American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Welcome to American Martyrs
Pastor: Rev. Joseph L. Villa STL
Our Lord Jesus Christ,
King of the Universe

November  24/25, 2018


FOCUS :     

Jesus, King of heaven and earth, cares for all his people and calls us to love and serve him in return.


     This final Sunday in Ordinary time is marked as the

Feast of Christ the King. Jesus, our King, has all power in heaven and earth. The Church represents the kingdom on earth. We, as members of that kingdom, are expected to follow the example of Jesus. He rules with love, service and compassion, and calls us to do the same.



    All of today’s readings address the idea of kingship. 


Reading 1: Daniel 7:13-14: 

Daniel’s vision sees the king in everlasting glory being served by all nations.

R)  PSALM 93:  

The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty.


Reading 2: Revelation 1:5-8: 

 The second reading names  the King as Jesus Christ and affirms his reign as absolute

and everlasting.
Gospel:  John 18:33b-37:    

John’s Gospel  relays the exchange between Jesus and Pilate before his crucifixion, where Jesus confirms his kingdom is not of this world


Mass Schedule for the Week

Saturday; November  24; 5:00 PM – Judy Cozart

   Servers: Marta Rose Ostertag & Friederich Ostertag


Sunday; November  25; 8:30 AM  – Leo Coomes

Our Lord Jesus Christ King of the Universe

    Servers: Gabriela Martinez   &   Victoria Martinez


Monday      Nov. 26 ; 8:00 AM –  Jean M. Reinstedler  

Tuesday      Nov. 27 ; 8:00 AM –   Pro Seipso

Wednesday Nov. 28 ; 8:00 AM –  Gloria Spalding
Thursday     Nov. 29 ; 8:00 AM –  Pro Seipso

Saturday; December 01; 5:00 PM – Bill Divish  

**2nd Collection –  SAMA

 Servers:  Olivia Fugate   &   Sadie Fugate


Sunday; December  02; 8:30 AM  –  James Moyna

First Sunday of Advent

**2nd Collection –  SAMA

    Servers:   Catherine Valencia  & Marcos Valencia


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

PLEASE  Volunteers Wanted 

Please prayerfully consider serving as a Eucharistic Minister or Lector for the weekend liturgies.

If  you feel called to this ministry, you only need to be 18 years old and confirmed.

please contact Debbie at the office, Father Joe, or Mary Smith (812-595-2243).


Thank you to Everyone Supported the Socials this year.

See you in 2019

Thank you to the people who have stepped up to host. 2019 Socials are posted. Please playfully sign up to host one.


       The exchange between Jesus and Pilate in today’s Gospel is, arguably, the most important exchange in all of literature. Pilate asks Jesus: “What have you done?”

Jesus replies that he testifies to the truth. In the second reading we are reminded of the essence of that truth: Christ, ruler of all, loves us, liberates us from the bonds of sin, makes us into new kingdom. As we approach the Advent season, this week would be a good time to reflect on the question:

What have we done in our daily lives, in our actions, words, private prayer, and in our interaction with others, to testify that Jesus is Lord?

Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th

NO Class Nov. 25    Classes: Dec. 2, 9, 16

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 December  2nd ***

Last chance before Christmas

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


   Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults


   RCIA classes will start in the January 7th  of 2019.

If you know someone interested let Cindy or the office 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.


2019 St. Joseph Missals

 For Sale $2.50 each in the Sacristy and parish office. 

     These missals will start December 2nd the first week of Advent. The church will be using YEAR C this Liturgical year.

December Ministries

Saturday – Reader      Eucharist Ministers

 Mary Smith (G)           Ramona Barger (*)
 Janet Hall    (R)           Bev Schafer

Sunday – Reader___ Eucharist Ministers

 Doris Marcum (G)       Jane Marley (*)

 Cindy Light      (R)       Susan Anderson 


Counters: Doris Marcum  & Julie Donovan



24 – Allison Mullen  
 25 – Pat Bromm         
25 – Katie Rowe         
25 – Shelly Everhart
01 – Karen Russell           
05 – Don Preble                
08 – Erick Mays
10 – Maria Fleenor            
10 – Cristobel Valencia 
13 – Adalyne Mullen  
16 – Brinley Wilson   

Question of the Week  


How is Jesus the King and ruler of my life?


¿ Cómo es Jesús el rey y dueño de mi vida?


How can I honor Jesus, my King and God?
¿Cómo honro a Jesucristo como mi rey y Dios?  

Families to Clean Church    
**2019 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

at the Southwest entrance of the Church

Dec 03 – Dec 08 Tina Cozart

Dec 10 – Dec 12 Joan Mace

Dec 17 – Dec 22 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

Pro Life Moment

    ““Let us rededicate ourselves this year to recognizing the reign of Jesus Christ and his Sacred Heart in every aspect of our lives.”   

USCCB Office of Religious Liberty “Solemnity of Christ the King” Bulletin Insert


 A   Baby is a Gift -   

CRADLE -812-752-0123;

Adoption Options- 317-878-3412

Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444;

Catholic gentlemen over the age of 18:

     The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic, Family, Fraternal, Service organization with over 16,000 local councils worldwide.


