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


American Martyrs &

St. Patrick

 American Martyrs                       

        Weekly Mass Schedule

The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

 Saturday, June 05; 8:30 AM    Beth Smith

2nd Collection: SAMA
***SCRIP Orders Due

Sunday, June 06; 8:30 AM – Peter Renn  

2nd Collection: SAMA
***SCRIP Orders Due

Tuesday,       June 08; 5:00 PM –  Gary “Moe” Moenter

Wednesday,  June 09; 8:30 AM –  For the People

Thursday,     June 10; 8:30 AM – Jean Marie Reinstedler

 Friday,           June 11; 8:30 AM –  Fr. Joseph Villa 

 11th  Sunday of Ordinary Time


 Dispensation for Sunday Mass ended June 11th

 Saturday, June 12th ; 5:00 PM – Eileen Hennekes

2nd Collection: India Fund

Sunday,    June 13th ; 8:30 AM  Tony Kiesler
2nd Collection: India Fund
Tuesday,        June 15; 5:00 PM    Charles & Estelle Hutchins
Wednesday, June 16; 8:30 AM –      
Thursday,     June 17; 8:30 AM –   For The People
Friday,       June 18; 8:30 AM –   Beth Smith


American Martyrs Parish Council Nominations

    Nancy Craig          Joe Hennekes   Linda Illingworth    

    Fay Obergfell         Al Riggle           

    Katie Rowe            Katie Sawin      



Ministry Volunteers for weekend Masses in June and July


Saturday  Reader: Jan Hall;  E. Minister: Mary Smith  

Sunday  Reader: Marcy Donohue;  E .Minister: Kathy Karmire 


Saturday Reader: NEED VOLUNTEER; E. Minister: Tina Cozart

Sunday   Reader: Al Riggle;  E. Minister: Debbie Young

Share the Harvest  at American Martyrs

It's gardening season and plans are to have a table set up in the back of church once again for any extra bounty from your garden. Parishioners are encouraged to donate to

or take from the table throughout the summer. 

    Joan is Blessed to becoming 90

 Joan Mulcahy Brown is blessed to be celebrating her

90th birthday on Tuesday, June 8th, with family at her vacation home in Wisconsin.  Anyone wishing to join in the celebration is encouraged to send Joan a birthday card to: 

 Joan Mulcahy Brown: 40400 92nd Street,  Genoa City, WI  53128
   St. Patrick    
    Weekly Mass Schedule
The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

Sunday, June 6; 8:30 AM  Brian Cannello     

Wednesday, June 9; 6:00 PM –  For the People
             Parish Council Meeting 6:30 pm
11th Sunday of Ordinary Time


Dispensation for Sunday Mass ended June 11th

Sunday, June 13th ; 10:30 AM – Rose Riley 

Wednesday, June 16; 6:00 PM – Tom & Martha Bacon


 St. Patrick’s Lector Schedule

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 262 W. Cherry St. Scottsburg, IN 47170




The new history cabinet


is in place in the Narthex.


The purpose of the cabinet is to showcase the rich history and tradition of St Patrick Parish.  Parishioners are encouraged to have items of historical significance placed in it for display purposes.  Items may include old photographs, liturgical items, or other items of interest.  If you have an item that you would like to include, see Willie Harlen or Mark Olesh. 



St. Patrick Lectors  

 June 6 Judy Saunders  13 Betty Bowers

        20  Jane Zatonsky   27 Carolyn Saltsgaver

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 Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

Today’s Gospel gives St. Mark’s account of Jesus gathering

his disciples for a last supper, revealing to them a new covenant established through his own blood that would be poured out as a sacrifice from them. Every time we participate in the Eucharist,

we make a pledge to renew and deepen our participation in Christ’s covenant in practical ways. For those who exercise stewardship

of Christ’s covenant, that means making daily, personal sacrifices

to strengthen this covenant relationship such as deepening our relationship with the Lord in prayer, supporting our parish, and giving comfort to the poor and those who suffer. As we begin to see our way out of the COVID pandemic, it is a good time to reflect on how we might renew and strengthen our covenant with the Lord and our community in practical ways.



Jesus establishes the new covenant between God and his people with his body and blood.


   Since the beginning of time, God has loved and delighted in the people he created to share fully in his love. Despite their repeated rejection and betrayal of him, God’s love for his people never ended. In Jesus, and the giving of his body and blood, God offers us the way to become one with him and know his love completely.




Reading 1.) Exodus 24:3-8; In the first reading,

Moses uses the blood of young bulls to seal the covenant between God and the Israelites

R). PS:116   I will take thee cup of salvation,


                    and call on the name of the Lord  


Reading 2.)   . Hebrews 9:11-15;  In the Letter to the Hebrews, the author explains that Christ is the high priest,

and the new mediator of the covenant.


Gospel )     Mark 14:12-16, 22-26; In the Gospel,

Jesus blesses the bread and wine at the Passover meal and instructs his disciples to receive them, as his body and blood of the new covenant.

Listen to the Word:   

    As you hear the story of the Lord’s Supper proclaimed today, what words or phrases strike you?      

  What in this reading touches your heart?
Look into Your Life  

Question for Children:  

Why do you like receiving Holy Communion?


Question for Youth:   

 What does it mean for you that the bread and wine becomes Jesus’ Body and Blood during the liturgy of the Eucharist? What feelings or ideas does it surface?


