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  

DECEMBER 11, 2016



Parochial Administrator-Fr. Joseph Keating    

Business Manager/Secretary-Agnes Timmons

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 – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.

Saturday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

DECEMBER 11, 2016


SATURDAY       DEC 10:   6:00 pm:   +Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas & Family

SUNDAY             DEC 11:   8:00 am:     Living & Deceased Members of KJT, KJZT, & KCs

MONDAY           DEC 12:   6:00 pm:   +Charlie Pavlas by Billy & Kathy Pustejovsky

WEDNESDAY   DEC 14:   6:30 pm:   + Charlie Pavlas by Billy & Kathy Pustejovsky

SATURDAY       DEC 17:   6:00 pm:   +Nancy Kasberg by Mark & Cindy Psencik

SUNDAY             DEC 18:   8:00 am:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Michael Kiely by Anna Kaska

CROSS LIGHTS: Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda



LECTORS: Traci Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, Albert Srubar, Andy Pustejovsky

USHER: Matthew Padgett


ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Kathy Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, Charles Beseda, Volunteer

USHER: Phil Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Mariann Pustejovsky, Liz Vallon

LECTORS: Joanie Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Terry & Agnes Timmons, David Timmons

USHER: John Blaha


ALTAR SERVERS: Keaton & Paxton Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Doug Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

USHER: Charles Beseda

GIFT PRESENTATION: The Head Usher will ask someone to carry the gifts to the altar.

SPECIAL COLLECTION: Aging religious need your help. Senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests have offered their lives in service to others – educating the young, comforting the sick, seeking justice for the oppressed.  Today, many are frail, elderly, and in need of assistance. Your gift to the Retirement Fund for Religious helps to furnish medications, nursing care, and other necessities.  Please give generously to today’s second collection.


    Abbott       – Saturday, December 24th    –   6:00 p.m. – Vigil Mass (Singing at 5:30 p.m.)

    Penelope   – Saturday, December 24th    – 11:00 p.m.  – Mass During the Night

    Abbott      – Sunday,     December 25th   –   8:00 a.m.  – Mass at Dawn

    Penelope  – Sunday,      December 25th  –  10:00 a.m.  – Mass During the Day



    Abbott       – Saturday, December 31st    –   6:00 p.m. – Vigil Mass – Mary, Holy Mother of God

    Abbott      – Sunday,     January       1st    –   8:00 a.m.  – Mary, Holy Mother of God

    Penelope  – Sunday,      January       1st    –  10:00 a.m.  – Mary, Holy Mother of God

MASS INTENTIONS: There are openings for several Masses in October & November of 2017.  Specific dates can be requested on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Saturdays.

CHRISTMAS DECORATING: To prepare for our Christmas celebrations, our church will need to be decorated.  This will take place after Mass on Sunday, December 18th.  The Confirmation class and anyone else who is able to stay after Mass and lend a helping hand will make the process go quickly. Thank you.

CCD CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: Our CCD students will present a Christmas Pageant for all parishioners in the church on Wednesday, December 14th beginning at 6:30 p.m.  Everyone is invited for refreshments in the hall afterwards.

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL: The Annual KJT & KJZT Christmas Social and Meetings will be held on, Sunday, December 11th.  Meetings will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed with a program presented by the KJZT Juniors, with lunch and a visit from Santa.  Families who are planning to attend the lunch are asked to bring a generous dish consisting of a vegetable, salad, or dessert.

KJZT JUNIORS: The next meeting of the KJZT Juniors will be Sunday, December 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the hall.  Following the meeting, the juniors will perform at the parish Christmas party.

KC MEETING: The Knights of Columbus will have their quarterly meeting on Monday, December 19th at the ACIO Building at 6:30 p.m. There will be a meal provided.

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, Raymond Jaska, 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., and Jerry Kazda.

ADULT FORMATION: The Adult Formation Class will not meet for the next few weeks due to the holidays. The next meeting will be on January 11, 2017.

MINISTER SCHEDULES: New minister schedules for Altar Servers, Lectors, Extraordinary  Ministers of the Eucharistic, and Ushers are ready to be picked up.  In an effort to save postage, please get yours from the back table.

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PILGRIMAGE: A 14 ­day Marian Shrines Pilgrimage to Portugal, Spain & France including Lisbon, Santarem, Fatima, Avila, Madrid, Zaragoza, Lourdes, Nevers, Chartres, Lisieux, Mont St. Michel & Paris with Fr. Mel Bessellieu on September 10-23, 2017. All-inclusive from DFW for $4,195 for more information please contact Linh Doan-Pham at 682-667-2368 or

CHRISTMAS PARTY: The ACIO Christmas Party will take place on Sunday, December 11th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the ACIO Building. They will be serving pork sliders and refreshments. Santa arrives at 6:00 p.m.. There will be a Kiddy Kraft Korner, Santa Selfies, Christmas Story, and the Christmas Tree Lighting. Please join in for an evening of fun and fellowship.