September 28 - 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time, 2014

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 Most Pure Heart - Chamois and
Sat 6:00 p.m. at Assumption - Morrison (changes on Oct. 11/12)

September 21, 2014 Middle East $60.00 candles  
  ASSUMPTION: $750.00 candles $2.50
  Middle East $60.00 Food Pantry $13.00



9/27 - Joe Budnik, 10/4 - Danny Lamb, 10/12 - Larry Kuebler, 10/19 - Gayle Hackmann


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 30 10:00 am Wednesday Oct 1 6:00 pm
Viola Luebbert Evelyn Haslag
Thursday Oct 2 8:00 am Friday Oct 3 8:00 am
Mabel Renkemeyer Rick Fuhrman
Saturday Oct 4 6:00 pm Sunday Oct 5 8:00 am
Oscar & Virginia Schnauss For the People

      “It was good seeing all our PSR kids at Mass all smiling and full of energy and many of our parents. Because of the fine volunteers we have, I’m sure it will be another great program. However, PSR is a PARISH School of Religion. It is all of us together who support Catholic Education. Therefore, we can’t sit back and just leave everything to those few volunteers. We invite all parishioners, especially parents, to help and support our program. Classrooms need to be cleaned, prepared, and decorated throughout the year. Substitutes and even aides (if the teacher desires) are needed and welcome - volunteer to do an art project once in awhile. Bring and share snacks (when appropriate). Be sure your kids are here on time and picked up on time. Thanks for all your help and support.
     “We will be having our annual Living Rosary next Sunday morning for the Month of Mary. We will begin about 10 minutes to 8. Please make a little effort to come early next week, but even if you come at 8, you will still be able to participate in a part of the rosary, and Mass will immediately follow.”…Fr. Dave

Catechetical Sunday - This Sunday, Sept. 28, we will 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:  Nick Schollmeyer (kindergarten-grade 1),   Julie Keilholz (grade 2), Roxy Wuelling (grades 3-4), Joyce Wright (grades 5-6), Fr. Dave (grades 7-12).

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

Assumption Fall Dinner Notes – Set up for Assumption’s Fall Dinner will be on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 6:30 p.m.  Clean-up will be on Monday, Oct. 6, at 6:30 p.m.  All volunteers welcome & appreciated!

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/13-6/30/14 $46,800.00 $30,524.00
Budget goal per month $4,010.00 $2,600.00
Weekly goal $925.00 $600.00
Collection - Sept 7 $1,199 $525
Sept 14 $775 $715
Sept 21 $600 $750
Sept 28    
To date for Sept $2,574 $1,990
Offertory budget goal 7/1/14-9/21/14 $11,100 $7,200
Sunday collection 7/1/14-9/21/14 $15,742 $7,612
Difference $4,642 $412

Question of the Week - How and when were you like each of the sons in the Gospel?

October Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

Blood Drive – Monday, Sept. 29, 2:00-7:00 p.m. in the Chamois High School library.  For info, 763-5393,

MPH Hall Cleaners for October – Alex & Ben Paulsmeyer, Doug & Cindy Sieg (please remember to fill out Group Volunteer Timesheet located in kitchen).

Handbells Practice –Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 7:00

Respect for Life Living Rosary – 7:50 a.m. at MPH NEXT Sunday, Oct. 5.

It’s not too late to register for the MO Catholic Conference Annual Assembly (Oct. 4 at State Capitol in Jeff) - Visit or call 1-800-456-1679.

Flu Shot Clinics (2:00-6:00 p.m.) – Oct. 1 at Methodist Church in Chamois; Oct. 8 at Loose Creek Community Center.  See poster in back of church.  If questions, contact Osage County Health Dept. 573-897-2139, ext. 312.  Flu shots also available at the health dept. 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily except for Wednesdays. 

Results of MPH/AS Stands at Chamois Day – The pie/coffee stand and other sales for the Peru and Magadan missions brought in $420.15.  The Assumption Fish Fry brought in a gross amount of $1,926 (a net amount will be published once all bills are received).  Thank you to all who donated pies, all who worked at the stands, and all who helped out in any way to make these a success!  God bless you!

Weekend Mass Location Change – The weekend Mass location will stay the same through the first weekend of October (Oct. 4/5).  Effective the weekend of October 11/12, 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.

Rosary Rally - Saturday, October 11, at noon at St. George School, Linn.  Sponsored by America Needs Fatima – to offer reparation for the sins & offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary & to fervently pray for the conversion of the U.S. Lasts 1 hour.  Bring your lawn chairs and rosary.   If questions, call Jean Brandt at 897-2372.

Morrison Volunteer Fire Dept. Pancake & Sausage Breakfast – Sunday, Oct. 12, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Morrison Community Center.  Adults/$9, ages 6-12/$5, under 5/free.  Shooting match 1:00 p.m. at Meyer Memorial Park.

Evening of Faith, Family, & Fun – All Assumption parishioners are invited to this event on Friday, Oct. 17, 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Amphitheater in Hermann.  Games, face painting, crafts, free gift, Christian concert.  Admission free, additional game tickets 50¢.  Food & drink available for extra cost.   Sponsored by St. George Catholic School.


Calendar of Parish Events – Sept/Oct

Sept 30 – Handbells Practice
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Oct 1  - AS Prayer Group 10 AM
- PSR Classes
Oct 5  - AS Fall Dinner
- Living Rosary
Oct 6  - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
Oct 8  - PSR Classes
Oct 11 – 6 PM Mass begins MPH
Oct 12 – 8 AM Mass begins AS
Oct 14 – Handbells Practice
Oct 15 – PSR Classes
Oct 18/19 – World Mission Coll
Oct 19 – Bailey’s Creek Cem Mtg
Oct 21 – Handbells Practice
Oct 22 – PSR Classes
Oct 28 – Handbells Practice

Oct 29 – PSR Classes

No Daily Masses Oct. 6-10 – Fr. Dave will be attending the Priests’ Institute the week of Oct. 6-10; therefore, there will be no daily Masses that week.

Pro-Life Rosary – Monday, Oct. 6, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church.

Seeking Christ for Our Nation Mass – Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 6:30 p.m. at St. George in Linn.

Events Elsewhere – 1) Fall Festival at Frankenstein Sept. 28, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 2) St. George School in Hermann fish & chicken fry Oct. 3. 3) Frankenstein 5K Run/Walk on Oct. 12. Visit for info/to register.  4) Smorgasbord at St. George in Hermann Oct. 12, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 5) Fall supper at Holy Guardian Angels parish in Brinktown Oct. 12.