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 20, 2016
PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD
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 20, 2016
PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD
SATURDAY MARCH 19: 6:00 pm: +Felix Rejcek by Edward Rejcek Family
SUNDAY MARCH 20: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
MONDAY MARCH 21: 6:00 pm: +George Kaska, Jr. by Mr. & Mrs. Paul Sulak
WEDNESDAY MARCH 23: 6:00 pm: +Sophie Kubala by KJZT #104
THURSDAY MARCH 24: 7:00 pm: Emil & Bessie Pustejovsky by Agnes Marak
SATURDAY MARCH 26: 8:30 pm: +Ted Pustejovsky by John & Molly Gerik
SUNDAY MARCH 27: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
CEMETERY LIGHTS: Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas Family
CROSS LIGHTS: Tommy Pustejovsky by Gary & Joycie Pustejovsky
SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Dennis Gerik by Linda Gerik
HOLY THURSDAY – MARCH 24
ALTAR SERVERS, LECTORS, EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS, USHERS, CANTORS, AND THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO WILL BE GETTING THEIR FEET WASHED WILL BE ASSIGNED. PRACTICE WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23RD AT 7:00 P.M.
SATURDAY- MARCH 26
ALTAR SERVERS, LECTORS, EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS, & USHERS WILL BE ASSIGNED. PRACTICE WILL BE ON SATURDAY, MARCH 26TH AT 9:00 A.M.
SUNDAY – MARCH 27
ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Kathy Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska
USHER: Charles Beseda
SATURDAY- APRIL 2
ALTAR SERVERS: Liz Vallon, Mariann Pustejovsky
LECTORS: Joanie Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, John Gerik
USHER: John Blaha
SUNDAY – APRIL 3
ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Madison Murphy
LECTOR: Joycie Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky
USHER: Gary Pustejovsky
HOLY LAND COLLECTION: Through the Good Friday Collection, you join with Catholics around the world to stand in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land. When you contribute to the Pontifical Good Friday Collection, you become an instrument of peace in a troubled land. As there is no Good Friday Service, please place your envelope in the collection basket of the next Mass you attend.
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
Saturday, March 26, 8:30 pm, The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night. Abbott
7:30 pm, Hillsboro
ADORATION: There will be Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament beginning immediately after the procession of the Blessed Sacrament at the end of Holy Thursday Mass continuing until 12:00 midnight. Volunteers are askeded to sign up on the back bulletin board.
PRACTICE: There will be a practice for those individuals involved with Holy Week Services on Holy Thursday and Holy Saturday. Those involved with Holy Thursday Services will meet on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Those involved with Holy Saturday Services will meet on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m.
PLEASE NOTE: For the Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday, no one will be allowed in the church until the procession with the Paschal Candle beginning at the front steps of the church.
FASTING & ABSTINENCE: Good Friday is a day of fast and abstinence. Catholics who are 18 year old and up, until their 59th birthday (when you begin your 60th year), are bound to fast (1 full meal and 2 “snacks” that don’t add up to a full meal). Also, Catholics who are 14 years old and older are to abstain from eating meat.
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.
CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to Brock and Trena Pustejovsky on receiving the sacrament of First Holy Communion this past week! May the Holy Spirit continue to work through you in growing and in sharing your Catholic faith, and may you continue to feel the “wholeness” that you feel in receiving Jesus at every Mass.
CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice after Mass on Monday, March 21st. Anyone is welcome to attend. We are always looking for new singers.
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.
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.
FUNDRAISER: The History of West Museum will hold its 4th Annual Spring Fundraiser at the West Knights of Columbus Hall on Sunday, April 10. Serving of fried chicken, sausage, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, slaw, dessert and tea will begin at 11:00 a.m. Cost is $10; eat-in and to-go plates will be available. A live auction will begin at noon; there will also be a silent auction and raffle.
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.
RICE BOWL: Rice Bowls will be turned on Easter Sunday. We follow Jesus this week on our Lenten journey as he enters Jerusalem, a community he knew well. CRS Rice Bowl ask us to prayerfully enter into our own communities, to find those who are hungry and thirsty, those who need our help. How does our Lenten journey motivate us to serve those we encounter in our daily lives?