April 13 - Palm Sunday, 2014

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: SUN 8:00 a.m. at Most Pure Heart - Chamois and
Sat 6:00 p.m. at Assumption - Morrison (changed April 5/6!)

SUNDAY COLLECTION MOST PURE HEART: $1583.00 Food Pantry $63.00
April 6, 2014 infirm Priest $35.00 CRS $35.00
 ASSUMPTION: $875.00 Food Pantry $63.00
  infirm Priest $25.00 CRS Collection $75.00



4/12 - Danny Lamb, 4/19 - Larry Kuebler, 4/26 - Gayle Hackmann, 5/3—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


TUESDAY April 15 10:00 am WEDNESDAY April 16 7:15 PM
Urban Rost Hiney & Alpha Richard
HOLY THURSDAY April 17 7:00 pm at MPH GOOD FRIDAY April 18 7:00 pm
Bernadine Boss --
HOLY Saturday April 19 8:30 pm EASTER Sunday April 13 9:00 am
Bernadette Hackmann For the People

**Note Wednesday Mass Time – Mass on Wednesday will be at 7:15 p.m. 

++Holy Week Schedule 2014
Holy Thursday*                        7:00 p.m. at MPH
Good Friday*                            7:00 p.m. at MPH
Easter Vigil (Holy Saturday)*   8:30 p.m. at Assumption
Easter Sunday                         9:00 a.m. at MPH

*Let us faithfully come together as one faith family for these three celebrations as they are joint celebrations of both parishes.

SB 519 Would Extend the Waiting Period to Obtain An Abortion from 24 to 72 hours.  Action alert from MO Catholic Conference:  Contact Senator Mike Kehoe (573-751-2076, email mike.kehoe@senate.mo.gov) and ask him to vote in favor of SB 519 when it comes up for a vote.

PSR News – On Wednesday, April 16, a PSR Mass will be offered at 7:15 p.m.  PSR classes are scheduled to be held April 23 and April 30 (last PSR class scheduled for this year).

Infirm Priest Fund, maintained through an annual assessment to parishes (MPH’s assessment $1,104, Assumption’s $795), is primarily for medical & other extraordinary expenses not covered by the regular insurance program or the CSA.  Please give generously to assist those who now share in a particular way in the suffering of Christ & who have given their lives in service.  (Check your envelope packet for special envelope for this collection.)

 “We are all on a pilgrimage. We are all on the pilgrimage of life, heading toward the kingdom of God. The pilgrimage of Lent is down to the last week. We will complete this pilgrimage next Sunday as we once again encounter the Risen Lord. Let’s make a real effort to also walk with Christ through his passion, by joining in our Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday celebrations. And finally, each week is a little pilgrimage to our Sunday Worship, the source and summit of our life in Christ. This weekly pilgrimage can be walked in many ways. If you can make a weekday Mass, they help us anticipate the Sunday Liturgy; if there is no Mass (as while I’m on my pilgrimage) the lack should make us hunger all the more for Sunday. On Wednesday evenings from 6-7 there will be a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration and a communion service on Friday mornings. I also encourage you to ‘pilgrimage’ to our neighboring churches for Mass if possible. On the second Tuesday of May and June there is Mass at the Starkenburg Shrine at noon, and a pilgrimage on the 3rd Sunday of May. Hermann has a daily Mass at 8 am, Linn has an 8 am Mass on Wednesday and Fridays and Tuesday at 6 pm, Frankenstein has a Thursday morning Mass at 9:30 during school, and 8 am for the summer. So with a little effort or planning, one can still do a ‘little extra’ for the Lord.
     “MPH Church will be open at noon on Good Friday, and we’ll be watching The Passion of the Christ movie at 1pm in the hall. Please join us.”...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 - April 6 $1,583 $875
April 16    
April 20    
April 27    
To date for April $1,583 $875
Offertory budget goal 7/1/13-4/6/14 $36,000 $23,480
Sunday collection 7/1/13-4/6/14 $40,910 $25,569
Difference $4,910 $2089

Question of the Week – Name one specific way that you live your baptismal call to enter into the death of the Lord by forgiveness, generosity, hospitality, or other ways.

Nursing Home Mass – A Mass will be offered for “John Fick” on Thursday, April 17, at 10:00 a.m. at Autumn Meadows in Linn.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Donations Received – Donations in memory of Paul Walter in the amount of $410 have been received by MPH.  We keep Paul and his family in our prayers and extend our heartfelt sympathy.

Rice Bowls – Rice Bowls (with checks or change enclosed) may be dropped off in the back of church Holy Thursday or any day thereafter.

Osage R-1 School Archery Club Fundraiser – Pulled pork dinner, dessert & drink on Saturday, April 26, from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Morrison Community Center.  Adults/$8, ages 5-12/$4.50, ages 5 and under/$2.50.  All funds up to $500 matched by MWA.

Bulletin Deadline for April 20 bulletin is Thurs., April 17, at 9:30 a.m.<.p>

Seafood Buffet Raffle Prizes, etc., will be reported next week.

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.

Events Elsewhere – 1) K of C Breakfast at Linn April 20.  2) Annual Ladies Spring Tea on April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Oklahoma Church of Christ.  For info, call 897-2657.  All ladies welcome. 


Calendar of Parish Events – April

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