Sept. 27 - 25nd Sunday, 2015

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 (Changes Oct 10/11!)
Sat 6:00 p.m. at Morrison (Changes Oct 10/11!)

SUNDAY COLLECTION MOST PURE HEART: $501.00 cemetery fund $250.00
Sept. 20, 2015     Food Pantry $5.00
  ASSUMPTION: $1,396.00 candles $10.00
      Food Pantry $6.00



9/26 - Larry Kuebler, 10/3 - Gayle Hackmann, 10/11 - Gary Seifert, 10/18 - Joe Budnik


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


Tuesday Sept 29 10:00 am Wednesday Sept. 30 7:15 pm
Verhoff Family Verhoff Family
Thursday Oct 1 10:00 am Friday Oct 2 8:00 am
Virginia Kuester Frank Schollmeyer
Saturday Oct 3 6:00 pm Sunday Oct 4 8:00 am
Kenny Kuebler For the People

“Next week is already October once again. This is one of the traditional months that we dedicate to our Blessed Mother. Assumption will be praying the Rosary before Mass on Saturday, and the following Sundays. MPH will pray the Rosary outside by our statue of the Blessed Mother (weather permitting) on Sunday and before Mass the following Saturdays. This would be a great way to give a little bit extra to keep holy the Lord’s Day and to honor God through His Blessed Mother. Let’s try and come a little early for Mass this month for this time of prayer and preparation for Holy Mass.
     “We have people willing to organize a rummage sale as part of the Chamois city-wide Rummage Sale on Oct. 17. See the announcement elsewhere, volunteer, gather your good junk, and let’s make this a success.”…Fr. Dave


Assumption Fall Dinner Clean-Up & Set-Up – Thursday, Oct. 1, at 6:30 p.m.  Extra hands are needed! Water in the basement caused mold and mildew – all the tables and chairs need to be cleaned along with any other items that have mold/mildew.  Your help is greatly appreciated!

Assumption Fall DinnerNEXT Sunday, October 4!  Serving fried chicken and all the trimmings 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Adults/$10, ages 6-12/$4, under 5/free.  Country store also.

Catechists - We thank the following catechists who will serve our parishes by bringing the Word of God into the hearts of others:  Lana Hackmann & Leshia Lamb (grade 1), Nick Schollmeyer (grade 2), Julie Keilholz (grade 3), Roxy Wuelling (grades 4-5), Joyce Wright (grades 6-7), and Fr. Dave (grades 8-12).  Please keep the PSR teachers and students in your prayers.


Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/15-6/30/16 $52,000.00 $36,000.00
Budget goal per month $4,333.00 $3,000.00
Weekly goal $1000.00 $692.00
Collection - Sept 6 $1,695 $1,243
Sept 13 $608 $351
Sep 20 $501 $1,396
Sep 27    
To date for Sept. $2,804 $2,990
Offertory budget goal 7/1/15-9/20/15 $12,000 $8,304
Sunday collection 7/1/15-9/20/15 $12,368 $9,576
Difference $368 $1,272

Question of the Week – In today’s worldwide community, who are the rich and what does God want of them?

October Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

Handbell Rehearsal –Tues., Sept. 29, 7:00 p.m.

Public Square Rosary – Saturday, Oct 10, at noon at St. George School in Linn.  Bring Rosary and lawn chairs.

Assumption Church Received a very generous donation of $1,000 from Marvin Seifert in memory of Richard and Mary Seifert and family.

October is a month dedicated to Our Lady and is also Respect Life Month.  Join us for:       1) An Outdoor Rosary at MPH at 7:50 a.m. next Sunday, Oct. 4.  2)  Pro-Life Rosary on Monday, Oct. 5, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church. 

MO Catholic Conference Annual Assembly – It’s not too late to register!  What are the issues that call for the courageous witness of Catholic citizens? This question will be taken up at the MO Catholic Conference Annual Assembly on Saturday, Oct. 3, in State Capitol (9:30 a.m. registration-3:15 p.m. closing Mass).  Free (including lunch).  To register, call 800-456-1679 or visit

Proceeds from Chamois Day Events – 1) The pie sale brought in $308.32 for our missions.               2) Assumption’s Fish Fry gross deposit was $2,217.50, minus bills of $439.17 (which includes the start-up change) gave a net amount of $1,778.33.   Thank you to everyone who donated items and to all who volunteered their time and talent in any way to help at these events!

