March 15 - 4th 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
(until April 11/12) and
Sat 6:00 p.m. at Most Pure Heart - Chamois

March 8, 2015     Food Pantry $10
  ASSUMPTION: $1,210 candles $3.00
  CRS $50 Food Pantry $10.00



3/15 - Gary Seifert, 3/22 - Joe Budnik, 3/29 - Danny Lamb, 4/5 - Larry Kuebler


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


Tuesday Mar 17 10:00 am Wednesday Mar 18 6:00 pm
Verhoff Family Otto Boss
Thursday Mar 19 no mass Friday Mar 20 8:00 am
-- John Fick
Sunday March 22 8:00 am SATURDAY March 21 6:00 pm
Dorothy Nolte For the People

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

“With this 4th Sunday of Lent we begin to more specifically turn our attention to Christ’s coming passion and resurrection. Let us truly try to understand the Love of God who would undergo such trials for us. Will we enter into this mystery of our salvation? Most important would be to participate in the Liturgical commemorations of these events, that is, to participate in the Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil liturgies! These ‘Three Days’ celebration is the most important of the whole liturgical year. Put them on your calendar and plan on participating.
     “We know that Jesus himself prayed for unity among all his followers. So it is especially important to take advantage of opportunities for praying together with other Christians. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend Monday evening’s ecumenical World Day of Prayer at Assumption.
     “I hope everyone still has lots of energy and enthusiasm for our second Seafood Buffet. We need all to again help make this a great success. Please take and sell raffle tickets!”…Fr. Dave


* * * Seafood Buffet at MPH – Friday, March 20! ! ! * * *
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.

Seafood Buffet NewsRevised work list for March 20 Seafood Buffet is on back of bulletin insert.  Food/hall preparation Friday (March 20) beginning at 9:00 a.m.  All volunteers appreciated.  Due to number of pies left from 1st Seafood Buffet, each household is asked to bring TWO (2) pies March 20.  1st Seafood Buffet served 430 total meals.  Gross income so far $7,443.  Net amount reported later.

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 - March 1 $972 $284
March 8 $1,049 $1,201
March 15    
March 22    
March 29    
To date for Mar. $2,021 $1,494
Offertory budget goal 7/1/14-3/8/15 $33,300 $24,480
Sunday collection 7/1/14-3/8/15 $45,017 $27,515
Difference $11,717 $3,035

Question of the Week - When is it difficult for you to believe? What particular line in this reading helps your faith?

Handbells Rehearsal – March 17, 7:00 p.m. in MPH hall.

Last Catholicism DVD Session during Lent on March 19.

Nursing Home Mass – A Mass will be offered for “Verhoff Family” on Friday, March 20, at 10:00 a.m. at Linn Community Skilled Care in Linn.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

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

World Day of Prayer – Monday, March 16, at 7:00 p.m. at Assumption Church in Morrison.  Refreshments following. 

Lent Penance Services – March 15 at Linn at 5:00 p.m., March 25 at Loose Creek at 7:00 p.m., March 31 at Westphalia at 7:00 p.m.

CRS (formerly 3-in-1) Collection - “Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me”.  We are reminded that Jesus identified himself with our poorest brothers and sisters. The Catholic Relief Services Collection serves Jesus in the victims of human trafficking, in those who suffer from unjust laws, and in those who need pastoral care and humanitarian assistance across the globe. Through supporting this weekend’s collection, you help Jesus in disguise. Please be generous.

PSR News – On Wednesday, March 25, 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.

Assumption Parish Rummage Sale & Bake Sale – Friday, March 27 (1:00-6:00 p.m.) & Saturday, March 28 (8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.). Any/all donations welcomed.  Drop off items:

Any help sorting/organizing donations during these drop off times is also appreciated.  Assumption parishioners are asked to donate baked goods for the rummage sale.  Everyone please price their items for the bake sale. Baked goods can be dropped off Thursday evening, or Friday/Saturday during sale hours.

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.  Thank you.

Hungering for Peace – We journey with CRS Rice Bowl to Lebanon to be present to a people who themselves are on a journey.  Here we meet a family of Syrian refugees, a family perhaps not so unlike our own.  We are challenged through our almsgiving this week to reach out to those who are forced to flee their homes, who are seeking shelter in a land of peace.

Holy Week 2015 Schedule
Holy Thursday (April 2) – 7:00 p.m. at Assumption
Good Friday (April 3)     - 7:00 p.m. at Assumption
Easter Vigil (April 4)       - 8:30 p.m. at MPH
Easter Sunday (April 5)  - 9:00 a.m. at Assumption

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


Osage R-1 School 5K – May 2 at 9:00 a.m.  Sign up with Faith Slusser 763-5446 or Kathy Brandt 763-5303.  $25 in advance guarantees t-shirt.  Proceeds benefit Osage R-1 School.

Thank You received from Hermann Food Pantry and Good Shepherd Center for your generosity and support!


Calendar of Parish Events – March

March 14/15 – 3-in-1 (CRS) Coll
March 16 – World Day of Prayer at AS
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 27/28 – AS Rummage Sale

Weekend Mass Location Change – Effective the weekend of April 11/12, the 6:00 p.m. Saturday Mass will be at Assumption Church, and the 8:00 a.m. Sunday Mass will be at MPH.  (The first weekend of April is Easter weekend and has its own special schedule.)

Religious Ed Institute “Baptism – Sent Forth on a Mission of Love” – Monday, March 23, 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at St. Joe’s Cathedral in Jeff.  For more info/to register, contact parish office or Maureen Quinn 635-9127,

Save Thriftway Receipts dated January 1 through April 30 for Osage R-1 School.  Help our school earn free educational equipment.  Receipts may be dropped off in the box in back of MPH church, at the bank, or at school (Jenny Keilholz’s office).

Card Shower for Doris Greer (turning 90 years young on March 18).  Send cards to 196 Highway CC, Linn, MO 65051.

Chrism Mass - Bishop Gaydos invites you to attend our annual Chrism Mass at St. Joe’s Cathedral on Thursday, March 26, at 5:30 p.m.

Events Elsewhere – 1) K of C Breakfast in Linn March 15.  2) Spring Dinner at St. Joseph parish in Westphalia March 15.  3) Craft/Vendor Show at St. George in Linn March 21, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in gym.  4) John Angotti concert March 24, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at St. Anthony Church in Camdenton.  Free will offering.

March 20, 2015, Seafood Buffet Work List (Teresa Skaggs – in charge)
Note:  each household is asked to bring TWO (2) pies
Prepare food & hall Friday, March 20, beginning at 9 a.m.  – Mary Jane Starke in charge:  Larry & Vivian Boss, Josie Lamb, Wayne Trachsel, Dennis Lamb, Sean Hackmann, Lana Hackmann, Ben & 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
Applesauce/Coleslaw (make your own shifts)
Shirley Keilholz, Vera Ohlms
Mac & Cheese (make your own shifts)
Mary Jane Starke, Josie Lamb
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 Dude,   Kim Trachsel, Teresa Skaggs, Katie Keilholz,
Karina Mehmert, Crystal Schollmeyer,        Darcy Keilholz, Angela and Destiny Bledsoe,
MaKenna Wuelling, Joyce Wright                 Leshia Kempker, Jessica Hackmann
Eli Paulsmeyer , Gavin Hackmann    Hannah and Kenzy Hackmann
Kitchen Help
Dale Hackmann, Glenn Keilholz        Alex Paulsmeyer, John Dudenhoeffer
Distribute Seafood
Wayne Helle                                       Mark Mehmert
Carry Seafood
Tom Starke, 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