July 10, 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: $1346.00 Peru Missions $30.00
(July 3, 2011) Good Sheherd Center $36.00 Candles $2.50
 ASSUMPTION: $683.00 Peru Missions $10.00
  Herman Food Patnry $7.00 Catholic Missourian $26.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 7/9 - Larry Kuebler, 7/16 - Gayle Hackmann, 7/23 - Gary Seifert, 7/30 - 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 July 12 No Mass WEDNESDAY July 13 6:00 pm
--- Chick Keilholz
THURSDAY July 14 8:00 am FRIDAY July 15 4:30 m
Urban Rost Paul Mehmert
SATURDAY July 16 6:00 pm SUNDAY July 17 8:00 am
Clarence A. Schneider For the People

**Note Changes in Weekday Mass Schedule - For the coming week, there will be no Mass on Tuesday at Assumption.  On Friday, the Mass will be at 4:30 p.m., the closing Mass for Camp Hope. 

Text Box:  “I am looking forward to being with our young people next week for Camp Hope. If your child isn’t registered, bring him/her on Monday morning and register ‘at the door’. We always have room for one more. Remember it is our tradition to close Camp Hope with the Friday parish Mass at 4:30 and a parish pot luck supper afterwards which is open to everyone.
     “We have the Assumption parish meeting this Thursday evening in the church basement (MPH will be on the 21st). Our main objective is to give everyone a chance to review and comment on the proposed budget for next year that we must send to the diocese. We will also discuss parish organization. I confess that I haven’t felt a need to call many of these general open parish meetings as I perhaps should have. I still feel we don’t need a “Parish Council” based on the model that most parishes have, since we are so small, and the same few people do everything. But we do need something. I certainly need and am open to having advisors/counsels to assist in decision making and organizing/running our parishes. So the question will be: What do we need? Or what will work for us? Please come so that we can discuss these important questions.
     “MPH Parish picnic coming fast also. I know we can count on everyone to pitch in and make it a great success again this year.”...Fr. Dave

Out-of-Town Mass - A Mass will be offered for “Louise Rackers” on Tuesday, July 12, at 9:30 a.m. at Frene Valley Nursing Home in Hermann.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Blood Drive - Monday, July 18, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at St. John’s UCC in Chamois.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/11-6/30/12 $43,160.00 $33,020.00
Budget goal per month $3,597.00 $2,750.00
Weekly goal $830.00 $635.00
Collection - July 3 $1346.00 $683.00
July 10    
July 17    
July 24    
July 31    
To date for July $1,346.00 $683.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/11-7/3/11 $830.00 $635.00
Sunday collection 7/1/11-7/3/11 $1,346.00 $683.00
Difference $516.00 $48.00

? Of the Week - Describe how faith has been planted in your life.  How long did it take for that seed to land “on good soil”?

Assumption Open Parish Meeting - Thursday, July 14, at 7:00 p.m. in church basement.

The family of Urban Rost extends their thanks to all who helped prepare and serve food for the funeral luncheon.  It was a comfort and blessing to have so many reach out to us during this difficult time.”...Edna Rost & Family

Peru & Latin America Collection - Next weekend is our annual Diocesan Mission Collection.  Your contribution to this appeal allows our diocese to continue critical mission projects of food, medicine, education, and pastoral services in Peru and other areas where the people of God are going without.  Please be generous.  Check your July contribution envelope packet for the special envelope for this collection.

St. Mary’s Picnic Country Store/Grab Bag Items - Craft items (woodworking, needlework, etc.), homemade baked goods, canned items, fresh produce, and grab bag items (25¢, 50¢, 75¢, and $1 items for both kids and ladies) are welcome and appreciated.  If questions, contact Ev Dudenhoeffer 763-5421.

K of C Meeting - Monday, July 11, at 7:00 p.m. at Morrison.

Mass at Starkenburg Shrine - Tuesday, July 12, at noon.  Reconciliation at 11:15 a.m., Rosary at 11:40, lunch available following Mass.

Events Elsewhere - 1) St. Cecilia Parish Picnic at Citizen’s Civic League Park in Meta July 10, 11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.  2) Summer Dinner at St. Alexander’s Church in Belle July 10, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Calendar of Parish Events - July

July     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- StM Good Shepherd Cntr Coll
July 11  - K of C Mtg
July 11-15 - Camp Hope
July 14 - AS Open Meeting
July 16/17 - Peru/Latin Am Coll
July 19 - Handbell Choir Rehersal
July 21 - StM Open Meeting
July 24 - Coffee/donuts after Mass
July 27 - Heart of Mary Funfest
July 31 - StM Picnic

Diocesan Mission Collection

My Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

The fifteenth Sunday of ordinary time is always a good time to announce our annual Diocesan Mission Collection.  The readings are messages of mission and evangelization.  Last year the Gospel was the story of the Good Samaritan and the year before it was Jesus sending out the Twelve to preach and minister.

Today we hear the parable of the sower and the seed.  In countless homilies we have been urged to find ourselves in that story.  Are we the rocky ground with hearts too hardened to nourish the Word or are we the deep rich soil that bears abundant fruit?  Today, however, I would like you to think of yourself, not as the seed, but the sower.

We are all called to spread the Good News of Jesus and his Church.  One of the ways we do this is through our mission outreach.  For almost 50 years we have sown the seeds of our faith among the poor of Peru.  Recently, our field has grown larger as we have expanded to mission projects across Latin America and into Africa.  For the first time this year, we will also be providing some small aid to the Church of Central and Eastern Europe.

The seeds we sow are food, medical assistance, education, formation and parish support.  In the context of faith, though, they are much more than programs or money.  We are sowing hope among the hopeless, love among the lonely, and community among the rejected and forgotten.  

Next weekend, please be as generous as possible in our special collection for the diocesan missions.  Remember, it is in the Kingdom as it is in the garden:  the flowers of tomorrow are the seeds we plant today.


Sincerely Yours in Christ,

Most Reverend John R. Gaydos, Bishop of Jefferson City