Mar 27, 2011

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. (St. Mary's) and
Sun 8:00 a.m. (Assumption)

Changes April 2/3 !!

SUNDAY COLLECTIONST. MARY’S: $634.00 meat donation $10.00
(Mar 20, 2011) Samaritan Center   Good Shepherd $20.00
 ASSUMPTION: $425.00 Hermann Food Ptry $7.00
      candles $5.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 3/27 - Larry Kuebler, 4/2 Gayle Hackmann, 4/9 - Gary Seifert, 4/16 - Joe Budnik

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

SATURDAY April 2 6:00 pm ** FRIDAY April 1 NO Mass
For the People Communion Service at 8:00am
      SUNDAY April 3 8:00 am**
  Paul Mehmert

**Weekday Mass Schedule for the Coming Week - Please note that there will be no weekday Masses for the coming week; however, there will be a communion service at St. Mary’s on Friday at 8:00 a.m.

++Weekend Mass Location Change - Effective NEXT weekend (April 2/3), the location will switch for the weekend Masses.  The Saturday evening Mass will be at Assumption at 6:00 p.m., and the Sunday morning Mass will be at Most Pure Heart of Mary at 8:00 a.m.

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Fried chicken/pork sausage dinners served 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Adults/$8.50, ages 6-12/$4.00, 5 and under/free
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Text Box:  As you know, I’ll be gone this week participating in the opening session of a new diocesan program for priests called Good Leaders, Good Shepherds.” While we’ll be meeting monthly for the next 2 years and several overnights, this is the only week-long session. I’m sorry it fell in Lent and therefore won’t be daily Mass this week. I hope you can offer it up as part of your Lenten fast. We do without worldly things in order to remind ourselves that we are seeking spiritual. Let the ‘emptiness’ and ‘hunger’ of this week and of Lent make us yearn to be ‘filled’ with the grace of God’s kingdom. We also join with all those Catholics in this country and throughout the world who do not have access to weekly, much less daily, Mass. God will listen to your prayers whenever and from wherever they come.
God bless.”...Fr. Dave

Pro-Life Rosary - Monday, April 4, at 9:00 a.m. in Most Pure Heart of Mary Church.

Text Box:  Funfest - Our March Lenten Funfest will be March 30 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s hall. Please join us for bingo, bread and water. Bring a friend and we will all be winners. 

The Three-In-One Collection - Next weekend our parishes will take up the Three-in-One Collection.  This collection supports six Catholic agencies benefitting millions of vulnerable, displaced, & impoverished families & individuals around the world.  From direct humanitarian service to helping victims of human trafficking & working to reunify families, the funds from this collection make a real difference in lives across the globe.  How will you help?  Next week, please support the Three-in-One Collection and Jesus in disguise.  Check your contribution envelope packet for the special envelope for the “3-in-1 Collection.”

The Lord Shows Us Another Way - Your support of Operation Rice Bowl provides options to workers in Senegal and throughout the world.  With Catholic Relief Services’ support, workers can access small loans to establish businesses so that they can provide for their families.  Everyone has the right to work!

Parish Mission at St. Mary’s - April 4-8, 6-8 p.m. nightly!

PSR News - March 30–PSR classes meet as usual; April 6--PSR classes/reconciliation available 7-8 p.m.; April 13--PSR classes as usual (no Stations).

Lent Scripture Sharing at St. Mary’s - Every Thursday morning during Lent at 9:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s hall.  Be prepared by reading the scriptures for the upcoming Sunday of Lent.  Everyone welcome!

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/09-6/30/10 $42,120.00 $34,320.00
Budget goal per month $3,510.00 $2,860.00
Weekly goal $810.00 $660.00
Collection - March 6 $640.00 $547.00
March 13 $1,218.00 $755.00
March 20 $634.00 $425.00
March 27    
To date for March $2,492.00 $1,727.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/10-3/20/11 $30,780.00 $25,080.00
Sunday collection 7/1/10-3/20/11 $33,846.00 $24,797.00
Difference $3,066.00 -$283.00

? Of the Week - What keeps you coming back to the living water of intimacy with Christ?

Stations of the Cross - After 8:00 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s on Sundays, April 3 & 10.

April Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

Assumption Fish Fry Net Profit - Gross receipts of $1,500.50 minus expenses of $651.55 = $848.95 net profit.  Thanks to all who attended and all who helped out!

Late Term Abortion Restrictions Approved - The MO House of Representatives has acted to protect the lives of viable unborn children by approving legislation restricting late-term abortions.  MO Family Policy Council encourages you to contact Tom Loehner (573-751-1344 email to thank him for his vote and also encourages you to contact Senator Dan Brown (573-751-5713 email to let him know of your support for the late-term abortion bill.

