May 29, 2011

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: Sat 6:00 p.m. (Assumption) and
Sun 8:00 a.m. (St. Mary's)

SUNDAY COLLECTIONST. MARY’S: $525.00 Cemetery fund $10.00
(May 22, 2011)     Good Shep Center $4.00
 ASSUMPTION: $454.00    
      Herman Food Pantry $8.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 5/28 - Danny Lamb, 6/4 - Larry Kuebler, 6/11 - Gayle Hackmann, 6/18 - Gary Seifert

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

TUESDAY May 31 10:00 am WEDNESDAY June 1 6:00 pm
Irene Bernskoetter Chick Keilholz
THURSDAY June 2 8:00 am FRIDAY June 3 8:00 am
Louise Rackers Rosella Boss
SATURDAY June 4 6:00 pm SUNDAY June 5 8:00 am
For the People Paul Mehmert
Text Box:

“I want to thank everyone for the celebrations last weekend in honor of the 30th anniversary of my ordination. I am honored to serve you and deeply humbled by the appreciation I receive. Thanks to all who prepared the ‘surprises’, and for all the cards and gifts. I pray for many more years here.
     “We remember and honor all our service men and women this Memorial Day. We are grateful for their service to our country and the cause of freedom. We pray for their safety, a quick return to their families, and for peace in our world.
     “As we all (particularly our farmers) are suffering from this spring of floods and tornados, we particularly pray for the people of Joplin who have lost their homes and lives. There will be a special collection next weekend to be forwarded to the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau for helping their rebuilding efforts.”...Fr. Dave

Bulletin Deadline for June 5 Bulletin is this Thursday, June 2, at 9:30 a.m.  Thank you!

First Friday (this week) Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus consists of attending Mass and receiving Holy Communion on nine consecutive First Fridays.  Some of the Twelve Promises made by the Lord to St. Margaret Mary for those devoted to His Sacred Heart are: I will give them all the graces necessary for their state in life, I will establish peace in their families, and I will console them in all their troubles.

Raffle Prizes for St. Mary’s Picnic - St. Mary’s Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, July 31.  If you would like to make a donation to the picnic raffle, please contact Rob Schollmeyer 763-5409 by Sunday, June 12.
June Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

Little Rock Express Steam Locomotive coming to Chamois on Thursday, June 2, between 9:20 and 9:35 a.m. for a whistle stop. 

K of C meeting - Monday, June 6, at 7:00 p.m. in Chamois.

Joplin Disaster - Most of us are aware of the devastation in Joplin caused by last Sunday's tornado. Bishop James Johnston Jr., of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, said that St. Mary's Church and School in Joplin suffered a total loss, while the Catholic hospital, St. John's Mercy Hospital, sustained major damage. Next weekend, June 4-5, our Diocese will have a special collection to help the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau address the needs of the Joplin community. Please inform your fellow parishioners who may not be around this weekend, of this special collection next week. Make checks payable to your local church and put “Joplin Relief” on memo line.  Thank you for your support.

Most Pure Heart of Mary - Thank You for recognizing Ethan for his graduation.  The special blessings were truly appreciated.  Thank you also for the pen and bookmark.  I’m hoping he’ll read the saying everytime he uses it.”...Sincerely, The Hagenhoffs

Thank You - Thanks to everyone who came to the celebrations for Fr. Dave’s 30th anniversary and to all parishioners who so generously brought food or helped in any way.  (Special thanks to Carol Rost for the beautiful cake she made for Fr. Dave’s party at Assumption.)

Memorial Mass for Fr. Lawlor - Bishop John R. Gaydos will celebrate a Memorial Mass for the late Father Joseph G. Lawlor on Wednesday, June 8, at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Jeff, followed by a meal. Father Lawlor was a retired priest of the Diocese of Jefferson City & had served almost 40 years in the Diocese's Peruvian missions. Everyone is invited to attend this special liturgy and meal.

