601 W. Houston St.
Abbott, TX  76621
(254) 582-3092
Cell: (254) 707-0624
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 MAY 3, 2015
Mass Readings 

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.


Monday & Wednesday – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday – 7:00 p.m.

 MAY 3, 2015

SATURDAY      MAY    2:    6:00 pm:   +Nancy Kasberg by Victor & Mary Ann Pavlas
SUNDAY            MAY    3:    8:00 am:   +Katie Kaska  by Marcella Kaska
MONDAY          APR     4:    6:00 pm:   +Dan, Ted, & Larry Pustejovsky by Linda Gerik                   SATURDAY      APR     9:    6:00 pm:   +Mary Jane & Irene Gerik by Doris Nesrsta
SUNDAY            APR   10:    8:00 am:      Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas & Family
CROSS LIGHTS: Bruce & Frances Malaer by Tom & Nancy Neill
SANCTUARY LIGHTS: James Nors by Terry Timmons Family

PLEASE NOTE: Father Ouseph will be attending a meeting at the Diocese on Wednesday, May 6th. There will be no Mass that evening.

ALTAR SERVERS: Liz Vallon, Mariann Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Susan Kallus
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, John Jimenez, Linda Gerik
USHERS: John Gerik

ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Madison Murphy
LECTOR:  Pat Blaha
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  Joycie Pustejovsky, John Blaha, Charles Beseda
USHERS: Doug Pustejovsky

ALTAR SERVERS: Lauren & Kyle Gerik,
LECTORS: John Gerik
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Albert Srubar
USHERS: John Blaha

ALTAR SERVERS: Christopher Pustejovsky, Keaton Pustejovsky
LECTOR:  Joycie Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky
USHERS: Gary Pustejovsky

CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to the second grade CCD class on receiving the sacrament of First Holy Communion this weekend! The First Communicants are Jasmine DeFord, Kimberly DeFord, Landry Janek, Ana Lilia Munoz-Carty, Paxton Pustejovsky, Riley Sustala, Madeline Svacina, and Hogan Warren.  To the First Communicants, 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 today in receiving Jesus at every Mass. 

THANK YOU: Your generosity towards the Seminarian Formation Fund is greatly appreciated. This will benefit our diocese as seminarians prepare to become priests.

THANK YOU: Our parish greatly appreciates the men and women who served our parish by teaching in our CCD program.  Many thanks to each of you for sharing your faith with the children of our parish: Marcella Keily, Christine Rejcek, Kathy (Eugene) Pustejovsky, Annette Ballew, Mary Ann Srubar, Kathy (Phil) Pustejovsky, Gary Pustejovsky, Molly Gerik, Kathy (Matt) Pustejovsky, Carolyn Kirby, Sandy Kidwell, John Gerik, Ernie Pustejovsky, Jan Bezdek, and Karen Bartosh.

PASTORAL COUNCIL ELECTION: This weekend, each adult of the parish will have the opportunity to vote for three nominees to our Pastoral Council. Voting will take place immediately after communion. Please consider these nominees: Molly Gerik, Andy Pustejovsky, Doug Pustejovsky, Ernie Pustejovsky.

KJZT DISTRICT X MEETING: The Abbott KJZT is hosting the District X meeting being held today (May 3rd) in the parish hall.  Registration begins at 11:00 a.m.  Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon and the meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m.  Activities include a prayer service, memorial service, business meeting, awarding of 50 year pins and entertainment provided by the KJZT Juniors.

MAY CROWNING: The KJZT Juniors invite the youth of the parish to join them as they honor and crown our Blessed Mother Mary with flowers at the 8 am Mass on Mother’s Day, May 10.  Participants are asked to meet in the mothers’ room in the back of church before Mass so they can walk in together.  Children under age 6 should be accompanied by an adult.  Don’t forget to bring a spring bouquet of flowers for Mary.

COUNCIL MEETINGS: The Finance Council  will meet on Monday, May 11th, 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.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The KC’s will have a Pancake Breakfast on Mother’s Day,  May 10th, after Mass in the Parish Hall.   Free will donations will go to Gabriel Project.  All are invited enjoy breakfast and support a worthy cause.

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, Louie Ondrej, Marcella & Michael Kiely, Pat Jimenez, Raymond Zapletal, Donna Nelson, 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, Raymond Jaska, and Sara Casey.

 MISSIONARY: The Sisters of St. Francis’ missioners will be speaking at Sunday Masses next week.  The Sisters serve those who are poor, with foreign missions in Mexico and home missions in Appalachia.  In remote areas of Mexico they work to build faith communities where there are no priests for regular Sunday Masses.  Sisters also give children living in extreme poverty the opportunity to obtain an education plus emergency needs of food and medicine.  Appalachian ministries include faith development and pastoral care, adult literacy, and emergency outreach of food, clothing, and shelter for the poor.  Please help make a difference in the lives of people suffering from poverty with your prayers and financial support.

RETREAT: Saint Joseph’s Catholic Daughters will have a “Holy Hush – Be Still and Listen to God” retreat presented by Judy Hoelscher on Saturday, May 30th, from 8:30 – 3:00 p.m. The Catholic Daughters are proud to welcome Ms. Hoelscher who has a MA in Pastoral Theology, is a gifted retreat facilitator, and has been a musician and Hospital/hospice chaplain for over 27 years. Lunch will be served from 12:00 – 1:00 and will cost $5.00. Please RSVP to Jennie Kunkel at 254-776-5109 by Friday, May 22nd.

BBQ DINNER/RAFFLE: Our annual BBQ dinner is quickly approaching. The dinner and raffle will be held on Sunday, May 24th.  This is the last weekend to donate raffle items or cash for purchasing an item. To donate, please contact Karen Marak at 582-2476 or Agnes Timmons at 580-8125. All donations will be greatly appreciated.