October 23, 2011

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. (Assumption til Oct 9) and
Sun 8:00 a.m. (St. Mary's til Oct 9)

SUNDAY COLLECTIONST. MARY’S: $788.00 Samaritan Center $5.00
(Oct 16, 2011) World Missions $10.00 candles $5.00
 ASSUMPTION: $219.00 Hermann Food pantry $3.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 10/23 - Larry Kuebler, 10/30 - Gayle Hackmannh, 11/6 - Gary Seifert, 11/13 - Joe Budnik

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 25 10:00 am WEDNESDAY Oct. 26 7:15 pm
Mary Chicowlas Chick Keilhlz
THURSDAY Oct 27 8.00 am FRIDAY Oct 28 8:00 am
Alphonse & pearl Birk Rosella Boss
SUNDAY Oct 30 6:00 pm SATURDAY Oct 29 8:00 am
For the people Dora White

**Note Change in Weekday Mass Schedule - Wednesday’s Mass will be at 7:15 p.m.  PSR students will be helping with the liturgy for this Mass.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Text Box:  “We are preparing to implement the new translation of the Mass on the first Sunday of Advent. We talked last week about how this change will make our ‘church’ language different from our ordinary life language which we hope will remind us that we are in church – a place deserving of greater reverence than our everyday life. Another way of showing greater reverence for the Mass is to then sing it. And so the new Roman Missal includes chants for all the parts of the Mass. I hope that we can implement many of these. Finally, Latin is the Church’s language. So the Latin is included and encouraged for several of the most important prayers: the Holy Holy and Lamb of God. So we can use those at times also. All of this to help us be mindful of what we are doing there – encountering God. The first change we will notice is the response to the priest’s greeting. You will now answer: “And with your spirit.” This is a reminder that you are not greeting just another person, but someone in whom the Spirit of Christ lives. We believe this because of the priest’s ordination into the priesthood of Jesus Christ.
     “We invite all the MPH parishioners (especially those who volunteered) to a ‘parish council’ meeting on Thursday. Our agenda item will be mainly: what do we need here at MPH for the running of our parish.”...Fr. Dave

Text Box:  Congratulations to Boone Karl Kuschel, son of Daniel and Kate Kuschel, who is to be baptized in Assumption Church this Sunday, October 23!

PSR News - On Wednesday, Oct. 26, evening PSR classes will meet as usual at 7:00 p.m., then proceed to church for 7:15 p.m. Mass.

Text Box:  Funfest - Come one, come all to the Funfest on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 1:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s hall!  Susan Sundermeyer with her theatrical crew will be presenting the history of Chamois and the UCC Church in Chamois.  They will be bringing pots and pans, attendees will be providing the sound effects.  Refreshments will be served.  See you there!

Religious Education Institute “Anointed as Disciples of Christ” - Friday, Nov. 18, at Our Lady of Lourdes in Columbia.  7:30 a.m. registration-2:15 p.m. Eucharistic Liturgy.  15 workshops to choose from (copies of brochure available in back of church).  If interested in attending, please submit registration form to the rectory by Oct. 27.

Modern Woodmen Junior Club Projects - From Oct. 15-31, Modern Woodmen Junior club will be collecting food items for donation to the food pantries of Osage & Gasconade counties. Food may be dropped off at Sam's or DeRailed in Morrison, and Jerry's or Main Street Mkt. in Chamois. Any items can also be picked up by contacting Lorna Rost at 294-7276. Thank you for helping our Junior club members help the less fortunate of our community.

Catholic Stewardship Appeal - Your gift to the 2012 Catholic Stewardship Appeal reaches out to countless
people in need throughout our Diocese. No matter where you turn, you find someone who will benefit from your kindness. Our 2012 universal theme - "In every place your faith in God has become known" - lets each of us be an example of our faith in action.

All Saints Day Mass Schedule - Tuesday, November 1, is All Saints Day and is a holyday of obligation.  Masses will be offered on that Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Assumption and at 6:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s.

