American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Friday, June 22, 2018
Welcome to
American Martyrs
Catholic Church
Pastor: Rev. Joseph Villa
Pentecost Sunday
May Crowning of Mary

May 19/20, 2018

Welcome Rev. Donald Buchanan


     The Christian life is a response to the invitation into the life of God – who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit.


The same Christ who appeared to the disciples in the Upper Room is with us in the Mass today, offering us life with him today and for eternity. Let us respond to his invitation.



Reading 1:   Acts 2:1-11;  

     In the first reading from Acts, we hear of the first Pentecost when the mighty rush of wind and the Holy Spirit filled the house where the disciples gathered.


R.) Psalm 104: 

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

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

                       or Galatians 5:16-25;   

In Paul’s Letter to the Corinthians, he describes spiritual gifts which always spring from the one true God.

Gospel:    John 20:19-23 or
                John 15:26-26; 16:12-15; 

In the Gospel from John, we hear of Jesus coming to the disciples, breathing on them and telling them to receive the Holy Spirit.



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     
**Monday, May 21;  6 PM– Communion Service

Saturday; May 26; 5:00 PM –   Kenny Boswell 

Servers: Marta Rose  &  Friederich Ostertag     


Sunday;  May 27; 8:30 AM –   James Moyna

The Most Holy Trinity  
 Servers:  Nick Bautista & Blake Russell     
St. Patrick Catholic Church
PO Box # 273;
208 S. Shelby Street,

 Salem IN 47167

Sunday Mass  10:30 AM

Wednesday Mass 6:00 PM 


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

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

                                             Terre Haute, IN 47803

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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     Today we celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit, the birth of the Church and the beginning of its mission in the world. Pentecost Sunday reminds us that our lives are filled with the Holy Spirit and God has accomplished creative things in us through this gift. We have been entrusted with this great gift of the Holy Spirit.

Now is a good time to ask:

Are we being good stewards of this gift?

What creative things have we done to glorify God’s accomplishments in us?

Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th

May 20      Last class for this School year

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!

         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.

 Religious Education - Mass Etiquette

Dress modestly and appropriately

         Wear your Sunday best.  As Catholics we believe that God comes down to meet us at every Mass.  So, why would we not dress up?  However, we should never let circumstances that are out of control keep us away from receiving the sacraments.  If you do not have time to go home and change before Mass starts, do not worry.  God knows what we have been through.

    Inappropriate dress can distract others and even cause sin in their thought, which is not why we are at Mass. 

For example, very short skirts or revealing shirts/pants say “Look at me!” when we should be saying “Look at Him!”       Modesty is a reflection of sincere faith.  

New Server Training

      There will be a new server training after Mass on Sunday, June 3rd.  Any child who has made their 1st Communion may be an altar server.  Please call

Cindy Light @ 812-595-3673 if your child is interested

in serving.  If we get enough children to train, you should only have to serve once every 4-5 weeks.  

TONIGHT  Parish  Social  Night Saturday

5 pm Mass Saturday in the Parish Hall. 

May 20th  Social they are serving Meatloaf and your 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

24 – Nick Light      
24 – Stephanie Valencia     
25 – Jane Marley  
26 – Dallas Montgomery  
28 – Sadie Fugate  
30 – Connor Mays


Question of the Week   


When has the Holy Spirit given me the strength to act with courage?


¿ Cuándo me ha dado el Espíritu Santo fuerza para actuar con valentía?


What gifts has the Holy Spirit brought into my life?

¿ Qué dones he recibido del Espíritu Santo?  

Families to Clean Church

**2018 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

at the Southwest entrance of the Church

 May 21 – May 26 Noreen Faulkenberg & Janet McNear

 May 28 – June 02   David Baker Family 

 June 04 – June 09   Debbie Young      
 June 11 – June 16   David Baker Family 

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.


    Congratulations & Thank you

     The senior servers will be receiving their crosses during Sunday morning mass.  They both have been serving since making their 1st Communion in 2nd grade!  We thank you for your many years of serving! 

Brannon Russell will be attending Rose-Hulman Institute

of Technology in Terre Haute, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. 

Samantha Soto is undecided on a college at this point. 

