August 17 - 20th 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.)

August 10, 2014     candles $7.50
  ASSUMPTION: $576 candles $3.00
      Food Pantry $46.00



8/16 - Gary Seifert, 8/23 - Joe Budnik, 8/30 - Danny Lamb, 9/6 - 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 Aug 19 10:00 am Wednesday Aug 20 6:00 pm
Mabel Renkemeyer Arthur Helle
Thursday Aug 21 8:00 am Friday Aug 22 8:00 am
Oscar & Virginia Schnauss Gus & Bea Richard
Saturday Aug. 23 6:00 pm Sunday Aug 24 8:00 am
For the People Herb Ohlms

“Another week come and gone - another Sunday here to rest in the Lord’s goodness. I pray that this Sunday and every Sunday is a day given over to the Lord – it is His day – use it well. I also pray that you have enjoyed and made use of this beautiful weather we have been having. It is a blessing from the Lord.
     “We also pray for our country and for those places experiencing strife, especially Ferguson.  We certainly pray for calm, reconciliation, and justice. It is always sad when a young person loses his life; unfortunately, we don’t know the facts in this case, as we also want to support our police as they work to stem crime and protect the communities. May we all work for building up the kingdom of God here on earth.”…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.

Support Religious Communities – “Your generous contribution helps us to care for our retired sisters and enables our younger sisters to continue in active ministry,” writes a religious sister.  Your gift to this weekend’s collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious provides vital support for the retirement needs of senior sisters, brothers, and religious order priests.  It also helps ensure that younger members can continue the good works of their elders!  If you forgot your donation this weekend, just drop in the collection basket next weekend.

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 $697
Aug 10 $415 $576
Aug 17    
Aug 24    
Aug 31    
To date for July $1,660 $1,273
Offertory budget goal 7/1/14-8/10/14 $5,550 $3,600
Sunday collection 7/1/14-8/10/14 $8,622 $3,780
Difference $3,072 $180

Question of the Week – When you pray, how do you know that Jesus will really respond?

Nursing Home Mass – A Mass will be offered for “Cale & Catherine Monroe” on Thursday, August 21, at 10:00 a.m. at Linn Community Skilled Care (formerly Autumn Meadows) in Linn.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Vocation Blurb - In today’s reading from the Letter to the Romans, Paul says: “the gifts and the call of God is irrevocable.” Go to

Volunteer Sought to pick up Buddy Packs in Jefferson City on Thursdays between 9-11.  If interested or if have questions, contact Dee Luker at Osage R-1 School 763-5446.

MO Catholic Conference Annual Assembly “Marriage & Family at the Crossroads” – Saturday, Oct. 4, at the State Capitol in Jeff.  9:30 a.m. registration-3:15 p.m. closing Mass.  The Annual Assembly will examine the many challenges facing married couples and families in the 21st century.  Some workshops offered are:  1) Back to the Future:  Putting Children & Families First, 2) Health Care and Long-Term Care:  Options for Seniors, 3) Managing Stressors of Family Life.  Child care and youth activities available.  Everything is free, including lunch.  For more info/to register, see material in back of church, call 1-800-456-1679, email, or visit

Stewardship Quote - In today’s first reading, the Lord speaks through the prophet Isaiah during a time of political dissolution and moral decline. The prophet had warned of God’s judgment against people for the feelings of self-importance they found in their possessions, and condemned them for various forms of economic injustice such as exploiting the poor and immi­grants. Good stewards know that Isaiah’s message is as com­pelling today as it was in the time of the kingdom of Judah: Do the right thing. Offer justice and compassion toward oth­ers. Be honest in all your dealings. And remember to observe the day of the Lord.


CCalendar of Parish Events – Aug/Sept

Aug 19 – AS Fundraising Mtg
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Sept 2   - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
(note date change!)
Sept 3   - AS Prayer Group 10 AM
Sept 20 – Chamois Day

Sept 24 – PSR Classes Begin


Events Elsewhere – 1) Chicken Dinner at Zion St. Peter UCC in Pershing August 30, serving 3:00-?  2) Picnic at Holy Family parish in Freeburg August 31, 11:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.