Oct 13, 2013

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 Most Pure Heart - Chamois and
Sun 8:00 a.m. at Assumption - Morrison (Until April)

Oct. 6, 2013 World Missions $35.00 Sam Center $18.00
 ASSUMPTION: $648.00 Food Pantry $31.00
  World Missions      


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 10/13 - Joe Budnik, 10/20 - Danny Lamb, 10/27 - Larry Kuebler, 11/3 - 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 Oct 15 8:00 am WEDNESDAY Oct 16 6:00 pm
Rev. Erwin Konrad Gus & Bea Richard
THURSDAY Oct 17 8:00 am FRIDAY Oct 18 8:00 am
Mabelene Krieg Grellner Deceased Means family
SUNDAY Oct 20 8:00 am SATURDAY Oct 19 6:00 pm
Elvira C. Starke For the People

  **Note Tuesday Mass Time – Mass on Tuesday for the coming week will be at 8:00 a.m.

Morrison Volunteer Fire Dept. Pancake & Sausage BreakfastSUNDAY, Oct. 13, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Morrison Community Center.  Adults/$8, ages 6-12/$4, under 5/free.  Shooting match 1:00 p.m. at Meyer Memorial Park.


Children’s Education Initiative – Right now Catholics can support a proposed constitutional amendment that will expand educational opportunities to public and non-public school children.  The MO bishops strongly support this proposed amendment—the Children’s Education Initiative. This Initiative will not raise taxes on anyone, but will provide a tax credit to those who make a donation to a Children’s Education Foundation. The foundations can use the funds for any of three purposes: provide scholarships for children to attend non-public schools, including Catholic schools; offer funds to public schools to bolster the academic programs they offer to children; and enhance special education for children with disabilities. If sufficient signatures are gathered, this proposal will be considered at the November 2014 election. Please join with the MO bishops in supporting this Initiative. Help our children. Sign the petition! 

Volunteers Needed! - If you are willing to be a petition circulator for this initiative, please contact Fr. Dave.  Thank you! 

World Mission Collection – Next Sunday, Oct. 19. - Every day in India, hundreds of young girls are kidnapped and forced into child labor or prostitution.  Sr. Clara and her Salesian Sisters run Marialaya House, a ministry that rescues trafficked children in Chennai and gives the girls a home, an education, and a future.  Your World Mission Collection contribution helps Sr. Clara and other critical missionary efforts around the world.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/13-6/30/14 $46,800.00 $30,524.00
Budget goal per month $3,900.00 $2,544.00
Weekly goal $900.00 $587.00
Collection - Oct 6 $844 $648
Oct 13    
Oct 20    
Oct 27    
To date for Oct $844 $648
Offertory budget goal 7/1/13-10/6/13 $12,600 $8,218
Sunday collection 7/1/13-10/6/13 $11,115 $8,485
Difference -$1,485 $267

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

Handbells Rehearsal – Monday, Oct. 14, at 7:00 p.m.

Nursing Home Masses – A Mass will be offered for “John B. Boehmer” on Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 9:30 a.m. at Frene Valley Nursing Home in Hermann.  A Mass will be offered for “John & Mary Fritz” on Thursday, Oct. 17, at 10:00 a.m. at Autumn Meadows in Linn.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Mass at Starkenburg Shrine – Tues., Oct. 15.

CATHOLICISM DVD sessions for this week are all at MPH (anyone is welcome to come to any session):  Wednesday evening from 7:00-8:05 p.m. (note time change) and Friday morning from 8:45-9:45 a.m.

Halloween Party at Most Pure Heart of Mary hall, October 30 at noon.  Both parishes invited and please ask your friends to come along.  Lunch will be chili at noon followed by Halloween candy as snack while we play bingo for household item prizes.  There is a Disaster Drill in Chamois on Oct. 30.  I have talked with Emergency Director, Andrea Rice.  She says our Halloween party will NOT interfere with the drill nor will the drill interfere with the party.  She says for us to drive and park just as we would on any other day. 

Bailey’s Creek Cemetery Annual Meeting – Sunday, October 20, at 1:30 p.m. in MPH hall.

The Catholic Stewardship Appeal (CSA) has officially begun in our parish. You will receive information at your home from Bishop Gaydos. The CSA is our opportunity to join our brothers and sisters throughout northeast and central Missouri to bring the love of Jesus to those in need and participate in the saving work begun by Jesus.  

Crop Walk – Sunday, Oct. 20, at St. James UCC in Morrison.  Gather time 3:00-3:30 p.m.; walk begins 3:30 p.m. from St. James UCC to downtown Morrison and ends at St. James UCC with hot dogs and fruit at 4:30.  25% of total walk will be divided between Hermann Food Pantry &  Good Shepherd Food Pantry in Linn.  (Walkers please bring donations day of walk.)  More info/donation envelopes in back of church.  If wanting to carpool from Chamois, call Viv Boss 763-5928.

Calendar of Parish Events – Oct
Oct 14 - Handbells Rhrsl
Oct 16 – PSR Classes
           -  MPH Catholicism DVD Session
Oct 18 – MPH Catholicism DVD Session
Oct 19/20 – World Mission Coll
Oct 20 – Bailey’s Creek Cemetery Mtg
Oct 21 - Handbells Rhrsl
Oct 23 – PSR Classes
           -  MPH Catholicism DVD Session
Oct 25 – MPH Catholicism DVD Session
Oct 29 - Handbells Rhrsl
Oct 30 – Heart of Mary Funfest
            -  PSR Classes

           -  MPH Catholicism DVD Session

Assumption Fall Dinner gross amount $6,510.30.  Details forthcoming.

Seeking Christ for Our Nation Mass - Oct. 17 at 7:00 p.m. at Loose Creek.

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) Frankenstein School 5K Run/Walk – Sun., Oct. 13.   Visit http://www.ourladyofhelp.wordpress.com for more info/registration form.  2) Smorgasbord at St. George parish in Hermann Oct. 13, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  3) Fall Dinner at Guardian Angels parish in Brinktown Oct. 13, 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  4) Used Book Sale at St. Francis Xavier School in Taos Oct. 19, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  5) K of C Breakfast at Linn Oct. 20. 6) German Festival at Westphalia Oct. 20. 7) Craft/Vendor Show at Linn R-2 Field House Oct. 27, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.