February 5, 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: $64.00 candles $2.50
(Jan 22, 2012) Samaritan Centr $22.00 Good Sheperd Cntr $10.00
 ASSUMPTION: $792.00 Special offering $155.00
  Herman Food $15.00 candles $7.50


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 2/5 - Larry Kuebler, 2/12 - Gayle Hackmann, 2/19 - Gary Seifert, 2/26 - Joe Budnik

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 7 10:00 am WEDNESDAY Feb 8 6:00 pm
Augustine Family Regina M. Stewart
THURSDAY Feb 9 8:00 am FRIDAY Feb 10 8:00 am
Leo Rotter Mary Rotter
SUNDAY Feb 12 8:00 am SATURDAY Feb 11 6:00 pm
David Seifert For the people

Text Box:  “Next Saturday, the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, has also been proclaimed World Day of the Sick. Consequently, we will offer the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick next weekend at both Masses. If you seek healing for any ailments of this life, please come for this sacrament and open your life to God’s healing.
     “We will be beginning several fundraising events this month and beyond. Assumption’s Fish Fry is on Feb. 24th with a Basket Raffle, an important fundraiser for us. And MPH will be having two seafood buffets, March 2nd, and 23rd. It is proposed that if these are successful, we cancel all the hard work in the heat of the summer putting on a picnic. So we count on your support and help to make all these events a great success for each parish.
     “We continue to work on MPH’s history and family book. Any photographs or documents of historical importance to the parish are sought and appreciated. Each family is also invited to submit a family sketch and several family photographs for your page in our ‘Family Album’ section. If the photographs are already on your computer or digital, it would be easier to e-mail them, as an attached file, to me, and also e-mail, if possible, your family ‘sketch’. But you can still just give it to me or drop it at the rectory also. I’ll be glad to take photos anytime this month.
     “The old boiler at MPH is scheduled to be taken out and a new high-efficiency propane boiler installed on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. They say we’ll have heat by next weekend. So the plan is to have Mass at Chamois next Saturday evening as per schedule.”...Fr. Dave


PSR News - PSR class notes for this week: Grades 3 & 4 will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 7:00 p.m.
Assumption Basket Raffle Tickets now available in the back of church. Please help us out by selling tickets to family, friends, and coworkers. Drawing to be held February 24.

Planning Under Way for Assumption Rummage Sale (March 23-24) - Start collecting your gently used household items, clothing, toys, and furniture.

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.

World Day for Consecrated Life is observed this Sunday, February 5. Please pray for all those who have made commitments in the consecrated life, and be sure to thank them on their special day. May they continue to be inspired by Jesus Christ and respond generously to God’s gift of their vocation.

Diocesan Mass for World Day of the Sick - Sunday, February 12, at 2:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Columbia.  The public is invited. This Mass will fulfill the Sunday obligation.

William H. (Bill) Simon Scholarship Fund - Awards scholarships to Catholic students who are in financial need for the purpose of attending an accredited college or university of the student’s choice.  The scholarship is renewable for $1,000 per semester.  Criteria: must be a registered Catholic, must complete scholarship application, must obtain letter of recommendation from school official and priest, and must demonstrate financial need.  Deadline is March 31.  Contact the parish office if interested.

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 - Jan 1 $1,736.00 $422.00
Jan 8 $859.00 $403.00
Jan 15 $905.00 $742.00
Jan 22 $677.00* $203.00
Jan 29 $64.00 $792.00
To date for January $4,241.00 $2,562.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/11-1/29/12 $25,730.00 $19,685.00
Sunday collection 7/1/11-1/22/12 $24,940.00 $19,091.00
Difference -$790.00 -$594.00

*includes contribution mailed in

? Of the Week - If you were going to pray for healing for any reason, what would it be?  What needs to be healed in our world and society?

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

Pro-Life Rosary - Monday, Feb. 6, at 9:00 a.m. in Most Pure Heart of Mary Church.

Scrip on Sale at Assumption - Feb. 12, Feb. 26, and at the Fish Fry on Feb. 24.

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).

Night Of Vocation Awareness - Feb. 17 at Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia.  Brochures available in the back of church.  For reservations, please contact the Stewardship Office at 573-635-9127 or email jseifert@diojeffcity.org.

Your Money. You Earned It. Now Claim It!  Training Workshop - March 1, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Chancery in Jeff.  Learn how you can help connect low and moderate wage workers to free tax filing assistance and tax benefits that may provide a refund worth thousands of dollars!  Refreshments and lunch  served.  Free, but must RSVP.  Call 573-634-2824, email masonv@missouri.edu or bross@cccnmo.org to RSVP by Feb. 27.  Presented by University of Missouri Extension and Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri - Diocese of Jefferson City.

Principal & Teacher Positions Available at Immaculate Conception Grade School, in Macon, MO. Please contact Fr. Dave Veit at 660-676-3112 or frdave98@gmail.com.

