May 9, 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: $1,385.00 Mothers' Day Masses $38.00
(May 2, 2010) Church Int. Ren. $209.00 Cemetery $140.00
 ASSUMPTION: $461.00 Mothers' Day Masses $15.00
  Cemetery $70.00 Cath. Home Missions $75.00

CONFESSIONS: 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays at Assumption, or anytime by appointment.
ADORATION: Wednesdays following the 6:30 p.m. Mass until 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s.
FOR BAPTISM: Contact pastor. FOR MARRIAGE: Contact pastor 6 months in advance.

COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 5/8 Danny Lamb, 5/15 Larry Kuebler, 5/22 Gayle Hackmann, 5/29 Gary Seifert

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 May 11 8:00** am WEDNESDAY May 12 6:30 pm
Frances Falter Priests & Housekeepers of Mary Falter
Thursday May 13 8:00 am FRIDAY May 14 8:00 am
Father Mueller Fr. Poepsel & Relatives
SATURDAY May 15 6:00 p.m. SUNDAY May 16 8:00 a.m.
For the people Louise Rackers


**Note - Just a gentle reminder that this being the 2nd Tuesday of the month, the Mass at Assumption will be at 8:00 a.m.

Reception for Graduates - This Sunday, May 9, in St. Mary’s hall after 8:00 a.m. Mass.  Everyone is invited to celebrate with and congratulate our graduates!

Pilgrimage at Starkenburg Shrine is next Sunday, May 16, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. outdoor Mass.

Matching Fund Project - Raffle - Prize is 32" large screen TV, tickets $1 each or 6 for $5, raffle being held May 15-July 4, 2010.  Drawing July 4.  For benefit of Chamois Industrial Community Development Corporation.  Up to $500 matched by MWA for Welcome Center renovations.  Tickets available from David Luker, Rob Schollmeyer, or Marlo Bockting.  Sponsored by MWA Teen Club.  For info, call Marlo Bockting 294-6613. 

Thank You to all of you for prayers, cards, calls, and visits during my recent surgery and recuperation!”...Larry Boss

Thank You to Meyer-Hilke-Millard Funeral Home for the donation of the floral arrangements on the reredos for St. Mary’s Church celebration!

Text Box:  “I received the following note from Bishop Gaydos:   

         Dear Fr. David

Congratulations on a beautiful Eucharistic Celebration and May Crowning. All went very well.

Gratefully in Christ
Bishop John Gaydos

     “So I’m happy he was pleased. I am also extremely happy with how everything went. I’m particularly appreciative of how wonderfully the church was decorated – thanks mostly to Sherry Starke, Joyce Wright, and Shirley Keilholz. Thanks to all who helped set up that day and who helped in the Liturgy, our servers especially. Thanks to the renovation committee who did so much work for all these months. We do indeed have a beautiful church.  Please check our website for some photos.
Congratulations to all our mothers. I pray this day will be a joy and blessing to all our moms. We also pray for all mothers who are at home with God.
And congratulations to our graduates. We rejoice with you on completing this step of your growth. We pledge our prayers for your continued growth in the future. Make us proud!”...Fr. Dave


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    
May 16    
May 23    
To date for May $1,385.00 $461.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/09-5/2/10 $33,880.00 $27,266.36
Sunday collection 7/1/09-5/2/10 $39,080.00 $31,720.36
Difference $4,200.00 $4,454.00


? Of the Week  - How do you experience the peace which Christ offers us?

Blood Drive - Wednesday, May 19, at Chamois Community Center from 3:00-7:00 p.m.

Help for Troubled Marriages! - The St. Louis Retrouvaille Program starts with a weekend June 4-6, 2010, (Friday night thru Sunday) and has 6 follow-up sessions.  If you are facing financial difficulties, we can work with you.  For confidential info, call toll free 1-800-470-2230, or visit

Vespers and a Farewell Reception for the Benedictine Sisters of Columbia will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Columbia on Thursday, May 13. The reception will follow in the school cafeteria.
All are invited to attend. Let us join together in gratitude for the presence and contribution of the Sisters these past forty-one years.

Calendar of Parish Events - March

May 9 - Reception for Graduates

May 26 - Heart of Mary Funfest

June 5/6 - Corpus Christi Processions


As we pray for all of our mothers this weekend, the following are remembered in a special way in the Mother’s Day Masses at Assumption and Most Pure Heart of Mary Churches:

Johnie Mae Bascom
Louise Sophie Baumstark
Deola  Birk
Florence  Boss
Mary  Boss
Irene  Brenner
Bernadine  Dill
Agatha  Dudenhoeffer
Gussie  Gagnepain
Pearl  Giesing
Alma  Hackmann
Meta  Hanne
Agatha  Haslag
Edna  Helle
Leota  Hutsler
Lorene  Kuebler
Marion  Lamb
Anna Veronica Means
Clarine  Means
Crescentia  Mehmert
Pat  Mehmert
Shirley  Nolte
Emma R. Nolte
Clara  Pack
Mary  Plum
Margaret A. Rost
Mamie  Schollmeyer
Mary  Seifert
Ellen M. Smith
Lavern  Starke
Mary  Jane Starke
Tammy  Stone
Barbara  Thoenen
Mary  Vogel

May our Divine Lord and His Blessed Mother reward every mother with love, joy, and contentment!