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 19, 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 19, 2017


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

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

MONDAY           FEB   20:  6:00 pm:   +Henry Pustejovsky by Moon & Martinez Families

WEDNESDAY   FEB   22:   6:00 pm:   +Clara Kaska by CDA Court #2143

SATURDAY       FEB  25:   6:00 pm:    +Clara Kaska by CDA Court #2143

SUNDAY             FEB  26:   8:00 am:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

CEMETERY LIGHTS: John & Annie Pustejovsky by Johnnie & Mary Pustejovsky

CROSS LIGHTS: Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda


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


ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Clayton Wolf

LECTOR:  Joycie Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHER:  Doug Pustejovsky  


ALTAR SERVERS:  Gerik Family

LECTORS: Susan Kallus

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Nolan Pustejovsky

USHER: Ben Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS:  Meredith Moore, Katelyn Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Annette Ballew

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, Charles Beseda, Jeanette Urbanovsky

 USHER: Gary Pustejovsky

RITE OF SENDING: This Sunday we give a send-off for our catechumen and our two candidates for  reception into full communion with the Catholic Church.  Kenna Marek, Robert Moore, and Michael Holcomb will travel to Granbury to be received by Bishop Olson next Saturday in the Rite of Election.  Please keep them in your prayers as they make their final preparations for initiation into the Catholic Church.

APPRECIATION MEAL: Sunday, Feb. 19th  –  Come at 6:00 p.m.  –  Eat at 6:30

HAMBURGER SUPPER FUNDRAISER: Youth Hamburger Supper on Wednesday, February 22nd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All plates, including To Go come with a burger, beans, French fries, tater tots, and ice tea for the price are $6.00. See you there.

ASH WEDNESDAY: Wednesday, March 1
7:00am –  IHM, Abbott – Liturgy of the Word and Ash Distribution
6:00pm – IHM, Abbott – Mass and Ash Distribution
8:00pm – Nativity, Penelope – Liturgy of the Word and Ash Distribution

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Our parish will have Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m., on Fridays during Lent. In the past, they have been led by parish organizations or CCD classes. If any group wishes to lead the stations, please contact the office.  Available dates include: March 3, 17, 24, 31, & April 7.

CATHOLIC RADIO: Total consecration to Jesus is an exercise to increase your spirituality and your ability to truly serve Jesus.  RED-C Catholic Radio,98.3, KYAR-FM invites you to join us as we consecrate ourselves and this radio station to Jesus through Mary which will begin on Feb. 20 and last until March 25, the Feast of the Annunciation. If you are unable to join us at the beginning, please feel free to join in anytime during this 33-day consecration.  We will be using the book, “33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley.  Tune into RED-C Catholic Radio at 6:00 am or 9:00 pm for daily reflections, or go to our website, to listen to them anytime.  Again, join us Feb. 20 – March 25 as we consecrate ourselves and RED-CCatholic Radio to Jesus through Mary.

ADULT FORMATION: The Adult Formation Class will meet on Wednesday, February 22nd in the Smid Center because of the Hamburger Supper. The topic will include:Christ Instituted the Sacrament of Penance; The Sacrament of Mercy; Why Must I Confess My Sins to a Priest?; The Effects of the Sacrament of Penance; Preparation and How to Make a Good Confession; What is the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and What are the Effects?; Who can Receive Anointing of the Sick?; The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and Preparation for Death. 

RCIA: Class will not meet on Sunday, February 19th because of the Appreciation Meal.

FRIED CHICKEN DINNER: Nativity of the BVM 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.

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.

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.

PLEASE HELP: The KJZT Juniors invite the parish to participate in their People Helping People Disaster Relief Project.  The funds collected in this free will donation will be matched 100% by the KJZT state office, up to $1,000.  The money collected will benefit six Penelope children (ranging in age from 6th grade to 7 months) who recently lost both of their parents.  A neighbor family, with three children of their own, has opened their hearts and home to the children and have been granted temporary custody.  With six additional children to care for and two children in diapers, any size gift would be greatly appreciated.  Please prayerfully consider how you can help, and if you are able to assist financially, put your gift in an envelope marked “Penelope” and place it in the collection basket by Sunday February 26.  Please keep these families in your prayers.

MARRIAGE: St Mary’s in West will be offering The Choice Wine, 7 Steps to a Superabundant Marriage, a program which will be held weekly on Sundays from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. beginning March 5th – May 7th. For more information, pamphlets are available on the back table and a flyer on the bulletin board.

ABBOTT CEMETERY ASSOCIATION: A Bar-B-Q Sandwich Lunch sponsored by the Abbott Cemetery Association will be held on Sat. March 4th from 11:00 – 1:00 pm. Dine in-Carry out-Drive thru. Sandwich, beans, chips, and tea served at the Volunteer Fire Dept. Suggested donation – $7.00

CDA TACO SOUP LUNCHEON — West CDA Taco Soup and Salad luncheon on Tues. Feb. 28th at the KC 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 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. HELPS THE CDA CONTINUE THEIR WORK OF CHARITY.

BUCHTA SALE: West CDA will have a buchta sale on Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, at the Parish Center.  Cost is $15 and can be picked up 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.