February 19, 2012

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 St. Mary's -Chamois (til Apr) and
Sun 8:00 a.m. at Assumption - Morrison (til Apr)

 
SUNDAY COLLECTIONST. MARY’S: $1,001.00    
(Feb 12, 2012)        
 ASSUMPTION: $408.00    
  Herman Food $14.00    

 

COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 2/19 - Gary Seifert, 2/26 - Joe Budnik, 3/4 - Danny Lamb, 3/11 - Larry Kuebler
COUNTERS AT ST. MARY’S:

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

DAILY MASS TIMES
ASSUMPTION MASS SCHEDULEST. MARY’S MASS SCHEDULE
TUESDAY Feb 21 10:00 am WEDNESDAY Feb 22 7:15 pm
Bonnie & Genrose Haslag Mary Rotter
Wednesday Feb 22 5:45 pm      
Leo Rotter  
THURSDAY Feb 23 8:00 am FRIDAY Feb 24 8:00 am
John & HElen Stratman Regina M. Stewart
SUNDAY Feb 26 8:00 am SATURDAY Feb 25 6:00 pm
Tillie Hackmann For the people

**Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule - 5:45 p.m. at Assumption and 7:15 p.m. at MPH.
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Text Box:       * * * Fish Fry at Assumption - Friday, Feb. 24 ! ! !* * *
 Serving fish, hush puppies, slaw, baked beans & pie  4:30-7:30 p.m.
 Adults/$7.50, children under 8/$3.00, children under 3/free
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Text Box:  “This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. I certainly pray that we all will take this season of Lent seriously. Let’s all begin with receiving our ashes on Wednesday as a sign of repentance, and go forward from there for 40 days preparing to welcome the Risen Lord on Easter. I would certainly encourage any who are able to try and make a weekday Mass part of your Lenten commitment.
     “At MPH we have the new boiler in and working well. It cost us $13,500. We had set aside $10,000 from last year’s Schwartze grant for this, meaning we needed to take $3,500 from our picnic account savings. Also, we have finally had the ceiling repaired  in the hall kitchen. That will be an additional $1,500 from the picnic account. I hope we can get a few volunteers in there to clean up well before the Seafood Buffet crew has to be in there working. Let me know if you can help.
     “I am grateful for all those who have already had their photos taken, and have written and submitted their family history sketch. That has helped. The time is short, I need the majority of everything THIS WEEK. Please, we would like to have something about every family included. Call or e-mail for any help or questions. I’m available this week to help, or to take photos.”...Fr. Dave
URGENT!  Recipes Needed! - MPH parishioners are asked to submit their recipes for the centennial cookbook this week (if you haven’t done so already).  

! Congratulations! ! to Henry and Shirley Nolte who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on February 16!  May God bless you and deepen your love daily.

PSR News - PSR class notes for this week: Grades 3 & 4 will meet on Tuesday, February 21, at 7:00 p.m.  The classes on Wednesday evening will meet at 7:00 p.m., then proceed to church for Mass at 7:15 p.m.  Afternoon PSR classes will meet at their usual time.

Text Box:  February Funfest - Most Pure Heart of Mary parishioners who have ever attended a Funfest, please attend our Funfest on Wednesday, February 29, at 1:30 p.m. in MPH hall.  The program will be Father David sharing the developing Church History and Parishioner Roster. We will all be able to comment, contribute and clarify prior to printing. As is customary for Lent, our refreshment will be "bread and water". Come share your memories. After all, this will be Sadie Hawkins Day, who knows what pearls of great price might be birthed.

Seafood Buffet Info - The first Seafood Buffet is coming soon (Friday, March 2)!  Work lists (for both Seafood Buffets) are included in the bulletins at MPH - (copies available in back of Assumption Church and may be available on MPH website).  Posters are also available in the back of MPH church - please pick some up and distribute them at your place of work or elsewhere.  Everyone is asked to bring 3 pies.  And if anyone would like to donate a raffle prize for the Seafood Buffet, please contact Rob Schollmeyer 763-5409.

