March 30, 2014

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 Most Pure Heart - Chamois and
Sat 6:00 p.m. at Assumption - Morrison (beginning April 5/6)

SUNDAY COLLECTION MOST PURE HEART: $1,119.00 Food Pantry $5.00
March 23, 2014        
 ASSUMPTION: $942.00 Food Pantry $17.00
  March 16 collection $428.00 CRS Collection $75.00



3/30 - Gary Seifert, 4/5 - Joe Budnik, 4/12 - Danny Lamb, 4/19 - Larry Kuebler


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 April 1 10:00 am WEDNESDAY April 2 6:00 PM
Amsbert Kemper` Al & Anita Duffner
THURSDAY April 3 8:00 am FRIDAY April 4 8:00 am
John B. Boehmer Bernadine Boss
Saturday April 5 6:00 pm Sunday April 6 8:00 am
Oscar Schnauss For the People

 **Mass Location Change – Effective NEXT weekend (April 5/6), Mass on Saturday will be at Assumption at 6:00 p.m. & Mass on Sunday will be at MPH at 8:00 a.m.

* * *Seafood Buffet - Friday, April 4! * * * 4:00-7:30 p.m. in MPH hall
Serving catfish, frog legs, shrimp & all the fixins Adults/$11, children/$7

 “Once again I want to really thank everyone who made the first seafood buffet at MPH a great success. It was great to see so many parishioners (and others!) working together. I pray that we can make this Friday’s seafood buffet another equally successful event. I know it is a lot of work, so we really depend on a lot a people to turn out and help. If you weren’t on a work list, I assure you it was completely unintentional; just come and your help will be greatly appreciated.
    “Remember Mass locations change next weekend!
     “We are moving quickly through Lent – soon Holy Week will be upon us (and my departure)! I hope everyone has the Great Easter Triduum on your calendars (April 17, 18 & 19th) and are making plans to attend. Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday are the great days of our salvation. By Christ’s passion and resurrection we are redeemed! We should want to commemorate and celebrate them – giving thanks that God so loved us, that He would send his Son to die and rise for us. Let us faithfully come together as one faith family for these three celebrations as they are joint celebrations of both Assumption and MPH parishes.”...Fr. Dave

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/13-6/30/14 $46,800.00 $30,524.00
Budget goal per month $3,900.00 $2,544.00
Weekly goal $900.00 $587.00
Collection - Mar 2 $1,760 $258
Mar 9 $918 $1,105
Mar 16 $5,923 $428
Mar 23 $1,119 $942
Mar 30    
To date for Mar $9,720 $2,733
Offertory budget goal 7/1/13-3/23/14 $34,200 $22,306
Sunday collection 7/1/13-3/23/14 $38,762 $24,426
Difference $4,562 $2,120

Question of the Week – Share how you, as a child of the light, in the power of Christ, produce goodness, justice, and truth for the world. What specific actions do you take to do this?

Pro-Life Rosary – Monday, April 7, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church.

April Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

MPH Hall Cleaners for April – Dale & Lana Hackmann, Shirley Keilholz. (Please remember to fill out Group Volunteer Timesheet located in kitchen.)

Seafood Buffet Notes – Food and hall being prepared on Friday (April 4) beginning at 9:00 a.m.  All volunteers appreciated.  Reminder: each household is asked to bring 4 pies.  Seafood Buffet on March 21 served 653 adults and 40 children.  Meal brought in $7,926 (less starting change of $450 = $7,476); raffle brought in $665 (less starting change of $150 = $515). 

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Collection - Across the globe, the CRS 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. Through your support with this weekend’s collection, you help Jesus in disguise. Please be generous.

USCCB Migration Committee Journey to U.S.–Mexico Border (March 30-April 1) - During this journey of faith, you are invited to join in prayer (pray the rosary; fast during the day (or for a meal) while reflecting on the moral necessity of immigration reform; in a special way, on April 1, when the Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. in remembrance of those who have died crossing the U.S.-Mexico border seeking a better life for their families and loved ones).  We ask God that their journey of faith will help us and our legislators find greater common ground to enact a more compassionate immigration reform.  

Lunch/Community Day Event – Wed., April 9, at 1:00 p.m. at Dos Primo’s Mexican Restaurant in Hermann, MO.  MWA pays $3/person toward cost of meal.  Please bring nonperishable food items for donation to food pantry (those who do will have a 2nd chance to win attendance prize).  If planning to attend, RSVP by April 4 to Marlo Bockting 294-6613.  Sponsored by MWA Senior Summit Chapter. 