Seafood Buffet Net Income - The CYG Seafood Buffet had gross income of $5,047.00 minus expenses of $3,385.31 = net income of $1,661.69.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/09-6/30/10 $42,120.00 $34,320.00
Budget goal per month $3,510.00 $2,860.00
Weekly goal $810.00 $660.00
Collection - May 1 $1,332.00 $393.00
May 8 $909.00 $1,089.00
May 22 $475.00* $389.00
May 29 $525.00 $454.00
To date for May $3,241.00 $2,334.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/10-5/22/11 $38,070.00 $31,020.00
Sunday collection 7/1/10-5/22/11 $40,934.00 $30,413.00
Difference $2,864.00 -$607.00

*corrected amount

? Of the Week - Which one of the promises in today’s Gospel give you the most hope?

St. Mary’s Hall Cleaners for June - Rob & Kathi Schollmeyer, Wilma Trachsel.

Family Meal - Friday, June 17, at 6:00 p.m. at Cottage Restaurant in Hermann.  MWA pays $3/person toward menu choice.  Must RSVP by June 10.  Sponsored by MWA.  For info/reservations, call Lorna Rost 294-7276.  (note date changes)

Find Help for Your Troubled Marriage through the next St. Louis Retrouvaille Program that starts June 3-5, 2011, with a weekend (Friday night thru Sunday), and has six follow-up sessions held over three months.  Need not be Catholic to attend, can work with people having financial difficulties.  For confidential info, call 1-800-470-2230 toll free, or visit

Tour of Old Prison in Jeff - Sunday, June 12, at 2:00 p.m. $12/person.  Must be 10 years old to attend.  Must sign waiver.  Tour 2 hours long (plenty of time for sitting).  Money and signed waivers needed prior to tour.  Everyone invited.  Sponsored by MWA Junior Service Club.  For info, contact Lorna Rost 294-7276.

Samaritan Center Dinner & Auction (“Magic in the Garden”) - Thursday, July 14, at 5:30 p.m. at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jeff.  For more details, see brochure in back of St. Mary’s Church or call 573-634-7776.

Stewardship Quote - In today's Gospel we go back in time to listen to Jesus as he gives instructions at the Last Supper. His words speak to all of us as he is preparing us to be sent out into the world to proclaim his Good News. The gift of the Holy Spirit is poured out upon the entire community of faith to do this work, not just a few. No one is to be excluded. Are we inclusive of everyone in our community? Are there those we choose to exclude because we don't like them?

Grateful Memories...Faithful Future Campaign Update - As of December 31, 2010, 80.25% of pledges have been distributed to the designated funds.  At Chamois, $18,306 of the $23,796 pledged has been paid; at Morrison, $10,575 of the $17,600 pledged has been paid.  To keep informed, read The Catholic Missourian or access the Stewardship Office at

Pray and believe that God can move mountains in your life…if only you would let him. Visit

Volunteers Sought - SSM Hospice in affiliation with St. Mary’s Health Center is currently looking for volunteers to serve patients and their families. Tasks could include visiting with the patient, providing respite for family, and/or providing transportation. There is also an opportunity to assist with clerical duties in the office. Training will be provided. If interested, please contact Jony Lootens at (573) 761-7046.

Catholic Soccer Camp - July 18-July 22 for boys and girls ages 7-17 at Rockhurst University, Kansas City. For more info, call 913-549-4871 or visit

Pro-Life Rosary - Monday, June 6, at 9:00 a.m. in Most Pure Heart of Mary Church.

June Liturgy Assignments are on reverse side.

Events Elsewhere - 1) Rummage Sale at St. George School in Hermann June 2-4. Details in back of church.  2) Picnic at Frankenstein June 5, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.  3) Picnic at Loose Creek June 12, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Calendar of Parish Events - June
June     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
             - StM Samaritan Cntr Coll
June 1   - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
June 4/5\ - Joplin Relief Special Coll
June 6   - Pro-Life Rosary StM 9 AM
              - K of C Mtg
June 11/12 - Comm & Ed Coll
June 25/26 - Adoration
                   - Corpus Christi Procession
June 26 - Coffee/donuts after Mass
June 29 - Heart of Mary Funfest