601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX  76621
(254) 582-3092

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Office Hours: M & Th-8am to 12pm; T & W-1pm to 5pm  

MARCH 12, 2017



Parochial Administrator-Fr. 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 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.

Saturday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

MARCH 12, 2017


SATURDAY       MAR 11:   6:00 pm:    +Nancy Kasberg by Mark & Cindy Psencik

SUNDAY            MAR 12:   8:00 am:       Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

MONDAY          MAR 13:   6:00 pm:     +Clara Kaska by Johnnie Sinkule Family

WEDNESDAY   MAR 15:   6:00 pm:    +Clara Kaska by Johnnie Sinkule Family

SATURDAY       MAR 18:   6:00 pm:    +Clara Kaska by Martha Beseda

SUNDAY            MAR  19:   8:00 am:      Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Janelle Pustejovsky by Johnnie & Mary Pustejovsky

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

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Tommy Pustejovsky by Sam Polansky Family


ALTAR SERVERS: Mariann Pustejovsky, Ryan Pustejovsky

LECTORS: David Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Nolan Pustejovsky

USHER: John Blaha


ALTAR SERVERS:  Christopher Pustejovsky, Mallory Ballew

LECTOR: Gary Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHER: Doug Pustejovsky



LECTORS: Patrick Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, Albert Srubar, Andy Pustejovsky

USHER: Kevin Beene


ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Madison Murphy

LECTOR: Beverly Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, Charles Beseda, Ron Kaska

 USHER: Patrick Hejl

SECOND COLLECTIONS: Thank you for your generosity towards the special collections for The Church in Central & Eastern Europe and for the Black and Indian Missions. 

RICE BOWL: Through Catholic Relief Services, we encounter Evelina in Zambia as she and other mothers in her community learn new ways to provide nutritious meals for their growing children and families.  How do we ensure that those who are hungry have not only food but true nourishment?

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Our parish will have Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m., on Fridays during Lent. If any group wishes to lead the stations, please contact the office.  Available dates include: March 17, 24, 31, & April 7.

PENANCE SERVICE: There are several options for receiving the sacrament of Reconciliation during this Lenten Season. Besides the usual confessions times before our weekend Masses, there will be a Penance Service held in Penelope on Thursday, March 23rd from 5:00 p.m. until Mass starts at 7:00 p.m. Another Penance Service will be held at Abbott on Monday, March 27th. The service will begin with a program at 6:30 p.m. followed by confessions until 8:00 p.m. Please plan to be there for the beginning.

RCIA: Class will not be held on Sunday, March 12th due to Spring Break.

ADULT FORMATION: Class will not be held this week due to Spring Break.

CCD: Classes will not be held this week due to Spring Break.

EASTER FLOWERS: Parishioners will have an opportunity to pre-order Easter lilies. Orders need to in by March 19th. Envelopes will be provided for you to write your intentions and enclose the payment for the number of plants that you intend to purchase. They are located at the entrances of the church. The cost of each plant is $8.35.  Checks should be made payable to Wolfe Wholesale Florist and can be placed in the collection basket.  If you have any questions, please call the office.

TIME CHANGE: Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 12th.  Don’t forget to set your clock ahead one hour.

CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice after Mass on Monday, March 13th.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

THANK YOU: Thank you to Margie and Norm Goldberg of Waco for their recent contributions to Fatima Cemetery.  Over the past two years Margie and Norm have donated approximately $37,000 towards improvements to the cemetery.  Their generous contributions have allowed us to construct the new fence, level a leaning brick column, sandblast and repaint the entry gates, and level grave stones.

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, Tony Keller, Bernice Beene, Bobby Tlustos, Cathy Sulak, Megan Janek, Jeanne Nicholson, Jamie Beauchamp, Wanda Pustejovsky, Janet Krueger, Harvey Janek, Opal Davidson, James Homel, Ann Vanek, Mark Kutscherousky, Jim Kornegay, Willie Joe Janek, Darren Boyse,  Sara Casey, Deacon Denver Crawley, Deanell Crawley, Ed Sykora, Doris Nesrsta, Martha Beseda, David Sinkule, Lucy Garza, Hannah Hildebrand, Larry Podsednik, Cooper and Brooklyn Downing, J. T. Vallon, Evelyn Petter, Charles Beseda, Helen Sustala, Mike Magid, Margaret Kennedy, Kim Thornhill, Father Reinhard Sternemann, O.S.A., Jerry Kazda, Dee Carmichael, Bryson Hejl, Rosalie Gentile, and Charlie Reither.

KC MEETING: The Knights of Columbus will have their quarterly meeting this Monday, March 20th in the ACIO Building at 6:30 p.m. There will be a meal provided.

MINISTER SCHEDULES: Changes to ministry schedules need to be turned in by Sunday, March 12th.  Please use the information sheet located on the back table.

SCHOLARSHIP: The Monsignor George Doskocil Assembly of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus in West is offering $500 scholarships for graduating seniors in this area.  Applications are located on the back table. The deadline to apply is April 1st.

PRAYER BOOK: The St. Mary’s Catholic Daughters of America are preparing an Easter prayer book for the congregation. All CDA members are encouraged to submit their favorite prayer to  The prayers can also be dropped off at any CDA meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at the St. Joseph’s Hall at 7:00 pm in West.  The deadline for entries into the prayer book is April 1.

GRIEF SUPPORT: A grief support group meeting will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening, March 16th at St. Joseph’s Hall next to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  This is a support group for those in the community who want to gain a better understanding of all the changes experienced in the grief process.