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 26, 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 26, 2017


SATURDAY       MAR 25:   6:00 pm:   +Clara Kaska by Eugene & Theresa Dudik

SUNDAY             MAR 26:   8:00 am:       Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

MONDAY           MAR 27:   6:00 pm:   + Clara Kaska by Eugene & Theresa Dudik

WEDNESDAY   MAR 29:   6:00 pm:   +Clara Kaska by JoAnn Sulak

SATURDAY       APR     1:   6:00 pm:   +Charlie Pavlas by Ray & Betty Svrcek

SUNDAY             APR     2:   8:00 am:       Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Marvin & Lois Cvikel by Johnnie & Mary Pustejovsky

CROSS LIGHTS: John & Christine Polansky by Johnnie & Mary Pustejovsky

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas Family


ALTAR SERVERS: Liz Vallon, Wyatt Holecek

LECTORS: Susan Kallus

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Albert Srubar

USHER: Brad Padgett


ALTAR SERVERS: Keaton & Paxton Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Doug Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky,  Beverly Pustejovsky

USHER: Charles Beseda


ALTAR SERVERS: Kolby Padgett, Ryan Pustejovsky

LECTORS: Terry Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Agnes, David, & Patrick Timmons        

USHER: Ben Pustejovsky



ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Clayton Wolf

LECTOR: Beverly Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHER: Doug Pustejovsky

SECOND COLLECTION: Our parish will take up the Catholic Relief Services Collection this weekend.  Please be as generous as you can.

RICE BOWL: We encounter Maria in Mexico, where a community of hardworking women share joys, sorrows and fellowship while growing economic opportunity at a greenhouse.  How have your communities helped you encounter Christ anew this Lent?

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 31, & April 7.

PENANCE SERVICE: Please take advantage of the opportunity to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation during Lent. A Penance Service will be held 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 meet on Sun., March 19th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The topics include:  Catholic Social Teaching: Building a Civilization of Love; What is Catholic Social Teaching?; Building a Society Where All Human Persons Flourish; Participation and Responsibility in Society; Social Justice and Our Solidarity with the Human Family; Living Social Teaching; Our Responsibility to Serve the People in Daily Lives. Also, Protecting All Human Life: Abortion, Euthanasia, Human Person, etc.; Economic Activity and Social/Political Responsibilities; Love and Care for the Poor; The Call to Serve the Common Good; The Family as the Fundamental Cell of Society; The Principle of Subsidiarity.

ADULT FORMATION: The Adult Formation Class will meet on Wednesday, March 29th.  The topics  include: A Catholic Moral Vision: Virtue, Grace and the Path to Happiness, Morality Is the Path to True Happiness; The Problem of Moral Relativism; Law and Happiness; Virtue and Freedom; The Moral Act; Conscience and the Formation of Conscience; Living in the Freedom of Christ.

CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice on Tuesday, March 28th at 6:30 p.m..  Everyone is welcome to attend.

COUNCIL MEETINGS: The Finance Council will meet on Monday, April 3rd, 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.

CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS: Hillsboro CDA Court #2143 will meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall at Our Lady of Mercy Church.  All ladies of the parish are invited.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Adoration will take place every Saturday beginning at 4:30 p.m.  and ends with Benediction at 5:30.  Please sign the sheet at the entrance of the Church to ensure that someone is available to adore.

PARISH DATABASE: The parish is making every effort to get a listing of all the Catholics who live within our parish boundaries. If you are a parishioner or are new to the parish and have not completed a parish registration form, please take one from the back table.  Also, if you are aware of any homebound individuals, please take them a form and assist them in completing and returning it. They can be mailed to the church at 601 W. Houston, Abbott, Texas 76621 or dropped in the collection basket.

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.

HILLSBORO INTERFAITH MINISTRIES: HIM is a county wide entity which provides food and  clothing among other things to those less fortunate.  Monetary donations, food, and clothing can be delivered to the distribution center located 214-A East Elm Street in Hillsboro. Also, the center can always use extra volunteers.  To get more information about contributing or how to become a volunteer, please contact George Harris at 254-580-2717.

MINISTER SCHEDULES: New minister schedules for Altar Servers, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharistic, and Ushers are ready to be picked up.  In an effort to save postage, please get yours from the back table.

FUNDRAISER:  The History of West Museum will hold its 5th Annual Spring Fundraiser at the West KC Hall on Sunday, April 2nd. The meal consists of fried chicken, sausage, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, slaw, dessert and tea will begin at 11:00 a.m. Cost is $10.  To-go plates will be available.

SCHOLARSHIP: The Catholic Daughters is offering a scholarship to Hillsboro and Abbott graduates this year.  To get an application please contact Helen Mach at 254-582-3932 or go online to the Hillsboro Church site. Computer applications will be accepted until April 20th.

SCHOLARSHIP: The deadline to apply for the Monsignor George Doskocil KC scholarship is April 1st.  Applications are located on the back table.

DIOCESAN TRAVEL PROGRAM: Our own, Father Joe will be the chaplain for the upcoming pilgrimage to France. It will take place October 18-30, 2017. So, plan ahead.

13 Days through France’s Wine Region to Lourdes including: Paris, Lourdes, Normandy Beaches, Giverny, Abbey at Mont St. Michel, Caen, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Biarritz, Medieval Walled-in City of Carcessonne. Fully escorted. Almost All-Inclusive. Limited spaces. Call Paula Parrish at the Catholic Center 817-945-9440 or  Flyer on the back bulletin board with more info.