Nov 14, 2010

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

Mass times switched Oct 9-10!!

SUNDAY COLLECTIONST. MARY’S: $601.00 Interior Renovation $80.00
(Nov 7, 2010) Good Shepherd Center $9.00 CHD $15.00
 ASSUMPTION: $1,107.00 CHD $60.00
  Gasconade Food Pntry $61.00 candles $5.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 11/14 Gayle Hackmann, 11/21 Gary Seifert, 11/28 Joe Budnik, 12/5 Danny Lamb

1st Sun–Wilma Trachsel/Dennis Lamb, 2nd Sun–Jerry/Clarine Means, 3rd Sun–Viv/Larry Boss,
4th Sun–Otto/Joni Boss, 5th - open, volunteers sought

TUESDAY Nov. 16 10:00 am WEDNESDAY Nov. 17 6:00 pm **
Frances Falter Chick Keilholz
THURSDAY Nov 18 8:00 am FRIDAY Nov 19 8:00 am
Father Mueller Eugene & Mary Vogel
SUNDAY Nov. 21 8:00 am SATURDAY Nov. 20 6:00 pm
Marvin J. Nolte For the people

**Wednesday’s Mass Time - After taking a survey of several St. Mary’s daily Mass attendees, most preferred the Mass time on Wednesdays to be 6:00 p.m.  Therefore, beginning this coming Wednesday, Nov. 17, the Mass time will be 6:00 p.m.

Text Box:  “Well, it’s certainly good to get back, it’s always good to be home, and this wonderful fall weather sure beats the snow and cold of Magadan. While the travel was long, the celebration was great. The Mission of Magadan Russia was established 20 years ago at the fall of the Soviet Union, and continues to do much good work. I consider myself fortunate to have been privileged to have been part of it for 13 years. The people there were also grateful for all of you and the support you have shown them over the years. I told of how generous you have been in the past with the mission sales and all you did to help and support me while I was there and this far off mission, a lot I know through Mom’s efforts. So they, as I, are grateful for your help in having made these 20 years possible.
     “I hope I can catch up on all the activities here. Seems you managed to continue for the most part without me. Thanks to all who pitched in and made it all possible. I especially look forward to our Community Thanksgiving Services which will be coming up soon.
     “God bless.”...Fr. Dave

Flu Shot Clinic - Monday, Nov. 15, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at St. Johns’s UCC in Chamois. $20/shot.  Administered by Osage County Health Department.
Breakfast at Assumption Church - NEXT Sunday, Nov. 21, from 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  Serving biscuits & gravy, sausage patties, scrambled eggs, coffee & juice.  Adults/$6.50, children under 8/$3.00, children under 3/free.

Handbell Choir Rehearsal this week - Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 7:00 p.m.  (Note date change!)

Chamois Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service - Next Sunday, Nov. 21, at 7:00 p.m. at Most Pure Heart of Mary Church.  Reception following.  Goodwill offering for local food pantry.

Parish Appeal 2010 - Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) - This collection is the primary source of funding for CCHD’s anti-poverty grants and education programs. Collection proceeds have helped secure funding for low-income day care centers, legal advocacy to enforce fair and just wages, programs that emphasize education, and affordable housing for low-income neighborhoods. For 40 years, CCHD has provided funding to groups that make lasting change, fight poverty, and defend the dignity of the poor in the U.S.  We ask for one hour’s wage per household.  Together, we can make a difference.  Check your contribution envelope packet for the special envelope for CCHD.

Thanksgiving - Dinner will be served from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day in St. Mary’s hall for anyone who is alone for the holiday.  Invite someone you know who doesn’t go to church who is alone.  Also, we do need a head count by Sunday, Nov. 21.  Call your pastor or Viv Boss 763-5928.  Hope to see you there!

Morrison Parishioners - If you shop at Village Market in Hermann, save your receipts and drop them in the collection basket.  Village Market will give 1% of the total back to our church.

PSR News - PSR classes will be held as usual on Wednesday, Nov. 17; however, there will be no PSR classes on Wednesday, Nov. 24, due to the Thanksgiving holiday.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/09-6/30/10 $42,120.00 $34,320.00
Budget goal per month $3,510.00 $2,860.00
Weekly goal $810.00 $660.00
Collection - Nov. 7 $601.00 $1,107.00
Nov. 14    
Nov. 21    
Nov. 28    
To date for November $601.00 $1,107.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/10-11/7/10 $15,3900.00 $12,540.00
Sunday collection 7/1/10-11/7/10 $13,842.00 $11,849.00*
Difference -$1,547.00 -$690.00

*reflects Oct. offertory contribution rec’d in mail, now added to total.

? Of the Week - Paul’s words to the Thessalonians are tough: if you want to eat, you must work! How do you reconcile this with Jesus’ command to love and feed the poor?

Community of Faith Choir Practice - Thursday, Nov. 18, 6:30 p.m. at Methodist Church.

Bulletin Deadline Change - The deadline for the November 28 bulletin is Wednesday, Nov. 24, at 9:30 a.m.  Any items for the November 28 bulletin need to be in the parish office by that time.  Thank you!

