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 15, 2015
FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
PARISH STAFF & MINISTRIES
Parochial Administrator-Fr.Ouseph I Thekkumthala (Cell) 707-0624
Business Manager/Secretary-Agnes Timmons 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 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.
Saturday – 7:00 p.m.
MARCH 15, 2015
FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
SATURDAY MAR 14: 6:00 pm: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
SUNDAY MAR 15: 8:00 am: +Christine Beseda by Terry Timmons Family
MONDAY MAR 16: 6:00 pm: +Henry Pustejovsky by Moon & Martinez Families
WEDNESDAY MAR 18: 6:00 pm: +Martha Hejl by Stephen & Diane Kallus
SATURDAY MAR 21: 6:00 pm: +Nancy Kasberg by Mark & Cindy Psencik
SUNDAY MAR 22: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
CEMETERY LIGHTS: Hykel Family by Anna Louise Kaska
CROSS LIGHTS: Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas & Family
SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Tommy Pustejovsky by Sam Polansky
SATURDAY- MARCH 21
ALTAR SERVERS: Lauren & Kyle Gerik
LECTORS: Doug Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, John Jimenez, Linda Gerik
USHERS: John Gerik
SUNDAY – MARCH 22
ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Pat Blaha
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska
USHERS: Charles Beseda
SATURDAY- MARCH 28
ALTAR SERVERS: Natalie Kaska, Mariann Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Susan Kallus
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Albert Srubar
USHERS: Kevin Beene
SUNDAY – MARCH 29
ALTAR SERVERS: Christopher Pustejovsky, Keaton Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Gary Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Beverly Pustejovsky, John Blaha, Charles Beseda
USHERS: Doug Pustejovsky
SPECIAL COLLECTION: This weekend, we are reminded that Jesus identified himself with our poorest brothers and sisters. The Catholic Relief Services Collection serves Jesus in the victims of human trafficking, in those who suffer from unjust laws, and in those who need pastoral care and humanitarian assistance across the globe. Through supporting today’s collection you help Jesus in disguise. Please be generous.
RICE BOWL: We journey with CRS Rice Bowl to Lebanon to be present to a people who themselves are on a journey. Here we meet a family of Syrian refugees, a family perhaps not so unlike our own. We are challenged through our almsgiving this week to reach out to those who are forced to flee their homes, who are seeking shelter in a land of peace.
CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice after Mass on Tuesday, March 17th.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Stations of the Cross will be observed at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
CCD NEWS: CCD classes will not meet on Wednesday due to spring break.
LAWN CARE: Immaculate Heart of Mary is currently in need of someone to provide lawn care for the church grounds. Please contact Charles Beseda at 254-749-7718 for more information.
LENTEN CONFESSIONS: Confessions at Abbott will be Monday, March 16 at 6:30 pm. Fr. Orozco will be assisting.
SYMPATHY: Please remember in your prayers the soul and family of Sophie Kubala who went to her eternal rest. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen
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.
GRIEF SUPPORT: A grief support group meeting will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening, March 19th 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.
KJZT JUNIORS: The KJZT Junior Division will lead Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 27. Juniors need to wear their royal blue t-shirts and jeans. Please meet in the back of church at 6:15. We will have our monthly meeting in the Smid Center immediately following Stations.
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, Doris Nesrsta, Willie Mae Pustejovsky, Johnnie Sinkule, Joe Helona, Patsy Makovy, Lisa Cole, Jeanette Urbanovsky, Rosilee Bartosh, Felix Picha, Louise Ondrej, Marcella & Michael Kiely, Pat Jimenez, Raymond Zapletal, Donna Nelson, Jane Boley, Matthew Machac, Bonnie Poole, Edward Rejcek, Rudolph Rejcek, Lillian Sodek, Jane Vallejo, Max Vallejo, Linda Pustejovsky, Domingo Balderas, Edward Muehlstein, Fr. Jerry Ryan, O.S.A., Judy Steele, Harry Gene Nors, Tommy Pustejovsky, Francy Stacha, Jimmy Tolbert, Jeff Bernsen, Margie Wolf, Alexis Enriquez, Baylee Owen, Rocky Steele, Beth Pezanosky, Diana Austin, Monsignor Frank Miller, Deacon John Lauhoff, George Kaska, Jr., Tony Keller, Cindy Bruce Zatopek, 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, and Raymond Jaska.
2015 Year Of Consecrated Life – Who’s Considering Religious Life?
Week One – Men
• Among male never-married Catholics, 3 percent (or approximately 350,000) have very seriously considered becoming a priest or religious brother.
• Men who have attended a Catholic secondary school are six times more likely to consider being a priest or brother.
• Among college students involved in Catholic campus ministry: 66 percent have seriously considered becoming a priest or religious brother.
• Among men involved in diocesan young adult ministry: 84 percent have seriously considered becoming a priest or religious brother.
• Among the 2,083 men who completed online VISION Vocation Match profiles in 2013, the majority are under 30, desire to wear a habit or distinctive religious garb, prefer to enter an apostolic community, and attend Catholic school