601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX  76621
(254) 582-3092

 Cell: (254) 707-0624

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FEBRUARY 7, 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 7, 2016


SATURDAY      FEBRUARY   6:    6:00 pm:     Special Intention  

SUNDAY           FEBRUARY   7:     8:00 am:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

MONDAY         FEBRUARY   8:     6:00 pm:  +Charlie Pavlas by Helen Lenart

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 10:     6:30 pm:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

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

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Henry Pustejovsky by Terry Timmons Family

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

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


ALTAR SERVERS: Matthew & Kolby Padgett

LECTORS: Joyce Lenart

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Terry & Agnes Timmons, Andy Pustejovsky

USHERS: Brad Padgett


ALTAR SERVERS: Mallory Ballew, Christopher Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Gary Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

USHERS: Doug Pustejovsky


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

THANK YOU: Many, many thanks to all those individuals who helped in any way with the CCD Hamburger Supper last Wednesday. Thanks to our volunteers including those who cooked and served the meal and to all those who came out and supported the fundraiser by purchasing the meal.

RICE BOWL: Our parish will be participating in Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten program as a way to encounter Jesus through others. Rice Bowls will be available on the back table starting on Ash Wednesday. Please be sure to take home a Rice Bowl and use this fun and easy resource to deepen your family’s Lenten experience and make a difference in the lives of the poor.

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

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.

ASH WEDNESDAY: Ashes will be distributed at these times.

February   9   Vigil – Nativity of the BVM – Penelope   6:30 pm

February 10   Ash Wednesday – Our Lady of Mercy – Hillsboro  English  5:00 pm ; Immaculate Heart of Mary             6:30 pm

FASTING & ABSTINENCE: Catholics who are 18 year old and up, until their 59th birthday (when you begin your 60th year), are bound to fast (1 full meal and 2 “snacks” that don’t add up to a full meal) on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Also, Catholics who are 14 years  old and older are to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and on all Fridays of Lent.

CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice after Mass on Monday, February 8th. Anyone is welcome to attend. We are always looking for new singers.

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

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.

APPRECIATION MEAL:  To show appreciation for all the gifts and talents that our parishioners share with the church, the Parish will host an 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 use the RSVP form included with the bulletin and drop in the collection basket or register on the sign up sheet on the back bulletin board by February 14th so that we can get an accurate count for the caterer.

CDA  LUNCHEON: CDA Court Sacred Heart #829 will host the annual Taco Soup and Salad luncheon on Tuesday, February 9, 2016, at the KC Hall, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The donation for Adults will be $7.00, and Children $3.00

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.

SCHOLARSHIPS: The Catholic Family Fraternal of Texas – KJZT is now accepting 2016 scholarship applications.  Written requests for applications must be made by the student in one of the following ways: Mail: P. O. Box 18896 Austin, TX  78760-8896; Fax: (512) 444-6887; Email:  Applications must be postmarked no later than February 12, 2016.

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.

FISH FRY: West KJT #31 is hosting a Fish Fry on Friday, Feb. 12th from 5:00 – ? at the St. Mary’s Parish Center. Adult and Plates to go will be $9.00. Proceeds from the dinner will go towards the Priest and Religious Retirement Fund.