Lent Reconciliation Services - The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available from 7:00-8:00 p.m. each evening during St. Mary’s Parish Mission.  Elsewhere, Lenten penance services will be held at 1:00 p.m. at Frankenstein on March 27.  The following penance services are all at 7:00 p.m.: March 31 at Loose Creek, April 6 at Westphalia, April 7 at Hermann, April 11 at Linn, April 12 at Rich Fountain.

Calendar of Parish Events - March/April

March 27 - StM Spring Dinner
March 30 - Heart of Mary Funfest
March 31 - StM Lenten Faith Sharing
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April     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- StM Samaritan Cntr Coll
April 2  - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
- 6 PM Mass begins at AS
April 2/3 - 3-in-1 Collection
April 3  - 8 AM Mass begins at StM
- Stations after 8 AM Mass
April 4  - Pro-Life Rosary StM 9 AM
April 4-8 - StM Parish Mission
April 6  - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
April 7  - StM Lenten Faith Sharing
April 9  - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
April 10 - Stations after 8 AM Mass
April 12 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
April 14 - StM Lenten Faith Sharing
April 16 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
April 19 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
April 20 - No PSR Classes
April 23 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
April 23/24 - Infirm Priest Collection
April 27 - No afternoon PSR Classes
- Heart of Mary Funfest
- PSR Closing Mass
April 30 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg

Attn. Knights of Columbus - On April 4 at 7:00 p.m. in St. Mary’s hall there will be a K of C meeting which will likely determine the future of Council #1983.  Several council positions need to be filled and plans for future activities will be discussed.  ALL KNIGHTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.

Text Box:  Congratulations to Ethan Hagenhoff, Klayton Kuschel, Jacob Trachsel, Andrea Schollmeyer, and Brady Stone who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on March 23 at St. George in Linn!

Chrism Mass - Bishop John R. Gaydos invites everyone to attend our annual Chrism Mass at St. Joe’s Cathedral in Jeff on Thursday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m..

St. Mary’s Hall Cleaners for April - Mary Starke, Shirley Keilholz, Jane Keilholz.

April Liturgy Assignments are in “Ministry Assignments” section on website.

Pro-Life Action Day - Tuesday, April 5, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on 1st Floor Rotunda at the State Capitol.  Noon rally with featured speaker Abby Johnson.  Wear red.

Social Events Elsewhere - 1) Fish Fry at Bonnots Mill April 1, 5:30-8:00 p.m. 2) Spring Chicken Dinner at Brinktown April 10, 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Holy Week Schedule 2011
Holy Thursday 6:30 p.m. at Assumption
Good Friday 3:00 p.m. at St .Mary’s*
7:00 p.m. at Assumption
Holy Saturday 9:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s
Easter Sunday 9:00 a.m. at Assumption
* the 3:00 p.m. service on Good Friday at St. Mary’s will not be the traditional service, but will consist of Stations of the Cross.


Pastoral Letter - Three-In-One Collection
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
In many ways, families are the heart of our communities.  When families are in distress, are separated, or are otherwise challenged, our Church reaches out.  And it does so whether those families are across the street or halfway around the globe.
For example, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network Inc. (CLINIC) program called National Pro Bono Project for Children matches unaccompanied immigrant children with legal service providers.  These children are the most vulnerable migrants:  they are usually without resources and are forced to navigate complex legal proceedings without representation.  As another example, the Department of Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops provides coordination, training, funding, and monitoring to experts who provide specialized assistance to victims of human trafficking in the United States.  And in its initial response to the earthquakes in Haiti, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) distributed food to nearly 900,000 people.  Currently, CRS is providing food to more than 90,000 students in more than 270 schools, as well as monthly food rations to more than 100 orphanages and child care centers in Port-au-Prince.
CLINIC, MRS, and CRS are just three of the six worldwide Catholic relief agencies funded by the Three-In-One Collection.  Each agency provides vital assistance, from pastoral support to humanitarian aid, all over the world.  In the current crisis in Japan, CRS will support Caritas Japan, the social service arm of the Catholic Church which responds with food and other assistance.  Catholic Relief Services stands ready to assist Caritas Japan in this emergency. 
This Collection also supports the Franciscan care of the Holy Land, and Peter's Pence, which will be used to help the Holy Father respond with immediate emergency assistance to the most disadvantaged throughout the world - those who suffer as a result of war, oppression and natural disasters.  
                In our Diocese, the Three-In-One Collection is scheduled for April 2 and 3, Laetare Sunday.  I have set a goal for our Diocese of one hour’s wage per family.  With your generosity, I know we can reach this goal even in these very difficult economic times, which are matched only by our deep capacity to care.  Please know that your generosity gives hope to Jesus in disguise...Sincerely yours in Christ, Most Reverend John R. Gaydos, Bishop of Jefferson City