April 23 - Divine Mercy Sunday, 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: Sun 8:00 a.m. at Chamois
Sat 6:00 p.m. at Morrison (changed April 23)

April 16, 2017 home missions $15 Rice Bowl $114.45
  ASSUMPTION: $509 Inf Priests $128
  Food bank $10 Rice Bowl $184.58




4/22 Charley Rost, 4/29 - Joe Budnik, 5/6 - Danny Lamb, 5/13 - Larry Kuebler


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 25 No Mass Wednesday April 26 no mass
Thursday April 27 no mass Friday April 28 communion service
SATURDAY April 29 6:00 p.m. SUNDAY Arpril 30 8:00 a.m.
Delma Seifert For the people

         **Note Change in Weekday Masses - There will be no weekday Masses for the coming week; however, there will be a communion service on Friday at MPH at 8:00 a.m.

          “I’m happy to say that the original adoring angels from the original High Altar at MPH have been returned and restored and are again back in their place. At the 2012 restoration effort the Blessed Mother and St. John at the foot of the cross, and the Sacred Heart, and the large angels holding candles were located and returned. One of the angels was saved by Rex and Dora White, and we found and purchased it back at their estate auction. The other was preserved by Michael Nolte, son of Shirley and Henry, and generously donated back to us, that they might be restored to their original positions. Thanks, Michael, for your desire to re-unite these angels and restore them to their place.
      “I am grateful for all who participated in this week’s planning meeting with the diocesan facilitator. We had 8 people from Assumption and 9 from MPH. We came up with some needs or areas that we can work on. Now we need to meet as a parish (council) to decide on what will be our parish goal. So let’s just jump on them and meet again at Assumption on Tuesday evening at 7pm May 2 and on Thursday evening at MPH May 4, 7 pm. I encourage everyone who was at this week’s meeting to come to this follow up, but everyone is invited. We’ll work on the 6 goals for the diocese and other needs of each parish.
       “I will be on retreat with other priests of the Jefferson City diocese all this week. That means there will be no daily Mass this week. I will keep everyone in my prayers. God Bless.”…Fr. Dave

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.

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 $1,360
Apr 16 $390 $509
Apr 23    
Apr 30    
To date for Apr $3,076 $2,267
Offertory budget goal 7/1/16-4/16/17 $44,100 $30,030
Sunday collection 7/1/16-4/16/17 $40,853 $32,330
Difference -$3,247 $2,300


Question of the Week – What could you do this week to help strengthen the faith of someone who is faltering?

May Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

MPH Hall Cleaners for May – Alex/Aubrey Paulsmeyer, Doug/Cindy Sieg, Josie Lamb.

Pro-Life Rosary – Monday, May 1, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church.

Assumption Prayer Group will resume May 3, Wednesday, at 11 a.m. (note time change) at Assumption Church.  All are invited. 

Congratulations to John & Kelly Brenner on the birth of their son, Brock Anthony, on April 13!  Blessed grandmother is Lucy Brenner.

Happy Birthday to Edna Rost who will be 95 on April 28!  If you would like to send her a card, her address is:  Frene Valley, P.O. Box 468, Hermann, MO 65041.

“I would like to thank everyone who sent me cards, gave me flowers, lit candles and for all the prayers, visits & meals brought to my home while I was recuperating from surgery and to Father Dave for his visits and brining me Holy Communion.  I appreciate everything everyone did for me.  Thank you again.  May God Bless each and every one of you.”… Marlo Bockting

Catholic Home Missions Appeal - Next weekend’s special collection. Right now, over 40 percent of dioceses in the U.S. are considered home missions because they are unable to fund essential pastoral work needed in their communities. Your support of this appeal helps ease the struggle of these dioceses. Please prayerfully consider how you can support this appeal.

Action Alert from MO Catholic Conference – Low-income elderly and disabled renters have been able to claim a tax credit for a portion of the rent they pay.  Now the general assembly is considering legislation to repeal the renters' credit.  Contact Senator Mike Kehoe (573-751-2076, mike.kehoe@senate.mo.gov) and ask him to please NOT repeal the tax credit for elderly and disabled renters who are poor. This credit offers a lifeline to the poor in meeting urgent needs. Oppose HCB 3.

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.

Calendar of Parish Events – April/May
April 29/30 – Cath Home Msns Coll
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May 1  - Pro Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
May 2  - AS Parish Goals Mtg
May 3  - AS Prayer Group 11 AM
May 4  - MPH Parish Goals Mtg
May 13/14 – Trinity Dome Coll May 27/28 – Comm & Ed Coll

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

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) Spring Dinner at Holy Guardian Angels parish in Brinktown April 23, 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  2) Pork Burger Sale at Thriftway parking lot April 29 to benefit St. Mary School in Frankenstein.  3) Spring Craft Show at Westphalia K of C hall April 29, 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.