in God.

     This joyous song is also known as the Magnificat, from the opening line of scripture’s Latin translation which means

 “My soul magnifies the Lord” (“Magnificat anima mea Dominum”). The Magnificat is a beautiful stewardship prayer used by the Church every day since the fifth century. It is a hymn at Evening Prayer in the Liturgy of the Hours.


  The Cathecism of the Catholic Church teaches us that the Magnificat:

      is the song both of the Mother of God and of the Church; the song of the Daughter of Zion and of the new People of God; the song of thanksgiving for the fullness of graces poured out in the economy of salvation and the song of the “poor” whose hope is met by the fulfillment… (#2619).


     Among the many stewardship themes in this reading, the prayer helps us realize that God’s stewardship plan turns the world’s values upside down. God comes to the aid of the poor and lowly, to the detriment of the rich and powerful.

And for those who entrust their lives to the Lord, they are filled with good things. As a young woman, humble and poor, Mary becomes an interpreter of God’s plan of salvation, she reveals to us the fundamentals of good stewardship, and she becomes a prophetic witness to social justice for all future generations who “will call me blessed” (Luke 1: 48).

Mary was the first disciple, the first Christian steward of God’s plan.

Take a few moments and pray this stewardship prayer.

Consider its implications for your life.

How do you magnify the Lord?

How do you make God “bigger” in your day-to-day world?   

 How do you bring God’s compassion to the poor?



Loving God,
Each day as I step further into my future, give me the courage, knowledge and patience that I need.

Remind me that you always journey with me and that you will never lead me into anything that you won’t lead me through.

Thank you for the gift of my life.
May the way I live be my gift back to you –with your love and guidance.  


 In Jesus’ name Amen

Prayerful Blessings,
Fr. Joe