May 4 - Third Sunday of Easter, 2014

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 Most Pure Heart - Chamois and
Sat 6:00 p.m. at Assumption - Morrison (changed April 5/6!)

April 27, 2014 infirm Priest $5.00 Cath H Missions $150.00
 ASSUMPTION: $651.00 Cath H Missions $210.00
  infirm Priest $65.00 Rice Bowl $21.58



5/3—Gary Seifert, 5/10 - Joe Budnik, 5/17--Danny Lamb, 5/24--Larry Kuebler


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


      Friday May 9 communion service 8:30 am
Saturday May 10 6:00 pm Sunday May 11 8:00 am
Amsbert Kemper For the People

My dear people, I'm having a great time here in France, and seeing some spectacular Holy Places, so I don't have a lot of time to miss you, but that will probably come. As you know, I'm visiting some of the great gothic cathedrals on my way to start my pilgrimage. But I do think of you all and carry you all in my heart and prayers. Everything has gone well so far, and I am well, but keep up your prayers for me. I'm sure this time will continue to fly, and I'll be back before you know it. Notre Dame, pray for us!...Fr. Dave

Mother’s Day Reception – Next Sunday, May 11, after 8:00 a.m. Mass at Most Pure Heart of Mary.  Join us for rolls and coffee to celebrate the gift of mothers!

Mark Your Calendars! – Camp Hope is scheduled for July 14-18, 2014.  Details will be forthcoming.

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

Mass at Starkenburg Shrine – May 13, at noon.  Reconciliation 11:00 a.m., Rosary 11:40 a.m.

Thank You received from Good Shepherd Center, Samaritan Center and Hermann Food Pantry for your recent generous donations.  They are appreciative of your support to the less fortunate in the communities.  God bless you for your thoughtfulness.

Pope Saint John Paul II and Pope Saint John XXIII Prayer Cards & Brochures are available in the back of church.  Please help yourself if you have not already received these.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/13-6/30/14 $46,800.00 $30,524.00
Budget goal per month $3,900.00 $2,544.00
Weekly goal $900.00 $587.00
Collection - April 6 $1,583 $875
April 16 $485 $684
April 20 $987 $1,061
April 27 $512 $651
To date for April $3,567 $3,271
Offertory budget goal 7/1/13-4/27/14 $38,700 $25,241
Sunday collection 7/1/13-4/27/14 $42,894 $27,965
Difference $4,194 $2,724

Question of the Week - Share about great meals you’ve been part of, ones which are still memorable to you.
Bulletin Deadline for May 11 bulletin is this Thursday, May 8, at 9:30 a.m.
Chamois Health & Wellness Fair – Tuesday, May 6, 2:00-6:00 p.m. at Chamois school.  For more info, call 763-5666 or see poster at bank.

MPH Hall Cleaners for May - Glenn & Julie Keilholz, Dave & Sandy Keilholz.  (Please remember to fill out Group Volunteer Timesheet located in kitchen.)

MWA Fun Day – Tuesday, May 13.  Schedule:  Leave 9:30 a.m. for St. James, MO, 11:00 a.m. St. James Winery, 11:45 a.m. Meramec Vineyards, 12:30 p.m. lunch at Meramec Vineyards, 1:30 p.m. surprise (!) stop, return 4:00 p.m.  MWA Senior Chapter once a year trip with no charge to members & their spouse guest.  For more info, please contact Marlo Bockting 294-6613 by May 9.

Pilgrimage at Starkenburg Shrine – Sunday, May 18.

Cheers, Ears & rootBeers – You are invited to McClung Park in Jefferson City on June 1 to fellowship and have a fun day getting to know our seminarians and many of the priests of our diocese.  A picnic dinner, fellowship and games for all ages will be available all day. Join us at CHEERS, EARS, & rootBEERS on Sunday, June 1, from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Free will offering.  For more info, contact the Diocesan Vocation Office 573-635-9127,

“Gospels in Glass” Tour in Osage County – Wednesday, June 11, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Features Catholic churches in Rich Fountain, Westphalia, Freeburg & Vienna.  Presented by Jefferson City writers Ken Luebbering & Robyn Burnett.  $45/person includes transportation, guides, copy of the book “Gospels in Glass” and lunch.  Reservations can be made by calling Osage County Extension Center 573-897-3648 x 4 or filling out form on poster in back of church.  Deadline for reservations is June 4.  For more info, see poster in back of church.

Marriage Challenges? -  Retrouvaille (a French word meaning rediscovery)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 and divorced.  The next program begins with the weekend of June 6-8, 2014.  For further info, call 1-800-470-2230 or visit


Calendar of Parish Events – May

May 5   - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
May 7   - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM

May 11 - Mother's Day Rcptn

May 25 – Rcptn for Graduates

Pro-Life Rosary – Monday, May 5, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church.

Events Elsewhere – Prime Rib & Chicken Dinner (6:30-8:00 p.m.) & Mouse Races May 16 at Sacred Heart School in Rich Fountain.  For info, call 573-619-1598.