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 8, 2015
THIRD 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 8, 2015
THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
SATURDAY MAR 7: 6:00 pm: +Nancy Kasberg by Victor & Mary Ann Pavlas
SUNDAY MAR 8: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
MONDAY MAR 9: 6:00 pm: Fr. Stephen Nesrsta (Birthday February 23)
WEDNESDAY MAR 11: 6:00 pm: +Jerry Gerik by Lawrence & Betty Stanislav
SATURDAY MAR 14: 6:00 pm: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
SUNDAY MAR 15: 8:00 am: +Christine Beseda by Terry Timmons Family
CEMETERY LIGHTS: Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas & Family
CROSS LIGHTS: Johnny & Hattie Slovak by Ed & Patsy Makovy
SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Raymond & Marcella Holy by Tom & Maureen Holy
SATURDAY- MARCH 14
ALTAR SERVERS: Matthew & Kolby Padgett
LECTOR: Dave Timmons
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Terry & Agnes Timmons, Andy Pustejovsky
USHERS: Brad Padgett
SUNDAY – MARCH 15
ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Madison Murphy
LECTOR: Beverly Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Joycie Pustejovsky
USHERS: Phil Pustejovsky
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
SHARING IN MINISTRY REBATE: Thanks to your generosity, the parish has exceeded its goal for the Sharing in Ministry program. As a result, the Diocese has issued our church a rebate check in the amount of $1,555.90. Thank you!
SPECIAL COLLECTION: Next week, our parish will take up the Catholic Relief Services Collection. This collection supports six Catholic agencies that touch more than 100 million lives around the world. The funds from this collection help provide food to the hungry, support to displaced refugees, and Christ’s love and respect to all people. Next week, please give generously to the Catholic Relief Services Collection and help Jesus in disguise.
RICE BOWL: The next stop on our CRS Rice Bowl journey is the African nation, Niger, where we’re reminded that life’s joys and challenges are often seasonal. This week we pray for people who struggle to feed their families during the hungry season – when food is in short supply – and we commit to acting for the common good.
CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice after Mass on Monday, March 9th.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Stations of the Cross will be observed at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
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: Please mark your calendar for these opportunities for Confessions during Lent: Hillsboro – Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 pm; Abbott – Monday, March 16 at 6:30 pm. Fr. Orozco will be assisting.
CCD NEWS: The CCD students will be leading Stations of the Cross followed by Benediction on Wednesday, March 11th after the 6:00 p.m. Mass. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
KC MEETING: The Knights of Columbus will have their quarterly meeting this Wednesday, March 11th in the Mother’s Room immediately after the CCD Stations of the Cross.
COUNCIL MEETINGS: The Finance Council will meet on Monday, March 9th, 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.
EASTER FLOWERS: This is the last weekend for parishioners to pre-order Easter lilies. 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 and can be paid for with either cash or by check. Please make the check payable to Wolfe Wholesale Florist. Your completed envelope can be placed in the collection basket. Orders are being taken for plants that will be for church use only. If you have any questions, please call Agnes Timmons, 580-8125.
MINISTER SCHEDULES: March 8th is the deadline to make changes to ministry schedules. Please include it on the information sheet located on the back table and place it 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, 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.
BISHOP’S GUILD: The Bishop’s Guild is a membership of Roman Catholic lay leaders in the Diocese of Fort Worth who support the growth of the Catholic Church in the 21st century by: Insuring a continuous line of succession in the priesthood through providing spiritual and financial support to our seminarians and priests, sharing the Bishop’s vision, evangelizing to the Diocese and beyond, offering fellowship and education for our members. This is a focal point of Bishop Olson within the Diocese to raise awareness and capital to support the educational and developmental needs of our seminarians and priests with post-retirement needs. Brochures are available on the back table.
Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy, the moving, live production performed by actress Maria Vargo and directed by Leonardo Defilippis of Saint Luke Productions, will be presented at St. Francis of Assisi Family Life Center in Grapevine on Wednesday, March 25th at 7:30 p.m., at Our Lady Queen of Peace Family Life Center in Wichita Falls on Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m., and at St. Patrick Cathedral Pastoral Center in Fort Worth on March 29th at 7:00 p.m. The event is sponsored by Rachel Ministries. Experience firsthand the life and message of Saint Faustina whose personal encounters with Jesus have inspired a world-wide devotion to Christ’s Divine Mercy. This drama also brings audiences a riveting modern story that makes Divine Mercy remarkably relevant and urgent for our world today. The program is filled with all the elements of professional theater, runs 90 minutes, and is suitable for ages 13 and up. Admission is $8.00 for adults, or $5.00 for youth 17 & under. For tickets and additional information, visit www.fwdioc.org/faustina. Watch the trailer & learn more at www.DivineMercyDrama.com.