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 18, 2016
FOURTH 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 18, 2016
FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
SATURDAY DEC 17: 6:00 pm: +Nancy Kasberg by Mark & Cindy Psencik
SUNDAY DEC 18: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
MONDAY DEC 19: 6:00 pm: NO MASS
WEDNESDAY DEC 21: 6:00 pm: + Charlie Pavlas by Helen Lenart
SATURDAY DEC 24: 6:00 pm: +Nancy Pavlas by Martha Beseda
SUNDAY DEC 25: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
CEMETERY LIGHTS: Michael Kiely by Anna Kaska
CROSS LIGHTS: Dolores Divin by KJZT #104
SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Frankie Marak by Ronnie Marak Family
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
SATURDAY- DECEMBER 31
ALTAR SERVERS: Lauren Gerik, Wyatt Holecek
LECTORS: Susan Kallus
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Nolan Pustejovsky
USHER: Ben Pustejovsky
SUNDAY – JANUARY 1
ALTAR SERVERS: Christopher Pustejovsky, Mallory Ballew
LECTOR: Joycie Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska
USHER: Gary Pustejovsky
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
NO MASS: Father Joe will be away on Monday, December 19th, so there will not be an evening Mass.
THANK YOU: Your generosity towards the Retirement Fund for Religious is most appreciated. This will help furnish medications, nursing care, and other necessities to those who have given so freely of themselves.
CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice on Monday, December 19th at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
CCD: There will be no CCD Classes on Wednesday, December 21st or 28th due to the Christmas holidays.
MINISTER SCHEDULES: New minister schedules for Altar Servers, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharistic, Ushers, and Money Counters are ready to be picked up. In an effort to save postage, please get yours from the back table.
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.
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.
PARISH DATABASE: The parish is making every effort to get a listing of all the Catholics who live within our parish boundaries. If you are a parishioner or are new to the parish and have not completed a parish registration form, please take one from the back table. Also, if you are aware of any homebound individuals, please take them a form and assist them in completing and returning it. They can be mailed to the church at 601 W. Houston, Abbott, Texas 76621 or dropped in the collection basket.
RCIA: Class will take place on Sunday evening, December 18th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The topics include: Who are the Saints?; Why Do Catholics Pray to the Saints?; Mary’s Unique Holiness & Role in Salvation & the Church; Mary as Mother of God; The Immaculate Conception; The Perpetual Virginity of Mary; The Assumption of Mary; and What is Devotion to Mary? All people are invited to attend.
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.
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