July 15, 2012

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 (til October) and
Sun 8:00 a.m. at Most Pure Heart - Chamois (til October)

SUNDAY COLLECTION MOST PURE HEART: $1109.00 Peru Missions $10.00
(July 8, 2012) Good Samaritan Center $34.00 candles $5.00
 ASSUMPTION: $651.00 Peru Missions $25.00
  Herman Food $23.00 Cath. Mo $28.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 7/14 - Joe Budnik, 7/21 - Danny Lamb, 7/29 - Larry Kuebler, 8/4 - Gayle Hackmann

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 17 10:00 am WEDNESDAY July 18 6:00 pm
Jimmy Bax Mercedes Eiler
THURSDAY July 19 8:00 am FRIDAY July 20 4:30 pm
Alice Hustedde Martha Vollmer
SATURDAY July 21 6:00 pm SUNDAY July 22 8:00 am
For the People Herb Ohlms

**Note Friday’s Mass Time - Mass on Friday for the coming week will be at 4:30 p.m.  This is the closing Mass for Camp Hope.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Text Box:  I received an interesting letter from the First Baptist Church in Linn this week. It read in part: I’m sure you would agree with me that religious liberty is one of America’s most important and cherished freedoms. Whether you are Catholic, Protestant, non-denominational or just deeply spiritual, your religious freedom is precious to you. There are forces, however, who would seek to deny Americans their freedom to publicly express their religious conviction…The Missouri General Assembly passed The Religious Freedom in Public Places amendment which will appear on the August 7, 2012 State primary Ballot….The Christian Life Commission of the Missouri Baptist Convention and the Missouri Catholic Bishops Conference both support the passage of Amendment 2. If you care about your religious liberty rights, I encourage you to vote “yes” for Amendment 2 on Aug. 7. So as we can see Religious Freedom is not just a ‘Catholic’ issue, but all Catholics should take this seriously and be sure to vote, and vote in people who will respect and protect Religious Freedom.
     “I look forward to seeing and being with all our kids this week at Camp Hope. Hope to see a lot of parishioners at our closing Mass on Friday and pot luck afterwards.
“I appreciate all the hard work being put into our Fish and Shrimp Buffet, coming up. Please support it by selling lots of raffle tickets and coming to work that day. We depend on all of you. God bless.”...Fr. Dave

Text Box:  Diocesan Mission Collection - This weekend is our annual collection for the diocesan missions.  If you forgot your envelope, please put it in the basket next week.  As we celebrate 50 years of sharing our faith & our blessings with the people of Peru, please keep the missions in your prayers.  The world is a very different place than it was when our priests first went to the mountains & rural desert of Peru, but it is just as much in need of the hope of the Gospel and our loving care.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/11-6/30/12 $43,160.00 $30,524.00
Budget goal per month $3,597.00 $2,544.00
Weekly goal $830.00 $587.00
Collection - July 1 $1,074 $1,007
July 8 $1,109 $651
July 15    
July 22    
July 29    
To date for July $2,183 $1658
Offertory budget goal 7/1/11-7/8/12 $1,660.00 $1,174.00
Sunday collection 7/1/11-7/8/12 $2,183.00 $1,658.00
Difference $523.00 $484.00

? Of the Week - Why do you think Jesus sent them out two by two, rather than alone?

MPH Finance Committee Meeting - Thursday, July 19, at 7:00 p.m.

Nursing Home Mass - A Mass will be offered for “Irene Ranabarger” on Thursday, July 19, at 10:00 a.m. at Autumn Meadows in Linn.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Good Shepherd Center says “Thank you ever so much” for your generous donations!

Text Box:  Fish & Shrimp Buffet - Saturday, July 28, at Most Pure Heart of Mary!  Serving catfish, shrimp, seasoned fries, coleslaw, beans, and homemade desserts from 4:00-9:00 p.m.  Adults/$10, children/$6.  Worklists & raffle tickets are available in the back of MPH church in an envelope with your name on it.  Flyers also available in the back of church - please help spread the word by posting these at your place of work or elsewhere.  Thank you!

Text Box:  Congratulations to William Reuben Kuschel, son of Kurt and Katie Kuschel, who received the sacrament of Baptism at Assumption Church on July 14!

MWA Events - 1) Meal at Panda Buffet (Hermann) Wed., July 18, at 6:00 p.m.  MWA pays $3/person’s meal.  2) Dinner at Montague’s BBQ (Hermann) Wed., Aug. 1, at 6:00 p.m.  MWA pays $3/person’s meal.  Sponsored by MWA.  For info about these two events, call Lorna Rost 294-7276.  3) “Meramec Music Theater” at Steelville, MO, on Sat., Aug. 11, 2:00 p.m. show (“Golden Oldies Show”).  Leave 10:00 a.m. & go to Hick’s BBQ in Cuba, MO, for lunch. Tickets are $14.00/person. Will have to pay driver $15.00.  Sponsored by MWA Senior Summit Chapter. If you are interested in going, make your reservation with Marlo Bockting (294-6613) soon.

Text Box:  Funfest News - Most Pure Heart of Mary parishioners, many are the cherished memories we have because of our Funfests. However, the time has come to suspend our Funfest for now. Its future remains uncertain. All suggestions are welcomed.

Mass Change Reminder - On the weekend of July 28/29, the Saturday (July 28) Mass will be at MPH at 5:00 p.m.  The Sunday (July 29) Mass will be at Assumption at 8:00 a.m.  These Mass changes, for that weekend only, are because of the MPH Fish & Shrimp Buffet on Saturday, July 28.

Candidate Survey - The results of the MO Catholic Conference’s survey of candidates running for state and federal public offices in 2012 are now available on the MCC’s website, www.MOCatholic.org.

Calendar of Parish Events - July

July 16-20 - Camp Hope
July 19 - MPH Finance Committee Mtg
July 25 - PSR Planning Team Mtg
July 26 - MPH Parish Council Mtg
July 28 - MPH Fish & Shrimp Buffet
- 5:00 PM Mass at MPH
July 29 - 8:00 AM Mass at AS