601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX  76621
(254) 582-3092

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Office Hours: M – Th – 9 am to 1 pm 

JULY 2, 2017



Pastor – Reverend  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 7:30 – 7:45 a.m.

Saturday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

JULY 2, 2017


SATURDAY       JULY 1:   6:00 pm:   + George Kaska, Jr. by Joe & Louise Girard

SUNDAY             JULY 2:   8:00 am:      Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

MONDAY           JULY 3:   6:00 pm:   + George Kaska, Jr. by Martha Beseda

WEDNESDAY   JULY 5:   6:00 pm:   + George Kaska, Jr. by Martha Beseda

SATURDAY       JULY 8:   6:00 pm:      Living Members of CDA #829

SUNDAY            JULY 9:   8:00 am:       Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary     

CEMETERY LIGHTS: John & Clara Kaska by John Daniel Kaska

CROSS LIGHTS: Nancy Kasberg by Mark & Cindy Psencik

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Individuals on our Prayer List by Anna Kaska 


ALTAR SERVERS: Kolby Padgett, Wyatt Holecek

LECTORS: Terry Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Agnes Timmons, Nolan Pustejovsky, Patrick Timmons

USHER: Brad Padgett


ALTAR SERVERS: Meredith Moore, Katelyn Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Gary Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, Charles Beseda, Roger Pustejovsky

USHER: Patrick Hejl


ALTAR SERVERS: Mariann Pustejovsky, Ryan Pustejovsky

LECTORS: Traci Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Albert Srubar

USHER: John Blaha


ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Kathy Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

USHER: Phil Pustejovsky

THANKS: Thank you for your generous support to the collection last week for Peter’s Pence.  This will assist Pope Francis in his many works.

Many thanks to Louise and Conner Sullins for mowing the church property. It looks very nice.

Our gratitude to the individuals who prepared the refreshments for our mission.

SECOND COLLECTION: Next week, we will take up the Catholic Home Missions Appeal.  Right now, over 40 percent of dioceses in the US are considered home missions because they are unable to fund essential pastoral work needed in their communities.  Your support of this appeal helps ease the struggle of these dioceses.  Please prayerfully consider how you can support this appeal.

JOB OPENING: Father Joe is seeking to hire a full time Director of Religious Education to oversee programs at both IHM and Nativity parishes. Please see the flyer in the narthex for details or contact the parish office.

CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS: Hillsboro CDA Court #2143 will meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall at Our Lady of Mercy Church.  All ladies of the parish are invited.

CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice after Mass on Monday, July 3rd.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

 PARISH DATABASE: The parish is making every effort to get a listing of all the Catholics who live within our parish boundaries. If you are a parishioner or are new to the parish and have not completed a parish registration form, please take one from the back table.  Also, if you are aware of any homebound individuals, please take them a form and assist them in completing and returning it. They can be mailed to the church at 601 W. Houston, Abbott, Texas 76621 or dropped in the collection basket.

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.

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.

FLOWERS THIS WEEKEND: The flowers on the altar are in memory of the individuals who sacrificed much to make our country what it is today. This week as we celebrate let us remember to pray that God will strengthen and bless America and make our nation a haven of liberty and justice for all — born and unborn.

 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, Bernice Beene, Bobby Tlustos, Cathy Sulak, Jeanne Nicholson, Jamie Beauchamp, Wanda Pustejovsky, Harvey Janek, Opal Davidson, James Homel, Ann Vanek, Mark Kutscherousky, Jim Kornegay, Willie Joe Janek, Darren Boyse,  Sara Casey, Deacon Denver Crawley, Danelle Crawley, Ed Sykora, Doris Nesrsta, Martha Beseda, David Sinkule, Lucy Garza, Hannah Hildebrand, Cooper and Brooklyn Downing, J. T. Vallon, Charles Beseda, Helen Sustala, Mike Magid, Margaret Kennedy, Kim Thornhill, Father Reinhard Sternemann, O.S.A., Jerry Kazda, Rosalie Gentile, Charlie Reither, Tommy Janek, April Warren, and Ashley Grmela.

It is not necessary to be a member of the parish to be added to the list. You will not be put on the prayer list without your permission. To have anyone added or removed, please tell Agnes Timmons @254-5802-3092. Only the person requesting or the person being prayed for can request removal from the list.

 MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The children of our parish are invited to participate in Vacation Bible School at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Penelope. It will be held in the evenings in the Parish Hall beginning Sunday, July 23 through Thursday, July 27 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Dinner will be provided!  Registration forms are located on the back table.  Please drop in the collection basket so they can have a meal count. Also, VBS t-shirts are available for purchase.  To get yours, contact Sherry Hueske at 254-709-7750. For other information contact Sherry or Tiffany Nors at 254-582-6034.

POLKA MASS: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary will have a Polka Mass and Dance on Sunday, July 30th.  More info will follow.

FULLNESS OF TRUTH: Relax, and renew your faith at San Antonio’s Fullness of Truth Conference, August 25 – 27, “The Reformation’s 500 Year Report Card: Catholicism Remains Christ’s Prayer for Unity” at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa.  Families, Middle and High School Youth, Clergy and Ministerial Professionals will gain valuable insights, spiritual, and formational development with Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, EWTN’s Dr. David Anders, Dr. Michael Barber, Dr. Francis Beckwith, Gail Buckley, and Fr. Ken Geraci.  Our dynamic speakers will share how through ongoing study and reason they were led to the conclusion that Catholicism best addresses the needs of modern Christians.  All attendees will be led toward the conclusion that the Catholic Church is the ultimate vision of Christ’s prayer for unity. Friday night begins with a full concert with Matt Maher and John Tibbs! Group rates begin with groups of 10+.  Call for details. Stay at the fantastic Hyatt Resort for half price with conference tickets! Register Now! or call 1-877-218-7884. Flyers are located on the back table with more information.