Aug 30- 22nd Sunday, 2015

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 Chamois
Sat 6:00 p.m. at Morrison

SUNDAY COLLECTION MOST PURE HEART: $524.00 Rel. Retirement $70.00
Aug. 23, 2015 Cath MO $15.00 Cemetery $10.00
  ASSUMPTION: $942.00 Rel. Retirement $85.00
      Food Pantry $25.00



8/29 - Gayle Hackmann, 9/5 - Gary SEifert, 9/12 - Joe Budnik, 9-19 - Danny Lamb


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


Tuesday Sept 1 10:00 am Wednesday Sept. 2 6:00 pm
Beloved Deceased Verhoff Family
Thursday Sept 3 10:00 am Friday Sept 4 8:00 am
Verhoff family Frank Schollmeyer
Saturday Sept 5 6:00 pm Sunday Sept 6 8:00 am
Patty Kuebler Short For the People

     “It was an enjoyable time last Saturday at the Pork Burger Sale with all the wonderful people who helped out. I thank you for your efforts. So maybe all you wonderful volunteers can come back together on Saturday, September 12 for a clean up/work day here at the parish. We need to spruce up the grounds for Chamois Day, and spiff up the hall/classrooms for the start of PSR. I especially ask PSR parents to come help clean up/prepare your child’s classroom.
     “Then on Sunday, September 13, we can all meet in Starkenburg for the Fall Pilgrimage. Lunch, Stations of the Cross, an opportunity for Confession, and Mass at the outdoor Altar all make for a lovely day given to the Lord.”…Fr. Dave

PSR News – PSR will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 23.  Parents of new PSR attendees (including any new kindergartners) are asked to contact the parish office to register their child(ren).

Events at Starkenburg Shrine – 1) Mass on Sept. 8 at noon.  2) Fall pilgrimage on Sunday, Sept. 13.

Grand Opening of the Old Jail – Sunday, Sept. 13, at 4:00 p.m.  Mayor Jim Wright will do the honors at the ribbon cutting ceremony.  Tour the refurbished Old Jail.  Enjoy lemonade and cookies.  Everyone welcome.

Pork Burger Sale News – 710 pork burgers and 80 hot dogs were sold.  The deposit for the day was $2,045.50; expenses were $1,082.83 (includes start-up change), giving a net of $962.67.  If you weren’t able to help or come and would like to contribute, you may drop a donation for MPH Cemetery in the collection basket.  Donations are accepted at any time for cemetery upkeep.


Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/15-6/30/16 $52,000.00 $36,000.00
Budget goal per month $4,333.00 $3,000.00
Weekly goal $1000.00 $692.00
Collection - Aug 2 $1,398 $906
Aug 9 $1,277 $780
Aug 16 $861 $800
Aug 23 $524 $942
Aug 30    
To date for June $4,060 $3,428
Offertory budget goal 7/1/15-8/23/15 $8000 $5536
Sunday collection 7/1/15-8/23/15 $8265 $6016
Difference $265 $480

Question of the Week – Based on this reading from James, what is the sign in one’s life that faith is present?

September Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.
Seeking Christ for Our Nation Mass – Sept. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at St. George in Linn.

MPH Hall Cleaners for September – Glenn & Julie Keilholz, Darren & Brittany Brandt (please remember to fill out Group Volunteer Time Sheet located in kitchen).

Pro-Life Rosary – Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church.  (Note date change!)

Chamois Day (Sept. 19) – We will be serving pie and coffee for our missions on Chamois Day.  Ladies, please bring one pie.  Volunteers also needed to work a shift.  More info forthcoming.

Marriage Challenges? - Retrouvaille has helped thousands of couples with marital problems & crises, even couples who are separated and divorced.  The next program begins the weekend of Sept. 18-20.  For more info, call 1-800-470-2230 or visit



Calendar of Parish Events – Sept
Sept 1   - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
                (note date change!)
Sept 2   - AS Prayer Group 10 AM
Sept 12 – MPH Clean Up Day
Sept 13 – Starkenburg Pilgrimage
Sept 19 – Chamois Day
Sept 23 – PSR Classes/Mass Sept 30 – PSR Classes

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) Chicken/Roast Beef Dinner at Zion St. Peter UCC-Pershing on Sept. 5, 3:00-?. 2) Picnic at Freeburg parish Sept. 6, 11:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.  3) Fish & Chicken Fry at St. George in Hermann Sept. 11.  4) BBQ Pork Steak Dinner at Ebenezer Ryors UCC Sept. 12, 3:00-7:00.  5) Fall Festival at Bonnots Mill parish Sept. 13, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  6) K of C Westphalia Pumpkin Festival Sept. 27, starting at 10:00 a.m. For more info/vendor registration forms,