601 W. Houston St.
Abbott, TX 76621
(254) 582-3092
Cell: (254) 707-0624
Parish Website:
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APRIL 19, 2015

Parochial Administrator-Fr.Ouseph I Thekkumthala (Cell) 707-0624
Business Manager/Secretary-Agnes Timmons 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 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.
Saturday – 7:00 p.m.

APRIL 19, 2015
SATURDAY APR 18: 6:00 pm: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
SUNDAY APR 19: 8:00 am: +Clara Kaska by Martha Hlavenka
MONDAY APR 20: 6:00 pm: +Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda
WEDNESDAY APR: 22: 6:00 pm: +James Nors by Judy Ridlehuber
SATURDAY APR 25: 6:00 pm: +Deceased Members of KJT #107
SUNDAY APR 26: 8:00 am: First Communicants of Immaculate Heart of Mary

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Ed & Annie Muehlstein by John & Molly Gerik
CROSS LIGHTS: Bruce & Frances Malaer by Tom & Nancy Neill
SANCTUARY LIGHTS: James Nors by Terry Timmons Family

ALTAR SERVERS: Natalie Kaska, Liz Vallon
LECTOR: Katie Alexander
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, John Jimenez, Linda Gerik
USHERS: Kevin Beene

ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Kathy Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky
USHERS: Phil Pustejovsky

ALTAR SERVERS: Matthew & Kolby Padgett
LECTORS: David Timmons
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Terry & Agnes Timmons, Andy Pustejovsky
USHERS: Brad Padgett

ALTAR SERVERS: Mallory Ballew, Katelyn Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Annette Ballew
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska
USHERS: Charles Beseda

SPECIAL COLLECTION: Next weekend, April 25th & 26th, we will have a second collection for the Seminarian Formation Fund. Now more than ever, we have a serious need to prepare men to serve the Diocese of Fort Worth as priests. Their education and formation is very expensive and costs continue to rise. Please give generously.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Several of our second graders will receive Holy Communion for the first time next Sunday, April 26th.

PASTORAL COUNCIL NOMINATIONS: This is the last weekend to nominate individuals 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 at any time, by Sunday, April 19th. Members of the Finance Council are unable to serve, so don’t nominate Charles Beseda, Gordon Grubbs, Annette Ballew, or Lucy Pustejovsky. Three members who finished their terms are not eligible to serve for one year: Katie Kaska, Cheryl Schulz, and Frank Urbanovsky. And please do not nominate any current members: Joyce Lenart, Johnny Krenek, Mike Bezdek, Karen Marak, Gary Pustejovsky, or David Timmons.

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 an envelope marked “Mother’s Day Flowers” and drop in the collection basket by April 26th.

BBQ DINNER/RAFFLE: Our annual BBQ dinner is quickly approaching. The dinner and raffle will be held on Sunday, May 24th. We would like to start collecting raffle items or cash for purchasing of an item. To donate, please contact Karen Marak at 582-2476 or Agnes Timmons at 254-580-8125. So that tickets can be printed, please contact by May 3rd. All donations will be greatly appreciated.

KJZT JUNIORS: The KJZT Juniors will meet Sunday, April 19 in the Smid Center at around 9:20 am (after the baked goods and raffle ticket sale). Juniors need to wear a camp t-shirt (any color) and jeans.

FUNDRAISER: The KJZT Junior Division will be selling baked goods and raffle tickets after the weekend masses on April 18 & 19. The juniors will be attending Camp Guardian Angel in June, and all sale proceeds go toward camp fees. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. The drawing will be held during camp and top prize is a $500 Visa gift card. Contact a junior member anytime between now and the end of June to purchase raffle tickets. The juniors appreciate your generous support!

FIRST COMMUNION BREAKFAST: KJZT will be hosting the First Communion Breakfast on Sunday, April 26, 2015. Everyone is invited to join us to help celebrate this special event with our First Communicants and their families.

KJT FAMILY DAY: KJT District V will have a Family Day Sunday, April 19 at the Dulock/Snapka farm. Location is Tokio, 1092 Tokio Loop off the “Old Railroad Road”. Festivities begin at noon and will end at 3 PM, (Fishing, horseshoes, washers and crafts). Food will be provided. Please bring fishing gear and lawn chairs.

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, Doris Nesrsta, Willie Mae Pustejovsky, Johnnie Sinkule, Joe Helona, Patsy Makovy, Lisa Cole, Jeanette Urbanovsky, Rosilee Bartosh, Felix Picha, Louie Ondrej, Marcella & Michael Kiely, Pat Jimenez, Raymond Zapletal, Donna Nelson, Jane Boley, Matthew Machac, Bonnie Poole, Edward Rejcek, Rudolph Rejcek, Lillian Sodek, Jane Vallejo, Max Vallejo, Linda Pustejovsky, Domingo Balderas, Edward Muehlstein, Fr. Jerry Ryan, O.S.A., Judy Steele, Harry Gene Nors, Tommy Pustejovsky, Francy Stacha, Jimmy Tolbert, Jeff Bernsen, Margie Wolf, Alexis Enriquez, Baylee Owen, Rocky Steele, Beth Pezanosky, Diana Austin, Monsignor Frank Miller, Deacon John Lauhoff, George Kaska, Jr., Tony Keller, Cindy Bruce Zatopek, 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, and Sara Casey.

CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice after Mass on Wednesday, April 22nd.

SCHOLARSHIPS: The Catholic Daughters is offering a Scholarship to graduating seniors from the Our Lady of Mercy and the Immaculate Heart of Mary churches. Please call Helen Mach @ 254-582-3932 for an application. You may also get the application on the internet @ Our Lady of Mercy.Org and clicking on Catholic Daughters site. Return the completed application to: Helen Mach, 275 HCR 4241, Hillsboro.TX by April 2015.

SPRING FESTIVAL: St. Mary’s Church of the Assumption in Waco is having their Annual Spring Festival on Sunday, April 26th from 10:30 – 4:00 at Geneva Hall. A chicken and sausage meal will be served from 11:00 – 2:00. Please see the flyer on the back bulletin board for a list of activities.

GRIEF SUPPORT: A grief support group meeting will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening, April 23 at St. Joseph’s Hall next to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. This is a support group for those in the community who want to gain a better understanding of all the changes experienced in the grief process.

FUNDRAISER: On Sunday, April 19th, the History of West Museum is having a fried chicken and sausage dinner with all the trimmings, auction, and raffle at the West Knights of Columbus Hall. Serving starts at 11AM with drive through line available. Plates are $10. Funds will be used for completion of gallery exhibits and daily operating costs. The museum is scheduled to open to the public in May.

KJZT DISTRICT X MEETING: The Abbott KJZT will be hosting the next District X Meeting scheduled for Sunday, May 3, 2015. The meeting will be held in our parish hall with registration beginning at 11:00 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon and the meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. Activities include a prayer service, memorial service, business meeting, awarding of 50 year pins and entertainment provided by the KJZT Juniors. To assist in meal planning and preparation, please RSVP by Sunday, April 26th, to Jeanette Urbanovsky @ 254-694-3932 or Frances Pustejovsky @ 254-582-2267. If you have questions, please give us a call.