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
DECEMBER 13, 2015
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
PARISH STAFF & MINISTRIES
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.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Monday & Wednesday – 6:30 p.m.
SCHEDULES – Please contact a replacement if you are unable to serve.
SATURDAY- DECEMBER 19
ALTAR SERVERS: Lauren & Kyle Gerik
LECTOR: Patrick Timmons
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, John Jimenez, Albert Srubar
USHERS: Ben Pustejovsky
SUNDAY – DECEMBER 20
ALTAR SERVERS: Meredith Moore, Katelyn Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Joycie Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, John Blaha, Charles Beseda
USHERS: Gary Pustejovsky
CHRISTMAS EVE- DECEMBER 24
ALTAR SERVERS: Natalie Kaska, Marianne Pustejovsky
LECTORS: Joyce Lenart
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Terry & Agnes Timmons, Andy Pustejovsky
USHERS: John Blaha
CHRISTMAS DAY – DECEMBER 25
ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Kathy Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska
USHERS: Charles Beseda
SATURDAY- DECEMBER 26
ALTAR SERVERS: Matthew & Kolby Padgett
LECTORS: Susan Kallus
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, John Gerik
USHERS: Brad Padgett
SUNDAY – DECEMBER 27
ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Madison Murphy
LECTOR: Beverly Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky
USHERS: Phil Pustejovsky
MINISTER SCHEDULES: New minister schedules for Altar Servers, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers, and Money Counters are ready to be picked up. In an effort to save postage, please get yours from the back table.
DECEMBER 13, 2015 – THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
SATURDAY DECEMBER 12: 6:00 pm: +Larry & Charlie Pavlas by Lil Family
SUNDAY DECEMBER 13: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
MONDAY DECEMBER 14: 6:00 pm: +Traci Smajstrla by Edward Smajstrla
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 16: 6:00 pm: +Christine Beseda by Terry Timmons Family
SATURDAY DECEMBER 19: 6:00 pm: +Nancy Kasberg by Mark & Cindy Psencik
SUNDAY DECEMBER 20: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
CEMETERY LIGHTS: Henry Pustejovsky by Johnnie & Mary Pustejovsky
CROSS LIGHTS: Francy Stacha by KJZT #104
SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Tommy Pustejovsky by Sam Polansky Family
SPECIAL COLLECTION: Senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests have spent their lives ministering to others, often for little, if any, pay. Their sacrifices now leave their religious communities without adequate savings for retirement and health care. Your gift to the collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious helps provide medications, nursing care, and more. Please be generous.
CCD CHRISTMAS PAGEANT: Our CCD students will present a Christmas Pageant for all parishioners in the church, this Wednesday, December 16th beginning at 6:30 p.m. Afterwards, there will be refreshments for all students and parishioners. All are invited to attend.
CHRISTMAS DECORATING: To prepare for our Christmas celebrations, our church will need to be decorated. This will take place on Sunday, December 20th. Anyone able to stay after Mass and lend a helping hand will make the process go quickly. Thank you.
CHRISTMAS SOCIAL: The Annual KJT, KJZT and KC Christmas Meetings and Social is today. Meetings will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed with a Christmas program presented by the KJZT Juniors, lunch and a visit from Santa. The KJT will provide the main course. Families who are planning to attend the lunch are asked to bring a generous dish consisting of a vegetable, salad or dessert. Everyone is welcome to attend.
KJZT JUNIORS: The next meeting of the KJZT Juniors is today at 10:30 a.m. in the hall. Following the meeting, the juniors will perform at the parish Christmas party. Junior members, please dress in holiday colors and wear a Santa hat if you have one.
CHRISTMAS CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Christmas Choir practice after Mass on Monday, December 14th.
CHRISTMAS RECONCILIATION: Father Ouseph will be available to hear confessions at Abbott on Monday, December 14th at 6:30. There will be only one priest available.
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, Edward Rejcek, 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, and David Sinkule.
CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR’S SCHEDULE
Abbott – 6:00 p.m.; Hillsboro – 7:00 p.m.; Penelope – 10:00 p.m.
Abbott – 9:00 a.m.; Hillsboro – 9:00 a.m.; Penelope – 11:00 a.m.
January 1, 2016, the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God is a Holy Day of Obligation. Numerous Masses are available to fulfill this obligation. Please see the schedule below.
New Year’s Eve:
Abbott – 6:00 p.m.; Hillsboro – 7:00 p.m
New Year’s Day:
Abbott – 9:00 a.m.; Hillsboro – 9:00 a.m.; Penelope 11:00 a.m.
COLLECTION ENVELOPES: The 2016 collection envelopes are available to be picked up. They can be found on the table at the back of church. Also, if you need a statement showing the total of your yearly contributions that were made through your church envelopes, please contact Agnes Timmons after the first of the year.