January 22, 2012

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 St. Mary's -Chamois (til Apr) and
Sun 8:00 a.m. at Assumption - Morrison (til Apr)

SUNDAY COLLECTIONST. MARY’S: $905.00 candles $2.50
(Jan 15, 2012)     Good Sheperd Cntr $5.00
 ASSUMPTION: $742.00 use of tables $25.00
  Herman Food $21.00    


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 1/22 - Joe3 Budnik, 1/29 - Danny Lamb, 2/5 - Larry Kuebler, 2/12 - Gayle Hackmann

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

TUESDAY Jan 24, 2012 10:00 am WEDNESDAY Jan 25 6:00 pm
Leo Rotter Mary Rotter
THURSDAY Jan 26 8:00 am FRIDAY Jan 27 8:00 am
Bonnie & Genrose Haslag Regina M. Stewart
SUNDAY Jan 29 8:00 am SATURDAY Jan 28 6:00 pm
For the people Chick Keilholz

Text Box:  “Thank you for your prayers for me and the other priests of Jeff City last week at our Leadership workshop. We are grateful for your support.
     “The Anniversary Celebration planning committee will be meeting this Wednesday evening at 7 pm. Join us if you want to help, or offer ideas. If you have the internet, please go to – www.MostPureHeart.org/history . There is a working document about our history. If you can add anything, either from personal knowledge (oral history), or have the documentation, please share that with us. If you have an interesting story about something or someone in the parish, please write that down and give to Fr. Dave. Historical photos are also still needed. Please don’t put it off; we have only a short time to finish this history if we are to have a book published by May. We will also be giving you the opportunity to share the history of your family in MPH parish.
     “We at MPH have a parish council meeting scheduled on Thursday evening. We will be continuing our discussions about what we need here at MPH in way of governance. As always, it is an open meeting and all are welcome to attend.”...Fr. Dave

Parish Meetings This Week

Scrip on Sale at Assumption - Jan. 29, Feb. 12, Feb. 26, and at the Fish Fry on Feb. 24.
PSR News - PSR class notes for this week: Grades 3 & 4 will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 7:00 p.m.  There will be no PSR class for grades 9 & 10 on Wed., Jan. 25 (girls in Hermann basketball tournament).

Text Box:  Funfest - Weather permitting, the Funfest will be held on Wednesday, January 25, at 1:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s hall.  The Mennonite children’s choir will be performing.  Refreshments will be served.  Plan on attending this joyful occasion and please bring a friend!  Everyone is welcome!

2nd Annual Basket Raffle - If you would like to donate a themed basket, an item to be included in a basket, or a monetary contribution, please contact Jamie Koenigsfeld at 294-7323. Raffle to be held at Assumption’s Fish Fry (Feb. 24), with proceeds dedicated to Assumption’s support for Catholic education. Thank you!

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 parish office if interested.
Text Box:
Mark Your Calendars for the upcoming parish events - 1) Assumption Fish Fry Feb. 24.   2) Seafood Buffet March 2.  3) Seafood Buffet March 23.  4) Most Pure Heart of Mary Church Centennial May 6.

Seafood Buffets - Most Pure Heart of Mary is planning two Seafood Buffets for the coming Lenten season, on Friday, March 2 and on Friday, March 23.  We hope to be able to split up those working, so some will be working on March 2 & the rest on March 23.  If you prefer to not work on one or the other of these dates, please let Rob Schollmeyer (763-5409) know.  There will be no Spring Dinner this year, and the success of these Seafood Buffets will determine whether or not there will be a Picnic.  Thank you for your support.

