American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Monday, April 23, 2018
American Martyrs
Catholic Church
Pastor: Rev. Joseph L. Villa STL
Easter Sunday
Resurrection of the Lord

March 31/ April 01, 2018

Welcome Rev. Donald Buchanan



Is it fact or fiction? The totality of our faith hinges on our fervent belief that the tomb is empty.


     It all comes down to this. Jesus being raised from the dead gives purpose to his cross and ours. Without the Resurrection, all suffering is absurd, death is the end and we are lost.



Reading 1: Acts 10:34a, 37-43; 

Saint Peter gives a summary of the Paschal Mystery in our reading from Acts.


R.) Psalm 118:

This is the day the Lord has made;

 let us rejoice and be glad.

Reading 2:   Colossians 3:1-4;

 In the reading from Colossians, Paul reminds us that being raised in Christ calls us to a higher standard.

Gospel:  John 20:1-9; 

 In the Gospel, Mary Magdala does not go into the empty tomb right away. Instead, she seeks out Peter and the Beloved Disciple



Saturday; March   31; 8:00 PM

RCIA Catechumen: Susan G. Wallace
RCIA Candidates: Carolyn Salsgaver, David L. Lueking

**2nd Collection Easter and Clearing House       

 Servers: Blake Russell   & Brannon Russell


Sunday;  April 01; 8:30 AM –   Elizabeth Harmon

Easter Sunday       

**2nd Collection Easter and Clearing House       

Servers: Marta Rose Ostertag & Friederich Ostertag

**Monday, April 2;  6 PM– Communion Service

Saturday; April  07; 5:00 PM – Gary “Moe” Moenter

**2nd Collection Churches in Africa

 Servers:   Catherine Valencia  &  Marcos Valencia   


Sunday;  April 08; 8:30 AM –  Doris & Jim Arbuckle  

Easter Sunday       Welcome Fr. Don Buchanan

**2nd Collection Churches in Africa

Servers:  Olivia  &  Sadie Fugate  


Membership / Discipleship

     If you are new to the 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  


Stop by the Parish Office at

262 W. Cherry Street, Scottsburg, IN 47170

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


Votive Candles

A requested donation of  $3.00

Mass Intentions

Intentions are $10.00 per Mass,

Envelopes at the entrances of the church


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St Patrick and American Martyrs Catholic Church Community                

St. Patrick Catholic Church
PO Box # 273;
208 S. Shelby Street,

 Salem IN 47167

Sunday Mass  10:30 AM&  

Wednesday Mass 6:00 PM 



Are at the entrances of the Church,

One per family for the first couple weeks Please.

Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th

 No Class April 1  Classes: April 8,15, 22 & 29

Classes are Sunday’s after 8:30 Mass in the Parish Hall.

No charge for our Religious Education program.

Contact; Cindy Light for more information.

SCRIPT Orders Due Today/ Sunday,  April  1st     

Thank you for your support of Script Orders.

Order forms are at the entrances of the Church.


First Holy Communion. May 13th

 Please keep the following children in your

prayers as they prepare for their First Holy Communion.  

Allison Mullen, Finn Sawin,   Adam Soto,

Albert Soto,      Daisy Soto,   Odelia Soto,

Oliver Soto, &   Mary Grace Wimsatt

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
       RCIA classes will resume in the Fall of 2018.

   These classes are for anyone interested in learning more about the Catholic Church.   As Catholics, we are all called to evangelize.   This would be one way for you to fulfill this calling.  

To register contact Cindy Light or the Parish Office for more info.  


"Into His Likeness"   Book Study

    It is not enough to go through life doing the bare minimum when it comes to our faith.  We are all called to be disciples of Christ and to "follow Him so closely that we are covered with His life, changed, and made new."  Being a disciple of Jesus will not make your life easier but it will fill it with blessings! 

    You ask "How do I walk as a disciple of Jesus in this day and age?"  Join our book study to find out how!  We will be reading the book "Into His Likeness" by Edward Sri and then meeting on Monday or Wednesday evenings at 6:30 to discuss the assigned reading. It is an easy read and the chapters are short.   "Into His Likeness provides an approachable but in-depth exploration of how to live as a disciple and experience the transformation Jesus wants to work in our lives.  We might desire to live more like Christ, but we know we fall short.  This book simply helps us follow those initial promptings of the Holy Spirit, so that we may more intentionally encounter Jesus anew each day and be more disposed to his grace changing us ever more into his likeness."

    If you are interested, the book costs $15 (but no one will be turned away for an inability to pay).  Please sign up on the signup sheets at the doors of the church.  You are welcome to bring your children!  We can set up an activity table for them to do their homework, color, etc.  We will start sometime in April. 

Questions?  Call Cindy Light @ 812-595-3673.


Congratulations to the new members.

