May 5, 2013

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. at Assumption - Morrison and
Sun 8:00 a.m. at Most Pure Heart - Chamois(Changed - April 6/7)

SUNDAY COLLECTION MOST PURE HEART: $375.00 Home Missions $75.00
Apr 28, 2013     Samaritan Center $7.00
 ASSUMPTION: $588.00 Home Missions $90.00
  Bernie Hackmann Mem $150.00 Food Pantry $4.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 5/4 - Larry Kuebler, 5/11 - Gayle Hackmann, 5/18 - Gary Seifert, 5/25 - Joe Budnik

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


TUESDAY May 7 10:00 am WEDNESDAY May 8 6:00 pm
Joseph Brunnert Frank & Emelia Huhman
THURSDAY May 9 8:00 am FRIDAY May 10 8:00 am
Dick & Lucille Fischer John & Mary Fritz
SATURDAY May 11 6:00 pm SUNDAY May 12 8:00 am
For the People Marian Lamb

      “Very special congratulations this week to Alexandra McKague and Elsey Wuelling who made their First Holy Communion at Most Pure Heart. It is always a joy to see our young people who desire to receive Our Lord in the Eucharist and have prepared so well to do so. We pray that this gift of Life in the Lord will continue throughout their lives to give them grace and strength.”...Fr. Dave

Receptions for Confirmation and Graduates – Receptions will be held in MPH hall after Confirmation on May 14 and Mass for our graduates on May 19.  Everyone is invited to come & celebrate with and congratulate the honorees at these events.  If anyone would be willing to help with these receptions, please call Mary Jane Starke 763-5595.  Also, each MPH parish family is asked to bring two dozen cookies for the Confirmation reception on May 14.

Renewed Effort on Important Legislation – 1) The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops asks you to contact (even if you have already done so) U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (202-225-2956, email at and U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (202-225-0600, email at and urge them to include Health Care Conscience Rights Act (H.R. 940) in upcoming “must-pass” legislation.  2) The MO Catholic Conference asks you to: a] Contact Senator Mike Kehoe (573-751-2076, email and ask him to please bring HB 400 (which bans telemedicine abortions) up for a vote, and vote in favor of it when it is voted upon,  b] Contact Representative Dave Schatz (573-751-6668, email and ask him to please defeat SB 340 (SB 340 would repeal renter’s tax credit for our poorest citizens.)

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/12-6/30/13 $45,345.00 $30,524.00
Budget goal per month $3,779.00 $2,544.00
Weekly goal $872.00 $587.00
Collection - April 7 $1,702 $803
April 17 $407 $507
April 21 $594 $312
April 28 $375 $588
To date for April $3,078 $2,210
Offertory budget goal 7/1/12-4/28/13 $37,496 $25,241
Sunday collection 7/1/12-4/28/13 $43,775 $27,819
Difference $6,279 $2,578

Question of the Week – How do you experience the peace which Christ offers us?
Events at Starkenburg Shrine – 1) Mass on Tuesday, May 14, at noon, luncheon following.  2) Pilgrimage on May 19, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mass.
Pro-Life Rosary – Monday, May 6, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church.
Bookmobile coming to Chamois May 6, 4:15-5:30 p.m.

Seeking Christ for Our Nation Mass and prayer service – May 7 at 6:30 p.m. at St. George in Linn.


Good Shepherd Food Pantry will be open one evening a month for three months on a trial basis in order to determine if there is a need for the pantry to serve the working poor or anyone who cannot catch a ride to the pantry during normal operating times.  The pantry will be open on May 8, June 12, and July 10 from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. for these people.  If you know an elderly or disabled person/family who needs food, please consider volunteering to bring them to the pantry on those dates.  For more info, call the pantry 897-0525 and leave a return phone number.  The Good Shepherd Food Pantry serves only those living in Osage County.

TV Mass for the Homebound – For people who cannot get to church because of illness or bad weather, “My Sunday Mass on TV” offers spiritual comfort and hope.  Compassionate homilies, an inspirational prayer for spiritual communion during distribution of the Eucharist, and closed-captioning for the hearing impaired enable the homebound to experience the blessings of Sunday Mass.  Heart of the Nation, a nonprofit Catholic ministry, provides the weekly TV Mass on broadcast, cable, and satellite channels.  For a complete channel guide, visit or call 1-855-855-6277.

According to the USCCB, “background evaluations have been conducted on over 2 million parish volunteers and Church personnel who have contact with children.”  In the Diocese of Jefferson City, all employees and volunteers with ongoing and unsupervised contact with children are required to have a criminal background check upon employment or volunteer duties.  This is just one way the Catholic Church works to protect God’s children.  For more information on how you can protect God’s children, or to report abuse by someone representing the Catholic Church, contact Mike Berendzen, Jefferson City Diocese Office of Child and Youth Protection, at 573-635-9127 or at

Calendar of Parish Events – May

May    - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- MPH Good Shepherd Cntr Coll
May 6  - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
May 14 – Confirmation/Rcptn
May 18/19 – Comm & Ed Coll
May 19 – Mass/Rcptn for Graduates
May 23 – MPH Liturgy Comm Mtg


Interested in Faith Community Nursing? – Meeting May 10, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Chancery.  Pre-registration necessary.  For info/to register, 573-635-7719 or email or

MPH Hall Cleaners for May – Larry & Viv Boss, Diane Dickson.  (Reminder to hall cleaners: please fill out Group Volunteer Timesheet located in kitchen.)



Drop-Off Instructions for Clothing Bin at Assumption

  • Accept clothes, shoes, and household textiles of good quality that are ready to be re-worn and reused.  Household textiles include tablecloths, towels, bedding, blankets, bedspreads, etc.
  • Cannot accept mattresses, furniture, appliances, carpet, household items, toys, or trash.
  • Clothes, shoes, and textiles must be clean and dry and dropped off in tied plastic bags.  A sturdy plastic bag protects the clothes from dirt and simplifies handling.
  • Please don’t leave anything outside the bin.