Feb 9, 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)

SUNDAY COLLECTION MOST PURE HEART: $1,798.00 Food Pantry $20.00
Feb. 2, 2014        
 ASSUMPTION: $313.00 Food Pantry $15.00
      special $175.00



2/9 - Larry Kuebler, 2/16 - Gayle Hackmann, 2/23 - Gary Seifert, 3/2 - 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 11 no mass WEDNESDAY Feb 12 6:00 pm
  John Fick
THURSDAY Feb 13 8:00 am FRIDAY Feb 14 8:00 am
John B. Boehmer Gus & Bea Richard
SUNDAY Feb 16 8:00 am SATURDAY Feb 15 6:00 pm
Deceased Estel Lamb Family For the People

    **Note Change in Weekday Mass Schedule – There will be no Mass on Tuesday (or Monday) for the coming week.

     “I trust that everyone survived the winter storms this week. I join you in praying for an early spring.
     “Here is a summary of my homily remarks about why I decided to join in the Profess, Proclaim and Celebrate Our Faith campaign. It was offered by Bishop Gaydos (who is also paying for it) who encouraged every parish to take advantage of it. While we are not in any financial crisis at the moment, and fully expect to be able to meet all our expenses again this year, the times are difficult for us as they are for you, and so a little reserve would be good. However, we do not ask for your generosity because we need to pay our bills, but because we all need to be generous. Almsgiving is part of a spiritual life, and promises many rewards. I want to use this opportunity for each of us to review our Stewardship of time, talent, and treasure to God, through the parish. Are we giving back to God as he asks of us - not only in treasure, but in time and talent also? We need you and everyone to be active and committed members of the parish, helping at liturgy, on committees or pitching in at our fundraisers, and to care for our buildings and grounds. This is an opportunity to reflect on what you can give back to your parish. Finally I want to reach out to those on our parish lists that we do not see too often, and remind them that they are also valued members of our parishes. I really do trust that you will do all you can, and for that we will truly be thankful.
     “Seems as if the winter storm has delayed the delivery of the next letter, so if you haven’t received it this week, it should be there next week. Thanks for your patience and understanding.”...Fr. Dave

Assumption Breakfast & Bake Sale – SUNDAY (Feb. 9)!!!
Serving pancakes, homemade sausage, scrambled eggs, coffee & juice
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Adults/$7.50, ages 5-12/$3, under 5/free






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    
Feb 16    
FEb 23    
To date for Feb $1,798 $312
Offertory budget goal 7/1/13-2/2/14 $27,900 $18,197
Sunday collection 7/1/13-2/2/14 $27,138 $19,329
Difference -$762 $1,132

Question of the Week - What specific efforts do you take to maintain your light? Do you let your light dim? Why?

Day of Reflection for Catholic Health Care Providers - Sunday, March 16, at   Catholic Newman Center, Kirksville, MO.  Register by March 2.  For more info/registration form, contact parish office or Stephen Hadwiger 660/349-790 or shadwige@truman.edu.

MWA Educational Event - Feb. 23 at Pershing Fellowship Hall in Pershing, MO.  Dinner 12:30 p.m., program (Lori Bockting’s trip to Southeast Asia) 1:30 p.m.  Meat, drinks & table service furnished.  Please bring covered dish (vegetable, salad or dessert).  Sponsored by MWA Senior Summit Chapter.  Please RSVP to Marlo Bockting 294-6613 by Feb 15 if you plan to come.

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.

Rebuild My Church - Come participate in a day-long conference to learn about awakening the faithful, reaching the lost, and making Church matter. Join inspirational speakers on Saturday, March 1 at Fr. Tolton Catholic High School in Columbia, MO. Registration is $49 which includes a continental breakfast and lunch. To register or for more information, visit www.diojeffcity.org or contact Rebecca Ruppar at rruppar@diojeffcity.org or 573-635-9127 x244.


Calendar of Parish Events – Feb

Feb 9  - AS Breakfast/Bake Sale
Feb 12 – PSR Classes
-  Catholicism DVD Session
Feb 19 – PSR Classes
-  Catholicism DVD Session
Feb 26 – PSR Classes

            -  Catholicism DVD Session

Marriage Encounter – Feb. 15/16 in Jeff City.   Registration form at www.jeffcityme.org or contact Roger/Brenda Kempker 573-642-3647 or rkempker@ktis.net

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) Valentine’s Dinner at St. James UCC in Morrison Sunday, Feb. 16, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.  2) Fish Fry at Loose Creek school basement Friday, Feb. 28, 5:30-8:00 p.m