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
NOVEMBER 29, 2015
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
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.
NOVEMBER 29, 2015
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 28: 6:00 pm: +Frankie Marak by Agnes Marak
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
MONDAY NOVEMBER 30: 6:00 pm: Living & Deceased Members of KJZT #104
WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 2: 6:00 pm: +Clara Kaska by KJZT #104
SATURDAY DECEMBER 5: 6:00 pm: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
SUNDAY DECEMBER 6: 8:00 am: +Steve Kaska by Bill & Nancy Sustala
CEMETERY LIGHTS: Emil & Bessie Pustejovsky by Eugene & Kathy Pustejovsky
CROSS LIGHTS: Raymond Sustala by Tim Russell Family
SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Mr. & Mrs. Fred Polansky by Sam Polansky Family
SATURDAY- DECEMBER 5
ALTAR SERVERS: Liz Vallon, Mariann Pustejovsky
LECTOR: David Timmons
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Terry Timmons
USHERS: Brad Padgett
SUNDAY – DECEMBER 6
ALTAR SERVERS: Keaton & Paxton Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Doug Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska
USHERS: Phil Pustejovsky
SATURDAY- DECEMBER 12
ALTAR SERVERS: Matthew & Kolby Padgett
LECTORS: Susan Kallus
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Terry & Agnes Timmons, Andy Pustejovsky
USHERS: Kevin Beene
SUNDAY – DECEMBER 13
ALTAR SERVERS: Mallory Ballew, Christopher Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Annette Ballew
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky
USHERS: Doug Pustejovsky
THANK YOU: Thank you for your generosity towards the collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. Your support will help to defend human dignity and build communities of solidarity.
THANK YOU: Thank you from the Abbott KJZT #104 (Adult and Junior Division). They were able to present Hillsboro Interfaith Ministries a donation of $1110.00 for their Food for Families Drive on Friday, November 20th. Breakdown of this contribution: $610.00 parishioner donations, $100.00 from the KJZT #104, and $400.00 from the State KJZT Office. May you all have a blessed Thanksgiving. Your generosity and concern are greatly appreciated. Please understand that Hillsboro Interfaith Ministries is open for anyone in this area in need of food throughout the year. Hillsboro Interfaith Ministries is located in downtown Hillsboro (214 E. Elm Street) on Tuesday and Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., and on Friday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Their phone number to call during these hours is 254-580-2717 if more information is needed. Again THANK YOU for your support!
CHRISTMAS CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Adult Choir practice after Mass on Wednesday, December 2nd & 9th. The children’s choir will practice on the same dates after CCD (7:30 – 8:00).
CHRISTMAS RECONCILIATION: Father Ouseph will be available to hear confessions on Wednesday, December 2nd at 6:30, after the evening Mass, as well as on Monday, December 14th at 6:30. There will be only one priest available.
SHOEBOX CHRISTMAS: Thank you to all the CCD students and teachers who prepared shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse. A total of 53 boxes will be delivered to children of various ages (babies – teenagers). The care put into selecting items for each box blesses the recipient with joy, hope, and love. Their shoebox is the first gift many children have ever received! The treasures and personal letters inside communicate that someone cares for them and gives them an opportunity to experience the love of God.
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 6th. Hope to see some new faces.
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, Johnnie Sinkule, Joe Helona, Patsy Makovy, Lisa Cole, Jeanette Urbanovsky, Rosilee Bartosh, Felix Picha, Louise Ondrej, Marcella & Michael Kiely, Pat Jimenez, Donna Nelson, Matthew Machac, Bonnie Poole, Edward Rejcek, Rudolph Rejcek, Lillian Sodek, Jane Vallejo, Max Vallejo, Linda Pustejovsky, Domingo Balderas, Edward Muehlstein, Judy Steele, Harry Gene Nors, Tommy Pustejovsky, Jimmy Tolbert, Jeff Bernsen, Margie Wolf, Alexis Enriquez, Baylee Owen, Rocky Steele, 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, Armand Jimenez, James Homel, Ann Vanek, Mark Kutscherousky, Jim Kornegay, Charlie Flaherty, Willie Joe Janek, Darren Boyse, Raymond Jaska, Sara Casey, Deacon Denver Crawley, Deanell Crawley, Ed Sykora, Doris Nesrsta, Martha Beseda, Angela Kleb, and David Sinkule.
CHRISTMAS SOCIAL: The Annual KJT, KJZT and KC Christmas Meeting and Social is scheduled for Sunday, December 13th. Meetings will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed with a Christmas program presented by the KJZT Juniors, lunch and a visit from Santa. The KJT will provide the main course. Families who are planning to attend the lunch are asked to bring a generous dish consisting of a vegetable, salad or dessert. In order for the KJT to adequately plan for the main course, please sign the list in the back of the church by Sunday, December 6th if your family will be attending. Everyone is welcome to attend.
KC MEETING: The KC meeting for the last quarter of the year will be held in the Mother’s Room on Wednesday, December 9th after the 6:00 p.m. Mass.
COLLECTION ENVELOPES: The 2016 collection envelopes are available to be picked up. They can be found on the table at the back of church. 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.