May 18 - Fifth 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!)

May 11, 2014 Cemetery $245.00    
 ASSUMPTION: $478.00 Cath H Missions $10.00
  Cemetery $25.00 Food Pantry $42.00



5/17--Danny Lamb, 5/24--Larry Kuebler, 5/31--Gayle Hackmann, 6/7--Gary Seifert


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 23 communion service 8:30 am
Saturday May 24 6:00 pm Sunday May 25 8:00 am
Urban Rost For the People

 “My dear people, I know it seems as if I've already been gone for weeks, but I'm just about to start (it's Thursday morning) the main route of the Way of St James. Yes, I've completed over 90 miles coming from Lourdes, but this is the main pilgrimage path to Santiago and it starts with a climb over the Pyrenees! So by the time you read this I should be getting close to Pamplona. You are all in my heart and prayers as I make this pilgrimage. God bless you all.”…Fr. Dave (Note:  You may follow along with Fr. Dave’s online journal at

Reception for Graduates – Next 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!

Weekday Mass Times at Neighboring Parishes – 1) Hermann has a daily Mass at 8:00 a.m., 2) Linn has an 8:00 a.m. Mass on Wednesday and Fridays and Tuesday at 6:00 p.m., 3) Frankenstein will have a Mass at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, May 21, and beginning May 29, they will have an 8:00 a.m. Mass on Thursdays for the summer.

Free Breakfast (7:30-8:30 a.m.) & Lunch (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.) at Osage County R-1 School weekdays May 27 through June 27 for all children ages birth to age 18 and eligible disabled adults to age 21. For more info, call 763-5666.

Cheers, Ears & rootBeers – You are invited to McClung Park in Jefferson City on June 1 to fellowship and have a fun day getting to know our seminarians and many of the priests of our diocese.  A picnic dinner, fellowship and games for all ages will be available all day. Join us at CHEERS, EARS, & rootBEERS on Sunday, June 1, from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Minimum $5/person free will offering requested.  For more info, contact the Diocesan Vocation Office 573-635-9127,  Please RSVP number of adults and/or children to or   

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 $542 $478
May 18    
May 25    
To date for May $2,319 $1,139
Offertory budget goal 7/1/13-5/4/14 $40,500 $26,415
Sunday collection 7/1/13-5/4/14 $45,213 $29,104
Difference $4,713 $2,689

Question of the Week - How are the promises of this Gospel passage made real in your own life? How do you experience yourself doing greater works than even Jesus did?
June Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.
Ministry to Traveling Catholics - For nationwide Mass time and locations, call 1-858-207-6277 for automated church lookup, email, or visit

Pilgrimage at Starkenburg ShrineSunday, May 18.

Rectory Spring Cleaning – Calling all young able-bodied persons to help give the rectory a good spring cleaning (including windows).  Tentative dates are either Monday, June 2, or Thursday, June 5.  If you are able to help, please call the rectory (or Ev at home 763-5421) to let her know which date works best for you.  A definite date will be set after responses received.  Thank you!

Calling All WWII Veterans - Do the WWII heroes in your life know that they have the opportunity to be flown to Washington DC, at no cost to them, so they can see the war memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifice?  The next Central MO Honor Flight will be June 9.  Applications and info can be found on Or call (573) 256-1930 with any questions or further assistance (you will need to leave a message - you will get a return call).


Calendar of Parish Events – May/June
May 25 – Rcptn for Graduates
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June 2  - Pro-Life Rosary 9 AM MPH
June 4  - AS Prayer Group 10 AM

June 7/8 – Comm & Ed Coll

Events Elsewhere – 1) Homemade Ice Cream Social May 24 at St. James UCC in Morrison 3:30-8:00 p.m. 2) Rummage Sale at St. George in Hermann May 24-28. 3) Picnic at Frankenstein parish June 1, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m




Fr. Dave’s Pilgrimage (black line shows distance traveled)

    Fr. Dave's pilgrimage
    • May 6 – Left Lourdes
    • May 15 – Left St-Jean-Pied-de-Port