Oct 14, 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 Most Pure Heart - Chamois (starting this Saturday October 13) and
Sun 8:00 a.m. at Assumption - Morrison (starting this Sunday October 14)

SUNDAY COLLECTION MOST PURE HEART: $984.00 World Missions $20.00
(October 7, 2012)     Samaritan Center $23.00
 ASSUMPTION: $537.00 candles $5.00
  Herman Food $12.00    


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 10/14 - Gayle Hackmann, 10/21 Gary Seifert, 10/28- Joe Budnik, 11/4 - Danny Lamb

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 16 10:00 am WEDNESDAY Oct 17 6:00 pm
Urban Rost Genevieve Boss
THURSDAY Oct 18 8:00 am FRIDAY Oct 19 8:00 am
Joseph Joe Brunnert Leo Gerke
SUNDAY ++ Oct 21 8:00 am SATURDAY Oct 20 6:00 pm
Rita Klick For the People

This weekend we once again begin our annual Catholic Stewardship Appeal. This is our opportunity to support the work of the larger Church through our diocese of Jefferson City. We indeed belong to a Church that is more than just us here in Chamois and Morrison. We belong to a universal Church. As such, we join with our fellow Christians in Linn, Tipton, and Hannibal, and all the towns of central Missouri; with those in St. Louis, Kansas City and Springfield and all the dioceses of the US and the world to promote and further the work of Christ. Our diocese of Jefferson City is the means for us doing this. This is our responsibility and we can’t deny or avoid it. I call on each and every one of us to prayerfully discern how we are to be fulfilling this obligation. As you saw in The Catholic Missourian, Assumption has a goal of $3000, and Most Pure Heart of Mary a goal of $2666. God Bless you.

Morrison Volunteer Fire Dept. Pancake & Sausage BreakfastSUNDAY, Oct. 14, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Morrison Community Center. Adults/$8, ages 6-12/$4, under 5/free.  Shooting match at Meyer Memorial Park 1:00 p.m.

Crop Walk – Sunday, October 21, gathering time 3:30-4:00, walk begins at 4:00 at St. James UCC in Morrison.  Will walk from St. James church to downtown Morrison.  Ends at 5:00 at St. James church with refreshments.  25% of total funds received will be divided between Hermann Food Pantry and the Good Shepherd Food Pantry.  Ending hunger one step at a time.  For more info, pick up a brochure and donation envelope from the back of church. (Walkers please bring donations along Oct. 21.)

MPH Finance Committee Meeting – Thursday, October 18, at 7:00 p.m.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/12-6/30/13 $45,345.00 $30,524.00
Budget goal per month $3,779.00 $2,544.00
Weekly goal $872.00 $587.00
Collection - Oct. 7 $984 $537
Oct 14    
Oct 21    
Oct 28    
To date for October $984 $537
Offertory budget goal 7/1/12-10/7/12 $12,208.00 $8,218.00
Sunday collection 7/1/12-9/30/12 $11,664.00 $8,596.00
Difference -$544.00 -$378.00

Question of the Week – How hard is it for you to part with things you treasure? Do your possessions ever stand in the way of having deeper communion with God? 

Handbell Choir Rehearsal – Tues., Oct. 16, 7:00 p.m.

Nursing Home Mass – A Mass will be offered for “Irene Ranabarger” on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 10:00 a.m. at Autumn Meadows in Linn.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

MPH Church Tour – MPH church is one of the stops on the Osage Tourism tour on Oct. 18.  Church will be open, and guests will be stopping by to visit.

The Catholic Stewardship Appeal is beginning again in our parish. You will receive information at your home. This appeal is our opportunity to join each other throughout mid Missouri to bring the love of Jesus to those in need and participate in the saving work begun by Jesus.   As you make your decision about your participation, please return completed card to the diocese in the envelope provided as soon as possible.

