April 25, 2010

Most Pure Heart of Mary and Assumption Churches
P. O. Box 156, Chamois, MO 65024
Fr. David Means, Canonical Administrator,

church 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)

SUNDAY COLLECTIONST. MARY’S: $751.00 Infirm Priests $25.00
(April 18, 2010) Church Int. Ren. $295.00 Samaritan Center $72.00
 ASSUMPTION: $460.00 Hermann Food Pantry $53.00

COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 4/24 Gary Seifert, 5/1 Joe Budnik, 5/8 Danny Lamb, 5/15 Larry Kuebler

1st Sun–Wilma Trachsel/Dennis Lamb, 2nd Sun–Jerry/Clarine Means, 3rd Sun–Viv/Larry Boss,
4th Sun–Otto/Joni Boss, 5th Sun–Clarence/Shirley Keilholz

TUESDAY April 27 No Mass Monday April 26 8:00 a.m.
  Christine Tutin
Thursday April 29 No Mass WEDNESDAY April 28 No Mass
SATURDAY May 1 6:00 p.m. Friday April 30 8:00 a.m.
Stafford & Grace Pile ** Communion Service **
      SUNDAY+ May 2 9:00 a.m.
  For the People


**Note Changes in Weekday Mass Times for Coming Week - 1) At Assumption, there will be no weekday Masses.  2) At St. Mary’s, there will be Mass on Monday at 8:00 a.m., no Mass on Wednesday,  communion service at 8:00 a.m. on Friday.  Fr. Dave will be on retreat this week.

++Mass of Thanksgiving for Church Renovations - NEXT Sunday, May 2, at 9:00 a.m. at Most Pure Heart of Mary Church.  (See May liturgy assignment sheet for special assignments for this Mass.)

Grandparents/Senior Citizens Breakfast - The Osage R-1 School District is hosting a Grandparents/Senior Citizens Breakfast, Monday, April 26, 2010, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Classrooms can be visited afterwards. The music program will begin at 8:45 in the gym. All are invited. Please call the school at 763-5446 to place your reservation!

Catholic Home Missions Collection - Right here in the U.S., some dioceses are unable to provide fundamental pastoral care for their faithful. These “home mission” dioceses cannot support an adequate number of priests. They cannot afford funding for youth ministry programs or religious education. This weekend we take up a collection for the Catholic Home Missions Appeal. Help strengthen the Church at home with a generous donation.  If you were unable to donate this week and would like to, just drop an envelope for “Catholic Home Missions” in the collection basket next weekend.

Thank You from Catholic Relief Services for making Operation Rice Bowl a part of your Lenten celebration.  On behalf of all the people they serve around the world, they thank you for your support!


Text Box:   I forgot to mention last week (but it’s been on the parish google calendar – see website) that I signed up for my annual retreat next week. That was before we moved the bishop’s visit to next Sunday. So I’ll be gone and there won’t be Mass this week except for Monday morning at 8 am. There will be communion service, though, on Friday at St. Mary’s.
     “But I’m confident that everything is ready for Bishop Gaydos’ visit next Sunday. We will have Mass of Thanksgiving and blessing for the new renovations. At the end of Mass we’ll celebrate this church and the people who received sacraments here over the years, and then thank all those who donated toward these renovations or made memorials. So please invite guests, family members and neighbors. We’ll end with a May Crowning and outdoor reception. Any of our children who wish to participate in the May Crowning procession should gather together in the cry room before Mass; they’ll join in the entrance procession; sit up front and then lead the procession after Mass.
     “Anyone who wishes to have their mother remembered in our Mother’s Day Masses on May 8-9 needs to have the offering envelope returned by next Sunday, for inclusion in the list of mothers for that day. You may drop it in the collection next Sunday, or bring it to the office. Of course, if you bring it on Mother’s Day or even later in the month, the spiritual benefits are just as good (God is generous that way!); it’s just that we won’t have her on our list for May 9.”...Fr. Dave

Attention Children Participating in May Crowning Procession - Just a reminder to those children wishing to participate in the May Crowning procession to dress up for this special event.

