Sep 15, 2013

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. at Assumption - Morrison and
Sun 8:00 a.m. at Most Pure Heart - Chamois (Until October)

Sept. 8, 2013 food pantries $16.00    
 ASSUMPTION: $732.00 Food Pantry $30.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 9/14 - Danny Lamb, 9/21 - Larry Kuebler, 9/28 - Gayle Hackmann, 10/5 - Gary Seifert

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 Sept. 17 10:00 am WEDNESDAY Sept. 18 6:00 pm
Viola Luebbert Ray Kauffman
THURSDAY Sept. 19 8:00 am FRIDAY Sept. 20 8:00 am
Joseph Brunnert Bernadine Boss
SATURDAY Sept. 21 6:00 pm SUNDAY Sept 22 8:00 am
Urban Rost For the People

  “Next weekend is already Chamois Day. We should be sure the grounds and hall are in good order to be welcoming to all. Could anyone help trim the low hanging tree branches in our yard? Could anyone help with a little extra cleaning in the hall after all the mess I made with the bathroom remodeling?  PSR parents could help clean and prepare their children’s classrooms also. There’s always much to do around here.
     “Elsewhere in this bulletin there is information about the Catholicism DVD series. We’ll be suggesting several times that might be convenient for people to gather. Please consider joining in a small group. The initial commitment is only 6 weekly meetings between now and Advent. (Taken up again in Lent.) Surely we have that much time to renew and strengthen our faith.
     “I am again grateful for the volunteers who will be giving their time and love to our children to teach and pass on our precious faith. May God bless you abundantly in this ministry.
     “Our handbell choir will be getting back into practice for another Christmas Concert in December. Come and join us on Tuesday evening, September  24th.”...Fr. Dave 

MPH Chamois Day Items – 1) Pies for Peru Missions – Those who are bringing a pie on Chamois Day are asked to please have it in the hall before 10:00 a.m. if possible.  Thank you.  2) Grab Bag – MPH is also hosting a Grab Bag stand.  Grabs ranging in price from 25¢ to $1.50 are available for children (ladies grab bag available with the pie sales).  3) Fish Fry – hosted by Assumption Church.

PSR will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 25, with Mass at 7:15 p.m.  Parents of new PSR attendees (including any new kindergartners) are asked to contact the parish office to register their child(ren).  It is expected that students who attended PSR last year will attend again this year.  When PSR class is held, kindergarten through grade 8 will meet in the hall from 7:00-8:15 p.m.  Grades 10-12 will meet at that time with Fr. Dave in the rectory. 
Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/13-6/30/14 $46,800.00 $30,524.00
Budget goal per month $3,900.00 $2,544.00
Weekly goal $900.00 $587.00
Collection - Sep 1 $999 $407
Sep 8 $509 $732
Sep 15    
Sep 22    
Sep 29    
To date for Sep $1,508 $1,139
Offertory budget goal 7/1/13-9/8/13 $9,000 $5,870
Sunday collection 7/1/13-9/8/13 $8,142 $5,999
Difference -$858 $129

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 Mass – A Mass will be offered for “John & Mary Fritz” on Thursday, Sept. 19, at 10:00 a.m. at Autumn Meadows in Linn.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Chamois Day – Saturday, Sept. 21!  10:00 a.m. parade-4:30 p.m. awards/raffle drawing.  Food, festivities, events throughout the day.

Assumption Finance Committee seeking new member.  If interested, contact Fr. Dave.

CATHOLICISM – A Journey to the Heart of Faith – With a depth of insight and clarity of expression, Fr. Barron takes us on a journey into the mind, body and heart of our Catholic faith and brings it alive with insight and images.  Come explore the truths, stories, rituals as well as defining struggles of Catholicism. Come be part of a small faith community and share who we are in the CATHOLICISM adventure.  To sign up simply fill out one of the sign-up forms located in the back of church & drop in collection basket or contact the parish office or Ev Dudenhoeffer by Sept. 29.  Participants are asked to pay $10 for the Participant Discussion Guide (fee waived if unable to pay).  If interested in being a small group leader, the diocese is offering a workshop on Sept. 23 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral Undercroft that will provide small group leaders with everything they need.  If planning to attend workshop, RSVP to Ev or email

Catechetical Sunday (we will be celebrating this Sept. 22) – Next Sunday we celebrate those who serve our parishes by bringing the Word of God into the hearts of others.  We thank the following who will be commissioned during this Mass:  Julie Keilholz (kindergarten-grade 1), Roxy Wuelling (grades 2-3), Joyce Wright (grades 4-5), Teresa Skaggs (grades 7-8), Fr. Dave (grades 10-12).

