March 1 - 2nd Sunday of Lent, 2015

Most Pure Heart of Mary and Assumption Churches
P. O. Box 156, Chamois, MO 65024
Fr. David Means, Canonical Administrator, and

church (573) 763-5345, cell (573) 301-0350 email:
parish email:, rectory office email:
Lucy Brenner, R.N., Parish Nurse 573-294-6675

SUNDAY EUCHARIST: SUN 8:00 a.m. at Assumption - Morrison and
Sat 6:00 p.m. at Most Pure Heart - Chamois

Feb 22, 2015     Food Pantry $10.00
  ASSUMPTION: $622.00 candles $5.00
  US Again (clothes bin) $20.24 Food Pantry $23.00



3/1 - Larry Kuebler, 3/8 - Gayle Hackmann, 3/15 - Gary Seifert, 3/22 - Joe Budnik


1st Sun–Wilma Trachsel/Dennis Lamb, 2nd Sun–Jerry/Clarine Means, 3rd Sun–Viv/Larry Boss,
4th Sun–open, 5th - Bosses/Means


Tuesday Mar 3 10:00 am Wednesday Mar 4 6:00 pm
Jada Brenner Shirley Riegel
Thursday Mar 5 10:00 am Friday Mar 6 8:00 am
Verhoff Family Verhoff Family
Sunday March 8 8:00 am SATURDAY March 7 6:00 pm
Herb Ohlms For the People

“We have already completed one week of Lent! Have we taken the time this week for prayer and sacrifice? Or has it been just another week? Jesus has called us to repent and believe. It would certainly be worthwhile for every one of us to take the time to reflect on those aspects of my life where I need to repent. What are those sins in my life from which I need to turn away? That is the call of this Holy Season. Let’s be sure to not pass up this grace-filled opportunity.
     “This Friday is already our first Seafood Buffet! I am always edified by the way so many people come together and work so hard to make this happen. As your pastor, I am very grateful for that. I trust everyone will do what they can to again help out and make this another great success. Let’s pray for some spring weather.”…Fr. Dave


* * * Seafood Buffet at MPH – Friday, March 6! ! ! * * *
4:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Serving all-you-can-eat catfish, frog legs, shrimp & all the fixin’s
Adults/$12, children/$7.  Raffle to be held March 20.
Buy a full-priced adult meal on March 6 & receive coupon
worth $1 off adult meal on March 20

Seafood Buffet NewsWork list for both Seafood Buffets is on back of bulletin insert.  If you would like to donate a raffle prize for the Seafood Buffets, please call Rob Schollmeyer (573) 680-0902 by Thursday. It can still be added to the prize list, which will be printed Friday, March 6.  Food/hall preparation Friday (March 6) beginning at 9:00 a.m.  All volunteers appreciated.  Reminder:  each household is asked to bring 4 pies.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/13-6/30/14 $48,120.00 $35,380.00
Budget goal per month $4,010.00 $2,950.00
Weekly goal $925.00 $680.00
Collection - Feb 1 $1,342 $1,114
Feb 8 $1,276 $602
Feb 15 $1,054 $375
Feb 22 $458 $622
To date for Feb. $4,130 $2,713
Offertory budget goal 7/1/14-2/22/15 $31,450 $23,120
Sunday collection 7/1/14-2/22/15 $42,996 $26,021
Difference $11,546 $2,901

Question of the Week - In what ways does Jesus speak today, ways in which you can truly "listen to him?"

Handbells Rehearsal – March 3, 7:00 p.m. in MPH hall.

MPH Hall Cleaners for March – Kim & Wayne Trachsel, Tim & Joyce Wright.  (Please remember to fill out Group Volunteer Timesheet located in kitchen.)

Stations of the Cross – Wednesdays during Lent at 6:30 p.m. at Assumption.

Lent Penance Services – 1) MPH - Wednesday, March 4, at 7:15 p.m. for PSR students & Thursday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. with Fr. Dan Merz for parishioners.  2) Assumption Thursday, March 5, at 7:00 p.m. with Fr. Eddie Doyle.  3) Elsewhere:  March 8 at Frankenstein at 1:30 p.m.; March 15 at Linn at 5:00 p.m.

