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

St. Patrick Catholic Churches

Pastor: Rev. Joseph Villa STL
1st Sunday of Advent


December 01 , 2019

Weekly Mass Schedule


   EVERYONE is welcome and encouraged to attend. 


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  

Monday         Dec. 02; 8:00 AM –  11 Bravos K.I.A.

Tuesday       Dec. 03; 8:00 AM –  Ray Zierhut   

Wednesday Dec. 04; 8:00 AM –  For the people

Thursday      Dec. 05; 8:00 AM –  Special Intention    


         2nd     Sunday of Advent

Sat., December 07; 5:00 PM   Rosehilda Ostertag

** 2nd Collection;   Retirement for Religious  

Servers:  Blake Russell    &    Selleck Willes      


Sun., December 08; 8:30 AM  James Moyna & Family

** 2nd Collection;  Retirement for Religious 

Servers:   Victoria Martinez   &   Gabriela Martinez    

Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education      Pre K through 12th

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

 (No Class, Dec. 1)  Classes:   Dec 8, 15  

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!

St. Joseph Missals  for 2020


 are for sale in the Sacristy and Office for $2.50 each.

American Martyrs
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

               St. Patrick


        December 01 , 2019




   Weekly Mass Schedule

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

   Lector: Judy Saunders
   Servers:    Volunteers    

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

    Ushers: Darrell Lanham, Jacob Korff, Jim Saunders


Wed. Dec. 4th : Jean M. Reinstedler

     2nd    Sunday of Advent

Sun., December 08; 10:30 AM – Tom & Martha Bacon

   Lector:  Joe Mahuron

   Servers:    Volunteers     

   Eucharistic:   * Diana D .  &  Terry T.,  Willie H.,   
    Ushers:  David Sowder, Dan Brisco
                     Brian Miller, David Baiocchi

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

Wed. Dec 11: Brian Cannello
Future Mass Intentions.
Dec 15: Brian Cannello      Dec 18: Irma Barnard
Bible Study
**St. Patrick Bible Study will resume in the Spring.



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

Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444;

 CRADLE- 812-752-0123


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:   

Advent is a time to prepare for the Lord.


In this season of Advent, we remember our place in salvation history. We remember that we, who again and again break the covenant established with God, are offered salvation through that same God who came as a baby to live, suffer, die and rise so that we may live forever with him.


Reading 1:  Isaiah 2:1-5; 

In the first reading, Isaiah prophesies that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established and raised, and that instruction shall come out from Zion. Then God will judge between nations.

 R)  Psalm 122:  Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

Reading 2: Romans 13:11-14; 

Saint Paul warns the Romans that salvation is imminent, and that they should cast off sin and darkness and choose to live in the light of Jesus Christ.

Gospel:  Matthew 24:37-44;

 In Matthew’s Gospel, Jesus speaks to his disciples about the people of Noah’s time who were living carelessly when the flood came, and warns that as it was then, so it is for them. They must be watchful and ready, for God will come at an hour they do not expect.

 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
December Birthday’s

01 – Karen Russell      05 – Don Preble   

06 – Shelly Bartoch      08 – Erick Mays          

09 – Tammy Hill            09 – Cherie Betke

10 – Cristobal Valencia   12 – Debbie Lecklitner 

13 – Adalyne Mullen  



American Martyrs Church Cleaning


Nov. 25 – Nov. 30 Ramona Barger


Dec. 02 – Dec. 07 Tina Cozart


Dec. 09 – Dec. 14 Janet McNear& Noreen Faulkenberg

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: What can you do to be ready for God to come into your heart and your life?

Question for Youth: 

The Gospel tells us we don’t know when the Son of Man will return.

 If he were to arrive today, would you be ready for him?

What is one thing you can do during Advent to prepare for his coming?


Question for Adults: As you prepare to re-welcome Christ into your heart while you prepare for Christmas, what does Isaiah call you to do?

 What does Isaiah call us as a people to do?


Reminder to turn in United Catholic Appeal Intention

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.

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

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.



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.  



Up Coming Christmas Mass Schedules


December  09 & 10, 2019 -  No Masses


December 24 - American Martyrs – 4 PM

                                St. Patrick - 6 PM

                            American Martyrs – 12 Midnight

December 25 -  American Martyrs – 8:30 AM

                                  St. Patrick –   10:30 AM 

December 31-    St. Patrick - 6 pm
January 01-  American Martyrs   - 9:30  am



Symbolism of the Advent Wreath Candles

Set on the branches of the Advent wreath are four candles: three purple candles and one pink candle. A more modern tradition is to place a white candle in the center of the wreath. As a whole, these colored advent candles represent the coming of the light of Christ into the world.   Each week of Advent on Sunday, a particular Advent candle is lit. Catholic tradition states that the four candles, representing the four weeks of Advent, each stand for one thousand years, to total the 4,000 years from the time of Adam and Eve until the birth of the Savior.

Prophecy Candle  

On the first Sunday of Advent, the first purple candle is lit. This candle is typically called the "Prophecy Candle" in remembrance of the prophets, primarily Isaiah, who foretold the birth of Christ:

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14 ),  This first candle represents hope or expectation in anticipation of the coming Messiah.

Bethlehem Candle  

On the second Sunday of Advent, the second purple candle is lit. This candle typically represents love. Some traditions call this the "Bethlehem Candle," symbolizing Christ's manger:

"This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." (Luke 2:12, NIV)

Shepherds Candle  

On the third Sunday of Advent the pink, or rose-colored candle is lit. This pink candle is customarily called the "Shepherds Candle," and it represents joy:

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. (Luke 2:8–11, NIV)

Angels Candle The fourth and last purple candle, often called the "Angels Candle," represents peace and is lit on the fourth Sunday of Advent.    Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

"Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests." (Luke 2:13–14, NIV)