601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX  76621
(254) 582-3092

 Cell: (254) 707-0624

Parish Website:

Parish Email:


MAY 15, 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 15, 2016


SATURDAY      MAY      14:   6:00 pm:    +Bennie & Frankie Gerik by Doris Nesrsta

SUNDAY            MAY      15:   8:00 am:      Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

MONDAY          MAY      16:   6:00 pm:   +Mercedes Longoria by Sara McDonald

WEDNESDAY  MAY      18:    6:00 pm:   +James Nors by John & Molly Gerik

SATURDAY      MAY      21:   6:00 pm:    +Felix Rejcek by Edward Rejcek Rejcek Family

SUNDAY            MAY      22:   8:00 am:      Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

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

CROSS LIGHTS: Raymond Sustala by Tim Russell Family

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


ALTAR SERVERS: Lauren & Kyle Gerik

LECTORS: John Gerik

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Jimenez, Albert Srubar, Terry Timmons

USHER: Kevin Beene


ALTAR SERVERS: Meredith Moore, Katelyn Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Beverly Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHER: Gary Pustejovsky

SATURDAY- MAY 28       

ALTAR SERVERS: Natalie Kaska, Liz Vallon

LECTORS: Patrick Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Andy Pustejovsky

USHER: Ben Pustejovsky

SUNDAY – MAY 29    

ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Kathy Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

USHER: Phil Pustejovsky

NEW PRIEST ORDINATION: Deacon Joseph Keating will be ordained to the priesthood at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Fort Worth on Saturday, May 21st at 10:00 a.m.  The parish has chartered a 33 passenger bus for our parishioners to be able to go. The bus will pick up those who wish to go at IHM Church in Abbott at 8:00.  After the Ordination and reception afterwards, the bus will return to Abbott after stopping at a restaurant in Burleson.  The plan is to be back by 4 pm. The cost will be $10 per person and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.  We have also invited parishioners from Penelope to join us.  If need be, we will get a bigger bus! If you wish to reserve a spot, please call Agnes at 254-580-8125.

BBQ DINNER/RAFFLE: Our BBQ Brisquet & Sausage Dinner with raffle will be held next Sunday, May 15th.  The meal  includes brisquet, 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. Horseshoe Tournament starts at 1:30.

PASTORAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS: Pastoral Council elections will be postponed until Fr. Joseph Keating arrives on August 1st. 

THANK YOU: Your generosity toward the Catholic Communication Campaign collection this past weekend is greatly appreciated.

GRIEF SUPPORT: A grief support group meeting will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening, May 19th at St. Joseph’s Hall next to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  This is a support group for those in the community who want to gain a better understanding of all the changes experienced in the grief process.

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, 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, Armand Jimenez, James Homel, Ann Vanek, Mark Kutscherousky, Jim Kornegay, Charlie Flaherty, Willie Joe Janek, Darren Boyse, Raymond Jaska, Sara Casey, Deacon John Lauhoff, 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, J. T. Vallon, and Evelyn Perrer.

With gratitude to Almighty God and in loving memory of our parents and grandparents, Joe & Julia Strittmatter, the brother, sister, nieces, and nephews of Reverend Robert L. (Bobby) Strittmatter invite you to join us at the Celebration of his Golden Jubilee, the Fiftieth Anniversary of his Ordination to the Holy Priesthood on Sunday, June 5, 2016Mass of Thanksgiving, 3:30 pm, St. Rita Catholic Church 5550 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth, Texas 76112.  Reception immediately following in the St. Rita Parish Center.  Please RSVP by May 20th by phone to Edward Strittmatter, 817-451-2251 or email: