September 7 - 23th 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 (until Oct.)

August 31, 2014 Mass $10.00 candles  
  ASSUMPTION: $543.00 special $175.00
  Retired Religious $40.00 Food Pantry $33.00



9/6 - Larry Kuebler, 9/13 - Gayle Hackmann, 9/20 - Gary Seifert, 9/27 - Joe Budnik


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 8 10:00 am Wednesday Sept 10 6:00 pm
Sharon Steiner Shirley Riegel
Thursday Sept 11 8:00 am Friday Sept 12 8:00 am
John B. Boehmer Joyce Means
Saturday Sept 13 6:00 pm Sunday Sept 14 8:00 am
Virginia Kuester For the People

**Note Change in Weekday Mass Schedule – With Mass on Tuesday at Frene Valley Nursing Home, Mass at Assumption will be offered on Monday at 10:00 a.m. for the coming week.

      “Well, the best laid plans often go astray. The printer repair people got the new part and installed it this week, but it didn’t completely solve the problem. So the printer is still out; they are seeking a solution to save us from having to purchase a new printer. So again we ask for your patience with the contribution envelopes this month. Just keep those contributions coming. Thanks.
With Chamois Day approaching, we are again hosting, as you know, the pie and coffee stand for a mission fundraiser. We appreciate all who can donate a pie or dessert or if you can help for a time in the hall. We’ll also need to have the grounds picked up and gotten ready. Volunteers are needed and appreciated.”…Fr. Dave

Contribution Envelopes – For the time being, generic contribution envelopes are available in the back of church.  Just fill in the blanks and drop in the collection basket.  Please note on your check if it is for something special, such as a food pantry or victims of violence in the Middle East.  Thank you.

Pro-Life Rally – Wed., Sept. 10, from 9:00-11:00 a.m. at MO State Capitol to encourage lawmakers to override Governor Nixon's veto of two pro-life bills (one bill would increase the waiting period for a woman to have an abortion from 24 to 72 hours and the other would increase the amount of state tax credits available for donations made to pregnancy resource centers, maternity homes and food pantries.  If unable to attend the rally, encourage Representative Dave Schatz (573-751-6668, email and Senator Mike Kehoe (573-751-2076, email to be sure to attend the veto session that begins on Sept. 10 and also to vote in favor of overriding Governor Nixon's veto on HB 1307 and HB 1132.

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 - Aug 3 $1,245 $697
Aug 10 $415 $576
Aug 17 $3,064 $769
Aug 24 $502 $530
Aug 31 $980 $543
To date for July $6,206 $3,115
Offertory budget goal 7/1/14-8/31/14 $8,325 $5,400
Sunday collection 7/1/14-8/31/14 $13,168 $5,622
Difference $4,843 $222

Question of the Week – What steps do you take to eliminate unloving — grudges, hatred, prejudice, or others?
Nursing Home Mass – A Mass will be offered for “Mabelene Krieg Grellner” on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at 9:30 a.m. at Frene Valley Nursing Home in Hermann.  Everyone is welcome to attend.
Events at Starkenburg Shrine – 1) Mass on Tuesday, Sept. 9, at noon.  2) Fall Pilgrimage on Sunday, Sept. 14.

Chamois Day (Sept. 20) – Pies for Missions – Ladies, please bring one homemade pie.  If anyone can work a shift at the pie stand, please call Viv Boss 763-5928.  Thank you.

Halt the Execution – MO Catholic Conference asks you to contact Governor Nixon (573-751-3222, email and urge him to show mercy and halt the execution of Earl Ringo, the 10th execution in 11 months in our state. 

Ice Bucket Challenge - The Archdiocese of St. Louis' Respect Life Apostolate is encouraging Catholics challenged to participate in the increasingly popular ALS "ice bucket challenge" to make donations to research groups that do not support embryonic stem cell research, like the John Paul II Medical Research Institute, 540 E. Jefferson St., Suite 202, Iowa City, IA 52245.

Tour & Lunch – Friday, Sept. 26.  9:45 a.m. meet at Assumption Church parking lot to carpool (pay $2 if riding, return around 2:00 p.m.); 10:00 a.m. tour and wine tasting at St. Aubert Hills Vineyard; 11:00 a.m. tour Martellaro’s Marble & Granite; 12:30 p.m. lunch at Derailed in Morrison.   MWA pays $3/person toward meal.  Please bring box of stuffing for Good Shepherd Food Pantry in Linn.  Sponsored by MWA Senior Summit Chapter.  RSVP to Marlo 294-6613 by Tuesday, Sept. 23.


Calendar of Parish Events – Sept
Sept 13/14 – Spec Coll for Victims of  
                Violence In Middle East
Sept 20 – Chamois Day Sept 24 – PSR Classes Begin

Assumption’s Fall Dinner – Sunday, Oct. 5, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.!

Event Elsewhere – BBQ Pork Steak Dinner at Ebenezer Ryors UCC Sept. 13, 3:00-7:00.


Bishop’s Letter - Special Collection for the Middle East
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
Next weekend we will have a special collection for the Middle East.  It is an opportunity for us to respond personally, and as a Church, to the incredible suffering taking place in the region.
In Iraq, more than one million people have been displaced since January.  Both Christians and Shia Muslims have been persecuted by ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.  Fleeing their homes, many of these refugees have been stripped of their personal belongings at ISIS checkpoints.         
Syria, also a victim of ISIS barbarity, was already involved in a civil war now in its fourth year.  Over 25% of the population has been uprooted and more than 2.5 million Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled to neighboring countries.
In Gaza, civilians once again bore the brunt of the conflict.  Entire neighborhoods were destroyed and close to 150,000 left homeless.  Among the dead are some 470 children.
Catholic Relief Services, the Catholic Near East Welfare Association, and other Catholic agencies are in the region, responding to the most urgent needs of the people.  However, as the violence continues and the refugee camps swell, the challenge grows.  Through this special collection next weekend, our U.S. Church hopes to raise the funds necessary to expand our gifts of shelter and food, of security and comfort, to those who have endured so much.
Please pray daily for peace for these people and fortify that prayer with your generous assistance next weekend.

       Sincerely yours in Christ…Most Reverend John R. Gaydos, Bishop of Jefferson City