April 6, 2014

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 Most Pure Heart - Chamois and
Sat 6:00 p.m. at Assumption - Morrison (changed April 5/6!)

March 30, 2014     CRS $197
 ASSUMPTION: $268.00 Food Pantry $7.00
      CRS Collection $142.00



4/5 - Joe Budnik, 4/12 - Danny Lamb, 4/19 - Larry Kuebler, 4/26 - Gayle Hackmann


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


MONDAY April 7 10:00 am WEDNESDAY April 9 6:00 PM
Viola Luebbert Cale & Catherine Monroe
THURSDAY April 10 No Mass FRIDAY April 11 8:00 am
  Henry & Della Jett
Saturday April 12 6:00 pm Sunday April 13 8:00 am
Jada Brenner For the People

 **Note Changes in Weekday Mass Schedule – The only weekday Mass at Assumption for the coming week will be on Monday at 10:00 a.m.  There will be no Mass on Thursday.

As you know, I only have two more weeks (Palm Sunday & Easter!), before I begin my ten-week sabbatical. I trust that you can carry on without me for a bit and welcome the priests that will be with you on the weekends. Here are several things in which volunteers will need to step forward and take care of when I am gone, continuing, of course, all that you normally do! First of all, take care of the sick and homebound. Many people do this regularly, but I remind you to be aware of who is unable to make it to church, and visit them and see if you can help, and even bring communion to them. If there is a communion minister from both parishes willing to take communion to some of these, please let me know. Secondly, let’s be sure that we have ministers for the visiting priests (MPH especially!). Watch the schedule and if you can’t be there, please be sure to find a substitute. Also be more willing to fill in at the last minute. In fact you can check as you come into church to see if Father has any questions, if everything is set, or if you can help in any way. If you are accompanying someone who can’t get out of the pew for communion, ask Father before Mass (or even when you go up to communion) to bring communion to them in the pew. We’ll need people to open and close the churches every weekend and someone to pick up the bulletins on Friday afternoon for Assumption. Everyone should keep an eye on the buildings and property, take care of whatever needs to be done and/or report any problems or concerns to the building committee, or Evelyn. Since you’ve always taken care of one another and your parishes in this way, you’ll probably not even notice that I’m gone. I will, of course, carry each one of you and your concerns with me in my heart and prayers to the Altar of St. James.”...Fr. Dave

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/13-6/30/14 $46,800.00 $30,524.00
Budget goal per month $3,900.00 $2,544.00
Weekly goal $900.00 $587.00
Collection - Mar 2 $1,760 $258
Mar 9 $918 $1,105
Mar 16 $5,923 $428
Mar 23 $1,119 $942
Mar 30 $565 $268
To date for Mar $10,285 $3,001
Offertory budget goal 7/1/13-3/30/14 $35,100 $22,893
Sunday collection 7/1/13-3/30/14 $39,327 $24,694
Difference $4,227 $1,801

Question of the Week – The death from which we are called is healing from those things which bind us and hold us back: memories, fears, rejection, or other such things. What binds you? What keeps you from fully being your own most true self in Christ?

MPH Hall Cleaners for April – Dale & Lana Hackmann, Shirley Keilholz. (Please remember to fill out Group Volunteer Timesheet located in kitchen.)

Nursing Home Mass – A Mass will be offered for “Mabel Renkemeyer” on Tuesday, April 8, at 9:30 a.m. at Frene Valley Nursing Home in Hermann.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

PSR News – Note time change for Stations of the Cross scheduled for April 9 – the Stations will be at 7:00 p.m., followed by PSR class for the remainder of the time.  On April 16, a PSR Mass will be offered at 7:15 p.m.

Pro-Life RosaryTuesday, April 8, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church (note date change!).

Stations of the Cross - 1) Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Assumption Church.  2) Wednesday, April 9, at 7:00 p.m. at MPH.

Interested in Becoming an Altar Minister (Server)? – If so, please contact the rectory.

Books/Literature – Feel free to pick up any of these from the back of church.

Mass at Starkenburg Shrine – April 8, at noon.  Reconciliation 11:00 a.m., Rosary 11:40 a.m.


Holy Week Schedule 2014
Holy Thursday*                        7:00 p.m. at MPH
Good Friday*                            7:00 p.m. at MPH
Easter Vigil (Holy Saturday)*   8:30 p.m. at Assumption
Easter Sunday                         9:00 a.m. at MPH

*Let us faithfully come together as one faith family for these three celebrations as they are joint celebrations of both parishes.

Osage R-1 School 1st Annual 5K Run/Walk – Saturday, May 3, at 9:00 a.m. at Osage R-1 School.   Registration race day/$25.  Kids 1 mile fun run/$15.  Race day registration 8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m.  For more info/registration form, call the school or visit www.chamois.k12.mo.us.


Calendar of Parish Events – April

April 8   - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
April 9  – PSR Classes/Stations
              - Stations AS
April 11 – Catholicism DVD MPH
April 16 – PSR Mass
April 17 – 7 PM Holy Thursday service MPH
April 18 – 7 PM Good Friday service MPH
April 19 – 8:30 PM Easter Vigil AS
April 20 – 9 AM Easter Mass MPH
April 19/20 – Infirm Priest Collection
April 23 – PSR Classes
April 26/27 – Cath Home Msns Coll

April 30 – PSR Classes

St. George in Hermann Now Accepting Enrollment for all grades – information night Tuesday, April 8, at 6:00 p.m.

Bulletin Deadline for Easter (April 20) bulletin is Thursday, April 17, at 9:30 a.m.

Easter Lilies – If you would like to donate lilies for Easter (in memory of a loved one if so desired), please put them in back of church by Good Friday.  Thank you.

Annual Ladies Spring Tea – April 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Oklahoma Church of Christ.  For info, call 897-2657.  All ladies welcome. 

Fish Fry at St. George in Linn April 11.