601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX  76621
(254) 582-3092

 Cell: (254) 707-0624

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APRIL 12, 2015



 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.

APRIL 12, 2015


SATURDAY      APR   11:    6:00 pm:   +Benny & Frankie Gerik by Doris Nesrsta 

SUNDAY            APR   12:    8:00 am:      Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

MONDAY          APR   13:    6:00 pm:   +Henry Pustejovsky by Ray & Lil Matus Family

WEDNESDAY  APR:  15:    6:00 pm:   +Charlie Pavlas by Cecilia Gallia                             

SATURDAY      APR   18:    6:00 pm:      Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

SUNDAY            APR   19:    8:00 am:   +Clara Kaska  by Martha Hlavenka 

 CEMETERY LIGHTS: Emil & Mary Gerik by John & Molly Gerik

 CROSS LIGHTS:  Catherine Holy Matthews by Tom & Maureen Holy

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Tommy Pustejovsky by Sam Polansky Family


ALTAR SERVERS: Lauren & Kyle Gerik

LECTORS: Terry Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Albert Srubar

USHERS: John Gerik


ALTAR SERVERS: Christopher Pustejovsky, Keaton Pustejovsky

LECTOR:  Gary Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  Joycie Pustejovsky, John Blaha, Charles Beseda

USHERS: Doug Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Natalie Kaska, Liz Vallon

LECTOR: Katie Alexander

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, John Jimenez, Linda Gerik

USHERS: Kevin Beene


ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky

LECTOR:  Kathy Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

USHERS: Phil Pustejovsky

RICE BOWL: Rice Bowls can be placed in the collection basket this weekend.

PASTORAL COUNCIL NOMINATIONS: Parishioners will have the opportunity over the next two weekends to nominate individuals or themselves as a candidate to fill one of three positions on the Pastoral Council. Prayerfully consider who would lead our parish at this time and then write the name or names (there is no limit) on a slip of paper and place in the collection basket at any time, by Sunday, April 19th. Members of the Finance Council are unable to serve on both councils, therefore do not nominate Charles Beseda, Gordon Grubbs, Annette Ballew, or Lucy Pustejovsky. There are three members who have finished their terms on the Pastoral Council that are not eligible to serve for one year. They include Katie Kaska, Cheryl Schulz, and Frank Urbanovsky.  Finally, please do not nominate any current members of the Pastoral Council members:  Joyce Lenart,  Johnny Krenek, Mike Bezdek, Karen Marak, Gary Pustejovsky, or David Timmons.

MOTHER’S DAY FLOWERS: Donations are now being accepted for Mother’s Day flowers.  To honor or remember a special lady in your life, put your intentions, along with your donation in an envelope marked “Mother’s Day Flowers” and drop in the collection basket by April 26th.

KJZT JUNIORS: The next meeting of the KJZT Juniors will be Sunday morning, April 19 in the Smid Center.  The meeting will be begin around 9:20 (immediately after the baked goods and raffle ticket sale).  Juniors need to wear a camp t-shirt (any color) and jeans.

FUNDRAISER: The KJZT Junior Division will be selling baked goods and raffle tickets after the weekend masses on April 18 & 19.  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!

FUNDRAISER: On Sunday, April 19th, the History of West Museum is having a fried chicken and sausage dinner with all the trimmings, auction, and raffle at the West Knights of Columbus Hall.  Serving starts at 11AM with drive through line available.  Plates are $10.  Funds will be used for completion of gallery exhibits and daily operating costs.  The museum is scheduled to open to the public in May.

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, Jane Boley, 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, and Raymond Jaska.

KJT FAMILY DAY: KJT District V will have a Family Day Sunday, April 19 at the Dulock/Snapka  farm.  Location is Tokio, 1092  Tokio  Loop off the “Old Railroad Road”.  Festivities begin at noon and will end at 3 PM, (Fishing, horseshoes, washers and crafts).  Food will be provided.  Please bring fishing gear and lawn chairs.

SCHOLARSHIPS: The Catholic Daughters is offering a Scholarship to graduating seniors from the Our Lady of Mercy and the Immaculate Heart of Mary churches.  Please call Helen Mach @ 254-582-3932 for an application.  You may also get the application on the internet @ Our Lady of Mercy.Org and clicking on Catholic Daughters site.   Return the completed application to  Helen Mach, 275 HCR 4241, Hillsboro.TX by April 2015.

Who’s Entering Religious Life? Newer entrants identify their primary reasons for coming to religious life as a sense of call, a desire to deepen their prayer and spiritual life, and a desire to live and work with others who share their faith and values.  Worldwide   In 2014 there were nearly 1.2 million religious brothers, sisters, and order and diocesan priests in the world: *705,529 religious sisters and nuns, *279,561 diocesan priests worldwide, *55,314 religious brothers, * 134,752 religious order priests.