April 24, 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: $500.00 3 in 1 collection $20.00
(Apr 17, 2011) Infirm Priest   Samaritan Cntr  
 ASSUMPTION: $365.00 Hermann Food Ptry $10.00
  Infirm Priest Col. $20.00 Herman Food Pantry $10.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 4/23 - Danny Lamb, 4/30 Larry Kuebler, 5/7 Gayl3 Hackmann, 5/14 - Gary Seifert

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 26 10:00 am WEDNESDAY** April 27 7:15 pm**
Louis & Jerry7 Distler Chick Keilholz
THURSDAY Apr 28 8:00 am FRIDAY April 29 8:00 am
Rev. Joseph Gerard Lawlor Rosella Boss
SATURDAY Apr 30 6:00 pm SUNDAY May 1 8:00 am
For the People Paul Mehmert

**Wednesday’s Mass Time for the coming week is 7:15 p.m.

Text Box:  Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen! That is our cry these Holy Days, and such a cry changes everything. The world is not what it was. We cannot and should not look at the world as before. All has been made anew. A man, who is God, has died for us and been raised from the dead! Alleluia! Let us rejoice in the goodness of our God. Let us exalt in His bountiful mercy and inexhaustible love. Let our lives be transformed by the power of this miracle. We have been loved, and we have been saved. Let us live as worthy recipients of such a stupendous gift.
     “I pray that each and every one of you will be filled with Easter Joy and many blessings in this Holy Season. You are all in my heart and prayers. I am grateful to be here and your pastor. May God bless you.
     “I didn’t make it to any houses for the New Year/Epiphany blessing because of the crummy weather in January; Easter is also a time for such visits/blessings. Let me know if you want me to come bless your house/business any time in the coming weeks of our Easter Season.”...Fr. Dave

PSR News - PSR will close on Wednesday, April 27, with a Mass at 7:15 p.m.  Grades K-2 will not have afternoon class on Wednesday, April 27; however, they will be attending the closing PSR Mass.  All parishioners are invited to attend.  As the PSR year ends, we offer sincere thanks to these generous catechists who served our students so well: Evelyn Dudenhoeffer, Vivian Boss, Fr. Dave, Kim Ames, Mary Jane Starke, Kim & Wayne Trachsel and our substitutes Tammy Stone and Julie Keilholz.  May God bless them!

CYG Meeting - There will be a short CYG meeting immediately following the 7:15 p.m. closing PSR Mass on Wednesday, April 27.  This is a very important meeting regarding NCYC.
Handbell Choir Rehearsal - Tuesday, April 26, at 7:00 p.m.

“That Man Is You!” Men’s Group - Two meetings remaining - on Saturdays, April 30 and May 7.

Infirm Priest Collection - The Infirm Priest Fund (this weekend’s special collection), 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.  This fund assists those who now share in a particular way in the suffering of Christ and who have given their lives in service.  If you would like to donate and were unable to this weekend, please drop your envelope for “Infirm Priest Fund” in the collection basket next weekend.

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.

A BIG Thank You from Assumption parish to Fred Schollmeyer for making and painting the sign at the junction with the Mass times!  God bless you!

Operation Rice Bowl - Thank you for reaching out in solidarity with our brothers and sisters around the world!  Thank you for participating in Operation Rice Bowl this Lent!  If you have not yet returned your Rice Bowl, just put it in the back of church next weekend.

Blessing of Fields - Next Saturday, April 30, please stay after Mass for the blessing of fields for this planting/growing season.

May Crowning/Living Rosary - Next Sunday is the beginning of May, a month in which we honor Mary.  After Mass next Sunday, May 1, you are invited to join in the May Crowning and a Living Rosary in honor of Mary, our mother.

Support Our Seminarians by attending the Evening With the Bishop, G. K. Chesterton, and his Father Brown mysteries dinner and auction to be held Friday, April 29, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center, Columbia. To register, contact the Stewardship Office at 573-635-9127 or email jseifert@diojeffcity.org.  All proceeds support vocations in our diocese.


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 $500.00 $365.00
April 24    
To date for April $2,546.00 $1,661.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/10-4/17/11 $34,020.00 $27,720.00
Sunday collection 7/1/10-4/17/11 $37,027.00 $27,269.00
Difference $3,007.00 -$451.00

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

May Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

St. Mary’s Hall Cleaners for May - Irene Schollmeyer, Jim Schollmeyer, Mary Plum, Kim Ames.

