American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Tuesday, June 15, 2021


American Martyrs &

St. Patrick

American Martyrs




Weekly Mass Schedule




*** 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. ***

Pentecost Sunday

 Saturday, May 22; 5:00 PM – For the Parish Family

2nd Collection: India Fund

Sunday, May 23; 8:30 AM Bill Mulcahy  

2nd Collection: India Fund

Tuesday,       May 25; 5:00 PM –  Kenny Boswell  

Wednesday,  May 26; 8:30 AM – Petronilla Hutchins Manna

Thursday,    May 27;  8:30 AM – Rose Bosler

Friday,         May 28; 8:30 AM –  Robert Wayne Harmon

 The Most Holy Trinity
 Saturday, May 29; 5:00 PM – Jim & Margaret Buchanan

2nd Collection: India Fund

Sunday,   May 30; 8:30 AM Jim & Doris Arbuckle

2nd Collection: India Fund

Tuesday,        June 01; 5:00 PM  Eileen Hennekes 

Wednesday, June 02; 8:30 AM –  For the People 

Thursday,     June 03; 8:30 AM –  Gary “Moe” Moenter
                   Parish Council Meeting 6 PM 
Friday,       June 04; 8:30 AM –  For the People of India
***We have been praying for Fr. Santhosh's
birthplace,  India,   Now let’s help financially.  

A special collection on May 22/23 and May 29/30. 

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 American Martyrs and put India in the memo line or put cash in the designated basket.  

All help will be appreciated.


The Parish Council is taking nominations

the Parish Council, Contact any council member

or Parish office in writing.   Current members

Bev Schafer, Mary Smith, David Baker, Tina Cozart

Thank you to our Parish Council Representative’s,

 for their service.    Anyone 18 years of age or older and a Member of American Martyrs is eligible.

 Yes you can Nominate yourself.



St. Patrick Weekly Mass Schedule

Pentecost Sunday

Sunday, May 23; 8:30 AM   Nestor Zatonsky   

Wednesday May 26; 6:00 PM – Jean Marie Reinstedler
The Ascension of the Lord

Sunday, May 30; 10:30 AM – Cecil Smith

Wednesday June 2; 6:00 PM –  For the People

***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.


 St. Patrick’s Reader Schedule

May    23 – TBA   30 Terry Thixton 


June  06 Judy Saunders   13 Betty Bowers     

          20 Jane Zatonsky    20 Carolyn Saltsgaver


St. Patrick Parish

   I invite you to pass any 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

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.

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.


The gift of the Holy Spirit empowers Christ’s Church to preach the Gospel.


The gift of the Holy Spirit, promised by Jesus at the Last Supper, enables Jesus’ disciples to boldly proclaim the Good News, continuing Jesus’ mission. As we celebrate Pentecost, we are called to open our hearts to the same Spirit so that we, too, might do our part in the work of the Kingdom.

Reading 1.)     Acts 2:1-11 

 In the first reading, the Holy Spirit descends upon the disciples who were all in one place together. They began proclaiming the Gospel in different languages and all could understand them.

R. Ps:104}    


 Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth


Reading 2.)  1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13  

Saint Paul encourages the Galatians to live by the Spirit, and lists the fruits of the Spirit that will arise from doing so.

Gospel )  John 20:19-23 

Jesus promises his disciples that he and the Father will send the Advocate, who will guide them and glorify Christ.


Listen to the Word 

When you hear the reading today, what word  

 or phrase caught your ear? What really struck you in today's reading?

Look into Your Life  
Question for Children:

       What is one way you can be closer to Jesus today?


Question for Youth:    We are assured that God will be with us as we go through life, so what strategy do you use to keep God in mind as you deal with the ups and downs of life as a young adult?


Question for Adults: Share about a time when life's struggles were so difficult for you that you nearly "threw in the towel."

 What signs did you see then that God remained with you?

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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

A Catholic Prayer from the Grace

from all the World's Masses

   Eternal Father, we humbly offer Thee our poor presence,
and that of the whole of humanity, from the beginning
to the end of the world at all the Masses that ever have or ever will be prayed. We offer Thee all the pains, sufferings, prayers, sacrifices, joys, and relaxations of our lives, in union with those of our Lord Jesus here on earth. May the Most Precious Blood of Christ, all His Blood, Wounds, and Agony save us, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary. Amen.


          American Martyrs will be honoring Year of St. Joseph at every weekend Mass. By having families present flowers to St. Joseph at every weekend Mass.  St. Patrick will be reciting the prayer to st. Joseph

Prayer to Saint 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, and guide us in the path of life. Obtain for us grace, mercy and courage, and defend us from every evil. AMEN



St. Joseph’s Character

    There is very little other than Scripture. There are some scurrilous stories in apocryphal writings involving the Infancy Narratives, but they are not Scripture and have been rejected by tradition as unworthy of our attention.

