American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
American Martyrs &
St. Patrick
Pastor Fr. Santhosh Yohannan




*** According to Archdiocese of Indianapolis all Parishioners 


will continue to Social Distance and  wearing of Mask are REQUIRED for all Masses and Parish functions till further notice.


Weekly Mass Schedule
6th Sunday Easter 
 Saturday, May 08; 5:00 PM – Wanda Mays

Sunday, May 09; 8:30 AM Spencer & Carol Greer

Tuesday,       May 11; 5:00 PM –    John Meagher
Wednesday,  May 12; 8:30 AM –   Mary Lynn May

Thursday,     May 13;  8:30 AM – Presentation Bacala

Friday,                          May 14; 8:30 AM –  Margaret Miller

The Ascension of the Lord
 Saturday, May 15; 5:00 PM – Richard & Bernice Pollitz

2nd Collection: Maintenance / Building Fund

Sunday,   May 16; 8:30 AM Mike Collins  

2nd Collection: Scott County Clearinghouse

Tuesday,        May 18; 5:00 PM   Fr. James O’Riley
Wednesday, May 19; 8:30 AM –   Sam LaDonne
Thursday,     May 20; 8:30 AM –   Jean Marie Reinstedler
Friday,       May 21;  8:30 AM –   Henri May
May ministries for American Martyrs

Saturdays :  Reader -  Mary Smith

                    E. Minister -  Tina Cozart

Sundays :     Reader -  Cindy Light

                    E. Minister -  Debbie Young
Parish Office Closure

The Parish office at American Martyrs will be

 closed May 8th thru 12th

Sorry for an inconvenience. 

I will be checking emails.   Debbie Young


The Parish Council is taking nominations

For Members.

 Contact any council member or Parish office in writing.  

   Anyone 18 years of age or older and a Member of American Martyrs is eligible.  Yes, you can Nominate yourself.

Current members Bev Schafer, Mary Smith, David Baker,

 Tina Cozart   

Thank you to our Parish Council  

Representatives for their service 
St. Patrick Weekly Mass Schedule
6th  Sunday Easter 

Sunday, May 09; 8:30 AM   Rose Riley  

Wednesday May 12; 6:00 PM –  Shirley Powell 
The Ascension of the Lord

Sunday, May 16; 10:30 AM –  Don Boulet

Wednesday May 19; 6:00 PM –  For the Parish Family


 St. Patrick’s Reader Schedule

May     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.



***We have been praying for Fr. Santhosh's birthplace, India, Now there is a plan to help financially..A special collection on May 30th will be announced this weekend and will be in the bulletin. The money will be transferred from our church account to Fr. Santhosh's original archdiocese in India to be distributed directly to those who need it. Make out your check to St. Patrick and put India in the memo line or put cash in the designated basket in the Narthex on May 30th. All help will be appreciated.

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.


   In today’s Gospel, Jesus commands his disciples, whom he calls “friends,” to love one another as he loves them. Jesus uses the word “love” as a verb or a noun nine times. He also employs the word “command” or “commandment” five times. His command to love one another is explicit. Those who understand the depth of Christ’s love for us have reason to be joyful. We are called to be stewards of this loving friendship; to love one another as Jesus loves us. Do we give serious attention to what this love requires of us?

What is the price of this friendship with the Lord?

Are we willing to pay this price to keep Christ’s friendship?



People are at the heart of the mission of the Church.

Strengthening relationships, boldly growing engagement and

connecting people to the mission are simple ways

to bring people to Jesus.
6th  Sunday Easter 

FOCUS: Love one another; the commandment is not always easy to follow, but it is always good.


     Jesus commands us to love one another. As he laid down his life, we imitate Jesus in laying down our lives and loving others. The command, though difficult, comes with a purpose and promise: We remain in him and our joy will be complete. We can love others and bear fruit in Christ, if we remain firmly rooted to him. 


Reading 1.)   Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48   

 In the first reading, as Peter visits Cornelius and tells him that whoever fears [God] and acts uprightly is acceptable to him, the Holy Spirit falls upon all who were listening.

R. Ps:98}

The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.


Reading 2.) 1 John 4:7-10      John writes, Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God. God’s love was revealed in his Son whom he sent for our salvation.


Gospel ) John 15:9-17 In the Gospel, Jesus tells his disciples to remain in his love and to love one another as he has loved them.

 For no one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.


Listen to the Word Which line in this reading caught your ear?

What sense do you get about God as you listen to this Word proclaimed today?

Look into Your Life  

Question for Children: In what ways do you experience God’s love, offered to you through family, friends, and teachers?


Question for Youth:   Jesus commanded us to love one another. Who is most in need of your love and kindness right now? How can you be more loving to those most in need this week?


Question for Adults: Concretely, how do you show love to others?