Pro-Life Events – 1) Pro-Life Rosary Monday, March 2, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church.  2) Pro-Life Action Day at the Capitol Tues., March 10.  Registration 9:00 a.m. Selinger Center, 10:30 a.m. 1st Floor Rotunda in Capitol.  Rally 12:00 noon. 

Hungering for a Bountiful Earth – This week CRS Rice Bowl takes us to the coffee highlands of Nicaragua, where we’re called to protect both the goodness of creation and the livelihoods of struggling families.  How will this week’s fast remind us of the sacredness of God’s creation and our duty to protect it?

Blood Drives - 1) Monday, March 2, in Osage R-1 School library, from 2:00-7:00 p.m.  To make an appointment, please call school 763-5393 or email Sabra Paulsmeyer 2) March 3 at Loose Creek Community Center, 3:00-7:00 p.m.  Call 1-800-733-2767 to make an appointment, or visit   


CSA – Both parishes have crossed the goal line!  Thank you to those parish families whose personal sacrifices have made reaching our goal possible!  God bless you.

Catholic Stewardship Appeal

                        Goal__   Pledged   # Participants 
MPH                $3,439      $3,482               32

Assumption     $3,479      $3,515               24

Assumption Fish Fry & Basket Raffle News
Fish Fry served 167 adults & 8 children.  Gross income for Fish Fry was $2,344.50.  Net profits will be reported once all bills are paid.  Basket Raffle brought in $933.  Basket Raffle winners are (donators in parentheses):

Season Pass (Assumption Parish)—Ryan Parkhurst
Rock A Bye Baby (Pretium Packaging)—Allen Rost
Child’s Play (2 Nice Ladies)--Cody Hemeyer
Popcorn Party (Rev. David Means)—Monica Stiegman
Medicine Cabinet (Danny & Mary Ann Lamb)—Lucy
From the Vine (Hop’s Hideaway)—Kim Chasteen
Hook, Line & Sinker (Jim & Carol Rost)—Larry Kuebler
Cock-A-Doodle Doo! (Gary & Delma Seifert)—Mel Rost
Hippity Hop (Marlo Bockting)—Dennis & Denise Epple
Socket to Me (Monica & Levi Seifert)—Julie Clingman
Deck the Halls (L & S Masonry)—Dorothy Rost
Office Space (Edna & Dorothy Rost)—Mike Haeffner

Relaxation (Charley & Lorna Rost)—Karen Kuschel
Rainy Day (Leon & Eileen Koenigsfeld)—Kim Chasteen
Sizzle! (Alice Rost, Marie Henke)—Hoss Bloch
Rub a Dub Dub (Lucy Brenner, Nancy Hemeyer)—Kim Birk
Piggy Bank (Hank & Mel Rost)—Jeff Beshear
Baker’s Batch (Marlo Bockting)—Kellie Witthaus
Who’s On First!? (Jason & Jamie Koenigsfeld)—Dennis &
Denise Epple
Home Sweet Movie Night (Bernie & Marian Forck)
Charley Moon
Cup o’ Joe (Jeanie Birk, Adeline Kemper)—Marlo Bockting
Household Essentials (Three Rivers Electric)—Gary


Ask for Clemency - MO Catholic Conference asks that you contact Governor Jay Nixon (573-751-3222, email and ask that he show mercy and spare Cecil Clayton's life (scheduled for execution March 17 – lost a significant portion of his brain over 40 years ago due to industrial accident which altered behavior and personality, committed crime after accident). 


