601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX 76621
(254) 582-3092

Cell: (254) 707-0624

Parish Website:

Parish Email:

APRIL 23, 2016



Parochial Administrator-Fr.Ouseph I Thekkumthala (Cell) 254-707-0624

Business Manager/Secretary-Agnes Timmons 254-580-8125

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 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 – 6:30 p.m.

APRIL 23, 2016


SATURDAY     APRIL   23:   6:00 pm: +Edward Rejcek by Edward Rejcek Family

SUNDAY           APRIL   24:   8:00 am:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

MONDAY         APRIL   25:   6:00 pm: +Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas & Family

WEDNESDAY APRIL   27:   6:00 pm:   +Mr. & Mrs. Fred Polansky by Sam Polansky Family

SATURDAY     APRIL    30:   6:00 pm:    Jeff, Laura, & Noah Bezdek by Mike & Jan Bezdek

SUNDAY           MAY        1:   8:00 am:   Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda

CROSS LIGHTS: Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda


ALTAR SERVERS: Lauren & Kyle Gerik

LECTORS: Terry Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, John Jimenez, Andy Pustejovsky

USHER: John Blaha


ALTAR SERVERS: Keaton & Paxton Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Doug Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

USHER: Charles Beseda


ALTAR SERVERS: Liz Vallon, Mariann Pustejovsky

LECTORS: David Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Albert Srubar

USHER: Ben Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Mallory Ballew, Christopher Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Gary Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, John Blaha, Charles Beseda

USHER: Doug Pustejovsky

THANK YOU: Your support of the Good Shepherd Sunday Collection which supports our seminarians was incredible. Many thanks.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Today we celebrate the First Holy Communion of the Second Grade CCD class. KJZT will be hosting a kolache breakfast for everyone.  Please help celebrate this special event with our first communicants and their families. 

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 next Sunday, May 1st.

MAY CROWNING: Crowning of our Blessed Mother – The KJZT Juniors and all CCD students of our parish will gather to honor and crown our Blessed Mother Mary with flowers onWednesday, April 27 at 6:35 pm (immediately following the 6 pm mass).  All students should report to their classrooms in the hall at 6:30 pm.  Don’t forget to bring a spring bouquet of flowers for Mary.  Following the short ceremony, all CCD students are invited to the end of the year pizza party in the hall.

SPRING FLING: KJZT Society #104 is sponsoring a donut breakfast and Spring Fling egg hunt for our parish family after the 8 am mass on Sunday, May 1.  Donuts, coffee and juice will be served in the Smid Center.  Children through the 6th grade are invited to participate in the hunt.  Don’t forget your baskets!  

DINNER/RAFFLE: Our annual BBQ dinner is quickly approaching. The dinner and raffle will be held on Sunday, May 15th. At this time, we would like to start collecting raffle items or cash to go towards the purchase of an item. To donate, please contact Agnes Timmons at 254-580-8125. So that tickets can be printed, please contact by April 25th. All donations will be greatly appreciated.

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 four 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 by Sunday, May 1st . Members of the Finance Council are unable to serve on both councils, therefore do not nominate Charles Beseda, 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 Mike Bezdek, Joyce Lenart, and Johnnie Krenek. Finally, please do not nominate any current members of the Pastoral Council members:   Karen Marak, Gary Pustejovsky, Molly Gerik, Andy Pustejovsky, and Ernie Pustejovsky.

 RAFFLE: The KJZT Junior Division will be selling raffle tickets after the weekend masses on April 30 & May 1.  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! 

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, 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, David Sinkule, Lucy Garza, Hannah Hildebrand, Larry Podsednik, Kenneth Kubala, Cooper and Brooklyn Downing, and J. T. Vallon.

 RETREAT: Hosted by Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy, we want to share the exciting news that Father Michael Gaitley, MIC, well known author will be coming to Camp Copass, Denton, TX, Retreat Information:

Mercy & Mary Weekend Retreat With Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, Featured Speaker

November 11-13, 2016;

Camp Copass; 8200  E. McKinney St., Denton, Texas  76208.

EARLY BIRD Pricing Available until May 15, 2016

Register Now:   Retreat Fee:  $127.00 With Lodging: $219.00

This weekend retreat includes: 5 Conferences with Fr. Gaitley, personal testimony:  Now is the Time of Mercy, St. John Paul II: Fatima and the Great Mercy Pope, St Maximilian Kolbe:  Mary’s Instrument of Mercy, St. Therese:  The Way of Merciful Love, Your Role in This Year of Mercy, Daily Mass, Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Adoration & Benediction, Opportunities for Confession, All Meals included, Book signing with Fr. Gaitley and more!

Website:  Marian   Inquiries only:  413-944-8500

JOSEPH SEMINARY FLOOD: St. Joseph Abbey and Seminary — a place that helps prepare young men from the Diocese of Fort Worth for the priesthood — is now in desperate need of help from North Texas Catholics. A devastating March 11 flood damaged every building on the 1,200-acre campus in southern Louisiana, including the library, dormitory halls, cafeteria, and gym. The cost of recovery, cleanup, and reconstruction to date is estimated to be in the millions. Roughly $3 million is estimated solely for cleanup. The Benedictine monks who operate the Abbey and seminary have no flood insurance. Fr. Wilcox, Diocesan Vocations Director, and Fort Worth Bishop Michael Olson ask the Catholics of the diocese to prayerfully consider helping the Abbey and seminary return to full strength. Donations to the Abbey’s flood relief efforts can be made at the secure website