American Martyrs and St. Patrick's Catholic Church
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Welcome to
American Martyrs Catholic Church
 St. Patrick Catholic Church



Pastor – Rev. Joseph L. Villa S.T.L.

Archbishop – The Most Reverend Charles C. Thompson

Pope - His Holiness Pope Francis 
Parish Office:   
Phone: 812-752-3693
Fax: 812-752-0969
American Martyrs:                        

Office: 262 West Cherry St.,                    

Scottsburg, In 47170-2013                    

St. Patrick:
PO Box # 273
Salem IN 47167
Parish Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8 am – 5 pm   

Thursday’s 8 am – 12 pm
Confession: Canceled till further notice
Parish Council;  

American Martyrs meets 1st Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

 St. Patrick meets 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

D. R. E.;    

American Martyrs – Cindy Light     -  812-595-3673
St. Patrick –  Mandy Naugle  - 937-658-3268
 Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults:  

Contact Fr. Joe or American Martyrs Office, 812-752-3693


First Communion; Baptisms & Marriages:  

Both Parishes Contact Fr. Joe and/or Parish Office for an appointment.

American Martyrs Sunday Money Counters

June– Ann Jentzen and Volunteer




Monday        June 01; 8:00 AM –  Protection of all Children

Tuesday      June 02; 8:00 AM –  Glen Cole

Wednesday  June 03; 8:00 AM –  Mary Kerrigan   

Thursday     June 04; 8:00 AM –  Francis McClellan



The Most Holy Trinity

Sat., June 06; 4:00 PM    Otto & Maria Kiwitt  

Sat., June 06;  5:30 PM –    For the People  


Sun., June 07;  8:30 AM  Special Intention


Monday        June 08; 8:00 AM –  Jerry Coomes

Tuesday      June 09; 8:00 AM –  Pat Hayes

Wednesday  June 10; 8:00 AM –  Jean Marie Reinstedler

Thursday     June 11; 8:00 AM –  Gary Moenter





The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ

Sat., June 13; 4:00 PM     For the Parish 

Sat., June 13; 5:30 PM    Judy & Earl Cozart  


Sun., June 14; 8:30 AM  Francis Kiesler


Monday        June 15; 8:00 AM –  Donna Dean

Tuesday      June 16; 8:00 AM –  Charles & Estelle Hutchins

Wednesday  June 17; 8:00 AM –  Wanda & Frank Mays  

Thursday     June 18; 8:00 AM –  John Meagher 

      Weekly Mass Schedule

12th Sunday of Ordinary Time


Sat., June 20; 4:00 PM    Mary Kerrigan

2nd Collection – Education of Priest


Sat., June 20; 5:30 PM    For All Fathers   

2nd Collection – Education of Priest


Sun., June 21; 8:30 AM   For All Fathers   

2nd Collection – Education of Priest



Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, 
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, 
and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, 
come at least spiritually into my heart. 
I embrace You as if You were already there 
and unite myself wholly to You. 
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Religious Education



Classes are suspended until further notice.


Sunday Religious Education      Pre K through 12th

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.



Bible Study at American Martyrs

 Has been suspended until further notice


American Martyrs 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 – David Schafer / Rich Smith

Finance Committee –  

Parish Family Hall  –  Call Parish Office



Board of Education

Meetings 3rd Sunday of each Month after Religious Ed 


Ministers to the Sick Bea Boswell, Susan Anderson 


Pro Life    Al Riggle



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.


Votive Candles  donation of $3.00 for the 7 day votive candles.


Mass Intentions    Are requested $10.00 per

Mass Envelopes are at the entrances of both churches


St. Patrick Weekly Mass Schedule




Wed. June 03: 6:00 pm –    For the Parishioners  

Sun., June 07; 10:30 AM –   Brian Cannello
      Lector:    Jane Zatonsky
       Ushers: Darrell Lanham, Jacob Korff
                     Chris Pruitt, Terry Sowder
 Sun., June 07; 12 Noon –   Tom Lundergan
Lector:   Volunteer  
Ushers:   Volunteers
Wed. June 10:  6:00 pm –     
Sun., June   14; 10:30 AM –   Beatrice Blank  
      Lector: Betty Bowers    
      Ushers: David Sowder, Jim Saunders

                     Doug Smith, Bob Stone

 Sun., June   14; 12 Noon –  Martha Bacon    

      Lector:   Volunteer  

      Ushers:   Volunteers


Wed. June 17:  6:00 pm –    Jean Reinstedler

Sun., June   21; 10:30 AM –   Gene Miller  
      Lector: Peg Boulet 
      Ushers: David Lecklitner, Terry Sowder

                   Thomas Bower, Joe Dougherty

 Sun., June   21; 12 Noon –   For the Fathers

      Lector:   Volunteer  

      Ushers:   Volunteers


Wed. June 24:  6:00 pm –    For the People

Bible Study


Has been suspended until further notice.


