August 24 - 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.)

SUNDAY COLLECTION MOST PURE HEART: $3,064.00 Food Pantry $5.00
August 17, 2014 Retired Religious $247.00 candles $3.00
  ASSUMPTION: $769.00 candles $10.00
  Retired Religious $170.00 Food Pantry $29.00



8/23 - Joe Budnik, 8/30 - Danny Lamb, 9/6 - Larry Kuebler, 9/13 - Gayle Hackmann


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 26 10:00 am Wednesday Aug 27 6:00 pm
Viola Luebbert Joyce Means
Thursday Aug 28 8:00 am Friday Aug 29 8:00 am
Mabel Renkemeyer Henry & Della Jett
Saturday Aug. 30 6:00 pm Sunday Aug 31 8:00 am
Dorothy Nolte For the People

“I pray that you are all enjoying and taking advantage of these hot, humid days of the end of summer. We look forward to the coming cooler fall weather, and to all our parish activities. I realize that we are two very small parishes and our main activity each week is Sunday Mass, but that’s not necessarily bad. Sunday Mass is the source and summit of our weekly walk with Christ. It is there that we go to celebrate the blessings of the past week, and find the strength and nourishment for the coming week’s challenges. So let’s make sure that our Sunday celebration is indeed the priority for The Lord’s Day, and our ongoing life. Then the rest of our activities will find their place in our and our parishes’ life.”…Fr. Dave

Old Assumption Cemetery Maintenance Meeting – Tuesday, August 26, at 7:00 p.m. at Assumption Church.  This meeting is for anyone who is interested in, or has questions about, the old Assumption Cemetery or is willing to help with maintenance of the old cemetery.

Thank You to everyone who brought desserts, helped serve, or helped in any for the funeral service for Evelyn Haslag.  It was greatly appreciated.…from the Haslag family

September Contribution Envelopes – Due to a printer problem in the parish office, September contribution envelopes are not yet available, but, hopefully, will be ready 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 $3,064 $769
Aug 24    
Aug 31    
To date for July $4,724 $2,042
Offertory budget goal 7/1/14-8/17/14 $6,475 $4,200
Sunday collection 7/1/14-8/17/14 $11,686 $4,549
Difference $5,211 $349

Question of the Week – If Jesus asked you, who would you say he is? How would you describe Jesus to someone who did not know him?

Seeking Christ for our Nation Mass – Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 6:30 p.m. at St. George in Linn.

MPH Hall Cleaners for September – Mike & Kathy Mehmert, Carmen Mitchem. (Please remember to fill out Group Volunteer Time Sheet located in kitchen.)

Pro-Life Rosary – Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church.


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) The Doctor is in:  Healthcare for Missouri Families, 2) Crisis Pregnancy: Supporting Women in their Choice for Life, 3)  A Lifetime of Faith for a Happy Marriage.  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

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

Stewardship Quote - Saint Paul reminds us in today’s second reading that the ul­timate origin of everything is God. Since everything comes from God, we are God’s own. We can never put God in our debt. There is absolutely no negotiating with God. Every breath we take is a gift. Every good deed we perform is grace. Good stewards realize they are created and called to make the beauty, greatness, compassion and justice of God and his gifts known throughout the world. The stewardship ques­tion for us is whether we are willing to embrace this call, acknowledge our dependence on God and give our lives over to him completely for this purpose.


Calendar of Parish Events – Aug/Sept

Aug 26 – Old AS Cemetery Maintenance Mtg
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Sept 2   - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
(note date change!)
Sept 3   - AS Prayer Group 10 AM
Sept 14 – Spec Coll for Victims of Violence
In Middle East
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. 3) Fish & Chicken Fry at St. George School in Hermann Sept. 5.