Feb 7 - Fifth Sunday of Ordinary 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

Jan.31,2016     Food Pantry  
  ASSUMPTION: $636.00 flood relief $40.00
      Food Pantry $3.00




2/7 - Danny Lamb, 2/14 - Larry Kuebler, 2/21 - Gayle Hackmann, 2/28 - Gary Seifert


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


Monday Feb 8 10:00 Wednesday Feb 10 7:00 pm
Al & Anita Duffner Jane Keilholz
Wednesday Feb 10 10:00 am      
Hank Rost  
Thursday Feb 11 10:00 am Friday Feb 12 8:00 am
Virginia Kuester Verhoff Family
SUNDAY Feb 14 8:00 am SATURDAY Feb 13 6:00 pm
Sharon Steiner For the People

**Note Mass Time Change – Mass will be offered on Monday at 10:00 a.m. for the coming week rather than on Tuesday (Fr. Dave is offering Mass at Frene Valley in Hermann on Tuesday).

++Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule – Masses will be offered on Ash Wed. (Feb. 10) at 10:00 a.m. at Assumption and 7:00 p.m. at MPH.  A 6:00 a.m. Mass is being offered at Westphalia for commuters.

    “Now is definitely the time to begin thinking about Lent. Wednesday is Ash Wednesday. While this is not a Holy Day of Obligation, it is a great and popular way to begin this season of Penance. Let us mark ourselves with ashes as we begin our penances; let us take up our prayer books and spend more time with the Lord; let us make our sacrifices with joy, and share with the poor; that we might experience the Merciful Love of our God fully in our lives.
     “We are getting fewer and fewer people for the Wednesday night Mass and adoration, so we will probably move it to Wednesday morning at 9 am, in hopes of making it more convenient for people, especially during Lent. Please send me directly any comments or suggestions.”…Fr. Dave


* * *Assumption Fish Fry/Basket RaffleFriday, February 12* * *
Serving boneless fish fillets, slaw, baked beans, hand-sliced chips,
homemade mac & cheese, pie & cake 4:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Adults/$9, ages 5-12/$4, 4 & under/free

Assumption Basket Raffle Tickets are available in the back of MPH church.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/15-6/30/16 $52,000.00 $36,000.00
Budget goal per month $4,333.00 $3,000.00
Weekly goal $1000.00 $692.00
Collection - Jan. 3 $1,571 $3,904
Jan. 10 $730 $537
Jan. 17 $760 $1059
Jan. 24 $951 $513
Jan. 31 $390 $636
To date for Jan. $4,402 $6,649
Offertory budget goal 7/1/15-1/31/16 $31,000 $21,452
Sunday collection 7/1/15-1/31/16 $31,399 $25,475
Difference $399 $4,023

Question of the Week – When recently did God call you to do something that was difficult?

PSR News – Mass on Feb. 10 is at 7:00 p.m.

Nursing Home Mass – A Mass will be offered for “Verhoff Family” on Tuesday, Feb. 9, at 9:30 a.m. at Frene Valley Nursing Home in Hermann.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Congratulations to Collin Kempker, son of BJ & Leshia Kempker, who was baptized at MPH on January 30!

Poinsettias are in back of MPH church.  If you donated one & would like it back, please pick it up.  Thank you for your generosity.

Catholic Stewardship Appeal

                             Goal      Pledged     # Participants
MPH              $3,439      $3,876               28

Assumption   $3,479       $2,801               19



Birthday Reception for Dorothy Rost – Dorothy is celebrating her 90th birthday. Please join her for coffee & cake at her home on Sunday, Feb. 7, from 2:00-4:00 p.m.  No presents please.  If you’d like to send a card, her address is 696 Highway Z, Chamois, MO 65024. Happy birthday, Dorothy!!

Clean Up/Set Up for Assumption Fish Fry – Thursday, Feb. 11, at 6:30 p.m. Help is needed to clean up the basement and set up for the Fish Fry.  All volunteers greatly appreciated!

Seafood Buffet News – The 1st Seafood Buffet is Feb. 19!  Serving catfish, frog legs, shrimp, and all the fixins’ 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  Adults/$12, children/$7.  Posters are available in the back of church – please pick some up and distribute them at your place of work or elsewhere.  Not too late to donate a raffle prize - if you’d like to do so, call Rob 573-680-0902 soon!

Lent Information
Rice Bowl – Join our parish community in a life-changing Lenten journey with CRS Rice Bowl.  Pick up your family’s rice bowl from back of church.  Remember, what you give up for Lent changes lives.

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 and Good Friday are also days of fasting.

Penance Services (at 7:00 p.m.) – Rich Fountain Feb. 25, Chamois March 1, Frankenstein March 2, Morrison March 3, Linn March 15.

“the WORD among us” Booklets are available in back of church.  They feature meditations on daily Scripture readings.  Please take one and delve into the Lent readings.

Lenten Daily Email Reflections – You are invited to receive daily inspirational emails from Dynamic Catholic and join them on a life-changing journey to rediscover Jesus – and yourself – in a deeply personal way.  To learn more or sign up, visit www.DynamicCatholic.com/BestLentEver.


Calendar of Parish Events – Feb
Feb 10 – AS Mass10 AM, MPH 7 PM
Feb 12 – AS Fish Fry/Basket Raffle
Feb 17 – PSR Classes Feb 19 – MPH Seafood Buffet

Mass at Starkenburg Shrine (a Jubilee Year of Mercy pilgrimage site) – Tuesday, Feb. 9, at noon.  Rosary 11:40 a.m., sacrament of reconciliation 11:30 a.m. Light lunch available.

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) Chicken Dinner at St. James UCC in Morrison Feb. 14, 11:00-2:00 p.m.  2) Breakfast at Church of the Risen Savior in Starkenburg Feb. 14, 7:00-11:00 a.m.  3) Lions Club breakfast at Lions Den in Westphalia Feb. 14, 7:00-11:30 a.m.