September 30, 2012

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 (thru October 6) and
Sun 8:00 a.m. at Most Pure Heart - Chamois (thru October 7)

(September 23, 2012)        
 ASSUMPTION: $523.00 Fall Dinner $135.00
  Herman Food $12.00    


COUNTERS AT ASSUMPTION: 9/29 - Danny Lamb, 10/6 - Larry Kuebler, 10/14 - Gayle Hackmann, 10/21 Gary Seifert

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 2 none WEDNESDAY Oct 3 none
THURSDAY Oct 4 none FRIDAY Oct 5 comm. serv.
SATURDAY Oct 6 6:00 pm SUNDAY Oct 7 8:00 am
For the People Chick Keilholz

**Note Changes in Weekday Mass Schedule – There will be no weekday Masses for the coming week.  However, there will be a communion service at MPH on Friday at 8:00 a.m.

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 Next week I will be attending the annual Convocation of the priests of Jefferson City Diocese together with Bishop John Gaydos. We meet each year for a time of reflection and fellowship, so it is always a great blessing for your priests. Unfortunately, that means that I will be away, and there will not be daily Mass. Nor will I be present at handbell rehearsal or the High School PSR. They are cancelled unless you want to carry on without me. I’ll see everyone next Saturday and Sunday. I’ll certainly be at, and am looking forward to, the Assumption Fall Dinner. Thanks to all who are working so hard to make it a big success. Please pray for your priests this week.

fall leaves

Assumption Fall Dinner – NEXT Sunday, October 7!  Serving fried chicken dinners with all the trimmings from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Country store also.  Adults/$9, ages 6-12/$4, 5 & under/free.

Fall Dinner Set Up/Clean Up – Set up for Assumption Fall Dinner is Thursday, Oct. 4, at 6:30 p.m.  Clean up after the Fall Dinner will be on Monday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m.  All volunteers willing to come and help would be greatly appreciated.

October is Respect Life Month – 1) Pray the Rosary daily for all human life – no matter how small, how disabled, or how old – all life is precious to God the Creator.  2) Join in the Pro-Life Rosary on Monday, Oct. 1, at 9:00 a.m. in MPH church.  3) Participate in the Living Rosary at MPH on Saturday, Oct. 13, at 5:50 p.m. (before the Saturday evening Mass).

Seminar on Identity Theft & Elder Abuse – October 2, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at Chamois Lions Club Community Center.  Everyone invited, especially those over 55.  For more info, call 763-5958.

Financial Stewardship
  St. Mary’s Assumption
Offertory budget 7/1/12-6/30/13 $45,345.00 $30,524.00
Budget goal per month $3,779.00 $2,544.00
Weekly goal $872.00 $587.00
Collection - Sept. 2 $1,931 $759
Sept. 9 $261 $472
Sept. 16 $426 $473
Sept. 23 $585 $523
Sept. 30    
To date for September $3,203 $2,227
Offertory budget goal 7/1/12-9/23/12 $11,336.00 $7,631.00
Sunday collection 7/1/12-9/23/12 $9,971.00 $7,558.00
Difference -$1,365.00 -$73.00

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

Handbell Choir Rehearsal – NO rehearsal this week.

October Contribution Envelopes are available in the back of church.  Thank you for picking yours up – it saves the parish a lot of postage!

Bulletin Deadline for Oct. 7 Bulletin is this Thursday, Oct. 4, at 9:30 a.m.

Mass at Starkenburg Shrine – Oct. 9 at noon.  Reconciliation 11:15 a.m., Rosary 11:40 a.m.  Lunch available following Mass.

Chamois Community in Action Meeting – Oct. 1, at 7:00 p.m. in Chamois United Methodist basement.  Everyone welcome.  Agenda:  wrap up Chamois Day, future plans, and brainstorming.

Weekend Mass Location Change – The weekend Mass location will stay the same through next weekend (Oct. 6/7).  Effective the weekend of October 13/14, the Saturday 6:00 p.m. Mass will be at MPH, and the Sunday 8:00 a.m. Mass will be at Assumption.

  “You Gotta Have Faith” – The theme of the Youth Rallies, a time of fun, fellowship, and inspiration - they help you grow closer to Christ.  The Junior High Youth Rally is Oct. 13, 11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.  High School Youth Rally is Oct. 14, 11:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Both events are at Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School in Columbia.  If interested in attending, please contact the rectory.

Your Money – Have More, Do More, Be More - Free workshop in financial education.  This short course is for you if: 1) You need to know how to better handle your personal/family financial resources, 2) You need to learn strategies for making do with less and saving money, 3) There are others for whom you provide financial counseling and you want to sharpen your skills, 4) You are the person the parish depends on to talk with those that come to the Church for assistance, 5) You work with a community-wide agency/organization that helps those in need and you wish to sharpen your skills and knowledge. Oct. 17, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Fr. Ahrens Room at St. Peter parish in Jeff City.  Open to anyone.  For more info/to register (a must), contact Barbara Ross or Jake Seifert, or call 573-635-7719.

