April 4, 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: $475.00 Three-in-One Collection $14.00
(Mar 28, 2010) Church Int. Ren. $50.00 Good Shepherd Center $37.00
 ASSUMPTION: $705.10 Three-in-One Collection $3.00
    Gasconade Food Pantry $49.00

COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 4/3-Danny Lamb, 4/10 Larry Kuebler, 4/17 Gayle Hackmann, 4/24 Gary Seifert

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 6 10:00 a.m. WEDNESDAY April 7 6:30 p.m.
Evelyn Antweiler Louise Rackers
Thursday April 8 8:am Friday April 9 8:00 a.m.
Louise McDonald Edward Scott
SATURDAY** April 10 6:00 p.m.** Sunday** April 11 8:00 a.m.**
For the People Mathilda Schwaller


**Weekend Mass Location Change - Beginning NEXT weekend, April 10/11, the Saturday evening Mass will be at Assumption at 6:00 p.m. (please note that the Saturday evening Mass time will stay at 6:00 p.m.).  The Sunday morning Mass will then be at 8:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s.

Text Box:       A Most Blessed Easter. Please accept my heartfelt prayers for each and every one of you in this Holy Season. May the Risen Lord fill you with the Joy of new life as you await your sharing in His resurrection.
     “Did you notice the wonderful Stations of the Resurrection in the Easter brochure I gave you? I had never seen those before. Maybe we should have a new set of stations made?? But at least you can use that in your own prayers and meditations throughout this holy season. I recommend it.
     “Spring Parish Council Meetings coming up. If anyone has anything they would like on the agenda, please call or e-mail me this week, and we’ll publish them next week.”...Fr. Dave

Knights of Columbus Meeting - Monday, April 5, at 7:00 p.m. at Morrison.

PSR News - PSR classes will resume on Wednesday, April 7.  PSR will close on April 14 with a Mass at 7:00 p.m.  Grades K-1 will not have afternoon class on Wednesday, April 14; however, they will meet at 6:45 p.m. on that day for the closing Mass.

First Friday (this week) Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus consists of attending Mass and receiving Holy Communion on nine consecutive First Fridays.

Parish Council Meetings - 1) St. Mary’s Parish Council Meeting on Tuesday, April 13, at 7:00 p.m.  2) Assumption Parish Council Meeting on Thursday, April 15, at 7:00 p.m.

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 - Mar 7 $780.00 $1,155.10
Mar 14 $4,395.00* $260.00
Mar 21 $504.00 $397.00
Mar 28 $475.00 $705.00
To date for February $6,154.00 $2,517.10
Offertory budget goal 7/1/09-3/28/10 $30,030.00 $24,167.91
Sunday collection 7/1/09-3/28/10 $34,101.00 $28,546.36
Difference $4,071.00 $4,378.45


* includes offering rec’d in mail.

? Of the Week - In what way have you risen from “deadness” in your life?

Pro-Life Rosary - Monday, April 5, at 9:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church.

St. Mary’s Hall Cleaners for April - John/Ev Dudenhoeffer, Celia McKague, Kim McKague.

April Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

Operation Rice Bowl - Our efforts with Catholic Relief Services’ Operation Rice Bowl have given hope and new chances to many of our sisters and brothers throughout the world.  Even though our Lenten journey is over, our solidarity with the poor needs to continue all year long.  Visit www.crs.org to stay connected with the Church’s work on behalf of those in need around the world.

Infirm Priest Collection - The Infirm Priest Fund (this weekend’s special collection), maintained through an annual assessment to the parishes, is primarily for medical and other extraordinary expenses not covered by the regular insurance program or the Catholic Stewardship Appeal.  This fund assists those who now share in a particular way in the suffering of Christ and who have given their lives in service.  If you would like to donate and were unable to this weekend, please drop your envelope for “Infirm Priest Fund” in the collection basket next weekend.

Osage County Learning Fair - Improve your reading skills, computer skills, become proficient on popular office software, study and prepare for a GED, learn to use a computer - Tuesday, April 13, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Mobile Training Lab in the Thriftway parking lot in Linn.  Free.

Divine Mercy Sunday is next Sunday, April 11.  The extraordinary grace of this feast is available to those who have received the sacrament of penance during Lent and who receive Holy Communion on the feast of Divine Mercy.  This extraordinary grace will restore baptismal innocence and consists of remission of all temporal punishments for committed sins.

Women’s Luncheon - For ladies and teen girls - Sunday, April 18, in St. Mary’s hall.  Gather time 11:45 a.m., 12:00 noon luncheon.  Speaker Deborah Gorman, author of book “Grandma’s Shoebox,” writes that the shoebox was filled with her Grandma’s prayer books, bible, novenas, litanies, and beautiful pictures of Jesus, Mary and Joseph - it was filled with the touchstones to her soul.  Deborah would like to promote the faith and the messages that were left behind in that little shoebox.  Can visit www.grandmashoebox.com.  If planning to attend, please RSVP to Viv Boss 763-5928 or Ev Dudenhoeffer 763-5421 by April 10. $5 cover charge can be paid that day.

