April 10, 2011

Most Pure Heart of Mary and Assumption Churches
P. O. Box 156, Chamois, MO 65024
Fr. David Means, Canonical Administrator,

www.MostPureHeart.org and www.AssumptionMorrison.org

church (573) 763-5345, cell (573) 301-0350 email: FrDave@MostPureHeart.org
parish email: mphparish@centurytel.net, rectory office email: mphsec@centurytel.net
Lucy Brenner, R.N., Parish Nurse 573-294-6675

SUNDAY EUCHARIST: Sat 6:00 p.m. (Assumption) and
Sun 8:00 a.m. (St. Mary's)

Changed April 2/3 !!

SUNDAY COLLECTIONST. MARY’S: $1,511.00 3 in 1 collection $299.
(Apr 3, 2011) Infirm Priest $65.00 Samaritan Cntr $70.00
 ASSUMPTION: $471.00 Hermann Food Ptry $42.00
  3 in 1 collection $193.00 candles $10.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 4/9 - Gary Seifert, 4/16 - Joe Budnik, 4/23 - Danny Lamb, 4/30 Larry Kuebler

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

TUESDAY Apr 12 8:00 am ** WEDNESDAY April 13 6:00 pm
Rev. Joseph Gerard Lawlor Chick Keilholz
THURSDAY Apr 14 No Mass FRIDAY April 15 8:00 am
----- Paul Mehmert
SATURDAY Apr 16 6:00 pm SUNDAY April 17 8:00 am
For the People Sally DeMello

**Weekday Masses at Assumption - Please note that the Mass on Tuesday at Assumption will be at 8:00 a.m.  Also, there will be no Mass on Thursday at Assumption.

Text Box:
Out-of-Town Mass - A Mass will be offered for “Rev. Frederick Joseph Barnett” on Tuesday, April 12, at 9:30 a.m. at Frene Valley Nursing Home in Hermann.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Callaway Nuclear Plant Emergency Preparedness Meeting - Wed, April 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Chamois School gym.

PSR News - April 13--PSR classes as usual (no Stations); April 20–no PSR classes (Holy Week).

Handbell Choir Rehearsal - Tuesday, April 12, at 7:00 p.m.

Lent Scripture Sharing at St. Mary’s - Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s hall.  Everyone welcome!

U.S. House to Vote on No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act! - On Tuesday, April 12, and Wednesday, April 13, the U.S. House of Representatives will conduct votes on the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act (H.R. 3).  National Right to Life urges you to promptly telephone U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (202-225-2956 email at  http://luetkemeyer.house.gov) to urge him to vote against all amendments to H.R. 3, and to vote in favor of passing the bill.  H.R. 3 would apply across the entire federal government, to both long-existing programs and new programs created by the Obama health care law.

Text Box:  “This week I was at a diocesan meeting for future staffing of parishes. The Bishop assured us that he is committed to keeping every ‘vibrant’ parish open. We will simply in the next year, try to plan for the future and how parishes are staffed or organized. We here are already in a cooperative situation. We have two separate parishes, Assumption and MPH, and one shared pastor. However, there are some things we do as a joint parish – most importantly is celebrate the Easter Triduum – the holy Three Days. It’s not Assumption that is having Holy Thursday and Good Friday services; it is a joint celebration of both Assumption and MPH gathering at Assumption. The people of MPH are asked to make the sacrifice of driving the few extra miles to Morrison so that we can have one celebration at the proper time as called for. And the Easter Vigil – the high point of the whole liturgical year – will be a joint celebration of Assumption and MPH, though held at MPH. (Try to carpool, invite a neighbor along, or let me know if you need a ride.) So it’s not too soon to begin to plan for these holy days. I hope everyone is making these celebrations a priority and planning on participating. The Easter Vigil is the most important event in our Christian life each year. I can’t emphasize that enough. I would be most happy if no one showed up for Easter Morning Mass if it meant that everyone was at the Easter Vigil!! The Vigil celebrates our salvation and redemption in a most beautiful way – beginning with the service of fire in front of Church and entering with our lit candles, to remembering God’s Mighty Works in the scriptures, to Baptism of new members, it’s a glorious celebration. If you’ve never attended an Easter Vigil (wouldn’t that be a shame), I urge you to set that time aside this year and join with your brothers and sisters as we celebrate the Lord’s resurrection.”...Fr. Dave

Chrism Mass - Bishop John R. Gaydos invites everyone to attend our annual Chrism Mass at St. Joe’s Cathedral in Jeff on Thursday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m.

Support Our Seminarians to the priesthood by attending the Evening With the Bishop, G. K. Chesterton and his famous Father Brown mysteries on Friday, April 29, at 5:30 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia. Invite your pastor to join you! Register on-line at www.diojeffcity.org.

Winery Tour & Lunch Buffet - Tuesday, April 12.  Leave Assumption Church parking lot in Morrison at 10:00 a.m., return around 2:00 p.m.  Tour Bias Winery in Berger (11:00 a.m.), Italian buffet lunch (12:00 noon). $12/person.  Sponsored by MWA Senior Chapter.  Call Marlo at 294-6613 for more info.

