Sept. 11- Twenty-Fourth 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

Sep. 4 Samaritan Cntr. $100 candles $6
  ASSUMPTION: $970 LA flood $40
  ACH $150 Food Pantry $27




9/10 - Larry Kuebler, 9/17 - Gayle Hackmann, 9/24 - Joe Budnik, 10/1 - Danny Lamb


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


Monday** Sept 12 10 am Wednesday Sept 14 9:00 am
Robert Kattelmann Elmer Keilholz
Thursday Sept 15 10:00 a.m. Friday Sept 16 8:00 am
Hank Rost Frank Schollmeyer
Saturday Sept 17 6:00 pm Sunday Sept 18 8:00 am
For the People Estel Lamb Family

**Note Change in Weekday Mass Schedule – Mass will be on Monday at 10:00 a.m. rather than on Tuesday for the coming week.

       “We have many activities in the coming weeks: Chamois Day, the start of PSR classes, Assumption’s Fall Dinner, and MPH’s Pork Burger sale. We are thankful and depend on all the willing hands which pitch in and make all these activities possible and then clean up afterwards. I look forward to seeing all involved. Of course, the most important activity we have each and every week is the Sunday Eucharist, and indeed even daily Eucharist. It is in the Eucharist that we truly encounter Christ our Savior. Let’s not miss these opportunities to meet Christ and grow in our Faith.”…Fr. Dave

Starkenburg Fall PilgrimageSUNDAY, Sept. 11.  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.  

Nationwide Day of Prayer for Pro-LifeSUNDAY, Sept. 11, has been designated as a day to offer prayers for pro-life, specifically for the end of abortion.  Please take some time Sunday to offer prayers for this special intention.

Emergency Collection to Assist Louisiana Flood Victims is this weekend, Sept. 10/11.  If you forgot your donation, please drop it in the collection basket next weekend.  Special contribution envelopes are available in back of church, or just mark an envelope “Louisiana Flood Assistance”.

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.  

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 - Sept. 4 $1,526 $1,120
Sept. 11    
Sept 18    
Sept. 25    
To date for Sept $1,526 $1,120
Offertory budget goal 7/1/16-9/4/16 $10,500 $7,150
Sunday collection 7/1/16-9/4/16 $9,240 $7,861
Difference -$1,260 $711

Question of the Week – When you wander away from being true to your faith, how do you know God will take you back? What signs do you see?

Nursing Home Masses – A Mass will be offered for Verhoff Family on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 9:30 a.m. at Frene Valley Nursing Home in Hermann.  A Mass will offered for Verhoff Family on Friday, Sept. 16, at 10:00 a.m. at Linn Living & Rehab Center.  Everyone is welcome to attend. 

PSR News – PSR begins on Wednesday, Sept. 21, with Mass at 7:00 p.m. 

Mass at Starkenburg Shrine – Tuesday, Sept. 13, at noon. 

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).  Volunteers please come help cut pies at 9:00.  Proceeds will go to Magadan & Peru missions. 

Chamois DaySATURDAY, 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.  A few brochures are available in the back of church.

Honoring a Hometown Hero:  Alice Rost – Sunday, September 18, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. at Morrison Community Center.  Free.  RSVP to 573-690-6695 by September 14.  Please bring covered dish to share.  MWA providing meat, drink, and cake.  Sponsored by MWA.

Assumption Fall Dinner – Sunday, October 2!  Serving fried chicken and all the trimmings 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Diocesan High School Youth Rally – Sunday, Sept. 25, at St. Joe’s Cathedral, 12:00 p.m. registration-4:45 p.m. closing Mass.  Theme:  “Thunderous Mercy.” As youth reflect on this simple, yet powerful message, Joe Melendrez will lead them in ways to overcome their fears and doubts that keep them from being the BOLD and HEROIC disciple they are called to be! Joe is an inspirational speaker and a Catholic hip hop artist.  There will be Mass, Reconciliation, a keynote and concert by Joe, and interactive Corporal Works of Mercy.  For more info, please contact the parish office or Jose Lopez at (573) 635-9127 x 221 or

“Giving” Booklet – If you did not get a copy of the “How Much Should I Be GIVING To The Church, To The Poor” booklet, there are copies available in the back of church.

Weekend Mass Location Change – The weekend Mass location will stay the same through the first weekend of October (Oct. 1/2).  Effective the weekend of October 8/9, Mass at Most Pure Heart of Mary will be on Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. and Mass at Assumption will be on Sundays at 8:00 a.m.

Calendar of Parish Events – Sept

Sept 17 – Chamois Day
Sept 21 – PSR begins, Mass

Sept 28 – PSR Classes

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) Fall Festival at Bonnots Mill Sept. 18, 11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.  2) K of C Breakfast at Linn Sept. 18. 3) Fall Festival at Frankenstein parish Sept. 25, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  4) Fall Picnic at Assumption Church in New Haven Sept. 25, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.