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 25, 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 25, 2016


SATURDAY       DEC 24:   6:00 pm:   +Nancy Kasberg by Martha Beseda

SUNDAY             DEC 25:   8:00 am:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

MONDAY           DEC 26:   6:00 pm:     NO MASS

WEDNESDAY   DEC 28:   6:00 pm:     NO MASS

SATURDAY       DEC 31:   6:00 pm:   +Christine Beseda by Irene Hynek

SUNDAY             JAN    1:   8:00 am:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Dennis Gerik by Linda Gerik

CROSS LIGHTS: T.J. & Alma Bole by the Family

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Jim Landrum by Ronnie Marak Family


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                       


ALTAR SERVERS: Kolby Padgett, Wyatt Holecek

LECTORS: Susan Kallus

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, Albert Srubar, Andy Pustejovsky

USHER: John Blaha


ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Madison Murphy

LECTOR: Annette Ballew

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, Charles Beseda, Roger Pustejovsky

USHER: Phil Pustejovsky

NO MASS: Father Joe will be away on Monday, December 26th – December 30th, so there will be no evening Masses.

THANK YOU: Our thanks  to all those individuals who helped make our Christmas Masses so meaningful:  to our Confirmation class, as well as those who stayed to help decorate our church, our musicians and choir, lectors, altar servers, ushers, and Eucharistic Ministers. Our appreciation to the Ron Galuppo Family who provided the fresh Christmas trees and to all those parishioners who purchased poinsettias in honor and in memory of their loved ones. Please see the flyer for a complete listing of flower donations.

SPECIAL ORNAMENTS: This year, our special tree at the front of the church commemorates those  individuals who, during the past year, have entered eternal life through death and had their funeral Mass here, as well as those who have received God’s life through baptism. Christopher Johnson and Remington Pustejovsky received the sacrament of baptism this year.  Six ornaments were placed on the tree in memory of: Charlie Flaherty, Willie Mae Pustejovsky, Nancy Stenseth, Dorothy Gerik, Michael Kiely, and Martha (Mrs.Jimmy) Gerik.


 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

COUNCIL MEETINGS: The Finance Council (will there be a finance meeting) will meet on Monday, January 2nd, at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  The Pastoral Council will meet immediately after, at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

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.

CHURCH ENVELOPES: To ensure that proper credit is given, please write your name on your church envelope the first time you use it. Also, if you need a statement showing the total of your yearly contributions that were made through your church envelopes, please contact Agnes Timmons.

CCD: There will be no CCD Classes on Wednesday, December 28th due to the Christmas holidays.

RCIA: Class will not meet on Sunday, December 25th or January 1, 2017.

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