Jan 10 - Baptism of the Lord, 2016

Most Pure Heart of Mary and Assumption Churches
P. O. Box 156, Chamois, MO 65024
Fr. David Means, Canonical Administrator,

www.MostPureHeart.org and www.AssumptionMorrison.org

church (573) 763-5345, cell (573) 301-0350 email: FrDave@MostPureHeart.org
parish email: mphparish@centurytel.net, rectory office email: mphsec@centurytel.net
Lucy Brenner, R.N., Parish Nurse 573-294-6675

SUNDAY EUCHARIST: SAT 6:00 p.m. at Chamois
SUN 8:00 a.m. at Morrison

Jan.3,2016 Candles $2.50 Food Pantry $63.00
  ASSUMPTION: $2899.00 Xmas $1005.00
  Sem/Pr Ret $190.00 Food Pantry $48

(Assumption amts include Xmas, cont env for 12/27/15 coll [if Mass would have been offered] & 1/3/16 coll)



1/10 - Larry Kuebler, 1/17 - Gayle Hackmann, 1/24 - Gary Seifert, 1/31 - Joe Budnik


1st Sun–Wilma Trachsel/Dennis Lamb, 2nd Sun–Jerry/Clarine Means, 3rd Sun–Viv/Larry Boss,
4th Sun–Bernie/Marian Forck, 5th - Bosses/Means


Monday** Jan 11,2016 10:00 am** Wednesday Jan 13 6:00 pm
Al & Anita Duffner Arthur Helle
Thursday Jan 14 10:00 am Friday Jan 15 8:00 am
Virginia Kuester Rex White
SUNDAY Jan 17 8:00 am SATURDAY Jan 16 6:00 pm
For the People Frank Schollmeyer

**Note Change in Weekday Mass Schedule – Mass will be on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Assumption rather than on Tuesday (Fr. Dave is offering Mass at Frene Valley Nursing Home on Tuesday).


Annual Christmastide Handbell Concert – Jefferson City community handbell concert on Sunday, January 10, at 3:00 p.m. at Wesley UMC, 2727 Wesley Street, Jefferson City (at corner of Wesley St. & Hwy. 179).  Free.  Everyone is invited.  Our handbell choir had a change of plans and is no longer participating in this concert.  For more info, visit www.wesleyumcjc.org or call 513-893-2556.

Severe Storm Appeal - Archbishop Kurtz, the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has encouraged every diocese in the U.S. to take up a special collection for the humanitarian and Church needs of those who are suffering from the devastation of recent severe storms and disasters in the Midwest and South.  Catholic Charities USA, the official domestic relief agency of the U.S. Catholic Church, will administer the relief.  Special envelopes are available in the back of church for this special collection, or just mark an envelope “Severe Storms/Disasters in Midwest/South”.  Please drop your contribution in the collection basket as soon as possible.  For more information, see www.catholiccharities.org and www.usccb.org

TV Mass for the Homebound – For people who cannot get to church because of illness or bad weather, “My Sunday Mass on TV” offers spiritual comfort and hope.  Compassionate homilies, an inspirational prayer for spiritual communion during distribution of the Eucharist, and closed-captioning for the hearing impaired enable the homebound to experience the blessings of Sunday Mass.  Heart of the Nation, a nonprofit Catholic ministry, provides the weekly TV Mass online and on broadcast, cable, and satellite channels.  For a complete channel guide, visit www.HeartoftheNation.org or call 1-855-855-6277.

    (No words from Fr. Dave this week)



Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/15-6/30/16 $52,000.00 $36,000.00
Budget goal per month $4,333.00 $3,000.00
Weekly goal $1000.00 $692.00
Collection - Jan. 3 $1,571 $3,904
Jan. 10    
Jan. 17    
Jan. 24    
Jan. 31    
To date for Jan. $1,571 $3,904
Offertory budget goal 7/1/15-1/3/16 $27,000 $18,684
Sunday collection 7/1/15-1/3/16 $28,568 $22,730
Difference $1,568 $4,046

Question of the Week – Name a time when you felt your actions were pleasing to God.

Nursing Home Masses – A Mass will be offered for Verhoff Family on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 9:30 a.m. at Frene Valley Nursing Home in Hermann.  A Mass will offered for Verhoff Family on Friday, Jan. 15, at 10:00 a.m. at Linn Living & Rehab Center.  Everyone is welcome to attend.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Catholic Stewardship Appeal

                             Goal      Pledged     # Participants
MPH              $3,439      $3,331               24

Assumption   $3,479       $2,701               18

Pro-Life Events – 1) 9 Days for LifeOn January 22 our nation will mark the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal throughout the U.S. Since that tragic decision, more than 57 million children's lives have been lost to abortion, and many suffer that loss -- often in silence.  The U.S. bishops invite us to pray for the protection of all human life. A special novena called 9 Days for Life will take place from January 16 through Jan 24. Pray for the respect and protection of all human life each day. Join at www.9daysforlife.com. 2) March for Life – If unable to attend the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20-23, but would like to help out, send a donation to Marybeth Hunton, Diocese of Jefferson City, P.O. Box 104900, Jefferson City, MO 65110-4900.  If questions, 573-635-9127, ext. 233. 3) Midwest March for Life – January 30 in Jeff City.  More info forthcoming.

Osage County Prescription Take-Back Program – The Linn Police Dept. & Osage County Sheriff’s Office will be collecting medications – permanently.  Drop off your unwanted & expired medications at City Hall or the Courthouse in Linn.  Will accept: controlled substances, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, pet medications, medicated ointments & lotions, liquid medicines in glass or leak-proof containers.  Will not accept: needles, lancets, syringes, thermometers, aerosol cans, blood or infectious waste, personal care products, hydrogen peroxide.  For more info, call 573-897-0911.

Special Collection Amounts – CCHD amounts of $170 (MPH) and $305 (AS) were recently forwarded to the diocese.  Food pantry donations from July through December have been sent:  $241 to Good Shepherd Center, $189 to the Samaritan Center, and $874.75 to the Hermann Community Food Pantry (this amount includes the collection from the ecumenical Thanksgiving service at Assumption).



Calendar of Parish Events – Jan
Jan 13 – PSR Classes
Jan 14 – Jubilee Year of Mercy Mtg
Jan 17 – Special Coll for Severe Storms/
              Disasters in Midwest/South
Jan 20 – PSR Classes Jan 27 – PSR Classes

Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) Weekend – Jan. 16-18 at IC parish in Jeff.  For info, email youthevents@diojeffcity.org.

Social Event Elsewhere - Taste Of Italy (dinner/auctions/raffles) on Saturday, Jan. 23, at St. George in Linn.  Doors open 4:00 p.m.  Meal tickets $10 in advance.  For more info, contact Shelley Klebba 897-0402.