American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Saturday, September 21, 2019

Welcome to American Martyrs and

St. Patrick Parishes


American Martyrs

PastorRev. Joseph L. Villa S.T.L.

Archbishop – The Most Reverend Charles C. Thompson

Pope - His Holiness Pope Francis


Phone: 812-752-3693                      
Fax: 812-752-0969

American Martyrs:                                                

Office: 262 West Cherry St.,        

Scottsburg, In 47170-2013                       

22nd  Sunday of Ordinary time

September 01, 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.
22nd   Sunday of Ordinary time
Saturday; August 31; 5:00 PM Richard & Bernice Politz 
***2nd Collection - SAMA

Servers: Albert Soto    &   Marian Soto


Sunday; Sept. 01; 8:30 AM – Leo & Louise Coomes

 ***2nd Collection - SAMA              Freddie & Jerry Coomes  

Servers: Blake Russell & Nick Bautista 


Monday         Sept. 02; 8:00 AM –  Bill Miller

Tuesday        Sept. 03; 8:00 AM  –  John Read Sr. 

        Wednesday    NO MASS

Thursday      Sept. 05; 7:00 AM –  Gary Moenter 


 22nd   Sunday of Ordinary time


Welcome back Fr. Joe Villa

Saturday; Sept. 07; 5:00 PM   Marti Alleigier Lawyer

Servers:  Raeann Baker   &  Brinley Wilson


Sunday; Sept. 08; 8:30 AM –  Bob & Alberta Wilson  

Servers:  Mario Martinez  &  Leandro Caceres

Religious Education
Sunday Religious Education    
 Pre K through 12th

Classes are Sunday’s after 8:30 Mass in the Parish Hall.


No Class:  Sept. 1:   

Classes: Sept. 8, 15. 22, 29   

No charge for our Religious Education program.

Contact; Cindy Light for more information.

SCRIP Orders Due TODAY 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


St. Patrick


Mass Schedule

Sunday’s 10:30 am

Wednesday’s 6:00 pm

PO Box # 273; 208 S. Shelby Street,
Salem IN 47167

22nd  Sunday of Ordinary time

September 01, 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.


22nd  Sunday of Ordinary Time

Sunday; September 1st; 10:30 AM –  Martha Bacon

Liturgy assistance for September 1st  
Lector:   John Mead
Servers: Maddie Irwin & Bryan Brewer  

Eucharistic:   *Willie H., Gordon E., Diana D.

Ushers: Dave Lecklitner,  Doug Smith,

               Thomas Bowers, Bob Stone

Wednesday   Rosary –  Sept. 04; 5:30 PM  

Wednesday – Sept. 04; 6:00 PM – Special Intention 


 23rd   Sunday of Ordinary Time

Sunday; September 8th ; 10:30 AM –   Donna Yaklevich

Liturgy assistance for September 8th
Lector:   Jane Zatonsky
Servers: Ava Sowder & Vance Sowder  

Eucharistic:   * Joe C., Terry T., Willie H.,

Ushers: David Baiocchi, Paolo Bartoch, Nick Bartoch


Future Mass Intentions

Sept. 11: Geo, Mary & Michael Mikovich

Sept. 15: Betty Olesh              Sept. 18: For the People

Sept. 11: Martha Bacon   Sept. 15: Jean Reinstedler

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


Respect Life Reflection

The Church has consistently taught that every human life is precious and worthy of protection.”

A   Baby is a Gift -  

Adoption Options - 317-878-3412      

CARE - 812-883-2675

Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444;

CRADLE- 812-752-0123  



   Everyone who humbles himself will be exalted.


     Baptism is our invitation to the eternal banquet of the kingdom. But like all invitations, it comes with an RSVP. Our response is found in the way we live our lives, in our gratitude for all that God has done, in our desire to serve God by serving others, and in our life of prayer and worship.




Reading 1:   Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29  

Sirach describes humility as the hallmark of those who find favor with God.

R) Psalm 68:  

   God, in your goodness, you have made a home for the poor.

Reading 2:     Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24a 

The Letter to the Hebrews reminds the community that Jesus is the mediator of a new covenant.


Gospel:     Luke 14:1, 7-14  

In the Gospel, Jesus uses a parable to convey the importance of humility for his disciples

Parish Family Social

  Next Social is September 21 after 5pm Mass

 in the American Martyrs Parish Family Hall

The Light Family is serving Fresh Fish Fry 

Bring your covered dish and come and enjoy the

 meal with your Church family and plan to have fun!

October 19 – Chili / Soups-  Ramona Barger

November 16 – Thanksgiving – Parish Council


September  Birthdays

02 – Mark Olesh   
03 – Bobby Wilson   
04 – Doug Smith   
06 – David Baker 
06 – Velma Saphara 
06 – Jackie Irwin
07 – Jean Robbins    
07 – Eliza Donahue   
09 – Rich Russell
11 – Carol Lanham
11 – Janet Paynter   
12 – Bob Morgan   
13 – Fr. Don Buchanan   
14 – Janet Arbuckle
16 – Fr. Louis Manna 
17 – Jaden Spicer  
17 – Grant Newcomb
18 – Joe Hennekes   


American Martyrs Church Cleaning

Volunteers 2019 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet
 is posted  at the Southwest entrance of the Church  
Sept. 2 – Sept. 7 Janet McNear and Noreen Faulkenberg
Sept. 9 – Sept. 14 David Baker Family


Sept. 16 – Sept. 21 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


All God’s gifts are good. They are meant to be used responsibly and shared generously with others.

