April 26 - 4th SUNDAY of EASTER, 2015

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 Assumption - Morrison
(until April 11/12) and
Sat 6:00 p.m. at Most Pure Heart - Chamois

SUNDAY COLLECTION MOST PURE HEART: $1,597.00 Home Mission $10.00
April 19, 2015 infirm Priests $35.00 Food Pantry $20.00
  ASSUMPTION: $1,072.00 Infirm Priests $75.00
      Food Pantry $6.00



4/25 - Joe Budnik, 5/2 - Danny Lamb, 5/9 - Larry Kuebler, 5/16- Gayle Hackmann


1st Sun–Wilma Trachsel/Dennis Lamb, 2nd Sun–Jerry/Clarine Means, 3rd Sun–Viv/Larry Boss,
4th Sun–open, 5th - Bosses/Means


Tuesday April 28 No Mass Wednesday April 29 No Mass
Thursday April 30 No Mass Friday May 1 8:00 am
  Communion Service
Saturday May 2 6:00 pm Sunday May 3 8:00 am
For the People Frank Schollmeyer

**Note Changes in Weekday Mass Schedule – 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 hope everyone noticed the cemetery survey in your May contribution envelopes. Having 2 of 3 of the last people we buried choose cremation, I think it is important that we think of how we can best serve this custom. Please get this survey back to us as soon as possible. If you need one, let me know.
     “I enjoyed having all our PSR children at Mass last Wednesday to receive their “diplomas” and end another PSR year… almost. This Wednesday will be their end-of-year party. Parents are asked to bring cookies or a treat to share and are also encouraged to stay and celebrate with all the PSR family.  Families, friends, parishioners are welcome.
     “This week I’ll be gone for my annual retreat. Therefore, there will be no daily Masses this week (but there will be a communion service on Friday at MPH). Please pray for me and the other priests who will be on this retreat. I’ll keep all of you in my prayers.”…Fr. Dave

Morrison Volunteer Fire Dept. Chicken DinnerSUNDAY, April 26, 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.

Diocesan Pilgrimage – Next Sunday, May 3, at National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church, Laurie, MO.  2:00 p.m. Mass followed by pilgrimage procession & dinner.  Details in back of church.

Catholic Home Missions Collection - Many dioceses in the U.S. do not have enough priests & trained lay ministers to serve their parishes. The Catholic Home Missions collection (this weekend) supports these dioceses by funding essential ministries, including seminary education & lay ministry training. Please be generous in this appeal and share your resources to strengthen the Church at home.
Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/13-6/30/14 $48,120.00 $35,380.00
Budget goal per month $4,010.00 $2,950.00
Weekly goal $925.00 $680.00
Collection - April 5 $1,202 $1,113
April 12 $1,129 $557
April 19 $1,597 $1,072
April 26    
To date for Apr. $3,928 $2,742
Offertory budget goal 7/1/14-4/19/15 $38,850 $28,560
Sunday collection 7/1/14-4/9/15 $52,476 $31,989
Difference $13,626 $3,429

Question of the Week - What qualities of God does the image of the Good Shepherd suggest? How do you experience God in this way?

NO Handbells Rehearsal this week.

May Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

Chamois Health Fair – Thursday, May 7, 3:00-6:00 p.m. in Osage R-1 School gym.

Spring Concert – Sunday, April 26, at 3:00 p.m. in Osage R-1 gym.  Art show following.

Osage R-1 School 5K – May 2 at 9:00 a.m. 

Pilgrimage at Starkenburg Shrine – May 17.

World Day of Prayer for Vocations – Sunday, April 26, the Church throughout the world prays for vocations.  Will you make a special effort to ask the Lord for more vocations to priesthood and religious life?  Pray for priests who have ministered to you throughout your life, both living and dead.  Keep our parish priests in your prayers.  Encourage your children, grandchildren, or other young people to consider a vocation as a priest or religious brother or sister.  Pray a rosary for more young men and women in our diocese to respond to God’s call.  Available in the back of church are two brochures:  1) Seven Ways Families Can Foster Vocations, 2) Vocation Prayer Apostolate – A powerful program for the sick and homebound to intercede for vocations.

Thank You – The Frank Schollmeyer family thanks everyone for their donations of food and help at the luncheon.

Congratulations to…
Dawson Brandt, Hannah Hackmann, Caleb Keilholz, and Kaden Wuelling who made their First Holy Communion at Most Pure Heart of Mary on April 19!

...Kenna Brenner, daughter of John and Kelly Brenner, who was baptized at Assumption Church on April 19!

Dennis and Lucille Lamb who are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary on April 30! 


Calendar of Parish Events – April/May

April 29 – PSR End of Year Party
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May 4  - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
May 5  - Handbells Rehearsal
May 6  - AS Prayer Group 10 AM
May 12 – Handbells Concert at St. John UCC
May 17 – Reception for Graduate

May 23/24 – Comm & Ed Coll

Tours & Lunch – Tuesday, May 5.  Tour M&T Cheese Factory in Owensville, tour & wine tasting & lunch at White Mule Winery in Owenville.  Free.  Lunch: fried chicken with trimmings.  Gratuity included.  Leave 9:15 a.m. (when RSVP, Marlo will arrange carpooling).   Must RSVP to Marlo 294-6613 by April 30!  If you signed up prior, let Marlo know for sure if you are going.  Sponsored by MWA Senior Summit Chapter.

Please Pray For the repose of the soul of Rev. William Kottenstette who was called to his heavenly reward April 22.

Donations in Memory of Frank Schollmeyer in the amount of $430 have been received by MPH church.  We continue to keep the Schollmeyer family & all who have lost loved ones recently in our prayers.

Handbells Concert (& various others) Easter/Spring Celebration – Tuesday, May 12, at 7:00 p.m. at St. John UCC in Chamois.  Reception following.

Easter Flowers at MPH were donated in memory of Edwin and Gregory Trachsel,  Jessica Ann Skaggs,  Micah Starke,  Dan Lalk, Joyce Schowengerdt, Mary Boss, Eileen Paulsmeyer, deceased members of the Scheppers and Forck family, deceased members of the Smith and Nolte family, deceased members of the Louis Mehmert family, and deceased members of the Marvin Starke family.

Natural Family Planning - In an effort to give practical help to married & engaged couples to live out the teaching of the Church, a short course on Natural Family Planning is starting soon - at St Joseph Church, Westphalia, beginning May 3. Go to www.MidMoNFP.org for more info on the free “Come and See”, or call 660-298-3683. For the full consultative course with materials, see www.register.ccli.org .

Pro-Life Rosary – Monday, May 4, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church.

MPH Hall Cleaners for May – Kim Ames, Larry & Viv Boss, Vera Ohlms.  (Please remember to fill out Group Volunteer Timesheet located in kitchen.)

Seeking Christ for Our Nation Mass – Tuesday, May 5, at 6:30 p.m. at St. George Church in Linn.

Fish & Chicken Fry at St. George in Hermann May 1, 5-7 p.m.