Jan 23, 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: $997.00 Church renovation  
(Jan 16, 2011) Samaritan Center   Good Shepherd $18.00
 ASSUMPTION: $400.00 Hermann Food Ptry $20.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 1/23- Gayle Hackmann, 1/30-Gary Seifert, 2/6- Joe Budnik, 2/13 - Danny Lamb

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 25 10:00 am WEDNESDAY ** Jan 26 7:15 pm **
Roy Behrendt Chick Keilholz
THURSDAY Jan 27 8:00 am FRIDAY Jan 28 8:00 am
Rev. Leo Thomas Buhman Paul Mehmert
SUNDAY Jan 30 8:00 am Saturday Jan. 29 6:00 pm
For the People Joyce Schowengerdt

**Wednesday’s Mass Time for the coming week is 7:15 p.m.

Text Box:  “Well, Mother Nature is keeping us guessing. We don’t exactly know what will be happening again this week in the snow department. Obviously we’ll do what we can, but we want first of all for everyone to be safe and not take any unnecessary risks. So if it seems dangerous on the roads, please stay home as much as possible.
     “End of year contribution statements are included in your packet of February’s envelopes. We are extremely grateful to each and every one of you who make a weekly or monthly sacrifice for the Lord. Supporting your church financially is a clear requirement for an active Christian life. Jesus clearly teaches the importance of the right use of this world’s goods. Tradition supports the necessity of tithing. It is even a Church law. Unfortunately, many of these envelopes are not used. (If you are giving anonymously that’s great, but why not take advantage of our tax laws?) So we encourage everyone to be as generous as possible each week. And remember, it’s not so much that we need the funds to pay our bills (which we do), but that you need to be generous and trusting toward God. It is God who asks you for a tithe (whatever the percentage) of your income, and he promises to take care of all your needs in return, plus Eternal Life to boot. Sounds like a great investment to me. “Store up your treasure in Heaven.”
     “Another part of good stewardship is support of the diocese through our annual Stewardship Appeal. Assumption has reached 78% of the goal with 45% of parishioners giving something. MPH has reached 87% of its goal with only 27% of parishioners giving. The diocese will be conducting its annual Phone-a-thon in the next two weeks. So if you get a call and can make a pledge, please do so.  God bless.”...Fr. Dave

PSR News - PSR Mass on Wednesday, January 26, at 7:15 p.m.  Afternoon classes will meet as usual on that day; evening PSR students will meet in the hall at 7:00 p.m. for Mass preparation and then proceed to church for Mass at 7:15 p.m.

CYG Meeting Rescheduled - Wednesday, January 26, 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 - Tuesday, January 25, at 7:00 p.m.

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 $997.00 $400.00
Jan 23    
Jan 30    
To date for January $1,723.00 $1,711.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/10-1/16/11 $23,490.00 $19,140.00
Sunday collection 7/1/10-1/16/11 $21,646.00 $18,731.00
Difference -$1,844.00 -$408.00

*includes donation mailed in.

? Of the Week - How does Jesus call you to assist in his ministry: the building up of the Reign of God?

St. Mary’s Hall Cleaners for February - Rick Starke, Kim & Wayne Trachsel, Dave & Judy Maxey.

February Contribution Envelopes & 2010 Contribution Statements are in your envelope packet in back of church.  Thank you for your generous support of our church!

Assumption Parish Finance Report - All Assumption parishioners are invited to stay after Mass next Sunday, January 30, for a report of the parish finances.

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).

Text Box:  That Man is You! men’s program continues Saturday, Feb. 5.  All men welcome and encouraged to come (even if you did not attend any of the sessions in 2010).  Breakfast served beginning at 5:45 a.m., presentation at 6:15 a.m., finished by 7:25 a.m.

Breakfast at Assumption Church - Sunday, February 6, from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Serving pancakes, sausage, eggs, & trimmings.  Adults/$6.50, children under 8/$3.00, children under 3/free.

Text Box:  Congratulations to Rex Parker McKague, son of Celia and Jeremy McKague, who is to be baptized in Most Pure Heart of Mary Church this Sunday, January 23!

MWA Events for Everyone to Enjoy - 1) Meal at Chop House Grille in Linn on Wednesday, January 26, (this is the rescheduled date) at 5:30 p.m. $2 off each person’s meal.  2) Dinner at El Ranchito Restaurant in Hermann on Wednesday, February 9, at 6:00 p.m. $3 off each person’s meal.  Sponsored by MWA.  For info, call Lorna Rost 294-7276.

Natural Family Planning: Good News for Modern Families - Modern NFP has no side effects, it strengthens marriages, and unlike the rhythm method of 50 years ago, it is 99% effective. The Couple to Couple League will host a series of classes beginning Sunday, Feb. 20 and continuing March 20 and April 17, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in Columbia. The course incorporates recent research and John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Call (573) 449-8342 or email kathleenbasi@gmail.com for more info.

Register Now for Marriage Encounter - February 12 & 13 in Jefferson City.  Celebrate your marriage this Valentine's Day! Sign up now and give your relationship the time and attention it deserves!  A wonderful thing to do for your marriage and a wonderful thing to do for your family!  Contact Roger and Brenda Kempker at 573-642-3647 or kempker@jeffcityme.org or visit www.jeffcityme.org for more info/registration form. Space is limited. Register today before the weekend fills up.

Stewardship Quote - In today's Gospel, Jesus urges the crowd to reform their lives. Good stewards remain mindful that their lives are in constant need of reform.  They realize the need to be liberated from those actions that keep them from enjoying a closer friendship with Jesus. What is it in our lives that we need to reform?  What keeps us from giving praise and glory to the Lord?

Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) Weekend - February 19-21 at St. Patrick parish in Rolla.  For info, visit www.midamericatec.com.

Vocation Blurb - Ready for a challenge? Go to  www.discoverthepriesthood.org.

Sincere Thanks received from Samaritan Center, Good Shepherd Center, and Hermann Community Food Pantry for recent donations and boxes of canned goods.  May God bless you for your consideration of others who need assistance.

Social Events Elsewhere - 1) Breakfast at St. Anthony parish in Folk, Jan. 30, 7:30 a.m-12:00 noon.  2) K of C Breakfast at Loose Creek school basement Feb. 6, 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  3) Bingo at Sacred Heart School in Rich Fountain February 6, 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Catholic Stewardship Appeal
GoalReceived% participation
St. Mary's$2,666 $2,330 27%
Assumption$2,963 $2,300 45%




Calendar of Parish Events - Jan/Feb

Jan      - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- StM Good Shepherd Cntr Coll
Jan 25 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Jan 26 - PSR Mass
Jan 26  - Heart of Mary Funfest
Jan 30 - All AS Parishioners Finance Mtg
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Feb      - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- StM Samaritan Cntr Coll
Feb 2  -  AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
Feb 5  - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
Feb 6  - AS Breakfast
Feb 7   - Pro-Life Rosary StM 9 AM
Feb 12 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
Feb 19 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
Feb 23  - Heart of Mary Funfest
Feb 26 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg