601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX  76621
(254) 582-3092

 Cell: (254) 707-0624

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Parish Email:


FEBRUARY 28, 2016




Parochial Administrator-Fr.Ouseph I Thekkumthala (Cell) 254-707-0624

Business Manager/Secretary-Agnes Timmons 254-580-8125

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 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 – 6:30 p.m.

FEBRUARY 28, 2016


SATURDAY      FEBRUARY 27:    6:00 pm:   +Adolph & Josephine Nesrsta by Doris Nesrsta

SUNDAY            FEBRUARY 28:    8:00 am:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

MONDAY          FEBRUARY 29:    6:00 pm:   +Mr. & Mrs. Bill Dvorak by John & Molly Gerik

WEDNESDAY  MARCH           2:    6:00 pm:   +Christine Beseda by Anna Louise Kaska

SATURDAY      MARCH           5:    6:00 pm:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

SUNDAY            MARCH          6:    8:00 am:   +Clara Kaska by Martha Beseda

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Henry, Christine, and Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda

CROSS LIGHTS: Justin Waters by Robert & Marie Nors

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Dennis Gerik by Linda Gerik


ALTAR SERVERS: Liz Vallon, Mariann Pustejovsky

LECTORS: David Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Albert Srubar

USHER: Kevin Beene


ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Madison Murphy

LECTOR: Pat Blaha

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

USHER: Charles Beseda


ALTAR SERVERS: Matthew & Kolby Padgett

LECTORS: Susan Kallus

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Terry & Agnes Timmons, Andy Pustejovsky

USHER: Brad Padgett


ALTAR SERVERS: Keaton & Paxton Pustejovksy

LECTOR: Doug Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHER: Phil Pustejovsky

SPECIAL COLLECTION: Next week, our parish will take up the Catholic Relief Services Collection.  The funds from this collection help provide food to the hungry, support to displaced refugees, and Christ’s love and respect to all people. Please give generously to the Catholic Relief Services Collection and help Jesus in disguise.

THANK YOU: The KJZT juniors recently donated a TV, two DVD players and two AV carts to the parish CCD program.  The donated items were purchased with People Helping People matching funds from the state office.  The juniors earned this money last fall when they helped host the fish dinner.

KJZT JUNIORS: The next meeting of the KJZT Juniors will be Friday evening, March 4.  Juniors will lead Stations of the Cross and then meet in the Smid Center. Wear royal blue t-shirts and jeans.

RICE BOWL: The next stop on our CRS Rice Bowl journey is the African nation of Rwanda, where we’re reminded to care for the unborn.  This week we pray for pregnant mothers, that they may have the medical and nutritional support they need to raise healthy, thriving children.

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 on one of the evenings, please contact Agnes Timmons.  The only date available is March 18th.

EASTER FLOWERS: Parishioners will have an opportunity to pre-order Easter lilies during the next two weekends, March 5th – 6th & March 12th – 13th.   Envelopes will be provided for you to write your intentions and enclose the payment for the number of plants that you intend to purchase. They are located at the entrances of the church. The cost of each plant is $8.35 and can be paid for with either cash or by check. Please make the check payable to Wolfe Wholesale Florist. Your completed envelope can be placed in the collection basket. Orders are being taken for plants that will be for church use only.  There will be no extra plants ordered, so please take advantage of placing your order over these two weekends. If you have any questions, please call Agnes Timmons, 580-8125.

KC MEETING: The Knights of Columbus will have their quarterly meeting this Wednesday, March 2nd in the Mother’s Room immediately after the 6:00 p.m. Mass.

MINISTER SCHEDULES: New schedules for Lectors, Altar Servers, Ushers, and Eucharistic Ministers will be coming out in April.  Lectors need to have received the sacrament of Confirmation. Altar Servers need to have received the sacrament of First Holy Communion. Head Ushers need to be an adult. Training is available for all these roles. If you are new and wish to be added or need to make any changes, including a new contact number, please include it on the information sheet located on the back table. Please put these in the collection basket by March 13th.  Hope to see some new faces.


Our Lady of Mercy  – March 9 & 16, 7:00 pm

Penelope – March 10, 7:30 pm

Abbott – March 14, 6:30 pm

Father Stephen Nesrsta will be helping Father Ouseph with Confessions in Abbott.

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, Johnnie Sinkule,  Joe Helona, Patsy Makovy, Lisa Cole,  Jeanette Urbanovsky, Rosilee Bartosh, Felix Picha, Louise Ondrej, Marcella & Michael Kiely, Pat Jimenez, Donna Nelson, Matthew Machac, Bonnie Poole, Rudolph Rejcek, Lillian Sodek, Jane Vallejo, Max Vallejo, Linda Pustejovsky, Domingo Balderas, Edward Muehlstein, Judy Steele,  Harry Gene Nors, Tommy Pustejovsky, Jimmy Tolbert, Jeff Bernsen, Margie Wolf, Alexis Enriquez, Baylee Owen, Rocky Steele, 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, Armand Jimenez, James Homel, Ann Vanek, Mark Kutscherousky, Jim Kornegay, Charlie Flaherty, Willie Joe Janek, Darren Boyse, Raymond Jaska, Sara Casey, Deacon Denver Crawley, Deanell Crawley, Ed Sykora, Doris Nesrsta, Martha Beseda, Angela Kleb, David Sinkule, Lucy Garza, Hannah Hildebrand, Larry Podsednik, and Kenneth Kubala.

KJT NEWS: KJT scholarship applications forms are on the back table.  Also forms are available at  The deadline is March 1 , 2016. Also, the Youth Camp (Ages 9-12) will be held July 24-28, 2016. Teen Camp (Ages 13-15) will be held July 28-August 1, 2016. These forms are also on the table, or obtained at If anyone needs assistance please contact Eugene Maroul at 254 580 8102.

PERFORMANCE: Therese: The Story of a Soul, the moving, live production performed by actress Audrey Ahern and directed by Patti Delfilippis of Saint Luke Productions, will be presented at Our Lady Queen of Peace Family Life Center in Wichita Falls on Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m., at St. Francis of Assisi Family Life Center in Grapevine on Thursday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. and at St. Patrick Cathedral Pastoral Center in Fort Worth on Saturday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. The events are sponsored by the Diocese of Fort Worth. For more information, please see the poster on the bulletin board.

FRIED CHICKEN DINNER: The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Penelope is having their annual chicken dinner with all the trimmings on Sunday, February 28th. Serving begins at 11:30 a.m. Adult and plates to go are $9.50 and children plates are $5.00. All are invited.

KC FISH FRY: Our Knights of Columbus will be having a Fish Fry on Friday, March 4th, from 5:30  p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The meal will consist of fish, french fries, cole slaw, beans, and tea.  Cost of the meal is $8.00 for adult and plates to go and $5.00 for children 12 and under.  All are invited to come out and enjoy a delicious meal.