One Sunday For The Whole World - Next Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI calls every Catholic in the world to celebrate our vocation to be missionary. It’s World Mission Sunday!  As Catholics around the world — here at home and in the Missions — gather at the Eucharist around the table of the Lord, we are to pray for the Church’s worldwide missionary work. We pray for those awaiting the “Good News” of our Lord’s great love for us and for the missionaries who offer the poor and suffering the light of Christ. And we are to offer financial help through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith for more than 1,150 dioceses in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Pacific Islands.  Please check your contribution envelope packet for the special envelope for “World Missions”.

Applebutter for Sale - $10/quart, $5.50/pint.  Contact a senior class member, Kathy Mehmert, or the school at 573-763-5393.  Limited number of pints and sugar free.  Thank you for helping to send the seniors on their senior trip!

Your Money – Have More, Do More, Be More - Free workshop in financial education Oct. 17, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Fr. Ahrens Room (church basement) at St. Peter parish in Jeff  City.  Open to anyone.  The goals of this two-hour workshop are to learn about setting family/personal goals, balancing income with spending, living on less, saving money, taking control of your money, accessing credit reports, and predatory lending.  For more info/to register (a must), contact Barbara Ross bross@cccnmo.org or Jake Seifert jseifert@cccnmo.org, or call 573-635-7719.  If you leave a voice message, leave your name, address, phone number and e-mail address.

Faithful Citizenship – The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops calls for renewed politics that focus on moral principles, the defense of life, the needs of the weak, and the pursuit of the common good.  For a brief document that summarizes their teachings, pick up a copy of The Challenge of Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship from the back of church.

Year Of Faith Celebration Event - Sunday, October 28, at St. Joe’s Cathedral in Jeff.  2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eucharistic celebration.  Meal (freewill donation) & fellowship following in undercroft.  Child care available.   RSVP to YOFevent@diojeffcity.org, or call your parish office or the Chancery 573-635-9127.   Please include the following info in your message:  1) name(s) of adult attendee(s) (& parish), 2) number & ages of children needing child care, and 3) total number planning to attend meal.

Do you love America? Love of country is natural and our Catholic faith calls us to participate in civic life and that includes voting. During his 1995 visit to America, Pope John Paul II said: “Democracy serves what is true and right when it safeguards the dignity of every human person, when it respects inviolable and inalienable human rights, when it makes the common good the end and criteria regulating all public and social life.” Don’t forget to vote November 6!

Thank You received for the gift of $353 (proceeds from pie sales on Chamois Day) to the Mission to Magadan.  Thanks for your commitment and generosity to God’s work in Siberia.

MWA Events – 1) Meal at Wings in Hermann on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 6:00 p.m.  MWA pays $3/person toward meal.  Please bring pet supplies or donation for Make A Difference Day Project.  For info, call Lorna Rost 294-7276.  2) Pie contest (4 categories – custard/cream, fruit, nut) & 50/50 drawing Sunday, Oct. 21. 10:00 a.m. pie drop off at Pershing Community Center.  $10 entry fee.  Prizes awarded for each category.  MWA matching up to $500 for Smiling Workers 4-H Club.   Sponsored by MWA Youth Service Club.  For info, call Marlo Bockting 294-6613.  3) Soup supper & silent auction Sunday, Oct. 21, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Pershing Community Center.  Freewill offering.  Desserts/$2.  MWA matching up to $2,500 – proceeds to benefit Smiling Workers 4-H Club for repairs to Plattner School (their meeting place).  Sponsored by MWA Summit Chapter.  For info, call Marlo Bockting 294-6613.

Calendar of Parish Events – Sept/Oct

Oct    – AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
-  MPH Samaritan Cntr Coll

Oct 16 – Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Oct 17 – PSR classes
Oct 18 – MPH Church – tourism tour
-  MPH Finance Committee Mtg
Oct 21 – Bailey’s Creek Cemetery Mtg
Oct 20/21 - World Mission Coll
Oct 23 – Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Oct 24 – PSR/Mass
Oct 30 – Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Oct 31 – NO PSR classes

AS Finance Committee  Mtg – date TBA

Bailey’s Creek Cemetery Annual Meeting – Sunday, Oct. 21, at 1:30 p.m. in MPH hall.

