601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX  76621
(254) 582-3092

Parish Website:

Parish Email:

Fr. Joe Email:

Office Hours: M – Th – 9 am to 1 pm 

JULY 30, 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 30, 2017


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

MONDAY           JULY 31:   6:00 pm:    +Willie Mae Pustejovsky by John Daniel Kaska

WEDNESDAY   AUG 2:   6:00 pm:    +Dorothy Gerik by KJZT #104

SATURDAY       AUG     5:   6:00 pm:    +Willie Mae Skerik by KJZT #104

SUNDAY             AUG     6:   8:00 am:       Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary  

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

CROSS LIGHTS: Mary Schonhoeft Sykora by Eugene Pustejovsky Family

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Tommy Pustejovsky by Eugene Pustejovsky Family


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



LECTORS: Patrick Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, Albert Srubar, Nolan Pustejovsky

USHER: John Blaha


ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Clayton Wolf

LECTOR: Beverly Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHER: Doug Pustejovsky

PRIEST CARE FUND SPECIAL COLLECTION: Next weekend, we will take up a special collection for the Diocesan Priest Care Fund.  Each year contributions from this collection are distributed to cover the costs of priests who are either in special or convalescent care and who have exhausted medical coverage and personal resources. These are our shepherds who have dedicated their lives to serving God’s people.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

SPAGHETTI DINNER: Our Annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held on August 27th. The meal consisting of spaghetti and meat sauce, salad bar, garlic bread, dessert and drink is from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Adult plates and plates to go are $9.00 and $6.00 for children under 12. Please invite your family and friends to come out and enjoy a delicious meal and fellowship. Parishioners whose last names begin with A – O are asked to please bring a dessert to be served with the meal. Also, if anyone wishes to make a cash donation towards the meat or other ingredients, please put it in a specially marked envelope and place it in the collection basket.

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.

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.

STROKE SCREENING: Next weekend there will be representatives from Stroke Scan who will be available to set up appointments for stroke screenings for anyone who is interested. The screenings will be conducted on Monday, August 14th.

CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice after Mass on Monday, July 31st.  Everyone is welcome to attend

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION: August 15th is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Declared a dogma of faith in 1950 by Pope Piux XII, this Holy Day of Obligation celebrates Mary being taken up into Heaven body and soul at the end of her life.

Mass attendance on this day is required and will be available as follows:
Abbott     – Monday, August 14th at 7:00 p.m.
Abbott     – Tuesday, August 15th at 8:00 a.m.
Penelope – Tuesday, August 15th at 7:00 p.m.

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.

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. 

ALTAR SERVERS: Today the West KCs will be sponsoring the Annual Altar Server Picnic at the West Pool at 1:00pm. Servers that are current servers and have served in the past year will get in free, and they and their families are welcome to have hamburgers and hot dogs, which will be served around 4:30 or 5:00pm.

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.

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.  Register Now! or call 1-877-218-7884. Flyers are located on the back table with more information.