April 22, 2012

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 (til October) and
Sun 8:00 a.m. at Most Pure Heart - Chamois (til October)

SUNDAY COLLECTION MOST PURE HEART: $541.00 infrim Priest $40.00
(April 15, 2012)     Samaritan Center $5.00
 ASSUMPTION: $496.00 Rice Bowl $298.00
  Herman Food $40.00 Infirm Priests $45.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 4/21 - Gayle Hackmann, 4/28 - Gary Seifert, 5/5 - Joe Budnik, 5/12 - Danny Lamb

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 24 10:00 am WEDNESDAY** April 25 7:15 pm
Alice Hustedde Regina M. Stewart
THURSDAY April 26 8:00 am FRIDAY April 27 8:00 am
Jimmy Bax Walter Brauner
SATURDAY April 28 6:00 pm SUNDAY April 20 8:00 am
Urban J. Rost For the People

**Note Change in Wednesday’s Mass Time - The Mass on Wednesday for the coming week will be at
7:15 p.m.  This is the closing Mass for PSR.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Text Box:   “We continue to plan and look forward to our Centennial Celebration at Most Pure Heart on May 6th. We hope that everyone, including Assumption parishioners, will join us for the Mass and celebration that day. We look forward to having you and your guests with us. We have received word that Sr. Mary Ann Huelsing, SSND, (formerly Sr. Paul Francis, whose first assignment was here), Sr. Jamesine Lamb, and Sr. Mary Evelyn Lamb OSF, will all be able to be with us for the celebration.
     “We congratulate Edna Rost on her 90th birthday this weekend. God bless you and many, many more happy years.
     “We have finished another PSR year. I’m grateful to the teachers who gave so generously of their time and energy to teach and form our children. The kids have been good and participated well. I hope they all learned a lot. Our closing Mass will be on Wednesday at 7:15 pm. We look forward to seeing all our students, families, and parishioners there.
     “I got an ad from the St. Louis Cardinals for group tickets and thought that would be fun. Anyone interested in going to a ball game at Busch Stadium on July 4th? (Group tickets half price that day and games starts earlier- 6:15) Round trip motor coach transportation and baseball ticket for $38 (if we get a group of 50!) Sign up in back of church or let me know if interested, so that we can decide go or no go.”...Fr. Dave

PSR News - The closing Mass for PSR will be this Wednesday, April 25, at 7:15 p.m.  There will be no afternoon PSR classes that day.

Catholic Home Missions Collection - The 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 necessary for the success of these and other projects.  Please help strengthen the Church at home through your generosity to this appeal.

Upcoming Parish Events - 1) MPH Centennial on May 6, beginning with 10:00 a.m. Mass, followed by dinner, entertainment, and refreshments.  Details on poster in back of MPH church or on website.  2) BBQ/washer tourney at Assumption on Friday, May 11.  Details forthcoming.

Text Box:  Happy Birthday!!! to Edna Rost who will be celebrating her 90th birthday on April 28!  If you would like to send a card to Edna, her address is 606 Pine Street, Morrison, MO 65061. 

Conscience Rights Protection - MO Right to Life asks you to contact Senator Claire McCaskill (202-224-6154 email at http://mccaskill.senate.gov) and urge her to pass HCS HB1541, which gives conscience rights protection for health care providers and institutions and greatly expands the conscience protections by giving protections not only for medical personnel but also for those who work in the field of medical research.

Religious Liberty Bill - SB 749 ensures that employers and employees are not forced to pay for abortion drugs, contraceptives and sterilization procedures in their health plans. SB 749 has been referred to the MO House Health Insurance Committee.  Lobbyists for the insurance industry have complained that writing policies excluding these items will create administrative headaches for their companies. The House Health Insurance Committee knows the concerns of insurance carriers but may not appreciate the gravity of the religious liberty issues we are facing.  Action requested by MO Catholic Conference: 1) Contact Committee Chair Chris Molendorp (573-751-2175 email Chris.Molendorp@house.mo.gov) and urge him to move swiftly to obtain committee approval of SB 749.  2) Contact committee member Rep. Mary Wynne Still (573-751-1169, email Mary.Still@house.mo.gov) and ask her to please act quickly to approve SB 749.  (Message:  No one should be forced to pay for health plans that cover abortion drugs; insurance companies should be willing, upon request, to write policies that exclude abortion drugs, contraceptives and sterilizations; don't surrender our religious liberties to the special interests of insurance companies.)

