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July 7th, 2024


Welcome to

American Martyrs Catholic Church

St. Patrick Catholic Church

July 7, 2024, The 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Pope - His Holiness Pope Francis

Archbishop – The Most Reverend Charles C. Thompson

Administrator – Rev. Santhosh Yohannan



American Martyrs:   Office: 262 West Cherry St. Scottsburg, In 47170-2013

Phone:  812-752-3693


St. Patrick:   PO Box # 273 Salem IN  47167  

Phone:  812-752-3693 or 812-883-3589


Office Manager – Tracy Winston



E-Mail        Website       

Phone:  812-752-3693



Mass Schedules for American Martyrs;

Saturday & Tuesday at 5:00 pm. Sunday, Thursday & Friday at 8:30 am.

(No Masses Monday & Wednesday)


Mass Schedules for St. Patrick;

Sunday at 10:30 am and Wednesday at 6:00 pm.


Mass Schedule for St. Vincent Hospital in Salem;

The 1st Thursday of Every Month at 11:00 am.


Reconciliation times for American Martyrs;

Tuesday and Saturday at 4:00 – 4:40 pm


Reconciliation times for Saint Patrick;

Wednesdays at 5:00 – 5:40 pm


Adoration at American Martyrs;

Saturdays at 4:00 – 4:40 pm


Adoration at Saint Patrick;

Wednesdays at 5:00 pm


Rosary at Saint Patrick;

Wednesday at 5:30 pm & Sunday at 9:45 am


Office Hours:  Monday-Wednesday 8:00 am-4:00 pm & Thursday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm


Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults:   Contact American Martyrs Parish Office


Baptisms & Marriages:   Both Parishes Contact American Martyrs Parish Office.



American Martyrs

Weekly Mass Schedule

Saturday, July 6th at 5:00 pm Mass Intention is for: Cathy Wilson Cochran


Sunday, July 7th at 8:30 am Servers: Briar & Greer Willes

Mass Intention is for: Bob & Lorraine Gable’s Anniversary


July Greeters & Readers

Saturday Greeter – Patricia Brock

Saturday Reader – Steve Boswell

Sunday Greeter – Doris Marcum

Sunday Reader – Jeremy Willes


July Eucharist Ministers

Saturday- Ramona Barger

Sunday- Jane Marley


July Counters

Hank Jentzen & Al Riggle


Mass Intentions 

Tues., July 9th – Steve Illingworth (Linda Illingworth) 

Friday, July 12th – Jerry Gauck (Rose Gauck) 

Saturday, July 13th – Paul Wilson (Bob Wilson) 

Sunday, July 14th - For the repose of the soul of Delores Butler 

Thursday, July 18th – Bill Herald (Ted Wissel) 

Fri., July 19th – Charles & Loretta Doane (Dawn Doane) 

Saturday, July 20th – Brian Cannello (Mary Cannello) 

Sunday, July 21st - Bill Herald (Ted Wissel) 

Tuesday, July 23rd – Donald Weir (K of C) 

Friday, July 26th – Jerry Gauck (Rose Gauck) 

Saturday, July 27th – Nina Vance (Bill Ficht) 

Sunday, July 28thAnita Rothring (John Rothring) 

Saturday, August 3rd – Jim & Doris Arbuckle (Jay & Janet Arbuckle) 

Sunday, August 4thJerry Gauck (Rose Gauck) 

Sat., August 10th – Brian Cannello (Mary Cannello) 

Sunday, August 11th – Jo Nell Buchanan (Teresa Wheat) 

Saturday, August 17th – Jerry Gauck (Rose Gauck) 

Sat., August 24th – Brian Cannello (Mary Cannello)

Sunday, August 25th – Jo Nell Buchanan (Teresa Wheat)



Saint Patrick

Weekly Mass Schedule 

Sunday, July 7th at 10:30 AM Mass Intention is for: Brian Cannello 


Wednesday, July 10th - The Rosary at5:30 pm. Mass at 6:00 pm.

Mass Intention is for: Mark Olesh


Lector Schedule

July 14th – Peg Boulet

July 21st – Morgan Cullins

July 28th – Judy Saunders

August 4th – Janet Paynter


Eucharist Minister Schedule

July 14th – Terry Thixton, Joe Cannello, & Willie Harlan

July 21st – Judy Saunders, Gordon Emily, & Peggy Boulet

July 28th – Diana Dick, Jane Zatonsky, & Willie Harlen

August 4th – Gordon Emily, Terry Thixton, & Carolyn Saltsgaver

August 11th – Joe Cannello, Diana Dick, & Willie Harlen


July Counters

Darrell Lanham & Claudia Coffey



Mass Intentions 

Sun., July 14th – Frank & Palmina Vitone (Mary Cannello) 

Wed., July 17th – Thomas Manenti (Terry Thixton) 

Sunday, July 21st – Brian Baker (Claudia Coffey) 

Sunday, July 28th – George Bowers (Tom Bowers) 

Sunday, August 4thBrian Cannello (Mary Cannello) 

Sunday, August 11thDiana Hammett (Mary Cannello) 

Sunday, August 18thJon Boulet (Peg Boulet) 

Sunday, August 25thJon Boulet (Peg Boulet) 

Sun., Sept. 8thBrian Cannello (Mary Cannello) 

Sunday, Sept. 15thGreg & Mary Carolyn Mitton (Mary Cannello)



                                                        SOME THOUGHTS ON TODAY'S GOSPEL           It is baffling to record that, for a period of thirty years, the Son of Man did not appear to be anything other than a man. Those who lived with him thought they knew him. He fixed their tables and chairs. They ate and drank with his extended family. When he stepped outside the role they had fixed for him, they put him down as just a workman.

