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  

FEBRUARY 26, 2017



Parochial Administrator-Fr. Joseph Keating    

Business Manager/Secretary-Agnes & Terry Timmons

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.

FEBRUARY 26, 2017


SATURDAY       FEB  25:   6:00 pm:    +Clara Kaska by CDA Court #2143

SUNDAY             FEB  26:   8:00 am:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

MONDAY           FEB  27:   6:00 pm:   + Clara Kaska by CDA Court #2143

WEDNESDAY   MAR   1:   6:00 pm:   +Clara Kaska by Johnnie Sinkule Family

SATURDAY       MAR   4:  6:00 pm:   + Clara Kaska by Johnnie Sinkule Family

SUNDAY             MAR  5:   8:00 am:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Frank & Glenora Pustejovsky by Johnnie & Mary Pustejovsky

CROSS LIGHTS: Ernest & Anna Mae Snapka by Eugene, Kathy, & Tommy Pustejovsky

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda


ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Clayton Wolf

LECTOR:  Joycie Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHER:  Doug Pustejovsky  


ALTAR SERVERS:  Gerik Family

LECTORS: Susan Kallus

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Nolan Pustejovsky

USHER: Ben Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS:  Meredith Moore, Katelyn Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Annette Ballew

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, Charles Beseda, Jeanette Urbanovsky

 USHER: Gary Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Kolby Padgett, Liz Vallon

LECTORS: Joanie Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Agnes, David, & Patrick Timmons

USHER:  Brad Padgett


ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Kathy Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

 USHER: Phil Pustejovsky

RICE BOWL: Our parish will be participating in CRS Rice Bowl Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten program as a way to encounter Jesus through others, especially through the most vulnerable in our world. Rice Bowls will be available at the entrances of the church on Ash Wednesday and will be collected on Easter Sunday.

SECOND COLLECTION: On Ash Wednesday, we will take up the collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe which supports Catholic organizations that provide affordable shelter and train seminarians in a region that still struggles from the effects of Soviet rule.  Please be generous.

SECOND COLLECTION: Next 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.

THANK YOU: Sincere appreciation to all those individuals who help prepare, serve, and clean up after the parish Appreciation Meal last Sunday, as well as the Youth Hamburger Supper held this past Wednesday.

ASH WEDNESDAY: Wednesday, March 1
7:00am –  IHM, Abbott – Liturgy of the Word and Ash Distribution
6:00pm – IHM, Abbott – Mass and Ash Distribution
8:00pm – Nativity, Penelope – Liturgy of the Word and Ash Distribution

U.S. Church Regulations for fasting: Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence from meat for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence from meat. The norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted to eat one full meal, as well as two smaller meals that together are not equal to a full meal. The norms concerning abstinence from meat are binding from age 14 onwards.

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, please contact the office.  Available dates include: March 3, 17, 24, 31, & April 7.

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RCIA: Class will meet on Sun., Feb. 26th in the Parish Hall from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. The topics include: The Season of Lent and the Church’s Liturgical Calendar.

ADULT FORMATION: The Adult Formation Class will not meet on Wednesday, March 1st because of Ash Wednesday.

CCD NEWS: Students are encouraged to attend Ash Wednesday Mass with their family. Classes will resume the following Wednesday.

MEETINGS: There will be NO council meetings during the month of March.

CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice after Mass on Monday, February 27th.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

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,  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., Jerry Kazda, Dee Carmichael, Bryson Hejl, Rosalie Gentile, and Charlie Reither.

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 12th.  Hope to see some new faces. 

PLEASE HELP: The KJZT Juniors invite the parish to participate in their People Helping People Disaster Relief Project.  The funds collected in this free will donation will be matched 100% by the KJZT state office, up to $1,000.  The money collected will benefit six Penelope children (ranging in age from 6th grade to 7 months) who recently lost both of their parents.  If you are able to help, put your gift in an envelope marked “Penelope” and place it in the collection basket by Sunday February 26.  Please keep these families in your prayers.

FISH FRY: The KJZT Jrs. will sponsor a Fish Fry on Friday, March 10th, from 5:30  p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The meal will consist of fish, french fries, cole slaw, beans, and tea.  Cost of the meal is $8.00 for adult and plates to go and $5.00 for children 12 and under.  The proceeds will benefit the Penelope children who lost their parents. All are invited to come out and enjoy a delicious meal.

MEALS NEEDED: Our parish will provide meals for approximately fifteen UTA college students who will be performing service projects for our parish starting Sunday, March 12th thru 15th.  If you would like to help provide breakfast, lunch, or dinner, please contact Agnes Timmons.

BULLETIN BOARD: Take these opportunities to let someone else do the cooking. Please see the flyers on the back bulletin board for the following events.

CDA TACO SOUP LUNCHEON – Tuesday, February 28th