Lent Info
Family Devotion Booklet - The booklet entitled “With God, All Things Are Possible” contains family devotions for the days of Lent.  Pick up a copy for your family from the back of church.  May your family Lenten journey deepen your love for God and for one another.

Faith Sharing During Lent at MPH - Grow in faith during Lent by joining together to delve into the Sunday readings.  A faith sharing group will be meeting on Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m. in MPH hall beginning Feb. 23.  Be prepared by reading the upcoming Sunday’s readings.  Everyone is welcome to join.  If anyone is interested in meeting at an evening time, please call Viv Boss or Ev Dudenhoeffer.

Operation Rice Bowl - This Lent, our faith community will be joining millions of Catholics across the country by participating in Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) Operation Rice Bowl.  Your family is invited to pick up a Rice Bowl packet from the back of church & join in this simple yet powerful Lenten practice.  CRS’ Operation Rice Bowl invites us to pray with our families & faith communities, fast in solidarity with those who are hungry, learn about our brothers & sisters around the world & give sacrificial contributions to help those in need.  Visit www.orb.crs.org for additional resources to use at home.

Lenten Penance Service - Thursday, March 8, at 7:00 p.m. at Most Pure Heart of Mary.

 

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/11-6/30/12 $43,160.00 $33,020.00
Budget goal per month $3,597.00 $2,750.00
Weekly goal $830.00 $635.00
Collection - Feb 5 $945 $857
Feb 12 $1001 $408
Feb 19    
Feb 26    
     
To date for February $1946 $1265
Offertory budget goal 7/1/11-2/12/12 $27,390.00 $20,955.00
Sunday collection 7/1/11-2/12/12 $26,886.00 $20,356.00
Difference -$504.00 -$599.00

? of the Week - What powerful signs have you seen that God forgives us and heals us?

MPH Liturgy Committee Meeting - Thursday, Feb. 23, at 7:00 p.m.

Scrip on Sale at Assumption - At the Fish Fry on Feb. 24, and Sunday, Feb. 26.

Handbell Choir Rehearsal - Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7:00 p.m.

Important Info From Our Bishops Regarding HHS Mandate - & What You Can Do

Sweeping HHS Mandate Stands - Why Obama's "Accommodation" Fails to Protect Religious Liberty - 1) The original rule that violated our religious liberty so severely has not been changed, but finalized.  2) This deeply flawed “accommodation” has not been issued as a revised rule.  That rule will not be issued until after the election.  People are being asked to just trust that the President will take care of the problem, somehow, later.  3) The promised “accommodation”--even at its best--would still force our institutions to violate their beliefs.  Under the proposed “accommodation,” if an employee of these religious institutions wants coverage of contraception or sterilization directly from the insurer, the objecting employer is still forced to pay for it as a part of the employer’s insurance plan.  Since there is no other source, the funds to pay for that coverage must come from the premiums of the employer and fellow employees, even those who object in conscience.  4) The "accommodation" also does not offer a private (non-Church) employer the option to refuse to pay for abortion drugs, etc., if they have moral or religious objections. Individuals (employees) will also be forced to pay through premiums for health plans that include abortion drugs, etc., even if they don't use them or if they object for moral or religious reasons.  Action requested by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: Contact U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (202-225-2956 email at  http://luetkemeyer.house.gov) (co-sponsor of the “Respect for Rights of Conscience Act” in the U.S. House) - thank him for his sponsorship of this act and ask him to ensure that the religious liberty and conscience rights of all participants in our nation’s health care system are respected.

MO Senate Moving Swiftly on Religious Liberty - SB 749 would place in state law a clear prohibition on government forcing employers, including the Catholic Church, to pay for contraceptives, sterilizations and abortion drugs. The bill would also ensure that individuals would not be forced to purchase health plans that include these items if they object to them on moral or religious grounds.  SB 749 won committee approval Tuesday and is fast-tracked and may be debated this coming week by the full Senate.  Action requested by MO Catholic Conference: Contact Senator Dan Brown (573-751-5713 email Dan.Brown@senate.mo.gov) and ask him to not delay in protecting our religious freedom - pass SB 749.

March Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

Items for Assumption Rummage Sale (March 23-24) - Start gathering your gently used household items, clothing, toys, and furniture.

2012 Natural Family Planning Course Dates by Couple to Couple League -  Mark and Chelle Smith-Vandergriff (Jefferson City) March 4 (2pm); April 1; May 6, 573-893-3319 or ststanyouth@socket.net (meeting at Chancery).

Meal at Dave’s Pizza & Wings (in Linn) - Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 6:00 p.m. $3/person off menu choice.  Sponsored by MWA.  For info/reservations, call Lorna Rost 294-7276.

“Panda’s Buffet” Lunch -  March 13 from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in Hermann. MWA pays $2.00/person on lunch buffet. Gratuity not included. Bring a friend, guests are welcome. Call Marlo at 294-6613 by March 9 if you plan to attend. Sponsored by MWA Senior Chapter.

Social Events Elsewhere - 1) K of C Breakfast in Linn Feb. 19.   2) CYO Breakfast at Frankenstein March 4, 7:00-11:00 a.m.

 

Calendar of Parish Events - Feb/March

Feb 21 - PSR Gr 3 & 4
- Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Feb 22 - (Ash Wednesday)
             - PSR Classes/Mass
Feb 23 - MPH Lenten Faith Sharing
- MPH Liturgy Comm Mtg
Feb 24 - AS Fish Fry/Scrip Sale
Feb 26 - Scrip Sale at AS
Feb 28 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Feb 29 - Heart of Mary Funfest
- PSR Classes
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March     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- MPH Good Shepherd Cntr Coll
March 1  - MPH Lenten Faith Sharing
March 2  - Seafood Buffet
March 5  - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
- K of C Mtg
March 6  - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
March 7  - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
- PSR Classes
March 8  - MPH Lenten Faith Sharing
- Penance Service at MPH
March 13 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
March 14 - No PSR Classes
March 15 - MPH Lenten Faith Sharing
March 17/18 - Three-in-One Coll
March 20 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
March 21 - PSR Clases
March 22 - MPH Lenten Faith Sharing
- MPH Maintenance Comm Mtg
March 23 - Seafood Buffet
March 23/24 - AS Rummage Sale
March 27 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
March 28 - PSR/Stations
March 29 - MPH Lenten Faith Sharing

 

 

Lenten Pastoral Letter
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
               Grace and peace to you in Christ Jesus! 
     As we together prepare to enter into the Season of Lent 2012, the Liturgy of the Church powerfully reminds us of the fact that during Lent we are really given a sacred time for the renewal and purification of our hearts (Preface II of Lent).
     By immersing ourselves even more deeply in the passion and death of Christ during this holy season, we are called to free our hearts from the burden of material things and from all that prevents us from being more responsive to God’s many graces, as well as the needs of our neighbors.
     My hope and prayer for each and everyone of you—your families, and your parish communities—is that the fasting, almsgiving and prayer that we together take up during this holy season may aid us all in trusting ever more deeply in the abundance of Our Lord’s mercy.  Through our Lenten observances, may we be made more worthy to celebrate the Paschal Mystery with minds and hearts renewed.

    

Sincerely in Christ Jesus, Our Redeemer...Most Reverend John R. Gaydos, Bishop of Jefferson City

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                         2012 Seafood Buffet Work List
Note:  The below work list includes both the March 2nd and March 23rd
Seafood Buffets.   Some individuals are not listed on the March 2nd list because they have children or grandchildren involved in the girls’ basketball team.   If your name was left off either date and you would like to work, please contact Rob Schollmeyer to volunteer. 
                                                  March 2nd
                                                    Kathi Schollmeyer in charge

