Sep 29, 2013

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 and
Sun 8:00 a.m. at Most Pure Heart - Chamois (Until October 12/13)

SUNDAY COLLECTION MOST PURE HEART: $1,045.00 candles $3.00
Sept. 22, 2013 food pantries $25.00    
 ASSUMPTION: $500.00 Food Pantry $10.00


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 9/28 - Gayle Hackmann, 10/5 - Gary Seifert, 10/13 - Joe Budnik, 10/20 - Danny Lamb

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 Oct 1 10:00 am WEDNESDAY Oct 2 6:00 pm
Rev. Erwin Konrad John Fick
THURSDAY Oct 3 8:00 am FRIDAY Oct 4 8:00 am
Mabelene Krieg Grellner Rev. Sylvester Bauer
SATURDAY Oct 5 6:00 pm SUNDAY Oct 6 8:00 am
Alphonse & Pearl Birk For the People

  “We really appreciate all those who have shown interest in the Catholicism adult education videos, and have pre-registered for a time. They should be well worth the time/effort. I would encourage everyone to just come to one or all of the groups, no registration necessary, you would be welcome.
     “We are again in need of Handbell ringers and subs. If you are interested, you are welcome to come to our rehearsal and give it a try.”...Fr. Dave 

Respect for Life Living Rosary – The month of October is Respect Life Month.  Come to Mass a few minutes early and join together in a living Rosary for Respect for Life offered at 7:45 a.m. at MPH next Sunday, October 6 – Respect Life Sunday. 

Fall Dinner at AssumptionNEXT Sunday, October 6!  Fried chicken & all the trimmings served 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Adults/$9, ages 6-12/$4, 5 and under/free.  Country store also.

Fall Dinner Notes – Set-up for Assumption’s Fall Dinner will be on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6:00 p.m.  Clean-up will be on Monday, Oct. 7, at 6:00 p.m.  All volunteers welcome and appreciated.

PSR Classes – PSR classes will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 2.  Kindergarten through grade 8 will meet in the hall from 7:00-8:15 p.m.  Grades 10-12 will meet at that time with Fr. Dave in the rectory. 

Weekend Mass Location Change – The weekend Mass location will stay the same through the first weekend of October (Oct. 5/6).  Effective the weekend of October 12/13, 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.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/13-6/30/14 $46,800.00 $30,524.00
Budget goal per month $3,900.00 $2,544.00
Weekly goal $900.00 $587.00
Collection - Sep 1 $999 $407
Sep 8 $509 $732
Sep 15    
Sep 22    
Sep 29    
To date for Sep $1,508 $1,139
Offertory budget goal 7/1/13-9/8/13 $9,000 $5,870
Sunday collection 7/1/13-9/8/13 $8,142 $5,999
Difference -$858 $129

Question of the Week – What choices can you or have you made to balance your own life with those who are homeless, poor and in need of assistance for daily living?

Handbells Rehearsal – Tuesday, Oct. 1, at 7:00 p.m.

October Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.

MPH Hall Cleaners for October - John & Ev Dudenhoeffer, Celia McKague.  (Reminder: please fill in Group Volunteer Timesheet in kitchen.)

Pro-Life Rosary – Monday, Oct. 7, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH Church.

CATHOLICISM DVD Series is a journey around the world and deep into our faith.  At the present time sessions are planned for: 

The sessions do not build upon each other so missing a session will not put you “behind” for the next session.  Feel free to come to any session even if you have not signed up; or if you miss the session you signed up for, come to another one scheduled for that week.

Assumption Prayer Group - Everyone is welcome!  In order to view two chapters of the Catholicism DVD series, we will start our group at 10:00 a.m. on Wed., October 2.  We will finish at 11:30 a.m.  We are embarking on a journey of faith that will take us around this world and into eternal life. 