MWA Matching Fund Event (Trivia night, silent auction & 50/50 raffle) on Friday, April 9, at 6:00 p.m. at Pershing Community Center.  $10/person, must have 8-10 people per team or per table.  Proceeds to Pershing Community Center to purchase sound system.  Sponsored by MWA Senior.  For info, call Marlo Bockting 294-6613. 

MO House Votes to Expand Women’s Right to Information Before an Abortion - Ultrasounds, hearing a baby’s heartbeat, a baby feeling pain during an abortion and protections for a minor if found to be a victim of rape or incest are the substantive issues of what HB 1327 & 2000 will put into MO law if it passes the MO Senate.  Action requested by MO Right to Life:  Please call your State Senator (Sen. Frank Barnitz, (573) 751-2108, email Frank.Barnitz@senate.mo.gov.) and ask him to take all necessary measures and pass HB 1327 & 2000 or the Senate version of the bill (SB 793 or SCS SB 792) to protect women and their unborn children. This legislative session ends May 14. We have six weeks to get past the filibuster in the Senate and pass this critical pro-life bill.

Spring Dinner Results

Spring Dinner Raffle Prize Winners

Meal $3,180.85
Raffle $1,125.25
Kitchen/donations   $ 323.00
TOTAL $4,629.10*

* Does not reflect expenses.

Meals served:315 adults, 13 children.

2 Coca Cola shirts - Mike & Kathy Mehmert
1 large pizza (Grains) - Shirley Keilholz
$20 gift cert Tailgate BBQ - Art & Shirley Riegel
$25 gift cert Barb Morre - Marilyn Struttmann
$25 - Reid Millard
$25 - Mike & Kathy Mehmert
$25 - Shirley Nolte
$25 gift cert MFA - Kathy Mehmert
$50 Visa gift card - Sandy Keilholz
$25 savings bond - Shirley Keilholz
$25 gift cert Jerry’s - Art & Shirley Riegel
$50 - Viv Boss

Oil changes - Shirley Nolte
Gerald Means
Wilma Trachsel
Denise Nolte
Gift basket & $25 - Alice Rost
Mary Kay gift basket - Shirley Keilholz
Baby quilt - Cindy Sieg
Hair care products - Lucille Lamb
$50 gift cert MNM - Jim Schollmeyer
$50 savings bond - Mary Boss
Framed artwork - Lucy Brenner
$100 - Luke Skaggs
Quilt - Ben Gloe

Medically Assisted Nutrition & Hydration – The Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services  were recently revised addressing this issue. This presentation will compare the previous and current versions, use case studies, and provide opportunity for discussion.  Thursday, April 8, 1:30-2:30 p.m., St. Mary’s Health Center Assembly Hall.  The public is invited – no registration necessary.  For more info, call 761-7000 ext. 1504. 

Encounter With God's Call, held April 17-19, 2010, at Conception Seminary College is a discernment retreat for young men 16 and older who are considering the vocation to the Priesthood. This is an excellent opportunity to meet the seminarians as they share their stories of responding to God's call. This visit is free.  For more info, please contact your pastor or Rev. Joe Corel, Diocesan Vocation Director, 573-635-9127, email followme@diojeffcity.org.

Social Events Elsewhere - 1) Chicken Dinner at Bonnots Mill April 11, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.  2) Fried Chicken Dinner at Jonesburg April 11, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Bookmobile coming to Chamois April 5 & 19, 4:15-5:30 p.m.

Calendar of Parish Events - March

April 5   - Pro-Life Rosary StM 9 AM
April 7   - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
             - CYG Mtg
April 12 - StM Adult Faith Formation Mtg
April 14  - PSR Closing Mass (led by grades K-2)
                 (Note date change! - was April 21)
April 18 - Women’s Luncheon
April 21  - PSR Closing Mass (led by grades K-2)
April 28 - Heart of Mary Funfest

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,

Alleluia! On this Easter 2010, our voices join with the countless voices of the Church throughout the millennia, "This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad!" The whole Church rejoices on this "Feast of Feasts" that the victory has been won. Christ Our Life has triumphed over
sin and death, and now offers this gift of new life to all His faithful people.

As the clergy and faithful of the Diocese of Jefferson City, we rejoice all the more, as we welcome the hundreds of catechumens and candidates into the Church this Easter. Mindful that it is the Lord that has mysteriously drawn us into the great spiritual family of the Church, may this year's Easter celebration inspire us to draw even closer to Him in His Sacraments.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, your families and your loved ones. May the Risen Lord enlighten your minds and hearts that we may always know Him in the breaking of bread, and follow Him into eternal glory.

Sincerely yours in Christ...
Most Reverend John R. Gaydos, Bishop of Jefferson City