601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX  76621
(254) 582-3092

 Cell: (254) 707-0624

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MAY 1, 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.


MAY 1, 2016


SATURDAY      APRIL   30:   6:00 pm:     Jeff, Laura, & Noah Bezdek by Mike & Jan Bezdek

SUNDAY            MAY        1:   8:00 am:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

SATURDAY      MAY        7:   6:00 pm:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

SUNDAY            MAY        8:   8:00 am:     All Living & Deceased Mothers by Special Intention


NO MASS: Father Ouseph will be away for meetings this week. There will be no daily Mass.


CEMETERY LIGHTS: Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas & Family

CROSS LIGHTS: Dennis Gerik by Linda Gerik

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


ALTAR SERVERS: Liz Vallon, Mariann Pustejovsky

LECTORS: David Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Albert Srubar

USHER: Ben Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Mallory Ballew, Christopher Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Gary Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, John Blaha, Charles Beseda

USHER: Doug Pustejovsky

SATURDAY- MAY 14       

ALTAR SERVERS: Matthew & Kolby Padgett

LECTORS: Joanie Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Terry & Agnes Timmons, Andy Pustejovsky

USHER: Brad Padgett

SUNDAY – MAY 15     (This date was accidently omitted from the schedule.)

ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Madison Murphy

LECTOR: Annette Ballew

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

USHER: Phil Pustejovsky

SECOND COLLECTION: Next weekend our parish will take up the Collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC). This Collection communicates the Gospel through Catholic social media activities and enriches our faith through Internet, television, radio, and print media.  Half of all proceeds remain in our diocese and support local needs, so please be generous in this collection.  CCC equips us to share our experience of faith, worship, and witness with the world.

NEW PRIEST ASSIGNMENTS: If you missed the announcement last weekend, the parish is excited to learn of the assignment of Deacon Joseph Keating to serve Abbott and Penelope effective August 1st. Deacon Keating will be ordained to the priesthood at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Fort Worth on Saturday, May 21st at 10:00 a.m. Fr. Ouseph will remain in Hillsboro and Fr. Michael has been assigned to Saint Vincent de Paul in Arlington effective July 1st.

CONGRATULATIONS: Congratulations to the second grade CCD class on receiving the sacrament of First Holy Communion this weekend! The First Communicants are Will Gerik, Wyatt Holecek, Cheyenne, Linder, Addison Padgett, Ryan Pustejovsky, Gabbie Salazar, Seth Sustala.  To the First Communicants, may the Holy Spirit continue to work through you in growing and in sharing your Catholic faith, and may you continue to feel the “wholeness” that you feel today in receiving Jesus at every Mass.

MOTHER’S DAY FLOWERS: Donations for Mother’s Day flowers need to be turned in by today, May 1st.  To honor or remember a special lady in your life, put your intentions, along with your donation in an envelope marked “Mother’s Day Flowers” and drop in the collection basket.

SPRING FLING: KJZT Society #104 is sponsoring a donut breakfast and Spring Fling egg hunt for our parish family today after Mass.  Donuts, coffee and juice will be served in the Smid Center.  Children through the 6th grade are invited to participate in the hunt.  Don’t forget your baskets!

PASTORAL COUNCIL NOMINATIONS: Today is the last day to nominate an individual who you feel would lead our parish at this time. Please write the name or names on a slip of paper and place in the collection basket by Sunday, May 1st . Members of the Finance Council are unable to serve on both councils, therefore do not nominate Charles Beseda, Annette Ballew, or Lucy Pustejovsky. There are three members who have finished their terms on the Pastoral Council that are not eligible to serve for one year. They include Mike Bezdek, Joyce Lenart, and Johnnie Krenek.  Finally, please do not nominate any current members of the Pastoral Council members:   Karen Marak, Gary Pustejovsky, Molly Gerik, Andy Pustejovsky, and Ernie Pustejovsky.

COUNCIL MEETINGS: The Finance Council  will meet on Monday, May 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.

RAFFLE: The KJZT Junior Division will be selling raffle tickets after both Masses this weekend.

BBQ DINNER/RAFFLE: Our BBQ Brisquet & Sausage Dinner with raffle will be held on Sunday, May 15th.  The meal  includes brisket, sausage, parsley potatoes, cole slaw, pinto beans, dessert, and tea.  Parishioners whose last name begins with A – M are asked to please furnish a dessert for the meal.  Adult plates and Plates to go are $8.00 and children plates  under 12 are $6.00. Raffle tickets are available at the entrances of the church, please take several books. Prices are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00.

SENIOR SOCIAL: The next Senior Social will be held on Wednesday, May 4th at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Chopped Bar-be-que on bun and drinks will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share.  All seniors are invited to enjoy an evening out with friends.

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, 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, Kenneth Kubala, Cooper and Brooklyn Downing, and J. T. Vallon.

RETREAT: Hosted by Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy, we want to share the exciting news that Father Michael Gaitley, MIC, well known author will be coming to Camp Copass, Denton, TX,   November 11-13, 2016 weekend.   Retreat Information:

Mercy & Mary Weekend Retreat With Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, Featured Speaker      November 11-13, 2016; Camp Copass; 8200  E. McKinney St., Denton, Texas  76208.EARLY BIRD Pricing Available until May 15, 2016; Register Now:   Retreat Fee:  $127.00   With Lodging: $219.00  This weekend retreat includes: 5 Conferences with Fr. Gaitley, personal testimony:  Now is the Time of Mercy, St. John Paul II: Fatima and the Great Mercy Pope, St Maximilian Kolbe:  Mary’s Instrument of Mercy, St. Therese:  The Way of Merciful Love, Your Role in This Year of Mercy, Daily Mass, Rosary & Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Adoration & Benediction, Opportunities for Confession, All Meals included, Book signing with Fr. Gaitley and more!  Website:  Marian   Inquiries only:  413-944-8500

THANK YOU: Our parish greatly appreciates the men and women who served our parish by teaching in our CCD program.  Many thanks to each of you for sharing your faith with the children of our parish: Marcella Keily, Christine Rejcek, Kathy (Eugene) Pustejovsky, Joanie Pustejovsky,  Leticia Pustejovsky, Dan Hill, Gary Pustejovsky, Molly Gerik, Amy Russell, Sarah Timmons, John Gerik, Ernie Pustejovsky, Terry Timmons,  Jan Bezdek, and Karen Bartosh. A special thank you to our DRE, Traci Pustejovsky for all the work that it takes to run the CCD Program. God Bless You All.

THANK YOU: Thank you to those individuals for their generous donations towards the raffle. Prizes include: 1) $100 HEB gift card donated by Randall & Annette Ballew; 2) Gardening Pack donated anonymously; 3) $100 Blessings gift card donated by Gary & Joycie Pustejovsky; 4) Kids Summer Fun Pack donated by KJT; 5) Restaurant Gift Cards Pack donated anonymously; 6) Patriotic Wreath donated by Ed & Patsy Makovy.