IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH
601 W. Houston St.
Abbott, TX 76621
Cell: (254) 707-0624
Parish Website: www.immaculateheartofmaryabbott.org
Parish Email: IHOM@airmail.net
MAY 8, 2016
SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD
PARISH STAFF & MINISTRIES
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 8, 2016
SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD
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
MONDAY MAY 9: 6:00 pm: +Dennis Gerik by Linda Gerik
WEDNESDAY MAY 11: 6:00 pm: +Henry Pustejovsky by Moon & Martinez Families
SATURDAY MAY 14: 6:00 pm: +Bennie & Frankie Gerik by Doris Nesrsta
SUNDAY MAY 15: 8:00 am: Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary
CEMETERY LIGHTS: Dennis Gerik by Linda Gerik
CROSS LIGHTS: Bill Beseda by Gary & Joycie Pustejovsky
SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Henry, Christine, & Bill Beseda by Charles & DJ Beseda
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
SATURDAY- MAY 21
ALTAR SERVERS: Lauren & Kyle Gerik
LECTORS: John Gerik
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Jimenez, Albert Srubar, Terry Timmons
USHER: Kevin Beene
SUNDAY – MAY 22
ALTAR SERVERS: Meredith Moore, Katelyn Pustejovsky
LECTOR: Beverly Pustejovsky
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska
USHER: Gary Pustejovsky
SECOND COLLECTION: This weekend we will have a second collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign. Half of all proceeds remain in our diocese and support local needs, so please be generous in this collection.
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 following is an excerpt from an email from him. In it, he stated “I’m very much looking forward to meeting all the parishioners in Abbott. I am finishing up my studies in Rome, and I’ll be coming home to be ordained. I am very excited and I hope that some folks from IHM can be in attendance at the ordination.” To that end, the parish has tentatively 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 10 am and drive straight to the Cathedral. After the Ordination and reception afterwards, the bus will return back, stopping at a restaurant to be decided in Burleson. The plan is for all to be returned to IHM Church 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 take place next weekend.
THANK YOU: 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.
THANK YOU: The KJZT juniors would like to thank the parish community for its generous support of the juniors’ summer camp fundraiser last weekend. It was a great success! Juniors will continue to sell raffle tickets until camp begins on June 23. The raffle drawing will take place during camp.
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.
CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice after Mass on Monday, May 9th . Anyone is welcome to attend. We are always looking for new singers.
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, and J. T. Vallon.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join hundreds of single Catholics of all ages at the National Catholic Singles Conference, September 30 – October 2, 2016, held at the Embassy Suites Dallas DFW Airport North in Grapevine. The weekend includes talks by dynamic speakers, music, social events, prayer, food, fellowship, and more! Space is limited so register now! For more information and to register visit www.NationalCatholicSingles.com (or call 888.267.8885 x4). Use promo code NCSCDFW to receive a special discount!
CATHOLIC DAUGHTERS: The Catholic Daughters will meet Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 6 pm in the Parish Hall of Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church. All ladies of the parish are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served following the meeting.”