June 5, 2011

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. (Assumption) and
Sun 8:00 a.m. (St. Mary's)

SUNDAY COLLECTIONST. MARY’S: $432.00 Cemetery fund $60.00
(May 29, 2011) Tornado Relief $100.00    
 ASSUMPTION: $491.00 Cemetery $35.00
  Special $150.00 Herman Food Pantry $18.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 6/4 - Larry Kuebler, 6/11 - Gayle Hackmann, 6/18 - Gary Seifer, 6/25 - Joe Budnik

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

TUESDAY June 7 10:00 am WEDNESDAY June 8 6:00 pm
Red Augustine Chick Keilholz
THURSDAY June 9 8:00 am FRIDAY June 10 8:00 am
Louise Rackers Paul Mehmert
SATURDAY June 11 6:00 pm SUNDAY June 12 8:00 am
For the People Dora White
Text Box:

“Well, it seems as if summer is finally upon us. I know that I rejoice in the weather warming up a bit, and yet rue the coming heat. We also will keep an eye on our rising river and pray that flooding will be avoided. So I hope that everyone will have a relaxing and joyful summer, truly being re-created for God’s service.
     “While it seems as if not a lot is happening around the parish, we do not shut down during the summer. I fervently urge everyone not to forget about Our Lord, even in the midst of vacations and summer activities. The command to ‘Keep Holy the Lord’s Day’ is just as important in the summer months as in the winter. There are always opportunities to participate in Sunday Mass, if we are willing to make the effort to find and get to them. But, of course, the whole day should be Holy unto the Lord. Also please remember to support your parish each week, even if you are out of town.
     “However, we do have a number of things going on, and to look forward to. Next week is the great Feast of Pentecost. I pray for a renewal of the Holy Spirit on each one of you and on our parishes.  June 25/26 is the Feast of Corpus Christi, and we hope to have Corpus Christi processions after both Saturday evening Mass in Morrison and Sunday morning in Chamois. We need our liturgy committees to work on those. Camp Hope is being planned for July 11-15; more info on that is it draws nearer. Most Pure Heart of Mary’s Parish Picnic will be Sunday July 31. So I hope to see a lot of everyone all summer. May it be a good one, full of God’s blessings.”...Fr. Dave
K of C meeting - Monday, June 6, at 7:00 p.m. in Chamois.

Raffle Prizes for St. Mary’s Picnic - St. Mary’s Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, July 31.  If you would like to make a donation to the picnic raffle, please contact Rob Schollmeyer 763-5409 by next Sunday, June 12.

Joplin Disaster - This weekend, June 4-5, a special collection will be taken up to help the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau address the needs of the Joplin community following the devastation caused by the recent tornado.  If you would like to contribute and didn’t get to this weekend, please put your donation in an envelope marked “Joplin Tornado Relief” and drop in the collection basket as soon as possible.  Make checks payable to your local church and put “Joplin Relief” on memo line.  Thank you for your support.

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19.  A special way to remember your father is to have him remembered in the Masses offered on that weekend.  If you would like to do this, please check your contribution envelope packet for the “Father’s Day Mass Remembrance” envelope.  Please drop this in the collection basket next weekend.

Osage Center For Women’s Ministries (OCWM) - You are cordially invited to attend an information and awareness meeting for the OCWM on Tuesday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m. at the Osage County Community Center in Linn.  OCWM provides free counseling to women and teens, support groups and prayer.  Come learn about this new community ministry - Center for Women’s Ministries serves nationally and internationally!  Meet members and learn more about its history.  For more info, call 314-623-4086.

Memorial Mass for the late Fr. Lawlor - Wed., June 8, at 11:00 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Church in Jeff, followed by a meal. Father Lawlor was a retired priest of the Diocese of Jefferson City & had served almost 40 years in the Diocese's Peruvian missions. Everyone is invited to attend this special liturgy & meal.

