May 1, 2011

Most Pure Heart of Mary and Assumption Churches
P. O. Box 156, Chamois, MO 65024
Fr. David Means, Canonical Administrator, and

church (573) 763-5345, cell (573) 301-0350 email:
parish email:, rectory office email:
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)

Changed April 2/3 !!

(Apr 24, 2011) Infirm Priest $125.00 Samaritan Cntr  
 ASSUMPTION: $810.00 special $150.00
  Infirm Priest Col. $165.00 Herman Food Pantry $6.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 4/30 Larry Kuebler, 5/7 Gayl3 Hackmann, 5/14 - Gary Seifert, 5/21 - Joe Budnik

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

TUESDAY May 3 no mass WEDNESDAY May 4 6:00 pm
  Rosella Boss
THURSDAY May 5 8:00 am FRIDAY May 6 8:00 am
Red Augustine Paul Mehmert
SATURDAY May 7 6:00 pm SUNDAY May 8 8:00 am
For the People Chick Keilholz


**Note - There will be no Mass on Tuesday at Assumption.

Text Box:

"He is Risen! He is truly Risen! What a joyful acclamation we've heard all week. I hope your Easter week has been full of the joy of the Risen Lord. We, of course, continue to proclaim this Good News throughout all of Easter Season and indeed, throughout the entire year. May the Risen Lord truly bless you and your family.

"We look forward to having Destiny Bledsoe, Cheyenne Brown, Katie Keilholz and MaKenna Wuelling make their First Holy Communion next week. I know they have prepared well and have been looking forward to this day for a long time now. Welcome to the Table of the Lord.
"After Mass all will be welcome to come over to the parish hall for a reception for these first communicants, and for our Mothers also. And to finish off the special day, our handbell choir will present their spring concert as part of the morning's festivities.
"We hope spring is finally here, and a great summer to follow. God bless you all."...Fr. Dave

NCYC - Those attending NCYC are reminded to have their NCYC papers filled out, notarized, and turned
in by next Sunday, May 8.

Knights of Columbus Meeting - Monday, May 2, at 7:00 p.m. in Morrison.

Divine Mercy Sunday is this Sunday, May 1. 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.

Catholic Home Missions Appeal - There are many dioceses right here in the U.S. whose parishes cannot maintain pastoral programs on their own. The Catholic Home Missions Appeal supports these dioceses by funding essential ministries. Please be generous in this appeal and help strengthen the Church at home.

Chicken Dinner - Sunday, May 1, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Morrison Community Center. Adults/$9.00, ages 6-12/$4.50, 5 and under/free. MWA matching fund event to benefit Morrison Volunteer Fire Dept. Pie donations greatly appreciated. Sponsored by MWA Youth Service Club. For info, contact Marlo Bockting 294-6613.

Spaghetti Dinner - Sunday, May 1, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Chamois Community Center. Adults/$7.00, ages 6-10/$5.00, under 5/$2.00. 50/50 raffle also. Proceeds to Community Kids Playground Project.

Join Hands Day - Saturday, May 7, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Meet at the Old Jail in Chamois to clean up, plaster, paint, whatever. Sponsored by MWA Senior Chapter. If you'd like to help, call Marlo at 294-6613.

Tour of Old Prison in Jeff - Sunday, June 12, at 2:00 p.m. $12/person. Must be 10 years old to attend.
Must sign waiver. Tour 2 hours long (plenty of time for sitting). Money and signed waivers needed prior to tour. Everyone invited. Sponsored by MWA Junior Service Club. For info, contact Lorna Rost 294-7276.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/09-6/30/10 $42,120.00 $34,320.00
Budget goal per month $3,510.00 $2,860.00
Weekly goal $810.00 $660.00
Collection - April 3 $1,511.00 $471.00
April 10 $535.00 $825.00
April 17 $500.00 $365.00
April 24 $666.00 $810.00
To date for April $3,212.00 $2,471.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/10-4/24/11 $34,830.00 $28,380.00
Sunday collection 7/1/10-4/24/11 $37,693.00 $28,079.00
Difference $2,863.00 -$301.00

? Of the Week - When and how do you experience the "new birth" which we are given in Christ? When someone has forgiven you? When you have forgiven others? When you celebrate Reconciliation? When?

St. Mary's Hall Cleaners for May - Irene Schollmeyer, Jim Schollmeyer, Mary Plum, Kim Ames.

Reception for Graduate - Sunday, May 15, in St. Mary's hall after 8:00 a.m. Mass. Everyone is invited to celebrate with and congratulate our graduate!

Handbell Choir Rehearsal - Tuesday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m.

Spring Dinner Thank You - The Spring Dinner Committee would like to thank everyone of you for everything that was done to make the Spring Dinner a success. All the way from setting up, cleaning the hall, going thru supplies, donating raffle prizes, donating to the meat fund, working, decorating the hall and cleaning up afterwards. It truly made our job so much easier. Each one of you from the youngest to the oldest are truly very special. Thank you so much, all your help is appreciated.

Pro-Life Rosary - Monday, May 2, at 9:00 a.m. in Most Pure Heart of Mary Church.

Grandparent/Senior Citizen Day - Monday, May 16, at Osage R-1 School. Breakfast at 7:30 followed by a visit to classrooms and a special music program at 8:45 in the gym. If planning to attend, please RSVP to the school.

Annual Spring Pilgrimage at Starkenburg Shrine is Sunday, May 15.

Calendar of Parish Events - April/May
May     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
            - StM Good Shepherd Cntr Coll
April 30/May 1 - Cath Home Msns Coll
May 1  - May Crowning/Living Rosary
May 2  - Pro-Life Rosary StM 9 AM
May 3  - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
May 4   - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
May 7  - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
May 8  - 1st Holy Communion
May 15 - Reception for Graduate
May 22 - Coffee/donuts after Mass
May 25 - Heart of Mary Funfest