American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Monday, February 18, 2019

Welcome to

American Martyrs

2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

January 19 / 20, 2019


The Lord has betrothed himself to us in Christ Jesus and we are not abandoned.


The wedding at Cana has Jesus at the heart of the celebration. He is present now as we gather to celebrate. Here today he bestows upon us his blessings and his gifts – bringing forth faith and reassuring us of his fidelity and abundant grace.



Reading 1:   Isaiah 62:1-5;   

In relaying the words of the

 Lord to Israel, Isaiah uses the image of a marriage to

 describe the relationship between God and his Chosen People.

R)  Psalm 96 

          Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations


Reading 2: 1 Corinthians 12:4-11; 

Saint Paul reminds us that the Spirit gives many different gifts to be used to build up the community. .

Gospel: John 2:1-11;

The Gospel tells the story of Jesus’ first miracle – turning water into wine at the wedding feast at Cana.



Saturday; January 19; 5:00 PM –  Nobert Dilger 

** 2nd Collection – Scott County Cradle

Servers: Friederich Ostertag   & Selleck Willes 
Sunday; January  20; 8:30 AM  – John Salyers    
      Second Sunday of Ordinary
 ** 2nd Collection – Scott County Cradle
Servers: Victoria Martinez & Leandro Caceres

Monday        Jan. 21; 8:00 AM –  Pro Seipso    

Tuesday       Jan. 22 ; 8:00 AM – Mary May   

Wednesday Jan. 23; 8:00 AM –   Henry May

Thursday      Jan. 24; 8:00 AM –  Roy Hundley    

Saturday; January 26; 5:00 PM –  Fr. James O’Riley
** 2nd Collection –  Propagation of the Faith Sunday

Servers: Albert Soto  &  Raeann Baker   


Sunday; January  27; 8:30 AM  –   For the People

      Third Sunday of Ordinary
 ** 2nd Collection –  Propagation of the Faith Sunday

Servers: Blake Russell  &  Reeve Willes

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

     In today’s second reading, Saint Paul makes a list of gifts dispensed to members of the Christian community by the Holy Spirit. Each gift bestowed has a specific purpose for the person for whom it is intended: wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, mighty deeds, prophecy, discernment, tongues, and interpretation. Good stewards know these gifts are not meant to be kept hidden by the recipient but to be shared with the community and beyond. As we begin a new year, let us reflect on the gift the Holy Spirit has given to each of us.

Do we recognize this gift?

How was it intended that we use this gift?

Are we being good stewards of this gift?

.Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th

 Classes: Jan. – 20, 27 Feb – 3, 10, 17

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 February 3, 2019

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

 Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

RCIA classes are in the Parish Hall

All Monday’s in January at 5:30pm

    Fr. Joe Villa will be instructing these RCIA classes and anyone can attend. 

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

 January 21 – Mary, Joseph and The Holy Family

 January 28 – Scripture and Tradition


Thank you Volunteers

   Thank you to everyone who took the time to help in any way to put up and or take down the Christmas decorations. Your Help was truly appreciated.

2018 Collection Statements

Are ready to be picked up in the table in the

back of the Church

 THANK YOU Everyone for all the wonderful cards and gifts I received during the Christmas Season.  

Blessing to all of you, Fr. Joe

Parish Family Socials

Today Saturday, January 19th after

Mass will be the 1st Social

Ramona Barger is going to prepare her Mexican dishes along with your covered dish it should be a feast. Come and enjoy a meal with your Church family

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.

January Birthdays        

20 – Mike Everhart             21 – Fred Mays

22 – Jimmy Wimsatt           23 – Michael Craig

27 – Samantha Soto           29 – Pat Divish

30 – Jerry Coomes             31 – Marisa Soto   

31 – Raeann Baker


Question of the Week  


When have you stepped in, as Mary did at Cana, to try and make a difficult situation easier for someone?

¿ Cuándo has intervenido, como lo hizo María

 en Caná, para hacer que una situación difícil sea haga

más fácil para alguien?


What can you do this week to help make someone’s job a little easier?


¿Qué puede hacer esta semana para ayudar

a hacer el trabajo de alguien un poco más fácil?