   Supporting our bishops and priests; helping in disaster relief efforts nationwide with manpower and necessary funding; raising money to assist our Seminarians; aiding pregnancy centers; Pro-Life activities; backing Special Olympics; scholarships; blood drives; youth programs and family gatherings. 


     You are cordially invited to join the Knights of Columbus, Council 8052, by attending an Admission Degree ceremony on Sunday, November 25th at 1PM at the K of C Hall in Scottsburg. 

 For more info, contact any K of C member, 

Grand Knight Ed Cozart (812-595-1401),
or Membership Director Pat Donovan (812-595-1015)
     Become a Knight!


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,

Providence Transitional Care Community; Lois Meagher


The Prayer Shaw / Blanket

These are for to anyone needing the gift of love and or prayer.

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

Anyone can contribute to the Shawl/ Blanket basket

Prayers for the Sick:

Lois Bridges, Willie Harlen, Joann Smithey

Felix Lewis, Rita Fields,    Ronnie Sommer,      

Jim Cozart,  Clabie Barger, Marjorie Arbuckle, 

Larry Stout   Mindy Carter,  Benny Hartlage,
Tony Kiesler,   Marie Ficht, Jean McIntosh

Ed Rees, Denise Jensen, Dennis Obergfell

Joe Castro,    Alfreda &  Lonnie Donahue,       

Kari Stout,    Gwynn Keller,  Mary Ellen Buchanan    

Joe Brown, Joe Henson JoNell Buchanan,

Fr. Joe Villa,  Fr. Don Buchanan, Larry Simpkins,

Carol Higdon,  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, Rosendo Romero,
Jim Coomes,  ob Sommer, Kenneth Holcomb,
Dean Karmire, Christina Riley,   Denise Mansfield,
Terri O’Brien,   David Schafer,     Alex O’Raferty,  

Debbie Hoey,  Sadie Fugate,       Marcy Donohue,     

James Cruz,  Carolyn Duvall, Katie Robbins Sawin,
Mary Diaz,       Charles Sanders, Laverne Basham
Emily Howser Thomas Flood,   
Upcoming Event’s

Dec. 7th Immaculate Conception Vigil – 6 pm @  A. M.

Dec. 8th  Immaculate Conception - 9am @ A. M.

Dec.8th  Immaculate Conception Vigil-12 Noon @ St. Pat
Dec. 12th  Advent Penance Service - 6:30pm @ St. P.
Dec. 13th  Advent Penance Service - 6pm @ A. M.
Dec. 24th  Christmas Eve Family Mass 4pm A.M.

Dec. 24th  Christmas Eve Mass 6pm St. Patrick

Dec. 24th  Christmas Eve Midnight Mass 12am A.M.
Dec. 25th  Christmas Morning Mass 8:30 am A.M.

Dec. 25th  Christmas Morning Mass 10:30 am St. Patrick

Dec. 31st   New Year’s Evening Mass – 5:30 pm A.M.

Jan. 01th   New Year’s Morning  8:30 am A.M.

Jan. 01th   New Year’s Morning 10:30 am St. Patrick


Good Stewardship Includes Saying

“Thank You!”

      Of all of our national holidays, my favorite is Thanksgiving. For the week of the holiday, it feels as though every person is focused on gratitude. From giving thanks for our family and friends, our parish communities, and beyond, for just a moment, it seems all is about good stewardship. We recognize the gifts which are entrusted to us, and we call to our minds and hearts the bounty that surrounds us, even in moments of job scarcity, economic insecurity, or loss of a loved one or of a relationship. Thanksgiving invites us to “say aloud” the ways in which we are blessed, and to give thanks for them.

     As stewardship leaders, this month may be one in which to acknowledge with appreciation all that is accomplished through the stewardship of parishioners. One of the elements of building more engaged communities of disciples and stewards is recognizing the ways in which parishioners contribute to the parish. It isn’t so much about the recognition (we do not serve in order to be recognized), but about acknowledging that every sharing of time, every giving of talent and strength, every gift of financial or material resource, makes a difference. And surely if the gift is of value, we will acknowledge the giver and thank him or her.

     How might we give thanks this month for the many blessings in our parish and local communities that result from the good stewardship of parishioners?  Here are a few ideas:

      Hold a gratitude reception for all who serve in any capacity in the parish. It can be a potluck — perhaps invite people to share an appetizer or dessert and the recipe for their contribution to the feast. Send a personalized thank you note from the pastor, pastoral council, staff, or ministry coordinators. Acknowledge the many ways in which your parish would not be the same without the selfless sharing of time, talent and treasure by inviting all who serve to stand and be recognized at the end of Mass. Invite someone who has received service from parishioners to share a brief witness before or at the end of Mass, or ask a person of ministry to witness to the impact of parish stewardship on recipients of service or sharing.

    Through such practices, we who lead others to embrace stewardship as a way of life may help people to grow as good stewards by our “thank you!”