April 29, 2012

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 (til October) and
Sun 8:00 a.m. at Most Pure Heart - Chamois (til October)

(April 122, 2012) candles $12.50 Samaritan Center $7.00
 ASSUMPTION: $582.00 special $150.00
  Herman Food $7.00 Village Mkt $23.49


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 4/28 - Gary Seifert, 5/5 - Joe Budnik, 5/12 - Danny Lamb, 5/19 - Larry Kuebler

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 May 1 10:00 am WEDNESDAY May 2 6:00 pm
Jimmy Bax Walter Brauner
THURSDAY May 3 8:00 am FRIDAY May 4 8:00 am
Alice Hustedde Regina M. Stewart
SATURDAY May 5 6:00 pm SUNDAY May 6 10:00 am
David Seifert For the People

++MPH Dedication Centennial next Sunday, May 6 - Mass time to begin this special celebration is 10:00 a.m.  (No 8:00 a.m. Mass.)

Text Box:  “Well, it seems Most Pure Heart of Mary’s Centennial Celebration is already next week. We will be welcoming Bishop Gaydos for a 10 o’clock Mass. (No 8 am Mass at MPH of course; Mass at Assumption on Saturday as usual, but if no one came because everyone will be at MPH on Sunday, that would be great). We’ll have Bishop Gaydos bless the new Altar, Lectern, and Presidential Chair - the final pieces of our Renovation Project. After Mass everyone is invited over to the parish hall for dinner – there is no cost because we are asking our parishioners to bring dishes. Dinner entertainment will be included! Unfortunately, Bishop Gaydos will not be able to stay after Mass. At 2 pm the Handbell Choir will present their Spring Concert in the church. This is free and open to everyone. You are encouraged to invite your neighbors and members of the other churches in town to the concert. Cookies and punch afterwards on the lawn, we hope.
     “So we hope everyone has set the day aside, invited old parishioners and is planning on having a wonderful day together. Sr. Bernice Orscheln, SSND has sent her prayers and blessings for us – promising to remember us that day, but she will not be able to attend as she is in Chatawa, MS. Sr. Francella Marie SSND, now Sr. Barbara, will be with us, and is looking forward to seeing former students again.”...Fr. Dave

MPH Parishioners are reminded to bring 2 large dishes (one salad and one vegetable) for the Centennial celebration next Sunday.

Grass Mowing Job - MPH is looking for someone to cut and trim the grass at MPH Cemetery.  If interested, please contact Jim Keilholz 763-5077.
New Sanctuary Furniture - In preparation for our Centennial celebration on May 6, the final renovation project of the church interior will be construction of new sanctuary furniture. This had been included in the original renovation plans, but is just now finally being executed. The beautiful pieces - lectern, altar, and presider’s chair - have been designed by Joyce Wright and built by Sieg Woodworking. Fr. Dave found the original (?) altar stone and it will be incorporated into the altar. The furniture will be funded by the remaining renovation monies and donations. If anyone wishes to make a remembrance donation or contribution, please contact the rectory or one of the renovation committee members - Wayne and Kim Trachsel, Fred Schollmeyer, Joyce Wright, or Sherry Starke. Thank you.

Chicken Dinner (& trimmings) - Sunday, April 29, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Morrison Community Building.  Proceeds benefit Morrison Volunteer Fire Dept.  Up to $2,500 matched by MWA.  Adults/$9, ages 6-12/$4.50, 5 & under/free.  Donations of pies or cakes greatly appreciated.  For info, call Lorna Rost 294-7276.

BBQ/Washer Tourney at Assumption on Friday, May 11.  Serving pork steaks, baked beans, slaw & dessert 5:00-8:30 p.m.  Adults/$8, ages 4-8/$4, ages 3 and under/free.  Washers:  $5 entry fee, play begins 5:30 p.m., register on-site or call 294-7323, prizes for top three teams.

Reception for Graduates - Sunday, May 20, in MPH hall after 8:00 a.m. Mass.  Everyone is invited to celebrate with and congratulate our graduates!

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/11-6/30/12 $43,160.00 $33,020.00
Budget goal per month $3,597.00 $2,750.00
Weekly goal $830.00 $635.00
Collection - April 1 $1,457 $357
April 8 $760 $775
April 15 $541 $496
April 22 $301 $582
April 29    
To date for April $3,059 $2,210
Offertory budget goal 7/1/11-4/22/12 $35,690.00 $27,305.00
Sunday collection 7/1/11-4/22/12 $38,565.00 $25,713.00
Difference $2,875.00 -$1,592.00

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

Handbell Choir Rehearsal - Tuesday, May 1, at 7:00 p.m.

MPH Hall Cleaners for May - Doug & Cindy Sieg, Josie Lamb.

May Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

Join Hands Day - Saturday, May 5, from 9 a.m.-noon to clean up outside & inside the Plattner School & help build a ramp & handrails into the building. Anyone is welcome to help.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP to Marlo Bockting at 294-6613 by May 1. Lunch will be provided.


Pro-Life Rosary - Monday, May 7, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church.

Catholic Home Missions Collection - Many dioceses right here in the U.S. do not have enough priests to serve poorer parishes.  The Catholic Home Missions Appeal supports these dioceses by funding essential ministries.  If you forgot your envelope, just drop in the collection basket next weekend.

Mass at Starkenburg Shrine - Tuesday, May 8, at noon.  Sacrament of Reconciliation at 11:15 a.m., Rosary 11:40 a.m. 

May Liturgy Assignments are in the “Ministry Assignments” section of website.


Calendar of Parish Events - May

May     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- MPH Good Shepherd Cntr Coll
May 1  - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
May 2  - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
May 6  - MPH Centennial
May 7  - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
May 11 - AS BBQ/Washer Tourney
May 20 - Rcptn for Graduates
May 24 - MPH Liturgy Committee Mtg
May 26/27 - Comm & Ed Coll