September 18, 2011

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 til Oct 9) and
Sun 8:00 a.m. (St. Mary's til Oct 9)

SUNDAY COLLECTIONST. MARY’S: $936.00 Good Shepherd Center $15.00
(Sep 11, 2011) Samaritan Center $2.00 candles $2.50
 ASSUMPTION: $339.00    
  Herman Food Patnry $13.00    


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 9/17 - Larry Kuebler, 9/24 - Gayle Hackmann, 10/1 - Gary Seifert, 10/9 - Joe Budnik

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

TUESDAY Sept 20 8.00 am** WEDNESDAY Sept 21 6:00 pm
THURSDAY Sept 22 8.00 am FRIDAY Sept 23 8:00 am
NO MASS Rosella Boss
SATURDAY Sept 24 6:00 pm SUNDAY Sept 25 8:00 am
For the people Paul Mehmert

**Note Changes in Weekday Mass Times - For the coming week, the only weekday Mass will be on Friday at 8:00 a.m. at Most Pure Heart of Mary.

Text Box:   “I’m happy to say that we had 42 people from MPH and 23 from Assumption who signed the time and talent sheets last weekend. Of these, 24 people from St. Mary’s and 15 from Assumption volunteered for one, usually several, of the committees. I am most grateful to each and every one of them, and graciously accept their offer to serve. Some of the committees have meeting times already set, I’ll be sure to get with some people on the others to find a time for the first meeting and let everyone else know. Some people reminded me that not all opportunities for service were listed on those sheets, i.e., Pro-Life, money counters, hall cleaners, etc. Perhaps next year they should be, but they really fall under one of the other committees. They are still important, just don’t need another committee. We still welcome anyone who wasn’t here last week to volunteer, and changes can (and I’m sure will) be made. I’ll post these on our web-sites, and try and keep them up-to-date there. The volunteers for the Liturgy will be turned over to the liturgy committees. God bless you all.
     “I’m sorry to say that the leadership program that I’m in, takes me away from leading my parishes, but we will be meeting this week from Tuesday through Thursday. So, unfortunately, there will be no daily Mass those days.”...Fr. Dave

Coffee & Donuts will be served in St. Mary’s hall after the 8:00 a.m. Mass next Sunday, Sept. 25, to continue celebrating the year leading up to St. Mary’s 100th anniversary.  Everyone is welcome.

PSR News - PSR classes begin on Wednesday, Sept. 21.  Kindergarten-Grade 2 will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m., grades 3-12 will meet beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/11-6/30/12 $43,160.00 $33,020.00
Budget goal per month $3,597.00 $2,750.00
Weekly goal $830.00 $635.00
Collection - Sept 4 $1,354.00 $810.00
Sept 11 $936.00 $339.00
Sept 18    
Sept 25    
To date for August $2,290.00 $1,149.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/11-9/11/11 $9,130.00 $6,985.00
Sunday collection 7/1/11-9/11/11 $8,444.00 $6,545.00
Difference -$686.00 -$440.00

? Of the Week - Describe in your own words how God will treat those who come to be part of the Church, even those who come late.

Handbell Choir - NO practice on Tuesday, September 20.

October Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

Congratulations to Kate and Daniel Kuschel on the birth of their son, Boone Karl, on September 8!

Catechetical Sunday - This Sunday we celebrate those who serve our parishes by bringing the Word of God into the hearts of others.  We thank these men and women who will be commissioned during this Mass:

                      Kindergarten-Grade 1     Ev Dudenhoeffer             Grades 6-7-8                     Kim Ames
Grade 2                              Vivian Boss                       Grades 9-10                                             Mary Jane Starke
Grades 3-4-5                     Julie Keilholz                    Grades 11-12                    Kim & Wayne Trachsel

Assumption Fall Dinner - Sunday, October 2!  Serving fried chicken dinners 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Adults/$9, ages 6-12/$4, five and under free.  Country store also.

Text Box:  Funfest - TRIVIA is the name of the game. The history of Most Pure Heart of Mary parish is the focus of the game. Parishioners of Most Pure Heart of Mary will be the PLAYERs OF THE GAME. Please join us, September 28 at 1:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s hall.  Prizes will be awarded (small as they may be). Refreshments will be served. See you there!

Weekend Mass Location Change - Effective the weekend of October 8/9, the 6:00 p.m. Saturday Mass will be at Most Pure Heart of Mary Church, and the 8:00 a.m. Sunday Mass will be at Assumption Church.

Social Events Elsewhere - 1) Fall Festival at St. Louis of France parish in Bonnots Mill Sept. 18, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.  2) Fall Picnic at Assumption Church in New Haven Sept. 18, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 3) Used Book Sale at Osage County Community Center in Linn Sept. 24, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. & Sept. 25, 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  4) Fall Festival at Our Lady of Help parish in Frankenstein Sept. 25, 11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.  5) Washer tourney Sept. 30 at Westphalia Lions Club.  Registration starts 6:00 p.m.  Proceeds benefit March of Dimes.  For info, Tim Schulte 573-694-7907.  6) Fall Supper at St. George in Linn on Saturday, Oct. 1, 1:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Reminder - please contact the Dept. of Health & Human Services & our U.S. representatives by Sept. 30 to express your opposition to regulations that mandate health plans to cover abortion drugs, contraceptives, and sterilization procedures.  Contact info in Aug. 14 bulletin, or available from the parish office. 

Calendar of Parish Events - Sept/Oct

Sept     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- StM Good Shepherd Cntr Coll
Sept 21 - PSR begins
Sept 25 - Coffee/donuts after Mass
Sept 27 - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Sept 28 - Heart of Mary Funfest
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Oct     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- StM Samaritan Cntr Coll
Oct 2  - AS Fall Dinner
Oct. 3  - Pro-Life Rosary StM 9 AM
Oct 4  - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Oct 5  - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
Oct 11  - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Oct 13 - AS Parish Mtg
Oct 16 - Bailey’s Creek Cem Mtg
Oct 18  - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Oct 27 - StM Parish Mtg
Oct 22/23 - World Mission Coll
Oct 25  - Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Oct 26 - Heart of Mary Funfest