American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Friday, June 22, 2018
Welcome to
American Martyrs
Pastor: Rev. Joseph L. Villa
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

June 2/3, 2018

Welcome Rev. Donald Buchanan


We cannot afford to take the gift of Eucharist for granted.


     There are many reasons people give for no longer going to church. There is one great reason to attend. It is here as a community of believers we receive the most precious and sacred of all gifts from our God this side of heaven. It is here we receive the most sacred gift of Jesus in the Eucharist.



Reading 1:  Exodus 24:3-8; 

In our reading from Exodus, Moses and the people commit to the Lord and his covenant.


R.) Psalm 116:   

 I will take the cup of salvation,

and call on the name of the Lord.


Reading 2   Hebrews 9:11-15; In Hebrews,

the author uses the image of a mediator in describing Jesus’ role in the new covenant we have with the Father.   

Gospel:      Mark 14:12-16, 22-26;  
The Gospel recalls the first Eucharistic meal.
Saturday; June 02; 5:00 PM –  Otto & Maria Kiwitt    

** 2nd Collection; Scott Area Ministerial Association 

Servers: Catherine Valencia   &   Marcos Valencia    


Sunday;  June 03; 8:30 AM –  Francis Kiesler 

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
** 2nd Collection;

Scott Area Ministerial Association 

Servers: Olivia Fugate & Sadie Fugate
**Monday, June 04;  6 PM– Communion Service

Saturday; June 09; 5:00 PM –   Andy Donahue    

Servers:  Raeann Baker   &   Nick Bautista      


Sunday;  June 10; 8:30 AM –   

Grandpa Russell and
 Rob Russell  

The 10th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Servers: Antonio Martinez  &  Victoria Martinez

Our sister church
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

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St Patrick and American Martyrs Catholic Church Community

Cook Books For Sale   

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


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

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

                                             Terre Haute, IN 47803
A Stewardship Moment

 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 sacrificial blood. 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 the steward, 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. Now is a good time to reflect on what we can do to strengthen our covenant with the Lord and our community in practical ways.  

Religious Education
    Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th

Resumes in August 2018

Classes are Sunday’s after 8:30 Mass

in the Parish Family Hall.

No charge for our Religious Education program.

Contact; Cindy Light for more information.

SCRIPT Orders  Due Today 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.  

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. 

Congratulations & Thank you

 Altar Servers Samantha and Brannon

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


Samantha Soto is undecided on a college at this point. 

       Good luck to both of you!

June Ministries

Saturday – Reader      Eucharist Ministers

 David Baker (G)          Carol Ison (*)
 Missy Baker (R)          Bev Schafer
                           Diana Cozart (C)

Sunday – Reader___ Eucharist Ministers

 Susan Anderson (G)   Jane Marley (*)

 Marcy Donohue (R)    Don Harmon

                                      Debbie Young (C)


Counters: Ann Jentzen & Jim Cozart


Parish  Social  Night   June 16th   

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

At the June Social they will be serving Pizza and your delicious covered dishes. Please make plans to attend’ it is Delicious food, visiting and Fun!  Maybe even a game or two of Euchre

Be ready to have a lot of fellowship with your church family.

 Next Social; July 22nd  – Annual Parish Picnic

We are in need of people to sign up to

 host  Socials.  PLEASE

June Birthdays:

03 – Kathy Karmire  
04 – Jose Sumale              
06 – Brittany Hoey
07 – Joe Obergfell  
08 – Joan Mulcahy Brown  
19 – Jerry Hartman
19 – Roger Duvall  
20 – Dean Karmire              
21 – Bev Schafer
23 – Susan Anderson
23 – Ayla Mullen             
25 – Martha Spicer

Question of the Week    


Do I see the Eucharist simply as an obligation or as a means of life?


¿ Considero que la Eucaristía es obligación o sustento?


What are some ways that I can prepare to receive Holy Communion

¿ Cómo puedo prepararme para recibir la Santa Comunión?  

Families to Clean Church

**2018 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

at the Southwest entrance of the Church

June 04 – June 09   Debbie Young      

June 11 – June 16   David Baker Family 

June 18 – June 23   Noreen Faulkenberg & Janet MCNear

June 25 – June 30   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.       .

Thank you

     Thank you everyone who helped in any way with the Funeral Mass and/or Funeral Meal on Wednesday. 

Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Dear Heavenly Father,

    As we dedicate this month of June to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we ask you to grant to us compassionate hearts; hearts rich with your love, embraced by your compassion.

   Grant us generous hearts: hearts that never count the cost; hearts that seek to serve and not be served.

   Grant us hearts that love peace: hearts that promote truth and justice, transform hatred and anger, and seek unity and reconciliation.

