September 16, 2012

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 (til October 6) and
Sun 8:00 a.m. at Most Pure Heart - Chamois (til October 7)

SUNDAY COLLECTION MOST PURE HEART: $261.00 Good Shep Cent $30.00
(September 9, 2012)        
 ASSUMPTION: $472.00 candles $5.00
  Herman Food $29.00    


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 9/15 - Gary Seifert, 9/22 - Joe Budnik, 9/29 - Danny Lamb, 10/6 - Larry Kuebler

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. 18 10:00 am WEDNESDAY Sept. 19 6:00 pm
Joseph Brunnert Irene Ranabarger
THURSDAY Sept. 20 8:00 am FRIDAY Sept. 21 8:00 am
John Walje Leo Gerke
SATURDAY Sept. 22 6:00 pm SUNDAY Sept. 23 8:00 am
David Seifert For the People

Text Box:   Our PSR program starts this week and we eagerly await seeing all our children again and working with them this year. I remind our parents that we offer this program as a service to you who have the primary responsibility of passing on the faith. I don’t know how many more years we will be able to continue to offer this program given our small numbers and lack of volunteer teachers. Perhaps in the future we will have to provide the material and training for you to home school your children. I ask the PSR parents to come help set up, prepare, and clean your child’s classroom this evening (Sunday Sept. 16) at 7 pm.
I was talking with some parishioners about vacations I would like to take some time, and said I would like to do a Branson Christmas tour. I had an enthusiastic response and was encouraged to organize one. So I’ve looked into it and will be happy to organize the trip IF we get a minimum of 30 people. So talk it up with your friends, neighbors, or family and let me know ASAP if you are interested. I will let you know how many we are getting. We can still get tickets and reservations for NOV. 28, 29 & 30, but it is a very busy time for them and we must decide very soon. Pick up a flyer in the back of church for more details.

Catechetical Sunday – This Sunday we celebrate those who serve our parishes by bringing the Word of God into the hearts of others.  We thank the following people who will be commissioned during this Mass:  Ev Dudenhoeffer (Kindergarten), Roxie Wuelling (grades 1-2), Julie Keilholz (grades 3-5), Teresa Skaggs (grades 6-9), Fr. Dave (grades 10-12).

PSR Classes will begin this Wednesday, September 19.  Kindergarten PSR classes will be held in the evening, meeting at 7:00 p.m., the same time as the other evening classes (meet in the hall).  Grades 10-12 will meet at that time with Fr. Dave in the rectory.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/12-6/30/13 $45,345.00 $30,524.00
Budget goal per month $3,779.00 $2,544.00
Weekly goal $872.00 $587.00
Collection - Sept. 2 $1,931 $759
Sept. 9 $261 $472
Sept. 16    
Sept. 23    
Sept. 30    
To date for September $2,192 $1,231
Offertory budget goal 7/1/12-9/9/12 $9,592.00 $6,457.00
Sunday collection 7/1/12-9/9/12 $8,960.00 $6,562.00
Difference -$632.00 $105.00

Question of the Week – What is the cross that you carry today?  How do you follow Jesus in the workplace and at home?

Nursing Home Mass – A Mass will be offered for “Agnes Koechner” on Thursday, Sept., 20, at 10:00 a.m. at Autumn Meadows in Linn.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Handbell Choir Rehearsal – Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7:00 p.m.

Assumption Fall Dinner – Sunday, October 7!  Serving fried chicken dinners with all the trimmings from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Country store also.  Adults/$9, ages 6-12/$4, 5 & under/free.

Day of Reflection for Catholic Nurses and All Other Health Care Providers – Sunday, Sept. 30, at St.
Joe’s Cathedral in Jeff.  Begins with luncheon at 11:30 a.m.—closing Mass at 3:00 p.m.  $20/person fee includes lunch & handouts.  Pre-registration required by Sept. 24.  For more info/registration form, contact Alice Kuehn at 573-462-6756 or

Discover Servant Leadership! - A training day is being presented by Dr. Dan Ebener, a leadership educator from St. Ambrose University who has spoken nationally and internationally on the subject of serving as Jesus did.  October 10, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, at Christian Church of Mid-America Regional Mission Center, 3328 Bennett Lane, Jeff City.  Event cost:  $65 (includes lunch and a copy of the book "Servant Leadership").  More info/registration can be found on-line at or by emailing

Weekend Mass Location Change – The weekend Mass location will stay the same through the first weekend of October (Oct. 6/7).  Effective the weekend of October 13/14, the Saturday 6:00 p.m. Mass will be at MPH, and the Sunday 8:00 a.m. Mass will be at Assumption.

MO Catholic Conference Annual Assembly – Saturday, Oct. 6, 9:30 a.m. registration-3:15 p.m. closing Mass at the State Capitol in Jeff.  Theme:  Defense of Religious Liberty. Several workshops to choose from.  Everything is free, including lunch.  For detailed info/to register, pick up a brochure from the back of church, call 1-800-456-1679, or visit

Calendar of Parish Events – Sept

Sept – AS Hermann Food Ptry Coll
- MPH Good Shep Cntr Coll
Sept 16 – Catechetical Sunday
Sept 18 – Handbell Rehearsal
Sept 19 – PSR Classes begin
Sept 25 – Handbell Rehearsal
Sept 26 – PSR Classes
Sept 27 – MPH Maintenance Comm Mtg

Events Elsewhere – 1) K of C Breakfast at Linn Sept. 16.  2) Fall Festival at Bonnots Mill Sept. 16, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. 3) Fall Festival at Frankenstein Sept. 23, 11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.  4) Used Book Sale at Osage County Community Center Sept. 29 & 30 (details on poster in back of church).  5) 5K run/walk on Oct. 14 in Frankenstein, to benefit St. Mary's school.    For info/registration sheet, visit or call Jenny at 619-2706.