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 18, 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 18, 2016


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


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


ALTAR SERVERS: Lauren Gerik, Wyatt Holecek

LECTORS: Susan Kallus

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Nolan Pustejovsky

USHER: Ben Pustejovsky


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


 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