American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Friday, December 13, 2019

American Martyrs & St. Patrick

Catholic Church’s

Pastor: Rev. Joseph L Villa STL
Weekly Mass Schedule


   EVERYONE is welcome and encouraged to attend. 


         34th    Sunday of Ordinary time

Sat., November 23; 5:00 PM American Martyrs Family

                          Soto, Valencia, Ison and Dicharria Families

** 2nd Collection;     The Flower Fund

Servers: Frederich Ostertag & Marta Rose Ostertag      


Sun., November 24; 8:30 AM   Dr. Ignacio and Mary Castro

** 2nd Collection;    The Flower Fund
Servers:  Albert Soto  &  Marian Soto  

Monday         Nov. 25; 8:00 AM –   Jerry Coomes

Tuesday       Nov. 26; 8:00 AM –   Gary Moenter

Wednesday Nov. 27; 8:00 AM –   11 Bravos K.I.A. in Vietnam

Thursday      Nov. 28; 8:00 AM –   In Thanksgiving    


         1st    Sunday of Advent

Sat., November 30; 5:00 PM  Lupe Brunner

** 2nd Collection;   SAMA  

Servers:  Isabelle Marcum  &   Eric Marcum      


Sun., December 01; 8:30 AM  James Moyna

** 2nd Collection;  SAMA  

Servers:  Raeann Baker   &   Brinley Wilson   

December  Ministries
Saturday – Lectors Eucharist Ministers

 David Baker    (G)            Patricia Brock (*)

 Linda Illingworth (R)        Ramona Barger



Sunday – Lectors___Eucharist Ministers

 Cindy Light     (G)            Jane Marley   (*)

 Marcy Donohue (R)       Doris Marcum

Counters  Julie Donovan   & Doris Marcum
Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education      Pre K through 12th

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

Classes:  Nov. 24 Dec 8  (No Class, Dec. 1)

No charge for our Religious Education program.

Contact; Cindy Light for more information.

SCRIP Orders Due TODAY Sunday, December 1, 2019

           Last Chance to buy before Christmas

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

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

The Confirmation candidates from

American Martyrs and St. Patrick will be attending their Confirmation retreat at

Mt. St. Francis this weekend Nov. 23-24.
Please keep them, and their leaders,
 in your prayers.
St. Joseph Missals  for 2020


 are for sale in the Sacristy and Office for $2.5 each.


 We will start the using them Dec. 1: 1st Sunday of Advent



Reminder to turn in United Catholic Appeal Intention

    Knights of Columbus Family Christmas Party.
Sunday,  Dec. 15th Doors open at 4pm Dinner at 4:30pm

All K of C Members and their families are invited to attend.  

 St. Patrick Catholic Church
  November 24 , 2019
34th Sunday of Ordinary Time


   Weekly Mass Schedule

Sun., November 24; 10:30 AM – Irma Barnard   

      Lector: Carol Saltsgaver

      Servers: Maddie Irwin   & Bryan Bower 

      Eucharistic:   * Willie H., Albert B ., & Gordon E.
    Ushers: Joe Mahuron, Brian Miller
                   Bob Stone,   Dave Lecklitner    

Wednesday. Nov. 27th :Tom and Martha Bacon

     1st    Sunday of Advent

Sun., December 01; 10:30 AM –      Alex Barnard

      Lector: Judy Saunders

      Servers:    TBA     

      Eucharistic:   * Terry T.  &  Jane Z.  Willie H.,   

    Ushers: Darrell Lanham, Jacob Korff, Jim Saunders


Wed. Dec. 4th : Jean M. Reinstedler

Future Mass Intentions.
Dec. 8: Tom & Martha Bacon

Dec 10. 11:30 am Mass at St Vincent Hospital Chapel

Dec  11: Brian Cannello
Bible Study

**St. Patrick is hosting a Bible Study on the

each Wednesday after Mass .
Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education    Pre K through 12th

Classes are at 9:00 AM

No charge for our Religious Education program.

Contact; Mandy Naugle for more information

A   Baby is a Gift -  

Adoption Options - 317-878-3412     

CHOICE - 812-883-2675

CRADLE- 812-752-0123

Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444



BULLETIN Additions or Changes

 Please continue to send me information or upcoming events for the bulletin.  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,

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

Jan. 13, 2020 and run from 5:30 - 6:45.

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.
FOCUS on the LITURGY:   

Today we celebrate Jesus, preeminent over all creation yet always bestowing his love and forgiveness.


Jesus, the image of the invisible God, is preeminent over all creation and head of the Church. On this solemnity, we recognize that Jesus Christ is King, but we also know that our loving Savior shows us compassion and mercy, as he showed to the good thief.


Reading 1:  2 Samuel 5:1-3 

 In the first reading,  the tribes of Israel anoint David, their shepherd, as king.

 R)  Psalm 122:


Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

Reading 2:  Colossians 1:12-20

 In the reading from Colossians,

Paul writes of the incredible glory of Jesus, firstborn of all creation, head of the Church, and preeminent over all creation


Gospel:  Luke 23:35-43

 In the Gospel, Jesus shows his compassion and mercy by assuring the good thief of his entrance into his kingdom

 Parish Family Social   

Thank you to everyone who has made the Parish Socials

a success. Looking forward to resume them in January 2020.

