April 17, 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: $535.00 3 in 1 collection $65.00
(Apr 10, 2011) Infirm Priest $10.00 Samaritan Cntr $12.00
 ASSUMPTION: $825.00 Hermann Food Ptry $30.00
  3 in 1 collection $195.00 special offering $150.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 4/16 - Joe Budnik, 4/23 - Danny Lamb, 4/30 Larry Kuebler, 5/7 Gayl3 Hackmann

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 19 10:00 am WEDNESDAY April 20 6:00 pm
Rev. Frederick Joseph Barnett Rosella Boss
HOLY THURSDAY Apr 21 6:30 pm      
Red Augustine Family  
GOOD FRIDAY Apr 22 7:00 pm HOLY SATURDAY April 23 9:00 pm
------ Chick Keilholz
EASTER SUNDAY Apr 24 9:00 am      
For the People  

PSR News - April 20–no PSR classes (Holy Week); April 27--no afternoon PSR classes; 7:15 p.m. closing PSR Mass.

Handbell Choir Rehearsal - Tuesday, April 19, at 7:00 p.m.

“That Man Is You!” Men’s Group - no meeting on Holy Saturday, April 23. 

Infirm Priest Collection - Next weekend is the special collection for the Infirm Priest Fund.  This fund, maintained through an annual assessment to parishes, is primarily for medical and other extraordinary expenses not covered by the regular insurance program or the Catholic Stewardship Appeal.  Please give generously to assist those who now share in a particular way in the suffering of Christ and who have given their lives in service.

Community Easter Egg Hunts - 1) 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.  2) Saturday, April 23, at 1:30 p.m. at Chamois City Park for ages 0 through 9 years.  Sponsored by Chamois Lions Club.

Text Box:  “‘Christ redeemed us all and gave perfect glory to God principally through his paschal mystery: dying he destroyed our death and rising he restored our life. Therefore, the Easter Triduum of the passion and resurrection of Christ is the culmination of the entire liturgical year.’ These are words from the Church about these coming days of Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. I once again urge everyone to make the extra effort to participate in these holy days. All who are able should participate in the evening liturgies. All are called to make these days holy. The Good Friday fast is a particularly important way of commemorating the Lord’s crucifixion. It is suggested to extend it throughout Holy Saturday also, until the vigil.
     “Those who take communion to the sick at home, should make an effort to attend The Mass of the Last Supper on Holy Thursday, and be prepared to take communion from that Mass to your homebound, so that they can also share in these holy days.
     “I pray that each of you and your families will come to a deeper knowledge of our God who loves you and who suffered and died for you, and who rose again that you may have life. Through our celebration of these holy days, may we all be touched by the great love our God has for us, grow in faith, and be able to live more fully for Him.”...Fr. Dave

Hometown Hero Recognition - Monday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. at Morrison Fire House.  Free.  Snacks provided.  Sponsored by MWA.  For info, call Lorna Rost 294-7276.

Urge Defeat of Weak Payday Lending Bill - A weak payday lending reform bill will be voted on as early as Monday afternoon (April 18) in the MO House of Representatives.  Brief list of some reforms that would allow the industry to make a reasonable profit while protecting consumers:  1) Fees capped at no more than $10 per $100 loaned (HB 656 allows up to 60% of original loan); 2) No renewals of the same loan (HB 656 allows 3 renewals); and 3) Requiring payday lenders to check that the borrower does not have an outstanding payday loan with another shop.  Action requested by MO Catholic Conference:  Contact Representative Tom Loehner (573-751-1344 email Tom.Loehner@house.mo.gov) immediately and urge a "NO" vote on HB 656.

Your Attitude Must be Christ’s - Through our support of Operation Rice Bowl, Catholic Relief Services gives more than short-term assistance to poor countries; it establishes long-term, person-focused, sustainable programs that provide better opportunities for each individual, and it remains in communities to help these efforts succeed.  Rice Bowls - checks or change may be put in your Rice Bowl, then place Rice Bowl  in the collection box in back of church.

