Oct 10, 2010

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)

Mass times switched Oct 9-10!!

SUNDAY COLLECTIONST. MARY’S: $1,347.00 Church renovation $150.00
(Oct 3, 2010) Samaritan Center $27.00 World Missions 35.00
 ASSUMPTION: $666.00 Candles $5.00
  Herman Food Pntry $24.00    


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 10/10 Gayle Hackmann, 10/17 Gary Seifert, 10/24 Joe Budnik, 10/31 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 Oct. 12 no mass WEDNESDAY Oct. 13 no mass
THURSDAY Oct. 14 no mass FRIDAY Oct. 15 8:00 am
  Communion Service
SUNDAY Oct. 17 8:00 a.m. SATURDAY Oct. 16 6:00 p.m.
For the people Chick Keilholz

**Note - There will be no weekday Masses for the coming week as Fr. Dave will be at the Priests’ Institute.  However, there will be a communion service on Friday at 8:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s.

Text Box:       “The news this week is, of course, that I’ll be gone to the annual Priests’ Institute. Every year the priests of the Jeff City Diocese gather with Bishop Gaydos at the Lake of the Ozarks (rough I know) for workshops, discussions, and fellowship. One of the topics is the new Mass translations. I don’t know how many have heard that all the Mass prayers have been re-translated from the official Latin. That will mean that our communal prayers will have a different sense and feel to them. For instance, the response to ‘The Lord be with you’ will be: And with your Spirit! These translations are designed to be more faithful to the originals and better, more prayerful, English. Of course while these new translations have been approved, they will not go into effect for more than a year (November 2011), while new liturgical books are printed and education/catechesis about them takes place. We should certainly think about reviving a liturgy committee to assist me in implementing these coming changes. Anyone interested should let me know.
     “So there will not be Mass this week. St. Mary’s will have a communion service on Friday morning.
     “I’ll be back on Friday afternoon and the new handbell choir was so anxious not to miss a week of practice, there will be a rehearsal on Friday evening at 7. Anyone interested is still welcome to come.”...Fr. Dave

Jerry & Clarine Means’ 60th Wedding Anniversary - Jerry & Clarine Means will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday (Oct. 10). There will be a special Mass at 11:00 a.m. (all are invited to this Sunday Mass) and an open house in Most Pure of Mary parish hall from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

PSR News - On Wednesday, October 13, there will be no afternoon PSR classes.  Evening PSR classes will meet as usual.  Also, please remember to return the PSR family registration form and the medical information form.

Action Requested by MO Catholic Conference - On October 20, the state of MO is scheduled to carry out the execution of Roderick Nunley.  Catholic teaching opposes the use of the death penalty because it disregards the sanctity of life and promotes revenge as a principle of justice. As Catholic citizens you can call on Governor Nixon to grant mercy to Roderick Nunley and stop his execution. Email constitservices@mo.gov or call 573-751-3222.  Issues to raise in your message: 1)  Mr. Nunley pled guilty, thereby taking responsibility for his actions and was willing to accept a sentence of life without parole for his part in the murder. However, the prosecutor did not agree to a plea agreement in this case as he had done in other murder cases with more heinous circumstances. Mr. Nunley was sentenced to death by a judge, without the benefit of a jury trial.  2)  The death penalty disregards the sanctity and dignity of human life. The common good of the State would be better served if the cycle of violence of executions be broken and a commutation be granted.  Also, on Tuesday, October 19, vigils and prayer services will be held in cities across the state. At these services, Missourians will remember victims of violent crime & their families, as well as families with loved ones on death row, including Roderick Nunley's family and children. The MCC encourages Catholics to participate in an event near their location.  (Jefferson City: prayer service, 10:45 p.m., St. Peter's Catholic Church; in chapel.  Vigil, 11:00 p.m. until 12:01 a.m., 207 W. High St. across from Supreme Court. More info: Rita Linhardt, 573-635-7239).

! Congratulations! ! to Jerry and Clarine Means who are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday!  May God bless you!

Wednesday Mass Time Change - Effective Wednesday, October 20, the Mass on Wednesdays at St. Mary’s will be offered at 9:00 a.m., followed by Adoration.

