601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX  76621
(254) 582-3092

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Office Hours: M & Th-8am to 12pm; T & W-1pm to 5pm  

APRIL16, 2017




Parochial Administrator-Fr. Joseph Keating    

Business Manager/Secretary-Agnes & Terry Timmons

Deacon- Denver Crawley

Pastoral Council Facilitator-Gary Pustejovsky     

Finance Council- Charles Beseda

KJT- Eugene Maroul     

KJZT- Jeanette Urbanovsky                                    

Knights of Columbus- Ernie Pustejovsky

Sacristans- Michael & Janet Bezdek

Music Ministry- Karen Bartosh & Marsha Gerik

Religious Education- Traci Pustejovsky

Youth Ministry – Annette Ballew & Carolyn Kirby

Plant Manager- Charles Beseda 254-749-7718

Seniors Activities Coordinator- Agnes Marak

Volunteer Coordinator- Marsha Gerik

Safe Environment Coordinator- Terry & Patrick Timmons                                                                                       

Saturday Vigil Mass – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday – 8:00 a.m.
Monday & Wednesday – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.

Saturday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

APRIL 16, 2017



SATURDAY      APR 15:   6:00 pm:   + Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas Family

SUNDAY            APR 16:   8:00 am:       Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

MONDAY          APR 17:   6:00 pm:   + James Nors by Dennis & Mary Jane Sustala

WEDNESDAY   APR 19:  6:00 pm:   + Irene & Mary Jane Gerik by Doris Nesrsta

SATURDAY       APR 22:  6:00 pm:   + James Nors by Dennis & Mary Jane Sustala

SUNDAY            APR 23:   8:00 am:       Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas Family

CROSS LIGHTS: Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas Family

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas Family


ALTAR SERVERS: Liz Vallon, Wyatt Holecek

LECTORS: David Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Patrick Timmons, John Gerik, Andy Pustejovsky

USHER: Kevin Beene


ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Kathy Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

USHER: Phil Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Kolby Padgett, Wyatt Holecek

LECTORS: Patrick Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: David Timmons, Albert Srubar, Nolan Pustejovsky

USHER: Ben Pustejovsky   


ALTAR SERVERS: Christopher Pustejovsky, Mallory Ballew

LECTOR: Annette Ballew

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHER: Gary Pustejovsky

EASTER THANKS:  Our thanks and appreciation to all those individuals who helped make our Easter Services so meaningful: our musicians and choir, lectors, altar servers, ushers, Eucharistic Ministers, sacristans, and to those parishioners who purchased lilies in honor and in memory of their loved ones. Please see the flyer for a complete listing of flower donations. 

RICE BOWL: Rice Bowl donations will be turned in this weekend. Please place them in the basket located on the back table. We prayed, fasted and gave alms – and now we celebrate Easter joy! Our Lenten journey with CRS Rice bowl ends as we encounter our risen Lord.  We reflect on our brothers and sisters whom we have walked with in India, Zambia, El Salvador, Mexico, Ethiopia and Hawaii. And we commit to bring Easter joy to each person we meet in our daily lives.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: The floral arrangement near the Blessed Mother was given in honor of the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Ron & Rose Ann Kaska.

IN MEMORY: Two pots of greenery used on the altar were given in memory of Nita Johnson.

RCIA: RCIA Class will not meet on Sunday, April 16th because of Easter.

MOTHER’S DAY FLOWERS: Donations are now being accepted for Mother’s Day flowers.  To honor or remember a special lady in your life, put your intentions, along with your donation in one of the special envelopes located at the entrances of the church and drop in the collection basket by April 30th.

BAR-B-Q DINNER/RAFFLE: We will continue to collect raffle items or cash to go towards the purchase of an item until April 16th. We currently have three prizes donated. If you wish to donate an item, please contact Agnes Timmons at 254-580-8125. Donations are greatly appreciated.

