March 8 - 3rd Sunday of Lent, 2015

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 Assumption - Morrison
(until April 11/12) and
Sat 6:00 p.m. at Most Pure Heart - Chamois

March 1, 2015     Food Pantry  
  ASSUMPTION: $284.00 candles $8.00
      Food Pantry $15.00



3/8 - Gayle Hackmann, 3/15 - Gary Seifert, 3/22 - Joe Budnik, 3/29 - Danny Lamb


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


Monday Mar 9 10:00 am Wednesday Mar 11 6:00 pm
Al & Anita Duffner Evelyn Haslag
Thursday Mar 12 10:00 am Friday Mar 13 8:00 am
Amsbert Kemper Verhoff Family
Sunday March 15 8:00 am SATURDAY March 14 6:00 pm
For the People Estel Lamb Family

**Note Change in Weekday Mass Schedule – Mass will be on Monday rather than Tuesday at Assumption for the coming week (Mass on Tuesday at Frene Valley Nursing Home in Hermann).

“This week is already the middle of our Lenten Season. Have we gotten into the spirit of this season yet? I know how easy it is for me to just go along as if this was any other time of year. Yet we are called to make it special – to make this a little time of retreat in the midst of our daily life. There is still time, let’s use it well.
     “Lent is about seeking forgiveness. Let’s make good use of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. There will be a Penance Service this Thursday evening at MPH.
     “As we look ahead to the Easter Season, the Community Handbell Choir will be hosting an open community concert on April 12. Besides the Handbell choir, we invite individuals or groups to share their musical talents also. Please let me know if you would like to participate.”…Fr. Dave

Seafood Buffet at MPH Coming Again Soon! – Friday, March 20, 4:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.  Serving all-you-can-eat catfish, frog legs, shrimp & all the fixin’s.  Adults/$12, children/$7.  Raffle held March 20. 

Lent Penance ServicesMPH - Thursday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. (Fr. Dan Merz assisting).  Elsewhere:  March 8 at Frankenstein at 1:30 p.m., March 15 at Linn at 5:00 p.m., March 25 at Loose Creek at 7:00 p.m., March 31 at Westphalia at 7:00 p.m.

Catholic Relief Services (3-in-1) Collection (taken up next weekend) supports six Catholic agencies that touch more than 100 million lives around the world. The funds from this collection help provide food to the hungry, support to displaced refugees, and Christ’s love and respect to all people. Bishop Gaydos asks that you please give generously to the Catholic Relief Services Collection.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/13-6/30/14 $48,120.00 $35,380.00
Budget goal per month $4,010.00 $2,950.00
Weekly goal $925.00 $680.00
Collection - March 1 $972 $284
March 8    
March 15    
March 22    
March 29    
To date for Mar. $972 $284
Offertory budget goal 7/1/14-3/1/15 $32,375 $23,800
Sunday collection 7/1/14-3/1/15 $43,968 $26,305
Difference $11,593 $2,505

Question of the Week - As you hear the Commandments proclaimed today, which one of them really strikes you?

World Day of Prayer – Monday, March 16, at 7:00 p.m. at Assumption Church in Morrison.  Refreshments following.

Handbells Rehearsal – March 10, 7:00 p.m. in MPH hall.

No Catholicism DVD Session on March 12. 

Nursing Home Mass – A Mass will be offered for “Verhoff Family” on Tuesday, March 10, at 9:30 a.m. at Frene Valley Nursing Home in Hermann.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Seafood Buffet Raffle Tickets available in back of MPH church.  Please take some to sell to family, friends, co-workers.  

Pro-Life Action Day - March 10, at Capitol.  Registration 10:30 a.m. 1st Floor Rotunda in Capitol.    

“Best Lent Ever” – Matthew Kelly, best-selling Catholic author in the U.S., is distributing a free series of inspirational videos to guide you on a journey through your “Best Lent Ever”.  It’s free.  To sign up, go to

Hungering for a Season of Hope – Our CRS Rice Bowl journey takes us to Niger, Africa, where we’re reminded that life’s joys & challenges are often seasonal.  This week we pray for people who struggle to feed their families during the hungry season & we commit to acting for the common good.

Assumption Fundraising Meeting – Wednesday, March 11, immediately following Stations.  This will be a brief meeting concerning the rummage sale.  Meeting begins at approximately 7:00 p.m.

Holy Week 2015 Schedule
Holy Thursday (April 2) – 7:00 p.m. at Assumption
Good Friday (April 3)     - 7:00 p.m. at Assumption
Easter Vigil (April 4)       - 8:30 p.m. at MPH
Easter Sunday (April 5)  - 9:00 a.m. at Assumption


Dinner – March 11 at 1:00 p.m. at Panda’s Buffet in Hermann.  MWA pays $3/meal.  Please bring individually wrapped snacks for “At Risk Reading Students”.  RSVP to Marlo Bockting 294-6613 by March 9.  Sponsored by MWA Senior Chapter.  Everyone welcome.


Calendar of Parish Events – March
March 10 – Handbells Rehearsal
March 11 – PSR Classes
   -  AS Stations
   -  AS Fundraising Mtg
March 12 – MPH Penance Service
March 14/15 – 3-in-1 (CRS) Coll
March 16 – World Day of Prayer at AS
March 17 – Handbells Rehearsal
March 18 - PSR Classes
   -  AS Stations
March 19 – Catholicism DVD MPH
March 20 – Seafood Buffet
March 24 – Handbells Rehearsal
March 25 – PSR Classes/Stations
   -  AS Stations March 27/28 – AS Rummage Sale

Dennis Dudenhoeffer Benefit – If you would like to support Dennis and were unable to attend the meal/auction fundraiser due to the weather, you can still make a donation if you’d like.  Just make a check out to “Joyce Dudenhoeffer” and send to Heritage Community Bank, c/o Paula Stieferman, P.O. Box 248, Chamois, MO 65024.

Card Shower for Doris Greer (turning 90 years young on March 18).  Send cards to 196 Highway CC, Linn, MO 65051.

Events Elsewhere – 1) Fish Frys March 13 at Bonnots Mill, 5:30-8:00 p.m. and Rich Fountain, 4:30-7:30 p.m.  2) Craft/Vendor Show at St. George in Linn March 21, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. in gym.  If interested in booth ($30), call 573-821-0626. 3) John Angotti concert March 24, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at St. Anthony Church in Camdenton.  Free will offering.