  Religious Education
     Classes are suspended until further notice.

Sunday Religious Education    Pre K through 12th

No charge for our Religious Education program.

Contact; Mandy Naugle for more information

To Christians, Pentecost is a great celebration, sometimes called

The birthday of Church.



We each receive gifts from the Holy Spirit to share with others,   for the greater good.


 Today, as we celebrate the birthday of the Church with the coming of the Holy Spirit, we also reflect on the gifts that the Spirit gives to each of us. Let us pray to be able to recognize them, and ask for the grace to use them for the sake of the Kingdom.


Reading 1:    Acts 2:1-11 

The first reading recounts the dramatic coming of the Holy Spirit to the disciples – and their resulting ability to speak in different tongues.


R)   Psalm 104:  

 Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth



Reading 2:  1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13   

 In his Letter to the Corinthians, Saint Paul writes that while there are different kinds of spiritual gifts, there is but the same Spirit, and the same God.

Gospel:   John 20:19-23 

In the Gospel, Jesus appears to the disciples in a locked room, gives them the Holy Spirit, and grants them the authority to forgive sins.

Parish Family Social     


Has been suspended until further notice.


June Birthday’s


3 – Kathy Karmire     4 – Jose Sumale   

4 – Denise Sowder   4 –  David Smith   

7– Joe Obergfell       8 – Joan Brown   

8 – Selleck Willes      8 – Anne O’Connell    

10 – Anna Rupert      13 – Flor Castueras

15 – Sarah Baiocchi   17– David Baiocchi

18 – Barbara Bowers  19 – Jerry Hartman

20 – Dean Karmire    20 – Barbara Baiocchi

20 – Claudia Coffey   21– Bev Schafer  

23 – Cindy Cruz         23 – Susan Anderson

23 – Carlos Bravo      24 – Dave Sowder

25 – Martha Spicer    25 – Donna Coleman  

26 – Jim Johnson      26 – Bryan Brewer

26 – Steven Scarlett  27– Mary Goodale

28 – Finn Sawin        29 – Judy Johnson



American Martyrs Church Cleaning


June     01 – 06 Tina Cozart

June     08 – 13   Need Volunteer    

June     15 – 20   Need Volunteer   

June     22 – 27   Bev Schafer

June     29 – July 4   Need Volunteer   

A cleaning list is in the Northwest cleaning closet.


Thank you for taking your time to volunteer    


Putting Faith into Action


In a Time of Social Distancing


 By Leisa Anslinger, associate department director for pastoral life, Archdiocese of Cincinnati

PRAY: Spend time with God each day. Read the Bible or a devotional. Meditate. Listen to prayerful music.

PAY ATTENTION: God is with you! Look for God in the care of others and those you care for. See God in the beauty around you.

GROW IN GRATITUDE: Make this a time to be grateful for the blessings of life, faith relationships, gifts, talent and resources.

REACH OUT: Reach out to those who are fragile, alone, or in need. Call or video chat with elderly neighbors.

GIVE: Give to your parish. Your faith community is sustained through your giving.

CONNECT: Check in with other parishioners. Gather with others by phone or virtually to stay connected even when physically apart. SHARE FAITH: As you talk with family and friends, share the consolation and hope you have through your faith in Jesus.

 KEEP SABBATH: Sabbath is a time of rest and renewal in faith. Make this moment of physical distance a time for Sabbath.

  Questions of the Week
Question for Children: 

When have you heard your inner voice or conscience guiding you to do what is right?  

Question for Youth: 

On Pentecost, the apostles were able to speak in a language that everyone could understand. As a young person, you have your own way of communicating Jesus’ importance in your life. How will you make Jesus more known to others in your own way this week?

Question for Adults: 

Share about times when you felt the power of the Spirit, giving you the right words, giving you insight into a dilemma, or in other ways.


This weekend we celebrate the feast of Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit among the fearful believers of the early Church. Saint Paul reminds us of the special power the Holy Spirit has bestowed upon us to give us confidence and how that power gives us the potential to live extraordinary lives of faith. Good stewards recognize this power and use their gifts, through God’s channel of grace, to transform their lives and the lives of others. Good stewards know that it is through the Holy Spirit that they can proclaim: “Jesus is Lord.” How do we allow the Holy Spirit to work within us to give us strength, confidence and hope?



If you are in need of prayer support,

Please contact;  

Parish Office 812-752-3693 or



Prayers for Those in Nursing Facilities:

   Bob Aker, Rita Castillo, Rena Cleek, Sharon Laswell,       

   Bob Ligda, Elberta Lundy, Lois Meagher,

  Shirley Novak, Gene Powell,  Peggy Powers,

   Doris Williams, Josephine Zink. 



