American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Sunday, October 21, 2018
Welcome to
American Martyrs

Welcome Fr. Don Buchanan


26th Sunday of Ordinary Time

September 29/30, 2018


FOCUS :   

Would that all the people of the Lord were prophets!


     Jesus says, There is no one who performs a mighty deed in my name who can at the same time speak ill of me. By our baptism we are called to prophecy, and to share the good news of salvation. May we have the enthusiasm of Eldad, Medad and the unknown follower of the Gospel – having no fear in proclaiming the truth and not waiting to be told what to do.




Reading 1: Numbers 11:25-29; 

Joshua protests to Moses in our first reading that two men who were not present when the Spirit of God came and rested upon the elders should not be prophesying.

R)  PSALM 19:  

The precepts of the Lord give joy to the heart.  


Reading 2: James 5:1-6; 

 In the second reading,

James tells us what happens to the things of this world.
Gospel: Mark 9:38-43, 45, 47-48; 

 In the Gospel, John says to Jesus that someone not in their company was using the power of his name, and Jesus replies, whoever is not against us is for us

Mass Schedule for the Week

Saturday; September 29; 5:00 PM  Bill Boswell

Servers:    Olivia Fugate and Sadie Fugate
Sunday; September 30; 8:30 AM  –   Special Intention

     26th Sunday of Ordinary Time 

Servers: Catherine Valencia & Marcos Valencia
Monday         No Mass
Tuesday         Oct 02; 8:00 AM –  Petronilla H. Manna     
Wednesday Oct  03  8:00 AM –  John Paul Novak   

Thursday                        Oct  04  8:00 AM –    Marti Allgeier Lawyer


Saturday; October 06; 5:00 PM   Beth Smith

*** 2nd Collection Scott County Clearinghouse

Servers:  Eric & Isabelle Marcum


Sunday; October 07; 8:30 AM  –    For the People

*** 2nd Collection Scott County Clearinghouse

27th  Sunday of Ordinary Time 

Servers:  Marian & Albert Soto

October Ministries

Saturday – Reader    Eucharist Ministers

 Tina Cozart    (G)           Patricia Brock (*)

 Joe Obergfell (R)           Tina Cozart 

Sunday – Reader___Eucharist Ministers

 Al Riggle (G)                 Debbie Young (*)

Susan Anderson (R)      Ann Jentzen

Counters: Jim Cozart & Ann Jentzen   

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.

Mass Intentions   

There is a requested $10.00 per

Mass Envelopes are at the entrances of the church.

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Votive Candles

A requested donation of  $3.00

The Candles are located in the North West corner in the Church

 Prayer Shaw’s / Blanket’s

These are for to anyone needing the gift of

love and or prayer.

All shawls/blankets in the back of the church are blessed.

St. Patrick Catholic Church
PO Box # 273; 208 S. Shelby Street, 
Salem IN 47167
 Sunday Mass  10:30 AM
Wednesday Mass 6:00 PM
Stewardship Moment

    St. James warns us about accepting the standards of the world and assuming that what is normative in society needs no countercultural challenge. The temptation to hoard riches and make sharp bargains at the expense of the powerless is pervasive because these things are generally done and look respectable enough. St. James points to God’s judgment on these attitudes and actions of amassing wealth and comfort at the expense of others.

How might we be better stewards of the material blessings we have been given?

How might we use our wealth with compassion toward others?

Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th

Classes: Sept. 30 Oct. 7, 28 Nov. 4, 11, 18

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.


First Communion / Confirmation Candidates

If you eligible or intend to make your

First Communion or Confirmation in 2019 / 2020 you are required to attend Religious Education the year prior as well 2018 / 2019.

SCRIPT Orders  Due NEXT Sunday,  October  7th    

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.
If you know someone interested let Cindy know.

   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.


Who Am I To Judge  Bible Study: 

     How do we talk about morality in a world that no longer believes in truth?  This 8-week study program gives us an important key to respond effectively to relativism - a Catholic moral worldview.  Learn how Catholic morality is all about love, how making a judgment is not judging a person's soul, and how, in the words of Pope Francis, "relativism wounds people" and is "the spiritual poverty of our times."

    The study will meet on Monday evenings at 6:30, starting on Monday, Oct. 22nd.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin boards at the back and parking lot doors of church.  If interested, please sign up soon so we can make sure to have enough books before the first night.  For more information, contact Cindy Light.

Parish Social

Saturday, October  20th  6pm

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

Everyone is welcome to come eat and visit.

This social will be featuring Soups

Please bring your Soup or covered dish and your appetite.

Thank You to Ramona Barger & Tina Cozart for hosting.

Be ready to have a lo   t of fellowship with your church family along with delicious food.  

Thank you to the people who have stepped up to host.

Nov. 17th – Thanksgiving – Tom Marley & Mary Smith



29 – Noreen Faulkenberg 
29 – Greer Willes   
30 – Ellen Stout


01 – Shawna Mullen         
02 – Mackenzie Donovan 
04 – Blake Russell            
11 – Doris Horvath
15 – Olivia Fugate             
17 – Landon Donahue 
24 – Janie Montgomery    
25 – Eric Marcum
28 – William Murphy  
Families to Clean Church    

**2018 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

at the Southwest entrance of the Church

Oct. 01 – Oct. 06   Tina Cozart

Oct. 08 – Oct. 13   Joan Mace

Oct. 15 – Oct. 20   Noreen Faulkenberg & Janet McNear

Oct. 22 – Oct. 27   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.      .

THANK YOU!!   All  Vegetable Gardeners!

"Share the Harvest" table has ended for this year.

Thank you to everyone who participated in bringing

 and receiving.

 "Share the Harvest Table" will return next summer.