The Catholic Home Missions Appeal funds important pastoral projects in our poorer dioceses, where there are not enough resources to be self-sufficient. Eighty-seven dioceses in the U.S., including our own, are considered home missions.  They receive support for essential ministries such as priest formation, lay ministry training, youth ministry programs, and evangelization. These dioceses on the Catholic Home Missions Appeal to bridge the gap between the need and the ability to sustain their pastoral works. Your donations make it possible. Please be generous next weekend. Help keep parishes open in the U.S. and strengthen the Church at home.  Please check your May contribution envelope packet for the special envelope for “Catholic Home Missions.”

Divine Mercy Sunday is next Sunday, May 1.  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.  This extraordinary grace will restore baptismal innocence and consists of remission of all temporal punishments for committed sins.

Stewardship Quote - The reading from the Acts of the Apostles reminds us that we, too, bear witness to the risen Lord. The presence of Christ is within us, making us new, transforming us, turning us into stewards of the Good News. There is no more time for holding grudges, disliking others, seeking vengeance, maintaining old prejudices, tolerating bias. We are Christ's joy and instruments of his peace. Our world is reordered. Reflect on how we are called to let Christ's forgiveness, reconciliation and love permeate our lives. We are Easter people. Rejoice! He is risen! Alleluia!

Chicken Dinner - Next 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.

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.

Calendar of Parish Events - April/May
April     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
            - StM Samaritan Cntr Coll
April 23/24 - Infirm Priest Collection
April 26 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
April 27 - No afternoon PSR Classes
              - Heart of Mary Funfest
              - PSR Closing Mass
              - CYG Meeting
April 30 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
             - Blessing of Fields
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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 15 - Reception for Graduate
May 22 - Coffee/donuts after Mass
May 25 - Heart of Mary Funfest

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

Pro-Life Rosary - Monday, May 2, at 9:00 a.m. in Most Pure Heart of Mary Church.

First Holy Communion - On May 8, four girls will receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion at Most Pure Heart of Mary Church.  Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare for this special sacrament.

May Liturgical Assignments are in the “Ministry Assignments” section on the website.


Grandparent/Senior Citizen Day - Monday, May 16, at Osage R-1 School.  Breakfast at 7:30 followed by a visit to classrooms and a special music program at 8:45 in the gym. If planning to attend, please RSVP to the school.


Easter Pastoral Letter

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Alleluia! A most blessed and joyous Easter to all of you!
A little more than 40 days ago, we entered into the penitential season of Lent marked with the profound and humble Sign of the Cross ashes upon our foreheads.  This Easter, strengthened by our Lenten pilgrimage, we enter into the radiance and joy of Christ Jesus risen and triumphant.
It is with profound joy and hope that I greet all of you who have entered the Roman Catholic Church through the Liturgy of the Easter Vigil.  Along with the clergy and faithful of the Diocese of Jefferson City, please be assured of our continued prayers as you enter more deeply into the life of grace and the beauty of our Catholic Faith. 
And so to Him, our victorious King, to Him who was crucified and now is risen, let us all sing out with renewed joy, love and faith:  Alleluia! 
              Sincerely Yours in Christ,
Most Reverend John R. Gaydos, Bishop of Jefferson City


Catholic Home Missions Appeal

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As we celebrate Easter and the beginning of our call to preach the Good News of the Risen Lord, it is appropriate to look ahead to our Catholic Home Missions Appeal next weekend.
The commitment of the Church in poor dioceses across the country is not without challenge, with many unable to support their core ministries without outside assistance.  Many parishes are also separated by long distances or rough terrain and face the realities of poverty and priest shortages. 
Sustaining pastoral work in these areas is made possible through our contributions to the Catholic Home Missions Appeal.  This Appeal supports essential pastoral outreach in home mission dioceses:  evangelization, seminary formation, aid to parishes, and lay ministry training.
We have been blessed as a beneficiary of this national collection.  The vibrant and growing Hispanic ministry in our Diocese is funded by a grant of $70,000 that we receive from Catholic Home Missions.
Please be generous in the Catholic Home Missions Appeal and help strengthen 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