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 4, 2016
SECOND 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 4, 2016
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
SATURDAY DEC 3: 6:00 pm: +Daniel Petter by Doris Nesrsta
SUNDAY DEC 4: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
MONDAY DEC 5: 6:00 pm: +Charlie Pavlas by Billy & Kathy Pustejovsky
WEDNESDAY DEC 7: 6:30 pm: +Christine Beseda by Martha Beseda
THURSDAY DEC 8: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
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
CEMETERY LIGHTS: Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda
CROSS LIGHTS: Christine Beseda by Terry Timmons Family
SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Jim Landrum by Ronnie Marak Family
SATURDAY- DECEMBER 10
ALTAR SERVERS: Mariann Pustejovsky, Ryan Pustejovsky
LECTORS: Terry Timmons
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Patrick Timmons, David Timmons, Nolan Pustejovsky
USHER: Brad Padgett
SUNDAY – DECEMBER 11
ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Madison Murphy
LECTOR: Beverly Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska
USHER: Patrick Hejl
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
GIFT PRESENTATION: The Head Usher will ask someone to carry the gifts to the altar.
SPECIAL COLLECTION: “I read that roughly 95 percent of donations to the Retirement Fund for Religious aid senior religious,” a donor writes. “That’s wonderful when we truly want our donations to work.” Your gift works for elderly religious by helping to furnish medications, nursing care, and more. Please support next week’s collection for the retirement Fund for Religious, and give to those who have given a lifetime.
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION: Thursday, December 8th is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a Holy Day of obligation.
- Vigil Mass at Immaculate Heart, Wednesday, December 7th at 6:30 p.m. (CCD students will attend Mass instead of their usual class.)
- Mass at Immaculate Heart, Thursday, December 8th at 8:00 a.m.
- Mass at Nativity BVM, Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
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
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.
COUNCIL MEETINGS: The Finance Council will meet on Mon., Dec. 5th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The Pastoral Council will meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
SYMPATHY: Please remember in your prayers the soul and family of Michael Kiely who went to his eternal rest. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
COLLECTION ENVELOPES: There are a few boxes of the 2017 collection envelopes left on the back table. If you did not find your name on a box of envelopes and wish to use them, please take a blank box and write your name on the envelope the first time you use them after the new year.
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.
HILLSBORO INTERFAITH MINISTRIES: HIM is a county wide entity which provides food and clothing among other things to those less fortunate. Monetary donations, food, and clothing can be delivered to the distribution center located 214-A East Elm Street in Hillsboro (across the street from the closed Wells Fargo). Also, the center can always use extra volunteers. To get more information about contributing or how to become a volunteer, please contact George Harris at 254-580-2717.
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, and Father Reinhard Sternemann, O.S.A.
RCIA: The RCIA Class will not meet on Sunday, December 4th.
ADULT FORMATION: Class will not meet this Wednesday due to the Holy Day Vigil Mass for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary at 6:30 p.m.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Adoration will take place every Saturday beginning at 4:30 p.m. and ending with Benediction at 5:30. Please sign the sheet at the entrance of the Church to ensure that someone is available to adore.
MINISTER SCHEDULES: This is the last weekend to make changes to your contact information for the new minister schedules coming out in December. If you haven’t already done so, please complete the form on the back table and place in the collection basket.
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. The entree will be provided. So that enough food can be prepared, please sign up on the back bulletin board by December 4th.
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