Weekend Mass Location Change – The weekend Mass location will stay the same through the first weekend of October (Oct. 3/4).  Effective the weekend of October 10/11, 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.

Chamois City-Wide Rummage Sale (Oct. 17) – Spaces available inside (or outside) MPH hall for those who wish to rent a space (proceeds going to renter) - $10/inside space, $5/outside space.  Looking for volunteers to:  1) manage a space in the hall for donated items with proceeds going to MPH, 2) organize and manage a bake sale to be held in conjunction with the rummage sale, proceeds also going to MPH.  If interested in volunteering or renting a space or for more info, contact Marian Forck 763-5050, 690-4734.

MU is Out of the Abortion Business - Thank you, Mizzou, and thank YOU - your calls, letters, and emails to MU officials have made a difference! Mizzou is ending its relationship with abortion doctor Colleen McNicholas. This means Missouri's most important public university will no longer be involved in the abortion business. It also means that, unless McNicholas can obtain privileges or an agreement with some other hospital, the abortion industry will come to an end in Columbia, MO. The MO Catholic Conference is urging citizens to contact MU Chancellor Loftin and the Board of Curators and express appreciation for this courageous decision. Visit to find an alert that includes a pre-composed message that Catholics can send to the Chancellor and the Board of Curators.

Morrison Volunteer Fire Dept. Sausage Breakfast – Sunday, Oct. 11, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Morrison Community Center.  Shooting match at Meyer Memorial Park.

Lunch & Learn:  Focus on Aging – Monday, Oct. 12, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Osage County Community Center in Linn.  Lunch included.  Free.  RSVP by Oct. 5 to Anna Hold 573-761-6700.  See poster in back of church for more details. 

St. George Parish (Linn) Color Fun Run – Oct. 17 at Linn City Park.  Register at  Paper forms at Legends Bank.  Details on poster in back of church.

Team Tony Benefit (dinner, silent auction & live auctions) for Tony Peters (7 year old diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) – Saturday, Oct. 24, 4:00 p.m. at St. George Activity Center in Linn.  Dinner tickets (adults/$20, 10 & under/$10) available at Thriftway.  More info on flyer in back of church. 


Calendar of Parish Events – Sept/Oct

Sept 29 – Handbell Rhrsl
Sept 30 – PSR Classes
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Oct 4  - AS Fall Dinner
- Outdoor Rosary MPH
Oct 5  - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
Oct 7  - AS Prayer Group 10 AM
- PSR Classes
Oct 10 – 6 PM Mass begins MPH
Oct 11 – 8 AM Mass begins AS
Oct 14 – PSR Classes
Oct 17 – Rummage Sale - Chamois
Oct 17/18 – World Mission Coll
Oct. 18 – Bailey’s Creek Cemetery Mtg
Oct 21 – PSR Classes

Oct 28 – PSR Classes

Seeking Christ for Our Nation Mass – Tues., Oct. 6, at 6:30 p.m. at St. George in Linn.

MPH Hall Cleaners for October – Jim & Darcy Keilholz, Leonard & Mary Keilholz.  If unable to clean, please trade or get a replacement.  (Remember to fill out Group Volunteer Timesheet located in kitchen.)

Blood Drive – Oct. 6, 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Loose Creek Community Center.

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) K of C Westphalia Pumpkin Festival Sept. 27, 10:00 a.m.  2) Fall Festival at Frankenstein Sept. 27, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  3) Fish & Chicken Fry at St. George in Hermann Oct. 2. 4) Fish Fry at Rich Fountain Oct. 9, 4:30-7:30 p.m. 5) Smorgasbord at St. George in Hermann Oct. 11, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 6) 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, Oct. 11, to benefit St. Mary’s School in Frankenstein.  Registration 8:00 a.m., run/walk 9:00 a.m.  Visit to register.