Sept 19, 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: $490.00 Church renovation $40.00
(Sep 12, 2010) Good Shepherd Center $20.00    
 ASSUMPTION: $819.00 Candles $5.00
  Herman Food Pntry $37.00    


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 9/18 Joe Budnik, 9/25- Danny Lamb, 10/2 Larry Kuebler, 10/10 Gayle Hackmann

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. 21 10:00 am WEDNESDAY Sept. 22 6:30 pm
Rev. John Degnan Lisa Whitmire
THURSDAY Sept. 23 8:00 am FRIDAY Sept. 24 8:00 am
Paul & Jane Nentwig Paul Mehmert
SATURDAY Sept. 25 6:00 p.m. SUNDAY Sept. 26 8:00 am
For the People Chick Keilholz


Text Box:   “We began our men’s program “That Man is You!” this weekend, and I’m sure it’s going to be a great help to all of us. All our men are welcome and I encourage you to join us next week, even if you weren’t able to be there this week. And if you missed it, you can see a summary on the TMIY website. Go to:, click on the blue "Year 1" button on the left, then click on "Presentation Index" button on the left. We certainly need the support as men to be the good leaders of our families and church which we should be.
     “We have 5 committed handbell ringers. We only need three more. Please let me know if you are interested, or we’ll be reaching out to the community for the other positions. We hope the bells will be here soon.
     “PSR begins on Wednesday and we still need a catechist for the 4th and 5th grade kids. Please let me know right away if you can help, or have any suggestions for taking care of this, or can help out in any way at all. It’s all of our responsibility to pass on our faith to our children. See you all on Wednesday.”...Fr. Dave

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     Evelyn Dudenhoeffer      Grades 6-7-8                     Kim Ames
Grade 2                              Vivian Boss                       Grades 9-10                                             Mary Jane Starke
Grades 3-4-5                     ?                                          Grades 11-12                    Kim & Wayne Trachsel

PSR News - PSR classes begin this coming Wednesday, Sept. 22.  Kindergarten-grade 2 will meet from 3:30-4:30 p.m., grades 3-12 will meet from 7:00-8:15 p.m.

Text Box:   
That Man is You! men’s program continues this Saturday, Sept. 25.  All men welcome and encouraged to come.  Breakfast served beginning at 5:45 a.m., presentation at 6:15 a.m., finished by 7:25 a.m.

Join the Missouri Catholic Conference (MCC) Citizens’ Network - At the Masses next weekend our parishes will conduct a registration drive for the MCC Citizens’ Network.  Through the involvement of Catholics, the MCC has had many successes, such as enacting a ban on partial birth abortions, expanding health care to the poor, and passing a tough new law to regulate triple X pornography stores.  But much more good can be done.  Those who sign up are kept informed through regular MCC emails and are put in contact with their legislators when votes are pending.  The MCC is the official public policy agency for the Catholic Church in Missouri.

Text Box:  Heart of Mary Funfest - September 29, at 1:30 p.m. in St. Mary’s hall. Please come with questions about your Medicare, Advantage Plan, and/or Drug Plan. Lucy Brenner, Parish Nurse, has been to a Medicare course and is eager to share what she has learned. Lucy will make a presentation. During this presentation questions/concerns will be encouraged. Refreshments will follow.

Family Day – A Day to Eat Dinner with your Children is a national movement that encourages parents to frequently eat dinner with their kids.  The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University has found that the more often kids eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use drugs.  Family Day will be celebrated nationwide on Monday, September 27, 2010. To learn how you can celebrate Family Day and take the Family Day Star Pledge, log onto

“Thanks be to God!” is the theme of the 2010 Jr. High and High School Youth Rallies being offered by the Diocesan Office of Youth Ministry. The rallies will take place October 9 (Jr. High) and 10 (High School) at St. Pius X Church in Moberly. Nationally acclaimed speaker, Mike Patin, will keynote both days. These events will be filled with a lot of fun and fellowship, as well as an occasion for all present to grow in their faith. Cost is $15 ($10 for adults). Contact the parish office or the Youth Office at the Chancery 573-635-9127, ext 221 to register. Registration deadline is October 4.

Assumption Fall Dinner - Sunday, October 3, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Serving scrumptious fried chicken with all the trimmings.  Country store also.  Adults/$8.50, ages 6-12/$4, ages 5 and under/free.

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 - Sept. 5 $1,144.00 $453.00
Sept. 12 $490.00 $819.00
Sept. 19    
Sept. 26    
To date for Sept $1,634.00 $1,272.00
Offertory budget goal 7/1/10-9/12/10 $8,910.00 $7,260.00
Sunday collection 7/1/10-9/12/10 $7,449.00 $6,238.00
Difference -$1,461.00 -$1,022.00


? Of the Week - Suggest one or two ways you can keep the need for money in balance with your faith.

October Contribution Envelopes are available for pick up in the back of church.

