Oct. 4- 27nd Sunday, 2015

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 (Changes Oct 10/11!)
Sat 6:00 p.m. at Morrison (Changes Oct 10/11!)

Sept. 27, 2015     Food Pantry $20.00
  ASSUMPTION: $891.00 candles $15.50
  Rel Ret $5.00 Food Pantry $57.00



10/3 - Gayle Hackmann, 10/11 - Gary Seifert, 10/18 - Joe Budnik, 10/25 - Danny Lamb


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


Tuesday Oct 6 10:00 am Wednesday Oct 7 8:00 am**
Verhoff Family Verhoff Family
Thursday Oct 8 No Mass Friday Oct 9 No Mass
SUNDAY Oct 11 8:00 am SATURDAY Oct 10 6:00 pm
For the People Shirley Riegel

**Note Changes in Weekday Mass Schedule – Mass on Wednesday for the coming week will be at 8:00 a.m.  Also, there will be no Masses on Thursday or Friday for the coming week.

++Weekend Mass Location Change – Effective NEXT weekend (October 10/11), Mass at Most Pure Heart of Mary will be on Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. & Mass at Assumption will be on Sundays at 8:00 a.m.

     “Don’t forget that next weekend, we change locations for the weekend Masses for the winter. As you are putting the new schedule on your calendars and in your minds, why not just plan on arriving 20 minutes beforehand and join in praying the Rosary for the month of October. In this way we honor our Blessed Mother, give just a little extra toward keeping the Lord’s Day holy, and prepare ourselves to better participate in the Eucharist –  a triple play!
     “Next weekend Fr. George Kramer will be with us again, allowing me to be in St. Louis for my niece’s wedding. I’m sure you’ll make him welcome as always.
     “The October issue of The Word Among Us is available at the back of both churches; please take one for your spiritual reading this month. We pay for those out of our Adult Ed budget, so it would be a shame to have to throw them away at the end of the month.
     “Again we need a couple of Bell ringers to present the Christmas Concert on Dec. 13. Let me know if you would like to try out.”…Fr. Dave

* * * Assumption Fall DinnerSunday, October 4! * * *
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Serving fried chicken and all the trimmings. Country store also.
Adults/$10, ages 6-12/$4, under 5/free.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/15-6/30/16 $52,000.00 $36,000.00
Budget goal per month $4,333.00 $3,000.00
Weekly goal $1000.00 $692.00
Collection - Sept 6 $1,695 $1,243
Sept 13 $608 $351
Sep 20 $501 $1,396
Sep 27 $542 $891
To date for Sept. $3,346 $3,881
Offertory budget goal 7/1/15-9/27/15 $13,000 $8,996
Sunday collection 7/1/15-9/27/15 $12,910 $10,467
Difference -$90 $1,471

Question of the Week – How is God’s fidelity reflected in human marriage? To whom are you committed like this?

Handbell Rehearsal – Monday, Oct. 5, 7:00 p.m.

Pro-Life Rosary - Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church. (Note date change!)

Public Square Rosary – Saturday, Oct. 10, at noon at St. George School in Linn.  Bring Rosary and lawn chairs.

Bookmobile coming to Chamois Oct. 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m. near fire station.

Mass at Starkenburg Shrine – Tuesday, Oct. 13, at noon.

Geneva Augustine – Assumption parishioner and sister of Jerry Means, passed to her eternal reward Sept. 29.  Visitation is at 9:00 a.m. and funeral Mass is at 10:00 a.m. (both in Assumption Church) on Monday, Oct. 5.

Assumption Fall Dinner Clean-Up – Tuesday, Oct. 6, at 6:30 p.m.  All willing hands appreciated!

Open House to celebrate Larry & Viv Boss’ 55th anniversary will be held next Sunday, Oct. 11, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in MPH hall.  (Their actual anniversary date is June 18).  Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate with and congratulate them.

Congratulations to Danny and Kate Kuschel on the birth of their daughter, Sarah Nadine, on September 12!

Correction – Last week’s bulletin incorrectly listed the name of one of the 1st grade PSR teachers – it should have read Leshia Kempker instead of Leshia Lamb.  My apologies, Leshia!

