May 23, 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: $515.00 Comm & Ed $20.00
(May 16, 2010) Church Int. Ren. $100.00 Cemetery $50.00
 ASSUMPTION: $931.00 Comm & Ed $5.00
  Cemetery $75.00 candles $2.50


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 5/22 Gayle Hackmann, 5/29 Gary Seifert, 6/5 Joe Budnik, 6/12 Danny Lamb

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 25 10:00 am WEDNESDAY May 26 6:30 pm
Rev. Msgr. Charles Patterson Louise Rackers
Thursday May 27 8:00 am FRIDAY May 28 8:00 am
Frances Falter Priests & Housekeepers of Mary Falter
SATURDAY May 29 6:00 p.m. SUNDAY May 30 8:00 a.m.
For the People Fr. Poepsel & Relatives


Text Box:  “I spoke of the coming ‘Great Feasts of the Lord’ last week – today’s Feast of Pentecost, the Feast of the Holy Trinity next week, and then the Body and Blood of Christ, also known by its Latin title Corpus Christi. This is a feast of the Lord set aside to honor him present in his body and blood – the Blessed Sacrament on the altar. We believe and profess that Christ is truly present under the sacramental signs of bread and wine, which become His Body and Blood at Mass. As such, we have always treated the Blessed Sacrament with the utmost respect. We genuflect before Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament; we adore Christ in the Blessed Sacrament. And so it’s most appropriate, and an ancient tradition, to give public witness to our belief with a Eucharistic procession on this feast day. It is also a way for Christ to bless us, our towns, and farms. Please plan on joining us on either June 5th or 6th right after Mass for a short Eucharistic procession and blessing of our towns.
     “We have set the dates for Camp Hope this year for June 14 – 18. This is open to all children of our communities – kids, grandkids, neighbors, visitors. Children from the other churches in town will be invited. So please spread the word and mark those dates. We welcome children entering kindergarten next year through sixth grade to participate, older children to help, and parents to also volunteer.
     “We have Father’s Day cards available in the back of church, and will be offering Mass on Father’s Day (June 20) for your fathers, like we did for Mother’s Day, if you would like.
     “Our condolences to John Gerritsen’s family and friends on the death of Gladys. She will be missed. Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord.”...Fr. Dave

Pro-Life Action Requested by MO Right to Life - Please call Governor Nixon (573-751-3222) and ask him to maintain the funding for the alternatives to abortion program and also to sign SB 793.

Anniversary of Fr. David’s Ordination is this Sunday, Pentecost Sunday, May 23.  His ordination was in 1981.  Give thanks for his priesthood and for all priests.  Pray for them.

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.

Pentecost Collection - This weekend is our annual collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign and The Catholic University of America.  The proceeds of this appeal provide scholarships for diocesan students at Catholic University and fund evangelization efforts through the creative use of modern media from billboards to the internet.  One-fourth of the collection remains in our diocese to subsidize local programs including The Radio Mass, The Mustard Seed, Table Talk, and the diocesan website.  Please be generous!  If you forgot your envelope this weekend, just drop it in the collection basket next weekend.

St. Mary’s Picnic News - St. Mary’s Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, July 25.  There will be a picnic planning meeting on Tuesday, June 1, at 7:00 p.m.  If you would like to make a donation to the picnic raffle, please contact Rob Schollmeyer 763-5409 by June 6.

Camp Hope is scheduled for June 14-18.  Fr. David’s words contain some info.  More info will be forthcoming.

St. Mary’s Hall Cleaners for June - Otto & Joni Boss, Aaron & Jessie Hackmann.

Spring Dinner Survey - A Spring Dinner survey is included in your June contribution envelope packet.  Please fill this out and drop in the box in back of church as soon as possible.  Thank you.

Tour & Dinner at Historic Westphalia Inn - Tuesday, June 8, 10:30 a.m. tour winery & wine tasting, 12:00 noon lunch (family style fried chicken or ham dinner) at Westphalia Vineyards. $15/person, those carpooling pay driver $5.  Send remittance by June 1.  Guests are welcome.  Sponsored by MWA Senior.  For info, call Marlo Bockting 294-6613. 

“Living the Mass: The Outward Expression of Our Catholic Faith” Concert - Tuesday, June 29, 6:30 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Church in Wardsville.  Free will offering.


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 $515.00 $931.00
May 23    
May 30    
To date for May $2,443.00 $1,785.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/09-5/16/10 $35,420.00 $28,505.74
Sunday collection 7/1/09-5/16/10 $40,238.00 $33,044.36
Difference $4,818.00 $4,538.62


? of the Week - How do you experience the gift of Christ’s peace, and how do you share it with others?

Thank You to everyone for all your prayers for Debi Kopmann.  I really appreciate it and so does Debi...Mary Jane Starke.

June Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

Matching Fund Project - Raffle - Prize is 32" large screen TV, tickets $1 each or 6 for $5, raffle being held May 15-July 4, 2010.  Drawing July 4.  For benefit of Chamois Industrial Community Development Corporation.  Up to $500 matched by MWA for Welcome Center renovations.  Tickets available from David Luker, Rob Schollmeyer, Marlo Bockting, or MNM Store.  Sponsored by MWA Teen Club.  For info, call Marlo Bockting 294-6613. 

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.

Events for Youth - 1) TEC weekend June 12-14 at St. Stanislaus in Wardsville.  For info, visit  2) Companion Camp for junior high boys entering 6th through 8th grade June 18-20 at Conception Seminary College in Conception MO.  For info/to register, 660-944-2886, email or visit  3) CHRISTpower week-long service retreat July 11-17 for teens who have completed freshman year of high school through senior year of high school.  For info, contact the parish office or email  4) Camp Maccabee retreat for high school young men to discover their true masculine spirituality July 25-29 at Starkenburg.  For info, contact Pat Reinkemeyer 573-635-9127, email  5) Camp Siena retreat for high school young women to discover their true feminine spirituality July 25-29 at Camdenton.  For info, contact Pat Reinkemeyer 573-635-9127, email 

Wanted!  Rosary Makers for the Cause of Our Blessed Mother - Respond to the call of Our Lady.  The need for rosaries is great and urgent.  Become a missionary by making rosaries for missions in the U.S., the military, and around the world.  Call Our Lady’s Rosary Makers (4611 Poplar Level Road, P.O. Box 37080, Louisville, KY 40233) at 502-968-1434 (office closes at 4:00 p.m. EST) or visit and send $13.50 check or money order for a beginner’s kit which allows you to make 50 cord rosaries (instructions included).  Make a difference in the world.  Help bring peace to the world and turn the tide of evil.  God will bless you abundantly.

New Catholic Conference Coming  - When it comes to your faith, would you say you are growing?  Searching?  Passionate?  Complacent?    Wherever you are, take the next step.  Plan now to attend the Christ Our Life Catholic Conference this October 16-17 in Des Moines, Iowa.  Hear from some of the foremost Catholic speakers from around the globe, be inspired, and come away recharged in your faith.  For more information go to or call 1-888-326-8033.

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 14-18 - CAMP HOPE
June 30 - Heart of Mary Funfest

Social Events Elsewhere - 1) Ice Cream Social May 29 at St. James UCC in Morrison, 3:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.  2) Picnic at Frankenstein parish on June 6, from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

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