American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Welcome to American Martyrs
Pastor: Rev. Joseph L. Villa STL
Fourth Week of Advent

December 22 / 23, 2018

Jesus has come to us as our King and Shepherd.

    In a few days, we will celebrate the great gift that God has given to humanity two thousand years ago: the gift of Jesus. Jesus comes as Savior of the world and as the majestic King – but also as a Shepherd who cares deeply and personally for each one of us on our journey. He is truly God’s gift to us. 



Reading 1:  Micah 5:1-4a;   

In the first reading, Micah prophesies that tiny Bethlehem will be the birthplace of the Messiah, a great ruler for all time.

R)  Psalm  80:    

Lord, make us turn to you;

let us see your face and we shall be saved


Reading 2:    Hebrews 10:5-10;    

Paul reflects on Jesus’ offering of himself and his obedience to God’s will, through which we are consecrated.

Gospel:    Luke 1:39-45;   

The Gospel depicts Mary’s visit to Elizabeth, who recognizes Mary’s role as Mother of God.

Mass Schedule for this Week
Saturday; December 22; 5:00 PM –  Leslie Cozart

 Servers: Blake Russell &   Reeve Willes


Sunday; December  23; 8:30 AM  – Juva Donovan    

Fourth Sunday of Advent

    Servers: Gabriela Martinez   & Brinley Wilson

Monday       Dec. 24 ; 4:00 PM – Gary Moenter  

Monday       Dec. 24 ; Midnight – Dorothy Quackenbush

Tuesday      Dec. 25 ; 8:30 AM – Elizabeth Harmon
                No Mass Wednesday
Thursday     Dec. 27 ; 8:00 AM – Special Intention
Saturday; December 29; 5:00 PM –  Jim Erb
 Servers:  Antonio Martinez  &   Mario Martinez

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

The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

    Servers:  Catherine Valencia   &  Marcos Valencia

St. Patrick Catholic Church
PO Box # 273; 208 S. Shelby Street, 
Salem IN 47167
Sunday Mass 10:30am &  
Wednesday Mass 6:00 pm
Christmas Mass Times

Dec. 24th  Christmas Eve Mass  – 6pm

Robert Lundergan

Dec. 25th  Christmas Morning Mass10:30 am

Patty & Jack Hudkins

       As we draw close to the great Feast of the Nativity, we hear the bold stewardship proclamation twice in today’s second reading from the Letter to the Hebrews: “Behold, I come to do your will, O God!” Who is this Jesus? Who are we that we should follow him? Many want him as a friend, a guide, a king, an advocate. We long to see the face of God. Jesus reveals the nature of God, the servant sent to give us new life in Him. Take time to ponder: Do we have the courage to follow Jesus? To show others the face of God? To say to the Lord: “Behold, I come to do your will?”

.Religious Education
    Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th
Classes: Jan. –  6, 13, 20, 27

Classes are Sunday’s after 8:30 Mass in the Parish Hall.

No charge for our Religious Education program.

Contact;  Cindy Light for more information.

**SCRIPT Orders Due January 7, 2019 **

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.

    Fr. Joe Villa will be instructing these RCIA classes. 

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 for RCIA contact Cindy Light or the Parish Office for more info.   812-752-3693

2019 Collection Envelopes

are in the back of Church please pick Yours up.


 2019 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet  -   

Is posted at the South West entrance of the Church
2019 Socials Dates Signup Sheet  -   
Is posted at the North East entrance of the Church

2019 St. Joseph Missals -  

are For Sale $2.50 each in the Sacristy

Decorating Church for Christmas

We’re going to decorate our church for Christmas after mass on Dec. 23rd      PLEASE stay and help us decorate, the more volunteers we have the less time it takes. 

Christmas Songs

Join the Choir in singing hymns before midnight Mass. We will begin at 11:30pm. We will only be doing the songs from our green Journey book.


Parish Family Socials

Thank you to Everyone who Supported us in 2018

See you in 2019

Saturday, January 19th after Mass will be the 1st Social and Ramona Barger is going to make her Mexican goods along with your covered dish it should be a feast.

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

 February - Soups               
March -  Youth Spaghetti Dinner

 2019 Socials Dates are posted,

Please sign up to host a social.



