August 10 - 19th 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, and

church (573) 763-5345, cell (573) 301-0350 email:
parish email:, rectory office email:
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 (until Oct.)

SUNDAY COLLECTION MOST PURE HEART: $1,245.00 Food Pantry $32.00
August 3, 2014 Cath MO $14.00 Retired Rel $50.00
  ASSUMPTION: $n/a.00   $.00
  Peru $.00 Food Pantry $.00



8/9 - Gayle Hackmann, 8/16 - Gary Seifert, 8/23 - Joe Budnik, 8/30 - Danny Lamb


1st Sun–Wilma Trachsel/Dennis Lamb, 2nd Sun–Jerry/Clarine Means, 3rd Sun–Viv/Larry Boss,
4th Sun–Otto/Joni Boss, 5th - Bosses/Means


Monday* Aug 11 10:00 am Wednesday Aug 13 6:00 pm
Mabelene Kreig Grellner John Fick
Thursday* Aug 14 6:00 pm Friday* Aug. 15 6:00 pm
Amsbert Kemper For the People
Saturday Aug. 16 6:00 pm Sunday Aug 17 8:00 am
Frances P. Schneider For the People

** Note Mass Change – Just a gentle reminder that Mass on will be on Monday at 10:00 a.m. (rather than Tuesday) for the coming week.
++Mass Schedule for Feast of the Assumption – The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15) is a holy day of obligation.  Mass schedule for this holy day:


      “I want to express my special gratitude to Julie Keilholz, Roxy Wuelling and Joyce Wright for having taught PSR for the past several years, and their willingness to again continue helping our children know and grow in their faith. However, we are left without anyone for the Kindergarten and first grade classes, and will be needing one or two people to help with those grades. If you think you might be able to help, please let me know.
     “Congratulations to all our children who return to regular school this week. We pray that you will have a year of growing in knowledge and wisdom.
     “This week is the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady into heaven. She is, as always, the first and promise of what we all hope and strive for. Her Assumption shows and promises that we too, someday, will be reunited with our bodies and taken to heaven. Let us strive always to accept this God’s gift to us by our lives of faithfulness and holiness.”…Fr. Dave

Assumption Fundraising Meeting – Tuesday, August 19, at 6:30 p.m.  Raffle prizes for Fall Dinner will be organized at this meeting, so be sure to have all raffle prize info turned in.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/13-6/30/14 $46,800.00 $30,524.00
Budget goal per month $4,010.00 $2,600.00
Weekly goal $925.00 $600.00
Collection - Aug 3 $1,245 n/a
Aug 10    
Aug 17    
Aug 24    
Aug 31    
To date for July $1,245  
Offertory budget goal 7/1/14-8/3/14 $4,625 $3,000
Sunday collection 7/1/14-8/3/14 $8,207 $2,507
Difference $3,582 -$493

Question of the Week – Tell about your experiences of hearing God speak in “tiny voices” rather than in the winds and earthquakes of life.

Mass at Starkenburg Shrine – Tuesday, Aug. 12, at noon.

Nursing Home Mass – A Mass will be offered for “John B. Boehmer” on Tuesday, August 12, at 9:30 a.m. at Frene Valley Nursing Home in Hermann.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Seafood Buffets 2014 Net Income – Gross income of $16,407.79 minus expenses of $9,145.73 = net income of $7,262.06.

Pro-Life Bills - Governor Nixon vetoed two pro-life bills (increasing the waiting period for having an abortion to 72 hours, and increasing the tax credits available for pregnancy resource centers, maternity homes and food pantries). MO Catholic Conference urges you to contact Representative Dave Schatz (573-751-6668, email and Senator Mike Kehoe (573-751-2076, email and ask them to be sure to attend the veto session that begins on September 10 and also to vote in favor of overriding Governor Nixon's veto on HB 1307 and HB 1132 when they are brought up for a vote at the veto session.

Give Thanks for Religious – A parishioner writes, “We thank God today & every day for every religious sister who taught us in school, not only our ABCs, but also to love God.” Share your gratitude for the senior Catholic sisters, brothers, & religious order priests who made a positive difference in so many lives.  Please give generously to next weekend’s collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious.  (Look for the special envelope included in August contribution envelope packet.)

Marriage Challenges? - Retrouvaille (a French word meaning rediscovery)is a program to help couples heal & renew their marriages that offers tools needed to rediscover a loving marriage relationship.  It has helped thousands of couples with marital problems & crises, even couples who are separated and divorced.  The next program begins with the weekend of September 19-21, 2014.  For further information, call 1-800-470-2230 or visit

Jefferson City Youth Conference “All We Need is Love” – Sunday, Sept, 14, 12:00-12:45 registration to 6:30 p.m. closing Mass at St. Joe’s Cathedral in Jeff.  For high school youth and their parents/adult chaperones.  Music, games, great talks, breakout sessions, fun activities, etc.  For more info/to register, see poster in back of church or contact parish office or Pat Reinkemeyer at


Calendar of Parish Events – Aug
Aug 14 – 6 PM Mass at AS for Holy Day
Aug 15 – 6 PM Mass at MPH for Holy Day
Aug 16/17 – Ret Fund for Rel Coll Aug 19 – AS Fundraising Mtg


Financial Reports to the Diocese – Copies are available in the back of church for your perusal.

Picnic at Sacred Heart Parish in Rich Fountain August 10.