601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX  76621
(254) 582-3092

 Cell: (254) 707-0624

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SEPTEMER 27, 2015



Parochial Administrator-Fr.Ouseph I Thekkumthala (Cell) 707-0624

Business Manager/Secretary-Agnes Timmons 580-8125

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 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 – 6:30 p.m.

Saturday – 7:00 p.m.

SEPTEMER 27, 2015


SATURDAY      SEPTEMBER  26:    6:00 pm:     Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary  

SUNDAY            SEPTEMBER  27:    8:00 am:  +Ella Pustejovsky by Godparents, Doug & Missie Pustejovsky

MONDAY          SEPTEMBER  28:    6:00 pm:  +George Kaska, Jr. by the Kaska Family

WEDNESDAY   SEPTEMBER  30:    6:00 pm:  +Jerry, Irene, & Timmy Gerik by Linda Gerik                                                                                   

SATURDAY      OCTOBER         3:    6:00 pm:  +Edwin Nesrsta by Doris Nesrsta

SUNDAY            OCTOBER        4:     8:00 am:    Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary  

CEMETERY LIGHTS: George Kaska, Jr. by Edward Kubala Family

CROSS LIGHTS: Nancy Kasberg by Sam Polansky Family

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Tommy Pustejovsky by Sam Polansky Family


ALTAR SERVERS: Liz Vallon, Mariann Pustejovsky

LECTORS: Patrick Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Mark & Cindy Psencik, Andy Pustejovsky

USHERS: John Blaha


ALTAR SERVERS: Mallory Ballew, Christopher Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Annette Ballew

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  Frank & Jeanette Urbanovsky, Ron Kaska

USHERS: Charles Beseda


ALTAR SERVERS: Lauren & Kyle Gerik

LECTOR: John Gerik

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: John Gerik, John Jimenez, Albert Srubar

USHERS: Ben Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Meredith Moore, Katelyn Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Pat Blaha

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Joycie Pustejovsky, John Blaha, Charles  Beseda

USHERS: Doug Pustejovsky

WELCOME: We welcome Father Michael Holmberg to our parish. Father Michael will be celebrating weekend Mass, Saturday and Sunday only, at Immaculate Heart of Mary and at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Penelope. Father Ouseph will remain as our Parochial Administrator until our new resident priest arrives in either December or January. Father Ouseph will continue to celebrate daily Mass on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m.

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.

KJT / KJZT MEETINGS: The KJT and KJZT will meet immediately after mass on Sunday, September 27, 2015.  Several important items will be discussed.  Please plan to attend.

KJZT JUNIORS: The next meeting of the KJZT Juniors will be Sunday morning, September 27 in the Smid Center at 9:15.  Juniors need to wear a camp t-shirt (any color) and jeans.

CHOIR PRACTICE: There will be Choir practice after Mass on Wednesday, September 30th.

ADULT FORMATION:  Come join us on Wednesday evenings during CCD as the parish will watch the video series entitled “Catholicism” featuring Bishop Robert Barron.  It’s the Catholic Faith as you’ve never seen it before.  For the first time, in breathtaking and high-definition cinematography, the truth, goodness, and beauty of Catholicism are illustrated in a multimedia experience. Journey with Bishop Robert Barron to more than 50 locations throughout 16 countries. Be illuminated by the spiritual and artistic treasures of this global culture that claims more than one billion of the earth’s people. Learn what Catholics believe and why. Discover the full meaning of the faith.

INTENTIONS NEEDED: We are in need of Cemetery Light intentions. Anyone wishing to send in requests may do so by enclosing the intention and donation in a specially marked envelope and placing it in the collection basket.

LIBRARY: The library located in the parish hall is now open to all parishioners. Books and videos are available for all ages. The library is open on Wednesday’s after evening Mass and closes at 7:30 p.m.

TOURS PICNIC: St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church will hold its annual parish picnic on Sunday, September 27th.  There will be fried chicken, country sausage, home-made cornbread dressing, and trimmings.  Meal is served starting at 11:00 AM.  Take out plates will be available at the rear of Tours Hall.  A live auction will start under the big tent at 12:30 PM.  There are always several great items up for bid.  There will also be activities for the whole family; bingo, kid’s games, horseshoes, etc. starting at noon.  Tours Loves Company.  Come join us for a fun day in the country.

PRAYERS FOR THE SICK: Please remember to keep these individuals in your prayers:  Terry Kramolis, Evelyn Soukup, Susan Tomczak, Mark Helona, Mary Ann Pavlas, Stephanie Jarvis, Louise Pappas Woolsey, Eugene Pustejovsky, Johnnie Sinkule,  Joe Helona, Patsy Makovy, Lisa Cole,  Jeanette Urbanovsky, Rosilee Bartosh, Felix Picha, Louise Ondrej, Marcella & Michael Kiely, Pat Jimenez, Donna Nelson, Matthew Machac, Bonnie Poole, Edward Rejcek, Rudolph Rejcek, Lillian Sodek, Jane Vallejo, Max Vallejo, Linda Pustejovsky, Domingo Balderas, Edward Muehlstein, Judy Steele,  Harry Gene Nors, Tommy Pustejovsky, Francy Stacha, Jimmy Tolbert, Jeff Bernsen, Margie Wolf, Alexis Enriquez, Baylee Owen, Rocky Steele, 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, Armand Jimenez, James Homel, Ann Vanek, Mark Kutscherousky, Jim Kornegay, Charlie Flaherty, Willie Joe Janek, Darren Boyse, Raymond Jaska, Sara Casey, Deacon Denver Crawley, Deanell Crawley, Ed Sykora, Doris Nesrsta, Martha Beseda, and Angela Kleb.