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  

SEPTEMBER 18, 2016



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.

Saturday 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2016


SATURDAY      SEPT   17:   6:00 pm:   +James Nors by John & Molly Gerik

SUNDAY            SEPT   18:   8:00 am:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

MONDAY          SEPT   19:   6:00 pm:   +Charlie Pavlas by Joe & Ruby Kotch

WEDNESDAY  SEPT   21:   6:00 pm:   + Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

SATURDAY      SEPT   24:   6:00 pm:   + Evelyn Gerik by Doris Nesrsta

SUNDAY            SEPT   25:   8:00 am:      Ella Pustejovsky by Godparents Doug & Missie Pustejovsky

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Dennis Gerik by Linda Gerik

CROSS LIGHTS: Willie Mae Skerik by KJZT #104

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Frankie Marak by Ronnie Marak Family


ALTAR SERVERS: Lauren & Kyle Gerik

LECTORS: Joanie Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Volunteer

USHER: Kevin Beene


ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Beverly Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHER: Phil Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS:  Kolby Padgett, Liz Vallon

LECTORS:  Terry Timmons             

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Albert Srubar, John Gerik, Andy Pustejovsky

USHER: Brad Padgett


ALTAR SERVERS: Keaton & Paxton Pustejovsky

LECTOR:  Doug Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

USHER: Patrick Hejl

ANNUAL DIOCESAN APPEAL: By making a gift to the Annual Diocesan Appeal this weekend, we all share in the work of our diocese and the mission of the Church.  This appeal is a way for us to express our gratitude for God’s love in our lives by making a sacrifice to share what we have received with others, especially those most in need. Please be generous. 

THANK YOU: Your generosity towards the special collection for the flooding victims in Louisiana is greatly appreciated.

ELECTION RESULTS:  Thank you in advance to the four individuals who will be serving our parish on the Pastoral Council: Ben Pustejovsky, Kathy (Mrs. Phil) Pustejovsky, Patrick Timmons, and Louise Sullins.

KC MEETING: The Knights of Columbus will have their quarterly meeting this Monday, September 19th in the Smid Center immediately after the 6:00 p.m. Mass.

RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Class (RCIA) will begin Sunday evening, September 18th, in the parish hall, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  We will begin this session with introductions and journeys of faith, the importance of prayer, and the RCIA process. If you or someone you know is interested in attending with the purpose of joining the Catholic Church, please contact Father Joe during office hours. The schedule is located on the back table.  All people are invited to learn more about the Catholic faith.

ADULT FORMATION: Come join the Adult Formation class on Wednesday, September 21th from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Topics covered include: How Does God Reveal Himself?, Jesus is the Fullness of God’s Revelation, The Transmission of Divine Revelation, Sacred Scripture & Sacred Tradition, and Apostolic Succession and the Teaching Authority of the Church. The schedule is located on the back table.  Love to see you there. 

LECTOR & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER TRAINING: Father Joe will be conducting a training session for all current Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, as well as anyone who wishes to become a lector or minister, on Saturday, October 1st from 7:00 – 7:45 p.m.

MINISTER SCHEDULES: New minister schedules for Altar Servers, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, and Ushers are ready to be picked up.  With the upcoming training and the possibility of adding new individuals, the schedule is for the month of October only. New schedules will be available in the future.  In an effort to save postage, please get yours from the back table.

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, Linda Pustejovsky, 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, Dolores Divin, Alex Lopez, and Mike Magid.

PLANNING AHEAD: Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Jesse Romero will set your hearts on Fire! Mary always leads us to her Son. Experience rock-solid Catholic teaching that will engage your heart, mind, and soul – drawing you closer to Christ through the heart of His Blessed Mother.  What better way to anticipate the coming of the Lord into the world this Advent than to unite ourselves with the Woman through whom the “word became flesh?” This fullness of Truth conference will help us discover profound insights into the richness and beauty of Marian doctrine and devotion. Shop for books and religious goods in the magnificent Fullness of Truth gift and book store. Register through the Fullness of Truth website at For additional information you can call the office at 877-21TRUTH. More info on the back table.

PENELOPE BAZAAR: The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary will hold its Annual Bazaar on Sunday, September 18th.  BBQ beef tips, sausage and all the trimmings will be served from 11:30 – 5:30. Adults and Plates to Go are $9.50 and children under 12 are $6.00.  An Auction starts at 1:00. Other events include Bingo, Surprise Package, Horseshoe Tournament, Country Store, Raffle, and more.

SENIOR SOCIAL: The next Senior Social will be held on Thursday, September 22ndat 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Chicken and drinks will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share.  All seniors (those who have reached the age of 60) are invited to come join us.