    Though we know so little of Joseph in Scripture, he seems to have been the strong, silent type. Not a word of his is recorded. But his actions have much to say, especially to men. Let’s consider a few examples of his active virtue.

     He was a man who obeyed God and clung to his wife. At a certain point, it was discovered that Mary was pregnant, though not by Joseph. Scripture says that Joseph was a “just man.” This does not mean that Joseph was a fair and nice guy (though I presume he was). What it means was that he was a follower of the Law. The Law said that if a man discovered that a woman to whom he was betrothed was not a virgin, he should divorce her and not “sully” his home. Joseph, as a just man — that is, a follower of the Law — was prepared to follow its requirements.   To fail to divorce Mary would expose Joseph to cultural ramifications. But Joseph is told in a dream not to fear, that Mary has committed no sin. The Gospel of Matthew records:

 “When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home” (1:24). So, here is a man who obeys God even if it is not popular, even if he may suffer for it. Here is a man who agrees to cling to his wife, for better or worse, richer or poorer, in sickness or health.

This is what a man is to do.

   Joseph was a man whose vocation is more important than his career. In Bethlehem, Joseph is warned by an angel in a dream: “Rise, take the child and his mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. Herod is going to search for the child to destroy him” (Mt 2:13). Joseph may well have had much to lose in this flight. Back in Nazareth he had a business, a career if you will. He had business prospects, business partners and contacts. Fleeing to a distant land might mean others would take his business, etc. But Joseph was a father and husband before he was a businessman. His vocation outweighed his career.

    Joseph was a man of work. Scripture speaks of Joseph as a “carpenter” (Mt 13:55). The Greek word however is tektonos, which can mean more than a worker in wood. It can also refer to a builder or any craftsman. It was through his work that Joseph supported his family. It is the call of a man to work diligently and to responsibly, reliably provide for his family. Joseph models this essential aspect of manhood. St. Paul, in his Second Letter to the Thessalonians, felt it necessary to rebuke some of the men of his day for their idleness and concludes, “Such people we instruct and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to work quietly and to eat their own food” (3:12).

Rev. Msgr. Charles E. Pope is a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.


Catholic Online - Easter / Lent


     Happy birthday to the Catholic Church! Happy birthday to you, who are the body of the Church!

     We're all familiar with our own birthdays, and we celebrate them because they mark the day of the year in which we entered into this life. But did you know you have a second birthday?

     Because you are part of the body of the Church, Pentecost is the Church's birthday, and yours as well. And like any birthday, it's a cause for celebration.

The word Pentecost is Greek and it means "50th day." Fifty days after Easter Sunday, we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and their followers, and the beginning of their Earthly ministry to make disciples of all nations.

Pentecost is also a Jewish holiday, which the Jews use to celebrate the end of Passover. Jews celebrate the gift of the law to Moses at Mt. Sinai on this day. But we, as Catholics celebrate the birth of our Church.

     At Pentecost, the Apostles and their followers were gathered in a room. Jews from all over the world were gathered with Peter, the leader of the Apostles and the Eleven. At this time, a great wind blew and a flame appeared as a tongue of fire, which split itself into many individual flames above the heads of all those present. The Holy Spirit came upon these people and each began to speak in tongues. Despite the fact many had no common language, they were perfectly able to understand one another.

   Others who were not so blessed, accused those speaking in tongues of being drunk, but Peter arose and addressed the crowd, explaining that it was only 9 o'clock, and that this phenomenon was not intoxication, but rather this was the work of the Holy Spirit, prophesized in the scripture.

Peter then called all those present to be baptized and about three thousand people were baptized that day.

These people were among the first Catholics, and Peter is the first pope of the Catholic Church.

The symbols of Pentecost are the flame, wind, and the dove, which represents the Holy Spirit. The color of Pentecost is red and the priest wears red vestments on this day. Parishioners are also invited to wear red on this day. Red decorations as well as celebrations are appropriate, similar to any other birthday. Special prayers are often said just for Pentecost.

       On the day of Pentecost when the seven weeks of Easter had come to an end, Christ's Passover is fulfilled in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, manifested, given, and communicated as a divine person: of his fullness, Christ, the Lord, pours out the Spirit in abundance.

         On that day, the Holy Trinity is fully revealed. Since that day, the Kingdom announced by Christ has been open to those who believe in him: in the humility of the flesh and in faith, they already share in the communion of the Holy Trinity. By his coming, which never ceases, the Holy Spirit causes the world to enter into the "last days," the time of the Church, the Kingdom already inherited though not yet consummated.

We have seen the true Light, we have received the heavenly Spirit, we have found the true faith: we adore the indivisible Trinity, who has saved us.