Aug 8, 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: $1,016.00 handbells $200.00
(Aug 1, 2010) Church Int. Ren. $245.00    
 ASSUMPTION: $515.00 Mass offering $5.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 8/7 Gary Seifert, 8/14 Joe Budnik, 8/21 Danny Lamb, 8/28 Larry Kuebler

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 6 8:00 pm
  Communion Service
SATURDAY Aug 14 6:00 p.m. SUNDAY Aug 15 8:00 am
Frances P. Schneider For the People


**Note - Fr. Dave will be leaving on vacation on Monday, August 9, and will be gone until August 20.  There will be no weekday Masses for the coming two weeks; however, there will be a communion service on Friday, August 13, 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:  “Well, as promised, I leave on Monday for my vacation in Alaska. Please welcome Fr. Clarence Wiederholt next week who will be celebrating Mass with you. I’ll keep each one of you in my prayers. Take care of the parish while I’m gone.
I want to really thank all the people who have supported our future Handbell Choir by purchasing a handbell in memory of your loved one. We have ordered a set of handbells, but we only have seven more bell dedications available, so get yours while you can. Please check the parish website for the latest information.
     “That Man is You! a leadership program for Catholic men will be beginning here on September 18. The subtitle is: Becoming a Man after God’s Own Heart. That is what it will strive to do - help us to live out our faith as Catholic men fulfilling God’s plan for ourselves in this world. You can find out more information at their website: You can even register for our program by going under program locations, then Missouri and find Chamois. It looks to be an exciting and great program so I encourage all our men to participate.”...Fr. Dave

Thank You Received - The Samaritan Center gratefully acknowledges the “Journey to the Garden” basket donated by St. Mary’s parish for their annual auction.  They extend their thanks for your generosity and for all that you do for Mid-Missourians in need!

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    
Aug 15    
Aug 22    
Aug 29    
To date for July $1,016.00 $515.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/10-8/1/10 $4,050.00 $3,300.00
Sunday collection 7/1/10-8/1/10 $3,827.00 $2,792.00
Difference -$223.00 -$508.00


*Offertory budget goals changed to reflect new amounts set for new fiscal year.

? Of the Week - How do you pay attention to God’s often-less-than-obvious actions?

Parish Financial Reports to the Diocese - Copies for each parish are available in the back of respective church.

Mass at Starkenburg Shrine - Tuesday, Aug. 10, 12:00 noon.  Confessions 11:00 a.m., Rosary 11:40 a.m.

Retirement Fund Helps Senior Religious - “As expenses continue to increase and economic difficulties tighten our income, we appreciate more and more the help of the Retirement Fund,” notes a woman religious.  Your tax-deductible donation to the Retirement Fund for Religious supports the day-to-day care of thousands of elder sisters, brothers, and religious order priests.  Please share in the care and give generously to next week’s special collection (special envelope is in your contribution envelope packet).

MWA Family Life Event - Sunday, August 15, at Morrison Community Center, 12:00 noon luncheon, 1:00 p.m. program on St. Bernard Mission Project by Megan Bockting.  Free.  Camp providing meat/cheese tray, chips, bread, drinks; members bring veggie, salad, or dessert.   Guests welcome.  Sponsored by MWA Senior.  For info, call Marlo Bockting 294-6613. 

MWA Matching Fund Raffle - The MWA matching fund raffle that the MWA Teen Club held recently for the Chamois Industrial Community Development Corporation (CICDC) raised $634.00 and was matched by MWA up to $500.00.  The amount presented to CICDC was a total of $1,134.00.  The winner of the 32-inch TV was Bob Marquart of Union, MO.

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,, 573-635-9127. 

Social Events Elsewhere - 1) Picnic at Sacred Heart parish in Rich Fountain Aug. 8, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.  2) Picnic at St. Thomas the Apostle parish in St. Thomas Aug. 15, 11:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Food Pantry Contribution Envelopes (in your contribution envelope packet)  may be dropped in collection basket anytime.


 Calendar of Parish Events - Aug

Aug 7 - AS Rcptn for Fr. Dave
Aug 9-20 - Fr. Dave on Vacation
Aug 14/15 - Ret Fund for Rel Coll
Aug 25 - Heart of Mary Funfest
Aug      - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
   - StM Sam Cntr Coll


Assumption Ministry Assignments ready for August.


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