February 26- 8th Sunday of Ordianary Time, 2016

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 Chamois
SUN 8:00 a.m. at Morrison

Feb 19, 2017     Food Pantry $5
  ASSUMPTION: $1602    
  Food bank $42 candles $15




2/26 - Danny Lamb, 3/5 - Larry Kuebler, 3/12 - Gayle Hackmann, 3/19 - Charley Rost


1st Sun–Wilma Trachsel/Dennis Lamb, 2nd Sun–Wayne/Paula Helle, 3rd Sun–Viv/Larry Boss, 4th Sun–Bernie/Marian Forck, 5th - Bosses


Tuesday Feb 28 10 am Wednesday March 1 7:00 pm
Karla Maxwell Frank Schollmeyer
Wednesday March 1 5:30 pm      
John Gerritsen  
Thursday March 2 10:00 am Friday March 3 8:00 am
Robert Kattelmann Frank Schollmeyer
SUNDAY March 5 8:00 a.m. SATURDAY March 4 6:00 pm
For the People Rose Mary McKinnon

   **Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule – Masses will be offered on Ash Wed. (March 1) at 5:30 p.m. at Assumption and 7:00 p.m. at MPH.  A 6:00 a.m. Mass is being offered at Westphalia for commuters.

      “Well, here it is. Wednesday is Ash Wednesday – the beginning of our Lenten fast – a time for prayer, fasting and almsgiving. But, of course, it is up to each of us to really make it happen in our lives. We need to choose to spend a little more time in prayer, to do penance, and to give alms. This holy season is not a new demand on us, but an opportunity. Let’s use it well.
       “We are grateful for the work that Marian Forck (and committee) has already done gathering prizes for MPH’s raffle. We have over 50 prizes – so selling them should be easy. Thanks, too, to Fred Schollmeyer for making the new sign out front. And to all who will make our fish fry and seafood buffets a big success.”…Fr. Dave

* * * Assumption Fish Fry/Basket Raffle – Friday, March 3! * * *
Boneless fish fillets, slaw, baked beans, hand-sliced chips,
homemade mac & cheese, pie & cake served 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Adults/$9, ages 5-12/$4, ages 4 and under/free


Birthday Card Shower for Marie Henke - she celebrates 95 years on March 3.  If you would like to send her a card, her address is:  Victorian Place, 2120 Village Lane, Hermann, MO 65041.  Happy birthday, Marie!  God bless you.


Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/15-6/30/16 $54,600.00 $37,200.00
Budget goal per month $4,550.00 $3,100.00
Weekly goal $1050.00 $715.00
Collection - Feb 5 $1,543 $680
Feb 12 $925 $804
Feb 19 $902 $1,602
Feb 26    
To date for Feb $3,370 $3,086
Offertory budget goal 7/1/16-2/19/17 $35,700 $24,301
Sunday collection 7/1/16-2/19/17 $33,125 $26,017
Difference -$2,575 $1,707

Question of the Week – What things do you worry about most frequently?  How do you deal with your worry?

March Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

Special Bulletin Deadline for March 12 bulletin is Thursday, March 9, at 9:30 a.m.

Pro-Life Rosary – Monday, March 6, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church.

Raffle Tickets for both Assumption’s Fish Fry and MPH’s Seafood Buffets are available in the back of either church. 

MPH Seafood Buffets – The first Seafood Buffet is Friday, March 10.  Serving all-you-can-eat fish, frog legs and shrimp and all the fixins 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  Adults/$12, ages 5-12/$7, 4 and under/free. (The second Seafood Buffet is March 31.) 

Seafood Buffet NewsHall clean up/set up – Thursday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m.  All volunteers welcome and appreciated. Raffle tickets are included in your March contribution envelope packet.  Extra raffle tickets are available in the back of church.    Posters are available in the back of MPH church.  Please pick some up and distribute these to your friends, place of work, etc., to help spread the word! 



Lent News
Lenten Regulations – Just a gentle reminder that during Lent we are called to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday & all Fridays during Lent.  Ash Wednesday & Good Friday are also days of fasting.
Lenten Study Program “He Chose the Nails” will be offered at 9:00 a.m. at Kim Trachsel’s house on the following days:  Thursday, March 2; Monday, March 6; Thursday, March 16; Monday; March 20; Thursday, March 30.  Five sessions involve a video and small group discussion.  Everyone welcome.
Rice Bowl – Join our faith community in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with CRS Rice Bowl.  Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl from the back of church.  May these 40 days better prepare us to encounter ourselves, our neighbors, and our God.

“the WORD Among Us” Booklets for Lent are available in back of church.  They feature meditations on daily scripture readings.  Please take one and delve into the Lent readings.

Best Lent Ever, a free, video-based email program featuring internationally acclaimed speaker and bestselling author Matthew Kelly. From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, Matthew will help you identify what stands between you and happiness . . . and what to do about it. Are you ready for your best Lent ever?  Sign up for Best Lent Ever at http://dynamiccatholic.com/bestlentever/.

Lent Penance Services (at 7:00 p.m.) – March 7 at Loose Creek, March 15 at Frankenstein, March 23 at Linn, March 29 at Chamois.  All PSR students and parents are encouraged to come to the March 29 penance service.

CSA News - As of 02/17/17 the Diocese has surpassed its CSA 2017 pledge goal by $31,337 in pledges and donations.  We are so grateful for these much needed funds!  Thank you for your help and support; we couldn’t do it without you.  

Calendar of Parish Events – March
March 1  -  AS Prayer Group 10 AM (Canceled)
                -  Ash Wed. – beginning of Lent
                -  PSR Classes/Mass
March 2   - Lent Study Session
March 3  - AS Fish Fry/Basket Raffle
March 6  -  Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
                - Lent Study Session
March 8  – PSR Classes
March 10 – MPH Seafood Buffet
March 15 – PSR Classes
March 16 – Lent Study Session
March 20 - Lent Study Session
March 22 – PSR Classes/Stations
March 24/25 – AS Rummage/Bake Sale
March 25/26 – CRS Coll
March 29 – MPH Penance Service
                 - No PSR Classes
March 30 – Lent Study Session March 31 – MPH Seafood Buffet

24-Hour Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament – Friday, March 3, 9:00 a.m.-Saturday, March 4, 8:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, Westphalia.

Seeking Christ for Our Nation Mass – March 7 at 6:30 p.m. at St. George Linn.

Blood Drives – 1) Monday, March 6, from 2-7 p.m. in the Chamois High School library. Call high school office (573-763-5393) or e-mail paulsmeyers@osager1.com to make appt.  Walk-ins welcome, but those with appointments get priority. There will be no online scheduling.  2) Tuesday, March 7, 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Loose Creek Community Center.

MPH Hall Cleaners for March – Celia McKague, Mark & Debbie Mehmert.

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) K of C Breakfast at Westphalia Feb. 26, 7:30-11:00 a.m.  2) CYO Breakfast at Frankenstein March 5, 7:00-11:00 a.m.  3) Breakfast at Starkenburg March 5, 7:00-11:00 a.m.