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  

FEBRUARY 12, 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.

FEBRUARY 12, 2017


SATURDAY       FEB  11:   6:00 pm:   +Nancy Kasberg by Mark & Cindy Psencik

SUNDAY             FEB  12:   8:00 am:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

MONDAY           FEB   13:  6:00 pm:   +Henry Pustejovsky by George Nors Family

WEDNESDAY   FEB   15:   6:00 pm:   +Henry Pustejovsky by Anna Kaska

SATURDAY       FEB   18:  6:00 pm:   +Henry Pustejovsky by George Nors Family

SUNDAY             FEB  19:   8:00 am:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Raymond Jaska by Eugene, Kathy, & Tommy Pustejovsky

CROSS LIGHTS: Dolores Divin by KJZT #104

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Tommy Pustejovsky by Sam Polansky Family


ALTAR SERVERS:  Mariann Pustejovsky, Ryan Pustejovsky

LECTORS:  Joanie Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  Agnes, David, & Patrick Timmons

USHER: Kevin Beene


ALTAR SERVERS:  Allison & Madison Murphy

LECTOR:  Beverly Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  Joycie Pustejovsky, Charles Beseda, Frank Urbanovsky

USHER:    Patrick Hejl


ALTAR SERVERS: Kolby Padgett, Wyatt Holecek

LECTORS: Patrick Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, Albert Srubar, Andy Pustejovsky

USHER:  Matthew Padgett


ALTAR SERVERS:  Keaton & Paxton Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Doug Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

USHER:  Charles Beseda

HAMBURGER SUPPER FUNDRAISER: The CCD Program will hold a Hamburger Supper on Wednesday February22nd in the parish hall from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The class is selling a hamburger plate that includes a burger with all of the trimmings, beans, French fries, tater tots, and ice tea for the price of $6.00. Plates ‘to go’ will also be sold, that evening. Proceeds from the sale will benefit our CCD program. The public is invited to come and enjoy this delicious meal.  Your generosity is welcomed and appreciated.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Father Joe will give a presentation on Eucharistic Adoration this Wednesday, February 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the Church. Everyone is welcome to attend.

SANCTUARY FLOWERS: In an effort to beautify our sanctuary during our liturgical celebrations, we would like to have fresh floral arrangements. This would be a wonderful way to honor or memorialize your loved ones. To do so, please contact Agnes Timmons during office hours so that dates can be coordinated.

CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice after Mass on Monday, February 13th.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

ADULT FORMATION: The Adult Formation Class will not meet on Wednesday, February 15th. The class will be attending a presentation on Eucharistic Adoration presented by Father Joe. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Church.

RCIA: Class will meet on Sun., Feb. 12th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The topics include:  The Sacraments of Service and Communion; Marriage as a Visible Sign of Christ’s Love for the Church; Why is Marriage Indissoluble?; What is an Annulment?; What is Wrong with Cohabitation and Gay Marriage?; What is Holy Orders and What Are the Three Levels of Holy Orders?; Christ Present and Working Through Orders; Holy Orders and Celibacy; Why Can’t Women be Priests?

FOR ALL 6TH – 8TH GRADE IHM PARISHIONERS: The Annual Middle School Youth Rally will be held on Saturday, February 25th, at Nolan Catholic High School. This will be an “all day” event (10 am – 8 pm), and we will leave the IHM Church parking lot at 9 am and return by 10 pm. The cost is $20 per child.  If you are interested in attending, please sign up on the sheet located on the table in front of the Mother’s room by Sunday, February 12th. Please contact Annette Ballew at 254-749-4151 for any questions.

KJZT JUNIORS: The next meeting of the KJZT Juniors will be Sunday, February 12 immediately following Mass.  Juniors will meet in the Smid Center and need to wear their turquoise t-shirts.

FRIED CHICKEN DINNER: The Church of the Nativity of the BVM in Penelope is having their annual Fried Chicken, Sausage, & Dressing Dinner with all the trimmings on Sunday, February 26th. Serving begins at 11:30 a.m. Adult and plates to go are $10.00 and children plates are $6.00. All are invited.

GRIEF SUPPORT: A grief support group meeting will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday, February 16th 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.

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, and Charlie Reither.

FULLNESS OF TRUTH: Ignite your faith and apostolic zeal at Fullness of Truth’s “Our Family Reunion: Healing the Domestic Church” conference on March 4 – 5 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi! Learn how to put Christ first in your marriage, grow a love for Christ in your children, bring peace to your family, heal broken hearts, and strengthen your domestic church! Group rates available. For tickets and more details visit or call toll free: 877-218-7884. See the flyer on the bulletin board.

CDA TACO SOUP LUNCHEON — CDA Court Sacred Heart #829 will host the annual Taco Soup and Salad luncheon on Tues. Feb. 28th at the Knights of Columbus Hall from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   The donations for adults will be $7 and children $3.  “Take-outs” will be available.  There will be a Silent Auction during the luncheon.  Silent Auction items are needed. Please call Tracy Devers at 254-855-2565 or Kathy Doherty at 254-826-5855 for pick up.  Raffle tickets are available for $2 each or 3 for $5. There will be 20 prizes valued from $50.00 – $300.00. Raffle tickets may be purchased from a CDA member or from a member of the Raffle Committee.  You may contact Wanda Stacha at 254-826-4215, Rose Kubacak at 254-826-5250, Margaret Kubala at 254-855-6481, Jeanie Maguire at 254-826-3996, or Monica May at 972-989-7730. Each member is asked to sell at least one book of raffle tickets.YOUR SUPPORT HELPS CDA CONTINUE THEIR WORK OF CHARITY.

CDA BUCHTA SALE: CDA Court #829 will have a buchta sale on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the St. Mary’s Parish Center.  Buchtas will sell for $15 and will be available for pickup after 10:30.  To donate ingredients or place orders, call Margaret Webre at 254-826-3804, Marcella Sinkule at 254-709-2343, or Evelyn Petter at 254-826-5675.  Ladies are needed to help bake and package buchtas for sale beginning at 7a.m.   There’s a job for everyone, so come out and have a good time.