May 21- 6th Sunday of Easter, 2017

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 Chamois
Sat 6:00 p.m. at Morrison (changed April 23)

May 14, 2017 cemetery $365 food pantry $45
  ASSUMPTION: $850 Trinity Dome $85
  Food bank $24 cemetery $45




5/20 - Gayle Hackmann, 5/27 - Charley Rost, 6/3 - Joe Budnik, 6/10 - Danny Lamb


1st Sun–Wilma Trachsel/Dennis Lamb, 2nd Sun–Wayne/Paula Helle, 3rd Sun–Viv/Larry Boss, 4th Sun–Bernie/Marian Forck, 5th - Bosses


Tuesday May 23 10:00 am Wednesday May 24 9:00 am
Alban Rost John Gerritsen
Thursday May 25 10:00 am Friday May 26 8:00 am
Alban 'Hank' Rost John Gerritsen
SATURDAY May 27 6:00 p.m. SUNDAY May 28 8:00 a.m.
Marvin Nolte For the people

                 “I am thankful to all those who attended the parish planning meetings. We came up with some worthwhile goals. I’ll give a full report in an upcoming bulletin.
       “Congratulations to all graduates, and all students who have or will be finishing up another academic year. I pray that all will have a fun, relaxing summer.
       “I pray that this summer be a blessing for each family and parishioner. Please enjoy it but don’t forget about always serving your Lord and God.”…Fr. Dave


Spring Pilgrimage at Starkenburg ShrineSUNDAY, May 21.  Pilgrimage begins at 10:00 a.m. with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, followed by Rosary procession, 1:00 p.m. Benediction, 2:00 p.m. outdoor Mass.  Sacrament of Reconciliation available after lunch.  Lunch available 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Ordination to Holy Priesthood of Rev. Mr. Paul Clark at 11:00 a.m. on June 3 at St. Joe’s Cathedral.

Special Collection Amounts – Rice Bowl contributions of $124.45 (MPH) and $384.58 (AS) have been forwarded to the diocese.  Food pantry contributions have been forwarded to the respective food pantry:  Samaritan Center $145 (MPH), Good Shepherd Center $240 (MPH) & $40 (AS), Hermann Food Pantry $474 (AS).  Thank you received from each food pantry for all you do to help your neighbors in need.  God bless you for your kindness.

You Can Help Your Marriage – 25% of surveyed couples say they are “Happily Married”. For everyone else there is Retrouvaille.  Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Does talking only make it worse? For info on the Retrouvaille Program, visit the website at or call 1-800-470-2230.  The next program begins the weekend of June 2-4, 2017.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/15-6/30/16 $54,600.00 $37,200.00
Budget goal per month $4,550.00 $3,100.00
Weekly goal $1050.00 $715.00
Collection - May 7 $1,874 $426
May 14 $1,437 $850
May 21    
May 28    
To date for May $3,311 $1,276
Offertory budget goal 7/1/16-5/14/17 $48,300 $32,890
Sunday collection 7/1/16-5/14/17 $45,306 $34,882
Difference -$2,994 $1,992

Question of the Week – What difficulties have you overcome because of your belief in the power of the Holy Spirit?

June Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

Camp Hope is scheduled for July 17-21.  Details forthcoming.

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

Congrats to Fr. Dave on his 36th priestly anniversary on May 23!

Blood Drive - May 23, 2:00-6:00 p.m. at Westphalia K of C hall.

Events Elsewhere – 1) K of C Breakfast at Linn May 21, 7:30-11:30 a.m.  2) Homemade Ice Cream Social at St. James UCC in Morrison on May 27, 3:30-8:00 p.m.  3) St. George Hermann rummage sale June 1-3.  4) St. George Linn rummage sale June 2-3.  5) Picnic at Frankenstein June 4, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Bishop’s Letter – Communication & Education
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
On the weekend of May 27-28, our Diocese will have a special joint collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) and The Catholic University of America (CUA).  This collection’s purpose is two-fold:  by its aid for the CCC, it helps bring the gospel message to the public square so that all can know the love of God; by its support of CUA—the only Catholic university in the country chartered by the Vatican—it assists the Church in training the next generation of Catholic leaders in the U.S.
As people continue to access more and more information on mobile devices, there is an increased need to provide faith resources on these platforms.  With your support of the CCC, the daily readings are available as free podcasts to download and listen to on the go. In addition, the readings are also available in English and Spanish by email subscription.  As a result, people across the country are able to experience the Scriptures in a new way and are never far from the Word of God.
Catholic University's mission centers on the discovery of knowledge and truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church.  Through its national seminary, the University provides graduate degrees for seminarians sponsored by nearly 195 Catholic diocese in the U.S.  In addition, nearly 500 Catholic parishes participate in the CUA’s Parish Scholarship Program that provide annual scholarships to students nominated by their pastors.  Your gift will ensure that students and graduates can continue to shine God's light in our world.
Half of the funds collected for the CCC will remain here in the Diocese to support our local evangelization projects, including social media networking and radio ads and videos that encourage inactive Catholics to return to practicing their faith.  Collections also help provide financial assistance for Catholic University students who are pursuing an education grounded in the Catholic traditions.
Pope Francis has reminded us that “communication has the power to build bridges, to enable encounter and inclusion, and thus to enrich society.”  (2016 World Communications Day Message)  Your support of this joint collection helps to enrich society and to invite all to encounter the love of God.  Please generously support this important diocesan collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign and The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. 
Sincerely yours in Christ…Most Reverend John R. Gaydos, Bishop of Jefferson City


Calendar of Parish Events – May/June

May 27/28 – Comm & Ed Coll
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June 5  - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
June 7  - AS Prayer Group 11 AM