Lent Faith Opportunities
Rice Bowl – This week, CRS Rice Bowl reminds us that, just as He labored to create the universe, God sanctifies and calls us to work.  Let us pray this week that we work with joy for God’s greater glory.

Stations of the Cross - 1) Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Assumption Church.  2) Wednesday, April 9, at 7:00 p.m. at MPH.

Catholicism DVD Sessions – Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. (last Wednesday session for this spring is this coming Wednesday, April 2) and Fridays (no session on Friday, April 4) after Mass at MPH.  At Assumption on 1st Wednesday of month at 10:00 a.m.   

Area Lent Penance Services – March 30 at 1:00 p.m. at Linn, April 2 at 7:00 p.m. at Westphalia.

Diocesan Education Council – Applications Sought for Membership - In the spring of 2013 Bishop Gaydos announced the establishment of a consultative body to assist in the formulation and recommendation of policy to give direction for all ministries to children and youth of the Diocese.  You are asked to prayerfully consider if you have the gifts to serve the Diocesan Church as a member of this council.  You will find the letter of invitation and application process in the Catholic Missourian and on the Diocesan website, or you may contact the parish office.  Applications are to be sent to Sister Kathleen Wegman, SSND, Chancellor by April 30. 

Osage R-1 School 1st Annual 5K Run/Walk – Saturday, May 3, at 9:00 a.m. at Osage R-1 School.   Early registration before April 1/$20, race day/$25.  Kids 1 mile fun run/$15.  Race day registration 8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.  For more info/registration form, call the school or visit


Calendar of Parish Events – April

April 2   - AS Prayer Group 10 AM
              - Stations AS
- PSR Classes
             -  Catholicism DVD MPH
April 4 – Seafood Buffet
April 5  - 6 PM Saturday Mass begins at AS
April 6  - 8 AM Sunday Mass begins at MPH
April 7   - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
April 9  – PSR Classes/Stations
              - Stations AS
April 11 – Catholicism DVD MPH
April 16 – PSR Mass
April 17 – 7 PM Holy Thursday service MPH
April 18 – 7 PM Good Friday service MPH
April 19 – 8:30 PM Easter Vigil AS
April 20 – 9 AM Easter Mass MPH
April 19/20 – Infirm Priest Collection
April 23 – PSR Classes
April 26/27 – Cath Home Msns Coll

April 30 – PSR Classes

PSR News – Note time change for Stations of the Cross scheduled for April 9 – the Stations will be at 7:00 p.m., followed by PSR class for the remainder of the time.

Seeking Christ for Our Nation Mass – April 1 at 6:30 p.m. at St. George in Linn.

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.

Chrism Mass – Bishop Gaydos invites you to attend our annual Chrism Mass at St. Joe’s Cathedral on Thursday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m.  

Social Event Elsewhere – Spring Fling April 5 at St. George in Linn.







Assumption Basket Raffle Winners 2014

Season Pass (Assumption Church) - Dave Schollmeyer
A Penny Saved… (Heritage Community Bank) - Julie Clingman
Canning Creations  (Bernie & Marian Forck) - Hunter Rinne
Chocolate Dream (anonymous) - Alice Rost
Country Kitchen (Eileen Koenigsfeld) - Dorothy Rost
Game Time  (Karen Kuschel) - Levi Seifert
Green Thumb (Jim & Carol Rost) - Brad Birk
Got Books?  (Alice Rost) - Austin Lietzow
Hair Care (Delma’s Beauty Salon) - Amanda Rost
Kitchen Necessities (Alice Rost) - Dylan Koenigsfeld
Lunch on the Go (Monica Stiegman & Levi Seifert) - Amanda Rost

Movie Night (2 Nice Ladies) - Levi Seifert
Pack the Pantry 1 (Edna Rost) - Jason Koenigsfeld
Pack the Pantry 2 (Edna Rost) - Chloe Holloway
Pamper Yourself  (Dorothy Rost) - Caitlin Starke
Rise & Shine! (Danny & Mary Ann Lamb) - Julie Clingman
Spring Cleaning (JC Industrial Supply) - Tom Hernandez
Spring Is In the Air (anonymous) - Jessica Carver
Sweet Tooth  (Dylan & Clayton Koenigsfeld) - Colleen Byrd
Taste of Summer (L & S Masonry)  - Waylon Carter
Tea Time (Alice Rost) - Katie Carter
Warm Wishes (Jason & Jamie Koenigsfeld) - Doris Rost