Chamois City-Wide Rummage Sale (Oct. 17, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.) –

Morrison Volunteer Fire Dept. Sausage Breakfast – Sunday, Oct. 11, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Morrison Community Center.  Adults/$9, ages 6-12/$5, under 5/free.  Shooting match at Meyer Memorial Park.
Lunch & Learn:  Focus on Aging – Monday, Oct. 12, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Osage County Community Center in Linn.  Lunch included.  Free.  RSVP by Oct. 5 to Anna Hold 573-761-6700.  See poster in back of church for more details. 

Bailey’s Creek Cemetery Meeting – Sunday, Oct. 18, at 1:30 p.m. in MPH hall.

This fall our Diocese will again involve itself in a common pastoral practice across the U.S. known as the “OCTOBER COUNT.”  Each individual who attends the weekend Eucharist across our diocese during October will be counted in order to allow for better pastoral planning for the benefit of our parishes and our diocese.  The month of October is selected since it has been statistically proven that it represents the best month for this project.

Missouri State Employees - Last year, State employees were generous in giving to Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri through the Missouri State Employees Charitable Campaign.  We thank you for your support! CCCNM serves the 38 counties in our diocese.  You can help CCCNM by participating in the campaign again this year. The need in our local community has never been greater; we thank you in advance for your generosity. For questions please call 573-635-7719 or e-mail jseifert@cccnmo.org. Our MSECC code is #4058.

Money Fraud and Scams Are Increasing - The rural elderly population is being targeted.  Please, if you get unknown phone calls, HANG UP.  If ever you are concerned that you have given out private information, call 1-877-908-3360.  This phone line is free from AARP and they will provide help to stop the scam.


St. George Parish (Linn) Color Fun Run – Oct. 17 at Linn City Park.  Register at http://funrun.saint-george-parish.org.  Paper forms at Legends Bank.  Details on poster in back of church.

Discover a Better Marriage - Does your marriage feel a little stale? Are you too busy to enjoy your relationship? Whether you’ve been married two years or 50 years, you can bring back love, friendship & closeness. The next Jefferson City Marriage Encounter enrichment weekend is Nov 7-8. For info, Jeff and Jill Cremer, (573) 680-5076, (573) 694-3292, or jcremer23@gmail.com.


Calendar of Parish Events – Oct

Oct 4  - AS Fall Dinner
- Outdoor Rosary MPH
Oct 5  - Handbell Rhrsl
Oct 6  - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
(note date change!)
Oct 7  - AS Prayer Group 10 AM
- PSR Classes
Oct 10 – 6 PM Mass begins MPH
Oct 11 – 8 AM Mass begins AS
Oct 12 – Handbell Rhrsl
Oct 14 – PSR Classes
Oct 17 – Rummage Sale - Chamois
Oct 17/18 – World Mission Coll
Oct. 18 – Bailey’s Creek Cemetery Mtg
Oct 19 – Handbell Rhrsl
Oct 21 – PSR Classes
Oct 27 – Handbell Rhrsl

Oct 28 – PSR Classes

Seeking Christ for Our Nation Masses – 1) Tues., Oct. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at St. George in Linn. 2) Thurs., Oct. 15, at 7:00 p.m. at Loose Creek.

Retirement Fund for Religious Collection Amounts of $315 (MPH) and $405 (AS) have been forwarded to the diocese.  Thank you for your generous contributions.  God bless you.

MPH Hall Cleaners for October – Jim & Darcy Keilholz, Leonard & Mary Keilholz.  If unable to clean, please trade or get a replacement.  (Remember to fill out Group Volunteer Timesheet located in kitchen.)

Blood Drive – Oct. 6, 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Loose Creek Community Center.

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) Fish Fry at Rich Fountain Oct. 9, 4:30-7:30 p.m. 2) Smorgasbord at St. George in Hermann Oct. 11, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 3) 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Oct. 11, to benefit St. Mary’s School in Frankenstein.  Registration 8:00 a.m., run/walk 9:00 a.m.  Visit www.ourladyofhelp.wordpress.com to register.