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
NOVEMBER 27, 2016
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
PARISH STAFF & MINISTRIES
Parochial Administrator-Fr. Joseph Keating
Business Manager/Secretary-Agnes Timmons
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 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 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Saturday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
NOVEMBER 27, 2016
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
SATURDAY NOV 26: 6:00 pm: +Charlie Pavlas by Henry & Elsie Beseda
SUNDAY NOV 27: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
MONDAY NOV 28: 6:00 pm: +Charlie Pavlas by Henry & Elsie Beseda
WEDNESDAY NOV 30: 6:00 pm: +Charlie Pavlas by Henry & Elsie Beseda
SATURDAY DEC 3: 6:00 pm: +Daniel Petter by Doris Nesrsta
SUNDAY DEC 4: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
CEMETERY LIGHTS: Dennis Gerik by Linda Gerik
CROSS LIGHTS: John & Bettie Zapalac by the Family
SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Frankie Marak by Ronnie Marak Family
SATURDAY- DECEMBER 3
ALTAR SERVERS: Kolby Padgett, Liz Vallon
LECTORS: David Timmons
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Patrick Timmons
USHER: Kevin Beene
SUNDAY –DECEMBER 4
ALTAR SERVERS: Meredith Moore, Katelyn Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Gary Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky
USHER: Doug Pustejovsky
SATURDAY- DECEMBER 10
ALTAR SERVERS: Mariann Pustejovsky, Ryan Pustejovsky
LECTORS: Terry Timmons
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Patrick Timmons, David Timmons, Nolan Pustejovsky
USHER: Brad Padgett
SUNDAY – DECEMBER 11
ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Madison Murphy
LECTOR: Beverly Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska
USHER: Patrick Hejl
GIFT PRESENTATION: The Head Usher will ask someone to carry the gifts to the altar.
THANK YOU: Sincere thanks for your generous contributions to the special collection which benefited the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
THANK YOU: Many, many thanks to all those individuals who helped in any way with the Fish/Chicken Dinner and Raffle last Sunday. Volunteers included those who cooked and served the meal, collected prizes and ran the raffle, our KJZT Jrs. who kept the tea glasses full, all the individuals who provided the wonderful desserts and last but not least, all those who came out and supported the fundraiser by purchasing the meal and raffle tickets. Congratulations to the winners of the raffle prizes: Cross Necklace – Emil Pustejovsky; Restaurant Gift Card Pack – Tony Pustejovsky; Holy Family Statue – Ronnie Marak; Blessings Gift Card – Will Gerik; Walmart Gift Card – Frances Pustejovsky; Jupe Mills Card – Morgan Ballew; Patio Chair – John Michael Pustejovsky; Purse & Wallet – Emil Pustejovsky; Holiday Gift Assortment – Jan Bezdek; Immaculate Heart Icon & Rosary – Eddie Flores; Drink Dispenser – Ashley Ballew; El Conquistador Gift Card – Doug Pustejovsky.
ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE: There will be An Advent Penance Service on Mon., November 28th at 6:30 p.m.
CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice on Tuesday, November 29th at 6:30 p.m. Anyone is welcome to attend.
HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION: Thursday, December 8th is the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a Holy Day of obligation.
- Vigil Mass at Immaculate Heart, Wednesday, December 7th at 6:30 p.m. (CCD students will attend Mass instead of their usual class.)
- Mass at Immaculate Heart, Thursday, December 8th at 8:00 a.m.
- Mass at Nativity BVM, Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
MINISTER SCHEDULES: New schedules for Lectors, Altar Servers, Ushers, and Eucharistic Ministers will be coming out in December. 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 December 11th. Hope to see some new faces.
COUNCIL MEETINGS: The Finance Council will meet on Monday, December 5th, 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.
COLLECTION ENVELOPES: The 2017 collection envelopes are available to be picked up. They can be found on the table at the back of church. If you do not find your name on a box of envelopes and wish to use them, please take a blank box and write your name on the envelope the first time you use them after the new year. Also, if you need a statement showing the total of your yearly contributions that were made through your church envelopes, please contact Agnes Timmons after the first of the year.
FYI: There is a Catholic Radio station out of Waco, 98.3 FM., which can benefit its listeners with spiritual growth and to better understand the gift we have been given in being part of the one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic Church.
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, Michael Kiely, 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, Raymond Jaska, 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, and Father Reinhard Sterneman, O.S.A.
RCIA: No Class on Sunday, November 27th. The next class will meet on Sunday, December 4th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m in the Parish Hall. The topics include: The topics include: Who are the Saints?; Why Do Catholics Pray to the Saints?; Mary’s Unique Holiness & Role in Salvation & the Church; Mary as Mother of God; The Immaculate Conception; The Perpetual Virginity of Mary; The Assumption of Mary; and What is Devotion to Mary?
ADULT FORMATION: Come join the Adult Formation class on Wednesday, November 30 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. This week, we will meet in the church and hear Father Joe speak about Liturgy of the Hours. All are invited.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Adoration will take place every Saturday beginning at 4:30 p.m. and ending with Benediction at 5:30. Please sign the sheet at the entrance of the Church to ensure that someone is available to adore.
VOCATIONS: All women (15 and older) discerning their vocation to the religious life are invited to the Marian Dinner and Mass on Wednesday, December 7th from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Keller. Please see the flyer on the bulletin for more information.
BELL RINGERS NEEDED: The Salvation Army is in need of volunteers for the Bell Ringer Campaign which runs from November 25th – December 24th at the Hillsboro Wal-Mart. All donations will stay in Hill County. If interested in helping, please contact Brenda Rowe at 254-694-8645.
CHRISTMAS SOCIAL: The Annual KJT & KJZT Christmas Social and Meetings will be held on, Sunday, December 11th. Meetings will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed with a program presented by the KJZT Juniors, with lunch and a visit from Santa. Families who are planning to attend the lunch are asked to bring a generous dish consisting of a vegetable, salad, or dessert. The entree will be provided. So that enough food can be prepared, please sign up on the back bulletin board by December 4th.