IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH
601 W. Houston St.
Abbott, TX 76621
Parish Website: www.immaculateheartofmaryabbott.org
Parish Email: IHOM@airmail.net
Office Hours: M & Th-8am to 12pm; T & W-1pm to 5pm
APRIL 9, 2017
PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD
PARISH STAFF & MINISTRIES
Parochial Administrator-Fr. Joseph Keating
Business Manager/Secretary-Agnes & Terry Timmons
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.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Saturday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
APRIL 9, 2017
PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD
SATURDAY APR 8: 6:00 pm: + Charlie Pavlas by Lil Pavlas Family
SUNDAY APR 9: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
MONDAY APR 10: 6:00 pm: + Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas Family
WEDNESDAY APR 12: 6:00 pm: + Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas Family
THURSDAY APR 13: 6:00 pm: + James Nors by Mary Dvorak
FRIDAY APR 14: 3:00 pm: Stations of the Cross
SATURDAY APR 15: 8:30 pm: + Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas Family
SUNDAY APR 16: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
CEMETERY LIGHTS: Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas Family
CROSS LIGHTS: Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas Family
SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas Family
HOLY THURSDAY – APRIL 13
ALTAR SERVERS: Mary Ann Pustejovsky, Liz Vallon
LECTORS: Traci Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, Andy Pustejovsky, Nolan Pustejovsky
USHER: John Blaha
SATURDAY- APRIL 15
ALTAR SERVERS: Gerik Family
LECTORS: John Gerik
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Nolan Pustejovsky
USHER: Matthew Padgett
SUNDAY – APRIL 16
ALTAR SERVERS: Meredith Moore, Katelyn Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Gary Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, Debbie Pustejovsky, Charles Beseda
USHER: Patrick Hejl
SATURDAY- APRIL 22
ALTAR SERVERS: Liz Vallon, Wyatt Holecek
LECTORS: David Timmons
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Patrick Timmons, John Gerik, Andy Pustejovsky
USHER: Kevin Beene
SUNDAY – APRIL 23
ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Kathy Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky
USHER: Phil Pustejovsky
RICE BOWL: Rice Bowl donations will be turned in next weekend. Please place them in the basket located on the back table. We encounter Jesus this week in Jerusalem, a community he knew well. We prayerfully enter into our own communities too, encountering those who are hungry and thirsty, and others who need our help. How does our Lenten journey motivate us to serve those we meet in our daily lives?
STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Our parish will have Stations of the Cross at 3:00 p.m., on Good Friday.
RCIA: RCIA Class will not meet on Sunday, April 9th because of Palm Sunday.
ADULT FORMATION: The Adult Formation Class will meet on Wednesday, April 12th from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the parish hall. The topics include: Catholic Social Teaching: Building A Civilization of Love & Protecting the Dignity of the Human Person. This class concludes the adult formation classes from the Symbolon series. Future classes are being planned.
CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice on Monday, April 10th at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
BAR-B-Q DINNER/RAFFLE: Our annual Bar-B-Q dinner is quickly approaching. The dinner and raffle will be held on Sunday, May 7th. At this time, we will collect 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 16th. 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 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 by Sunday, April 23rd. 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 Karen Marak, Gary Pustejovsky, and Louise Sullins. Finally, please do not nominate any current members of the Pastoral Council members: Molly Gerik, Andy Pustejovsky, Ben Pustejovsky, Ernie Pustejovsky, Kathy Pustejovsky, and Patrick Timmons.
HOLY WEEK / EASTER SCHEDULE
Thur., April 13, 6:00 pm – Thursday of the Lord’s Supper at the Evening Mass, Abbott; (Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until midnight.)
Fri. April 14, 3:00 pm – Stations of the Cross, Abbott
Fri. April 14, 7:00 pm – Friday of the Passion of the Lord, Penelope
Sat. April 15, 8:30 pm – The Easter Vigil in the Holy Night, Abbott
Sun. April 16, 8:00 am – The Resurrection of the Lord, Abbott; 10:00 am – The Resurrection of the Lord, Penelope
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, Donna Nelson, Matthew Machac, Bonnie Poole, Lillian Sodek, Jane Vallejo, Max Vallejo, 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, 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, Mike Magid, Margaret Kennedy, Kim Thornhill, Father Reinhard Sternemann, O.S.A., Jerry Kazda, Dee Carmichael, Bryson Hejl, Rosalie Gentile, Charlie Reither, and Tommy Janek.
THANK YOU: Many thanks to the following individuals who assisted with and made donations of time and treasure to some recent projects. To Charles & Joe Beseda for their assistance moving the organ, sound system, and pews and for rose bushes and flowers planted on the church grounds. To Ronnie & Marsha Gerik, Barry & Dolores Tufts, Patrick Timmons, Ronnie & Karen Marak, Mike & Linda Boles, Johnnie & Mary Pustejovsky, Ed Pustejovsky, Bob & Traci Pustejovsky, Eugene & Kathy Pustejovsky and Andy & Joanie Pustejovsky for providing meals and snacks for the UTA students. To Mariann & Bob Pustejovsky & Nick Pustejovsky for building the frame, painting, and installing the Fatime Cemetery sign near the cemetery.
KJT/KJZT MEETINGS: The KJT and KJZT will meet immediately after Mass on Sunday, April 9th. Please plan to attend. Also, on Sunday, April 23rd the KJZT will be having an Easter Egg Hunt and Donut Breakfast immediately after Mass. Everyone is invited.
BENEFIT DINNER: We are pleased to announce the 1st Annual RED-C Catholic Radio KYAR 98.3 FM Benefit Dinner! Come join us for a delicious meal and beverages on Friday, April 21st from 6:30-9 pm in the Parish Activity Center at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waco. The keynote speakers will be show hosts, Trey and Stephanie Cashion who will be presenting on The Holy Spirit in the Domestic Church. Space is filling up fast. Table sponsorships and individual tickets are available on our website, www.redcradio.org/benefit http://www.redcradio.org/benefit.
SCHOLARSHIP: 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 or go online to the Hillsboro Church site. Computer applications will be accepted until April 20th.
DIOCESAN TRAVEL PROGRAM: Our own, Father Joe will be the chaplain for the upcoming pilgrimage to France. It will take place October 18-30, 2017. So, plan ahead. 13 Days through France’s Wine Region to Lourdes including: Paris, Lourdes, Normandy Beaches, Giverny, Abbey at Mont St. Michel, Caen, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Biarritz, Medieval Walled-in City of Carcessonne. Fully escorted. Almost All-Inclusive. Limited spaces. Call Paula Parrish at the Catholic Center 817-945-9440 or firstname.lastname@example.org Flyer on the back bulletin board with more info.