Prayers for the Sick at Home or in Hospital:

  Ann Aiken, Anna Kaelin, Joe Brown,   

   Tony Kiesler, Pete Renn, Louise Kohler, Ellen Stout

  Remember these and all those that are ill in your prayers.

 A Catholic Prayer to Combat the
     Corona virus Pandemic

     Most Merciful and Triune God, We come to You in our weakness. We come to You in our fear. We come to You with trust. For You alone are our hope.

    We place before You the disease present in our world.
We turn to You in our time of need. Bring wisdom to doctors.

Give understanding to scientists.
Endow caregivers with compassion and generosity.
Bring healing to those who are ill.

    Stabilize our communities. Unite us in our compassion.
Remove all fear from our hearts. Fill us with confidence in

Your care. Jesus, I trust in You.

 Jesus, I trust in You. Amen.



Word of Life

“God creates us in his image and likeness, which means we are made to be in loving relationship with him. The essence of our identity and worth, the source of our dignity, is that we are loved by God.”  

USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities 

“How to Build a Culture of Life”


A   Baby is a Gift -  

CHOICE - 812-883-2675:

CRADLE- 812-752-0123;

Adoption Options -    317-878-3412
Pregnancy Helpline - 877-734-2444

There are difficult moments in life, but with hope the soul goes forward and looks ahead to what awaits us.   Pope Francis

The Holy Spirit Gives Us Strength

   This year, the Church celebrates the great feast of Pentecost on May 31.

As recounted in the second chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, Pentecost occurred when the followers of Jesus were, filled with fear, clustered together in a room and were suddenly surprised by the dynamic presence of the Holy Spirit in their midst. Strong wind and flame seemed to sweep the room, and the Apostles were so filled with the gifts of the Spirit that they emerged with new confidence, energy and a newly discovered strength. They experienced a new life in the Holy Spirit.

     In our secular culture, Pentecost goes largely unobserved. “Pentecost” cards don’t pop up on store shelves weeks in advance, and there’s no merchandising that remotely compares to Easter and Christmas.

      Yet make no mistake. To Christians, Pentecost is a great celebration, sometimes called the birthday of the Church. The word Pentecost has its roots in the Greek word for “fifty;” Pentecost comes fifty days after the Resurrection on the seventh Sunday after Easter.

     Why was Pentecost such a watershed event in the life of the Church? As Christian stewards, we know we are called to live a life using the “fruits of the Spirit.” This calling has its roots in the momentous events of Pentecost. Up until that time, the followers of Jesus were still a somewhat disorganized band of believers, still in shock over the events of the crucifixion, still confused about the meaning of the sightings of the Risen Lord.

     Pentecost abruptly and forever changed that. Suddenly, missionary disciples were born, followers both called and sent forth. Like us, they were called together, in community. They became aware that their great mission was to reach, not just their Jewish brothers and sisters in Palestine, but the disparate crowds who visited Jerusalem and beyond. Like us, they were called to bring Jesus to the world.

     The Holy Spirit brought courage to replace fear, understanding to replace confusion, faith to replace doubt. The same Holy Spirit moves in our own lives, perhaps not always with the drama of that first Pentecost, but with the same spiritual energy. The Spirit calls us within our Church community to share Jesus with others, just as the disciples were called.

     Our task is to embrace the strength and energy of the life of the Holy Spirit moving through us. Let’s celebrate Pentecost this year as heirs to this great moment in the life of our Church, as stewards inspired to be people of hope for others in this world desperate for God’s presence.



BULLETIN Additions or Changes

 Please continue to send me information or upcoming events for the bulletin. Cut off day will be at 5 pm Wednesday’s. 

 Email:    Phone: 812-752-3693

262 West Cherry Street, Scottsburg, IN 47170



Change of Address or Phone Number

/ New Membership

     If you are new to Either 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  

Stop by the Parish Office at

262 W. Cherry Street, Scottsburg, IN 47170

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


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Parish Council

Meetings 2nd Wednesday of each Month after Mass 


 Chairperson        –  Judy Saunders

 Vice Chairperson –    Mark Olesh
 Finance                –   Debbie Lecklitner

 Secretary              –   Mark Olesh




Liturgical - Willie Harlen

DRE    –  Mandy Naugle

Building & Grounds – Joe Daugherty,

                  Albert Bartoch, Darrell Lanham

Human Life and Dignity – Janet Paynter         

Food Bank - Peggy Boulet         
Cemetery -   Willie Harlen / John Mead
Member at Large – Ginny Hammond
Member at Large – Darrell Lanham
Member at Large – Joe Daugherty
Parish Hall Contact – John Mead
Ministers to the Sick - 
Willie Harlen, Terry Thixton