Dec. 8, 2013

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: $1,380.00 Typhoon $295.00
Dec 1, 2013 CCHD $10.00 Food Pantry $52.00
 ASSUMPTION: $832.00 Food Pantry $19.00
  Typhoon $125.00 CCHD $10.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 12/8 - Gayle Hackmann, 12/15 - Gary Seifert, 12/22 - Joe Budnik, 12/29 - Danny Lamb

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 Dec 9 10:00 am Wednesday Dec 11 6:00 pm
Elvira C. Starke John Fick
Thursday Dec 12 8:00 am FRIDAY Dec 13 8:00 am
Mabelene Krieg Grellner Bernadine Boss
SUNDAY Dec 15 8:00 am SATURDAY Dec 14 6:00 pm
Steven Ohlms For the People

**Note Change in Weekday Mass Schedule – Mass at Assumption will be on Monday instead of Tuesday for the coming week, at 10:00 a.m.

  “This week was the memorial of St. Nicholas – the real Santa Claus. It was he who secretly left gifts in the homes of the poor and needy. As we continue our Advent preparations, let’s follow St. Nick’s example of Charity. Maybe there is someone you know, to whom you can truly be a secret Angel – quietly help them out in a need they have. After all, all we do for the least of God’s people, we do for Christ.
     “Because the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception falls on a Sunday of Advent (which takes precedence), the celebration is transferred to Monday, but not the obligation. We will be celebrating this Solemnity at Assumption on Monday morning at 10 am. All are welcome.
     “Fr. John Schmitz from Linn will be with us for the reconciliation service on Thursday.
     “Special Christmas Choir for MPH rehearsing next two Saturdays. Everyone welcome.”...Fr. Dave 

Advent Penance Services – Thursday, Dec. 12, at 7:00 p.m. at MPH.  Other area penance services (at 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted): Frankenstein Dec. 8 at 1:00 p.m., Hermann Dec. 10, Loose Creek Dec. 11, Westphalia Dec.17, Linn Dec. 19.

Coat Drive - The Chamois-Morrison FFA Chapter is having a winter coat and clothing drive until Dec. 13.  Items can be dropped off at school from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm or during home ball games.  Proceeds will be sent to Good Shepherd Pantry in Linn.  If you have questions, please call Kate Kuschel at 573-298-1733.  Thank you!

“Evening of Remembrance” - Sunday, December 8, from 3-5 p.m. at Morton Chapel in Linn. 


Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/13-6/30/14 $46,800.00 $30,524.00
Budget goal per month $3,900.00 $2,544.00
Weekly goal $900.00 $587.00
Collection - Dec 1 $1,380 $832
Dec 8    
Dec 22    
Dec 29    
To date for Dec $1,380 $832
Offertory budget goal 7/1/13-12/1/13 $19,800 $12,914
Sunday collection 7/1/13-12/1/13 $17,946 $13,450
Difference -$1,854 $536

Question of the Week – Name the one thing in your life which you must “move out of the way” in order to make more room for Christ – a grudge, a possession, a memory, hurt, or feeling.
Handbells Rehearsal – Tues., Dec. 10, 7:00 p.m.
Blood Drive – Thursday, Dec. 12, 3:00-7:00 p.m. at St.  John’s UCC in Chamois.
Nursing Home Mass – A Mass will be offered for “John B. Boehmer” on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 9:30 a.m. at Frene Valley Nursing Home in Hermann.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Osage R-1 Christmas ConcertSunday, December 8, at 3:00 p.m.

Tour of Churches & Homes/Handbells Concert – Next Sunday, Dec. 15, tours noon-6:00 p.m.  Handbells Choir playing at 6:00 p.m. at St. John’s UCC in Chamois, followed by chili & goodies.  Tours of churches and rectory free, tours of homes $10.  Tickets/maps available at Jerry’s Stop & Go, Chamtiques, and at each home on tour (details on poster at bank).

Catholic Stewardship Appeal

                      __Goal__     Pledged     #  Participants
MPH                 $2,666        $2,535               26
Assumption      $3,000        $2,545 21              

Poinsettia Donations – Anyone wishing to donate a poinsettia in memory of a loved one for Christmas, please put them in back of church anytime.  Thank you!

One Human Family, Food for All - On Tuesday, Dec. 10, Pope Francis will launch a worldwide movement to respond to the needs of the poor & vulnerable in our midst by praying & acting to end hunger.  You are invited to join in prayer at noon, local time, Tues., Dec. 10, for the campaign kickoff. 

Calendar of Parish Events – Dec

Dec 10 – Handbells Rhrsl
Dec 11 – PSR/Reconciliation Service
Dec 12 – MPH Reconciliation Service
Dec 15 – Xmas Tour of Churches/Homes &
Handbells Concert
Dec 18 – PSR Xmas Celebration
Dec 24 – 4:45 PM Mass MPH

  1. 7:45 PM Mass AS

Dec 25 – 9 AM Mass MPH
– No PSR Classes
Dec 24/25 – Voc/Pr Ret Coll
Dec 31 – 6 PM Mass MPH

Jan 1    - 9 AM Mass AS

Holiday Mass Schedule
Christmas Eve (Dec. 24)    -- 4:45 p.m. at Most Pure Heart and 7:45 p.m. at Assumption
Christmas Day (Dec. 25)    -- 9:00 a.m. at Most Pure Heart
New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31)   -- 6:00 p.m. at Most Pure Heart
New Year’s Day (Jan. 1)     -- 9:00 a.m. at Assumption

Marriage Challenges? - Retrouvaille is a program to help couples heal & renew their marriages that offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship.  The next program begins Feb. 7-9.  For further info, call 1-800-470-2230 or visit

Assumption Breakfast Net Income – Gross deposit of $1,324.25 minus expenses of $385.82 = net income of $938.43.

Advent Speaker Series – A presentation of The Ghost of Christmas, Past, Present & Future at Holy Family Church in Freeburg on Friday, Dec. 13 & Thurs., Dec. 19 at 7 p.m

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) Fall Supper at Freeburg parish Dec. 8, 11:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 2) Christmas tour St. George rectory in Hermann Dec. 7/8 and 14/15. 3) Hermann Methodist Choir Concert at St. James UCC-Morrison Dec. 15, at 6 p.m.  Refreshments following.  4) K of C Breakfast at Linn Dec. 15.