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    

APRIL 2, 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 2, 2017


SATURDAY       APR  1:   6:00 pm:   +Charlie Pavlas by Ray & Betty Svrcek

SUNDAY             APR  2:   8:00 am:       Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

MONDAY           APR  3:   6:00 pm:   + Charlie Pavlas by Ray & Betty Svrcek

WEDNESDAY   APR  5:   6:00 pm:   + Charlie Pavlas by Ray & Betty Svrcek

SATURDAY       APR  8:   6:00 pm:   + Charlie Pavlas by Lil Pavlas Family

SUNDAY             APR  9:   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: Kolby Padgett, Ryan Pustejovsky

LECTORS: Terry Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Agnes, David, & Patrick Timmons

USHER: Ben Pustejovsky                                                


ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Clayton Wolf

LECTOR: Beverly Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHER: Doug Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Mary Ann Pustejovsky, Liz Vallon

LECTORS: Traci Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, Andy Pustejovsky, Nolan Pustejovsky

USHER: John Blaha



LECTORS: John Gerik

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & CindyPsencik, Nolan Pustejovsky

USHER: Matthew Padgett  


ALTAR SERVERS: Meredith Moore, Katelyn Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Gary Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, Charles Beseda, Debbie Pustejovsky

USHER: Patrick Hejl

THANK YOU: Many thanks for your generosity towards the collection for Catholic Relief Services.

RED-C RADIO: I would like to thank everyone who supported RED-C Catholic Radio this past weekend of March 25 and 26.  Thirty-five families pledged a total of $2,310.  The profits were very fruitful.  Thank you to everyone! Stephanie Lee, Station Director, RED-C Catholic Radio Central Texas KYAR-FM, 98.3.

RICE BOWL: We encounter Dita in Ethiopia, and see how her newfound entrepreneurial skills are providing three meals a day for her children – even during a devastating drought. What skills have you discovered this Lent that can be put to good use in building God’s kingdom?

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Our parish will have Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m., on Fridays during Lent. If any group wishes to lead the stations, April 7th is still available, please contact the office.

RCIA: Class will meet on Sun., April 2nd from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

ADULT FORMATION: The Adult Formation Class will meet on Wednesday, April 5th in the parish hall. The topics  include: A Love That Lasts: Discovering Authentic Love; What Is Authentic Human Love?; The World’s Understanding of Love and Why it Leaves Us Unsatisfied; The Relationship Between Eros and Agape Love; The Call to Self-Giving Love.

CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice on Monday, April 3rd at 6:30 p.m.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

COUNCIL MEETINGS: The Pastoral Council will meet on Monday, April 3rd, at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  The Finance Council will meet immediately after, at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Please note that this is a change to the meeting schedule.

BAR-B-Q DINNER/RAFFLE: Our annual Bar-B-Q dinner is quickly approaching. The dinner and raffle will be held on Sunday, May 7th.  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 16th.  All donations will be greatly appreciated.

KJT/KJZT MEETINGS: The KJT and KJZT will meet immediately after Mass on Sunday, April 9th.  Please plan to attend.  Also, on Sunday, April 23rd the KJZT will be having an Easter Egg Hunt and Donut Breakfast immediately after Mass.  Everyone is invited.


Thur., April 13, 6:00 pm – Thursday of the Lord’s Supper at the Evening Mass, Abbott
(Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight.)

Fri.     April 14, 3:00 pm – Stations of the Cross, Abbott

Fri.     April 14, 7:00 pm – Friday of the Passion of the Lord, Penelope

Sat.     April 15, 8:30 pm – The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night, Abbott

Sun.    April 16, 8:00 am – The Resurrection of the Lord, Abbott;
10:00 am – The Resurrection of the Lord, Penelope

 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, Tony Keller, Bernice Beene, Bobby Tlustos, Cathy Sulak, Megan Janek, Jeanne Nicholson, Jamie Beauchamp, Wanda Pustejovsky, Janet Krueger, 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, Bryson Hejl, Rosalie Gentile, and Charlie Reither.

CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS: Hillsboro CDA Court #2143 will meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall at Our Lady of Mercy Church.  All ladies of the parish are invited.

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,

FUNDRAISER:  The History of West Museum will hold its 5th Annual Spring Fundraiser at the West KC Hall on Sunday, April 2nd.  Please see the flyer on the back bulletin board for more info.

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.