American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Monday, January 25, 2021

American Martyrs & St. Patrick

Rev. Christopher A. Craig., MA, MDiv
January 10, 2021
American Martyrs

Weekly Mass Schedule

Baptism of the Lord

Sat., Jan. 09;  5:00 PM  Leslie Cozart 

 Priest: Rev. Louis Manna   

Sun., Jan. 10; 8:30 AM  Elizabeth Harmon

 Priest: Rev. Louis Manna   
Wed. Jan 13: 8 am  – Communion Service
Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

Saturday, Jan. 16;  5:00 PM  Daw White Jr.   

 Priest: Rev. Louis Manna   

Wed. Jan 20: 8 am  – Petronilla Hutchins Manna

 Priest: Rev. Chris Craig   
Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

Saturday, Jan. 23;  5:00 PM  Martha Boswell 

 Priest: Rev. Louis Manna   
Wed. Jan 27: 8 am  –  For the Sick of the Parish
 Priest: Rev. Chris Craig   
Church Cleanings


**We are asking for Volunteers to Disinfect Pews

After Every Mass.  PLEASE! 

Cleaning Products are in the cleaning closet.


THANK YOU for taking your time to volunteer   


American Martyrs

January - Lay Ministries
Saturday 5:00 pm
Lector:  Mary Smith        *E. Minister: Ramona Barger                

January Counters:  James Cruz & Rich Smith

American Martyrs
2020 Collection Statements are on the table in the back of Church

2021 Envelopes ready to be picked up.

If you don’t see your envelopes or you want Envelopes issued to you let Debbie in the Parish office know.

2021 Calendars are at the entrances of the Church,
Thank you to Collins Funeral Home.
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St. Patrick Weekly Mass Schedule

Baptism of the Lord
Sun., Jan. 10; 10:30 AM   Cecil J. Smith
 Priest: Rev. Louis Manna   

Wed. Jan 13: 5:30 pm  – Mass

        6:00 pm – Parish Council Meeting if Needed

Second Sunday of Ordinary Time
Sun., Jan. 17; 10:30 AM Jean Marie Reinstedler   
 Priest: Rev. Louis Manna   

Wed. Jan 20: 5:30 pm  – Rosary

                         6:00 pm – Communion Service

Third Sunday of Ordinary Time

Sun., Jan. 24; 10:30 AM  Brian Cannello 

 Priest: Rev. Louis Manna   

Wed. Jan 27: 5:30 pm  – Rosary

                         6:00 pm – Communion Service



St. Patrick’s Reader Schedule

 10 John Mead           17 Terry Thixton

 24  Judy Saunders   31 Betty Bowers



7 Jane Zatonsky    14 Carolyn Saltsgaver

21 Joe Mahuron     28 –  Janet Paynter

**ZOOM MASSES with Fr. Chris Craig**
    If you want to watch zoom masses from

Fr. Chris Craig at Prince of Peace in Madison

Mass Times: Sunday's 10 am, 5:30 pm Tuesday’s; Friday's Noon

Prince of Peace Website:


Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus,  I believe that You are present in the

Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, 
and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally,  come at least spiritually into my heart.  I embrace You as if You were already there  and unite myself wholly to You.  Never permit me to be separated from You.   Amen.




Feast of the Baptism of the Lord


For the weekend of January 9/10, 2021

     On this first weekend after the Feast of the Epiphany, the Gospel reading reminds us of Jesus’ baptism. It gives meaning to our own baptism into Christ Jesus. Jesus’ baptism is a reminder that he is not only our Lord but also our brother. He was baptized, just as we are. He shares in our humanity. Good stewards recognize that their baptisms call them to conform their daily lives to Jesus’ teachings, and to live their lives as Jesus did. Through their baptism, they have been given the necessary gifts to share with others the new creation that Christ brings. The stewardship question is whether we can recognize our own baptismal gifts, and like Jesus, use those gifts to bring the hope of Christ to the lives of others.


May our lives always reflect the powerful grace of our baptism.


     God reveals the sacrament of baptism with dynamic power. 

The heavens are torn. The Spirit descends; the Father’s voice is heard. Two brief verses paint a vivid picture depicting the unity of the Holy Trinity. Through our baptism, we are joined to the family of God and welcomed into the intimacy of the Trinity. Take hold of this gift.





Reading 1.)   Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7;  

 Isaiah presents the Suffering Servant, sent to save God’s people.


R) You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation.     


Reading 2.)   Acts 10:34-38;

 In the Book of Acts, Peter declares salvation is available

to all people, and is not restricted to the Israelites.

Gospel ) Mark 1:7-11;   In today’s Gospel, Jesus is baptized

 by John. The heavens open, the Holy Spirit descends like a dove, while God the Father calls Jesus his beloved Son.


Listen to the Word
    As you hear the story of Jesus being baptized, what line or word

   touches you?

   What lingers in your memory after hearing this amazing reading?

Look into Your Life
Question for Children:
Why does Baptism make you special?
Question for Youth: 

You were baptized as a member of the Christian community.

What does it mean to you to belong to this community?

How is it a support in your life?
Question for Adults: 

What meaning does your Baptism have for your everyday life?



