Nov 8 - 32nd 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 (Changed Oct 10/11!)
SUN 8:00 a.m. at Morrison (Changed Oct 10/11!)

SUNDAY COLLECTION MOST PURE HEART: $855.00 World Missions $25.00
Nov 1, 2015 Fuel $50.00 Food Pantry $27.00
  ASSUMPTION: n/a    
  Candles   Food Pantry  



11/8 - Gayle Hackmann, 11/15 - Gary Seifert, 11/22 - Joe Budnik, 11/29 - Danny Lamb


1st Sun–Wilma Trachsel/Dennis Lamb, 2nd Sun–Jerry/Clarine Means, 3rd Sun–Viv/Larry Boss,
4th Sun–Bernie/Marian Forck, 5th - Bosses/Means


Monday** Nov 9 10:00 am Wednesday Nov 11 6:00 pm
Virginia Kuester Verhoff Family
Thursday Nov 12 10:00 am Friday Nov 13 8:00 am
Al & Anita Duffner Frank Schollmeyer
SUNDAY Nov 15 8:00 am SATURDAY Nov 14 6:00 pm
For the People Rex White

**Note Changes in Weekday Mass Schedule – Mass will be offered on Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Assumption for the coming week (Fr. Dave will be offering Mass in Hermann on Tuesday).

 “November is for remembering our beloved dead. We do this in our hearts and prayers to honor them and assist them. There are many ways of doing this, but one of the ways is by having a Mass ‘offered’ for them. These Mass offerings are listed in the bulletin each week. By sharing in the material needs of the church through the Mass offering, you also share in the spiritual benefits. So this is a good and holy practice. There are a number of things to remember about Mass intentions: first this is just one special intention along with all the other intentions always offered at each Mass and along with the other intentions that the congregation brings in their hearts; when a parish or priest accepts a donation for a Mass intention, it must be offered within two years; while there is a minimum suggested donation ($5), larger amounts can be accepted. You might have noticed the many Masses being ‘offered’ for the Verhoff family. We accepted these intentions because we usually don’t have enough intentions from parishioners alone and so seek them from the Mission office or elsewhere. The Verhoff family was a member of the Argyle parish who left a very, very large bequest in their will for ‘Masses’. They might have thought that they were giving a sizable donation to their parish, but because they gave it for ‘Masses’ the pastor had to find a way to have all the Masses said within two years, and thus asked others to fulfill this bequest. And because the pastor could have these Masses said for ‘above the minimum’ donation, both our parishes received generous donations for these Masses as was listed on last year’s financial report. So making a bequest in your will for your parish is a good and noble act, that assures your generosity will continue for many years, and I highly encourage it. However money for ‘Masses’ must be fulfilled within those two years, and so anything over about 100 Masses (one a week) must be given to the Missions or another parish that will be able to fulfill them.”…Fr. Dave

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  
Nov 8    
Nov 15    
Nov 22    
Nov 29    
To date for Nov. $855  
Offertory budget goal 7/1/15-11/1/15 $18,000 $12,456
Sunday collection 7/1/15-11/1/15 $17,246 $13,309
Difference -$754 $853

Question of the Week – When do you know that you have given away enough?

Handbell Rehearsal – Mon., Nov. 9, 7:00 p.m.

Nursing Home Mass – A Mass will be offered for “Verhoff Family” on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 9:30 a.m. at Frene Valley Nursing Home in Hermann.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

October Count – For the weekends in October, the count for MPH was 51, 48, 62, 46 & 36; for Assumption, the count was 57, 47, 27, 41 & 49.

Congratulations to Mike and Kathy Mehmert on the birth of their grandson, John Martin Joseph, on October 30!  Blessed parents are Doug and Leslie Tilly.


Catholic Stewardship Appeal (CSA) – The CSA offers the people of God in the Diocese of Jefferson City an opportunity to respond to God’s call to share our gifts with those most in need.  Sometimes it’s difficult to envision how one pledge can make a difference.  However, each gift does make a difference because we are doing this together.  Our combined gifts signify our gratitude to God for all we have been given.  We share them lovingly in justice.  It is a concrete means of furthering God’s mission in our fragile world. (QR code link for smart phones and tablet devices to access CSA video at right.)


Book of Remembrance is in the back of each respective church.  You may add the names of others who have died that you would like to remember during this special time in addition to the Mass intentions.

Assumption Breakfast and Bake Sale – NEXT Sunday, 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.  Assumption Parishioners – Please bring some baked goods for the bake sale.  Also, if able, please donate jars of jelly to be used for the breakfast or bake sale.

Veterans’ Day Program – Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 10:00 a.m. in Chamois High School gym.  Veterans who would like to be treated to lunch following program, please RSVP to 763-5393 by Nov. 10.

Happy Thank “Scrip”-ing - Purchase scrip for many local & national stores – at face value, and both the parish & school receive a rebate.   Simply complete a pink order form, found in the back of Assumption, and turn in to Jamie Koenigsfeld.  Orders received by Sunday evening will be processed & returned to you by the following weekend.  If questions, feel free to contact Jamie at 294-7323 or 573-694-1186.  (Last day to place an order for Black Friday/Cyber Monday is Sunday, November 15.)

Chamois Thanksgiving/Advent Service – Sunday, Nov. 22, at 6:00 p.m. at St. John UCC.


Calendar of Parish Events – partial Nov
Nov 9  - Handbell Rehearsal
Nov 11 – PSR Classes
Nov 15 – AS Deer Hunters Breakfast
                & Bake Sale
Nov 16 – Handbell Rehearsal
Nov 18 – PSR Classes
Nov 21/22—CCHD Coll Nov 22 – Chamois Thxgiving/Advent Service

Deer Hunters Masses – Sat., Nov. 14, at 8:00 p.m. at Frankenstein and at 7:00 p.m. at St. George in Hermann.

Nolte’s Nursery Pick-It – Saturdays 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Nolte’s vegetable gardens in Chamois until it freezes.  You pick, pay $1/lb.  More info at 573-619-2224 or Nolte facebook page.

Mass at Starkenburg Shrine – Tuesday, Nov. 10, at noon.