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 30, 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 30, 2016

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

MONDAY         OCT 31:   6:00 pm:   +Charlie Pavlas by Willie Mae & Ronnie Skerik

TUESDAY         NOV  1:   6:00 pm:      Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

WEDNESDAY  NOV  2:   6:00 pm:   +Charlie Pavlas by Willie Mae & Ronnie Skerik

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

CEMETERY LIGHTS: John & Annie Pustejovsky by Terry & Agnes Timmons

CROSS LIGHTS: Bruce & Frances Malaer by Mike & Linda Bole

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Charlie Machac by Wyatt & Lincoln Holecek


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


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

SECOND COLLECTION: Next 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.  The collection will provide the sacrament and other forms of spiritual support to the men and women of the armed forces wherever they serve and to veterans who are in VA medical centers.  Prayerfully consider a generous contribution to this special triennial collection.

HOLY DAY: Tues., Nov. 1st is All Saints Day which is a Holy Day of Obligation. Opportunities to attend Mass:
Mon., Oct. 31st  – Vigil  – Abbott  6:00 p.m.
Tues., Nov.  1st  – All Saints Day  – Penelope 7:00 a.m.; Abbott   6:00 p.m.

CEMETERY SERVICES: Nov. 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 then cemetery services.
Abbott   5:00 p.m. Cemetery services followed by 6:00 p.m. Mass

FISH/CHICKEN DINNER/RAFFLE: Sunday (today) will be the last day to make a donation towards the Fish Dinner Raffle. The deadline has been moved up so that tickets can go out November 6th. To donate, please contact Agnes Timmons at 254-580-8125. All donations will be appreciated.

THANK YOU: Thank You to the Abbott KJZT #104 for providing the funds for installing the historical marker north of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church which honors the Czech settlers in the Abbott community.  Also, “Thank You” to Roger and Ryan Kaska and the Abbott Community Improvement Organization for their work and completion of this project.

THANK YOU: Thank you to all who gave so generously to the collection for World Mission Sunday. It is greatly appreciated.

BAPTISM: Through Baptism, the parish welcomes into its family, Remington Pustejovsky, the son of Dale & Julie Pustejovsky.   Remington was baptized on Saturday, October 22nd.

PARISH DATABASE: If you have not turned in your parish registration form, please continue to complete them and get them in. The parish is making every effort to get a listing of all the Catholics who live within our parish boundaries. Therefore, 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. They can be mailed to the church or dropped in the collection basket.

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.

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.

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

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.

MEETING: CDA will have its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, November 1.  Social begins at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting following at 7:00 p.m., at St. Joseph Hall in West.

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, October 30th from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m in the Parish Hall. The topics include Why Did Jesus Die?, Christ’s Sacrifice Fulfills and Surpasses All Old Testament Sacrifices, Jesus’ Descent Into Hell, The Resurrection of Christ, Embracing the Crosses in Our Lives and Living the Paschal Mystery.  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, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharistic, 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.

TIME CHANGE: Next weekend, Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 AM on Sunday, November 6th. Don’t forget to set your clock back one hour.