Tour of Old Prison in Jeff - Sunday, June 12, at 2:00 p.m. $12/person.  Must be 10 years old to attend.  Must sign waiver.  Tour 2 hours long (plenty of time for sitting).  Money and signed waivers needed prior to tour.  Everyone invited.  Sponsored by MWA Junior Service Club.  For info, contact Lorna Rost 294-7276.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/09-6/30/10 $42,120.00 $34,320.00
Budget goal per month $3,510.00 $2,860.00
Weekly goal $810.00 $660.00
Collection - May 1 $1,332.00 $393.00
May 8 $909.00 $1,089.00
May 15 $475.00 $389.00
May 22 $525.00 $454.00
May 29 $432.00 $491.00
To date for May $3,673.00 $2,825.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/10-5/29/11 $38,880.00 $31,680.00
Sunday collection 7/1/10-5/29/11 $41,366.00 $30,904.00
Difference $2,486.00 -$776.00

? of the Week - What are the ways in modern life that we sometimes suffer for our faith?  Or are there no such ways?

St. Mary’s Hall Cleaners for June - Rob & Kathi Schollmeyer, Wilma Trachsel.

Pro-Life Rosary -Monday, June 6, at 9:00 a..m. in Most Pure Heart of Mary Church.

Handbell Choir Rehearsal - Tuesday, June 7, at 7:00 p.m.

Remember: wherever you go, there He is enduring your struggles as His own. Consider giving back by going to www.discoverthepriesthood.org.

Family Meal - Friday, June 17, at 6:00 p.m. at Cottage Restaurant in Hermann.  MWA pays $3/person toward menu choice.  Must RSVP by June 10.  Sponsored by MWA.  For info/reservations, call Lorna Rost 294-7276.

Mass at Starkenburg Shrine - Tuesday, June 14, at noon, Reconciliation at 11:15 a.m., Rosary at 11:40 a.m.  Lunch available following Mass.

Events Elsewhere - 1) Picnic at Frankenstein June 5, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.  2) Picnic at Loose Creek June 12, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Free Home Study Courses on the Catholic Faith - You are invited to study the Catholic Faith by taking free correspondence courses at home. For information about the nine courses available, go to our Catholic Home Study Service web site (www.amm.org/chss/chss.asp). Or you may write to this address: Catholic Home Study Service, P O Box 363, Perryville MO 63775-0363, or call 573-547-4084.

Pentecost Combined Collection
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
On Pentecost Sunday, June 12, in parishes across our Diocese we will take up a combined collection for the Catholic Communication Campaign and The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.  The Catholic Communication Campaign (CCC) supports Catholic media projects for the radio, television, Internet, and print in our Diocese and all over the United States.  The Catholic University of America (CUA) is the national university of the Catholic Church, founded by the U.S. Bishops and chartered by the Vatican.
Half the proceeds from this collection in our Diocese stay in our Diocese to support our local communication efforts, such as the Taos Sunday radio Mass, Table Talk program, the Mustard Seed radio scripture discussion programs and the diocesan Website, www.diojeffcity.org.  All of the collection proceeds that go to the CUA help provide scholarship support for students, including those from our Diocese.
Pope Benedict XVI said in a recent letter on World Communications Day, “I ask you to introduce into the culture of this new environment of communications and information technology the values on which you have built your lives.”  In today’s world, it is essential for the Catholic voice to be where the people are:  whether that is reading a newspaper, listening to podcasts on MP3 players or sharing on social networking sites.  For the faithful or those searching for faith, the CCC helps support rich content, bringing the gospel message one page, click, or download at a time.
The Catholic University of America fulfills a special responsibility to educate future leaders for our Church and our nation.  It belongs to all of us in the Church, regardless of where we live.  Its students are grounded in the philosophy of the Catholic intellectual tradition, well-prepared for success in life and ready to make a difference in the world.
Please join in this important work to bear Christ’s witness in the world through Catholic communications and through our support of the CUA by giving generously in the upcoming Collection.
Sincerely yours in Christ, Most Reverend John R. Gaydos, Bishop of the Diocese of Jefferson City

Calendar of Parish Events - June
June     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
             - StM Samaritan Cntr Coll
June 4/5 - Joplin Relief Special Coll
June 6   - Pro-Life Rosary StM 9 AM
              - K of C Mtg
June 7  - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
June 11/12 - Comm & Ed Coll
June 21 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
June 25/26 - Adoration
                   - Corpus Christi Procession
June 26 - Coffee/donuts after Mass
June 29 - Heart of Mary Funfest