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  

MAY 28, 2017



Pastor – Reverend  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 7:30 – 7:45 a.m.

Saturday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

MAY 28, 2017


SATURDAY      MAY 27:   6:00 pm:   + Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda

SUNDAY            MAY 28:   8:00 am:      Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary     

MONDAY          MAY 29:   6:00 pm:   + Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda  

WEDNESDAY  MAY 31:   6:00 pm:    + Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda  

SATURDAY      JUNE  3:   6:00 pm:       Fr. Stephen Nesrsta (22nd Anniversary) by Doris Nesrsta

SUNDAY            JUNE  4:   8:00 am:       Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

CEMETERY LIGHTS: John & Clara Kaska by John Daniel Kaska

CROSS LIGHTS: Tommy Pustejovsky by Sam Polansky Family

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Individuals on our Prayer List by Anna Kaska



LECTORS: John Gerik

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Patrick Timmons

USHER: Ben Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Kathy Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

USHER: Phil Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Liz Vallon, Ryan Pustejovsky

LECTORS: Joanie Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Albert Srubar, Andy Pustejovsky, Nolan Pustejovsky

USHER: John Blaha


ALTAR SERVERS: Christopher Pustejovsky, Mallory Ballew

LECTOR: Gary Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHER: Doug Pustejovsky

SPECIAL COLLECTION: This weekend, there will be a second collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign which connects people with Christ, here and around the world in developing countries, through the internet, television, radio, and print media.  Fifty percent of funds collected remains in our diocese to fund local communications efforts.  Please be generous.

THANKS: Thank you for the generosity towards the special collection for the East Texas tornado victims. It will help replace household goods, assist in rebuilding homes and support throughout recovery.

AND MORE THANKS: The KJZT Juniors would like to thank the parish community for its generous support of the juniors’ summer camp fundraiser last weekend.  It was a great success!  Juniors will continue to sell raffle tickets until camp begins on June 22.  The raffle drawing will take place during camp.

SANCTUARY FLOWERS: The flowers on the altar this weekend are given in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Fred Polansky and Mr. & Mrs. Victor Pavlas, Sr. by Mr. & Mrs. Sam Polansky.

NEW OFFICE HOURS: Beginning June 5th the church will have new office hours. The office will be open Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

MINISTER SCHEDULES: New schedules for Lectors, Altar Servers, Ushers, and Eucharistic Ministers will be coming out in July.  Lectors need to have received the sacrament of Confirmation. Altar Servers need to have received the sacrament of First Holy Communion. Head Ushers need to be an adult. Training is available for all these roles. If you are new and wish to be added or need to make any changes, including a new contact number, please include it on the information sheet located on the back table. Please put these in the collection basket by June 11th.  Hope to see some new faces.

FATHER’S DAY FLOWERS: Donations are now being accepted for Father’s Day flowers.  To honor or remember a special man in your life, put your intentions, along with your donation in one of the special envelopes located at the entrances of the church and drop in the collection basket by June 4th.

HAMBURGER SUPPER: The Knights of Columbus will host a hamburger supper on Saturday, June 10th in the parish hall from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The meal consisting of hamburgers and all the trimmings, french fries, pinto beans, dessert, and tea will be $8.00 for adult and to go plates and $5.00 for children plates 12 and under. The proceeds will benefit Deacon Denver Crawley who currently serves our parish and for Terry Timmons, our deacon candidate who is in formation. Everyone is invited to come enjoy a good meal and fellowship all while supporting a worthy cause.

FATIMA: The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima is touring the Diocese of Dallas  June 2nd through June 24th. To celebrate the 100 year anniversary (1917 – 2017) of Our Lady’s apparitions in Fatima, visit for the schedule of participating parishes. FYI, the statue will be at two nearby cities: Monday, June 5th at St. Joseph – 600 E. Marvin in Waxahachie from 4 – 7 p.m. and Tuesday, June 6th at Immaculate Conception – 3000 W. Hwy 22 in Corsicana from 5:30 – 8:45 p.m.

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, Bernice Beene, Bobby Tlustos, Cathy Sulak, Megan Janek, Jeanne Nicholson, Jamie Beauchamp, Wanda Pustejovsky, 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, 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, Rosalie Gentile, Charlie Reither, Tommy Janek, April Warren, and Ashley Grmela.

SAVE THE DATE: Life Touch will be here to take pictures for our new parish directory on October 4th & 5th.

SAVE THE DATE: Confirmation for our high school CCD will be held on Sept. 16 at 3pm.

ADULT CONFIRMATION:  The Sacrament of Confirmation will be offered to adults at the parish on Pentecost Sunday.  Any Catholic adult who has not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation is asked to contact Fr. Joe during the Easter Season to arrange for reception of the Sacrament.

“THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST”: You are invited to experience a faith-filled Catholic family conference at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Austin on June 9-10. Discover who we are in Christ.  Get a powerful vision of who and what the Church truly is and how our daily lives can be transformed by this revelation.  Drs. Scott Hahn, John Bergsma, and Michael Barber will help us plumb the depths of many practical questions we grapple with and we will learn how our daily lives are intricately entwined with the life of Christ’s Mystical Body, the Church.  This teaching can transform how you view the world and your place in it. Materials are on the back table with more info.

FOR SALE: Riding Lawnmower — Make an offer. Call the rectory during office hours.

CDA FUNDRAISER: The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Sacred Heart #829 of West will host the annual ‘Taste of West’ fundraiser on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the St. Mary’s Parish Center, 507 W. Spruce Street in West, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The donation for Adults will be $8.00 and Children $4.00.  “Take-outs” will be available.  There will be a Silent Auction during the luncheon.  Silent auction items are needed.  Please call Debby Marak at 254-749-8605 or Lori Wolf at 254-749-7995.  Raffle tickets are available for $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.  Each member is asked to sell at least one book of raffle tickets.  For tickets, call any CDA member or Evelyn Petter, 254-826-5675.