Future Weekday Masses & Communion Services

          American Martyrs

1st Week Mass with Fr. Chris Scottsburg, Thursday 5:30 pm

2nd Week Communion Service Scottsburg, Wednesday 8 am

3rd Week Mass with Fr. Chris Scottsburg, Wednesday 8 am

4th Week Mass with Fr. Chris Scottsburg, Wednesday 8 am

5th  Week Mass with Fr. Chris Scottsburg, Wednesday 8 am

             St. Patrick
1st   Week Communion Service, Wednesday 6 pm
2nd   Week Mass with Fr. Chris,   Wednesday 5:30 pm
3rd   Week Communion Service, Wednesday 6 pm
4th Week Communion Service, Wednesday 6 pm
5th Week Communion Service, Wednesday 6 pm

   Rosary weekly on Wednesday’s at 5:30 pm



E6 Catholic Men's Conference

   On 2-27-2021 theE6 Catholic Men’s Conference will be held at the All Saints Parish – St Joseph campus in St Leon Indiana. COVID-Compliance will limit attendance but more significantly there is unlimited live-streaming of the conference wherein individuals or groups (families, men’s groups or entire parishes) can witness and participate with a single enrollment.

Live or Streaming registration begins January 4th HERE.

Feature speakers are Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, Jason Evert and Patrick Coffin.

    Thanks and Blessings – Mike Demeglio - Seymour Deanery coordinator and Dan Riehle – Indianapolis Archdiocese Lead

    E6:  “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes” – Ephesians 6-11.


A   Baby is a Gift 

CRADLE- 812-752-0123;   
Adoption Options - 317-878-3412

CHOICE - 812-883-2675;   

Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444


Please remember all those that are

Stressed, Ill and/or Dying in your Prayers

    If you are in need of prayer support,
Please contact;   Parish Office 812-752-3693 or

Prayer for a Pandemic
 May we who are merely inconvenienced 
remember those whose lives are at stake.
May we who have no risk factors
remember those most vulnerable.
May we who have the luxury of working from home
remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.
May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close remember those who have no options.
May we who have to cancel our trips
remember those that have no place to go.
May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market remember those who have no margin at all.

May we who settle in for a quarantine at home
remember those who have no home.
During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbors.   Amen.

 Dispensation for Sunday Mass
extended until further notice
October 23, Criterion staff report

     The five Catholic bishops of Indiana have extended the dispensation for the obligation to attend the public celebration of

 Mass on Sundays to all the faithful until further notice



Membership / Discipleship

     If you are new to either 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;

email, or  Stop by the

Parish Office at 262 W. Cherry Street, Scottsburg, IN 47170

Or there are forms at all the entrances of the church.


Stewardship in the New Year:

Making New Commitments to the Lord

    We have suffered through a long and stressful year. It is a year that has heaped upon us many distractions.

But as we look toward 2021 with hope, let us remember to get back to the fundamentals of being good stewards of our life in Christ. Stewardship is a commitment of mind and heart to the Lord; a way of life that needs constant renewal and transformation. This time of year has always been one of looking forward to a new year, reflecting on the changes we need to make in our lives and resolving to follow through on those changes. Perhaps those who seek to make resolutions to be better stewards might find inspiration in one or more of the following areas of Christian stewardship:

Stewardship of Prayer: Resolve to strengthen your relationship with the Lord through prayer. Notice how often you pray and what hinders you from praying. If you are a beginner, commit to short, daily prayer times.  

Stewardship of Family: Resolve to set aside more time to stay connected with your family even if it is through digital technology. Eat dinner together, schedule regular dates with your spouse, plan family outings, and go to Mass together if that is possible at this time. Practice patience and forgiveness.  

Stewardship in the New Year: Making New Commitments to the Lord  

Stewardship of Health: Resolve to get those medical and dental checkups when it becomes safe. Adopt healthier eating habits. Add exercise and other physical activity to your daily routine.  

Stewardship of Possessions: Resolve to possess a little more “lightly” this year. Consider ways you can reduce the amount of all that stuff you own. Distinguish between those items that are necessary and those that are considered luxurious and unnecessary.  

Stewardship of the Parish Family: Resolve to serve your faith community in creative way given the new limitations on some parish activities. Is it time to enhance your generosity to the parish?  

Stewardship of Money: Resolve to render sacred your annual budget. Reprioritize your financial goals to ensure that the Lord comes first in your spending. Take positive steps to improve your financial health.  

Stewardship of Work: Even if you are working remotely, resolve to be faithful to your daily, work-related

tasks and offer them up to the Lord. Cultivate your skills. Deepen your knowledge. Be mindful of how you are building the Kingdom of God.

Stewardship of Mind: Resolve to keep your mind active. Commit to being more informed on the issues of the day. Read your Bible. Become even more familiar with Catholic social teaching.  

 Stewardship of Neighbor: Realizing the need for social distancing, resolve to be a person of hospitality and mercy. Make time and space for others who enter your life. Be more aware of those times when a neighbor, co-worker, fellow parishioner or stranger, needs a moment of kindness, a little attention or an affirming gesture on your part.  

Stewardship of the Poor: Resolve to live with more compassion and in solidarity with those less fortunate. Remember the poor in prayer, and commit to helping relieve in some way the plight of those who are impoverished or marginalized.