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  

NOVEMBER 6, 2016



Parochial Administrator-Fr. Joseph Keating    

Business Manager/Secretary-Agnes Timmons

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 – 6:00 p.m.

Saturday 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 – 7:45 a.m.

NOVEMBER 6, 2016

 SATURDAY       NOV   5:   6:00 pm:   +Charlie Pavlas by Willie Mae & Ronnie Skerik

SUNDAY             NOV   6:   8:00 am:      Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

MONDAY           NOV   7:   6:00 pm:   +Charlie Pavlas by Albert & Henrietta Charanza, Sr.

WEDNESDAY   NOV   9:   6:00 pm:   +Charlie Pavlas by Albert & Henrietta Charanza, Sr.

SATURDAY       NOV 12:   6:00 pm:   +Charlie Pavlas by Henry & Willie Mae Pustejovsky

SUNDAY             NOV 13:   8:00 am:      Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Dennis Gerik by Linda Gerik

CROSS LIGHTS: Bruce & Frances Malaer by the Family

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Frankie Marak by Ronnie Marak Family


ALTAR SERVERS: Mariann Pustejovsky, Ryan Pustejovsky

LECTORS: Terry Timmons    

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Patrick Timmons, David Timmons, Nolan Pustejovsky

USHER: Matthew Padgett


ALTAR SERVERS: Keaton & Paxton Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Doug Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

USHER: Charles Beseda


ALTAR SERVERS: Kolby Padgett, Wyatt Holecek

LECTORS: Patrick Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, Albert Srubar, Andy Pustejovsky

USHER: John Blaha


ALTAR SERVERS: Mallory Ballew, Christopher Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Joycie Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHER: Gary Pustejovsky

SECOND COLLECTION: This weekend, our parish will take up the Collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA (AMS). The AMS relies solely on private donors to support its mission, which will help parishioners and their families who serve or have served this nation with distinction as members of the U.S. military.  Please be generous.

FISH DINNER/RAFFLE: The Fish/Chicken dinner with raffle will be held on Sunday, November 20th.  The rest of the meal includes homemade potato salad, 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 $10.00 and children plates  under 12 are $6.00. Raffle tickets are available at the entrances of the church, please take several books and sell to family and friends. Prices are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Our thanks and appreciation to those individuals, listed or anonymous, who contributed to the upcoming raffle to be held during the Fish Dinner on November 20th. 1) Cross Necklace donated anonymously;  2) $120 Restaurant Gift Card Package donated by KJT & Ben Pustejovsky;  3) Holy Family Statue donated anonymously;  4) $100 Blessings Gift Card donated by Anna Kaska;  5) $100 Walmart Gift Card donated by Junior & Frances Pustejovsky;  6) $100 Jupe Mills Gift Card donated by West CDA Court #829;  7) Wooden Patio Chair donated anonymously;  8) Western Purse & Wallet donated by Dee Carmichael;  9) Holiday Gift Assortment donated by Jane Rizo & All About Hair Salon;  10) Immaculate Heart Icon & Rosary donated anonymously;  11) Drink Dispenser donated by Ed & Patsy Makovy;  12) $25 El Conquistador Gift Card donated anonymously.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Parishioners will have the opportunity for personal prayer before the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday, November 12th. Adoration will take place on Saturdays of each month beginning at 4:30 p.m. and ending with Benediction at 5:30. Confessions will be heard during this time as well. The rosary will begin at 5:35 followed by Mass at 6:00 p.m. While the Blessed Sacrament is exposed in a monstrance, adorers must be present. If you can be available for one of the Saturdays, please sign the sheet near the prayer intention book at the entrance of the Church.

FEEDING FAMILIES ACROSS TEXAS: KJZT Society #104 Abbott and its Junior Division is asking for your help in raising funds for the fraternal cause, Feeding Families Across Texas.  You can help the needy in our area by donating money to benefit the local food pantry, Hillsboro Interfaith Ministries.  For every dollar our local society collects, the state KJZT office will donate matching funds of up to $400 ($200 for junior division and $200 for adult society).  If you would like to participate in this worthy cause, please put your donation in an envelope marked “Feeding Families” and drop it in the collection basket at Mass no later than November 13.  (Checks should be made payable to Hillsboro Interfaith Ministries.) Thank you in advance for your support!

PARISH DATABASE: The parish is making every effort to get a listing of all the Catholics who live within our parish boundaries. If you are a parishioner or are new to the parish and have not completed a parish registration form, please take one from the back table.  Also, if you are aware of any homebound individuals, please take them a form and assist them in completing and returning it. They can be mailed to the church at 601 W. Houston, Abbott, Texas 76621 or dropped in the collection basket.

CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice after Mass on Monday, November 7th. Anyone is welcome to attend.

KJZT JUNIORS: The KJZT Juniors will meet on Sat., Nov. 19th at 9:00 a.m. in the big hall.

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, Michael Kiely, 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, Tony Keller, Bernice Beene, Bobby Tlustos, Cathy Sulak, Megan Janek, Jeanne Nicholson, Jamie Beauchamp, Wanda Pustejovsky, Janet Krueger, Harvey Janek, Opal Davidson, James Homel, Ann Vanek, Mark Kutscherousky, Jim Kornegay, Willie Joe Janek, Darren Boyse, Raymond Jaska, Sara Casey, Deacon Denver Crawley, Deanell Crawley, Ed Sykora, Doris Nesrsta, Martha Beseda, David Sinkule, Lucy Garza, Hannah Hildebrand, Larry Podsednik, Cooper and Brooklyn Downing, J. T. Vallon, Evelyn Petter, Charles Beseda, Helen Sustala, Alex Lopez, and Mike Magid.

MAGNIFICAT: Our parish received some free copies of the Magnificat that can be used for personal or liturgical prayer. They are located on the back table.

COUNCIL MEETINGS: The Pastoral Council will meet on Monday, November 7th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall.

GARAGE SALE: there are a few items for sale in the rectory: Riding Lawnmower — $500.00 / OBO; Set of speakers: two wooden cases each containing a 16” and a 12” speaker —$50/set OBO. If you are interested in any of these items, please contact the church office.

RCIA: Class will take place on Sunday evening, November 6th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m in the Parish Hall. The topics include: Who is the Holy Spirit?, The Holy Spirit and the Life of Grace and Sanctification, The Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit, How Are We Saved?,  Living in Relationship with the Holy Spirit. All people are invited to attend.

ADULT FORMATION: Come join the Adult Formation class on Wednesday from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The topics include: The Church is Instituted by Christ Himself, The Church as Both Human and Divine, The Church is One, Holy, Catholic & Apostolic, The Gift of the Church in Our Lives. All are invited.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Students in the CCD Program will be participating in Operation Christmas Child. Everyone in the parish is invited to participate as well. The boxes will be packed on November 9th in the Smid Center. Flyers with more information are located on the back table. Items that you wish to include in the boxes can be brought to the Smid Center on that date or left on the back table.

PLANNING AHEAD: Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Jesse Romero will be giving a presentation on Mary in Buda (near Austin) on  December 2nd – 3rd.  What better way to anticipate the coming of the Lord into the world this Advent than to unite ourselves with the Woman through whom the “word became flesh?” This conference will help us discover profound insights into the richness and beauty of Marian doctrine and devotion. Register through the Fullness of Truth website at More info on the back table.