American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Sunday, May 16, 2021

Welcome to

American Martyrs &

St. Patrick

Catholic Churches


 *** According to Archdiocese of Indianapolis all Parishioners will continue to Social Distance and


 wearing of Mask are Recommended for all Masses


and Parish functions till further notice. ***


American Martyrs


Weekly Mass Schedule



4th  Sunday Easter 
 Saturday, April 24; 5:00 PM –  Don Faulkenberg
2nd Collection: Home Missions

Sunday,  April 25; 8:30 AM  Bill Divish

2nd Collection: Home Missions
Tuesday,       April 27; 5:00 PM  Josephine Schafer  
Wednesday,  April 28; 8:30 AM –  Mary Boley
Thursday,     April 29;  8:30 AM – Maria Kiewit     

Friday,                          April 30; 8:30 AM –  Prayer for the people

                                                           of the Parish

5th   Sunday Easter 
 Saturday, May 01; 5:00 PM – Frank Mays

2nd Collection: Scott County Clearinghouse


Sunday,   May 02; 8:30 AM  Pete Renn

2nd Collection: Scott County Clearinghouse

Tuesday,        May 04; 5:00 PM  Petronilla Hutchins Manna

Wednesday, May 05; 8:30 AM –  Gary “Moe” Moenter

Thursday,     May 06; 8:30 AM –  Elizabeth Harmon
Friday,       May 07;  8:30 AM –  Lonnie Piet
May ministries for American Martyrs

Saturdays :  Reader -  Mary Smith

                    E. Minister -  Tina Cozart

Sundays :     Reader -   Cindy Light

                    E. Minister -   Kathy Karmire

PLEASE  Need Volunteers,

Anyone who may wish to share in mowing the church property this summer can contact Rich Smith (812-722-7367) or Mary Smith (812-595-2243). You would need to have your own equipment. The Smith’s will continue to be responsible for edging and weed-eating.



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
RED Food Box

PLEASEhelp to support donations for the food box located on the northwest corner of the church parking lot. You can put donations in the tub located Entrances of church. Some suggestions include cheese sticks, peanut butter sandwich or crackers, Vienna sausage, packets of tuna salad, breakfast bars, individual fruit cups. Thank you for your Generosity


Collections for Clearinghouse

Our local food bank totes are at the entrances of the church. The Clearinghouse is in need of mashed potatoes, seasonings,  pasta sides, cereal, and all hygiene items. Thank you for helping others!



The Parish office at American Martyrs will be closed May 8th thru 12th. Sorry for an inconvenience. I will be checking emails.




St. Patrick

Weekly Mass Schedule

4th  Sunday Easter 

Sunday, April 25; 8:30 AM Jay Carol Allen   

Wednesday April 28; 6:00 PM – Eileen Hennekes  
 5th   Sunday Easter 

Sunday, May 02; 10:30 AM – Gene Miller

 Wednesday May 05; 6:00 PM – Fr. Charles DeNardi


St. Patrick’s Reader Schedule

April   25 Joe Mahuron


May     02   Janet Paynter        09  Peggy Boulet

 16 John Mead   23 –   TBA      30 Terry Thixton 




Stewardship is for everyone as we have all


been gifted by God in so many ways.


Dispensation for Sunday Mass extended until further notice
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.



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 there are forms at all the entrances of the church. a phone call, 812-752-3693; email, or Stop by the Parish Office at 262 W. Cherry Street, Scottsburg, IN 47170

4th  Sunday Easter:  

FOCUS: We are God’s children; we are the flock of the Good Shepherd, who lays down his life for us.


 God loves us so much that we are not simply called God’s children, but in fact are God’s children now. This love is that of a good shepherd, who knows and cherishes his sheep, and who, unlike others, will sacrifice his own life for the safety of his flock. 


Reading 1.)    Acts 4:8-12; In the first reading,

Peter proclaims to the elders that the cripple who has been healed and saved was done so in the name of Jesus. 

This is the Jesus that they had crucified and whom God

 raised from the dead.
R. Ps:118 }  The stone rejected by the builders has

                     become the cornerstone.  


Reading 2.)     1 John 3:1-2; The First Letter of John says

that through the love of God we are now the children of God;

what we shall become is not yet revealed.


Gospel )    John 10:11-18;  In the Gospel, Jesus says,

I am the good shepherd…[who] lays down his life for the sheep.  

Listen to the Word 

 As you hear this lovely reading about Jesus as shepherd, what words or phrases strike you? What in this reading touches your heart?

Look into Your Life  

 Question for Children:  Jesus tells us he is the Good Shepherd, but how do you experience God guiding and protecting you?


Question for Youth:   How do you feel about Jesus' being your shepherd? What does it mean to you that he lays down his life for you?


Question for Adults:   What qualities of God does the image of the Good Shepherd suggest? How do you experience God in this way?

American Martyrs – Volunteers needed

Ø Next week we will reinstate the Church cleaning signup sheets.

