601 W. Houston St.
Abbott, TX 76621
(254) 582-3092
Cell: (254) 707-0624
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MARCH 1, 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.
MARCH 1, 2015

SATURDAY FEB 28: 6:00 pm: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
SUNDAY MAR 1: 8:00 am: +Ted Pustejovsky by John & Molly Gerik
MONDAY MAR 2: 6:00 pm: Living Members of CDA #829
WEDNESDAY MAR 4: 6:00 pm: Fr. Stephen Nesrsta’s Birthday
SATURDAY MAR 7: 6:00 pm: +Nancy Kasberg by Victor & Mary Ann Pavlas
SUNDAY MAR 8: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Dennis Gerik by Linda Gerik
CROSS LIGHTS: John & Bettie Zapalac & Bruce & Frances Malaer by Mike & Linda Bole
SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Dennis Gerik by Linda Gerik

ALTAR SERVERS: Lauren & Kyle Gerik
LECTORS: John Gerik
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Albert Srubar
USHERS: Kevin Beene

ALTAR SERVERS: Mallory Ballew, Meredith Moore
LECTOR: Annette Ballew
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Beverly Pustejovsky, John Blaha, Charles Beseda
USHERS: Doug Pustejovsky

ALTAR SERVERS: Matthew & Kolby Padgett
LECTOR: Dave Timmons
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Terry & Agnes Timmons, Andy Pustejovsky
USHERS: Brad Padgett

ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Madison Murphy
LECTOR: Beverly Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Joycie Pustejovsky
USHERS: Phil Pustejovsky
THANK YOU: Your generosity is greatly appreciated in helping the Black and Indian Missions and Central and Eastern Europe special collections.

RICE BOWL: This week CRS Rice Bowl takes us to the coffee highlands of Nicaragua, where we’re called to protect both the goodness of creation and the livelihoods of struggling families. How will this week’s fast remind of us of the sacredness of God’s creation and our duty to protect it?

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Stations of the Cross will be observed at 6:30 p.m. on Friday.

LAWN CARE: Immaculate Heart of Mary is currently in need of someone to provide lawn care for the church grounds. Please contact Charles Beseda at 254-749-7718 for more information.

LENTEN CONFESSIONS: Please mark your calendar for these opportunities for Confessions during Lent: Hillsboro – Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 pm; Abbott – Monday, March 16 at 6:30 pm. Fr. Orozco will be assisting.

CCD NEWS: The CCD students will be leading Stations of the Cross followed by Benediction on Wednesday, March 11th after the 6:00 p.m. Mass. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

KC MEETING: The Knights of Columbus will have their quarterly meeting this Wednesday, March 4th in the Mother’s Room immediately after the 6:00 p.m. Mass.

COUNCIL MEETINGS: The Finance Council will meet on Monday, March 9th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The Pastoral Council will meet immediately after, at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

EASTER FLOWERS: Parishioners will have an opportunity to pre-order Easter lilies during the next two weekends, February 28th –March 1st & March 7th-8th. 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. If you have any questions, please call Agnes Timmons, 580-8125.

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 8th. Hope to see some new faces.

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.

2015 YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE: Religious life ought to promote growth in the church by way of attraction. The church must be attractive. Wake up the world! Be witnesses of a different way of doing things, of acting, of living! . . . It is this witness that I expect of you. Religious should be men and women who are able to wake the world up.
-Pope Francis, meeting with the Union of Superiors
General, Nov. 29, 2013
Lord of the Harvest,
BLESS young people with the gift of courage
to respond to your call. Open their hearts
to great ideals, to great things.
INSPIRE all of your disciples to mutual love
and giving–for vocations blossom in the good soil
of faithful people.
INSTILL those in religious life, parish ministries,
and families with the confidence and grace to
invite others to embrace the bold and noble path
of a life consecrated to you.
UNITE us to Jesus through prayer and sacrament,
so that we may cooperate with you in building
your reign of mercy and truth, of justice and
peace. AMEN