April 20- Easter 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!)

April 13, 2014 infirm Priest $10.00 Home Missions $10.00
 ASSUMPTION: $684.25 Food Pantry $19.00
  infirm Priest   Special $175.00



4/19 - Larry Kuebler, 4/26 - Gayle Hackmann, 5/3—Gary Seifert, 5/10 - Joe Budnik


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


      Friday April 25 communion service
Saturday April 26 6:00 pm EASTER Sunday April 27 8:00 am
Sharon Steiner For the People

**Note – There will be no weekday Masses while Fr. Dave is gone; however, there will be a communion service at MPH on Fridays at 8:00 a.m.  There will also be a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration at MPH on Wednesdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

     “Christ is Risen! Indeed He is Risen! I pray that each and everyone will be filled with the blessings of the Risen Lord, today and throughout this Holy Easter Season. May you and your family know God’s Love and His great desire to share His risen life with you.
     “As you know, I’ll be leaving on my pilgrimage this week. I ask your prayers for God to keep me safe, and to open my heart to what he wants to teach me. I trust you will make Fr. Wiederholt welcome next week, and Fr. Kramer for the following weeks. I trust you will continue to do all to support and care for one another and your parishes. I will carry all of you and your needs on my pilgrimage with me. If you wish to follow along with me, I will be attempting to keep an online journal which you can find at: http://frdavecamino.blogspot.com. If you really need to contact me, Evelyn has an e-mail address where, I hope, I can be reached. God Bless.”...Fr. Dave


Ev’s Contact Info -
763-5345 rectory (basically Wednesdays & Fridays)
763-5421 home
298-2239 tracphone (only on when traveling)
ev.dude@yahoo.com (this email checked more often)
mphsec@centurytel.net  or  evelyn@mostpureheart.org

If cannot reach Ev, contact Wayne Trachsel:
763-5442 home
291-2642 cell


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.  If you forgot your donation this weekend, just drop in the collection basket next weekend.

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 $485 $684
April 20    
April 27    
To date for April $2,068 $1,559
Offertory budget goal 7/1/13-4/13/14 $36,900 $24,067
Sunday collection 7/1/13-4/13/14 $41,395 $26,253
Difference $4,495 $2,186

Question of the Week – Name one way or time when you experience the presence of the Risen Christ. Is it at meals? With those whom you love? At other times?

May Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

Divine Mercy Sunday is next Sunday.  The extraordinary grace of this feast is available to those who have received the sacrament of penance during Lent and who receive Holy Communion on the feast of Divine Mercy.

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. 

PSR Classes are scheduled to be held April 23 and April 30 (last PSR class scheduled for this year).

Grass Cutting at MPH Cemetery – If you or anyone you know is interested in cutting the grass at MPH Cemetery, please contact Jim Keilholz at 573-690-7651.

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.

Osage R-1 School 1st Annual 5K Run/Walk – Saturday, May 3, at 9:00 a.m. at Osage R-1 School.   Registration race day/$25.  Kids 1 mile fun run/$15.  Race day registration 8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.  For more info/registration form, call the school or visit www.chamois.k12.mo.us.

MWA Fun Day – Tuesday, May 13.  Schedule:  Leave 9:30 a.m. for St. James, MO, 11:00 a.m. St. James Winery, 11:45 a.m. Meramec Vineyards, 12:30 p.m. lunch at Meramec Vineyards, 1:30 p.m. surprise (!) stop, return 4:00 p.m.  MWA Senior Chapter once a year trip with no charge to members & their spouse guest.”  For more info, please contact Marlo Bockting 294-6613 by May 9.

Seafood Buffet served 578 adults & children on April 4.  Gross deposit for this Seafood Buffet was $7,517 (minus startup change of $600 = $6,917 taken in).  Net income will be reported once all bills have been received.  Raffle prize winners were:

Handmade Quilt- Diane Schollmeyer
$200 Cash – Teresa Weissenbach
Butcher Block – Larry Boss
$50 cash – Marilyn Trachsel
$50 cash - Jim Schollmeyer
Rod and Reel – Jim Hellerbush
Solar Deck Light – Kenneth Connell
Italian Gift Basket – Charles Struemph

Summer Gift Basket – Fred Shiver
Basket – Blessing from Buttons Trail – Mike Haeffner
Crocheted Pillow Cases – Dominic Barcisenski
$25 cash -  Gerald Means
$25 cash –  Joseph Massman
$25 Gift Certificate Thriftway - Juanita Libbert
$25 Gift Certificate Subway – Crystal Schollmeyer
$25 Gift Certificate Subway – Adeline Kemper

YOU Can Help Your Marriage – 25% of surveyed couples say they are “Happily Married”. For everyone else there is Retrouvaille.  Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Does talking only make it worse? For info on the Retrouvaille Program, visit the website at www.HelpOurMarriage.org or call 1-800-470-2230.  The next program begins the weekend of June 6-8, 2014.