Volunteers Needed, PLEASE

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

American Martyrs – Volunteers needed

Ø We are reinstating the Church cleaning signup sheets, Please sign up.

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

Please consider helping out.   Thank you


Thank you to Bev Schafer and Noreen Faulkenberg for volunteering to clean the Rectory on a Monthly Basis.


Thank you to Rich and Mary Smith for Remodeling the Parish office to create an office for Fr. Santhosh.




*** American Martyrs Parish Office ***

The Parish office at American Martyrs

will be closed May 8th thru 12th.

Sorry for an inconvenience.

I will be checking emails.   Debbie Young


Help  Wanted  PLEASE

Anyone interested in the applying for the position of Coordinator of Religious Education for American Martyrs OR St. Patrick, please contact Debbie @  or 812-752-3693. 

You would be responsible for overseeing the Pre K through 12 religious education programs.



To the Moms Who Are

To the Moms who are struggling, to those filled with incandescent joy. To the Moms who are remembering children who have died, and pregnancies that miscarried.
To the Moms who decided other parents were the best choice for their babies, to the Moms who adopted those kids and loved them fierce. To those experiencing frustration or desperation in infertility. To those who knew they never wanted kids, and the ways they have contributed to our shared world. To those who mothered colleagues, mentees, neighborhood kids, and anyone who needed it. To those remembering Moms no longer with us. To those moving forward from Moms who did not show love, or hurt those they should have cared for.
Today is a day to honor the unyielding love and care for others we call ‘Motherhood,’ wherever we have found it and in whatever ways we have found to cultivate it within ourselves.

     – Hannah Kardon, Pastor at Elston Avenue United Methodist Church

A   Baby is a Gift
CRADLE- 812-752-0123;  
CHOICE - 812-883-2675;  
Adoption Options - 317-878-3412
Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444


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.

Please remember all those that are

Stressed, Ill and/or Dying in your Prayers     

  Almighty and merciful Father, by the power of your command, drive away from me all forms of sickness and disease. Restore strength to my body and joy to my spirit, so that in my renewed health, I may bless and serve you, now and forevermore. AMEN

If you are in need of prayer support, Please contact;

 Parish Office 812-752-3693 or


 American Martyrs

RED Food Box

PLEASE help 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!


St. Patrick Parish

   I invite you to pass along information to me to print in the Bulletin on a weekly basis. You can email it to or mail it to 767 Wanda St. Scottsburg, IN

A Note to All The Wonderful Women in Our Lives
This Mother’s Day

    Every May, we celebrate Mother’s Day with the women who mean the most to us: our moms, grandmothers, sisters, mother-in-laws, etc. It is an ideal time to thank these women for all they have done for us, and to shower them with the affection and appreciation that they truly deserve.

Looking back on my life, there are many other women who I owe so much to, and who have shaped not only the mother, but the woman that I am today. Some of the women who I appreciate the most on Mother’s Day have never held a traditional “motherly” role in my life, but have acted as mentors, advisors, supervisors, teachers, friends, and colleagues. Some of them are not even mothers in the conventional term, as they have not given birth to any children, but that is inconsequential. Regardless, their maternal nature has made a positive impact on my life, and inevitably, I am sure in many others lives, too.

So, in honor of all of these wonderful women, here are some things I would like to say regarding all they have done for me along the way:

Thank you for listening. Talk is cheap. What really counts is listening. And not just hearing; actively listening. Thank you for always listening to what I have to say, no matter if it was related to a frivolous matter, or a significant one.

Thank you for encouraging. Life can be a bear. At home, at work, in motherhood, in relationships – we all stumble through moments where we feel despondent. Thank you for recognizing these struggles, and offering guidance through these times. Your belief in me has motivated me in ways that I cannot articulate.

Thank you for not judging. Sometimes, we just need a person who we can be genuine with, a person who offers us a “safe space” to be ourselves. Thank you for creating that space, and allowing me say whatever is truly on my mind. Without that opportunity, I may have decided to make very different life choices, altering the place I find myself today.

Thank you for making time. Time is our most precious commodity. While there are countless other individuals in your life who have demanded your time for any number of reasons, you still make it a priority to find time to connect with me. Whether it is a brief five-minute phone call, or a two-hour leisurely lunch, receiving your attention has always meant so much.

Thank you for being you. You are the only you. Having you in my life has made me a better person, and I will forever be grateful for all you have done for me.

As the mother to a sweet and spunky 16-month-old little girl, Mother’s Day is an event that I most definitely look forward to, both for myself, and for the mother-figures in my life. But our mentors, advisors, supervisors, teachers, friends, colleagues, and all the other women out there who inspire us deserve to know that they are loved this Mother’s Day, too. So, Happy Mother’s Day; you are all truly phenomenal!

By  Caitlin    - May 5, 2016