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 25, 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 25, 2016


SATURDAY      SEPT   24:   6:00 pm:   + Evelyn Gerik by Doris Nesrsta

SUNDAY            SEPT   25:   8:00 am:      Ella Pustejovsky by Godparents Doug & Missie Pustejovsky

MONDAY          SEPT   26:   6:00 pm:   +Charlie Pavlas by Joe & Eugenia Sinkule

WEDNESDAY  SEPT   28:   6:00 pm:    +Charlie Pavlas by Joe & Eugenia Sinkule

SATURDAY      OCT      1:   6:00 pm:       Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

SUNDAY            OCT      2:   8:00 am:    +Charlie Pavlas by Martha Beseda

CEMETERY LIGHTS: Dennis Gerik by Linda Gerik

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

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Rosalie Kolar by Janice Boyse


ALTAR SERVERS:  Kolby Padgett, Liz Vallon

LECTORS:  Terry Timmons            

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Albert Srubar, John Gerik, Andy Pustejovsky

USHER: Brad Padgett


ALTAR SERVERS: Keaton & Paxton Pustejovsky

LECTOR:  Doug Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

USHER: Patrick Hejl


ALTAR SERVERS: Mariann Pustejovsky, Kolby Padgett

LECTORS: Patrick Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Volunteer

USHER: Matthew Padgett


ALTAR SERVERS: Mallory Ballew, Christopher Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Annette Ballew

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHER: Gary Pustejovsky

ANNUAL DIOCESAN APPEAL: Thank you to everyone who has responded generously to the Annual Diocesan appeal.  Your gift is making a difference to the people whom we will accompany in our shared journey of faith, hope and charity as one Church united in Christ. For more information about the appeal, visit

MISSION APPEAL: This weekend, there will be a second collection to help support Maryknoll Lay Missioners. This is a Catholic Organization inspired by the mission of Jesus to live and work with poor communities in Africa, Asia, and the Americas, by responding to basic needs and helping to create a more just and compassionate world. Maryknoll Lay Missioners sends and supports long-term missioners who work in Health care, Education, Pastoral Work, Justice and Peace and Economic Development. Speaking to us at our Masses will be Cecilia Espinoza who was born in Chile. Since 1985, she, her husband, and their three children, have joined Maryknoll Lay Missioners. They have worked on the pastoral team in the rural southern Diocese of Linares in Chile. Cecilia currently works in New York at the headquarters. Your kind welcome and generous support is most appreciated.

COUNCIL MEETINGS: The Finance Council will meet on Monday, October 3rd, 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, September 26th. Anyone is welcome to attend.

RCIA: RCIA Class will take place on Sunday evening, September 18th, in the first classroom on the right, in the parish hall, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  The topics include: Why Did God Make Us?, The Holy Trinity: One God, Three Divine Persons, Faith as Our Response to God, Prayer. All people are invited to learn more about the Catholic faith.

ADULT FORMATION: Come join the Adult Formation class on Wednesday, September 21th from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The topics include: What is the Bible? God is the Author of Scripture, The Bible Tells One Story of Salvation, the Canon of Scripture and Its Development, Interpreting the Bible. All are invited to come to any or all of the sessions.

LECTOR & EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER TRAINING: Father Joe will be conducting a training session for all current Lectors and Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, as well as anyone who wishes to become a lector or minister, on Saturday, October 1st from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

ALTAR SERVER TRAINING: Father Joe will be conducting a training session for all current Altar Servers, as well as anyone who wishes to become an altar server on Sunday, October 9th from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

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, 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, 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.

PLANNING AHEAD: Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers and Jesse Romero will be giving a presentation on Mary in Buda (near Austin) on  December 2nd – 3rd.  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.

MEMORIAL MASS: The Bishop’s Annual Memorial Mass for Children Who Died Before Baptism will be celebrated by Bishop Olson at St. Patrick Cathedral on Saturday, October 8th at 10:00 a.m. Mass will be followed by a reception and light lunch in the Parish Hall. The intention of this Mass is to help the healing process for parents who have lost children before Baptism, through miscarriage, still birth, or abortion.  This Mass is a beautiful Liturgy and we encourage everyone to attend, to pray for the babies and support their grieving parents. Reservations are requested but not required. Please see the flyer on the bulletin board for more information.

MINISTER SCHEDULES: New minister schedules for Altar Servers, Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, and Ushers are ready to be picked up.  With the upcoming training and the possibility of adding new individuals, the schedule is for the month of October only. New schedules will be available in the future.  In an effort to save postage, please get yours from the back table.