April 28, 2013

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. at Assumption - Morrison and
Sun 8:00 a.m. at Most Pure Heart - Chamois(Changed - April 6/7)

SUNDAY COLLECTION MOST PURE HEART: $594.00 Home Missions $20.00
Apr 21, 2013     Samaritan Center $30.00
 ASSUMPTION: $312.00    
      Food Pantry $7.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 4/27 - Danny Lamb, 5/4 - Larry Kuebler, 5/11 - Gayle Hackmann, 5/18 - Gary Seifert

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


TUESDAY April 30 10:00 am WEDNESDAY May 1 6:00 pm
Richard Braun John & Mary Fritz
THURSDAY May 2 8:00 am FRIDAY May 3 8:00 am
Dick & Lucille Fischer Ray Kauffman
SATURDAY May 4 6:00 pm SUNDAY May 6 8:00 am
Urban Rost For the people

“This week is May already. After all the April showers we should have an overabundance of May flowers! I know you have a lot going on in May, and so do we. Next weekend, we have two young ladies who will be making their First Holy Communion at MPH – Alexandra McKague & Elsey Wuelling. Bishop Gaydos will be at MPH on Tuesday evening May 14 for Confirmation. Mother’s Day is May 12, we will remember all our mothers – living and deceased – at our Masses that weekend. On Sunday, May 19, we’ll have a little reception for our three high school graduates to congratulate them and send them on to college. So it is a busy month I know. However, it is also the Month of Our Lady! We should find special ways to honor our Blessed Mother this month. Here in central Missouri we have a unique tradition and opportunity to Honor our Lady – the May Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Sorrows in Starkenburg on May 19. If you didn’t find or take time in Lent, or anytime lately, to have a day of prayer, or recollection, or to do something to honor your Heavenly Mother, please consider joining with others from around the diocese in this pilgrimage.”...Fr. Dave

Chicken DinnerSunday, April 28, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Morrison Community Center.  Matching fund event for benefit of Morrison Volunteer Fire Dept.  Adults/$9, ages 6-12/$4.50, ages 5 & under/free.  Pie donations appreciated.  Sponsored by MWA Youth Service Club.   For info, Kathy Rost 294-6449.  (Note:  to encourage attendance at this Chicken Dinner, Barrister & Brews will be closed this Sunday.)

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/12-6/30/13 $45,345.00 $30,524.00
Budget goal per month $3,779.00 $2,544.00
Weekly goal $872.00 $587.00
Collection - April 7 $1,702 $803
April 17 $407 $507
April 21 $594 $312
April 28    
To date for April $2,703 $1,622
Offertory budget goal 7/1/12-4/21/13 $36,624 $24,654
Sunday collection 7/1/12-4/21/13 $43,400 $27,231
Difference $6,776 $2,577

Question of the Week – 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.
Pilgrimage at Starkenburg Shrine – May 19.
Thank You to everyone for all the birthday cards, phone calls & flowers for my 80th birthday.  You made my day very special….Elmer Keilholz

Congratulations to Dennis & Lucille Lamb who are celebrating their 53rd wedding anniversary on April 30!  May God bless you.

Cinco De Mayo Celebration – Saturday, May 4, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Barrister & Brews.  All-you-can-eat Mexican buffet.  Ages 13 & up/$14, ages 5-12/$7, ages 4 & under/free.  Silent auction from 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.   Advance tickets sold at Barrister & Brews, Jerry’s Stop & Go, or Heritage Bank.  Matching fund event for benefit of Chamois Fire Protection District.  Sponsored by MWA Summit Chapter.  For info, call Marlo Bockting 294-6613.

Receptions for Upcoming MPH Special Events – Receptions will be held in MPH hall after First Holy Communion Mass on May 5, Confirmation on May 14, and Mass for our graduates on May 19.  Everyone is invited to come & celebrate with and congratulate the honorees at these events.  If anyone would be willing to help with these receptions, please call Mary Jane Starke 763-5595.  Also, each MPH parish family is asked to bring two dozen cookies for the Confirmation reception on May 14.

