March 13- Fifth Sunday of Lent, 2016

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 Chamois
SUN 8:00 a.m. at Morrison

March 6, 2016 Inf Pr $80.00 Food Pantry $45.00
  ASSUMPTION: $900.00 CRS $300.00
  Inf Pr $10.00 Food Pantry $10.00




3/13 - Danny Lamb, 3/20 - Larry Kuebler, 3/27 - Gayle Hackmann, 4/2 - Gary Seifert


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


Tuesday Mar 15 10:00 am Wednesday Mar 16 6:00 pm
Sharon Steiner Herman Haslag
Thursday Mar 17 no mass Friday Mar 18 8:00 am
*** Al & Anita Duffner
SUNDAY Mar 20 8:00 am SATURDAY Mar 19 6:00 pm
Karla Maxwell For the People

**Note Change in Weekday Mass Schedule – There will be no Mass on Thursday for the coming week.

    “Since the diocesan 24 Hours of Mercy went very well, we have decided to do a shorter version for our parishes. It will be next Saturday, March 19, the beginning of Holy Week from 10 am until 5:45. Thus, this is an opportunity to do something for Lent, Holy Week, and the Year of Mercy all at once. We will have exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, plus each hour will have a special theme/prayers. I’ll also be available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation during the 11 am and 2 pm hours. We’ll end the day with a Lenten Soup and Bread supper. I encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to do something a little extra for Lent, and the beginning of Holy Week.”…Fr. Dave

PSR News – On Wednesday, March 23, PSR students will join together for Stations of the Cross at 7:00 p.m. in MPH church.  All parents, grandparents, chauffeurs, parishioners are invited to join together on this journey to the cross.  PSR classes will follow Stations.  There will be no PSR classes on March 30 because of Spring Break at Osage R-1 School.

Luke:  Stories On The Road - Wednesday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m. at St. George, Linn. In an evening that is both entertaining and eye-opening, TV star Frank Runyeon performs the famous parables in Luke's travel narrative, and then pauses to reflect on how we hear each story--and miss what it is really saying.   All are welcome to this free event.

Weekend Mass Location Change – After Holy Week/Easter, beginning with the April 2/3 weekend, the Saturday 6:00 p.m. Mass will be at Assumption, and the Sunday 8:00 a.m. Mass will be at MPH.  This will be in effect until October. 

Penance Services (at 7:00 p.m.) – Linn March 15, Westphalia March 16.

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


at Most Pure Heart of Mary Church
March 19, 2016

10 am: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament; praying The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary.

11 am: The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary; (Sacrament of Reconciliation available).

12 am: Angelus and the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

1 pm: Meditation on the Corporal Works of Mercy.

2 pm: Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary; (Sacrament of Reconciliation available).

3 pm: Divine Mercy Jubilee prayers and chaplet.

4 pm: Prayers for the Stations of the Cross.

5 pm: Glorious Mysteries.

5:45 pm: Benediction. Proceed to parish hall for start of Palm Sunday Procession.

6 pm: Mass.

7 pm: Bread & soup supper.

Everyone is welcome – invite your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc. 


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 - Mar 6 $7,175 $990
Mar 13    
Mar 20 `  
Mar 27    
To date for Mar. $7,175 $990
Offertory budget goal 7/1/15-3/6/16 $36,000 $24,912
Sunday collection 7/1/15-3/6/16 $42,066 $29,947
Difference $6,066 $5,035

Question of the Week – Against whom do you hold prejudices? Who do you believe is a greater sinner than yourself?

Stations of the Cross – 1) Assumption - Wednesdays during Lent at 6:30 p.m. 2) MPH - Wednesday, March 23, at 7:00 p.m. & Good Friday, March 25, at 3:00 p.m.

Nursing Home Mass – A Mass will be offered for “Verhoff Family” on Friday, March 18, at 10:00 a.m. at Linn Living & Rehab Center.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Bulletin Deadline for Easter (March 27) bulletin is Thursday, March 24, at 9:30 a.m.

Our Carmelite Sisters (now residing in Clyde, MO) are coming to Jeff City for a private tour of the newly renovated former monastery.  Two Carmelite Sisters will be here & available for a meet & greet on Tues., March 15, at the Chancery from 4:00-6:00 pm.  You are invited to stop in and visit briefly with them.

Easter Lilies – If you would like to donate lilies for Easter (in memory of a loved one if so desired), please put them in back of church by Good Friday.

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) Chicken Dinner March 13 at Bonnots Mill, 11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.  2) K of C Fish Fry at Linn March 18, 5:00-7:30 p.m.  3) Family Prayer Breakfast March 19 at Zion St. Peter UCC in Pershing, 8:00 a.m.  4) Chicken Dinner at St. Joe in Westphalia March 20, 11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 5) K of C Breakfast at Linn March 20.


 Holy Week 2016 Schedule
Holy Thursday, March 24* ----- 7:00 p.m. at Assumption
Good Friday, March 25* -------- 7:00 p.m. at Assumption
Easter Vigil, March 26*  --------- 8:30 p.m. at Assumption
Easter Sunday, March 27 ------ 9:00 a.m. at MPH

*Let us faithfully come together as one faith family for these three celebrations as they are joint celebrations of both parishes.

Calendar of Parish Events – March
March 16 – PSR Classes
                 - AS Stations
March 23 – PSR/Stations
March 24 – Holy Thursday 7 PM AS
March 25 – Good Friday 7 PM AS
                -  Stations 3 PM MPH
March 26 – Easter Vigil 8:30 PM AS
March 26/27 – Infirm Priest Coll
March 27 – Easter Sunday 9 AM MPH March 30 – No PSR classes