American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Welcome to
American Martyrs
The Ascension of the Lord
First Holy Communion

May 12/13, 2018


Welcome Rev. Donald Buchanan


Go and preach the Gospel to the whole world.

  Through his passion, death and resurrection Jesus has defeated sin and death. When Jesus ascends into heaven,

he does not abandon us, but goes to that place for which

we all long. He does not leave us orphans, but sends the

gift of the Holy Spirit.



Reading 1:   Acts 1:1-11; 

In the first reading, the disciples see Jesus being taken up to heaven on a cloud.


R.) Psalm 47: 

God mounts his throne to shouts of joy; a blare of trumpets for the Lord.  

Reading 2:    Ephesians 1:17-23

 In Saint Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, he prays that the

spirit of wisdom will be given to the audience he is addressing.

Gospel:    Mark 16: 15-20; 

 In the Gospel, before his Ascension, Jesus tells his disciples

to go out and preach the Gospel to the whole world.



Saturday; May 12; 5:00 PM –    Special Intention
 Servers: Antonio Martinez & Victoria Martinez 

Sunday;  May 13; 8:30 AM –  

                                    For the First Commutates

The Ascension of the Lord/ First Communion

Servers: Samantha Soto & Brannon Russell   
**Monday, May14;  6 PM– Communion Service

Saturday; May 19; 5:00 PM – Noe & Boley Families  

** Second Collection Building/Maintenance Fund 

Servers: Eric Marcum &  Isabelle Marcum   

Sunday;  May 20; 8:30 AM –  Jean M. Reinstedler

Pentecost Sunday / May Crowing

** Second Collection Building/Maintenance Fund 

Servers:  Mario Martinez & Gabriela Martinez      
St. Patrick Catholic Church
PO Box # 273;
208 S. Shelby Street, 
Salem IN 47167
Sunday Mass  10:30 AM  &  

Wednesday Mass 6:00 PM 


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


St Patrick and American Martyrs Catholic Church Community


While Fr Joe is on Sabbatical   Rev. Joseph L. Villa

this is the address for Mail.      103 South 21st Street

                                            Terre Haute, IN 47803

      Before he ascended into heaven, Jesus instructed his disciples to proclaim the Gospel to all of creation.

As stewards of this legacy, we too are called to give witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our words and actions; in how we live and how we treat others.

Are we sharing the life of Christ with others in our day-to-day lives? In what ways do we see ourselves proclaiming the Gospel? In what ways can we do better?    

Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th

Last Class is on May 20       

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

No charge for our Religious Education program.

Bible School; June 11 thru 14, 2018

Contact; Cindy Light for more information.


SCRIPT Orders  Due Sunday,  June  3rd

Thank you for your support of Script Orders.

Order forms are at the entrances of the Church.

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 is Monday’s at 6:30!

     You will pick up your books on the first night.

    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! 

     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.  

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


     First Holy CommunionMay 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


Congratulations to those making their

First Holy Communion

Parish  Social  Night   NEXT Saturday

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

May  20th  Social they are serving Meatloaf and your covered dish and appetites.  Be ready to have a lot of fellowship with your church family and support the Youth of our Parish. 

 Next Socials;

June – Brock Family 

July – Parish Picnic

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


May Birthdays

 14 – Oscar Valencia   24 –  Nick Light  

   24 – Stephanie Valencia

 25 – Jane Marley   26 – Dallas Montgomery 



Question of the Week   


How can I continue with the mission of Jesus in the world?


¿Cómo puedo continuar con la misión de Jesús en el mundo?


What are some ways I can share the Good News of Jesus with others?


¿Cómo he compartido con los demás lo que sé acerca de Jesús? ¿Ayudo al prójimo como Jesús nos enseñó?  


Families to Clean Church

**2018 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

at the Southwest entrance of the Church

 May 14 – May 19 Bea Boswell & Susan Anderson

 May 21 – May 26 Noreen Faulkenberg & Janet McNear

 May 28 – June 2   David Baker Family 

 June 04 – June 9   Debbie Young      

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.

Mothers Day Scripture –

  Psalm 31:10-30

A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies. Her husband has full confidence in her and lacks nothing of value. She brings him good, not harm, all the days of her life. She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands. She is like the merchant ships, bringing her food from afar. She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants. She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard. She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks. She sees that her trading is profitable, and her lamp does not go out at night. In her hand she holds the distaff and grasps the spindle with her fingers. She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy. When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet. She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple. Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes his seat among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them, and supplies the merchants with sashes. She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her:

 “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.”

