October 30 - Thirty-first 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: Sat 6:00 p.m. at Chamois
SUN 8:00 a.m. at Morrison

Oct. 23, 2016        
  ASSUMPTION: $548 World Missions $177
  Food bank $12    




10/30 - Danny Lamb, 11/6 - Larry Kuebler, 11/13 - Gayle Hackmann, 11/20 - Joe Budnik


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


Tuesday Nov 1 10 am Wednesday Nov 2 9:00 am
Alban 'Hank' Rost Elmer Keilholz
Thursday Nov 3 8:00 am Friday Nov 4 8:00 am
Margaret Witthaus Frank Schollmeyer
SUNDAY Nov 6 8:00 a.m. SATURDAY Nov 5 6:00 p.m.
For the People Art Riegel

**Mass Schedule for All Saints’ Day has been changed since last week’s bulletin.  All Masses for this holy day of obligation are being offered on Tuesday, Nov. 1 - at 10:00 a.m. at Assumption and at 6:00 p.m. at MPH. 

++Note Additional Change in Weekday Mass Schedule – Thursday’s Mass will be at 8:00 a.m. for the coming week.

“There was an envelope for Mass offerings in your November packet. Just to review: Mass intentions are one of the many intentions offered at each Mass; but your intention is always included, whether mentioned or not. Stipends are optional, but appreciated. Many wish that the Church would do away with ‘Mass Stipends’, but Mission Churches have begged to continue the practice, since they depend on them. That is ideal: you share in the spiritual bounty of another place, and they receive the support needed for carrying out the mission of the Church. There are limits: we can only accept enough intentions for the Masses we can say within 2 years. If we receive more, we send them to the Mission office to be said elsewhere; if we don’t receive enough for the Masses being said in our parishes, we request some from them (thus the often unfamiliar names). If you would like to see more local names listed in the bulletin, please request the Masses. It is a fine way to remember and honor your deceased relatives. You can also send your Mass requests (with a stipend) directly to the Mission office to be said in the mission lands.”…Fr. Dave

Memorial Mass for Deceased Priests of our diocese – Thursday, Nov. 3, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joe’s Cathedral.  Everyone is welcome.


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 $785 $726
Oct 23 $360 $548
Oct 30    
To date for Oct $3,539 $3,065
Offertory budget goal 7/1/16-10/23/16 $17,850 $12,155
Sunday collection 7/1/16-10/23/16 $15,540 $12,533
Difference -$2,310 $378

Question of the Week – What lesson do you draw from the reading about Zacchaeus regarding those who are considered "public sinners" today?

Handbells Rehearsal – Tues., Nov. 1, 7:00 p.m.

November Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.  The Assumption Finance Council has more graphic finance info for Assumption parishioners, enclosed with their contribution envelopes.

Village Market Receipts are still being collected by Susie Kuebler. 

Pro-Life Rosary – Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church.

Catholic Stewardship Appeal - The Catholic Stewardship Appeal offers the people of God in the Diocese of Jefferson City an opportunity to respond to God’s call to share our gifts with those most in need.  You further God’s mission by participating in the Catholic Stewardship Appeal and making a gift to support the work of the diocesan church.  If you have already responded, thank you for whatever gift you have given.  If you are still thinking about it, please consider making a pledge today.  We count on your prayerful and financial support to help meet the various needs of parishes, missions and schools in the diocese.

Book of Remembrance – From the Feast of All Souls (Nov. 2) to the Feast of Christ the King is a month of remembrance for the faithful departed.  The Book of Remembrance for each parish has been placed in the back of each respective church.  You may add the names of others you would like to remember during this special time in addition to the Mass intentions.

Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) Collection will be taken up next weekend.  The AMS relies solely on private donors in support of its mission, “Serving those who serve” and its ministry to provide the same pastoral care & services to Catholics serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, enrolled in U.S. Military Academies, undergoing treatment at any of the 153 Department of Veterans Affairs’ Medical Centers, working in civilian jobs for the federal government beyond U.S. borders, and the families of these populations, as does any other Catholic diocese.  While the salaries and retirement of Catholic military chaplains are paid for by the U.S. Government, the AMS receives no funding from government or the military for its programs and services, including the Co-Sponsored Seminarian Program, which provides priests for home dioceses and for the military chaplaincy.  To learn more about the AMS, go to www.milarch.org/nationalcollection.  Check your November contribution envelope packet for a special envelope for this collection.

Daylight Savings Time ends next Sunday (Nov. 6) at 2:00 a.m.  Be sure to “fall” back – set your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday evening.

MPH Thanksgiving Gathering – On Saturday, Nov., 12, we will celebrate the season with parish fellowship.  Short spiritual activity at 4:30 p.m., eat at 4:45 p.m., Mass at 6:00 p.m.; cake, coffee & bingo after Mass.  Please join us!  Please bring a covered dish to share.

Deer Hunters Breakfast & Bake Sale at Assumption on Sunday, Nov. 13! Serving 8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.  Assumption parishioners are asked to please bring some baked goods for the Bake Sale.

Assumption Fall Dinner Net Profit – Gross income was $7,327.25 minus expenses of $2,065.49 = $5,261.76 net profit.  Thank you to everyone who helped in any way to make this a great success!

Flu Shot Available – 1) At Good Shepherd Center Nov. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17 & 23 from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. & Nov. 9 from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. 2) At Osage County Health Dept., 205 E. Main St., Linn, on walk-in basis during regular business hours 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 – Nov
Nov 1  - 10 AM Mass Assumption
              (note date & time change!)
            - 6 PM Mass MPH
            - Handbells Rehearsal
Nov 2  - AS Prayer Group 10 AM
           -  PSR Classes
Nov 5/6  - Military Services Collection
Nov 8   -  Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
                (note date change!)
             - Handbells Rehearsal
Nov 9    - PSR Classes
Nov 12 – MPH Thanksgiving Gathering
Nov 13 – AS Breakfast & Bake Sale
Nov 15 – Handbells Rehearsal
Nov 16 – PSR Classes
Nov 19/20 – CCHD Coll
Nov 22 – Handbells Rehearsal Nov 23 – NO PSR Classes

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

Mass at Starkenburg Shrine – Tuesday, Nov. 8, at noon.  Confessions available 11:30 a.m. until start of Mass.  Rosary prayed at 11:40 a.m.  Lunch available following Mass.  Hall will remain open until 1:30 p.m. for those who would like to bring a sack lunch.

MPH Hall Cleaners for November – Aaron & Jessie Hackmann, Dale & Lana Hackmann.

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) Fish Fry at St. George Hermann Nov. 4.  2) Fall Dinner at Starkenburg Nov. 6, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  3) Sausage Dinner at Zion St. Peter UCC Nov. 6, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  4) Sale-A-Rama at Selinger Centre in Jeff Nov. 6, 8:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.