40 Days for Life Midpoint Rally - Friday, October 15, 6:30 p.m. at Grace Evangelical Free Church, 3011 South Ten Mile Drive, Jefferson City.  Join us in thanking God for the successes of the first half of these 40 days of prayer, fasting, peaceful vigil, and community outreach.  More info: Mike & Kathy at 573-491-3522, www.40daysforlife.com/columbia-mo.

Assumption Fall Dinner Gross Income - The gross income for Assumption Fall Dinner was $5,447.20.  Info will be forthcoming showing net profit once all bills have been received.

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 - Oct. 3 $1,347.00 $666.00
Oct. 10    
Oct. 17    
Oct. 24    
Oct. 31    
To date for October $1,347.00 $666.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/10-10/3/10 $11,340.00 $9,240.00
Sunday collection 7/1/10-10/3/10 $10,314.00 $8,223.00
Difference -$1,026.00 -$1,016.00


? of the Week - What are some ways you can think of to show gratitude to God?  Make them concrete and real. 

Bailey’s Creek Cemetery Annual Meeting - Sunday, October 17, at 1:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s hall.

Handbell Choir Rehearsal - Friday, October 15, at 7:00 p.m.

October is Respect Life Month - Pray the Rosary daily for all human life - no matter how small, how disabled, how old - all life is precious to God the creator.

Veterans Appreciation Dinner - Sunday, November 14, at 12:00 noon at Morrison Community Center.  Everyone invited.  Meat provided, please bring covered dish.  Free.  Sponsored by MWA Adult Club and Junior Club.  RSVP to Lorna Rost 294-7276 by November 7.

Marriage Encounter - Nov. 6 & 7 in Jeff.  Sign up now and give your relationship the time and attention it deserves! Contact Roger & Brenda Kempker 573-642-3647, kempker@jeffcityme.org or visit www.jeffcityme.org for more info/registration form.  Space limited. Register today before weekend fills up.

St. John’s UCC 125th Anniversary - All are invited to join the 125th anniversary celebration of the St. John’s United Church of Christ on Sunday, October 17. The morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. A picnic will be held from noon to 2:00 p.m. with games and sandwiches and ice cream for sale. A “back to the future” celebration begins at 2:00 p.m. with a reception following. Come one, come all!

Samaritan Center has increasing number of people who need help; and with the approaching winter, the demand will grow even larger.  They are currently short on funds and are asking for monetary donations.  If wishing to contribute, special envelopes are provided in St. Mary’s October contribution envelope packet - or mark an envelope “Samaritan Center”.  These may be dropped in the collection basket anytime during any month.  There is also a basket in back of St. Mary’s Church for loose change donations which are earmarked for the Samaritan Center during the month of October.

Stewardship Quote - Jesus healed ten lepers in today's Gospel. Only one (ten percent) came back to say thank you. I, too, have received many blessings from the Lord--indeed, all I am and all I have is gift! How and how often have I remembered to thank Him?

Help Wanted - Good knees needed!  Our Lady Queen of Peace Center is in need of your prayers.  Please pray that the Lord provides a doctor to work with the Center, featuring the "FertilityCare Services" of Jefferson City.  For info, contact Carolyn Tucker 573-893-6279. 

Benefit for Eric Orscheln - Eric was critically injured when falling from a ladder May 28.  Benefit Saturday, Oct. 23, at Loose Creek Community Center.  Dinner served 4:30-7:30 p.m. $20/ticket.  For dinner tickets or to donate items for raffle/auction, call Randy Wilbers 573-338-1513. 

Pancake/Sausage Breakfast for Morrison Volunteer Fire Dept. on Sunday, Oct. 10, at Morrison Community Center 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Mass at Starkenburg Shrine - Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 12:00 noon.  Confessions 11:00 a.m., Rosary 11:40 a.m.

Social Events Elsewhere - 1) Fall Festival at St. George parish in Hermann Oct. 10, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  2) Fall Dinner at Guardian Angels parish in Brinktown Oct. 10, 11:00-5:30.  3) Fall Festival at Sacred Heart parish in Rich Fountain Oct. 24, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.


