IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH
601 W. Houston St.
Abbott, TX 76621
Cell: (254) 707-0624
Parish Website: www.immaculateheartofmaryabbott.org
Parish Email: IHOM@airmail.net
APRIL 23, 2016
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
PARISH STAFF & MINISTRIES
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.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Monday & Wednesday – 6:30 p.m.
APRIL 23, 2016
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
SATURDAY APRIL 23: 6:00 pm: +Edward Rejcek by Edward Rejcek Family
SUNDAY APRIL 24: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
MONDAY APRIL 25: 6:00 pm: +Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas & Family
WEDNESDAY APRIL 27: 6:00 pm: +Mr. & Mrs. Fred Polansky by Sam Polansky Family
SATURDAY APRIL 30: 6:00 pm: Jeff, Laura, & Noah Bezdek by Mike & Jan Bezdek
SUNDAY MAY 1: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
CEMETERY LIGHTS: Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda
CROSS LIGHTS: Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda
SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda
SATURDAY- APRIL 30
ALTAR SERVERS: Lauren & Kyle Gerik
LECTORS: Terry Timmons
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, John Jimenez, Andy Pustejovsky
USHER: John Blaha
SUNDAY – MAY 1
ALTAR SERVERS: Keaton & Paxton Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Doug Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky
USHER: Charles Beseda
SATURDAY- MAY 7
ALTAR SERVERS: Liz Vallon, Mariann Pustejovsky
LECTORS: David Timmons
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Albert Srubar
USHER: Ben Pustejovsky
SUNDAY – MAY 8
ALTAR SERVERS: Mallory Ballew, Christopher Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Gary Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, John Blaha, Charles Beseda
USHER: Doug Pustejovsky
THANK YOU: Your support of the Good Shepherd Sunday Collection which supports our seminarians was incredible. Many thanks.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Today we celebrate the First Holy Communion of the Second Grade CCD class. KJZT will be hosting a kolache breakfast for everyone. Please help celebrate this special event with our first communicants and their families.
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 next Sunday, May 1st.
MAY CROWNING: Crowning of our Blessed Mother – The KJZT Juniors and all CCD students of our parish will gather to honor and crown our Blessed Mother Mary with flowers onWednesday, April 27 at 6:35 pm (immediately following the 6 pm mass). All students should report to their classrooms in the hall at 6:30 pm. Don’t forget to bring a spring bouquet of flowers for Mary. Following the short ceremony, all CCD students are invited to the end of the year pizza party in the hall.
SPRING FLING: KJZT Society #104 is sponsoring a donut breakfast and Spring Fling egg hunt for our parish family after the 8 am mass on Sunday, May 1. Donuts, coffee and juice will be served in the Smid Center. Children through the 6th grade are invited to participate in the hunt. Don’t forget your baskets!
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 four 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.
RAFFLE: The KJZT Junior Division will be selling raffle tickets after the weekend masses on April 30 & May 1. The juniors will be attending Camp Guardian Angel in June, and 100% of sale proceeds go toward their camp fees. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. The raffle drawing will be held during camp and the top prize is a $500 Visa gift card. You can contact a junior member anytime between now and the end of June to purchase raffle tickets. The juniors appreciate your generous support!
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, 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 Missionaries.org 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 www.helptheabbey.com.