601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX  76621
(254) 582-3092

 Cell: (254) 707-0624

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MARCH 6, 2016



Parochial Administrator-Fr.Ouseph I Thekkumthala (Cell) 254-707-0624

Business Manager/Secretary-Agnes Timmons 254-580-8125

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 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 – 6:30 p.m.

MARCH 6, 2016


SATURDAY      MARCH     5:    6:00 pm:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

SUNDAY            MARCH    6:    8:00 am:   +Clara Kaska by Martha Beseda

MONDAY          MARCH    7:    6:00 pm:   +Mr. & Mrs. Victor Pavlas, Sr. by Sam Polansky Family

WEDNESDAY  MARCH    9:    6:00 pm:   +Deceased Members of CDA #829

SATURDAY      MARCH  12:    6:00 pm:   +Nancy Kasberg by Mark & Cindy Psencik

SUNDAY            MARCH  13:    8:00 am:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Michael Nors by Robert & Marie Nors

CROSS LIGHTS: Bill Beseda by Gary & Joycie Pustejovsky

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda


ALTAR SERVERS: Matthew & Kolby Padgett

LECTORS: Susan Kallus

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Terry & Agnes Timmons, Andy Pustejovsky

USHER: Brad Padgett


ALTAR SERVERS: Keaton & Paxton Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Doug Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHER: Phil Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Lauren & Kyle Gerik

LECTORS: John Gerik

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, John Jimenez, Albert Srubar

USHER: Ben Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Mallory Ballew, Christopher Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Annette Ballew

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

USHER: Doug Pustejovsky

SPECIAL COLLECTION: This weekend, our parish will take up the Catholic Relief Services Collection.  The funds from this collection help provide food to the hungry, support to displaced refugees, and Christ’s love and respect to all people. Please give generously to the Catholic Relief Services Collection and help Jesus in disguise.

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Our parish will have Stations of the Cross at 6:30 p.m., on Fridays during Lent. In the past, they have been led by parish organizations or CCD classes. If any group wishes to lead the stations on one of the evenings, please contact Agnes Timmons.  The only date available is March 18th.

EASTER FLOWERS: Parishioners will have an opportunity to pre-order Easter lilies during the  weekends of  March 5th – 6th & March 12th – 13th.   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.  There will be no extra plants ordered, so please take advantage of placing your order over these two weekends. If you have any questions, please call Agnes Timmons, 580-8125.

TIME CHANGE: Next weekend, Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 13th. Don’t forget to set your clock ahead one hour.

COUNCIL MEETINGS: The Finance Council  will meet on Monday, March 14th, 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.

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 13th.  Hope to see some new faces.                                


Hillsboro  – March 9 & 16, 7:00 pm

Penelope – March 10, 7:30 pm

Abbott – March 14, 6:30 pm

Father Stephen Nesrsta will be helping Father Ouseph with Confessions in Abbott.

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, Johnnie Sinkule,  Joe Helona, Patsy Makovy, Lisa Cole,  Jeanette Urbanovsky, Rosilee Bartosh, Felix Picha, Louise Ondrej, Marcella & Michael Kiely, Pat Jimenez, Donna Nelson, Matthew Machac, Bonnie Poole, Rudolph Rejcek, Lillian Sodek, Jane Vallejo, Max Vallejo, Linda Pustejovsky, Domingo Balderas, Edward Muehlstein, Judy Steele,  Harry Gene Nors, Tommy Pustejovsky, Jimmy Tolbert, Jeff Bernsen, Margie Wolf, Alexis Enriquez, Baylee Owen, Rocky Steele, 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, Armand Jimenez, James Homel, Ann Vanek, Mark Kutscherousky, Jim Kornegay, Charlie Flaherty, Willie Joe Janek, Darren Boyse, Raymond Jaska, Sara Casey, Deacon Denver Crawley, Deanell Crawley, Ed Sykora, Doris Nesrsta, Martha Beseda, Angela Kleb, David Sinkule, Lucy Garza, Hannah Hildebrand, Larry Podsednik, and Kenneth Kubala.

PERFORMANCE: Therese: The Story of a Soul, the moving, live production performed by actress Audrey Ahern and directed by Patti Delfilippis of Saint Luke Productions, will be presented at Our Lady Queen of Peace Family Life Center in Wichita Falls on Tuesday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m., at St. Francis of Assisi Family Life Center in Grapevine on Thursday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. and at St. Patrick Cathedral Pastoral Center in Fort Worth on Saturday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. The events are sponsored by the Diocese of Fort Worth. For more information, please see the poster on the bulletin board.

RICE BOWL: We journey with CRS Rice Bowl to the Central American country of Honduras, where we meet students who are learning that it’s better to help your neighbor learn and grow than to leave him or her behind.  To whom are we called to extend a hand this week?