November 13, 2011

Most Pure Heart of Mary and Assumption Churches
P. O. Box 156, Chamois, MO 65024
Fr. David Means, Canonical Administrator, and

church (573) 763-5345, cell (573) 301-0350 email:
parish email:, rectory office email:
Lucy Brenner, R.N., Parish Nurse 573-294-6675

SUNDAY EUCHARIST: Sat 6:00 p.m. at St. Mary's -Chamois (til Apr) and
Sun 8:00 a.m. at Assumption - Morrison (til Apr)

SUNDAY COLLECTIONST. MARY’S: $1,361.00 Good Sheperd Cntr $22.00
(Nov 6, 2011) World Missions $30.00 Fuel $105.00
 ASSUMPTION: $627.00 Special Offering $150.00
  Fuel $170.00 Food pantry $34.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 11/13 - Joe Budnik, 11/20 Danny Lamb, 11/27 - Larry Kuebler, 12/4 - Gayle Hackmann

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 Nov 15 10:00 am WEDNESDAY Nov 16 6:00 pm
Urban Rost Jeannette Riegel
THURSDAY Nov 17 8.00 am FRIDAY Nov 18 8:00 am
LeRoy B. Witthaus paul Mehmert
SUNDAY Nov 20 8:00 am SATURDAY Nov 19 6:00 pm
David Seifert For the people

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* * *Assumption Breakfast - Sunday (Nov. 13)! * * *
Biscuits & gravy, homemade sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee & juice
8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.  Adults/$7, children under 8/$3, children under 3/free.
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Parish Meetings This Week

Out-of-Town Mass - A Mass will be offered for “Dora White” on Thursday, November 17, at 10:00 a.m. at Autumn Meadows in Linn.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Youth Attending NCYC - On this Thursday, Nov. 17, eight of our parish youth and their two adult chaperones will be leaving to attend the National Catholic Youth Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Please keep them in your prayers as they encounter God in a special way with youth from all over the nation.
Text Box:       “We will begin using the new translation of the Roman Missal in just two weeks. While different words might seem strange at first, I’m sure we’ll all have a new appreciation for the Mass. The Eucharistic Prayers will all sound new - even the words of Consecration. The proper word for the cup which Jesus took and blessed is ‘chalice’. It’s not just a fancy cup used in Mass, it was the shared cup that was passed around the table. So while everyone could have an individual cup, Jesus Blessed the ‘chalice’ that was meant to be passed and shared. Also, the words in the Bible say the chalice was “poured out for you and for many”. The Church still insists that Christ died for all, and we are to remember that. But the ‘many’ refer to those who will accept and respond to Christ’s invitation. So while the offer of Salvation is to all, not all will respond, but many will. We are to be reminded, that after all the Christ did for us, we really want to be counted among the many who accepted his offer of grace. Finally, at the mystery of Faith, the priest will simply announce: The Mystery of Faith. Since the priest is in the middle of a prayer to the Father, he should not have to break up that prayer by turning his attention to the congregation with ‘Let us’ do something. You will notice that the old first response, “Christ has died…” is no longer an option – it was never in the universal missal, but made up in the spirit of the other acclamations.
     “The 100th anniversary of Most Pure Heart of Mary’s Church committee will meet this Wednesday evening at 7pm in the hall; the MPH Liturgy committee on Thursday at 7pm. All are welcome.
     “Be safe all you hunters and good luck.”...Fr. Dave

Catholic Stewardship Appeal - Please be generous.  Your contribution is one way to serve as Christ's disciple and to participate in continuing the saving work begun by Jesus.

Collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) - Next weekend we will take up the collection for the CCHD.  CCHD was founded by the U.S. bishops, who recognized that the lives of those in need will not improve until the systems and policies that keep people in poverty change.  For over 40 years, CCHD has funded community groups that create lasting change.  Fight poverty in America.  Defend human dignity.  Give generously to the CCHD collection.  (Check your contribution envelope packet for the special envelope for this collection.)