Community Easter Egg Hunt - Sunday, April 17, at 2:00 p.m. at Morrison City Park.  Ages up to 8 years.  Sponsored by MWA Teen Club.  For more info, call Marlo at 294-6613.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/09-6/30/10 $42,120.00 $34,320.00
Budget goal per month $3,510.00 $2,860.00
Weekly goal $810.00 $660.00
Collection - April 3 $1,511.00 $471.00
April 10    
April 17    
April 24    
To date for April $1,511.00 $471.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/10-4/3/11 $32,400.00 $26,400.00
Sunday collection 7/1/10-4/3/11 $35,992.00 $26,079.00
Difference $3,592.00 -$321.00

? Of the Week - The death from which we are called releases us from those things which bind us and hold us back: memories, fears, rejection, or other such things. What binds you? What keeps you from fully being your own most true self in Christ?

Easter Lilies - If anyone 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.  This is for both parishes.  Thank you!

Three-In-One Collection - Thank you for your generous support of this collection!  Through your generosity exploited children will be helped, families will be reunited, & many will have vital humanitarian needs met.  Visit www.usccb.org/nationalcollections to learn how funds are making a difference.

I Will Put My Spirit in You That You May Have Life - God has made us all to share life with Him, and so all humans have rights and responsibilities to the basic goods of the earth.  In Kenya and elsewhere, Operation Rice Bowl helps people receive the basic right of an education.

VIRTUS: Protecting Gods Children for Adults - Virtus training is a diocesan requirement for all church employees and for all volunteers who work with children.  Parents are also encouraged & invited to attend.  A Virtus training session will be held at Frankenstein on Tuesday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. You may register at www.diojeffcity.org, click on “Safe Environment,” then “Virtus Training Registration,” or call the diocese at 573-635-9127.  If you have any questions, please contact the parish office.

Spring Dinner Results

Spring Dinner Raffle Prize Winners

Meal            $3,306.75
Raffle           $1,020.00
donations   $  434.75
TOTAL         $4,761.50*

*does not reflect expenses.

Meals served: 325 adults,
22 children

1. $100 cash - Nancy Suess
2. Art print - Kaden Wuelling
3. $50 cash - Logan Gerloff
4. $50 MNM gift cert - Kenzy Hackmann
5. $50 Visa card - Lois Dattilo
6. $50 savings bond - Josie Lamb
7. $50 cash - Brent Dudenhoeffer
8. Pie of choice - Travis Johnson
9. Gift basket/cert - Diane Dickson
10. Mary Kay gift basket - Lana Herbert
11. Salon cert/hair cut - Kenzy Hackmann
12. $25 cash - Klayton Niekamp

13. $25 cash - Kim Ames
14. $25 cash - Marlo Bockting
15. $25 cash - Larry Boss
16. Oil change - Mary Plum
17. Oil change - Darcy Keilholz
18. $25 cash - Henry Nolte
19. $25 MFA gift cert - Loren Berkemeyer
20. $25 Barb Moore gift cert - Cindy Sieg
21. 3-foot party sub - Mary Jane Starke
22. $20 Jerry’s gift cert - Glenda Schulte
23. Decorative accessory - Delores                         Scheuler

Volunteers Sought - SSM Hospice in affiliation with St. Mary’s Health Center is currently looking for volunteers to serve patients and their families. Tasks could include visiting with the patient, providing respite for family, and/or providing transportation. There is also an opportunity to assist with clerical duties in the office. Training will be provided. If interested, please contact Jony Lootens at (573) 761-7046.

Lent Reconciliation Services Elsewhere - At 7:00 p.m.: April 11 at Linn, April 12 at Rich Fountain.

Ladies Annual Spring Tea - April 29 at 7:30 p.m. at Oklahoma Church of Christ.  Refreshments following program.

Mass At Starkenburg Shrine - At noon on Tuesday, April 12.  Confessions 11:30 a.m., Rosary 11:40 a.m.  Lunch available.

Social Events Elsewhere - 1) Spring Chicken Dinner at Brinktown April 10, 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  2) Fish Fry at Rich Fountain April 15, 4:30-7:30 p.m. 3) K of C spaghetti supper at Hermann April 16.  4) K of C breakfast at Linn April 17.  5) Spring Dinner at VFW Hall in Argyle April 17, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Calendar of Parish Events - April
April     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
            - StM Samaritan Cntr Coll
April 10 - Stations after 8 AM Mass
April 12 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
April 14 - StM Lenten Faith Sharing
April 16 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
April 19 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
April 20 - No PSR Classes
April 23 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
April 23/24 - Infirm Priest Collection
April 27 - No afternoon PSR Classes
              - Heart of Mary Funfest
              - PSR Closing Mass

April 30 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg

Holy Week Schedule 2011
Holy Thursday 6:30 p.m. at Assumption
Good Friday 3:00 p.m. at St .Mary’s*
7:00 p.m. at Assumption
Holy Saturday 9:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s
Easter Sunday 9:00 a.m. at Assumption
* the 3:00 p.m. service on Good Friday at St. Mary’s will not be the traditional service, but will consist of Stations of the Cross.