Results of MPH/AS Stands at Chamois Day – The pie/coffee stand brought in a net amount of $428.75 for the Peru missions; the grab bag stand brought in a net amount of $114.25 for MPH parish; and the Assumption Fish Fry brought in a gross amount of $2,384 (a net amount will be published once all bills are received).  Thanks to all who donated pies, all who worked at the stands, and all who helped out in any way to make these a success!  May God bless you for your generosity!

Dinner (fried chicken & all trimmings) – Saturday, Oct. 19, from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at Pointer Creek Trail Ride, 1294 County Road 801 (off Hwy. 50) at Linn.  $11/meal – MWA will pay $3/person toward meal.  Gratuity not included.  If planning to attend, call Marlo 294-6613 by Oct. 11.  Sponsored by MWA Senior Summit Chapter. 

Crop Walk – Sunday, Oct. 20, at St. James UCC in Morrison.  Gather time 3:00-3:30 p.m.; walk begins 3:30 p.m. from St. James UCC to downtown Morrison and ends at St. James UCC with hot dogs and fruit at 4:30.  25% of total walk will be divided between the Hermann Food Pantry and the Good Shepherd Food Pantry in Linn.  (Walkers please bring donations day of walk.)  More info/donation envelopes are in back of church.

Calendar of Parish Events – Oct

Oct     - AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
- MPH Samaritan Cntr Coll
Oct 1  - Handbells Rhrsl
Oct 2  -  AS Prayer Group (Catholicism
DVD session)  10:00 AM
-  PSR Classes
Oct 6  -  AS Fall Dinner
-  Respect for Life Living Rosary MPH
Oct 7 –  Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
Oct 9  -  PSR Classes
-  MPH Catholicism DVD Session
Oct 11 – MPH Catholicism DVD Session
Oct 12 – 6:00 PM Mass begins at MPH
-  MPH Catholicism DVD Session
Oct 13 – 8:00 AM Mass begins at AS
Oct 15 - Handbells Rhrsl
Oct 16 – PSR Classes
-  MPH Catholicism DVD Session
Oct 17 – MPH Finance Comm Mtg
Oct 18 – MPH Catholicism DVD Session
Oct 19/20 – World Mission Coll
Oct 20 – Bailey’s Creek Cemetery Mtg
Oct 22 - Handbells Rhrsl
Oct 23 – PSR Classes
-  MPH Catholicism DVD Session
Oct 25 – MPH Catholicism DVD Session
Oct 29 - Handbells Rhrsl
Oct 30 – Heart of Mary Funfest
-  PSR Classes

           -  MPH Catholicism DVD Session

Morrison Volunteer Fire Dept. Pancake & Sausage Breakfast – Sunday, Oct. 13, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Morrison Community Center.  Adults/$8, ages 6-12/$4, under 5/free.  Shooting match 1:00 p.m. at Meyer Memorial Park.

Blood Drives – 1) Monday, Sept. 30, 2:00-7:00 p.m. in library at Chamois High School.  Extra personnel have been added to greatly reduce the wait time experienced last March at CHS.  To schedule an appt., visit and use sponsor code ChamoisHS.  2) Tues., Oct. 1, 3-7 p.m. at Loose Creek Community Center.  To make an appt., call 1-800-733-2767 or visit

Seeking Christ for Our Nation Mass – Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at St. George in Linn.

Social Events Elsewhere – 1) Centennial celebration at I.C. Church in Jeff City Sept. 29.  Details in back of church. 2) Fish & Chicken Fry at St. George in Hermann Oct. 4.  3) Frankenstein School 5K Run/Walk – Sun., Oct. 13.   Visit for more info/registration form.  4) Smorgasbord at St. George parish in Hermann Oct. 13, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  5) Fall Dinner at Guardian Angels parish in Brinktown Oct. 13, 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.  6) Vendors/crafters sought for St. Peter Church’s Sale-A-Rama in Jeff on Sunday, Nov. 3.  If interested, call 817-600-8030.