July 11, 2010

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: $902.00 Catholic Missourian $46.00
(July 4, 2010) Church Int. Ren. $130.00 Peru Missions $50.00
 ASSUMPTION: $610.00 Catholic Missourian $13.00
  Peru Missions $30.00 Candles $15.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 7/10 Joe Budnik, 7/17 Danny Lamb, 7/24 Larry Kuebler, 7/31 Gayle Hackmann

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 13 8:00 am WEDNESDAY July 14 6:30 pm
Marian Bruemmer Chick Keilholz
THURSDAY July 15 8:00 am FRIDAY July 16 8:00 pm
Alvina Eynard Louise Rackers
SATURDAY July 17 6:00 p.m. SUNDAY July 18 8:00 am
Clarence A. Schneider For the people


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

pastor“We continue our preparations for the Parish Picnic. We are grateful for and depend on all who will help make it a big success. Please try and sell raffle tickets and plan on helping out on July 25. I look forward to being there.
Last year when I first got here, I suggested several things we might do. One was start a Handbell Choir, and the other was a Men’s Group. I still think these could be a blessing for our parish. I’ll be meeting with some men soon to explore the possibility of the Men’s group. Unfortunately, to start a Handbell Choir, we would need to purchase handbells (which are expensive, I know). But with even a small group of interested ringers, they could be the focus of many activities and point of pride for our parish and community. So I have decided to throw it out to the parish and seek sponsors to buy the handbells in Memory of a Loved one. If the financial support is there, we’ll go for it. Since many people are wondering who would play the bells if we purchased them, I’ll also call an organizing meeting next week for interested ringers and players. More on that next week. There is a list of bells and prices included with today’s bulletin. Click here to go to Handbell list. If you are interested, please let me know as soon as possible. You need not send a check yet, we’re just taking pledges to see what the response will be. Thanks.”...Fr. Dave


collectionSt. Mary’s Picnic News

St. Mary’s Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, July 25, 2010, at Chamois Riverside Park.

Worklists & raffle tickets are available in an envelope in the back of church. Please pick up the envelope with your name.  Some of the top raffle prizes are: oak roll-top desk, queen-size handmade quilt, $350 cash.  Each family is asked to sell $30 worth of raffle tickets.
Posters are also available in the back of church.  Please pick some up and post at your place of work or elsewhere.  Thank you for your help in spreading the news about our picnic.
Plastic ice cream containers needed for Saturday morning, July 24.  Label containers if you would like them returned.  Also accepting donations of plastic containers with lids, any size.  Thank you.
Dinner (fried chicken & roast beef) 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.  Adults/$9, ages 5-12/$5, under 5/free.
Events scheduled - 1:00 p.m. - bingo begins.  2:00 p.m. - children’s games (cash prizes given).  3:00 p.m.- washer tournament.  4:00 p.m. - biggest tomato & zucchini contest.  4:45 p.m. - $200 cash give-away (must be present to win).  Live music, Fritz’s frozen custard, beer garden, country store, games, etc.
Donations - 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. 
For Your Information:  If a parishioner buys a raffle ticket for a church function, the amount of the ticket is considered a charitable donation.  Your copy of the raffle ticket is your receipt.  Individual parishioners can keep the raffle ticket for their tax purposes, but it is not something that can be added to their annual church contribution statement.  Contact your tax advisor for more info.

Text Box:  Behold, I Create a New Heaven and a New Earth - The annual Diocesan Mission Collection is next weekend, July 17-18.  Your donation will help fund critical projects in pastoral support, health care and social assistance for the poor in our missions in Peru and Latin America.  A special insert on the diocesan missions will be included in the next issue of the Catholic Missourian.  Check your contribution envelope packet for the special envelope for this special collection.  Please be generous!