MO Catholic Conference Annual Assembly “Francis, Rebuild My Church” – Saturday, Sept. 28, at the State Capitol from 9:30 a.m. registration-3:15 p.m. closing Mass.  Several workshops to choose from including 1) Faces of the Poor, 2) St. Raymond’s Society: Stabilizing the Pro-Life Tripod, 3) State of Marriage after U.S. v. Windsor: Where Do We Go from Here?  Everything free, including lunch.  Child care & youth activities available.  To register, pick up a brochure from the back of church, call 1-800-456-1679, or online at

Fall Dinner at Assumption – Mark your calendars for Assumption’s Fall Dinner on Sunday, October 6!  Fried chicken & all the trimmings served from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Adults/$9, ages 6-12/$4, 5 and under/free.  Country store also.

Weekend Mass Location Change – The weekend Mass location will stay the same through the first weekend of October (Oct. 5/6).  Effective the weekend of October 12/13, 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.

20-Year Flood Anniversary Carry-In Dinner – Sunday, Sept. 15, at the UCC in Morrison.  Mission Trip report at 10:30 a.m. followed by dinner.  Everyone invited.

Faith Community (Parish) Nurses Meeting - All nurses interested or active in faith community (parish) nursing are invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Chancery.  Pre-register by contacting Lucy Brenner R.N. at 573-294-6675 or 573-619-6443,

Human Trafficking is Modern Slavery. Slavery Still Exists in Mid-MO! What Can We Do? - Saturday, Oct. 5, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. at the Chancery.  RSVP by Sept. 27 to or 573-635-7719.

Frankenstein 2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk - Sunday, October 13.   Mass at 7 a.m., registration 8 a.m., run/walk 9 a.m. For more info/registration form, visit

March for Life – You are invited to join people from our diocese and others in promoting the sanctity of every human life by attending the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., January 20-23, 2014. For info/to register, contact the parish office, call Marybeth Hunton 573-893-5546, or email

Calling All WWII and Korean War Veterans - Central Missouri Honor Flight needs your help in finding WWII and Korean War veterans for a trip of a lifetime. Do these heroes in your life know that they have the opportunity to be flown to Washington DC, at no cost to them, so they can see the war memorials dedicated to their service and sacrifice? Words cannot begin to describe how meaningful this one-day trip is for them.  These great and humble Americans return from a Central Missouri Honor Flight to receive the heroes’ welcome they never received.  The next flights will be October 15 and November 5, 2013.  Applications and information can be found on our website You may call (573) 256-1930 with any questions or further assistance (you will need to leave a message - you will get a return call).

Stewardship Quote - Among the primary themes in today’s gospel when we hear Jesus’ well-known parable of the Prodigal Son is forgiveness and the need to repent. But from a stewardship point of view what is also interesting is one of the secondary themes: the failure to use responsibly the gifts that have been so generously bestowed. The youngest son who demanded his inheritance and left home broke no laws or religious commandments. His wrongdoing was that he wasted his inherited wealth, the abundant gifts given to him. His sin was in his extravagant living; squandering his gifts in pursuit of selfish pleasures. Good stewards acknowledge that ev­erything they have comes from God, and they are required to cultivate these gifts responsibly. What are our God-given gifts? Do we use them responsibly? Do we exercise good stewardship over them?

Calendar of Parish Events – Sept

Sept       - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- MPH Good Shep Cntr Coll
Sept 21 – Chamois Day
Sept 22 – Catechetical Sunday
Sept 24 – Handbell Practice
Sept 25 – PSR Mass
Sept 26 – MPH Maintenance Comm Mtg

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) Breakfast at Linn Sept. 15.  2) Fall Festival at Bonnots Mill Sept. 15, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 3) Fall Festival at Frankenstein Sept. 22.  4) Cook-Out benefit for Gunner Starke Sept. 27 at Lions Field in Westphalia, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.  5) Centennial celebration at I.C. Church in Jeff City Sept. 29.  Details in back of church.