601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX  76621
(254) 582-3092

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Office Hours: M – Th – 9 am to 1 pm

JUNE 18, 2017



Pastor – Reverend  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 7:30 – 7:45 a.m.

Saturday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

JUNE 18, 2017


SATURDAY      JUNE 17:   6:00 pm:   + Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda; + George Kaska, Fr. by Anna Kaska

SUNDAY            JUNE 18:   8:00 am:      Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

MONDAY          JUNE 19:   6:00 pm:   + Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda

WEDNESDAY  JUNE 21:   6:00 pm:   + Edwin Nesrsta by Doris Nesrsta

SATURDAY      JUNE 24:   6:00 pm:   + George Kaska, Jr. by E. J. & Susie Holecek ; + George Kaska, Sr. by Anna Kaska

SUNDAY            JUNE 25:   8:00 am:      Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary     

CEMETERY LIGHTS: John & Clara Kaska by John Daniel Kaska

CROSS LIGHTS: Raymond Jaska by Eugene Pustejovsky Family

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Individuals on our Prayer List by Anna Kaska


ALTAR SERVERS: Mariann Pustejovsky, Wyatt Holecek

LECTORS: Susan Kallus

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Albert Srubar

USHER: Matthew Padgett


ALTAR SERVERS: Keaton & Paxton Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Doug Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

USHER: Charles Beseda


ALTAR SERVERS: Mariann Pustejovsky, Ryan Pustejovsky

LECTORS: Susan Kallus

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Andy Pustejovsky, David & Patrick Timmons

USHER: Ben Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Clayton Wolf

LECTOR: Beverly Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHER: Doug Pustejovsky

MISSION: The mission will be rescheduled. Please watch the bulletin for the date.

SECOND COLLECTION: Next week, our second collection will be for Peter’s Pence, which provides Pope Francis with the funds he needs to carry out his charitable works around the world.  The proceeds benefit our brothers and sisters on the margins of society, including victims of war, oppression, and disasters. Please be generous. 

KC MEETING: The Knights of Columbus will have their quarterly meeting on Monday, June 19th in the Smid Center at 6:30 p.m. There will be a meal provided.

CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice after Mass on Monday, June 19th.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

COMING UP: There will be an Installation of Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist at Mass on the weekend of June 24 & 25. All Lectors and Ministers are urged to be present for this occasion.

COUNCIL MEETINGS: The Pastoral Council will meet on Monday, June 26th at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.  The Finance Council will meet at 8:00 p.m.

MINISTER SCHEDULES: New minister schedules for Altar Servers, Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharistic, and Ushers are ready to be picked up.  In an effort to save postage, please get yours from the back table.

IMPORTANT: With the summertime heat upon us, your help is needed to remember to turn off the air conditioning in the various buildings before you leave. Please note, if you turn the fan to the “on” position, you must turn it back to “auto”, otherwise the unit will not shut off.

THANK YOU: Thank you to all those who donated towards the beautiful flowers which decorated our altar for Father’s Day.  Please see the separate page for a complete listing of the living and deceased honorees.

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.

SCHOLARSHIP: The Catholic Daughters of America scholarship winner is Nolan Pustejovsky of Abbott.  Thank you to all that sent an application in.  We wish we could give one to each of you.           Helen Mach – Hillsboro CDA

ANNUAL PICNIC: St. Joseph’s Annual Picnic at Elk will be held on Sunday, June 25th at the church grounds.  Elk is located 13 miles East of Waco off of Hwy 84. A BBQ/Sausage Dinner with all the trimmings will be served from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm.  All plates will be $10.00. An auction will begin at 1:00 pm along with many other fun activities. See the flyer on the bulletin for more info.

POLKA MASS: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary will have a Polka Mass and Dance on Sunday, July 30th.  More info will follow.

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 capture your attention by speaking from the context of their own conversions from Protestantism, the pitfalls they found in classic Reformation theology and Modern Evangelicalism.  They 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.