601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX 76621
(254) 582-3092
Cell: (254) 707-0624
Parish Website:
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FEBRUARY 15, 2015


Parochial Administrator-Fr.Ouseph I Thekkumthala (Cell) 707-0624
Business Manager/Secretary-Agnes Timmons 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 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 – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday – 7:00 p.m.
FEBRUARY 15, 2015

SATURDAY FEB 14: 6:00 pm: +Homer Ridlehuber by Judy Ridlehuber
SUNDAY FEB 15: 8:00 am: +Michael Nors by Robert & Marie Nors
MONDAY FEB 16: 6:00 pm: +Louise Hajek by Anna Louise Kaska
WEDNESDAY FEB 18: 6:30 pm: +Paul Grmela by Mildred & Bill Marusak
SATURDAY FEB 7: 6:00 pm: +Bruce & Frances Malaer by Sam Polansky Family
SUNDAY FEB 8: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Michael Nors by Robert & Marie Nors
CROSS LIGHTS: Leona Taylor by KJZT #104
SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Raymond & Marcella Holy by Tom & Maureen Holy
ALTAR SERVERS: Matthew & Kolby Padgett
LECTOR: Terry Timmons
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Terry & Agnes Timmons, Andy Pustejovsky
USHERS: Brad Padgett

ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Kathy Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Joycie Pustejovsky
USHERS: Charles Beseda

ALTAR SERVERS: Mariann Pustejovsky, Liz Vallon
LECTOR: Joyce Lenart
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, John Jimenez, Linda Gerik
USHERS: John Blaha

ALTAR SERVERS: Katelyn Pustejovsky, Meredith Moore
LECTOR: Joycie Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska
USHERS: Gary Pustejovsky

Tuesday, February 17
Nativity of the BVM – 6:30 pm
Wednesday, February 18
Our Lady of Mercy – 5:00 pm in English;
8:00 pm in Spanish
Immaculate Heart of Mary – 6:30 pm

FASTING & ABSTINENCE: Catholics who are 18 year old and up, until their 59th birthday (when you begin your 60th year), are bound to fast (1 full meal and 2 “snacks” that don’t add up to a full meal) on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Also, Catholics who are 14 years
old and older are to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday
and on all Fridays of Lent.

CCD NEWS: Students are encouraged to attend Ash Wednesday Mass with their family rather than have class. Classes will resume the following Wednesday.

ASH WEDNESDAY SECOND COLLECTION: On Ash Wednesday, we will take up the collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. This collection supports Catholic organizations that provide affordable shelter and train seminarians in a region that still struggles from the effects of Soviet rule. By providing pastoral care, catechesis, and funding for building renovations, your donations help to restore the Church and build the future in the regions Please be generous.

RICE BOWL: Our parish will be participating in CRS Rice Bowl Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten program as a way to encounter Jesus through others, especially through the most vulnerable in our world. Rice Bowls will be available on the back table starting on Ash Wednesday. Please be sure to take home a Rice Bowl and use this fun and easy resource to deepen your family’s Lenten experience and make a difference in the lives of the poor.

SECOND COLLECTION: Next weekend, there will be a special collection for the Black and Indian Missions. Your support helps evangelization efforts nationally, and specifically in our diocese through parish and school initiatives.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Our parish will have Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m., on Fridays during Lent. We still have these dates open for any group to lead them: February 20, March 6, 20, and April 3. Please contact Agnes Timmons.

THANK YOU: Many thanks to all those who came out and supported the Hamburger Supper. The CCD Program greatly appreciates your generosity.

POINSETTIAS: The poinsettias will be removed from the altar for the Lenten season. Please take as many as you wish.

FAT TUESDAY LUNCHEON: The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court #829 will host the annual Fat Tuesday Taco Soup and Salad Luncheon on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 2547 Jerry Mashek Drive, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The donation for Adults will be $7.00 and Children $3.00. “Take-outs” will be available. There will be a Silent Auction during the luncheon. Raffle tickets are available for $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. For tickets, contact any CDA member, or call Dianne Friend, at 254-826-4320.

FRIED CHICKEN DINNER: The Church of the Nativity in Penelope is having their annual chicken dinner with all the trimmings on Sunday, February 22nd. Serving begins at 11:30 a.m. Adult and plates to go are $9.50 and children plates are $5.00. All are invited.

FRIED FISH DINNER: The KJT #31 in West is sponsoring a fried fish dinner on Friday, February 20th to benefit the Priest and Religious Retirement Fund. The dinner will start at 5:00 p.m. It will be held at St. Mary’s Parish Center in West. The cost is $8.00 per plate. A drive-thru will be available for to-go plates. All are welcome.

GRIEF SUPPORT: A grief support group meeting will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening, February 19th 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, Stephanie Jarvis, Louise Pappas Woolsey, Eugene Pustejovsky, Doris Nesrsta, Willie Mae Pustejovsky, Johnnie Sinkule, Joe Helona, Patsy Makovy, Lisa Cole, Jeanette Urbanovsky, Rosilee Bartosh, Felix Picha, Louise Ondrej, Marcella & Michael Kiely, Pat Jimenez, Raymond Zapletal, Donna Nelson, Jane Boley, Matthew Machac, Bonnie Poole, Edward Rejcek, Rudolph Rejcek, Lillian Sodek, Jane Vallejo, Max Vallejo, Linda Pustejovsky, Domingo Balderas, Edward Muehlstein, Fr. Jerry Ryan, O.S.A., Judy Steele, Harry Gene Nors, Tommy Pustejovsky, Francy Stacha, Jimmy Tolbert, Jeff Bernsen, Margie Wolf, Alexis Enriquez, Baylee Owen, Rocky Steele, Beth Pezanosky, Diana Austin, Monsignor Frank Miller, Deacon John Lauhoff, George Kaska, Jr., Tony Keller, Cindy Bruce Zatopek, 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, and Willie Joe Janek.