There is a signup sheet posted. Please consider signing up
to host a Social in 2020
November Birthday’s

23 – Wes Marcum   24 – Gary Taylor 

25 – Pat Bromm         25 – Katie Rowe             

25 – Shelly Everhart  25 – Nancy Welch     

29 – Beatriz Salas     29 – Samantha Ries



American Martyrs Church Cleaning


Nov. 18 – Nov. 23   Joan Mace


Nov. 25 – Nov. 30 Ramona Barger

A cleaning list is in the Northwest cleaning closet.
Thank you for taking your time to volunteer    


The youth will be putting together "Blessing Bags" 

for the homeless for their Christmas project this year.  We are looking for donations from the parish also.  If you can donate any of the following items, please bring them to the parish hall on Sundays after mass.  Those attending mass on Saturday evening can leave their donations in the reconciliation room with Cindy Light's name on them.  We are accepting anything from basic survival supplies and personal care items to thoughtful extras that might brighten someone’s day, 

 Questions of the Week
Question for Children: 

Jesus is always kind to those who love him. How do you show your love for Jesus?  

Question for Youth: 

This week we celebrate Christ the King. In the best sense of the word, a King is someone who cares for the people under his care, and also has authority over them. When have you felt Jesus’ care for you?

How do you allow Jesus to have authority over you?

Question for Adults: 

As you think about Jesus on the cross, having compassion on the “good thief,” what lesson do you draw from it for your own life?

St.  Patrick’s Advent Luncheon.

 Luncheon will be after mass Dec.8th.

St Patrick’s will provide ham, chicken and drinks.

Please bring side dishes to go with it. Everyone invited


St Patrick’s is also having a Holy Day FOOD DRIVE on Dec.8th.

Please bring any can or dry goods you could donate with you.

All donated items will be given to the Washington County Food Bank.      Any questions: Contact Beth or Lois Miller

What is Prayer?  
It’s Talking With God

     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,   Bob Ligda, Elberta Lundy, 

Lois Meagher, Shirley Novak, Gene Powell,

Peggy Powers,  Doris Williams,

Josephine Zink,  Sylvia Smith,



Prayers for the Sick at

Home or in Hospital:

Anna Kaelin, Joe Brown, Joe Boswell,

Pete Renn, Tony Kiesler, Jerry Light

Remember these and all those that are ill in your prayers

Repose of the Soul
   Martha Kiesler

Martha was an Icon to American Martyrs. She is also the Mother to Kenny, Tony, Patty, Janet, and Teresa all of American Martyrs. Please remember her family and Loved ones in your prayers.

Thank You

   We, the Cannello family, want to thank everyone for the cards, gifts, prayers, support, encouragement, love and FOOD which we were showered with in our time of sorrow.

A special thanks to all those who worked in the kitchen at the funeral luncheon. We are so blessed to be a part of this beautiful, loving parish community. Please continue to pray for us as we struggle to pull ourselves up, and know that we are praying in thanksgiving to God for all of you. 

God bless you all.
Annual Women's Christmas Party

Ladies, mark your calendar.  Our Annual

Women's Christmas Party; December 1 at St. Patrick. 

A list of names (age, gender and sizes) is inserted in the bulletin and posted on the bulletin board.  We will gladly accept monetary donations to "fill in" so each child receives his/her needs.  We will also have our small gift exchange and pitch-in meal.  Please join us for a fun evening and the immensely good feeling from helping a needy child have a great Christmas. 

 Doors open at 5, we'll eat our delicious meal at 5:30 pm.

See Diana Dick or Jane Zatonsky if you have questions.



Reminder to turn in United Catholic Appeal Intention


Scott County Salvation Army Bell

in front of both sets of Walmart doors? Click on the link below to sign up: or call 812-752-0123
Be a Good Steward of Thanksgiving Day

     Your Thanksgiving Day can be more than just enjoying a great meal and turning on the television to search for the traditional parades and football games. How about expressing your stewardship of this day in a more meaningful way?

 Here are some suggestions for making Thanksgiving an opportunity for expressing our gratitude to the Lord in creative ways:


 • Write “I’m thankful for you” cards and give them out or e-mail them on Thanksgiving (or mail them beforehand).

 • Share your Thanksgiving meal with someone who is alone this Thanksgiving. Look for someone, such as a neighbor,

co-worker, fellow parishioner, college student or armed services personnel who may be separated from family

and ask them to join in your Thanksgiving dinner.

• Volunteer your time at a soup kitchen to help prepare and serve Thanksgiving dinners to others. Your Thanksgiving Day can be more than just enjoying a great meal and turning on the television to search for the traditional parades and football games. How about expressing your stewardship of this day in a more meaningful way?  Here are some suggestions for making Thanksgiving an opportunity for expressing our gratitude to the Lord in creative ways:

• Visit the sick. Check with hospitals, assisted living facilities or nursing homes in the area to see if there are volunteer opportunities to visit with patients or residents on that day.

• Practice ecumenism!  Many parishes make Thanksgiving an opportune time to join in ecumenical services with other Christian worshipping communities, or inter-faith activities. Find one nearby and experience something new and enriching.

• Help someone if you can. Extend your generosity and blessings beyond your own family. Be part of an adopt-a-family effort, help distribute food baskets, or bring canned foods or clothing to St. Vincent de Paul centers.

• Take a walk. Find a place to enjoy God’s gift of creation. Head out the door for a refreshing walk. Invite family, friends or others to share the experience too.

• Most important! Take advantage of the Thanksgiving holidays to focus on what you’re grateful for and the things you appreciate about yourself and others. It is an ideal time to remember and to celebrate the many blessings in our lives.



Fr. Joe