Nov 15 - 33rd Sunday, 2015

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 Chamois
SUN 8:00 a.m. at Morrison

Nov 8, 2015 Fuel $260.00 Food Pantry $25.00
  ASSUMPTION: $784.00 CCHD $55.00
  Masses $25.00 Food Pantry $45.00



11/15 - Gary Seifert, 11/22 - Joe Budnik, 11/29 - Danny Lamb, 12/6 - Larry Kuebler


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 Nov 17 10:00 am Wednesday Nov 18 6:00 pm
Verhoff Family Catherine Brandt
Thursday Nov 19 10:00 am Friday Nov 20 8:00 am
Charles & Adelaide Rost Otto Boss
SUNDAY Nov 22 8:00 am SATURDAY Nov 21 6:00 pm
Marvin Nolte For the People

* * *Assumption Breakfast and Bake SaleSUNDAY (Nov. 15)! * * *
Serving fresh pork sausage, biscuits & gravy, scrambled eggs,
pancakes, coffee & juice from 8:00 a.m.-noon
Adults/$9, ages 5-12/$4.50, 4 & under/free


 “We’re only a week away from Thanksgiving week. The holidays are almost upon us. I pray we all use them well. Next Sunday evening in Chamois will be our ecumenical Thanksgiving Service hosted at St. John’s UCC Church. However it will be a little different this year, as they have invited a musician to give a Christmas Concert (they had wanted to invite him for the community and this was the only date he had left). So it is still a good time for us to get together with members of the other churches in town and celebrate Thanksgiving/Advent/Christmas. So I encourage everyone to attend. Assumption will host an ecumenical Thanksgiving service on Wednesday evening, the 25th (the eve of Thanksgiving Day). A Mass for Thanksgiving Day will be offered at MPH on Thanksgiving at 9 am.”…Fr. Dave

Ecumenical Thanksgiving Services – 1) Chamois Thanksgiving/Advent/Christmas Service – Sunday, Nov. 22, at 6:00 p.m. at St. John UCC.  2) Morrison – Wednesday, Nov. 25, at 7:00 p.m. at Assumption Catholic Church, refreshments following.

Christ the King Multicultural Celebration – Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral.  Mass followed by potluck dinner & entertainment.  Fix your favorite recipe and join together to celebrate our unity in diversity.  All are invited!


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 - Nov 1 $855 $1,211
Nov 8 $1,915 $784
Nov 15    
Nov 22    
Nov 29    
To date for Nov. $2,770 $1,995
Offertory budget goal 7/1/15-11/8/15 $19,000 $13,148
Sunday collection 7/1/15-11/8/15 $19,161 $15,304
Difference $161 $2,156

Question of the Week – If today was your last, what would you do with it?

Handbell Rehearsal – Mon., Nov. 16, 7:00 p.m.

Nursing Home Mass – A Mass will be offered for “Verhoff Family” on Friday, Nov. 20, at 10:00 a.m. at Linn Living & Rehab Center.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Congratulations to David and Sandy Keilholz on the birth of their granddaughter, Janessa Mae, on October 26!  Blessed parents are Dan & Bonnie Keilholz.

PSR News – There will be no PSR classes on Wednesday, Nov. 25

Catholic Stewardship Appeal (CSA) – We thank all parishioners who have given generously to the annual CSA.  We ask those of you who have not sent in your pledge to please consider a gift to finance the services & support provided by diocesan staff to parishes & beyond.  As good stewards, we gratefully receive from God, cultivate gifts received & share generously.

Bulletin Deadline for Nov. 29 Bulletin - Wed., Nov. 25, 9:30 a.m.

Deer Hunter’s Mass – Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Rhineland.

Rural Life Day – Saturday, Dec. 5, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. closing prayer at Chancery.  For info/to register, 573/635-7719 email

Social Event Elsewhere – Holiday Concert at Starkenburg Nov. 28 at 1:00, 3:30 & 7:00 p.m., soup supper 2:00-6:30 p.m.

Bishop’s Letter - CCHD

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:
During his visit to Brazil, Pope Francis said, “The measure of the greatness of a society is found in the way it treats those most in need” (World Youth Day, Address, July 25, 2013).  With these words, Pope Francis continues to bring our attention back to the poor and our responsibility toward them.  The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) responds directly to this call by addressing the root causes of poverty in the United States.
Founded in 2004, the group Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement (EPOCA) works to change the future for men and women returning to society after incarceration.  Since its inception, EPOCA has steadily grown in membership, influence, and vision.  Today, it forms a diverse team of 226 members working with thousands of allies every day to win legislative victories that improve the lives of families around the country.
In the past year our Diocese funded four CCHD projects.  The Kids in Motion project provides community service and life success training and education to low-income, at-risk youth in the Hannibal area that helps young people learn skills and develop their potential for future job and community success.  Other CCHD funded groups will be able to provide English language skills to immigrants and refugees in central Missouri, help homeless people get a toe-hold back into a normal life, and another funded project will help immigrant workers defend their dignity in the work place and help them gain the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively advocate for their health and human rights.
This collection is the primary source of funding for CCHD’s anti-poverty grants and education programs, like the grant that supports EPOCA and our locally-funded projects. Funding from the collection offers new hope every year to those living in poverty throughout the United States.  Importantly, 25 percent of the collection’s proceeds stay here in our Diocese to fight poverty in our community and defend the dignity of our neighbors.  Help us defend human dignity and show Christ’s charity to those in need.
For more information about the collection for CCHD and the groups it funds, please visit, or Barbara Ross at
Sincerely yours in Christ…Most Reverend John R. Gaydos, Bishop of Jefferson City


Calendar of Parish Events – Nov
Nov 15 – AS Deer Hunters Breakfast/Bake Sale
Nov 16 – Handbell Rehearsal
Nov 18 – PSR Classes
Nov 21/22—CCHD Coll
Nov 22 – Chamois Thanksgiving/Advent Service
Nov 24 – Handbell Rehearsal
Nov 25 – NO PSR Classes
             - Morrison Thanksgiving Service at AS
Nov 26 – Thanksgiving Mass MPH 9 AM Nov 30 – Handbell Rehearsal