fireworks July 4, 2010

Most Pure Heart of Mary and Assumption Churches
P. O. Box 156, Chamois, MO 65024
Fr. David Means, Canonical Administrator, and

church 763-5345, cell 573-301-0350 email:
parish email:, rectory office email:
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: $584.00 Catholic Missourian $39.00
(June 27`, 2010) Church Int. Ren. $120.00 Samaritan Center $57.85
 ASSUMPTION: $564.00 Catholic Missourian $52.00
      Hermann Food Pantry $65.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 7/3 Gary Seifert, 7/10 Joe Budnik, 7/17 Danny Lamb, 7/24 Larry Kuebler

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 6 10:00 am WEDNESDAY July 7 6:30 pm
Anton & Catherine Raab Chick Keilholz
THURSDAY July 8 8:00 am FRIDAY July 9 8:00 pm
Leona Raithel Priests & housekeepers of Mary Falter
SATURDAY July 10 6:00 p.m. SUNDAY July 11 8:00 am
Gladys Gerritsen For the people


Text Box:   “I am most grateful for the appreciation reception last Sunday. The Priesthood has been a great blessing and joy. I have been blessed in my priesthood to have the opportunities to serve the Church in different parts of the world, of which I am extremely grateful. Now to be back home, to be where my family has deep roots, to have been part of renovating St. Mary’s, to have two great parish communities – it’s still a great joy and blessing for me. So thank you all very much. Plus to be included in the Funfest birthday celebration with so many of our people from both parishes - oh what a joy. I appreciate the fine faith and commitment of all of you, our faithful parishioners. God bless you.
     “Our parish Picnic is fast approaching. I look forward to being part of it this year. Let’s all work hard to make it a big success. Already you can be inviting family and friends to join us that day, soon there will be raffle tickets to sell, and of course we will be needing many happy hands that day to help with the many activities.
     “Enjoy the Fourth of July. Be safe on the roads!”...Fr. Dave

Picnic News - Picnic worklist is being prepared.  If you are not going to be here for the picnic (July 25), please contact Sherry Starke 763-5555 or Lana Hackmann 763-5590 by Wednesday, July 7.  Thank you.

Rest in Peace - We’re sorry to hear that Don Boss, brother of Rose and Genevieve Boss, died in Florida.  Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.

Text Box:  Behold, I Create a New Heaven and a New Earth - The annual Diocesan Mission Collection is 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.  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 - June 6 $1,103.00 $515.00
June 13 $560.00 $888.00
June 20 $266.00 $813.00
June 27 $584.00 $564.00
To date for June $2,513.00 $2,780.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/09-6/27/10 $40,000.00 $32,224.19
Sunday collection 7/1/09-6/27/10 $43,616.50 $36,766.36
Difference $3,616.50 $4,542.36


? Of the Week - What are you being called to do for the Reign of God?

Bookmobile coming to Chamois Mondays July 5 & 19, 4:15-5:30 p.m. at MNM Grocery Store.

St. Mary’s Hall Cleaners for July - Dale & Lana Hackmann, Josie Lamb, Marilyn Nichols.

Pro-Life Rosary - Monday, July 5, at 9:00 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church.

Military Abortions - The U.S. Senate will soon consider repealing the longstanding policy that prohibits military health care facilities from being used to perform elective abortions.  Action requested by Missouri Catholic Conference:  Contact U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Christopher "Kit" Bond (Senator Christopher Bond, 202-224-5721, email on web at; Senator Claire McCaskill, 202-224-6154,  Message for Senator Bond - Please do not approve the defense authorization bill until the Burris Amendment is reversed and current law prohibiting public funding of military abortions is upheld. I do not want my tax dollars to support abortions.  Message for Senator McCaskill - Please reconsider your support for the Burris Amendment, which authorizes military facilities to perform abortions. I do not want my tax dollars to support abortions.

Two Exciting Youth Opportunities - Camp Maccabee (for high school boys) in Starkenburg and Camp Siena (for high school girls) in Camdenton July 25-29.  Camp Maccabee features a float trip, rock climbing, hiking trails, swimming, etc.  Camp Siena features a day on the boats at the Lake of the Ozarks, window shopping at the Outlet Mall, looking your best for Christ, etc.  Both camps designed to help you appreciate who it is God made when He made you male and female.  Morning prayer, Mass, brief talks, lot of high adventure.  Deadline July 10.  Cost $150.  For info, contact the Diocesan Office of Youth Ministry 573-635-9127, ext 240, email

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

St. Peter School Golf Classic - Friday, July 9, at Eagle Knoll Golf Club.  Proceeds go toward the Vogelweid Learning Center.  For info, contact Joseph Gulino 573-636-8922, ext. 324 or

New Catholic Conference Coming - Plan now to attend the Christ Our Life Catholic Conference this October 16-17 in Des Moines, Iowa.  Hear from some of the foremost Catholic speakers, be inspired, and come away recharged in your faith.  For more info, go to or call 1-888-326-8033.


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) 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.  4) 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.

 Calendar of Parish Events - June/July

July 5  - Pro-Life Rosary StM 9 AM
July 7  - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
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

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.