Nov 18, 2012

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 Most Pure Heart - Chamois and
Sun 8:00 a.m. at Assumption - Morrison (until April)

SUNDAY COLLECTION MOST PURE HEART: $1,291.00 Good Shepard $5.00
(Nov 11, 2012) fuel $20.00 CCHD $10.00
 ASSUMPTION: $647.00 CCHD $50.00
  Herman Food $32.00 fuel $75.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 11/18 - Gayle Hackmann, 11/25 - Gary Seifert, 12/2 - Joe Budnik, 12/9 - Danny Lamb

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 20 10:00 am WEDNESDAY Nov 21 6:00 pm
Joeph Brunnert Agnes Koechner
THURSDAY Nov 22 8:00 am FRIDAY Nov 23 no mass
LeRoy Witthaus  
SUNDAY Nov 25 8:00 am SATURDAY Nov 24 6:00 pm
Urban Rost For the People

**Thanksgiving Mass Schedule – Thanksgiving Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Most Pure Heart of Mary Church at 6:00 p.m. and on Thursday, Nov. 22, at Assumption Church at 8:00 a.m.

++Note Change in Weekday Mass Schedule – There will be no Mass on Friday for this coming week.

Thanksgiving is once again here. We celebrate the yearly holiday, but thanksgiving is the everyday attitude of Christians. We must always recognize what the Lord God has done for us – and give thanks. Even if it seems as if life is difficult, God created us, He was born for us, He died for us, He has given us of His Holy Spirit, and He awaits us in the bliss of His heavenly kingdom. Yes, we always know we have much to be thankful for. Let us truly give God thanks always. I pray that your and your families’ holiday celebrations will be graced with God’s blessings and joy.
     In this holiday season we will be spending money, and buying gifts. Why not make use of the gift cards available that support our children at St. George School in Hermann. It costs you nothing! That is, a $20 gift card, for example, costs only $20. The merchants give a refund back to the school, and the school credits the parish toward our shared costs. Give them as gifts, or use them yourself. They are available for local and national stores. See Jamie Koenigsfeld after Mass at Assumption or give her a call at 294-7323.
     I hope everyone is planning on joining us on Saturday morning Dec. 1, as we begin our season of Advent with a half day of recollection. Let’s all do something to make this Advent and Christmas seasons a special gift to Our Lord.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/12-6/30/13 $45,345.00 $30,524.00
Budget goal per month $3,779.00 $2,544.00
Weekly goal $872.00 $587.00
Collection - Nov 4 $1,417 $664
Nov 11 $1,291 $647
Nov 18    
Nov 25    
To date for November $2,708 $1,311
Offertory budget goal 7/1/12-11/11/12 $16,568.00 $11,153.00
Sunday collection 7/1/12-11/11/12 $16,750.00 $11,614.00
Difference $182.00 $461.00

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

Handbell Choir Rehearsal – Tuesday, Nov. 20, 7:00 p.m.

PSR News – Because of Thanksgiving, there will be no PSR classes on Nov. 21.

Bulletin Deadline for this Week is Wednesday (Nov. 21) at 9:30 a.m.

December Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.


Community Thanksgiving Services – 1) Chamois ecumenical Thanksgiving service Monday, Nov. 19, at 7:00 p.m. at the UCC church.  2) Nov. 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Bethel Salem Presbyterian Church in Hope.  Offering:  monetary or boxes of cereal for local food pantries.  Fellowship following.

The Catholic Stewardship Appeal – If you have not yet responded, please make a pledge today. There are many opportunities for giving - from making a one-time gift, to pledging over several months by credit card, and on-line giving. Every single gift is important, so please make a decision to support the work of the diocesan church by participating in CSA today. Thank you for your support!

MPH Dedication Centennial Parish History Books – Additional copies are available for $25.  This would make a nice Christmas gift!  If interested, contact the rectory.

Catholic Stewardship Appeal
  Goal       Pledged     # Participants
MPH                 $2,666       $1,660               15
Assumption      $3,000       $2,100               14

Advent Reflections – Would you like to be guided spiritually to deepen your relationship with God?  Sr. Laura Jean will help us do just that on Saturday, December 1, from 9:00 a.m.-noon at Most Pure Heart of Mary.  To get a count on how many would attend, please sign yellow note pad in back of MPH church or call Kim Trachsel 763-5442, Viv Boss 763-5928, Clarine Means 763-5667, Shirley Nolte 763-5986 or the rectory.  If questions, please call.  Assumption parishioners are welcome, too.  Men, women, & teens welcome!

Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) - “The Church’s love for the poor . . . is a part of her constant tradition” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2444).The CCHD provides funding for groups that create lasting change and uplift the poor in the United States. In the last five years, over 36% of CCHD’s grants have gone toward advancing education, supporting economic development, and improving housing in low-income neighborhoods. You can help participate in this tradition today. Fight poverty in America. Defend human dignity. Give to the CCHD collection.  If you forgot your envelope this weekend, just drop it in the collection basket next weekend.

TV Mass for the Homebound – For people who cannot get to church because of illness or bad weather, “My Sunday Mass on TV” offers spiritual comfort and hope.  Compassionate homilies, an inspirational prayer for spiritual communion during distribution of the Eucharist, and closed-captioning for the hearing impaired enable the homebound to experience the blessings of Sunday Mass.  Heart of the Nation, a nonprofit Catholic ministry, provides the weekly TV Mass on broadcast, cable, and satellite channels.  For a complete channel guide, visit or call 1-855-855-6277.

Thank You received from Good Shepherd Center and Hermann Community Food Pantry for your generous donations which help provide food and basic necessities for the people in our communities who need assistance.

Meal (Chinese buffet) at Panda Buffet in Hermann on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 6:00 p.m.  MWA pays $3/person toward meal.  Sponsored by MWA.  For info, call Lorna Rost 294-7276.

Events Elsewhere – 1) K of C Breakfast at Linn Nov. 18.  2) Sounds of Starkenburg concert & soup supper Nov. 24 – details on page 5 of The Catholic Missourian. 3) Fall Festival at Freeburg Dec. 2, 11:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Calendar of Parish Events – Nov/Dec

Nov 20 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Nov 21 - NO PSR classes
- Bltn Deadline for Nov. 25 Bltn
- 6:00 PM Mass at MPH
Nov 22 – Thanksgiving
8:00 AM Mass at AS
Nov 27 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Nov 28 - PSR classes
Dec     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- MPH Samaritan Cntr Coll
Dec 1  - Advent Day of Reflection
Dec 3  - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
Dec 4  - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Dec 5  - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
- PSR Classes
Mass for Holyday of Obligation:
Dec 7  - 6:30 PM Mass at MPH
Dec 8  - 9:00 AM Mass at AS
Dec 11 – Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Dec 12 – PSR/Reconciliation Service
Dec 16 – Chamois Tour of Homes &
Dec 19 – PSR Xmas Celebration
Dec 24 – 4:45 PM Mass at AS
-  9:45 PM Mass at MPH
Dec 25 -  9:00 AM Mass at AS
Dec 25 – Voc/Pr Ret Collection
Dec 26 – No PSR Classes
Dec 31 – 6:00 PM Mass at AS
Jan 1    - 9:00 AM Mass at MPH

Wheels for the World, a division of Joni and Friends, continues to collect used or broken wheelchairs/parts and metal walkers/canes/or crutches.  If you have any of these items, you may call them to have someone pick them up.  Wheelchairs are used to provide mobility to people in foreign countries who could otherwise not afford to purchase them.   Call Dan or Kathy Walther at 636-239-6530.