Mar 9, 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: Sat 6:00 p.m. at Most Pure Heart - Chamois and
Sun 8:00 a.m. at Assumption - Morrison (Until April 5/6)

SUNDAY COLLECTION MOST PURE HEART: $1,760.00 Food Pantry $68.00
March 2, 2014 Candles $7.50 3 in 1 coll. $30.00
 ASSUMPTION: $258.00 Food Pantry $6.00



3/9 - Danny Lamb, 3/16 - Larry Kuebler, 3/23 - Gayle Hackmann, 3/30 - Gary Seifert


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


MONDAY March 10 10:00 am WEDNESDAY March 11 6:00 PM
Mabel Renkemeyer Gus & Bea Richard
THURSDAY March 13 8:00 am FRIDAY March 14 8:00 am
John B. Boehmer Cale & Catherine Monroe
SUNDAY March 16 8:00 am SATURDAY Mar 15 6:00 pm
Herman Haslag For the People

   ** Note Change in Weekday Mass Schedule – Mass at Assumption will be on Monday at 10:00 a.m. rather than on Tuesday for coming week.

As we have begun in earnest our Lenten Pilgrimage, we are reminded again that this life is also a pilgrimage, and we are headed toward the eternal sanctuary of God in Heaven. Last Sunday Jesus challenged us to not worry about what we were to eat or drink or wear as we journey along this road of life. In this Sunday’s gospel we are reminded that we are faced with temptation in this life. Eve and Adam faced the temptation of the serpent – and failed. Jesus faced the same evil serpent in the desert – and overcame. Our Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are all designed to strengthen us to face these temptations – and with Christ’s help to overcome them. Let us joyfully take up these Lenten practices so as to reach our life’s goal.”...Fr. Dave

 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion – The MO Senate is expected to take up for consideration and debate SB 519, a bill that would extend the waiting period to obtain an abortion from 24 to 72 hours.  Action alert by MO Catholic Conference:  Contact Senator Mike Kehoe (, Capitol phone (573) 751-2076) and ask him to vote in favor of SB 519 when it comes up for a vote.

Pro-Life Events – 1) Pro-Life Rosary in MPH church Monday, March 10, (date rescheduled because of inclement weather) at 9:00 a.m.  2) Pro-Life Action Day at State Capitol Tuesday, March 11.  Registration 9:00 at Selinger Center and 10:00 in Capitol Rotunda.  Wear red for life.  Call MO Right to Life 573-635-5110 for more info/transportation.

Seafood Buffets - Fridays, March 21 and April 4, at MPH from 4:00-7:30 p.m.  Serving catfish, frog legs, shrimp & all the fixins.  Adults/$11, children/$7.

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    
Mar 16    
Mar 23    
Mar 30    
To date for Mar $1,760 $258
Offertory budget goal 7/1/13-3/2/14 $31,500 $20,545
Sunday collection 7/1/13-3/2/14 $30,802 $21,951
Difference -$698 $1,406

Question of the Week – When you yourself pause to be alone with God, what distracts and prevents you from dwelling in that? Busyness? The demands of life? TV? The internet?

Knights of Columbus Meeting – Monday, March 10, at 7:00 p.m. at Morrison.

PSR News – Because Osage R-1 School is scheduling a full day of school (no longer dismissing at 1:00) on Wednesday, March 12, PSR classes will be held that day. 

Nursing Home Mass – A Mass will be offered for “Mabelene Krieg Grellner” on Tuesday, March 11, at 9:30 a.m. at Frene Valley Nursing Home in Hermann.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Let’s Save This American Bandstand at Riverside Park” – Matching fund event (up to $2,500); proceeds used to repair and restore historic bandstand at Chamois Riverside Park.  Meal (mostaccioli, salads, breads, desserts, beverages & hot dogs) on Saturday, March 15, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Chamois Lions Community Center.  Adult/$10, ages 6-12/$5, ages 5 & under/free.  Donations of pies/cakes greatly appreciated.  Details on poster in back of church.  If questions, call Marlo Bockting 294-6613.




Seafood Buffet Raffle Prizes – Prizes/donors are listed below.  If anyone would like to donate an additional raffle prize, or if you notice an error, please contact Rob Schollmeyer 680-0902.

     Handmade Quilt (Queen Size) – Wilma Trachsel
$200 Cash – Reid Millard – Millard Family Funeral Home
Butcher Block - Mike Mehmert
$50 cash – Ed DeOrnellis – American Family Insurance
$50 cash -  Robert D. Schollmeyer
Rod and Reel - Marilyn and Jim Struttmann
Solar Deck Light – Vivian and Larry Boss
Italian Gift Basket – Kim Trachsel

Summer Gift Basket
Basket – Blessing from Buttons Trail – Marian & Bernie Forck
Crocheted Pillowcases – Marie Hackmann
$25 cash - Lucille and Dennis Lamb
$25 Thriftway Gift Certificate - Ev and John Dudenhoeffer
$25 Gift Jerry’s Stop and Go
$25 Gift Certificate Subway - Kathi Schollmeyer
$25 Gift Certificate Subway - Kathi Schollmeyer

Lent Faith Opportunities
Rice Bowl – This week we are reminded that our inherent dignity comes from our creation as children of God and not from any of our own actions.  Let us pray this week that we may respect and uphold the sacredness of life and dignity of all people.

Stations of the Cross – Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Assumption Church.

Catholicism DVD Sessions this Week (at MPH) – 1) Wed., March 12, at 7:00 p.m.  2)  Friday morning after Mass.  Anyone is welcome to attend any session.

Lent Penance Service – Wed., March 26, at MPH at 7:00 p.m. for PSR students and parishioners.


Calendar of Parish Events – March 10-21
March 10 – Pro-Life Rosary 9 AM MPH
                -  K of C Mtg
March 12 – PSR Classes
                -  Stations AS
                -  Catholicism DVD Session
March 14 – Catholicism DVD Session
March 19 – PSR Classes
                -  Stations AS

March 21 – Seafood Buffet

Weekend Mass Location Change – Effective the weekend of April 5/6, 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.

Fish Fry at Rich Fountain March 14, 4:30-7:30 p.m.