601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX  76621
(254) 582-3092

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Office Hours: M – Th – 9 am to 1 pm 

JULY 9, 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

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 7:30 – 7:45 a.m.

Saturday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

JULY 9, 2017


SATURDAY       JULY   8:   6:00 pm:      Living Members of CDA #829

SUNDAY            JULY   9:   8:00 am:       Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary  

MONDAY           JULY 10:   6:00 pm:    +Willie Mae Pustejovsky by Billy & Doris Pavelka

WEDNESDAY   JULY 12:   6:00 pm:    +Willie Mae Pustejovsky by Linda Gerik

SATURDAY       JULY 15:   6:00 pm:    +Willie Mae Pustejovsky by Linda Gerik

SUNDAY             JULY 16:   8:00 am:      Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

CEMETERY LIGHTS: John & Clara Kaska by John Daniel Kaska

CROSS LIGHTS: Nancy Kasberg by Mark & Cindy Psencik

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Individuals on our Prayer List by Anna Kaska


ALTAR SERVERS: Mariann Pustejovsky, Ryan Pustejovsky

LECTORS: Traci Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Albert Srubar

USHER: John Blaha


ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Kathy Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

USHER: Phil Pustejovsky



LECTORS: John Gerik

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Agnes, David, & Patrick Timmons

USHER: Kevin Beene


ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Madison Murphy

LECTOR: Joycie Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHER: Charles Beseda

SECOND COLLECTION: Support the Catholic Home Missions Appeal today! Right now, over 40 percent of dioceses in the United States are considered home missions because they are unable to fund essential pastoral work needed in their communities.  Your support funds programs such as religious education, seminary formation, and lay ministry training to build vibrant faith communities right here in the United States.  Please be generous.

SUNDAY ATTIRE: As the summer temperatures climb higher, it’s natural to want to wear cooler clothing.  While this is perfectly acceptable in most circumstances, consider that church is a very special place, and Mass is a most solemn moment in our week.  We come to present ourselves to Almighty God, to offer our very lives in praise of Him who made us.  Consider that you are coming to meet Jesus, our King!  Since we’re at church to meet a very important person, let’s dress like it’s a special occasion.  Please wear pants, a dress or a skirt to Mass each week, and save the shorts for the backyard. As we dress up for Mass, we can think of it as part of our weekly offering to God.  Have a blessed summer!

JOB OPENING: Father Joe is seeking to hire a full time Director of Religious Education to oversee programs at both IHM and Nativity parishes. Please see the flyer in the narthex for details or contact the parish office.

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.

GRIEF SUPPORT: A grief support group meeting will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening, July 20, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Hall next to St. Mary’s Catholic Church (Corner of Harrison & Mesquite Streets). 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.  This month the meeting will be led by Reverend Eddy Scheler, Pastor of Ascension Lutheran Church in Cleburne.

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 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, and Ashley Grmela.

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 @254-5802-3092. Only the person requesting or the person being prayed for can request removal from the list.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: The children of our parish are invited to participate in Vacation Bible School at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Penelope. It will be held in the evenings in the Parish Hall beginning Sunday, July 23 through Thursday, July 27 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Dinner will be provided!  Registration forms are located on the back table.  Please drop in the collection basket so they can have a meal count. Also, VBS t-shirts are available for purchase.  To get yours, contact Sherry Hueske at 254-709-7750. For other information contact Sherry or Tiffany Nors at 254-582-6034.

POLKA MASS: Sunday, July 30, 2017 – Polka Mass & Dance – Nativity Parish Hall, Penelope.  Music provided by CATS (Czech and Then Some).  There will be a meal available for purchase.

FULLNESS OF TRUTH: Relax, and renew your faith at San Antonio’s Fullness of Truth Conference, August 25 – 27, “The Reformation’s 500 Year Report Card: Catholicism Remains Christ’s Prayer for Unity” at the Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa.  Families, Middle and High School Youth, Clergy and Ministerial Professionals will gain valuable insights, spiritual, and formational development with Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, EWTN’s Dr. David Anders, Dr. Michael Barber, Dr. Francis Beckwith, Gail Buckley, and Fr. Ken Geraci.  Our dynamic speakers will share how through ongoing study and reason they were led to the conclusion that Catholicism best addresses the needs of modern Christians.  All attendees will be led toward the conclusion that the Catholic Church is the ultimate vision of Christ’s prayer for unity. Friday night begins with a full concert with Matt Maher and John Tibbs! Group rates begin with groups of 10+.  Call for details. Stay at the fantastic Hyatt Resort for half price with conference tickets! Register Now! or call 1-877-218-7884. Flyers are located on the back table with more information.