 Calendar of Parish Events - Oct

Oct 9  - 6 PM Mass begins at StM
Oct 10 - 8 AM Mass begins at AS
Oct 11-15 - Fr. Dave at Priests’ Inst.
Oct 13 - No afternoon PSR classes
Oct 15 - Handbell Choir Rehearsal
Oct 16 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
Oct 17 - Bailey’s Creek Cem Mtg
Oct 20 - 9 AM Wed. Mass begins at StM
Oct 23 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
Oct 23/24 - World Msn Coll
Oct 27 - Heart of Mary Funfest
Oct 30 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
Oct      - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
           - StM Sam Cntr Coll


Vocation Blurb - Want to see a miracle? Be the miracle, and come take a look at www.discoverthepriesthood.org.

Join Us and Defend Your Faith - Apologetics Boot Camp 2010 - Saturday, November 6, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at Helias High School in Jeff.  For adults and high school students. $25/adult includes lunch.  For info/to register, email Spencerallen@apologeticsfromscratch.org, www.apologeticsfromscratch.org, 573-636-7081.

Religious Education Institute - Friday, November 19, at St. Joe’s Cathedral in Jeff.  7:30 a.m. registration-2:30 p.m. closing Mass.  Theme: “The New Roman Missal:  Why, The What, and Its Relevance to You and Your Ministry.”  On the first Sunday of Advent 2011, revised Mass prayers will be introduced in dioceses and parishes across the U.S.  The changes will affect all of us.  The Religious Education Institute will feature Father Dan Merz as the sole presenter this year in order to introduce the changes and prepare everyone gathered to receive them with understanding and enthusiasm.  For info/to register, contact the parish office or Meg Poettgen 573-635-9127, email reoadmassist@diojeffcity.org.

Pro-Life March in Washington DC - It is time once again to invite you to join our diocese and several thousand others to promote life by attending the annual Pro-Life March in Washington DC Saturday, January 22 - Tuesday, January 25, 2011.  For info/to register, call the parish office, call the Vocation Office 573-635-9127, or email followme@diojeffcity.org.

Free Home Study Courses on the Catholic Faith - You are invited to study the Catholic Faith by taking free correspondence courses at home. For information about the nine courses available, go to the Catholic Home Study Service website (www.amm.org/chss.htm). Or you may write to this address: Catholic Home Study Service, P. O. Box 363, Perryville MO 63775-0363, or call 573-547-4084.

Click here to go to Handbell page!

Assumption 2010 Fall Dinner Raffle Prize Winners
1. $200 cash - Ann Corrigan                                        17. $25 cash - Stephanie Rinne
2. $100 cash - Mary Ann Lamb                                     18. $25 cash - Nancy Hemeyer
3.  Baby quilt - Bud Vogel                                           19. $25 Jerry’s Stop & Go gift cert - Lucy Brenner
4.  Magazine rack - Mel Rost                                        20. $25 Dave’s Pizza & Wings gift cert - Caitlin Belser
5. Child’s bike - Barb Zastrow                                      21. $25 Subway gift card - Edna Rost
6. $100 savings bond - Lana Hackmann                         22. $25 Chop House Grille gift card - Bradley Birk
7. $50 savings bond - Linda Wuelling                            23. $25 Thriftway gift card - Toby Rost
8. $50 MNM Grocery gift cert - Buddy Thompson              24. $25 Thriftway gift card - Paulette Rehagen
9. 2010 coin proof set - Nancy Hemeyer                         25. Oil change - Michelle Schulte
10. $30 cash - Kim Trachsel                                         26. Oil change & tire rotation - Paula Stillman
11. Framed photo - Michael McKague                             27. $20 Hop’s gift cert - Steve LeBrell
12. $25 Bockting Equipment gift cert - Charles Rost         28. $20 B.J.’s Restaurant gift cert - Mel Rost
13. $25 Morrison Bar & Grill gift cert - Ron Budnik           29. $15 Nolte Hills Nursery gift cert - Betty Haeffner
14. $25 Save A Lot gift cert - Gerald Means                    30. Bird feeder - Hank Rost
15. $25 Loutre Market gift cert - Ruth Bock                     31. Cookbook - Kate Kuschel
16. $25 Sam’s Serv. Station gift cert - Amy Hemeyer       32. Cookbook - Marie Hackmann