601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX  76621
(254) 582-3092

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Office Hours: M – Th – 9 am to 1 pm

JULY 23, 2017



Pastor – Reverend  Joseph Keating 

Business Manager/Secretary – Agnes & Terry Timmons

Deacon – Denver Crawley      

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

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 23, 2017


SATURDAY       JULY 22:   6:00 pm:    +Willie Mae Pustejovsky by Dorothy Gandy

SUNDAY            JULY 23:   8:00 am:       Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary  

MONDAY           JULY 24:   6:00 pm:      NO MASS

WEDNESDAY   JULY 26:   6:00 pm:    +Willie Mae Pustejovsky by John Daniel Kaska

SATURDAY       JULY 29:   6:00 pm:    +Willie Mae Pustejovsky by Johnnie & Mary Pustejovsky

SUNDAY             JULY 30:   8:00 am:      Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

CEMETERY LIGHTS: John, Albina, & Linda Pibil by Ed & Patsy Makovy

CROSS LIGHTS: Eugene Snapka by Eugene Pustejovsky Family

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Tommy Pustejovsky by Eugene Pustejovsky Family


ALTAR SERVERS: Kolby Padgett, Wyatt Holecek

LECTORS: David Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, Andy Pustejovsky, Nolan Pustejovsky

USHER: Matthew Padgett 


ALTAR SERVERS: Chris Pustejovsky, Mallory Ballew

LECTOR: Annette Ballew

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, Charles Beseda, Debbie Pustejovsky

USHER: Gary Pustejovsky 


ALTAR SERVERS: Mariann Pustejovsky, Ryan Pustejovsky

LECTORS: Joanie Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Andy Pustejovsky

USHER: Ben Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Keaton & Paxton Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Doug Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

USHER: Patrick Hejl         

NO EVENING MASS 7/24: Father Joe will be away on Monday, July 24th. There will be no evening Mass.

NEW WEB ADDRESS: The address to the parish website has changed. To see information about our parish, bulletins, homilies, etc., please visit

COUNCIL MEETINGS: The Pastoral Council will meet on Monday, July 31st, at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  The Finance Council will meet at 8:00 p.m.

SANCTUARY FLOWERS: The flowers on the altar this weekend are given in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Albert Srubar, Sr. by the family.

JOB OPENING: The parishes of Immaculate Heart of Mary and Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary are seeking a full-time DRE to oversee the endeavors of both parishes.  The DRE job description and application are located on the Diocesan website at .  If anyone has questions or would like to submit an application please contact Fr. Joe at or (254) 582-3092.

ALTAR SERVERS: The West Knights of Columbus are inviting all altar servers to attend a Swim Party at the West Pool on Sunday, July 30th from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Families are invited to attend and enjoy hamburgers at 4:30. The altar servers will swim at no cost.

POLKA MASS: Sunday (July 30, 2017) Polka Mass & Dance
Nativity Parish Hall, Penelope                              
CATS (Czech and Then Some)
There will be a meal available for purchase consisting of baked chicken and ham with all the trimmings.
Serving will begin approximately 11:30-Noon with Dance following.

EVERY DAY: Every day women wake up believing that abortion is the only realistic solution to an unplanned pregnancy. Every day women are reaching for the hope that someone will help them by providing answers to their questions on pregnancy options. Every day an unborn child’s life is ended and a woman’s life is changed forever. Every day Care Net of Central Texas provides women with compassionate care, practical support and accurate information to change a woman’s life forever by providing hope.  Care Net of Central Texas does this with medical support through pregnancy testing, STD testing and ultrasounds, and practical support through material assistance, community resource referrals, individual counseling, prenatal classes and emotional support. Every day is possible because of supporters like you.  You change lives through your support.  Partner with Care Net of Central Texas on a monthly basis or through your one time gift to help us continue to provide hope to those seeking answers.  At the present time, the center is in great need of baby wipes, size 3 – 24 month clothes, and newborn and size 5 diapers. If you can help, please leave the items on the back table and they will be delivered to the center at 800 W. Waco Drive in Waco.

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 and Dorothy 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, Ashley Grmela, Freddie and Josephine Hutyra.

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 @254-582-3092. Only the person requesting or the person being prayed for can request removal from the list. 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL: 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!  VBS t-shirts are available for purchase.  To get yours or for other information contact Sherry Hueske at 254-709-7750 or Tiffany Nors at 254-582-6034. 

COLLEGE STUDENTS: Attention incoming Aggie Catholic freshmen!  St. Mary’s Catholic Center in College Station invites you to attend CONNECT, a retreat for new students of Texas A&M and Blinn.  Come and meet other Catholic students and see how you can grow closer to Jesus Christ while you are in college.  We are offering two opportunities to attend CONNECT the week before school starts: August 21-22 (Monday-Tuesday) or August 24-25 (Thursday-Friday).  To register and get more information, please visit our website:  Gig ‘em and God Bless!

FULLNESS OF TRUTH: 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.  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.