Families to Clean Church    

**2019 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

at the Southwest entrance of the Church
Jan 21 – Jan 26 David Baker Family
Jan 28 – Feb 02 David Schafer Family

Feb 04 –  Feb 09 Tina Cozart 

Feb 11 –  Feb 16 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


2018 Collection Statements - are in the back of Church

2019 Collection Envelopes - are in the back of Church

2019 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet - South West entrance

2019 Socials Dates Signup Sheet - North East entrance  

2019 St. Joseph Missals - For Sale in the Sacristy $2.50 ea
2019 Saints Calendars are at the entrances of the Church
Matthew 6:34

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow,

For tomorrow will worry about itself.

Each day has enough trouble of its own.



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;  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


Prayers for the Sick:

Marie Ficht,      Ann Akeman,    Felix Lewis

Joe Boswell,    Thomas Flood, Mary Smith

Carol Higdon, Rick Horvath,    Jon Bentz,
Fr. Don Buchanan,  Kari Stout,
Clabie Barger,  Rosendo Romero, Carol Vonderhiede
Rita Fields,    Ronnie Sommer, Janie Clouse

Mindy Carter, Benny Hartlage, Cathy Wilson Cochran

Tony Kiesler,   Jean McIntosh,      Dennis Obergfell

Ed Rees,        Denise Jensen, Joann Smithey,

Joe Castro,   Alfreda &  Lonnie Donahue,

Ruth Long     Gwynn Keller,  Mary Ellen Buchanan

Joe Brown,    Joe Henson JoNell Buchanan,

Pat Divish,     Fr. Joe Villa, Laverne Basham,

Debbie Biddle, Charles Sanders, Joe Hennekes

Alex O’Raferty,  Mary Diaz,      Dean Karmire

Peter Renn   Blue Bomar, Teresa Westwood,

Ray Zierhut, William Skaggs,  Carol Blasingame,

Jim Coomes,  Bob Sommer, Kenneth Holcomb,
Terri O’Brien,                        Christina Riley, Denise Mansfield,
James Cruz,  David Schafer, Larry Simpkins,
Debbie Hoey,  Sadie Fugate,  Marcy Donohue,
Carolyn Duvall, Katie Robbins Sawin,
K of C Volunteers Wanted

K of C will be hosting Fish Fries again this year during Lent. 

Starting March 8th thru April 12, 2019.

They will be serving 4:30 to 7pm every Friday.

They will need a large crew of help.

 If you would like to help on any of these Friday’s

 please contact Eddie Cozart

email .

A New Year,

New Beginnings for the Christian Steward

     Turning the page to a new calendar year gives us the feeling of a fresh start, a new beginning, and new opportunities. It is a time when people feel that they can begin anew with their lives. Common New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight, exercise more and eat healthier; or to spend more time with family. Still others include managing money better and being more organized.

     Although there is nothing in the Bible or notable in Christian tradition about New Year’s resolutions, many good stewards take advantage of this time of year to become closer to the Lord. They may re-commit themselves to pray more, to read the Bible, or to attend Mass more regularly. If you are looking for some helps in your New Year’s resolutions, here are a few ideas to get you started:

      Practice gratitude – Cultivating a grateful heart is the hallmark of a Christian steward. Every day, express thankfulness to the Lord and to others.

     Encounter the Lord each day – Find time to be with the Lord each day, whether it be for an hour or ten minutes.

Have a conversation with the Lord. Give your joys and worries to Him as well. Allow God’s love to transform them. Our encounters will keep our eyes and ears open to the presence of Christ in our midst.

      Resist overwork – There is a pressure to produce, meet goals, be successful. But activities that lead us to overwork, constant fatigue and worry do not give glory to God. What God calls us to do we can do well. Be mindful that life requires balance, down time and letting go of unrealistic goals.

     Nurture friendships – Our friends are those we choose to be with, those with whom we spend our evenings, with whom we vacation, to whom we go to for advice. Friends are gifts from God who give us a greater appreciation of God’s love for us. Friends need our time and love.

      Give more – Good stewards realize that everything they have is entrusted to them as gift to be shared. There is no better place to begin than sharing with the community that gathers around the Lord’s table at Mass. Consider what you are giving to your parish and local diocese and commit to an even greater contribution as circumstances allow.

      Make a difference in your parish community – Believe it or not, your parish community can use your talents. Offering your talents to your faith community is one of the most effective ways to feel useful and connected to others, and it is a potentially life-changing New Year’s resolution.