   Grant us hearts of a steward: hearts that are filled with gratitude, eager to share, and long to give back to you.

     Grant us hearts filled with your Spirit: hearts open to conversion, filled with hope, and on fire with your Word.

We pray this in Jesus’ name.       Amen


Vacation Bible School has been canceled

for this year because of lack of interest.

We will do the Set Sail with the Holy Trinity
series next Summer
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:

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


Lord of Heaven,
I rest underneath your mighty wings of love. I dwell within your gentle heart. I know there is healing in your touch. Through the sufferings of Christ I can ask for restoration And trust in your goodness.

You are my Lord, my Saviour, My healer and my friend. I dwell within your gentle embrace.  Amen.

Prayers for the Sick:

Tony, Kiesler,  Sharon Laswell,

JoNell Buchanan,  Marjorie Arbuckle

 Gwynn Keller,  Lupe Brunner,     
 Marie Ficht,       Joe Brown,         

Linda Illingworth,  Alfreda Donahue,

Pat Divish,     Donna Rowe,          

Joe Farkas,  Joe Conzoneri,        

Fr. Joe Villa, Fr. Don Buchanan

Carol Higdon,  Debbie Biddle,        

Dennis Obergfell, Teresa Westwood,

Peter Renn, Blue Bomar,  

Thomas Flood,  William Skaggs,  

Denise Jensen,  Clabie Barger

Daw White Jr.,   Janie Clouse,

Joe Boswell,                  Joe Castro,          

Lonnie Donahue,  Jim Coomes,

Bob Sommer,   Kenneth Holcomb,

Jean McIntosh,   Benny Hartlage

Denise Mansfield,  Charles Sanders,

Mary Diaz,          David Schafer,   

Dean Karmire,  Christina Riley,

Laverne Basham,  Alex O’Raferty,  

Terri O’Brien,            Joe Hennekes,        

Debbie Hoey,            Sadie Fugate,          

Carolyn Duvall,        Katie Robbins Sawin,

Mindy Carter,            Larry Simpkins,       

Rosendo Romero,

Pro Life Moment

      “In 1943, when France was occupied by German Nazis, the search for Jews began. In the face of grave peril, Sister Agnes convinced her mother superior to open their convent and offer refuge to a Jewish family. …Let us devote ourselves anew to following wherever the Lord leads. Let us take courage from their example of faith.” USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities “Understanding Conscience,”,


A   Baby is a Gift -  

Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444;


Adoption Options- 317-878-3412 


Celebrating the Body and Blood of Christ as

“Stewards of the Gospel”

     On Sunday June 3, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, or Corpus Christi, to celebrate the gift of the Eucharist. Of course, the best way to celebrate it is to live it, to put the Eucharist into action. None of us can be a mere spectator to the Eucharist, for this offering to God of bread and wine is really our offering to him of ourselves, of our lives and of the whole world. Jesus taught us this connectedness when he enjoined us to go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel (see Mark 16:15).

     The Eucharist invites us to be “stewards of the gospel;” to follow in Jesus’ footsteps and to love others just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us. This is the meaning behind the language of blood sacrifice of which we will hear proclaimed in the weekend’s readings. Blood is fundamentally life. The commitment to share in a common life, the covenant between God and Israel, was endorsed in blood, lots of it. Sacrifice was, and is necessary.

      But how does the celebration of the Eucharist relate concretely to our ordinary day-to-day lives? At one level, the practice of going to Mass affirms our belief that there is something extraordinary in our ordinary, daily lives. We take time to acknowledge to ourselves, our families and our communities that we are engaged in a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

     More deeply, however, is that the Eucharist transforms us. It provides a center of our being and a driving force that impels us to go out and “be” Christ to a broken world. We are nourished and strengthened in a profound way in order to build up the Body of Christ and carry out Jesus’ command to be missionary disciples.

     The theme for the 56th annual conference of the International Catholic Stewardship Council, to be held in Nashville, Tennessee, October 28 to 31, is Missionary Disciples: Stewards of the Gospel, in response to the United States bishops’ call to form ourselves, and others, as missionary disciples. This conference will give us a wonderful opportunity to learn more about putting the Eucharist into action and to become “doers” of God’s Word through missionary discipleship, as individual Catholics, and as local Catholic communities of faith.

     The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ reminds us that we are each called to serve, uniquely equipped with gifts for missionary discipleship, and sent forth to carry the good news of the gospel to all we meet wherever we go. And we are never alone in this journey of faith.

Christ is with us in a real and most personal way.


International Catholic Stewardship Council CATHOLIC STEWARDSHIP  

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