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  

OCTOBER 23, 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.

OCTOBER 23, 2016


SATURDAY      OCT 22:   6:00 pm:   +Nancy Kasberg by Mark & Cindy Psencik

SUNDAY            OCT 23:   8:00 am:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

MONDAY          OCT 24:   6:00 pm:     NO MASS

WEDNESDAY  OCT 26:   6:00 pm:   +Charlie Pavlas by Joe & Eugenia Sinkule

SATURDAY      OCT 29:   6:00 pm:   +Charlie Pavlas by Willie Mae & Ronnie Skerik

SUNDAY           OCT 30:   8:00 am:      Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Dennis Gerik by Linda Gerik

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

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Jim Landrum by Ronnie Marak Family



LECTORS: Joanie Pustejovsky     

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Terry & Agnes Timmons, Patrick Timmons

USHER: John Blaha


ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Madison Murphy

LECTOR: Beverly Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHER: Phil Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Kolby Padgett, Liz Vallon

LECTORS: Susan Kallus

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Albert Srubar

USHER: Brad Padgett


ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Kathy Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, Charles Beseda, Volunteer

USHER: Patrick Hejl

Father Joe will be out of the office on Monday, October 24th.   There will be no evening Mass.  

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY: This weekend, we will have a second collection for World Mission Sunday.  Please help those priests, religious and lay leaders who serve some of the poorest of the poor.  Please be as generous as you can.

HOLY DAY: Tuesday, November 1st is All Saints Day.

It is a Holy Day of Obligation.

Opportunities to attend Mass include:

Monday, Oct. 31st  – Vigil of All Saints – Abbott  6:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, Nov.  1st  – All Saints Day  – Penelope    7:00 a.m.; Abbott       6:00 p.m.

CEMETERY SERVICES: November 2nd is All Souls Day. Mass and Cemetery Services for Abbott and Penelope are as follows:

Wednesday, Nov. 2nd – Penelope – 7:00 a.m. Mass followed by cemetery services; Abbott – 5:00 p.m. Fatima Cemetery Services & 6:00 p.m. Mass

FISH/CHICKEN DINNER/RAFFLE: Our annual Fried Fish & Chicken dinner is quickly approaching. The dinner and raffle will be held on Sunday, November 20th.  At this time, we would like to start collecting raffle items or cash to go towards the purchase of an item. To donate, please contact Agnes Timmons at 254-580-8125. So that tickets can be printed, please contact by November 6th.  All donations will be appreciated.

CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice after Mass on Monday, October 24th. Anyone is welcome to attend.

PARISH DATABASE: Our parish roster is in need of updating. Because the information will be entered into a database, it will require all individuals and families, those who are currently registered, as well as those who are new to the parish and would like to become registered parishioners, to complete a registration form. (Families who registered through the CCD program do not need to complete another form.) If you are aware of any homebound individuals, please take them a form and assist them in completing and returning it. Extra forms are located at all entrances of the church. Please complete all parts of the form that apply to you. Forms can be mailed to: 601 W. Houston, Abbott, 76621 or dropped in the collection basket. Forms need to be returned by October 30th if at all possible.

CONGRATULATIONS: We did it! Our parish exceeded our goal for the Annual Diocesan Appeal. We are currently at 192.37% of our goal. More results are on the bulletin board.

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, Dolores Divin, Alex Lopez, and Mike Magid.

MEETING: KJT and KJZT will meet immediately after mass on Sunday, October 30, 2016.  There are several important items on the agenda.  Please plan to attend.

GARAGE SALE: there are a few items for sale in the rectory:
Riding Lawnmower — $500.00;  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, October 23rd from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m in the Parish Hall. The topics include: Jesus is Fully Divine and Fully Reveals God, The Miracles of Jesus, Jesus is Fully Human, Jesus Heals and Restores Our Human Nature. 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: 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?, and Living in Relationship with the Holy Spirit. All are invited.

MINISTER SCHEDULES: New minister schedules for Altar Servers, Lectors, Eucharistic  Ministers, and Ushers are ready to be picked up.  In an effort to save postage, please get yours from the back table.

CHURCH CALENDARS: The 2017 Church Calendars are available (one per family) on the table at the back of church.