Jan 16, 2011

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. (St. Mary's) and
Sun 8:00 a.m. (Assumption)

SUNDAY COLLECTIONST. MARY’S: N/A Church renovation  
(Jan 9, 2011) Samaritan Center   Good Shepherd  
 ASSUMPTION: $603.00 Hermann Food Ptry $20.00
  candles   Voc/Pr Retirement $20.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 1/16 Larry Kuebler,1/23- Gayle Hackmann, 1/30-Gary Seifert, 2/6- Joe Budnik

1st Sun–Wilma Trachsel/Dennis Lamb, 2nd Sun–Jerry/Clarine Means, 3rd Sun–Viv/Larry Boss,
4th Sun–Otto/Joni Boss, 5th - open, volunteers sought

TUESDAY Jan 18 10:00 am WEDNESDAY Jan 19 6:00 pm
Rev. Thomas Waickman Chick Keilholz
THURSDAY Jan 20 8:00 am FRIDAY Jan 21 8:00 am
Roy Behrendt Paul Mehmert
SUNDAY ++ Jan 23 8:00 am Saturday Jan. 22 6:00 pm
Ruth Ann Lieneke For the people

Text Box:  “The word just came out as I was typing these words, that Pope Benedict has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Pope John Paul II, and announced May 1, 2011, as the date of his beatification. It has been six years since Pope John Paul died, and while that is a somewhat speedy process, the late pope’s holiness has long been recognized. There were chants of ‘Sainthood now’ even at his funeral. We rejoice with the whole world that such a man answered God’s call and served him so well in holiness. We recognize that holiness and will soon have ‘Blessed John Paul’ to continue to intercede for us here on earth.
     “Here at home, the winter weather has slowed things down, and indeed when roads and travel are dangerous, you should stay safely at home. But I hope that there won’t be a lot more snow and we can get the New Year under way. Again, if you are interested in volunteering for the MPH Anniversary Committee (to plan activities for the 100th anniversary of the building/dedication of the church) or the Assumption or MPH Liturgy Committee (to plan the implementation of the new Mass translations), please let me know by filling in the form at the end of the bulletin and returning it to me or the collections.
     “God bless.”...Fr. Dave

PSR News - Please note the following changes in the PSR schedule for the next couple of weeks:  PSR classes will meet as usual this Wednesday, January 19.  The PSR Mass scheduled for January 19 has been rescheduled to January 26 at 7:15 p.m.  Afternoon classes will meet as usual on that day; evening classes will meet at 7:00 p.m. and then proceed to Mass at 7:15 p.m.

CYG Meeting - Wednesday, January 19, at 6:00 p.m. in Most Pure Heart of Mary hall.  ALL high school students try to come to plan the Seafood Buffet and NCYC!

Handbell Choir Rehearsal - Monday, January 17, at 7:00 p.m.

Important Note about Contributions - Contribution statements for the year 2010 are in the process of being finalized.  The special contribution envelopes for “Christmas” had a place to fill in envelope number and/or name.  Some of those received in the collection basket contained no envelope number or name.  If you are one of these contributors and you would like your “Christmas” contribution to show up on your contribution statement for 2010, please contact Ev Dudenhoeffer by Thursday, January 20, at the rectory 763-5345, home 763-5421, or email mphsec@centurytel.net. If contacting by email, please include name, envelope number, and “Christmas” contribution amount.  Thank you.

Pro-Life Events - 1) Rosary for Life on Friday, January 21, at 12:00 noon in the Capitol Rotunda in Jeff.  2) Pro-Life Adoration on January 21 at St. Joseph Church, Westphalia, following 8:15 a.m. Mass-1:30 p.m. concluding Benediction.  3) March for Life at the State Capitol grounds in Jeff will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, January 22.  4) Pro-Life Mass January 22, 8:15 a.m. at St. Joseph Church in Westphalia.