Text Box:  April Funfest - Do you have stiffness in your joints when you get up in the morning? Do you have pain in your lower back? Have you ever been told you have some arthritis in a joint or two?  All invited, Assumption and Most Pure Heart of Mary, to the Wednesday, April 28, Funfest.  Kay Day, who teaches an exercise class at Linn State Technical College, will be our speaker. She, also, is assisting the committee in providing a special luncheon after her presentation. So please come after a very light lunch and with a determination to improve your gait and your balance. Handouts will be provided.

Open House to celebrate Dennis & Lucille Lamb’s 50th golden wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 2, 2:00-5:00 p.m. in St. Mary’s hall.  Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate this special occasion.  No gifts please.

Ladies of St. Mary’s - A “thank you” was received from attendees of the Ladies’ Luncheon, who remarked the decorations were lovely, the food delicious, the speaker was very interesting, the fellowship was wonderful, and they had a great time.  They felt truly blessed to have been included in this special day.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/09-6/30/10 $40,000.00 $32,224.00
Budget goal per month $3,334.00 $2,685.33
Weekly goal $770.00 $619.69
Collection - April 4 $1,213.00 $861.00
April 11 $1,017.00 $650.00
April 18 $751.00 $460.00
April 25    
To date for April $2,981.00 $1,971.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/09-4/18/10 $32,340.00 $26,026.98
Sunday collection 7/1/09-4/11/10 $37,082.00 $30,517.36
Difference $4,742.00 $4,490.38


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

May Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

St. Mary’s Hall Cleaners for May  - Doug & Cindy Sieg, Dan & Jane Augustine.

World Day of Prayer for Vocations is this Sunday, April 25.  Join in this special day by praying this Prayer for Vocations - Holy Spirit, it is you who open the heart & mind to the Divine Call.  It is you who make effective every impetus toward good, toward truth, toward charity.  Open the hearts & minds of men & women so that a new flowering of vocations may show forth the fidelity of your love, & all may know Christ the true light come into the world, to offer to every human being the sure hope of eternal life.  Amen.

Reception for Graduates - Sunday, May 9, in St. Mary’s hall after 8:00 a.m. MassEveryone is invited to celebrate with and congratulate our graduates!

Annual Spring Pilgrimage at Starkenburg Shrine is Sunday, May 16.

Help for Troubled Marriages! The St. Louis Retrouvaille Program starts with a weekend June 4-6, 2010, (Friday night thru Sunday) and has 6 follow-up sessions. If you are facing financial difficulties, we can work with you. For confidential info, call toll-free 1-800-470-2230, or visit www.retrouvaille.org.

Pro-Life Rosary - Monday, May 3, at 9:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church.

Morrison Volunteer Fire Dept. Chicken Dinner - Sunday, April 25, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Morrison Community Center.  Adults/$8, ages 6-12/$4, under 5/free.  Pie/cake donations greatly appreciated.

Events for Youth - 1) CHRISTpower week-long service retreat July 11-17 for teens who have completed freshman year of high school through senior year of high school.  For info, contact the parish office or email christpower2010@yahoo.com.  2) Camp Maccabee retreat for high school young men to discover their true masculine spirituality July 25-29 at Starkenburg.  For info, contact Pat Reinkemeyer 573-635-9127, email communitymin@diojeffcity.org.  3) Camp Siena retreat for high school young women to discover their true feminine spirituality July 25-29 at Camdenton.  For info, contact Pat Reinkemeyer 573-635-9127, email communitymin@diojeffcity.org. 

Social Events Elsewhere - Vienna parish Chicken Dinner at K of C parish hall in Vienna May 2, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Ladies Annual Spring Tea at Oklahoma Church of Christ on April 30 at 7:30 p.m.


Calendar of Parish Events - March

April 28 - Heart of Mary Funfest


May 2 - Bishop Blessing of StM Renovations

May 3 - Pro-Life Rosary StM 9 am

May 5 - AS Prayer Group 10:30 am

May 9 - Reception for Graduates

May 26 - Heart of Mary Funfest


SEE Liturgy Assignments for May Liturgy Assignments