March 11, 2012

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: Sat 6:00 p.m. at St. Mary's -Chamois (til Apr 1) and
Sun 8:00 a.m. at Assumption - Morrison (til Apr)

SUNDAY COLLECTION MOST PURE HEART: $1,740.00 Samaritan Cntr $5.00
(March 4, 2012) 3 in 1 collection $45.00 Good Shepherd Cntr $35.00
 ASSUMPTION: $823.00 3 in 1 collection $50.00
  Herman Food $37.00 candles $5.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 3/11 - Larry Kuebler, 3/18 - Gayle Hackmann, 3/25 - Gary Seifert, 3/31 - 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 March 13 8:00 am WEDNESDAY March 14 6:00 pm
John & Helen Stratman Regina M. Stewart
THURSDAY March 15 8:00 am FRIDAY March 16 8:00 am
Alice Hustedde Paul Mehmert
SUNDAY March 18 8:00 am SATURDAY March 17 6:00 pm
David Seifert For the people

**Note Tuesday’s Mass Time - Tuesday’s Mass will be at 8:00 a.m., with this being the 2nd Tuesday.

Text Box:  “It was good to see so many people working together to make our seafood buffet such a success last week. Thanks for all the hard work from so many. I heard only good things about it all, and especially how good the food was. Thanks to Assumption for the last minute loan of their fryer, we had even rented a fryer to avoid having to use yours, but as you know – the best laid plans of men…. I hope and trust we can make the next one equally as successful. Unfortunately, I hate to say, our budget reports show much more going out than coming in. So these extra fundraisers are very important. The Finance Committee will have to take a hard look at that at our next meeting. In the meantime, let’s be sure to sell raffle tickets and make that a great success, as well as the next buffet.
     “It was good to see so many people at the Penance service last Thursday. Our Lent has been off to a good start, and it’s moving right along quickly. Our attention will be slowly turning to the celebration of the Lord’s Passion and Death. So we should be using these later weeks of Lent to recall those great events of our Salvation. One great, and traditional, way is praying the Stations of the Cross. So let’s begin using them, both in Church and at home. Also we need to look ahead to the Great celebrations of our Church’s year – the Holy Triduum, or Holy Three Days – Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Every Catholic should make them a priority in their lives. Those evenings should be set aside for Christ and Church. This is the Passover of the Lord. It should not be forgotten. They should not just be like every other day. The Church but asks for a few hours in the evening. Surely we can give that much to the Lord. Everyone should clear their calendars on April 5, 6, and 7 for these Mighty Celebrations. They are, of course, joint celebrations of both Assumption and Most Pure Heart Parishes, and everyone from both parishes should participate no matter where they happen to be held.”...Fr. Dave
Nursing Home Masses - A Mass will be offered for “Jimmy Bax” on Tuesday, March 13, at 9:30 a.m. at Frene Valley Nursing Home in Hermann.  A Mass will be offered for “Dora White” on Thursday, March 15, at 10:00 a.m. at Autumn Meadows in Linn.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Area Lenten Penance Services - Monday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. in Linn; Sunday, March 18, at 1:00 p.m. in Frankenstein; Wed., March 28, at 7:00 p.m. in Loose Creek.  (Fr. Dave is also available for confession before or after Mass or anytime that works with his schedule and yours.)

PSR News - No PSR classes on Wed., March 14 (spring break at Osage R-1 School).  The Sacrament of Penance will be available for PSR students on Wed., March 21.


Holy Week Schedule 2012
Holy Thursday                         6:30 p.m. at Most Pure Heart
Good Friday                             7:00 p.m. at Most Pure Heart
Easter Vigil (Holy Saturday)     8:30 p.m. at Assumption
Easter Sunday                          9:00 a.m. at Most Pure Heart

Three-In-One Collection - Next weekend, we will take up theThree-in-One Collection. This collection supports Catholic Relief Services and other agencies that touch more than 100 million lives around the world. The funds from the collection help provide food to the hungry, welcome and support to displaced refugees, and invaluable life skills to those seeking a better life. How will you help Jesus in disguise?  Please give generously to the Three-In One Collection.

Benefit for Family of Mark Edwards - Mark was the son of Mike and Marlene Edwards - the grandson of Ray and Verna Edwards.  He died suddenly at age 32, leaving a wife and two young sons ages one and three years old.  The benefit is being held at the Chamois Community Center on Saturday, March 17.  Dinner is being served from 4:00-7:00 p.m., and a poker run is happening after the dinner.  There will also be a silent auction.  Proceeds will be donated to the CJ and Trent Edwards Education Fund.  If anyone would like to bring a pie, cake, or other dessert, it would be greatly appreciated.  Some people have already agreed to make something, and we graciously thank you!

Assumption Rummage Sale/Bake Sale - Drop off rummage sale donations in the church basement at any of the following times: March 12 (6 – 7 pm), March 14 (6 – 7 pm), March 17 (1 – 3 pm), March 18 (after 8am Mass), March 21 (6 – 7 pm), March 22 (6 – 7 pm). Help would also be appreciated on March 21 & 22 (6 pm) with sorting, labeling, and organizing. Thanks!  The rummage sale itself is being held from 1:00-6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 23, and 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 24.  A bake sale is also being held in conjunction with the rummage sale on Saturday.  Donations of baked goods are also appreciated.


