May 24 - Pentecost, 2015

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

May 17, 2015 Cemetery $105.00 Food Pantry  
  ASSUMPTION: $430.06 Comm & Ed $10.00
  Cemetery $90.00 Food Pantry $10.00



5/23 - Gary Seifert, 5/30 - Joe Budnik, 6/6 - Danny Lamb, 6/13 - Larry Kuebler


1st Sun–Wilma Trachsel/Dennis Lamb, 2nd Sun–Jerry/Clarine Means, 3rd Sun–Viv/Larry Boss,
4th Sun–open, 5th - Bosses/Means


Tuesday May 26 10:00 am Wednesday May 27 6:00 pm
Elmer Scheidegger Shirley Riegel
Thursday May 28 10:00 am Friday May 29 8:00 am
Verhoff Family Verhoff Family
Saturday May 30 6:00 pm Sunday May 31 8:00 am
For the People Catherine Brandt

“Please consider taking a copy of the Word Among Us magazine for the month of June found in the back of church. They are a great help to one’s spiritual life during these summer months.
     “The Feast of Corpus Christi is in two weeks. We should plan on at least a short procession. Please let me know if you can help organize it.
     “I hope everyone has a great Memorial Day weekend and beginning of summer. Be safe, and remember to serve the Lord in all you do.”…Fr. Dave

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 26 through June 26 for all children ages birth to age 18 and eligible disabled adults to age 21.  For more info, call 763-5666.

“Laura Ingalls Wilder” Family Day – Saturday, May 30, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Osage County Cultural Heritage Center.  Refreshments, as well as games, stories & crafts, all featured in the time of Laura Ingalls Wilder.   Free and open to the public.

Lunch & Community Day Event - Tues., June 2, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. at Derailed Restaurant in Morrison.   MWA pays $3/person toward cost of meal.  Choose from menu.  Please bring individually wrapped treats for Summer School.  If you plan to attend, please RSVP by May 27 to Marlo 294-6613. This will be Marlo’s last activity as Activities Coordinator.  The New Summit Chapter Coordinator will be in attendance for you to meet.  Everyone welcome.  Sponsored by MWA Senior Summit Chapter.

Pro-Life Rosary – Monday, June 1, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/13-6/30/14 $48,120.00 $35,380.00
Budget goal per month $4,010.00 $2,950.00
Weekly goal $925.00 $680.00
Collection - May 3 $1,633 $750
May 10 $1,071 $1,111
May 17 $430 $437
May 24    
May 31    
To date for May $3,134 $2,298
Offertory budget goal 7/1/14-5/17/15 $42,550 $31,280
Sunday collection 7/1/14-5/17/15 $56,665 $35,043
Difference $14,115 $3,763

Question of the Week – Share about times when you felt the power of the Spirit, giving you the right words, giving you insight into a dilemma, or in other ways.

June Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

MPH Hall Cleaners for June – John & Ev Dudenhoeffer, Bernie & Marian Forck.  (Please remember to fill out Group Volunteer Sheet located in kitchen.)

Congrats to Fr. Dave on his 34th priestly anniversary on May 23!

MPH Calling Tree – The calling tree for MPH has been revised and updated.  A copy of this revised calling tree is included in your MPH contribution envelope packet.  Please discard copies of the old calling tree and begin using this May, 2015, edition. 

Has Your Life Been Touched By Women and/or Men Religious? –You are invited to share your personal tribute to the Sisters, Nuns, religious Priests or Brothers who have been a special part of your life, and whose lives influenced yours.  Simply e-mail your written contribution(s) to Deacon Dan Joyce, Communications Director, at or mail to the Catholic Center Communications Office, P.O. Box 104900, Jefferson City, MO 65110.  These will then be shared through the Diocesan publications/website/facebook.  (Please indicate if you prefer that your name not be added to your tribute, but rather remain anonymous.)

Marriage Challenges? - Retrouvaille is a program to help couples heal & renew their marriages that offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship.  It has helped thousands of couples with marital problems & crises, even couples who are separated & divorced.  The next program begins the weekend of June 5-7.  For more info, call 1-800-470-2230 or visit

CHEERS, EARS, & rootBEERS – Everyone is invited to join together to celebrate our priests and seminarians on Sat., June 13, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at McClung Park in Jeff.  Pork steaks, hot dogs, etc.  Free will offering.  For more info/to RSVP, contact Julie at, 573-635-9127.

Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration annual Summer Monastic Experience June 20-27, at monastery in Clyde, MO.  For single women between the ages of 18 and 47 who are discerning a call to religious life.  For more info, email, call (660) 254-3243, or visit


Calendar of Parish Events – June

June 1  - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
June 3  - AS Prayer Group 10 AM

June 6/7 – Corpus Christi Processions

Seeking Christ for Our Nation Mass – Tuesday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m. at St. George in Linn.

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) Rummage Sale at St. George in Hermann May 28-30.  2) Fish & Chicken Fry at St. George in Hermann June 5.  3) Picnic at Frankenstein parish June 7, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.