IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH
601 W. Houston St.
Abbott, TX 76621
Cell: (254) 707-0624
Parish Website: www.immaculateheartofmaryabbott.org
Parish Email: IHOM@airmail.net
MARCH 13, 2016
FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
PARISH STAFF & MINISTRIES
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.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Monday & Wednesday – 6:30 p.m.
MARCH 13, 2016 – FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT
SATURDAY MARCH 12: 6:00 pm: +Nancy Kasberg by Mark & Cindy Psencik
SUNDAY MARCH 13: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
MONDAY MARCH 14: 6:00 pm: +James Nors by Robert & Marie Nors
WEDNESDAY MARCH 16: 6:00 pm: +Charlie Pavlas by Lil Pavlas & Family
SATURDAY MARCH 19: 6:00 pm: +Felix Rejcek by Edward Rejcek Family
SUNDAY MARCH 20: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
CEMETERY LIGHTS: Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas Family
CROSS LIGHTS: Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda
SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda
SATURDAY- MARCH 19
ALTAR SERVERS: Lauren & Kyle Gerik
LECTORS: John Gerik
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, John Jimenez, Albert Srubar
USHER: Ben Pustejovsky
SUNDAY – MARCH 20
ALTAR SERVERS: Mallory Ballew, Christopher Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Annette Ballew
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky
USHER: Doug Pustejovsky
HOLY THURSDAY – MARCH 24
ALTAR SERVERS: Natalie Kaska, Mariann Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Joyce Lenart
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Terry & Agnes Timmons, Andy Pustejovsky
USHER: John Blaha
SATURDAY- MARCH 26
ALTAR SERVERS: Matthew & Kolby Padgett
LECTORS: Patrick Timmons
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Albert Srubar
USHER: Kevin Beene
SUNDAY – MARCH 27
ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Kathy Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska
USHER: Charles Beseda
TIME CHANGE: Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 13th. Don’t forget to set your clock ahead one hour.
THANK YOU: Many thanks for your generosity towards our second collection last weekend for Catholic Relief Services. It will help provide food to the hungry, support to displaced refugees, and Christ’s love and respect to all people. Please give generously to the Catholic Relief Services Collection and help Jesus in disguise.
LENTEN CONFESSIONS:Abbott – March 14, 6:30 pm Father Stephen Nesrsta will be helping Father Ouseph with Confessions in Abbott.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Our parish will have Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m., on Fridays during Lent. In the past, they have been led by parish organizations or CCD classes. If any group wishes to lead the stations on one of the evenings, please contact Agnes Timmons.
EASTER FLOWERS: This weekend, March 12th – 13th is the last opportunity to pre-order Easter lilies. Envelopes are located at the entrances of the church. The cost of each plant is $8.35 and can be paid for with either cash or by check. Please make the check payable to Wolfe Wholesale Florist and then place it in the collection basket.
COUNCIL MEETINGS: The Finance Council will meet on Monday, March 14th, 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.
CCD NEWS: There will not be CCD classes on Wednesday due to Spring Break.
MINISTER SCHEDULES: This is the last weekend to make changes to the minister schedules. Please write changes on the information sheet located on the back table and then place it in the collection basket.
RICE BOWL: This week’s CRS Rice Bowl country is the island nation of Madagascar, where we’re reminded of the important role farmers play in caring for God’s creation. As we prepare our meals throughout the week, let us reflect on where our food comes from – and what role we can play in caring for our environment. Rice Bowls will be turned on Easter Sunday.
KJZT DISTRICT NEWS: The Ennis KJZT Society will host the district KJZT meeting on Sunday, April 3, at the KJT Auditorium Dining Room, 1216 S. Paris Street, Ennis Texas. Registration will begin at 11:00 AM with lunch at noon and a meeting to follow at 1:00 PM. If you would like to attend please let our local society know by calling Jeanette Urbanovsky (694-3932) or Kathy Pustejovsky (582-3024) by Tuesday, March 22. The local Junior Society will attend and their count for attending will be given to Molly Gerik.
GRIEF SUPPORT: A grief support group meeting will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening, March 17th 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.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK: Please remember to keep these individuals in your prayers: Terry Kramolis, Evelyn Soukup, Susan Tomczak, Mark Helona, Mary Ann Pavlas, Stephanie Jarvis, Louise Pappas Woolsey, Eugene Pustejovsky, Johnnie Sinkule, Joe Helona, Patsy Makovy, Lisa Cole, Jeanette Urbanovsky, Rosilee Bartosh, Felix Picha, Louise Ondrej, Marcella & Michael Kiely, Pat Jimenez, Donna Nelson, Matthew Machac, Bonnie Poole, Rudolph Rejcek, Lillian Sodek, Jane Vallejo, Max Vallejo, Linda Pustejovsky, Domingo Balderas, Edward Muehlstein, Judy Steele, Harry Gene Nors, Tommy Pustejovsky, Jimmy Tolbert, Jeff Bernsen, Margie Wolf, Alexis Enriquez, Baylee Owen, Rocky Steele, 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, Charlie Flaherty, 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, and Kenneth Kubala.
HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE:
Thursday, March 24. 7:00 pm, Thursday of the Lord’s Supper at the Evening Mass, Abbott; 6:30 pm, Hillsboro
Friday, March 25, 7:00 pm, Friday of the Passion of the Lord. Penelope
Friday, March 25, 7:00 pm, Stations of the Cross. Abbott; 6:00pm, Hillsboro
Saturday, March 26, 8:30 pm, The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night. Abbott; 7:30 pm, Hillsboro
KJZT JUNIORS: The KJZT Juniors will lead Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, March 25 at 7 pm. After Stations, the juniors will lead the rosary. Juniors need to wear their turquoise t-shirts and meet in the back of church at 6:45 pm.
THANK YOU: The Knights of Columbus with to thank everyone for your generous support of their Fish Fry. A total of $1,343 will help the knights make contributions to their various charities.