PASTORAL COUNCIL NOMINATIONS: Parishioners will have the opportunity over the next two weekends to nominate individuals or themselves as a candidate to fill one of three positions on the Pastoral Council. Prayerfully consider who would lead our parish at this time and then write the name or names (there is no limit) on a slip of paper and place in the collection basket by Sunday, April 23rd. Members of the Finance Council are unable to serve on both councils, therefore do not nominate Charles Beseda, Annette Ballew, or Lucy Pustejovsky. There are three members who have finished their terms on the Pastoral Council that are not eligible to serve for one year. They include Karen Marak, Gary Pustejovsky, and Louise Sullins.  Finally, please do not nominate any current members of the Pastoral Council members:  Molly Gerik, Andy Pustejovsky, Ben Pustejovsky, Ernie Pustejovsky, Kathy Pustejovsky, and Patrick Timmons.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK: Please remember to keep these individuals in your prayers:  Terry  Kramolis, Evelyn Soukup, Susan Tomczak, Mark Helona, Mary Ann Pavlas,  Louise Pappas Woolsey, Eugene Pustejovsky, Johnnie Sinkule,  Joe Helona, Patsy Makovy, Lisa Cole,  Jeanette Urbanovsky, Rosilee Bartosh, Felix Picha, Louise Ondrej, Donna Nelson, Matthew Machac, Bonnie Poole, Lillian Sodek, Jane Vallejo, Max Vallejo, Domingo Balderas, Edward & Virginia Muehlstein, Rocky Steele,  Judy Steele,  Harry Gene Nors, Tommy Pustejovsky, Jimmy Tolbert, Jeff Bernsen, Margie Wolf, Alexis Enriquez, Baylee Owen, Beth Pezanosky, Diana Austin, Monsignor Frank Miller, Deacon John Lauhoff, Bernice Beene, Bobby Tlustos, Cathy Sulak, Megan Janek, Jeanne Nicholson, Jamie Beauchamp, Wanda Pustejovsky, Harvey Janek, Opal Davidson, James Homel, Ann Vanek, Mark Kutscherousky, Jim Kornegay, Willie Joe Janek, Darren Boyse,  Sara Casey, Deacon Denver Crawley, Deanell Crawley, Ed Sykora, Doris Nesrsta, Martha Beseda, David Sinkule, Lucy Garza, Hannah Hildebrand, Larry Podsednik, Cooper and Brooklyn Downing, J. T. Vallon, Evelyn Petter, Charles Beseda, Helen Sustala, Mike Magid, Margaret Kennedy, Kim Thornhill, Father Reinhard Sternemann, O.S.A., Jerry Kazda, Dee Carmichael, Rosalie Gentile, Charlie Reither, Tommy Janek, and April Warren.

THANK YOU: Thank you to Mark and Cindy Psencik who provided a kolache breakfast for the UTA students. Sincere apology for the oversight.

BREAKFAST/ EGG HUNT: Don’t put the Easter baskets away! KJZT Society #104 is sponsoring a donut breakfast and Easter egg hunt for our parish family on Sunday, April 23.  Donuts, coffee and juice will be served in the parish hall around 9 am (following mass).  The egg hunt will follow at 9:30.  Children through the 6th grade are invited to participate in the hunt.  Don’t forget your baskets!

KJZT JUNIORS: The next meeting of the KJZT Juniors will be Sunday, April 23, immediately after the spring egg hunt and donut breakfast. Juniors need to wear their turquoise t-shirts.

BENEFIT DINNER: We are pleased to announce the 1st Annual RED-C Catholic Radio KYAR 98.3 FM Benefit Dinner! Come join us for a delicious meal and beverages on Friday, April 21st from 6:30-9 pm in the Parish Activity Center at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waco. The keynote speakers will be show hosts, Trey and Stephanie Cashion who will be presenting on The Holy Spirit in the Domestic Church.  Space is filling up fast. Table sponsorships and individual tickets are available on our website,

SCHOLARSHIP: The Catholic Daughters is offering a scholarship to Hillsboro and Abbott graduates this year.  To get an application please contact Helen Mach at 254-582-3932 or go online to the Hillsboro Church site. Computer applications will be accepted until April 20th.

DIOCESAN TRAVEL PROGRAM: Our own, Father Joe will be the chaplain for the upcoming pilgrimage to France. It will take place October 18-30, 2017. So, plan ahead. 13 Days through France’s Wine Region to Lourdes including: Paris, Lourdes, Normandy Beaches, Giverny, Abbey at Mont St. Michel, Caen, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Biarritz, Medieval Walled-in City of Carcessonne. Fully escorted. Almost All-Inclusive. Limited spaces. Call Paula Parrish at the Catholic Center 817-945-9440 or  Flyer on the back bulletin board with more info.