Nov 22 - 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 15, 2015     Food Pantry $1.00
  ASSUMPTION: $165.00 CCHD  
  fuel $20.00 Food Pantry  



11/22 - Joe Budnik, 11/29 - Danny Lamb, 12/6 - Larry Kuebler, 12/13 - Gayle Hackmann


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 24 10:00 am Wednesday Nov 25 8:00 am **
Verhoff Family Verhoff Family
Thursday Nov 26 no mass Friday Nov 27 8:00 am
SUNDAY Nov 29 8:00 am SATURDAY Nov 28 6:00 pm
Myron & Margaret Rost For the People

**Note Changes in Weekday Mass Schedule for the Coming Week – 1) Mass on Wednesday will be at 8:00 a.m.  2) Mass for Thanksgiving Day will be offered on Thursday at 9:00 a.m. at MPH (no Mass at Assumption on Thursday). 

 “We are well into the CSA appeal for the diocese. Both parishes have made a great start. I am grateful to all who took care of this responsibility in a timely manner. If you haven’t had a chance to make your pledge yet, please consider doing it soon.
     “This week, as a nation, we pause to give thanks to God for all His blessings He has showered on us, both as a nation and as individuals. This is, of course, a basic stance of a Christian – we recognize that we owe all to God and must give him thanks in return. Let us do that intentionally with joy in our hearts.
     “Remember there is a community Thanksgiving ‘event’(Christmas Concert) at the UCC Church in Chamois on Sunday evening, and at Assumption Church in Morrison on Wednesday evening. I hope we will all take these opportunities to gather with our neighbors and friends to celebrate the holidays. A Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.”…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.

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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 $542 $165
Nov 22    
Nov 29    
To date for Nov. $3,312 $2,160
Offertory budget goal 7/1/15-11/15/15 $20,000 $13,840
Sunday collection 7/1/15-11/15/15 $19,703 $15,469
Difference -$297 $1,629

Question of the Week – What is the truth for you? How do you live the truth every day?

Handbell RehearsalMon., Nov. 23, 7:00 p.m.

PSR News – No PSR classes on Wed., Nov. 25.

December Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

Assumption Breakfast gross deposit was $1,814.50 of which $530 was start-up change.  Net profit will be reported once all bills are paid.  116 meals served.

Multicultural Celebration – Sunday, Nov. 22, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral.  Mass, potluck dinner, entertainment.  All invited!

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

CSA - The next two weekends, Nov. 28/29 and Dec. 5/6, we will provide pledge envelopes to make a donation or pledge for the Catholic Stewardship Appeal. This appeal supports the ministries of the Diocese in providing service to our parish as well as the greater Diocesan community. If you have not already done so, please take some time this week to consider how you can contribute to this vital appeal.


Catholic Stewardship Appeal

                             Goal      Pledged     # Participants
MPH              $3,439      $2,511              14

Assumption   $3,479       $1,721                9


Let’s Keep Mizzou Out of the Abortion Business – New leadership has taken over at MU & Planned Parenthood is taking advantage of the situation to urge MU to get back into the abortion business. MO Catholic Conference asks you to help make sure that they don’t. Visit for a pre-composed message to send to the MU Board of Curators and MU's Interim Chancellor.


Calendar of Parish Events – Nov/Dec
Nov 22 – Chamois Thxgiving/Advent Service
Nov 23 – Handbell Rehearsal
Nov 25 – NO PSR Classes
             - Morrison Thanksgiving Service at AS
Nov 26 – Thanksgiving Mass MPH 9 AM
Nov 30 – Handbell Rehearsal
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Dec 2  - AS Prayer Group 10 AM
            - PSR Classes
Dec 7  - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
            - Handbell Rehearsal
Dec 8  - Feast of Imm Conc (holy day)
           -  Year of Mercy begins
Dec 9  - PSR Confessions
Dec 13 – Chamois Tour of Homes/Rectory
                Open House, Christmas Concert
Dec 16 – PSR Classes/Xmas party
Dec 22 – MPH Parish Penance Service
Dec 23 – NO PSR Classes
Dec 24/25 – Seminarian/Pr Ret Coll
Dec. 24 – Masses: 4:45 PM MPH, 7:45 PM AS
Dec. 25 – 9 AM Mass MPH
Dec 30 – NO PSR Classes
Dec 31 – 6 PM Mass AS Jan 1  - 10 AM Mass MPH

Bulletin Deadline This Week is Wednesday, Nov. 25, 9:30 a.m.

Congratulations to Seth & Quyncee on the baptism of their daughter, Henlee Kuebler, on Nov. 14 at Most Pure Heart of Mary Church!

MPH Hall Cleaners for December – Celia McKague, Mark & Debbie Mehmert (please fill out Group Volunteer Timesheet in kitchen.)  If unable to clean, please get replacement.

Note to Money Counters – Please forward Mass intention requests along with the money for them to the parish office.  This money is deposited into the Parish Mass Fund and transferred to the parish regular account once the Mass(es) has been offered.  Thank you.

Social/Advent Events Elsewhere – 1) Holiday Concert at Starkenburg Nov. 28 at 1:00, 3:30 & 7:00 p.m., soup supper 2:00-6:30 p.m.   More info on poster in back of church. 2) Advent service at Deer Church Nov. 29, 6:00 p.m.  3) The Missourians Singers Christmas Concert at Frankenstein Church Nov. 30, 7:00 p.m. Free will offering. Reception following. 4) Fall Supper at Freeburg Dec. 6, 11:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  5) Advent Mission at St. George Hermann Dec. 6-9, 7 PM each evening.