Oct 17, 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: $486.00 Church renovation $77.00
(Oct 10, 2010) Samaritan Center $10.00 World Missions 10.00
 ASSUMPTION: $957.00 Candles $8.00
  Herman Food Pntry $21.00 World Missions $20.00


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. 19 10:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY Oct. 20 9:00 a.m.**
Father Mueller Chick Keilholz
THURSDAY Oct. 21 8:00 a.m. FRIDAY Oct. 22 8:00 am
Hilda Otto Generose Hayes Lisa Whitmire
SUNDAY Oct. 24 8:00 a.m. SATURDAY Oct. 23 6:00 p.m.
For the people Paul Mehmert

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

Text Box:   “I’m sure I’ve had a great week at the Priests’ Institute this week. I trust that you kept the parish going without me. I’ve kept you in my prayers.
     “We will be having a joint meeting of St. Mary’s finance and maintenance committees on Thursday evening, Oct 21 at 7:30 pm, to discuss replacing our old boiler which heats the church. The present boiler burns fuel oil, is old and inefficient. We would like, of course, to lower our fuel bills by having a more efficient boiler/furnace or even a ground source system. So we’ll be looking at the various bids we have received and trying to see what can be done. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.
     “Handbell Choir rehearsal will be on Monday evening, Oct. 18, at 7pm in St. Mary’s hall.”...Fr. Dave

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.  (Check your envelope contribution packet for the special envelope for “World Missions”.)
Text Box:  Please - everyone gather your old prescription drugs from cabinets, drawers, and secret hiding places. Put them into a sack with your name and address on it. Leave all drugs in their original container. Give them to Parish Nurse, Lucy Brenner, any time BEFORE Nov. 3.  She will be glad to get these to law enforcement.

Congratulations to Jeremy and Celia McKague on the birth of their son, Rex Parker, on Tuesday, Oct. 12!

Save Box Tops & MNM Receipts - Osage R-1 Elementary School is collecting box tops and MNM receipts.  They would greatly appreciate any help in this endeavor.  Last year the school received over $600 from box tops alone.  You may drop box tops or MNM receipts in the box so designated in back of St. Mary’s Church or send them to school.  Thank you.

Text Box:  Most Pure Heart of Mary and Assumption Parishioners - All invited to come to St. Mary’s hall and enjoy our Funfest Halloween party. Fr. David and Funfest crew will be stirring a "witches brew". It will be a one-of-a-kind Funfest feast you will NOT want to miss. Bring your appetites. Costume encouraged that features a fruit or vegetable. There will be NO tricks but YES treats. The treats will be provided by you bringing an item from your home that has a special history you are willing to share with this group. These stories will be the "treat" program. See you October 27 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s hall.

Helping Hands  - Recently, the 11th/12th grade PSR class of Ethan, Andrea, Klayton, Brady, and Jacob (and drivers Kim Trachsel and Karen Kuschel) volunteered their time and talent by helping out for two hours at the Samaritan Center in Jeff.

Spanish Mass - Everyone is invited to a Diocesan-wide Spanish Mass on Sunday, Oct. 24, at 2:30 p.m. in St. Joe’s Cathedral in Jeff.  Community meal and reception following Mass.

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!

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

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

Handbell Choir Rehearsal - Monday, October 18, 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.

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 $486.00 $957.00
Oct. 17    
Oct. 24    
Oct. 31    
To date for October $1,833.00 $1,623.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/10-10/10/10 $12,150.00 $9,900.00
Sunday collection 7/1/10-10/10/10 $10,800.00 $9,180.00
Difference -$1,350.00 -$719.00

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.

Stewardship Quote - Today's theme is perseverance--Moses keeping his hands upraised throughout the battle, Paul urging Timothy to stay with the task of preaching and teaching, and the widow appealing to the corrupt judge. To be faithful stewards of God's gifts, we, too, must persevere in the roles to which we are called.

Sacred Time: Church Art & Environment during the Liturgical Year" - Art & Environment Workshop Saturday, Nov. 20, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in the undercroft of St Pius X Church in Moberly.  Topics for the workshop include:  Prayer is essential; the theology and history of the feasts and season; liturgical colors, statues and altar coverings; choosing, using and caring for materials; practical advice for the art & environment team; ribbons, banners and flowers; where to find great deals; Mary gardens and the outdoor space; slide presentation of church environments through the liturgical year.  Cost $10/person (includes a light lunch & handouts).  Fee can be paid the day of the workshop.  Please register by Nov. 13 by calling Mark Sievers at (573) 265-8990, or e-mailing iccchurch@socket.net ('Sievers A&E workshop' in subject heading). 

Vocation Blurb - Follow the leader. www.discoverthepriesthood.org.

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 17 - Bailey’s Creek Cem Mtg
Oct 18 - Handbell Choir Rehearsal
Oct 20 - 9 AM Wed. Mass begins at StM
Oct 21 - StM Finance/Maintenance Mtg
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



Bishop Gaydos’ Letter for World Mission Sunday
My Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Our Lord, before returning to the Father, promised His followers the Holy Spirit and charged them with being His “witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
At Baptism, we too were called to be Christ’s witnesses.  We are to share our faith with those around us, and to support, in prayer and sacrifice, the work of missionaries who bring the “Good News” of Jesus to faraway places – to Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and remote regions of Latin America.
On World Mission Sunday, celebrated this year on October 24, the Catholics of the world unite at Mass to recommit ourselves to this Baptismal vocation to be missionaries.  As we pray and respond here at home, we are doing what every Catholic is doing in every parish and chapel in every corner of the globe.  Your generosity through the Society for the Propagation of the Faith will reach those who await the “Good News” of Jesus, who long to experience His hope and love.
More than 1,150 young churches in the Developing World count on your generous response this World Mission Sunday.  Please also continue to pray that all of us may be the eager and effective witnesses of Jesus He asked us to be.

Sincerely yours in Christ,...Most Reverend John R. Gaydos, Bishop of Jefferson City