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 - Nov 6 $1,361.00 $627.00
Nov 13    
Nov 20    
Nov 27    
To date for November $1,361.00 $627.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/11-11/6/11 $15,770.00 $12,065.00
Sunday collection 7/1/11-11/6/11 $15,116.00 $11,062.00
Difference -$654.00 -$1,003.00

? of the Week - What sacrifice am I willing to make to serve poor and needy?

Thank You - Assumption parish would like to thank “Morrison Apparel” for the material for our new curtains in our church basement & Del Budnik for delivering the material. We want to thank Marie Henke & Edna Rost for making the curtains & washing the windows in the church basement. The curtains look wonderful.

Shoe Box Collection - Operation Christmas Child’s Shoe Box Collection demonstrates God’s love to hurting children.  If you would like to participate, pick up a brochure from the back of church.  Please put filled shoe boxes in back of church or give to Clarine Means by Nov. 19.  Monetary donations also accepted.  If you have questions, please contact Clarine Means 763-5667.

Bulletin Deadline for November 27 Bulletin is Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 9:30 a.m.  The bulletin for November 27 will be printed that Wednesday.  If you have any items for the Nov. 27 bulletin, please have them to the parish office by the deadline.  Thank you.

Thanksgiving Pie Sale - Osage R-1 School 7th-10th graders are going to Washington, D.C.  They are holding a Thanksgiving pie sale on Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at both St. Mary’s Church hall in Chamois and the Morrison Community Center. $10/one pie, $15/two pies.  If questions, call Kathy Mehmert 573-690-3384.

FFA Clothing Drive - The Chamois-Morrison FFA is holding a winter clothes/coat drive.  Any donations may be brought to the Ag room at Osage R-1 School during school hours.  Deadline: December 1.  If questions, contact Kate Kuschel or Klayton Kuschel.

Social Events Elsewhere - 1) Soup & Pie Luncheon Nov. 18 in Kertz Hall (by I.C. Church in Jeff) from 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.  2) Christmas Extravaganza at Loose Creek Community Center Nov. 19, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  3) K of C Chicken Dinner at K of C hall in Argyle Nov. 20, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.  4) Sounds of Starkenburg Concert Saturday, Nov. 26, 3:00 & 7:00 p.m. at St. Martin’s Church Museum in Starkenburg.  For details, see poster in back of church.

Calendar of Parish Events - Nov

Nov     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- StM Good Shepherd Cntr Coll
Nov 13 - AS Breakfast
Nov 14 - K of C Mtg
Nov 15 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Nov 16 - PSR Classes
- StM Ann Celebration Comm Mtg
Nov 17 - StM Liturgy Comm Mtg
Nov 17-20 - NCYC
Nov 19/20 - CCHD Collection
Nov 22 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Nov 23 - NO PSR Classes
- Bltn Deadline for Nov. 27 Bltn
Nov 29 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl Nov 30 - PSR Classes

Bishop’s 2011 CCHD Letter
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
For over 40 years the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) has funded organizations that address the root causes of poverty in their communities.  CCHD works for the relief of those oppressed by poverty by empowering neighbors to help one another eliminate these causes.  This weekend’s Collection is the primary source of funding for CCHD’s anti-poverty grants and education programs.
One CCHD-funded group, AMOS (A Mid-Iowa Organizing Strategy), has provided the women of Story County, Iowa, with a mobile clinic where they can receive the prenatal care they need but could not otherwise afford or access.  The trained medical professionals on board provide ultrasound services and exams, but not contraceptives or abortions.
In Ohio, WIN Action Organizing Project is working to provide foreclosure prevention assistance to thousands of homeowners.  Through continued collaboration with national lenders, the project has been able to help keep hundreds of low-income families in their homes.
Through CCHD the Catholic Church is working to break the cycle of poverty.  Fight poverty in America.  Defend human dignity.  Support CCHD in the upcoming Collection.  Please remember, 25% of the Collection’s proceeds stay here in our Diocese to fight poverty in our communities and defend the dignity of our neighbors.
For more information about CCHD and the groups it funds, please visit  

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