Prayers as they continue their Catholic Faith

Susan G. Wallace, Carolyn Salsgaver,

David L. Lueking


April Ministries

Saturday – Reader    Eucharist Ministers

Jan Hall (G)               Diana Cozart (*)
Joe Obergfell (R)      Carol Ison
            Tina Cozart / Ramona Barger (C)

Sunday – Reader___    Eucharist Ministers

 Cindy Light       (G)      Misty Marcum (*)

 Doris Marcum    (R)     Jerry Hartman

                                      Don Harmon (C)


Counters: Julie Donovan & Doris Marcum


CYO Parish  Social  Night   April 28th

Social is after 5 pm Mass Saturday in the Parish Hall. 

 This is CYO Fundraiser Dinner they be serving Spaghetti Dinners and Desserts. All you bring your appetites. 

Be ready to have a lot of fellowship with your church family and support the Youth of our Parish.  

We are still in need of people to agree to host socials.

Next Socials; May- Carol Ison June – Brock Family


April Birthdays     

01 –  Dinah Ewing            02 –  Vada Rogers

02 –  Brandon Boswell    02 –  Zack Campbell

04 –  Mary Smith              04 –  Maria Valencia

07 –  Cooper Christman   08 –  Laura Boswell
12 –  Cindy Light              12 –  Matt Renn
15 –  Patricia Brock          15 –  Lonnie Donahue
Families to Clean Church    

**2018 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

at the Southwest entrance of the Church

April 02 – April 07    Kathy Karmire

April 09 – April 14    Need Volunteer

April 16 – April 21 Noreen Faulkenberg & Janet McNear 

April 23 – April 28    Joan Mace

Cleaning the Church only takes a couple hours.

A cleaning list is in the Northwest cleaning closet.

Thank you for taking your time to volunteer.


Question of the Week


Why do I believe that I will live with Christ for all eternity?


¿ Por qué creo que viviré con Cristo por toda la eternidad?


Who has helped me believed that I will live with Jesus forever?   


¿Quién me ha ayudado a creer que voy a vivir con Jesús por siempre?


Catholic Easter Prayer
Lord, the resurrection of Your Son
has given us new life and renewed hope.
Help us to live as new people
in pursuit of the Christian ideal.
Grant us wisdom to know what we must do,
the will to want to do it,
the courage to undertake it,
the perseverance to continue to do it,
and the strength to complete it.


There is Power in Prayer!

Prayer is a form of communication,

A way of talking to God

If you are in need of prayer support,
 Please contact;  
Janet Hall, 812-595-1128 or  

Bea Boswell 812-752-4933
Prayers for Those in
Nursing Facilities:

Hampton Oaks;  Wanda Mays, Bob Ligda,

   Shirley Novak, Norma Campbell

Hickory Creek; Elberta Lundy,  

Lake Iola Assisted Living; Josephine Zink     

Lake Pointe Village: Rita Castillo

Waters of Scottsburg; Bob Aker, Mary Mays,

Providence Transitional Care Community; Lois Meagher

River Crossing Assisted Living: Gloria Spalding

Prayers for the

Terry Light, Marie Ficht,

 Linda Illingworth, Donna Rowe,
 Alfreda & Lonnie Donahue,

Joe Castro, Joe Brown,

Fr. Joe Villa, Fr. Don Buchanan,

Joe Farkas, David Schafer,

Joe Boswell, Carol Higdon,

 Debbie Biddle, Dan Prewitt,

Martha Kiesler, Peter Renn,

Blue Bomar, Ray Buchheit,

Denise Jensen, Thomas Flood,

William Skaggs, Daw White Jr.,

Clabie Barger, Janie Clouse

, Alex O’Raferty, Lupe Brunner

Pat Divish, Dennis Obergfell,

 Kenneth Holcomb, Jeff Bromm

Laverne Basham, Denise Mansfield,

Jean McIntosh, Rosendo Romero,

Charles Sanders, Christina Riley,

Mary Diaz, Ray Zierhut,

Dean Karmire, Terri O’Brien,

Joe Hennekes, Bob Sommer

Marcy Donohue, Debbie Hoey,

Sadie Fugate, James Cruz,

Katie Robbins Sawin, Carolyn Duvall,

Jim Coomes, Larry Simpkins, Mindy Carter,


 Beth Smith sister of Rich (Mary) Smith unexpectedly went to eternal life on Sunday, March 25. Please Pray for her soul and her family and all those who loved her.

  Eternal Rest, grant unto Beth O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen.

 May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.   Amen.

Pro Life Moment

 ’” Reflecting on the healed wounds of the Risen Christ, we see that even our most difficult trials can be the place where God manifests his victory. He makes all things beautiful. He makes all things new.” 

USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities

2017-18 Respect Life Reflection


A   Baby is a Gift -  

Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444   


Adoption Options- 317-878-3412  

Right to Life Banquet
   April 6, 2018 at Knights of Columbus Hall
Contact Joe Hennekes or Lorraine Gable for more information
Thank You

   Thanks for all the prayers, cards, food and visits during

my illness. All these thoughtful actions and words of encouragement were Sincerely Appreciated.

Love, Pat Divish


Have a Blessed Easter