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.


    Thank you 

To my American Martyrs Family, I cannot begin to thank you enough for all the cards, Letters, visits, and phone calls of encouragement during my recent health event. I am truly blessed to have such a caring parish. Please know how much I appreciate your outpouring of love and concern.  

Each night I thank God for you support.

      Linda Illingworth


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
Tony, Kiesler, Joe Conzoneri,
Marie Ficht, Linda Illingworth

Pat Divish, Donna Rowe, Alfreda Donahue,

Joe Brown, Fr. Joe Villa, Fr. Don Buchanan,

Joe Farkas,  Terry Light, Joe Boswell,
Carol Higdon,   Debbie Biddle,  Martha Kiesler,
Peter Renn, Blue Bomar, Teresa Westwood,
Thomas Flood,  William Skaggs,  Denise Jensen,
Daw White Jr.,   Janie Clouse, Clabie Barger,

Alex O’Raferty,  Lupe Brunner,    Dennis Obergfell,

Jim Coomes,  Joe Castro,   Kenneth Holcomb,

Jean McIntosh, Benny Hartlage Denise Mansfield,

Mary Diaz,     Ray Zierhut  Charles Sanders,

Dean Karmire, Christina Riley,  Laverne Basham,
Terri O’Brien,   Joe Hennekes,  Bob Sommer
Debbie Hoey,   Sadie Fugate,  Marcy Donohue,          

James Cruz, Carolyn Duvall, Katie Robbins Sawin,

Mindy Carter, Larry Simpkins,  Rosendo Romero,

Ray Buchheit, Lonnie Donahue,  David Schafer,

Pro Life Moment

      “We can all help encourage our government and other institutions to support life. They must always aid and support mothers and children, and never offer to pay for the destruction of life as a ‘solution’ to the challenges women face. The call to uphold women’s dignity and well-being, and that of their unborn children, is one and the same.”   USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities: “Poverty and Abortion: A Vicious Cycle,”  


A   Baby is a Gift -  

Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444;


Adoption Options- 317-878-3412 


Ivana White daughter of Cody & Samantha (Smithey) White and Great granddaughter of Joanne Smithey was baptized at St. Rose’s Catholic Church in St. Rose, Ohio.   

Second Annual American Martyrs Parish Picnic 
July 22nd     Noon to 3pm

    American Martyrs in partnership with the K of C 8052

Will host a summer picnic for members and their families at the K of C Hall, there will be a big tent, games inside and out for adults and children, plenty of food, some of it grilled.

Hamburgers, and Hot dogs will be provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their favorite covered dish to the picnic. There will also have fun items for the children

(or any daring adult).   Plans are still developing

For Sale Church Cookbooks  

   We still have a few Cook Books for sale for $10 each, in the office and back of the church

How Precious is Life?
By Crystal Smith
How precious is life?

     When we look into the eyes of a newborn baby, caress their tiny little hands, kiss their soft smooth forehead and inhale their light baby scent, we think, how precious.

      When we see two toddlers holding hands while walking together at the playground, we think, how precious.

     When we see a baby kissing the cheek of an elderly person who is smiling from ear to ear, we think, how precious.

     When we see a woman who has survived breast cancer and just ran a full marathon with such excitement and enthusiasm and has the strength to run that same marathon again, we not only think how courageous, but also, how she values her precious life.

     As a whole, we take many things and people for granted. We’d like to think that they’re always going to be there. Think about it. It’s okay to assume that you can make a phone call to your husband, Mike, who can make a quick stop at the grocery store to pick up a gallon of milk on the way home. Or, your wife can pick your daughter up from school today because your meeting is running late. Or even while Katie’s in school, she’s filled with excitement because she knows that her Mom has made her favorite meal for dinner.

     Take a moment to look at those you love in their eyes and tell them how much you care about them.

     Take a moment to look around at all of the sights and hear the different sounds and appreciate the fact that you have eyes to see and ears to hear.  

    Take a day trip out with loved ones and go create beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.

     Realize that what you have today really could be gone tomorrow. Appreciate people, appreciate time, and appreciate what you have because these moments are very precious.