601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX  76621
(254) 582-3092

 Cell: (254) 707-0624

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MAY 17, 2015

Solemnity Of The Ascension Of The Lord


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.

MAY 17, 2015

Solemnity Of The Ascension Of The Lord

SATURDAY      MAY   16:    6:00 pm:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

SUNDAY            MAY   17:    8:00 am:   +Robert & Sophie Neckar by Robert & Marie Nors

MONDAY          MAY   18:    6:00 pm:   +Henry Pustejovsky by Ray & Lil Matus Family        

WEDNESDAY  MAY   20:    6:00 pm:   +Paul Grmela by Dorothy Rejcek

SATURDAY      MAY   23:    6:00 pm:   +Dennis Gerik by Linda Gerik

SUNDAY            MAY   24:    8:00 am:      Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

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

CROSS LIGHTS: Nancy Kasberg by Mark & Cindy Psencik


*** We are in need of Cemetery & Sanctuary Light intentions.


ALTAR SERVERS: Natalie Kaska, Mariann Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Doug Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, John Jimenez, Andy Pustejovsky

USHERS: Kevin Beene


ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky

LECTOR:  Kathy Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHERS: Phil Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Matthew & Colby Padgett

LECTORS: Terry Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Terry & Agnes Timmons, Linda Gerik

USHERS: Brad Padgett


ALTAR SERVERS: Meredith Moore, Katelyn Pustejovsky

LECTOR:  Beverly Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  Joycie Pustejovsky, John Blaha, Charles Beseda

USHERS: Charles Beseda


SECOND COLLECTION: Our parish will take up a second collection this weekend 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. Please be generous.

 THANK YOU: Thank you for your generosity towards the second collection which benefits the Sisters of St. Francis’ missions. It will help them continue their work in many ways.

THANK YOU: The Knights of Columbus appreciate your support of their pancake breakfast last Sunday. Gabriel Project will greatly benefit from your generosity.

NEXT SUNDAY: Our BBQ Brisket & Sausage Dinner with raffle will be held on Sunday, May 24th.  The meal includes brisket, sausage, parsley potatoes, cole slaw, pinto beans, dessert, and tea.  Parishioners whose last name begins with N – Z 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.

MUSICIANS NEEDED: Our church is in need of individuals who can play musical instruments, organ, guitar, etc. for our Masses. Anyone who can help out is asked to please call Karen Bartosh at 254-709-0382. Also, anyone who would like to join the choir, even if it is only occasionally, is welcome to sing with the group.

THANK YOU: Our thanks and appreciation to Katie Kaska, Cheryl Schulz, and Frank Urbanovsky who completed their term on the Pastoral Council. Your service and leadership is greatly appreciated.

PASTA FUNDRAISER: Our Lady of Mercy in Hillsboro will be hosting a Pasta Fundraiser today, May 17th from 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Cost of the meal is $6.00 for adults and $4.00 for children.  Please go and support our sister parish.

SAVE THE DATE: Did you know that West ACTS is going to be 10 YEARS OLD this year? 20 Women’s Retreats, 20 Men’s Retreats, and 6 Teen Retreats … Over 1,200 lives changed!  That calls for A CELEBRATION!  Join us as we remember and commemorate the beginnings of this ministry that has positively impacted so many lives in the past. SAVE THE DATE! SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015 – THREE MOUNTAIN RETREAT CENTER – Afternoon Mass (4pm) followed by Pot Luck Supper. More information to follow. Questions?  Email us at

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, Matthew Machac, Bonnie Poole, Edward Rejcek, Rudolph Rejcek, Lillian Sodek, Jane Vallejo, Max Vallejo, Linda Pustejovsky, Domingo Balderas, Edward Muehlstein, 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, Raymond Jaska, and Sara Casey.

GRIEF SUPPORT: A grief support group meeting will be held 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening, May 21st 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.

YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE: Being a disciple means being constantly ready to bring the love of Jesus to others, and this can happen unexpectedly and in any place: on the street, in a city square, during work, on a journey.  – Pope Francis