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/11-6/30/12 $43,160.00 $33,020.00
Budget goal per month $3,597.00 $2,750.00
Weekly goal $830.00 $635.00
Collection - April 1 $1,457 $357
April 8 $760 $775
April 15 $541 $496
April 22    
April 29    
To date for April $2,758 $1,628
Offertory budget goal 7/1/11-4/15/12 $34,860.00 $26,670.00
Sunday collection 7/1/11-1/15/12 $38,264.00 $25,131.00
Difference $3,404.00 -$1,539.00

? Of the Week - When have you had an “Aha”moment, when you suddenly realized God was with you?

MPH Parish Council Meeting - Thursday, April 26, at 7:00 p.m.

Handbell Choir Rehearsal - Tuesday, April 24, at 7:00 p.m.

May Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

Join Hands Day - MWA Senior Summit Chapter will be working with the “Smiling Workers 4-H Club” on Saturday, May 5, starting at 9 a.m. until noon to clean up outside & inside the Plattner School & help build a ramp & handrails into the building. A $500.00 grant was received to help with the project. Thanks to Karen Prater, Smiling Workers 4-H Leader for receiving the grant. Anyone is welcome to help.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Marlo Bockting at 294-6613 by May 1. Lunch will be provided.

Find Help for Your Troubled Marriage through the next Retrouvaille Program that starts June 8-10, 2012, (a weekend Friday night thru Sunday), and has six follow-up sessions held over three months. You need not be Catholic to attend and we can work with people having financial difficulties. For confidential info, call 1-800-470-2230 toll free – or visit www.retrouvaille.org.

Chicken Dinner (& trimmings) - Sunday, April 29, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Morrison Community Building.  Proceeds benefit Morrison Volunteer Fire Dept.  Up to $2,500 matched by MWA.  Adults/$9, ages 6-12/$4.50, 5 & under/free.  Donations of pies or cakes greatly appreciated.  For info, call Lorna Rost 294-7276.

Easter Lilies at Assumption were in memory of David Seifert, Monte Stiegman, Lorene & Roy Kuebler and Ralph & Johnie Mae Bascom.

Relay for Life Survivor/Care Giver Banquet - May 18, at 6:00 p.m. at Loose Creek Community Center.  For all cancer survivors and care givers.  Free.  For info, see poster in back of church or call Debbie Crecelius 763-5767, email d1962c@yahoo.com.


Calendar of Parish Events - April/May

April     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- MPH Samaritan Cntr Coll
April 24 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
April 25 - PSR Closing Mass
April 26 - MPH Parish Council Mtg
April 28/29 - Cath Home Msns Coll
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May     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- MPH Good Shepherd Cntr Coll
May 1  - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
May 2  - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
May 6  - MPH Centennial
May 7  - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
May 11 - AS BBQ/Washer Tourney
May 20 - Rcptn for Graduates
May 24 - MPH Liturgy Committee Mtg
May 26/27 - Comm & Ed Coll


Bishop’s Letter - Catholic Home Missions Appeal

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,It’s a struggle to provide basic pastoral care to hundreds of thousands of faithful living in Mission Dioceses in the U.S.  The home missions are usually sprawling rural areas with diverse populations and limited resources.  The Catholic Home Missions channels the generosity of Catholic neighbors into these areas with grants that support vocations, faith formation, and education for leaders to attend to the unique needs of their faith communities. 
In the Diocese of Pueblo, Colorado, 48 priests serve 75,000 Catholics.  The Diocese straddles the continental divide and most people live in towns of less than 2500 inhabitants.  There are only three diocesan-related elementary schools, but 22 prisons.  Despite the economy and the geography, the Local Church is growing, thanks in part to the help of the Home Missions which funds a variety of programs in evangelization, training, and communication.
We are also a Mission Diocese.  An annual grant made possible through the Catholic Home Missions Appeal subsidizes our efforts in catechesis, spiritual enrichment, and leadership training to the growing Hispanic population in our Diocese.
As a Bishop, I am most grateful for the critical assistance we receive from the Catholic Home Missions.  I also see that we must extend our hand to other Dioceses that face challenges much larger than our own.  With your support, the Catholic Home Missions Appeal can continue to provide essential pastoral outreach in Dioceses most in need.
Please be generous in the Catholic Home Missions Appeal next weekend and help strengthen the Church at home.

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