Interested in Becoming a Deacon? – If so, contact the parish office or Deacon Ray L. Purvis, 573-635-9127, ext. 223, email deacon2@diojeffcity.org.   Deacon formation information meetings scheduled to be held in May. 

Gasconade Co. National Day of Prayer Ceremony - Thursday, May 1, 12:00 PM at Gasconade Co. Courthouse in Hermann.  If questions, please contact Dan or Amanda Engemann at (573) 690-2324.

Chamois Health & Wellness Fair – Tuesday, May 6, 2:00-6:00 p.m. at Chamois school.  Medical screenings, dental checks, etc.  For more info, call Chamois school 763-5666 or see poster at bank.

Calendar of Parish Events – April/May

April 23 – PSR Classes
April 26/27 – Cath Home Msns Coll
April 30 – PSR Classes
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May 5   - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
May 7   - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM

May 25 – Rcptn for Graduates

Morrison Volunteer Fire Dept. Chicken Dinner – Sunday, April 27, from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Morrison Community Center. Adults/$10, ages 6-12/$5, under 5/free.  Pie/cake donations greatly appreciated.

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.  3) Spring Dinner April 27 at Guardian Angels parish in Brinktown.




Bishop’s Easter Letter
Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Risen Christ,
Our Church proclaims with renewed devotion and joy the victory of her Lord and Savior over sin and death.  The words of the angel to St. Mary Magdalene at the empty tomb in Jerusalem announce to us once again, as at the Easter Vigil, stirring within the heart of the Church sentiments of profound emotion and sincere hope:  “He is not here, for He has been raised just as He said!” 
How important these words are for us today in this special portion of the Lord’s vineyard as we have concluded once again our Lenten discipline.  The same passage from the Gospel of St. Matthew tells us that in response to the Word of God made known to Mary Magdalene and the other women by the angel, “They went quickly away from the tomb fearful but overjoyed and ran to announce this to His disciples.”  I pray that our devout keeping of Lent and our celebration of Holy Week has prepared us well for renewal this Easter with a firm conviction of our faith, the Gospel of Jesus Christ and our willingness to make the Risen Lord known to others.
Finally, I warmly welcome those who have just entered into our Church during the wonderful celebrations on Holy Saturday.  And for those who have returned to Church after some time away, please know that with open arms, we welcome you back with joy and compassion.  A Blessed Easter to you all!
Sincerely yours in Christ…Most Reverend John R. Gaydos, Bishop of Jefferson City

Bishop’s Letter - Catholic Home Missions Appeal
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
The Catholic Home Missions Appeal supports dioceses in the United States and its territories that lack the resources to provide basic pastoral ministry to their populations.  It funds catechesis, seminarian education, lay ministry training, Hispanic ministry, and other programs in needy dioceses.  The Catholic Home Missions Appeal impacts the lives of nearly 9 million Catholics.
The state of Mississippi has the lowest per capita income and the highest number of families living below the poverty line in the U.S.  For the Diocese of Jackson, these social problems are compounded by the fact that its 52,000 Catholics are spread out over the largest diocese east of the Mississippi.
A grant from Catholic Home Missions helps cover the expense of educating the diocese’s 10 seminarians, whose education each costs $35,000–$37,000 per year.  As future priests of the diocese, these men will bring the sacraments and provide a Catholic presence to the faithful.  I know this is a great relief to Bishop Joseph N. Latino, who once said “I’ve buried more priests than I’ve ordained in my 10 years of tenure.”
A mission diocese often times must compete with high rates of poverty and a lack of educated pastoral and lay leadership to serve the community.  With your support, the Catholic Home Missions Appeal can continue to provide essential pastoral outreach in home mission dioceses.
We are one of those dioceses.  Our outreach to the growing Hispanic community is flourishing today because of support from the Catholic Home Missions Appeal.  So please be generous next weekend and help strengthen the Church at home.  Thank you and God bless you.
Sincerely yours in Christ…Most Reverend John R. Gaydos, Bishop of Jefferson City