American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Welcome to American Martyrs

3rd  Sunday of Easter

May 04 / 05 2019


           Let us bring honor to Jesus’ name by our words and actions.


     Because of what he taught and preached, Jesus was sentenced to die. And yet, God exalted him, raising him from the dead. Those who are Jesus’ disciples continue to teach and preach what he first proclaimed. In doing so, they exalt him and bring honor to his name.


Reading 1: Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41; In the first reading,

Peter and the Apostles are reprimanded for teaching in
Jesus’ name, but they do not stop
for they are obedient only to God’s authority.

R) Psalm 30:

 I will praise you, Lord, For you have rescued me.

Reading 2:   Revelation 5:11-14;  

John’s vision in the reading from Revelation
is of all creation giving glory to the slain Lamb.

Gospel  John 21:1-19 or 21:1-14; In the Gospel,

Jesus appears to the disciples after his resurrection.
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; May 04; 5:30 PM  Mary & James Boley &

                                                       The Noe Family

** 2nd Collection – Scott County Clearinghouse
Servers: Catherine Valencia & Marcos Valencia   

Sunday; May 05; 8:30 AM – Marti Allgeier/Lawyer

** 2nd Collection – Scott County Clearinghouse

Servers: Antonio Martinez  & Mario Martinez


 Monday        May 06; 8:00 AM –   Charles & Estelle Hutchins

Tuesday         May 07;   8:00 AM – Petronilla Hutchins Manna     

 Wednesday   May 08; 8:00 AM –  Jean Reinstedler

 Thursday     May 09; 8:00 AM –  Thomas Mallon
Saturday; May 11; 5:30 PM  Special Intention

Servers:  Raeann Baker  &  Nick Bautista      


Sunday; May 12; 8:30 AM –   First Commutates

4th  Sunday of Easter

Servers:  Reeve Willes  &  Selleck Willes

First Communion
Sunday May 12th During 8:30 am Mass. 
Please pray for these Candidates

St. Patrick Catholic Church

PO Box # 273; 208 S. Shelby Street,
Salem IN 47167

Sunday Mass 10:30am  

 Wednesday Mass 6:00pm

    This weekend’s Gospel reading from John enjoys a number of themes not least of which has to do with hearing Christ’s call to live differently but returning to our “comfort zones.” Even after seeing the risen Lord and receiving his blessing and missionary charge, his disciples go back to what they were doing before Jesus first called them. Instead of continuing Jesus’ ministry, they return to the life they knew. When faced with the choice between embarking on a new way of life or staying where life is familiar and comfortable, they chose the latter. Good stewards know that Christ has called them to open their hearts and live in a different way. How often do we retreat from the Lord’s call so that we may remain with what is comfortable and familiar?   


    Religious Education

Sunday Religious Education  Pre K through 12th

 Classes:   May  5, 19 First Communion May 12

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 NEXT Sunday, May 5, 2019

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



  Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

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.
Instructions will begin again on Monday’s, January 2020

May Crowing

   Elizabeth greeted the Blessed Virgin, pregnant with Jesus, as “the mother of my Lord” (Lk 1:41-43). The maid of Nazareth consented to God’s plan; she journeyed on the pilgrimage of faith; she listened to God’s Word and kept it in her heart; she remained steadfastly in close union with her Son, all the way to the foot of the Cross; she persevered in prayer with the Church. Thus, in a way she won the “crown of righteousness” (II Tim 4:8), the “crown of life” (Jas 1:12; Rev 2:10), the “crown of glory” (I Pet 5:4) that is promised to those who follow Christ


 Lost & Found

   We have found some money and some keys at two separate times if you think you have misplaced or lost these items check with the office.

May  Ministries
Saturday – Lectors      Eucharist Ministers
 Patricia Brock(G)            Missy Baker  (*)

 Ellen Stout    (R)              Bev Schafer

Sunday – Lectors___ Eucharist Ministers
 Susan Anderson (G)         Doris Marcum (*)

  Cindy Light        (R)         Kathy Karmire 


Counters: James Cruz & Rich Smith


Parish Family Social

 May 18, 2019 For this Family Social,

Thank You to the Rich Smith family for hosting May

The menu will be Baked Potatoes with all types of toppings.

Bring your covered dish and come and enjoy the meal with your Church family.

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

June –Brock Family- Ham; July21st -– Parish Picnic:
August- Light Family- Pizza – Ice cream
September - Light Family- Fresh Fish Fry  

2019 Socials Dates are posted.

May Birthdays  
02 – Sue Grap        
02 – Brenda Moyna
05 – Bob Gable       
06 – Don Harmon     
08 – Pete Renn  
08 – Pat Donovan  
14 – Oscar Valencia 
15 – Stephani Soto
17 – Becky Dewees    
20 – Audrey Preble  
Families to Clean Church    

 **2019 Church Cleaning Signup Sheet is posted

 at the Southwest entrance of the Church  

May 06 – May 11   David Schafer

May 13 – May 18   Joan Mace

May 20 – May 25   Janet Mc Near & 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


Respect Life Reflection

Jesus, Lord of Life, transform the hearts of all elected leaders to recognize that infanticide is wrong and must not be tolerated. Open hearts and minds to recognize and defend the precious gift of every human life.”

USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities;  “Prayer for an End to Infanticide”    


Thank you

Thank you for all Prayers and support given to my grandson Felix Lewis, It is much appreciated. Don Preble


20 Stewardship Ideas for the Month of May

• Join or start a summer bible f study group.

