May 11 - Fourth Sunday of Easter, 2014

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: SUN 8:00 a.m. at Most Pure Heart - Chamois and
Sat 6:00 p.m. at Assumption - Morrison (changed April 5/6!)

SUNDAY COLLECTION MOST PURE HEART: $1,777.50 Food Pantryl $15.00
May 4, 2014 Cemetery $70.00 Cath H Missions $40.00
 ASSUMPTION: $661.00 Cath H Missions $10.00
  Cemetery $10.00 Food Pantry $6.00



5/10 - Joe Budnik, 5/17--Danny Lamb, 5/24--Larry Kuebler, 5/31--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


      Friday May 16 communion service 8:30 am
Saturday May 17 6:00 pm Sunday May 18 8:00 am
Jada Brenner For the People

News from Fr. Dave – Fr. Dave left Lourdes on May 6 and started the walking portion of his pilgrimage.  He said he misses everyone and is keeping all of you in his prayers.


Events at Starkenburg Shrine – 1) Mass Tuesday, May 13, at noon.  Reconciliation 11:00 a.m., Rosary 11:40 a.m.  2) Pilgrimage Sunday, May 18.

Reception for Graduates – Sunday, May 25, in MPH hall after 8:00 a.m. Mass at Most Pure Heart of Mary.  Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate with and congratulate our graduates!

Mother’s Day & Priestly Vocations – Pope Pius X was a very humble man and had a saintly mother, Margarita Sanson.  Because they were so poor, she worked as a washer woman and a school janitor to earn enough money so that he could go to the seminary. (In those days, the family had to pay for the seminarian’s education.)  When he was installed as Pope, his mother was present, and, as was the custom, she kissed his large papal ring.  She then presented her tiny hand with her wedding ring and said, “Now you kiss my ring—for without it, you never would have received yours!”

Events Elsewhere – 1) Prime Rib & Chicken Dinner (6:30-8:00 p.m.) & Mouse Races May 16 at Sacred Heart School in Rich Fountain.  For info, call 573-619-1598.  2) Homemade Ice Cream Social May 24 at St. James UCC in Morrison 3:30-8:00 p.m.

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 - May 4 $1,777 $661
May 11    
May 18    
May 25    
To date for May $1,777 $661
Offertory budget goal 7/1/13-5/4/14 $39,600 $25,828
Sunday collection 7/1/13-5/4/14 $44,671 $28,626
Difference $5,071 $2,798

Question of the Week - In what specific ways is Christ an example which you follow when dealing with others, especially with the ones against whom you hold a grudge or those who dislike you?

Bulletin Deadline – 9:30 a.m. on Fridays.


Action Requests from MO Catholic Conference (legislative session ends May 16 – don’t delay in contacting these legislators) -

  1. SB 680 would allow former drug users to receive food stamps if they met certain requirements.  This bill is now poised for debate by the full House of Representatives.  Contact Representative Dave Schatz (573-751-6668, email and ask him to vote for SB 680.
  2.  In light of recent botched executions across the country, contact Governor Nixon (573-751-3222, email at and urge him to halt executions in our state! 
  3. A number of bills are moving through the MO General Assembly that would offer economic incentives for start-up businesses that are administered by the Missouri Technology Corporation.  These bills include HB 1495, HB 1310 and HB 1501.   In order to ensure that none of the state funds used by the Missouri Technology Corporation result in embryonic stem cell research, or other life-destroying research, the MCC supports a clear prohibition on the use of state funds for human cloning and human embryonic stem cell experiments in these bills. Contact Representative Dave Schatz (573-751-6668, email and Senator Mike Kehoe (573-751-2076, email and urge them to support a ban on all research involving human cloning, human embryonic stem cell experiments or other research that destroys human life at the earliest stages of development.
  4.  SB 519 would extend the waiting period to obtain an abortion from 24 to 72 hours.  If you haven’t done so, contact Senator Mike Kehoe (573-751-2076, email and ask him to vote in favor of SB 519 when it comes up for a vote.


Calendar of Parish Events – May

May 25 – Rcptn for Graduates

May our Divine Lord and His Blessed Mother reward
every mother with love, joy, and contentment!