Feb 20, 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)

(Feb 13, 2011) Samaritan Center $7.00 Good Shepherd  
 ASSUMPTION: $719.00 Hermann Food Ptry $20.00
  St. Geo School $150.00 Prayer Gr Fundraiser $250


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

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 22 10:00 am WEDNESDAY Feb 23 6:00 pm
Red Augustine Chick Keilholz
THURSDAY Feb 24 8:00 am FRIDAY Feb 25 8:00 am
Condrad & Antonette Falter Family Paul Mehmert
SUNDAY Feb 27 8:00 am Saturday Feb 26 6:00 pm
For the People Joyce Schowengerdt

Text Box:  “With the warm days we’ve had, I’m sure everyone is feeling like spring, but it’s still only February. Still it’s time to begin thinking about spring and all that will bring. Of course, spring means Lent (and Lent means ‘spring’). Since it’s a little later than usual this year, (Ash Wednesday – March 9) we don’t want to forget about this important time in the Church’s life (and ours). So it’s not too early to begin thinking about this coming season. Are we ready to enter into a more intense time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving? Are we ready to ‘examine our conscience’, to turn away from sin, and to do penance. Are we ready to once again walk with Our Lord as he carries His cross to Calvary. This is the important work of Lent. Fish frys, seafood buffets and spring dinners are also important activities, but let’s not loose sight of what is of ultimate importance – our life of faith with God. Let all that we do work toward and promote that end.
     “This past week was World Day for the Sick. We want to celebrate the Sacrament of the Healing of the Sick with everyone who is experiencing sickness or disease in their life or who needs healing, and so have decided to offer that sacrament on Saturday and Sunday March 5/6 with communal anointing at the Masses that weekend. It will give all of us a chance to pray together for all our family and friends who are sick or suffering.
     “Also on Sunday afternoon March 6, being the last Sunday before Lent, we’ll be having a little ‘Mardi Gras’ pot-luck supper/gathering. So hope you can gather together for a little fun and games, before the serious work of Lent begins.
     “God bless.”...Fr. Dave

Knights of Columbus Info - After both Masses next weekend (February 26/27), the District Deputy of the Knights of Columbus will hold a short information session.  ALL past, present, and potential members of the Morrison/Chamois council #1983 are strongly urged to remain for a few minutes after Mass.

Handbell Choir Rehearsal - Tuesday, February 22, at 7:00 p.m.


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 $858.00 $969.00
Feb 20    
Feb 27    
To date for February $2,163.00 $1,301.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/10-2/13/11 $26,730.00 $21,780.00
Sunday collection 7/1/10-2/13/11 $25,807.00 $21,721.00
Difference -$923.00 -$59.00

Thank You to the CYG for the delicious cookies received for Valentine’s Day!  The cookies were scrumptious!  Thank you for your kindness & thoughtfulness!

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).

Assumption Breakfast Net Results - Gross income from the 2/6/11 breakfast at Assumption was $894.40, minus expenses of $54.87 = net profit of $839.53.

Mardi Gras Celebration - Come join in the fun before the Lenten fasting begins!  On Sunday, March 6, a carry-in supper will be held in Most Pure Heart of Mary hall.  Gather time 4:30 p.m., meal at 5:00 p.m.  Followed by bingo, cards, dominoes, etc.  Bring your games, visit with each other, enjoy!


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

*includes donation mailed in.
**includes donation from prayer group fundraiser.

? of the Week - Have you ever told someone to do something for his/her own well-being?  Do you accept God’s laws in the same spirit of love and concern?

March Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

CYG Seafood Buffet - Friday, March 11!

Card Party/Dominoes/Bingo - Tuesday, February 22, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Morrison Community Center.  Those attending may play cards, dominoes, or Bingo.  Free.  Refreshments served.  Everyone welcome.  Sponsored by MWA Senior.  For info, call Marlo Bockting 294-6613.

World Day of Prayer will be held at Assumption Church on Friday, March 4, at 2:00 p.m. & the program will be on “Chili”. Everyone is asked to bring cereal for the Gasconade & Osage County food pantries. Refreshments & fellowship in the church basement following the service.

