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 7, 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 7, 2017


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

SUNDAY            MAY   7:   8:00 am:      Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

MONDAY          MAY   8:   6:00 pm:       NO MASS

WEDNESDAY  MAY 10:   6:00 pm:       NO MASS

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

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



LECTORS: Susan Kallus

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: David & Patrick Timmons, John Gerik

USHER: John Blaha


ALTAR SERVERS: Keaton & Paxton Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Doug Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

USHER: Charles Beseda


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

SECOND COLLECTION: Our parish will have a second collection this weekend for the Seminarian Formation Fund. With a total of 28 seminarians studying in seminaries throughout the United States, our Diocese is in need of assistance in funding this expense. Please be generous.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Mass on Monday, May 8th or Wednesday, May 10th.

CONGRATULATIONS: Kevin Bettge and Kenna Marek were united in Holy Matrimony this past Saturday. May God bless you with many happy years of marriage.

AND: CCD students who received the sacrament of First Holy Communion this past Sunday include: Sarah Alexander, Jocelyn Alferez, Leo Alferez, David DeBenedictis, Victoria Galuppo, Fisher Lenart, Jaxon Matula, and Johnny Pustejovsky.  May the Holy Spirit continue to work through you in growing and in sharing your Catholic faith.

BAR-B-Q DINNER/RAFFLE: Our BBQ Brisquet & Sausage Dinner with raffle is this Sunday, May 7th.  Serving begins at 11:00 a.m. Parishioners whose last name begins with P-Z are asked to please furnish a dessert for the meal.  Please come out for some good food and fellowship.

SECOND COLLECTION: Next weekend, our parish will participate in a national collection for the Trinity Dome to complete the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC, before its 100th anniversary.  The National Shrine has been a century in the making, built by the faithful of our nation in honor of our Blessed Mother, the patroness of the United States.

LET’S PARTY: The parish will help Father Joe celebrate his 35th birthday by hosting a party immediately after Mass on Saturday, May 13th. Please sign the sheet on the back bulletin board by this weekend so enough food can be prepared.

PASTORAL COUNCIL NOMINATIONS: The election of three new members for the Pastoral Council will be conducted before Masses this weekend.

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

MANY THANKS: 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, Leti Pustejovsky, Dan Hill, Lauren Wolf, Anita Murphy, Gary Pustejovsky, Molly Gerik, Carolyn Kirby, Nolan Pustejovsky, John Gerik, Ernie Pustejovsky, Jan Bezdek, and Karen Bartosh.

Special thanks to Traci Pustejovsky who has served as our Director of Religious Education for the past 15+ years.

Our appreciation also goes to those who provide for our liturgy; Joyce Lenart and Linda Gerik, our organists for many years; our song leaders, Marsha Gerik and Karen Bartosh; and to our sacristans, Mike and Jan Bezdek.

Many thanks to Andy Pustejovsky who provided electrical work and supplies over the past months as the rectory was being remodeledThe countless hours that all of you contribute in various ways is a blessing to our parish.

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.

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.

DAY RETREAT: All ladies of the parish are invited to attend Women of Witness, a day retreat which will be held here on Saturday, May 13th. The day begins with Mass at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Cost is $5. Please sign up on the sheet on the back table by May 7th if you are planning to attend.

MASS INTENTIONS: There are 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.

RCIA: RCIA Class will meet on Sunday, May 7th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

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!

CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS: Hillsboro CDA Court #2143 will meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall at Our Lady of Mercy Church.  All ladies of the parish are invited.