June 16, 2013

Most Pure Heart of Mary and Assumption Churches
P. O. Box 156, Chamois, MO 65024
Fr. David Means, Canonical Administrator,

www.MostPureHeart.org and www.AssumptionMorrison.org

church (573) 763-5345, cell (573) 301-0350 email: FrDave@MostPureHeart.org
parish email: mphparish@centurytel.net, rectory office email: mphsec@centurytel.net
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 (Until October)

June 9, 2013 OK City Tornado $175.00 Sam Cntr $20.00
 ASSUMPTION: $822.00 Food Pantry $47.00
  OK City Tornado $155.00 Cath. Mo $42.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 6/15 - Gayle Hackmann, 6/22 - Gary Seifert, 6/29 - Joe Budnik, 7/6 - Danny Lamb

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 June 18 10:00 am WEDNESDAY June 19 6:00 pm
Joesph Brunnert Ralph & Margaret Rackers
THURSDAY June 20 8:00 am FRIDAY June 21 8:00 am
Ted Rackers Family Ray Kauffman
SATURDAY June 22 6:00 pm SUNDAY June 23 8:00 am
For the People Means Family

Prayer, Education and Action - “The need for prayer, education, and action in defense of religious liberty has never been greater,” explained Archbishop William E. Lori, Chairman of the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty.  The Fortnight for Freedom (June 21-July 4) exists to meet that need.  (Parishioners are encouraged to pray the rosary and fast and abstain on Fridays in observance of the Fortnight for Freedom.)  It occurs just weeks before the US Administration’s mandate coercing us to violate our deeply-held beliefs will be enforced against most religious non-profits.  Also, the US Supreme Court’s decisions on the definition of marriage will be likely handed down.  These decisions could have profound impact on religious freedom for generations to come.

Stewardship Quote - In today’s Gospel we encounter the Pharisee who is rather inhospitable to Jesus. He doesn’t seek Jesus’ friendship. And yet the unknown woman who appears is quite eager to be where Jesus is and to show him her tremendous gratitude. She does some extraordinary things: She gets down by Jesus’ feet, and, weeping, she wets his feet with her tears and wipes them with her hair! She even kisses his feet and anoints them with perfumed oil—probably her most valuable possession. The woman lavishes her love and appreciation for Jesus. Christian stewards show their love for Jesus in tangible ways every day. Others don’t really seek his friendship. Who are we more apt to be like in this Gospel story, the Pharisee or the grateful woman?

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 - June 2 $477 $360
June 9 $1,435 $822
June 16    
June 23    
June 30    
To date for June $4,912 $1,182
Offertory budget goal 7/1/12-6/2/13 $42,728 $28,763
Sunday collection 7/1/12-6/9/13 $48,751 $31,445
Difference $6,023 $2,682

Question of the Week – How can you show compassion toward the marginalized members of society today?

Camp Hope is scheduled for July 8-12.  Registration papers coming soon.

Nursing Home Mass – A Mass will be offered for “John & Mary Fritz” on Thursday, June 20, at 10:00 a.m. at Autumn Meadows in Linn.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Dear parishioners, many of you have asked me about the symptoms of diabetes.  Father David suggested I share this information here.  Diabetes symptoms are:  frequent need to urinate, increased thirst, increased hunger and weight loss.  If any questions, please call me, Lucy, Parish Nurse.

Thank You from Good Shepherd Center and Hermann Community Food Pantry for your generosity and support.  Your donations help to provide food and basic necessities for people in our communities who need assistance. 

Hospice Compassus Volunteers – Would you like to make a difference in someone’s life?  Hospice Compassus is seeking compassionate, non-medical volunteers to serve patients and their families in the community.  Volunteers provide friendly visits and companionship, caregiver relief, run errands, or help in the office.  Time commitment is flexible, and training will be provided on Thursday, June 27, 9:00 a.m.-5:15 p.m. at 600 Monroe Street, Ste. 100, Jefferson City, MO.  For more info, contact Cathy Knapp at 1-800-384-2444.

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) Picnic at St. George in Linn June 23. 2) Sesquicentennial celebration at Our Lady Help of Christians parish in Frankenstein July 6.

Calendar of Parish Events – June

June      - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- MPH Samaritan Cntr Coll
June 24 - July 5 – Fr. Dave on Vacation

To All Fathers – May the blessings and love of our Heavenly Father
be yours in abundance this Father’s Day and always.