March 19- 3rd Sunday of Lent, 2017

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 (Until April 23)

Mar 12, 2017 candles $5 Food Pantry $30
  ASSUMPTION: $907 Catholic Relief $50
  Food bank $21 clothes bin $21




3/19 - Charley Rost, 3/26 - Joe Budnik, 4/2 - Danny Lamb, 4/9 - Larry Kuebler


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 21 10 am Wednesday March 22 9:00 am
Robert Kattelmann John Gerritsen
Thursday March 23 10:00 am Friday March 24 8:00 am
Alban "Hank" Rost Frank Schollmeyer
SUNDAY March 26 8:00 a.m. SATURDAY March 25 6:00 pm
For the People Rosie McKinnon

             Since last week’s words were already written and printed before MPH’s Seafood Buffet, I didn’t have a chance to say how pleased I was with everything – with all the people who showed up to work and worked so well to make it a great success. I know it is always a lot of work, but I hope it is also nice to be working together for a good cause. I pray we will all have the enthusiasm to make the next one equally a success. Thanks everyone. The same goes for Assumption’s Fish Fry and coming Rummage Sale. Hope to see everyone there on Friday or Saturday.”…Fr. Dave

Assumption Parish Rummage Sale & Bake Sale Friday, March 24 (8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.)
and Saturday, March 25 (8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon)


Assumption Parish Rummage Sale & Bake Sale News – Any gently used items, furniture, and working appliances and electronics are welcome.  Drop off items on Sunday, March 19 (9:00-10:00 a.m.) or Monday, March 20 (6:00-8:00 p.m.).  Any help sorting/organizing drop off items during these times is 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, March 23, (6:00-8:00 p.m.) and on Friday morning, March 24, anytime during sale hours.

Lenten Study Program “He Chose the Nails” will be offered at Kim Trachsel’s house on” Thursday, March 23 at 8:15 a.m. (note date/time change!) & Thurs., March 30, at 9:00 a.m.  Everyone welcome.

40 Hours of Devotion – At St. George Linn, beginning Thurs., March 23, at 4:30 p.m. and ending with daily Mass Saturday, March 25, at 8:30 a.m.  Detailed schedule in back of church.  Everyone welcome. 

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/15-6/30/16 $54,600.00 $37,200.00
Budget goal per month $4,550.00 $3,100.00
Weekly goal $1050.00 $715.00
Collection - Mar 5 $1,500 $789
Mar 12 $974 $1,057
Mar 19    
Mar 26    
To date for Mar $2,474 $1,846
Offertory budget goal 7/1/16-3/12/17 $38,850 $26,455
Sunday collection 7/1/16-3/12/17 $36,231 $28,608
Difference -$2,619 $2,153


Question of the Week – Where have you found a source of “living water” for your own journey of faith?

Stations of the Cross - Wednesday, March 22, at 7:45 p.m. at MPH.

April Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

Special Bulletin Deadline for April 2 bulletin is Thursday, March 30, at 9:30 a.m.

Benefit Dinner/Raffle for Andy Mitchem – Sat., March 25, 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. at MPH hall.


PSR News – On Wednesday, March 22, PSR classes will be held at 7:00 p.m.  Stations of the Cross will be offered at 7:45 p.m. so parents/grandparents/chauffeurs can join their PSR students in this Lenten activity before picking up the kids.  Everyone is welcome.  There will be no PSR classes on Wednesday, March 29, because of spring break at Osage R-1 School.

Lent Penance Services (at 7:00 p.m.) – March 23 at Linn, March 28 at Assumption, March 29 at MPH.  All PSR students and parents are encouraged to come to the March 29 penance service.

Catholic Relief Services Collection will be taken up next weekend. Funds from this collection help provide food to the hungry, support to displaced refugees, and Christ’s love and respect to all people here at home and abroad. Next week, please give generously and help Jesus in disguise.

MPH Seafood Buffet – Coming again Friday, March 31!  Serving all-you-can-eat fish, frog legs and shrimp and all the fixins 3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  Adults/$12, ages 5-12/$7, 4 and under/free. Seafood Buffet News – The 3/10/17 Seafood Buffet served 550 adults & 53 children.  Gross deposits for that Seafood Buffet are $7,757 meal, $996 raffle.  The raffle is going great.  Please continue selling raffle tickets.  If you need more, there are some in the back of MPH church; if more are needed, please inform the parish office.  Please bring any unsold raffle tickets to the March 31 Seafood Buffet.


Calendar of Parish Events – March/April
March 22 – PSR Classes/Stations
March 23 - Lent Study Session
March 24/25 – AS Rummage/Bake Sale
March 25/26 – CRS Coll
March 28 – AS Penance Service
March 29 – MPH Penance Service
                 - No PSR Classes
March 30 – Lent Study Session
March 31 – MPH Seafood Buffet
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April 3  - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
April 5 -  AS Prayer Group 10 AM
           -  PSR Classes
April 12 – PSR Closing Mass
April 13 – 7 PM Holy Thurs Service MPH
April 14 – 7 PM Good Fri Service MPH
April 15 – 8:30 PM Easter Vigil MPH
April 16 – 9 AM Easter Sunday Mass AS April 15/16 – Infirm Priest Coll

Weekend Mass Location Change – After Easter, beginning with the April 22/23 weekend, the Saturday 6:00 p.m. Mass will be at Assumption, and the Sunday 8:00 a.m. Mass will be at MPH. 

Parish Mission at Westphalia March 18-22.  Theme: Personal Prayer. Topics Monday to Wednesday starting at 7 p.m. will be: The Examen Prayer – How looking Backwards Helps You Move Forward; The Twelve Step Program for Everyone – How Prayer Leads to a Life of Virtue; and The Three Stages of Spiritual Growth – How a Life of Virtue Leads to Prayer.

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) K of C Breakfast at Linn March 19.  2) Chicken Dinner at Westphalia March 19, 11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.  3) Fish Fry at Rich Fountain March 24, 4:30-7:30 p.m.  4) K of C Fish Fry at Taos March 24, 4:30-7:30 p.m. 5) Chicken Dinner at Bonnots Mill March 26, 11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. 6) Spring Dinner at Freeburg April 2, 11:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.