Calendar of Parish Events – March
March 2  - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
March 3  - Handbells Rehearsal
March 4  - AS Prayer Group 10 AM
  -  AS Stations
                - PSR Classes/Penance Service
March 5 – AS Penance Service
               - Catholicism DVD MPH
March 6  - Seafood Buffet
March 10 – Handbells Rehearsal
March 11 – PSR Classes
   -  AS Stations
March 12 – MPH Penance Service
March 14/15 – 3-in-1 (CRS) Coll
March 17 – Handbells Rehearsal
March 18 - PSR Classes
   -  AS Stations
March 19 – Catholicism DVD MPH
March 20 – Seafood Buffet
March 24 – Handbells Rehearsal
March 25 – PSR Classes/Stations
   -  AS Stations
March 26 – Catholicism DVD MPH March 27/28 – AS Rummage Sale

Seeking Christ for Our Nation Mass – March 3, at 6:30 p.m. at St. George in Linn.

Osage R-1 School 5K to help raise money for school is scheduled for May 2.  200m dash for kids also.  For info, contact Faith Slusser at school or Kathy Brandt.  More details later.

Honor Flight – The next Honor Flight is April 20.  Applications can be found on website

Events Elsewhere – 1) CYO Breakfast at Frankenstein March 1, 7:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. 2) Fish Frys March 13 at Bonnots Mill, 5:30-8:00 p.m. and Rich Fountain, 4:30-7:30 p.m.  3) Craft/Vendor Show at St. George in Linn March 21, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in gym.  If interested in booth ($30), call 573-821-0626.


Daylight Savings Time begins early next Sunday morning (March 8).  Be sure to set clocks forward one hour before going to bed Saturday night.







2015 Seafood Buffets Work List                             March 6th- Rob Schollmeyer - in charge    March 20th - Teresa Skaggs – in charge
Note: For both seafood buffets, each household is asked to bring four (4) pies
Prepare food and hall on Friday, March 6th and 20th beginning at 9 a.m.  – Mary Jane Starke in charge:  Larry and Vivian Boss, Josie Lamb, Wayne Trachsel, Dennis Lamb, Sean Hackmann, Lana Hackmann, Ben and Alex Paulsmeyer
3:00 to 5:30 p.m.                                       5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Cindy Sieg, Linda Wuelling                                        Aubrey Schollmeyer, Julie Keilholz
Cut Pies/Bread
Lucille Lamb, Kate Suess, Heidi Ames                      Sherry Starke, Brittany Brandt
Potato Salad/Baked Beans
Marilyn Struttmann                                                     Debbie Mehmert
Carry-outs/Seconds Table
Carmen Mitchem, Tammy Stone                                Diane Schollmeyer, Kathy Mehmert
Jim Struttmann, Larry Boss                                        Tim Wright, BJ Kempker, Doug Sieg,
Darren  Brandt
Wait Tables
Haley Skaggs, Lana Hackmann, Ev Dudenhoeffer,     Kim Trachsel, Teresa Skaggs, Katie Keilholz,
Karina Mehmert, Crystal Schollmeyer, McKenna        Darcy Keilholz, Amy Jett, Destiny Bledsoe,
Wuelling, Eli Paulsmeyer, Joyce Wright                           Leshia Kempker, Jessica Hackmann
Kitchen Help
Dale Hackmann, Glenn Keilholz                                Alex Paulsmeyer, John Dudenhoeffer
Distribute Seafood
Tom Starke                                                                  Mark Mehmert
Carry Seafood
Wayne Helle, Anthony Keilholz                                 Bernie Forck, Nick Schollmeyer
Fryers (make your own shifts)
Dan Augustine, Mike Mehmert, Sean Hackmann, Wayne Trachsel, Aaron Hackmann, Rick Starke, Luke Skaggs, Rob Skaggs, Mike Stone, Roger Wuelling, Kurt Wuelling, Kris Wuelling, Tim Riegel
Sell Tickets (3:45 p.m. to finish)
Kim Ames, Fred Schollmeyer
Pat Mehmert, Clarine Means                                       Paula Helle, Marian Forck                                                                                                      Clean-up (6:30 p.m. to finish)
Dave and Jim Schollmeyer, Glenda
Schutte, Jim Keilholz
Count Money  (No Shift Needed)                             Vivian Boss, Bernie Forck