October 16 - Twenty-ninth Sunday, 2016

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 Chamois
SAT 6:00 p.m. at Morrison

Oct 9 Cemetery $20 food banks $40
  ASSUMPTION: $622 World Missions $10
  Food bank $10 candles $25




10/16 - Gayle Hackmann, 10/23 - Joe Budnik, 10/30 - Danny Lamb, 11/6 - Larry Kuebler


1st Sun–Wilma Trachsel/Dennis Lamb, 2nd Sun–Wayne/Paula Helle, 3rd Sun–Viv/Larry Boss, 4th Sun–Bernie/Marian Forck, 5th - Bosses


Monday Oct 18 10 am Wednesday Oct 19 9:00 am
Verhoff Family Elmer Keilholz
Thursday Oct 20 10:00 a.m. Friday Oct 21 8:00 am
Rosella Bell Frank Schollmeyer
SUNDAY Oct 23 8:00 a.m. SATURDAY Oct 22 6:00 p.m.
Robert Kattelmann For the People

“I’m happy to see that everyone got right into the switched time/place for our Sunday Liturgies. With Mass on Saturday evening at MPH throughout the winter, I’ve heard for a couple of years now that it was rather dark out front, especially after Mass, and especially when the light wasn’t working (I think we have that fixed). Still I felt something should be done, and finally thought of adding a couple of light poles. So they are going in, and should make a big difference out front.
       “It’s always good to see so many parishioners show up to help with our parish fundraisers/activities. Assumption had a great fall dinner, and MPH had a great crew selling pork burgers. Well done everyone.
       “We were saddened to hear of the death of Pastor Rayla Hogue on Friday morning. Our prayers and condolences to her family and all the UCC members.”…Fr. Dave


Bailey’s Creek Cemetery Meeting – Sunday, Oct. l6, at 1:30 p.m. in MPH hall.  Possibly going over bylaws.

Catholic Stewardship Appeal - Thanking God for the many gifts he has given us, we are obliged to share what we have been blessed with. This is the time of year that we take the opportunity to “walk together” and share our gifts with other Catholics of the diocese by donating to the Catholic Stewardship Appeal. Sometimes it’s difficult to envision how one pledge can make a difference.  However, each gift—no matter what the amount—does make a difference. And it is a sign that we are part of something larger—the local Church known as the diocese of Jefferson City. Ask the Holy Spirit for guidance as you consider your participation this year in this important annual event.


Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/15-6/30/16 $54,600.00 $37,200.00
Budget goal per month $4,550.00 $3,100.00
Weekly goal $1050.00 $715.00
Collection - Oct 2 $1,168 $1,169
Oct 9 $1,226 $622
Oct 16    
Oct 23    
Oct 30    
To date for Oct $2,394 $1,791
Offertory budget goal 7/1/16-10/9/16 $15,750 $10,725
Sunday collection 7/1/16-10/9/16 $14,395 $11,259
Difference -$1,355 $534

Question of the Week – When you pray, what do you ask for most often? How do you know God gives you this request?

Handbells Rehearsal – Tues., Oct. 18, 7:00 p.m.

Nursing Home Mass – A Mass will be offered for “Verhoff Family” on Friday, Oct. 21, at 10:00 a.m. at Linn Living & Rehab Center.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Seeking Christ for Our Nation Mass – Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7:00 p.m. at Loose Creek.

Blood Drive – October 18 at Loose Creek Community Center from 3:00-7:00 p.m.

Fall Dinner News – The Fall Dinner was a big success!  449 dinners were served.  Gross deposit was $7,317.25 (dinner $4,968, raffle $1,662, meat donations $250, country store $437.25).  Net amount will be reported once all bills are paid.  Thank you to all who helped clean before & after the dinner and to the many hands who helped the day of the dinner.  Raffle winners are listed on bulletin insert.

Pork Burger Sale News - 550 pork burgers were sold.  Gross deposit was $1,492; net profit will be reported once all bills are known.  If you weren’t able to help or come and would like to contribute, you may drop a donation for MPH Cemetery in the collection basket.  Donations are accepted at any time for cemetery upkeep.

Main Street Trick or Treat – Monday, October 31, 5:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on Main Street in Chamois.

Flu Shot Clinic – 1) Chamois United Methodist Church Oct. 26, from 2:00-6:00 p.m.  2)  Osage County Health Dept., 205 E. Main St., Linn, on walk-in basis 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (Wednesdays are WIC days and are busy).  Bring insurance card.  No one turned away for inability to pay.  For more info, call 573-897-3103 or email Osagecountyhealthdepartment@gmail.com.