Ø We are also in need of Lector, Greeters, and Eucharistic Ministers. Call the office or Mary Smith

Ø Continuing to look for people to mow once or twice a month or even a mowing season.

Ø Looking for someone to clean the Rectory once a month or as needed.

Please consider helping out. Thank you



Pope Francis proclaims “Year of St Joseph”

With the Apostolic Letter “Patris corde”

 (“With a Father’s Heart”), Pope Francis recalls the 150th anniversary of the declaration of Saint Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church. To mark the occasion, the Holy Father has proclaimed a “Year of Saint Joseph” from, 8 December 2020, to 8 December 2021.

Prayer For The Year Of St. Joseph

Hail, Guardian of the Redeemer, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary. To you God entrusted his only Son; in you Mary placed her trust; with you Christ became man. Blessed Joseph, to us too, show yourself a father and guide us in the path of life.
Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage, and defend us from every evil.    Amen.


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
Oh Blessed Lord! Oh Risen Lord!

We look through the crosses we have carried this past year and give you thanks for the awe-inspiring hope
that Easter brings. We give you thanks for calling us your friends and allowing us to share in the sacrifice of your of your body and blood, which is poured out for many. Oh merciful Lord, redeemer and teacher, by the power of the Holy Spirit give us the patience and insight to listen to you during this time of continued uncertainty.

Give us the wisdom to find creative ways to put the Eucharist into action; and give us the courage to bring your Easter message of hope to a world that desperately needs your love.

To you be glory and honor forever and ever.     
A   Baby is a Gift
 CHOICE - 812-883-2675   
CRADLE- 812-752-0123   
Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444
Adoption Options - 317-878-3412


*** According to Archdiocese of Indianapolis all Parishioners will continue to Social Distance and wearing of Mask are Recommended for all Masses


and Parish functions till further notice. ***


Lack of Water Remains a Global Crisis:

A Question of Stewardship

     On Sunday, March 21, World Water Day was celebrated to raise awareness of the global water crisis. In his Sunday remarks, our Holy Father, Pope Francis, made a plea for people the world over to be more responsible in the protection and use of water, as clean water is denied to an estimated 2.2 billion people around the world. The pontiff reminded us that water should not be considered a commodity to be bought and sold, but a valuable gift in which everyone should have access as a fundamental human right.

    The pontiff observed that “without water, there would have been no life, no urban centers, no agriculture, forestry or livestock,” and yet the world and its people have not exercised good stewardship over this fundamental and essential gift to the planet. “Wasting it, disregarding it or contaminating it has been a mistake that continues to be repeated even today,” he said. The Holy Father asked how in our age of technological advances, “access to safe, drinkable water is not within everyone’s reach.”

     Referencing his apostolic letter, Laudato si, Pope Francis reminded us that “access to safe drinkable water is a basic and universal human right, a condition for the exercise of other human rights.” He went on to say that water is a gift to which all human beings, without exception, have the right to have adequate access, so that they can lead a dignified life. Thus, “Our world has a grave social debt towards the poor who lack access to drinking water, because they are denied the right to a life consistent with their inalienable dignity.”

     Pope Francis concluded his message by calling for urgent action to end the global water crisis: “Let us make haste, therefore, to give drink to the thirsty. Let us correct our lifestyles so that we do not waste or pollute. Let us become protagonists of that goodness that led St. Francis of Assisi to describe water as a sister ‘who is very humble, and precious and chaste!’”

     Water is a gift that connects every aspect of life. Access to safe water and sanitation can quickly turn problems into potential, contributing to improved health for women, children, and families around the world.

What is vital is how we respect and value this gift. Here are a few ways we can expand our consciousness about the value of water.

Keep yourself informed on the global clean water crisis. Once we become aware of water access issues around the globe, we will better appreciate the need to take action to ensure we aren’t misusing the gift of water that we consume. Challenging and changing our water habits is an easy way to notice the impact we are having on water consumption.

Be mindful of the ways you use water While we shouldn’t give up drinking water each day, consider the small ways you waste water on a daily basis and then cut back. For example, turn off the faucet while brushing your teeth. Watch the water you consume while washing or rinsing utensils, glassware or pots and pans.

Reduce the amount of water used while taking a shower A 10-minute shower uses at least 25 gallons of water. Try to reduce your shower time by a few minutes. One source recommends keeping your shower time down to two songs.

Repair leaks in your house One environmental researcher suggested that a typical household loses thousands of gallons of water each year due to ordinary leaks in faucets, pipes and garden hoses. Take time to make needed repairs. You’ll save water and money along the way.

Reduce water consumption in home appliances. Dishwashers and washing machines use a lot of water. Consider making sure those washers are full before doing a load of laundry or dishes.

 Include nonprofits that provide clean water in your charitable giving There are a number of widely known nonprofit organizations that have made it their mission to address this global clean water crisis. Check out these nonprofits and prayerfully consider adding them to your list of charitable beneficiaries.   


 International Catholic Stewardship Council CATHOLIC STEWARDSHIP

April 2021 • e-Bulletin