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    

MARCH 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.

MARCH 19, 2017


SATURDAY       MAR 18:   6:00 pm:    +Clara Kaska by Martha Beseda

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

MONDAY           MAR 20:   6:00 pm:   +Clara Kaska by Barney & Lucy Pustejovsky

WEDNESDAY   MAR 22:   6:30 pm:   +Clara Kaska by Anna Louise Kaska

SATURDAY       MAR 25:   6:00 pm:   +Clara Kaska by Eugene & Theresa Dudik

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

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Joe & Mary Hynek by Johnnie & Mary Pustejovsky

CROSS LIGHTS: Frank & Mary Polansky by Johnnie & Mary Pustejovsky

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Tommy Pustejovsky by Sam Polansky Family



LECTORS: Patrick Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, Albert Srubar, Andy Pustejovsky

USHER: Kevin Beene


ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Madison Murphy

LECTOR: Beverly Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, Charles Beseda, Ron Kaska

 USHER: Patrick Hejl


ALTAR SERVERS: Liz Vallon, Wyatt Holecek

LECTORS: Susan Kallus


Albert Srubar

USHER: Brad Padgett


ALTAR SERVERS: Keaton & Paxton Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Doug Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

USHER: Charles Beseda

SECOND COLLECTION: Next weekend, our parish will take up the Catholic Relief Services Collection.  This collection supports six Catholic agencies that touch more than 100 million lives around the world.  The funds from this collection help provide food to the hungry, support to displaced refugees, and Christ’s love and respect to all people. Next week, please give generously to the Catholic Relief Services Collection and help Jesus in disguise.

RICE BOWL: We encounter Fernando in El Salvador where, despite a lack of economic opportunity, youth are pursuing their dreams of building businesses to better the lives of their families.  How have you worked to better the lives of others this Lent?

THANK YOU: Our gratitude goes out to those parishioners who provided meals, snacks, and drinks for the UTA students who accomplished several projects for our parish this past week.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Our parish will have Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m., on Fridays during Lent. If any group wishes to lead the stations, please contact the office.  Available dates include: March 24, 31, & April 7.

PENANCE SERVICE: There are several options for receiving the sacrament of Reconciliation during this Lenten Season. Besides the usual confessions times before our weekend Masses, there will be a Penance Service held in Penelope on Thursday, March 23rd from 5:00 p.m. until Mass starts at 7:00 p.m. Another Penance Service will be held at Abbott on Monday, March 27th. The service will begin with a program at 6:30 p.m. followed by confessions until 8:00 p.m. Please plan to be there for the beginning.

RCIA: Class will meet on Sun., March 19th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The topics include:  A Love That Lasts: Discovering Authentic Love; What is Authentic Human Love?, The World’s Understanding of Love and Why it Leaves Us Unsatisfied, The Relationship Between Eros and Agape Love, The Call to Self-Giving Love. Also, A Love That Lasts: God’s Plan for Sexuality; The Sexual Union Expresses Marital Love, The Sexual Union Is Meant to Reflect Christ’s Love for the Church, Contraception vs. Natural Family Planning, Pre-Marital Sex and Cohabitation, Sterilization and In-Vitro Fertilization, Pornography and the Battle of Purity.

ADULT FORMATION: The Adult Formation Class will not meet on Wednesday, March 22nd.  All are encouraged to attend Mass, beginning at 6:30 p.m. followed by Stations of the Cross with the CCD classes.

CCD: All CCD classes will meet in the church for Mass at 6:30 p.m. followed by Stations of the Cross. Parents are encouraged to attend as well.

EASTER FLOWERS: Easter lily orders need to in by March 19th. Please enclose your payment for the number of plants that you intend to purchase and drop in the collection basket. Checks should be made payable to Wolfe Wholesale Florist. If you have any questions, please call the office.

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.

CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice after Mass on Monday, March 20th.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

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.

FUNDRAISER:  The History of West Museum will hold its 5th Annual Spring Fundraiser at the West Knights of Columbus Hall on Sunday, April 2nd. The meal consists of fried chicken, sausage, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, slaw, dessert and tea will begin at 11:00 a.m. Cost is $10; eat-in and to-go plates will be available. A live auction will begin at noon; there will also be a silent auction and raffle.

KC MEETING: The Knights of Columbus will have their quarterly meeting this Monday, March 20th in the ACIO Building at 6:30 p.m. There will be a meal provided.

SCHOLARSHIP: The Catholic Daughters is offering a scholarship to Hillsboro and Abbott graduates this year.  To get an application please contact Helen Mach at 254-582-3932.  You may also go online to the Hillsboro Church site. Computer applications will be accepted until April 20th.

SCHOLARSHIP: The Monsignor George Doskocil Assembly of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus in West is offering $500 scholarships for graduating seniors in this area.  Applications are located on the back table. The deadline to apply is April 1st.

DIOCESAN TRAVEL PROGRAM: Our own, Father Joe will be the chaplain for the upcoming pilgrimage to France. It will take place October 18-30, 2017. So, plan ahead.

13 Days through France’s Wine Region to Lourdes including: Paris, Lourdes, Normandy Beaches, Giverny, Abbey at Mont St. Michel, Caen, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Biarritz, Medieval Walled-in City of Carcessonne. Fully escorted. Almost All-Inclusive. Limited spaces. Call Paula Parrish at the Catholic Center 817-945-9440 or  Flyer on the back bulletin board with more info.