March 27- Easter, 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: SUN 8:00 a.m. at Chamois
SAT 6:00 p.m. at Morrison

March 20, 2016 Inf Pr   Food Pantry $10.00
  Inf Pr   Food Pantry  




3/27 - Gayle Hackmann, 4/2 - Gary Seifert, 4/9 - Joe Budnik, 4/16 - Danny Lamb


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 29 10:00 am Wednesday Mar 30 6:00 pm
Verhoff Family Arthur Helle
Thursday Mar 31 10:00 am Friday April 1 8:00 am
Gerald 'Bud' Deeken Verhoff Family
Saturday April 2 6:00 pm Sunday April 3 8:00 am
Hank Rost For the People

++Weekend Mass Location Change – Effective next weekend (April 2/3), the Saturday 6:00 p.m. Mass will be at Assumption, and the Sunday 8:00 a.m. Mass will be at MPH. 

“On this Easter Day, I pray that you and your family will be filled with the joy of the Risen Lord Jesus, and receive all the graces and blessings of this Holy Season.


PSR Schedule – 1) March 30 - no PSR classes because of Spring Break at Osage R-1 School.  2) April 6 – PSR classes resume.  3) April 13 – end of year party. 4) April 20 - closing Mass.

Jubilee of Divine Mercy – NEXT Sunday, April 3, is known as Divine Mercy Sunday.  The devotion to Christ’s Divine Mercy will be held at MPH church on Sunday, April 3, following 8:00 a.m. Mass.  All are encouraged to come and beg the Lord’s mercy on you, your family and friends, your work, and our world. Lasts approximately 15-20 minutes.  (St. George Linn invites you to a Divine Mercy prayer service on April 3 at 3:00 p.m.)

Bishop’s Easter Pastoral Letter
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
A happy and blessed Easter to all!  I would especially like to welcome those who were baptized or entered into full communion with the Church at the Easter Vigil.  I pray that your relationship with the risen Christ will continue to be strengthened as you now fully participate in the sacramental mysteries of the Church.
In fact, each of us is called during the Easter season to reflect more deeply on the new life of grace that we received at our own baptism.  In the waters of the baptismal font, we not only shared in the death and burial of Christ, but we were also given a share in His glorious Resurrection.  Let us rejoice that through the Paschal Mystery, we have been given the ability to live each day as faithful and holy sons and daughters of God as we await the fullness of resurrected life.  May our merciful Lord who has begun this good work in each of us bring it to fulfillment.  Amen! Alleluia!
Wishing a blessed Easter to you all, I am…Sincerely yours in Christ…Most Rev. John R. Gaydos, Bishop of Jefferson City


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 $2,421 $607
Mar 20 $315 na
Mar 27    
To date for Mar. $9,911 $1,597
Offertory budget goal 7/1/15-3/20/16 $38,000 $26,296
Sunday collection 7/1/15-3/20/16 $44,802 $30,554
Difference $6,602 $4,258

Question of the Week – In what way have you risen from "deadness" in your life?

April Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

Rice Bowls Reminder – Put Rice Bowls (with checks or change enclosed) in back of church.

Seeking Christ for Our Nation Mass – Tuesday, April 5, at 6:30 p.m. at St. George Linn.

Pro-Life Events – 1) Rosary Monday, April 4, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church. 2) Action Day – Tuesday, April 5, at State Capitol.  Registration begins at 10:00 a.m.  Wear red for life.

Eucharistic Adoration at St. Joseph’s in Westphalia from 9:00 a.m. Friday, April 1, to 9:00 a.m. Saturday, April 2.  All are welcome to participate and share in this adoration.

Infirm Priest Fund is maintained through an annual assessment to parishes (MPH’s assessment $1,000; Assumption’s $723).  Your generous contribution to help cover the cost of the parish assessment is appreciated.  If you forgot your donation this weekend, please drop in the collection basket as soon as possible.

MPH Hall Cleaners for April – Teresa Skaggs, Nick & Crystal Schollmeyer.

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) St. George Hermann Fish Fry April 1.  2) St. George Linn Spring Fling April 2. 3) Spring Dinner at Freeburg April 3, 11:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  4) Chicken Dinner at Guardian Angels parish in Brinktown April 3, 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Calendar of Parish Events – March/April

March 30 – No PSR classes
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April 2  - Saturday 6 PM Mass begins at AS
April 3  - Sunday 8 AM Mass begins at MPH
-  Divine Mercy Celebration
April 4 -  Pro- Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
April 6   - AS Prayer Group 10 AM
- PSR Classes
April 13 – PSR End of Year Party
April 17 – 1st Communion at MPH
April 20 – PSR closing Mass

April 23/24 – Catholic Home Msns Coll