601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX  76621
(254) 582-3092

 Cell: (254) 707-0624

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FEBRUARY 14, 2016




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.


Monday & Wednesday – 6:30 p.m. 

FEBRUARY 14, 2016


SATURDAY      FEBRUARY 13:    6:00 pm:   +Nancy Kasberg by Mark & Cindy Psencik

SUNDAY            FEBRUARY 14:    8:00 am:     Living & Deceased Members of the Pavlas Family by Sam Polansky Family

MONDAY          FEBRUARY 15:    6:00 pm:  +Michael Nors by Robert & Marie Nors

WEDNESDAY  FEBRUARY 17:    6:00 pm:   +John & Clara Kaska by John Daniel Kaska

SATURDAY      FEBRUARY 20:    6:00 pm:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

SUNDAY            FEBRUARY 21:    8:00 am:   +Katie Kaska by Bill & Nancy Sustala  

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Michael Nors by Robert & Marie Nors

CROSS LIGHTS: James Nors by Robert & Marie Nors

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Dennis Gerik by Linda Gerik


ALTAR SERVERS: Lauren & Kyle Gerik

LECTORS: John Gerik

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, John Jimenez, Albert Srubar

USHERS: John Gerik


ALTAR SERVERS: Meredith Moore, Katelyn Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Beverly Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  Joycie Pustejovsky, John Blaha, Charles Beseda

USHERS:  Gary Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Natalie Kaska, Liz Vallon

LECTORS: Terry Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Terry & Agnes Timmons, Andy Pustejovsky

USHERS: Ben Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Kathy Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  Frank & Jeanette Pustejovsky, Ron Kaska

USHERS: Phil Pustejovsky

THANK YOU: Many thanks for your generous contributions to the collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe.

RICE BOWL: Our journey with CRS Rice Bowl begins in Colombia, where coffee beans are changing lives! What actions can we take this Lent to change lives – at home and around the world? Visit for more.

SECOND COLLECTION: This weekend, there will be a special collection for the Black and Indian Missions.  Your support helps evangelization efforts nationally, and specifically in our diocese through parish and school initiatives.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Our parish will have Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m., on Fridays during Lent. In the past, they have been led by parish organizations or CCD classes. If any group wishes to lead the stations on one of the evenings, please contact Agnes Timmons.  Dates available are: February 19th, 26th, and March 18th.

KJZT JUNIORS: The next meeting of the KJZT Juniors will be Sunday, February 21 immediately following mass.  Juniors will meet in the Smid Center and need to wear a camp t-shirt.

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, 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, David Sinkule, Lucy Garza, and Hannah Hildebrand..

GRIEF SUPPORT: A grief support group meeting will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening, February 18th at St. Joseph’s Hall next to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  This is a support group for those in the community who want to gain a better understanding of all the changes experienced in the grief process.

KJT NEWS: KJT scholarship applications forms are on the back table.  Also forms are available at  The deadline is March 1 , 2016. Also, the Youth Camp (Ages 9-12) will be held July 24-28, 2016. Teen Camp (Ages 13-15) will be held July 28-August 1, 2016. These forms are also on the table, or obtained at If anyone needs assistance please contact Eugene Maroul at 254 580 8102.

HILLSBORO CDA: The Catholic Daughters of America Court  Mary Mother of Mercy will meet on February 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church.  Please note this is a change from our normal meeting time due to Ash Wednesday.  Please consider joining CDA whose motto is unity and charity.  Refreshments will be served following the meeting.

WOMEN’S ACTS RETREAT: All ladies are invited to spend a weekend away with the Lord. The Women’s ACTS Retreat hosted by the West ACTS Community will be held April 14-17th. It is a gift that will keep on giving. Applications are located on the back table.

APPRECIATION MEAL:  This is the last weekend to sign up to attend the Parish Appreciation Meal on February 21, 2016 in the Parish Hall. We will gather at 5:00 p.m. and eat dinner at 5:30 p.m. All Parishioners are invited.  (There is no cost.) Please sign up on the sheet on the back bulletin board by February 14th.