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    

SEPTEMBER 11, 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.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2016


SATURDAY      SEPT   10:   6:00 pm:   +Nancy Kasberg by Mark & Cindy Psencik

SUNDAY            SEPT   11:   8:00 am:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

MONDAY          SEPT   12:   6:00 pm:   +Charlie Pavlas by Lil Pavlas & Family

WEDNESDAY  SEPT   14:   6:00 pm:   +Clara Kaska by Martha Beseda

SATURDAY      SEPT   17:   6:00 pm:   +James Nors by John & Molly Gerik

SUNDAY            SEPT   18:   8:00 am:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Lil Pavlas & Family

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

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Charlie Machac by Wyatt & Lincoln Holecek


ALTAR SERVERS: Mariann Pustejovsky, Kolby Padgett

LECTORS: Susan Kallus

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Terry & Agnes Timmons, Volunteer

USHER: Matthew Padgett


ALTAR SERVERS: Allison & Madison Murphy

LECTOR: Pat Blaha

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, John Blaha, Charles Beseda

USHER: Gary Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Lauren & Kyle Gerik

LECTORS: Joanie Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Volunteer

USHER: Kevin Beene


ALTAR SERVERS: Payton & Preston Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Beverly Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHER: Phil Pustejovsky

SPECIAL COLLECTION: This weekend, there will be a special collection to help those victims of the recent historic flooding in Louisiana. Please be generous.

ANNUAL DIOCESAN APPEAL: As the Body of Christ we are one with the parishes throughout our diocese.  Once a year, through the Annual Diocesan Appeal, we have an opportunity to promote solidarity for the common good among people beyond the scope of any individual parish. Visit for more information about how your gift will be used.

ELECTION: Pastoral Council elections will be held this weekend. Prayerfully consider the following names to fill 4 places on the council: Kevin Beene, John Blaha, Brad Padgett, Ben Pustejovsky, Kathy (Mrs. Phil) Pustejovsky, Louise Sullins, Patrick Timmons, and Jeanette Urbanovsky.

THANK YOU: Our thanks and appreciation go to our board members who have served our parish over the last three years: Mike Bezdek, Johnny Krenek, and Joyce Lenart.

THANK YOU: Many thanks to the KJZT Juniors who provided cookies and drinks for the CCD registration and parent meeting.

CCD:  The first class for CCD will be on Wed., Sept. 14th. Class will be from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Parents are reminded to not bring students before 6:20 p.m. as there will not be anyone available to watch them.

SENIOR SOCIAL: The next Senior Social will be held on Thursday, September 22ndat 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall. Chicken and drinks will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share.  All seniors (those who have reached the age of 60) are invited to come join us.

MISSION APPEAL: On the weekend of September 24th and 25th, our parish will have a mission appeal conducted by Cecilia Espinoza, of the Maryknoll Lay Missioners. We will need to provide lodging for her. If anyone can host Ms. Espinoza in your home Saturday evening, please contact Father Joe.

RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Class (RCIA) will begin next Sunday, September 18th, in the parish hall, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  We will begin this session with introductions and journeys of faith, the importance of prayer, and the RCIA process. If you or someone you know is interested in attending with the purpose of joining the Catholic Church, please contact Father Joe during office hours. The schedule is located on the back table. All people are invited to learn more about the Catholic faith. Please join us.

ADULT FORMATION: Come join us this Wednesday, September 14th as we begin our adult faith formation series, “Symbolon”. This week’s session is titled, “The Journey of Faith”.  This session covers Holy Trinity, why God made us, faith as our response to God, and tips for prayer. Our session starts at 6:30 and will end promptly at 7:30. The schedule is located on the back table. There is no cost to attend, We would love to see you there.

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, Marcella & Michael Kiely, Donna Nelson, Matthew Machac, Bonnie Poole, Lillian Sodek, Jane Vallejo, Max Vallejo, Linda Pustejovsky, 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, Angela Kleb, David Sinkule, Lucy Garza, Hannah Hildebrand, Larry Podsednik, Cooper and Brooklyn Downing, J. T. Vallon, Evelyn Petter, Charles Beseda, Helen Sustala, Dolores Divin, and Alex Lopez.

PLANNING AHEAD: Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Jesse Romero will set your hearts on Fire! Mary always leads us to her Son. Experience rock-solid Catholic teaching that will engage your heart, mind, and soul – drawing you closer to Christ through the heart of His Blessed Mother.  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 fullness of Truth conference will help us discover profound insights into the richness and beauty of Marian doctrine and devotion. Shop for books and religious goods in the magnificent Fullness of Truth gift and book store. Register through the Fullness of Truth website at For additional information you can call the office at 877-21TRUTH. More info on the back table.

PENELOPE BAZAAR: The Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary will hold its Annual Bazaar on Sunday, September 18th.  BBQ beef tips, sausage and all the trimmings will be served from 11:30 – 5:30. Adults and Plates to Go are $9.50 and children under 12 are $6.00.  An Auction starts at 1:00. Other events include Bingo, Surprise Package, Horseshoe Tournament, Country Store, Raffle, and more.

VOCATIONS: The Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth will be hosting a Discernment Weekend for women 18+ and a Come & See day for young women 14-18 the weekend of September 23-25. Please see the flyer on the back bulletin board.

MINISTER SCHEDULES: This is the last weekend to make changes to your contact information for the new minister schedules coming out in October. If you haven’t already done so, please complete the form on the back table and place in the collection basket.

MASS INTENTIONS: We currently have a back log of Mass intentions that need to be said. Any new Mass intentions, with the exception of a newly deceased individual, will be sent to the Chancery Office at the Diocese.  An announcement will be placed in the bulletin when we will be able to take new intentions.

CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice after Mass on Monday, September 12th. Anyone is welcome to attend. We are always looking for new singers.