601 W. Houston St.

Abbott, TX  76621
(254) 582-3092 

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Office Hours: M & Th-8-12 pm; T & W-1-5 pm




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.



SATURDAY      SEPT     3:   6:00 pm:       Parishioners of Immaculate Heart of Mary

SUNDAY            SEPT     4:   8:00 am:   + Willie Mae Pustejovsky by Bill & Angeline Sinkule

MONDAY          SEPT     5:   6:00 pm:   +Ted & Larry Pustejovsky by Linda Gerik

WEDNESDAY  SEPT     7:   6:00 pm:   +Christine Beseda by Martha Beseda

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

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

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

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

SANCTUARY LIGHTS: Charlie & Larry Pavlas by Sam Polansky Family


ALTAR SERVERS: Lauren & Kyle Gerik

LECTORS: David Timmons

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Albert Srubar, John Gerik, Andy Pustejovsky

USHER: Ben Pustejovsky


ALTAR SERVERS: Meredith Moore, Katelyn Pustejovsky

LECTOR: Gary Pustejovsky

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: Roger & Debbie Pustejovsky, Beverly Pustejovsky

USHER: Charles Beseda


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

THANK YOU: Many, many thanks to all those individuals who helped in any way with the Spaghetti Dinner last Sunday. Thank you so much for your service to our parish. Volunteers included those who cooked and served the meal,  our KJZT Jrs. who kept the tea glasses full, all the individuals who provided the wonderful desserts   and last but not least, all those who came out and supported the fundraiser.

THANK YOU: Abbott KJZT officers and members would like to thank everyone for their support (baking, buying, donations) of their Bake Sale last Sunday which raised $1,733.00 to help with expenses for Mr. Terry Timmons in his diaconate training.  With the donation from the KJZT Home Office, the total for this project and money given to Mr. Timmons is $2,308.00.  We appreciate everyone’s help in making this worthy project such a great success!!

THANK YOU: With great humility and love, we would like to thank the KJZT, all those who baked goodies, and all who purchased or donated towards the bake sale last weekend.  The money collected will be used to cover expenses incurred in formation for the diaconate.  Please keep us in your prayers and we will definitely do the same for you.  God bless, Terry & Agnes Timmons

THANK YOU: Thank you very much for your generous support of the Catholic University of America special collection last weekend. Your support will enable Catholic University to expand its impact in preparing the next generation of leadership for our Church and nation.

SPECIAL COLLECTION: Next weekend, September 10th & 11th there will be a special collection to help our brothers and sisters who have recently experienced historic flooding in Louisiana. The Fort Worth Diocese will send the funds immediately to those who have been impacted by severe damage to homes, businesses, churches and schools. These funds will provide necessities such as shelter, clean water, food, and medical care.

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.

ELECTION: Pastoral Council elections will be held next weekend. Prayerfully consider the following names to fill 4 places on the council. The three individuals with the most votes will have a three year term. The next individual will complete a one year term that has been vacant.  Jeanette Urbanovsky, John Blaha, Ben Pustejovsky, Kevin Beene, Brad Padgett, Kat Pustejovsky, Louise Sullins, and Patrick Timmons.

RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Class will be offered on Sunday evenings, in the parish hall, from 7:00 – 8:30 beginning September 18th. This class is open to anyone wishing to join the Catholic Church, as well as those who want to have a greater understanding of the Catholic faith. All parishioners are invited. Individuals who are considering joining the Catholic faith need to contact Father Joe during office hours.

ADULT FAITH FORMATION: Our parish is offering the adults an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith. There will be two options available to attend: 1. RCIA Class held on Sunday evenings from 7:00 – 8:30, beginning September 18th. 2. Wednesday evenings in the parish hall, from 6:30 – 7:30 which will correspond closely with the CCD schedule, starting September 14th. We will be using the video series “Symbolon: The Catholic Faith Explained”. There is no cost for either session. All adults in the parish are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

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.

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.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: Penelope Sunday Mass Time has changed from 11:00a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

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.

CCD: Wednesday, September 7th is the first night of CCD.  We will be attending 6:00 p.m. Mass.  All teachers need to be there, as Father Joe will be giving a blessing. We will have a parent meeting and cookies in the hall afterwards. Please remember to bring all registration information to the meeting.

MINISTER SCHEDULES: New schedules for Lectors, Altar Servers, Ushers, and Eucharistic Ministers will be coming out in October.  Lectors need to have received the sacrament of Confirmation. We are in great need of Altar Servers for Saturday evening. To serve on the altar, you need to have received the sacrament of First Holy Communion.  Head Ushers need to be an adult. Training is available for all these roles. If you are new and wish to be added or need to make any changes, including a new contact number, please include it on the information sheet located on the back table. Please put these in the collection basket by September 11th.  We hope to see some new faces.