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  

APRIL 9, 2017



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.

Saturday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.

Saturday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

APRIL 9, 2017


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


ALTAR SERVERS: Mary Ann Pustejovsky, Liz Vallon

LECTORS: Traci Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, Andy Pustejovsky, Nolan Pustejovsky

USHER: John Blaha



LECTORS: John Gerik

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Nolan Pustejovsky

USHER: Matthew Padgett


ALTAR SERVERS: Meredith Moore, Katelyn Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Gary Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, Debbie Pustejovsky, Charles Beseda

USHER: Patrick Hejl


ALTAR SERVERS: Liz Vallon, Wyatt Holecek

LECTORS: David Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Patrick Timmons, John Gerik, Andy Pustejovsky

USHER: Kevin Beene 


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.

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,

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  Flyer on the back bulletin board with more info.