601 W. Houston St.
Abbott, TX 76621
(254) 582-3092
Cell: (254) 707-0624
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MARCH 22, 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 22, 2015

SATURDAY MAR 21: 6:00 pm: +Nancy Kasberg by Mark & Cindy Psencik
SUNDAY MAR 22: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
MONDAY MAR 23: 6:00 pm: +Emil & Bessie Pustejovsky by Eugene, Kathy, & Tommy
WEDNESDAY MAR 25: 6:00 pm: +Charlie Pavlas by Cecilia Gallia
SATURDAY MAR 28: 6:00 pm: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
SUNDAY MAR 29: 8:00 am: +Katie Kaska by Marcella Kaska
CEMETERY LIGHTS: Edwin Gerik by John & Molly Gerik
CROSS LIGHTS: Dennis Gerik by Linda Gerik
SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Tommy Pustejovsky by Sam Polansky
ALTAR SERVERS: Natalie Kaska, Mariann Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Susan Kallus
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Albert Srubar
USHERS: Kevin Beene

ALTAR SERVERS: Christopher Pustejovsky, Keaton Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Gary Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Beverly Pustejovsky, John Blaha, Charles Beseda
USHERS: Doug Pustejovsky

ALTAR SERVERS: Matthew & Colby Padgett
LECTORS: Doug Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Terry & Agnes Timmons, Andy Pustejovsky
USHERS: Brad Padgett

ALTAR SERVERS: Mallory Ballew, Meredith Moore
LECTOR: Annette Ballew
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky
USHERS: Charles Beseda

Collection March 14th & 15th
Catholic Relief Services
NEW ADDRESS: Father Jerry Ryan, O.S.A. has moved to a new location. Fr Jerry has been battling lung cancer for the past 5 years. This past December, Father learned that the cancer had metastasized into his left tibia, which has left him somewhat crippled. His new address is: 203 Franciscan Dr., Crown Point, IN 46307-4802. His cell number is 940-765-1994.

THANK YOU: Thank you for your generosity towards the special collection for Catholic Relief Services Collection. You will make the difference in the lives of many people.

THANK YOU: The KJZT juniors recently donated three TVs with DVD players to the parish CCD program. The TVs 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.

RICE BOWL: CRS Rice Bowl brings our Lenten journey back to Africa this week, to the Democratic Republic of Congo. We join our fasting in solidarity with people who go hungry, and we remember in prayer the importance of building a community that is willing to support those most in need.

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

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

KJZT JUNIORS: The KJZT Junior Division will lead Stations of the Cross on Friday, March 27. Juniors need to wear their royal blue t-shirts and jeans. Please meet in the back of church at 6:15. We will have our monthly meeting in the Smid Center immediately following Stations.

CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice after Mass on Monday, March 23rd.

Holy Thursday, April 2                             Good Friday, April 3 – Lord’s Passion/Communion
Abbott 5:00 pm                                                Abbott 6:00 pm
Hillsboro 7:00 pm (no Mass at 6:00)            Hillsboro 7:30 pm (Stations at 6:30 pm)
Penelope 9:00 pm                                            Penelope 9:00 pm
Holy Saturday, April 4 – Easter Vigil    Easter Sunday, April 5
Abbott 5:00 pm                                                  Abbott 8:00 am
Hillsboro 7:00 pm (no Mass at 4:30)              Hillsboro 9:30 am
Penelope 9:00 pm                                             Penelope 11:00 am
Hillsboro 12:30 pm (Spanish)

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, Willie Joe Janek, Darren Boyse, and Raymond Jaska.

SCHOLARSHIPS: The Catholic Daughters is offering a Scholarship to graduating seniors from the Our Lady of Mercy and the Immaculate Heart of Mary churches. Please call Helen Mach @ 254-582-3932 for an application. You may also get the application on the internet @ Our Lady of Mercy.Org and clicking on Catholic Daughters site. Return the completed application to Helen Mach, 275 HCR 4241, Hillsboro.TX by April 2015.

2015 Year Of Consecrated Life – Who’s Considering Religious Life?
Week Two – Women

• Among female never-married Catholics 2 percent (or approximately 250,000) have very seriously considered becoming a religious sister
• Women who have attended a Catholic primary school are three times more likely than those who did not consider being a religious sister.
• Among college students involved in Catholic campus ministry: 39 percent have seriously considered becoming a religious sister.
• Among women involved in diocesan young-adult ministry: 30 percent have seriously considered becoming a religious sister.
• Among the 2,642 women who completed online VISION Vocation Match profiles in 2013, the majority are under 30, desire to wear a habit or distinctive religious garb, prefer to enter an apostolic community, and attended Catholic school.