Question for Adults:    

When you receive Holy Communion and hear the words” Body of Christ...Blood of Christ” what are some of the thoughts and feelings that you have?

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

St. Patrick will be reciting the prayer to st. Joseph     

 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. Joseph

  “A carpenter who earned an honest living to provide for his family,” St Joseph also teaches us “the value, the dignity and the joy of what it means to eat bread that is the fruit of one’s own labour.” This aspect of Joseph’s character provides Pope Francis the opportunity to launch an appeal in favour of work, which has become “a burning social issue” even in countries with a certain level of well-being. “there is a renewed need to appreciate the importance of dignified work, of which Saint Joseph is an exemplary patron,” the Pope writes.
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

Welcoming the will of God

   At the same time, Joseph is “an accepting Father,” because he “accepted Mary unconditionally” — an important gesture even today, says Pope Francis, “in our world where psychological, verbal and physical violence towards women is so evident.” But the Bridegroom of Mary is also the one who, trusting in the Lord, accepts in his life even the events that he does not understand, “setting aside his own ideas” and reconciling himself with his own history.

     Joseph’s spiritual path “is not one that explains, but accepts” — which does not mean that he is “resigned.” Instead, he is “courageously and firmly proactive,” because with “Holy Spirit’s gift of fortitude,” and full of hope, he is able “to accept life as it is, with all its contradictions, frustrations and disappointments.” In practice, through St. Joseph, it is as if God were to repeat to us: “Do not be afraid!” because “faith gives meaning to every event, however happy or sad,” and makes us aware that “God can make flowers spring up from stony ground.” Joseph “did not look for shortcuts but confronted reality with open eyes and accepted personal responsibility for it.” For this reason, “he encourages us to accept and welcome others as they are, without exception, and to show special concern for the weak” 



A Day We Celebrate as the Body of Christ

   On the weekend of June 5 and 6, Catholics in the United States celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. We used to call it the Feast of Corpus Christi (“Body of Christ”), a feast that celebrates Jesus’ gift of himself in the Eucharist.

     The feast originated in France in the mid-thirteenth century and was extended to the whole Church by Pope Urban IV in 1264. In much of the world, it is celebrated on the Thursday following the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. In the United States it is celebrated on the Sunday following Trinity Sunday.

    There are two major themes to this feast: the Body of Christ that is the Holy Eucharist and the Body of Christ that is our communion of faith, the Church. The Church is called the Body of Christ because of the intimate communion which Jesus shares with us, his disciples. It is expressed in the New Testament by using the metaphor of a body in which Christ Jesus is the head. This image helps keep in focus both the unity and the rich diversity of our family of faith.

     When we gather for the Liturgy of the Eucharist, we become one with Christ, transformed by his loving gift. We become one with Christ in the person we may not know sitting next to us in the pew; in the crowds walking in Eucharistic processions in the Philippines; in the victims of parish bombings while at Mass in Nigeria; in the young Polish students getting ready for World Youth Day; and in the Peruvian children receiving Holy Communion for the first time, singing “Somos el Cuerpo de Cristo”/“We Are the Body of Christ.”

        The feast encourages us to embrace the Eucharistic reality that although we may be strangers sharing the one Lord’s table wherever we are, we are one, just as the many grains of wheat make up one loaf of bread, and the many grapes make up the shared wine in the Lord’s cup of blessing.

     There should be a genuine connection between what we do in the Eucharistic celebration and the attitudes we embrace and the actions we take in our public and private lives. In the Eucharist, Christ has given us a share of God’s mercy and hospitality. Let us pray that God will show us the way to unity through our devotion to Christ in the Eucharist so that we can offer a more genuinely compelling and fruitful witness to a world in need of God’s love and compassion


Roman Catholic Province of Indianapolis

Lifting of the Dispensation from the

Obligation of Mass Effective 11 June 2021


The celebration of the Eucharist at Mass is the source and summit of our life and mission as Catholics.

As of March 2020, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, all Roman Catholics throughout the entire Province of Indianapolis, which comprises all five dioceses of Indiana, have been dispensed from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation. However, with the decrease of cases in our state, the widespread availability of vaccines and following the guidance of public health officials, we are now able to safely accommodate more parishioners for Masses. Therefore, effective June 11, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass is hereby lifted throughout the state of Indiana. Except for the unique situations as described below, those who are otherwise healthy are obliged to return to Sunday Mass by the weekend of June 12-13, 2021:

 • Those who are seriously ill, exhibit flu-like symptoms and/or may have a contagious disease (including quarantine due to exposure).

 • Those who are unable to attend Mass through no fault of their own (e.g. transportation issue).

 • Those who are homebound and/or incapacitated due to age, infirmity and/or medical restrictions.

 • Those who have compromised health conditions and/or at high risk of contracting the virus.

 • Those who are caretakers of person who are sick or of persons at high-risk of serious illness if they contract Covid virus.

 If you have any questions about any specific needs, concerns or protocols, you are advised to contact your parish directly. Your pastor, who has the authority to dispense in individual cases, may be helpful in addressing individual fears and concerns. The obligation to attend Mass is a joyful one, reflecting the very character of who we are as Catholics.


Blessings and Health to All

Fr. Santhosh & Fr. George