  Question of the Week   
What three values motivate me daily?


¿ Cuáles son los tres valores que me motivan  a diario?

¿Por qué?


Do I help people come to know Jesus, or do I keep people away from Jesus?

¿Ayudo a los demás a que conozcan a Jesucristo   o soy un obstáculo para ello?
The Prayer for Today

     Just for today, help me, God, to remember that my life is a gift, that my health is a blessing, that this new day is filled with awesome potential, that I have the capacity to bring something wholly new and unique and good into this world.

Just for today, help me, God, to remember to be kind and patient to the people who love me, and to those who work with me too. Teach me to see all the beauty that I so often ignore, and to listen to the silent longing of my own soul.

Just for today, help me, God, to remember You.

Let this be a good day, God, full of joy and love. 



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,  Martha Kiesler

Lake Iola Assisted Living; Josephine Zink     

Lake Pointe Village: Rita Castillo

Waters of Scottsburg; Bob Aker, Mary Mays,

Providence Transitional Care Community; Lois Meagher


Prayers for the Sick:

Joann Smithey  Clabie Barger,  
Jim Cozart,      Diana Cozart,   Marjorie Arbuckle, 
Larry Stout      Kari Stout,   Alfreda Donahue
Martha Kiesler, Tony Kiesler,   Jean McIntosh

Ed Rees,        Denise Jensen, Lonnie Donahue,

Marie Ficht,    Gwynn Keller, Mary Ellen Buchanan    

 Joe Brown    Emily Howser  JoNell Buchanan,

Joe Castro,   Fr. Joe Villa,     Fr. Don Buchanan,
Joe Henson,    Joe Boswell, Joe Hennekes

Pat Divish,     Debbie Biddle,  Cathy Wilson Cochran

Peter Renn   Blue Bomar, Teresa Westwood,

Ray Zierhut, William Skaggs,  Carol Blasingame,

Daw White Jr. Janie Clouse, Thomas Flood,
Mindy Carter, Larry Simpkins, Linda Illingworth,
Jim Coomes,  Bob Sommer Kenneth Holcomb,
Benny Hartlage,  Mary Diaz, Denise Mansfield,
David Schafer, Gloria Spalding   Charles Sanders,
Dean Karmire, Christina Riley,    Laverne Basham,
Terri O’Brien,  Donna Rowe, Alex O’Raferty,  

Debbie Hoey,  Sadie Fugate,   Marcy Donohue,          

James Cruz, Carolyn Duvall,  Katie Robbins Sawin,

Carol Higdon, Rosendo Romero, Dennis Obergfell

Mary Rosa (aka “Marti”) Allgeier Lawyer

Went to her eternal home on Sept. 25th

Marti was a loyal and gracious parishioner

of American Martyrs for many years.

     Eternal rest, grant unto Marti O Lord,

and let perpetual light shine upon her.

May she rest in peace. Amen.
    May Marti’s soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

Pro Life Moment

   “The dying process is a sacred time—a final season to seek closure in this life and prepare for the next in the hope of sharing in Christ's Resurrection. As you enter into this season with your friend or family member, ask God to accompany both of you.”


A   Baby is a Gift -  

CRADLE -812-752-0123;

Adoption Options- 317-878-3412

Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444;

Saint Vincent de Paul

     The feast day of Saint Vincent de Paul is September 27, the date of his passing in 1660. He was the founder of the Vincentians and the Sisters of Charity, and is the patron saint of all charitable organizations.

     Born in 1581 to a peasant family in southwestern France, Vincent studied for the priesthood at a local Franciscan college and then at Toulouse University. He was ordained a priest at the age of nineteen.

     Little is truly known of Vincent’s early life in the priesthood except that he spent a year in Rome, perhaps studying. In 1612 he became a parish priest in a village just north of Paris and the following year became a tutor in the household of the wealthy and politically powerful Gondi family. He remained with the family for the next 12 years and spent some time as a parish priest where he attended to the needs of the sick and the poor in his parish. In 1617 he formed a group of women who ministered to the needs of these families. He established similar groups in other villages.

     Around the year 1618 Vincent came to know Saint Francis de Sales, whose writings, especially the Introduction to the Devout Life, had a strong influence on him. That same year Vincent established a society of priests, sometimes referred to as “Vincentians,” who with the financial support of Madame Gondi, would go from village to village on the Gondi estates to preach to the peasants and conduct missions. The mission work became so successful that with the approval of the archbishop of Paris and continued financial support of the Gondis, the group established a base in Paris and their community continued to grow along with their ministry.

     Meanwhile the women’s groups started to multiply. In 1633 Vincent began offering formal religious formation for this new group, called the Daughters of Charity. A new order of women religious was born that ministered in hospitals, orphanages, prisons and many other places. The order was formally approved by the Church in 1668.

     Vincent’s approach to a devout life of faith was to be simple, practical and to have confidence in God’s love and mercy. He would maintain: “When you leave your prayer to care for a sick person, you leave God for God. To care for a sick person is to pray.”

      At Vincent’s funeral the presiding bishop said that he had “changed the face of the Church.” He was canonized in 1737. In 1833, Blessed Antoine Frederic Ozanam would found the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. In 1885 Pope Leo XIII named St. Vincent de Paul universal patron of all works of charity


Prayer for Families

God, Our Father, loving and merciful, bring together and

keep all families in perfect unity of love and mutual support.

Instill in each member the spirit of understanding and

affection for each other.

Keep quarrels and bitterness far from them,

and for their occasional failures instill forgiveness and peace.

May the mutual love and affection of parents set a good example.

Instill in children self-respect that they may respect others and

grow in mature independence.

May the mutual affection and respect of families

be a sign of Christian life here and hereafter,

 through Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.