Oct 20, 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. 13, 2013 World Missions $30.00 Sam Center $40.00
 ASSUMPTION: $569.00 Food Pantry $6.00
  World Missions $25.00    


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 10/20 - Danny Lamb, 10/27 - Larry Kuebler, 11/3 - Gayle Hackmann, 11/10 - Gary Seifert

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 22 10:00 am WEDNESDAY Oct 23 6:00 pm
Urban Rost Cale & Catherine Monroe
THURSDAY Oct 24 8:00 am FRIDAY Oct 25 8:00 am
Rev. Peter Brendan Lawless Herb Ohlms
SUNDAY Oct 27 8:00 am SATURDAY Oct 26 6:00 pm
For the People Bernadine Boss

  “Thanks for the prayers for your priests while we were at our institute last week. The theme of our gathering was using modern technologies. They are a gift from God (if used properly) and so should be utilized to spread the gospel, and help people communicate. They suggested that each parish review its communication plan, and work on putting it into practice. Something we need to look at. When we talked about this at our high school PSR class, they thought the parish should have a Facebook page – so we set one up. Check it out and like us on Facebook – MostPureHeart.
     “As you know, we recently did some remodeling on the women’s restroom in the hall. A special thanks to Stan Dudenhoeffer drywall for the donation of labor on the walls, and dropped ceiling. Vanity was done by Seig Woodworking, and the plumbing by Jim Keilholz. Good job. Cost of around $6,500 was covered by funds from a grant by the Schwartze Foundation for repairs and improvements.
     “I thank you ahead of time for your generosity in supporting the Catholic Stewardship Appeal.”...Fr. Dave 


Children’s Education Initiative – The enclosed bulletin insert contains info in regard to this very important initiative.    Please consider getting involved and lending your hand to help this initiative come to fruition.  If you are willing to be a petition circulator, please call Fr. Dave to volunteer.


World Mission Collection (Oct. 20) – Your prayers and generous gifts for the World Mission collection support the tireless work of so many priests, religious, and lay leaders around the world as they offer practical, emotional and spiritual care to communities, children and families in desperate need, bringing the light of Christ to the darkest of circumstances.  If you forgot your donation this weekend, please drop it in the collection basket next weekend.  Thank you.
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 $1,200 $569
Oct 20    
Oct 27    
To date for Oct $2,044 $1,217
Offertory budget goal 7/1/13-10/13/13 $13,500 $8,805
Sunday collection 7/1/13-10/13/13 $12,315 $9,054
Difference -$1,185 $249

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 – Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7:00 p.m.

November Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

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

Crop WalkSunday, Oct. 20, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at St. James UCC in Morrison (bring donations along).  If wanting to carpool, call Viv Boss 763-5928.

Catholicism DVD sessions:  Wednesday evenings at MPH from 7:00-8:05 p.m., Friday mornings at MPH from 8:45-9:45 a.m., first Wednesday of each month at Assumption at 10:00 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. 

Congratulations to Benjamin Brian Rost, son of Brian and Rebecca Rost, who received the sacrament of Baptism Sunday, October 13, at Assumption Church!

Catholic Stewardship Appeal - Recently you received a letter from Bishop Gaydos asking for your generous support of the CSA. The 2014 theme – “Stir into flame the gift of God” – encourages us to be faithful disciples.  Please give prayerful consideration to how you can respond, complete your pledge card and return it in the envelope provided. (Reverse side of Children’s Education Initiative insert lists CSA-funded ministries/services.)

Calendar of Parish Events – Oct/ ¼  Nov
Oct 22 - 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
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Nov 1  - Holy Day of Obligation
            - Mass 8 AM MPH & 6 PM AS
            - MPH Catholicism DVD Session
Nov 4  - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
            - K of C Mtg
Nov 5   - Handbells Rhrsl
Nov 6  - AS Prayer Group (Cath. DVD) 10 AM
             - PSR Classes
             - MPH Catholicism DVD Session

Nov 8   - MPH Catholicism DVD Session

Holy Day of Obligation – Friday, November 1, is the Feast of All Saints and is a holy day of obligation.  All Masses are scheduled on Friday – 8:00 a.m. at MPH and 6:00 p.m. at Assumption.

Priesthood Sunday – Next Sunday, Oct. 27, is a national day set aside to honor the good priests who are so important in our lives.  It is a call for parishioners to focus on Christ as Priest and the men who are called to be his priests on earth.  Priesthood Sunday is for priests, but it’s really for all Catholics. 

Main Street Trick or Treat – A safe way to enjoy trick or treating - on Main Street in Chamois Thursday, Oct. 31, 6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) K of C Breakfast at Linn Oct. 20. 2) German Festival at Westphalia Oct. 20. 3) Craft/Vendor Show at Linn R-2 Field House Oct. 27, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  4) Fall Festival in Rich Fountain Oct. 27, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Assumption Fall Dinner News will be reported next week.