Prepare food and hall Friday morning at 9 a.m. – Mary Jane Starke in charge:
Larry and Vivian Boss, Josie Lamb, Wayne Trachsel, Otto and Joni Boss, Dennis Lamb, Sean Hackmann, Aaron Hackmann, Lana Hackmann and Ben and Alex Paulsmeyer

3:00 to 5:30 p.m.                                                        5:30 p.m. to finish

Tea/Coffee
Cindy Sieg, Irene Schollmeyer                                   Karla Maxwell, Julie Keilholz
Cut Pies/Bread
Lucille Lamb, Kate Suess                                           No 2nd Shift Needed
Slaw/Applesauce      
Mary Jane Starke                                                        No 2nd Shift Needed
Potato Salad/Baked Beans
Kathi Schollmeyer                                                      Lori Hagenhoff
Carry-outs/Seconds Table
Carmen Mitchem, Tammy Stone                                Diane Schollmeyer, Kathy Mehmert
Dishwashing
No First Shift needed                                     Tim and Joyce Wright, Jessica Hackmann
Wait Tables
Haley Skaggs, Lana Hackmann,                                 Kim Trachsel, Theresa Skaggs,
Evelyn Dudenhoeffer                                                 Sherry Starke, Darcy Keilholz
Kitchen Help
Dale Hackmann, Jerry Means                                     Joe Zimmer, John Dudenhoeffer
Distribute Seafood
Rob Schollmeyer  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Fryers
Rick Kopmann, Dan Augustine, Mike Mehmert,
Wayne Trachsel, Aaron Hackmann, Rick Starke
Mike Stone
Sell Tickets (4:00 p.m. to Finish)
Tom Starke, Fred Schollmeyer
Raffle
Hazel Boss, Clarine Means                                         Diane Dickson, Marie Hackmann
Clean-up (6:30 p.m. to finish)
Dave and Jim Schollmeyer, Glenda Schutte
Jim Keilholz

                                                                
                                                     March 23rd
                                                      Kathi Schollmeyer in charge

Prepare food and hall Friday morning at 9 a.m. – Mary Jane Starke in charge:
Larry and Vivian Boss, Josie Lamb, Wayne Trachsel, Otto and Joni Boss, Dennis Lamb, Sean Hackmann, Aaron Hackmann, Lana Hackmann and Ben and Alex Paulsmeyer

3:00 to 5:30 p.m.                                                        5:30 p.m. to finish

Tea/Coffee
Cindy Sieg, Irene Schollmeyer                                   Karla Maxwell, Julie Keilholz
Cut Pies/Bread
Lucille Lamb, Kate Suess                                           No 2nd Shift Needed
Slaw/Applesauce      
Mary Jane Starke                                                        No 2nd Shift Needed
Potato Salad/Baked Beans
Kathi Schollmeyer                                                      Roxy Wuelling
Carry-outs/Seconds Table
Carmen Mitchem, Tammy Stone                                Diane Schollmeyer, Kathy Mehmert
Dishwashing
No First Shift needed                                     Tim and Joyce Wright, Jessica Hackmann
Wait Tables
Andrea Schollmeyer, Allison Mehmert                      Kim Trachsel, Theresa Skaggs,
Karina Mehmert, Evelyn Dudenhoeffer                     Sherry Starke, Darcy Keilholz
Heidi Ames
Kitchen Help
Dale Hackmann, Jerry Means                                     Joe Zimmer, John Dudenhoeffer
Distribute Seafood
Debbie Mehmert                                                         Mark Mehmert
Fryers
Rick Kopmann, Wayne Trachsel, Roger Wuelling, Kris Wuelling,
Kurt Wuelling, Rick Starke, Mike Stone
Sell Tickets (4:00 p.m. to Finish)
Tom Starke, Fred Schollmeyer
Raffle
Hazel Boss, Clarine Means                                         Diane Dickson, Marie Hackmann
Clean-up (6:30 p.m. to finish)
Dave and Jim Schollmeyer, Glenda Schutte
Jim Keilholz, Kim Ames

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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