A Big and Special Thank You to the fundraising committee and all who helped in any way at Assumption parish for the huge success of our Rummage Sale and Bake Sale.  Also to anyone who donated items, clothes, and baked goods.  Especially to those who spent many long hours of preparation and cleaning up afterwards.  Your time, hard work, and dedication to our parish is deeply appreciated.  May God grant special blessings on each and every one of you.  The results were a profit of $1,425.10 for the Rummage and Bake Sale together.  The Schwan’s sales commission was approximately $125.00 additional for a total of $1,550.10.

Food Drive for Good Shepherd Food Pantry in Linn – April 28-May 5 sponsored by the Lucky Charms Chamois 4-H Club.  Non-perishable food only.  Critical items needed:  soup, pork & beans, canned dinners, peanut butter, jelly, Hamburger Helper, ramen noodles, dry pasta, canned fruits and veggies, cake mix, & brownie mix.  Box in back of MPH church for donations.

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 supports these dioceses by funding essential ministries, including seminary education and lay ministry training.  Please be generous and help strengthen the Church at home.  If you forgot your donation, please drop it in the collection basket next weekend. 

Good Shepherd Food Pantry will be open one evening a month for three months on a trial basis in order to determine if there is a need for the pantry to serve the working poor or anyone who cannot catch a ride to the pantry during normal operating times.  The pantry will be open on May 8, June 12, and July 10 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. for these people.  If you know an elderly or disabled person/family who needs food, please consider volunteering to bring them to the pantry on those dates.  For more info, call the pantry 897-0525 and leave a return phone number.  The Good Shepherd Food Pantry serves only those living in Osage County.

Seeking Christ for Our Nation Mass and prayer service – May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at St. George in Linn.

According to the VIRTUS “Protecting God’s Children” training, one in 10 males and one in five females is abused by the time they are age 18.  You can be part of the solution through Awareness, Communication and Timely Response.  Visit www.virtusonline.org or at http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/child-and-youth-protection/resources/.  To report abuse by someone representing the Catholic Church, contact Mike Berendzen, Jefferson City Diocese Office of Child and Youth Protection, at 573-635-9127 or at review@diojeffcity.org.

Retrouvaille is a program designed to provide help and support to married couples who are undergoing difficulties in their relationship, for those who are hurting in brokenness and loneliness.  It has also proven helpful to couples who are separated and divorced.  Although Retrouvaille is Catholic in origin, couples from all or no faith traditions are welcome to attend.  The next program begins with the weekend of June 7-9.  For further info, call 1-800-470-2230 or visit www.HelpOurMarriage.com.

Thank You from Good Shepherd Center and Hermann Community Food Pantry for your generous support in the form of recent donations.

Calendar of Parish Events – April/May

Calendar of Parish Events – May

May    - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- MPH Good Shepherd Cntr Coll
May 1 -   AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
May 5  - First Holy Communion/Rcptn
May 6  - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
May 14 – Confirmation/Rcptn
May 18/19 – Comm & Ed Coll
May 19 – Mass/Rcptn for Graduates

May 23 – MPH Liturgy Comm Mtg


Pro-Life Rosary – Monday, May 6, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church.

MPH Hall Cleaners for May – Larry & Viv Boss, Diane Dickson.  (Reminder to hall cleaners: please fill out Group Volunteer Timesheet located in kitchen.)

Relay for Life Osage/Maries Survivor Dinner – May 5 at American Legion Hall in Freeburg, meal around 2:00 p.m.  Free for cancer survivors & their caregivers.  RSVP to 573-635-4839.

May Liturgy Assignments.


Drop-Off Instructions for Clothing Bin at Assumption

  • Accept clothes, shoes, and household textiles of good quality that are ready to be re-worn and reused.  Household textiles include tablecloths, towels, bedding, blankets, bedspreads, etc.
  • Cannot accept mattresses, furniture, appliances, carpet, household items, toys, or trash.
  • Clothes, shoes, and textiles must be clean and dry and dropped off in tied plastic bags.  A sturdy plastic bag protects the clothes from dirt and simplifies handling.
  • Please don’t leave anything outside the bin.