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 $535.00 $825.00
April 17    
April 24    
To date for April $2,046.00 $1,296.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/10-4/10/11 $33,210.00 $27,060.00
Sunday collection 7/1/10-4/10/11 $36,527.00 $26,904.00
Difference $3,317.00 -$156.00

? Of the Week - Name one specific way that you live your baptismal call and enter into the death of the Lord through forgiveness, generosity, hospitality, or other ways.

May Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

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!

Text Box:  Attention Most Pure and Assumption Parishioners - Music is the language of the world. Music also builds bridges between generations and this is exactly what will happen with our Funfest program, April 27. Please come and bring a friend. Students in the Music Program at the Chamois School will be sharing their talent with us. We will serve fruit, coffee and punch for all. Hope to see you at Most Pure Heart of Mary Church hall at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27.

Stewardship Quote - In Saint Paul's letter to the Philippians he makes clear that Christ "emptied himself." He was not "full of himself." Jesus embraced the characteristics of humility, service and obedience to carry out the will of the Father. Christian stewards know that there is no room for the Lord in a life that is full of oneself. Christian stewards follow Christ's example by taking on the characteristics of humility, servanthood and obedience. Our culture does not reward this attitude. But God exalts those stewards who for His sake, empty themselves. It is only when we empty ourselves that there is room for God to work within us.

Chicken Dinner - Sunday, May 1, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Morrison Community Center.  Adults/$9.00, ages 6-12/$4.50, 5 and under/free.  MWA matching fund event to benefit Morrison Volunteer Fire Dept.  Pie donations greatly appreciated.  Sponsored by MWA Youth Service Club.  For info, contact Marlo Bockting 294-6613.

Join Hands Day - Saturday, May 7, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.  Meet at the Old Jail in Chamois to clean up, plaster, paint, whatever.  Will be joining with the “Community In Action Kids.”  Sponsored by MWA Senior Chapter.  If anyone would like to help with this project, call Marlo at 294-6613.

Cancer Survivors and Caregivers are invited to the 2011 Relay for Life Survivor/Caregiver Banquet on June 9 at 6:00 p.m. in Westphalia K of C Hall.  Free.  For info, see poster in back of church or contact Debbie Crecelius 763-5767, email d1962c@yahoo.com.

Calendar of Parish Events - April/May
April     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
            - StM Samaritan Cntr Coll
April 19 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
April 20 - No PSR Classes
April 23 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg -
April 23/24 - Infirm Priest Collection
April 26 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
April 27 - No afternoon PSR Classes
              - Heart of Mary Funfest
              - PSR Closing Mass
April 30 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
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May     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
            - StM Good Shepherd Cntr Coll
April 30/May 1 - Cath Home Msns Coll
May 1  - May Crowning/Living Rosary
May 2  - Pro-Life Rosary StM 9 AM
May 3  - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
May 4   - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
May 7  - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
May 8 - 1st Holy Communion
May 22 - Coffee/donuts after Mass
May 25 - Heart of Mary Funfest

Easter Cantata - Sunday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Zion St. Peters Church in Pershing.  Hermann Methodist Choir performing.  Refreshments following.  Everyone welcome.

Special Mass for Beatification - The Cathedral of St. Joseph will celebrate the Beatification of Pope John Paul II with a special Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 5:03 p.m. This Mass will fulfill your Sunday obligation. Everyone is invited to attend.

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

Midwest Catholic Family Conference - August 5-7 in Wichita, KS.  For info, see brochure in back of St. Mary’s Church or visit www.catholicfamilyconference.org.

Thanks and Appreciation for your generosity in helping the less fortunate...from the Good Shepherd Center, Hermann Community Food Pantry, and Samaritan Center.

Social Events Elsewhere - 1) K of C breakfast at Linn April 17.  2) Spring Dinner at VFW Hall in Argyle April 17, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

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.