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

Welcome to

American Martyrs

4th  Sunday of Ordinary Time

February 09/ 10, 2019

With God’s grace, let us follow as faithful disciples.

    Today we consider the encounter between Jesus and Simon, who abandons all to follow the Lord. Like Simon, we are being called little by little, day by day, to say yes to Jesus. With God’s grace, let us follow as faithful disciples.




Reading 1: Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8; 

The first reading recounts the calling of Isaiah, how the seraphim of the Lord came to him with an ember, touched his lips with it, and said, your wickedness is removed.

R)  Psalm 138:

      In the sight of the Angels I will sing your praises, Lord.


Reading 2:1 Corinthians 15:1-11  

 In the second reading, Paul recounts his own calling by the Lord, and outlines the faith that has been handed on to him, which he now hands on to the Corinthians.

Gospel:  Luke 5:1-11; 

 In the Gospel, we hear the account

of Jesus’ calling to discipleship Simon Peter, James and John.

Weekly Mass Schedule

EVERYONE is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Parents, thank you for bringing your children to Mass. 

We want your children with us.

Saturday; February 09; 5:00 PM –    Kelly Robbins
** 2nd Collection –   Criterion
Servers: Catherine Valencia & Marcos Valencia   
Sunday; February 10; 8:30 AM  –   Pete & Angie Grap
      Fifth Sunday of Ordinary
 ** 2nd Collection –   Criterion
Servers: Antonio Martinez & Mario Martinez 

Monday        Feb. 11; 8:00 AM –  Pro Seipso    

Tuesday       Feb. 12 ; 8:00 AM –  Francis McClellan   

Wednesday Feb. 06; 8:00 AM –   Jean Reinstedler

Thursday      Feb. 07; 8:00 AM –   Ida Morley     


Saturday; February 16; 5:00 PM –    Tom Millard Hayes

Servers:  Raeann Baker   &   Nick Bautista     


Sunday; February 17; 8:30 AM – Petronilla Hutchins Manna

Sixth  Sunday of Ordinary

Servers:  Olivia Fugate  &  Sadie Fugate

St. Patrick Catholic Church
PO Box # 273;

 208 S. Shelby Street, Salem IN 47167

Sunday Mass 10:30am  &
Wednesday Mass 6:00pm

   A Stewardship Moment

     In the first reading from the prophet Isaiah we get a glimpse of a model for Christian stewards to follow. Within the temple, God’s voice shakes the foundations and causes the natural world to shake and tremble.

The Lord asks: “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?” Isaiah replies to the call of God for service with immediacy and enthusiasm: “Here I am, send me!” There is no hesitation. There are no excuses, contingencies, or “what-ifs.” Good stewards know that responding to the Lord’s call to serve is never easy, never simple to grasp, never designed for ready comfort and success.

 But the call needs a response. What about us?

What does it take to shake us into an enthusiastic response?

To say to God: “Here I am, Lord. Send me!”

Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th

 Classes: Feb10, 17, 24: March 3, 10

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 March 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 February at 5:30pm

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

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.
February 11 – Confirmation, Holy Orders & Marriage
February 18 – Church History, Popes thru to Laity
February 25 – Saints, Religious & Process
10 Things a Disciple of Jesus Does

        The Archdiocese is producing a new resource called 10 Things a Disciple of Jesus Does.  It is hoped that it will help make missionary disciples throughout our eleven deaneries.  The Archdiocese would like input from each parish for this resource.  We will be hosting a town hall meeting for both American Martyrs and St. Patrick's parishioners on Thursday, February 21st at 6:00 pm in the American Martyrs parish hall.  It will be an opportunity for parishioners to witness to the power and beauty of living a life of discipleship.  Please plan on joining us!   We will have light refreshments.

Parish Family Socials
NEXT Saturday, February 16th after Mass

We are going to prepare Soups along with your Soup or 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.

 March -  Youth Spaghetti Dinner   April - Meatloaf
2019 Socials Dates are posted,
Please sign up to host a social.

February Birthdays

10 – Joe Brown        10 – Carmen Grap    

14 – Anna Roark          15 – Caleb Mays     

17 – Joan Mace         17 – Hank Jentzen

19 – Enrique Valencia 20 – Charlotte Boswell

20 – Missy Baker          23 – Helen Reynolds 

23 – Melissa Woods     26 – Ford Willes     

27 – David Murphy

Question of the Week
When recently did God call you to do something

 that was difficult?   


¿Cuándo recientemente los llamó Dios a hacer algo que era difícil?    


What is a way that you can follow Jesus?  

¿ Cuál es una manera en la que pueden seguir a Jesús?  



Following Jesus can mean leaving some things behind. What do you need to let go of to follow Jesus more fully in your life?


¿ Seguir a Jesús puede significar dejar atrás ciertas cosas. ¿Qué necesitas dejar atrás para seguir a Jesús plenamente?

Families to Clean Church    

**2019 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

at the Southwest entrance of the Church  

Feb 11 –  Feb 16 Joan Mace
Feb 18 –  Feb 23 Janet McNear & Noreen Faulkenberg

Feb 25 –  Mar 02  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


Meeting for Funeral Dinners Organize/Reorganize

   A brief meeting will be held in the back of church after the weekend Masses on February 16 and 17

for all parishioners who are involved, or interested in becoming involved, with funeral dinners. The purpose is to organize/reorganize calling lists, committees, and to discuss the possibility of menu changes. 

Gracious God,

     You sent us Your Spirit to help us live the Gospel

according to the gifts we have been given.

