April 24 - Fifth Sunday of Easter, 2016

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

April 17, 2016        
  ASSUMPTION: $845.00 home miss $10.00
      Food Pantry $11.00




4/23 - Larry Kuebler, 4/30 - Gayle Hackmann, 5/7 - Joe Budnik, 5/14 - Danny Lamb


1st Sun–Wilma Trachsel/Dennis Lamb, 2nd Sun–Wayne/Paula Helle, 3rd Sun–Viv/Larry Boss, 4th Sun–Bernie/Marian Forck, 5th - Bosses


Monday** April 25 no mass Wednesday April 27 no mass
Thursday April 28 no mass Friday April 29 no mass
Saturday April 30 6:00 pm Sunday May 1 8:00 am
For the People Otto Boss

**Note Changes in Weekday Mass Schedule – Please note that there will be no weekday Masses for the coming week.

     “This week I will be going on my annual retreat. This is something the Church expects of her priest each year. It gives us a time to reflect on our ministry and how we can continue to serve the Lord. I’ll be in St. Louis with a group of other priests from the Jefferson City diocese. Please continue to pray for all your priests. Unfortunately that means that there will not be daily Mass this week.”…Fr. Dave

Morrison Volunteer Fire Dept. Chicken DinnerSunday, April 24, 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.

Catholic Home Missions Appeal - Many dioceses right here in the U.S. do not have enough priests and trained lay ministers to serve their parishes. These dioceses are known as home missions. The Catholic Home Missions Appeal, which takes place this weekend, supports these dioceses by funding essential ministries, including seminary education and lay ministry training. Please be generous in this appeal and share your resources to strengthen the Church at home. If you forgot your donation this weekend, please drop in the collection basket next weekend.

Happy Birthday to Edna Rost who will be celebrating her 94th birthday on April 28!  If you’d like to send her a card, her address is:  Frene Valley, P.O. Box 468, Hermann, MO 65041.

Osage R-1 5K – Saturday, May 7, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Osage R-1 School.  For more info, contact Faith Slusser 763-5446.  Proceeds benefit Osage R-1 Elementary School.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/15-6/30/16 $52,000.00 $36,000.00
Budget goal per month $4,333.00 $3,000.00
Weekly goal $1000.00 $692.00
Collection - Apr 3 $1,817 $745
Apr 10 $740 $277
Apr 17 $574 $845
Apr 24    
To date for Apr. $3,131 $1,867
Offertory budget goal 7/1/15-4/17/16 $42,000 $29,064
Sunday collection 7/1/15-4/17/16 $48,834 $33,838
Difference $6,834 $4,774

Question of the Week – Jesus’ commandment to love another is a challenge. What will you do this week to deepen the love you have for those around you in life?

May Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

Pro-Life Rosary – Monday, May 2, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church.

Seeking Christ for Our Nation Mass – May 3 at 6:30 p.m. at St. George Linn.

Spring Pilgrimage at Starkenburg Shrine – May 15.

MPH Prayer Chain – The latest list of the MPH prayer chain is dated June, 2000, so we would like to bring it up-to-date.  If you are interested in being added as a link in the prayer chain (or if you would like your name removed), please contact Ev with your name and best phone number to reach you.  Note:  If you want to request the prayer chain participants to pray for someone:  1) please keep in mind privacy issues – only request prayers for someone if the person or their family has given permission, 2) call Cindy Sieg (the top link on the prayer chain), and she will get it started. The prayer chain is separate from the parish calling tree.

MPH Hall Cleaners for May – Fred & Diane Schollmeyer, Mary Starke, Rick Starke.

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) Pork Burger Sale at Thriftway April 30 to benefit St. Mary School in Frankenstein. 2) Fish Fry at St. George Hermann May 6.


Calendar of Parish Events – May

May 2 -  Pro- Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
May 4   - AS Prayer Group 10 AM
May 14/15 – Comm & Ed Coll

May 15 – Graduation Rcptn