IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH
601 W. Houston St.
Abbott, TX 76621
Parish Website: www.immaculateheartofmaryabbott.org
Parish Email: IHOM@airmail.net
Office Hours: M & Th-8am to 12pm; T & W-1pm to 5pm
MAY 7, 2017
FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
PARISH STAFF & MINISTRIES
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.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 7:30 – 7:45 a.m.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Saturday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
MAY 7, 2017
FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
SATURDAY MAY 6: 6:00 pm: + Bennie & Frankie Gerik by Doris Nesrsta
SUNDAY MAY 7: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
MONDAY MAY 8: 6:00 pm: NO MASS
WEDNESDAY MAY 10: 6:00 pm: NO MASS
SATURDAY MAY 13: 6:00 pm: + Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda
SUNDAY MAY 14: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
CEMETERY LIGHTS: Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas Family
CROSS LIGHTS: Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas Family
SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas Family
SATURDAY- MAY 13
ALTAR SERVERS: Gerik Family
LECTORS: Susan Kallus
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: David & Patrick Timmons, John Gerik
USHER: John Blaha
SUNDAY – MAY 14
ALTAR SERVERS: Keaton & Paxton Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Doug Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky
USHER: Charles Beseda
SATURDAY- MAY 20
ALTAR SERVERS: Liz Vallon, Wyatt Holecek
LECTORS: David Timmons
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, Albert Srubar, Andy Pustejovsky
USHER: Matthew Padgett
SUNDAY – MAY 21
ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Clayton Wolf
LECTOR: Joycie Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska
USHER: Doug Pustejovsky
SECOND COLLECTION: Our parish will have a second collection this weekend for the Seminarian Formation Fund. With a total of 28 seminarians studying in seminaries throughout the United States, our Diocese is in need of assistance in funding this expense. Please be generous.
PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Mass on Monday, May 8th or Wednesday, May 10th.
CONGRATULATIONS: Kevin Bettge and Kenna Marek were united in Holy Matrimony this past Saturday. May God bless you with many happy years of marriage.
AND: CCD students who received the sacrament of First Holy Communion this past Sunday include: Sarah Alexander, Jocelyn Alferez, Leo Alferez, David DeBenedictis, Victoria Galuppo, Fisher Lenart, Jaxon Matula, and Johnny Pustejovsky. May the Holy Spirit continue to work through you in growing and in sharing your Catholic faith.
BAR-B-Q DINNER/RAFFLE: Our BBQ Brisquet & Sausage Dinner with raffle is this Sunday, May 7th. Serving begins at 11:00 a.m. Parishioners whose last name begins with P-Z are asked to please furnish a dessert for the meal. Please come out for some good food and fellowship.
SECOND COLLECTION: Next weekend, our parish will participate in a national collection for the Trinity Dome to complete the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, before its 100th anniversary. The National Shrine has been a century in the making, built by the faithful of our nation in honor of our Blessed Mother, the patroness of the United States.
LET’S PARTY: The parish will help Father Joe celebrate his 35th birthday by hosting a party immediately after Mass on Saturday, May 13th. Please sign the sheet on the back bulletin board by this weekend so enough food can be prepared.
PASTORAL COUNCIL NOMINATIONS: The election of three new members for the Pastoral Council will be conducted before Masses this weekend.
COUNCIL MEETINGS: The will Pastoral Council meet on Monday, May 15th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The Finance Council will meet immediately after, at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
MANY THANKS: 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, Joanie Pustejovsky, Leti Pustejovsky, Dan Hill, Lauren Wolf, Anita Murphy, Gary Pustejovsky, Molly Gerik, Carolyn Kirby, Nolan Pustejovsky, John Gerik, Ernie Pustejovsky, Jan Bezdek, and Karen Bartosh.
Special thanks to Traci Pustejovsky who has served as our Director of Religious Education for the past 15+ years.
Our appreciation also goes to those who provide for our liturgy; Joyce Lenart and Linda Gerik, our organists for many years; our song leaders, Marsha Gerik and Karen Bartosh; and to our sacristans, Mike and Jan Bezdek.
Many thanks to Andy Pustejovsky who provided electrical work and supplies over the past months as the rectory was being remodeled. The countless hours that all of you contribute in various ways is a blessing to our parish.
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, and April Warren.
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.
DAY RETREAT: All ladies of the parish are invited to attend Women of Witness, a day retreat which will be held here on Saturday, May 13th. The day begins with Mass at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Cost is $5. Please sign up on the sheet on the back table by May 7th if you are planning to attend.
MASS INTENTIONS: There are openings for Masses at this time. Specific dates can be requested on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Saturdays. The dates for Mass intentions must fall between January 17, 2018 and April 30, 2018. Intentions outside of this time frame will be sent to the Chancery Office and the Masses will be said at the Diocese.
RCIA: RCIA Class will meet on Sunday, May 7th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
FOR SALE: If your lawn mower didn’t make it over the long winter, you’re in luck: Riding Lawnmower — $500.00 / OBO. Call the rectory during office hours.
BAKE SALE: The KJZT Juniors will be selling baked goods and raffle tickets after the weekend masses on May 20 & 21. The juniors will be attending Camp Guardian Angel in June, and 100% of sale proceeds go toward their camp fees. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5. The raffle drawing will be held during camp and the top prize is a $500 Visa gift card. You can contact a junior member anytime between now and the end of June to purchase raffle tickets. The juniors appreciate your generous support!
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.