Feb 23, 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. 16, 2014 Candles $7.50    
 ASSUMPTION: n/a Food Pantry  
Feb. 9. 2014 - $1,210.00     special $200.00



2/23 - Gary Seifert, 3/2 - Joe Budnik, 3/9 - Danny Lamb, 3/16 - Larry Kuebler


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 25 10:00 am WEDNESDAY Feb 26 6:00 pm
Urban Rost Henry & Della Jett
THURSDAY Feb 27 8:00 am FRIDAY Feb 28 8:00 am
John B. Boehmer Hiney & Alpha Richard
SUNDAY Mar 2 8:00 am SATURDAY Mar 1 6:00 pm
Jada Brenner For the People

    “Again, I hope that my voice continues to heal and I will soon be back to normal. I am sorry that I’ve had to cancel so many Masses lately (especially considering that I’ll soon be gone on my pilgrimage). I pray and know that God heard your prayers at home.
     “The follow up letter to our offertory appeal went out late last week because… well that’s the program we signed up for. We truly do trust you to do what God is asking of you, and we won’t worry about anything else.
     “However, this appeal is very timely, as the recent cold weather has really blown our budget for heating and utilities. Last year through December we paid $300 for heating MPH. This year through January we spent $1100 heating MPH and I’ve already seen the bills for February of $2200 for propane. I’m sure Assumption is in similar straits. So please give whatever extra you can to help with these expenses. God bless you too as, I know, you struggle to pay your bills also.”...Fr. Dave

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.

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 $1,210
Feb 16 $757 n/a
Feb 23    
To date for Feb $2,970 $1,522
Offertory budget goal 7/1/13-2/16/14 $29,700 $19,371
Sunday collection 7/1/13-2/16/14 $28,310 $20,539
Difference -$1,390 $1,168

Question 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?

Assumption Fundraising Meeting – Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Fish Fry.

MPH Hall Cleaners for March – Aaron & Jessie Hackmann, Amy Jett, Sean Hackmann.  (Please remember to fill out Group Volunteer Timesheet located in kitchen.)

March Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

Profess, Proclaim and Celebrate Our Faith Campaign – We would like to say a blessed thank you to all who have participated in our Profess, Proclaim and Celebrate Our Faith campaign.  This kind generosity is a positive indicator that our parishioners are willing to share a portion of their blessings to ensure greater fiscal stability and a hope-filled future.  So, if you have not yet returned your commitment card, please try to do so next weekend or return it to the parish office this week.  Your additional support will be a gift to your family…your parish family.  Please make sacrifice the measure of your gift.

Ash Wednesday (March 5) Mass Schedule – Masses for Ash Wednesday will be offered that day at 5:45 p.m. at Assumption and at 7:15 p.m. at Most Pure Heart of Mary.

Catholicism DVD Sessions – Friday morning Catholicism DVD session (8:45-9:45 a.m.) at MPH will be starting up after Mass beginning on Friday, March 7.  Assumption parishioners will view these DVDs during prayer group beginning on Wednesday, March 5, at 10:00 a.m.  The Wednesday evening session at 7:00 p.m. at MPH is currently meeting every week (will not meet on Ash Wednesday).  Anyone is welcome to attend any session.

Assumption Breakfast News – Served 75 adults & 3 children, gross income of $1,015.75 (meal $572, bake sale $158.75, sausage sold & donations $285).  Net income will be reported when all bills have been paid.

Thank You – A very special thank you from Assumption parishioners to Larry Kuebler, Jim Rost, Danny Lamb, Dennis Hackmann and Jason Koenigsfeld for their time and talent of remodeling and painting the kitchen cabinets in the basement (a badly needed project).  Also, a big thank you to Danny Lamb and Jason Koenigsfeld for getting the plumbing problem in the kitchen fixed and to Michael and Jason Rost who helped clean up at the Fall Dinner.  God bless you all.

Pro-Life Events – 1) Pro-Life Rosary in MPH church Monday, March 3, at 9:00 a.m.  2) Pro-Life Action Day at State Capitol Tuesday, March 11.  Registration 9:00 at Selinger Center and 10:00 in Capitol Rotunda.  Wear red for life.  Call MO Right to Life 573-635-5110 for more info/transportation. 


Calendar of Parish Events – Feb/March

Feb 25 – AS Fundraising Mtg
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

Knights of Columbus Meeting – Monday, March 10, at 7:00 p.m. at Morrison.

Seeking Christ for Our Nation Mass – Tuesday, March 4, at 6:30 p.m. at St. George in Linn.

Blood Drives – 1) Monday, March 3, 2:00-7:00 p.m. at Chamois High School library.  To schedule an appointment, call Sabra Paulsmeyer 763-5393, email paulsmeyer@chamois.k12.mo.us.  2) Tuesday, March 4, 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Loose Creek Community Center.  To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-733-2767.

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) Fish Fry at Loose Creek school basement Friday, Feb. 28, 5:30-8:00 p.m.  2) CYO Breakfast at Frankenstein parish March 2, 7:00-11:00 a.m.  3) Shrimp Boil & Jambalaya at St. George in Hermann March 4.