• Plan an outing with your family.

  • Introduce yourself to a fellow parishioner with whom you are unfamiliar.

 • Pray for peace on Memorial Day.

 • Help a neighbor who is physically unable to clean their yard.

 • Invite someone to attend a weekend liturgy with you.

 • Make a blood donation.

 • Show genuine hospitality to visitors at your church.

 • Don’t text when you drive.

 • Reduce your stress by getting outside and getting some exercise.

 • Drive courteously.

 • Make contact with a relative you haven’t seen in a long time.

 • Take time to pray each day.

 • Treat your family or loved one to a day at the museum.

 • Volunteer to participate in a community cleanup effort.

 • Make a gift to your diocesan annual appeal.

 • Plant flowers, shrubs or trees in a park or other location.

 • Collect stuffed animals from friends and neighbors, write messages

   to tie or clip onto the animals and give them to a local police    

   department to use in comforting children.
 • Don’t drive while impaired by alcohol.
 • Donate gently used clothing.
Mother Daughter Banquet

We would like for all of our

Mothers and Daughters to join us.

May 8th at the K of C Hall

6pm to 8pm

Prayer may be expressed vocally or mentally.
The basic forms of prayer are praise, petition intercession, and thanksgiving.

     If you are in need of prayer support, Please contact;  

Parish Office 812-752-3693 or

Prayers for Those in
 Nursing Facilities:

Hampton Oaks; Bob Ligda, Carol Higdon

   Norma Campbell, Shirley Novak, Wanda Mays,

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

Lorraine Gable,  Joe Boswell,

 Felix Lewis, Kari Stout,

Tony Kiesler, Ann Jentzen,    Clabie Barger, 

Fr. Joe Villa,   Pat Donovan,   Eileen Hennekes,  

Marie Ficht,    Jean McIntosh, Joe Henson,

Rick Horvath,   Ann Akeman, Al Riggle

Carolyn Duvall,  Katie Robbins Sawin,

Mary Diaz,      Cathy Wilson Cochran,  Ed Rees,

Rita Fields, Ronnie Sommer, Janie Clouse

Mindy Carter, Benny Hartlage, Rosendo Romero

Joe Castro,    Alfreda & Lonnie Donahue,

Ruth Long   Gwynn Keller,    Mary Ellen Buchanan

Joe Brown, Thomas Flood,   JoNell Buchanan,

Dennis Obergfell, Pat Divish,     Fr. Don Buchanan, 

Debbie Biddle, Charles Sanders, Joe Hennekes

Alex O’Raferty, Dean Karmire, Laverne Basham,

Peter Renn Blue Bomar, Teresa Westwood,

Ray Zierhut,            Carol Blasingame, Denise Jensen,

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,

Question of the Week
Children: Jesus asks Peter three times if Peter loves Jesus.
What one thing can you do this week to show Jesus your love?

Niño: ¿ Jesús le pregunta a Pedro tres veces si Pedro lo ama.

 ¿Qué cosa pueden hacer esta semana para mostrar que aman a Jesús?


Youth:  Jesus asked Peter three times to “feed my sheep.”

Who are you being called to help in your life right now?

Jóvenes:  ¿   Jesús le pidió tres veces a Pedro: “alimenta mis ovejas”.

 ¿A quién se te llama a ayudar en estos momentos?


Adults:   Christ continues to feed us as his disciples,

even after his death and resurrection.

How does the Eucharist feed your faith?


Adultos: ¿   Cristo sigue alimentándonos como sus discípulos,

aún después de su muerte y resurrección.

¿Cómo alimenta su fe la Eucaristía?
Stewards of the Easter Season

    Christ is risen! Indeed, He is risen! If you’re thinking this greeting comes a little late, since Easter Sunday was April 21, think again. As Catholic Christians, we celebrate the Easter season for seven weeks, until the fires of Pentecost once again inflame our hearts on June 9.

     Indeed, how could we not continue to celebrate this event that has changed everything for us?

     It’s easy to slip into a cultural way of thinking about our great feasts. Many people have the Christmas tree taken down at the end of New Year’s Day, rather than waiting for Epiphany. Likewise, most of us have long ago put the Easter decorations away.

     But the Christian steward is aware of the beauty and meaning of the seasons in the liturgical calendar.

     The Easter season remains a special time for recommitment to the Lord. One word for this period is “mystagogia,” and those who were newly baptized at the Great Easter Vigil are especially familiar with this term. It literally means that we delve more deeply into the mystery of our faith. But exploring this mystery is not just an endeavor for new Christians. As we prepare for Pentecost, we prayerfully examine what the Resurrection means in our own lives.

     For Christian stewards, it’s a time to reevaluate how faith in the Risen Lord informs every aspect of our lives – how we labor, how we play, the way we pray, how we allocate our resources, where we spend our time, how we love, how we extend our compassion to others. If Christ is truly risen – an astounding and life-altering belief – then this Easter time brings immense joy and a continuing desire to know the Risen Lord.

     The Scripture readings of the season are especially helpful. We hear once again the stories of the appearances of Jesus to his friends; how often they failed, initially, to recognize him in his glory. The Acts of the Apostles tell us of the struggles and the excitement of the new community of believers.

     We spent forty days in the penitential season of Lent. Now, we are embarked on fifty days of joyous celebration. Let us experience this joy throughout the Easter season, so that when we celebrate Pentecost, we may truly find our hearts on fire with the Holy Spirit.

Feed My Sheep
Fr. Joe