March 31, 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 (Changes next weekend - April 6/7)

Mar 24, 2013        
 ASSUMPTION: $372.00 3in 1 $15.00
  Candles $5.00    


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 3/31 - Larry Kuebler, 4/6 - Gayle Hackmann, 4/13 - Gary Seifert, 4/20 - Joe Budnik

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 7 10:00 am WEDNESDAY April 3 6:00 pm
Dick & Lucille Fischer Glen Baker
THURSDAY April 4 8:00 am FRIDAY Apri 5 8:00 am
Joseph Brunnert Ray Kauffman
SATURDAY April 6 6:00 pm SUNDAY April 7 8:00 am
Marion Lamb For the people

++Weekend Mass Location Change – Effective NEXT weekend (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.

      “I wish each and every one of you all the blessings of this Holy Easter! May the Risen Lord keep you and your family in his loving care. May you know the power of the resurrection and the love of God who died for you. Our life is changed because of the Resurrection of Christ from the dead! Heaven is now open to us; sin is defeated; we have been victorious! Let us recognize, rejoice, and live as Easter People always professing our faith and love in Christ Jesus. Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen!”...Fr. Dave

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 $750 $372
March 31    
To date for March $6,233 $2,283
Offertory budget goal 7/1/12-3/24/13 $33,136 $22,306
Sunday collection 7/1/12-3/24/13 $40,244 $24,526
Difference $7,108 $2,220

Question of the Week – In what way have you risen from “deadness” in your life?
Handbell Rehearsal – Tuesday, April 2, at 7:00 p.m.
April Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.
Pro-Life Rosary – Monday, April 1, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church.

Bookmobile coming to Chamois April 1, 4:15-5:30 p.m.

Bulletin Deadline - 9:30 a.m. on Fridays. 

Divine Mercy Sunday is next Sunday.  The extraordinary grace of this feast is available to those who have received the sacrament of penance during Lent and who receive Holy Communion on the feast of Divine Mercy.

Tour & Lunch – Daniel Boone Museum in Defiance, MO, April 10.  Leave Assumption Church parking lot 8:45 a.m., return after 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.

Seeking Christ for Our Nation Mass and prayer service – Tuesday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. at St. George in Linn.

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

Events Elsewhere – 1) Chicken Dinner at Bonnots Mill parish April 7, 11:00-6:00.  2) Chicken Dinner at Guardian Angels parish in Brinktown April 7, 11:00-5:30.


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.


Calendar of Parish Events – April
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 (Canceled!)
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



Bishop’s Easter Letter
My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
       May the grace and peace of the Risen Lord Jesus be with you!  Today we are united with the whole Church throughout the world in rejoicing in the victory of Our Lord and Savior over sin and death.  For this reason, Easter is not simply one feast among many, but it is the ‘Feast of All Feasts, the Solemnity of All Solemnities.’  This fact is our cause for rejoicing in a special way during this Year of Faith.  The hope and promise of the Risen Christ permeates every aspect of our daily lives.  Easter has changed the course of human history for all time. 
       How blest are we that God the Father has given us a share in the victory of His Son through the gift of faith and through the Sacraments, especially Baptism and the Most Holy Eucharist!  What a difference it makes in our lives to know that when we face temptations or difficulties we are united with Jesus who emerged victorious that Easter morning.  The events of this past Lent with the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of our new Pope Francis remind us that Christ continually takes care of His Church. 
       I pray that God will deepen our faith in the Resurrection and may the renewal of our Baptismal promises draw us ever more fully into the life of the Church.  Finally, I wish to warmly welcome all those who have joined the Church during the Great Easter Vigil.  Please know that you and your loved ones are in my daily prayers and Masses. 
       With my best wishes and personal regards, I am

       Sincerely yours in Christ…Most Reverend John R. Gaydos, Bishop of Jefferson City