 Opposition never stopped Jesus. Even when they resisted his message and gave out about his family, he went ahead, going to other small villages, the wandering teacher. His message possessed him.



The 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time



(God’s Prophet)

Ezekiel is selected by God to be a prophet and messenger to the Israelites. When resisted, Ezekiel is to say: “Thus says the Lord God!” In this way they shall see that he is a prophet



(Eyes on God)

Our eyes are fixed on the Lord, pleading for his mercy.



(Suffering for Christ)

Paul is given a “thorn in the flesh.” He asks God for relief and God replies that his grace is sufficient.



(Spreading the Good News)

Jesus began to teach in his home synagogue. The people, knowing Mary and Joseph, cannot understand the wisdom Jesus shows and tells them: “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place.”



New Mary Statue at American Martyrs

Much gratitude goes to the parishioners who donated and painted the new Mary statue. Also, thanks to Terry Light, James Cruz, Joe and Fay Obergfell, Jay Arbuckle, and Rich Smith, who worked to replace the old statue. For those who would like to have the    old Mary statue, the Parish Council has decided to hold a sealed bid the first    2 weekends in July. Those interested will be responsible for moving the statue and should submit their plan, along with their bid by Sunday, July 14. These can be turned into the collection basket or the church office.

July, Month of the Eucharist

The month of July will be designated as the ‘Month of the Eucharist’. This will be a wonderful time to reflect on the importance of the Holy Eucharist to us as Catholics during Adoration on Saturdays. Benediction services will be held after all weekend Masses during the month. Also, just a friendly reminder to be courteous on Saturdays for those spending time in prayer and reflection during Adoration and refrain from conversation during this time. 

“It has been observed that people will emulate the five people they spend the most time with--for better or worse. Make Jesus one of those five people. Spending time in the presence of Jesus in the Eucharist will transform you and your life in ways you cannot begin to imagine.”

… Matthew Kelly 



If you or anyone you know needs Communion, Please

call Ramona Barger at 812-525 2043.


American Martyrs

Thanks to everyone who pitched in and helped at

Jo Nell Buchanan’s Funeral.



SCRIP orders are due this weekend.



Father Jomy Mathew will be here next weekend for Mass at both churches and will speak to us about the Holy Cross Mission.
















Those Who Believe Don’t Leave

What is the difference between the people who have left the Catholic Church over the past thirty years and those who have stayed. I believe the answer to this question holds the key to re-energizing the

Catholic Church.


It would be easy to escape into the complexity of this issue and say there are many differences. We have spent the last thirty years lost down that rabbit hole. It is true. There are many differences between these two groups, but it is equally true, more so in fact, that one difference marks the essential difference between the fifty million people who have left the Catholic Church over the past thirty years and those who have stayed. What is the one thing? What is this essential difference?


Those who believe don’t leave.

Believe what? Believe that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist. Those who believe this single truth may feel like they are not being fed, they may disagree with the way their priest is doing things, they may not like the direction the music is moving in, they

may have different liturgical preferences, they may get divorced, and they may feel unseen and unwelcome in their parish community. And yet, despite all these things that have led millions of people to leave, they stay. Why? They believe Jesus Christ is truly present in the Eucharist and they know that only the Catholic Church can offer this gift to them.



They might be able to go down the road and experience better preaching and more dynamic music, but they are simply not willing to give up the Eucharist in exchange for that. Why? Because it’s a bad deal. But you have to know and believe that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist to understand how bad a deal it is to give that up for what is trivial by comparison.


Those who believe don’t leave.

This one piece of data is more significant than all the other data

combined. Those who believe don’t leave. This single truth holds the power to change everything. The most effective way to slow and halt the exodus the Catholic Church is experiencing in the United States is to lead people to believe in the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.


And the most effective way to bring people back to the Catholic Church will be by leading them to believe that Jesus is present in the Eucharist. And the most effective way to attract people to Catholicism who have never even considered becoming Catholic is by facilitating for them powerful encounters with Jesus Christ who lives among us today in the Eucharist. We all know plenty of people who have left the Church, and even more who have simply stopped practicing the faith.


But how many people do you know who have left the Catholic Church who believe in the True Presence? None I suspect. I don’t know any. And herein lies the answer. If we yearn to re-energize the Catholic Church in America, if we want to bring our friends and family home, if we want to spare future generations the pain and confusion that comes from leaving the

Church—the Eucharist is the answer.


Specifically, powerful encounters that inspire belief in the True Presence of Jesus Christ—Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity—in the Eucharist. This is the one thing: the Eucharist. Jesus present in our tabernacles and monstrances, Jesus waiting to give Himself to us in Communion during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. 


Those who believe don’t leave.


It’s the one simple beautiful truth that will change everything.