Diocesan Mass for World Day of the Sick - Sunday, February 12, at 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Columbia.  The public is invited. This Mass will fulfill the Sunday obligation.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/11-6/30/12 $43,160.00 $33,020.00
Budget goal per month $3,597.00 $2,750.00
Weekly goal $830.00 $635.00
Collection - Jan 1 $1,736.00 $422.00
Jan 8 $859.00 $403.00
Jan 15 $905.00 $742.00
Jan 22    
Jan 29    
To date for January $3,500.00 $1,567.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/11-1/15/12 $24,070.00 $18,415.00
Sunday collection 7/1/11-1/15/12 $24,199.00 $18,096.00
Difference $129.00 -$319.00

? of the Week - If someone asked you “To what work has Jesus called you” how would you answer?

February Contribution Envelopes & 2011 Contribution Statements are in your envelope packet in the back of church.  Thank you for your generous support of our church!

Bulletin Deadline - 9:30 a.m. on Fridays.

TV Mass for the Homebound - When someone you love cannot get to church because of illness or bad weather, "My Sunday Mass on TV" offers spiritual comfort & hope. Compassionate homilies, an inspirational prayer for spiritual communion during distribution of the Eucharist, & 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 on broadcast, cable, and satellite channels. For complete channel guide, visit www.HeartoftheNation.org or call toll-free 1-(855) 855-MASS

Give Children in Failing Districts New Hope - This year the MO General Assembly will consider legislation popularly known as the "Turner Fix." In 2010 the MO Supreme Court ruled that children attending unaccredited public school districts had the right to transfer to an accredited school in another district of the same or adjoining county.  Action requested by MO Catholic Conference:  Contact Senator Dan Brown (573-751-5713, email Dan.Brown@senate.mo.gov); State Senator David Pearce (573-751-2272, email david.pearce@senate.mo.gov); and State Rep. Rick Stream (573-751-4069, email rick.stream@house.mo.gov).  Ask them when they consider "Turner Fix" bills, please allow students in failing districts to transfer to private schools, including Catholic schools.

Pro-Life - Rosary on Friday, Jan. 27, at 12:00 noon in State Capitol Rotunda.

Marriage Encounter - February 11 & 12 in Jeff.  Celebrate your marriage this Valentine’s Day!  Contact Roger and Brenda Kempker at 573-642-3647 or kempker@jeffcityme.org or visit www.jeffcityme.org for more info/to print out a registration form.

Meal at Wurst Haus (Hermann) - Tues., Jan. 24, at 6:00 p.m.  MWA pays $2/person toward meal choice.  RSVP by Jan. 22.  Sponsored by MWA.  For info/reservations, call Lorna Rost 294-7276.

Valentine’s Dinner (fried chicken & Italian stuffed meatloaf buffet) - Wed., Feb. 15, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Hop’s Hideaway.  Cost $6 (tip not included).  RSVP to Hop’s 294-7260 by Feb. 3.  Guests welcome.  Sponsored by MWA Senior Chapter.

Social Event Elsewhere - K of C Breakfast at Loose Creek school basement Feb. 5, 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Calendar of Parish Events - Jan/Feb

Jan     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- StM Good Shepherd Cntr Coll
Jan 24 - PSR Gr 3 & 4
- Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Jan 25 - Heart of Mary Funfest
- PSR Classes
- StM Anniversary Comm Mtg
Jan 26 - StM Parish Council Mtg
Jan 29 - Scrip Sale at AS
Jan 31 - PSR Gr 3 & 4
- Handbell Choir Rhrsl
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Feb     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- StM Samaritan Cntr Coll
Feb 1  - AS Liturgy Comm Mtg (w/prayer group)
- AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
- PSR Classes
Feb 2  - AS Fundraising Comm Mtg
Feb 6  - Pro-Life Rosary StM 9 AM
Feb 7  - PSR Gr 3 & 4
- Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Feb 8  - PSR Classes
Feb 12 - Scrip Sale at AS
Feb 14 - PSR Gr 3 & 4
- Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Feb 15 - PSR Classes
Feb 21 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Feb 22 - PSR Classes/Mass
Feb 23 - StM Liturgy Comm Mtg
Feb 24 - AS Fish Fry/Scrip Sale
Feb 26 - Scrip Sale at AS
Feb 28 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Feb 29 - PSR Classes