Good luck to both of you!
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


Prayer to Mary, Help of Christians

by St. John Bosco


       Most Holy Virgin Mary, Help of Christians, how sweet it is to come to your feet imploring your perpetual help. If earthly mothers cease not to remember their children, how can you, the most loving of all mothers forget me?

     Grant then to me, I implore you, your perpetual help in all my necessities, in every sorrow, and especially in all my temptations. I ask for your unceasing help for all who are now suffering. Help the weak, cure the sick, convert sinners. Grant through your intercessions many vocations to the religious life. Obtain for us, O Mary, Help of Christians, that having invoked you on earth we may love and eternally thank you in heaven.       


2nd  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


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:

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 Sick:

 Tony, Kiesler,  Lupe Brunner, Sharon Laswell,

 Marie Ficht,    Ray Zierhut Linda Illingworth

Pat Divish,     Donna Rowe, Alfreda Donahue,

Joe Farkas,  Joe Conzoneri,  Martha Kiesler,

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

Carol Higdon, Debbie Biddle, Dennis Obergfell,

Peter Renn, Blue Bomar, Teresa Westwood,

Thomas Flood, William Skaggs, Denise Jensen,

Daw White Jr.,   Janie Clouse, Clabie Barger,

Joe Boswell,             Joe Castro, Lonnie Donahue,

Jim Coomes, Bob Sommer, Kenneth Holcomb,

Jean McIntosh, Benny Hartlage, Denise Mansfield,

Mary Diaz,     David Schafer, Charles Sanders,

Dean Karmire, Christina Riley,  Laverne Basham,

Terri O’Brien, Joe Hennekes,  Alex O’Raferty,  

Debbie Hoey, Sadie Fugate, Marcy Donohue,

James Cruz, Carolyn Duvall, Katie Robbins Sawin,

Mindy Carter, Larry Simpkins, Rosendo Romero,

Ray Buchheit,         

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.”   


A   Baby is a Gift -  

Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444


Adoption Options- 317-878-3412 

Red Cross Blood Drive

       K of C Council #8053 is hosting a Blood Drive at their Building across from the Scott County Hospital on Memorial Day May 28th from 2pm to 6pm.

Please make Part of you Memorial Celebration saving a life and giving Blood. Thank you.

Pentecost and Missionary Discipleship
     This year, the Church celebrates the great feast of Pentecost on May 20.
     As recounted in the second chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, Pentecost occurred when the followers of Jesus were clustered together in a room and were suddenly surprised – overtaken is not too strong a word – by the dynamic presence of the Holy Spirit in their midst. Strong wind and flame seemed to sweep the room, and the Apostles were so filled with the gifts of the Spirit that they emerged to speak in multiple languages to the throngs who had come to Jerusalem to celebrate a Jewish festival.
      In our secular culture, Pentecost goes largely unobserved. “Pentecost” cards don’t pop up on store shelves weeks in advance, and there’s no merchandising that remotely compares to Easter and Christmas.
       Yet make no mistake. To Christians, Pentecost is a great celebration, sometimes called the birthday of the Church. The word Pentecost has its roots in the Greek word for “fifty;” Pentecost comes fifty days after the Resurrection on the seventh Sunday after Easter.
     Why was Pentecost such a watershed event in the life of the Church? As Christian stewards, we know we are called to be missionary disciples. This calling has its roots in the momentous events of Pentecost. Up until that time, the followers of Jesus were still a somewhat disorganized band of believers, still in shock over the events of the crucifixion, still confused about the meaning of the sightings of the Risen Lord.
      Pentecost abruptly and forever changed that. Suddenly, missionary disciples were born, followers both called and sent forth. Like us, they were called together, in community. They became aware that their great mission was to reach, not just their Jewish brothers and sisters in Palestine, but the disparate crowds who visited Jerusalem and beyond. Like us, they were called to bring Jesus to the world.
     The Holy Spirit brought courage to replace fear, understanding to replace confusion, faith to replace doubt. The same Holy Spirit moves in our own lives, perhaps not always with the drama of that first Pentecost, but with the same grace. The Spirit calls us within our Church community to share Jesus with others, just as the disciples were called.
     Let’s celebrate Pentecost this year as heirs to this great moment in the life of our Church, as stewards inspired to be missionary disciples for the life of the world.

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“God who is mighty has done great things for me!”


Fr. Joe Villa