August 21 , 2011

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: Sat 6:00 p.m. (Assumption til Oct 9) and
Sun 8:00 a.m. (St. Mary's til Oct 9)

SUNDAY COLLECTIONST. MARY’S: $1,000.00 Ret fund for religious $40.00
(Aug 14, 2011) Samaritan Center $25.00 candles $5.00
 ASSUMPTION: $1,011.00 Ret fund for religious $30.00
  Herman Food Patnry $28.00 Special $15.86


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 8/20 - Gayle Hackmann, 8/27 - Gary Seifert, 9/3 - Joe Budnik, 9/10 - Danny Lamb

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

      FRIDAY Aug 26 8:00 am
  Communion Service
SATURDAY Aug 27 6:00 pm SUNDAY Aug 28 8:00 am
Myron C. Rost For the People

**Weekday Masses - There will be no weekday Masses for the coming two weeks (Fr. Dave will be gone on vacation August 23-Sept. 2).  However, there will be a communion service on Friday at 8:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s.  If you need a priest while Fr. Dave is gone, you may call St. George in Linn 897-2293, Immaculate Conception in Loose Creek 897-2922, St. George in Hermann, 486-2723, or the chancery 635-9127.

Text Box:   “This week I have my Leadership class on Tuesday in Jeff, and after that I’ll be taking off for a little 10 day vacation. I trust that the parish can and will carry on without me. I expect to see everyone alive and well when I get back. Fr. Ed Doyle will be with you next weekend for Masses, so please welcome him warmly, and take care of him. Unfortunately there won’t be daily Mass. So continue with your prayers and the daily readings at home. God will come to any heart that is open to Him. I’ll keep you all in my daily prayers and Masses.
     “Congratulations to all our students, teachers, and school personnel who began the new school year this week. May God bless your good work.
     “It’ll be September when I return (where did the summer go?) and we’ll have a lot to get going on for the coming year – PSR (Can you volunteer to help?), CSA, MPH anniversary, new translations of Mass text, and others. So let’s all be ready to jump in, lend a hand, and do all we need to do to keep our parishes going and growing.
     “Congratulations to Michael Rost and Casey Nichols who were married this weekend. May God bless your faithfulness and love with a long and happy life together.”...Fr. Dave

Coffee and Donuts - Most Pure Heart of Mary is continuing to celebrate the year leading up to its 100th anniversary by offering coffee & donuts in the hall after Mass next Sunday, August 28.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/11-6/30/12 $43,160.00 $33,020.00
Budget goal per month $3,597.00 $2,750.00
Weekly goal $830.00 $635.00
Collection - Aug 7 $1,013.00 $346.00
Aug 14 $1,000.00 $1,011.00
Aug 21    
Aug 28    
To date for August $2,013.00 $1,357.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/11-8/14/11 $5,810.00 $4,445.00
Sunday collection 7/1/11-8/14/11 $5,559.00 $4,588.00
Difference -$251.00 $143.00

? of the Week - How would you describe Jesus to someone who did not know him?

September Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

Thanks - Diane Dickson says “thank you” for all your prayers for her son’s recovery.

Mark Your Calendars for the upcoming special events - 1) October 2 - Assumption Fall Dinner.  2) May 6, 2012 - Most Pure Heart of Mary Church 100th anniversary celebration.

Retired Religious Need Your Support - By 2019, it is projected that retired religious will outnumber wage-earning religious by nearly four to one.  Your gift to the Retirement Fund for Religious helps ensure that elderly Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests receive the care they so richly deserve, now and in the future.  Please give generously to this weekend’s special collection.  If you forgot your envelope, just drop it in the collection basket next weekend.  Thank you.

Text Box:  Funfest - To the people of Chamois & Morrison:  all come August 31, 1:30 p.m., to the Heart of Mary Funfest.  Adelin Wagner, Occupational Therapist, Hermann Hospital, will share actions we can take to maintain our balance control. Loss of balance increases falls and none of us want to fall. So bring a friend, encourage your neighbors and come to the Funfest, August 31, at Most Pure Heart of Mary hall.

MO Catholic Conference Annual Assembly - Saturday, Oct. 1, from 9:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. closing Mass.  Some workshops presented at this annual assembly are: 1) Rural Sustainability Through Growing Successful Businesses, 2) Facing the End of Life with Dignity: Catholic Health Care for the Elderly, Terminally Ill and Infirm, 3) The Joplin Tornado: Responding to a Natural Disaster.  Registration is free, and so is lunch.  For more info/to register, pick up a brochure from the back of church, visit, or call 1-800-456-1679.

Lunch & Family Life Program - Sunday, August 28, at 12:00 noon at Morrison Community Center.  1:00 p.m. program on “Country of China.”  Pulled pork, buns, drinks, & table service provided; please bring side dish.  Sponsored by MWA Senior Chapter and Adult Chapter.  For more info, call Lorna Rost 294-7276 or Marlo Bockting 294-6613. Need not be a member to attend. Everyone welcome!

Find Help for Your Troubled Marriage through the next Retrouvaille Program that starts Sept. 23-25, 2011.  For confidential info, call 1-800-470-2230 toll free, or visit

Social Events Elsewhere - 1) Picnic at St. Thomas parish Aug. 21, 11:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. 2) Picnic at Holy Family parish in Freeburg Sept. 4, 11:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.  3) Picnic at Our Lady of the Snows parish in Mary’s Home Sept. 4, 11:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.  

Calendar of Parish Events - Aug/Sept

Aug    - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- StM Samaritan Cntr Coll
Aug 23-Sept 2 - Fr. Dave on Vacation
Aug 28 - Coffee/donuts after Mass
Aug 31 - Heart of Mary Funfest
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Sept     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- StM Good Shepherd Cntr Coll
Sept 7  - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
Sept 12 - Pro-Life Rosary StM 9 AM
- K of C Mtg
Sept 13 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Sept 17 - Chamois Day
Sept 18 - Catechetical Sunday
Sept 20 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Sept 21 - PSR begins
Sept 25 - Coffee/donuts after Mass
Sept 27 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Sept 28 - Heart of Mary Funfest