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 - July 4 $902.00 $610.00
July 11    
July 18    
July 25    
To date for July $902.00 $610.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/10-7/4/10 $770.00 $620.00
Sunday collection 7/1/10-7/4/10 $902.00 $610.00
Difference $132.00 -$10.00


*Offertory budget goal will be changed when new amts set for new fiscal year.

?of the Week - How will you love God, your neighbor, yourself this week?


Blood Drive - Monday, July 19, 3:00-7:00 p.m. in St. John United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall.

Mass at Starkenburg Shrine - Tuesday, July 13, 12:00 noon.  Confessions 11:00 a.m., Rosary 11:40 a.m.

Buffet (all-you-can-eat Chinese luncheon) at Panda Buffet in Hermann July 14, 12:00 noon.  MWA will pay $3 toward each person’s meal.  Call Marlo Bockting 294-6613 so she can count you for lunch.   Sponsored by MWA Senior.

Spring Dinner Survey - We would like to thank everyone who took a couple minutes to complete the Spring Dinner Survey. But due to the lack of response from parishioners, it has been decided that we will continue to have a Spring Dinner instead of a Fish Fry or Seafood Buffet. We will take under advisement any comments or suggestions that were made. Thanks!...Jess, Teresa & Lori

Special Collection Envelopes - These envelopes, which are included in your contribution envelope packet, if forgotten on the day of the special collection, can be dropped in the collection basket a week or two later.  These envelopes are those for a “special” collection, such as CCHD, Peru Missions, etc.

Social Events Elsewhere - 1) Picnic at St. Cecelia parish in Meta July 11, 11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.  2) Annual Summer Dinner at St. Alexander’s Church in Belle July 11, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  3) Picnic at St. Stanislaus parish in Wardsville July 18, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.  4) Corn on Cob Festival (pulled pork, fried chicken, corn on cob, etc.) at K of C Hall in Vienna July 18, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  5) Rich Fountain Community Park Tractor Pull July 24, 3:00 p.m. start time.  For info, call Dennis Bruemmer 573-744-5334 or 573-821-3209.

Midwest Catholic Family Conference - Aug. 6-8 in Wichita, KS.  Programs for children through adults.  For info, www.catholicfamilyconference.org.

 Calendar of Parish Events - July/Aug

July 17/18 - Peru Msns Coll
July 24 - Hermann Food Pantry Coll
July 25 - Good Shep Cntr Coll
- StM Picnic
July 28 - Heart of Mary Funfest
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Aug 2  - Pro-Life Rosary StM 9 AM
Aug 4  - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
Aug 10-20 - Fr. Dave on Vacation
Aug 14/15 - Ret Fund for Rel Coll
Aug 25 - Heart of Mary Funfest
Aug 28 - Hermann Food Pantry Coll
Aug 29 - Sam Cntr Coll

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Next weekend is the 40th anniversary of our July mission collection.  We went to Peru in the early 1960’s, but in 1970, Bishop McAuliffe asked the people of the diocese if they would personally support the missions there.  The response then, and ever since, was a resounding yes.
The mission history of our small Diocese has been exemplary.  At one point we had ten priests in Peru.  Even though we have no priests today actively ministering in Peru, we remain remarkably involved in parish support and innovative pastoral programs.  Your prayers and sacrificial gifts to sustain the work of our missions are simply amazing.
We are not finished.  We need to maintain our outreach to the Quechua of the altiplano and the earthquake victims of Pisco.  We need your help to feed hundreds of children, to provide life-saving healthcare, and to offer community and hope to the poor living with HIV-AIDS. 
With that first collection, the Peru Missions became a personal ministry.  Today, the Church that we build and the lives that we touch through our missionary efforts in Peru and Latin America depend entirely on what you are willing to give. 
For 40 years, we have had a mission tradition of kindness and commitment.  I pray that continues next weekend as you respond with generous hearts.
Sincerely yours in Christ,...Most Reverend John R. Gaydos, Bishop of Jefferson City

Click here to go to Handbell page!