Feb 13, 2011

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: mphparish@centurytel.net, rectory office email: mphsec@centurytel.net
Lucy Brenner, R.N., Parish Nurse 573-294-6675

SUNDAY EUCHARIST: Sat 6:00 p.m. (St. Mary's) and
Sun 8:00 a.m. (Assumption)

SUNDAY COLLECTIONST. MARY’S: $1,305.00 Candles $10.00
(Feb 6, 2011) Samaritan Center $55.00 Good Shepherd  
 ASSUMPTION: $282.00 Hermann Food Ptry $9.00
  candles $5.00    


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 2/13 - Danny Lamb, 2/20 - Larry Kuebler, 2/27 - Gayle Hackmann, 3/6 - Gary Seifert

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

TUESDAY Feb 15 10:00 am WEDNESDAY Feb 16 6:00 pm
Rev. Leo Thomas Buhman Chick Keilholz
THURSDAY Feb 17 8:00 am FRIDAY Feb 18 8:00 am
Rev. Peter Walsh Paul Mehmert
SUNDAY Feb 20 8:00 am Saturday Feb 19 6:00 pm
Ruth Lieneke For the People

Text Box:  “Seems as if I’ve said this lately; maybe this week we can get back to a regular schedule! While we don’t have anything too unusual or special happening this week, we do have our regular activities – daily Mass, PSR, Bell practice, TMIY, etc. I know the kids must be tired of all these free days, and are ready to get back to their studies. I know I’m ready for some warmer weather.
     “Of course, it also seems a little like the calm before the storm, as with the coming of spring and Lent activities will be increasing. We hope you will take advantage of all the spiritual opportunities to grow in faith,  and we depend on everyone to make our fundraisers a great success.
     “God bless.”...Fr. Dave

Spring Dinner News - St. Mary’s Spring Dinner is scheduled for Sunday, March 27.  If you would like to  make a raffle prize donation or a cash prize donation, please contact Teresa Skaggs 763-5403 or Lori Hagenhoff 763-5485.  Anyone wishing to volunteer to be the 3rd person on the chairing committee, please contact Teresa Skaggs.  Also, meat donations are being accepted and can be dropped in the collection basket in an envelope marked “Spring Dinner meat donation” or given to one of the Spring Dinner chairpersons.  Thank you!

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/09-6/30/10 $42,120.00 $34,320.00
Budget goal per month $3,510.00 $2,860.00
Weekly goal $810.00 $660.00
Collection - Feb 6` $1,305.00 $332.00
Feb 13    
Feb 20    
Feb 27    
To date for February $1,305.00 $332.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/10-2/6/11 $25,920.00 $21,120.00
Sunday collection 7/1/10-2/6/11 $24,949.00 $20,752.00
Difference -$971.00 -$367.00

Handbell Choir Rehearsal - Tuesday, February 15, at 7:00 p.m.

Action Requested by MO Catholic Conference - A+ college scholarships are not available to private (Catholic) high school graduates.  In justice, any high school graduate, including those who have graduated from Catholic high schools, should be eligible for the scholarship if they have met all the other A+ criteria.  HB 232, sponsored by State Representative Mike Thomson, excludes from A+ participation graduates of private or religiously-affiliated high schools.  Contact Mike Thomson (573-751-9465, email mike.thomson@house.mo.gov) and urge the expansion of the A+ scholarship program to include participation by private (Catholic) high school graduates.

Action Requested by MO Family Policy Council - Contact your elected representatives in Washington, and urge them to eliminate federal appropriations to Planned Parenthood.  Contact info: Senator Claire McCaskill 202-224-6154 email at http://mccaskill.senate.gov, Senator Roy Blunt 202-224-5721 email at http://blunt.senate.gov, Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer 202-225-2956 email at  http://luetkemeyer.house.gov.

Basket Raffle to be held in conjunction with Assumption’s Fish Fry on March 18. Proceeds dedicated to Assumption’s support for Catholic education. If you would like to make a donation in the form of a themed basket, an item to be included in a basket, or a monetary contribution, please contact Jamie Koenigsfeld at 294-7323 or Monica Stiegman at 294-6407. Thank you!

Text Box:  Assumption and Most Pure Heart of Mary Parishioners - February 23 at 1:30 p.m. in Most Pure Heart of Mary hall, the Funfest is coming ‘round the mountain with Vernon Kolbush driving the six white horses. There will be music, music, music. If you have ever been to a Funfest before, please come back February 23.  If you have NOT been to Funfest, Feb. 23 is a great day to grace us with your presence. Bring a guest - let us fill the room for Vernon's special singing. Refreshments will be served. If there is ice and snow, this Funfest will be cancelled and rescheduled (like we did previously).

? Of the Week - Have you considered that laws are made with love?  Do you accept God’s love through his laws?


Catholic Stewardship Appeal
GoalReceived% participation
St. Mary's$2,666 $2,330 27%
Assumption$2,963 $2,300 45%

*includes donation mailed in.

Memorial Mass for Father Peter Walsh - Bishop John R. Gaydos will celebrate a Memorial Mass for Father Peter Walsh on Saturday, March 5, 2011, beginning at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady Help of Christians Church in Frankenstein, Missouri. A luncheon will follow at the parish. Because Father Walsh's Funeral Mass and burial took place in his native Ireland, this Mass is an opportunity for the Local Church to pray for his eternal repose. All are welcome to attend.

CHRISTpower is a week-long service retreat designed to make you more aware of the importance of service to those in our community as part of our Christian life and to help you discern the future God has planned for you.  Applicants must have completed 9th grade through 12th grade in 2011.  July 10-16 at Helias High School in Jeff.  If interested, please contact Fr. Dave.  More info can be found at christpower2011@yahoo.com.

Camp Maccabee - Retreat featuring outdoor activities (rock climbing, float trip, etc.) and activities to help you grow in masculine spirituality to become the Man God has called you to become.  For guys entering freshman year of high school through entering senior year of high school.  July 24-28, location to be announced.  If interested, please contact Fr. Dave.

Stewardship Quote - Stewardship involves more than just the gift we bring to the altar. Today's readings say clearly that it is fidelity to God's law that makes our offering acceptable.

Vocation Blurb - Wondering if God will ever send you a sign? Here it is: go to www.discoverthepriesthood.org. 

Social Events Elsewhere - K of C Breakfast at Loose Creek school basement Feb. 27, 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Calendar of Parish Events - Feb

Feb      - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- StM Samaritan Cntr Coll
Feb 15  - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Feb 19 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
Feb 22  - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Feb 23  - Heart of Mary Funfest
Feb 26 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg


The Protection of Marriage: A Shared Commitment

Dear Friends,
Marriage is the permanent and faithful union of one man and one woman.  As such, marriage is the natural basis of the family.  Marriage is an institution fundamental to the well-being of all society, not just religious communities.
As religious leaders across different faith communities, we join together and affirm our shared commitment to promote and protect marriage as the union of one man and one woman.  We honor the unique love between husbands and wives, the indispensable place of fathers and mothers; and the corresponding rights and dignity of all children.
Marriage thus defined is a great good in itself, and it also serves the good of others and society in innumerable ways.  The preservation of the unique meaning of marriage is not a special or limited interest but serves the good of all.  Therefore, we invite and encourage all people, both within and beyond our faith communities, to stand with us in promoting and protecting marriage as the union of one man and one woman. 
Signed by Most Rev. Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York, President United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and 25 leaders of other faith communities. 
(This letter is also available at www.usccb.org/defenseofmarriage/shared-commitment.)