Text Box:  Assumption and Most Pure Heart of Mary Parishioners - January 26 at 1:30 p.m. in Most Pure Heart of Mary hall, the Funfest is coming ‘round the mountain with Vernon Kolbush driving the six white horses. There will be music, music, music. If you have ever been to a Funfest before, please come back January 26. If you have NOT been to Funfest, Jan. 26 is a great day to grace us with your presence. Bring a guest - let us fill the room for Vernon's special singing. Refreshments will be served. If there is ice and snow, this Funfest will be cancelled and rescheduled (like we did in November).

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/09-6/30/10 $42,120.00 $34,320.00
Budget goal per month $3,510.00 $2,860.00
Weekly goal $810.00 $660.00
Collection - Jan 2 $726.00 $708.00
Jan 9 n/a $603.00
Jan 16    
Jan 23    
Jan 30    
To date for January $726.00 $1,311.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/10-1/9/11 $22,680.00 $18,480.00
Sunday collection 7/1/10-1/9/11 $20,649.00 $18,331.00
Difference -$2,031.00 -$148.00

*includes $50 donation mailed in.

? Of the Week- Who is Jesus for you?

Mark Your Calendars - Assumption Church is hosting a breakfast on February 6!

Thank You to all who helped decorate the churches for Christmas and to all who took the decorations down!  May God bless you for your generous service!

Scholarship Opportunities - 1) William H. (Bill) Simon Scholarship Fund - Awards scholarships to Catholic students who are in financial need for the purpose of attending an accredited college or university of the student’s choice.  The scholarship is renewable for $1,000 per semester.  Criteria: must be a registered Catholic, must complete scholarship application, must obtain letter of recommendation from school official and priest, and must demonstrate financial need.  Deadline is March 31.   Contact the rectory if interested.  2) Knights of Columbus Scholarship - Anyone who is the son/daughter of a K of C member and who is going to be a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior in an accredited university, college, or technical school in 2011-12 may apply. Applications available at www.mokofc.org, click on "online forms", then "Student Scholarships". Applications need to be postmarked by Feb. 15. For officer signature see Randy Thoenen. For info, contact Randy Thoenen 763-5462.

Action Requested by MO Catholic Conference - Governor Nixon halted Rick Clay's execution and commuted his sentence to life without parole.  It is not an easy political decision for a governor to use his constitutional authority to grant clemency in a death penalty case.  Please show your appreciation to Gov. Nixon - thank him for his act of mercy. Contact him at constitservices@mo.gov or call 573-751-3222.

Rescheduled! - Meal at Chop House Grille in Linn has been rescheduled to Wednesday, January 26, at 5:30 p.m. $2 off each person’s meal.  Sponsored by MWA.  For info, call Lorna Rost 294-7276.

Find Help for Your Troubled Marriage through the next St. Louis Retrouvaille Program that starts Feb. 11-13, 2011, with a weekend (Friday night thru Sunday), and has six follow-up sessions held over three months. For confidential information, call 1-800-470-2230 toll free, or visit  www.retrouvaille.org.

Stewardship Quote - As the prophet Isaiah proclaims in the first reading, the Lord continues to remind us that we are his servants. We belong to the Lord and are called to shine his light on others. It is in that way that Christ's salvation may be revealed. Reflect this week on what it means to be a servant instead of a master; opening up our lives to others instead of controlling others' lives; and making daily choices that show care, compassion and love for others.

Vocation Blurb - Meet the real Men In Black: go to www.discoverthepriesthood.org.

Social Events Elsewhere - Breakfast at St. Anthony parish in Folk, Jan. 30, 7:30 a.m-12:00 noon.

Catholic Stewardship Appeal
GoalReceived% participation
St. Mary's$2,666 $2,330 27%
Assumption$2,963 $2,080 39%




Calendar of Parish Events - Jan
Jan      - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
            - StM Good Shepherd Cntr Coll
Jan 17 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Jan 19 - CYG Mtg
Jan 26 - PSR Mass (note date change! - was Jan 19)
Jan 26  - Heart of Mary Funfest
Jan 30 - All AS Parishioners Finance Mtg


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