July 13 - 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2014

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: SUN 8:00 a.m. at Most Pure Heart - Chamois and
Sat 6:00 p.m. at Assumption - Morrison (changed April 5/6!)

SUNDAY COLLECTION MOST PURE HEART: $4566.00 Food Pantry $10.00
July 6, 2014 Peru $20.00 Cath MO $28.00
  ASSUMPTION: $684.00 Cath MO  
  Peru $40.00 Food Pantry $24.00



7/12--Gary Seifert, 7/19--Joe Budnik, 7/26--Danny Lamb, 8/2 - Larry Kuebler


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 July 15 10:00 am Wednesday July 16 8:00 am
Amsbert Kemper Al & Anita Duffner
Thursday July 17 8:00 am Friday July 18 4:30 pm
Mabel Renkemeyer Gus & Bea Richard
Saturday July 19 6:00 pm Sunday July 20 8:00 am
Dorothy Nolte For the People

**Note Friday Mass Time – The Mass on Friday is the ending Mass for Camp Hope and is being offered at 4:30 p.m.  Everyone is invited to attend.

“Well, it’s great to be back. It was a great trip, a once in a lifetime experience, but it’s good to get home and back into the old routine. I want to thank everyone who kept things going here, especially Evelyn. A special thanks to the ladies who cleaned the rectory, to those who planted flowers, those who repaired the rectory air-conditioning and all who made the preparations for this week’s Camp Hope. I am back and using the same cell phone number and old e-mail address, so it’s often best to contact me on those. God Bless our children this week, and let’s continue working to make our parishes strong.”…Fr. Dave

Camp Hope “SonTreasure Island” will be held this week, July 14-18.  Please pray that God will guide and protect everyone and for clear weather all week.  Everyone is invited to the closing Mass on Friday at 4:30 p.m.  Mass will be followed by dinner and a program.  Each family is asked to bring two covered dishes of food.  Meat, drinks, and utensils will be provided.

CHRISTpower - From July 13-19, about 40 teenagers from all over our Diocese, including a teen from MPH parish, will be gathering for the CHRISTpower Retreat at Helias Catholic High School in Jeff.  Please pray for the teens & for the success of the retreat:  that they may encounter Christ; serve others with generosity and faith; grow closer to God; and listen for God’s call for their life, for how they may give their life in living the Gospel. 

Welcome Back Reception for Fr. Dave next Saturday, July 19, in Assumption Church basement after 6:00 p.m. Mass at Assumption.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/13-6/30/14 $46,800.00 $30,524.00
Budget goal per month $3,900.00 $2,544.00
Weekly goal $900.00 $587.00
Collection - July 6 $4,566 $684
July 13    
July 20    
July 27    
To date for July $4,566 $684
Offertory budget goal 7/1/14-7/6/14 $900 $587
Sunday collection 7/1/14-7/6/14 $4,566 $684
Difference $3,666 $97

Question 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 Finance Committee Meeting – Tuesday, July 15, at 7:00 p.m.

Nursing Home Mass – A Mass will be offered for “Cale & Catherine Monroe” on Thursday, July 17, at 10:00 a.m. at Linn Community Skilled Care (formerly Autumn Meadows) in Linn.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

*Using 2013-14 offertory budget figures until 2014-15 figures are established.

Thank You from Fr. George Kremer for the wonderful receptions after the Masses last weekend.

MWA Events – 1) Exhibit Viewing & Lunch - Wednesday, July 16.  11:00 a.m. tour Osage County Cultural Heritage Center, Linn, & enjoy The Civil War in MO exhibit.  Lunch following at Dave’s Pizza & Wings.  MWA pays $3.00/person’s lunch.  Please bring box of instant mashed potatoes for Good Shepherd Food Pantry.  If interested, RSVP to Marlo 294-6613 by July 14.  2) “Ring of Fire” The Music of Johnny Cash - Aug. 23, at 2 p.m. at Arrow Rock. Lunch (around 11:30 a.m.) at Cracker Barrel in Columbia. Leave Morrison 9:30 a.m. Tickets $26.00 (good seats – 5th or 6th row).  MWA pays $2.50/meal.  If interested, call Marlo by July 20 for a ticket with payment of $23.50 (that is taking off the $2.50 that MWA pays for your meal).  Each person must pay driver $10.00.  Will carpool; arrangements will be made later.  25 tickets available (non-refundable).  The person who pays first will have a reservation.  Please pay by July 20. Both events sponsored by MWA Senior Summit Chapter.

Blood Drive – Monday, July 14, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at St. John UCC in Chamois.

Events Elsewhere – 1) Summer Dinner at St. Alexander’s Church in Belle July 13, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  2) Picnic at St. Cecilia parish in Meta July 13, 11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.  3) Knock Cancer Out! Fundraiser (in loving memory of JoAnn Backes) – July 19 at Thriftway in Linn 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  

Calendar of Parish Events - July
July 14-18 – Camp Hope
July 15 – AS Finance Comm Mtg
July 19 – Rcptn at AS
July 19/20 – Peru/Latin Am Coll


Bishop’s Letter - Diocesan Mission Collection Appeal

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Next weekend is our annual Diocesan Mission Collection. This special appeal is an essential part of the long missionary tradition of our Local Church. Today our gospel is the familiar story of the Sower and the Seed. It is about how we are called to preach the Word of God (to everyone) and how we should personally embrace that Word (like deep fertile soil.) This parable also identifies the challenge of mission. Our missionary efforts are about preparing hearts to be transformed by God. The story is not just about the abundant harvest of the good ground, but the missionary call to make all soil receptive to the Word of God. Missionaries work tirelessly to remove the stones from the rocky soil and clear the thorns from overrun fields. The missionary believes that all ground can be made productive and a part of God’s harvest. The metaphorical obstacles of the parable are real challenges to modern missionaries. The thorns that choke the Word today are hunger, disease, and poverty. The rocks where seed cannot live are violence, despair and oppression. The mission help that you give feeds kids, digs wells, builds churches. It serves the sick and the poor from Peru to India. It transforms barren, lifeless land into rich fields that produce a hundredfold. Our Diocese has done this for over 50 years. It has been possible because of the generosity of our people through this annual collection. The only support for our missionary efforts comes directly from people like you in contributions specifically designated for the mission. Please help continue this tradition next weekend. There is still a lot of land to clear; still a lot of seed to be planted.

Sincerely yours in Christ…Most Reverend John R. Gaydos, Bishop of Jefferson City