601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX  76621
(254) 582-3092

 Cell: (254) 707-0624

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JULY 3, 2016




 Parochial Administrator-Fr.Ouseph I Thekkumthala (Cell) 254-707-0624

Business Manager/Secretary-Agnes Timmons 254-580-8125

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 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

Monday & Wednesday – 6:30 p.m.

JULY 3, 2016


SATURDAY      JULY     2:   6:00 pm:   +Nancy Kasberg by Mark & Cindy Psencik

SUNDAY            JULY     3:   8:00 am:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

MONDAY          JULY     4:   6:00 pm:   +Henry & Willie Mae Pustejovsky by Mike Bezdek Family

WEDNESDAY  JULY     6:   6:00 pm:   +Martha Beseda – In honor of her 95th Birthday by Terry & Agnes Timmons

SATURDAY      JULY     9:   6:00 pm:   +Nancy Kasberg by Mark & Cindy Psencik

SUNDAY            JULY   10    8:00 am:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

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

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

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Tommy Pustejovsky by Sam Polansky Family


ALTAR SERVERS: Lauren & Kyle Gerik

LECTORS: John Gerik

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Volunteer

USHER: John Blaha


ALTAR SERVERS: Keaton & Paxton Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Doug Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

USHER: Charles Beseda


ALTAR SERVERS: Mariann Pustejovsky, Kolby Padgett

LECTORS: Patrick Timmons


USHER: Brad Padgett


ALTAR SERVERS: Mallory Ballew, Christopher Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Annette Ballew

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, John Blaha, Charles Beseda

USHER: Gary Pustejovsky

WELCOME / THANK YOU: We are very grateful to Msgr. Francis Boakye Tawiah who will be celebrating Mass for us this weekend. 

APPRECIATION: In appreciation for the six years that Fr. Ouseph has served our parish, we will honor him with a Hamburger Supper.  The free meal will be held on Saturday, July 23rd after Mass. Burgers, fries, beans, and tea will be provided by the parish. If you wish to bring a dessert to be shared, it would be welcomed. Please sign the list on the back bulletin board if you plan to attend.

SPECIAL COLLECTION: The Catholic Home Missions Appeal will take place next week. One way that this appeal works to strengthen home mission dioceses in the united States is by funding seminarian formation in poor dioceses.  The blessing of seminarians places a financial burden on these dioceses, where educating each seminarian costs $35-$40K per year. Your support is needed for these young men, so that they might go back and serve their parishes. Please strengthen the Church at home by making a generous gift to next week’s appeal.

THANK YOU: Thank you for your generosity towards last weekend’s Peter’s Pence Collection.  With your contributions, you join our Holy Father as a witness of charity to those who are suffering.

ALTAR SERVERS: Our Saturday Altar Server list is down to only four servers. If any Sunday morning servers can take one of the weekends, it would be helpful. Available dates include: July 23rd, August 6, and September 24th. Please contact Agnes Timmons at 254-580-8125 for scheduling.

INTENTIONS NEEDED: We are in need of Sanctuary Light intentions. Anyone wishing to send in requests may do so by enclosing the intention and donation in a specially marked envelope and placing it in the collection basket.

MINISTER SCHEDULES: New minister schedules for Altar Servers, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, and Ushers are ready to be picked up.  In an effort to save postage, please get yours from the back table.

KJZT JUNIORS: The next meeting of the KJZT Junior Division will be Wednesday, July 6 at 7 pm in the Smid Center.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Penelope will be having Vacation  Bible School. They have invited the youth of our parish to join them for Cave Quest – Following Jesus the Light of the World. It will begin on Sunday, July 24th and end on Thursday, July 28th. Hours are from 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Contact: Sherry Hueske -254.709.7750; Tiffany Nors- 254.582.6034

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, Marcella & Michael Kiely, Donna Nelson, Matthew Machac, Bonnie Poole, Lillian Sodek, Jane Vallejo, Max Vallejo, Linda Pustejovsky, Domingo Balderas, Edward 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, Armand Jimenez, James Homel, Ann Vanek, Mark Kutscherousky, Jim Kornegay, 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, Hannah Hildebrand, Larry Podsednik, Cooper and Brooklyn Downing, J. T. Vallon, Evelyn Petter, Charles Beseda, Helen Sustala, Billy Kelm, and Dolores Divin.

Respect for Life is the Path to Peace 

“The path to the attainment of the common good and to peace is above all that of respect for human life in  all its many aspects, beginning with its conception, through its development and up to its natural end. True peacemakers, then, are those who love, defend and promote human life in all its dimensions, personal, communitarian and transcendent. Life in its fullness is the height of peace. Anyone who loves peace cannot tolerate attacks and crimes against life.

“Those who insufficiently value human life and, in consequence, support among other things the liberalization of abortion, perhaps do not realize that in this way they are proposing the pursuit of a false peace. The flight from responsibility, which degrades human persons, and even more so the killing of a defenseless and innocent being, will never be able to produce happiness or peace. Indeed how could one claim to bring about peace, the integral development of peoples or even the protection of the environment without defending the life of those who are weakest, beginning with the unborn. Every offence against life, especially at its beginning, inevitably causes irreparable damage to development, peace and the environment. Neither is it just to introduce surreptitiously into legislation false rights or freedoms which, on the basis of a reductive and relativistic view of human beings and the clever use of ambiguous expressions aimed at promoting a supposed right to abortion and euthanasia, pose a threat to the fundamental right to life.”

— Pope Benedict XVI, Message for the Celebration of the World Day of Peace – January 1, 2013, n.4.