Calendar of Parish Events – Oct
Oct 18 – Handbells Rehearsal
Oct 19 – PSR Classes
Oct 22/23 – World Mission Coll
Oct 25 – Handbells Rehearsal Oct 26 – PSR Classes

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) K of C Breakfast at Linn Oct. 16.  2) German Fest at St. Joseph in Westphalia Oct. 16, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 3) Fall Festival at Rich Fountain Oct. 23, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 




Assumption Fall Dinner Raffle – Thank you to all the businesses and individuals who donated items for the raffle and to all who purchased tickets.  Congratulations to all who won.  A huge thank you to those who took their time to get the many wonderful prizes.

Fall Dinner Raffle Prize

Donated By


1. Pieced quilt

Mel Rost

Marilyn Trachsel

2. 4 oil changes & tire rotation

Jim Butler Auto Group

Donna Mantle

3. $100 cash

Woodman Engineering

Dave Schollmeyer

4. Baby quilt

Morton Funeral Home

Rita Hackmann

5. Browning outdoor camping chairs

Peoples Savings Bank

Larry Rinne

6. $50 cash

L & S Masonry

Cliff Rost

7. $50 cash

Adeline Kemper

Karen Kuschel

8. $45 gift certificate

Brandt Chain Saw

Ellan Pund

9. Coin proof set

The Missouri Bank

Mattie Werdenhause

10. Wine gift bag

Hermannhof Winery

Ev Dudenhoeffer

11. BBQ tool set/gift basket

Legends Bank

Karen Kuschel

12. Impact drill/drive set/tape measure

Hermann Lumber Co.

Matthew Rinne

13. Pet basket

New Haven Vet Clinic, Dr. Michelle Schulte

Leroy Straatman

14. Fall wreath

Susie Kuebler

Cliff Rost

15. Surprise gift

Ed DeOrnellis, American Family Ins.

Megan Bockting

16. Oil & filter change

Scheidegger Service Center

Esther Bock

17. Granite cutting board

Martellaro Marble & Granite

Kenny Rost, Jr.

18. $30 cash

John Brenner, Shield of Shelter agent

Larry Rinne

19. Crock pot & gift certificate

Loutre Market

Ellan Pund

20. Hand embroidered kitchen towels

Morton Funeral Home

Charles Rost

21. Basket of cleaning supplies

Sydenstricker Implement

Abbey Arends

22. $25 cash

Alice Rost

Grant Koenigsfeld

23. Gift basket

Terraflora, LLC

Betty Nolte

24. $25 gift certificate

Bockting Farm Equipment

Wayne Trachsel

25. $25 gift certificate

Chamois-Morrison MFA

Larry Rinne

26. $25 gift certificate

Sam’s Service Station

Arelene Lefever

27. $25 gift certificate

Chamtiques Antiques

Jim Schollmeyer

28. $25 gift certificate

BJ’s Restaurant

Gayle & Dennis Hackmann

29. $25 gift certificate

Hermann Save-A-Lot

Darleen Broeker

30. $25 gift certificate

Dave’s Pizza & Wings of Linn

Karen Kuschel

31. $25 gift certificate

Harvest Table Eatery

Eileen Leuthen

32. $25 cash

Osage Accounting & Tax Service, LLC

Deb Hackmann

33-34. $25 Visa gift card

Heritage Community Bank

Karen Kuschel, Leroy Straatman

35-36. $25 gift card


Wilma Trachsel, Kim Trachsel

37. $25 gift card

Orscheln Farm & Home

Darleen Broeker

38. Basket fall bulbs

Creekside Nursery

Amy Hemeyer

39. USA flag

Marlo Bockting

Ruth Ellis

40. $20 gift certificate

Jerry’s Stop & Go

Dave Schollmeyer

41. $20 gift certificate

Silver Dollar Restaurant & Pub

Doug Hackmann

42. Scenic mountain picture

Raylene Hollrah, American Family Ins.

Gloria Schmitt

43-45. Assortment of books

Faye Edwards

Lorna Rost, Jordan Hunt, Mel Rost

46. Vegetable variety basket

Nolte Hills Nursery

Pat Seifert

47. Cookbook & rain gauge

Three Rivers Electric

Charles Rost

48. Handmade cross

Ervin Kuester

Paulette Rehagen

49-50. $10 gift certificate

Downtown Deli & Custard Shoppe

Gayle Hackmann, Charles Rost

51. Hand painted bowl set

Bescheinen Furniture

Jacob Bockting

52. Gift basket

Adam Puchta Winery

Katie Kuschel

53. Handmade wooden vase

Fr. Dave Means

Zeke Rost

54. $20 cash

Bernie & Marian Forck

Gerald Means