  September Ministries
Saturday – Lectors Eucharist Ministers

 Janet Hall    (G)          Ramona Barger (*)

 Ellen Stout (R)           Carol Ison


Sunday – Lectors___Eucharist Ministers

 Al Riggle     (G)                     Jane Marley  (*)

 Susan Anderson (R)            Karen Russell

Counters  Rich Smith   & James Cruz


BULLETIN Additions or Changes

Starting last week 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 cut off day will be at 5 pm Wednesday’s

 email:   phone: 812-752-3693

262 West Cherry Street, Scottsburg, IN 47170

Thank you,    Parish Secretary,   Debbie Young


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, Rena Cleek

      Martha Kiesler, Bob Ligda, Elberta Lundy, 

      Wanda Mays, Lois Meagher , Mary Miller,

      Shirley Novak, Gene Powell, Peggy Powers,

      Pete Renn, Doris Williams,  Josephine Zink




Prayers for the


Sick at Home or in Hospital:

      Anna Kaelin, Joe Brown, Lois Miller,  

      Mary Rainwater,  Sylvia Smith,

Remember these and all those that are ill in your prayers

   Questions of the Week
Question for Children:  

Jesus tells us that we should treat everyone as a guest.

Who do you tend to shun or not be nice to?


Question for Youth:      

God asks us to do for others without hope of repayment. This past week, what did you do for someone else for which you won’t be repaid?

Who are the people most in need of your generosity?

Question for Adults: 

Who are the people living near you that you would find it most difficult to invite to a meal in your home?

 Or to invite to be part of your life?
Red Cross Blood Drive

The Scott County Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a Blood Drive at the K of C Hall (1460 N. Gardner St.) on Monday,  September 16th   from 2pm to 6pm.

 Please enter a reminder on you cell phone or personal calendar, and pass this info onto friends and relatives!       Giving Blood Saves Lives

Rosary Group

There will be a Rosary Group at Hampton Oaks for Tuesday, September 10 at 6 PM. If it goes well, we will do it the second Tuesday of each month at 6 PM.

Everyone is invited

Thank you

     Thank you everyone for your thoughts, prayers, and words of encouragement for my Grandson Felix. He has finished his Chemo and back to school.      

Blessings,  Don Preble



Pope Saint Gregory the Great

Feastday: September 3   

Death: 604

Pope Saint Gregory I, also known as the Great, was the Pope of the Catholic Church between 590 and 604 AD.

     Gregory was born around 540 in Rome. The exact date of his birth is unknown. Although the Western Roman Empire had collapsed long before his birth, many ancient Roman families still commanded great wealth and influence in the city. Gregory was born into one such family. His great-great-grandfather was Pope Felix III who reigned from 483 to 492. (Astute readers may suspect this to be a scandal, but this was at a time before the clergy took vows of celibacy.)

 His father was named Gordianus, and he was a senator and a Prefect of Rome. Gordianus also held a position in the Church with the title of Regionarius, but there are no records from the time which describe the post. Gregory's mother was Silvia, also from a noble family. Silvia's sister (Gregory's aunt), Pateria are both recognized as saints in the Catholic and Orthodox churches. Gregory had a brother, but nothing is recorded, neither his name or his fate.

Gregory's family was very wealthy and owned estates on the island of Sicily which provided income.

     When Gregory was just two years old in 542, the Plague of Justinian swept through the region. This plague was caused by a now-extinct strain of Yersinia Pestis, more commonly known as the Black Death. The plague was the most severe outbreak of deadly disease the world had ever known and remained the worst such incident until the Black Death in the 14th century. About a third of the population in Italy was wiped out by the disease.

    Pope Gregory made many changes to the Mass, some of which remain today, The position of the Our Father in the Mass remains where Pope Gregory placed it.

     He emphasized the aspect of service to the poor for deacons. The number of deacons was increasing in number and they were seen as less essential as extensions of the Bishop than they were in the early Church. Deacons were often tasked with giving alms to the poor, and at least one was assigned to each church and ordained for this purpose.

    Pope Gregory may have also established "cantus planus," known in English as plainchant. Most today know this style of singing as Gregorian Chant. The melodious, monophonic music is known throughout the Church and closely associated with medieval monasteries. Gregorian chant gives us the oldest music we still have in the original form, some dating to the centuries just after the death of Gregory. It remains a matter of some dispute just how involved Pope Gregory was in the development of the style. Some music historians argue the credit is a misattribution that rightly belongs to his less famous successor of a century later, Gregory II.

In 1969, the Second Vatican Council moved Saint Gregory's feast day from March 12 to September 3 so it would not fall during Lent. During Lent, there are no obligatory memorials. The Eastern Orthodox Church also venerates Saint Gregory, honoring him on March 12.

Both Anglican and Lutheran Christians also venerate Pope Saint Gregory.   

He is the patron saint of musicians, singers, students, and teachers.


Fr. Joe