American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Welcome to
American Martyrs
Pastor: Joseph L. Villa STL
13th Sunday of Ordinary Time

June 30 / July 01, 2018

Welcome Rev. Donald Buchanan

Approaching Jesus with great faith allows him to be at work in our lives.


      Today we hear of the woman who had such faith that she wanted only to touch Jesus' cloak. Because of her faith, her brief encounter with Jesus was transformative in her life. It is her faith, and his divine power, that allowed her to be healed and changed. Jesus wants us to be healed as well – let us approach him with great confidence and faith, knowing that he can transform our lives.



Reading 1:   Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24;
 In the first reading

from the Book of Wisdom, we hear that God does not delight

in death, but rather loves creation, and made us in his image.


R.) Psalm 30:

I will praise you Lord, for you have rescued me.

Reading 2:   2 Corinthians 8:7, 9,13-15;  

 In Saint Paul's Letter to the Corinthians, Paul makes clear that we glorify God through our generosity.


Gospel:  Mark 5:21-43; 

In Mark's Gospel, we hear about Jesus’ encounter with a suffering sick woman who simply wants to touch his cloak. Jesus affirms the woman not only by healing her, but also

by telling her that it was indeed her faith that saved her.



Saturday; June 30; 5:00 PM –  Hal Laswell

**2nd Collection; Peter’s Pence & Clearing House

Servers: Raeann Baker   & Brinley Wilson  


Sunday; July 01; 8:30 AM  – Bob & Lorraine Gable

**2nd Collection; Peter’s Pence & Clearing House

 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time            


   Servers: Sadie Fugate & Daisy Soto 


 There will be NO Communion Service on

         Monday’s , July 2nd and 9th
Saturday; July 07; 5:00 PM –  Hal Laswell

Servers:  Blake Russell   & Nick Bautista   


Sunday;  July 08; 8:30 AM  – Bob & Lorraine Gable

 14th Sunday of Ordinary Time            

   Servers: Eric Marcum  &  Albert Soto  

St. Patrick Catholic Church
PO Box # 273;
208 S. Shelby Street, Salem IN 47167
Sunday Mass  10:30 AMand  .

Wednesday Mass 6:00 PM 

Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th

Resumes in August

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 Sunday,  August  5th  


     There will be NO SCRIP order taken for the month

of July.  Please save your orders for August.  The next SCRIP order due date will be Sun, August 5th. 

THANK YOU for your support of the youth of our parish!
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.  

July Ministries

Saturday – Reader      Eucharist Ministers

 Jan Hall (G)                  Ramona Barger (*)
 Ellen Stout (R)             Carol Ison
                                        Patricia Brock (C)

Sunday – Reader___ Eucharist Ministers

 Cindy Light (G)             Doris Marcum (*)

 Al Riggle    (R)              Debbie Young

                                      Susan Anderson (C)

Counters: Susan Anderson & Al Riggle

     Peter’s Pence Collection,

A worldwide collection that supports the charitable works of Pope Francis. Funds from this collection help victims of war, oppression, and natural disasters. Take this opportunity to join with Pope Francis and be a witness of charity to our suffering brothers and sisters. Please be generous today.

For more information, visit

Mission days with Father Jim Sichko
Mark your calendars for the next  Mission opportunity.  It will be at American Martyrs,

 July 9th through 11th with Father Jim Sichko.

The Mission will be Monday thru Wednesday
6pm to 7pm with snacks to follow

 Fr. Jim is a priest, Motivational Speaker and Author of Among Friends.


There will be NO Communion Service on

Monday’s , July 2nd and 9th

NO SCRIP order taken for the month of July
2nd Annual 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 a small water slide for the small children and a bigger one for the older children,

(or any daring adult). 

 Plans are still developing


July Birthdays:

01 – Kevin Jentzen    04 – Tyler Light          

06 – Rich Smith

07 – Chris Woods       08 – Cree Woods      

 09 – Steve Boswell 

11– Eileen Hennekes  11 – Jose Soto            
16 – Sherry Mays 

16– Adley Everhart    18 – Larry Stout         

19 – Janet Hall 

Question of the Week   


Have I sacrificed something for another person and felt enriched?


¿ Alguna vez me he sacrificado por el prójimo y eso me ha hecho feliz?


Whom can I help with acts of kindness?

¿ A quién le puedo ayudar con obras de bondad?

Families to Clean Church    

**2018 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

at the Southwest entrance of the Church

July 02  – July 07    Tina Cozart

July 09  – July 14    Debbie Young

July 16  – July 21 Janet McNear & Noreen Faulkenberg   

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.       .

Dear Church Family,

As most of you know we are moving to Franklin to be closer

to family. We have been members of American Martyrs for

36 years and will miss everyone very much! Please stop in

 for a visit if you get up our way.

Debbie has our contact information.

