November 9 - Dedication of the Lateran Basilica, 2014

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: SUN 8:00 a.m. at Assumption - Morrison and
Sat 6:00 p.m. at Most Pure Heart - Chamois (changed to this on Oct. 11/12)

SUNDAY COLLECTION MOST PURE HEART: $1,824.00 Food Pantry $15.00
Nov. 2, 2014 Military $15.00 candles $15.00
  ASSUMPTION: $919 fuel $215.00
  candles $15 Food Pantry $33.00



11/9 - Danny Lamb, 11/16 - Larry Kuebler, 11/23 - Gayle Hackmann, 11/30 - Gary Seifert


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


Monday Nov. 10 10 am Wednesday Nov. 12 6 pm
Amsbert Kemper Shirley Riegel
Thursday Nov. 13 10 am Friday Nov. 14 8 am
Fr. Joe Welschmeyer Betty Ellis
SUNDAY Nov. 16 8:00 am SATURDAY Nov. 15 6:00 pm
Lester, Ruth & Steve Lieneke For the people

**Note Weekday Mass Times – Weekday Masses at Assumption for the coming week will be offered on Monday at 10:00 a.m. and on Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

   “Today’s celebration of the dedication of the Lateran Basilica reminds us that we belong to a Church that is both local and universal. The universal Church is centered around the Pope in Rome and is worldwide, but also includes our own diocese, thus we took the time to pledge our support for the diocesan CSA. The local Church is our parish. Here we live and interact and live out our vocation as Christians. So it has a bit of a priority. We best support the universal Church with our donations, and while your monetary sacrifices are very important to your parish, even more important is your active participation in parish life. Thus we also asked for new volunteers for the many concrete needs and ministries of our parish. I am grateful if you responded, and encourage you to continue to pray about your involvement and return the form anytime at all.”…Fr. Dave

Breakfast at Assumption ChurchNEXT Sunday, November 16!  Serving link sausage, biscuits & gravy, eggs, orange juice & coffee from 8:00 a.m.-noon.  Adults/$8, ages 5-12/$4, under 5/free.  Assumption Parishioners – Please bring some baked goods for the bake sale.  Also, if anyone would like to, please donate jars of jelly to be used for the breakfast or to put on the bake sale.

Chamois Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service – Sunday, November 23, at 4:00 p.m. at the Methodist Church

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/13-6/30/14 $46,800.00 $30,524.00
Budget goal per month $4,010.00 $2,600.00
Weekly goal $925.00 $600.00
Collection - Nov. 2 $1824 $919
Nov. 9    
Nov. 16    
Nov 23    
Nov 30    
To date for Nov. $1824 $919
Offertory budget goal 7/1/14-11/2/14 $16,650 $10,800
Sunday collection 7/1/14-11/2/14 $22,547 $12,723
Difference $5,897 $1,923

Question of the Week - What does it mean to you that you have a choice of whether to "build up" or "tear down" the Church? In what way do you have zeal for the Church?

Handbells PracticeNo practice on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Fish Fry at Chamois Day Net Income – Gross deposit was $1,926.00 minus start-up change and expenses ($468.18) = net income of $1,457.82.

Nursing Home Mass – A Mass will be offered for “John B. Boehmer” on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 9:30 a.m. at Frene Valley Nursing Home in Hermann.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Collection for Archdiocese for the Military Services (AMS) – This weekend we support our family and friends who have served this nation with distinction.  The collection for AMS will provide the Gospel, the sacraments, and other forms of spiritual support to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces wherever they serve, no matter the circumstances.  Please prayerfully consider a generous contribution to the first-ever national collection for the AMS.  If you forgot your donation this weekend, just drop in the collection basket next weekend.

CSA - We thank all those who have generously given to the annual CSA.  And, we ask those who have not sent in your pledge to please consider a gift to support training of our future priests; training for teachers, catechists & those who form our young adults in the faith; & providing help to those in need.  Each of us is called to respond in faith, knowing & trusting that God recognizes your willingness to live out the message of the Gospel.

Celebration of Faith and Culture!   Join Bishop Gaydos & parishioners from across the diocese & across the world on the Feast of Christ the King.  The celebration will include a multicultural Mass, followed by a potluck buffet with tasty international food & live entertainment.  This will be an opportunity to acknowledge & give thanks for the diversity of gifts & unity of faith that strengthens our Church.  It all begins at 2:00 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral on Sunday, Nov. 23 (and should conclude by 6:30.)  Bring your family or friends!  The only cost is a covered dish to share. For more info, go to and click on Nov. 23 Celebration of Faith and Culture.

Calendar of Parish Events – Nov

Nov 11 – NO Handbells Practice
Nov 12 – PSR Classes
Nov 16 – AS Breakfast
Nov 18 – Handbells Practice
Nov 19 – PSR Classes
Nov 22/23 – CCHD Coll
Nov 23 – Chamois Ecumenical
               Thanksgiving Service at
               Methodist Church
Nov 25 – Handbells Practice

Nov. 26 – NO PSR Classes

Catholic Stewardship Appeal

                        Goal__   Pledged   # Participants 
MPH                $3,439      $   685               7

Assumption     $3,479      $1,275             11


Veterans Day Program – Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 10:00 a.m. in Chamois High School gym.  Veterans welcome to stay for lunch following program – please RSVP to 763-5666 or 763-5393 if staying for lunch.

Mass at Starkenburg Shrine – Tuesday, Nov. 11, at noon.  Reconciliation 11:00 a.m., Rosary 11:40 a.m.  Lunch available after Mass.

Deer Hunters Masses – 1) Saturday, Nov. 15, at 8:00 p.m. at Frankenstein and 7:00 p.m. at St. George in Hermann.  2)  Saturday, Nov. 22, at 7:00 p.m. at St. George in Hermann.

K of C Breakfast in Hermann Nov. 9.