Events Elsewhere – 1) 5K run/walk on Oct. 14 in Frankenstein, to benefit St. Mary's school.    For info, call Jenny at 619-2706.  2) Fall Festival at St. George in Hermann Oct. 14, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  3) Fall Dinner at Guardian Angels parish in Brinktown Oct. 14, 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 4) Fish Fry at Frankenstein parish Oct. 20, 4:00-8:00 p.m.  5) K of C breakfast at Linn Oct. 21.  6) Breakfast at Starkenburg Oct. 21.







Assumption Fall Dinner News
A great big thank you to Assumption Church planning committee for all your hard work, time, and effort, etc.!  Thank you to all for your time and support to make our Fall Dinner a success.  Also to those who helped set up before and clean after and helped in any way.  It is greatly appreciated.  May God bless you all!

Meals served – 382 adults and 18 children.  Net profit will be reported once all bills are received.

Fall Dinner Raffle News & Winners
Thank you to all who donated items for the raffle and to all who purchased tickets.  Congratulations to all who won.  Please remember to thank the person or business who donated the item you won.  Also, thank you to those who took their time to get all the wonderful prizes.

1. $200 cash – Edna Rost
2. $100 cash – Dennis Epple
3. Handmade afghan – Lorna Rost
4. $50 cash – Lorna Rost
5. $50 Bockting Equipment gift cert – David Rost
6. $100 Legends Bank gift cert – Doug Hackmann
7. $50 cash – Mike Haeffner
8. $50 Hermannhof Winery gift basket – Dennis Epple
9. Oil change/tire rotation – Lorna Rost
10. Delma’s Beauty Shop gift basket – Linda Wuelling
11. MO Bank commemorative coin – Hannah Bockting
12. $30 Subway gift card – Jason Koenigsfeld
13. Oil change – Marlo Bockting
14. Autumn fun basket – Paige Rost
15. Bass Pro fish fryer – Brayden Himes
16. $25 cash – Dennis Epple
17. $25 cash – Dorothy Rost
18. $25 cash – Nancy Hemeyer
19. $25 Loutre Mkt gift card – Larry Rinne
20. $25 Visa gift card – Joe Budnik
21. $25 Visa gift card – Morgan Bounds
22. $25 Sam’s Service Station gift cert – Carol Starke
23. $25 MFA gift cert – Shirley Struttmann
24. $25 Jerry’s Stop & Go gift cert – Ron Budnik

25. $50 Epple Haus gift cert – Mary Sanders
26. $25 Thriftway gift card – Dennis Hackmann
27. $25 Thriftway gift card – Beverly Haeffner
28. $25 Chop House Grille gift card – Vera Buscher
29. $25 Dave’s Pizza gift cert – Norma Stiegman
30. Granite cutting board – Virginia Moon
31. Sydenstricker gift basket – Larry Rinne
32. Picture frame – Dennis Epple
33. $20 Save-A-Lot gift card – Marlo Bockting
34. $20 cash – Tom & Gloria Green
35. Nolte Hills Nursery gift basket – Mary Ann Lamb
36. Scholastic book set (baby) – Ron Budnik
37. Scholastic book set (girl) – Jennifer Taube
38. Scholastic book set (boy) - Mary Lee Rost
39. Scholastic book set (Hunger Games) – Dennis Epple
40. Three Rivers cookbook – Tom Rost
41. Three Rivers cookbook – Beverly Haeffner
42. Cool Pak gift bag – Lucy Brenner
43. Adult knit handmade hat – Nancy Hemeyer
44. Child knit handmade hat – Dennis Epple
45. Floral arrangement – Lucy Brenner
46. Potholder set – Pat Mehmert
47. Potholder set – Sherry Starke