Hospice Volunteers - Would you like to make a difference in someone’s life?  Hospice Compassus is seeking compassionate, non-medical volunteers to serve patients and their families in the community.  Volunteers provide friendly visits and companionship, read or listen to patients, run errands or help in the hospice office.  Time commitment is flexible, and training is provided.  For more info, contact Cathy Knapp at 1-866-348-2444.

For Parents of K – 8th Grade Students with Special Learning Needs - St. Peter Interparish School, Jefferson City, maintains the Vogelweid Learning Center. The center provides individualized educational opportunities for children with disabilities from any cultural, economic, or religious backgrounds. For more info or to enroll, contact Paula Wekenborg, Director, 573-636-8922, ext. 333 or pwekenborg@stpeterjc.org. Visit www.stpeterjc.org as well.

MPH Hall Cleaners for February - David & Sandy Keilholz, Mike & Kathy Mehmert.

Bookmobile coming to Chamois Feb. 6, 4:15-5:30 p.m. at MSM Store.

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

Social Events Elsewhere - 1) K of C Breakfast at Loose Creek school basement Feb. 5, 7:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. 2) K of C Fish Fry at Loose Creek Feb. 17, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Calendar of Parish Events - Jan/Feb

Feb     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- StM Samaritan Cntr Coll
Feb 1  - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
- PSR Classes
Feb 2  - AS Fundraising Comm Mtg
Feb 6  - Pro-Life Rosary StM 9 AM
Feb 7  - PSR Gr 3 & 4
- Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Feb 8  - PSR Classes
Feb 12 - Scrip Sale at AS
Feb 14 - PSR Gr 3 & 4
- Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Feb 15 - PSR Classes
Feb 21 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Feb 22 - PSR Classes/Mass
Feb 23 - StM Liturgy Comm Mtg
Feb 24 - AS Fish Fry/Scrip Sale
Feb 26 - Scrip Sale at AS
Feb 28 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Feb 29 - PSR Classes

Bishop Gaydos Calls on Catholics to Oppose Government’s Plan
to Force Church to Pay for Contraceptives, Abortion-Inducing Drugs

February 4-5, 2012
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
I write to you concerning an alarming and serious matter that negatively impacts the Church in the United States directly, and that strikes at the fundamental right to religious liberty for all citizens of any faith.  The federal government, which claims to be “of, by, and for the people,” has just dealt a heavy blow to almost a quarter of those people—the Catholic population—and to the millions more who are served by the Catholic faithful.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that almost all employers, including Catholic employers, will be forced to offer their employees’ health coverage that includes sterilization, abortion-inducing drugs, and contraception.  Almost all health insurers will be forced to include those “services” in the health policies they write.  And almost all individuals will be forced to buy that coverage as a part of their policies.
In so ruling, the Administration has cast aside the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, denying to Catholics our Nation’s first and most fundamental freedom, that of religious liberty.  And as a result, unless the rule is overturned, we Catholics will be compelled either to violate our consciences, or to drop health coverage for our employees (and suffer the penalties for doing so).  The Administration’s sole concession was to give our institutions one year to comply.
We cannot—we will not—comply with this unjust law.  People of faith cannot be made second class citizens.  We are already joined by our brothers and sisters of all faiths and many others of good will in this important effort to regain our religious freedom.  Our parents and grandparents did not come to these shores to help build America’s cities and towns, its infrastructure and institutions, its enterprise and culture, only to have their posterity stripped of their God given rights.  In generations past, the Church has always been able to count on the faithful to stand up and protect her sacred rights and duties.  I hope and trust she can count on this generation of Catholics to do the same.  Our children and grandchildren deserve nothing less.
And therefore, I would ask of you two things.  First, as a community of faith we must commit ourselves to prayer and fasting that wisdom and justice may prevail, and religious liberty may be restored.  Without God, we can do nothing; with God, nothing is impossible.  Second, I would also recommend visiting www.usccb.org/conscience, to learn more about this severe assault on religious liberty, and how to contact Congress* in support of legislation that would reverse the Administration’s decision.
With my best wishes and personal regards, I am

Sincerely yours in Christ, Most Reverend John R. Gaydos, Bishop of Jefferson City

*Contact Info - Senator Claire McCaskill (202-224-6154 email at http://mccaskill.senate.gov) and  President Obama (202-456-1111, email at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact) - tell them that you oppose this government infringement on religious liberty and rights of conscience and ask them to support the "Respect for Rights of Conscience Act".  U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (202-225-2956 email at  http://luetkemeyer.house.gov) and Senator Roy Blunt (202-224-5721 email at http://blunt.senate.gov), (co-sponsors of the “Respect for Rights of Conscience Act” in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate, respectively) - thank them for their sponsorship of the “Respect for Rights of Conscience Act”.