601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX  76621
(254) 582-3092

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Office Hours: M – Th – 9 am to 1 pm

AUGUST 6, 2017



Pastor – Reverend  Joseph Keating 

Business Manager/Secretary – Agnes & Terry Timmons

Deacon – Denver Crawley      

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

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 7:30 – 7:45 a.m.

Saturday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

AUGUST 6, 2017


SATURDAY       AUG     5:   6:00 pm:    +Willie Mae Skerik by KJZT #104

SUNDAY             AUG     6:   8:00 am:       Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary  

MONDAY           AUG     7:   6:00 pm:       NO MASS

WEDNESDAY   AUG      9:   6:00 pm:       NO MASS

SATURDAY       AUG   12:   6:00 pm:     +Dorothy Gerik by KJZT #104

SUNDAY             AUG   13:   8:00 am:       Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary  

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Frank & Catherine Bajer

CROSS LIGHTS: Mary Schonhoeft Sykora by Eugene Pustejovsky Family

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Tommy Pustejovsky by Sam Polansky Family



LECTORS: Patrick Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, Albert Srubar, Nolan Pustejovsky

USHER: John Blaha


ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Clayton Wolf

LECTOR: Beverly Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHER: Doug Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Kolby Padgett, Wyatt Holecek

LECTORS: Tammie Holecek

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Agnes, David, & Patrick Timmons

USHER: Brad Padgett


ALTAR SERVERS: Meredith Moore, Katelyn Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Annette Ballew

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, Charles Beseda, Ron Kaska

USHER: Gary Pustejovsky

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Monday or Wednesday evening Masses this week.

PRIEST CARE FUND SPECIAL COLLECTION:  We will take up a special collection for the Diocesan Priest Care Fund which helps to cover the costs of priests who are either in special or convalescent care and who have exhausted medical coverage and personal resources. Please be as generous as you can.

SANCTUARY FLOWERS: The flowers on the altar this weekend are given in celebration of the baptism of Miles Douglas Holcomb, son of Michael and Katie Holcomb.

CONGRATULATIONS: Christy Marek of our parish and Ty Brantley were united in holy matrimony on Saturday, July 29th.  God’s blessings on this union.

SPAGHETTI DINNER: Our Annual Spaghetti Dinner will be held on August 27th. The meal consisting of spaghetti and meat sauce, salad bar, garlic bread, dessert and drink is from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Adult plates and plates to go are $9.00 and $6.00 for children under 12. Please invite your family and friends to come out and enjoy a delicious meal and fellowship. Parishioners whose last names begin with A – O are asked to please bring a dessert to be served with the meal. Also, if anyone wishes to make a cash donation towards the meat or other ingredients, please put it in a specially marked envelope and place it in the collection basket.

BAKE SALE: The KJZT will be having a Bake Sale in conjunction with the Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, August 27th.  Proceeds from the bake sale (including 50% matching funds from the State Office) will be given to the West Museum.  This will fulfill the requirements of the People Helping People Community Project.  All KJZT members are asked to please donate an item to the Bake Sale.  Thank you for your support.

STROKE SCREENING: Representatives from Stroke Scan will be available to set up appointments for stroke screenings for anyone who is interested.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Adoration will take place every Saturday beginning at 4:30 p.m. and ending with Benediction at 5:30.  Please sign the sheet at the entrance of the Church to ensure that someone is available to adore.

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION: August 15th is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Declared a dogma of faith in 1950 by Pope Piux XII, this Holy Day of Obligation celebrates Mary being taken up into Heaven body and soul at the end of her life.

Mass attendance on this day is required and will be available as follows:
Abbott     – Monday, August 14th at 7:00 p.m.
Abbott     – Tuesday, August 15th at 8:00 a.m.
Penelope – Tuesday, August 15th at 7:00 p.m.

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, Bernice Beene, Bobby Tlustos, Cathy Sulak, Jeanne Nicholson, Jamie Beauchamp, Wanda Pustejovsky, Harvey Janek, Opal Davidson, James Homel, Ann Vanek, Mark Kutscherousky, Jim Kornegay, Willie Joe Janek, Darren Boyse,  Sara Casey, Deacon Denver Crawley, Danelle Crawley, Ed and Dorothy Sykora, Doris Nesrsta, Martha Beseda, David Sinkule, Lucy Garza, Hannah Hildebrand, Cooper and Brooklyn Downing, J. T. Vallon, Charles Beseda, Helen Sustala, Mike Magid, Margaret Kennedy, Kim Thornhill, Father Reinhard Sternemann, O.S.A., Jerry Kazda, Rosalie Gentile, Charlie Reither, Tommy Janek, April Warren, Ashley Grmela, and Josephine Hutyra.

It is not necessary to be a member of the parish to be added to the list. You will not be put on the prayer list without your permission. To have anyone added or removed, please tell Agnes Timmons @254-582-3092. Only the person requesting or the person being prayed for can request removal from the list.

CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS: Hillsboro CDA Court #2143 will meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall at Our Lady of Mercy Church.  All ladies of the parish are invited.

PARISH DATABASE: The parish is making every effort to get a listing of all the Catholics who live  within our parish boundaries. If you are a parishioner or are new to the parish and have not completed a parish registration form, please take one from the back table.  Also, if you are aware of any homebound individuals, please take them a form and assist them in completing and returning it. They can be mailed to the church at 601 W. Houston, Abbott, Texas 76621 or dropped in the collection basket.

CATHOLIC RADIO: Do you need your Catholic fix on more than just Sundays?  RED-C Catholic Radio in Central Texas can take care of your needs at 98.3 FM 24/7!  This is a great way for you to learn more about your faith as well!

HILLSBORO INTERFAITH MINISTRIES: HIM is a county wide entity which provides food and clothing among other things to those less fortunate.  Monetary donations, food, and clothing can be delivered to the distribution center located 214-A East Elm Street in Hillsboro (across the street from the closed Wells Fargo). Also, the center can always use extra volunteers.  To get more information about contributing or how to become a volunteer, please contact George Harris at 254-580-2717.

FESTIVAL: The Church of the Assumption in West will have their Parish Festival on Sunday, August 13th at the KC Grounds. A home-cooked Fried Chicken (Baked Chicken also available) and Sausage Dinner will be served beginning at 11:00 a.m.  Adults and Plates-to-go $10.00 will be available. Auction, Bingo and Water Games (bring your swim suit) will begin at 12:15. A raffle will be held at 4:00 p.m. Everyone is cordially invited to attend.