IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH
601 W. Houston St.Abbott, TX 76621
Cell: (254) 707-0624
Parish Website: www.immaculateheartofmaryabbott.org
Parish Email: IHOM@airmail.net
FEBRUARY 22, 2015
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
PARISH STAFF & MINISTRIES
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.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Monday & Wednesday – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday – 7:00 p.m.
FEBRUARY 22, 2015
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT
SATURDAY FEB 21: 6:00 pm: +Bruce & Frances Malaer by Sam Polansky Family
SUNDAY FEB 22: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
MONDAY FEB 23: 6:00 pm: Fr. Stephen Nesrsta’s Birthday
WEDNESDAY FEB 25: 6:00 pm: +George Kaska by Anna Louise Kaska
SATURDAY FEB 28: 6:00 pm: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
SUNDAY MAR 1: 8:00 am: +Ted Pustejovsky by John & Molly Gerik
CEMETERY LIGHTS: Emil & Bessie Pustejovsky by Johnnie & Mary Pustejovsky
CROSS LIGHTS: John, Albina, & Linda Pibil by Ed & Patsy Makovy
SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Raymond & Marcella Holy by Tom & Maureen Holy
SATURDAY- FEBRUARY 28
ALTAR SERVERS: Mariann Pustejovsky, Liz Vallon
LECTOR: Joyce Lenart
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, John Jimenez, Linda Gerik
USHERS: John Blaha
SUNDAY – MARCH 1
ALTAR SERVERS: Katelyn Pustejovsky, Meredith Moore
LECTOR: Joycie Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska
USHERS: Gary Pustejovsky
SATURDAY- MARCH 7
ALTAR SERVERS: Lauren & Kyle Gerik
LECTORS: John Gerik
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Albert Srubar
USHERS: Kevin Beene
SUNDAY – MARCH 8
ALTAR SERVERS: Mallory Ballew, Meredith Moore
LECTOR: Annette Ballew
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Beverly Pustejovsky, John Blaha, Charles Beseda
USHERS: Doug Pustejovsky
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. Please be generous.
RICE BOWL: Our journey with CRS Rice Bowl begins in Tanzania, where a simple soybean is changing lives! What actions can you take this Lent to change lives –at home and around the world?
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Stations of the Cross will be observed at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
KJZT JRS: The KJZT Junior Division will lead Stations of the Cross on Friday, February 27. Juniors need to wear their royal blue t-shirts and jeans. Please meet in the back of church at 6:15. We will have our monthly meeting in the Smid Center immediately following Stations.
CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice after Mass on Monday, February 23rd. If anyone wishes to lead Stations this Friday, please contact Agnes Timmons 254-580-8125.
EASTER FLOWERS: Parishioners will have an opportunity to pre-order Easter lilies during the next two weekends, February 28th –March 1st & March 7th-8th. Envelopes will be provided for you to write your intentions and enclose the payment for the number of plants that you intend to purchase. They are located at the entrances of the church. The cost of each plant is $8.35 and can be paid for with either cash or by check. Please make the check payable to Wolfe Wholesale Florist. Your completed envelope can be placed in the collection basket. Orders are being taken for plants that will be for church use only. If you have any questions, please call Agnes Timmons, 580-8125.
MINISTER SCHEDULES: New schedules for Lectors, Altar Servers, Ushers, and Eucharistic Ministers will be coming out in April. Lectors need to have received the sacrament of Confirmation. Altar Servers need to have received the sacrament of First Holy Communion. Head Ushers need to be an adult. Training is available for all these roles. If you are new and wish to be added or need to make any changes, including a new contact number, please include it on the information sheet located on the back table. Please put these in the collection basket by March 8th. Hope to see some new faces.
FRIED CHICKEN DINNER: The Church of the Nativity in Penelope is having their annual chicken dinner with all the trimmings on Sunday, February 22nd. Serving begins at 11:30 a.m. Adult and plates to go are $9.50 and children plates are $5.00. All are invited.
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, Doris Nesrsta, Willie Mae Pustejovsky, Johnnie Sinkule, Joe Helona, Patsy Makovy, Lisa Cole, Jeanette Urbanovsky, Rosilee Bartosh, Felix Picha, Louise Ondrej, Marcella & Michael Kiely, Pat Jimenez, Raymond Zapletal, Donna Nelson, Jane Boley, Matthew Machac, Bonnie Poole, Edward Rejcek, Rudolph Rejcek, Lillian Sodek, Jane Vallejo, Max Vallejo, Linda Pustejovsky, Domingo Balderas, Edward Muehlstein, Fr. Jerry Ryan, O.S.A., Judy Steele, Harry Gene Nors, Tommy Pustejovsky, Francy Stacha, Jimmy Tolbert, Jeff Bernsen, Margie Wolf, Alexis Enriquez, Baylee Owen, Rocky Steele, Beth Pezanosky, Diana Austin, Monsignor Frank Miller, Deacon John Lauhoff, George Kaska, Jr., Tony Keller, Cindy Bruce Zatopek, 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, and Willie Joe Janek.
2015 YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE: Wake up the world! That is what Pope Francis has asked us to do in this special Year of Consecrated Life as we celebrate the lives of religious sisters, brothers, and priests, and invite others to consider a religious vocation. The church is relying on us to form the next generation of Catholics and ensure the future of Christian discipleship in all its varied expressions, including marriage, holy orders, single life, and consecrated life. From time to time, the bulletin will include information, quotes, and prayers regarding the consecrated life. In the meantime, pray for vocations, as well as those who have already made the decision to lead a consecrated life.
Lord of the Harvest,
BLESS young people with the gift of courage
to respond to your call. Open their hearts
to great ideals, to great things.
INSPIRE all of your disciples to mutual love
and giving–for vocations blossom in the good soil
of faithful people.
INSTILL those in religious life, parish ministries,
and families with the confidence and grace to
invite others to embrace the bold and noble path
of a life consecrated to you.
UNITE us to Jesus through prayer and sacrament,
so that we may cooperate with you in building
your reign of mercy and truth, of justice and
– POPE FRANCIS