601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX  76621
(254) 582-3092

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JULY 31, 2016



Parochial Administrator-Fr. Joseph Keating

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


Saturday 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.

JULY 31, 2016


SATURDAY      JULY   30:   6:00 pm:    George Kaska, Jr. by Charles & Charlotte Hajek

SUNDAY            JULY   31:   8:00 am:    SCAP – Sunday Celebration in the Absence of a Priest

MONDAY          AUG      1:                       NO MASS

WEDNESDAY  AUG      3:   6:00 pm:   +Edward Rejcek by Jeanette Hennig

SATURDAY      AUG      6:   6:00 pm:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

SUNDAY            AUG      7:   8:00 am:   +Christine Beseda by Gary & Joycie Pustejovsky

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

CROSS LIGHTS: Dorothy Gerik by KJZT #104

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Eugene Snapka by His Family


ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky

LECTORS: Susan Kallus

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Volunteer

USHER: Brad Padgett


ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Madison Murphy

LECTOR: Beverly Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, John Blaha, Charles Beseda

USHER: Doug Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Mariann Pustejovsky, Kolby Padgett

LECTORS: Joanie Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Terry & Agnes Timmons, Volunteer

USHER: Matthew Padgett


ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Kathy Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHER: Phil Pustejovsky

WELCOME / THANK YOU: We are very grateful to Fr. Drozd from Ennis who will be celebrating our Saturday evening Mass and  to Deacon Denver who will conduct the Sunday Celebration in the Absence of a Priest service Sunday morning. Thank you for your flexibility during the month of July. Fr. Joe Keating will begin his assignment here on August 1st. His first Mass will be Wednesday, August 3rd. There will be no daily Mass on Monday, August 1st.

RECONCILIATION: Please note the new Sacrament of Reconciliation times for our parish. Saturday – 5:00 – 5:45 p.m. and Sunday 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.

WELCOME TO ABBOTT: Our parish will celebrate the new assignment of Father Joe Keating by welcoming him with a pot luck supper on Sunday, August 7th at 6:00 p.m. The parish will provide fried chicken, rolls, and tea. Parishioners who can attend are asked to provide a vegetable, salad. or dessert. Please sign the list on the back bulletin board. Let’s come out and welcome our new priest.

COUNCIL MEETINGS: The Finance Council will meet on Monday, August 8th , at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  The Pastoral Council will meet immediately after, at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. This is a special called meeting.

SPECIAL COLLECTION: “Care for Those Who Care for Us” Your contribution to the annual Priest Care Fund Special Collection next weekend, August 6-7, will help support the expenses of medical and long-term care for our retired and infirmed priests. These expenses are in addition to what is covered by their insurance, income benefits or personal resources. In addition to the Sunday collection, donations can also be made online at or  Please give generously.

THANK YOU: Our appreciation to the Knights of Columbus and the rest of the kitchen crew who prepared, served, and cleaned up after the hamburger supper for Father Ouseph’s farewell.

MOVIE NIGHT: On Friday, August 12th, our parish will be showing the expository documentary “The Incredible Discovery of Noah’s Ark”, at 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Proceeds will benefit our CCD program. The host Darren McGavin interviews eyewitnesses to the Ark who climbed Mount Ararat (some of it re-enacted on the mountain) and experts in the subject. The film not only details how the ark would have been constructed, but also recent evidence that would seem to prove where it is located. This was originally broadcast by CBS on television in February 1993. The film runs 90 minutes and has edited for private viewing.

CCD TEACHER NEEDED: Our religious education program is in need of someone to teach the Eighth Grade.  If you would be willing to your share your time with the students, please contact Traci Pustejovsky at 254-580-8202.

 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, Dolores Divin, and Alex Lopez.

FESTIVAL: The Church of the Assumption in West will have their Parish Festival on Sunday, August 14th at the Knights of Columbus Grounds. A home-cooked Fried Chicken (baked chicken also available) and Sausage Dinner will be served beginning at 11:00 a.m. Adults & Plates – to – go will be available. Auction, Bingo, & Water Games (bring your swim suit) will begin at 12:15 p.m.  A raffle will be held at 4:00 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to attend!

SWIM PARTY: The West Knights of Columbus are hosting a swim party on Sunday, August 7th at the Playdium Pool in West. The event which will be held from 1:00 -5:00 p.m. is for those individuals who have served on the altar during the past year. A hamburger and hot dog meal will be served.