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
APRIL 3, 2016
SUNDAY OF DIVINE MERCY
PARISH STAFF & MINISTRIES
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.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Monday & Wednesday – 6:30 p.m.
APRIL 3, 2016
SUNDAY OF DIVINE MERCY
SATURDAY APRIL 2: 6:00 pm: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
SUNDAY APRIL 3: 8:00 am: +Hattie Kaska by Ron & Rose Ann Kaska
MONDAY APRIL 4: 6:00 pm: +Mr. & Mrs. George Smajstrla by Sam Polansky Family
WEDNESDAY APRIL 6: 6:00 pm: +Mary Rejcek by KJZT #104
SATURDAY APRIL 9: 6:00 pm: +Irene & Mary Jane Gerik by Doris Nesrsta
SUNDAY APRIL 10: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
CEMETERY LIGHTS: Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas & Family
CROSS LIGHTS: Raymond Sustala by Tim Russell Family
SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Dennis Gerik by Linda Gerik
SATURDAY- APRIL 9
ALTAR SERVERS: Lauren & Kyle Gerik
LECTORS: John Gerik
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Jimenez, Albert Srubar, Terry Timmons
USHER: Ben Pustejovsky
SUNDAY – APRIL 10
ALTAR SERVERS: Meredith Moore, Katelyn Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Pat Blaha
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, John Blaha, Charles Beseda
USHER: Doug Pustejovsky
SATURDAY- APRIL 16
ALTAR SERVERS: Matthew & Kolby Padgett
LECTORS: Susan Kallus
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, John Gerik
USHER: Brad Padgett
SUNDAY – APRIL 17
ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Kathy Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska
USHER: Phil Pustejovsky
THANK YOU: Your generous donations to the Holy Land and Rice Bowl Collections are greatly appreciated.
GRIEF SUPPORT: A grief support group meeting will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening, April 14th at St. Joseph’s Hall next to St. Mary’s Catholic Church. This is a support group for those in the community who want to gain a better understanding of all the changes experienced in the grief process.
SCHOLARSHIPS: The Hillsboro Court of the Catholic Daughters is offering a scholarship to Hillsboro and Abbott graduates this year. To get an application please contact Helen Mach at 254-582-3932. You may also go online to the Hillsboro site on the computer. Applications will be accepted through April 20th.
KJZT JUNIORS: The next meeting of the KJZT Juniors will be Sunday morning, April 10, at 9:00 am in the Smid Center.
DIVINE MERCY AND PRO-LIFE: Pope John Paul II declared the Sunday after Easter to be Divine Mercy Sunday. Many of the faithful pray the Chaplet of Divine Mercy regularly. There is a link between this devotion and the pro-life movement. Fr. Seraphim Michalenko, MIC, who was a principal translator of St. Faustina’s diary, and the postulator of her cause of canonization, writes the following: “On at least three occasions, from 8:00-11:00 in the evening, she felt like her insides were being torn apart. She suffered so much that she thought she was going to die. The doctors couldn’t figure out what was ailing her, and no medication was able to alleviate her sufferings. Later, she was given to understand that she was undergoing those pains for mothers who were aborting their children (Diary, 1276).
“On another occasion, she had a vision of an angel coming with thunderbolts to destroy one of the most beautiful cities of her country. And she felt powerless to do anything about it (Diary, 474). What antidote did the Lord give her? The Chaplet of Divine Mercy. [She explained] that the city was to be chastised for its sins, primarily the sin of abortion.” (“Wombs of Mercy,” Marian Helpers Bulletin, Summer 1995, p.13
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, and Kenneth Kubala.
KJZT DISTRICT NEWS: The Ennis KJZT Society will host the district KJZT meeting on Sunday, April 3, at the KJT Auditorium Dining Room, 1216 S. Paris Street, Ennis Texas. Registration will begin at 11:00 AM with lunch at noon and a meeting to follow at 1:00 PM. If you would like to attend please let our local society know by calling Jeanette Urbanovsky (694-3932) or Kathy Pustejovsky (582-3024) by Tuesday, March 22. The local Junior Society will attend and their count for attending will be given to Molly Gerik.
FUNDRAISER: The History of West Museum will hold its 4th Annual Spring Fundraiser at the West Knights of Columbus Hall on Sunday, April 10. Serving of fried chicken, sausage, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, slaw, dessert and tea will begin at 11:00 a.m. Cost is $10; eat-in and to-go plates will be available. A live auction will begin at noon; there will also be a silent auction and raffle.
An Easter Prayer for Life
Lord Jesus Christ,
You are the Author of Life,
Who died and now lives forevermore.
May we who work and pray
That children in the womb may be protected
Always draw strength, confidence, and joy
From Your victory over death,
For you are Lord forever and ever. Amen.