Roger and Mary Jo Duvall

Attention;  All Vegetable Gardeners!

Do you find yourself with more than you need from your garden and don't know what to do with your excess?

A "Share the Harvest" table will be set up at the main entrance of church in mid-July for all parishioners

to share (bring in or take out) in the bounty.

Any questions, contact Rich or Mary Smith

(812-595-2243 or


Dear Father, thank you for our children.

     Thank you for loving them even more than we do, and for calling them out of darkness into your wonderful light.

They see a world of confusion. They hear messages condemning their beliefs. Yet Your Word is more powerful than any negativity that comes their way. Help them keep their faith in You, Lord. Give us wisdom to guide them as they grow into the mighty men and women you created them to be. In Jesus’ name,  Amen.


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

     All praise and glory are yours, Lord our God. For you have called us to serve you and one another in love. Bless our sick today so that they may bear their illness in union with Jesus' sufferings and restore them quickly to health.

 Bless those who have grown old in your service and give them courage and strength in their faith. Lead us all to eternal glory. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.

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 Sick:

Tony Kiesler, Sharon Laswell,  
Fr. Don Buchanan,  JoNell Buchanan,
Joe Henson,    Gwynn Keller,      

Joe Brown,    Lupe Brunner,     

Marjorie Arbuckle,  Martha Kiesler,
Marie Ficht,   Ray Zierhut, 

Pat Divish,     Donna Rowe,          

Alfreda Donahue, Lonnie Donahue,
Joe Farkas,  Joe Conzoneri,        
Carol Higdon, Linda Illingworth

Fr. Joe Villa, Peter Renn, 

Joe Castro,    Debbie Biddle,         
 Dennis Obergfell,  Teresa Westwood,
Joe Boswell, Blue Bomar,  
Thomas Flood,  William Skaggs,  
Denise Jensen,  Clabie Barger,

Daw White Jr.,   Janie Clouse,     

Mindy Carter, Larry Simpkins,     
Jim Coomes,  Bob Sommer           
Kenneth Holcomb, Denise Mansfield,
Jean McIntosh, Benny Hartlage
Mary Diaz,     David Schafer,        
Charles Sanders, Christina Riley,
Dean Karmire, Laverne Basham,

Terri O’Brien,   Joe Hennekes,     

Alex O’Raferty,  Rosendo Romero,

Debbie Hoey,  Sadie Fugate,
Marcy Donohue, James Cruz,      
Carolyn Duvall, Katie Robbins Sawin,
Pro Life Moment

      “[Religious] freedom remains one of America's most precious possessions. And, as my brothers, the United States Bishops, have reminded us, all are called to be vigilant, precisely as good citizens, to preserve and defend that freedom from everything that would threaten or compromise it.” Pope Francis, “Address on the South Lawn of the White House,” September 23, 2015. © 2015 Libreria Editrice Vaticana.


A   Baby is a Gift -  

CRADLE -812-752-0123

Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444;

Adoption Options- 317-878-3412 


Thank you to Dave and Bev Schafer for trimming all the Shrubs on the Church property.


Thank you to the K of C Council 8052 for the Monetary Donation to the Annual Church picnic.


A Prayer for Your Teen’s Faith 

By Kristine Brown

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!

And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. (1 John 3:1)

It’s every parent’s worry. How does my child continue trusting God when today's culture teaches him to question his faith? 

I discussed this topic with my teen. His fresh perspective gave me renewed hope. 

Our open conversation uncovered three practical things parents can do to help our teens keep the faith in an increasingly faithless world. Let’s learn together how to help our teens stay grounded in unshakeable faith, even in the midst of the madness.

It’s not about controlling what they see, but controlling what they see in you.

Our teens may not always listen to what we say, but they will absorb every detail of our actions.

Are we displaying Christ-like character at home? Are we treating others with unconditional love and kindness?

Do we rely on God’s Word in times of trouble?

God designed us to shine His light. Our kids will learn most about what it means to be a Christ-follower from watching our example.

Listen, even when you dread what they might say.

I want my kids to feel comfortable coming to me with their deepest thoughts and greatest fears, but I don’t always act like it. I need to create an atmosphere of trust – a safe place to share burdens. 

When we teach them about God at home, His comforting peace will stay with them as they go about their daily lives.

Let’s pray our home will be a place of praising God and receiving His peace. Each day, let’s invite the Holy Spirit to abide there. His presence will provide that safe place for them to speak and strength for us to listen.

Remind him often who God says he is.

God’s Word is alive, powerful, and true. Just hearing Scripture spoken can revive hurting hearts and refresh tired bodies. We would never intentionally deprive our kids of the benefits of hearing what God says about them. Yet so often we let busy schedules get in the way of proclaiming God’s goodness to our teens.

If my child has any question about how God sees him, this verse makes it clear.

Sharing this promise with my teen will give him confidence in who he is –

a child of the Creator of the universe.