Feb 16, 2014

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. at Most Pure Heart - Chamois and
Sun 8:00 a.m. at Assumption - Morrison (Until April)

Feb. 9, 2014     fuel $150.00
 ASSUMPTION: n/a Food Pantry  



2/16 - Gayle Hackmann, 2/23 - Gary Seifert, 3/2 - Joe Budnik, 3/9 - 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


TUESDAY Feb 18 no mass WEDNESDAY Feb 19 6:00 pm
  Cale & Catherine Monroe
THURSDAY Feb 20 8:00 am FRIDAY Feb 21 8:00 am
John B. Boehmer Gus & Bea Richard
SUNDAY Feb 23 8:00 am SATURDAY Feb 22 6:00 pm
Elvira C. Starke For the People

    “Well, this has been unexpected. I never thought that a sore throat would get me so down. I saw a specialist this week who found some sort of fungus on my larynx, and so I pray that we now have the right medicine for it, and that I can be talking (and singing) again soon.
     “Part two of my homily on the Profess, Proclaim and Celebrate Our Faith program we are currently in the midst of, was about the pledge card. These will be used only for the total they give. We can look back at our average collections and compare it to the pledges we have for the future. We will never come back to you saying you pledged so much but have only given so much. Please consider the pledge cards as your desire and promise to do the best you can, but if reality changes, we trust you to just do the best you can. Signing the pledge card also means you will not receive the follow-up letter. Thanks to those who have already returned the pledge cards. Again, this is your pledge to God through your Sunday offering, and every penny goes to your parish. There have been no increases in the amounts we owe the diocese.”...Fr. Dave

PSR News – Because Osage R-1 School is scheduling a full day of school (no longer dismissing at 1:00) on Wednesday, March 12, PSR classes will be held that day.  (This had originally been scheduled as a day of no PSR classes.)  If you have any questions, please contact the rectory.

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 - Feb 2 $1,798 $312
Feb 9 $415 na
Feb 16    
FEb 23    
To date for Feb $2,213 $312
Offertory budget goal 7/1/13-2/9/14 $28,800 $18,784
Sunday collection 7/1/13-2/9/14 $27,553 $19,329
Difference -$1,247 $545

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

Nursing Home Masses – A Mass will be offered for “Mabelene Krieg Grellner” on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 9:30 a.m. at Frene Valley Nursing Home in Hermann.  A Mass will be offered for “John Fick” on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 10:00 a.m. at Autumn Meadows in Linn.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

March Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.'

Profess, Proclaim and Celebrate Our Faith Campaign – By now you should have received Fr. Dave’s letter asking for your prayerful consideration of increased support to the Offertory.  Generosity is a hallmark of our Christian faith and is returned a hundredfold to those who give not only of their surplus, but of their substance.  Christian generosity means giving more than we should because we have faith in Jesus.  Please join with fellow parishioners who have already responded and pray that our Profess, Proclaim and Celebrate Our Faith campaign will engage the entire Most Pure Heart of Mary and Assumption faith communities.

Seafood Buffets Reminder - Raffle prizes needed by next Sunday, February 23.  Contact Rob Schollmeyer at 680-0902 to donate. 

Fish Fry/Basket Raffle - Friday, March 7, at Assumption Church!  Serving boneless fish filets, slaw, baked beans, hand-sliced chips, homemade mac & cheese, pie & cake from 4:30-7:30 p.m.  Adults/8.50, ages 5-12/$4, 4 & under/free.

Calendar of Parish Events – Feb/March

Feb 19 – PSR Classes
-  Catholicism DVD Session
Feb 26 – PSR Classes
-  Catholicism DVD Session
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March 3   - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
March 5   - Ash Wednesday
- AS Prayer Group 10 AM
- PSR Classes/Mass
March 7 – AS Fish Fry & Basket Raffle
- Catholicism DVD Session
March 10 – K of C Mtg
March 12 – PSR Classes
March 14 – Catholicism DVD Session
March 19 – PSR Classes
March 21 – Seafood Buffet
- Catholicism DVD Session
March 26 – PSR Classes/Penance Service
March 28 – Catholicism DVD Session

March 29/30 – 3 in 1 Coll

Blood Drive – Monday, March 3, 1:45-7:00 p.m. at Chamois High School.  To schedule an appointment, call Sabra Paulsmeyer 763-5393.

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) Valentine’s Dinner at St. James UCC in Morrison Sunday, Feb. 16, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  2) Fish Fry at Loose Creek school basement Friday, Feb. 28, 5:30-8:00 p.m.