Aug 22, 2010

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) and
Sun 8:00 a.m. (St. Mary’s)

SUNDAY COLLECTIONST. MARY’S: $478.00 Ret fund for Rel $150.00
(Aug 15, 2010) Church Int. Ren. $50.00    
 ASSUMPTION: $318.00 Ret fund for rel $151.00
  Candles $5.00    


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 8/21 Danny Lamb, 8/28 Larry Kuebler, 9/4 Gayle Hackmann, 9/11 Gary Seifert

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 Aug 24 10:00 WEDNESDAY Aug 25 6:30 pm
Myron C. Rost Chick Keilholz
THURSDAY Aug 26 8:00 FRIDAY Aug 27 8:00 am
Deceased Members of Condrad & Antonette Falter Family Paul Mehmert
SATURDAY Aug 28 6:00 p.m. SUNDAY Aug 29 8:00 am
Gladys Gerritsen For the People


Text Box:  “Well, I hope I got in very early on Friday morning as planned after an all-night flight from Anchorage, so I’m sure I’m suffering from jet lag. If my homily showed it, please forgive me. So now I’m back and ready to get back into my second year (can you believe it!) with all of you. The first year went really fast. I hope I’ve used it well to get to know you and our communities and that we can continue to grow and increase in God’s grace in our lives. We will, of course, be continuing much as we have been, but I am excited about a couple of projects that, admittedly, I have pushed for, so being my ideas I have great hopes for them. The first is the new Handbell Choir. We’ll be having a meeting real soon for any interested ringers and others who want to participate in this fun musical group. Again, I am very grateful for all the support we’ve received from those who have purchased handbells for us in memory of your loved ones. The bells are supposed to ship the week of Sept. 24. We’ll have a memorial Mass for all those in whose memory they were purchased and then get down to playing them.
     “The second new project will be That Man is You! - a leadership program for Catholic men. I hope many have already made use of the internet and registered online for our program here. You can find out more about the program and even register at their website –; I encourage all our men to do so. More information will also be presented to the parishes in the coming weeks. We will be beginning on September 18 with breakfast at 5:45 am!! (look at the sacrifice I’m making being willing to get up so early and fix breakfast for all our men!) We’ll then have a video presentation and group discussion. We promise to finish by 7:25, to let everyone get to work and fields (and I can take a nap). A leaders meeting will be this Tuesday evening, August 24, at 8 pm in the rectory....Fr. Dave


Text Box:  Most Pure Heart of Mary Parishioners:  Bingo is coming to the parish hall on Wednesday, August 25, at 1:30 p.m.  Commonly called "the Funfest" could be called the "Bingo Bang" this month.  Come one, come all!

Assumption Fall Dinner Raffle Prizes - If anyone wants to donate a raffle prize for Assumption Fall Dinner on Oct. 3, please call Karen Kuschel at 294-7317 by August. 31. Thank you.

Attn. Chamois Ladies - The Chamois Day Committee asked if our ladies would again have a pie and coffee booth on Chamois Day (Sept. 18).  Our profits will be for our missions.  If you are able to bring a pie, please call Viv Boss 763-5928 or Ev Dude 763-5421 or sign up on the sheet in back of St. Mary’s Church.  Thank you.

Religious Give Thanks - Women and men religious throughout the country offer heartfelt thanks for your donation to the Retirement Fund for Religious.  Your gift makes a tangible difference in the lives of thousands of senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests.

Sixth Annual Day of Reflection for Catholic Nurses - Sunday, September 26, at St. Joe’s Cathedral in Jeff.  One-half-day event begins with luncheon at 11:30 a.m. followed by educational and faith-sharing sessions from 12:45-2:45 p.m., closing with Mass at 3:00 p.m..  The focus of the day will be “Presence.”  Sister Kathleen Wegman, SSND will be the keynote speaker.  Come reaffirm nursing and reflect upon the meaning of “your presence” in your work of nursing.  $20.00/person fee includes lunch & handouts. Pre-registration is required by Sept. 19  You do not need to pay until you come.  Nurses of other faiths and other health care providers are also very welcome.  For more info/registration form, contact Alice Kuehn at 573/636-5674 (H), 573/462-6756 (cell) or email

Pizza Party - Friday, Sept. 10, at 1:00 p.m. at Grains Restaurant in Linn. $2 off each person’s meal.  “Friday Special” is all-you-can-eat pizza for $3.99.  If planning to attend, call Marlo Bockting by Sept. 8  Sponsored by MWA Senior.  For info, call Marlo Bockting 294-6613. 

