IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH
601 W. Houston St.
Abbott, TX 76621
Parish Website: www.immaculateheartofmaryabbott.org
Parish Email: IHOM@airmail.net
Office Hours: M & Th-8am to 12pm; T & W-1pm to 5pm
DECEMBER 11, 2016
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
PARISH STAFF & MINISTRIES
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.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Saturday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
DECEMBER 11, 2016
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
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
SATURDAY- DECEMBER 17
ALTAR SERVERS: Gerik Family
LECTORS: Traci Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, Albert Srubar, Andy Pustejovsky
USHER: Matthew Padgett
SUNDAY –DECEMBER 18
ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Kathy Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, Charles Beseda, Volunteer
USHER: Phil Pustejovsky
SATURDAY- DECEMBER 24
ALTAR SERVERS: Mariann Pustejovsky, Liz Vallon
LECTORS: Joanie Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Terry & Agnes Timmons, David Timmons
USHER: John Blaha
SUNDAY – DECEMBER 25
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
NEW YEAR’S SCHEDULE:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.