601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX  76621
(254) 582-3092

 Cell: (254) 707-0624

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Parish Email:

APRIL 5, 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.

 SATURDAY      APR   4:      5:00 pm:   +Nancy Kasberg by Mark & Cindy Psencik

SUNDAY            APR    5:     8:00 am:      Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

MONDAY          APR    6:    6:00 pm:   +Jerry Gerik by Joe & Lillian Mach

WEDNESDAY  APR:   8:    6:00 pm:   + Leona Taylor by KJZT #104                            

SATURDAY      APR  11:    6:00 pm:   +Benny & Frankie Gerik by Doris Nesrsta 

SUNDAY            APR  12:    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: Tommy Pustejovsky by Sam Polansky Family


ALTAR SERVERS: Liz Vallon, Mariann Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Joyce Lenart

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, John Jimenez, Albert Srubar

USHERS: John Blaha


ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Madison Murphy

LECTOR:  Beverly Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHERS: Gary Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Lauren & Kyle Gerik

LECTORS: Terry Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Albert Srubar

USHERS: John Gerik


ALTAR SERVERS: Christopher Pustejovsky, Keaton Pustejovsky

LECTOR:  Gary Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  Joycie Pustejovsky, John Blaha, Charles Beseda

USHERS: Doug Pustejovsky


My Dear Friends and Parish Family in Christ,

I wish you all a Blessed Easter.

May the Glory of Jesus’ Resurrection

Enrich your life with Love, Joy and Peace. 

Be assured that you and all those you love

will be remembered in the

Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Easter and always.

Father Ouseph


THANK YOU: Our thanks and appreciation to all those individuals who helped make our Holy Week and Easter Masses so meaningful:   to our musicians and choir, lectors, altar servers, ushers, and Eucharistic Ministers, to our sacristans, 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.

THANK YOU:  Many thanks for your generous donations to the special collection taken up on Good Friday which supported the Holy Land.

RICE BOWL: Rice Bowls can be placed in the collection basket on the weekend after Easter, April 11th & 12th.

SYMPATHY: Please remember in your prayers the soul and family of James Nors who went to his eternal rest. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.  May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.  Amen

SENIOR SOCIAL: The next Senior Social will be held on Friday, April 10th at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall. BBQ sandwiches and drinks will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share.  All seniors are invited to enjoy an evening out with friends.

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 19th . Members of the Finance Council are unable to serve on both councils, therefore do not nominate Charles Beseda, Gordon Grubbs, 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 Katie Kaska, Cheryl Schulz, and Frank Urbanovsky.  Finally, please do not nominate any current members of the Pastoral Council members: Katie Kaska, Joyce Lenart, Cheryl Schulz, Johnny Krenek, Mike Bezdek, and Frank Urbanovsky, Karen Marak, Gary Pustejovsky, and David 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, 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, Louise 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, and Raymond Jaska.

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. 

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.

HEALING HEART CHORUS: First United Methodist Church in Hillsboro is hosting a music event  entitled, The Healing Heart Chorus, which is under the direction of Maestro David R. Anavitarte. It will be held on April 10th at 7:30 p.m. Please see the poster on the back bulletin board for more information.