Steak Dinner and Trivia Night - Saturday, March 5, at Community Center in Chamois. Sponsored by Chamois Industrial Development Corp. to benefit the Chamois Welcome Center on Main Street. Modern Woodmen will be matching up to $2,500. Price for steak dinner is $9.00. To play Trivia it costs $10. Serving starts at 5:00 p.m. and Trivia starts at 7:00 p.m.  Call Rob Schollmeyer at 763-5409 or 680-0902 (or Marlo Bockting 294-6613) for reservations, which have to be made by February 28.  Modern Woodmen members are asked to donate a pie for the dinner.

St. Mary’s Hall Cleaners for March - Pat Mehmert, Henry & Shirley Nolte, Chad & Janette Eggen.

Calling All Youth - Check out the back of the Catholic Missourian this week (Feb. 18 edition).  There are several events for you to consider.  If interested in any event, please contact the rectory or the Youth Ministry Office 573-635-9127, email youthmin@diojeffcity.org.

Calendar of Parish Events - Feb/March

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

         Main Parish Events - March
March 2  - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
March 5/6 - Anointing of the Sick
March 6  - Mardi Gras Supper/Games
March 7  - Pro-Life Rosary StM 9 AM
March 9  - Ash Wed., Lent begins, PSR Mass
March 11 - CYG Seafood Buffet
March 18 - AS Fish Fry
March 20 - Ladies Luncheon
March 23 - Confirmation at St. George-Linn
March 27 - StM Spring Dinner
March 30 - Heart of Mary Funfest


Actions Requested on Important Issues

The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 3) would establish a permanent, government-wide prohibition on federal subsidies for abortion and for health plans that cover abortion (with narrow exceptions). This would supersede the patchwork of abortion-related limitations that have been applied to various federal programs over the past 35 years and more - many of which require annual renewal to remain in effect.  MO Right to Life encourages you to contact your congressmen and urge them to support H.R. 3.  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, U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer 202-225-2956 email at  http://luetkemeyer.house.gov.

Federal Policies on Abortion - The Pro-Life Office at the Chancery has requested that you contact your U.S. representative (Blaine Luetkemeyer 202-225-2956 email at  http://luetkemeyer.house.gov, fax 202-225-5712, mailing address 1740 Longworth, House Office Bldg,, Washington, DC 20515).  Message: “Please support the Protect Life Act, HR 358 which will amend the health care reform law to preserve longstanding federal policies on abortion and conscience rights.”

Prayer Amendments Introduced in MO House and Senate - Legislation to protect the religious freedoms of Missourians has once again been filed in both chambers of the MO General Assembly. The proposed amendment to Missouri's Constitution would ensure that citizens and school children have the right to pray and acknowledge God in public settings.  MO Family Policy Council encourages you to contact your state legislators to urge their support for the proposed prayer amendment (Joint Resolution 2) to the Missouri Constitution.  Contact info: Representative Tom Loehner 573-751-1344 email Tom.Loehner@house.mo.gov; Senator Dan Brown 573-751-5713 email Dan.Brown@senate.mo.gov.

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!

Rock-Climbing, Being Outdoors, Campfires, Float Trips... can you see yourself doing these things with other high school guys who also want to grow in their masculine spirituality? Join us for Camp Maccabee (which is for young men currently in 8th grade through juniors in high school) this summer July 24-28. More info and registration materials are available at the parish office or by calling the youth ministry office or vocation office at the Chancery at 573-635-9127 or download the forms at www.discoverthepriesthood.org.

Text Box:  Keep in Your Prayers the five Confirmation students as they prepare for this special sacrament (which will take place March 23 at St. George in Linn).

Stewardship Quote - In another passage from his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus continues to turn his disciples' way of thinking upside down. One of the lessons for the Christian steward in today's Gospel is that if we have a chance to help someone in need, we should be generous and give more than is expected of us. Jesus went "the extra mile" for us. Can we be more like Jesus and "go the extra mile" for others?

Ladies, mark your calendars! - The annual Ladies Luncheon will be held on Sunday, March 20.  Details forthcoming.

Vocation Blurb - God does not call the equipped, He equips the called. Visit www.discoverthepriesthood.org to learn more.

Pro-Life Action Day - Tuesday, April 5, at the state capitol.

Social Events Elsewhere - 1) K of C Breakfast at Loose Creek school basement Feb. 27, 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.  2) K of C Fish Fry at Loose Creek school basement March 4, 5:30-8:00 p.m.  3) CYO Breakfast at Frankenstein parish March 6, 7:00-11:00 a.m.  4) Country Ham & Sausage Breakfast at St. Thomas parish in St. Thomas March 6, 8:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.