May 30, 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: $305.00 Comm & Ed $135.00
(May 23, 2010) Church Int. Ren. $60.00 Candles $17.00
 ASSUMPTION: $310.00 Comm & Ed $110.00
      candles $2.50


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 5/29 Gary Seifert, 6/5 Joe Budnik, 6/12 Danny Lamb, 6/19 Larry Kuebler

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 June 1 10:00 am WEDNESDAY June 2 6:30 pm
Father Mueller Rev. Msgr. Charles Patterson
Thursday June 3 8:00 am FRIDAY June 4 8:00 am
Frances Falter Louise Rackers
SATURDAY June 5 6:00 p.m. SUNDAY June 6 8:00 a.m.
Gladys Gerritsen For the People


Text Box:  “Next Sunday is the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ. We will be having a short Corpus Christi Procession immediately after Mass, both on Saturday evening in Morrison, and Sunday morning in Chamois. Neither procession will be very far or long. We hope all able-bodied parishioners will walk and pray with us, as we honor Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, and ask his blessings on us and on our community. If unable to walk, you may, of course, drive along with us, or wait at church for the return and final blessing.
     “Camp Hope is planned for June this year, 14 – 18. Registration forms are available in the back of church. All kids are welcome. Invite your neighbors, and grandkids. Please help, and let us know.
     “You probably know that Henry Nolte fell and broke his leg. Maybe you don’t know how much he did around here. He was here almost every day, cleaning up, fixing things, and keeping everything working. I didn’t even have to ask; he saw what needed to be done and did them, like putting in the asphalt crossover on the street. So now we won’t have him for the next 6 weeks, till he gets back on his feet. I hope others will jump right in and fill in for him and lend a hand around here. And just maybe it’s our turn to help him (and Shirley) out around his house a bit while he’s laid up..
     “Enjoy the Memorial Day holiday.”...Fr. Dave

Planning Meeting for St. Mary’s Picnic will be on Tuesday, June 1, at 7:00 p.m.  Anyone interested in helping and all chairpersons are encouraged to attend.  Let’s make this year’s picnic a great success!

Mass at Starkenburg Shrine - Tues., June 8, 12:00 noon.  Confessions at 11:00 a.m., Rosary at 11:40 a.m.


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 $305.00 $310.00
May 30    
To date for May $2,748.00 $2,095.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/09-5/23/10 $36,190.00 $29,125.43
Sunday collection 7/1/09-5/23/10 $40,543.00 $33,354.36
Difference $4,353.00 $4,228.93


Pro-Life Rosary - Monday, June 7, at 9:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church.

June Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

? Of the Week - Have you ever given something important to someone else as a sign of your love for them?  Have you ever experienced the Holy Spirit as a similar gift to you?

Picnic Raffle Donations - 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.  Information/registration forms available in the back of church.

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.

“Eucharistic Miracles of the World” Vatican International Exhibit - June 12 (2-6:30 p.m.) and June 13 (8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.) at St. Joe’s Cathedral in Jeff.

Action Requested by MO Family Policy Council - We urge you to contact Governor Nixon’s office (email at, 573-751-3222) and urge him to sign House Committee Substitute for Senate Bills 586 and 617 (toughens restrictions on sexually oriented businesses.)

Assumption and Most Pure Heart of Mary Parishioners - John Gerritsen and Linda Benning, husband and daughter of Gladys Gerritsen, thank you for your expressions of sympathy and your providing of the great fellowship meal following Gladys's funeral Saturday, May 22. Please accept our heartfelt thanks!

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. 

Calendar of Parish Events - June

June 1  - StM Picnic Planning Mtg 7 PM
June 2  - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM * CANCELLED *
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) Picnic at Frankenstein June 6, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.  2) Centennial celebration at St. Aloysius in Argyle June 12, 10:00 a.m.-9:15 p.m.  3) Picnic at Loose Creek June 13, 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.