April 21, 2013

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 Assumption - Morrison and
Sun 8:00 a.m. at Most Pure Heart - Chamois(Changed - April 6/7)

SUNDAY COLLECTION MOST PURE HEART: $407.00 Restoration $300.00
Apr 14, 2013        
 ASSUMPTION: $507.00 Cath Home Miss $25.00
  Infirm Priest $10.00 Food Pantry $2.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 4/20 - Joe Budnik, 4/27 - Danny Lamb, 5/4 - Larry Kuebler, 5/11 - Gayle Hackmann

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 23 10:00 am WEDNESDAY April 24 7:15 pm
Dick & Lucille Fischer Ray Kauffman
THURSDAY April 25 8:00 am FRIDAY April 26 8:00 am
Joseph Brunnert John & Mary Fritz
SATURDAY April 26 6:00 pm SUNDAY April 28 8:00 am
LeRoy Witthaus For the people

**Note Wednesday’s Mass Time – The Mass on Wednesday is at 7:15 p.m.  This is the closing Mass for PSR.  Everyone is invited to join in the celebration with the PSR students.


* * * Handbell Choir Spring Concert! * * *
Saturday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m.
at Assumption Church
Everyone welcome!

      “People at MPH have noticed that we are finally having the work done on the exterior of our Stained Glass windows. They are removing the old Plexiglas protectors, caulking, painting, and re-cementing the stained glass. This has been a desire since the interior remodeling we did for the centennial, and the committee that met decided to not put any other plastic protectors up there at this time. They actually damage the windows by trapping moisture behind them, and will certainly look nice without them. If we find that we lose a lot of heat, we might have to re-visit the question someday. Cost of $9,200 being taken from our picnic fund.
     “Our Handbell Choir with Jeanie Birk, Shirley Keilholz, Jamie Koenigsfeld, Susie Kuebler, and Carmen Mitchem – who have been with us from the beginning, and new members from the community Susan Sundermeyer, Erin Gerloff, and Pastor Frank Husted - have been practicing since Christmas to put on a Spring Concert. So we hope many can come for the Concert next Saturday evening.”...Fr. Dave

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/12-6/30/13 $45,345.00 $30,524.00
Budget goal per month $3,779.00 $2,544.00
Weekly goal $872.00 $587.00
Collection - April 7 $1,702 $803
April 17 $407 $507
April 21    
April 28    
To date for April $2,109 $1,310
Offertory budget goal 7/1/12-4/14/13 $35,752 $24,067
Sunday collection 7/1/12-4/14/13 $42,806 $26,919
Difference $7,054 $2,852

Question of the Week – What is your experience of being a follower of Christ, of being cared for and guarded with him as shepherd?

PSR News – The closing Mass for PSR will be on Wednesday, April 24, at 7:15 p.m.

May Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

K of C Breakfast at St. George in Linn April 21.

Interested in Faith Community Nursing? –Meeting May 10, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Chancery.  Pre-registration necessary.  For info/to register, 573-635-7719 or email bross@cccnmo.org or jseifert@cccnmo.org.

Chicken Dinner – April 28, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Morrison Community Center.  Matching fund event for benefit of Morrison Volunteer Fire Dept.  Adults/$9, ages 6-12/$4.50, ages 5 & under/free.  Pie donations appreciated.  Sponsored by MWA Youth Service Club.   For info, Kathy Rost 294-6449.

Cinco De Mayo Celebration – May 4, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Barrister & Brews.  All-you-can-eat Mexican buffet.  Ages 13 & up/$14, ages 5-12/$7, ages 4 & under/free.  Advance tickets sold at Barrister & Brews, Jerry’s Stop & Go, or Heritage Bank.  Matching fund event for benefit of Chamois Fire Protection District.  Sponsored by MWA Summit Chapter.  For info, call Marlo Bockting 294-6613.

Catholic Home Missions Appeal (next weekend’s special collection) works to support home mission dioceses in the U.S. by supporting seminarian formation in poor dioceses.  Often home mission priests and lay ministers require special training to attend to the unique needs of their faith communities.  Your support is needed.  Please help strengthen the Church at home by making a generous gift to the appeal.  A special contribution envelope is included in your packet.

Pilgrimage at Starkenburg Shrine – May 19.


Calendar of Parish Events – April/May

April 23 – Handbell Rhrsl (canceled)
April 24 – PSR Closing Mass
April 27/28 – Cath Home Msns Coll
April 27 – Handbell Spring Concert
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May 1 -   AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
May 5  - First Holy Communion
May 6  - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
May 14 – Confirmation
May 18/19 – Comm & Ed Coll
May 19 – Rcptn for Graduates
May 23 – MPH Liturgy Comm Mtg



Bishop’s Letter - Catholic Home Mission Appeal
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
       Four out of every ten dioceses in the United States cannot provide basic pastoral care or provide priestly formation and lay ministry training without outside help.  The millions of Catholics who live in these places, called home mission dioceses, rely on your generous support of the Catholic Home Missions Appeal.
       Prince of Peace Catholic Church in the Diocese of Lexington is the only Catholic presence in two counties. The pastor splits his time between Prince of Peace and St. Julie’s, a parish 25 miles away.  The difficult travel in Appalachia combined with the economic hardships faced by the people strains the resources of the diocese.  Support from the Appeal provides well-trained lay ministers and deacons to attend to the spiritual needs of those in the region and also allows Prince of Peace Parish to maintain a food and clothing bank for those in need.
       You may not realize that the Diocese of Jefferson City is also a mission diocese benefitting from this collection.  Last year we raised $54,000 in our Home Missions Appeal, but we received a Home Missions grant of $80,000.  This money is being used to help us serve the growing Hispanic population in our Diocese.  With it, we are strengthening families, developing lay leadership, and reaching out to our new neighbors with pastoral and social assistance.
       With your support, the Catholic Home Missions Appeal can continue to provide essential pastoral care in home mission dioceses.  Please be generous next weekend and helpstrengthen the Church at home.  Your support will truly make a difference.  Thank you.

       Sincerely yours in Christ…Most Reverend John R. Gaydos, Bishop of Jefferson City