MWA Events – 1) Meal at Wings in Hermann on Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 6:00 p.m.  MWA pays $3/person toward meal.  Please bring pet supplies or donation for Make A Difference Day Project.  For info, call Lorna Rost 294-7276.  2) Pie contest (4 categories – custard/cream, fruit, nut) & 50/50 drawing Sunday, Oct. 21. 10:00 a.m. pie drop off at Pershing Community Center.  $10 entry fee.  Prizes awarded for each category.  MWA matching up to $500 for Smiling Workers 4-H Club.   Sponsored by MWA Youth Service Club.  For info, call Marlo Bockting 294-6613.  3) Soup supper & silent auction Sunday, Oct. 21, 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Pershing Community Center.  Freewill offering.  Desserts/$2.  MWA matching up to $2,500 – proceeds to benefit Smiling Workers 4-H Club for repairs to Plattner School (their meeting place).  Sponsored by MWA Summit Chapter.  For info, call Marlo Bockting 294-6613.

Discover Servant Leadership! – A servant leadership training day is being presented by Dr. Dan Ebener October 10, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, at Christian Church of Mid-America Regional Mission Center, 3328 Bennett Lane, Jeff City.  Event cost:  $65.  For info/to register, email

MO Catholic Conference Annual Assembly – It’s not too late to register for the MCC Annual Assembly on Oct. 6, at the State Capitol in Jeff.  Everything is free, including lunch.  For detailed info/to register, pick up a brochure from the back of church, call 1-800-456-1679, or visit

MPH Hall Cleaners for October – Kim & Wayne Trachsel, Shirley Keilholz.

October Liturgy Assignments on reverse side.

Bookmobile coming to Chamois Oct. 1, 4:15-5:30 p.m. at Main Street Market.

Morrison Volunteer Fire Dept. Pancake & Sausage Breakfast – Sunday, Oct. 14, 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at Morrison Community Center. Adults/$8, ages 6-12/$4, under 5/free.  Shooting match at Meyer Memorial Park 1:00 p.m.

Events Elsewhere – 1) Fall Festival at St. George in Linn Sept. 30, 11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m.  2) Blood Drive, Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. at Loose Creek Community Center. 3) Fish & Chicken Fry at St. George in Hermann Oct. 5.  4) 5K run/walk on Oct. 14 in Frankenstein, to benefit St. Mary's school.    For info/registration sheet, call Jenny at 619-2706.  5) Fall Festival at St. George in Hermann Oct. 14, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.  6) Fall Dinner at Guardian Angels parish in Brinktown Oct. 14, 11:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.


Calendar of Parish Events – Sept/Oct

Sept 25 – Handbell Rehearsal
Sept 26 – PSR Classes
Sept 27 – MPH Maintenance Comm Mtg

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Oct    – AS Hermann Food Pantry Coll
-  MPH Samaritan Cntr Coll
Oct 1  - Pro-Life Rosary MPH 9 AM
Oct 3  - AS Prayer Group 10:30 AM
- PSR classes
Oct 7  - AS Fall Dinner
Oct 9 – Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Oct 10 – PSR classes
Oct 13 – Living Rosary 5:50 PM before
Mass at MPH
Oct 14 – 8 AM Mass at AS
Oct 16 – Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Oct 17 – PSR classes
Oct 18 – MPH Church – tourism tour
-  MPH Finance Committee Mtg
Oct 21 – Bailey’s Creek Cemetery Mtg
Oct 20/21 - World Mission Coll
Oct 23 – Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Oct 24 – PSR/Mass
Oct 30 – Handbell Choir Rhrsl
Oct 31 – NO PSR classes

Bishop’s Letter for Year of Faith
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The ‘Year of Faith’ announced by Pope Benedict XVI begins October 11, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council.  My wish is that this year can be a time of reflection and faith renewal for all Catholics.
On Sunday, October 28, our Diocese will officially begin its celebration of the Year of Faith in a historic way.  Plans are in place for a first-of-its-kind-in-our-Diocese multicultural program that will involve and engage our entire Catholic community which includes a large and growing Hispanic membership.
The program will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Cathedral in Jefferson City, with Mass scheduled to start around 5:00 p.m.  Child care will be provided.
The afternoon will include my pastoral message on the Year of Faith, as well as a series of short and dynamic presentations by Dr. Hosffman Ospino, a theologian and professor at Boston College.  The program includes music that will be provided by our many different parishes.  The program will conclude with Mass and a Mexican-style meal that will be served afterward in the Cathedral undercroft for which a free will offering will be taken.
More information on this wonderful event will be provided in The Catholic Missourian in coming weeks, and other informational materials are on the way.
This is the first time in the history of our Diocese that we will celebrate and share our faith as one, diverse and multicultural Church.  The event will certainly give witness to our faith and the universality of our Church.  It would be wonderful to have participation from every parish as well as the various organizations in our Diocese!

With my best wishes and personal regards,

I am sincerely yours in Christ.

Most Reverend John R. Gaydos, Bishop of Jefferson City