Mark Your Calendar! - Assumption’s Fall Dinner is on Sunday, October 3!

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/09-6/30/10 $42,120.00 $34,320.00
Budget goal per month $3,510.00 $2,860.00
Weekly goal $810.00 $660.00
Collection - Aug 1 $1,016.00 $515.00
Aug 8 $757.00 $644.00
Aug 15 $478.00 $318.00
Aug 22    
Aug 29    
To date for July $2,251.00 $1,477.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/10-8/15/10 $5,670.00 $4,620.00
Sunday collection 7/1/10-8/15/10 $5,062.00 $3,754.00
Difference -$608.00 -$866.00


*Offertory budget goals have been changed to reflect new amts. set for new fiscal year.

? Of the Week - As you wrestle with today’s Gospel, what signs do you see in your own life that are “with God”?

September Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

MO Catholic Conference Annual Assembly - Saturday, Oct. 2, at the State Capitol in Jeff.  Some of the workshops at the MCC Annual Assembly are: “Abortion in the Federal Healthcare Reform Law,” “Capital Punishment: A Costly Public Policy,” and “Food: A Core Problem and a Core Solution.”  Activities for youth (“Are You Socially Acceptable” workshop, legislative scavenger hunt, and mock legislature), child care available for ages 5-12.  9:30 a.m. registration-3:15 p.m. closing Mass.  Everything is free, even lunch.  For detailed info/to register, pick up a brochure from the back of church, call 1-800-456-1679, or visit 

Events for Youth - Junior High Youth Rally Oct. 9 at St. Pius X parish in Moberly, High School Youth Rally Oct. 10 at St. Pius X parish in Moberly, Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) Jan. 15-17 at Immaculate Conception parish in Jeff, Teens Encounter Christ Feb. 19-21 at St. Patrick parish in Rolla.  For TEC info, visit

Find Help for Your Troubled Marriage through the next Retrouvaille Program that starts Sept. 24-26, 2010, with a weekend (Friday night thru Sunday), and has six follow-up sessions held over three months. You need not be Catholic to attend and we can work with people having financial difficulties. For confidential info, call 1-800-470-2230 toll free, or visit

Called to Greatness: Experiencing Healing in Our Sexuality - Saturday, September 11, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at Chancery in Jeff.  Because of the culture in which we have been raised, we are in need of healing  from the distorted images and attitudes conveyed through a pornified environment.  The good news is that Christ entered this world to restore creation to the purity of its origins.   Bill Donaghy, from the Theology of the Body Institute, will explore the integration of body and soul as the path to authentic sexual healing.  Registration: $15.00 (includes seminar workbook and morning refreshments).  For info/to register, email, or call 573-635-9127. 

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, or call 1-888-326-8033.

Social Events Elsewhere - 1) Rich Fountain Ballpark Association Tractor Pull reschedule date August 21, 3:00 p.m. start time.  2) Picnic at Zion-St. Peter UCC in Pershing Sept. 4, serving begins at 3:00 p.m.  3) Picnic at Our Lady of the Snows parish in Mary’s Home Sept. 5, 11:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m.   4) Picnic at Holy Family parish in Freeburg Sept. 5, 11:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

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 Calendar of Parish Events - Aug/Sept

Aug 24 - TMIY Leaders Mtg
Aug 25 - Heart of Mary Funfest
Aug      - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- StM Sam Cntr Coll
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Sept 1   - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
Sept 13 - Pro-Life Rosary StM 9 AM
(Note day change!)
Sept 18 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
Sept 25 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
Sept 29 - Heart of Mary Funfest
Sept      - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
   - StM Good Shep Cntr Coll




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