      Show us how to be good stewards of your grace and

passionate followers of Christ, Your Son.

     Grant us the wisdom to recognize that through His gift of the Eucharist there is one bread, and we are one body.

     Give us the strength to proclaim His Good News in word and deed.

     And teach us to live, no longer for ourselves, but in Jesus Christ who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.    



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

Eileen Hennekes, Felix Lewis, Jean McIntosh

Joe Boswell,    Thomas Flood, Marie Ficht,    

Carol Higdon, Rick Horvath,    Mary Smith

Kari Stout,   Ann Jentzen,   Fr. Don Buchanan,  

Clabie Barger,  Rosendo Romero, Tony Kiesler, 

Rita Fields,    Ronnie Sommer, Janie Clouse

Mindy Carter, Benny Hartlage, Cathy Wilson Cochran

Dennis Obergfell,  Carolyn Duvall, Katie Robbins Sawin,

Ed Rees, Denise Jensen, Joann Smithey,

Joe Castro, Alfreda &  Lonnie Donahue, Ann Akeman,    

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,


   Jerry Coomes beloved father, grandfather, brother and Friend went to his eternal home last week.   Please remember him and his loved ones in your prayers.

     Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. AMEN


        February Ministries

Saturday – Reader   Eucharist Ministers

 Tina Cozart (G)                 Tina Cozart (*)

 Jan Hall (R)                     Becky Deweese

Sunday – Reader___Eucharist Ministers

 Cindy Light (G)                 Misty Marcum (*)
 Susan Anderson (R)         Karen Russell

Counters  - Jim Cozart & Ann Jentzen

Blood Drive  K of C Hall; Monday, March 18th, 2-6PM
Parish Council

Meetings 1st Thursday of each Month @ 6pm 


 Chairperson       –   Jim Cozart

 Vice Chairperson –            Tina Cozart

 Secretary     –       Mary Smith



Liturgical Committee –        Mary Smith
Liaison Committee  –          Tina Cozart
Evangelization         –         Beverly Shafer 
Stewardship              –          David Baker
  Appointed to Council Committee

Building & Grounds – Larry Stout / David Schafer

Finance Committee – Diana Cozart
Parish Hall Contact – Debbie Young

Board of Education

Meetings 3rd Sunday of each Month after Religious Ed 


Ministers to the Sick Bea Boswell, Susan Anderson  


Pro Life    Al Riggle

Blood Drive  K of C Hall; Monday, March 18th, 2-6PM

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  

email, . Stop by the Parish Office at

262 W. Cherry Street, Scottsburg, IN 47170

Or there are forms at all the entrances of the church.


Votive Candles

A requested donation of $3.00 The Candles are located in the North West corner in the Church


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

Mass Intentions – Are requested $10.00 per

Mass Envelopes are at the entrances of the church.


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Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444;

CRADLE -812-752-0123;

 Adoption Options- 317-878-3412


Listing Our God-given Gifts Inspires an

“Attitude of Gratitude”

By Rev. Joseph D. Creedon, pastor emeritus,

Christ the King Parish, Providence, Rhode Island.

This excerpt is sixth in a series based on his current book.


       Stewardship requires an “attitude of gratitude.” Many times we are inclined to take too much credit for our successes in life and too little blame for our failures. The best antidote I have discovered for the hubris of our sense of self importance is to set aside time to compile a list of the gifts we have received from God.

            The Gift of Life: Life is a gift from God. None of us did anything to deserve being born. Spend a few moments being thankful for still being alive. My younger brother, Mike, died at the age of 56. He was a delightful human being, a loving husband, father, teacher, coach and friend. He died too young. His family and my brothers and I could focus on what was taken from us or focus on the gift of having him in our lives for whatever part of his 56 years we shared. Life is a gift and we need to live each day thanking God for it.

      The Gift of Family: Just as we did nothing to deserve being born, we did nothing to deserve the parents and siblings we were given. Sometimes it takes time to fully appreciate the gift of family. There were times when I would have traded in my parents for another set that would have met my perceived needs of the moment. Fortunately, I have lived long enough to realize that they were the best parents for me. My older brother has expressed it this way, “Our father demanded perfection  and our mother convinced us that we could live up to his expectation.” Once we embrace family as gift, it is amazing how the things that could drive us apart lose their power.

     The Gift of Education: I have never met anyone who did not have a story about a teacher who changed her or his life. I have my list of such teachers; I’m sure you have yours. Education has changed our worldview and our self understanding. We have learned from coaches, scout leaders, neighbors, relatives and friends. All learning is a gift from God. We need to be more thankful for the gift of our education.

     The Gift of Vocation: Nothing in life is as important as discovering what God wants us to do with our lives. I truly believe that God wanted me to be a priest. Many people seem to get lost in their search to discover who and what God wants them to be but the happiest and most fulfilled people I know are those who are doing what they love and love what they are doing.

     The Gift of Friends: Let us say together, “We do not deserve the friends we have!” The gift of friendship is so precious. Our friends love us not in spite of our faults but because of them. Friends encourage us to grow and take risks. Friends teach us that time is a gift when they chose to share time with us. Most important of all, our friends see our gifts and talents before we do and they lovingly encourage us to recognize and develop our hidden gifts.

       The above list of gifts is not meant to be exhaustive; it is offered as an outline. I hope you will use it to create your own list of gifts. Unless we make ourselves aware of the many gifts God has sown in our lives we will never develop the “attitude of gratitude” that is essential for the spirituality of stewardship to take root in our lives

 International Catholic Stewardship Council


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