April 16 - EASTER, 2017

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. at Chamois
SUN 8:00 a.m. at Morrison (Until April 23)

April 9, 2017 home missions $10 Food Pantry $20
  ASSUMPTION: n/a Catholic Relief  
  Food bank      




4/16 - Gayle Hackmann, 4/22 Charley Rost, 4/29 - Joe Budnik, 5/6 - Danny Lamb


1st Sun–Wilma Trachsel/Dennis Lamb, 2nd Sun–Wayne/Paula Helle, 3rd Sun–Viv/Larry Boss, 4th Sun–Bernie/Marian Forck, 5th - Bosses


Tuesday April 18 10:00 am Wednesday April 19 9:00 am
John Gerritsen Howard Mischlich
Thursday April 20 10:00 am Friday April 21 8:00 am
Ed & Nola Maire Frank Schollmeyer
SATURDAY April 22 6:00 p.m.** SUNDAY Arpril 23 8:00 a.m.**
Alban Rost For the people

            ++Weekend Mass Location Change – Beginning NEXT weekend (April 22/23), the Saturday 6:00 p.m. Mass will be at Assumption, and the Sunday 8:00 a.m. Mass will be at MPH.  This will be in effect until October.

          “As you are probably aware, we, as a parish in the diocese, have been asked to put into action our Diocesan Pastoral Plan over the last several years.   I would like you to join me this Thursday evening, April 20 at 7 pm in MPH’s hall for a conversation about

  1.  How our parish has been successful in implementing the Pastoral Plan and
  2. What goals we would like to set for ourselves in moving further along in the Plan.  

We will have a facilitator lead us through this process. During the first part of the process we will discuss the topics of “Faith”, “Family” and “Reaching Out” and how we as a diocese define them in our Pastoral Plan.  Once we review this information, we will be asked to discern how in the past five years our parish has helped people grow in faith; how we have supported families and how we have reached out beyond our active parishioners.   This will be a good time for us to realize these realities and celebrate them.  Then, we will look at how we want to advance our parish in the areas of “faith,” “family” and “reaching out.”  We will also be called upon to discern how the people who work at the Pastoral Center/Chancery/Diocesan Offices can help us achieve our goals of advancing our parish in these three areas.   When we have finished, our report will be given to the pastoral center so they can begin to discern how to best meet our goals.
      “I pray that you and your family will receive many blessings from the Risen Lord this Easter and throughout the Season.”…Fr. Dave

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/15-6/30/16 $54,600.00 $37,200.00
Budget goal per month $4,550.00 $3,100.00
Weekly goal $1050.00 $715.00
Collection - Apr 2 $1,771 $398
Apr 9 $915 $150
Apr 16    
Apr 23    
Apr 30    
To date for Apr $2686 $548
Offertory budget goal 7/1/16-4/9/17 $43,050 $29,315
Sunday collection 7/1/16-4/9/17 $40,463 $30,611
Difference -$2,587 $1,296


Question of the Week – How can you show this week that you truly believe in the Resurrection of Jesus?

Nursing Home Mass – A Mass will be offered for John Gerritsen on Friday, April 21, at 10:00 a.m. at Linn Living & Rehab Center.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Reminder - Thriftway Receipts – Please save Thriftway receipts dated through April 30 for Osage R-1 School. These may be dropped off at the bank or in the box in back of MPH church.

Rice Bowls Reminder – Put Rice Bowls (with check or change enclosed) in back of church.

Divine Mercy Sunday (April 23) – The extraordinary grace of this feast is available to those who have received the sacrament of penance during Lent & receive Holy Communion on Divine Mercy Sunday.

PSR Schedule – April 19—PSR classes/Easter celebration/end-of-year party.

1st Communion – Kenzy Hackmann will be making her First Holy Communion at the 8:00 a.m. Mass at MPH next Sunday, April 23.  A reception will be held in MPH hall after Mass on April 23.  Everyone is invited to the celebration.  Carson & Jorja Kempker will be making their First Holy Communion at St. George in Linn on April 30.  Please keep Kenzy, Jorja, & Carson in your prayers.

Infirm Priest Fund is maintained through an annual assessment to parishes (MPH’s assessment $928; Assumption’s $646).  Your generous donation to help cover the cost of the parish assessment is appreciated.  If you forgot your donation, please drop in the collection basket next weekend.

Ellis Fischel Mammogram Van holding breast cancer screening services April 24 on The Square in Linn.  Insurance accepted, but grant/gift funding available.  Sponsored by Osage County Health Dept.  Call them 573-897-3103 by April 17 to set up appt./for more info. 

Osage R-1 School 5K Run/Walk – April 29, registration 8:00-8:45 a.m.  Forms available at bank.

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for Gabe Deppe to help with expenses from kidney transplant – Saturday, April 29, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Morrison Community Center.  Proceeds matched up to $500 by MWA.

Morrison Volunteer Fire Dept. Chicken Dinner – Sunday, April 30, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Morrison Community Center.  Adult/$10, ages 6-12/$5, under 5/free.

Human Trafficking Around the World and in MO - An opportunity to hear testimonies of trafficked survivors from the Mid-Missouri area - Saturday, May 6, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.at the Chancery.  RSVP by April 28 to jseifert@cccnmo.org or 573-635-7719.

Calendar of Parish Events – April
April 19 – PSR End-of-Year Party
April 20 – Pastoral Planning Mtg
April 22 – 6 PM Saturday Mass begins AS
April 23 – 8 AM Sunday Mass begins MPH
            --  1st Communion at MPH April 29/30 – Cath Home Msns Coll

Ladies Spring Tea – Friday, April 28, at 7:00 p.m. at Oklahoma Church of Christ.

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) Spring Fling at St. George Linn April 22.  2) Spring Dinner at Holy Guardian Angels parish in Brinktown April 23, 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  3) Spring Craft Show at Westphalia K of C hall April 29, 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.