Osage County Library Book Sale - Sept. 25 (8-4) and Sept. 26 (10-4) at Osage County Community Center in Linn.

It’s not too late to register for the MO Catholic Conference Annual Assembly on Saturday, Oct. 2, at the State Capitol in Jeff.  Some workshops available are: “Catholic Response to the Tea Party Movement,” “Let Your Light Shine: Activating Catholic Citizens,” and “Seek First the Kingdom of God: Stewardship Themes in the Teaching and Ministry of Jesus.”  Activities for youth (“Are You Socially Acceptable” workshop, legislative scavenger hunt, and mock legislature), child care available for ages 5-12.  9:30 a.m. registration-3:15 p.m. closing Mass.  Everything is free, even lunch.  For detailed info/to register, pick up a brochure from the back of church, call 1-800-456-1679, or visit 

Weekend Mass Location Change - Effective the weekend of October 9/10, 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. 

Jerry & Clarine Means’ 60th Wedding Anniversary - Jerry & Clarine Means will be celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Oct. 10. There will be a special Mass at 11:00 a.m. (all are invited to this Sunday Mass) and an open house in Most Pure of Mary parish hall from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

40 Days for Life - This 40-day campaign (Sept. 22-Oct. 31) involves prayer & fasting for the end of abortion; prayerful, peaceful vigil outside Planned Parenthood in Columbia, and community outreach.  Babies have been saved across the country and in Missouri during previous campaigns.  You can participate.  For more info,, or 573-491-3522.

Pro-Life March in Washington DC - It is time once again to invite you to join our diocese and several thousand others to promote life by attending the annual Pro-Life March in Washington DC Saturday, January 22 - Tuesday, January 25, 2011.  For info/to register, call the parish office, call the Vocation Office 573-635-9127, or email

Food Pantry Donations - Special collection envelopes for food pantries (included in contribution envelope packets) may be dropped in collection basket anytime.  If you’d like to donate loose change, just drop it in the basket so designated in the back of church.  September food pantry collections are for Good Shepherd Center and Hermann Food Pantry.

Social Events Elsewhere - 1) Fall Festival at Meta Citizen’s Civic League Park Sept. 19, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  2) Fall Picnic at Assumption Church in New Haven Sept. 19, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  3) Fall Festival at Our Lady of Help parish in Frankenstein Sept. 26, 11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.  4) Fall Festival at Visitation parish in Vienna Sept. 26, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

God does not call the equipped, but equips the called.  Visit

“Believing is Seeing: Take a Closer Look” - Women’s quiet retreat Oct. 1-3 at King’s House Retreat & Renewal Center, Belleville, IL.  For info, call 1-800-779-7909, email, visit


 Calendar of Parish Events - Sept/Oct

Sept 19 - Catechetical Sunday
Sept 22 - PSR begins
Sept 25 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
Sept 25/26 - MCC In-Pew Regis. Drive
Sept 29 - Heart of Mary Funfest
Sept      - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- StM Good Shep Cntr Coll
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Oct 2  - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
Oct 3  - AS Fall Dinner
Oct 4  - Pro-Life Rosary StM 9 AM
Oct 6   - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
Oct 9  - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
Oct 9  - 6 PM Mass begins at StM
Oct 10 - 8 AM Mass begins at AS
Oct 16 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
Oct 23 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
Oct 23/24 - World Msn Coll
Oct 27 - Heart of Mary Funfest
Oct 30 - Men’s Group (TMIY) Mtg
Oct      - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
           - StM Sam Cntr Coll


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2010 Parish Picnic Financial Summary

Gross Receipts:    $7,012.00
Costs                                      $3,668.90
Net                                          $3,343.10                                                                              $3,343.10

Gross Receipts:    $   297.00
Costs                                      $     68.93
Net                                          $   228.07                                                                              $   228.07

Fancy Stand/Grab Bag
Gross Receipts:    $    257.00
Costs                                      $       59.59
Net                                          $     197.41                                                                            $     197.41

Gross Receipts:    $2,601.00*
Costs                                      $   450.00
Net                                          $2,151.00                                                                              $2,151.00                                                             
Gross Receipts:    $   585.00   
Costs                                      $    233.42
Net                                          $    351.58                                                                             $    351.58

Gross Receipts:    $   578.35
Costs                                      $    295.00
Net                                          $    283.35                                                                             $    283.35

Gross Receipts:    $    337.45
Costs                                      $      25.00
Net                                          $    312.45                                                                             $    312.45

Extra Change
Start-up $300.00
Deposited back $280
Net extra change used        $     20.00

Advertising Costs             $    702.90
Misc. Costs
Music                                   $   200.00
Ice                                      $   177.50 

Total Profit from 2010 Parish Picnic                                                              $ 5,766.56

Note:      Total profit from 2008 was $5,056.00
                Total profit from 2009 was $6,812.09

* Includes cash donations