PSR Service Project - Again this year our PSR students have adopted a family for Christmas as part of the Osage Caring Project Christmas Wish Program.  There aren’t many PSR students, so they are hoping members of both parishes can help out.  The family consists of a mother, 2 year old boy, and 7 year old girl.  Special needs:  mother/family - personal care products; 2 year old boy - crib sheets, snow boots (size 2), long johns (size 2T), favorite color blue; 7 year old girl - boots (size 6), coat (size 4T), favorite color blue.  If you wish, you can bring a gift, make a monetary donation toward the purchase of gifts for the family, or give a gift card.  If you need more details, please contact Mary Jane Starke 763-5595.  All gifts must be brought to St. Mary’s hall by Wednesday, December 8.  Thank you so much from the PSR students.

December Calendar - A calendar listing parish events in December will be inserted in the November 28 bulletin.  If you know of an event not listed in the Calendar of Parish Events (church decorating, when poinsettias are needed, etc.) to put on the calendar, please get the info to the rectory by November 22 (can email rectory office, or call Ev at rectory or at home 763-5421).  Thank you!

Vigil for All Nascent Human Life - Bishop John R. Gaydos will lead the Diocese in Vespers Prayer on November 28, 6:30 p.m. at the Cathedral. This Prayer is a Vigil for All Nascent Human Life requested by Pope Benedict XVI to be celebrated in every diocese and parish throughout the world. Prayers will include Benediction, the Rosary, and Supplication for Life. Everyone is invited to come as we begin the Advent Season by praying for all human life as we prepare for the birth of the Child Jesus on Christmas Day.

Rural Life Day - Saturday, December 4, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Chancery in Jeff.  Theme “Rural Community: Perspectives 20th-21st Century.”  For info/to register, see brochure in back of church, or contact diocesan Social Concerns Office 573-635-9127 ext. 225, email

Events for Youth - Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) Jan. 15-17 at Immaculate Conception parish in Jeff, Teens Encounter Christ Feb. 19-21 at St. Patrick parish in Rolla.  For TEC info, visit

Pro-Life Pilgrimage - Each January, buses travel on a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. on the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision. Buses leave on Saturday, January 22, and return Tuesday, January 25. Mark your calendar and plan to join us.  The cost of the trip is $100 per person, which is non-refundable and is on a first come, first serve basis. The Diocesan Pro-Life, Youth Ministry and Vocation Offices are organizing the Pilgrimage. For more info, call 573-635-9127 or email

Stewardship Quote - In today's gospel Jesus tells his followers there will be plenty of time for them to bear witness to what he taught and did. He helped them understand that the Holy Spirit would guide them and help them persevere in their own stewardship of his gospel even when friends and family betrayed them. Do our friends and neighbors, or classmates and colleagues, know we are disciples of Jesus Christ? How do we bear witness to Christ each day? Do we hide our faith out of fear of rejection? Or are we bold in our witness to others? Are we good stewards of Christ's gospel?

The Word Became Flesh and Dwells Among Us quiet Advent retreat December 3-4 at Mercy Center, St. Louis.  For info/to register, 314-909-4663.

Vocation Blurb -   We paint grand pictures of what we want our futures to look like, but then God comes in with a crayon and scribbles all over our canvas. Grab some crayons and color with him at

Events Elsewhere - 1) Deer Hunter Breakfast at St. Mary’s School in Frankenstein Nov. 14, 7:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  2) Fall Dinner at St. Alexander’s Church in Belle Nov. 14, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  3) Quilt Show/Luncheon at Kertz Hall by I.C. Church in Jeff Nov. 19, 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  For info, 619-2014.  4)  K of C Chicken Dinner at K of C Hall in Argyle Nov. 21, 11:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.


Calendar of Parish Events - Nov

Nov 16 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl (note date change!)
Nov 20 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
Nov 20/21 - CCHD Coll
Nov 21 - Assumption Breakfast
- Chamois Comm Thnksgvng Service
Nov 22 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Nov 24 - Bulletin deadline for Nov 28 bltn
- No PSR Classes
Nov 27 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
Nov 29 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Nov      - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
     - StM Good Shep Cntr Coll


Catholic Stewardship Appeal
GoalReceived% participation
St. Mary's$2,666$1,07019%


Bishop Gaydos’ Letter for CCHD 2010

Dear Friends in Christ,
The Collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is approaching in our Diocese.  This Collection supports works of charity and justice by funding community groups whose goals are to solve problems and change policies that keep low-income residents in poverty.
One Florida group receiving funding from CCHD, composed of 20 churches, is called Hillsborough Organization for Progress and Equality (HOPE).  HOPE stepped in to support children at risk of school failure. The group worked with the school district to develop a program through which suspended students attend a supervised site during their suspension.  There, they do schoolwork, receive academic help from a teacher, and spend time with a counselor to deal with the underlying problems that led to suspension. Students who may have become stuck in a cycle of misbehavior and punishment are now improving their conflict management and academic skills, setting the stage for a more secure future.
Groups who receive funding from CCHD are working to find just solutions to the problems that affect them. Through CCHD, the Catholic Church is working to seek justice, uphold the dignity of the poor, and reflect Catholic social teaching. Please help the efforts of CCHD to break the cycle of poverty.  Support CCHD in the upcoming Collection – November 20-21.  Please remember: 25% of our local Collection proceeds stay here in our Diocese to fight poverty in our communities and defend the dignity of our neighbors.
With my best wishes and personal regards, I am sincerely yours in Christ,...Most Reverend John R. Gaydos, Bishop of Jefferson City