Attn. Deer Hunters! (and all non-deer hunters) - Assumption Church will be cooking breakfast for you on Sunday, November 13!  They know you’ll be hungry, so they are planning a whole-hog sausage breakfast!  Come hungry, bring your friends.  Menu includes biscuits & gravy, homemade sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee & juice.  Serving 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.  Adults/$7, children under 8/$3, children under 3/free.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/11-6/30/12 $43,160.00 $33,020.00
Budget goal per month $3,597.00 $2,750.00
Weekly goal $830.00 $635.00
Collection - Oct 2 $1,080.00 $654.00
Oct 9 $1,046.00 $670.00
Oct 16 $788.00 $219
Oct 23    
Oct 30    
To date for October $2,914.00 $1,543.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/11-10/16/11 $13,280.00 $10,160.00
Sunday collection 7/1/11-10/16/11 $12,608.00 $9,209.00
Difference -$672.00 -$951.00

? Of the Week - Repeat the two commandments which Jesus teaches today in your own words.  For each of them, share how it has become part of your life.

St. Mary’s Parish Meeting - Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7:00 p.m. in St. Mary’s hall.

Handbell Choir Rehearsal - Tuesday, October 25, at 7:00 p.m.

St. Mary’s Hall Cleaners for November - Mark & Debra Mehmert, Herb & Vera Ohlms.

Text Box:  World Mission Collection - This Sunday is World Mission Sunday.  We are called to this Eucharistic celebration - along with Catholics in every parish, chapel and church throughout the world - to fulfill the call we first heard at Baptism, the call to be missionaries, to share our faith.  On World Mission Sunday, we are invited to “celebrate the hope that saves” through prayer & participation in the Eucharist, and by giving generously to the collection today.   Let us pray for all who long to hear the hope-filled, saving message of Jesus, and for the priests, religious and lay catechists in mission countries worldwide who offer them that “Good News.”  If you forgot your envelope today, just drop in the collection basket next weekend.  Thank you.

The Protect Life Act (which states that no funds from the federal health care law may be used to pay for abortions and also includes conscience protections for health care institutions, etc.) has passed the U.S. House of Representatives.  MO Family Policy Council encourages you to contact Senator Claire McCaskill (202-224-6154 email at http://mccaskill.senate.gov) and Senator Roy Blunt (202-224-5721 email at http://blunt.senate.gov) and urge them to take up and pass the Protect Life Act, H.R. 358. Tell them you do not want any of your tax dollars to help pay for the killing of unborn children, whether through federal government programs or private insurance mandates.

Priesthood Sunday - Next Sunday, Oct. 30, 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.  It is a time for prayer, celebration, and dialog with your parish priest.  Priesthood Sunday is for priests, but it’s really for all Catholics.  Embrace its good intentions.  For more info, visit www.priestsunday.org.

November Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.  Thank you for picking up your packet!

Birthday Celebration for Marie Hackmann who will be celebrating her 90th birthday with an open house on Sunday, November 6, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Chamois Community Center.  Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate.  No gifts please.

Dinner - at Chop House Grill in Linn Wednesday, Nov. 9, at 6:00 p.m. MWA pays $2/person toward menu choice.  Please bring food pantry donations.  Sponsored by MWA.  For info, call Lorna Rost 294-7276.

Marriage Encounter - November 5 & 6 in Jeff.  Contact Roger and Brenda Kempker at 573-642-3647 or kempker@jeffcityme.org or visit www.jeffcityme.org for more info/registration form. Space is limited.

Social Events Elsewhere - 1) Fall Festival at Rich Fountain Oct. 23, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 2) Breakfast at Sacred Heart parish in Rich Fountain Nov. 6, 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.  3) Sale-A-Rama Craft Show at St. Peter’s Selinger Center in Jeff Nov. 6, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  50¢ admission.

Calendar of Parish Events - Oct/Nov

Oct     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- StM Samaritan Cntr Coll
Oct 22/23 - World Mission Coll
Oct 25  - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Oct 26 - Heart of Mary Funfest
- PSR Classes/Mass
Oct 27 - StM Parish Mtg
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Nov     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- StM Good Shepherd Cntr Coll
Nov 1  - All Saints Day (Holyday of Obligation)
- Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Nov 2  - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
- PSR Classes
Nov 7  - Pro-Life Rosary StM 9 AM
- K of C Mtg
Nov 8  - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Nov 9  - PSR Classes
Nov 13 - AS Breakfast
Nov 15 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Nov 16 - PSR Classes
Nov 17 - StM Liturgy Comm Mtg
Nov 17-20 - NCYC
Nov 19/20 - CCHD Collection
Nov 22 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Nov 23 - NO PSR
- Bltn Deadline for Nov. 27 Bltn
Nov 29 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Nov 30 - PSR Classes