601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX  76621
(254) 582-3092

 Cell: (254) 707-0624

Parish Website:

Parish Email:


APRIL 17, 2016



 Parochial Administrator-Fr.Ouseph I Thekkumthala (Cell) 254-707-0624

Business Manager/Secretary-Agnes Timmons 254-580-8125

Deacon- John Lauhoff    

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 – 6:30 p.m.

APRIL 17, 2016


SATURDAY      APRIL    16:   6:00 pm:   +Nancy Kasberg  

SUNDAY            APRIL    17:   8:00 am:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

MONDAY          APRIL    18:   6:00 pm:  +Francy Stacha by KJZT #104

WEDNESDAY  APRIL    20:   6:00 pm:   +Traci Smajstrla by Edward Smajstrla

 SATURDAY      APRIL    23:   6:00 pm:  +Edward Rejcek by Edward Rejcek Family

SUNDAY            APRIL    24:   8:00 am:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Dennis Gerik by Linda Gerik

CROSS LIGHTS: Dennis Gerik by Linda Gerik

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Dennis Gerik by Linda Gerik


ALTAR SERVERS: Natalie Kaska, Mariann Pustejovsky

LECTORS: Patrick Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Terry & Agnes Timmons, Albert Srubar

USHER: Kevin Beene


ALTAR SERVERS: First Communion

LECTOR: First Communion


USHER: First Communion


ALTAR SERVERS: Lauren & Kyle Gerik

LECTORS: Terry Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, John Jimenez, Andy Pustejovsky

USHER: John Blaha


ALTAR SERVERS: Keaton & Paxton Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Doug Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

USHER: Charles Beseda

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Our parish will celebrate the First Holy Communion of the Second Grade CCD class next Sunday, April 23rd. The KJZT will be hosting the First Communion breakfast on Sunday, April 24, 2016.  Everyone is invited to join us for breakfast and help celebrate this special event with our first communicants and their families.

CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice after Mass on Wednesday, April 20th.

DINNER/RAFFLE: Our annual BBQ dinner is quickly approaching. The dinner and raffle will be held on Sunday, May 15th.  At this time, we would like to start collecting raffle items or cash to go towards the purchase of an item. To donate, please contact Agnes Timmons at 254-580-8125. So that tickets can be printed, please contact by April 25th. All donations will be 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, May 1st . 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 Mike Bezdek, Joyce Lenart, and Johnnie Krenek.  Finally, please do not nominate any current members of the Pastoral Council members:   Karen Marak, Gary Pustejovsky, Molly Gerik, Andy Pustejovsky, and Ernie Pustejovsky.

SCHOLARSHIPS: The Hillsboro Catholic Daughters are offering a $500 scholarship. Any graduating senior planning to attend college that is a member of Our Lady of Mercy or Immaculate Heart of Mary are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  Instructions and applications are available on the website,, Our Lady of Mercy parish office, or by contacting Helen Mach, scholarship chairman at 254-582-3932. Applications should be returned to Helen Mach no later than April 20th.

SPRING FESTIVAL: St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption in Waco will be having their Spring Festival at Geneva Hall on Sunday, April 24th starting at 10:30 a.m.. Please see the flyer on the back bulletin for more info.

SPECIAL COLLECTION: There will be a second collection this weekend as the Diocese of Fort Worth celebrates Good Shepherd Sunday in support our seminarians. Please give generously.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK: Please remember to keep these individuals in your prayers:   Terry Kramolis, Evelyn Soukup, Susan Tomczak, Mark Helona, Mary Ann Pavlas, Stephanie Jarvis, Louise Pappas Woolsey, Eugene Pustejovsky, Johnnie Sinkule,  Joe Helona, Patsy Makovy, Lisa Cole,  Jeanette Urbanovsky, Rosilee Bartosh, Felix Picha, Louise Ondrej, Marcella & Michael Kiely, Pat Jimenez, Donna Nelson, Matthew Machac, Bonnie Poole, Rudolph Rejcek, Lillian Sodek, Jane Vallejo, Max Vallejo, Linda Pustejovsky, Domingo Balderas, Edward Muehlstein, Judy Steele,  Harry Gene Nors, Tommy Pustejovsky, Jimmy Tolbert, Jeff Bernsen, Margie Wolf, Alexis Enriquez, Baylee Owen, Rocky Steele, Beth Pezanosky, Diana Austin, Monsignor Frank Miller, Deacon John Lauhoff, Tony Keller, Bernice Beene, Bobby Tlustos, Cathy Sulak, Megan Janek, Jeanne Nicholson, Jamie Beauchamp, Wanda Pustejovsky, Janet Krueger, Harvey Janek, Opal Davidson, Armand Jimenez, James Homel, Ann Vanek, Mark Kutscherousky, Jim Kornegay, Charlie Flaherty, Willie Joe Janek, Darren Boyse, Raymond Jaska, Sara Casey, Deacon Denver Crawley, Deanell Crawley, Ed Sykora, Doris Nesrsta, Martha Beseda, Angela Kleb, David Sinkule, Lucy Garza, Hannah Hildebrand, Larry Podsednik, Kenneth Kubala, Cooper and Brooklyn Downing, and J. T. Vallon.

RETREAT: Hosted by Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy, we want to share the exciting news that Father Michael Gaitley, MIC, well known author will be coming to Camp Copass, Denton, TX,   November 11-13, 2016 weekend.   Retreat Information:

Mercy & Mary Weekend Retreat With Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, Featured Speaker
November 11-13, 2016; Camp Copass; 8200  E. McKinney St., Denton, Texas  76208.
EARLY BIRD Pricing Available until May 15, 2016;
Register Now:   Retreat Fee:  $127.00  With Lodging: $219.00
This weekend retreat includes: 5 Conferences with Fr. Gaitley, personal testimony:  Now is the Time of Mercy, St. John Paul II: Fatima and the Great Mercy Pope, St Maximilian Kolbe:  Mary’s Instrument of Mercy, St. Therese:  The Way of Merciful Love, Your Role in This Year of Mercy, Daily Mass, Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Adoration & Benediction, Opportunities for Confession, All Meals included, Book signing with Fr. Gaitley and more!
Website:  Marian   Inquiries only:  413-944-8500

JOSEPH SEMINARY FLOOD: St. Joseph Abbey and Seminary — a place that helps prepare young men from the Diocese of Fort Worth for the priesthood — is now in desperate need of help from North Texas Catholics. A devastating March 11 flood damaged every building on the 1,200-acre campus in southern Louisiana, including the library, dormitory halls, cafeteria, and gym. The cost of recovery, cleanup, and reconstruction to date is estimated to be in the millions. Roughly $3 million is estimated solely for cleanup. The Benedictine monks who operate the Abbey and seminary have no flood insurance. Fr. Wilcox, Diocesan Vocations Director, and Fort Worth Bishop Michael Olson ask the Catholics of the diocese to prayerfully consider helping the Abbey and seminary return to full strength.  Donations to the Abbey’s flood relief efforts can be made at the secure website