May 16, 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:
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)

SUNDAY COLLECTIONST. MARY’S: $543.00 Comm & Ed $10.00
(May 9, 2010) Church Int. Ren. $60.00 Cemetery $20.00
 ASSUMPTION: $393.00 Comm & Ed $25.00
  Cemetery $35.00 fuel $10.00

Bulletin Deadline: 9:30 a.m. on Fridays. Rectory office email address:

CONFESSIONS: 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays at Assumption, or anytime by appointment.
ADORATION: Wednesdays following the 6:30 p.m. Mass until 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s.
FOR BAPTISM: Contact pastor. FOR MARRIAGE: Contact pastor 6 months in advance.

COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 5/15 Larry Kuebler, 5/22 Gayle Hackmann, 5/29 Gary Seifert, 6/5 Joe Budnik

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 May 18 10:00 am WEDNESDAY May 19 6:30 pm
Casey Luebbert & Grandparents Rev. Msgr Charles Patterson
Thursday May 20 8:00 am FRIDAY May 21 8:00 am
Frances Falter Louise Rackers
SATURDAY May 22 6:00 p.m. SUNDAY May 23 8:00 a.m.
Father Mueller For the People


Pilgrimage at Starkenburg Shrine is this Sunday, May 16, 12:00 noon-3:00 p.m. outdoor Mass. (Due to construction of new parish center, start time has been changed to noon and no lunch will be served.)

Pentecost Collection - Next weekend is the annual combined appeal for the Catholic Communication Campaign and The Catholic University of America.  Your gift will help provide scholarship assistance for students attending our national pontifical university.  It will also spread the Good News of our faith through the use of the media.  One-fourth of the collection stays in the diocese to fund local Catholic communication efforts.  Please be generous in our special collection next weekend.  Check your contribution envelope packet for the special envelope for this collection.

Text Box:  May Funfest Cancelled - The May Funfest is being cancelled due to prior commitments of your Funfest Committee. However, we are looking forward to June, when the Lovely Ladies of Lyric, Joyful Noise, will return to edify us with their songs. We regret missing this opportunity to be together but change is the sure sign of life. Hope to see you June 30 at 1:30 p.m.

Day of Training & Recognition for Catholic Volunteers in Prison Ministry - New volunteers will receive solid grounding in teachings & principles of our faith to better prepare them to minister, & learn the nuts & bolts of prison ministry.  A recognition luncheon will honor Catholic volunteers who have faithfully provided service & ministry.  Sat., June 5, 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Chancery in Jeff.  Free, registration requested.  For info/to register contact Barbara Ross,, 573-635-9127 x225.
Text Box:  “Well, school is out, the Easter season is almost over, and the summer is upon us. We seem to be slowing down around here as far as activities. Of course, next few Sundays, along with today’s Feast of the Ascension, are special feasts of the Church – Pentecost – Holy Trinity – Corpus Christi. So let’s not slow down the practice of our faith, but continue to joyfully celebrate these Great Events of Our Salvation. Christ is Risen and Ascended, He sends the Holy Spirit, is revealed as Trinity, and gives us His Body and Blood. Wow, what a great and Mighty God we have. Plus He loves each and every one of us. Let’s be sure not to forget Him amidst all the wonderful summer and family things we have to do.
To celebrate the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ in three weeks, we will have a Corpus Christi procession right after Mass on Saturday evening in Morrison, and another again on Sunday morning in Chamois. We won’t try and do the entire bottom this year, but just a short procession around each town. The Prayer Group in Morrison will decorate their altar, and the Adult Faith committee here has agreed to decorate an altar here, but we could do a second altar here if another group wants to decorate one. We won’t go more than two blocks from church.
Parish Picnic will be July 25, so almost time to begin work on making that a great success.
I received this note, but it’s really to all of you:

  Just a note to express our appreciation for the beautiful re-dedication of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church. The Church is beautiful!
Mary looks amazing! We are so thankful she is back home at last. I know Mother is smiling in heaven. Nothing would have pleased her more.
Thank you so much for allowing us to be part of your celebration!...Richard and Barbara Huse


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 - May 2 $1,385.00 $461.00
May 9 $543.00 $383.00
May 16    
May 23    
May 30    
To date for May $1,928.00 $854.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/09-5/2/10 $34,650.00 $27,886.05
Sunday collection 7/1/09-5/2/10 $39,623.00 $32,113.36
Difference $4,973.00 $4,227.31


? of the Week - Name a time this past week when you saw God present in your life.

Blood Drive - Wednesday, May 19, at Chamois Community Center from 3:00-7:00 p.m.

Thank You to everyone who came and joined us in celebrating our 50th anniversary!  Your presence made the day even more special!...Dennis & Lucille Lamb

Ministry to Traveling Catholics - For nationwide Mass time and locations, call 1-410-676-6000 or visit


Rummage Sale at St. George School gym in Hermann June 3-5.  Donations accepted.  Details in back of church.

Calendar of Parish Events - March

May 26 - Heart of Mary Funfest (CANCELLED!)
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June 1  - StM Picnic Planning Mtg 7 PM
June 2  - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
June 5  - Corpus Christi Procession after Mass at AS
June 6  - Corpus Christi Procession after Mass at StM
June 7  - Pro-Life Rosary StM 9 AM
June 30 - Heart of Mary Funfest