January 25 - 3rd Sunday, 2015

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: SUN 8:00 a.m. at Assumption - Morrison and
Sat 6:00 p.m. at Most Pure Heart - Chamois

Jan 18, 2015     Food Pantry $10.00
  ASSUMPTION: $488.00 candles $5.00
      Food Pantry $1.00



1/25 - Larry Kuebler, 2/1 - Gayle Hackmann, 2/8 - Gary Seifert, 2/15 - Joe Budnik


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


Tuesday Jan 27 10:00 am Wednesday Jan 28 6:00 pm
Sharon Steiner Verhoff Family
Thursday Jan 29 10:00 am Friday Jan 30 No Mass
Al & Anita Duffner ---
Sunday Feb 1 8:00 am SATURDAY Jan 31 6:00 pm
Jada Brenner For the People

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


“The annual Night of Vocation Awareness is coming up on Friday, February 13, though unfortunately it is in Columbia this year, and I know it is hard for people from here to attend. So instead we will be sending a donation of $500 in your name from our parishes. If you would be able to go and represent us, or if you would like to contribute to this very worthy support for our seminarians and vocation office, please let me know. You may contribute to cover this donation, or in addition to it, just let us know.
     “Next weekend I’ll be taking a little vacation. I trust you will make Fr. Ed Doyle feel at home and welcome.”…Fr. Dave

Attention Knights of Columbus Members - All knights of council 1983, Morrison & Chamois, are reminded of an important meeting in Morrison on Tuesday, January 27, at 7:00 p.m. 

Assumption Basket Raffle - Parish families are asked to consider donating a themed basket or even just contributing an item or two.  Or you can make a cash donation if you prefer.   Your generosity and creativity are greatly appreciated!  To make a donation, or if you have any questions about the raffle, please contact Jamie Koenigsfeld at 294-7323.  Deadline for donations – Feb. 1. 

Midwest March for Life – Jan. 31.  Prayers 8:00 a.m. on Capitol steps, 10:00 a.m. march from Governor’s Mansion to Capitol. 

MPH Hall Cleaners for February – Tom & Sherry Starke, Mike & Tammy Stone.  (Please remember to fill out Group Volunteer Timesheet located in kitchen.)


Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/13-6/30/14 $48,120.00 $35,380.00*
Budget goal per month $4,010.00 $2,950.00*
Weekly goal $925.00 $680.00*
Collection - Jan 4 $1,941 $1,550
Jan 11 $6,092 $522
Jan 18 $825 $488
Jan 25    
To date for Jan. $8,858 $2,560
Offertory budget goal 7/1/14-1/18/15 $26,825 $19,720
Sunday collection 7/1/14-1/18/15 $38,266 $22,724
Difference $11,441 $3,004

Question of the Week – If someone asked you, "To what work has Jesus called you?" how would you answer?

NO Handbells Rehearsal this week.

February Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

2014 Contribution Statements are included in your February contribution envelope packet.  Thank you for your donations – and may God bless you for your generosity.

Pro-Life Rosary – Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church.

Attention Married and Engaged Couples - Has anyone ever clearly explained for you WHY the Catholic Church does not approve of unnatural birth control and sterilization? Learn about your faith and natural family planning.  You are invited to the Couple to Couple League's free "Come and See" two-hour class on Natural Family Planning on Sunday, February 8, at 2:00 p.m. in St George parish hall in Linn.   To RSVP or for more info, 660-298-3683 or www.MidMoNFP.org.

Congratulations to John and Kelly Brenner on the birth of their daughter, Kenna, on January 20! 

Seeking Christ for Our Nation Mass – Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at St. George in Linn.

Benefit Meal, Auction & Bake Sale for Dennis Dudenhoeffer – Saturday, Feb. 28, at 4:30 p.m. in St. George Church basement in Linn.  Tickets available from Paula Stieferman at Heritage Community Bank.  Adults/$15 advance, $20 at door, ages 6-12/$7, 5 & under/free. Details on poster in back of church.

Events Elsewhere – 1) K of C Breakfast at Loose Creek Feb. 1, 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  2) Prime Rib Dinner and Mouse Races at Sacred Heart School in Rich Fountain Feb. 7.  For info/tickets, call 573-744-5987.


Calendar of Parish Events – Jan/Feb

Jan 27 –  NO Handbells Rehearsal
Jan 28 – PSR Classes
Jan 29 - Catholicism DVD MPH
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Feb 3  - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
(note date change!)
- Handbells Rehearsal
Feb 4  - AS Prayer Group 10 AM
- PSR Classes
Feb 5 – Catholicism DVD MPH
Feb 10 – Handbells Rehearsal
Feb 11 – PSR Classes
Feb 12 – Catholicism DVD MPH
Feb 17 – Handbells Rehearsal
Feb 18 – Ash Wednesday
- 10 AM Mass AS
- PSR Classes/7:15 PM Mass MPH
Feb 19 – Catholicism DVD MPH
Feb 24 – Handbells Rehearsal
Feb 25 – PSR Classes

Feb 26 – Catholicism DVD MPH

Catholicism DVD Sessions are offered at MPH on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. in MPH hall.  These are stand-alone sessions – each session has its own message.  Everyone is welcome to come to any session(s) you’d like to attend.

Valentine Dinner (brisket with trimmings) – Wednesday, Feb. 11, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Derailed in Morrison.  MWA pays $3/person.  Please bring an individually wrapped snack for “At Risk Reading Students”.  RSVP (call or leave message) to Marlo 294-6613 by Saturday, Feb. 7, or sign up at Derailed.  Sponsored by MWA Senior Chapter.  Guests welcome!