Nov 29 - 1st Sunday of Advent, 2015
Most Pure Heart of Mary and Assumption Churches
P. O. Box 156, Chamois, MO 65024
Fr. David Means, Canonical Administrator,
www.MostPureHeart.org and www.AssumptionMorrison.org
church (573) 763-5345, cell (573) 301-0350 email: FrDave@MostPureHeart.org
parish email: firstname.lastname@example.org, rectory office email: email@example.com
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
|SUNDAY COLLECTION||MOST PURE HEART:||$655.00||CCHD||$50.00|
|Nov 22, 2015||CSA||$225.00||Food Pantry||$1.00|
|COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION:||
11/29 - Danny Lamb, 12/6 - Larry Kuebler, 12/13 - Gayle Hackmann, 12/20 - Gary Seifert
|COUNTERS AT ST. MARY’S:|
1st Sun–Wilma Trachsel/Dennis Lamb, 2nd Sun–Jerry/Clarine Means,
3rd Sun–Viv/Larry Boss,
|DAILY MASS TIMES|
|ASSUMPTION MASS SCHEDULE||ST. MARY’S MASS SCHEDULE||Tuesday||Dec 1||10:00 am||Wednesday||Dec 2||6:00 pm|
|Verhoff Family||Verhoff Family||Thursday||Dec 3||10:00 am||Friday||Dec 4||8:00 am|
|Virginia Kuster||Otto & Florence Boss|
|SUNDAY||Dec 6||8:00 am||SATURDAY||Dec 5||6:00 pm|
|Sharon Steiner||For the People|
“Advent is again upon us. This Season is given to us to remind us that if we truly want Christ to come again into our hearts and into our world at Christmas we need to prepare. So the question becomes: How will I prepare to truly celebrate Emmanuel’s coming? I pray we will all make some effort to use this season well. The Word Among Us booklets are again available for December. If you use them, please take one again. For others this Advent might be a good time to begin using them. There is also the shorter version: Five Minutes with the Word for everyone. We should all try to at least make the effort to use this each day. And for all who have e-mail, either on your computer or smart phone, I highly, highly recommend that you sign up for Best Advent Ever, from www.DynamicCatholic.com. They promise a daily reminder of the season delivered right to your computer or phone. It will only take a moment to check it out or delete it.
“May your Advent be filled with many Blessings.”…Fr. Dave
Advent Penance Services (at 7:00 p.m.) – Dec. 3 Freeburg, Dec. 9 Westphalia, Dec. 10 Linn, Dec. 14 Frankenstein, Dec. 22 Most Pure Heart of Mary.
Churches, Homes, Rectory Tour/Christmas Concert – Sunday, December 13. Tour 1:00-5:00 p.m., concert featuring the Handbell Choir 6:00 p.m. at MPH. Reception following concert. MPH parishioners are asked to bring a snack for the reception.
Scrip for Christmas - Last day to place an order to be received before Christmas is Sunday, Dec. 13. Simply complete a pink order form, found in the back of Assumption, and turn in to Jamie Koenigsfeld. If questions, feel free to contact Jamie at 294-7323 or 573-694-1186.
|Offertory budget 7/1/15-6/30/16||$52,000.00||$36,000.00|
|Budget goal per month||$4,333.00||$3,000.00|
|Collection - Nov 1||$855||$1,211|
|To date for Nov.||$3,967||$2,789|
|Offertory budget goal 7/1/15-11/22/15||$21,000||$14,532|
|Sunday collection 7/1/15-11/22/15||$20,358||$16,098|
Question of the Week – What one step could you take to make greater progress in your own spiritual life?
Handbell Rehearsal – Mon., Nov. 30, 7:00 p.m.
December Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.
Blood Drive – Thursday, Dec. 10, at St. John UCC in Chamois, 3:00-7:00 p.m.
Feast of Immaculate Conception (Dec. 8) is a holy day of obligation – Masses for this holy day will be offered at 6:00 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, at MPH and 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Assumption.
Catholic Stewardship Appeal
Goal Pledged # Participants
MPH $3,439 $2,511 14
Assumption $3,479 $1,921 10
CSA – Our annual CSA is well underway. A profound thank you to everyone who has made a financial and prayerful commitment to this year’s appeal. For those who have not yet made a pledge, please join us in supporting the vital programs and ministries of the diocese by completing the pledge card found in church. Simply fill it out, place it in the offertory basket, or drop it in the mail. Thank you for your support. No gift is too small and each person’s gift makes a difference!
Holiday Mass Schedule
Calendar of Parish Events – Nov/Dec
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
- Imm Conc Mass 6 PM MPH
- Handbell Rehearsal
Dec 8 - Imm Conc Mass 6 PM AS
- Year of Mercy begins
Dec 9 - PSR Confessions
Dec 13 – Chamois Tour of Homes/Rectory/
Churches, 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
Osage R-1 Christmas Concert – Sunday, Dec. 6, at 3:00 p.m.
Pro-Life Rosary – Monday, Dec. 7, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church.
Seeking Christ for Our Nation Mass – Dec. 1, 6:30 p.m. at Linn.
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.Social/Advent/Xmas Events Elsewhere – 1) Advent service at Deer Church Nov. 29, 6:00 p.m. 2) The Missourians Singers Christmas Concert at Frankenstein Church Nov. 30, 7:00 p.m. Free will offering. Reception following. 3) Fall Supper at Freeburg Dec. 6, 11:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 4) Advent Mission at St. George Hermann Dec. 6-9, 7 PM each evening. 5) “The Spirit of Christmas” concerts Dec. 9-12 at Starkenburg, 2:30 p.m. each day. 6) Live Nativity Dec. 11 at “Stable” on 4th & Guttenberg Street in Hermann, 4:00-8:00 p.m. Free. 7) St. George Hermann Christmas Bazaar Dec. 13, 11:00-3:30, children’s Christmas concert 4:00 p.m.
Bishop’s Advent Pastoral Letter