March 24, 2013

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 Most Pure Heart - Chamois and
Sun 8:00 a.m. at Assumption - Morrison (until April 6/7)

Mar 17, 2013 candles $2.50 Good Shepherd $1.00
 ASSUMPTION: $436.00 3in 1 $110.00
  Infirm Priest $20.00 Food Pantry $10.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 3/24 - Danny Lamb, 3/31 - Larry Kuebler, 4/6 - Gayle Hackmann, 4/13 - Gary Seifert

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 26 10:00 am WEDNESDAY March 27 6:00 pm
Joseph Brunnert Ray kauffman
THURSDAY March 28 7:00 pm      
Richard Braun  
FRIDAY March 29 7:00 PM SATURDAY March 30 8:30 PM
For the People Bernadine Boss
Sunday March 31 9:00 AM
For the People

“Holy Week has begun. This is our annual commemoration of Our Lord’s Passion and Death. This is indeed a holy week; we should strive with all our effort to make it so. Will we take time to be with the Lord this week? Will we watch one hour with him on Holy Thursday? Will we weep at the foot of the cross with our Blessed Mother on Good Friday? Will we wait in the night for the news of the Resurrection at the Easter Vigil? Will we make these days holy at home and at work? Christ suffered and died for us! What will we do for him?
     “As you know, the diocese has the collection for infirm priests and religious included on Easter Sunday. You have a special envelope in your packet. This is an assessed collection. MPH needs to pay $1,078 and Assumption $812 - whatever the collection amount. So, of course, I encourage you to be as generous as you can to help us meet this expense.”...Fr. Dave

Weekend Mass Location Change – Effective the weekend of April 6/7, the Mass on Saturday will be at Assumption at 6:00 p.m. and the Mass on Sunday will be at MPH at 8:00 a.m.

PSR News – PSR classes will be held during Holy Week, on March 27.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/12-6/30/13 $45,345.00 $30,524.00
Budget goal per month $3,779.00 $2,544.00
Weekly goal $872.00 $587.00
Collection - March 3 $1,204 $1,205
March 10 $2,842 $270
March 17 $1,437 $436
March 24    
March 31    
To date for March $5,483 $1,911
Offertory budget goal 7/1/12-3/17/13 $32,264 $21,719
Sunday collection 7/1/12-3/17/13 $39,494 $24,154
Difference $7,230 $2,435

Question of the Week – In your own words, what does the suffering and death of Christ mean to you?
Handbell Rehearsal – Tuesday, March 26, at 7:00 p.m.
Bulletin Deadline for March 31 Bulletin will be Holy Thursday, March 28, at 9:30 a.m.
Assumption Fish Fry Net Income – Gross income of $2,374.96 minus expenses of $1,309.15 = net profit of $$1,065.81.

April Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

Congratulations to Gavin Hackmann, Dylan Koenigsfeld, and Levi Seifert who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Sunday, March 10, at St. George in Hermann!

Rice Bowl – 25% of contributions to CRS Rice Bowl remain in our diocese, and will be given to Catholic Charities of Central and Northern MO for distribution to regional efforts.  This week, give to your Rice Bowl to support programs that help the poor in our own community, as well as in communities around the world.  Rice Bowls - checks or change may be put in your Rice Bowl, then place in the back of church.

Happy Birthday – Elmer Keilholz is turning 80 years young on March 27!  Please join in surprising him with a card shower.  His address is 6766 Highway 100, Chamois, MO 65024.

Thank You for all the telephone calls, prayers, cards, and visits while I was in St. Joe’s Home and also at Pauline’s house.  God bless you….from Hazel Boss

Seeking Christ for Our Nation Mass and prayer service – Tuesday, April 2, at St. George in Linn.

Assumption Rummage Sale and Bake Sale will be held Friday, April 19, from 1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 20, from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.  Drop-off dates and times:

  • Monday, April 1, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 4, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 6, (after Mass) from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, April 7, from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, April 8, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Deadline (last and final drop-off time) Saturday, April 13, (after Mass) from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Please bring bake sale items to be sold at the rummage sale starting Friday, April 19.

