Nov 25, 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: $351.00 Good Shepard $20.00
(Nov 18, 2012) fuel $10.00 CCHD $105.00
 ASSUMPTION: $858.00 CCHD $223.00
  Herman Food $20.00 fuel $30.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 11/25 - Gary Seifert, 12/2 - Joe Budnik, 12/9 - Danny Lamb, 12/16 - Larry Kuebler

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 27 10:00 am WEDNESDAY Nov 28 No Mass
Fr. James A. Fuemmeler  
THURSDAY Nov 29 No Mass FRIDAY Nov 30 no mass
  Communion Service at 8 am
SUNDAY Dec 2 8:00 am SATURDAY Dec 1 6:00 pm
For the People Arthur Helle

++Note Change in Weekday Mass Schedule – There will be no Mass on Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday for this coming week.  However, there will be a communion service on Friday at 8:00 a.m. at MPH church.

With today’s feast of Christ the King, we finish another liturgical year. Next weekend is the beginning of our Advent Season. Advent is a time of preparation! We are all well aware of all the preparations we need to get done, and all the activities we need to prepare for. But the Church has another type of preparation in mind – the preparation of our hearts to receive the new-born Christ once again into our lives and world. Christ really comes! But will our hearts be open to welcoming Him? In the midst of the activities and festivities of this joyous season, let’s remember the reason for the season – God coming into our world.
     We have invited Sr. Laura Jean to be with us next Saturday for a half day of reflection, to help us still our hearts and prepare a place to welcome Christ. I hope many will take this short time to begin this Holy Season. We also have the daily five minutes with the WORD booklets. Please take one and take just a few minutes each day to read, reflect, and pray as we prepare for Christ’s birth.
     Get your gift cards in support of St. George Catholic School/Assumption parish after Mass next Sunday from Jamie Koenigsfeld at Assumption. It’s a great no-cost-to-you way to support Catholic education.

Community Advent Service – Sunday, December 2, at 6:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church in Deer.

Advent Penance Services – Wednesday, December 12 at 6:00 p.m. at Assumption Church (Fr. Eddie Doyle ministering).  Reconciliation service at MPH on same day (Dec. 12) at 7:00 p.m. for parishioners and PSR students.

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 $351 $858
Nov 25    
To date for November $3,059 $2,169
Offertory budget goal 7/1/12-11/18/12 $17,440.00 $11,740.00
Sunday collection 7/1/12-11/18/12 $17,101.00 $12,472.00
Difference -$339.00 $732.00

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

Handbell Choir Rehearsal – Tuesday, Nov. 27, 7:00 p.m.

December Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

Pro-Life Rosary – Monday, December 3, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church.

Advent Reflections – Would you like to be guided spiritually to deepen your relationship with God?  Sr. Laura Jean will help us do just that next 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 call Kim Trachsel 763-5442, Viv Boss 763-5928, Clarine Means 763-5667, Shirley Nolte 763-5986 or the rectory.  Assumption parishioners are welcome, too.  Men, women, & teens welcome!

Catholic Stewardship Appeal
  Goal  Pledged # Participants
MPH                 $2,666       $3,121               30
Assumption      $3,000       $2,400               18

Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is Saturday, December 8, and is a holy day of obligation.  Masses for this holy day are being offered at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 7, at MPH and at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, at Assumption.

Area Penance Services (at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted) – Frankenstein Dec. 2 (1:00 p.m.), Linn Dec. 5, Loose Creek Dec. 13, Westphalia Dec. 18.

MPH Hall Cleaners for December – Mary Starke, Rick Starke, Kim Ames, Jane Keilholz.

Potluck Christmas Lunch – Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 12:30 p.m-3:00 p.m. at Morrison Community Center.  Bring covered dish.  Also bring a can of food for donation to food pantry.  Cards/games following.  Sponsored by MWA Senior Summit Chapter.  For info, call Marlo Bockting 294-6613.

December Liturgy Assignments found for Mph here or Assumption here.


Calendar of Parish Events – Nov/Dec

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