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    

MAY 14, 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 7:30 – 7:45 a.m.

Saturday 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

MAY 14, 2017


SATURDAY      MAY 13:   6:00 pm:   + Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda

SUNDAY            MAY 14:   8:00 am:      Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

MONDAY          MAY 15:   6:00 pm:   + Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda  

WEDNESDAY  MAY 17:   6:00 pm:    + Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda  

SATURDAY      MAY 20:   6:00 pm:   + Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda

SUNDAY            MAY 21:   8:00 am:      Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas Family

CROSS LIGHTS: Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas Family

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas Family 


ALTAR SERVERS: Liz Vallon, Wyatt Holecek

LECTORS: David Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, Albert Srubar, Andy Pustejovsky

USHER: Matthew Padgett


ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Clayton Wolf

LECTOR: Joycie Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHER: Doug Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Kolby Padgett, Mariann Pustejovsky

LECTORS: Traci Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: David & Patrick Timmons, Nolan Pustejovsky

USHER: Kevin Beene


ALTAR SERVERS: Meredith Moore, Katelyn Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Annette Ballew

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, Charles Beseda, Jeanette Urbanovsky

USHER: Gary Pustejovsky

SECOND COLLECTION: This weekend, our parish will participate in a national collection towards the completion of the Trinity Dome at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, prior to its 100th anniversary.  Please be generous.

THANKS: Many, many thanks to all those individuals who helped in any way with the BBQ Dinner and Raffle last Sunday. Volunteers included those who cooked and served the meal, collected prizes and ran the raffle, all the individuals who provided the wonderful desserts, to all those who came out and supported the fundraiser by purchasing the meal and raffle tickets, and last but not least to Still Smokin’ who smoked all the meat and gave a special deal on extra brisket when we ran short because of a larger than expected turnout.  Congratulations to the winners of  the raffle prizes which includes: Quilt – Anna Kaska; TV – Renee Thomas; Drill Combo – Traci Pustejovsky; Necklace – Preston Pustejovsky; Handbag – Agnes Marak; Gift Certificate – Lauren Wolf; Gift Certificate – Mariann Pustejovsky.

Your generosity towards the Seminarian Formation Fund is greatly appreciated. This will benefit the 28 seminarians of our diocese.

Thank you to all those who donated towards the beautiful flowers which decorated our altar for Mother’s Day.  Please see the separate page for a complete listing of the living and deceased honorees.

ELECTION RESULTS:  Thank you in advance to the three individuals who will be serving our parish on the Pastoral Council: Patrick Hejl, Aprille Kaska, and Robert Moore. Our thanks and appreciation to those individuals who will be going off  after having served our parish on the Pastoral Council; Karen Marak, Gary Pustejovsky, and Louise Sullins.

COUNCIL MEETINGS: The Pastoral Council will meet on Monday, May 15th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall followed by the Finance Council at 7:30 p.m.

OOPS: Frank Urbanovsky’s name was left off the list of song leaders in last week’s bulletin. Thank you, Frank for your commitment to our music program and for your service to our parish over the years.

CATHOLIC RADIO: Do you need your Catholic fix on more than just Sundays?  RED-C Catholic Radio in Central Texas can take care of your needs at 98.3 FM 24/7!  This is a great way for you to learn more about your faith as well!

ADULT CONFIRMATION:  The Sacrament of Confirmation will be offered to adults at the parish on Pentecost Sunday.  Any Catholic adult who has not yet received the Sacrament of Confirmation is asked to contact Fr. Joe during the Easter Season to arrange for reception of the Sacrament.

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, Bernice Beene, Bobby Tlustos, Cathy Sulak, Megan Janek, Jeanne Nicholson, Jamie Beauchamp, Wanda Pustejovsky, 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, 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, Rosalie Gentile, Charlie Reither, Tommy Janek, and April Warren.

“THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST”: You are invited to experience a faith-filled Catholic family conference at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Austin on June 9-10. Discover who we are in Christ.  Get a powerful vision of who and what the Church truly is and how our daily lives can be transformed by this revelation.  Drs. Scott Hahn, John Bergsma, and Michael Barber will help us plumb the depths of many practical questions we grapple with and we will learn how our daily lives are intricately entwined with the life of Christ’s Mystical Body, the Church.  This teaching can transform how you view the world and your place in it. Materials are on the back table with more info.

MASS INTENTIONS: While we are still working off the backlog of Masses, there are some openings for Masses at this time.  Specific dates can be requested on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Saturdays. The dates for Mass intentions must fall between January 17, 2018 and April 30, 2018. Intentions outside of this time frame will be sent to the Chancery Office and the Masses will be said at the Diocese.

FOR SALE: If your lawn mower didn’t make it over the long winter, you’re in luck:  Riding Lawnmower — $500.00 / OBO. Call the rectory during office hours.

BAKE SALE: The KJZT Juniors will be selling baked goods and raffle tickets after the weekend Masses on May 20 & 21.  The juniors will be attending Camp Guardian Angel in June, and 100% of sale proceeds go toward their camp fees.   Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 tickets for $5.  The raffle drawing will be held during camp and the top prize is a $500 Visa gift card.  You can contact a junior member anytime between now and the end of June to purchase raffle tickets.  The juniors appreciate your generous support!

CDA FUNDRAISER: The Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Sacred Heart #829 of West will host the annual ‘Taste of West’ fundraiser on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the St. Mary’s Parish Center, 507 W. Spruce Street in West, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The donation for Adults will be $8.00 and Children $4.00.  “Take-outs” will be available.  There will be a Silent Auction during the luncheon.  Silent auction items are needed.  Please call Debby Marak at 254-749-8605 or Lori Wolf at 254-749-7995.  Raffle tickets are available for $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.  Each member is asked to sell at least one book of raffle tickets.  For tickets, call any CDA member or Evelyn Petter, 254-826-5675.