Also as a fundraiser there will be a Schwans food truck on Assumption Church parking lot on Friday, April 19.  Pre-order sheets will be available in the future with more details forthcoming.

Religious Liberty Bill - On March 14, Judge Audrey Fleissig, a St. Louis Federal district court judge, struck down portions of MO law protecting the conscience rights of those objecting to paying for contraceptive coverage & abortion drugs in their health plans. MO Catholic Conference urges you to contact Attorney General Chris Koster (573-751-3321, email & ask him to please appeal Judge Fleissig's order & tell him that her order overreaches and will effectively violate the religious liberty of MO citizens & employers more than the HHS mandate & that other federal courts have protected the conscience rights of employers and her order is inconsistent with those orders.

Tour & Lunch – Daniel Boone Museum in Defiance, MO, April 10.  Leave Assumption Church parking lot 8:45 a.m., video/tour 10:15-11:30 a.m., return after lunch (at Wine Country Gardens).  Thanks to all members and guests for helping the MWA Senior Summit Chapter 18074 making “Platinum Chapter” for 2012, so we will get a stipend to pay for the drivers, tour and lunch.  Free to members and guests.  Drivers needed.  RSVP by April 3 to Marlo Bockting 294-6613 if wanting to attend or willing to drive.

Calendar of Parish Events – March/April

March 26 – Handbell Rhrsl
March 27 – PSR Classes
March 28 – Holy Thurs. services AS 7 PM
March 29 –Good Fri. services AS 7 PM
March 30/31 – Infirm Priest Coll
March 30 – Easter Vigil MPH 8:30 PM
March 31 – Easter Sunday Mass AS 9 AM
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April      - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- MPH Samaritan Cntr Coll
April 1 -  Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
April 2  - Handbell Rhrsl
April 3   - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
- PSR Classes
April 6 – 6 PM Saturday Mass at AS begins
April 7 – 8 AM Sunday Mass at MPH begins
April 9  - Handbell Rhrsl
April 10 – PSR classes
April 11 – AS Finance Comm Mtg
April 16 – Handbell Rhrsl
April 17 – PSR Classes
April 18 – MPH Finance Comm Mtg
April 19/20- AS Rummage Sale
April 23 – Handbell Rhrsl
April 24 – PSR Closing Mass
April 27/28 – Cath Home Msns Coll
April 30 – Handbell Rhrsl

Seafood Buffet served 640 people on March 15.  Breakdown of gross/net income will be reported when all bills have been received.  Raffle prize winners were:
     Flat screen TV – Marlo Bockting
     $100 cash – Ellie Engemann - Hermann
     Cedar lined blanket box – Alicia Dudenhoeffer - Frankenstein
     $50 cash – Megan Bockting - Morrison
     $50 cash - Kate Suess
     Rod and reel – Kate Suess
     Handcrafted fruit/ salad bowl – Jerri Voss - Linn
     $25 cash – Paxton Thuli - Chamois
     $25 cash – Ivan Dudenhoeffer - Linn
     $25 gift certificate Barrister and Brews – Joyce Jury – Jeff City
     $25 gift certificate Barrister and Brews – Kate Suess
     $25 gift certificate Subway – Ellie Engemann
     $25 gift certificate Subway – Joyce Jury
     Box of games – Brenny Montgomery – Linn

Pro-Life Rosary – Monday, April 1, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church.

MPH Hall Cleaners for April – Jim & Marilyn Struttmann, Glenn & Julie Keilholz.  (Reminder to hall cleaners: please fill out Group Volunteer Timesheet located in kitchen.)

Community Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday, March 24, 2:00 p.m. at Morrison downtown park.  For kids 8 & under. Sponsored by MWA Junior club. Contact Lorna Rost for more info.

Easter Lilies – If anyone 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.

Events Elsewhere – 1) Easter Cantata March 24, 6 p.m. at Zion St. Peter’s Church at Pershing.  Refreshments following. Everyone welcome. 2) Bake sale at St. James UCC in Morrison March 30, 8:00 a.m.-sold out. 3) Chicken Dinner at Guardian Angels parish in Brinktown April 7, 11:00-5:30.