Dec 27- Feast of the Holy Family, 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

Dec 20, 2015 candles $20.00 Food Pantry $5.00
  ASSUMPTION: $392.00 Sem/PrRet  
  candles $12.50 Food Pantry $25.00



12/27 - Joe Budnik, 1/3 - Danny Lamb, 1/10 - Larry Kuebler, 1/17 - 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 Dec 28 CANCELLED Wednesday Dec 30 *8:00 am
Verhoff Family Verhoff Family
Thursday Dec 31 6:00 pm Friday Jan 1 10:00 am
Estel Lamb Family For the People
SUNDAY Jan 3 8:00 am SATURDAY Jan 2 6:00 pm
For the People Otto Boss

**Note Change in Mass Time – Wednesday’s Mass for the coming week will be at 8:00 a.m.
++New Year’s Mass Schedule – New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) - 6:00 p.m. at Assumption; New Year’s Day (Jan. 1) - 10:00 a.m. at MPH. Note: With the flooding around Morrison, Please do not take any chances. I will try to be there on New Year's Eve, but if it continues to rain, please check, before leaving home.

  "I'm sorry I could not make it to Morrison on Sunday due to the high water. You are, of course excused from Mass that day. I pray the water will quickly go down and we can return to normal. Of course with the Bailey Creek bridge out, that will not be anytime soon."  “I pray that your Christmas celebrations were full of blessings from the Newborn Christ, our King. May your holiday times and events be full of joy and happiness. May the coming New Year be for you a year of grace and mercy from our God and Father. I count each and every one of you as special gifts and blessings to me and my ministry here with you. God Bless you.”…Fr. Dave

New Candlesticks and Sanctuary Lamp Holder at MPH – The purchase of the gleaming new processional candlesticks was made possible thanks to the generosity of the Knights of Columbus and some remodeling money that was left.  Thanks also to the Genevieve Boss estate for the generous donation of the sanctuary lamp holder.

You Can Help Your Marriage – 25% of surveyed couples say they are “happily married”. For everyone else there is Retrouvaille.  For info on the Retrouvaille Program, call 1-800-470-2230 or visit The next program begins the weekend of Jan. 29-31, 2016.


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 - Dec 6 $2,120 $903
Dec 13 $856 $754
Dec 20 $795 $392
Dec 27    
To date for Dec. $3,771 $2,049
Offertory budget goal 7/1/15-12/20/15 $25,000 $17,300
Sunday collection 7/1/15-12/20/15 $25,310 $18,826
Difference $310 $1,526

Question of the Week – How are you, too, called to our Father’s house?

Special Bulletin Deadline – Wed., Dec. 30, for Jan. 3 bulletin.   (Deadline 9:30 a.m.)

Pro-Life Rosary – Monday, Jan. 4, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church.

January 2016 Contribution Envelopes are available in back of church. 

MPH Hall Cleaners for January – Mike & Kathy Mehmert, Carmen Mitchem (please fill out Group Volunteer Timesheet located in kitchen).  If unable to clean, please trade or get replacement.

Catholic Stewardship Appeal

                             Goal      Pledged     # Participants
MPH              $3,439      $3,106               22

Assumption   $3,479       $2,691               17


PSR News – No PSR classes on Dec. 30.  PSR classes resume Jan. 6, 2016.


Seminarian Formation/Priest Retirement Collection – Our diocese makes an assessment to all parishes each year at Christmas to pay for the educational expenses of our seminarians and to help fund the needs of our retired & infirm priests (MPH’s assessment $907; Assumption’s $656).  If you forgot your donation on Christmas, just drop in the collection basket at your earliest convenience.

Thank You to Sherry Starke & helpers and to the volunteers at Assumption for decorating the churches for Christmas.  The churches look beautiful and reflect the light of the season.  God bless you!

Congratulations to Rob & Teresa Skaggs (grandparents) & Dennis & Lucille Lamb (great-grandparents) on the birth of Natalie Ann on Dec. 18.  Blessed parents are Nick & Nikki Backes.

Note - If you are unable to keep your liturgy assignment, please find someone else to take your place.  Thank you!

Calendar of Parish Events – Dec/Jan
Dec 30 – NO PSR Classes
Dec 31 – 6 PM Mass AS
Jan 1  - 10 AM Mass MPH
Jan 4  - Pro- Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
           - Handbell Rehearsal
Jan 6   - AS Prayer Group 10 AM
            - PSR Classes
Jan 13 – PSR Classes Jan 14 – Jubilee Year of Mercy Mtg










January       Mike & Kathy Mehmert, Carmen Mitchem
February      Alex Paulsmeyer, Doug & Cindy Sieg, Josie Lamb
March          David Schollmeyer, Jim Schollmeyer, Glenda Schutte, Kris Wuelling
April             Teresa Skaggs, Nick & Crystal Schollmeyer
May              Fred & Diane Schollmeyer, Mary Starke, Rick Starke
June             Tom & Sherry Starke, Mike & Tammy Stone
July              Kim & Wayne Trachsel, Tim & Joyce Wright
August         Roger & Linda Wuelling, Kurt & Roxie Wuelling
September    Kim Ames, Larry & Viv Boss, Wayne & Paula Helle
October       John & Ev Dudenhoeffer, Bernie & Marian Forck
November    Aaron & Jessie Hackmann, Dale & Lana Hackmann
December    Glenn & Julie Keilholz, Shirley Keilholz, Darren & Brittany Brandt