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 - Mar 4 $1,740 $823
Mar 11    
Mar 18    
Mar 25    
To date for March $1,740 $823
Offertory budget goal 7/1/11-3/4/12 $29,880.00 $22,860.00
Sunday collection 7/1/11-3/4/12 $29,677.00 $22,188.00
Difference -$203.00 -$672.00

? Of the Week - As you hear the Commandments proclaimed today, which one really strikes you?

MPH Lenten Faith Sharing - Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. in MPH hall.  Everyone welcome.

Handbell Choir Rehearsal - Tuesday, March 13, at 7:00 p.m.

Assumption Fish Fry Income - The Fish Fry on Feb. 24 had income of $1,560.75, expenses of approximately $915.27, giving a net profit of approximately $645.88.

2nd Seafood Buffet - The 2nd Seafood Buffet at Most Pure Heart of Mary is coming soon - Friday, March 23!  Serving catfish, frog legs, shrimp & trimmings 4:00-7:30 p.m.  Adults/$10.00, children/$6.00.  Raffle tickets are available in the back of both churches.  MPH parishioners are again asked to bring 3 pies in hopes of another successful Seafood Buffet.  The Seafood Buffet on March 2 served 460 adults and 35 children.  Gross income for that Seafood Buffet was $5,369 for the meal and $460 for the raffle.

4th Annual Ladies Luncheon - Ladies, mark your calendars for Sunday, April 1, for our 4th annual Ladies Luncheon in Most Pure Heart of Mary hall!  Gather time 12:00-12:30, lunch at 12:30.  Topic: “Thankful for the Thorns”.  Speaker: Kim Trachsel.  Free.  Please RSVP by March 26 by signing up on the sheet in back of church or calling Viv Boss 763-5928 or Ev Dudenhoeffer 763-5421. 

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. Renewable for $1,000 per semester. Deadline is March 31.  Contact the parish office if interested.

H.O.P.E Campaign has been seeking to raise awareness about the rampant problem of heroin abuse that has affected much of Mid-MO over the last few years. This presentation for parents, teachers, and other interested parties – and conducted by local law enforcement officers – is being co-hosted by St. Joe’s Cathedral and the Office of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Jefferson City on March 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Cathedral undercroft.  For more info, contact the Office of Youth Ministry at the Chancery 635-9127.

Lenten Quiet Hour - Bethel Salem Presbyterian women invite you to a Lenten Quiet Hour at Bethel Salem Church in Hope, MO, on March 24, at 1:30 p.m.  More details on poster in back of church.

Weekend Mass Location Change - Effective the weekend of March 31/April 1, the Saturday Mass will be at Assumption at 6:00 p.m., and the Sunday Mass will be at MPH at 8:00 a.m.

Dinner at Panda Buffet (Hermann) - Wed., March 14, at 6:00 p.m.  $3/person off meal.  Sponsored by MWA.  For info, call Lorna Rost 294-7276.

Social Events Elsewhere - 1) Chicken Dinner at Bonnots Mill March 11, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.  2) Fish Fry at Bonnots Mill March 16, 5:30-8:00 p.m.  3) K of C Breakfast at Linn March 18.


Calendar of Parish Events - March

March 13 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
March 14 - No PSR Classes
March 15 - MPH Lenten Faith Sharing
March 17/18 - Three-in-One Coll
March 20 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
March 21 - PSR Clases
March 22 - MPH Lenten Faith Sharing
- MPH Maintenance Comm Mtg
March 23 - Seafood Buffet
March 23/24 - AS Rummage Sale/Bake Sale
March 27 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
March 28 - PSR/Stations
March 29 - MPH Lenten Faith Sharing


Three-In-One Collection
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Family is essential to our Catholic faith.  From the beginning, the story of Mary, Joseph, and Jesus illustrates the role of the family in God’s plan for humanity.  Sometimes we forget that families, both at home and around the world, are struggling.  The Three-In-One Collection reminds us that we can help ease those burdens.
Your donation will support families abroad like Sipho Ncube, a widow and mother of three from Zimbabwe.  She is part of a Catholic Relief Services initiative to lift rural families from poverty by giving them goats, pigs, and poultry.  Sipho is learning how to properly care for and breed her animals, so that she can sell the offspring, feed her family, and survive the inevitable hard times.
The collection also funds Parishes Organized to Welcome Refugees, an initiative sponsored by the Bishops’ Migrant and Refugee Services.  The program prepares parishes to help legally recognized refugees to the United States find work, build credit, and join vibrant faith communities in their new home.
Our annual Laetare Sunday collection subsidizes Catholic organizations that value families and work to provide pastoral support, humanitarian aid, and other vital assistance to them each day.  This includes the care of the Holy Land and the help provided by the Holy Father through Peter’s Pence.
Please be generous next weekend.  Your gift will truly make a difference.
Sincerely yours in Christ, Most Reverend John R. Gaydos, Bishop of Jefferson City