Sept. 4- Twenty-third Sunday, 2016

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

Aug 28 Samaritan Cntr. $5 candles $24
  ASSUMPTION: $355 Religious Retire $50
      Food Pantry $25




9/3 - Danny Lamb, 9/10 - Larry Kuebler, 9/17 - Gayle Hackmann, 9/24 - Joe Budnik


1st Sun–Wilma Trachsel/Dennis Lamb, 2nd Sun–Wayne/Paula Helle, 3rd Sun–Viv/Larry Boss, 4th Sun–Bernie/Marian Forck, 5th - Bosses


Tuesday Sept 6 10 am Wednesday Sept 7 9:00 am
Verhoff Family Catherine Brandt
Thursday Sept 8 10:00 a.m. Friday Sept 9 8:00 am
Gerald Deeken Frank Schollmeyer
Saturday Sept 10 6:00 pm Sunday Sept 22 8:00 am
Virginia Kuester For the People

       “September is officially here. We look forward to the upcoming pilgrimage to Starkenburg, Chamois Day, and the start of another year of religion classes for our kids. We will have an opening Mass on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7 pm. We look forward to seeing all our kids and parents that evening. If your children have participated in the past, we are planning on seeing them again. If there is a change we don’t already know about, please let us know, or if your children are new, please ask the parish office for a registration form.”…Fr. Dave

Starkenburg Fall Pilgrimage – NEXT Sunday, Sept. 11.  Pilgrims will be able to pass through the Holy Door for the Jubilee.  Schedule:  10:00 a.m. Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Rosary procession, lunch (fried chicken, roast beef, etc., available from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.), Sacrament of Reconciliation, 1:00 p.m. Benediction, 2:00 p.m. Mass at Outdoor Altar.  

Assumption Clean Up – A good general cleaning of the kitchen and basement is needed to get ready for Fall Dinner.  Let’s all join together on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. to get it spick & span.

Emergency Collection to Assist Louisiana Flood Victims will be taken up next weekend, Sept. 10/11.  The funds collected will support the humanitarian efforts of Catholic Charities USA & will help provide support to Catholic dioceses also impacted.  Special contribution envelopes are available in back of church, or just mark an envelope “Louisiana Flood Assistance” & drop in the collection basket.

Attn:  Ladies – Please bring your homemade pie to MPH hall Saturday, Sept. 17 (Chamois Day) 9:00-11:00 (hopefully before the parade at 10:00).  Anyone free to work for 1½ hour shift (11:00-12:30 or 12:30-2:00), please call Viv Boss soon 763-5928.  Volunteers please come help cut pies at 9:00.  Proceeds will go to Magadan & Peru missions. 

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/15-6/30/16 $54,600.00 $37,200.00
Budget goal per month $4,550.00 $3,100.00
Weekly goal $1050.00 $715.00
Collection - Aug 7 $1,784 $1,410
Aug 14 $575 $717
Aug 21 $494 $774
Aug 28 $676 $355
To date for Aug $3,529 $3,256
Offertory budget goal 7/1/16-8/28/16 $9,450 $6,435
Sunday collection 7/1/16-8/28/16 $7,714 $6,741
Difference -$1,736 $306

Question of the Week – Today's Gospel is demanding. How do you as a modern man or woman "denounce your possessions?" What does this mean for you?

Pro-Life Rosary – Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church (note date change!).

MPH Clean Up Day – Saturday, September 10, at 10:00 a.m.  All volunteers appreciated!

Seeking Christ for Our Nation Mass – September 6 at 6:30 p.m. at St. George Linn.

Action Alert from MO Catholic Conference - The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is soliciting comments from the public through Tuesday, Sept. 6, on an important life issue.   On August 4 the NIH announced that it plans to lift its moratorium on funding research that involves injecting human embryonic stem cells into animal embryos thus creating part-human and part-animal organisms known as chimeras.  This research is ethically problematic for several reasons, one of which is it relies on the killing of humans at the embryonic stage to harvest their stem cells.  For more info, go to  This site also contains detailed directions on how to send your message.  (Click on link, or you can copy and paste in your browser.)

Volunteers Sought - Assumption will again be selling Fish & Chip plates at Chamois Day.  If you'd like to help out, please contact Jamie at 573-694-1186.  

Chamois Day – Saturday, September 17!  Festivities begin with parade at 10:00 a.m.  Lots of activities, crafts, food booths (Assumption will be selling fish & chips, MPH ladies will be selling pie/coffee for the missions), raffle, etc.

Assumption Fall Dinner – Fall is just around the corner – and so is Assumption’s Fall Dinner, which is being held on Sunday, October 2!  Serving fried chicken and all the trimmings 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Calendar of Parish Events – Sept

Sept 6  - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
               (note date change!)
Sept 7  - AS Prayer Group 10 AM
            - AS Clean Up
Sept 10 – MPH Hall/Grounds Clean Up
Sept 10/11 – Louisiana Flood Assistance Coll
Sept 17 – Chamois Day
Sept 21 – PSR begins, Mass

Sept 28 – PSR Classes

Wal-Mart Bags Needed – Good Shepherd Center is in need of plastic Wal-Mart (or other) bags.  If you have some to spare, please bring to either church, and they will be delivered to the food pantry.

Set-Up for Assumption Fall Dinner will be Thursday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m.  Mark your calendar to help out - all volunteers welcome!

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) Picnic at Holy Family parish in Freeburg Sept. 4, 11:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m. 2) Fish Fry at St. George Hermann Sept. 9.  3) BBQ Pork Steak Dinner at Ebenezer Ryors UCC Sept. 10, 3:00-7:00 p.m. 4) Fall Festival at Bonnots Mill Sept. 18, 11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.  5) K of C Breakfast at Linn Sept. 18.