Jan 17 - Second Sunday of Ordinary Time, 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.10,2016     Food Pantry $15.00
  ASSUMPTION: $537.00 flood relief $115.00
  Sem/Pr Ret $40.00 Food Pantry $5.00




1/17 - Gayle Hackmann, 1/24 - Gary Seifert, 1/31 - Joe Budnik, 2/7 - Danny Lamb


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


Tuesday Jan 19 no mass Wednesday Jan 20 6:00 pm
  Verhoff Family
Thursday Jan 21 10:00 am Friday Jan 22 11 am
Virginia Kuester funeral for Art Reigel
SUNDAY Jan 24 8:00 am SATURDAY Jan 23 6:00 pm
For the People Catherine Brandt

**Note Change in Weekday Mass Schedule – There will be no Mass on Tuesday at Assumption for the coming week.

    “With the New Year well under way, and Christmas Season over, it’s almost time to begin thinking about Lent! There is a lot of spiritual preparation we need to do, especially in this Holy Year of Mercy, but also some practical – namely Fish Frys and Seafood Buffets. Assumption will have their Fish Fry on Feb 12! MPH their Seafood Buffets on Feb 19 and March 11. We need to get raffles together for both parishes. Please think about what you can donate to make these raffles a great success. Of course, we once again look to all our faithful workers and organizers to make these events a total success. Thank you all in advance.
     “I thank you all for all the prayers for mom. She has a long road ahead of her to get back. Please continue to keep her in your prayers.”…Fr. Dave

Pro-Life Events – 1) 9 Days for LifeA 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) Midwest March for Life – January 30 in Jefferson City; events begin 8:00 a.m. at Selinger Exhibit Hall.  For more info, pick up one of the posters in back of church or visit MidWestMarchForLife.com.


Severe Storm Appeal - A special collection is being taken up for those suffering from the devastation of recent severe storms & disasters in the Midwest & South.  Envelopes for this special collection are available in back of church, or just mark an envelope “Severe Storms/Disasters in Midwest/South”.  If you forgot your donation this weekend, please drop it in the collection basket next weekend.



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 $730 $537
Jan. 17    
Jan. 24    
Jan. 31    
To date for Jan. $2,301 $4,441
Offertory budget goal 7/1/15-1/10/16 $28,000 $19,376
Sunday collection 7/1/15-1/10/16 $29,298 $23,267
Difference $1,298 $3,891

Question of the Week – God fills each of us with grace (miracles) and gifts, what is one grace (miracle) or gift that you have shared with your family?

February Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

2015 Contribution Statements are included in your February contribution envelope packet.  Thank you for your generous contributions to our churches this past year!

Assumption Fundraising Meeting – Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 6:30 p.m. in regard to the Fish Fry & Basket Raffle.


Catholic Stewardship Appeal

                             Goal      Pledged     # Participants
MPH              $3,439      $3,551               26

Assumption   $3,479       $2,701               18

Assumption Basket Raffle - Instead of 20+ baskets this year, we are going to make 4-5 large themed baskets.  Parishioners are asked to consider sponsoring a basket, either through a monetary donation, an item for a basket, or even a theme idea.  If anyone wishes to contribute, or has any questions/suggestions, contact Jamie Koenigsfeld at 573-694-1186.

Seafood Buffet Raffle Prizes – Seafood Buffets are coming soon!  If you would like to donate a raffle prize, please contact Rob Schollmeyer at 573-680-0902.

Christmas Items Donated - Poinsettias at MPH were donated in memory of Otto Boss; Jessica Skaggs; Estel & Marian Lamb family; Scheppers & Forck families; Helle & Mehmert families; Micah Starke; Nolte, Smith, & Starke families.  The wreaths on the double doors were donated in memory of Florence Boss, and the greenery boughs on the outside railings were donated by Nick & Heather McKague of Busch’s Florist.  Thank you to all who spread the Christmas spirit by your generous donations!  (The parish office has very limited info on Christmas items donated at Assumption – if you know of any and would like them mentioned in the bulletin, please inform the parish office.)

Discover a Better Marriage - Whether you’ve been married two years or 50 years, you can deepen your love, friendship & closeness.  The next Jefferson City Marriage Encounter is Feb. 13-14. For information, contact Jeff and Jill Cremer at (573) 694-3292 or jcremer23@gmail.com, visit www.facebook.com/JeffCityME, or visit http://www.jeffcityme.org.


Calendar of Parish Events – Jan

Jan 17 – Special Coll for Severe Storms/
Disasters in Midwest/South
Jan 19 – AS Fundraising Mtg
Jan 20 – PSR Classes

Jan 27 – PSR Classes

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) Taste Of Italy Sat., Jan. 23, 4:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at St. George in Linn.  Meal tickets $10 in advance. Tickets available at Thriftway or Legends Bank.  2) K of C Breakfast at Loose Creek Jan. 31, 7:30-11:30 a.m. 3) Mouse Races in Rich Fountain Sat., Feb. 6. Prime Rib & Fried Chicken dinner 6:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m. $30/person, limited tickets. For tickets/info, call Jerri Wildhaber 573-619-1598.  4) Horse Races Feb. 6 at St. George Activity Center in Linn.  Doors open 6:30 p.m.; races start 7:30 p.m.  $15/person. For info, contact Shelley Klebba 897-0402. 5) St. George School Hermann Cajun Shrimp Boil Feb. 6, 5:00-9:00 p.m.