 25 – Jim Gladden              
27 – Joseph Light 

30 – Hildegard Satterwhite  

30 – Brannon Russell



02 – Samantha Smithey      

05 – Anthony Rowe 

06 – Mark Mullen                  

08 – Marta Rose Ostertag


Question of the Week  

 Adults:  When was it hardest for you to trust in God’s plan, as Mary did? What can help you at such times?


¿ Cuándo te fue difícil confiar en el plan de Dios, como lo hizo María? ¿Qué te puede ayudar en esos momentos?


When is it hardest for you to obey a parent or teacher?

What can help you obey with more trust?
¿Cuándo te es más difícil obedecer a tus padres o maestros?

¿Qué te puede ayudar a cumplir con más confianza?

Families to Clean Church    

**2019 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

at the Southwest entrance of the Church

Dec 24 – Dec 29  David Baker Family

Dec 31 – Jan 05 Joan Mace

Jan 07 – Jan 12 Need Volunteer

Jan 14 – Jan 19 Noreen Faulkenberg & Janet McNear

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

Christmas Ministries
Christmas Eve Family Mass (4:00)

Eucharistic  Ministers:  Doris Marcum, Misty Marcum

Greeter:  David Baker    Reader:  Joe Obergfell

Christmas Eve Mass at Midnight
Eucharistic Ministers:  Susan Anderson & TBA

Greeter:  Al Riggle Reader:  Cindy Light

Christmas Morning (8:30 a.m.)
Eucharistic Ministers:  Jane Marley, Debbie Young

Greeter:  Mary Smith    Reader:  Ellen Stout

 January Ministries

Saturday – Reader      Eucharist Ministers

Linda Illingworth (G)        Bev Schafer (*)

Mary Smith    (R)            Diana Cozart


Sunday – Reader___ Eucharist Ministers

 Doris Marcum (G)       Debbie Young (*)

 Al Riggle          (R)       Kathy Karmire


Counters: James Cruz  & Rich Smith



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 or Parish Office 812-752-3693

Prayers for Those in
Nursing Facilities:

Hampton Oaks;  Fr. Don Buchanan,

 Wanda Mays, Norma Campbell,

Bob Ligda, Shirley Novak,

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


Prayers for the Sick:

Ann Akeman,  Marie Ficht,    
Jim Cozart,  Joe Boswell,

Joann Smithey,  Lois Bridges,     

Thomas Flood,    Louie Bromm Jr.  

Felix Lewis,   Rick Horvath,                         

Clabie Barger,  Marjorie Arbuckle, 

Ruth Long,   Mindy Carter,           

Benny Hartlage,  Ronnie Sommer,

Tony Kiesler,  Willie Harlen,        

Jean McIntosh,  Dennis Obergfell

Ed Rees,        Denise Jensen,       

Joe Castro,   Alfreda &  Lonnie Donahue,        

Kari Stout,     Gwynn Keller,          

Mary Ellen Buchanan,   JoNell Buchanan,

Joe Brown,    Joe Henson 

Pat Divish,     Fr. Joe Villa, Emily Howser 

Carol Higdon, Debbie Biddle,       

Joe Hennekes,  Cathy Wilson Cochran

Alex O’Raferty Mary Diaz, Rita Fields,

Peter Renn   Blue Bomar,

Teresa Westwood, Carol Blasingame,

Ray Zierhut, William Skaggs,      

Daw White Jr. Janie Clouse,       

Rosendo Romero,  Kenneth Holcomb,

Jim Coomes,  Bob Sommer,          

Dean Karmire, Christina Riley,    

Denise Mansfield,  Larry Simpkins,

Terri O’Brien,  David Schafer,       

Debbie Hoey,  Sadie Fugate,       

Marcy Donohue,      James Cruz,

Carolyn Duvall,        Katie Robbins Sawin,

Charles Sanders, Laverne Basham,  

Upcoming Mass’s

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


The Virgin Mary teaches us what it means to live in the Holy Spirit and what it means to accept the news of God in our life. She conceived Jesus by the work of the Holy Spirit, and every Christian, each one of us, is called to accept the Work of God, to accept Jesus inside of us, and then to bring him to everyone.

-Pope Francis



Fr. Joe